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  • Friendship with God: An uncommon dialogue

    Conversations with God took its readers on an inspirational journey, teaching them how to conduct a dialogue with God and reach a better understanding of themselves, others and the world we all inhabit. In Neale Donald Walsch's latest book, they will travel further on this journey towards a greater relationship, and ultimately friendship, with God.

  • Oscar and Arabella: Oscar and Arabella

    They love going exploring but when they encounter a very nasty cave man they have to think just how to outwit him.

    A hilarious picture book from a dynamic fresh talent.

  • Adventures in Prayer

    Prayer has surged in popularity along with a huge widespread interest in spirituality. Yet in the midst of this, the most frequent questions concerning many who pray are: How should I pray? How does prayer really work? and How can prayer work for me? If we don't really know how to pray effectively, then the process could prove to be hit and miss - with results often being inconsistent. But as ordained minister Sharon Connors reveals, prayer is something that we can all do, and which has the potential to transform our lives - we just have to understand the basic principles and techniques that make it work.



    ADVENTURES IN PRAYER provides the key to successful prayer. It explains exactly how prayer works, offering a way for people to connect with a higher power, and to answer their deepest questions and needs. Sharon Connors has had extensive - and diverse - prayer experience throughout her ministry, and her approach to prayer is both non-denominational and non-religious, applicable to readers of all faiths and backgrounds who want to heighten their spiritual experience. With clear and simple guidelines, this book shows how we can use prayer successfully to achieve spiritual harmony and wellbeing in all aspects of our lives, including: making difficult decisions, handling change, healing, finding our true purpose, and bringing ourselves closer to the divine in our daily lives.

  • Our Mary Ann

    Mary Ann is illegitimate and life in 1905 is hard. It rapidly becomes worse when her new stepfather begins to interfere with her. Sent away at fifteen to bear his child she meets Gabriel Clough, who helps her escape to Blackpool after the birth.



    The Great War brings Mary Ann many new opportunities, and brings Gabriel back into her life. But circumstances mean they can never be together. It is not until her mother dies that Mary Ann returns to Lancashire, determined to uncover the secrets of her past. Then danger threatens both her and the child she thought she'd lost forever . . .



    Will history repeat itself or will Mary Ann's courage win her the happiness she deserves?

  • KS3 Science Summary Book 2nd Edition

    The new edition of the KS3 Science Summary book will be an ideal support to pupils throughout KS3, in preparation for assessment, homework, and in particular revision for the end of stage tests. The 2nd edition is now aligned closely with the QCA's Scheme of Work, and where appropriate content has been reordered to make an exact match. Key Terms and chapter titles are now chosen to fit with the Scheme, so that pupils and teachers can clearly see where each topic fits. The full colour diagrams are relevant and detailed, and support the written explanations closely, and cartoons are used to help explain some of the more abstract concepts. Overall the book provides a clear and concise summary of KS3 Science, which informs, tests and supports pupils throughout all three years

  • Case Studies in Reproductive Endocrinology

    Reproductive endocrinology is a complex subject which can prove difficult for trainees and practitioners in obstetrics and gynaecology to grasp, but a sound understanding is required to treat women with reproductive disorders successfully. This book adopts the popular case-based format to cover all aspects of dysfunctional reproductive endocrinology that the trainee is ever likely to encounter, including both common conditions and more unusual syndromes. Cases are presented in sections relating to a particular group of disorders. Each section concludes with a discussion of the preceding cases, taking the reader through the pathophysiology underlying the endocrine disorder in question, the various symptoms with which patients can present, and highlighting important issues for management and patient follow-up. Normal ranges of the most frequent tests are provided on a separate page, and any departures from this range are discussed in the text.

  • Five-Minute First Aid for Children

    Would you know what to do to save someone's life?



    Did you know that it is highly likely it will be someone close to you that will need your help?



    Do you want to make a difference in an emergency?



    This could be the most important book you will ever read. Five-Minute First Aid for Children provides any parent or individual who cares for a child with invaluable information and advice, from how to deal with cuts, choking, poisons, fractures, allergies and illness to, most importantly, how to save a life.



    Written by the experts in first aid, this book offers an easy and engaging way to gain the skills and confidence needed to apply first aid to a child. The personal, friendly tone, flowing text and unique features of the book, such as self-testers and key skill sections, make reading enjoyable and the information easy to absorb. Presented in short sections that each take just five minutes to read and learn, this book will enable you to make a difference in an emergency and prepare you for common first aid situations that are relevant to you.



    By reading this book you will gain and develop your first aid skills and discover your ability to save a life.

  • How to Pass Higher Geography

    How to Pass Higher Geography offers a comprehensive guide to the course. No book can guarantee an examination pass, but - like all our titles in the Hodder Gibson How To Pass series - this book combines an overview of the course syllabus and exam requirements, as well as a guide to revision techniques and advice on sitting the examination itself. Finally, the series offers unique insights into what markers are actually looking for, so that users of this book will avoid unnecessary mistakes - and should gain those extra marks that are so essential to moving up a grade...

  • The Clinical Management of Early Pregnancy

    The management of early pregnancy and, in particular, failed first trimester pregnancies has changed dramatically over the last decade. Once a diagnosis has been made, the range of surgical and medical therapies available has increased greatly. Aimed at practising obstetricians and those in training, 'The Clinical Management of Early Pregnancy' provides information on miscarriage and related problems of early pregnancy and their clinical management. Topics discussed include ectopic pregnancy, the investigation and management of pain and bleeding during the first trimester and preventative therapies for recurrent miscarriage. Termination of pregnancy, preconception counselling and the psychological aspects of miscarriage are also covered.

  • Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction

    Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction provides a broad based introduction to the three areas that underpin the scientific study of sport and exercise science. For students of Sport and Exercise Science, this book will help to develop a sound understanding of human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, metabolism, biomechanics and psychology related to sport, exercise and health. The book brings together into one volume the basic principles behind the physiological, biomechanical and psychological bases of human performance.



    With extensive cross-referencing and an accessible design, the text presents clear and comprehensive explanations of key concepts, providing every student with the foundation knowledge crucial to their success at this level. Relevant examples and related activities give context and demonstrate the practical applications of the theoretical elements of sports studies, making this groundbreaking new textbook essential reading for all students of sports science and related degrees.



    Accompanied by a comprehensive, interactive and free website www.sport-exercise-science.co.uk.

  • Great Business Letters in a week 2nd edition

    This book shows how to apply the pioneering idea of relationship writing- creating approachable letters that build a bond with the customer. It looks at:

    Starting, structuring and ending letters

    Direct mail- avoiding the common pitfalls

    Service letters- making them warm and approachable

    Information letters- making them clear

    Difficult to write letters- making them easier



    This book has been fully revised and brought up-to-date for the 2002 series relaunch

  • Balham to Bollywood

    For most actors, the idea of going to India for eight weeks to act in a Bollywood epic shot in the middle of a desert would send them scurrying back to their agent asking for some other work, any other work.

    Not Chris England. He runs his own cricket team (An England XI), and since he was given the part of a cricketer in a British Army team playing against a small Indian village a hundred years ago, he wouldn't just be working. He would be representing his country at his favourite sport.

    This is a cricket tour diary with a difference, as Chris England charts the progress of the film from his audition in a London park to the film's release eighteen months later. The author's ability to evoke the landscape and atmosphere of India is complemented by his skill in bringing to life the bizarre and often very funny world of film making.

  • The Hutchinson Encyclopedia 2005

    The Hutchinson Encyclopedia was first produced in 1948 as Hutchinson's 20th Century Encyclopedia. The editor, Walter Hutchinson, had recognised that a new encyclopedia was needed to reflect the immense changes that had occurred since the end of the Victorian era.



    This brand new edition is an encyclopedia for a new age, packed with over 17,000 full-length articles - including genetically modified foods, the situation in the Middle East, globalization -and much more, making it a foundation stone for 21st century knowledge.



    Brim-full of newly commissioned artwork and photographs, fact boxes, timelines, quotations, and web links, The Hutchinson Encyclopedia also contains Focus Features, including the Mars landings, and the latest updates on the situation in the Middle East.

  • Psychology: A New Introduction - Study Guide

    This study guide provides invaluable learning support and is excellent for exam preparation. It provides chapter-by-chapter self-test questions, full-page diagrams of key information and a chapter on essay writing and exam tips.This guide can be used as a stand-alone revision text, or alongside the "Psychology: A New Introduction" (first edition) textbook.

  • A Pennyworth of Sunshine

    Keara Michaels doesn't want to leave her family in Ireland, but fate sends her first to Lancashire, then across the sea to Australia, pregnant and penniless. And Theo Mullane, the man who loves her, is married, with an ailing baby son, so cannot follow her as he longs to.

    Mark Gibson leaves Lancashire to avoid marriage. But gold prospecting is a dangerous pursuit, and when his gentle young wife dies in childbirth, his father-in-law kidnaps the baby. So Mark runs away again, this time to Western Australia, where he employs Keara in his country inn.

    But danger threatens them all, even in the bush, as Keara searches for her lost
    sisters, Theo comes looking for the woman he loves, and Mark at last confronts his past.

  • Business Recovery Planning in a week

    Business Recovery Planning (or rather the lack of it amongst most UK companies) has been increasingly in the news in recent years. This book argues the case for every company (of all shapes and sizes) to consider the impact a disaster would have on their business. It covers issues such as:

    Where is your company going wrong

    What is insured.

    How a plan should be developed

    How to handle disaster when it happens

    How to cope with the aftermath of disaster

    How to implement a recovery plan

  • Fusee 3: Teacher's Book

    Fusee is a three-part French course for 11 to 14 year olds. This teacher's book accompanies the Student's Book, covering the structure of the course and ideas to help make the most of the course. Each double page includes a reduced facsimile of the page it refers to in the student's book.

  • Age 7-8 Spelling

    Motivational stickers, top-quality colour illustrations and a friendly animal character ensure that learning at home is easy and fun. Notes to parents explain the purpose of each activity and provide clear and helpful advice. The book ends with an informal test, and a progress chart with space for stickers provides a useful skills checklist.



    Hodder Home Learning - helping parents support their children's learning at home.

  • Standard Grade Computing Practice Papers

    This book contains four practice examination papers at Credit Level of Standard Grade Computing Studies, along with detailed marking schemes that explain to candidates how they can attain maximum grades in both Knowledge and Understanding and Problem Solving areas of the examination. This title is published in association wih Perfect Papers, whse practice examinations are frequently used for preliminary exams in Scottish schools.

  • Gandhi: A Beginner's Guide

    This series offers brief yet authoritative introductions to the life and works of key thinkers and icons.
    Gandhi - A Beginner's Guide invites you to take a glimpse into the life of this profound character. Follow his extraordinary quest for morality, justice and spirituality.
    Genevieve Blais's compelling text investigates:
    ? Gandhi's background and the times he lived in
    ? Britain's role in the history of India
    ? the events leading up to and prio to the Salt March
    ? his assassination and legacy.
    the facts ... the concepts ... the ideas ...






    SELLING POINTS

    1)Key terms are highlighted in bold and explained in useful key term boxes making it easier for the reader to identify the facts.
    2) Cartoon illustrations to act as visual stimulus and and to help consolidate important points.
    3) Facts not flannel!
    4) Each chapter ends with a review section for quick reference.

  • The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Breast Cancer

    The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Breast Cancer is the patient's ultimate source of essential and invaluable information. Providing all the necessary facts, guidance and support, this book will enable the reader to make informed choices and regain control of their life.







    Written by a leading breast and oncological surgeon, one of the only female consultants in the UK, this book covers everything you will need to know about breast cancer from breast screening and diagnosis to treatment and how to deal with the illness in everyday life. This book gives you advice on all the options available and will inform, reassure and support you, when you need it the most.







    The clear, straightforward design of the book together with original features such as myth/fact boxes, key terms, question and answer sections and a chapter on who the patient/carer might meet in the NHS and their role in the treatment of the illness will prepare the reader for all that may lie ahead.

  • Ant Egg Soup: The Adventures Of A Food Tourist In Laos

    Natacha Du Pont De Bie is no ordinary tourist. She'll trek for hours or even days in search of a good lunch. Her obsession with food is such that, while others are lying comatose on the beach or cycling up mountains, she'll be down at the local market, elbow deep in produce, grilling people on where to find the best indigenous restaurants and cafes and jotting down recipes.



    ANT EGG SOUP is the result of her adventures in Laos, the stories of the people she met, the places she visited and, of course, the amazing food she tasted: drinking raw turkey blood with herbs in a tribal village, cooking Paradise chicken in a little guest house by the Kung Si waterfalls and sampling fried cricket during the Festival of the Golden Stupa are just a few examples.



    Funny and refreshing, with recipes and lines drawings, ANT EGG SOUP will awaken the senses while redefining the art of travelling and eating abroad.

  • Shadow Divers

    February 1945 - The war is almost over and Britain and America rule the waves. To enlist for a German U-boat is suicidal. But sixty young Nazi soldiers choose to enter the cramped underwater conditions of the U-869 for the most difficult mission of all - to reach and then bomb the coast of America. Several weeks later the boat barely has enough fuel to make it home and radio links with Germany are broken. The commander, Neuerberg, must make a tough decision: to carry on to America and risk death in the pursuit of glory, or to admit defeat and return home. Driven by pride, patriotism and determination, he decides to risk it.



    June 1991 - A group of deep-sea divers hear about the wreck of a U-boat 260 feet beneath the sea. There are virtually no records of the Nazi submarine, and an on-location investigation is extremely dangerous. The recommended limit for diving is 130 feet: if a diver succeeds in getting that far down they are likely to be trapped inside the wreck or to die from compression on the way up. But twelve divers decide to take the risk. Over the next six years, a team led by John Chatterton and Richie Kohler embark on a series of dives (on which they discover a mass grave in a front compartment), complex historical research and false leads, from which they eventually piece together an incredible story. In the process three of the divers die, marriages collapse, and history is made. Deep water wreck diving is the world's deadliest sport, and John Chatterton and Richie Kohler pushed its limits.



    This is a beautifully written, dramatic book about one of the greatest of human traits - the resolve people find in moments of deepest peril.

  • Jewels: A Secret History

    Throughout history the desire for jewels has made and destroyed individual, families and even empires. Today, despite our ability to manufacture synthetics, gemstones still hold their appeal. Victoria Finlay investigates why in her extraordinary journey to uncover the hidden world of precious stones.

    The starting point is a sapphire given to her by her parents that was harvested, not by a miner as she had imagined but by men in muddy loincloths trawling a warm stream in Sri Lanka. The extraordinary travels in JEWELS: A SECRET HISTORY take her cycling along the Baltic Amber Route, down the emerald mines of Afghanistan.

    As we learn from a ruby trader in Burma, the more precious a jewel, the greater the human cost of acquiring it, and JEWELS: A SECRET HISTORY also explores the human histories of gemstones. Along the way we learn from Victoria, a qualified gemologist, how to grade a pearl, what New Age 'crystal therapy' is about, and why one of the rarest sapphires in the world is orange.

    Victoria Finlay's unique blending of travelogue and narrative history ensures that this book, the first for the general reader, will be as unforgettable as the stones themselves.

  • French Grammar Made Easy

    The Grammar Made Easy series is ideal for complete beginners as well as for those non-linguists who have some knowledge of the language but need to know the basics of grammar to progress beyond phrasebook level.

    The books consist of seven units that present basic grammar topics in an accessible and non-patronising manner.

    The interactive CD-ROM provides extensive interactive grammar practice, it contains around 220 activities (those included in the book plus extra ones) covering all the language in French Grammar Made Easy. Learners work at their own pace and move through the different sections with ease.

    Numerous grammar tips are at hand if needed. All the correct answers will be recorded so that learners can practise their listening and pronunciation skills.

    The CD-ROM can be used with the book or on its own as a revision tool.

  • The Sorrows of an American

    After their father's funeral, Erik and Inga Davidsen find a cryptic letter from an unknown woman among his papers, dating from his adolescence in rural Minnesota during the Depression. Returning to his psychiatric practice in New York, Erik sets about reading his father's memoir, hoping to discover the man he never fully understood.

    At the same time, another woman enters Erik's lonely, divorced life - a beautiful Jamaican who moves into his garden flat with her small daughter. As Erik gets drawn into the cat-and-mouse tactics of someone who appears to be stalking her, he finds out that his sister Inga is also being threatened, by a journalist in possession of a wounding secret from her past.

    A multi-layered novel that probes the mysteries of the heart and mind, THE SORROWS OF AN AMERICAN is compulsive, thought-provoking and profoundly affecting.

  • Ant Egg Soup

    Natacha Du Pont De Bie is no ordinary tourist. She'll trek for hours or even days in search of a good lunch. Her obsession with food is such that, while others are lying comatose on the beach or cycling up mountains, she'll be down at the local market, elbow deep in produce, grilling people on where to find the best indigenous restaurants and cafes and jotting down recipes. She is a self-proclaimed food tourist - she can't think of a better way to experience a country and its culture than through its cuisine. And the more obscure the better.



    So when Natacha found out that there was only one cookbook on Lao cuisine by the late king's chef, she promptly decided that the challenge of hunting down recipes and discovering a new gastronomy was just too tempting. ANT EGG SOUP is the result of her adventures in Laos, the stories of the people she met, the places she visited and, of course, the food she tasted: drinking raw turkey blood with herbs in a tribal village, cooking Paradise chicken in a little guest house by the Kung Si waterfalls and sampling fried cricket during the Festival of the Golden Stupa are just a few examples.



    Funny and refreshing, fascinating and enlightening, ANT EGG SOUP will awaken the senses while redefining the art of travelling and eating abroad.

  • The Power Of Kabbalah: This book contains the secrets of the universe and the meaning of our lives

    The new big thing in terms of spiritual enlightenment, the powerful principles of the Kabbalah have attracted a swathe of celebrity followers ranging from Madonna, Jerry Hall, Elizabeth Taylor, Naomi Campbell, Mick Jagger and Guy Ritchie - as well as over 3.5 million other dedicated students worldwide. Previously shrouded in secrecy, its teachings were passed down orally from generation to generation to only an elite few. Now, in THE POWER OF KABBALAH, Rabbi Yehuda Berg has created a user's manual for today's world, in which its wisdom is conveyed in a highly accessible, practical form for all to follow.



    For the first time, these secret teachings are brought to bear on the real world issues faced by us everyday - in our careers, with family and friends, and in our innermost personal thoughts. Rabbi Yehuda Berg sets out a practical collection of principles and instructions for improving our lives - helping us to get to where we really want to be emotionally, spiritually, financially and creatively in all aspects of our life. This truly spiritual book reveals not only what life means, but the actions we can each take to create the life we want and deserve.

  • Small Bowel Disorders

    Diseases of the small intestine are an important part of gastroenterology. Small Bowel Disorders provides comprehensive information on this topic.



    The 30 chapters are packed with important information for the gastroenterologist including anatomy, defence mechanisms, the physiology of absorption and secretion, normal and abnormal pathology, tests of function, disease states and management. There is also information on surgery.

  • Short Textbook of Public Health Medicine for the Tropics, 4Ed

    First published in 1973, this textbook was designed to provide medical students and other trainees with an introduction to the principles of public health with special reference to the situation in developing countries of the tropics.



    This thoroughly revised fourth edition, Short Textbook of Public Health Medicine for the Tropics focuses on recent advances in public health, retaining the approach from earlier editions in stressing basic principles illustrated by selected examples, rather than attempting to provide a detailed comprehensive account.



    Infectious diseases feature strongly in the textbook and diseases are grouped epidemiologically, based on the mode of transmission and the public health approaches for their control. This fourth edition also highlights the global epidemiology of Type II diabetes and the disease related to cigarette smoking as examples of the growing incidence of chronic diseass in developing countries.



    Written primarily for the developing world, the book recognizes the wide diversity in the situation in developing countries and stresses basic principles that can be adapted to local situations.

  • Urban Grimshaw and The Shed Crew

    You're twelve years old. Your mother's a junkie and your father might as well be dead. You can't read or write, and you don't go to school. An average day means sitting round a bonfire with your mates smoking drugs, or stealing cars.

    Welcome to Urban's world.

    Bernard Hare was on society's margins, living on one of Leeds' roughest estates and with a liking for drink and drugs. So he knew what life in the underclass was like in '90s Britain. But even he was shocked when he met Urban, an illiterate, glue-sniffing twelve-year-old. And through Urban he got to know the Shed Crew - an anarchic gang of kids between the ages of ten and fourteen; joy-riding, thieving runaways, who were no strangers to drugs or sex. Nearly all had been in care, but few adults really cared.

    Bernard decided to do what he could. He didn't know what he was letting himself in for.

  • Counselling Skills in Context

    Counselling Skills in Context will help you find out how you became the person you are and how you can communicate better with people.

    This book is for people who want to learn about and use counselling skills. You may be already using these skills and would like to develop them further; or your interest may have been triggered by a desire to learn more about the way people function. Whatever your reason, this book will help you.

    CONTENTS:

    Section 1
    Ethics and Processes
    Life Stages
    Theoretical Perspectives
    Values, Attitudes and Beliefs

    Section 2
    Introduction to Counselling Skills
    Further Counselling Skills

    Section 3
    Settings
    Bullying and Harassment
    Mentoring

  • Born On a Blue Day

    'I was born on 31 January 1979 - a Wednesday. I know it was a Wednesday, becasue the date is blue in my mind and Wednesdays are always blue, like the number nine or the sound of loud voices arguing.'

    Like the character Hoffman portrayed, he can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in three days. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. He eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he's wearing. If he gets stressed or unhappy he closes his eyes and counts.

    But in some ways Daniel is not all like the Rain Man. He is virtually unique amongst people who have severe autisitic disorders in being capable of living a fully-functioning, independent life. It is this incredible self-awareness and ability to communicate what it feels like to live in a totally extraordinary way that makes BORN ON A BLUE DAY so powerful.

  • Childhood Asthma and Other Wheezing Disorders, 2Ed

    This comprehensive account of the biological basis and clinical management of childhood asthma and other wheezing disorders brings together all the aspects necessary for full understanding by the trainee or practising respiratory physician, paediatrician, or specialist nurse of therapist. The text reviews the nature of childhood asthma, its developmental and biological origins and its impact both for the individual and for society. In each section the scientific background is brought together with comprehensive clinical information, reviewed where possible with an evidence base in mind, providing the reader with informed guidance to best practice.



    Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, this second edition reflects the significant developments that have occurred in the field during recent years. Advances in medical genetics are discussed, new techniques for investigation of inflammatory processes and for the evaluation of the impact of childhood asthma are described fully, additional information on the aetiology of this condition is provided and the pharmacology section includes a description of the leukotriene receptor agonists, the first novel drug therapy to emerge for 20 years. An entirely new section devoted to 'asthma around the world' including personal perspectives from clinicians from Japan, Africa, Latin America, and elsewhere has also been added.



    The book continues to place childhood asthma in a wider social context, with sections on teachning and training for health professionals outside the hospital setting and the delivery of care in the community. It remains essential reading for all paediatricians and respiratory physicians in training and in practice, and will also provide invaluable reference material for other health care professionals caring for babies, children and adolescents with asthma and wheezing disorders.

  • Principles of Business for CXC, 4Ed

    The new edition of the already well established and popular textbook for students has been radically rewritten and expanded to make it the most complete, student-friendly and up-to-date work for the entire Caribbean region. New information relevant to the future development of the Internet and e-commerce in a fast-moving, globalized economy has been included. The author has taught Principles of Business and Higher Level Business and Economics for many years and maintains close contact with those responsible for adapting the syllabus to the present day situation.



  • Control of Hospital Infection, 4Ed: A Practical Handbook

    The fourth edition of this classic title is the definitive, clinically orientated guide to infections acquired in hospital, how to prevent them, and how to control them. It has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout.



    New topics include surveillance, administration and the control of antibiotic-resistant organisms. Also included is a discussion of European and UK legislation related to standards of medical device processing, decontamination and staff safety, as well as audit, risk assessment and medical negligence.

  • Fusee 3: Student's Book

    FusA(C)e is a new three-part French course for 11-14 year olds. It is designed to meet the needs of a wide-ability class and reflects the most recent changes in the National Curriculum. Book 3 builds on the grammar and language learnt in the first two stages of the course, allowing pupils to progress towards freer, more personal expression.

  • Livewire Investigates: Surfing & Snowboarding

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • Wort fur Wort 3rd edn

    This is an advanced German vocabulary book for A Level, AS Level and Higher Grade students. It has been updated to provide comprehensive coverage of the language requirements for examination specifications and the vocabulary is extensive and covers a wide range of relevant topics.

  • Livewire Investigates: Boxing

    To ensure accessibility Hodder & Stoughton has worked with The Basic Skills Agency on "Livewire", a series of reading books with a teenage or adult interest level for those with a reading age below 10. Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries. Boxers know that one punch can send them to death's door, but they risk all for fame, glory and the money.

  • Aspects of Psychology: Research Methods & Statistics

    Concise, accessible and informative, this pocket-sized topic book gives you a full overview of research methods and statistics. Part of a series focusing on popular A Level Psychology topics.

  • Medieval Realms for Common Entrance and Key Stage 3

    Motivate and thoroughly prepare your pupils for Common Entrance history exams with these ISEB-endorsed textbooks.



    Medieval Realms for Common Entrance and Key Stage 3 covers the popular topic Medieval Britain - especially focusing on:

    - Good and bad monarchs from William I to Richard III

    - Religious life - including life in monasteries and convents and the Crusades

    - Social life - village life, town life and medieval medicine.

    Key features of our approach:

    - A bold, meaty and authoritative narrative providing clear explanation of the content

    - Carefully constructed tasks developing pupils understanding of the content and building their extended writing skills - particularly preparing them for the challenge of the Common Entrance essay

    - Source Investigations on each of the current and planned nominated topics in the syllabus

    - Advice on how to prepare for the Common Entrance examination.

    Additional features:

    - 'What?' and 'Who?' boxes throughout the text develop historical vocabulary and biographical knowledge.

    - 'Did you know?' boxes focus on fascinating, amusing, or illuminating details of history - trivia with a purpose.

  • Understanding Copyright in a week

    This book will help you understand just what copyright is all about, why it is important to respect it and how you can make use of the law in business, management and also daily life. Clear and practical, it looks at: What copyright is and how the law works; What rights authors and owners have; How to use copyright material legally; The complexities of websites, Intranets and email; Licensing material and liability for misuse; How to construct a corporate policy.

  • Avance: Framework French Higher Workbook 3

    Avance is an exciting new French course that makes teaching with the Key Stage 3 Languages Framework straightforward and enjoyable. Written by a very experienced team of teachers, Avance provides a perfect start for learners of French of all abilities. Avance 3 builds on the skills and confidence acquired in Books 1 and 2.

    The Higher Workbook 3 provides differentiated extra support and activities for homework or classroom practice.

  • Vanishing Acts

    Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own Search and Rescue bloodhound - which she uses to find missing persons. But as she plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. Then a policeman shows up at her door, arresting her father for the kidnap of a little girl. And Delia's past and present fracture into little pieces.



    VANISHING ACTS is a book about the very nature and power of memory. It explores what happens when the past we have been running from catches up to us, and questions who we trust to tell us the story of our lives before we are capable of remembering it ourselves.

  • Peter Alliss-My Life

    Peter Alliss has spent his entire life steeped in golf. He was born in 1931, the son of Percy Alliss, one of Britain's leading professionals between 1920 and 1939. Peter himself turned professional in 1947, at the age of sixteen. During his pro career, which lasted until 1974, Peter won three British PGA championships, played in eight Ryder Cup teams, and ten teams representing England in the World Cup. He won 23 major tournaments in all, his most memorable achievement being in 1958 when he won the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Open Championships in three successive weeks.

    He has had a colourful personal life, which has not always been easy; he has been married twice and had five children, and also had to learn to cope with the grievous loss of his young daughter, Victoria.

    Peter Alliss is now universally known and loved for his golfing commentaries throughout the world, for the BBC in the UK and ABC in the US. For millions of people around the world, Peter Alliss is 'the Voice of Golf,' and his unique style has added insight for the viewer of the televised game. He was recently voted by Golf Digest as 'The Best Golf Commentator ... Ever.'

  • France and the World since 1870

    This is the first study in English to chart France's relations with the rest of the world over the whole of the twentieth century. Those relations are characterized by remarkable degrees of continuity in terms of how France perceives herself, how she perceives others and how she believes the two should interact. In short, France's relations with the rest of the world are an example of a tremendous over-investment in grandeur. Yet throughout the twentieth century France showed remarkable resilience in maintaining her great power status in the face of repeated setbacks and defeats internally and externally. Despite her decline to a medium-sized power, like Britain, she has continued to `punch above her weight'.



    This work not only analyses decision-making, strategic and defence issues, but also the work of the French intelligence agencies. It sets them against the 'deep forces' that have shaped France's international relations, from material aspects such as geography, demography and economics to more abstract features of France's national identity such as notions of the state, the civilising mission and ideas of grandeur.

  • Conversations with the Body: The true sixth sense story of a medical intuitive

    Robyn is the only known person in the world with the ability to see inside the human body and its energy field, and to intuitively repair both to full wellbeing. Working completely hands-free, her insight enables her to harness powerful energy and direct it to heal the afflicted body parts. Robyn's gifts actually allow her to communicate with the individual body parts and understand their response. Via this unique interaction she is able to engage their participation in the healing process.

    This absorbing book follows her fascinating life-story, from first recognition of her own abilities and the curing of her own tumour, through to the development of her healing experiences and her incredible success rate. An inspiring account of Robyn's life and work, this book also offers great insight into the working of energy and how we can work towards our own well being.

  • The Glucose Revolution: The groundbreaking medical discovery of the GI factor

    The Glucose Revolution is a truly innovative book, addressing the real problems of today's diet - the over-consumption of fat and quickly-digested carbohydrate. It explains which carbohydrates are best for your health and how to use the glycaemic index to make your meals work. Its effects are far-reaching:

    * Those who wish to lose weight will feel satisfied for longer

    * People with diabetes can achieve better blood sugar control

    * Athletes will have greater endurance

    * There are proven benefits for the heart

    Written by world leaders in G.I. research, this book represents a remarkable breakthrough in diet and health.

  • The GAA Book of Lists

    Can you name the ten phrases only used by GAA writers? Or ten GAA competitions that no longer exist? How about ten GAA players that have been to the Olympics?



    Do you know who plays at Micheal Fay Park? Or which ground is most northerly? Can you name the great hurlers who never won an All-Ireland?

    Or the two counties that have never won anything in football?





    In The GAA Book of Lists, Eoghan Corry trawls the archives to find the bizarre, amazing and the ridiculous, bringing together the things you never knew about Ireland's national sports.



    Using lists and facts and giving all the details, this is a must for all GAA fans.

  • Clinicians' Guide to Pain

    'Clinicians' Guide to Pain' is a practical ready reference which covers all aspects of pain and pain management. It reviews the mechanisms by which pain is caused, the diseases which give rise to pain and the drugs and other methods which are used to relieve and prevent pain.



    Looking first at pain caused by cancer, the authors consider the underlying pathophysiology, including neural transmission and pain perception, before reviewing the particular problems of various cancers such as bone, bowel and bladder. The emphasis throughout is on evidence based medicine, with peer review papers cited to support the advice given.



    The book will be an invaluable aid for the non-specialist family or general physician dealing with cancer and rheumatic pain, and will also be of interest to doctors in training and allied health professionals caring for these patients.

  • Teach Yourself Flower Arranging New Edition

    Flower arranging is easy. You don't need to have artistic talent, a large garden or plenty of spare time. Whether you want to create a simple bowl of flowers for the home, a gift for a friend or an arrangement for a special occasion, the easy, step-by-step instructions and full illustrations will enable you to create the effect you desire.
    Discover how to:
    . select the materials you work with
    . choose and buy top quality flowers
    . create modern and traditional designs
    . make seasonal gifts and decorations
    . make your arrangements last.

  • Access to Geography: Glacial and Periglacial Environments

    Access to Geography: Glacial and Periglacial Environments gives a comprehensive guide to the subject through such topics as distribution, formation, landscapes, processes and effects on the physical environment. It follows the Access series, with key words defined at the beginning of the chapter, a summary of the key issues, up-to-date case studies and exam questions at the end.

  • The River Cottage Family Cookbook

    'Fizz Carr and I share the view that there are no really good cookbooks for the whole family to use together. It is our immodest intention to write a classic of this genre' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's well-loved RIVER COTTAGE books have become a phenomenon, inspiring hundreds of thousands of people all over Britain to cook and enjoy good food.
    His new book THE RIVER COTTAGE FAMILY COOK BOOK, co-written with Fizz Carr, brings the River Cottage philosophy to the whole family. It will give pleasure to everyone: toddlers and grandparents, families discovering the fun of cooking together, and everyone who enjoys simple home-cooked food. From how to make butter from a jar of cream to how to make your own sausages, THE RIVER COTTAGE FAMILY COOKBOOK will inspire everyone with the magic and fun of cooking.


    'A great way to learn the basics without feeling patronised ... You come away from the experience not just with a tasty supper but with a better knowledge of food ... comfortingly old-fashioned ... will almost certainly go on my shelf of "genuinely useful cook-books", cross-referenced with my folder of "ways to entertain the kids at weekends"' Time Out

  • Livewire Investigates: Witches

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes, strange mysteries and crimes and the natural world.

  • Complete A-Z ICT & Computing Handbook 2nd Edition

    FROM DAY ONE . . . TO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAMS



    The A-Z Handbook explains all the key terms in Advanced ICT and Computing. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by an explanation and/or worked examples. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. The A-Z format makes it exceptionally easy to use.



    The Complete A-Z ICT & Computing Handbook has been written to familiarise you with the language and technical terminology of the subject area. It is useful from the first day of studying advanced ICT and Computing right through to the night before your exams. The Handbook is invaluable for students of both AS/A2 Level courses and the AVCE and is also a useful resource for University students.



    For new students - ICT and Computing terms and concepts are explained clearly



    During the course - the fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments



    For exam revision - detailed revision lists are provided to help focus your efforts, plus exam advice from a leading examiner



    Additional features include:



    .A-grade revision lists

    .hints for exam success

    .examiners' terms explained

    .useful website addresses

  • Golf - The Mind Factor

    Darren Clarke, the hugely charismatic golfer from Northern Ireland, has a formidable record in three Ryder Cups as well as in international tournaments. He has beaten Tiger Woods in the Accenture 36 hole match final - one of the world's great tournaments.

    Here he uses his own experience to emphasise the psychological aspect of golf and its vital importance to the game in this instructional book.

    However good the technical swing of a golfer, it will be of little use if he or she is not in control of the all-important mental side of the game.

    In 'Golf - The Mind Factor', Darren Clarke guides the despairing and sometimes suicidal golfer through the nightmare scenarios that fill him with fear.

    Giving credit to Karl Morris, his own 'Dr Golf', Darren highlights the specific problems that have caused intermittent hiccups in his outstanding career, and answers queries that all golfers will be grateful for.

    This immensely helpful, well-structured book will appeal immediately to all amateur golfers and those who want to improve their game.

  • Disgusting Dictionary

    In an ordinary, boring dictionary you have to hunt for all the rude words. Here's a book that makes it easy, The Disgusting Dictionary is a collection of all the rude, horrible and fascinatingly foul words you can imagine, and a few more besides. More than 85 ways to say vomit, 55 ways to say fart, hilarious illustrations and facts about the gruesome and the gross.



    If you are something of a Humgruffin suffering from the odd bat-in-a-cave or liable to pass flatus from the bahookie this book is for you. Find out how to be disgusting in different languages and different centuries, learn about the world's most disgusting animals and discover who were the most disgusting people in history.



    Why bother searching for the disgusting words when this book has them all at your finger tips?

  • Early Years Care & Education Europe

    To meet the increasing interest in European comparisons within child care courses, both BTEC and teacher training courses aim to offer modules on Children in Europe. This book provides the necessary information to compare and contrast practice in Europe, and also contains practical activities.

  • The Tender Bar

    JR Moehringer grew up listening for a voice, the voice of his missing father, a disc jockey who disappeared before JR spoke his first words. As a boy, JR would press his ear to a battered clock radio, straining to hear in that resonant voice the secrets of identity and masculinity. When the voice disappeared, JR found new voices in the bar on the corner. A grand old New York saloon, the bar was a sanctuary for all sorts of men -- cops and poets, actors and lawyers, gamblers and stumblebums. The flamboyant characters along the bar taught JR, tended him, and provided a kind of fatherhood by committee. Torn between his love for his mother and the lure of the bar, JR forged a boyhood somewhere in the middle.

    When the time came to leave home, the bar became a way station -- from JR's entrance to Yale, where he floundered as a scholarship student; to Lord & Taylor, where he spent a humbling stint peddling housewares; to the New York Times, where he became a faulty cog in a vast machine. The bar offered shelter from failure, from rejection, and eventually from reality, until at last the bar turned JR away.

    In the rich tradition of bestselling memoirs about self-invention, THE TENDER BAR is by turns riveting, moving, and achingly funny. An evocative portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man, it's also a touching depiction of how some men remain lost boys.

  • Business Checklists: Operations & Quality Management

    Are you a busy manager seeking to improve your skills, but lack the time to do so? "Business Checklists" are a range of clear and easy-to-use guides to best practice in a range of key business areas. They will enable you to take control of your working life, manage yourself and others more effectively and, ultimately, succeed in your chosen field.

  • Conversations with God - Book 2: An uncommon dialogue

    When Neale Donald Walsch was experiencing a low point in his life, he decided to write a letter to God. What he did not expect was a response and the result was Conversations with God Book 1. In Book 2, the dialogue expands to deal with the more global topics of geopolitical and metaphysical life on the planet, and the challenges now facing the world. This incredible series contains answers that will change you, your life, and the way you view other beings.

  • Connections Year 7 Mainstream ED

    Connections is an exciting and innovative two-tier three book course designed to support the latest guidelines fo Key Stage 3 Religious Studies and the teaching and assessing requirements of the Key Stage 3 strategy.



    The series has been designed to be used within mixed ability classes as there are Foundation and Mianstream versions of each of the three student books, providing stimulating differentiated material.

  • Case Presentations in Clinical Tuberculosis

    Peter Davies, the editor of the major reference work 'Clinical Tuberculosis' and his co-author Peter Ormerod have compiled this series of 100 cases to cover virtually every aspect of tuberculosis that a physician will encounter, including cases from around the world.



    Straightforward introductory cases, those which are easy to manage but hard to diagnose and cases with the management problems associated with poor compliance, emergent drug resistance or the development of concomitant disease are included here, all featuring failures, as well as successes.

  • The Transformed Mind: Reflections on truth, love and happiness

    In his characteristically endearing and informal style, His Holiness the Dalai Lama examines the nature of the human mind and emphasises the need to transform it if we want to lead more fulfilling lives. In the form of several discourses delivered over a period of nine years, he talks about suffering, happiness, love and truth, and imparts practical wisdom on issues ranging from religious tolerance to world economy. Stressing the need for compassion and non-violence, the Dalai Lama reiterates the essential goodness of the human heart and teaches us how to live and die well, reminding us constantly of the responsibility of our actions and thoughts, and the interdependence between action and result. Wise, inspiring and always candid, The Transformed Mind gives us hope and solace as we usher in a new millennium.

  • Empower Your Life with Reiki: Focus your body's energy for deep relaxation and inner peace

    Reiki can help improve physical and emotional symptoms from minor complaints to more serious conditions. A Reiki practitioner is used as a channel for energy, which is passed through his hands to the recipient, activating the body's natural ability to heal itself. In this way, the patient's natural balance is restored, both physically and mentally.



    It is important that potential patients and students learn the nature of this therapy, what they can expect from it and how they can learn to do it themselves. This enlightening new book addresses all of these issues, and with the help of over 200 illustrations it explains what Reiki is and how it is taught, learned and practised. Empower Your Life with Reiki is a must-have book for all those wishing to learn the art of Reiki.

  • An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

    Coastal environments are arguably the most important and intensely used of all areas settled by humans. The coastline changes, not only over the centuries or decades but in a matter of hours and minutes. This rapid development applies both to the form of the coastline and to coastal processes. This new book is an introduction to the environments and and processes that occur along the world's coastline.



    The coastlines of the world provide 'natural laboratories' for investigating the physical, chemical and biological processes that produce the rich diversity of coastal landforms. Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology begins by addressing generic concepts, global issues and processes that are common to most coastal environments including the morphodynamic paradigm, Quaternary sea-level fluctuations, tides, waves and sediment transport processes. Later chapters address the morphodynamics of the five main types of coastal environments, namely fluvial-, tide-, and wave-dominated environments, rocky coasts, and coral reefs and islands. The final chapter considers the issue of coastal management, and in particular the management of coastal erosion.



    This comprehensive and in-depth book is an essential reference handbook for students looking to extend their analytical skills and interest in coastal morphodynamics. Fully illustrated throughout, each chapter contains boxed sections designed to aid further study by providing either a further analysis or treatment of a particular issue, an interesting application of a principle just discussed in the body of the text, or a virtual field trip.

  • Change Management in a week

    Managing change is a key skill for any manager who needs to implement business decisions on time and within budget.



    This book covers:

    Why change is necessary

    Resistance to change; creating the need for change, the change formula

    The change rollercoaster; individual and management perception of change

    Making the change stick

    Force-field analysis; change compacts; priority, effort and reward

    Strategy; performance and teambuilding

    Top mangement contribution; speed of change; continuous improvement; checklist of things to get right

  • Uncommon Psychiatric Syndromes, 4Ed

    Uncommon Psychiatric Syndromes presents an up-to-date definitive account of eleven unusual but important clinical disorders that have significant legal and social implications. For each syndrome the historical background and present day understanding are given and the worldwide literature is reviewed. Each account gives the principal features of the condition, its causation and underlying psychopathology, illustrative cases and notes on diagnosis and treatment. These syndromes include: De Clerambault's syndrome, associated with stalking; The Othello syndrome (morbid jealousy); Munchausen's syndrome (simulated but plausible illness) and possession states.



    The fourth edition of this classic and unique text has been fully updated to include the latest information regarding causation and treatment, and especially the significance of neurodiagnostic findings. In addition, forensic aspects are now highlighted. All psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and allied mental health workers will find this an essential volume for reference as well as a fascinating 'read'.

  • Human Sectional Anatomy, 2Ed: Pocket Atlas of Body Sections, CT and MRI Images

    This handy pocketbook is based on the successful second edition of Human Sectional Anatomy: Atlas of Body Sections, CT and MRI Images. Matching superb full-colour body sections with corresponding CT scans and explanatory diagrams it provides a portable and succinct guide to the whole body in section form.

  • Study Skills for Psychology Students: A Practical Guide

    ""The problem with the first year was I didn't know what I didn't know, and even when I thought there was something I was supposed to know I didn't know what to do about it."" This quote from a perplexed undergraduate student illustrates the plight of many first-years who feel overwhelmed by the demands made on them at university, combined with the expectation of lecturers and tutors that they will already know how to study independently.



    'Study Skills for Psychology Students' is a light-hearted yet comprehensive guide to studying psychology at university. Covering topics such as using the library and other resources, making effective notes in lectures and successful revision skills, the authors provide a practical guide to help the new student get the most out of their psychology course. Finally, in addition to the generic information needed by all students embarking on a degree course, 'Study Skills for Psychology Students' includes psychology specific material on Ethics, Professional Data Acquisition and Interviewing Skills.

  • I Am a Dinosaur: I Am A Quetzalcoatlus

    Award-winning author and illustrator (THINK OF AN EEL) show the world of Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying contemporary of the dinosaurs, through the eyes of one individual. See him flying in search of food; watch as he lands on mudflats to feed; and see him fly back to his nest to watch as his mate is attacked by vicious Dromaeosauruses.

    Richly illustrated, this simple narrative is compellingly told and will leave every reader with a vivid image of this most fascinating of creatures and the world it inhabited.

  • The Constant Gardener

    Frightening, heartbreaking and exquisitely calibrated, THE CONSTANT GARDENER is a profoundly moving story of a man ennobled by his wife's tragic murder, and a magnificent exploration of the dark side of unbridled capitalism.

  • Sartre: A Beginner's Guide

    Sartre - A Beginner's Guide introduces you to the life and work of this leading novelist, central philosopher and major dramatist. Sartre remains a symbol of the committed writer and thinker, and his existentialism continues to challenge us. No need to wrestle with difficult concepts as key themes and ideas are presented in a clear jargon-free way.
    George Myerson's fascinating introduction:
    ? brings the different phases of Sartre's thought and art to life
    ? explains the key ideas of Sartre's existentialism using examples from his work
    ? summarises essential information about characters, plots and arguments in the major works
    ? puts Sartre in philosophical and historical context.

  • CVs in a week 3rd Edition

    This manual is designed to help the reader put together an effective CV in just 7 days. It goes through the writing process step-by-step and considers how to: analyze your own strengths and weaknesses; present your strengths in the most effective way; and match your CV to the job and the organization.



    This book has been fully updated for the In a Week series relaunch.

  • Teach Yourself Instant Italian New Edition: CD

    This CD accompanies the book, Teach Yourself Instant Italian (0 340 86833 3) and contains approximately 75 minutes of listening material. It can also be purchased as a pack with the book (0 340 86735 3).



    Alternatively, a cassette is available which can be purchased on its own (0 340 86835 X) or as a pack with the book (0 340 86834 1).

  • Human Papillomaviruses: Clinical and Scientific Advances

    'Human Papillomaviruses' combines a discussion of up-to-date research findings with clinical features, the treatments presently available and future directions for therapy. Written for clinicians, who need to keep up-to-date with the basic science but also want practical information to apply to clinical cases, it will also be of interest to scientists who need a clinical background to their research. In order to achieve this balance, the respected editors have recruited a number of scientists eminent in their particular areas of HPV research, as well as clinicians with wide experience in dealing with the medical challenges of treating warts.

  • web.studies: Rewiring Media Studies for the Digital Age

    The Internet has changed the landscape of mass media. This exciting and engaging book, written by scholars from the USA, Europe and Australia, explores the ways in which people, organisations and companies are using the net to project their interests and concerns into the world. While there has been an explosion of books on the net, this is the first to offer students a comprehensive and coherent introduction to the new web-based media culture.



    Beginning with an introduction to cyberculture studies and ways of studying the web it moves on to consider everyday weblife, web art and culture, web business, and global web politics and protest. Topics covered range from fan websites, web identities and web design trends to global capitalism and web allure, cybercrime and the politics of hacking, and propaganda warfare via the web. Throughout the book are suggestions for ways in which students can use the web to further their own research.



    Visit the associated website: www.newmediastudies.com/webbook.htm

  • Pieces of Me: A Life-in-Progress

    'The prospect of taking over the 'Regarding Ireland' column scared me witless. If they'd changed the title to 'Regarding Reality TV' or even 'Regarding Roisin', I might have been slightly more enthusiastic. But only slightly...'

    Despite her initial reluctance, Roisin Ingle's weekly column in The Irish Times Magazine has been enjoyed by thousands of readers over the last three years. In her disarmingly open style - always humorous, often deeply affecting - she muses on life, love and everything in between.

