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Survivors: The A-bombed Trees of Hiroshima By David Petersen, Mandy Conti
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, built at what was once the hypocenter of an atomic blast, is the most visible sign of the city’s renaissance as a force for peace in 21st century politics. But it... More > is not the only reminder of the spirit of Hiroshima. Less well-known are the scores of “survivors” dotting the metropolitan landscape. These treasured trees, shrubs, and groves date from before the bombing on August 6th 1945. They were spared from annihilation, and are now carefully tended by the schools, homes, temples, and shrines entrusted by fate with their care. Based on a three-year stay in the city by the authors, this pictorial journey into the heart of Hiroshima documents more than 50 sites and 75 trees. There are maps, bilingual place names and addresses, snapshots of local culture, and overviews of each species of plant. Never-before published translations of essays by the a-bomb survivor Tamiki Hara are also included as meditations on the meaning of peace in difficult times.< Less
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Hiragana (With an Introduction to Grammar and Kanji) By David Petersen
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This handy guidebook offers an integrated, communicative approach to writing and reading hiragana script, the entry point to the Japanese language. With step-by-step explanations of 46 basic... More > characters and scores of derivatives, plus writing practice, grammar lessons, flashcards, and quizzes to consolidate learning, the Absolute Beginner’s Guide is a great way to make headway on your own, or to reinforce formal Japanese classes. Find out for yourself just how accessible the language can be.< Less
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Hiragana (With an Introduction to Grammar and Kanji) By David Petersen
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This handy guidebook offers an integrated, communicative approach to writing and reading hiragana script, the entry point to the Japanese language. With step-by-step explanations of 46 basic... More > characters and scores of derivatives, plus writing practice, grammar lessons, flashcards, and quizzes to consolidate learning, the Absolute Beginner’s Guide is a great way to make headway on your own, or to reinforce formal Japanese classes. Find out for yourself just how accessible the language can be.< Less
Reading English News on the Internet (Second general edition) By David Petersen
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The new, updated edition of 'Reading English News on the Internet' makes it even easier for intermediate-to-advanced English learners to master 'media English' as found in online news, sports, and... More > financial articles. This handy guidebook outlines computer-related vocabulary and key features of news article style, and provides practice with dozens of connectors, idiomatic/phrasal verbs, and everyday expressions. The book also includes mini-quizzes after each section, as well as a comprehensive final exam. Online English can be difficult. Let this easy-to-use guide help boost your learning curve.< Less