• List Price: $230.95
  • Save: $200.01 (87%)
Rented from RentU
To Rent, select Shipping State from options above
Due Date: Dec 22, 2014
FREE return shipping at the end of the semester. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with rentals.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by RentU
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Fast shipping from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping for orders over $35. Overnight, 2 day and International shipping available! Excellent Customer Service.. May not include supplements such as CD, access code or DVD.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Cart
Qty:1
  • List Price: $230.95
  • Save: $44.81 (19%)
Only 20 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $40.12
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Plazas Hardcover – January 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0495913795 ISBN-10: 0495913790 Edition: 4th

Buy New
Price: $186.14
Rent
Price: $30.94
36 New from $73.50 55 Used from $73.74
Rent from Amazon Price New from Used from
eTextbook
"Please retry"
$47.74
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$30.94
$186.14
$73.50 $73.74
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Frequently Bought Together

Plazas + Student Activity Manual for Hershberger/Navey-Davis/Borrás A.'s Plazas + Student Activities Manual with Answer Key and Audio Script for Plazas Lugar de encuentros
Price for all three: $321.01

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $9.99 (Save 94%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.

Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 4 edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495913790
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495913795
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

CAPITULO preliminar. !Mucho gusto! Vocabulary. *Greetings and good-byes *Numbers 0 to 30 * Interrogative words. Structures * Subject pronouns and the present tense of the verb ser * The verb form hay and numbers 0-30. CAPITULO 1. En una clase de espanol: Bienvenidos a Los Estados Unidos. Vocabulary. *In the classroom *The colors *Foreign languages and other academic courses and majors *University places and buildings. Structures *Definite and indefinite articles, gender, and how to make nouns plural *Present tense of regular ar verbs *Telling time and talking about the days of the week. CAPITULO 2. En una reunion familiar: Mexico. Vocabulary. *The family *Physical features and personality *Nationalities. Structures *Possession with de(l) and possessive adjectives *Common uses of the verb ser *Agreement with descriptive adjectives*Present tense of -er and -ir verbs *The verb tener *Numbers 30 to 100. CAPITULO 3. El tiempo libre: Colombia. Vocabulary. *Sports and leisure-time activities*Places. Structures *Gustar + infinitive and gustar + nouns *Ir a + destination or infinitive *Irregular yo verbs *Saber, conocer, and the personal a * The months, the seasons, and weather expressions. CAPITULO 4. En la casa: Espana. Vocabulary. *Home and furniture*Appliances and household chores. Structures*Present tense of stem-changing verbs (e> ie,o> ue,u> ue,e> i) *Affirmative tu 'commands *The verb estar *Numbers 100 and above. CAPITULO 5. La salud: Bolivia y Paraguay. Vocabulary. *The human body *Health care (illnesses, symptoms, and medical treatments). Structures. *Reflexive pronouns and present tense of reflexive verbs *Acabar de + infinitive Treated as ASD *Ser vs. estar *Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. CAPITULO 6. 'Quieres comer conmigo esta noche?: Venezuela. Vocabulary. *Food and beverages *Dining out. Structures *Comparatives and superlatives * Weights and measurements *Verbs regular in the preterite and verbs with spelling changes in the preterite *Verbs with stem changes in the preterite. CAPITULO 7. De compras: Argentina y Uruguay. Vocabulary. *Clothing and fashion *Shopping. Structures. *Stressed possessive adjectives and pronouns *Verbs irregular in the preterite *Direct object pronouns *Imperfect tense. CAPITULO 8. Fiestas y vacaciones: Guatemala y El Salvador. Vocabulary. *Parties and celebrations *The beach and the countryside. Structures. *Interrogative words *The preterite vs. the imperfect *Affirmative and negative expressions *Hace and hace que. CAPITULO 9. De viaje por el Caribe: Cuba, Puerto Rico y La Republica Dominicana. Vocabulary. *Airline travel *Hotels. Structures. *Indirect object pronouns *Double object pronouns *Prepositions of location, adverbs, and relevant expressions *Formal commands and negative tu' commands. CAPITULO 10. Las relaciones sentimentales: Honduras y Nicaragua. Vocabulary. *Personal relationships *Receptions and banquets. Structures. *Present perfect *Reciprocal constructions with se, nos, os *Adverbs and adverbial expressions of time and sequencing of events *Relative pronouns. CAPITULO 11. El mundo del trabajo: Panama. Vocabulary. *Professions and trades *The office, work, and the job hunt. Structures. *Por vs. para *The subjunctive mood *Las finanzas personales *The present subjunctive with statements of volition. CAPITULO 12. El medio ambiente Costa Rica. Vocabulary. *Rural and urban geography *Conservation and exploitation. Structures. *Subjunctive following verbs of emotion, impersonal expressions, and ojala' *The subjunctive with verbs or expressions of doubt and uncertainty and adjectives clauses. CAPITULO 13. El mundo del espectaculo: Peru y Ecuador. Vocabulary. *TV programs and movies *The arts. Structures. *Subjunctive with purpose and time clauses *No-fault se construction. CAPITULO 14. La vida publica: Chile. Vocabulary. *Politics and voting *Civic concerns and the mass media. Structures. *The future tense *The condicional tense *Present perfect subjunctive. CAPTITULO 15. Los avances tecnologicos: El mundo hispano. Vocabulary. *Technological advances *The computer. Structures. *Past (imperfect) subjunctive. *If clauses.