    Collected together for the first time, the columns are accompanied by new writing in which she reflects on the death of her father, her failed marriage, her unlikely path into journalism and her long-standing love affair with Borza's fish and chips. From her self-destructive years to her spiritual adventures to the summer she found love again in the middle of a Portadown riot, she writes about the journey so far with all the tenderness, humour and honesty her fans have come to expect.

    Pieces of Me will stir, engage and delight readers who will often find their lives reflected back through her pen.

  • Witch Hunt

    In 1692, two girls from a Puritan village in New England start having fits, babbling and contorting their bodies. 'The Devil has been raised among us,' says the minister. The girls accuse three women of tormenting them. The women are tried and convicted of witchcraft.



    So begins the infamous Salem witch hunt. Young and old, social outcasts and pillars of the community, women and men - no one is safe, anyone can be branded a witch. No evidence is needed - in the Salem court, the word of the 'afflicted' is enough to convict the accused and send them to jail. Nineteen are hanged on Gallows Hill, and four die in prison.



    A chilling story of fear and paranoia spiralling out of control, with terrifying results.

  • Pathological Basis of Orthopaedic and Rheumatic Disease: Clinical, Radiological and Pathological Correlation

    This book provides the trainee orthopaedic surgeon with a comprehensive reference to orthopaedic pathology, which is essential for examination preparation and surgical practice. Written by a specialist pathologist for the orthopaedic surgeon, the content is focused on the clinical needs of the reader, giving a firm grounding in the basic pathophysiology encountered. Also useful for the practising surgeon as a single source of up-to-date information enabling them to refresh their knowledge of specific topics.

  • The River Cottage Meat Book

    "This book aims to help you find good meat, understand it better, cook it with greater confidence, and eat it with much pleasure.



    "It first of all covers the basics - everything you'll need to know about choosing the very best raw materials, understanding the different cuts and the cooking techniques associated with each of them. I've then given what I hope are foolproof recipes for 150 meat classics from both British and foreign food cultures - shepherds pie, steak and kidney pie, roast pork with perfect crackling, glazed baked ham, Irish stew, roast grouse with all the trimmings, toad in the hole, oxtail stew; plus definitive, authentic versions of pot au feu, cassoulet, choucroute, steak tartare, coq au vin, bolito misto, pasticcio, jerked pork, feijoida, cozido, curried goat, satay and chilli con carne.



    "I would like this book to be your first stop on the shelf whether you seek either inspired recipes or technical guidance on any aspect of meat cookery"



    - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

  • Teach Yourself AutoCAD 2004

    AutoCAD is the leading computer aided design software used by architects, engineers and draughts people. The book is an introductory level text and is intended for new users of the software. It will give clear and concise instructions on how to use the package, and will avoid the use of jargon. Readers can quickly grasp the skills needed for AutoCAD and become competent in its application.

  • Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist

    Principls of Physiology for the Anaesthetist is designed and written specifically with the trainee anaesthetist in mind. Ian Power and Peter Kam, anaesthetists with extensive experience of teaching physiology, have written this book to improve understanding of the fundamentals of human physiology in relation to the work of the anaesthetist.



    Diagrams are used throughout to support the text and to aid understanding of difficult concepts. In addition to the physiology of all major organ systems, there are special sections on the physiology of pain, the physiology of ageing and physiological effects of specific environments.



    Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist is an invaluable reference throughout anaesthetic training and beyond, and a useful revision aid.

  • Michel Thomas Spanish Introductory (2-Hour) Course (CD)

    Michel Thomas has taken the language-learning world by storm.



    With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he now shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times).



    In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly.



    He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and Spanish and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.



    Join two students as they learn in real time. Become the third member of the class and experience the excitement of learning a language as if by magic!

  • More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali's Life lessons

    Inside the ring, Muhammad Ali was known simply as 'the Greatest'. Outside the ring, he dazzled, entertained, and enlightened audiences with his lightening-quick tongue and razor-sharp wit. His brash and supremely confident verbal sparring with the media, fans, opponents, and detractors often resulted in unforgettable poems of social significance that impacted harder than any right jab. Here, presented by his daughter, are Ali's most provocative and profound poems and quotes together with Hana's many insightful anecdotes and never-before-published photographs.

  • Numerology - A Beginner's Guide

    An introduction to numerology for the absolute beginner, including explanations of the technical vocabulary and how to work out numerologically significant numbers. The book analyzes the significance of each number up to 52 - the last numerologically significant number.

  • Teach Yourself Rapid Revision Organiser: Physics For Double Science GCSE

    A handy filofax-sized guide to this key subject, to prepare the student quickly and painlessly for GCSE.

  • Being Freddie: My Story so Far

    Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is one of the most exciting cricketers in the world and has improved out of all recognition during the last two years. In 2003, he was England's best player at the World Cup. Then, explosively, he lit up the second half of the summer in 2004, lifting spirits at Lord's with a bat-smashing 142. He walked off with the England man of the series award and averages to flaunt.



    This book marks his story so far in his own words, taking us up to and including the summer of 2005. Freddie will highlight the moments and matches in his career that helped him dramatically on his way forward, and reveals what it is like to play for one of the most successful England cricket teams in recent times. This lively anecdotal account of a cricket star's life will inspire and entertain in equal measures.

  • Shamanism - A Beginner's Guide

    Follow the path of shamanism to discover self-knowledge and kinship with all beings - plants, animals, and the Earth herself. Shamanism is more than a New Age pastime; it is a way of being that is open to anyone who seeks it sincerely. Simple exercises put your newly acquired knowledge into practice.

  • The New First Aid in English 2nd Edition

    Achieve the best possible standard with this landmark book of traditional practice and guidance.

    First Aid in English provides all the help and support needed for learning and practising English. It offers a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the English language including idiom, everyday usage and formal syntax. It is suitable for both native English speakers and students of English as a second language and can be used in class or as a reference and revision book.

    - Develops a strong basis of understanding with core topics such as vocabulary, spelling and syntax covered in clear and accessible language
    - Improves student's ability to use language effectively through a wide range of exercises and tests
    - Reflects its international readership with updated terms and information that are suitable and accesisble for students around the world

  • 2D AutoCAD for Students

    Written specifically for students undertaking the City and Guilds 2D introductory modules, 2D AutoCAD for Students offers a concise and user-friendly overview of the core course components. Only information directly relevant to beginner-level students is included, and the text is completely jargon-free.



    The book goes through each feature step-by-step with a range of questions and tests to ensure learning is consolidated. 'Note' boxes highlight important information and a full and comprehensive glossary is included. High quality screen-grabs also feature to further aid understanding.



    Topics covered include: Blocks and inserts, methods of drawing, and setting up templates.



    The only book directly tied to the new specifications, 2D AutoCAD for Students is indispensable for both student and lecturer alike.

  • Communion With God: An uncommon dialogue

    Six years ago, Neale Donald Walsch began a conversation - forging his own unique relationship with God - and the result was Conversations with God book 1, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. In that inspirational series, Neale Donald Walsch showed that it is up to us to begin our own conversation. The next stage, as he explained in Friendship with God, is to take this relationship one step further. Now, with the final book in this incredible series, we learn how to take the ultimate step towards communion with god.

  • Body Fitness & Exercise 2nd edition

    Exercise is an essential element of beauty and sports therapy. In this second edition of the book Mo Rosser has revised her up-to-date guide to fitness with greater emphasis on exercise, detailing the benefits of a good exercise programme as well as the dangers of incorrect methods.

    Accessible step-by-step information is supported by illustrations to show how muscles work and how to exercise them effectively. With advice on health at every stage, this book gives readers all the background knowledge they need to instruct successfully. Frequent summaries and questions ensure that information is retained, highlighting those areas which require careful attention.

    This book contains examples of different routines for the various muscles and guidelines to help the therapist devise a comprehensive exercise scheme. Including useful tips on good and bad practice, and illustrated throughout, Body Fitness and Exercise is an invaluable learning aid for the student and a handy reference book for the experienced therapist.

    Body Fitness and Exercise can be used by students taking any of the courses below. It complements Mo Rosser's earlier book, Body Therapy and Facial Work, which is now an established class text also published by Hodder & Stoughton.

    NVQ Level 3 & 4 Assessments
    HND, City and Guilds certificates and BTEC diplomas
    IHBC diplomas including sports therapy
    ITEC Courses
    CIBTAC diplomas
    RSA and YHA fitness courses

  • Lauren's Spooky Sleepover

    Lauren knew she was going to be terrified at her Halloween sleepover party - but listening to ghost stories, not being haunted by one! Or is that just Sunny playing the fool...? Things get even scarier when Lauren takes a dare to trick or treat her elderly neighbour, and finds the old lady in trouble - can she get help in time?

  • Twentieth-Century Germany: Politics, Culture, and Society 1918-1990

    Germany played a key role in twentieth-century history but not of course always a beneficient one. This account opens in 1918, at the end of four years of bloody warfare, incipient revolution in Germany, and determination on the part of the Allies to neutralise Germany and make her pay. Since the German army was on the ropes but not on the floor, neutralisation failed; and in the end, after the embitterment of the international relations, reparations were effectively dropped. Another world war - this time a war of racial annihilation - eventually led to Germany's emasculation and occupation; until of course the exigencies of another, colder war urged both the Allies and the Soviets to readmit their respective Germanies to the world community. The end of the Cold War provided the opportunity for Germany's reunification and she stands once again as the dominant state in Europe. Twentieth-Century Germany provides an excellent introduction to the course of German history in the period, focusing on central issues of interpretation and reporting the work of key scholars in the field.

  • Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery 7Ed: 3 volume set

    Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology is used the world over as the definitive reference for trainee ENT surgeons, audiologists and trainee head and neck surgeons, as well as specialists who need detailed, reliable and authoritative information on all aspects of ear, nose and throat disease and treatment. This new edition has been fully updated by an international team of editors and contributors and is highly illustrated in colour throughout. The majority of the chapters are evidence-based and each contains useful features including key points, best clinical practice guidelines, details of the search strategies used to prepare the material, and suggestions for future research. The print edition is accompanied by a fully searchable electronic edition, containing the same content as the print edition, with references linked to Medline. This will provide trainee surgeons (ENT and Head and Neck), audiologists and ENT physicians with quick access to relevant information about clinical conditions, and provide them with a starting point for further research.

  • Nostradamus - A Beginner's Guide

    This guide to the prophet Nostradamus covers: predictions by Nostradamus that have proved correct; what he said about war and disaster; the prophecies of a Golden Age; and Nostradamus in context, his times and ours.

  • Payment in Blood: An Inspector Lynley Novel: 2

    An isolated Scottish mansion is the venue for a reading of a controversial new play by a West End theatre company. But on the very first evening, the playwright is savagely murdered, and Inspector Thomas Lynley faces the most testing case of his career.

    For one of the suspects is Lady Helen Clyde, the woman Lynley loves. And as he attempts to untangle the family scandals, fierce theatrical rivalries and long-buried secrets that beset the case, Lynley struggles to balance the clinical detachment of his job with the intensity of his feelings.

  • Tai-Pan: The Second Novel of the Asian Saga

    Set in the turbulent days of the founding of Hong Kong in the 1840s, Tai-Pan is the story of Dirk Struan, the ruler - the Tai-Pan - of the most powerful trading company in the Far East. He is also a pirate, an opium smuggler, and a master manipulator of men. This is the story of his fight to establish himself and his dynasty as the undisputed masters of the Orient.

  • Class A: Book 2

    When CHERUB kids go undercover, no one suspects that they are trained professionals, working to infiltrate criminal organisations that have eluded MI5 and the police for years.

    James Adams is on his biggest mission yet, working to nail Europe's most powerful cocaine dealer. He'll need all his specialist training if he's going to bring down the man at the top.

    The reason for CHERUB's existence is simple: adults never suspect that children are spying on them.

    For official purposes, these children do not exist.

    And now: a new cover look for this number one bestselling series!

  • Teach Yourself English Literature Guide The Mayor Of Casterbridge (Hardy)

    This English literature revision guide for GCSE English students features "mind maps" which summarize the entire work, icons, symbols, diagrams, cartoons and storyboards.

  • Theory of Catering 10th Edition

    The tenth edition of this highly successful textbook builds on the quality of the previous editions and has been updated and re-written to ensure it is completely up-to-date. It is essential reading for students undertaking NVQs in food preparation and cookery.Specific areas that have been updated include reference to new legislature and bodies (e.g. Food Standards Agency, Hospitality Training Foundation, Hygiene Laws), a complete re-working of the Meat section together with new photographs from British Meat, and the inclusion of a brand new section regarding promotion and media relations.



    The first part of the book presents an overview of the hospitality industry, including current business trends, as well as the latest information on products and menus. There is also extensive coverage of topics such as kitchen planning and design, nutrition and hygiene, marketing and pricing and supervisory skills. The colour section has been enlarged and features many new and modern images.



    Significant new developments such as contract catering and cruise ship catering are covered, whilst the menu chapter has been brought right up-to-date.

  • Bladder Augmentation

    Reconstruction of the bladder is an important technique in children with congenital abnormalities of the genitourinary tract and following bladder cancer or trauma. Bladder augmentation and urinary diversion can also be used for the treatment of the small volume and/or high pressure bladder to decrease the risk of renal injury and for the amelioration of urinary incontinence.



    `Bladder Augmentation' provides an overview of the recent advances in this specialty and related bladder management, involving detailed operative descriptions and insights into the prospect of a favourable outcome. Although providing up-to-the-minute information on the options and techniques of new procedures this book also challenges and evaluates established methods.



    All methods of bladder augmentation in current clinical use are covered in this volume. Each chapter contains historical background for the procedure, indications for intervention, detailed description of operative technique with high-quality illustrations and identification and prevention of complications.

  • Understanding Knowledge Management in a week

    Discover the power of knowledge and find out how to release the potential in your organisation with this practical and concise guide. It covers: explicit and implicit knowledge; developing systems to support knowledge workers; managing knowledge and innovation; and the impact on individuals.

  • Business Practice for Therapists

    An invaluable resource for students and qualified complementary therapists alike, Business Practice for Therapists covers the key business and practice management components of ITEC and NVQ qualifications in therapeutic disciplines. It is essential reading for anyone considering setting up their own complementary therapies business.

    Areas covered include:
    - New and forthcoming legislation affecting the business
    -Different methods of working and their pros and cons
    -Drawing up a business plan
    -Conducting market research
    -Producing effective promotional material
    -Dealing with difficult clients
    -Hints and tips in managing finances effectively
    -Building your business after the initial launch and keeping it healthy
    -Key marketing and business terminology, and how to apply these ideas effectively

  • Succeed at Psychometric Testing: Practice Tests for Diagrammatic and Abstract Reasoning

    As more people than ever are going on to university or higher education, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to differentiate their candidates - thus the use of psychometric tests for recruitment, training and promotion is increasing every year. For the candidate, these tests can be extremely daunting, especially because many will not have been tested in their maths or verbal reasoning skills in this way since A Level or even GCSE. This new series aims to provide candidates with realistic preparation for these tests so that they can gain confidence and perform to the best of their abilities.



    Digrammatic Reasoning is one of the least understood areas of testing and is increasingly being used at relatively senior levels, especially in the Public Sector.

  • UK Web Women

    This little book is not just about logging onto the internet - it's about connecting to a whole new way of life. It will help you get the most out of the web, from getting connected and finding the websites you actually need to advancing your career while looking after the family ... and a whole lot more.



    Full of real life stories and thousands of websites, this practical guide covers everything you need to know:

    From PC to TV - the easy ways to get online

    Essential tips for fast internet searching

    Advice on how to use email

    How to enhance your health, wealth and happiness

    Top tips for getting kids online

    How to get online for a new life/work balance

    Advice on starting your own e-business

    Inside insights into careers in the wired economy

  • Framework RE 2 Teacher's Resource

    The Teacher's Resource Pack includes detailed lesson plans, teacher's notes, answers and guidance material for each unit to aid the delivery of the course. They also include extra 'homework' or 'follow up' activities not in the Pupil's Book, and worksheets for each lesson.

  • Watching the English

    In WATCHING THE ENGLISH anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour. Her minute observation of the way we talk, dress, eat, drink, work, play, shop, drive, flirt, fight, queue - and moan about it all - exposes the hidden rules that we all unconsciously obey.

    The rules of weather-speak. The Importance of Not Being Earnest rule. The ironic-gnome rule. The reflex apology rule. The paranoid-pantomime rule. Class indicators and class anxiety tests. The money-talk taboo. Humour rules. Pub etiquette. Table manners. The rules of bogside reading. The dangers of excessive moderation. The eccentric-sheep rule. The English 'social dis-ease'.

    Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments (using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Kate Fox discovers what these unwritten behaviour codes tell us about Englishness.

  • Daisy Chain Dream

    In this, the the third part in the compelling Daisy Chain trilogy we see love blossom

    for our heroine, Lizzie Doyle, as she prepares to marry her childhood sweetheart, Pete Scanlon. For the younger generation, too, the past is never far behind; young Biddy Plunkett finds that a chance encounter with old flame, Anthony Quinn, changes her life for ever. And though John Doyle's long-lost father, Paul, is finally home with his wife and son, the trauma he has suffered since the war proves a bigger battle for Karen and John, and a new threat to the family's happiness lurks in the wings . . .



    But there is a happy ending, and a new beginning for the Doyle family, and their friends as the struggles and heartache of wartime look to be finally over . . .

  • Wise Guides: Eating

    Eating problems are extremely common among teenage girls. During her time at Just 17, Anita received a steady stream of letters from readers worried about their weight. This book helps girls overcome problems with body image, and provides positive ways forward. From crash diets and calorie-counting to anorexia and bulimia - this book reveals the facts and offers excellent advice.



    This straight-forward but sensitive guide has been read and approved by expert consultant SUSIE ORBACH - internationally renowned author of Fat is a Feminist Issue.

  • Seeking Religion: The Buddhist Experience - Teacher Resource Pack

    Written to accompany both the mainstream and foundation versions of the Seeking Religion Student's Book, this Teacher's Resource Pack provides fully photocopiable activities and comprehensive teacher notes to supplement those available in the books.



    Activities are mapped to the attainment levels at Key Stage 3

    Includes differentiated resources

    Promotes 'learning from' as well as 'learning about' approaches to World Religions

  • The PAP Smear: Controversies in Practice

    'The Pap Smear' provides a comprehensive overview of the Pap smear in the new millennium. It covers all aspects of screening for cervical neoplasia, including the rationale between screening, the role of human papillomaviruses in cervical neoplasia, the morphologic diagnosis of normal and abnormal Pap smears, management of the abnormal Pap smear, quality assurance, legal issues and the use of new technologies.



    It starts with the definition and goal of screening, the criteria of an optimal screening test, and a brief history as well as the achievement of the Pap smear. A gynecologist's perspective is presented to illustrate the options and strategies in clinical decision-making for the management of patients with abnormal Pap smear results. Currently available preparation and computer-assisted screening methods are introduced with their pros and cons discussed. Quality assurance issues for cytology labs that examine Pap smear are examined. Medicolegal issues are raised. The contribution of human papillomavirus to the occurence, development and detection of cervical neoplasia is demonstrated. Finally, the various morphologic entities on Pap smear, their controversies as well as their clinical significance are illustrated.



    This book will be of interest to pathologists, especially cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, gynecologists, nurse practitioners, and public health personnel.

  • Livewire Investigates: In-Line Skating

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • A Day Called Hope: A personal journey beyond depression

    For several years, Gareth O'Callaghan, one of Ireland's most popular broadcasters, suffered from severe depression. No one guessed that the moment he was off air, he would retreat to his bed, sometimes with thoughts of suicide, and barely able to function as a husband and father of three small children.



    In this candid and courageous account, he describes the nightmare he and his family lived through for so long. He looks back to his childhood where he believes the low self-esteem he suffered took root and traces a pattern common to so many.



    As soon as he was diagnosed, Gareth began a determined fight back to health. Now fully recovered and no longer on anti-depressants, he has emerged with a deep understanding of how depression takes hold - and how to loosen its grasp.



    Here he shares his wisdom, insight, practical knowledge, and firm convictions in a mission to spread hope to all those affected by it.

  • Revision Rescue Chemistry Dble Scie

    A concise guide to the essential facts, for last-minute revision. Added support on Teletext provides up-to-date, interactive practice and advice.

  • Science Scope Chemistry Teacher's Guide

    Science Scope is a new series of science texts for teachers who teach 11-14 science as three separate subject disciplines. The books are aimed broadly at middle-ability students, with the core material at National Curriculum Levels 5/6, but contain all the material needed for pupils to reach the highest levels. In addition, the books include all the material needed for pupils to complete their Common Entrance 13+ exam.



    The series is completely up to date with the latest National Curriculum Orders and Common Entrance syllabus.



    Science Scope Chemistry Teacher's Guide features the following main elements:



    1) Assessment tests for pupils, including SATs style, Common Entrance style and extended questions to stretch more able pupils.



    2) Teacher's notes, linking each chapter to the QCA Scheme of Work, with safety notes for experiments, common misconceptions explained, and links to the Science Strategy, supporting teaching within the context of the strategy.



    3) Practical activities, divided according to chapters in the pupil books. These will cover the key aspects of Sc1



    4) Answers to end of chapter tests in the pupil books and assessments in the teacher's guide



    5) Mark schemes, relating the assessment tests to National Curriculum levels



    The Guide a CD which comprises editable files of all the material in hard copy form.

  • Religion and Life: 4th Foundation Edition

    Endorsed by Edexcel, this book has been written with lower ability students in mind. The language level, amount of text and activities have all been carefully written to ensure the understanding of the topics covered by the students is enhanced. To ensure ease of use in the classroom, the foundation edition can be used alongside the mainstream as they are identical in layout and coverage.

  • New Higher Biology With Answers

    New Higher Biology is the ideal resource for those taking Higher Grade Biology.The text is fully in line with the new Higher Still Arrangements and offers pupils numerous chances to test their comprehension of the subject. Full answers are provided in this version.

  • Diabetic Angiopathy

    A contemporary appraisal of this area is essential for all those interested in the pathophysiology and management of diabetic vascular disease.



    'Diabetic Angiopathy' reviews these advances in a logical manner, highlighting the interrelationships between the various processes involved. Authoritative sections deal with the impact of the angiopathic process on the organs that are afflicted in a major way. The information contained is both comprehensive and accessible, and represents the most thorough treatise on the scientific understanding of diabetic angiopathy available.

  • Succeed at Psychometric Testing: Practice Tests for Verbal Reasoning Advanced Level

    As more people than ever are going on to university or higher education, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to differentiate their candidates - thus the use of psychometric tests for recruitment, training and promotion is increasing every year. For the candidate, these tests can be extremely daunting, especially because many will not have been tested in their maths or verbal reasoning skills in this way since A Level or even GCSE. This new series aims to provide candidates with realistic preparation for these tests so that they can gain confidence and perform to the best of their abilities.

  • Gai-Jin: The Third Novel of the Asian Saga

    It is 1862 and Japan is a land in chaos as the power of the Shogun wanes and the rival factions plan to restore the Emperor. In Yokohama, the gai-jin, the hated foreigners, seek to profit from the chaos. At the head of the Noble House - and heir to the title of Tai-Pan - stands Malcolm Struan, who is determined to become his own man and marry the woman he loves. At the head of the Shogunate party is the Lord Yoshi, a direct descendant of Shogun Toranaga, who shares all of his ancestor's cunning and ambition.

  • The Essentials of the Environment

    Environmental issues such as possible climate change, pollution, nuclear waste, water resources, food and famine have a high public as well as political profile. The role that humans may have played in causing some of these problems, as well as some of the things we could do to reduce their impact, are also topics of major interest. The Essentials of the Environment presents a fascinating insight into these subjects and many more, providing general information and informed discussion enhanced by international case studies. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs and figures and comprehensive cross-references guide the reader to related issues. Important technical details are presented in stand-alone boxes and guides to further resources are included for the reader wishing to delve further into particular issues.



    Anyone concerned about their environment will find this an essential reference addressing all the key issues from oil spills to global warming to genetic engineering. It will also be a great course companion for students for physical geography and the environment.

  • Diving and Subaquatic Medicine, Fourth edition

    A reference to clinical diving medicine. Written for doctors and paramedics who are responsible for the medical needs of divers both on or under the water, this new edition retains the strengths of its predecessors, with the emphasis still firmly on practical management. It features an improved section on the diving medical examination, changes to chapters on mortality statistics and drowning, new sections on habitat diving, breath-hold diving and technical diving, and many new illustrations.

  • THE ENCYCLOPAEDIC DICTIONARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

    This book is a comprehensive, extremely good value reference that will be an invaluable companion for any student of the environment, physical geography or the earth sciences throughout their course. Containing everything from definitions of physical features such as glaciers to discussions of the causes and impacts of climatic change, via the El Nino effect, soils and rivers, it contains an incredible range of information. Up-to-date references are provided throughout to guide further research, making this book essential for project and dissertation work as well as a more general course reference.



    The book is accessibly written by an international team of authors and is clearly presented, with extensive cross-referencing throughout to make the information easy to access. It is well illustrated and also has an index.



    All in all, the perfect companion to courses in physical geography and environmental studies, completely up-to-the minute and recommended by 'Nature'!

  • AQA GCSE Modular Science, Foundation edition

    This sister edition of AQA GCSE Science 2nd edition has been written and designed with Foundation tier candidates in mind. As with the mainstream text, the full Double Award AQA specifications, both linear and modular, are covered. The text is structured around the AQA Modular course, with matching grids linking these to the Co-ordinated AQA course ensuring that both are comprehensively covered.



    AQA GCSE Modular Science, Foundation Edition has been written with the correct language level and approach firmly in mind to ensure accessibility to foundation level pupils. Main features include:



    * Scientific concepts delivered in clear language with greater emphasis on everyday examples of science in the real world.



    * 'Did you Know?' boxes throughout the text offering further interesting information relevant to a particular topic.



    * Highlighted key ideas and terms to ensure that pupils are familiar with the required vocabulary.



    * Summary boxes at the end of each chapter which refresh and reinforce important ideas in the chapter.



    * Numerous topic questions that give pupils the opportunity to demonstrate how well they have understood the contents of the section.



    * Examination questions that give pupils practise at answering different styles of question in anticipation of their final exam.



    The authors are all examiners for AQA, with experience of teaching or examining Foundation and Certificate of Achievement pupils.

  • The Future Just Happened

    The basis of a four-part prime-time BBC series, Michael Lewis' new book explores how digital technology, and the internet in particular, has changed the way we live. He argues that not only does our generation now have the easiest access to more information than ever before, but more importantly this has changed our attitudes to how we run our lives. In his inimitable, amusing style, bestselling author Michael Lewis has written a marvellously accessible portrait of modern times.

  • Clark's Positioning in Radiography 12Ed

    First published in 1939, Clark's Positioning in Radiography is the definitive text on patient positioning for the diagnostic radiography student and practitioner. This fully-revised 12th edition will ensure that the title retains its pre-eminence in the field, with hundreds of new positioning photographs and brand new explanatory line diagrams, a clearly defined and easy-to-follow structure, and international applicability.



    The book presents the essentials of radiographic techniques in as practical a way as possible, avoiding unnecessary technical complexity and ensuring that the student and practitioner can find quickly the information that they require regarding a particular position. The experienced author team, expanded for this revision, appreciate that there is no substitute for a good understanding of basic skills in patient positioning and an accurate knowledge of anatomy to ensure good radiographic practice. All the standard positioning is included in this single volume, accompanied by supplementary positions where relevant and illustrations of pathology where appropriate. Common errors in positioning are also included.

  • Nutrition, 2Ed: A Health Promotion Approach

    This is the second edition of this highly regarded introductory textbook, covering all aspects of nutrition including nutritional epidemiology, social aspects of nutrition, and the microbiological safety of food as well as the more traditional aspects of food as a source of energy and essential nutrients. Its focus is on nutrition in industrialised countries, where nutritional deficiencies are less of an issue than the role of diet in causing and preventing chronic disease and maintaining good health throughout the life cycle. The importance of health promotion is consequently a guiding principle throughout the book, backed up by a new section on health promotion theory.



    This is the book of choice for first year nutrition students, dieticians undertaking the nutrition components of their course, and students undertaking nutrition modules as part of broader scientific or professional courese.

  • Not As Bad As The Truth: The Musings and Memoirs of David Pawson

    Over half a century of ministry, David Pawson has touched innumerable lives with his honest and uncompromising popular biblical theology. Now in his seventies, he has decided to write what will be one of the most eagerly-received autobiographies of any modern-day Christian leader.

    Not As Bad As The Truth is Pawson's written legacy to the Church. It will summarise the essence of his 'unorthodox evangelical' theology, including his beliefs on baptism, Israel, salvation, the End Times, male leadership, and divorce and remarriage.

    It will also discuss with honesty and insight the most significant events of his personal life - childhood and formative years, his failing health, and the blessings and challenges of family life.

    Pawson's commitment to biblical truth rarely fails to provoke a reaction. His teaching is loved and criticised in equal, passionate measures.

  • Access To History: Elizabeth 1 - Religion and Foreign Affairs 2nd Edition

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

    For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

    The series:

    - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.

    - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams

    - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk)

    Elizabeth 1 - Religion and Foreign Affairs
    This title examines the central issues of religion and foreign affairs throughout the period 1558-1603, concluding with an examination of the relationship between the two. Beginning with a broad survey of England's religious and international position in 1558, the narrative traces the Elizabethan religious settlement and in particular the impact of Elizabeth's own responses to the pressures from Catholics and Protestants alike. England's relations with Ireland, with Scotland and with the great powers of France and Spain are also discussed.

  • AQA GCSE Physics Additions

    AQA GCSE Physics Additions has been written by a senior examiner to cover the additional material from the latest AQA Physics specifications not covered by Double Award Science. A specification matching grid at the start ensures that the book can be used by those taking either the co-ordinated specification or the new modular specification.

    Higher Tier sections are clearly differentiated from the core material, enabling the book to be used by Foundation and Higher students alike.



    When used with the core textbook AQA GCSE Science, this text provides comprehensive coverage of all the material required for success in separate science GCSE Physics.



    The main features of the book include:

     Key terms listed at the start of every chapter to ensure that pupils are familiar with the required vocabulary.

     Did you Know? boxes within the text to offer additional pieces of interesting information.

     Ideas and Evidence sections to ensure that pupils will have covered all the material required for this new strand of Sc1.

     Summary boxes at the end of each chapter containing all the material students will require for exam success.

     Topic question boxes throughout the text to consolidate the information covered in the chapter.

     Examination questions at the end of the chapter to enable students to practice answering various styles of question.

  • Bite: The Last Virgin

    Megan is in no hurry to lose her virginity but she doesn't want to be last either. She has other things on her mind too as she gets to know her biological father who has problems of his own. A challenging new novel from the author of 'Love Lessons' and 'Festival'.



    Issues of celibacy, sexual identity and religious difference raise their head in this accessible and engaging tale of a group of friends and one long summer . . .

  • Successful Event Management in a week

    Make sure your events are successful and enjoyable by following the step-by-step guidance in this helpful guide. Covers: planning and preparation; facing essentials; publicity and promotion; and conducting a post-mortem.

  • Advanced Laboratory Methods in Haematology

    Laboratory practice has evolved in recent years with greater diversity of testing, increased automation improvement in precision and accuracy, and decrease in test turn-around times all against a background need for cost containment and increasing accountability to hospital management.



    Advanced Laboratory Methods reviews advances in haematological methods designed to achieve these objectives including some of the newer measurable parameters, with sections on blood cell counting, haemoglobinometry, abnormal haemoglobin detection, erythrocyte sedimentation, haemopoietic factors and various aspects of coagulation.

  • Clinical Tuberculosis, Third Edition

    This established reference is a comprehensive and synoptic account of tuberculosis, providing up-to-date information on all aspects of the disease. It gives practical guidance to health professionals who may be involved in any aspect of patient management or disease control, including fully referenced chapters on epidemiology, pathology, immunology, disease presentation, diagnosis, treatment and management options. Specific consideration is given to the problems of TB associated with HIV infection, and issues of control relating to low and high prevalence countries respectively. The ongoing issues surrounding the BCG vaccination and preventive therapy are also covered, as are the increasing problems of multi-drug resistant strains and environmental opportunist mycobacteria.



    Clinical Tuberculosis remains an essential reference for respiratory physicians, infectious disease specialists, public health workers and other individuals involved in the management and control of tuberculosis worldwide.

  • Call of the Wild

    Guy Grieve's life was going nowhere - trapped in a job he hated, commuting 2,000 miles a month and up to his neck in debt. But he dreamed of escaping it all to live alone in one of the wildest, most remote places on earth - Alaska.

    And just when he'd given up hope, the dream came true. Suddenly Guy was thrown into one of the harshest environments in the world, miles from the nearest human being and armed with only the most basic equipment. And he soon found - whether building a log cabin from scratch, hunting, ice fishing or of course dodging bears in the buff - that life in the wilderness was anything but easy...

    Part Ray Mears, part Bill Bryson, CALL OF THE WILD is the gripping story of how a mild-mannered commuter struggled with the elements - and himself - and eventually learned the ways of the wild.

  • Complete A-Z Chemistry Handbook 3rd Edition

    FROM DAY ONE . . . TO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAMS



    "This attractive, reasonably priced paperback should be on the shelves of any school or college offering A Level Chemistry...I have already recommended this book to my sixth formers."

    Education in Chemistry



    The A-Z Handbook explains all the key terms in Advanced Level Chemistry. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by an explanation and/or worked examples and formulae. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. The A-Z format makes it exceptionally easy to use.



    The Complete A-Z Chemistry Handbook has been written to familiarise you with the language and terminology of Chemistry. It is useful from the first day of studying advanced Chemistry right through to the night before your exams. The Handbook is invaluable for students of all AS and A2 Level courses and is also a useful resource for University students.



    For new students - Chemistry terms and concepts are explained clearly



    During the course - the fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments



    For exam revision - detailed revision lists are provided to help focus your efforts, plus exam advice from a leading examiner



    Additional features include:



    .A-grade revision list

    .synoptic assessment tips

    .hints on exam success

    .list of examiners' terms

  • Connections Year 7 Foundation ED

    Connections is an exciting and innovative two-tier three book course designed to support the latest guidelines fo Key Stage 3 Religious Studies and the teaching and assessing requirements of the Key Stage 3 strategy.

  • Teach Yourself Rapid Revision Organiser: Intermediate Maths GCSE

    A handy filofax-sized guide to this key subject, to prepare the student quickly and painlessly for GCSE.

  • Key Facts: Company

    This is part of the second phase of Key Facts titles. Company Law is an option within Law degrees and an essential component within MBAs and some Business degrees. Contents

    Company formation

    Corporate personality

    Articles of association

    Transactions with third parties

    The general meeting

    Shares

    Directors

    Directors' duties

    Insider dealing

    Shareholder remedies

    Takeovers and mergers

    Corporate collapse

    A note on the Company Law Review

  • Livewire Investigates: Climbing the World's Highest Mountains

    To ensure accessibility Hodder & Stoughton has worked with The Basic Skills Agency on "Livewire", a series of reading books with a teenage or adult interest level for those with a reading age below 10. Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries. Blizzards, avalanches, freezing temperatures - how would you cope up a mountain? This book tells you how top climbers risk their lives to reach the ultimate goal - the summit.

  • Cricket and All That

    This is a compelling and irreverent account of a sport that originated in 16th century England and was then gradually fed to the British Empire; nowadays, of course England are regularly outplayed by most of the commonwealth countries. The author's probing research has uncovered hitherto unrevealed secret scandals amongst the governing bodies of the game and of the complex lives of some of the great heroes of the past and present day. He reveals the plots and sub-plots that have, it can now be said, livened up the MCC Committee meetings at Lord's over the years.

    Totally outrageous, written with Henry Blofeld's contagious sense of humour, Cricket and All That shows cricket as a game that has had a profound effect on the very structure of English life.

  • Essential Early Years

    Essential Early Years is the major new textbook for higher education students in Early Years and Early Childhood Studies. It covers all aspects of Early Years theory and practice and child development in an accessible, comprehensive and highly readable way.



    Emphasising the core values of equality and cultural, social and linguistic diversity, it introduces a range of current issues and theories within the field, as well as covering key theoretical perspectives. It includes chapters on:



    A.Being a reflective practitioner

    A.Language and literacy

    A.The importance of health

    A.Early years policy in the 21st century

    A.Using ICT with children

    A.Special educational needs and inclusion

    A.Child protection

    A.Transitions from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1

    A.Management, leadership and teamwork

    A.Study skills



    Written by a highly experienced team of Early Years lecturers, practitioners and authors, Essential Early Years is ideal for students on a wide range of Early Years and Early Childhood Studies courses, particularly Foundation Degrees and first year undergraduates. It is also useful for those studying in Early Years at Level 4, and for those working in teaching, nursing and health and social care.

  • Psychosocial Aspects of Cystic Fibrosis

    The treatment and care of those with cystic fibrosis has developed rapidly over the last decade, with a resulting increase in the number of individuals living well into adolescence and early adulthood.



    This book deals with the profound psychological impact of these changes on sufferers, their friends and families, and those involved in patient care. It also considers new approaches to problems that continue to be of concern to clinicians and other health professionals working in the field, including adherence to therapy, communication within families, staff burnout, education and counselling.



    The six sections include an introduction to the aetiology, pathology, course and treatment of cystic fibrosis, a series of personal perspectives, developmental considerations, the illness network, therapeutic approaches, and major contemporary issues such as transplantation, genetic screening and new therapies. Where relevant, chapters include an update of current knowledge, discussions of the clinical implications of current an future research, and guidelines for clinical practice.

  • International Cuisine: India

    Renowned chef and restaurateur Cyrus Todiwala presents novices and enthusiasts alike with a vibrant tour-de-force of Indian cooking. Packed with both innovative and traditional recipes, the book introduces many of the major cuisines within the Indian sub-continent, offering readers a taste of many unique cooking skills and techniques.



    Placing the dishes, their preparation and cooking, in their regional and cultural context, the author presents over 100 easy to follow recipes, from superb chutneys and relishes to incredible desserts. Combining classic techniques and flavourings with unexpected ingredients, the author guides readers step-by-step through the creation of vibrant Indian meals, whatever their level of knowledge or existing culinary ability.



    Packed with specially commissioned full colour photos and illustrations, International Cuisine: India is an invaluable guide to the creative possibilities of contemporary Indian cooking.

  • Seeking Religion: The Muslim Experience - Teacher Resource Pack

    Written to accompany both the mainstream and foundation versions of the Seeking Religion Student's Book, this Teacher's Resource Pack provides fully photocopiable activities and comprehensive teacher notes to supplement those available in the books.

  • Framework RE 1 ICT Resource

    The Framework RE 1 CD-ROM provides starter, main and plenary activities, to further enhance the material in the pupil's book, in an interactive form. The activities are designed to be fun and engaging and encourage whole class interaction. The Activities compliment the Key Stage 3 Strategy and are based around the new National Framework for RE. The resource can be used on a whitebaord or data projector, or on a PC.

  • Human Genetics

    The Biomedical Sciences Explained Series has been designed specifically to meet the needs of today's undergraduates studying biomedical sciences. Each volume in the series covers a key biomedical science topic, enabling the student to select the volumes required for their chosen topics.



    Using the BMS Explained Series students can build up their own 'personal textbook' in biomedical sciences, written specifically for them, rather than buying an 'all singing, all dancing' textbook which is too detailed when only studying a topic for one or two modules. Each volume provides a core of knowledge from which the student can then go on to more advanced study in their chosen subject.

  • A Walk With Grannie

    Mairie Hedderwick is famous for her depiction of characers and rural life in the best-selling Katie Morag series. In A Walk with Grannie, she does what she does best. In vibrant singing watercolours, she traces the steps of Grannie and her small charge, past sheep, ducks, and Highland cattle - all the way around the farms and back. But a journey is never simple with Hedderwick. Her uniquely detailed artist's eye pinpoints the escapades and humour in the natural world which will so excite and enthral her young readers.

  • Revision Rescue Maths Higher Lvl

    A concise guide to the essential facts, for last-minute revision. Added support on Teletext provides up-to-date, interactive practice and advice.

  • Fast Forward Writing - Level 5 to Level 6

    'Fast Forward Writing: Level 5 to Level 6' is designed to secure the writing skills of pupils at Level 5 and develop them into Level 6. The focus is exclusively on writing. It is unique in tackling the hardest elements of writing: how meanings are shaped into sentences and paragraphs, and how style and control are achieved.



    'Fast Forward Writing: Level 5 to Level 6' can be used as five mini-schemes of work on writing for a whole class, or as a series of weekly masterclasses. Each masterclass is linked to specific objectives for each year and a Key Stage 3 Strategy-compatible medium-term plan is provided. There are also pages of advice for parents, teachers and pupils.



    'Fast Forward Writing: Level 5 to Level 6' can be used as a companion text for the highly popular 'Fast Forward: Level 5 to Level 6', which focuses on developing the literacy skills of pupils from Level 5 up to Level 6.

  • An Introduction to Randomised Controlled Clinical Trials

    Clinical trials are one of the most important and influential areas of modern applied statistics. Introduction to Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials introduces students to the basics of trial design and relevant methods of analysis. Clinical trials are an expanding area of employment and many more undergraduates need to know the skills relevant to this field. Accordingly, the author has used medical examples from the literature to ensure a real-world approach to the subject.



    Written by an experienced lecturer, Introduction to Randomised Clinical Control Trials is a student-friendly book based on John Matthews' first hand experience of teaching clinical trials to bewildered students of mathematics and statistics. He has used medical examples to ensure that the learning is as realistic as possible and one of the strengths of his book is his deliberate reliance on mathematical arguments. This is the first book to introduce clinical trials to students at this level and is essential for all undergraduates taking statistics or medical statistics.

  • MEI Pure Mathematics 1 2ED

    The MEI Structured Mathematics text books are ideal for A/AS Level students. Worked examples explain points clearly, discussion points engage students in mathematical thinking, and exam questions offer plenty of practice. The second edition of this market-leading series brings the books fully in line with the new A/AS Level specifications.

  • Livewire Chillers: The Fetch

    Who is the tall thin stranger in the black coat and hat? And why is he following John?

  • The Glucose Revolution G.I. Plus: The right food choices made easy

    The Glucose Revolution Lifeplan is perfect for those already familiar with the G.I. factor or for those new to the theory, because it includes over 50 mouth-watering recipes plus a complete rundown on the glycaemic index, fat facts and fallacies, omega-3 fatty acids and the benefits of Mediterranean- and Asian- style cooking. The Glucose Revolution Lifeplan will feature:

    - Over 50 low G.I. recipes with a special focus on Mediterranean and Asian style cooking

    - The low G.I. shopping guide and pantry plan

    - 7-day menu plans, including essential diet tips for diabetics, kids, teenagers, people with active lifestyles and sports people

    - Food that suits today's tastes and lifestyles

    The Glucose Revolution Lifeplan is an invaluable resource for energising your body and achieving and sustaining a healthy weight.

  • Teach Yourself English Literature Guide Poetry Of Silvia Plath

    This English literature revision guide for GCSE English students features "mind maps" which summarize the entire work, icons, symbols, diagrams, cartoons and storyboards.

  • Rapid Revision Organiser BINDER

    This ring binder/organizer system for GCSE revision has a separate set of leaves for each subject. It includes a Tony Buzan Brain Booster.

  • Succeed at Psychometric Testing: Practice Tests for Verbal Reasoning Intermediate

    As more people than ever are going on to university or higher education, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to differentiate their candidates - thus the use of psychometric tests for recruitment, training and promotion is increasing every year. For the candidate, these tests can be extremely daunting, especially because many will not have been tested in their maths or verbal reasoning skills in this way since A Level or even GCSE/ O-levels. This new series aims to provide candidates with realistic preparation for these tests so that they can gain confidence and perform to the best of their abilities.

  • Criminal Law, Third Edition

    Criminal Law 3rd edition is an essential textbook for all students following the OCR and WJEC specifications for Law.



    It covers all the necessary topics in a clear order and in accessible language. The book uses a range of diagrams, charts and activities to ensure that complex concepts are understood, and that students are able to learn and retain the necessary information.



    Key features include:



    - Full coverage of the specification in clear units

    - Diagrams and illustrations to highlight concepts

    - Activities to reinforce learning, with sample answers included

    - Examination advice and tips

  • Palliative Care for People with Cancer, 3Ed

    Palliative Care for People with Cancer describes the kind of care needed towards the end of life or at any point on what has been called ""the cancer journey"". Its focus is on the highest quality of life for the person with cancer and it includes care of the family before, at and after the death.



    The third edition is a comprehensive guide for nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary team who work with peopl with cancer and their families.

  • Unlocking Criminal Law

    Unlocking the Law is a completely new series of textbooks with a unique approach to undergraduate study of law. From its conception, the series has been designed specifically so that the subject matter is readable - students are not overwhelmed with page after page of continuous prose. The text of each title is broken up with features and activities that have been written to ensure that students are pointed in the right direction when it comes to understanding the purpose of different areas within the course. Ultimately the accessible style of Unlocking the Law will ensure that students not only understand fully the concepts required but are able to apply them with competence.



    All titles in the series follow the same format and include the same features so that students can move easily from one law subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications and will expand to include more titles on option areas.



    Key features



    A?Numerous headings and sub-headings to direct students easily to the specific area of study required

    A?Cases separated from the main text with full citation for easy access

    A?Highlighted key extracts from judgments

    A?Highlighted key extracts from academic sources such as leading texts or articles in legal journals with full citation

    A?Summary charts of key facts

    A?Diagrams, flow charts and other key visual aids

    A?Activities including practice of specific undergraduate skills and learning tasks

  • Intermediate 2 Physics

    Baillie and McCormick's new book matches the Intermediate 2 Physics arrangements exactly, and will be the ideal course text for students.

  • Castro A Beg Guide

    Castro - A Beginner's Guide introduces the Cuban 'commander-in-chief' who since seizing power in 1959 has fashioned a communist society that has inspired international admiration and antagonized his superpower neighbour, the United States. Learn how Castro outlasted contemporaries Khrushchev, Kennedy, Mao and Nixon in order to enter the new millennium as 'the last Cold Warrior'.

  • Business Studies: Self Assessment Tests CD (Network) 2nd Edition

    This CD-ROM offers a comprehensive series of tests to help students of A Level Business Studies and Advanced Business GNVQ. The 600 self assessment questions (in 24 tests) are divided into six accessible sections and are designed to accompany the "Business Studies: Study Guide CD-ROM".

  • Access to History: The USA and the Cold War 1945-63 Second Edition

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

    For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

    The series:

    - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.

    - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams

    - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk)

    The USA and the Cold War 1945-63
    This title takes account of recent historical research into the period, including up-to-date interpretations relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The major issues surrounding the origins of the Cold War and its subsequent escalation into a global power struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, are examined through an accessible narrative and comprehensive selection of sources. The author also provides an analysis of the extent to which the Cold War had an impact on America's political institutions and society.

  • Total War 2006

    In this brilliant book, Simon Pearson plots our future; one full of uncomfortable possibilities governments fear to face. He takes us from today's world where cruise missile diplomacy underlines the dominance of the West to 2006 when an Islamic Alliance dares to challenge it.



    Russia experiences a second revolution, across Europe the hope of the new millennium is lost in economic and policy failures, the USA leads a purposeful NATO as the de facto world policeman and a single figure emerges to unite Islam. The world staggers towards inevitable war...

  • Francophone Postcolonial Studies: A critical introduction

    This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone

    Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies. Providing a theoretical framework for postcolonial criticism of the field, it also aims to trigger a genuine dialogue between Francophone and Anglophone scholars of postcolonialism.



    Part I provides a historical overview, from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, addressing issues of colonialism, slavery and exoticism. Part II looks at language issues and discusses France's belief in the universality of its language and culture and the postcolonial challenges to that view. Part III discusses issues of diversity and multiculturalism in contemporary Francophone cultures. Part IV concludes with an analysis of the French-language contribution to postcolonialism as well as an examination of Francophone postcolonial thought and culture in the principal areas of the French-speaking world.



    Edited by two of the up-and-coming names in Francophone Postcolonial Studies, the collection includes contributions from an international team including some of the world's leading scholars in the field.

  • Dead Negative

    Elliot's father was a war photographer acclaimed for always 'shooting the truth'. He was shot dead by an unknown killer in Paris three years before. Told by Elliot, the story interweaves two threads - Elliot's anger at his mother's efforts to sell his father's photographs, and his friendship with Jaspreet, who comes from a strict Sikh family. Jaspreet's father's belief in upholding the law leads to Jaspreet's persecution at school, beginning with casual racism and name calling, but escalating swiftly to greater violence.



    When Elliot's mother makes a press announcement that his father's photograph collection will be auctioned, it stirs up unexpected interest from the Bosnian embassy, ostensibly looking for evidence of war criminals. Elliot begins to explore his father's photographs, leading ultimately to clues about his father's death, and a growing awareness of the parallels between Bosnia and other ethnic conflicts ...

  • Voila Second edition Student book

    Voila! is an exciting full-colour course for adults starting French, whether for leisure, business or as part of a programme of study. In 12 lively topic-based units, learners progress from absolute basics to the skills, structures and topics required for NVQ level 1 or equivalent.



    In this second edition, the course has been revised and updated to reflect recent trends. With a modern colourful new design and the inclusion of numerous new photographs, Voila! nonetheless retains its familiarity and the well-organised, functional approach which has made it one of the most popular courses of its kind.

  • A-Z Business Studies Coursework Handbook 2nd edition

    This practical and informative Handbook is an up-to-date revision of the best-selling 1st edition. It offers step-by-step guidance on all aspects of A Level Business Studies coursework, in line with the new awarding body specifications. As with all A-Z Handbooks, the book provides easy access to information and is written by a leading expert in the field.

  • Presentation in a week 3rd edition

    Speaking to an audience of any size can unnerve even the most confident of people, yet it is unavoidable in everyday business life. This book tackles the fears which can strike any inexperienced speaker by setting out the steps required for a successful and rewarding speech. These steps include:

    Planning for success

    Selecting presentation aids

    Holding attention

    Coping with nerves

    Handling questions

    These steps will ensure that your presentation is well researched, relevant, professional and, above all, fun.



    Malcolm Peel's original book has been fully updated and revised by Jon Lamb for the 2002 In a Week series relaunch.

  • When the Nines Roll Over

    From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin.

    Over the course of eight tales, often with an appealing touch of the surreal, we are introduced to a record comany exec searching for a rock star, an inexperienced Russian soldier trapped between his murderous colleagues and a clever old woman, a faded football star recalling his lost chance at love, an acress who has a shot at a role that will free her from a lifetime of waitressing, a young man who kidnap's his ex-girlfriend's father's ashes, and other young people on the cusp of discovery, jubilation or loss.

    As he evokes the various states of agony and pleasure - humiliation, rebellion, cameraderie, and desire - Benioff displays a profound understanding of how single moments lead to transformation, and how sadness can be illuminated by a humorous flip side.

  • Religious Studies for Common Entrance Pupil's Book

    Religious Studies for Common Entrance is an authoritative textbook preparing pupils for the compulsory sections of the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Entrance Religious Studies examination.



    The course covers all the nominated Old Testament and New Testament texts through an investigative approach - providing active learning for the classroom as well as tasks for independent study and revision.



    For each text it provides three components

    a) Encounter: dynamic encounter with the Bible text itself, using a range of techniques including dramatic readings, story strips, and retellings.

    b) Understand: clear explanation of the background to the text and the key ideas and concepts underlying it, leading to engaging tasks which deepen understanding

    c) Apply: connecting these ideas to contemporary moral and social issues. These range from the personal e.g. how to deal with anger or resentment to the global e.g. the imperative to care for the environment.



    Section 3 of the book - People and Issues - profiles significant individual Christians such as Martin Luther King and Cicely Saunders.




    This Pupil's Book is fully supported by a comprehensive Teacher's Resource Book which also provides Digging Deeper tasks specifically for scholarship candidates.

  • GCSE Health & Social Care

    This text is written to match the new double award GCSE in the subject. Suitable for use with all awarding bodies' specifications, this text is pitched at exactly the right level and is written in a clear, concise yet comprehensive fashion. Examples, Case Studies, assessment questions and a glossary will all help to ensure that students are given the best possible support in this new qualification.



    The authors have experience of writing accessible texts in health and social carea and this one is no exception.

  • Ophthalmology Companion

    This book is designed to support ophthalmologists at all levels of experience by acting as a convenient reference resource during day-to-day situations, for example in a busy clinic. It complements the traditional textbooks of ophthalmology: the numerous illustrations and problem-oriented tables providing quick answers to specific problems. The content has been chosen to reflect generally accepted international practices in disease classification, diagnostic procedures, differential diagnostic strategies and therapy.

  • More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali's Life lessons

    Inside the ring, Muhammad Ali was known simply as 'the Greatest'. Outside the ring, he dazzled, entertained, and enlightened audiences with his lightening-quick tongue and razor-sharp wit. His brash and supremely confident verbal sparring with the media, fans, opponents, and detractors often resulted in unforgettable poems of social significance that impacted harder than any right jab. Here, presented by his daughter, are Ali's most provocative and profound poems and quotes together with Hana's many insightful anecdotes and never-before-published photographs.

  • Black Swan Green

    David Mitchell comes home - to England, 1982, and the cusp of adolescence.

    Jason Taylor is 13, doomed to be growing up in the most boring family in the deadest village (Black Swan Green) in the dullest county (Worcestershire) in the most tedious nation (England) on earth. And he stammers. 13 chapters, each as self-contained as a short story, follow 13 months in his life as he negotiates the pitfalls of school and home and contends with bullies, girls and family politics. In the distance, the Falklands conflict breaks out; close at hand, the village mobilises against a gypsy camp. And through Jason's eyes, we see what he doesn't know he knows - and watch unfold what will make him wish his life had been as uneventful as he had believed.

    Vividly capturing the mood of the times - high unemployment, Cold War politics and the sunset of agrarian England - this is at once a portrait of an era and of an age: the black hole between childhood and teenagerdom.

  • Homework Questions for New Higher Physics

    Homework Questions for New Higher Physics is an essential resource, offering numerous progressive questions to allow students to practice extensively prior to their final examination.

  • Higher GCSE Mathematics for OCR Two Tier Teacher's Resource

    Containing teacher notes, answers to textbook questions and worksheets, the OCR Higher Teacher's Resource contains everything to support you in the teaching of the new 2006 Specifications. A CD-ROM of all the material is also included.

  • Concentrate On French Writing

    The "Concentrate on..." series provides consolidation and extension practice in the skill areas needed for GCSE examinations, and can be used to complement any course. Concentrate on French Writing contains 10 units of self-access tasks each on a different Topic Area, suitable for class or individual use.

  • World Issues: Religion And Morality

    World Issues offers a new and exciting approach to tackling such issues as: War and Peace, Culture and Race, Human Rights, Riches and Poverty.

    With sections entitled Equality and Punishment, and Let's fight, forming the basis of an engaging range of questions and activities. There's plenty of opportunity for discussion as views from different world religions provide the forum for debate on moral dilemmas. The book is aimed at Key Stage 3 students, but can be used for non-GCSE Key Stage 4 pupiils. It also provides ideal preparation for the GCSE short course.



    The book looks at the response of various faiths to these different moral issues. The unique repeated four page format of the book provides two pages of introduction to each unit a page focusing on religious responses and a page of activities and homework ideas.

  • Livewire Investigates: UFOs

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • Joshi's Holistic Detox: 21 Days to a Healthier, Slimmer You - For Life

    "If someone doesn't comment within two weeks on how great you're looking - then you're cheating." Dr Joshi







    Dr Joshi's craving-free detox attracts stars and supermodels from all over the world to his Wimpole Street clinic. Now he reveals the secret of his metabolic detox dieting plan and explains how it has transformed the lives and health of celebrities such as Kate Moss, Cate Blanchett and Gwyneth Paltrow.







    Based on avoiding foods that are refined, acidic and toxic such as wheat, potatoes, red meat, alcohol and dairy produce, the idea is to alter the PH balance of the body from acid to alkaline - flushing toxins from the system, restoring energy levels and losing weight. It is also about 'cutting down' on certain foods rather than 'cutting out', and changing your palate so you will actually dislike the taste of those foods which are bad for you, so preventing cravings.







    By following Joshi's intensive three-week programme and three-week maintenance course any one of us can shake off the strain of a high-pressure life and get the body and energy-levels we've always dreamed of.

  • AQA GCSE Biology Separates

    AQA GCSE Biology has been written by a team of examiners to match exactly the latest AQA specifications for separate science Biology. A specification matching grid at the start ensures that the book can be used by those taking either the co-ordinated specification or the new modular specification.



    Higher Tier sections are clearly differentiated from the core material, enabling the book to be used by Foundation and Higher students alike.



    The main features of the book include:

     Key terms listed at the start of every chapter to ensure that pupils are familiar with the required vocabulary.

     Did you Know? boxes within the text to offer additional pieces of interesting information.

     Ideas and Evidence sections to ensure that pupils will have covered all the material required for this new strand of Sc1.

     Summary boxes at the end of each chapter containing all the material students will require for exam success.

     Topic question boxes throughout the text to consolidate the information covered in the chapter.

     Examination questions at the end of the chapter to enable students to practice answering various styles of question.

  • Beauty Therapy Study Skills

    Get the extensive guidance you need with this text published in association with City & Guilds.

    Packed with revision techniques and exam tips, this is indispensable resource for students undertaking NVQs or other vocational qualifications in Beauty Therapy at Level 2. It covers hygiene, health and safety; nail treatments; skin cleansing, exfoliation and steaming; manicures and pedicures; facial massages and mask therapies; make-up application; and teamwork and working relations.

    - Features a 'What you need to know checklist' and revision map for each chapter

    - Contains multiple-choice and short answer questions throughout

  • Michel Thomas Italian Introductory (2-Hour) Course (CD)

    Michel Thomas has taken the language-learning world by storm.



    With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he now shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times).



    In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly.



    He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and Italian and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.



    Join two students as they learn in real time. Become the third member of the class and experience the excitement of learning a language as if by magic!

  • Waiting For Hitler

    In late summer 1940, Hitler told his army to prepare to invade England. The nation waited, breathless with tension, for the Nazi threat to become real.

    Acclaimed author Midge Gillies gathers together the personal accounts of those who still remember this time, with written sources from contemporary press reports, to diaries and letters, to illustrate and recreate the fear, suspense and even excitement of living in England in the shadow of the Nazis. A pair of sisters, determined that life should go on as normally as possible, carry on swimming and playing tennis - only to find themselves under suspicion of being sympathisers because of their seemingly carefree attitude. A group of former poachers and gamekeepers huddle in a woodland hideout, newly trained and prepared to blow up bridges and slit German throats. Citizens hide their most treasured possessions from the Nazis in biscuit tins, or bury them in graveyards.

    Over the weekend of September 7th, the code word for high alert flashed round the country, and with tensions at their height many assumed it to mean that the Nazis had already landed. Sunday September 8th was declared a National Day of Prayer - and seemed to many to be the beginning of the end.

    This is a compelling and evocative account of what it was like, for that short period in 1940, to be waiting for Hitler.

  • Wittgenstein: A Beginner's Guide

    Wittgenstein - A Beginner's Guide introduces you to the life and work of this twentieth century philosopher. Use this introductory guide to help you unravel his philosophy and explore his works.



    Sean Sheehan's informative text explores:

     Wittgenstein's background and the times he lived in

     the central ideas of Wittgenstein's work, in simple terms

     his continuing importance to philosophy and contemporary thought

     the influence of Wittgenstein on other sources.

  • Substantive Law Resources Workbook

    This text covers all criminal, contract and tort elements of the new A Level specifications. It provides extracts from primary sources and other material, together with exercises for students to develop their understanding of the topics.

  • E-Business in a week 2nd edition

    This book provides practical advice which will enable any business, large or small, new or established, to enter into this rapidly expanding marketplace. Topics include:

    How to choose an effective payment method

    Which E-business system is best suited to your company

    How to ensure that your Web site is secure

    The best method of delivering your goods to your customers

    What legal issues must be addressed

    How to put into effect an action plan to get your business trading online



    This book has been fully updated and revised for the In a Week relaunch.

  • Bite: Reckless

    The year they turn sixteen, twins Josh and Rachel have the best summer holiday ever! Camping, swimming, diving off rocks, and meeting new friends their age. Everything is perfect! But then Josh falls in love with a girl called Charlie, and what should have been a holiday romance turns into something heavy. Josh has always been attracted to danger, and Charlie seems just the same, but after the holiday has ended he is faced with his biggest challenge yet: Charlie is pregnant with his baby. Rachel is keen to support her twin - they've always been there for each other! But Josh doesn't want to know - he ignores Charlie, and their unborn baby and instead launches himself into sport - the faster and more dangerous the better! But slowly Rachel helps Josh to face up to his responsibilties and stop running away. It's not a perfect ending, but when the baby is born, Josh has turned a corner in his life. And there's no going back ...

  • Handbook of Colposcopy, 2Ed

    This introductory handbook of colposcopy, now in its second edition, is a concise, up-to-date guide to the fundamentals of modern colposcopic practice. The editors, all highly respected in the field, have brought together a team of renowned contributors from a variety of disciplines to give a comprehensive, well-balanced view. Based loosely upon the syllabus of the course run by the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, it gives the trainee colposcopist a sound grounding in the basic principles without overloading them with unnecessary 'weighty' information.



    For this second, the content has been revised throughout to reflect the changes in the field. In particular, cervical cytology has been thoroughly updated to encompass revised developments in automated screening, indications for referral have been rewritten with regard to the new National Guidelines, there have been significant changes to the sections on recording information, the role of HPV and patient counselling and an entirely new chapter on training, accreditation and certification has been introduced. The MCQs, a popular feature in the previous edition, have been retained and updated, and case histories have been included as an additional self-assessment tool.



    Designed to complement and reinforce practical experience gained in the clinic, Handbook of Colposcopy 2E remains essential reading for trainee and newly qualified colposcopists, nurse assistants and general gynaecologists, and will also be of interest to genitourinary physians, and to trainee histopathologists, cytologists and cytoscreeners.

  • Intermediate 2 Physics With Answers

    Baillie and McCormick's new book matches the Intermediate 2 Physics arrangements exactly, and will be the ideal course text for students; this with answers edition is suited for independent study or teacher support.

  • Hardball: V.I. Warshawski 13

    When V.I. Warshawski is asked to find a man who's been missing for four decades, a search that she thought would be futile turns lethal. Old skeletons from the city's racially charged history rise up to force her back with a vengeance - a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. dies without revealing crucial evidence, and on the city's South Side, people spit when she shows up. The elderly sisters who hired her are also keeping important information to themselves.

    Then V.I. finds that her family is keeping secrets of their own. A young cousin whom she's never met arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign, but disappears under mysterious circumstances. Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop, deception and corruption following her at every step, V.I. finds all her certainties under threat, but takes the investigation all the way to its frightening end.

  • Seeking Religon: The Sikh Experience, foundation edition

    A study of the Sikh religion, designed for below average Key Stage 3 students of religious education. It is part of the "Seeking Religion" series, which seeks to offer balanced, factual and culturally sensitive approaches to the major world religions, along with opportunities for students to explore and reflect upon their own beliefs and values. Topics covered in this text include Guru Nanak; what Sikhs believe; being a Sikh - birth and initiation; daily life; worship and the Gurdwara; Sikhs celebrating; festivals; and equality and the place of women.

  • The Essentials of Human Rights

    The Essentials of Human Rights is an easy-to-use, accessible introduction to the human rights debate. It covers the history of human rights, the arguments over their justification and uses examples of specific rights and freedoms to assess the current situation, including international legal systems and organisations like the UN, and prospects for the future. More than 100 entries are arranged in an A-Z structure for easy reference and cover general categories of rights (including civil, political, cultural, women's, children's and migrants' rights) as well as specific issues, such as slavery, genocide, free speech, capital punishment and asylum. The contributors are drawn from a wide range of international and disciplinary backgrounds, making this book an outstanding resource for anyone interested in human rights. This vital reference has a Foreword by Mary Robinson.

  • Forever Ours: Real Stories of Immortality and Living from a Forensic Pathologist

    Dr Janis Amatuzio, known as 'the compassionate coroner', has overseen thousands of autopsies. In the course of her work, she has heard many amazing stories from patients close to death and from the relatives of the deceased. These accounts have confirmed Dr Amatuzio's belief that, contrary to the prevailing atttitude in the medical community, which states that death is merely the absence of life, some part of the person's spirit indeed goes on. In this collection are stories of profound mysteries and inexplicable coincidences - such as the patient who on the day of his death insisted that he had been visited by a friend forty years dead -, and incredible synchronicities - such as the two daughters, thousands of miles apart, who experienced unexplained sensations at the precise moment their father passed away.

    Heartfelt, deeply moving and ultimately uplifting in its message of hope and comfort, this is truly a dispatch from the front line of the mysteries of life and death.

  • We Are Eternal: What the spirits tell me about life after death

    The phenomenal successes of CROSSING OVER and TALKING TO HEAVEN have proved the huge public interest in life on 'the other side'. Now, in this fascinating, revelatory book, top 'medium's medium' Robert Brown shares with us all that has been revealed to him over 27 years' of interaction with the spirits.



    Throughout his many years' experience, Robert Brown has seen every form of crossing over. In WE ARE ETERNAL he reveals what those who have crossed over want us to know about the other side and this world. With astonishing stories from clients who have found peace knowing their loved-ones do live on, he explains what happens to us when our physical body dies, how the spirit world works, how mediums do what they do, and what the spirits tell us about capital punishment, suicide, evil spirits and man's inhumanity to man. Opening our eyes to the reality of our eternal nature, this enlightening book will change your views on life and death forever.

  • Practice In Chemistry

    Practice in Chemistry is fully in line with the new A-level course, offering pupils the opportunity to practice a range of question types, including the new synoptic style.

  • Complete A-Z Physical Education 2nd Edition

    FROM DAY ONE . . . TO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAMS



    "An excellent addition to texts used in any study of physical education but especially for A/AS level students...A superb and essential book for all students of this subject from GNVQ to undergraduate level." The School Librarian



    The A-Z Handbook explains all the key terms linked to the study of Advanced Level Physical Education. It concentrates on three theoretical areas: Anatomy and Physiology, Social, Historical and Cultural Issues and Skill Acquisition and Psychology. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by an explanation and/or worked examples. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. The A-Z format makes it exceptionally easy to use.



    The Complete A-Z Physical Education Handbook has been written to familiarise you with the language and terminology of Physical Education. It is useful from the first day of studying advanced Physical Education right through to the night before your exams. The Handbook is invaluable for students of all AS and A2 Level courses in Physical Education, and is also a useful resource for students of vocational and undergraduate courses with Sport or Leisure related content.



    For new students -terms and concepts related to Physical Education are explained clearly



    During the course - the fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments



    For exam revision - detailed revision lists are provided to help focus your efforts, plus exam advice from a leading examiner



    Additional features include:



    A.revision list of key terms

    A.examiners' terms explained

    A.hints for exam success

    A.guide to synoptic assessment

  • Teach Yourself: Calligraphy

    Are you new to calligraphy? Do you want to learn the basic techniques? Would you like practical ideas for using calligraphy in your everyday life? Calligraphy is an ideal book for you if you are new to calligraphy, with information on tools and materials, how to start and the four basic alphabet styles. The projects are suitable for beginners but are also designed for those with experience. Lavishly illustrated with specially created calligraphic artworks, this book will inspire and encourage you to create your own mini masterpieces.

  • Nikki's Treasure Trail

    Nikki's dad's been offered a job in the States, and the whole family have to move away. Nikki's distraught about leaving her friends - but they don't seem that bothered. She decides it's time to make a clean break and start fresh in America - until the rest of the Party Girls surprise her with a special celebration, which takes the form of a treasure trail - if Nikki can only decipher the clues...

  • Two By Two and a Half

    The nursery class is lined up in twos and ready to go out with Miss Moo Hoo. Little Bat Jack is on his own at the back, but he doesn't mind. As they walk through the woods, they hear, feel and see something rather unusual... what on earth could it possibly be?

    'With playful text and a catchy refrain, Little Bat Jack proves that all the best things come in small packages.' - Junior

    David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators. The Hugless Douglas series has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.

  • Radiology Life Support (RAD-LS): A Practical Approach

    'Radiology Life Support' focuses on the adverse effects and life-threatening emergencies caused by reactions to the contrast media used in every modern radiology department. Such reactions are relatively infrequent yet can be severe and are therefore difficult to identify and then handle safely without training. All radiologists will experience at least a few such reactions throughout their career.

    This book teaches proper recognition and treatment of adverse contrast reactions, proper use of sedation and analgesic agents, proper management of an airway in an emergency situation and principle concepts in basic and advanced life support (including early defibrilation). The text is based on the successful training course run by the editors and sponsored by the American Roentgen Ray Society. Adverse reactions to contrast agents are somewhat difficult for physicians without practice to identify and then handle effectively. This volume is a useful aid to the identification process.

  • Access to Philopsophy: Ethical Theory 2nd Edition

    Ethical Theory provides essential background reading for those concerned with ethical issues. It gives an outline of major ethical theories, with quotations from original sources and an indication of how such theories may be applied to a range of contemporary moral issues. This second edition includes revisions and additional new material on free will and determinism, conscience, religious ethics, virtue ethics and Kant.

  • Hidden Sorrow, Lasting Joy N/E: The Forgotten Women of the Persecuted Church

    Richard Wurmbrand opened the eyes of the world to the horrific reality of modern-day persecution of Christians.
    Brother Andrew founded the pioneering international ministry

    Now read of the women who suffer for Christ - the unsung heroines of the persecuted Church

    Anneke Companjen, wife of the President of Open Doors International, tells the true stories of twenty contemporary Christian women from all around the world: from China to Israel, Colombia to Chechnya. Some suffer direct persecution for what they believe. Others are the wives, mothers and children of the men who are imprisoned, torured and murdered.

    Every story is unique: challenging, shocking and an inspiring witness to God's provision.

  • The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Alzheimer's Disease

    The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Alzheimer's Disease is the patient's ultimate source of essential and invaluable information. Providing all the necessary facts, guidance and support, this book will enable the reader to make informed choices and regain control of their life.







    Written by the leading expert on Alzheimer's disease, this book explains all about the degenerating illness that effects thousands of people every year. Covering all aspects of the disease, from its symptoms and diagnosis to how it can be treated and practical advice on how to cope with the illness in everyday life, this book will inform, reassure and support you when you need it the most.







    The clear, straightforward design of the book together with original features such as myth/fact boxes, key terms, question and answer sections and a chapter on who the patient/carer might meet in the NHS and their role in the treatment of the disease will prepare the reader for all that may lie ahead.

  • Aspects of Psychology: Social Influence

    Concise and informative, this handy topic book covers the popular area of social influence. Invaluable for AS and A Level students, undergraduates and the general reader.

  • The Low GI Life Plan

    The Glucose Revolution Life Plan is perfect for those already familiar with the G.I. factor or for those new to the theory, because it includes over 50 mouth-watering recipes plus a complete rundown on the glycaemic index, fat facts and fallacies, omega-3 fatty acids and the benefits of Mediterranean and Asian style cooking.



    - Over 50 low G.I. recipes with a special focus on Mediterranean and Asian style cooking

    - The low G.I. shopping guide and pantry plan

    - 7-day menu plans, including essential diet tips for diabetics, kids, teenagers, people with active lifestyles and sports people

    - Food that suits today's tastes and lifestyles

    The Glucose Revolution Life Plan is an invaluable resource for energising your body and achieving and sustaining a healthy weight.

  • Hodder 20th Century History: Vietnam 1939-75 2nd Edition

    This book charts the history of Vietnam from the outbreak of the Second World War. It looks at the Vietnamese struggle against the Japanese and the French before going on to look at the United States' involvement in Vietnam which culminated in the Vietnam War. It finishes by examining the long-term effects of the war on the Vietnamese people.

    This title addresses the major questions surrounding this turbulent time such as: What was it like for the Americans to fight in Vietnam? How was the war opposed in the United States? Why did the United States lose the war?

    Relevant sources and questions throughout help develop students exam skills.

  • Practical Cookery 10th Edition

    Over the last forty years Practical Cookery has established itself as the key textbook for all catering students. To ensure its continued relevancy, this new edition incorporates input from some of the leading figures in the catering industry. The book contains brand new recipes, specially commissioned photographs, a new page design, and is in full colour thoughout.

    Topics include:

    Tips for healthy eating

    New guidance on the nutritional value of each recipe

    Methods of cookery

    International dishes

    Stocks, soups and sauces

  • Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers & Young Children

    Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers and Young Children shows how each of us can promote creativity in children. It explores the journey children take in developing their creativity, and helps child care students and practitioners to nurture creativity in babies, toddlers and young children. Written by a leading expert in an integrated approach to early childhood development and learning, Cultivating Creativity links theory and practice to provide a clear framework for this difficult, but vital, aspect of development and learning. It covers:



    .Discovering your own creativity

    .Developing creativity in children

    .The inclusion of children with special educational needs or disabilities

    .Diversity and cross-cultural approaches

    .Useful websites

    .Resources, including videos, books and reader friendly journals



    Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers and Young Children is written in the clear and accessible style associated with Tina Bruce's bestselling books, and is generously illustrated in full colour. It is an essential text for NVQ and CACHE students at Levels 3 and 4, and students of the CACHE Certificate in Child Care and Education. Students following Foundation Degrees, Early Childhood Studies Degrees, and Certificate and Diploma students on in-service accreditation programmes will also find it useful, as will those wanting an introductory Masters Degree text. It is an ideal handbook for encouraging creativity in babies, toddlers and young children in any setting, or in the home.

  • Access to History: Reaction and Revolution: Russia 1894-1924 Third edition

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

    For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

    The series:

    - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.

    - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams

    - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk)

    Reaction and Revolution: Russia 1894-1924
    The third edition of this best-selling title provides both a narrative and analysis of the background, course and effects of the 1917 revolution. Beginning with an overview of Imperial Russia and the problems and challenges it faced, it goes on to look at the growth of revolutionary movements which would eventually lead to the October Revolution. It then examines how the Bolsheviks consolidated their power under Lenin.

  • Understanding Office Politics in a week

    Working in any organisation is a challenge. But the help and support of your colleagues, staff and manager will always pull you through. Or will it?

  • Investigating GCSE Media Studies

    Aimed at all students of GCSE Media Studies, this book provides an activity-based approach to the subject. It combines comprehensive coverage with activities, tasks and investigations aimed at encouraging an active approach to learning.

  • The Cloudspotter's Guide

    'The clouds are nature's poetry, and the most egalitarian of her displays, since everyone has an equally fantastic view of them. Clouds are for dreamers, and their contemplation benefits the soul. Yet their beauty is so everyday as to be in danger of being overlooked ...' Gavin Pretor Pinney is the chairman and founder member of the Cloud Appreciation Society. He contends that we are blessed in this country with a uniquely rich and varied cloudscape, which has hitherto been sadly undervalued. His book teaches us to appreciate their different varieties -- the cumulus, nimbostratus and Morning Glory to name only a few -- and all their beauties and significances, both meteorological and cultural. We learn how Hindus believed the cumulus clouds were the spiritual cousins of elephants, how thermal air currents act on fair weather cumuli, and how to save a fortune in psychiatric bills by using the clouds as Rorschach images that reflect our state of mind as well as nature's moods. Looking up will never be the same again.

  • The Meditations: Rene Descartes

    This book provides an accessible, readable, student-centred guide to Descartes' Meditations, which is a set text for AQA AS Philosophy.



    Through lucid explanation, careful use of modern examples and engaging activities it leads students towards deeper understanding of Descartes' arguments and the wider philosophical implications of his ideas.



    Key features include:

    - a biographical introduction setting The Meditations in its historical context

    - a step-by-step guide through the text of The Meditations including key quotes

    - tasks and activities to stimulate thought and help readers understand and evaluate Descartes' philosophy

    - a critical analysis of the philosophical implications of Descartes' ideas

    - end-of-chapter key point summaries covering what readers need to know to answer exam questions on The Meditations

    - an extensive glossary of key words and ideas

    - thorough referencing to enable students to follow up key ideas and quotes in independent study.

  • A Place of Hiding

    The sudden death of Guy Brouard after his morning swim shocks the residents of Guernsey. A generous patron and benefactor of the island since his arrival there a decade ago, his demise puts a question mark over many cherished projects.

    When a young American woman is charged with the murder, her brother seeks help from the only contact he has in the UK - Deborah St James. Deborah is horrified to find that her old friend has been arrested and persuades her husband Simon to accompany her to Guernsey to avert this miscarriage of justice.

    There they find a tangled web of deceit and betrayal, with its origins in wartime occupation. In solving the crime, they must rely on their long-standing friendship with Inspector Lynley; they must also learn painful lessons about loyalty and trust, and the loving tyranny of family ties.

  • Teach Yourself Nazi Germany

    The Teach Yourself History series offers an alternative to academic historical books, its content being extensive yet extremely accessible and the approach refreshingly different.



    The books are informative and compelling, and engage the reader from beginning to end. They assume no prior historical knowledge, and are full of anecdotes and details that provide a very personal appeal.



    Teach Yourself Nazi Germany is an accessible introduction to one of the most controversial periods in modern history. It looks at the wider picture surrounding it, from the creation of the German nation to Hitler's rise to power and his motives.



    Before destroying himself and his nation in a bitter world war, the Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler, was adored by the mass of the German people. This book attempts to explain this paradox by involving the reader in the remarkable story of the Third Reich and in the controversies that still surround it.



    The engaging narrative looks at many different aspects, including the economy and working conditions, the structure of the country (politics, society, culture), Hitler's instruments of terror, treatment of Jews, the role and treatment of women, concentration camps, and, of course, Germany in the Second World War.

  • Numeracy Progress Tests, Stage One MANUAL

    Provide a series of standardised group tests. This work includes: stage one, for ages 5 to 8, which comprises a Numeracy Baseline and Tests 1 and 2 for use in Years 1 and 2; Stage two, for ages 7 to 12, that comprises Tests 3 to 6, suitable for end-of-year monitoring in each of Years 3 to 6. For each test, norms are given as standardised scores.

  • J. S. Mill's On Liberty: A Beginner's Guide

    'It's a free country!', we say, when we want to make our own decisions, or express our own ideas. Easily said: but what really makes a society free? Written in 1859, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty still provides the classic answer. As we enter the third millennium, few of our societies would pass Mill's test of true freedom!

  • Cardiac Arrhythmias After Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease

    Patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), whether they have had surgery or not, tend to be at risk for arrhythmias and sudden death. The particular problems faced by a patient with CHD will often be unique to their specific heart defect. This book provides state-of-the-art information on the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias in these patients, often a difficult group to manage. Written mainly by a panel of pediatric cardiologists and electrphysiologists, who also take care of adults with CHD, it bridges the gap between the management of pediatric and adult arrhythmias.



    The book opens with a general discussion of CHD and the cardiac electrical system before moving on to cover the pathogenesis of CHD and the mechanisms that underlie individual arrhythmias. Section Two deals with commonly encountered CHD sub-populations and the arrhythmias specific to these patients. Section Three deals with therapy, outlinging all the various options available for management of these patients.



    This book will be an invaluable reference for all trainee and practicing pediatric cardiologists and will also appeal to adult cardiologists and electrophysiologists with an interest in this area.

  • Practical Occupational Medicine 2Ed

    The second edition of Practical Occupational Medicine bridges the gap between day-to-day clinical practice, concerned primarily with diagnosis and treatment of disease, and occupational health practice which is concerned with the prevention of work-related disease and the management of ill health in relation to the workplace.



    All aspects of the clinicians' role are covered, from occupational history-taking through to rehabilitation and health promotion. Important changes for the new edition include an emphasis on key principles of good practice, enhanced international applicability and enhanced, more structured, presentation of information. In addition to general revision and updates throughout the text, the case histories have been revisited throughout, the section on disability and fitness for work has been thoroughly reworked and a new chapter on the delivery of occupational health care is included.



    Retaining the style and features that made the first edition so popular, postgraduate trainees in occupational medicine, candidates for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine and general physicians will find this an invaluable source of helpful advice regarding the management of a wide-range of occupationally related conditions to be referred to frequently in the clinical setting.

  • Write Away: One Novelist's Approach To Fiction and the Writing Life

    Elizabeth George is one of the most successful writers of crime fiction in the world. Her twelve novels have appeared on bestseller lists in the UK, USA and Australia, and several of them have been dramatised by BBC Television as the Inspector Lynley Mysteries. She has also written a collection of short stories and edited a crime anthology.

    Now she shares this wealth of experience with would-be novelists, and with crime fiction fans. Drawing extensively on her own work, and that of other bestselling writers including Stephen King, Harper Lee, Dennis Lehane and many others, she illustrates her points about plotting, characterisation and technique with great clarity. She also includes extracts from her own Journals - the diaries she keeps as she writes each of her novels - and these give us an unprecedented insight into the creative mind, with all its highs and lows.

  • Key Facts: Employment

    This is part of the second phase of Key Facts titles. Employment Law is an option within Law degrees and an essential component within MBAs and some Business degrees. Contents: Historical background to Employment Law; Employment status; The contract of Employment; Implied terms; Statutory predictions; Protection from discrimination; Health and Safety Law; TUPE tranfers; Termination of employment; The institutions of Employment Law; Trade Unions.

  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers in a week 3rd edition

    In both the public and private sectors, financial competence and understanding are essential for most managers, although many of them will have received no formal training.



    This book provides a practical, step-by-step grounding. Topics include:

    Profit and loss statements and balance sheets

    Using accounts information

    Controlling cash

    Budgeting and costing

  • How to Walk in High Heels: The Girl's Guide to Everything

    From appreciating wine to understanding modern art, placing a bet to playing poker, wearing a hat to finding the mains, HOW TO WALK IN HIGH HEELS helps you navigate life's challenges with style.

    Camilla Morton has been ably assisted by a host of experts including Manolo Blahnik, who tells you How to Pick a Shoe, Gisele, who explains How to Look Good in a Photo and Anya Hindmarch, who reveals How to Pack a Suitcase.

    Funny and informative, filled with great quotes and fascinating facts, this will transform your approach to everything from getting dressed to hanging wallpaper. Turn your exasperated aaaaarrrrghs into confident ahhhhs!

  • Fire Sale: V.I. Warshawski 12

    A favour to an old friend means a return to the streets of South Chicago for VI Warshawski. But the neighbourhood where she grew up is now a dangerous, depressed place that reeks of bad memories. And the high school basketball team she has come to coach is a group of gang-bangers, fundamentalists and teenage moms.



    The mother of one of the girls asks VI to look into claims of sabotage at the flag-making factory where she works. If it closes, the only other employer is By-Smart, a behemoth superstore that discounts its wages as heavily as its wares. But VI has barely agreed to help when the factory blows up.



    As VI investigates she finds herself confronting the powerful family who own By-Smart. Founder William 'Buffalo Bill' Bysen is a difficult old man, at odds with both VI and his sons. And when his favoured grandson, Billy, runs away with one of her basketball players, VI is squeezed between the needs of two very different families, as she tries to find the errant teenagers and track down a particularly cruel murderer.

  • Childminding A Step By Step Guide

    All childminders must now complete a Local Authority course before registering as a professional. This core text provides a basic and colourful introduction to the subject, providing prospective childminders with the right level of practical detail they need. Each chapter includes a check list of essential skills, helpful hints boxes, and further professional development resources.

  • Complete A-Z Mathematics Handbook 3rd Edition

    FROM DAY ONE . . . TO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAMS



    The A-Z Handbook explains all the key terms in Advanced Level Mathematics. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by an explanation and/or worked examples and formulae. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. The A-Z format makes it exceptionally easy to use.



    The Complete A-Z Mathematics Handbook has been written to familiarise you with the language and terminology of Mathematics. It is useful from the first day of studying advanced Mathematics right through to the night before your exams. The Handbook is invaluable for students of all AS and A2 Level courses in Mathematics, Statistics, Mechanics, Decision and Discreet Mathematics and is also a useful resource for University students.



    For new students - Mathematics terms and concepts are explained clearly



    During the course - the fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments



    For exam revision - detailed revision lists are provided to help focus your efforts, plus exam advice from a leading examiner



    Additional features include:



    A.A-grade revision list

    A.examiners' terms explained

    A.hints for exam success

  • Key Facts: Land Law 2nd Edition

    The Key Facts series is a powerful revision aid for all Law students and has strong author credentials with a reputation for clarity and accessibility. Over 50,000 titles in the series have been sold since its launch in September 2001. The series is written and edited by an expert team of authors, including examiners, barristers and lecturers, specifically with the student in mind and is suitable for a broad range of law courses.



    Land Law is a key subject within Law degrees and an essential component in some Business degrees, including Surveying. This second edition has been fully updated following recent changes in the law to meet the current requirements of students.



    Contents:

    Land

    Estates and interests in land

    The Land Charges Act 1925

    Registration of title

    Informal creation of rights in Land

    Co-ownership

    Easements

    Covenants

    Mortgages

    Leases

    Adverse possession

  • Amazing You: Fortune Telling

    Are you excited about what the future has in store for you? You can learn how to become an expert fortune-teller and boost your psychic powers by reading this book. You'll discover how to predict the future with playing cards, read tea leaves, see images in a crystal ball, tune into your psychic ability, and use dice to foretell the future. The future is yours to shape!



    Fortune Telling shows you how you can change your life by discovering just how incredible and unique you are. It is part of our stunning new Mind Body Spirit series for teenage girls - Amazing You.

  • Teach Yourself Latin Grammar

    Teach Yourself Latin Grammar is a reference guide to Latin grammar for people of all ages who are learning the language, or refreshing their knowledge of it, on their own, at school or university. It is a straightforward, user-friendly guide to the principal points of Latin grammar. There's only one or two grammar points per page and they're explained in clear and simple language with plenty of practice exercises in every unit.

  • Fearless Living

    So many of us are held back by fear - in every aspect of our lives.

    Hugely inspirational writer and speaker Rhonda Britten goes beyond Susan Jeffers' classic FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY to show us how to banish fear entirely. Describing how she herself overcame the personal tragedy of her father's murder of her mother, she explains the 3 key steps involved in reversing fortunes and making a success of our lives. First unblock potential, then dismantle self-defeating habits, and finally re-channel negative self-talk to turn your losses into wins and problems into possibilities.

    Both motivating and practical, Rhonda Britten includes case histories and exercises to help us identify, transform and move beyond our fears to a new life of physical, spiritual and emotional freedom.

  • Medic's Guide to Work & Electives Around the World, Second Edition

    This up-to-date book is the definitive guide for the doctor, nurse, student or other health professional planning work or an elective overseas. It gives information on what it is like to work in thousands of hospitals in over 100 countries. It provides information from what they are best known for to what the social life is like. There's information on how to go about planning your trip, advice on occupational health requirements and details on over a hundred non-governmental organisations and missionary charities. There are also lists of bursaries and grants available and addresses of embassies in the UK, US and Australia. This new edition also has much more information for nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Details of specialist organisations are included where possible and a few new countries have been added. Section 3 contains a new Adventure Medicine chapter providing information on expedition, mountain, aviation, space and diving medicine.

  • Q Learning: COACH

    DEFINE YOUR FUTURE... ANALYSE YOUR PRESENT... ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS



    We all possess a wide range of skills... but everyone knows that they could be even more effective.



    This innovative new series is aimed at people who would like to improve - who know that although they have a degree of competence there is undoubtedly more that they could achieve.



    By helping the reader to set their own goals, analyse their current strengths and work out how to achieve their aims, Coach is a motivating, highly personal means of improving key coaching skills - of enormous importance in today's business environments.



    THE FUTURE

    What do you want and where are you going?



    THE PRESENT

    What are you currently good at?



    HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT?



    Incorporated within the text are contributions from renowned practitioners in the field, including case studies, anecdotes and examples. To cater for a variety of learning styles, there are checklists, diagrams, questionnaires and cartoons where appropriate. Theory, questions for reflection, practical tasks and case studies will make sure that the reader moves through a variety of learning modes.



    Q LEARNING IS A WHOLE NEW CONCEPT IN SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND DISCOVERY.

  • The Alchemy Of Voice: Transform and enrich your life through the power of your voice

    Using your voice effectively can help you get what you want in life. Voice coach Stewart Pearce promises to transform your life with this easy-to-follow programme. In this fascinating book he places our vocal tradition in context, tracing the development of voice from the first sounds made by our ancestors to the language and varied tones we use today, and shows how you can both direct and heal your life through sound.



    Pearce explains that one of the most important assets we each have in life is our own unique signature note. And the person who uses their voice well will inevitably be the one who succeeds head and shoulders above the rest. THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE reveals straightforward techniques to show you how best to use your voice for inner balance, harmony and wellbeing, as well as to boost your confidence, inject your delivery with energy, add colour to your self expression and deal with difficult situations. Discover just how dramatically your life can improve through the incredible power of the voice.

  • Be Your Own Life Coach: How to take control of your life and achieve your wildest dreams

    All of us have dreams about what we'd like to do, who we'd like to be and where we'd like to go in life. But most of us are never able to make these dreams a reality. Now, in this highly motivating new book, Fiona Harrold uses her experience as a life coach to show us that we can turn our own lives around.

    With encouragement, humour and an emphasis on the practical, Fiona sets out the 10 steps to taking control of our lives. First we must set our goals, however crazy they may seem; then we must start on the path to achieving them. Along the way, Fiona uses case studies, affirmations and motivational techniques to keep us going, coaching her readers in the same way that she would her personal clients. Helping you in all areas - personal and professional - this book will be your most valuable guide to being the most that you can be.

  • A-Z Business Studies WORKBOOK

    The A-Z Business Studies Workbook provides a fresh approach to learning while offering support, development and motivation. it covers all the key ideas and concepts. Workbook entries provide self-testing questions written to help build understanding and confidence. They may start with puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks exercises and move on to more testing questions, to help encourage an active approach to learning. Other exercises are closer in style to examination questions to ensure exam focus and confidence.

  • Access to History: Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal 2nd Edition

    This second edition focuses on the US domestic policies of the inter-war period. It has been thoroughly updated to take into account recent interpretations of the period. In addition, a new chapter provides coverage of the social and political developments in the 1920s. Crucial issues such as the urban-rural divide in the 1920s, the extent to which prosperity was 'real' in that decade, the factors which led to the Wall Street Crash and its relationship with the Great Depression, and the purpose and significance of the New Deal are analysed in depth.

  • Aspects of Psychology: Memory

    A handy overview focusing on a popular A Level Psychology topic. Easy-to-use, informative and concise, it is excellent for AS and A Level students, undergraduate and the general reader.

  • One Hundred Ways for a Dog to Train Its Human

    On days out to the beach, always be the first in the family to get out of the car, onto the beach and into the sea. Always be the last in the family to get out of the sea, onto the beach and into the car. Remember to shake excess sea water from your fur once you are inside the car.



    Humans may refrain from passing you food to test. To them, a piece of salmon, followed by Liquorice Allsorts, a chocolate cake, and a selection of vegetables is a foul combination. Humans believe meals should be categorised into three sections. A starter, a main course and a sweet. Disavow them of this. Food is food is food.



    Always make sure you have more energy at the end of a walk, than you did at the beginning. Believe me, humans love the futility of taking you for a walk to tire you out.

  • Rave Reporter

    A roadshow is coming to town, and Jess and her friends have tickets. There'll be dance auditions, the chance to try out as a TV reporter, and loads of great music. Jess can't wait to see her favourite band: she's always dreamed of meeting them for real! But if anyone was to tell her that she'd end up saving the show, she'd think they were crazy ...

  • Access To History: Henry VIII and the Government of England, 2nd Edition

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

    For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

    The series:

    - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.

    - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams

    - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk)

    Henry VIII and the Government of England
    This title traces the theme of domestic politics throughout the period 1509-47. Major figures such as Henry himself, Thomas Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell are considered in detail, as well as the development in the political system that some historians have seen as taking place during this period.

  • GCSE Bus Communication System Teacher's Bk

    The Teacher's Book accompanies the new edition of the Office Applications Student textbook. It has been completely re-written to match the 2001 GCSE specification and is appropriate for AQA, Edexcel and OCR courses. The aim of the revised book is to provide an integrated classroom text and activity book which contains desciptive material on each topic followed by two types of exercises for students. There are also additional worksheets for each unit of work.

  • Your Employment Rights in a week

    This is a practical and accessible guide to employers' duties and employees' rights. The book avoids heavy use of legal and HR jargon and concentrates more on everyday working situations and how to deal with them. Unlike the competition, which deal with the issues according to the legal clause they fall under, this title takes the reader through the stages of employment starting from the selection process and ending with dismissal, redundancy and resignation.

  • The Book What I Wrote

    With his recent theatrical success, THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE, Braben shows that the audience for the spirit of the incomparable Eric and Ernie is just as alive today as it was in their glory years. Now, the key figure behind their success, scriptwriter Braben, has written his autobiography - with the inimitable, timeless humour, warmth and affection for Eric and Ernie of that wonderful bygone era which made their classic sketches so successful. From Liverpool to London and on to Snowdonia, Braben peppers his story with wonderful anecdotes about the original straight man and his amiable sidekick. The Book What I Wrote is as much a unique biography of the charismatic Eric and Ernie as it is an autiobiography of the man on whose gags their success was made.

  • Dealing With Your Dismissal in a week

    What do you do if you are dismissed? This text offers immediate and accessible help with understanding the law in relation to dismissal, and how to make a claim. It covers what constitutes a contract of employment, wrongful dismissal claims, unfair dismissal claims, how to make a claim and where to go for advice. Part of the bestselling "Successful in a Week" series, this book is professional, clearly written, and accessible.