About the Author

Dr. Robert Hershberger (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is Associate Professor of Spanish at DePauw University. Before working on PLAZAS, Dr. Hershberger authored Heinle's Tu Dirás! and INTERCAMBIOS CD-ROMs and was the lead author and project manager for the TEMAS CD-ROM. Most recently, Dr. Hershberger served as a co-author on Heinle's second-year Spanish program, RUMBOS. In addition to his teaching at DePauw, Dr. Hershberger is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and a Tenzer University Professor in Instructional Technology. In 2005, Dr. Hershberger received the Exemplary Teacher Award by DePauw University and the United Methodist Church. In 2008, Dr. Hershberger received the Edwin L. Minar Scholarship Award for exceptional scholarly achievement in the field of foreign language pedagogy.

Susan Navey-Davis is Director of Undergraduate Advising for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at North Carolina State University and Coordinator of Lower Division Spanish courses. She has received numerous awards for teaching, advising, and extension service. In 2008, she received a Higher Education Teacher of Excellence Award from the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, in 2006 she was named Teacher of the Year in Higher Education by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, and she is a charter member of the Academy of Outstanding Faculty. Engaged in Extension at North Carolina State and a past chair of the executive council for the academy, she is secretary of the board of directors of an organization that provides health care in Nicaragua. In addition to being a co-author of PLAZAS: LUGAR DE ENCUENTROS, Navey-Davis is also co-author of Heinle's intermediate textbook, RUMBOS. She holds an MAT in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Guiomar Borrás A. received her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. She obtained a Master of Arts Liberal Studies in Latin American Studies from Dartmouth College and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Master in Education from St. Michael's College. Currently she is Professor of Spanish at Glendale Community College and has been working as Business Spanish Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dr. Borrás A. was the Academic Director of the Thunderbird Intensive Language Program in 2001 and coordinated the lower division classes. Her contribution to scholarship includes Heinle's SPANISH FOR LIFE: BUSINESS WORKTEXT; INTERCAMBIOS, Fifth Edition; and PLAZAS: LUGAR DE ENCUENTROS, Second and Third Editions. She has worked and was the president of the Arizona Language Association (AZLA). She received the Thunderbird Student Government Outstanding Professor Award seven times and in 2000 received the Hacker Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Research.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Fleeta Penton on September 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I wonder how much more the book would cost if it came with the access key which I need to complete the course. It is so frustrating to think about how much it already costs to go to school and then ALL you have to buy after tuition to even be able to complete this introductory course!! Arrrrgh!
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MoniU212 on April 9, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I rentd this from amazon for my 2nd qtr realizing from my first qtr that I worked better with an actual book in addition to online access. I received this in time for class which was great but theres writing (in pencil) all over the book and theres pages that are ripped. If you need Plazas for class then get it but if not don't bother. I find the material and teaching method inconsistent and not accurate at times. My teacher has to correct certain errors found in material.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John F. Kelleher on June 20, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Easy to understand, great practice sections. Would like an answer key in the back though. Also, "vosotros"--REALLY? That usage is not used in the majority of Spanish conversation around the United States. Isn't that for formal Spanish in Spain? Otherwise, a good book to learn from.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary A. Barker on January 21, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I used this book in my first semester at college. It was right on target with me learning Spanish for the first time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pat Chari on July 28, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Since some of these come with a CD it would have been nice to know that the one you are selling does not come with the CD. It turns out that I needed the CD for the Spanish class I am taking. Otherwise, I find the book quite good.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chad Condon on January 6, 2014
Format: Loose Leaf Verified Purchase
This book is not equivalent to other bindings. It DOES NOT include the card to access online content which costs another $125. Do not buy this.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on February 10, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you really need a book, DO NOT BUY FROM THIS PERSON. My book took two weeks to get here and I really needed it for one of my classes. The condition is okay but I wish it got here sooner as the urgency for this book was real. If you're not in a rush to get your book, go ahead and use this person. But if you're a college student and need your books to get to you in at least a week or so, don't bother with this one.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Raynard on June 27, 2012
Format: Loose Leaf Verified Purchase
If you get this and you ened the package deal, make sure you order the workbook as well. I wasn't aware if this and luckly I caught it before my class started.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images