  • How To Pass Standard Grade Geography

    How to Pass Standard Grade Geography offers a comprehensive guide aimed mainly at General and Credit candidates. No book can guarantee an examination pass, but - like all our titles in the Hodder Gibson How To Pass series - this book combines an overview of the course syllabus and exam requirements, as well as a guide to revision techniques and advice on sitting the examination itself. Finally, the series offers unique insights into what markers are actually looking for, so that users of this book will avoid unnecessary mistakes - and should gain those extra marks that are so essential to moving up a grade...

  • Introducing Human Geographies, Second Edition

    Introducing Human Geographies is a comprehensive, stimulating and innovative introduction to human geography. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to build upon the success of the acclaimed first edition. Now in full colour and with sixteen new chapters, discussion points and glossary definitions in the margin, it is even more accessible.



    Part one discusses the principal ideas through which human geographers understand and shape their subject.



    Part two examines each of the main sub-fields:

    .cultural geography

    .development geography

    .economic geography

    .environmental geography

    .historical geography

    .political geography

    .rural geography

    .social geography

    .urban geography.



    Part three demonstrates how different thematic interests are combined in cutting-edge human geographical debates.



    Introducing Human Geographies continues to be the essential textbook for first year undergraduate geography students taking introductory courses in human geography.

  • Practical Cookery 9th edn

    This is the ninth edition of the market-leading catering textbook. It has been updated to include a full range of contemporary recipes and methods, colour photographs reflecting modern presentation styles, and recipe names in French and English.

  • Five-Minute First Aid for Older People

    Would you know what to do to save someone's life?



    Did you know that it is highly likely it will be someone close to you that will need your help?



    Do you want to make a difference in an emergency?



    This could be the most important book you will ever read. Five-Minute First Aid for Older People will provide an older person and their family, friends and carers with invaluable information and advice, from mobility problems, trips and falls and common illnesses, to bleeding, using common medicines and, most importantly, how to save a life.



    Written by the experts in first aid, this book offers an easy and engaging way to gain the skills and confidence needed to apply first aid to an older person. The personal, friendly tone, flowing text and unique features of the book, such as self-testers and key skill sections, make reading enjoyable and the information easy to absorb. Presented in short sections that each take just five minutes to read and learn, this book will enable you to make a difference in an emergency and prepare you for common first aid situations that are relevant to you.



    By reading this book you will gain and develop your first aid skills and discover your ability to save a life.

  • Freud: A Beginner's Guide

    This beginner's guide provides readers with the essential facts and concepts behind the "father of psychoanalysis" and his work. It examines Freud's life and times, the development of psychoanalysis and his key concepts and ideas using jargon-free language and highlighting key concepts.

  • Access to Geography: Health and Welfare

    The book investigates the relationship between inequalities and health. It considers the future challenges to different health care systems posed by newly emerging diseases such as HIV/AIDS and by Ageing populations worldwide.

  • Big Chief Elizabeth

    In April 1586, Queen Elizabeth I acquired a new and exotic title. A tribe of North American Indians had made her their weroanza - 'big chief'.

    The news was received with great joy, both by the Queen and her favourite, Sir Walter Ralegh. His first American expedition had brought back a captive, Manteo, whose tattooed face had enthralled Elizabethan London. Now Manteo was returned to his homeland as Lord and Governor. Ralegh's gamble would result in the first English settlement in the New World, but it would also lead to a riddle whose solution lay hidden in the forests of Virginia.

    A tale of heroism and mystery, Big Chief Elizabeth is illuminated by first-hand accounts to reveal a remarkable and long-forgotten story.

  • Taking a Year Out: Making the most of your gap year, 2nd edn

    A lively one-stop resource bank of ideas and practical advice for students considering taking a year out. Packed with detailed information on the full range of options, in the UK and overseas.

  • Driving Ambition - My Autobiography

    Andrew Strauss, one of the most successful and respected England cricket captains of the modern era, announced his retirement from professional cricket at the end of 2012. In DRIVING AMBITION he gives a candid account of the highs and lows of his remarkable career for Middlesex and England.

    An outstanding opening batsman and natural leader, Andrew Strauss captained his country in 50 of his 100 Tests. During his time in charge, England emerged from a turbulent and controversial period to become the world's top team.


    Fully updated to cover the past year in Andrew's life; the transition from player to pundit and the fortunes of English cricket. This is an honest and entertaining story of a quiet, modest but fiercely ambitious man who became a magnificent man-manager, leading England to victory in the 2009 Ashes series and again in Australia the following year. Strauss is a fine raconteur and this revealing autobiography will appeal to all those who love cricket.

  • One Stop Doc Cardiovascular System

    A revision book in the One Stop Doc revision series which covers the key facts for the cardiovascular module in the form of Short Answer Questions, (clinical cases) Multiple Choice Questions and Extended Matching Questions. Illustrated with simple, easily reproduced line diagrams, this book will provide all the necessary information for exam success.

  • Hodder Home Learning: Age 5-6 Reading and Writing

    'Superstar' reward stickers, top-quality colour illustrations and a friendly animal character ensure that learning at home is easy and fun. Notes to parents explain the purpose of each activity and provide clear and helpful advice. The book ends with an informal test, and a progress chart with space for stickers provides a useful skills checklist.



    Hodder Home Learning - helping parents support their children's learning at home.

  • The Mobius Guide to Chakras

    The Mobius Guides provide a fascinating overview to help you get to grips with the basic principles, practices and background of each subject area. Enlightening and fully accessible, these great introductions are ideal for the beginner, or those who simply wish to widen their knowledge in different areas. Taken from the top selling titles from Headway's BEGINNER'S GUIDE series, these titles already have an excellent sales history. Stunningly repackaged, they will have enormous appeal to the growing number of people drawn to the Mind, Body, Spirit area.



    The chakras are spiritual energy centres within the body, which closely reflect our state of health, psychic abilities and spiritual growth. Understanding and working with the seven major chakras is an powerful art spanning back to ancient India. Providing clear and simple guidelines to the function and meaning of chakras, as well as original exercises to help rebalance ourselves, this enlightening guide shows how each of us can use our chakras to improve our wellbeing throughout mind, body and spirit.

  • Teach Yourself English Literature Guide Pygmalion (Shaw)

    This English literature revision guide for GCSE English studentsfeatures "mind maps" which summarize the entire work, icons, symbols, diagrams, cartoons and storyboards.

  • Only A Mother Could Love Him: How I Lived With and Triumphed Over ADHD

    Ben Polis attended six different schools, served (he estimates) over 3,000 hours of detention,
    and drove his entire family into counselling. But against all the odds, with a combination
    of self-taught concentration techniques and sheer determination, he made it through the
    education system to university. This is his triumphant story. From his unique perspective, Ben describes what it's really like to feel those constant inexplicable impulses, to get all that medication, to desperately want to be 'normal.'
    Ben's inspiring, frank and often funny account will enlighten every parent who's ever despaired of their seemingly uncontrollable child; every teacher who's ever vented frustration at a student who just won't pay attention; every kid who has ever wondered 'Why does everyone hate me?' and indeed anyone who wants to understand the world of an ADHD child.

  • Chemistry Counts 3rd Edition

    Now into its third edition, Chemistry Counts has been fully updated and revised to provide an exact match to the new GCSE specifications to be taught from September 2001. Primarily focused at Higher tier candidates, the book covers separate chemistry and the chemistry component of Single and Double Award Science.

    This revised edition includes innovative practical activities and highlights opportunities for incorporating ICT into science lessons. Emphasis is also placed on the new Ideas and Evidence strand of Science 1.

    A wealth of exam questions is provided to offer students considerable practice prior to their final examination.

  • OVERCOMING DEPRESSION: A Five Areas Approach

    Depression affects many people at some point in their lives. Fortunately, we now know that by changing certain thoughts and behaviour patterns you can greatly improve how you feel. Overcoming Depression and Low Mood: A Five Areas Approach explains how low mood can affect your life. It helps you understand why you sometimes feel low, anxious, angry, or guilty. It also teaches proven practical skills to help you change how you feel. By using the clearly described practical tools inside, you can make helpful changes to your life. Ultimately, the hope is that this book will help you to regain a sense of control over how you feel.

    The book is based on a cognitive behavioural therapy approach. The developers of this approach found many effective ways of tackling common symptoms and problems people face when feeling low. The course can make a big difference if you can commit to using it. Having someone else to encourage you is also important. Interactive questions and worksheets, which are a key feature of the series, are plentiful in this new edition. An award-winning companion website, www.livinglifetothefull.com, includes additional support materials and information.

  • Soul Survivor

    Overexposed to the distortions and hypocrisies of Christian churches, Philip Yancey set out in search of a life enhanced by faith instead of diminished by religion. Having struggled to forge personal convictions about God amid the ironies of life and the incongruities of religion, he looks closer at those whose lives radiate spiritual authenticity rather than pious posturing.

    From John Donne to Martin Luther King, Dostoevsky to Mahatma Gandhi, G K Chesterton to Henri Nouwen, Yancey pays homage to some of the most remarkable, selfless, Christ-like lives our world has known, and asks what both he and we can do to find such beautiful faith in our own lives.

    Soul Survivor is spiritual journalism of the highest order.

  • A2 Chemistry

    A2 Chemistry follows on from the successful AS Chemistry, and covers the content of all the main A2 specifications. The text has been divided into the three main areas of Chemistry (Physical, Inorganic and Organic) as well as a Reference section at the end which provides revision and exam hints and tips.

  • ATRS Foundation for the study of Religion

    A comprehensive and accessible introduction to the study of religion. The book covers the Philosophy of Religion, Religious Ethics, Jewish Scriptures, the New Testament, Developments in Christian Thought, and World Religions.

    ATRS, Foundation for the Study of Religion is an excellent new addition to the highly popular Access to Philosophy and Access to Religious Studies series. The series is:

    Geared to the new AS/A level specifications

    Features accessible layouts with clear diagrams and definitions of key words and terms

    Brimming with practical advice on study techniques, exam revision and suggestions for further reading

    Comprehensive in the coverage of key issues

    Thought-provoking with points to consider

  • Seeking Religion: The Jewish Experience - Teacher Resource Pack

    Written to accompany both the mainstream and foundation versions of the Seeking Religion Student's Book, this Teacher's Resource Pack provides fully photocopiable activities and comprehensive teacher notes to supplement those available in the books.

  • Malignant Lymphoma

    This authoritative text covers the full range of scientific and clinical developments that have occurred in the investigation and treatment of Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas over recent years. Edited by a team of acknowledged experts in the field, with contributions from around the world, the text covers both current views and likely future developments, and covers a broad spectrum of clinical care, from the routine to the highly experimental. It will find a place on the shelf of any medical library and will be invaluable reading for all oncologists wanting a comprehensive update on state-of-the-art practice in the management of malignant lymphoma.

  • Science Questions: Snowman Coat and Other Science Questions: Big Book

    Will a boat sink if it sails into deep water? Should you fall asleep in a shady spot? Why does a cold glass get wet on the outside? In this boldly original book, a group of young friends ask intriguing questions about the world around them, inspiring readers to speculate, investigate and find out the answers for themselves.

  • International Cuisine: China

    De-mystify the key principles of Chinese cookery and create your own exciting array of authentic dishes with International Cuisine: China.



    Written by two highly regarded experts with a comprehensive knowledge both of the cuisine and its many applications, this book provides in-depth coverage of the key regional influences and essential techniques of Chinese cookery. It is packed with a wide range of dishes, promising a mouth-watering blend of traditional ingredients. From soups and starters to impressive main courses, many of the recipes are accompanied by stunning full colour photographs, as well as clear illustrations of key methods and the use of unique cooking utensils.



    International Cuisine: China is an accessible and innovative step-by-step guide to Chinese cookery, and will prove the ideal kitchen companion for students, professionals and enthusiasts alike.

  • Science Questions: Bungee Jumpers and Other Science Questions

    What does our sunflower need to make it grow? How can we stop an ice lolly melting? Why does the water in the bird bath dry up? In this boldly original book, a group of young friends ask intriguing questions about the world around them, inspiring readers to speculate, investigate and find out the answers for themselves.

  • Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

    Caring for People with Learning Disabilities is an introductory textbook for those new to learning disability care, and will assist anyone who is commencing a career in this field. This book teaches students the importance of caring for the physical and psychological needs of people with learning disabilities, and is written in an easy to understand style offering practical advice on developing caring skills and planning appropriate care.

  • GCSE Business Studies A for AQA Teacher's Book

    GCSE Business Studies A for AQA Teacher's Book is the essential resource for the brand new AQA GCSE Business Studies specification A for first examination in 2003. It can also be used for specifications provided by other examination boards.

    The Teacher's Book has been written by an expert author team of examiners who have been involved in the writing of the new specification, and focuses on meeting both the core and option requirements.Key features include: guidance on delivering the new course, including methodologies and teaching strategies, additional photocopiable worksheets and exercises to supplement the textbook, extension work for more able students, specimen assessment papers with expert examiner advice, advice for coursework preparation and assignment, and teaching the pre-issued case study.

  • MEI Differential Equations Third Edition

    This series, well-known for accessibilbiy and for a student-friendly approach, has a wealth of features: Worked Examples, Activities, Investigations, Graded Exercises, Key Points summaries and Discussion Points. To ensure exam success there are plenty of up-to-date exam questions, plus warning signs to indicate common pitfalls. MEI offer full support to schools through their network with newsletters, training days and an annual conference. Differential Equations begins with a chapter on modelling and how you can use differential equations to describe real-life situations. It then goes on to consider solving a variety of types of differential equation, including second order linear and simultaneous equations. The book covers a variety of techiniques: analytical, numerical and graphical. Real contexts, for example oscillating systems, are used throughout. This book provides a clear introduction to differential equations and is suitable for any serious introductory course on the subject.

  • Wine and War

    In the vineyards, wine caves, and cellars of France as war and occupation came to the country winemakers acted heroically not only to save the best wines but to defend their way of life.

    These are the true stories of vignerons who sheltered Jewish refugees in their cellars and of winemakers who risked their lives to aid the resistance. They made chemicals in secret laboratories to fuel the resistance and fled from the Gestapo when arrests became imminent.

    There were treacheries too, as some of the nation's winemakers supported the Vichy regime or the Germans themselves and collaborated.

    Donald Kladstrup is a retired American network correspondent. He and his wife Petie have accumulated these fascinating stories, told with the pace and action that will fascinate fiction and non-fiction readers alike.

  • Aspects of Psychology: Bodily Rhythms & States of Awareness

    Concentrating on this popular A Level Psychology topic, this pocket-sized overview is clear and informative.

  • Access to Geography: Arid and Semi Arid Environments

    Arid and Semi-Arid Environments focuses upon major themes in the study of desert landscapes, processes and landforms. The book considers the physical causes of aridity, the desert hydrological cycle and the problems of water supply. Particular attention is paid to desert ecosystems and how they are related to aridity. A detailed study is made of the wide range of landforms which are unique to desert areas and how they were formed. Evidence in the landscape of past climates is examined in relation to the current debate on desertification.

  • Access to History Context: An Introduction to American History, 1860-1990

    Each volume provides a wide-ranging overview of the period it covers. Although the emphasis is clearly on political history, the majoy issues affecting the economy, society, religion, culture and ideas are also given appropriate treatment. Sufficient detail is included to ensure that a sound basic knowledge and understanding is acquired.

    This title introduces the major political and social themes of this period of American history in an accessible and progressive way. Issues and events such as slavery, the origins and course of the American Civil War, boom and bust, and foreign policy are given full coverage. Particular topics such as the USA and the Cold War, involvement in Vietnam and race relations are also introduced and analysed. This is an essential text for students studying aspects of American history for AS and A Level.

  • Test Cricket

    For all followers of international cricket there are over 1000 quiz questions to enthrall, entertain and tease. Challenge yourself and your friends with brainteasers such as:



    Which Australian fast-medium bowler appeared in the Australian drama, Flying Doctors?



    Which West Indian batsman scored 400 not out against England in April 2004?



    Name either of the Sri Lankan batsmen who produced a record 576 run second wicket partnership against India in 1997/8?



    And if you get stumped there are all the answers at the back of the book. Howzat!

  • The Official FA Guide to Basic Refereeing

    The official guides to success on and off the pitch.'







    This Official Football Association series provides invaluable and essential advice and information about key football skills for anyone involved in football, of any age and level. The books are especially aimed at those involved in grassroots football, who may not have the back up and help that they might need to realise the full potential of their involvement in the game. Each book in this series is packed with practical exercises and features, information and expert advice, which will improve your understanding and enhance your ability and enjoyment of the world's greatest game.







    A straightforward, lively and practical guide, this book not only covers the laws of the game and how to apply them, but also addresses why you might want to become a referee and the demands put upon you in such a role.







    It includes specific chapters on free kicks and offside and also a chapter devoted to player management. This book is not just essential reading for referees and those who are training, but for coaches, players and anyone else involved or interested in the game.







    'Be a part of the game.

  • Czechoslovakia

    Located at the heart of Europe between east and west, Czechoslovakia was the pivot of twentieth-century European history. Created out of the ruins of an empire, it remained a beacon of democracy in a continent darkened by fascism and communism. But unable to resist the machinations of greater powers, it succumbed to Nazi invasion and partition on the eve of World War II. After that conflict it underwent a communist dictatorship, which was lightened only briefly by the Prague Spring of 1968. Finally, the Czechoslovaks reclaimed liberty and democracy in the Velvet Revolution of 1989.



    Maria Dowling's history of Czechoslovakia engages with themes of perennial interest - nationalism, democracy, and authoritarian rule and as well as guiding the reader through the particularly rich and varied experiences of Czechoslovakia, illuminates the nature of government, power, and culture in twentieth-century Europe.

  • Management of Chronic Lower Limb Ischemia

    Preservation and reconstruction of the ischemic leg presents vascular surgeons with one of the most complex and difficult challenges. The vast majority of patients with this condition are diabetic and have advanced multisystem problems which complicate their case significantly. Lower extremity arterial reconstruction has improved dramatically in the last ten years and the book addresses and focuses on these areas.'Management of Chronic Lower Limb Ischemia opens with an historical overview and then covers preoperative considerations. A main component of the book deals with surgical technique and includes angioplasty, prosthetic bypass, reversed vein bypass, in-situ vein bypass, and complex reconstruction. The latter part of the book discusses graft surveillance, including outcome and results.

  • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

    In the fertile lands of the East, the farming community has been warned the wolves are coming back. Four gunslingers, led by Roland of Gilead, are also coming their way. And the farmers of the Calla want to enlist some hard calibers.



    Torn between protecting the innocent community and his urgent quest, Roland faces his most deadly perils as he journey through the Mid-World towards the Dark Tower.

  • Radio: A True Love Story

    Libby Purves has had an ongoing love affair with the radio since her childhood, when she saved her pocket money to buy a d-i-y transistor set. This was the 1950s, pre-television, when the family would gather round the 'wireless' to listen to classic shows such as 'The Glums' and 'Listen with Mother'. Her enthusiasm lasted through the teenage years of Radio Luxemburg and pirate station Caroline and while at university, Libby answered an ad for student volunteers for Radio Oxford. From then on she was hooked and entered the BBC as a trainee Programme Operations Assistant. The past thirty years have seen Libby as one of the most successful and popular BBC Radio 4 broadcasters, with a string of credits to her name including the Today programme, Midweek and The Learning Curve. She takes us behind the scenes of these programmes with amusing and entertaining anecdotes about the personalities involved, near-disasters and triumphs, and also makes an impassioned plea for continued funding and support for radio.

  • Health & Social Care For Foundation GNVQ 2nd edn

    The ideal introduction to Health & Social Care at foundation level, written and presented in a clear and user-friendly way.

  • I'm Not Supposed to Feel Like This: A Christian approach to depression and anxiety

    Depression is so common that it has been described as 'the common cold of psychiatry'. It is particularly difficult for Christians - there is often a feeling that Christians 'shouldn't' get depressed, and that it and anxiety are the result of a poor or damaged relationship with God.



    I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE THIS is an empowering and practical response to such common feelings. In the style of a workbook, with constant reference to the Bible, and the example of Jesus, it helps the reader to understand why they feel the way they do, and to draw on God's love and grace to find a path through depression and anxiety.



    The authors are all Christians, and experienced counsellors and psychiatrists.

  • Key Facts: Contract Law

    Key Facts has been specially written for students studying Law. It is the essential revision tool for a broad range of law courses from A Level to degree level. Written and edited by an expert team of authors whose experience means they know exactly what is required in a revision aid. They include examiners, barristers and lecturers. They have brought their expertise and knowledge to the series to make it user-friendly and accessible.



    Key Features include: user-friendly layout and style, diagrams, charts and tables illustrate key points, summary charts at a basic level, followed by more detailed explanations aid revision at every level, pocket sized and easily portable, highly-regarded authors.



    Contents: Fundamentals of contract law; Formation of a contract; Other factors affecting formation; The contents of contract; Vitiating factors; Discharge of a contract; Remedies.

  • Debating Matters: Designer Babies: Where Should We Draw The Line?

    Science fiction has been preoccupied with technologies to control the characteristics of our children since the publication of Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World'. Current arguments about 'designer babies' almost always demand that lines should be drawn and regulations tightened. But where should regulation stop and patient choice in the use of reproductive technology begin? In this book, five contributors set out their arguments.

  • 3-5 Complete Writing

    A bind-up of Very First Writing, Writing and Writing Practice, this book provides an excellent introduction to maths for preschool children. It is packed with enjoyable activities which will help children develop early Literacy skills including understanding the relationship between the spoken and written words, improve hand/eye coordination, understanding that each letter shape has its own sound, and becoming accustomed to reading and writing from left to right. Helpful notes to parents included.

  • The Mobius Guide to Tantric Sex

    The Mobius Guides provide a fascinating overview to help you get to grips with the basic principles, practices and background of each subject area. Enlightening and fully accessible, these great introductions are ideal for the beginner, or those who simply wish to widen their knowledge in different areas. Taken from the top selling titles from Headway's BEGINNER'S GUIDE series, these titles already have an excellent sales history. Stunningly repackaged, they will have enormous appeal to the growing number of people drawn to the Mind, Body, Spirit area.

    This guide is a clear and helpful introduction to Tantric sex, including techniques and tips on how to acheive heightened levels of pleasure and spirituality, a richer spiritual encounter with yourself and your partner, and a deeper and more meaningful aspect to sexual development and experience.

  • The River Cottage Year

    In this new book, the follow-up to his bestselling River Cottage Cookbook, Hugh writes about the year on his Dorset smallholding. He recalls, month by month, the highs and lows of past years, and anticipates the 12 months ahead - what'll be in season when, and when'll be the best months to crack on with such tasks as chick rearing and sheep shearing, haymaking and hedge laying.



    But, for all its outdoorsy information, the real focus of THE RIVER COTTAGE YEAR is indoors - at Hugh's kitchen table. With over 100 brand new recipes, this is above all a cookery book and for once a genuinely seasonal one, celebrating local seasonal produce at its very best - chestnuts in January, artichokes in March, rhubarb in April, asparagus in May, strawberries in June, blackcurrants in July, tomatoes in August, plums in September, apples in October, pumpkins in November and parsnips in December...



    Full of his hard-earned smallholder's wisdom, seasoned with his infectious good humour, THE RIVER COTTAGE YEAR is Hugh's rallying cry for us to reclaim the seasons.

  • Close Reading 11-14 with Answers

    Close Reading 11-14 provides a wide selection of of extracts from novels old and (especially) new, with accompanying interpretation/ comprehension-type questions.



    In addition, the 'Taking A Closer Look' section in each chapter focuses on a specific language feature from the passage and provides further explanations and practice exercises on that aspect of language.



    The book has specific links with Knowledge About Language (by the same authors) but can also be used independently of that title, either as a stand-alone classroom textbook or a resource for individual pupils needing interpretation practice.

  • Livewire Investigates: Volcanoes

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • Six Dinner Sid

    Sid is a cat who is addicted to having six meals a day and glories in this lifestyle. Manipulative, persuasive and a charmer he has wrapped everybody round his little paw - each owner believes that Sid belongs to them only . . . until the day he is found out!

  • Seeking Religion: The Hindu Experience - Teacher Resource Pack

    Written to accompany both the mainstream and foundation versions of the Seeking Religion Student's Book, this Teacher's Resource Pack provides fully photocopiable activities and comprehensive teacher notes to supplement those available in the books.

  • Hodder 20th Century History: The Great War 2nd Edition

    This second edition has been updated to reflect the demands of the Modern World History GCSE specifications. Combining lively narrative with an excellent range of written and visual sources, the book also contains features that aid students in their understanding of the topic and development of study skills.

  • English Transcription Course

    Have you ever been confused by the fact that the words 'though' and 'bough' are pronounced differently, or frustrated by the realisation that 'hint' and 'pint' don't rhyme? It is well known that the spelling system of English is notoriously unhelpful as an indicator of how to pronounce English words. Spoken and written representations of English are mutually inconsistent, making it difficult to interpret the 'logic' of the language. Learning to transcribe English phonetically, however, provides an accurate visual interpretation of pronunciation: it helps you to realise what you actually say, rather than what you think you say.

    English Transcription Course is the ideal workbook for anyone wishing to practice their transcription skills. It provides a series of eight lessons, each dealing with a particular aspect of pronunciation, and introduces and explains the most important features of connected speech in modern British English - such as assimilation, elision and weak forms, concentrating on achieving a relaxed, informal style of speech. Each lesson is followed by a set of exercises which allow for extensive practise of the skills learnt in both current and previous chapters. Students can check their progress with the 'model' answers provided in the appendix.

  • Close Reading Non-Fiction 11-14

    Following the immense success of Close Reading 11-14, this Non-Fiction text has been written to provide further close reading exercises, specifically when dealing with non-fictional text. This text provides 15 extracts from a wide variety of publications with accompanying interpretation/comprehension-type questions.

    Each chapter also features a section which focuses upon a particular language feature from the passage, giving further explanation as well as practice exercises on that aspect of language.

    A version containng suggested answers is also available, 0 340 88923 3.

  • Teach Yourself Beginner's Mandarin Chinese New Edition

    In one form or another, Chinese is the language most spoken in the world. Although it has many different spoken forms, they are all written in exactly the same way. In this book you will learn Modern Standard Chinese which is understood by more Chinese speakers than any other form of the language.



    Teach Yourself Beginner's Chinese is the right course for you if you really want to learn Chinese but are daunted by the prospect of complicated grammar, classes and coursebooks. This book starts right from the beginning and explains everything in simple English. There are hints throughout to make learning easy and you can learn at your own pace with plenty of practice of each new point. It is a friendly introduction to the language which will help you to understand and speak Chinese sufficiently well to function effectively in basic everyday situations, both business and social. The course will also offer you an insight into Chinese culture and there is even an opportunity for you to find out something about the Chinese writing system if you want to.



    The book is divided into two main parts. Units 1-10 introduce you to the basic structures and grammatical points you'll need in everyday situations. Units 12-21 deal with everyday situations such as booking into a hotel, changing money, seeing a doctor, and being entertained in a Chinese home. They give you the opportunity to put into practice and consolidate the language you have learnt in the first ten units. Unit 11 is a special unit designed to give you the chance to find out something about the origin of Chinese characters and to have a taste of what's involved in reading and writing them. If you would rather miss this unit out and concentrate on speaking and listening, you can do so without it affecting your understanding of the other units. All the Chinese in other units is given in the official system of romanization.



    By the end of the course you'll be able to communicate in a wide range of real-life situations and have all the practical information you need to enjoy your next trip to China.



    Two accompanying cassettes or CDs are available separately or in a pack with the book.



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  • A2 Business Studies

    This brand new textbook covers the new A2 Business Studies award. It is a companion text to AS Business Studies and follows the same format and style, making it the ideal follow-up text for A2. It can be used for all major examining boards, imcluding AQA, OCR and Edexcel A Level Business Studies. The text is fully up-to-date and written to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and examination skills essential for success in the new examination. Illustrated throughout, it is separated into six topic areas reflecting the structure of the new specification, and sub-divided into units, allowing satudents to measure and test their progress.

  • Trauma: A Companion to Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery

    The focus of this book is on safe, basic surgical practice in early post-injury which will be applicable to the trainee and practising surgeon worldwide, including those working in relatively remote centres. The methods described are well-tried and up-to-date,and employ readily available technology. The amount of space allocated to a particular subject relates directly to its importance in surgical practice.

  • Group Reading Test MANUAL

    Please be advised that orders of these tests are restricted to schools/institutions only. Please supply an institutional address when you place your order as we are unable to fulfil orders with a private address.

  • Science Scope: Chemistry

    Science Scope: Chemistry is one of three books in a series of science texts for teachers who teach 11-14 science as three separate subject disciplines.

    The books are aimed broadly at middle-ability students, with the core material at National Curriculum Levels 5/6, but contain all the material needed for pupils to reach the highest levels. This higher-level text is separated out from the body of the text in boxes, so that teachers can ensure that for their average-ability pupils, they are teaching no more than they need to teach. In addition, the books include all the material needed for pupils to complete their Common Entrance 13+ exam.

  • Heart Of The Hunter

    When Johnny K is kidnapped and held to ransom, his daughter turns to the only man she knows can help her - his old friend - Tiny.



    The kidnappers want a disk from her safe that contains extremely sensitive data, and she has seventy-two hours in which to deliver, or her father will die.



    But there are those watching Tiny's every move, monitoring, waiting for him trip up and lead them to what they want.



    Two warring factions with innocents caught in the middle



    It is only a matter of time...

  • GCSE Engineering

    Designed specifically for students studying the new qualification, GCSE Engineering allows the reader to become familiar with the contemporary realities of engineering as a high-tech, multi-disciplined, problem-solving industry. Written by a highly experienced author and examiner, the book covers every essential topic featured on the new specification, including:



    !PUnderstanding design briefs and product specifications

    !PBasic skills, tools, manufacturing methods and quality control

    !PThe application of new technology, including new materials and the use of ICT



    Clearly written and jargon-free, the text boasts a full range of real industrial examples made relevant to GCSE study, which, together with a number of project suggestions, help explain the underlying theory. The accessible and innovative design allows students of all abilities to easily follow and understand key processes and technical aspects of the subject. No engineering student should be without this essential textbook.

  • Aktion Grammatik!, 2nd edn

    An updated edition of the German grammar reference textbook, covering the Year 2000 AS and A Level specifications. Each chapter deals with a specific grammatical point and includes reinforcement exercises, a self-check key; and open-ended communicative activities.

  • The Companion to Development Studies, 2nd Edition

    The Companion to Development Studies is an essential one-stop reference for anyone with an interest in development studies. Over 100 international experts have been brought together to present a comprehensive overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies.



    Building on the success of the first edition, the second edition of the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes new chapters on a range of topics, including ageing, culture and development, corruption and development and global terrorism. Each chapter summarises current debates and provides guidance for further reading and research.
    The Companion to Development Studies is indispensable for students of development studies at all levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate and beyond, in departments of development studies, geography, politics, international relations, sociology, social anthropology and economics.

  • Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy

    The pregnant woman can present a variety of mental disorders - from classic schizophrenia to depression. Using a systematic, step by step set of criteria, this book covers diagnosis and prescribed treatment, and analyses risk and cost benefits particularly with regard to drug therapy. In all cases, psychotropic versus psychotherapeutic treatments are given full consideration.



    Topics covered include schizophrenia; depression and mania; obsessive-compulsive disorders; eating disorders; sleeping disorders; delirium; dementia and amnesia; alcohol abuse; and drug and substance abuse.

  • 64 Zoo Lane: Joey The Kangaroo

    Lucy has some very strange neighbours with horns and humps, tails and trunks - that's because Lucy lives next door to the zoo! Every night, she climbs down the long long neck of Georgina the Giraffe and listens to one of them tell her a story... Tonight it's the story of Joey. Joey is a little kangaroo who lives in Australia. But Joey has problems doing the one thing all kangaroos are famous for - jumping! Will he learn to jump like a proper kangaroo before the Junior Jump Competition?

  • Introductory Scots Law: Theory & Practice

    Introductory Scots Law: Theory & Practice offers a straightforward introduction to the most important areas of Scottish Law. Although it will be an essential handbook for students undertaking advanced law classes as part of HNC or HND qualifications, it is also suitable for those undertaking introductory law classes in other fields (such as professional studies) where there is a 'law component'. Finally, for the general reader, it provides a uniquely accessible guide to the Scottish legal system.

  • Intermediate GNVQ Business Teacher's Book

    This text provides answers to all the questions and activities in the student book, "Intermediate GNVQ Business". Following the same format, it covers the mandatory units of the year 2000 specifications, with advice on integrating key skills, photocopiable worksheets and examples of exercises.

  • Exploiting CRM: Connecting with Customers

    About the series:

    Aimed at both senior managers and consultants, The Management Consultancies Association series provides practical and comprehensive guides that describe how key management ideas can be applied in reality.



    About the book:

    It's time to rethink Customer Relationship Management- not as a discrete technology strategy, or as

    a stand alone marketing tool. Increasingly demanding customers and intense competition require that customer strategy becomes an integral and high profile component of corporate strategy. This book is for people who understand their business but who want to know how customer-related ideas, tools and technologies can be used in the real world, to help create shareholder value.

  • The Intelligent Client: Managing Your Management Consultant

    About the series:

    Aimed at both senior managers and consultants, The Management Consultancies Association series provides practical and comprehensive guides that describe how key management ideas can be applied in reality.



    About the book:

    It is a fact that only in the minority of consultancy projects do the managers involved know- let alone agree- why consultants have been hired. The Intelligent Client aims to redress this balance by keeping you, the manager and the client, firmly in the picture. This book will help you to create effective, productive and value for money client-consultant relationships.

  • David Beckham - My World

    Manchester United footballer David Beckham has been voted one of European football's brightest stars. His marriage to Spice Girl Victoria Adams and the birth of their son, Brooklyn, crowned the couple's celebrity status. But while much is written about him, David Beckham remains an elusive character. Here, for the first time, he tells his own story and talks of the artistry of his football skills, his personal heroes and influences, his daily life in football and the celebrity world, and his hopes for the future. With exclusive and intimate photographs throughout by Dean Freeman, DAVID BECKHAM - MY WORLD will provide a unique insight in to this much talked about icon of our times.

  • Q Learning: Consultant

    DEFINE YOUR FUTURE... ANALYSE YOUR PRESENT... ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS



    We all possess a wide range of skills... but everyone knows that they could be even more effective.



    This innovative new series is aimed at people who would like to improve - who know that although they have a degree of competence there is undoubtedly more that they could achieve.



    By helping the reader to set their own goals, analyse their current strengths and work out how to achieve their aims, Consultant is a motivating, highly personal means of improving key consulting skills - of enormous importance in today's business environments.



    THE FUTURE

    What do you want and where are you going?



    THE PRESENT

    What are you currently good at?



    HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT?



    Incorporated within the text are contributions from renowned practitioners in the field, including case studies, anecdotes and examples. To cater for a variety of learning styles, there are checklists, diagrams, questionnaires and cartoons where appropriate. Theory, questions for reflection, practical tasks and case studies will make sure that the reader moves through a variety of learning modes.



    Q LEARNING IS A WHOLE NEW CONCEPT IN SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND DISCOVERY.

  • MEI Statistics 2 2ED

    The MEI Structured Mathematics text books are ideal for A/AS Level students. Worked examples explain points clearly, discussion points engage students in mathematical thinking, and exam questions offer plenty of practice. The second edition of this market-leading series brings the books fully in line with the new A/AS Level specifications.

  • Jackdaw Summer

    A long hot summer

    A wild boy

    An abandoned baby

    An act of violence


    Every summer Liam and Max roam the wild countryside of Northumberland - but this year things are different. One hot summer's day a jackdaw leads the two boys into an ancient farm house where they find a baby, wrapped in a blanket, with a scribbled note pinned to it: PLESE LOOK AFTER HER RITE. THIS IS A CHILDE OF GOD.



    And so begins Jackdaw Summer. A summer when friendships are tested. A summer when lines between good and bad are blurred. A summer that Liam will never forget ...

  • Fusee 2: Student's Book

    Fusee is a new French course aimed at 11-14 year olds. It is designed to meet the needs of a wide-ability class and reflects the latest changes in the National Curriculum. Book 2 builds on the language and structures learnt in the first stage of the course, with creative activities allowing pupils to progress towards freer, more personal expression.

  • AQA GCSE Higher Science Revision and Practice Book

    AQA GCSE Science Higher Revision and Practice Book is aimed at students taking both the Modular and Coordinated Double Award Science Higher Tier. The book follows the order of the Modular course, but covers all material needed for the Coordinated exam.



    Written by senior examiners, the book covers the entire Double Award Science specification, providing plenty of exam practice, model questions and answers and exam tips.



    Key features of the book include:

    * In-text questions to reinforce learning

    * Model questions and answers from 2003's exams

    * Examiners' tips

    * Advice on how to revise

    * Progress tests with exam-style questions for each section

    * Full answers, with full worked answers available on the accompanying AQA GCSE Science website

  • Azione Grammatica!, 2nd edn

    An updated edition of the Italian grammar reference textbook, covering the Year 2000 AS and A Level specifications. Each chapter deals with a specific grammatical point and includes reinforcement exercises, a self-check key; and open-ended communicative activities.

  • Debating Matters: The Internet: Brave New World?

    Over the last decade, the internet has become part of everyday life. Along with the benefits however, come fears of unbridled hate speech and pornography. More profoundly, perhaps, there is a worry that virtual relationships will replace the real thing, creating a sterile, soulless society. How much is the internet changing the world? Contrasting answers to these questions are presented from four different sides of the debate.

  • Science Questions: Seesaw and Other Science Questions

    Which hat will keep the rain off best? Will the lost coin show up in the dark? What happens to sugar in a cup of tea? In this boldly original book, a group of young friends ask intriguing questions about the world around them, inspiring readers to speculate, investigate and find out the answers for themselves. It includes four easy experiments for children to do at home.

  • Intermediate 2 Chemistry with Answers

    This text is aimed at Intermediate 2 chemistry teachers and students, and is a companion volume to the without answers version.

  • Contract Law & Tort

    This text is specifically geared towards contract law and tort sections of the new A Level specifications. Taking a practical learning approach, it is full of actual documentation, diagrams and exercises which keep law up-to-date and relevant, providing a stimulating resource for students of all abilities.

  • Brum's Joke Book

    Laugh with Brum at this selection of over 40 jokes - perfect comedy for every Brum fan.

  • One Hundred Secret Thoughts Cats have about Humans

    Adopt a rescue human. They think they are adopting you. Humans that need homes go to special places where cats are kept. These are rescue humans.



    Humans can't caterwaul - except in the bath or sometimes when they play the piano.



    They cannot purr. Cat psychologists suggest that this gap in the human vocal repertoire is due to their lack of inner confidence and serenity.



    Baby humans don't have anyone of their own age to play with, but it doesn't matter as much as it would for a kitten as they are amazingly retarded.



    Gay tom humans make the best pets.

  • Care Practice for S/NVQ3

    Care Practice for S/NVQ3 is the essential companion for anyone studying the new S/NVQ Level 3 Care Qualification.



    Fully up-to-date with the latest standards, the book provides comprehensive coverage of every mandatory unit, as well as essential outlines of the most popular option modules. From care planning to servise users, dealing with harm and abuse, to developing communication and interpersonal skills, the book encourages and enables every student to expand and enhance their personal and professional development in social care.



    With an emphasis on good practice, original 'real world' examples are combined with self-teest sections and case studies, giving students the opportunity to build their knowledge and experience, and helping them to develop the necessary skills for confident care practice.

  • Diseases of the Lymphatics

    This comprehensive and authoritative book covers the basic science aspects of the lymphatic system and the pathophysiology of its diseases. The major part covers treatment options, uniquely combining both surgical and non-invasive therapeutic approaches.



    Authored by three leading authorities in the study of lymphatic disease this text has specialist contributions from other international experts.

  • Livewire Investigates: The Secrets of Vaccination

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • Timeless Wisdon Of The Celts - A Beginner's Guide

    An introduction to the beliefs, philosophy and mythology of the Celts. It focuses on how Celtic beliefs can be applied to life now, covering: the Celts in history; gods and goddesses; the relationship of the Celts with nature; the underworld; the arts; and myths and legends.

  • Literacy Probe 7-9 TEACHER'S HANDBOOK

    Diagnostic tests focusing on the basic literacy skills of struggling readers - children who are underperforming by two years or more - at age 7-9. They pinpoint those skills needing to be addressed, and give detailed practical help for effective remediation.

  • Complete A-Z Media & Film Studies Handbook

    FROM DAY ONE . . . TO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAMS

    This brand new A-Z Handbook explains all the key terms in Advanced Level Media and Film Studies. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by explanation and/or worked examples. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. The A-Z format makes it exceptionally easy to use.

    The Complete A-Z Media & Film Studies Handbook has been written to familiarise you with the language of Media and Film Studies. It is useful from the first day of studying Media and/or Film Studies right through to the night before your exams. The Handbook is invaluable for students of all AS and A2 level courses and will also be invaluable to University students.

    For new students - Media and Film ideas, terms and concepts are explained clearly

    During the course - the fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments

    For exam revision - detailed revision lists are provided to help focus your efforts, plus exam advice from a leading examiner

    Additional features include:

    A.A-grade revision list

    A.revision tips

    A.useful websites

    A.revision lists specific to each major examining board

  • The Book of Bunny Suicides

    This is dark humour at its best - a collection of hilarious and outrageous cartoons which will appeal to anyone in touch with their evil side.

  • Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense

    Containing all the ingredients of Michael Rosen's poetry - humour, rhyme, repetition and wordplay. Covering all sorts of topics from football to Little Mary Anne who's made of elastic, to dinosaurs. From the author of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt."

  • Hodder History: Crown & Country, Britain 1500-1750, mainstream edn

    This is an exciting Key Stage 3 resource for teaching and learning about the issues and events that characterize Tudor, Stuart and early 18th century Britain. It never lets go of the period's story, providing opportunities to examine the big picture and investigate particular topics. Discover which English king was killed by a mole, the year when bagpipes were classified as an 'offensive weapon' and a piper was sent to prison for playing them, and which English monarch's body exploded while awaiting burial.

  • Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychiatry

    This practically-oriented comprehensive textbook is essential for both psychiatrists and neurologists, covering much of the difficult overlap between the two specialties. Split into 3 sections it presents a clinically-oriented text that enables the reader to evaluate, diagnose and treat neuropsychiatric patients.



    Part 1 covers methodology and techniques of diagnostic assessment; part 2 covers symptoms, signs and syndromes; and part 3 provides encyclopaedic coverage of specific disorders including pathology, aetiology, clinical findings, course and differential diagnosis, and treatment.

  • In The Presence Of The Enemy: An Inspector Lynley Novel: 8

    As the editor of a popular left-wing tabloid, Dennis Luxford has made a career out of scandal. But this time the scoop involves his own daughter. To save the life of his child, Luxford must expose the girl's mother - Eve Bowen, now Under Secretary of State for the Home Office. And Eve refuses to involve the police, convinced that Charlotte's disappearance is just one more shabby tabloid ploy.



    Only when events take an unbearable turn is New Scotland Yard brought in, in the guise of Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Barbara Havers. And as their investigations move from Westminster to Wiltshire, Lynley and Havers discover that treachery and betrayal lie perilously close to home.

  • We Are Eternal

    The phenomenal successes of CROSSING OVER and TALKING TO HEAVEN have proved the huge public interest in life on 'the other side'. Now, in this fascinating, revelatory book, top 'medium's medium' Robert Brown shares with us all that has been revealed to him over 27 years' of interaction with the spirits.



    Throughout his many years' experience, Robert Brown has seen every form of crossing over. In WE ARE ETERNAL he reveals what those who have crossed over want us to know about the other side and this world. With astonishing stories from clients who have found peace knowing their loved-ones do live on, he explains what happens to us when our physical body dies, how the spirit world works, how mediums do what they do, and what the spirits tell us about capital punishment, suicide, evil spirits and man's inhumanity to man. Opening our eyes to the reality of our eternal nature, this enlightening book will change your views on life and death forever.

  • Garden Feng Shui - A Beginner's Guide

    A practical guide to the application of feng shui in the garden. It examines: the principles of feng shui; feng shui remedies in the garden; the shape and layout of the garden; functional and decorative garden buildings; water features; seats and ornaments; and plants.

  • Foundation GCSE Mathematics for OCR Two Tier Course

    Foundation Mathematics for OCR provides ideal preparation for the new two-tier GCSE. This brand-new course has been written by experienced examiners and authors, and combines their teaching and examining experience to provide the ideal course for GCSE students.
    Clear learning objectives and summaries for each chapter
    Challenges provide activities to enhance students' learning
    Tips help students to achieve their top examination grade
    Plenty of practice questions throughout Dedicated student's books, teachers, resources, homework books and digital resources for each Tier
    Written by authors who are experienced teachers and examiners

  • Handbook of Venous Disorders, 2Ed: Guidelines of the American Venous Forum

    Since the publication of the first edition five years ago, substantial new information has emerged in many areas of acute and chronic venous disease, on venous malformations and lymphatic disorders. This revised, updated and expanded edition takes account of these developments and provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical evaluation, diagnostic imaging, medical, endovascular and surgical management. New chapters on reporting standards and outcome analysis and a new report of the American Venous Forum Research Committee on basic and clinical research in venous and lymphatic disease are also included. A key feature of this book is the integration of surgical, endovascular and medical therapies helping to make it an essential reference source on the diagnosis and treatment of venous and lymphatic diseases.



    The book is authored by founding members of the American Venous Forum; a society dedicated to research, education and the clinical practice of venous and lymphatic diseases. This edition includes several international authors, all expert in venous disease, most being regular or honorary members of the American Venous Forum.



    The book is primarily intended for medical students, house officers, residents and fellows in vascular surgery, interventional radiology, vascular and internal medicine, cardiology, phlebology and dermatology. It will also be of great interest to physicians, surgeons, vascular laboratory technologists and vascular nurses who are involved in the investigation, evaluation or management of venous and lymphatic diseases or malformations.



    The manual is for medical students, house officers, fellows in vascular surgery, radiology or vascular medicine, and all physicians and surgeons who participate in the evaluation and treatment of venous or lymphatic disease. This revised second edition is expanded and fully up-to-date, reflecting modern advances in vascular diagnosis and therapy.

  • Complete A-Z Sociology Handbook 3rd Edition

    FROM DAY ONE . . . TO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAMS



    "At long last a [handbook] with meanings that were accessible and useful. I think a good book on the shelf is invaluable to students in social sciences, ploughing through so much new jargon." J Wills, Brunel Technical College (about the 1st edition)



    The A-Z Handbook explains all the key terms in Advanced Level Sociology. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by an explanation and/or worked examples. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. The A-Z format makes it exceptionally easy to use.



    The Complete A-Z Sociology Handbook has been written to familiarise you with the language and terminology of Sociology. It is useful from the first day of studying advanced Sociology right through to the night before your exams. The Handbook is invaluable for students of all AS and A2 Level courses and is also a useful resource for students of undergraduate and vocational courses.



    For new students - Sociology terms and concepts are explained clearly



    During the course - the fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments



    For exam revision - detailed revision lists are provided to help focus your efforts, plus exam advice from leading examiners



    Additional features include:



    .revision lists specific to each major examining board

    .hints for exam success

    .list of examiners' terms

  • Religious Studies for Common Entrance Teacher's Resource Book

    Religious Studies for Common Entrance is an authoritative textbook preparing pupils for the compulsory sections of the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Entrance Religious Studies examination.



    This is the Teacher's Resource Book to support the Pupil's Book, providing quizzes, past questions, revision strategies, exam advice, learning support, differentiated worksheets and extension activities.



    Photocopiable throughout.

  • Islam: OCR GCSE Religious Studies

    This brand new series brings a fresh approach to Religious Studies at GCSE. Written by a team of experts and examiners, and endorsed by OCR, it is ideal for use with the new 2001 specification long and short course.

    Islam provides exciting material on the beliefs and practices of Islam, as well as on Muslim teaching about moral questions such as:

    What are the main principles of Islam, and how do they affect the daily lifes of Muslims?

    Why are festivals and pilgrimage important for Muslims?

    Why is the Quar'an so sacred, and what part does it play in the lives of modern Muslims?

    What does it mean to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century?

  • Winning!

    Winning! tells the story of the remarkable past six years - an unforgettable journey that began in September 1997 and took the team from the lower ranks of international first-class rugby to the top as World Cup Champions. Sir Clive Woodward and his team mounted a campaign of vast change, great learning, team building and clear vision to achieve their aim. 'We would question everything, change anything and leave no stone unturned,' he writes. WINNING! will talk about the team's journey of innovation and discovery and will reveal exactly how it happened, the fundamentals of their success and how these principles can be applied to any human endeavour. 'We changed the way we coached, the way we played and, of equal importance, how we operated off the field.' Bringing his business management skills to the game, Woodward simplified the entire approach to the structure of the team and created new management systems both on and off the pitch.



    In an anecdotal style, Clive Woodward entertains and informs while he describes the thrilling build-up to England's World Cup triumph.

  • Twopenny Rainbows

    In 1863 the authorities send Irish orphans Ismay and Mara to Australia against their will. Worse, on arrival they're separated from one another. While Ismay is forced to take a job as a maid, miles away in the country, Mara must stay in the care of the catholic mission. Desperate to be reunited, they both run away but Ismay soon runs into danger out in the bush. She is saved by Malachi Firth, but although he's attracted to her, he doesn't want to be encumbered with a wife.



    Meanwhile, their elder sister Keara has not forgotten them. However, she has had her own struggles to face and by the time she reaches Melbourne she finds that the trail is cold. Danger continues to threaten all three sisters. Will they ever find one another again?

  • Access to Geography: Climate and Society

    The book looks at global patterns and climate mechanisms and compares and contrasts climates of the British Isles, Europe and MEditerranean Europe. Particular attention is padi to studying microclimates and investigating climate hazards and the effects these have on society, including the recent floods in Mozambique and famine in Africa.

  • Aromatherapy: Therapy Basics Second Edition

    This second edition of the core text Aromatherapy - Therapy Basics includes new information and features, which reflect the changes in beauty and therapy courses. A high quality colour section is also now included. The text covers all the underpinning knowledge and beyond for students studying this therapy. It provides a wide range of tasks, definitions and activities to ensure students gain a thorough understanding of the subject.

    Topics include:
    -The importance of research
    -Data on 40 essential oils
    -Aromachemistry
    -Aromatherapy case studies
    -The physiology of Aromatherapy
    -Aromatherapy Massage Techniques

  • Teach Yourself Windows XP

    TEACH YOURSELF WINDOWS XP explains all the key aspects of this application from the user's angle, from running programs and managing files to configuring printers and customising your system.



    - Written for the new user at home or in the office.



    - Covers all the key features of Windows XP.

  • White Cap and Bails

    In this new anecdotal book, the unstoppable Dickie Bird takes one County Cricket Club at a time and revisits each with the aid of memorabilia, statistics, books and videos. A mass of new hilarious stories flow from Dickie as he flexes his memory: he describes the cricketers, the matches and the character of these clubs. Dickie also relives his journeys as a umpire to clubs and Test match arenas overseas and recalls the humorous times that have filled his unique career. A must have for cricket enthusiasts everywhere.

  • English Grammar for Students of Russian: The Study Guide for those Learning Russian

    Thousands of students have found these books the ideal way to master the grammar of their chosen language. They offer a step-by-step explanation of a concept as it applies in English, a presentation of the same concept as it applies in the target language, the similarities and differences between the two languages, stressing common pitfalls for English speakers and including review exercises with an answer key.

  • An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology, 4Ed

    A good understanding of the physiology of the cardiovascular system is fundamental to understanding cardiovascular disease processes. Thus cardiovascular physiology is a major component of all undergraduate courses in physiology, biomedical science and medicine as well as postgraduate study programmes for MRCP and FRCA.

    The extensively revised fourth edition of this well-respected textbook continues to provide all the information that these students and examination candidates will need. Coverage extends from basic outlines of the fundamental principles of how the cardiovascular system works in health and disease, through to more advanced physiological mechanisms and intracellular transduction pathways. The updated text incorporates the major advances in the field since the first edition of 1990, while retaining the original balance and style without excessive, unwieldy expansion. New sections include the contribution of wave reflection to systolic hypertension and the role of kinases in vascular contraction, while increased coverage of myocardial ischaemia and advances in understanding cardiac failure and arrhythmogenesis enhance the clinical relevance of the text.

    Other key features of this fourth edition include:

    . Introductory Overviews at the start of many chapters to guide the reader through the material that follows
    . New Concept Boxes provide 'at a glance' outlines of key concepts in cardiovascular physiology
    . Learning Objectives at the start of every chapter and bulleted Summaries at the end provide invaluable directions for study and helpful aids to revision
    . Inclusion of Clinical Cases in a self-assessment format encourages active, problem-based learning and relates the physiology to practical medicine
    . Larger format and new page design for enhanced user-friendliness
    . Over 250 illustrations, many new to this edition, with all line diagrams redrawn in 2-colour for improved clarity

    An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology continues to provide an up-to-date, comprehensive but accessible account of the fascinating world of cardiovascular physiology, to be referred to often by the student and lecturer alike.

  • Outline of Sociology as Applied to Medicine, 5Ed

    The fifth edition of this classic textbook that to explore the origins, nature and context of illness in society, and provides a framework for understanding the relationship between health, health care and the society in which it occurs. Divided into 14 clinically relevant chapters (from Going to the Doctor, through to The Social Role of Medicine), this highly readable book gives a coherent, integrated account that will enable students to understand 'illness behaviour' and what lies behind a given patient's decision to see a doctor about this problem, now.



    The author is, in addition to being a highly acclaimed medical sociologist, a clinician by training and experience who understands the practical importance of the fundamental concepts that guide his specialty.

  • The Low GI Diet Cookbook

    Science has proven that low GI, slowly digested carbohydrates, are key to healthy and sustained weight loss. THE LOW GI COOKBOOK brings you over 70 tempting recipes based on these established principles. The book covers everything from sustaining breakfasts and brunches, substantial but healthy dinner dishes, to quick salads and sweet treats, and even includes recipes from celebrity chefs.

    Packed with beautiful photographs, handy tips, and with a complete breakdown of fat, protein and carb content, calorie values and GI values for every recipe, THE LOW GI COOKBOOK is your blueprint for healthy low GI eating for life.

  • Seeking Religion: The Buddhist Experience, foundation edition

    A study of the Buddhist religion, designed for below average Key Stage 3 students of religious education. It is part of the "Seeking Religion" series, which seeks to offer balanced, factual and culturally sensitive approaches to the major world religions, along with opportunities for students to explore and reflect upon their own beliefs and values. Topics covered in this text include Siddhartha's quest; enlightenment; the Buddha's teaching (Dharma); the community (Sangha); meditation; festivals; and Buddhist scriptures.

  • Ghosts - A Beginner's Guide

    Many of us have experienced phenomena we cannot explain by conventional means. Discover ways of preparing for and coping with a ghost encounter. Investigate different types of ghosts and read about ghost-hunting and ouija boards.

  • Ant Egg Soup: The Adventures Of A Food Tourist in Laos

    Natacha Du Pont De Bie is no ordinary tourist. She'll trek for hours or even days in search of a good lunch. Her obsession with food is such that, while others are lying comatose on the beach or cycling up mountains, she'll be down at the local market, elbow deep in produce, grilling people on where to find the best indigenous restaurants and cafes and jotting down recipes. She is a self-proclaimed food tourist - she can't think of a better way to experience a country and its culture than through its cuisine. And the more obscure the better.



    So when Natacha found out that there was only one cookbook on Lao cuisine by the late king's chef, she promptly decided that the challenge of hunting down recipes and discovering a new gastronomy was just too tempting. ANT EGG SOUP is the result of her adventures in Laos, the stories of the people she met, the places she visited and, of course, the food she tasted: drinking raw turkey blood with herbs in a tribal village, cooking Paradise chicken in a little guest house by the Kung Si waterfalls and sampling fried cricket during the Festival of the Golden Stupa.



    Funny and refreshing, fascinating and enlightening, ANT EGG SOUP will awaken the senses while redefining the art of travelling and eating abroad.

  • Teach Yourself Teaching English as a Foreign Language New Edition

    If you have recently trained to teach English as a foreign language or are currently on a training course, this book will give you practical help and support as you start your first teaching assignments. It will provide you with the basic teaching skills, background knowledge and awareness that will enable you to enter the classroom with confidence and develop your skills.

    Teach Yourself Teaching English contains:
    - advice on effective and successful teaching techniques,
    - invaluable tips on classroom management, lesson planning and using coursebooks,
    - approaches to teaching different kinds of lessons,
    - tasks and review sections in each unit to help you remember what you have learnt,
    - lots of information about job hunting and career development.

    This book is the ideal teaching companion and can be referred to at short notice for suggestions, examples and reassurance.

    The leader in self-learning with more than 300 titles, covering all subjects.
    Be where you want to be with Teach Yourself.

  • Run Baby Run

    The book that has stunned and moved the hearts of millions is to be re-released with a dramatic new cover to be put into the Hodder Contemporary Classics series.
    Cruz's classic testimony is still compelling reading more than forty years after its first publication. A childhood overshadowed by spiritualism in his Puerto Rican home preceded a harsh and violent adolescence as the leader of one of New York's toughest street gangs. Chilling scenes of knife fights, torture and murder dominated the life of a young man proud and feared on the outside, but inwardly running scared.
    His fears and loneliness were brought to the surface through an encounter with the unlikely character of preacher David Wilkerson, who led Cruz to open his life to Christ - an incredible conversion that amazed all who knew him.

  • GCSE A-Z Biology Handbook

    Build confidence and reinforce study with this easy-to-use Handbook. Written specifically to address the requirements of GCSE and Intermediate GNVQ syllabuses, it offers a clear and concise guide to all the relevant terms and concepts in Biology for students at this level. Excellent for GCSE and GNVQ students aiming for success.

  • The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Back Pain

    The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Back Pain is the patient's ultimate source of essential and invaluable information. Providing all the necessary facts, guidance and support, this book will enable the reader to make informed choices and regain control of their life.







    Written by Dr John Tanner, Your Guide to Back Pain focuses on both the diagnosis and treatment of back pain, giving the reader advice on all the options available and how to deal with it in everyday life. This comprehensive guide will inform, reassure and support you when you need it the most.







    The clear, straightforward design of the book together with original features such as myth/fact boxes, key terms, question and answer sections and a chapter on who the patient/carer might meet in the NHS and their role in the treatment of the condition will prepare the reader for all that may lie ahead.

  • Winning!: The Story of England's Rise to Rugby World Cup Glory

    Winning! tells the story of the remarkable past six years - an unforgettable journey that began in September 1997 and took the team from the lower ranks of international first-class rugby to the top as World Cup Champions. Sir Clive Woodward and his team mounted a campaign of vast change, great learning, team building and clear vision to achieve their aim. 'We would question everything, change anything and leave no stone unturned,' he writes. WINNING! will talk about the team's journey of innovation and discovery and will reveal exactly how it happened, the fundamentals of their success and how these principles can be applied to any human endeavour. 'We changed the way we coached, the way we played and, of equal importance, how we operated off the field.' Bringing his business management skills to the game, Woodward simplified the entire approach to the structure of the team and created new management systems both on and off the pitch.

    In an anecdotal style, Clive Woodward entertains and informs while he describes the thrilling build-up to England's World Cup triumph.

  • Access to Geography: Globalisation

    Access to Geography: Globalisation provides students with an in-depth and current understanding of the issues and themes that define the topic. Opening with coverage of the global economy, the author assesses globalisation and changing economic activity, the impact that trans-national corporations have had on countries and regions, the role newly industrialized countries in the global economy and the likely nature of the world's economy in the future. The study guide provides a firm base for developing skills required by the AS and A level specifications.

  • Problem-Orientated Obstetrics and Gynaecology

    Problem Orientated Obstetrics and Gynaecology outlines the diagnosis and management of those clinical problems the student or senior house officer is most likely to encounter in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Unlike other conventional textbooks on the subject, it takes a problem solving approach; each chapter covers a single clinical problem, clearly outlining the key aspects of history taking, clinical examination, investigation and treatment.



    This brand new textbook also includes the background information on basic reproductive sciences that is essential to understanding the rationale for management, and identifies topics which constitute 'core' knowledge at undergraduate level.

  • A Profound Mind: Cultivating Wisdom in Everyday Life

    The Dalai Lama visited New York in 2003 and gave a series of lectures, culminating in a public talk in Central Park, which drew over a quarter of a million people. Based on these lectures, this new volume will provide practical instruction on how we can use meditation to realise the mind's phenomenal potential.

    Leading the reader through the diverse schools of Buddhist philosophy, this book also teaches us how to let go of our own strong ideas of self and how to find a little more happiness in life, for ourselves and for others.

    For all the millions of fans of the Dalai Lama's writings, and for anyone yet to be introduced to his thinking, Training the Mind is the perfect book to learn how to dedicate our positive activities to the benefit of all in order to build a better world.

  • A New Approach: Hinduism 2nd Edition

    This highly-illlustrated textbook builds on the strengths of the current edition but now meets the demands of all GCSE Specifications on this topic. Through the comprehensive text, tasks, review activities and exam-style questions, students will have a thorough understanding of the issues surrounding this topic. This comprehensive book provides students with all the information they need on this subject.

  • Concentrate On French Speaking

    The "Concentrate on..." series provides consolidation and extension practice in the skill areas needed for GCSE examinations, and can be used to complement any course. Concentrate on French Speaking contains 10 units of self-access tasks each on a different Topic Area, suitable for class or individual use, to be used alongside the separately-sold cassette.

  • A Glossary of Feminist Theory

    This is the first comprehensive guide to the theoretical concepts which structure the diverse and complex terrain of contemporary feminism.

  • Report Writing in a week (relaunch edition)

    A guide through the process of report writing, from the initial research through to the final presentation. It covers: layout and presentation; setting your objective; researching the information; organizing and structuring the report; and writing in a clear and straightforward style.

  • An Auctioneer's Lot

    From priceless eighteenth-century dining tables hidden away in decaying farm sheds to tattooed travellers with a penchant for Wedgewood china, professional auctioneer Philip Serrell has seen it all. In An Auctioneer's Lot he brings to life a world in which the most valuable antiques frequently turn up in the most unlikely places - and accompanied by the most unlikely people. For over twenty years he has uncovered a huge range of priceless (and occasionally worthless) antiques, and he has met, done business with and befriended people from some odd corners of English life.

    Funny, startling and sometimes poignant, these stories of ordinary people with extraordinary possessions are also the perfect inspiration for anyone who's ever wondered whether they might just be sitting on a fortune . . .

  • The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Eczema

    The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Eczema is the patient's ultimate source of essential and invaluable information. Providing all the necessary facts, guidance and support, this book will enable the reader to make informed choices and regain control of their life.







    Written by Sarah Wakelin, a Consultant Dermotologist at St Mary's Hospital, London, and an expert in the field, Your Guide to Eczema covers all aspects of this condition, from diagnosis to treatment, giving the reader invaluable advice on how to take control of the condition and manage it in everyday life. A comprehensive guide, this book will reassure, support and inform all those who read it.







    The clear, straightforward design of the book together with original features such as myth/fact boxes, key terms, question and answer sections and a chapter on who the patient/carer might meet in the NHS and their role in the treatment of the condition will prepare the reader for all that may lie ahead.

  • number9dream

    Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2001

    The second novel from the critically-acclaimed author of GHOSTWRITTEN and CLOUD ATLAS.

    As Eiji Miyake's twentieth birthday nears, he arrives in Tokyo with a mission - to locate the father he has never met. So begins a search that takes him into the seething city's underworld, its lost property offices and video arcades, and on a journey that zigzags from reality to the realm of dreams. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain, tantalizingly, just beyond his grasp.

  • Livewire Investigates: Basketball

    Basketball by Sandra Woodcock. What does it take to be a famous pop star or a footballer worth millions? Ever thought of taking up bungee jumping or white water rafting? Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, hobbies, sports and even extreme sports! Fancy playing basketball? Then read on to find out more about this fast moving, all action game...

  • Pat Chapman's Vegetable Curry Bible

    The Vegetable Curry Bible takes an upbeat and positive look at the vast range of choice available to the curry diner who is looking for an appetizing alternative to meat. Although vegetables are the stars of the book, Pat will also provide recipes and information on dairy, eggs, nuts, meat substitutes, and fruit. The book will include several chapters devoted to 'vegetable' curries, as well as additional chapters on soups and beverages, snacks and starters, breads and rice, and desserts. In addition, the book will provide a comprehensive Vegetable Ingredients file, focusing particulalry on exotic vegetables, and detailed nutritional information. Designed for the vegetarian and meat-eater alike, the Vegetable Bible reaffirms that there is no tastier food than Indian, and that nothing makes vegetables taste better than spicy cooking.

  • Consumer Behaviour in a week (relaunch edition)

    With the minimum of jargon, this book presents the fundamental principles derived from sound research. Outlines of these principles are then followed by clear advice on their practical implications.

    Each day a different aspect of behaviour or marketing is covered.

    Basic psychological processes of consumers and their implications

    Consumers attitude to money

    Purchasing behaviour

    Different types of consumer

    Product branding and retailing

    Advertising

    Negative effects of consumption

  • Cholesterol Lowering: A Practical Guide to Therapy

    Over the past decade there has been a revolution in our understanding of hypercholesterolemia and its effect on clinical coronary artery disease. While a number of controversies and unresolved issues remain, the benefit of lowering blood lipid levels and, in particular, LDL cholesterol is firmly established.



    This handy practical guide takes this complex subject and puts it into context for the non-specialist. Summarizing recent clinical data, it outlines the basis for the current view that aggressive lipid lowering in selected individuals is an imperative in controlling coronary events.

    Opening with a general and broad introduction to the subject, this is followed by consideration of the biology and pathophysiology of the vascular wall, and a discussion of the basic science that underlies the impact of elevated LDL cholesterol on the function and patho-anatomy of the coronary arteries. Subsequent chapters review practical aspects of lipid management such as what to measure and when, patient selection and the role of diet and lifestyle in disease progression.



    Presented in a compact format for ease of reference, the general physician, general or office practitioner, trainee doctor and cardiac nurse specialist will find this an invaluable guide to be reached for frequently in the busy clinical setting.

  • Edinburgh Reading Test 3: Scorer/Profiler CD-ROM

    A PC-based facility to help teachers save valuable time and get the most out of the newly updated Edinburgh Reading Test! This user-friendly CD-ROM runs on almost any PC Windows package and also contains a comprehensive User Handbook (which can be printed out) and a 'slide-show' demo.



    The Scorer/Profiler:



    - fully automates tedious calculation of pupil ages and raw-score conversions to standardised scores and reading ages,

    - generates the diagnostic profile for each pupil,

    - offers a new, comprehensive facility for group (class, whole school) performance data analyses and listings.



    Pupil data (names, DoB, gender) can be imported direct from existing school information management systems, or keyed-in - and there is no annual licence fee.

  • Captain Scott

    Sir Ranulph Fiennes is uniquely qualified to write a new biography of Captain Scott. This will be the first biography of Scott by someone who has experienced the deprivations, the stress and the sheer physical pain that Scott lived through; he has suffered all but the final tragedy endured by the much maligned Scott. He is determined to put the record straight.



    As well as being the definitive biography of Scott, written with the full and exclusive co-operation of the Scott Estate, this book traces the way that Scott's reputation has been attacked and his achievements distorted.

    Written with the energy and style that have made Fiennes' other books so popular, SCOTT is one of the major publishing events of 2003.

  • The Lymphoid Neoplasms 3ed

    This comprehensive and authoritative reference covers all aspects of the group of disorders collectively known as the lymphoid neoplasms. The reader is taken through a description of its normal cellular origins and the molecular genetic abnormalities that can lead to this group of conditions, a section of the book that has been considerably strengthened for this third edition, to the environmental factors that may be relevant to disease development, and, finally, to the pragmatic aspects of disease management. The authors synthesise for the reader apsects of current knowledge and likely future developments, and direct them to the appropriate resources should they wish to pursue particular avenues of scientific or literature research.

  • The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

    In the last years of the millennium, bestselling author Michael Lewis sets out to find the world's most important technology entrepreneur, the man who embodies the spirit of the coming age. He finds him in Jim Clark, the billionaire who founded Netscape and Silicon Graphics and who now aims to turn the healthcare industry on its head with his new billion-dollar project. Lewis accompanies Clark on the maiden voyage of his vast yacht and, on the sometimes hazardous journey, takes the reader on the ride of a lifetime through a landscape of geeks and billionaires. Through every brilliant anecdote and funny character sketch, Michael Lewis allows us an inside look at the world of the super-rich, whilst drawing a map of free enterprise in the twenty-first century.

  • Age 7-8 Times Tables

    Motivational stickers, top-quality colour illustrations and a friendly animal character ensure that learning at home is easy and fun. Notes to parents explain the purpose of each activity and provide clear and helpful advice. The book ends with an informal test, and a progress chart with space for stickers provides a useful skills checklist.



    Hodder Home Learning - helping parents support their children's learning at home.

  • GCSE Business Studies Pass Plus for AQA

    GCSE Business Studies Pass Plus for AQA has been designed as a supplementary text for use by both students and teachers of GCSE Business Studies during the revision phase. It can be used both in class and for homework to help students consolidate the information they have learnt over the past two years and learn how to apply their knowledge.



    Written by senior examiners, this brand next text covers all the ground laid out in the AQA Business Studies specification. It is packed with activities and exam style questions as well as revision material ensuring that students will be left in no doubt about how to approach all areas of their GCSE examination. There are also sample student answers for reference and examiners' comments which will develop students' understanding of what examiners are looking for in an answer and what to do to raise their results.

  • A History of Eastern Europe 1740-1918

    Ian Armour's authoritative history of Eastern Europe spans the turbulent years from 1740 to 1918. Armour provides a compelling account of how the concept of Eastern Europe as a distinct region emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century. It traces how the big powers, most notably the Habsburg, Ottoman and Russian Empires, jostled for control and examines the roots of nationalism which were nurtured by harrowing poverty and social turmoil. The book is structured to lead the reader chronologically through a number of themes including the struggle by rulers to modernize; the disruptive power of nationalism; and the persistence of supranational state structures that, in turn, resisted and promoted modernisation and nationalism.

    Armour provides fresh and clear insights into key events and people, as well as analysis of the concepts and historical terms of the period. This is an invaluable text for students interested in Eastern Europe during its formative years.

  • Adolescent Psychiatry in Clinical Practice

    Adolescent Psychiatry is a poorly understood field which requires specialist knowledge to improve understanding and management of the problems faced by this group. In this practical book specialist professionals offer comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the current approaches to practice in adolescent psychiatry. They review a broad range of disorders and evaluate the treatments and services used. Much new information is presented in a highly readable manner. The general psychiatrist will benefit from the authors' expertise, and can easily incorporate their recommendations into their own work with adolescents.

  • MEI Statistics 1 3rd Edition

    This series, well-known for accessibility and for a student-friendly approach, has a wealth of features: Worked Examples, Activities, Investigations, Graded Exercises, Key Points summaries and Discussion Points. To ensure exam success there are plenty of up-to-date exam questions, plus warning signs to indicate common pitfalls. MEI offer full support to schools through their network with newsletters, training days and an annual conference.

  • The Mobius Guide to Feng Shui

    The Mobius Guides provide a fascinating overview to help you get to grips with the basic principles, practices and background of each subject area. Enlightening and fully accessible, these great introductions are ideal for the beginner, or those who simply wish to widen their knowledge in different areas. Taken from the top selling titles from Headway's BEGINNER'S GUIDE series, these titles already have an excellent sales history. Stunningly repackaged, they will have an enormous appeal to the growing number of people drawn to the Mind, Body, Spirit area.



    A unique blend of magic, divination, interior design, philosophy and common sense, feng shui can transform your life through your surroundings. This comprehensive introduction contains all you need to know to apply the Chinese art of luck management to your own environment, providing practical solutions to bad feng shui - and useful tips and advice on maximising the benefits from your living space. Whether you're planning a business launch or determining the best day to get married, learn how to survey your home, garden and office to repel the sha and encourage good ch'i for healthy and harmonious living - in all aspects of your life.

  • Henrietta's Dream: A mother's remarkable story of love, courage and hope against impossible odds

    Like all mothers, Henrietta had imagined a bright and normal future for her children - but this particular joy was not to be. Her first son, Henry, was born severely brain damaged and quadriplegic. Four years later, after reassurances that a healthy second child was possible, Freddie arrived with critical internal malformation. On top of this it later emerged that he was also autistic and hyperactive, unable to walk or talk.



    For Henrietta, the last 15 years have been an exhausting, tumultuous time of highs and lows, triumphant achievements and bitter blows, through which she has been sustained by an extraordinarily resilient fighting spirit, and the unwavering vision that one day her eldest son at least will achieve full health. This truly inspirational story follows her amazing quest for a better life for her sons, as she has learned to believe in the impossible, strive against the odds and dig deep into resources she never knew she had. Facing some of life's toughest challenges - and with a cure for Henry in sight - Henrietta's Dream is an extraordinary testament to the power of a mother's love.

  • Five-Minute First Aid Life-Saving Skills

    Would you know what to do to save someone's life?



    Did you know that it is highly likely it will be someone close to you that will need your help?



    Do you want to make a difference in an emergency?



    This could be the most important book you will ever read. Five-Minute First Aid Life-Saving Skills provides the reader with invaluable information and advice that will equip him/her with the skills needed to deal with an emergency, whether this be unconciousness, cardiac arrest, major blood loss, choking or, most importantly, how to save a life.



    Written by the experts in first aid, this book offers an easy and engaging way to gain the skills and confidence needed to apply first aid to anyone who may need it. The personal, friendly tone, flowing text and unique features of the book, such as self-testers and key skill sections, make reading enjoyable and the information easy to absorb. Presented in short sections that each take just five minutes to read and learn, this book will enable you to make a difference in an emergency and prepare you for common first aid situations that are relevant to you.



    By reading this book you will gain and develop your first aid skills and discover your ability to save a life.

  • Total War 2006

    In this brilliant book, Simon Pearson plots our future; one full of uncomfortable possibilities governments fear to face. He takes us from today's world where cruise missile diplomacy underlines the dominance of the West to 2006 when an Islamic Alliance dares to challenge it.

    Russia experiences a second revolution, across Europe the hope of the new millennium is lost in economic and policy failures, the USA leads a purposeful NATO as the de facto world policeman and a single figure emerges to unite Islam. The world staggers towards inevitable war...

  • MEI Mechanics 3 2ED

    This is the 2nd edition of this text book.

  • Science 5-14 PUPILS BOOK S1

    This is the second book in a series written as an exact match to the science component of the Environmental Studies 5-14 Guidelines. The guidelines have recently been revised, so this is the first and only course to match the latest set.



    This series of books aims to bring about greater coherence between primary and secondary science, by providing a course which spans the primary-secondary boundary, giving much needed continuity and progression between P7 and S1.



    Each book covers the three Attainment Outcomes (Living Things and the Processes of Life, Earth in Space, and Energy and Forces), with 20 double page spreads for each AO. Key features include



    Focussed spreads on developing informed attitudes

    Focussed spreads aimed at developing investigative skills

    Key ideas, which provide a summary of the important concepts in each spread

    Wordbanks which provides concise definition of the key words used in each spread

    Questions to test knowledge and understanding

  • Access to Geography: Population

    Population initially provides an up-to-date overview of demographic trends within the context of forecasting future needs in such areas as transport, education and energy resources. Then, after considering the reality of current global population change, the book provides a detailed commentary on:

    -Fertility and population control

    -Mortality and life expectancy

    -Population structure and age dependency

    -Population density and distribution and

    -Population migration.

  • French Cinema: A Student's Guide

    What are the Cahiers du cinA(C)ma ? Which are the most popular French films ? How do you write an essay on a French film ? What is a high-angle shot in French ? When did more French spectators go to see American films than French films ? How do you talk about a short sequence of film ? You can find the answers to these and many more questions in this essential resource for students of French cinema.



    Written by authors with extensive teaching and writing experience in French cinema, this is the first introduction to French cinema which contains information usually found in separate volumes:



    A.a general history of French cinema from 1895-2000

    A.a history of the major French film theories since the 1920s

    A.a review of current critical work in French cinema

    A.commented examples of student essays

    A.analyses of sequences of film with shot-by-shot breakdowns

    A.comprehensive appendices with up-to-date statistics and graphs, including the five most popular French films in each year 1945-1999, film production figures, awards, translated technical terms, and an annotated select reading list

  • Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher:



      - the longest-serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century ·
      - the first female leader of a major British political party
      - the first female British Prime Minister.

    These simple facts alone have guaranteed her an elevated place in the pantheon of British history, but this self-styled ‘Iron Lady’ made a political impact that is still being felt to this day.

    Her style of leadership attracted extremes of adoration and loathing that reached far beyond the usual parameters of party division. To supporters, she removed the grey from politics in favour of black and white, while to opponents, she appeared ruthless and seemed indifferent to the social consequences of her economic agenda.

    This is a study of how her formidable reputation in both the domestic and international sphere was constructed by Thatcher and others over the course of her career. Notably, this is the first scholarly treatment to make full use of the Thatcher Archive, and as a result has comprehensively reassessed and re-evaluated her place in British history.

  • Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections 10E: Parasitology (incl free CD)

    Parasitic infections present a major challenge to the health and well being of several billions of people across the world. Political unrest, natural disasters, the migrations of huge populations and the spread of HIV infections have added to already serious problems by increasing global parasite burdens. Increasingly it is becoming clear that interactions between parasites and other infectious agents can aggravate disease. Against this backdrop, progress is being made in the containment of many parasitic infections and there is optimism that some of the diseases that have plagued humans for centuries may be eradicated. Hopes for the future revolve around the application of modern molecular, genetic and immunological science, linked to the systematic use of evidence-based control methods.



    All these themes and more run through the chapters in this volume. Parasitology has been thoroughly revised and updated for the tenth edition of Topley & Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections to include all newly identified parasites and emerging diseases. Through discussion of the general aspects of parasitology and detailed reviews of specific organisms (grouped under protozoa and helminths) the volume provides an authoritative survey of current knowledge of parasitic organisms and the human diseases to which they give rise, what their effects are and ways in which they can be controlled, not only now, but also in the future. The comprehensive coverage includes the basic science that underlies disease transmission and progression, the classification and identification of the organisms concerned, and the epidemiology and treatment of the diseases caused.



    Parasitology is an invaluable companion for infectious disease specialists, pathologists, parasitologists and all others working in the increasingly important field.

  • Wise Guides: Exam Skills

    School life, now more than ever, can seem like an endless stream of examinations, tests and assessments. Wise Guides: Exam Skills is the key to staying stress-free during the exam and revision period.



    This helpful guide tackles the subject of exams head-on with advice on how to compile a revision plan; identify the best ways to revise; find the best time and place for revision and how to stay calm during the exam itself. Full of practical advice this book is essential for every young person who has to cope with exam pressure.



    Wise Guides: helping you deal with whatever life throws at you.

  • Succeed at Psychometric Testing: Practice Tests for Numerical Reasoning Advanced Level

    As more people than ever are going on to university or higher education, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to differentiate their candidates - thus the use of psychometric tests for recruitment, training and promotion is increasing every year. For the candidate, these tests can be extremely daunting, especially because many will not have been tested in their maths or verbal reasoning skills in this way since A Level or even GCSE/ O-levels. This new series aims to provide candidates with realistic preparation for these tests so that they can gain confidence and perform to the best of their abilities.

  • Teach Yourself Windows Me (Millennium Edition)

    A practical guide to this new Windows package for home users.

  • The Recruit: Book 1: Modèle aléatoire

    A terrorist doesn't let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, made copies of all her computer files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB.

    CHERUB agents are aged between ten and seventeen. They live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.

    For official purposes, these children do not exist.

    And now: a new cover look for this number one bestselling series, which was chosen to be part of World Book Night 2014!

  • Intermediate 2 Maths Through Practice & Example

    Following the success of Higher Maths Through Practice & Example, Peter Westwood has produced a similarly useful textbook for Intermediate 2 level. Based on classroom experience of what works - and what doesn't, years of teaching and examining experience contribute to a collection of worked examples for all areas of the syllabus - and a wealth of exercises to let students practise at all levels of difficulty.



    It can be used as a classroom text, or homework/supported study source of extra exercises, or as a self-access study guide.



    Whichever way it is used, Intermediate 2 Maths through Practice & Example will aid chances of success at the highest level.

  • Understanding Operations Management in a week

    This book breaks down Operations Management into its essential components and maps out the route to effective, efficient output.

  • Illustrated Clinical Anatomy

    The publication of this new textbook represents a major advance in the integration of anatomy teaching with the study of clinical medicine. Written by a Family Practitioner and two Surgeons with over 100 years of anatomy teaching between them, Illustrated Clinical Anatomy describes core anatomy in relation to normal function and to disease.

    While being traditionally structured by body region, the content of each chapter is highly innovative, including highlighted descriptions of clinical relevance and clinical photographs and images, in addition to a brand new set of anatomical drawings in full colour. Each clinical condition listed in the curriculum recommended by the American Association of Clinical Anatomists is systematically described and illustrated, using the best modality to demonstrate anatomical relevance.

  • Seeking Religion: The Hindu Experience, foundation edition

    This volume focuses on the Hindu faith and meets all the curriculum guidelines for Key Stage 3, incorporating both the "learning about" and "learning from" approaches to RE. Questions, activities and scattered tasks are featured throughout, along with keywords highlighted in the text.

  • How To Pass Standard Grade Physics

    How to Pass Standard Grade Physics offers a comprehensive guide aimed mainly at General and Credit candidates. No book can guarantee an examination pass, but - like all our titles in the Hodder Gibson How To Pass series - this book combines an overview of the course syllabus and exam requirements, as well as a guide to revision techniques and advice on sitting the examination itself. Finally, the series offers unique insights into what markers are actually looking for, so that users of this book will avoid unnecessary mistakes - and should gain those extra marks that are so essential to moving up a grade...

  • Key Facts: Evidence

    Key Facts: Evidence is the latest addition to the very successful Key Facts series, launched in September 2001. Statistics show that Evidence is among the most popular options for Law students at the moment. This clearly and comprehensively written book is an essential revision tool for undergraduates studying this area of English Law.



    Chapters include Introductory Matters, The Burden and Standard of Proof, Competence and Compellability, The Process of Trial, Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses, Suspect Evidence, Character and Convictions, Similar Fact Evidence, Statutory Inferences from the Silence of the Accused, Hearsay, Evidence Obtained by Illegal of Unfair Means, Opinion Evidence, Privilege, Public Policy.

  • Unlocking Contract Law

    Unlocking the Law is a completely new series of textbooks with a unique approach to undergraduate study of law. From its conception, the series has been designed specifically so that the subject matter is readable - students are not overwhelmed with page after page of continuous prose. The text of each title is broken up with features and activities that have been written to ensure that students are pointed in the right direction when it comes to understanding the purpose of different areas within the course. Ultimately the accessible style of Unlocking the Law will ensure that students not only understand fully the concepts required but are able to apply them with competence.



    All titles in the series follow the same format and include the same features so that students can move easily from one law subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications and will expand to include more titles on option areas.



    Key features



    A?Numerous headings and sub-headings to direct students easily to the specific area of study required

    A?Cases separated from the main text with full citation for easy access

    A?Highlighted key extracts from judgments

    A?Highlighted key extracts from academic sources such as leading texts or articles in legal journals with full citation

    A?Summary charts of key facts

    A?Diagrams, flow charts and other key visual aids

    A?Activities including practice of specific undergraduate skills and learning tasks

  • How To Pass Standard Grade French

    How to Pass Standard Grade French offers a comprehensive guide aimed mainly at General and Credit candidates. No book can guarantee an examination pass, but - like all our titles in the Hodder Gibson How To Pass series - this book combines an overview of the course syllabus and exam requirements, as well as a guide to revision techniques and advice on sitting the examination itself. Finally, the series offers unique insights into what markers are actually looking for, so that users of this book will avoid unnecessary mistakes - and should gain those extra marks that are so essential to moving up a grade...

  • Beware of the Storybook Wolves

    A wickedly funny book from one of the most exciting new talents around. Herb has to think fast to outwit two very unsavoury wolves that escape from his bedtime story to gobble him up. He enlists the help of the Fairy Godmother with disastrous but hilarious results!

  • Out Of India

    'I am truly a child of both countries and both cultures.'

    Born to an Indian father and an English mother, Jamila Gavin's childhood was divided between two worlds.

    Her earliest memories are of India, where she lived in a crumbling palace built for a prince, and learned to steal sugar cane and suck mangoes. But she would spend much of her childhood in England, where she picked blackberries, got chilblains, and learned to recognise doodlebug bombs. And between the two there were unforgettable journeys, by bullock carts and tongas, crowded trains and romantic P&O liners.

    A touching and very personal recollection, with a backdrop of world-shaking events, from the Blitz of World War II to the struggle for Indian independence and the assassination of Gandhi.

    Illustrated with the author's own delightful photographs.

  • Framework RE 3 ICT Resource

    The Framework RE 3 ICT Resource CD-ROM provides starter, main and plenary activities to further enhance the material in the pupil's book, in an interactive form. The activities are designed to be fun and engaging and encourage whole-class interaction. The activities support elements of the Key Stage 3 strategy and are based around the new National Framework for Religious Education. The acitvities can be used on a whiteboard, via a data projector, or on a PC.

  • Teach Yourself French New Edition

    Teach Yourself French is the course for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking and writing French with confidence. Although aimed at those with no previous knowledge, it is equally suitable for anyone wishing to brush up existing knowledge or refresh rusty 'school French' for a holiday or business trip. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 25 thematic units progressing from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations to looking for work and buying a house in France. The course covers all structures required for GCSE level and beyond. The emphasis is on communication throughout with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. There are plenty of exercises to practise the language as it is introduced and tips throughout to help with pronunciation and grammar. Cultural information boxes give useful advice and information for anyone planning a trip to France. There is a revision unit at the back of the book so that learners can check their progress and review areas of difficulty.



    The new edition retains the tried-and-tested structure of the lessons but has been updated to reflect changes such as the introduction of the euro and the internet. New features include an English-French vocabulary to go alongside the existing French-English vocabulary and reference to over 70 websites for sources of real French in use.



    The page design has been improved and section headings given in English to make the course easier to use for the self-access learner. The accompanying recording has been increased to two accompanying cassettes or CDs amounting to approximately 150 minutes of listening material. The CDs and cassettes are available separately or in a pack with the book.

  • Katherine

    Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of fifteen. The naive convent-educated orphan of a penniless knight is dazzled by the jousts and the entertainments of court.

    Nevertheless, Katherine is beautiful, and she turns the head of the King's favourite son John of Gaunt. But he is married, and she is soon to be betrothed.

    A few years later their paths cross again and this time their passion for each other cannot be denied or suppressed. Katherine becomes the prince's mistress, and discovers an extraordinary world of power, pleasure and passion.

  • Key Facts: Criminal Law 2nd Edition

    The Key Facts series is a powerful revision aid for all Law students and has strong author credentials with a reputation for clarity and accessibility. It is written with the needs of A Level and undergraduate Law students in mind. Over 50,000 titles in the series have been sold since its launch in September 2001. The series is written and edited by an expert team of authors, including examiners, barristers and lecturers, specifically with the student in mind and is suitable for a broad range of law courses.



    Criminal Law is a core subject within Law degrees and the most popular option at A2. This second edition has been fully updated following recent changes in the law to meet the current requirements of students.

  • I Am a Dinosaur: I Am A Diplodocus

    Award-winning author and illustrator (THINK OF AN EEL) show the world of Diplodocus through the eyes of one individual. See her foraging for food in the river and forest; watch as an Allosaurus attacks her and her herd come to her aid; and see her laying eggs as she walks.

    Richly illustrated, this simple narrative is compellingly told and will leave every reader with a vivid image of this most fascinating of dinosaurs and the world it inhabited.

  • Peter Alliss-My Life

    Peter Alliss has spent his entire life steeped in golf. He was born in 1931, the son of Percy Alliss, one of Britain's leading professionals between 1920 and 1939. Peter himself turned professional in 1947, at the age of sixteen. During his pro career, which lasted until 1974, Peter won three British PGA championships, played in eight Ryder Cup teams, and ten teams representing England in the World Cup. He won 23 major tournaments in all, his most memorable achievement being in 1958 when he won the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Open Championships in three successive weeks.

    He has had a colourful personal life, which has not always been easy; he has been married twice and had five children, and also had to learn to cope with the grievous loss of his young daughter, Victoria.

    Peter Alliss is now universally known and loved for his golfing commentaries throughout the world, for the BBC in the UK and ABC in the US. For millions of people around the world, Peter Alliss is 'the Voice of Golf,' and his unique style has added insight for the viewer of the televised game. He was recently voted by Golf Digest as 'The Best Golf Commentator ... Ever.'

  • Access To History Context: An Introduction to Modern European History, 1890-1990

    This book introduces the major social, economic and political themes of European history during the period 1890 to 1990. Issues and events such as the origins of World War I, the Russian Revolution and the fall of communism are introduced and analyzed through narrative and structured activities.

    The text is designed specifcally for AS students and those studying topics for the first time at A level.

  • Fusee 2: Teacher's Book

    Fusee is a three-part French course for 11 to 14 year olds. This teacher's book accompanies the Student's Book, covering the structure of the course and ideas to help make the most of the course. Each double page includes a reduced facsimile of the page it refers to in the student's book.

  • Practising The Power Of Now: Meditations, Exercises and Core Teachings from The Power of Now

    The essential companion volume to the phenomenal self-help bestseller THE POWER OF NOW - 'the must-read bible du jour'.

    Eckhart Tolle's book describes the experience of heightened consciousness that radically transformed his life - and shows how by living in the moment we can also reach a higher state of being where we can find joy and peace and where problems do not exist.

    The invaluable companion volume - PRACTISING THE POWER OF NOW - contains all the essential techniques we need to start to put this important book into practice in our own lives. No reader will be complete without it.

  • Age 7-8 Maths

    Motivational stickers, top-quality colour illustrations and a friendly animal character ensure that learning at home is easy and fun. Notes to parents explain the purpose of each activity and provide clear and helpful advice. The book ends with an informal test, and a progress chart with space for stickers provides a useful skills checklist.



    Hodder Home Learning - helping parents support their children's learning at home.

  • Modern Literary Theory

    This book covers the key theoretical approches in modern literary theory, and includes essays and texts that are essential reading for any student of critical theory. It includes sections on Formalism and Structuralism, Feminism, Marxism, Postmodernism, and Postcolonialism, and for the first time, includes works by authors such as de Beauvoir and Freud, who although not focusing specifically on literature, make a significant contribution to the landscape of literary theory.

  • Concentrate On French Reading

    The "Concentrate on..." series provides consolidation and extension practice in the skill areas needed for GCSE examinations, and can be used to complement any course. Concentrate on French Reading contains 10 units of self-access tasks each on a different Topic Area, suitable for class or individual use.

  • Teach Yourself Instant German New Edition: Book & Cassette Pack

    'Teach Yourself Instant German' is the book for you if you want to speak basic German immediately or if you have tried other courses without success.



    The carefully structured method targets only the most important vocabulary and grammar and gets you speaking straight away. The special learning programme takes only 35 minutes a day for six weeks and has fewer than 400 words for you to learn.



    The grammar has been pared down to the 'bare bones' and is explained in a no-nonsense way in simple English so you will not get bogged down by unnecessarily complicated structures that you will not need.



    There is lots of practice for you as you work through the course, and by using the flashcards provided at the end of the book and memorizing the sentences in the 'learn by heart' sections, you will find that you are speaking in whole sentences and with confidence right from the start.



    The rules of pronunciation are simplified and are available on the accompanying cassette, so you will have a model to follow rather than trying to follow written instructions. The book (0 340 86827 9) and cassette (0 340 86829 5) can also be purchased separately.



    Alternatively the recording is available on a CD which can be purchased on its own (0 340 86750 7) or as a pack with the book (0 340 86765 5).

  • Shakespeare: A Beginner's Guide

    This beginner's guide introduces you to the great bard and his work.This lively text explores Shakespeare's life and the times he lived in, the language of the day and the themes and elements that have made his work immortal. Key concepts are highlighted and explained in jargon-free language.

  • Michel Thomas French Introductory (2-Hour) Course (CD)

    Michel Thomas has taken the language-learning world by storm.







    With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he now shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times).







    In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly.







    He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and French and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.







    Join two students as they learn in real time. Become the third member of the class and experience the excitement of learning a language as if by magic!

  • Asthma, 4Ed

    Considered by many to be THE text on asthma, this eagerly awaited revision is a comprehensive update of the previous edition retaining the popular readable style and manageable format of its predecessors. The contents have been expanded to reflect recent advances in the field, with important new chapters on the genetics of asthma, education for both the patient and health professional, and the relationship between asthma and allergy.



  • Textbook of Palliative Medicine

    Textbook of Palliative Medicine provides an alternative, truly international approach to this rapidly growing specialty. This textbook fills a niche with its evidence-based, multi-professional approach and global perspective ensured by the international team of editors and contributing authors. In the absence of an international curriculum for the study of palliative medicine, this textbook provides essential guidance for those both embarking upon a career in palliative medicine or already established in the field, and the structure and content have been constructed very much with this in mind.



    With an emphasis on providing a service anywhere in the world, including the important issue of palliative care in the developing nations, Textbook of Palliative Medicine offers a genuine alternative to the narrative approach of its competitors, and is an ideal complement to them. It is essential reading for all palliative care physicians in training and in practice, as well as palliative care nurses and other health professionals in the palliative care team

  • Livewire Investigates: Black Holes

    Imagine what would happen if a star collapsed. Sometimes a black hole is formed, sucking everything into it. This book tells you about one of the strangest mysteries of the universe.

  • A New Approach: Buddhism 2nd Edition

    The books are ideal preparation for GCSE religious studies long and short courses, as well as being an invaluable resource for non-examined courses at key stage 4.The key features within the book lead students through the content in an interesting and fulfilling way;

    'Key Questions' ensure students know the direction of their learning.

    'Key Word definitions' remove the ambiguity of subject specific words

    'Weblinks' increase the scope and scale of their learning

    'Perspectives' bring a sense of reality to the student and invoke discussion

    'Test Yourself' provides instant feedback

    'Tasks' and 'Assignments' require explanation, evaluation and provide exam preparation

  • Strays Like Us

    12 year-old Molly is the daughter of a drug addict. When her mum goes into a rehab clinic, Molly is sent to stay with a great aunt she's never met, in a small, mid-American town, Molly soon discovers that she's not the only one with a past she'd rather not talk about. Next door to her great aunt lives Will - whose father is rumoured to be in jail. At the library she meets Tracey, whose sheltered rich lifestyle is not as secure as it appears. And through her Great Aunt Fay, Molly meets Mrs Voorhees, a hypochondriac with the personality of Miss Haversham and the vanity of a film star. What lies behind all these peoples' lives is both shocking and tragic to discover, but although Molly misses her mother and counts the days till they're reunited, she slowly comes to realise she is not alone, and that, finally, she has found her home . . .

  • Truth, Spirituality & Contemporary Issues

    Truth, Spirituality and Contemporary Issues is written to meet the requirements of the new AQA Short Course specification of the same name. The book follows the specification exactly whilst, at the same time, encourages students to think about the points they make and the issues they meet. Providing information from both secular and religious viewpoints students are encouraged to assess and evaluate these responses whilst developing ideas of their own.

    The first half of the book looks at Nature and Expression, focusing on the nature of truth, claims to truth and ways of expressing spirituality in society. The second half focuses on religious responses to contemporary issues such a drug abuse, the media and crime.

  • Customer Care in a week 3rd edition

    This handbook aims to show how a company can involve all its personnel in using customer support as a competitive tool. It examines the meaning of customer support, the importance of communication, complaining as a positive tool, setting and monitoring standards, and the customer care programme.



    This book has been fully updated for the In a Week series relaunch.

  • Catholic Christianity: A Study for Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies

    Endorsed by Edexcel, Catholicism: A Study for Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies is a textbook covering all aspects of the Edexcel Catholicism GCSE curriculum and provides additional material to ensure full coverage of the Key Stage 4 Level of Attainment and the Curriculum Directory. This book is an invaluable resource for all catholic schools.

  • Non-Invasive Respiratory Support, 2Ed: A Practical Guide

    The second edition of this highly practical and informative handbook describes the indications for non-invasive ventilation in acute and chronic ventilatory failure, and the outcome of this intervention in a wide range of respiratory disorders. Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) is now widely used in the Intensive Care Unit, High Dependency Unit, General Respiratory Ward and Emergency Department. Non-Invasive Respiratory Support, 2ed gives clear and user-friendly advice onthe practicalities of this technique, how to select patients, choose equipment and initiate therapy.



    From a highly respected international author team, the book provides invaluable guidance to Respiratory Physicians, Intensivists, Anaesthetists, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Medical Technicians working in this area.

  • Dental Nursing for NVQ3

    From 2004 all dental nurses who wish to continue in their present duties will be required to undertake the NVQ in Oral Health Care. Written by a team of specialists at the Eastman Dental Hospital, Dental Nursing for NVQ 3 covers all the underpinning knowledge required for the new NVQ, with each chapter specifically written for the individual units. It is also ideal reading for dental nurses studying for the National Certificate in Oral Health Care, and an indispensable reference tool for those who have already qualified.

    Activities and questions are included to aid understanding, and the text is supplemented by a range of diagrams and photographs.

    Areas covered include: cross infection in the work place, the use of Radiographs in dentistry and minor oral surgery.

  • Successful Public Relations in a week: Teach Yourself

    Written from an insider's perspective, this book is aimed principally at small business managers and sole traders who wish to use the media to get attention for their business, without spending vast sums of money on unnecessary PR agencies. The book covers the full spectrum of handling journalists and media organisations from writing press releases, responding to journalist feedback, understanding how the press works and finally what to do if it all goes wrong and you are misinterpreted.



    The book is also full of exciting and well thought out 'alternative' ideas for getting attention for your business.

  • Livewire Investigates: Bungee Jumping

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, distasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • Black Swan Green

    The dazzling novel from critically-acclaimed David Mitchell.

    Shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Novel Award
    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006

    January, 1982. Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor - covert stammerer and reluctant poet - anticipates a stultifying year in his backwater English village. But he hasn't reckoned with bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, a threatened gypsy invasion and those mysterious entities known as girls. Charting thirteen months in the black hole between childhood and adolescence, this is a captivating novel, wry, painful and vibrant with the stuff of life.

  • AS Business Studies Teacher's Book

    Mirroring the format of the student's book, this text suggests answers and mark schemes for all the review questions set in the student book. It offers a scheme of work to teach the 2000 standard, and suggests up-to-date sources of information for all aspects of the specifications.

  • Wine and War

    In the vineyards, wine caves, and cellars of France as war and occupation came to the country winemakers acted heroically not only to save the best wines but to defend their way of life.

    These are the true stories of vignerons who sheltered Jewish refugees in their cellars and of winemakers who risked their lives to aid the resistance. They made chemicals in secret laboratories to fuel the resistance and fled from the Gestapo when arrests became imminent.

    There were treacheries too, as some of the nation's winemakers supported the Vichy regime or the Germans themselves and collaborated.

    Donald Kladstrup is a retired American network correspondent. He and his wife Petie have accumulated these fascinating stories, told with the pace and action that will fascinate fiction and non-fiction readers alike.

  • Bite: Living Upside Down

    When 16 year old Chloe's parents announce they're splitting up it's bad enough, but when her mum says it's because she's fallen in love with another woman, Chloe wants the ground to open up and swallow her. Trying to get her head round her mum's sudden change of sexual orientation - as well as her new and overbearing girlfriend - is tough. And Chloe's dad doesn't help when he starts to go off the rails. Real life stinks! Thank god there's somewhere Chloe can go when it all gets too much: her rich and vivid fanatsy world. Oh yes, Rikki Lake always makes time to listen to her. And the documentary crew that's following her around, they're rooting for Chloe, too. And as for Dr Freud, well he always comes up with a solution or two, even if she can't understand a word he says! Eventually, Chloe comes to terms with her mum's new life, and Dad finally pulls himself together, which only leaves Chloe's own romantic future to worry about. Will she ever pluck up the courage to tell her best friend Jake how she really feels about him? And will he feel the same . . .

  • Simone de Beauvoir - A Beginner's Guide

    'Simone de Beauvoir A Beginner's Guide' introduces you to one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century.

    Philosopher at the forefront of existentialism, author of 'The Second Sex', writer of prize-winning fiction, autobiographical writer and committed political activist, Simone de Beauvoir is a charismatic figure who cannot be ignored.

    This accessible book presents the key aspects of her work in a straightforward, jargon-free way.

    Alison Holland's informative text:

    -explores Beauvoir's contribution to philosophy

    -presents her ideas on women in 'The Second Sex'

    -provides readings of Beauvoir's fiction

    -considers Beauvoir as a writer of autobiography

    -assess her contribution to intellectual debate

    -discusses her role in the feminist movement.

  • The Fiona Harrold Series: Reinvent Your Career

    Being in the wrong job can deplete you. It can make you restless, frustrated and short tempered. If you're in the right job, though, you feel light, focussed, in control. Happy.

    Whether you're looking for a radical change of career or just a fresh start, experienced careers coach Sue Clarke is uniquely placed to help you find a job you love and achieve career satisfaction and success. By focussing on specifics, asking the right questions and setting goals, you can achieve clarity and confidence. Make the choice to manage your career rather than letting it manage you and have the job you've always dreamed of!

  • River Channel Management

    River Channel Management is the first book to deal comprehensively with recent revolutions in river channel management. It explores the multi-disciplinary nature of river channel management in relation to modern management techniques that bear the background of the entire drainage basin in mind, use channel restoration where appropriate, and are designed to be sustainable.



    River Channel Management is divided into five sections:

    . The Introduction outlines the need for river channel management .

    . Retrospective Review offers an overview of twentieth century engineering methods and the ways that river channel systems operate.

    . Realisation explains how greater understanding of river channel adjustments, channel hazards and river basin planning created a context for twenty-first century management.

    . Requirements for Management explains and examines environmental assessment, restoration-based approaches, and methods that work towards 'design with nature'

    . Final Revision speculates about prospects for twenty-first century river channel management.



    River Channel Management is written for higher-level undergraduates and for postgraduates in geography, ecology, engineering, planning, geology and environmental science, for professionals involved in river channel management, and for staff in environmental agencies.

  • Michel Thomas Spanish Language Builder CASS

    Michel Thomas took the language-learning world by storm.
    With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times). In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly. He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and Spanish and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.
    In the 'Language Builders' Michel consolidates and expands your knowledge of structures and vocabulary in a one-on-one lecture session with you at home.

  • Initiation a la litterature francaise: Antigone

    The "Initiation a la litterature francaise" series is for A-level and undergraduate students for whom the study of French literature in French may be a new experience. The compact volumes are designed as companions to the texts which are not reprinted here. Anouilh's "Antigone" is one of the most important works in twentieth-century French theatre.

  • GOAL Formative Assessment in Key Stage 2 Mathematics MANUAL

    The new approach to assessing literacy, mathematics, science and ICT, across Key Stages 2 and 3. 'GOAL Formative Assessment' is designed to monitor both individual and class progress, while also yielding diagnostic and skills profiles that will support effective teaching, learning and target setting.

  • Digital Television Production: A Handbook

    For media students taking courses in television production or those wanting to work in television, this book will be an invaluable companion. It concentrates on demonstrating how to realise ideas and turn them into desirable, industry-standard productions on a low budget. It covers everything from how to research a factual programme to script writing, signing up an actor, budgeting and finding suitable locations for an action drama. It includes sample release forms, treatments, storyboard adn budgets as well as all the essential tips and information needed to set up, shoot and edit an interview, or to cast, light, direct and postproduce a modern drama.



    Written by a successful TV producer, this book covers the complete production process, and equips you to make programmes of interest to broadcasters and digital channel companies.

  • Teach Yourself Ancient Greek New Edition

    This is a comprehensive introduction to the people who began Western civilisation.







    Whether you are a complete beginner or have some knowledge of Ancient Greek, you will benefit from this clearly structured course which presents the fundamentals of Ancient Greek in 24 units.







    Original texts are introduced at an early stage and enable you to get an idea of the wealth and extent of Greek literature; authors represented include Homer, the tragedians, Aristophanes, Thucydides, Plato and Demosthenes.







    There are full notes to accompany the readings and a glossary of grammatical terms, revision exercises, further reading, and other material are available on a free website.

  • Wolfram

    The Aichele family were decent, cultured, peace-loving Germans trying their hardest not to get swept up in the madness of Hitler's Third Reich. But by the time war came, for civilians on all sides, there was nowhere left to hide.

    The conflict took Wolfram, the family's gentle, 18-year-old son, to the Russian Front and the Normandy beaches. It also engulfed the town of his childhood, obliterating its inhabitants in a devastating firestorm.

    Wolfram is a powerful story of human survival. It is testimony to the fact that even in the darkest times there remains a spark of humanity that can never be totally extinguished.

  • Aspects of Psychology: Therapeutic Approaches to Abnormal Behaviour

    Covering one of the most popular topic areas in A Level Psychology, this handy book is concise, informative and easy-to-use. Invaluable for AS and A Level students, undergraduates and the general reader.

  • GOAL Formative Assessment in Key Stage 3 Science SPECIMEN SET

    GOAL Formative Assessment helps the class teacher to monitor both individual and class progress while also yielding diagnostic feedback that supports effective teaching, learning and target setting. As such, it provides effective assessment that impacts directly on ongoing teaching - plus a standardised basis for monitoring across the core curriculum (Literacy, Maths, Science and ICT).



    The tests are especially suitable for use with mixed-ability groups: they allow all pupils to show their strengths, yet motivate lower-ability children with confidence-building success. Attractively presented, pupil-friendly and quick to score, each test is easy to administer to a whole class and only takes about 45 minutes.



    The Key Stage 3 Science test covers national curriculum levels 2-7 and is carefully matched to the Programme of Study and scheme of work. The low entry-point makes the test especially useful for screening on entry to secondary school, identifying those pupils for whom 'catch-up' provision needs to be made, and giving a convenient check on Key Stage 2 attainments. The test makes for easy progress monitoring, and can also help to focus revision as end-of-Key-Stage tests approach.



    For each pupil, the test gives a national curriculum level (subdivided a-c), plus a standardised score and percentile. It also provides diagnostic profiles which pinpoint problem areas and individual strengths and weaknesses (by attainment target), and the broader skills of knowledge and understanding, problem-solving and evaluation and analysis.



    The Key Stage 3 test booklet is reusable, with a separate answer sheet; separate scoring keys (acetate overlays) allow rapid marking and easy profiling.



    The Specimen Set contains one copy each of the Test Booklet, Answer Sheet and Manual/Scoring Keys.





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  • Early Childhood Studies 2nd edition: An Holistic Introduction

    Early Childhood Studies 2Ed presents a clear and detailed account of infancy and early childhood. The first edition of this ground-breaking text supported the study of childhood from an holistic and multidisciplinary perspective; in the same vein, this new edition is now entirely revised and updated in line with current policy and legislation.



    The main focus lies in the promotion of children's development, health and well-being. Poverty and cultural issues are amongst the important themes highlighted throughout the book, plus there is new material on parenting, disability and first years at school.



    Key features



    A. Key concepts thoroughly explained in a concise, easy to read format

    A. Written from a multidisciplinary approach with contributing authors from the disciplines of sociology, health, education, genetics, social policy, psychology and social work

    A. Edited by senior academics in Paediatric Nursing and Early Childhood Education

    A. Student-centred activities, references and further reading promote practical application of theory

    A. Greater emphasis on health promotion

    A. Reflects changes in legislation and current practice developments

    A. Additional material on parenting, disability and first years at school.



    Early Childhood Studies is an invaluable text for all students on courses with an early childhood element. In particular this includes Child Health Nursing, Community Specialist Nursing, Health and Social Care, Social Work and Early Childhood Studies Degrees or Degree Programmes.

  • The Tibetan Art Of Positive Thinking

    It is common knowledge that the way we think profoundly affects our health and happiness. As Tibetan Bon culture has known for centuries, true, original thought is one of the most powerful energy resources that we each have, and tapping into it can bring us great spiritual, emotional and financial success. But, as Christopher Hansard - leading authority in Tibetan medicine - explains, most of us don't know how to think effectively. What we imagine to be thoughts are simply reactions to our environment and to other people, and are far removed from 'original thought', which has the power to transform lives.

    In this enlightening book, Hansard shows us how to take control of our thinking. Using simple meditations and exercises he shows how we can each harness the power of positive thinking to block negativity, transform emotions, and discover the deepest meaning of our lives, to make it the life we truly want to live.

  • Nietzsche: A Beginner's Guide

    Nietzsche - A Beginner's Guide introduces you to the life and work of of one of the most widely read philosphers in the modern world. Use this introductory guide to help you unravel his philosophy and explore his works.

    Roy Jackson's fascinating introduction:

     summarises Nietzsche's works

     explores how Nietzsche was influenced by various incidents in his life

     puts Nietzsche in philosophical and historical context

     explores Nietzsche's legacy

  • Essential Bushcraft

    Ray Mears is well known to millions of television viewers through his acclaimed series Tracks, Ray Mears World of Survival and Ray Mears Extreme Survival. Now, based on the bestselling Bushcraft, he has created a handy portable compendium of vital survival skills and wisdom from around the world. Packed with essential wilderness techniques, this book is an invaluable companion on any expedition.

  • Project Risk Assessment in a week 2nd edition

    Most project managers have a strong belief in their ability to deliver their project on time and within budget. But what are the risks to the successful completion of your project?



    This book guides you through the process of identifying and analysing the key risks to your project. It provides guidelines on:

    Identifying the risks

    Assessing the impact of each risk

    Analysing the combined impact of the risks on the project's objectives

    Assigning adequate contingency to the project's budget and schedule

    Producing a Risk Management Plan to assist the management of risk mitigation.



    This book has been fully revised for the In a Week series relaunch.

  • Beauty Therapy: Practical Skills for NVQ Level 3

    This core textbook is aimed at students seeking to enhance and improve their Level 3 Beauty Therapy skills. Published in association with City & Guilds, the book gives complete coverage for Level 3 students.

  • The Shamer's War

    Davin's never been good at telling what's brave and what's merely stupid, but when he tries to stop Nico from following his destiny, he knows he's crossed the line.



    And now his sister, Dina, is caught up in Nico's quest. Her Shamer's Gift means she can bring humiliation to the most hardened villain, simply by looking him in the eye. But faced by Nico's deadliest enemy, Dina knows this won't be enough ...

  • Andrew Strauss: Coming into Play - My Life in Test Cricket

    On May 21, 2004, playing against New Zealand, Andrew Strauss wrote his name into the record books when he became only the fourth batsman to score a century at Lord's on his Test debut. He made 112 in the first innings and was only denied a historical second hundred when he was run out on 83. England went on to beat New Zealand 3-0 before returning to headquarters to welcome the West Indies, Strauss scoring 137 as the hosts laid the foundations for another whitewash. He then raised the bar again when touring the country of his birth, making three centuries in England's first win in South Africa for 40 years.

    This sensational start to his international career has ensured that he has been celebrated as a world-class opening batsman, and was voted Wisden's Cricketer of the Year 2005. In THE STORY SO FAR, Andrew Strauss looks back on his early cricketing days and astounding first year in Test cricket, and gives the inside story on what it is like to be part of an incredible England side fighting to overtake Australia as the number one cricketing nation. THE STORY SO FAR includes his personal story of how England beat Australia in the 2005 Ashes Series, in which he played a major part.

  • Anatomy & Physiology: Therapy Basics 2nd Edition

    Beauty and Holistic therapists require sufficient knowledge of anatomy and physiology in order to be able to ensure safety and efficacy in therapeutic treatments. Now in its second edition, Anatomy and Physiology: Therapy Basics provides students studying for NVQ/ SVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Beauty Therapy and IIHHT/ITEC Holistic and Sports Therapy Diplomas with an excellent foundation knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

    The second edition incorporates new materials on Cells and Tissues, the Immune System and Reproduction to meet the syllabus requirements of Beauty, Sports and Holistic Therapies. The clarity and accessibility of the book also makes it an invaluable study aid for other BTEC, City and Guilds and other international courses. It will also provide a useful reference book for those already working within the relevant industries.

  • Joined-up Systems: Building the Integrated Business

    About the series:

    Aimed at both senior managers and consultants, The Management Consultancies Association series provides practical and comprehensive guides that describe how key management ideas can be applied in reality.



    About the book:

    Systems integration is now more critical than ever in creating competitive advantage. Yet many wrongly assume that this is a technology issue. Successful systems integration is a single, continuous process combining business, people and technology issues in equal measure. Authors Trevor Elliott and Dave Herbert of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young provide practical advice on achieving this amid the market pressures of today.

  • Developing Practical Nursing Skills 2nd Edition

    As a pre-registration nursing student you must be completely confident when applying your skills and knowledge in practice. Developing Practical Nursing Skills is the book you need.



    Following on from the success of the first edition, this practical and easy-to-use textbook encourages you to apply learning to real situations. Each chapter focuses on a different area of fundamental care, and uses different practice scenarios from all the branches of nursing. The book demonstrates the application of practical skills, with the underpinning knowledge you need to deal with each situation.



    The second edition of this immensely popular book retains its successful style and unique presentation, with useful line illustrations and a new colour photo section in wound management.



    New for the second edition:



    * Fully revised in line with current health policy and research

    * New chapter on pain management and promoting comfort

    * Colour photo section for wound management chapter

    * Updated throughout



    With interactive activities to aid learning and a strongly skills-focused approach, if you are a student nurse or other health worker, Developing Practical Nursing Skills is an essential resource for pre-registration nursing programmes.

  • Body Massage: Therapy Basics 2nd Edition

    This new edition of Body Massage: Therapy Basics has been thoroughly updated to meet the requirements of the following awarding bodies: NVQ/SVQ Beauty Therapy Level 3; Edexcel National Diploma in Beauty Therapy; VTCT and ITEC. This book features a brand new colour section and up-to-date diagrams and photographs throughout.

    Written by an expert in the field, this edition is aimed primarily at Level 3 students, and includes new material on health, safety and hygiene to meet the legislative requirements for massage practitioners. A new section introducing advanced massage techniques and passive movements provides additional information for the student interested in studying beyond Level 3. Comprehensive assessment guidance is also included.

  • Oscar and Arabella: Oscar and Arabella and Ormsby

    Oscar and Arabella don't always see tusk to horn in this paperback edition. While two is company, three most definitely seems like a crowd... until one day when Arabella needs their help.

    A simple text that perfectly captures the theme of friendship.

  • Dyslexia? Assessing and Reporting: The Patoss Guide

    There is now a greater need than ever before to assess, record and respond appropriately to the special needs of individuals. Specialist teachers, SENCOs and learning support managers - all have a statutory duty to see that individual needs are identified, from the early years to further and higher education.

    This book focuses on the purposes, principles and practicalities of assessing for dyslexia across successive age groups, exploring the changing assessment issues and specific assessment needs. It looks at the available types of assessments at each stage, explaining how to interpret results and how and when to involve other professionals. Throughout, special emphasis is placed upon the need to cooperate and communicate effectively with others - pupils/students, their parents, class teachers, administrators and fellow professionals - to ensure that appropriate intervention and follow-up support are forthcoming.

    Assessments are needed to diagnose, to plan intervention, to inform school/college policies, to support claims for funding, to justify special arrangements in examinations, and more. These very different purposes require specialist teachers and support managers to have a firm grasp of relevant legislation and professional guidelines, to select appropriate assessments and provide reports that will meet their intended purpose.

    Assessing for Dyslexia will enable you to achieve this! Down to earth, and with numerous examples, this book provides the practical guidance needed by specialist teachers and educational professionals in training, as well as by SENCOs and learning support staff working in schools and colleges.

  • McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland

    Pete McCarthy's tale of his hilarious trip around Ireland has gained thousands of fans all over the world.

    Pete was born in Warrington to an Irish mother and an English father and spent happy summer holidays in Cork. Years later, reflecting on the many places he has visited as a travel broadcaster, Pete admits that he feels more at home in Ireland than anywhere. To find out whether this is due to rose-coloured spectacles or to a deeper tie with the country of his ancestors, Pete sets off on a trip around Ireland and discovers that it has changed in surprising ways. Firstly obeying the rule 'never pass a pub with your name on it', he encounters McCarthy's bars up and down the land, and meets English hippies, German musicians, married priests and many others. A funny, affectionate look at one of the most popular countries in the world.

  • Celtic Angels

    Angels have long been a source of protection, comfort, wisdom and joy, providing guidance and helping us to discover the connection between our day-to-day existence and our spiritual needs. For the ancient Celts, angels were a part of everyday life and were often thought of as a confidant, companion and counseller all in one. These powers of companionship, guidance and inspiration are needed now more than ever in our demanding modern world.



    In this illuminating guide, Donald McKinney reveals the secrets of the spiritual world inhabited by the Celtic angels, their role in the lives of the ancient Celts, and how to seek out and work with your personal angelic guide. Everyone's angel is waiting to help - with anything from day-to-day problems, to accessing your ancestors, to exploring your personal spiritual path through life.

  • Little Face: Culver Valley Crime Book 1

    The first extraordinary psychological suspense thriller from internationally bestselling author Sophie Hannah. Not to be missed for readers of Tana French and Liane Moriarty.

    'Terrifying' Scotsman
    'Ingenious' Sunday Times

    It's every mother's nightmare...

    She's only been gone two hours.

    Her husband David was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she's never seen before.

    With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?

  • Nursing Practice and Health Care, 4Ed

    Nursing Practice and Health Care is essential reading for those studying nursing at degree and diploma level, and for students on post-registration courses, conversion courses, or those returning to practice.

    This fourth edition has been completely revised to reflect the current professional and educational requirements for those preparing for registration as a nurse, and it maintains a strong focus on practice and thr needs of those requiring nursing and health care. The text is clearly informed by the Code of professional conduct (NMC 2002), the requirements for pre-registration nursing programmes (UKCC 2000), Fitness for practice (UKCC 1999) and relevant health policy documents from the four countries of the UK.

    This thoroughly updated textbook provides support for the student to develop skills in critical thinking to enable the development of an accountable, professional practitioner, and reflects themes and perspectives relevant to current understanding of nursing and health care practice.

  • Seven Ages Of Britain

    Originally published to tie in with the seven part Channel Four series, this is an exploration of the lives of the ordinary inhabitants of Britain, starting when Britain first became an island at the close of the last Ice Age and ending at the beginning of the agricultural and industrial revolutions.



    Beneath the names and dates of schoolbook history there is another, often overlooked story - the history of the people as a whole and their experience of life through the ages. SEVEN AGES OF BRITAIN is a unique television and print social history telling the story of the people of Britain from the Mesolithic to the dawning of the agricultural revolution. It will explore the lives and times of the ordinary people of Britain who rarely emerge into the light of written history but nonetheless were witness to its every twist and turn.

  • Clinical Management of Bladder Cancer

    This book is a comprehensive, but readable, treatise of the current status of bladder cancer management. An area of considerable controversy, the text looks in particular at the opposing views that have arisen in different parts of the world, drawing on the experiences of the international author team. The text includes individual chapters on smoking, statistics and talking with patients about bladder cancer - a feature unique to this volume. With emphasis given to the multidisciplinary approach to treatment, 'Clinical Management of Bladder Cancer' will appeal to all professionals who specialise in the day-to-day care of patients with this malignancy.

  • Encyclopaedic Companion to Medical Statistics

    Medical statistics is increasingly important in many areas of medicine and the growing rise of evidence-based medicine will make it still more so. It has critical applications in clinical trials, genetic research, epidemiology and in the design and analysis of medical experiments and surveys. Statistical analyses are now widely reported in published papers and no researcher or practitioner in the health sciences can afford to ignore this crucial subject. The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of

    Medical Statistics is a straightforward and comprehensive reference source that will be an invaluable guide for those with no formal statistical background and a handy reference for those who do know some statistics. With coverage ranging from simple definitions and basic tests to the latest techiques used at the cutting edge of medical research, this book will be invaluable to anyone working in this field.

  • Edexcel GCSE Business and Communication Systems Teacher's Book

    The Teacher's Book accompanies the Edexcel GCSE Business and Communication Systems Student's Book. It is an essential resource for all centres delivering the new course, as it contains useful guidance for teachers and will offer useful schemes of work. It also contains many worksheets, exercises and exam practice.

  • Livewire Maths: Measures to Level 3 - Teacher's Resource

    Livewire Maths is a series designed to raise the performance of pupils who are underachieving in maths. This guide comprehensively supports the students' book and combines all the features the teachers have requested in trialling.

  • Mixed Up Fairy Tales

    This fantastic split page, spiral bound book allows the reader to mix and match different combinations of fairy tales with hilarious results. What would happen if Goldilocks had two horrid stepsisters and fell asleep for a hundred years? Would she be woken by a hungry wolf or Little Red Riding Hood's Granny?

  • Journey into God's Heart: The True Story of a Life of Faith

    Even Jennifer herself has in the light of severe recent tragedies found herself gaining a new understanding of all she has been through. This book looks back at the traumas and insecurities of her childhood, the joys and trials of family life through the most testing of circumstances, the confusion caused by her life-threatening illness and subsequent miracle healing, the pain of bereavement and - the most recent chapter that no-one foresaw - divorce from her husband Tony.



    Journey Into God's Heart is an epic saga of a unique woman's journey through the fire. An adventure that lasts a lifetime, a path strewn with heart-testing challenges.



    Written as compellingly as a novel, it presents a completely new perspective on the story told in Jennifer's previous autobiographical books Beyond Healing and Unexpected Healing. Her journey unfolds against the backdrop of the momentous changes undergone by the evangelical and charismatic church in the mid and late twentieth century.

  • Customer retention in a week 3rd edition

    This book aims to emphasise the overriding importance for businesses of retaining customers, and to explain how a successful customer focus can be achieved and maintained. Topics include:

    The value of focusing on retaining existing customers

    Identifying customers and finding out what they want

    Offering incentives to maintain customer loyalty

    Mobilising employees to give customers what they want

    Retaining customers when things go wrong



    This book has been updated for the In a Week 2002 series relaunch.

  • Successful [email protected] in a week

    Your step-by-step guide to using the Internet as a marketing asset. It covers every business aspect, from getting on the Web to buying and selling world wide. Topics covered include: the growth of Web-enabled business; planning your cyber-strategy; targeting your market on the Web; and building a better Web site.

  • The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

    In this unique and important book, one of the world's great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness.

    The Art of Happiness is a highly accessible guide for a western audience, combining the Dalai Lama's eastern spiritual tradition with Dr Howard C. Cutler's western perspective. Covering all key areas of human experience, they apply the principles of Tibetan Buddhism to everyday problems and reveal how one can find balance and complete spiritual and mental freedom.

    For the many who wish to understand more about the Dalai Lama's approach to living, there has never been a book which brings his beliefs so vividly into the real world.

  • Avance: Framework French Pupil's Book 2

    Avance is an exciting new French course that makes teaching with the Languages Framework straightforward and enjoyable. Written by a very experienced team of teachers, Avance 1 provides a perfect start for learners of French of all abilities. Avance 2 builds on what was learnt in Book 1, expanding the students' knowledge and understanding of the language in a fun and motivating way.

  • Ten Things I Learned From Bill Porter

    Born with cerebral palsy, life for Bill Porter presented many challenges. But he was not going to let that get in the way of living a full and enriching life. Told by so many that he was unemployable, Bill was determined to support himself financially and without state disability aid. So began his employment as a door-to-door salesman for the Watkins company - a job that was to see him become their most successful salesperson in the USA.



    Written by Shelly Brady, a close friend who first worked for Bill as a teenager, this book marks the triumph of an indomitable spirit that knows no limits. TEN THINGS shares with us the story of Bill's life and the valuable lessons Shelly learned from this most remarkable man. The 'ten things' that frame the narrative are simple but powerful gifts of wisdom that can teach us to live profoundly happy and fulfilled lives. Heartwarming and uplifting in the vein of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE and HANNAH'S GIFT, it is an inspiration to all of us moving through life without disability, but with perhaps greater resistance to living fully.

  • The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

    Of the many Dalai Lama titles on sale, THE ART OF HAPPINESS - written with western psychiatrist Howard Cutler - is by far the biggest bestseller of them all. A huge international success, it has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, with over 300,000 of these sales in the UK alone. Now, this inspirational new book brings the successful East-meets-West pairing together again to provide a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual values to the fast-paced, unpredictable, stressful and demanding world we all live in today.
    In this wise, insightful and practical book, the Dalai Lama shows us how to follow the path that will lead us to fulfilment, purpose and happiness, even in our troubled modern times.

  • Science Questions: Upside Down Seeds and Other Science Questions

    How can we make the icy path less slippery? How can we choose how fast to go down a slide? What's the best way to get muddy clothes clean? In this boldly original book, a group of young friends ask intriguing questions about the world around them, inspiring readers to speculate, investigate and find out the answers for themselves.

  • Kipper Story Collection

    In this delightful story collection, you will find the four classic Kipper picture books: Kipper, Kipper's Toybox, Kipper's Birthday and Kipper's Snowy Day. It is the perfect gift for old and new Kipper fans!

  • Assertiveness in a week 3rd edition

    Demarcation between different layers in an organisation no longer prescribes the type of communication permissible. This breakdown in structure means that we have to be equipped to deal confidently with everyone, including the MD.

    This book offers you the tools that will enable you to:

    Say what you mean when you mean what you say

    Develop a winning personal strategy

    Build your confidence and self-esteem

    Determine how you are perceived



    This book has been fully revised for the 2002 In a Week relaunch.

  • CONSCIOUSNESS - AN INTRODUCTION

    Is there a theory that explains the essence of consciousness? Or is consciousness itself just an illusion? The 'last great mystery of science', consciousness is a topic that was banned from serious research for most of the last century, but is now an area of increasing popular interest, as well as a rapidly expanding area of study for students of psychology, philosophy and neuroscience. This ground-breaking new book by best-selling author Susan Blackmore is the first of its kind to bring together all the major theories of consciousness studies, from those based on neuroscience to those based on quantum theory or Eastern philosophy.

    The book examines topics such as how subjective experiences arise from objective brain processes, the basic neuroscience of consciousness, altered states of consciousness, out of body and near death experiences and the effects of drugs, dreams and meditation. It also explores the nature of self, the possibility of artificial consciousness in robots, and the question of whether animals are conscious.

    For all those intrigued by popular science, and what it means to exist, this book could radically transform each reader's understanding of their own consciousness.

  • Plato: A Beginners Guide

    This book introduces you to the life and work of one of the founding fathers of philosophy, and best known of the thinkers of Ancient Greece. Use this introductory guide to help you unravel his philosophy and explore his works.

  • Unlocking Constitutional and Administrative Law

    Unlocking the Law is the groundbreaking series of textbooks with a unique approach to the study of law. Designed specifically to make the subject matter accessible, the text includes features, activities, key facts charts, diagrams, and clear headings and sub-headings to aid students in understanding the different areas within their course. Unlocking the Law textbooks have been written specifically to ensure that readers understand fully the concepts required and are able to apply them with confidence. All titles in the series follow the same format and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core undergraduate foundation subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications.

    Unlocking the Law remains the most original and accessible textbook series available.

  • Achieving Business Alchemy in a week

    Following the ground breaking work of authors such as Charles Handy, this book is aimed at general managers, especially owner-managers of SMEs, who wish to innovate and create new opportunities, both within their organisation and their lives.



    The emphasis here is on differentiating and growing through creation rather than competition and through looking at problems in a new way.

  • GCSE Business Studies for Edexcel

    This brand new Business Studies textbook has been written specifically for students of the Edexcel GCSE Business Studies specification. Illustrated throughout and written in an accessible style by an experienced team of authors, it covers thoroughly all units of the specification. As well as using manageable chunks of text to cover the essentials, each chapter is full of key terms, activities and interactive exercises to help students get to grips with all the information required to succeed in this subject. In addition to this there are plenty of exam practice questions and tips to help students apply what they have learnt in an exam. The accompanying Teacher's Resource will give advice on coursework and assessment as well as suggesting action plans for study.

  • Samurai William

    In the winter of 1611, a mysterious letter was received by the London merchants of the East India Company. The fact that it came from Japan, a forbidden and unknown land, was a cause of wonder, but even more remarkable was that the writer was an Englishman by the name of William Adams.



    Adams had sailed to the East in 1598, but most of his company had died by the time their ship was washed up unexpectedly in Japan. He fell in love with the barbaric splendour of the country and decided to settle. He soon forged a close friendship with the ruthless Shogun Ieyasu, took a Japanese wife and sired a new, mixed-blood family.



    However his homesick letter to London inspired the merchants to plan an expedition to the Far East, wishing to trade with the Japanese through Adams' good offices.



    SAMURAI WILLIAM illuminates a Jacobean world whose horizons were rapidly expanding, and a Japan that was still unknown to the world.

  • Connections Year 9 Mainstream ED

    Connections Year 9 is the third book in an exciting and innovative two-tier three book course designed to support the latest guidelines fo Key Stage 3 Religious Studies and the teaching and assessing requirements of the Key Stage 3 strategy.

    Working creatively around the context of the QCA scheme of work and the Locally Agreed Syllabusrs this comphrehensive new series will:

    enable and encourage a range of learning styles; refelect contemporary approaches in R.E.; facilitate full use of attainment targets; link with citizenship and ICT; help facilitate the change from KS3 to KS4.

  • The Book of Bunny Suicides

    This is dark humour at its best - a collection of hilarious and outrageous cartoons which will appeal to anyone in touch with their evil side.

  • Wise Guides: Drugs

    This authoritative guide tackles the issue of drugs and drug taking head-on. Alcohol, tobacco, amphetamines and steroids; drugs come in all guises and it pays to be aware of the effects and the realities of taking them. Wise Guides: Drugs provides practical advice on what to do if young people are under pressure to take drugs and how to deal with friends who are already taking them.



    Wise Guides: helping you deal with whatever life throws at you.

  • Age 10-11 Mental Maths

    Motivational stickers, top-quality colour illustrations and a friendly animal character ensure that learning at home is easy and fun. Notes to parents explain the purpose of each activity and provide clear and helpful advice. The book ends with an informal test, and a progress chart with space for stickers provides a useful skills checklist.



    Hodder Home Learning - helping parents support their children's learning at home.

  • Information Technology Key Skills Levels 1-3

    Uncertain which level you are working at for your Key Skills? This book will help you decide where you are, and how to progress to the next level to achieve the Key Skills qualification you need.

  • Sugar and Energy: The Pocket Guide to The Glucose Revolution and Sugar and Energy

    The authors of the bestselling GLUCOSE REVOLUTION dispel common myths about sugar and reveal why it's high time to get rid of the guilt. Sugar is constantly depicted as one of the evils of the modern diet. However, according to more recent scientific research, a moderate intake of sugar contributes to a nutritious diet. The book takes a look at these findings and discusses the effect sugar has on our health, including:

    - diabetes

    - losing weight

    - behaviour and mental performance

    - dental decay

  • French Grammar and Usage, 2Ed

    'French Grammar and Usage' has rapidly established itself as the most up-to-date grammar on the market. It provides English speaking students and teachers with a comprehensive and accessible guide to French grammar. Praised for its clear lay-out and lucid explanations, this essential learning tool has now been revised in response to extensive feedback from teachers using the first edition. The improvements of the second edition include a through reworking of the index and cross-referencing, minor structural reorganisation of material, and updated examples.

  • The Empty House

    Virginia Keile has a secret dream. To have a second chance at loving the tall, handsome Cornish farmer she met - and foolishly lost - the heady summer she was a debutante. Life has taught Virginia a great deal in twenty-seven years - about wedding a titled bachelor picked out by her mother, about a lonely marriage that ended in her husband's accidental death, and about nearly losing her children to her husband's mother and bossy Nanny. Now she has come back to picturesque Cornwall to rent a battered seaside cottage. For herself and for the children. And to discover if this time she can fill an empty house with love.

  • Teach Yourself Rapid Revision Organiser: English GCSE

    A handy filofax-sized guide to this key subject, to prepare the student quickly and painlessly for GCSE.

  • Revision Rescue English

    A concise guide to the essential facts, for last-minute revision. Added support on Teletext provides up-to-date, interactive practice and advice.

  • Jess's Disco Disaster

    Jess and her twin brother Matt are planning their birthday - but they can't agree on what sort of party to have. Finally they settle on a disco, but Jess isn't too keen on all Matt's friends coming! He's asked the whole class, so she feels she should do the same - even if that includes school boff, Becky. The only problem is, now Becky thinks Jess is her new best friend. When Jess goes shopping for an outfit for the party with her friends, they bump into Becky, who tags along and insists on buying the same things as Jess. Then the DJ that Jess's mum has booked for the party falls through at short notice - the whole thing looks like it's going to be a disaster... But between them, the Party Girls rise to the challenge!

  • Consulting into the Future: The Key Skills

    About the series:

    Aimed at both senior managers and consultants, The Management Consultancies Association series provides practical and comprehensive guides that describe how key management ideas can be applied in reality.



    About the book:

    This book offers a unique perspective on the consulting skills that will be fundamental to every organization in the future. It brings together an author team who not only write knowledgeably about consulting skills in theory, but who are also actively involved in inspirational work themselves. The result is a wide range of perspectives on how a good consultant can literally change our world.

  • An Introduction to Geological Structures and Maps 7ed

    'An Introduction to Geological Structures & Maps' is a concise text that leads the students in easy stages from the simplest ideas on geological structures right through to the more advanced geological mapping techniques. The approach this book adopts is designed to help students with little or no supervision: each new topic is simply explained and illustrated by figures, and exercises are set on successive maps. If students are unable to complete a problem, they can read on to obtain more specific instructions on how theory may be used to solve the problem in question.



    This considerably enlarged seventh edition aims to make the book even more user friendly and bring it into line with present trends in map syllabuses. This edition includes photographs that will significantly add to the understanding of geological structures already illustrated by text-figures and block diagrams in the appendix. The appendix has been fully updated and now includes completed sections of all maps and solutions to the map problems, which enables the reader to check that his or her attempts have been successfully carried out.

  • Teach Yourself French Starter Kit

    The 'Teach Yourself French Starter Kit' is a new concept in language learning. It is a complete programme which has all the back up and additional support material you need to get you speaking French fast, and confidently.







    It has been specially written and designed for the complete beginner or the 'false starter' and does not assume that you know anything about learning a language. It is written in a friendly, no-nonsense style, with simplified, 'bare bones' grammar which covers only the language you will need.







    The rules of pronunciation are on the CDs, so you will have a model to copy, rather than trying to follow written instructions, and the speaking exercises and model sentences will get you talking in whole sentences from day one. Your Personal Tutor will talk you through the course and the exercises to make learning easier and more enjoyable.







    You will follow an enjoyable and varied learning programme, and with the help of the frequent practice and repetition you will find it easy to remember the five new words you will meet a day. You will learn a few simple sentences by heart every day, too, and these will give you the confidence to speak without stumbling and embarrassment.







    The leader in self-learning with more than 300 titles, covering all subjects.







    Be where you want to be with Teach Yourself.

  • Amazing You: Astrology

    What do the stars reveal about you and your life? Do you know what your Venus sign is? Are you and your favourite boy an astro match?



    Chart your route to success and happiness with astrology. Learn how to predict the future, find out what your Sun sign reveals about you, buy the perfect gift for your best friend, and see what happens when planets go backwards.



    Astrology shows you how you can change your everyday life by discovering just how amazing you are. It is part of our stunning new Mind Body Spirit series for teenage girls - Amazing You.

  • I Ching - A Beginner's Guide

    I-Ching is the ancient Chinese wisdom, providing enlightenment to the seeker after knowledge. This book will start you off on a journey of enlightenment.

  • Picture Perfect

    A woman is found in a Los Angeles graveyard, unable to remember anything about herself or her life. No one is more surprised than she when, days later, her husband comes to the police station to take her home - and turns out to be Hollywood's leading superstar, Alex Rivers.

    Cassie Barrett begins to remember bits about her life: her passion for her career as an anthropologist, the whirlwind romance on location in Africa, her childhood. But she senses there is something troubling in this perfect life that she can't remember; and then, when she sees a pregnancy test, it all comes flooding back - and once again, Cassie feels there is no alternative but escape...

  • Diseases of the Larynx

    As the amount of knowledge relating to the numerous diseases associated with the larynx continues to expand dramatically, it has become more and more difficult for specialists to remain up-to-date.



    This timely, definitive, gold standard book on the diseases of the larynx is comprehensive, highly illustrated and current. The text covers diagnosis, clinical approach, medical and surgical intervention and prognosis.



    The contributors are internationally renowned specialists with a particular interest in the larynx. They include paediatric and adult laryngologists, voice and speech pathologists, anatomists, pathologists, radiologists, anaesthesiologists, oncologists, chemotherapists, radiotherapists, and other specialists with a particular interest in the larynx. Their combined knowledge and experience makes 'Diseases of the Larynx' a must-have compendium.

  • Five-Minute First Aid for Sport

    Would you know what to do to save someone's life?



    Did you know that it is highly likely it will be someone close to you that will need your help?



    Do you want to make a difference in an emergency?



    This could be the most important book you will ever read. Five-Minute First Aid for Sport will provide all individuals who play sport, coach or teach it with invaluable information and advice, from gym injuries and injuries on the sports field to sprains, fractures, unconsiousness and, most importantly, how to save a life.



    Written by the experts in first aid, this book offers an easy and engaging way to gain the skills and confidence needed to apply first aid to a baby. The personal, friendly tone, flowing text and unique features of the book, such as self-testers and key skill sections, make reading enjoyable and the information easy to absorb. Presented in short sections that each take just five minutes to read and learn, this book will enable you to make a difference in an emergency and prepare you for common first aid situations that are relevant to you.



    By reading this book you will gain and develop your first aid skills and discover your ability to save a life.

  • Great Lies to Tell Small Kids

    This Christmas you can finally let your bunnies out of their padded hutches, because Andy Riley doesn't want them anymore. He wants your children!

    From the creator of the bestselling Bunny books comes more wicked humour - GREAT LIES TO TELL SMALL KIDS. They range from merely bogus to truly cruel:

    'Every ant you meet must be named'

    'It takes the beaks of seven penguins to make a Penguin biscuit'

    'All wind is made by wind farms'

    'Wine makes mummy clever'

    'Milk feels pain'

    Each hilarious cartoon tells a tall tale to bamboozle kids and entertain wicked adults everywhere.

  • ATPH: The Theory Of Knowledge

    The Access to Philosophy series offers a concise and readable introduction to key areas of philosophy for students and the general reader.

    The Theory of Knowledge explores the nature and extent of knowledge. It looks at the key questions: What do we know? How do we know it? and analyses our right to the beliefs we have, how we acquire them and whether we can take them to be knowledge.

    Via key philosophy texts, in particular Descartes' Meditations, The Theory of Knowledge covers the following four areas:

    - Empiricism and Rationalism

    - Knowledge and Justification

    - Knowledge and Scepticism

    - Knowledge of the External World.

  • Liar's Poker

    From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank.



    A true-life Bonfire of the Vanities, funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, his is a tale of hysterical greed and ambition set in an obsessed, enclosed world.

  • Teach Yourself Revise Standard Grade Chemistry

    A practical, clear and lively guide to the essential facts needed for Standard Grade success. MindMaps, tips and practice questions motivate and guide the student throughout his or her revision.

  • Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting

    We all know how strong our emotions can be - but do we really appreciate that they can actually help us to achieve what we want?



    We sometimes disregard our feelings and carry on living life the way we have always lived it - but our emotions are in fact the key to finding a life that is the way we always dreamt it would be. Top life coach and author Lynn Grabhorn helps us to realise how negative feelings create negative energy and events, then presents the techniques we can use to recognise these negative emotions, change them into positive ones - and watch the transformation begin.



    Written in a clear, friendly, direct style and with real-life anecdotes as examples, this book uncovers the real strength behind our emotions - and will help everyone who has ever wanted to turn their life around to achieve their true desires.

  • Successful Speed Reading in a week

    So much to read, and so little time! This indispensable guide outlines strategies to help make full use of time allocated to reading. It also provides the tools to enable recollection of what has been read.

  • Teach Yourself Rapid Revision Organiser: Chemistry For Double Sci GCSE

    A handy filofax-sized guide to this key subject, to prepare the student quickly and painlessly for GCSE.

  • Rugby And All That

    Starting from the moment when William Webb Ellis picked up the ball at Rugby School during a game of soccer and ran with it, Martin Johnson traces the story of amateur rugby through to the world of the professional game at the top level in 2000 AD. The result is a hilarious account of the development of a game which has provided scope for bruising physical contact and bawdy songs in schools, universities and clubs throughout the world. Johnson wittily describes the wide appeal of rugby while highlighting the heroes, the larger than life characters, the great performances and the memorable battles in both the Southern and Northern hemispheres.

  • Modern Medical Microbiology - The Fundamentals

    Modern Medical Microbiology - The Fundamentals is a unique text reference that represents the culmination of more than 70 articles written over eight years and brought together in one, easy-to-read volume. It describes in a chapter-by-chapter analysis, a vast range of common diseases and the micro-organisms that cause them as well as covering issues such as health and safety, molecular biology and bio-terrorism. The book is set apart from others in the field by its easy accessibility to the core information and fills the niche left by larger texts.



    Key features:

    A.covers all major diseases - each with its own concise chapter

    A.up to date - articles have been rewritten or revised

    A.handy, non-bulky format - easy to use

    A.written specifically for biomedical science students



    This book will prove to be an essential text for students of microbiology, trainee scientists and undergraduate medical students involved in any aspect of microbiology. Its easy to follow style will also appeal to those with a general interest in microbiology and the impact it has on the modern world.

  • AQA GCSE Chemistry Additions

    AQA GCSE Chemistry Additions has been written by a senior examiner to cover the additional material from the latest AQA Chemistry specifications not covered by Double Award Science. A specification matching grid at the start ensures that the book can be used by those taking either the co-ordinated specification or the new modular specification.

    Higher Tier sections are clearly differentiated from the core material, enabling the book to be used by Foundation and Higher students alike.



    When used with the core textbook AQA GCSE Science, this text provides comprehensive coverage of all the material required for success in separate science GCSE Chemistry.



    The main features of the book include:

     Key terms listed at the start of every chapter to ensure that pupils are familiar with the required vocabulary.

     Did you Know? boxes within the text to offer additional pieces of interesting information.

     Ideas and Evidence sections to ensure that pupils will have covered all the material required for this new strand of Sc1.

     Summary boxes at the end of each chapter containing all the material students will require for exam success.

     Topic question boxes throughout the text to consolidate the information covered in the chapter.

     Examination questions at the end of the chapter to enable students to practice answering various styles of question.

  • Age 8-9 Times Tables

    Motivational stickers, top-quality colour illustrations and a friendly animal character ensure that learning at home is easy and fun. Notes to parents explain the purpose of each activity and provide clear and helpful advice. The book ends with an informal test, and a progress chart with space for stickers provides a useful skills checklist.



    Hodder Home Learning - helping parents support their children's learning at home.

  • Big Chief Elizabeth

    In April 1586, Queen Elizabeth I acquired a new and exotic title. A tribe of North American Indians had made her their weroanza - 'big chief'.

    The news was received with great joy, both by the Queen and her favourite, Sir Walter Ralegh. His first American expedition had brought back a captive, Manteo, whose tattooed face had enthralled Elizabethan London. Now Manteo was returned to his homeland as Lord and Governor. Ralegh's gamble would result in the first English settlement in the New World, but it would also lead to a riddle whose solution lay hidden in the forests of Virginia.

    A tale of heroism and mystery, BIG CHIEF ELIZABETH is illuminated by first-hand accounts to reveal a remarkable and long-forgotten story.

  • House atreïdes

    It is the year 10,154 of the Imperial Calendar, and for four decades the planet Arrakis - called Dune by its inhabitants - has been ruled by the Harkonnen family. But the seeds of change have been sown.. On Arrakis, an idealistic young planetologist, Pardot Kynes, goes out into the desert to learn the secrets of its giant sandworms and the priceless Spice they create. And on another planet, Caledon, young Leto Atreides is nearly ready to become duke. The blood feud between House Atreides and House Harkonnen is about to begin.

    Drawing on notes, outlines and correspondence Frank Herbert left behind at his death, as well as conversations and brainstorming sessions Brian Herbert held with his father, House Atreides is a breathtaking story of war, treachery and decadence; of love, loyalty and steadfastness in the face of overwhelming odds.

  • Age 7-8 Reading and Writing

    'Superstar' reward stickers, top-quality colour illustrations and a friendly animal character ensure that learning at home is easy and fun. Notes to parents explain the purpose of each activity and provide clear and helpful advice. The book ends with an informal test, and a progress chart with space for stickers provides a useful skills checklist.



    Hodder Home Learning - helping parents support their children's learning at home.

  • For The Sake Of Elena: An Inspector Lynley Novel: 5

    Elena Weaver, in her skimpy dresses and bright jewellery, exuded intelligence and sexuality. A student at St Stephen's College, Cambridge, she lived a life of casual but intense physical and emotional relationships, with scores to settle and targets to achieve. Until someone, lying in wait on the bank of the River Cam, where Elena went running every morning, bludgeoned the young woman to death.

    Called into the rarefied world of academia, Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Barbara Havers find a tangled skein of love, obsession and desire - a maelstrom of emotion that has claimed Elena Weaver's life.

  • Clinician's Guide to Viral Hepatitis

    It is estimated that one in ten of the world's population is infected with hepatitis. Chronic hepatitis B and C are major aetiological factors in the development of end-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma, leading to an increased burden of health care provision and transplant services throughout the world.



    The prevention of infection by vaccination, improved health education and the treatment of chronic infection with anti-viral agents are all important issues in the management of this international health problem.



    This book provides an overview of viral hepatitis, enabling clinicians to manage and support their patients. It will also be of great value to specialist nurses, counsellors, drug workers and other health professionals involved in the care of hepatitis carriers. It is, above all, a practical book written to make the information as accessible as possible to all its readers.

  • Hairdressing for NVQ 1 & 2 3rd Edition

    Fully updated to reflect the changes in the NVQ standards, Hairdressing for NVQ 1&2 (3rd Edition) covers all the mandatory units as well as the most popular optional units in hairdressing and barbering. Relevant to all the criteria laid down by the awarding bodies', the unit-specific structure will mean that students can find the information they are looking for quickly and easily.

    Topics include:
    -Client care procedures
    -Styling hair
    -Colouring hair

    Published in full colour and featuring a whole host of new photographs and artworks, this is an essential text for students wishing to pursue the subject successfully.

  • AQA GCSE Chemistry Separates

    AQA GCSE Chemistry has been written by a team of examiners to match exactly the latest AQA specifications for separate science Chemistry. A specification matching grid at the start ensures that the book can be used by those taking either the co-ordinated specification or the new modular specification.



    Higher Tier sections are clearly differentiated from the core material, enabling the book to be used by Foundation and Higher students alike.



    The main features of the book include:

     Key terms listed at the start of every chapter to ensure that pupils are familiar with the required vocabulary.

     Did you Know? boxes within the text to offer additional pieces of interesting information.

     Ideas and Evidence sections to ensure that pupils will have covered all the material required for this new strand of Sc1.

     Summary boxes at the end of each chapter containing all the material students will require for exam success.

     Topic question boxes throughout the text to consolidate the information covered in the chapter.

     Examination questions at the end of the chapter to enable students to practice answering various styles of question.

  • Imagine This

    Until now, the true story of John Lennon's childhood has never been told. John's sister Julia has herself been on a personal journey that has made it possible only now to reveal the full extent of the pain and difficulties - as well as the happier times - living inside John Lennon's family brought.

    Julia reveals the various strong, self-willed and selfish women who surrounded John as he grew up. John was removed from his mother at the age of 5 to live with his Aunt Mimi, and here Julia shows for the first time the cruelty of this decision - to both mother and son, she sheds a new light on his upbringing with Mimi which is often at dramatic odds with the accepted tale. John's frequent visits to his mother and sisters gave him the liveliness, freedom and love he sought and allowed him to develop his musical talents. The tragic death of their mother, knocked down outside Aunt Mimi's house by a speeding car when John was 17, meant that life for him and his sisters would never be the same again.

    Poignant, raw and beautifully written, IMAGINE THIS casts John Lennon's life in a new light and reveals the source of his emotional fragility and musical genius. It is also one family's extraordinary story of how it dealt with fame and tragedy beyond all imagining.

  • Dickie Bird's Britain

    With humour and affection national treasure Dickie Bird travels around Britain and details what he loves best about it. Some of those Dickie meets in his travels are celebrities who, like him, have reached the top of their professions - sports heroes like Sir Steve Redgrave or media stars like Rory Bremner - but so many more are ordinary, but very special folk: Macmillan nurses, or the proprietor of his favourite Pennine transport cafe. Each encounter will as likely as not remind him of some ripe anecdote from his thirty years behind the stumps. But everywhere he goes the nation's favourite umpire manages to bring out the best in the people he encounters, with his quirky curiosity and his unerring ability to winkle out the genuine individualists and the passionately committed who make up the many faceted face of Britain in the twenty-first century.

  • Psychology For Childhood Studes

    This title provides practical ideas for linking knowledge to NVQ performance cirteria, and Diploma level assessments. It covers physical development with a focus on language and communication skills, and intellectual, social and emotional development including self-image.

  • GCSE Business Studies for CCEA

    This new textbook is written specifically to cater for students sitting the GCSE examination in Business Studies in Northern Ireland. Broadly speaking, it covers the three recurring themes which relate to the specification content, these being the social costs and benefits of business activity, spiritual, moral, ethical, social and cultural issues and interdependence and co-operation. GCSE Business Studies for CCEA is filled with photographs and graphics making the text interesting and accessible. Each section includes activities designed to develop pupils' numeracy, literacy and IT skills as well as practice examination questions and advice on how to answer them.

  • Key Facts: Land Law

    This is part of the second phase of Key Facts titles. Land Law is a key subject within Law degrees and an essential component in some Business Degrees, including Surveying. Contents:

    Land

    Estates and interests in Land

    Dealings with the Title under the 1925 legislation

    Registration of title

    Registration under The Land Charges Act

    Informal creation of rights in Land

    Trusts and co-ownership

    Easements

    Covenants

    Mortgages

    Leases

  • Clinical Case Reporting in Evidence Based Medicine, 2Ed

    As the evidence-based medicine movement gathers momentum, it is becoming apparent that valuable information can be derived from individual case studies, provided that the information is structured correctly from the outset. Good clinical reports and case studies must link together several elements of clinical epidemiology, clinimetrics, qualitative research principles and methods for gathering information on individual clinical situations. The first edition of 'Clinical Case Reporting in Evidence-Based Medicine' was timely in its explanations of the theory and practice of choosing and reporting clinical cases: this new edition provides additional coverage on routine case reports in medicine, surgery and psychiatry, case reporting in occupational medicine and in tort litigation at courts of law.



    This remains an essentially practical book which is a vital companion to any medical professional contributing to research through individual case reports.

  • Conversations with God - Book 3: An uncommon dialogue

    When Neale Donald Walsch was experiencing a low point in his life, he decided to write a letter to God. What he did not expect was a response and the result was Conversations with God Book 1. Book 3 takes us even further in our questioning and search for answers, dealing with the universal truths of the highest order, and the challenges and opportunities of the soul. This incredible series contains answers that will change you, your life, and the way you view other beings.

  • Guide to Health Informatics, 2Ed

    This brilliant guide to medical informatics is an easy to read overview of the basic concepts of information and communication technologies in healthcare. Not only does the book cover the complexities and implications of the increasing use of information technology in healthcare, but it also explores the basic principles of informatics that govern clinical decisions and behaviour.



    The 2nd edition of 'A Guide to Health Informatics' is particularly of interest for clinical health professionals and medical/health science students. As before, the emphasis throughout the book is clinically relevant. New to this restructured and updated edition is a section on searching for, structuring and using information, new material on evidence-based medicine and discussion of the internet and patient use. Key areas such as the Internet, the Web and healthcare have been updated to reflect current issues.

  • McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture

    McGEE ON FOOD AND COOKING is a masterpiece of gastronomic writing; a rich, addictive blend of chemistry, history and anecdote that no self-respecting foodie or cook can afford to be without.

    McGEE ON FOOD AND COOKING renders the everyday miracles of the kitchen wondrous and fascinating, shedding light on questions that have puzzled generations of cooks. If you've ever wondered why fish goes off quicker than meat; how to tell stale eggs from fresh ones; why you're supposed to leave pancake batter to rest; how it is that cheese can possibly have so many different permutations of flavour and texture; why chopping onions makes you cry; about the health benefits of chocolate and alcohol; why Jerusalem artichokes make you fart; or even how to avoid poisoning your guests - then this is the book for you. With the enlightenment it brings, you may find yourself emerging from the culinary dark ages.

    Harold McGee's original ON FOOD AND COOKING was acclaimed as a masterpiece on both sides of the Atlantic, and won the 1986 Andre Simon Food Book of the Year. Now completely rewritten for a new generation, reflecting the seismic shifts in science and upsurge in home cooking over the past two decades, this new book will amaze all those who love food.

  • Edexcel GSCE Religious Studies: Religion & Society Foundation Edition

    The foundation edition of the popular Religion and Society book is endorsed for use with the Edexcel GCSE course of the same name. The book follows the same page layout, style and format as the mainstream edition of Religion and Society and can be used alongside this book in the classroom. Religion and Society foundation edition examines religious and social responsibility, religion and the environment, peace and conflict, crime and punishment, and religion and medical issues and science.

  • Religion and Society: 2nd Foundation Edition

    Endorsed by Edexcel, this second edition of Religion and Society foundation edition has been completely revised and rewritten to cover Unit H of the Edexcel GCSE in Religious Studies Specification A. In line with the most current specification, it provides a contemporary view on religion in society today. The text has been appropriately written for lower ability students to aid their understanding. Exam questions, tips and annotated answers help students to get to grips with the exam requirements and thoroughly prepare them for the Short Course.

  • Listening To God

    When we seek his voice, God is far from silent.

    In this profound spiritual testimony, Joyce Huggett draws on many years' experience of prayerfully listening to God to offer practical guidance and advice for anyone seeking a new dimension of prayer.

    Offering encouragement to start out on the journey, she tackles common difficulties honestly, and points towards a thrilling new relationship with God.

    This book, described as 'a spiritual classic' has over twenty years provided invaluable help to many thousands of people seeking greater depth in their spiritual life. This revised edition contains a new chapter looking at what we can learn from the different streams of Christian spirituality.

  • Out Of It: How Cocaine Killed My Brother

    Bill Frost was a talented and highly respected Times journalist. In this heart-rending but intelligent memoir, his sister, Clare Campbell, tells of his struggle with addiction, especially cocaine, his descent into the worst hell imaginable, and his eventual death, mind and body ravaged by drugs, alone in his London flat. Bill died from 'a wasting of the soul' caused by his long-term cocaine addiction and a naive, but dangerous entaglement with the world of drug crime. In this moving book, Clare describes the effect that this has had on herself, her marriage and her family.

    This is the definitive story about the effects of addiction and the raw truth that it can affect anyone. Loving Bill as she did, Clare needed to understand why this happened, to delve deeper into her past, and finally, to accept the painful reality that her brother's destiny haunts her own.

    This publication includes coverage of the sensational trial earlier in 2007.

  • Aspects of Psychology: Adolescence, Adulthood & Old Age

    This pocket-sized overview provides concise and clear coverage of a popular topic in A Level Psychology. Ideal for AS and A Level students, undergraduates and the general reader.

  • Successful Help Desk Management in a week

    The help desk, or helpline, is now an everyday part of many businesses. This practical book takes you through the process of setting up a help desk and suggests methods for running it effectively and efficiently. Covers: Deciding what your help desk does; Recruiting and managing help desk staff; Performance measurement; Tools for improved help desk performance; Communications for improved customer satisfaction.

  • Wondrous Oblivion

    Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket - unfortunately, he's not terribly good at it; indeed his stunning ineptitude with bat and ball has made him the laughing-stock of his school. When a West Indian family move next door and build a cricket net in their back garden, he's in seventh heaven - he can practise, hone his non-existent skills - but in the sheltered protectorate of 1960s England, their arrival serves to inflame local feeling and before long, David finds himself caught up in a spiteful tangle of racial tensions, a war of gossip and petty vandalism.

  • Immunology

    The Biomedical Sciences Explained Series has been designed specifically to meet the needs of today's undergraduates studying biomedical sciences. Each volume in the series covers a key biomedical science topic, enabling the student to select the volumes required for their chosen topics, and build up their own 'personal textbook' in biomedical sciences.



    Using the BMS Explained Series students can build up their own 'personal textbook' in biomedical sciences, written specifically for them, rather than buying an 'all singing, all dancing' textbook which is too detailed when only studying a topic for one or two modules. Each volume provides a core of knowledge from which the student can then go on to more advanced study in their chosen subject.

  • Strategic Outsourcing: Exploiting the Skills of Third Parties

    About the series:

    Aimed at both senior managers and consultants, The Management Consultancies Association series provides practical and comprehensive guides that describe how key management ideas can be applied in reality.



    About the book:

    Improve your management focus, sharpen your processes, update your technology AND save money? It all sounds too good to be true, and, for many organizations, it is. This guide will help steer managers through all areas of outsourcing - from the strategic drivers through to the practicalities of implementation and ongoing management - so you can capitalize on the opportunities whilst avoiding the pitfalls.

  • Dark Side of the Light Chasers: Reclaiming your power, creativity, brilliance, and dreams

    In this enlightening guide, Debbie Ford explains that the dark side of our personality should not be hidden. By denying our dark side, we reject these aspects of our true natures rather than giving ourselves the freedom to live authentically. Here she shows that it is possible to acknowledge and accept our so-called weaknesses, proving that these qualities may be important, hidden strengths. For example, perhaps some 'selfishness' can save us from exhaustion and resentment.



    Full of illuminating stories and practical exercises, Debbie Ford shows us how to reconcile our darker impulses and find the gifts they offer. Your life will be transformed when you unconceal, own, and embrace your shadow.

  • Livewire Investigates: White Water Thrills

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • Edinburgh Reading Test 4: Scorer/Profiler CD-ROM

    A PC-based facility to help teachers save valuable time and get the most out of the newly updated Edinburgh Reading Test! This user-friendly CD-ROM runs on almost any PC Windows package and also contains a comprehensive User Handbook (which can be printed out) and a 'slide-show' demo.



    The Scorer/Profiler:



    - fully automates tedious calculation of pupil ages and raw-score conversions to standardised scores and reading ages,

    - generates the diagnostic profile for each pupil,

    - offers a new, comprehensive facility for group (class, whole school) performance data analyses and listings.



    Pupil data (names, DoB, gender) can be imported direct from existing school information management systems, or keyed-in - and there is no annual licence fee.

  • Brilliant Games to Play in Boring Lessons

    Containing instructions and props for silly games pupils can play in class without the teacher ever realising! Each game is rated in terms of how likely the player is to get caught. Games include 'Tick Off Your Teacher' where players score points as the teacher says certain phrases and 'Classroom Footy' where players have to get as many objects as possible on to the teacher's desk during the course of a lesson.



    Including a series of ingenious excuses for the reader to use should they get caught playing the games, a scorecard to fill in and a certificate to cut out and award to the overall winner! Complete with black line cartoons.

  • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

    Have you ever fallen into a storybook? Well, if you do, just make sure it isn't a fairy tale! Because in every one there is a 'wicked this, an evil that and a hungry somebody.' Find out what happens to Herb when he falls into a fairy tale!

  • Atlas of Cytopathology of the Head and Neck: With Clinical and Histological Correlations

    The importance of cytopathology of the head and neck is widely recognized: most FNA specimens from metastatic lesions are from neck nodes; the majority of lymphoproliferative lesions initially occur in the neck; easily accessible tuberculous lesions are generally in the neck and cancerous lesions of the skin (including melanoma) are more common here than in other areas of the body.



    In providing a much-needed comprehensive bench-reference atlas solely dedicated to cytopathology of the head and neck, Dr Warner-Learmonth recognizes that those in busy, clinically-orientated cytopathology laboratories are required to provide an accurate, speedy and inexpensive service. She also recognizes that they face particular diagnostic problems and her selection of cases reflects both this and the critical importance of interpreting cellular changes with the clinical information in mind.



    This 'Atlas of Cytopathology of the Head and Neck' employs a combination of high quality, visually stimulating photomicrographs and concise legends, to describe pre-cancerous cell changes, benign tumours, infections (viral, bacterial and fungal) and childhood tumours. Oral cytobrushings of the oropharynx, nasopharynx and larynx are widely discussed as a diagnostic tool of great value in the triple assessment of patients with clinical lesions.

  • DIY Dentistry

    Bunnies, be free and happy! Small kids, knowledge is yours once more! Cartoon master of the dastardly and deranged, Andy Riley, has left behind his previous bugbears and turned his bizarre attentions to the world of inventions. DIY DENTISTRY shows what happens when a bored, macabre intelligence involves itself with blue-sky thinking - a high-speed police response unit enabled by The Cop Catapult, a Solitaire Boxing device for the lonely pugilist and An Arsehole Trap which deals quickly, and appropriately, with wannabe Big Brother candidates. These, and many other freakish twists of the imagination come alive in this hilarious, sometimes thought provoking (mostly not), brilliant new collection. A must for any discerning gift giver.

  • Applied Science: GCSE Double Award Coursework and Revision Book

    The Applied Science Coursework and Revision Book is a comprehensive new text designed to support students throughout the Applied Science Course. It is written by experienced examiners and teachers, who are also the authors of the original Applied Science Pupil's Book. The book is suitable for any exam board and can be used to support any textbooks.



    The book has been created specifically to help pupils prepare for both internal coursework and external examinations. East-to-digest notes are provided on each part of Unit 2 along with examination style questions that can be used for revision. It also includes helpful hints and tips on compiling a coursework portfolio. The book enables students to assess their own knowledge and helps them to improve the quality of work. Users of the book are provided with free access to the password protected area of the Applied Science website. This features extra self-marking interactive questions for exam revision as well as answers to questions posed in the book. www.hodderappliedscience.co.uk

  • Sunny's Dream Team

    Sunny may be clever, but ordinary girls like her don't win national magazine competitions. At least, that's what her friends think - until Sunny proves them wrong! Now she's won a dream prize for herself and the gang: a makeover and photo shoot with the magazine, supper in a swanky cafe and an overnight stay in a luxury hotel! But she can only take four friends with her - who on earth is she going to leave out?

  • Sociology & Social Policy for the Early Years 2ED

    This updated edition of the established text for child care students places new emphasis on social policy, in line with many Early Years and Playwork qualifications. There is information on the National Childcare Strategy and other new government initiatives, including Sure Start, New Deal, and Early Learning Goals. With many additional charts, diagrams, and illustrations, the book will be of great value to BTEC and other Diploma level child care students.

  • AQA GCSE Biology Additions

    AQA GCSE Biology Additions has been written by the Chair of Examiners to cover the additional material from the latest AQA Biology specifications not covered by Double Award Science. A specification matching grid at the start ensures that the book can be used by those taking either the co-ordinated specification or the new modular specification.

    Higher Tier sections are clearly differentiated from the core material, enabling the book to be used by Foundation and Higher students alike.



    When used with the core textbook AQA GCSE Science, this text provides comprehensive coverage of all the material required for success in separate science GCSE Biology.



    The main features of the book include:

     Key terms listed at the start of every chapter to ensure that pupils are familiar with the required vocabulary.

     Did you Know? boxes within the text to offer additional pieces of interesting information.

     Ideas and Evidence sections to ensure that pupils will have covered all the material required for this new strand of Sc1.

     Summary boxes at the end of each chapter containing all the material students will require for exam success.

     Topic question boxes throughout the text to consolidate the information covered in the chapter.

     Examination questions at the end of the chapter to enable students to practice answering various styles of question.

  • Divine Madness: Book 5

    CHERUB exists for the simplest of reasons: even a master criminal doesn't suspect that the kid next door is a spy.

    When CHERUB uncovers a link between eco-terrorist group Help Earth and a wealthy religious cult known as The Survivors, James Adams is sent to Australia on an infiltration mission.

    It's his toughest job so far. The Survivors' outback headquarters are completely isolated, and the cult's brainwashing techniques mean James is under massive pressure to conform.

    This time he's not just fighting terrorists. He's got to battle to keep control of his own mind.

    For official purposes, these children do not exist.

    And now: a new cover look for this number one bestselling series!

  • Diving and Subaquatic Medicine Fourth edition

    Now in it's fourth edition, Diving and Subaquatic Medicine remains the leading text on diving medicine. This completely revised edition covers the newly described diseases of diving medicine, the modern types of diving and diving equipment, free and indigenous diving, as well as updating the previous edition's coverage of established diving disorders. Each medical disorder is discussed from an historical, aetiological, clinical, pathological, preventative and therapeutic perspective in the accessible but informative style that has made the previous editions so popular.



    The principal disciplines addressed - diving medicine, occupational medicine and aquatic medicine - mean that the volume is vital reading for physicians, paramedics, navies, diving organisations and medical students at all levels. Those who know the book will waste no time in acquiring this update; those new to the text will soon find it a must for the personal bookshelf.

  • The Tibetan Art of Serenity: How to heal fear and gain contentment

    In the ancient Tibetan BA?n tradition, the secret of serene, successful living is to have no fear. But in our demanding society, where stress is the norm, fearfulness can become a way of life.



    In this inspiring book, leading Tibetan BA?n practitioner Christopher Hansard explains the 'twelve types of fear' believed by traditional teaching to affect our lives. He shares with us age-old techniques for facing and overcoming these fears, and shows how without them we can better connect with our deepest selves, transform relationships and find increased peace, humour and confidence.



    Drawing from his deep personal knowledge of Tibetan teachings, and with easy-to-follow exercises and inspiring case studies, Christopher shows us how we can stop living with our fears - and start living our life.

  • Checkpoint English 1

    The Checkpoint English series consists of three books and one CD. Together they form an incremental programme of work with clear goals aimed at raising standards in English.



    - Each book is divided into units that cover the key curriculum requirements of reading, writing, usage and speaking and listening.
    - The units have been arranged across the three years to establish, revisit and consolidate these skills.
    - The texts have been chosen for their quality and richness in classroom study.
    - Activities are designed to introduce pupils to the focus for the sequence of work and to engage their interest.
    - Within each unit, several pages are given to reinforcing new knowledge or skills in context.
    - Photocopiable pages contain actitivites where a more hands-on approach is suitable.
    - Usage sections focus attention on sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary.
    - Progression is built into each unit of study and across the course as a whole.
    - Many of the units are free-standing, allowing the flexibility to link them with other units or with material the teacher has sourced from elsewhere.
    - The accompanying CD provides audio support where it is most helpful to pupils and this is clearly indicated within the text by the CD icon.

  • Q Learning: PRESENTER

    DEFINE YOUR FUTURE... ANALYSE YOUR PRESENT... ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS



    We all possess a wide range of skills... but everyone knows that they could be even more effective.



    This innovative new series is aimed at people who would like to improve - who know that although they have a degree of competence there is undoubtedly more that they could achieve.



    By helping the reader to set their own goals, analyse their current strengths and work out how to achieve their aims, Presenter is a motivating, highly personal means of improving key skills for presentation and influencing others in a wide range of situations - of enormous importance in today's business environments.



    THE FUTURE

    What do you want and where are you going?



    THE PRESENT

    What are you currently good at?



    HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT?



    Incorporated within the text are contributions from renowned practitioners in the field, including case studies, anecdotes and examples. To cater for a variety of learning styles, there are checklists, diagrams, questionnaires and cartoons where appropriate. Theory, questions for reflection, practical tasks and case studies will make sure that the reader moves through a variety of learning modes.



    Q LEARNING IS A WHOLE NEW CONCEPT IN SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND DISCOVERY.

  • The Well Of Lost Plots: Thursday Next Book 3

    Leaving Swindon behind her to hide out in the Well of Lost Plots (the place where all fiction is created), Thursday Next, Literary Detective and soon-to-be one parent family, ponders her next move from within an unpublished book of dubious merit entitled 'Caversham Heights'. Landen, her husband, is still eradicated, Aornis Hades is meddling with Thursday's memory, and Miss Havisham - when not sewing up plot-holes in 'Mill on the Floss' - is trying to break the land-speed record on the A409. But something is rotten in the state of Jurisfiction. Perkins is 'accidentally' eaten by the minotaur, and Snell succumbs to the Mispeling Vyrus. As a shadow looms over popular fiction, Thursday must keep her wits about her and discover not only what is going on, but also who she can trust to tell about it ...



    With grammasites, holesmiths, trainee characters, pagerunners, baby dodos and an adopted home scheduled for demolition, 'The Well of Lost Plots' is at once an addictively exciting adventure and an insight into how books are made, who makes them - and why there is no singular for 'scampi'.

  • Aliens

    This book includes a superb model of an alien abduction for children to press out and construct, created by top model-maker Keith Newstead. Turn the handle and watch in horror as the hapless victim is drawn up into the alien spacecraft!



    The rest of the book takes a fascinating look at the subject of extra-terrestrial life, from UFO sightings to close encounters of the first, second and third kinds, and the mysterious Men In Black. It recounts the many forms aliens have been reported to take - from the pointy-eared creatures in skintight clothing spotted by teenagers in Puerto Rico to the jelly-like grey creatures without arms and legs seen in Sweden. The famous Roswell Incident is also described.



    With atmospheric and amusing illustrations by Chris Mould.

  • FRANCE 1815-2003: MODERN HISTORY FOR MODERN LANGUAGES

    MODERN HISTORY FOR MODERN LANGUAGES



    FRANCE 1815-2003

    Written in an accessible style and assuming no prior knowledge, the books in this series address the specific needs of students on language courses. Approaching the study of history from an interest in contemporary politics and society, each book offers a clear historical narrative and sets the country or region concerned in a world context.

    Chronological in approach, France 1815-2003 focuses on the main events in French political history, including major socio-economic themes where relevant. Events include the French Revolution, the Bourbon Restoration, the July Monarchy, the Second Republic and the Second Empire, The Third Republic, Occupied France, The Fourth Republic, The Gaullist Revolution, After De Gaulle: Pompidou and Giscard and From 'La Grande Alternance' to 'Normalization'.

    Drawing upon the latest research, particular emphasis has been given to the role of political memory, the contribution of women and the impact of colonialism and post-colonialism.

    A range of pedagogical devices and a lively prose style ensure that the book is tailor-made to the requirements of French language undergraduates.

    The book includes:

    . timelines of main events at the start of each chapter

    . glossary-style inserts concentrating on non-official perspectives to show the ways in which history has impacted upon the lives of ordinary people

    .topics for discussion

    .a selection of original documents including songs, posters, diaries and eye-witness accounts

    The book will be supplemented by a specialised web-site that will include links, interviews with key historians and further documents.

  • A2 Business Studies TEACHER'S BOOK

    The Teacher's Book accompanies the A2 Business Studies Student's Book and is an essential resource for centres using A2 Business Studies from 2001. The text is ideal for all A2 specifications, but will focus mainly on AQA. The Teacher's Book includes ideas and support material for student-centred research plus a set of examination papers and associated marking schemes. Key features include: clear focus on A2 specification, advice on examination technique, business decisions outlining a real-world business facing particular problems, the use of Discussion Point boxes and key concepts.

  • WORLD ATLAS OF EPIDEMIC DISEASES

    The euphoria about the defeat of epidemics which surrounded the global eradication of smallpox in the 1970s proved short-lived. The advent of AIDS in the following decade, the widening spectrum of other newly-emergent diseases (from Ebola to Hanta virus), and the resurgence of old diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria all suggest that the threat of epidemic diseases remains at an historic high. The World Atlas of Epidemic Diseases provides a timely and scholarly review of over fifty of the most important such diseases at the start of the twenty-first century.



    This stunningly presented collection of maps, illustrations and commentary offers an authoritative overview of the global distribution of major epidemic diseases on a variety of spatial scales from the local to the global. The Atlas is arranged in an historical sequence, beginning with classic plagues such as the 'Black Death' and cholera and moving on through smallpox and measles to 'modern' diseases such as AIDS and Legionnaires' disease. Over 400 figures are incorporated, including 150 specially drawn maps supported by micrographs of the causative agents, photographs of the disease vectors, historical prints and graphs of changing incidence. The text for each disease includes discussion of its nature and epidemiological features, its origin (where known) and historical impacts, and its global status at the start of the twenty-first century. The book concludes with an informed look towards the future, assessing the probable impacts of major medical advances on life expectancy and the chances of success of programmes for the global eradication of diseases such as polio and measles.



    The World Atlas of Epidemic Diseases makes a major new contribution to our knowledge of the global burden of disease and is an informative and fascinating reference on the changing distributions of disease. It will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the spread, control and eradication of epidemic disease.

  • Amazing You: Graphology

    Handwriting is a bit like a fingerprint - everybody's is individual, and while two people may write in a similar fashion, if you look closely you will spot subtle differences. You can look at the way your writing slants, the space in between lines, whether it is rounded or angular, size of the letters, your signature and even your doodles.



    This book shows how you can use graphology to find out about people's characters, abilities and motivations. You can try out your techniques on your friends, boys you like and your family, to gain a better understanding of you and your immediate world.



    Graphology shows you how you can change your life by discovering just how incredible and unique you are. It is part of our stunning new Mind Body Spirit series for teenage girls - Amazing You.

  • God: A Beginner's Guide

    Cast your mind towards heavenly reaches with this beginner's guide. Make your own informed conclusions to questions surrounding the existence of God - such as who is God and what do we mean when we say God? Key themes and ideas are presented clearly in jargon-free language.

  • The Power Of Kabbalah: This book contains the secrets of the universe and the meaning of our lives

    The new big thing in terms of spiritual enlightenment, the powerful principles of the Kabbalah have attracted a swathe of celebrity followers ranging from Madonna, Jerry Hall, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger and Guy Ritchie - as well as over 3.5 million other dedicated students worldwide. Previously shrouded in secrecy, its teachings were passed down orally from generation to generation to only an elite few. Now, in THE POWER OF KABBALAH, Rabbi Yehuda Berg has created a user's manual for today's world, in which its wisdom is conveyed in a highly accessible, practical form for all to follow.



    For the first time, these secret teachings are brought to bear on the real world issues faced by us everyday - in our careers, with family and friends, and in our innermost personal thoughts. Rabbi Yehuda Berg sets out a practical collection of principles and instructions for improving our lives - helping us to get to where we really want to be emotionally, spiritually, financially and creatively in all aspects of our life. This truly spiritual book reveals not only what life means, but the actions we can each take to create the life we want and deserve.

  • Leylines - A Beginner's Guide

    Would you like to make a real contribution to understanding our mystical relationship with the landscape? This comprehensive guide provides clues to those mysterious features known as leylines which cross the land in many parts of the world. It sets out the theories about their origins and gives a practical step-by-step approach to finding them.

  • Hodder Science Gold Pupil's Book C

    Hodder Science Gold is a sister series to the highly successful KS3 Science series Hodder Science launched in 2000. The new series consists of three Pupil's Books aimed at pupils working between National Curriculum Levels 2 and 4/5. The three books comprise the same ideas and concepts as the mainstream Hodder Science books, enabling the two series to be used side-by-side in mixed-ability classes. The Gold books have, however, been rewritten and redesigned so the text is at a lower reading level, the font is clearer and the design is more spacious. In addition, there are more frequent in-text questions to break up the text and key term boxes so that new vocabulary is explained on the page on which it first appears with simple, understandable definitions. As with the original Hodder Science series, the books exactly match QCA's exemplar Scheme of Work for Science, introduced in schools from September 2000.

  • Baptism

    A clear examination of the Baptism ritual which covers different approaches, biblical evidence, and accounts for the real significance of the process. The volume is part of the HODDER CHRISTIAN ESSENTIALS series.

  • Aliens Amongst Us - A Beginner's Guide

    There has been a growing number of reports from around the world of sightings of strange and sometimes bizarre alien beings. If these reports prove accurate, then who are they and what do they want? This volume poses the question - are we the only intelligent lifeform living on planet Earth?

  • British America 1500-1800: Creating Colonies, Imagining an Empire

    British America combines the histories of colonies and empire - usually distinct fields of enquiry - in a sweeping introduction to and interpretation of the British-American New World. This book argues that while settlers created colonies, the early empire remained a largely imaginary construct. Writers, explorers, and colonial proprietors imagined colonies and empire as corporate entities serving various political, religious, and social purposes. Yet, these visions were invariably usurped by settlers who created colonies according to principles of political autonomy and individual independence based on private property, even if the liberties their ideals engendered entailed the extermination and expulsion of Native Americans and the enslavement of Africans. English and then British governments encouraged autonomy by granting colonies as private proprietorships, and then accommodating the settler-led polities that subsequently emerged. When Britain finally imposed a vision of empire from the 1760s, the settlers declared their independence, forcing Britain to consider imperialism as something much more than imaginary.



    This account examines the way in which the New World was invented and offers a convincing analysis of the loss of the First British Empire.

  • Physical Processes: A Visual Approach

    Physical Processes: A Visual Approach works on the principle of learning through diagrams to help Foundation level students to achieve exam success in GCSE Physics.

  • Ready or Not, Mr Croc?

    Mr Croc are you ready or not? Mr Croc is getting dressed and ready to go out. Watch him put on this clothes and see if you can guess where he is going? Fabulous pop up and flaps and tabs throughout.

  • Viral Marketing in a week

    Viral marketing is not just about spam email, as most people tend to think. It is about how some ideas, products, messages and behaviours spread like viruses, for example in the cases of Pokemon, Hotmail and even yoyos in the school playground.



    This book concerns itself with how through creative marketing, these viruses can be started in order to greatly benefit the products they relate to, without the marketing budgets of Nike or Coca-Cola.

  • Clinicians' Guide to Sleep Medicine

    Adequate sleep is essential for our work and safety, yet the importance of disorders of sleep in causing symptoms and impairment of quality of life has only recently been appreciated. Awareness of these conditions among general physicians is limited, a situation perpetuated by the lack of teaching on the topic that both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors in training receive.



    'Clinicians' Guide to Sleep Medicine' puts the subject into context for the GP and general hospital physician, presenting the current knowledge of sleep related problems and their treatments in an accessible manner. Topics covered include sleep apnoea / hypnoea syndrome, narcolepsy, snoring, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, night terrors, and sleep walking. Investigation of patients with sleep disorders, and rational selection of therapy are also considered.



    With a balanced, readable style and clear explanatory illustrations, this book will enable practising physicians to draw on the experience of an acknowledged international expert in the field and deal with the common sleep disorders with understanding and confidence.

  • Aviation Medicine and the Airline Passenger

    The only book of its kind, this comprehensive reference provides information on the implications of disease to the well being of airline passengers, and how such diseases may affect their fitness to fly. This is completely unlike other aviation medicine texts that concentrate on health conditions as they effect pilot and other crewmembers. Hospital Consultants, General Practitioners and Physicians in Occupational Medicine will frequently be asked questions by patients regarding their fitness to fly, and this book will be an invaluable source of information during consultations.



    The content includes practical advice on pre-flight assessment and the in-flight management of individual medical disorders, including possible exacerbations of chronic conditions during flight as well as acute emergencies. Background information on the physiology of aviation and the cabin environment is provided at a level appropriate for the non-specialist, and the book includes an important chapter on the medico-legal implications for physicians who are asked to participate in the care of other passengers taken ill during a flight. While airlines have their own guidelines regarding the management of in-flight medical emergencies, this book will also be of considerable interest to those involved in training cabin crew members to deal with these situations.

  • Cloud Atlas

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004

    Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year

    Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies . . .

    Six interlocking lives - one amazing adventure. In a narrative that circles the globe and reaches from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future, Cloud Atlas erases the boundaries of time, genre and language to offer an enthralling vision of humanity's will to power, and where it will lead us.

    *Please note that the end of p39 and p40 are intentionally blank*

  • Genetic Predisposition to Cancer, 2Ed

    Over the last 20 years it has become increasingly apparent that the occurrence of many cancers can have an inherited basis. This book examines the principles underlying genetic predisposition to cancer and will be relevant to practising oncologists, geneticists and other professionals interested in this rapidly expanding field. Coverage is comprehensive, taking the reader from an introduction to genetic predisposition, through a discussion of the molecular biology and statistical techniques involved in the identification and characterisation of predisposition genes, to a consideration of heritable cancer syndromes, and encompasses both rare and common cancers. The text also features a discussion of cancer risk assessment, genetic counselling issues, genetic screening and cancer management options, and a consideration of the associated ethical and psychological issues.



    Building on the reputation of the previous edition, and to reflect the rapid advances in the field since its publication, the contents of the second edition have been thoroughly updated and include discussion of many newly identified cancer genes. In particular, the book features new chapters added on the biological basis of cancer predisposition, population-based studies of susceptibility, and evaluation of management strategies for individuals at increased cancer risk.

  • Surgery of the Liver, Bile-Ducts and Pancreas in Children, Second Edition

    The first edition of this book was a landmark publication and did much to establish paediatric hepatobiliary surgery as a discrete subspecialty. This edition is an expanded and fully updated version. Two new editors have added complementary expertise and international authority.



    More operative detail has been included for the non-specialist and there are new sections on the surgical management of pancreatic disease, transplantation and trauma written by international experts. High quality operative line illustrations and a section of colour plates have also been added to aid understanding.

  • Non-Specialist Handbook: Teaching Physics to KS4

    Designed for chemists and biologists teaching outside their subject specialism, this book offers practical advice on getting the essential ideas across at Key Stages 3 and 4.

  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a comprehensive and practical guide to performing facial surgical procedures, and contains a balance of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures that mirrors typical European practice.

    It has arisen as an initiative of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS), and in accordance with this status is a comprehensive book that gives a complete update on the speciality as it is practised in Europe. The contributors have many years of clinical practice as well as research experience in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

    The book's practical 'how-to' style is amply supported with excellent line illustrations and colour photographs, and serves as a comprehensive reference for surgeons in clinical practice as well as in training. Each chapter is structured within a uniform framework to increase the accessibility of the text, and in this way improves the book's utility as a textbook for trainees.

  • Access to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion 2Ed

    The second edition of ATPH Philosophy of Religion will update the material in the current edition and include new material to ensure the book is tailored to all 3 RE specifications covering this area and Module two on the AQA AS Philosophy specification. New issues covered include: the nature of God, faith and belief, Swinburne and miracles.

  • Seeking Religion: The Muslim Experience, foundation edition

    A study of the Muslim religion, designed for below average Key Stage 3 students of religious education. It is part of the "Seeking Religion" series, which seeks to offer balanced, factual and culturally sensitive approaches to the major world religions, along with opportunities for students to explore and reflect upon their own beliefs and values. Topics covered in this text include Muhammad; Jesus, Christians and Muslims; the Qu'ran; fasting, charity and pilgrimage; and Islam's gifts to the world.

  • Diseases of the Visceral Circulation

    This book is an authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date review of the pathophysiological basis, diagnosis and management of disorders of the blood vessels that supply the gastrointestinal tract and major solid abdominal organs.



    Impaired blood supply of the viscera can have disastrous consequences such as multiple organ failure. Previously under-diagnosed, these conditions are becoming recognized as important contributors to post-operative morbidity and mortality.



    Written by leading international figures, Diseases of the Visceral Circulation analyses in depth these conditions and their management by conservative, interventional radiological and surgical therapies. With this subject rapidly gaining momentum as both a research area and a topic of significant clinical importance, the book provides a timely and balanced discussion of the field.

  • Years of Expansion: British History, 1815-1914 2ED

    This second edition of Years of Expansion features an updated narrative and fully revised study guides for AS and A level. The key political, social and economic developments of the period are given comprehensive coverage. Particular emphasis is placed upon the changing nature of party politics and movements for reform, including the campaign for women's suffrage. Comprehensive selections of visual and written source material combined with extensive student guidance and questions makes this an indispensable text for student studying nineteenth-century British history.

  • Being Freddie: My Story so Far

    Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is one of the most exciting cricketers in the world and has improved out of all recognition during the last two years. In 2003, he was England's best player at the World Cup. Then, explosively, he lit up the second half of the summer in 2004, lifting spirits at Lord's with a bat-smashing 142. He walked off with the England man of the series award and averages to flaunt. This book marks his story so far in his own words, taking us up to and including the summer of 2005, during which Flintoff has performed heroics with both bat and ball against Australia. Freddie will highlight the moments and matches in his career that helped him dramatically on his way forward, and reveals what it is like to play for one of the most successful England cricket teams in history.

  • German with Michel Thomas: 8-Hour Course (CD)

    **There is a newer version of this product available with extra features**
    The updated version is called Total German with the Michel Thomas Method.



    Michel Thomas has taken the language-learning world by storm.



    With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he has perfected over the last 50 years, he now shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times).



    In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly.



    He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and German and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.



    Join two students as they learn in real time. Become the third member of the class and experience the excitement of learning a language as if by magic!

  • Sandworms of Dune

    Using Frank Herbert's final outline - hidden in a bank safe deposit box for eleven years - Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson now tell the grand climax of the story left unfinished in CHAPTER HOUSE: DUNE, and continued in HUNTERS OF DUNE.

  • The Fiona Harrold Series: Time To Live

    Imagine having more time to live your life your way. You would focus only on what was most important to you. You'd know what you wanted, why you wanted it, and how to get it. Imagine how powerful it would be if you could tame time.



    This book explodes the myth that there is never enough time, in seven simple steps, enabling you to create your own unique focused living plan. Find out what the most successful people in the world already know about making more time to live.

  • Paradise Lost

    On Saturday 9th September, 1922, the victorious Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire. What happened over the next two weeks must rank as one of the most compelling human dramas of the twentieth century. Almost two million people were caught up in a disaster of truly epic proportions.

    PARADISE LOST is told with the narrative verve that has made Giles Milton a bestselling historian. It unfolds through the memories of the survivors, many of them interviewed for the first time, and the eyewitness accounts of those who found themselves caught up in one of the greatest catastrophes of the modern age.

  • Eastern Europe 1939-2000

    Eastern Europe examines the post-war history of Eastern Europe from the perspective of social history. Integrating fresh research, this book examines the nature and impact of socialist dictatorships on society, and reveals the extent to which phenomena that emerged during the dictatorships are shaping today's society.



    Eastern Europe is both thematic and comparative. The themes examined include the social legacy of the Second World War, the Stalinist experience, the post-Stalinist regimes, the challenges to the dictatorships, the Revolutions of 1989, and the post-socialist experience. Political events are set in the context of wider social changes allowing proper consideration to be given to neglected themes such as class, gender, ethnicity and popular religion.

  • Five-Minute First Aid for Babies

    Would you know what to do to save someone's life?



    Did you know that it is highly likely it will be someone close to you that will need your help?



    Do you want to make a difference in an emergency?



    This could be the most important book you will ever read. Five-Minute First Aid for Babies provides any parent or individual who cares for a baby with invaluable information and advice, from how to deal with fever, croup, bumps and bruises, stings and choking to, most importantly, how to save a life.



    Written by the experts in first aid, this book offers an easy and engaging way to gain the skills and confidence needed to apply first aid to a baby. The personal, friendly tone, flowing text and unique features of the book, such as self-testers and key skill sections, make reading enjoyable and the information easy to absorb. Presented in short sections that each take just five minutes to read and learn, this book will enable you to make a difference in an emergency and prepare you for common first aid situations that are relevant to you.



    By reading this book you will gain and develop your first aid skills and discover your ability to save a life.

  • Problem Solving For AS & A Level Chemistry

    An ideal resource for practice, homework and revision purposes, offering a bank of problem solving activities to test comprehension and application skills. A section on the new synoptic style questions is included.

  • Framework RE 1 Pupil's Book

    Framework RE is designed to deliver the new National Framework for Religious Education at Key Stage 3. The 3 books (one book for Years 7, 8 and 9) combine to create a motivating activity-based course for pupils. The course includes the Literacy and Thinking Skills strands of the Key Stage 3 Strategy; differentiated activities; Assessment for Learning; activities and assessments linked to the 8-level scale; philosophical and ethical issues in preparation for Key Stage 4; opportunities to reflect on personal experience; and religions with a significant presence in the UK and world.

  • Amazing You: Crystals

    What can crystals do for you? They can help you to feel calm, to concentrate, to feel attractive, to heal, harness your psychic powers - and much more. In this book, you'll learn about how to choose, store and cleanse your crystal, about your birthstone, how to wear crystals, how to dowse properly and how to glimpse the future with a crystal ball. The focus is on having fun with your experiments and seeing what you can find out about yourself, friends, boys and family.



    Crystals shows you how you can change your life by discovering just how incredible and unique you are. It is part of our stunning new Mind Body Spirit series for teenage girls - Amazing You.

  • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient 2Ed

    This new edition of the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient, a manual for the 'CCrISP'TM course of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, has been fully revised and updated. The book describes a practical system for the assessment and management of the surgical patient, whether on the ward, following emergency admission or operation, in the HDU or in the ICU. Surgeons in training must quickly develop their own skills to enable them to look after these patients following an emergency admission, major surgery or unexpected complication. They must also be able to function effectively with colleagues from related disciplines, particularly anaesthesia and intensive care. Critical Care is now an accepted part of surgical practice - within the last few years it has become part of postgraduate exams and more importantly, is part of everyday practice of the majority of surgeons.



    Unlike more formal textbooks, this manual focuses on 'what to do next'; it is therefore particularly suitable for trainee surgeons engaged in acute surgical practice, as well as those in preparation for postgraduate examinations.

  • The Epidemiology of Eye Disease 2ed

    A large proportion of the world's eye disease is preventable through better education, sanitation and medical therapy. A global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness is being given high prominence by WHO over the next ten years with many countries instigating their own prevention programmes. Interest in this topic is therefore at an all-time high.



    A timely revision of this established textbook, Epidemiology of Eye Disease provides practising ophthalmologists and public health officials, as well as students enrolled on an increasing number of related Masters Courses, with definitive information on both the epidemiology and prevention of eye disease. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout for the second edition, the content has been enlarged by the addition of new sections on clinical trials, molecular epidemiology and refractive errors. The revision also has a much-enhanced international flavor with many new contributing authors, and reflects the considerable experience gained by the editors through their respective associations with the highly regarded courses run at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London and at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.



    The second edition of Epidemiology of Eye Disease continues to be a one-stop source of relevant information derived from all major epidemiological studies on the prevalence, risk factors and distribution of eye disease, to be referred to frequently by students and practitioners in both developed and developing nations.

  • Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychology

    Psychology is a fascinating subject which attracts much interest from both students and the general public. It covers the whole span of human activity from childhood development, to the study of the elusive concept of consciousness to disorders, such as those based around anxiety, mood and eating. The scientific study of psychology also requires an understanding of research methods and conceptual issues. The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychology addresses all these issues and more, and is a core reference for any student of psychology. It is authoritative and accessible, and covers the basic curriculum content of a degree course along with more specialised material in areas of widespread interest.



    This important reference book presents more than 1500 different entries grouped into 8 thematic topic areas, and on a range of levels from brief definitions to more substantial discussions which allow the reader to obtain a fuller grasp of important terms and concepts. For key issues, the explanation is supported with illustrations, tables and photographs, and relevant contemporary references are provided throughout to allow the reader to pursue more widely their particular interests. The book is comprehensively cross-referenced for ease of use.

  • Checkpoint English 3

    The Checkpoint English series consists of three books and one CD. Together they form an incremental programme of work with clear goals aimed at raising standards in English.



    - Each book is divided into units that cover the key curriculum requirements of reading, writing, usage and speaking and listening.
    - The units have been arranged across the three years to establish, revisit and consolidate these skills.
    - The texts have been chosen for their quality and richness in classroom study.
    - Activities are designed to introduce pupils to the focus for the sequence of work and to engage their interest.
    - Within each unit, several pages are given to reinforcing new knowledge or skills in context.
    - Photocopiable pages contain actitivites where a more hands-on approach is suitable.
    - Usage sections focus attention on sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary.
    - Progression is built into each unit of study and across the course as a whole.
    - Many of the units are free-standing, allowing the flexibility to link them with other units or with material the teacher has sourced from elsewhere.
    - The accompanying CD provides audio support where it is most helpful to pupils and this is clearly indictaed within the text by the CD icon.

  • Personal Search 11-14: Islam and Sikhism

    The Personal Search series from Hodder Gibson offers pupils - and teachers - the chance to explore the discovery and development of beliefs across a variety of religions. Based on responses to national reports that pinpointed difficulties in teaching personal search elements of religious education, the series aims to provide practical materials that will assist pupils in their own personal searches, as well as helping them to make connections between their own searches and those of other world religions.





    Within Islam and Sikhism, the beliefs, values, festivals and forms of worship will be introduced within a number of narrative contexts. Activities in listening, talking and writing are included.

    This book also contains a teacher introduction that gives practical advice on implementing appropriate learning, teaching and assessment strategies, especially in relation to personal search.

  • Amazing You: Psychic Powers

    Do you sometimes just know who's going to ring, what's going to happen or who's going to walk through the door? This is your amazing psychic self at work. Flex your psychic muscles by practising the quick and easy exercises in this book.



    Use your secret sixth sense to read the minds of your friends, family and pets, see into the future, make predictions and view your aura in all its splendour.



    Psychic Powers shows you how you can change your everyday life by discovering just how incredible you are. It is part of our stunning new Mind Body Spirit series for teenage girls - Amazing You.

  • Lost Voices of The Royal Navy

    Acclaimed historian Max Arthur pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1945. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service.

    FORGOTTEN VOICES: THE ROYAL NAVY is a memorable and moving testament to the courage, spirit, skill and irrepressible humour of those who served in the Royal Navy during these crucial years.

  • GCSE Business Studies Workbook

    A resource for students of all GCSE business studies courses. Containing over 40 key information sheets and covering all the core content topics of GCSE business studies syllabuses, this workbook adopts a practical approach to both study and revision.

  • Bible Reading for Amateurs

    Topics include: What is the Bible? What can it do for me? How can I begin? How can I avoid getting stale? How can I go deeper? Why not read it with a friend? How about a group? Can I trust the Bible?

  • NIV Pocket Blue Hardback

    The NIV is acclaimed for its accurate scholarship, its lucid, dignified English and the clarity with which it communicates the timeless truths of Scripture.

  • JS Mill A Beginner's Guide

    This useful guide introduces you to the great liberal philosopher. He was very much a liberal thinker and many of the issues that concerned him are still vital today.

    Chief among his works is the long essay 'On Liberty', published in 1859, which remains a vivid statement of the rights of the individual in relation to the society in which he or she lives. Many contemporary debates, such as censorship of films and books, gay rights, and legalization of soft drugs use arguments that devive from this important work. It is a basic text in courses in political theory and, unusually for such texts, it is an inspiring work to read. Other works covered are 'Utilitarianism' and 'The Subjection of Women'.

  • Why?: Trusting God when your heart is breaking

    New from Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz, further strengthening her powerful new UK ministry, a book for those who feel there are no answers. A book that takes us into the heart of suffering to show how Jesus is there with us and enables us to rise above the tragedy even though circumstances may not have changed.



    It's easy to trust God when things are going well, but how do you trust him when you are crying out in anguish. In the midst of such pain, it can be difficult to pray, to find solace in the Bible, to do anything other than hurt.



    In Why?, Anne Graham Lotz shows us how to find the friendship of Jesus in such despair. She takes us into the raw emotions of grief-stricken people and the very tender heart of Jesus by focusing on one of the most powerful and moving events in the Bible: the raising of Lazarus from the dead.

  • Market Research In A Week

    This book is a basic introduction to the skill of market research covering issues such as planning, methods of research available, types of research and analysing the results.

    This book is not just written for marketing and sales staff but for people throughout an organisation who require a better understanding of their market for effective decision-making.

  • Buddha: A Beginner's Guide

    This guide introduces you to the Buddha whose exemplary life and teaching has inspired one of the greatest world faiths. This informative text provides the reader with essential facts and concepts of the life of the Buddha, examining his background, the times he lived in, his teachings and the legends surrounding him. Central themes and ideas are presented in clear, jargon-free language and key terms are highlighted and explained.

  • The Book of Celtic Wisdom

    'Speak slowly, think swiftly, act wisely'



    'There is no secret that is known by three'



    No single book can encompass the wisdom of the Celts. This was a race which loved language, which held the Bard and the Poet to be the equals of Kings. This was also a race without a written language, where the teachings were committed to memory and passed down in an oral tradition which is very much alive today.



    The Book of Celtic Wisdom is a collection of that oral tradition. Here are the folktales and legends, poems and proverbs, triads and blessings of the Celtic people, some of which are almost a thousand years old yet are as relevant today as they were at the turn of the First Millennium.

  • AQA GCSE Physics Separates

    AQA GCSE Chemistry has been written by a team of examiners to match exactly the latest AQA specifications for separate science Chemistry. A specification matching grid at the start ensures that the book can be used by those taking either the co-ordinated specification or the new modular specification.



    Higher Tier sections are clearly differentiated from the core material, enabling the book to be used by Foundation and Higher students alike.



    The main features of the book include:

     Key terms listed at the start of every chapter to ensure that pupils are familiar with the required vocabulary.

     Did you Know? boxes within the text to offer additional pieces of interesting information.

     Ideas and Evidence sections to ensure that pupils will have covered all the material required for this new strand of Sc1.

     Summary boxes at the end of each chapter containing all the material students will require for exam success.

     Topic question boxes throughout the text to consolidate the information covered in the chapter.

     Examination questions at the end of the chapter to enable students to practice answering various styles of question.

  • Thoracoscopy for Physicians: A practical guide

    Thoracoscopy and biopsy have developed as indispensable tools to diagnose pleural, and sometimes lung, disease when simple clinical and laboratory methods of examination have failed to yield a diagnosis. Thoracoscopy is most often undertaken by surgeons, but may also be performed by trained physicians. It takes place in an endoscopy or operating room using simple sedation, local anaesthesia and non-disposable equipment, and is a useful, less invasive alternative to thoracotomy. Direct visualisation of the pleura with the thoracoscope achieves a diagnosis in approximately 95% of patients with tuberculosis or malignancy because biopsies are taken from areas seen to be macroscopically abnormal.



    Despite these advantages, the technique has until recently been vastly under-used in the UK when compared to practice in Europe and North America. This is now changing, however, with interest in the technique rekindled in parallel with rapid advances in equipment technology. The time is therefore right for the publication of this unique clinical guide to thoracoscopic practice. The book demonstrates the diagnostic and therapeutic value of this technique, which can be undertaken under local anaesthesia in a district general hospital. In addition to its use in the diagnosis of pleural disease, thoracoscopy has valuable therapeutic applications with the concomitant instillation of talc or other sclerosing agents into the pleural cavity for pleurodesis.



    Concise, practical and readable, this volume covers the indications for thoracoscopic investigation of the thoracic cavity, and describes and illustrates the techniques involved, their contraindications and associated hazards. Useful for MRCP candidates and specialist registrars in thoracic medicine seeking accreditation, it is also a handy aide-memoir for the practicing respiratory physician.

  • Centre Stage

    Michelle's starring role in her drama school's summer musical leads to something even more exciting: auditions for a professional show! This could be her chance to hit the big time, but difficult choices lie ahead. Which is more important: fame and success, or her best friends?

  • Additional Mathematics for OCR

    Teach with confidence, knowing your students will be fully prepared for their exams, with this detailed textbook that is closely tailored to the specification and has been endorsed by OCR.

    Endorsed by OCR for use with the OCR Additional Mathematics specification. This level 3 qualification in Key Stage 4 enables students to study higher level mathematics without having to embark on their AS modules.

    - Accessible and concise, written by experienced authors to guide and encourage your higher level students towards success

    - Includes an introduction to each topic followed by worked examples with commentaries

    - Provides plenty of practice with hundreds of questions

    - Ideal for students considering maths at AS/A level, accelerating their progress and aiding their future choices

    Table of Contents

    1. Algebra I - review
    2. Albebra II - techniques
    3. Algebra III - polynomials
    4. Algebra IV - applications
    5. Co-ordinate geometry I
    6. Co-ordinate geometry II - applications7. Trigonometry I
    8. Trigonometry II - applications
    9. Calculus I - differentiation
    10. Calculus II - integration
    11. Calculus III - applications to kinematics

  • A Practical Guide to the Study of Glacial Sediments

    Sediments are the most valuable form of physical evidence for past Earth surface processes. They have the potential to build up an archive of events and provide a window into the past. Through careful examination of sediments the shifting patterns of surface processes across space and time are revealed, allowing us to reconstruct past environments and environmental change.



    A Practical Guide to the Study of Glacial Sediments is a guide to the standard techniques employed to read the sedimentary record of former glaciers and ice sheets. It demonstrates that the often complex and fragmentary glacial sedimentary record can, when examined systematically and rationally, provide detailed insights into former environments and climates in places where no other evidence is available. The complementary techniques covered in this book include: facies description, grain size analysis, clast form assessment, clast macrofabric analysis, micromorphology, particle lithology and assessment of engineering properties. They yield consistent and meaningful results in a range of glacial depositional environments throughout the world, from the high Arctic to the Himalayas.



    A Practical Guide to the Study of Glacial Sediments provides students and researchers with a clear and accessible guide to recording and interpreting glacial successions wherever the location.

  • Christian Perspectives for OCR GCSE Religions Studies: Foundation Edition

    The foundation version of Christian Perspectives compliments the mainstream version so that they can be used side-by-side in classrooms. It covers all the same material but in a way which makes it more accessible to lower ability students.

    The book covers: Marriage and Divorce, Birth and Death, Prejudice and Equality, War, Peace and Human Rights, Christian Responsibility for the Planet, Christian Responsibility towards Disadvantaged People and Religion, the Media and Entertainment.

  • Chinese Horoscopes - A Beginner's Guide

    A complete beginner's guide to Chinese astrology, this book shows readers how to discover their own Chinese horoscope. It also gives information about the signs of famous people, the personality traits shown by these signs and how they affect the future.

  • Information and Communication Technology AS Level

    Information and Communication Technology is one of the fastest growing A level subjects, and is increasingly popular as the 'fourth AS'. This text has been thoroughly edited and revised to suit first year sixth students working towards an AS level qualification. The new chapter structure clearly follows the latest specification from AQA, the major awarding body, and answers to all activities and exercises are included at the end. New case studies and examples make this a fully comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible core text.

  • Principles of Corticosteroid Therapy

    Principles of Cortocosteroid Therapy provides a thorough and systematic review of the clinical use of corticosteroids, a class of drugs whose potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive actions have placed them among the most widely used in medicine. However, these drugs have many serious side effects on many organ systems. Proper use requires a thorough understanding of their mechanism of action, clinical indications and adverse effects.



    This book outlines in detail the use of corticosteroids in diseases that affect each organ system and follows with a thorough discussion of their side effects. It analyses the use of corticosteroids in pregnancy, neonates, childhood and adolescence, as well as covering special management issues such as pulse corticosteroid and medicolegal aspects.



    Principles of Corticosteroid Therapy will be of major interest to medical students and residents. Medical students will find it especially useful during their training in pharmacology and clinical medicine and it will be an indispensable text to residents in internal medicine and all its subspecialties. Doctors in many fields of medicine, especially internal medicine, will find it immensely valuable in the daily management of their patients.



    Written by internationally recognized clinicians in internal medicine, immunology, rheumatology and other fields of medicine. Principles of Cortocosteroid Therapy is the first comprehensive and authoritative text to discuss the clinical use of cortocosteroids.

  • French Grammar in Context: Analysis and Practice

    French Grammar in Context takes authentic texts from a rich variety of sources - the human body on CD-ROM, a fish recipe, L'Etrager and many others - and uses them as them starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of French grammar. Placing the emphasis on grammar in context and on grammar with a functional and comunicative purpose, the authors have included a range of exercises, many of them text-based, to give students the opportunity to practice these key points. Grammar is presented not as an end in itself, but as a tool essential both to understanding and enjoying the authentic language of native speakers, and producing effective language of one's own. Aimed at intermediate and advanced students of French, this book can be used for both individual and for tutor-led study.

  • Practical Emergency Medicine

    A practical manual that describes the assessment and treatment of conditions encountered in the emergency department.



    Highly illustrated, it emphasises the problem-oriented approach central to modern practice. Structured to serve as a quick reference on a wide range of medical and surgical emergencies, summary boxes, key points and practice tips feature throughout. Whilst making it highly accessible, the editors have also ensured that this book provides the trainee with the detailed information that they require.

  • Hodder 20th Century History: Vietnam 1939-75 Foundation Edition

    This book charts the history of Vietnam from the outbreak of the Second World War. It looks at the Vietnamese struggle against the Japanese and the French before going on to look at the United States' involvement in Vietnam which culminated in the Vietnam War. It finishes by examining the long-term effects of the war on the Vietnamese people.



    This title addresses the major questions surrounding this turbulent time such as: What was it like for the Americans to fight in Vietnam? How was the war opposed in the United States? Why did the United States lose the war?



    Relevant sources and questions throughout help develop students exam skills.

  • Q Learning: CHANGE MANAGER

    DEFINE YOUR FUTURE... ANALYSE YOUR PRESENT... ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS



    We all possess a wide range of skills... but everyone knows that they could be even more effective.



    This innovative new series is aimed at people who would like to improve - who know that although they have a degree of competence there is undoubtedly more that they could achieve.



    By helping the reader to set their own goals, analyse their current strengths and work out how to achieve their aims, Change Manager is a motivating, highly personal means of manging change in a wide range of situations - of enormous importance in today's volatile business environments.



    THE FUTURE

    What do you want and where are you going?



    THE PRESENT

    What are you currently good at?



    HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT?



    Incorporated within the text are contributions from renowned practitioners in the field, including case studies, anecdotes and examples. To cater for a variety of learning styles, there are checklists, diagrams, questionnaires and cartoons where appropriate. Theory, questions for reflection, practical tasks and case studies will make sure that the reader moves through a variety of learning modes.



    Q LEARNING IS A WHOLE NEW CONCEPT IN SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND DISCOVERY.

  • Victorian Fiction: Contexts

    Written in an accessible and manageable style, the books in the Contexts series fill the gap in students' knowledge of the historical facts, literary associations and wider cultural climate of the main literary periods. As well as offering a background in relevant social history, these texts include selected extracts from original documents to give a full flavour of the period in question.



    Victorian Fiction offers the reader an insight into the cultural, political, and social contexts in which the major Victorian novels were written and read. Moving from the early works of Dickens in the 1830s, to the decadent works of Oscar Wilde and the novels of Thomas Hardy, the book gives an overview of the developments of fiction as a genre, and offers readers a way of understanding the relationship between the Victorian novel and its historical contexts.



    Victorian Fiction encompasses a wide-range of authors including Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Bronte, Anthony Trollope, Robert Loius Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and Thomas Hardy, and sets them against a background that includes democracy and suffrage reform, sexuality and women's rights, Empire, science and industry, religion, and methods of publication of the novel. By doing this, the book is able to offer students an introduction to the history of the Victorian period, in form which is most relevant to their reading of the novel. It complements readings of fiction with extracts from seminal non-fiction prose texts of the time, to give a flavour of a variety of Victorian discourses, and to enable students to see how arguments were conducted at the time. Victorian Fiction also included a time-line of key events, and a bibliography to aid further study.

  • Silent Sisters

    For years, Jenny and sister Kim suffered horrendous physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their father. They survived in part because of their closeness and their determination to be there for each other.

    Both sisters left home at the earliest opportunity to escape but before long, Jenny was embroiled in a relationship with an abusive man that kept her locked in a cycle of violence and fear. Their lives followed parallel paths, with first marriage, then kids and always the terror that things would never change. Eventually, with a lot of love, grit and courage they helped each other to climb out of the pit of despair and truly free themselves from the legacy of the past.

    Every bit as harrowing and inspiring as Behind Closed Doors, this is a story of the power of unstintingly loyal love.

  • French Cinema

    What are the Cahiers du cinema ? Which are the most popular French films ? How do you write an essay on a French film ? What is a high-angle shot in French ? When did more French spectators go to see American films than French films ? How do you talk about a short sequence of film ? You can find the answers to these and many more questions in this essential resource for students of French cinema.

  • Practical Management of Depression in Older People

    An accessible book which examines the different treatments for depression in the elderly. It shows how the multi-disciplinary team may influence the effectiveness of such treatments and discusses the practical implications.

  • Total Forgiveness: Achieving God's Greatest Challenge

    'Few recently published books have made a greater impression on me than R. T. Kendall's Total Forgiveness,' writes Robin Eames. 'I have found so much in his words to challenge my own thinking and work. His Bible-centred approach is matched by the realism of how individuals have tried to face up to loss, distress and frustration.'

    This book, possibly R. T. Kendall's most important work to date, explains what God calls for as 'total forgiveness'. No sin or action is unforgivable, says R. T., and we are called to keep no record of wrongs, to refuse to punish those who have hurt us, to show mercy and to avoid any form of bitterness.

    Total Forgiveness contains a radical message for a divided world.

    'If I could have only one of R. T.'s books, this would be my choice. There is no more important message for the church today' Rob Parsons

  • A level Business Studies: Operations Management

    This text is part of a series which aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of business studies. It focuses on operations management, presenting case studies, numerical reports, examiners' advice, factfiles and questions which encourage critical thinking.

  • The Cloudspotter's Guide

    'The clouds are nature's poetry, and the most egalitarian of her displays, since everyone has an equally fantastic view of them. Clouds are for dreamers, and their contemplation benefits the soul. Yet their beauty is so everyday as to be in danger of being overlooked ...'

    Gavin Pretor Pinney is the chairman and founder member of the Cloud Appreciation Society. He contends that we are blessed in this country with a uniquely rich and varied cloudscape, which has hitherto been sadly undervalued. His book teaches us to appreciate their different varieties - the cumulus, nimbostratus and Morning Glory to name only a few - and all their beauties and significances, both meteorological and cultural. We learn how Hindus believed the cumulus clouds were the spiritual cousins of elephants, how thermal air currents act on fair weather cumuli, and how to save a fortune in psychiatric bills by using the clouds as Rorschach images that reflect our state of mind as well as nature's moods.

    Looking up will never be the same again.

  • Julius Caesar A Beginner's Guide

    Caesar - A Beginner's Guide offers an amazing insight into the life and times of this influential all-rounder, depicting Caesar not only as man but also as a good tactitioner and leader. His story is one of ambition and intrigue, corruption and power, battles, bravery, brutality, sexual scandal and ultimate assassination.

    Antony Kamm's informative text:

    - investigates Caesar's background and the times he lived in

    - explores the world of Republican Rome

    - introduces Caesar, the Politician, the General and the Dictator

    - demonstrates how Caesar's ambition and political intrigue brought him to supreme power, but also to assassination

    - examines Caesar's influence both in his own time and in the world today.

    This title has an extremely large potential audience. Ancient history has a large following and so this should have a good market with general readers.

  • Knowing God

    For more than 30 years, J. I. Packer's classic book Knowing God has revealed to well over a million readers the wonder, glory and the joy of knowing God. It continues to sell in tens of thousands to Christians around the world.

  • Key Facts: Tort

    Key Facts has been specially written for students studying Law. It is the essential revision tool for a broad range of law courses from A Level to degree level. Written and edited by an expert team of authors whose experience means they know exactly what is required in a revision aid. They include examiners, barristers and lecturers. They have brought their expertise and knowledge to the series to make it user-friendly and accessible.



    Key Features include: user-friendly layout and style, diagrams, charts and tables illustrate key points, summary charts at a basic level, followed by more detailed explanations aid revision at every level, pocket sized and easily portable, highly-regarded authors.



    The nature of tortious liability; Negligence; Nuisance; Strict liability; Trespass to land; Torts concerning goods; Trespass to the person; Torts affecting reputation; Employment-related torts; Remedies and limitation periods.

  • Management of Abdominal Hernias, 3Ed

    Hernia repair is the commonest operation in general surgery accounting for up to 15% of procedures in some practices. While straightforward open repair of inguinal hernia is a relatively simple operation, more complex hernias demand great surgical skill. In addition, herniology has undergone considerable revolution over the past five years with the introduction and evaluation of laparoscopic repair techniques.



    This timely third edition of Management of Abdominal Hernias discusses every aspect of hernia repair and gives a balanced account of the various repair methods and helpful advice on which to use for different conditions.



    Chapters have been revised and updated throughout. In particular the logistics of hernia repair has been completely reworked to take into account developments in ambulatory day-case hernia surgery, principles of surgery has been fully updated and anaesthesia for hernia surgery has been rewritten with new illustrations throughout. The third edition also features new material on methods of investigation of the occult hernia and sportsman's groin, a discussion of the various types of mesh repair, an improved international perspective in the outcome data that is presented and a revision of the material on incisional hernia with an emphasis on modern techniques of incisional hernia repair.



    Drawing on the considerable experience of the two internationally renowned authors, this readable, well-balanced, beautifully illustrated and authoritative account is a must for the bookshelf of the general surgeon.

  • Michelle's Big Break

    Summer's here, and Michelle and her friends are off to a holiday village for a long weekend of non-stop fun. It's going to be great: partying, cycling, swimming and - singing? Yep, singing. Michelle's discovered there's a talent contest coming up, and she's determined to take her favourite position - centre stage!

  • Access to History Context: An Introduction to 19th-Century European History

    Each volume provides a wide-ranging overview of the period it covers. Although the emphasis is clearly on political history, the major issues affecting the economy, society, religion, culture and ideas are also given appropriate treatment. Sufficient detail is included to ensure that a sound basic knowledge and understanding is acquired.

    This title assesses the key areas of nineteenth-century European history in an accessible and progressive way. The author examines the key political, economic and social developments in Italy, Germany, France, Russia and Austria-Hungary. Issues and events such as the 1848 Revolutions, Italian and German Unification and the origins of the First World War are analysed and explained through an up-to-date narrative and carefully structured activities.

  • AS Chemistry

    AS Chemistry is an ideal text for students starting on the new AS qualifications. It clearly bridges the gap from GCSE, building towards A level standard. The text can be used with any specification, and is accompanied by a CD-ROM and a website.

  • Crop Circles- A Beginner's Guide

    An exploration of crop circles, providing suggestions for personal research. It addresses: the history of crop circles; theories and explanations; science and the circles; the "New Age", the paranormal and the circles; hoaxes; conspiracy theory; and recent events and remaining mysteries.

  • Acces Direct: Cassette Set & Answer Book

    Acces Direct offers an accessible introduction to French in the workplace for intermediate and advanced-level students. It extends their knowledge of the language used in commerce and industry through ten dossiers set in authentic situations.

  • Machiavelli's The Prince - A Beginner's Guide

    Machiavelli's The Prince is an extremely widely-read book,. It is a prescribed study text on A Level Politics courses and features widely on university syllabuses. Students in a range of disciplines would expect to read this work, including English literature, philosophy and history courses.

  • Teach Yourself Rapid Revision Organiser: Biology For Double Science GCSE

    A handy filofax-sized guide to this key subject, to prepare the student quickly and painlessly for GCSE.

  • Livewire Investigates: The Last Great Race on Earth

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • Six Weeks to Marketing Excellence

    Consumers are bombarded with thousands of marketing messages everyday telling them what they should do, where they should go and what they should buy. With this essential guide, learn how to get ahead of the competition, step by step, in just Six Weeks of practical guidance.



    Six Weeks to Marketing Excellence covers the following:

    Week 1: Marketing Plans

    Week 2: Viral Marketing

    Week 3: Building a Brand

    Week 4: Direct Marketing

    Week 5: Free Publicity For Your Business

    Week 6: Consumer Behaviour



    Also available in the series from August 2003:

    Six Weeks to Strategic Excellence

    Six Weeks to Professional Excellence

    Six Weeks to Find a Job

  • The Killing: Book 4

    Leon is a small-time crook who's ridden his luck for three decades. When he starts splashing big money around, the cops are desperate to know where it came from.

    They call in CHERUB, a secret organisation with one essential advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them.

    James' latest mission looks routine, but the plot he begins to unravel isn't what anyone expected. And the only person who might know the truth is a reclusive eighteen-year-old boy.

    There's just one problem. The boy fell to his death thirteen months earlier.

  • Galileo A Beginner's Guide

    This book introduces the person Einstein called the father of modern physics. His discoveries and inventions are discussed in layman's terms giving the reader an understanding of them and their contribution to the development of modern scientific thought. The breadth of Galileo's achievements is awesome, ranging from the invention of an early themometer to the discovery of moons around Jupiter. It is in the field of astronomy that he is best remembered and this will be dealt with fully in the context of the contemporary Aristotelian view of the universe and the conflicting theories of Copernicus.

  • Framework RE 2 Pupil's Book

    Framework RE is designed to deliver the new National Framework for Religious Education at Key Stage 3. The 3 books (one book for Years 7, 8 and 9) combine to create a motivating activity-based course for pupils. Book 2 is aimed at Year 8 pupils. The course includes the Literacy and Thinking Skills strands of the Key Stage 3 Strategy; differentiated activities; Assessment for Learning; activities and assessments linked to the 8-level scale; philosophical and ethical issues in preparation for Key Stage 4; opportunities to reflect on personal experience; and religions with a significant presence in the UK and world.

  • The Official FA Guide to Psychology for Football

    The official guides to success on and off the pitch.'







    This Official Football Association series provides invaluable and essential advice and information about key football skills for anyone involved in football, of any age and level. The books are especially aimed at those involved in grassroots football, who may not have the back up and help that they might need to realise the full potential of their involvement in the game. Each book in this series is packed with practical exercises and features, information and expert advice, which will improve your understanding and enhance your ability and enjoyment of the world's greatest game.







    A straightforward, lively and practical guide, this book encourages you to look at the four main psychological areas of football: motivation; learning; development; and the environment. It is essential reading for any coach, especially youth coaches, any parent or carer, and is also very useful reading for players themselves.







    It gives advice on developing and managing the four main areas and how to develop strategies for individuals. This book also includes an important chapter about age appropriate training, and a chapter on the means of consolidation for the player.







    'Be a part of the game.

  • Formative Assessment in the Secondary Classroom

    This highly practical guide focuses on learning objectives, effective questioning and feedback as the key elements of formative assessment - assessment for learning - in the secondary classroom. Taking forward core themes developed in Unlocking Formative Assessment, Shirley Clarke shows how marking and feedback complete the 'learning loop' which starts with learning intentions and success criteria.



    The ways in which pupils are told what is expected of them, how well they are doing, and how their efforts are appraised, lie at the heart of effective assessment for learning. Shirley Clarke explains first how to formulate, and communicate, clear learning intentions and the types of success criteria to which pupils can relate. She then explores the use of questioning as a tool for effective teaching, before looking at classroom interaction and how pupils respond to written, oral and 'incidental' feedback. Different approaches to marking, including self- and paired marking, are then considered as one aspect of feedback, which in turn can underpin pupil self-evaluation and target setting.



    Down to earth and direct, and with examples from across the secondary curriculum, this book shows how formative assessment can bring a dramatic culture shift to teaching and learning in your own classroom.

  • Winter's Bone

    Amid the harsh landscape of the Ozark Hills, sixteen-year-old Ree is taking care of her mother and two brothers. Her father has put their house up as bail and if he doesn't show up at court it'll be sold from under them. To save her family she needs to track him down but in a community riven with long-running feuds getting answers isn't easy.

  • Who Runs Britain?: ...and who's to blame for the economic mess we're in

    On 13 September 2007, Robert Peston broke the news that Northern Rock had become a victim of the global credit crunch and was seeking an emergency loan from the Bank of England. It was the latest in a long line of scoops by this award-winning journalist. Over the weeks that followed, the Government found itself exposed to the Rock to the tune of 57 billion, or almost GBP2000 for every taxpayer.As Robert Peston shows in his fascinating new book, the seeds for the collapse of Northern Rock and the upheavals in the financial markets were sown years before.
    WHO RUNS BRITAIN? is the first time anyone has drawn all the threads together to weave a story that's rich in extraordinary characters and outrageous feats of economic bravado. This book is about the widening gap between the super-rich and the rest of us. It explores and explodes the myth that the financial creativity of those who are amassing these vast fortunes is good for the wider economy and for all of us. Whether you're a financial expert or just have a bank account, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? is a book you must read.

  • Accident and Emergency, 4Ed: Diagnosis and Management

    This hugely popular book justifiably remains one of the best-selling single-author Accident and Emergency handbook in print. Its strength lies in the consistently clear, didactic approach giving immediate access to uncluttered information - ideal for heat-of-the moment decisions by the bedside. No other text sticks to the point quite like this one.



    This new edition covers every emergency from the major life-threatening event to the more frequent minor complaint. The essentials of diagnosis and management are described concisely and clearly, including exact drug dosages, relevant practical procedures, patient disposition (and its urgency) to inpatient care, outpatients or community care and common pitfalls for the unwary.



    The fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated to include many new topics and guidelines at the forefront of developments in acute care. Written primarily for senior house officers in the Accident and Emergency Department, it is packed with thorough, practical advice. It will also prove invaluable to general practitioners, emergency and critical care nurses, paramedics and senior medical students.

  • Mot a Mot, 3rd edn

    An advanced French vocabulary book for A Level, AS Level and Higher Grade students. Listing words and phrases under thematic headings, it seeks to facilitate the acquisition and consolidation of a bank of relevant vocabulary. This edition is updated and covers exam requirements.

  • Visiting Places Of Worship

    A guide to all aspects of visiting places of worship, covering the six religions - Chjristian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist. It is designed as a handbook for teachers arranging to visit places of worship as part of their school's RE programme.

  • Close Reading 11-14

    Close Reading 11-14 provides a wide selection of of extracts from novels old and (especially) new, with accompanying interpretation/ comprehension-type questions.



    In addition, the 'Taking A Closer Look' section in each chapter focuses on a specific language feature from the passage and provides further explanations and practice exercises on that aspect of language.



    The book has specific links with Knowledge About Language (by the same authors) but can also be used independently of that title, either as a stand-alone classroom textbook or a resource for individual pupils needing interpretation practice.

  • The Many Ways to Nirvana: Discourses on right living by HH The Dalai Lama

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama continues his interpretation of the ancient wisdom of the Buddha for the modern world. He speaks to us about the paths to self-realisation, and the need to overcome negative emotions in order to develop one's inner consciousness. Wise, compassionate and pragmatic, he offers advice on many everyday issues such as how best to free yourself from emotional afflictions and petty cravings, and how to transform anxiety and depression into contentment.

  • Young Citizen's Passport Millennium

    This young person's guide to the law offers information for the year 2000. It is clear, accessible and straight-forward and covers areas that particularly concern young people, such as travelling and housing. Practical examples show how the law works, helping to clarify complex areas.

  • Loads More Lies to tell Small Kids

    'It takes the beaks of seven penguins to make a Penguin biscuit'
    'All wind is made by wind farms'
    'Wine makes mummy clever'
    'Milk feels pain'

    These are just some of the great lies that Andy Riley had you telling your kids last Christmas, in the Sunday Times bestseller GREAT LIES TO TELL SMALL KIDS.

    Now here are LOADS MORE LIES, to bamboozle more kids and entertain wicked adults everywhere...

  • Diana: The Making of a Saint

    In this groundbreaking new book about Princess Diana, writer and former BBC correspondent Ted Harrison explores how her life came to have particular meaning historically, culturally and spiritually, and how a legend was created.

    Diana, the unremarkable teenage daughter of a British aristocratic family, with no special claims to intelligence or talent, came to haunt the imagination and memories of millions of people around the world and has carved herself a unique place in history. Her private life became the object of intense scrutiny by the press and public around the world, and her tragic death was considered by many to be surrounded by unusual or suspicious circumstances.

    The Diana we knew has now become enveloped by myths and legends, and in exploring this phenomenon Ted Harrison uncovers some revealing truths, and investigates why the life and spirit of Diana continues to resonate so strongly with us even years after her death. Touching everything from her marriage to Charles in 1981 to the fateful night of 31st August 1997, this beautifully written book shines a new light on a woman who is still an important figure in all our lives.

  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    'I wish I could get a seat on the tube... I hadn't eaten that entire bag of Maltesers... I could meet a man whose hobbies include washing up and monogamy...'

    Heather Hamilton is always wishing for things. Not just big stuff - like world peace or for a date with Brad Pitt - but little, everyday wishes, made without thinking. With her luck, she knows they'll never come true...

    Until one day she buys some heather from a gypsy. Suddenly the bad hair days stop; a handsome American answers her ad for a housemate; and she starts seeing James - The Perfect Man who sends her flowers, excels in the bedroom, and isn't afraid to say 'I love you'...

    But are these wishes-come-true a blessing or a curse? And is there such a thing as too much foreplay?

  • New Higher Biology: Multiple Choice and Matching

    This text is an essential resource for those taking a Higher Biology course. It offers numerous questions to allow students full-scale test practice prior to their final examination.

  • Bobby Robson: Farewell but not Goodbye - My Autobiography

    The autobiography of Sir Bobby Robson, a former international footballer for England who has become one of the most widely respected managers in the World game. In addition to managing England in two World Cups, Sir Bobby has also taken charge of numerous clubs including Barcelona, Newcastle United, PSV Eindhoven, Ipswich Town, Sporting Lisbon and Porto.

  • Teach Yourself Planets New Edition

    TEACH YOURSELF PLANETS is a comprehensive guide to the Sun's family of planets and their moons, illustrating their surface features and explaining the processes that have shaped them.



    Extensively illustrated, this book describes the nature and origin of the solar system; looks at the internal structure, surface features and weather patterns of each planet and its major satellites; discusses the possibilities of finding life on other planetary bodies; covers asteroids and the icy bodies beyond Pluto; and explains how to see the planets in the sky.

  • Belief and Unbelief in Medieval Europe

    For most people in the middle ages--for thousands upon thousands who lived within Christendom in the period considered by this book, 1100-1500--we have no record of what they believed or did not believe. John Arnold sifts through the traces left behind by our ancestors across Europe and assembles a more complete picture than ever before. Religion in mediveal Europe was hugely important, and impinged upon the most mundane aspects of everyday life. But was the period a uniform "Age of Faith?" By focussing on lay people, this fascinating account unlocks the multiple meanings of religion, asking how it functioned and with what effects. This book deftly reveals for today's readers, as none have before, the meanings and struggles that lay between the smooth surface of medieval religious life.

  • French Grammar Made Easy

    Perfect both for non-linguists who want to get to grips with the nuts and bolts of the French language, and for those who already have some experience in the language and want a fast-track route to the information they need most. This comprehensive and highly accessible book is non-patronising, clear and easy-to-use.

  • Michel Thomas Italian Language Builder CASS

    Michel Thomas took the language-learning world by storm.
    With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times). In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly. He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and Italian and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.
    In the 'Language Builders' Michel consolidates and expands your knowledge of structures and vocabulary in a one-on-one lecture session with you at home.

  • Understanding Consumer Behaviour in a week

    Find out what makes customers tick and how you can influence them through such things as branding and advertising with this impeccably researched and jargon-free guide

  • Teach Yourself Revise Standard Grade Physics

    A practical, clear and lively guide to the essential facts needed for Standard Grade success. MindMaps, tips and practice questions motivate and guide the student throughout his or her revision.

  • Manual of Definitive Surgical Trauma Care

    Unless dealing with injury regularly, few surgeons can attain and sustain the level of skill necessary for decision making in major trauma. This includes both the intellectual decisions and the manual dexterity required to perform all the manoeuvres needed for surgical access and control. These can be particularly challenging, and may be infrequently required, yet rapid access to and control of sites of haemorrhage following trauma can be life-saving surgical intervention. Many situations require specialist trauma expertise, yet often this is simply not on hand within the available time frame.

    DSTCTM is a short course focusing on the life-saving surgical techniques and surgical decision making required for surgeons who deal with major surgical trauma on an infrequent basis. This course supplements the well-recognized and accepted American College of Surgeons' Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLSA(R)) course.

    This manual covers every aspect of surgical trauma care, including:
    #  the causation of injuries - aids rapid understanding of presented trauma
    #  the initial, pre-hospital and emergency department care of the patient - all of which may determine eventual outcome
    #  the resources required, both physical and intellectual, within the hospital to deal with the specific problems associated with patients with multiple injuries
    #  the limitations in providing specialist expertise within the time frame required

    Although providing some theoretical basis for the decisions that have to be made when dealing with the injured patient, the book emphasizes how practical 'real-life' decisions on the care of the injured patient should be made and then covers in practical terms the surgical techniques required.

  • Moral Philosophy: A guide to ethical theory

    An accessible, student-centred guide to the key ideas in moral philosophy. Suitable for both A Level and undergraduate study.



    This book provides an accessible, readable, student-centred guide to moral philosophy. Through lucid explanation, careful use of modern examples and engaging activities it leads students towards deeper understanding of all the key issues in the study of ethics.



    Key features include:

    - a clear overview of the key ideas in moral philosophy, including detailed examination of the prescribed areas of study: meta-ethics, prescriptive ethics and applied ethics

    - application of those ideas to the contemporary issues of abortion, euthanasia and animal rights

    - imaginative tasks and activities to stimulate thought and explore ethical ideas in an engaging and motivating way

    - key quotes from the significant writers, and interesting examples of ethical debate in film and literature

    - a critical analysis of the various ethical theories

    - end-of-chapter key point summaries covering what readers need to know to answer exam questions on moral philosophy and ethics

    - an extensive glossary of key words and ideas

    - thorough referencing to enable students to follow up key ideas and quotes in independent study.

  • The Surgeon's Guide to Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

    The management of sepsis has an essential role in surgical care and surgeons are major users of antimicrobial agents. Indeed, the development of antimicrobial drugs has enabled the development of modern surgery, free of the morbidity and mortality associated with septic complications. To use antimicrobial agents effectively, the surgeon needs an understanding of the microbiological and pharmacological basis of their role as well as their clinical use. This book is a manual of good practice giving essential advice on the choice of agent for the full range of surgical infections - taking both optimal clinical use and cost-effectiveness into account.



    The book provides a succinct and up-to-date account of those antimicrobial agents (including antiviral agents) more commonly used in surgery. It is structured both to review antimicrobial agent by type and by their mode of use in various surgical subspecialties. Extensive cross-referencing, tabulation and a good index ensure that the optimal treatment regimen for any given clinical situation can be found quickly. There is also an extensive bibliography. Antimicrobial resistance - an ever increasing problem worldwide - is highlighted and there are major sections on the use of antifungal agents and antibiotic use in immunocompromized patients.



    The book is designed as a guide to good practice for trainee surgeons and will also be useful to postgraduate and professional surgeons in all subspecialties faced with difficult surgical infection.

  • Basic Clinical Radiobiology, 3Ed

    This concise, but comprehensive textbook sets out all the essentials of the science and clinical application of radiobiology for those seeking accreditation in radiation oncology. The fully updated 3rd edition continues to discuss the basis of radiation therapy and presents the principles and significant scientific developments that underlie current attempts to improve the radiotherapeutic managemnet of all cancers.



    New topics in the 3rd edition include chapters on volume effects in normal tissues and the L-Q approach in clinical practice, with major revisions to sections on cell proliferation, radiation cytogenetics, radiotherapy-related morbidity, hyperfractionation and individualisation of radiotherapy. The book continues to provide invaluable advice for trainee and practising radiation oncologists from a team of internationally respected contributors and draws on the considerable experience of the Editor, gained during his time as Course Director of the annual ESTRO course in Basic Clinical Radiobiology.

  • Captain James Cook

    In Cook's relatively short and adventurous life (1728-79) he voyaged to the eastern and western seaboards of North America, the North and South Pacific and the Arctic and Antarctic bringing about a new comprehension of the world's geography and its people's. He was the linking figure between the grey specualtion of the early eighteenth century and the industrial age of the first half of the nineteenth century.



    Richard Hough's biograpahy is full of new insights and interpretations of one of the world's greatest mariners.

  • The Republic: Plato

    This book provides an accessible, readable, student-centred guide to Plato's Republic which is a set text for AQA AS Philosophy.



    Through lucid explanation, careful use of modern examples and engaging activities it leads students towards deeper understanding of Plato's arguments and the wider philosophical implications of his ideas.



    Key features include:

    - a biographical introduction setting The Republic in its historical context

    - a step-by-step guide through the text of The Republic including key quotes

    - tasks and activities to stimulate thought and help readers understand and evaluate Plato's philosophy

    - a critical analysis of the philosophical implications of Plato's ideas

    - end-of-chapter key point summaries covering what readers need to know to answer exam questions on The Republic

    - an extensive glossary of key words and ideas

    - thorough referencing to enable students to follow up key ideas and quotes in independent study

  • Topley Online 9.2: 6 Volume Set & CD-ROM

    Topley and Wilson - as this work is known - is used the world over as the definitive reference for microbiologists and infectious disease specialists who need detailed, reliable and authoritative information on bacteria, viruses and the diseases they cause.



    This 9th edition of Topley and Wilson boasts unparalleled coverage in the field of microbiology, incorporating not only the changes and developments in the area, but also, for the first time, coverage of mycology and parasitic protozoa in two additional volumes.



    Genuinely comprehensive, Topley and Wilson is now also completely international. All five volumes have both a British and an American editor and the 340 expert contributors are drawn from centres of excellence throughout the world. There are more tables and illustrations than ever before, colour photographs for the first time, extensive referencing and a cumulative index in a separate 6th volume.



    The CD-ROM incorporates 10% extra illustrations and unique guided searches giving the user instant access to the vast contents. Annual updates to the CD-ROM will enable the user to keep entirely up-to-date on developments in the field.



    Volume 1: Virology; Volume 2: Systematic Bacteriology; Volume 3: Bacterial Infections; Volume 4: Medical Mycology; Volume 5: Parasitology; Volume 6: Cumulative Index.

  • Strangeland

    Here I am, a fucked, crazy, anorexic-alcoholic-childless, beautiful woman. I never dreamt it would be like this.

    Tracey Emin's Strangeland is her own space, lying between the Margate of her childhood, the Turkey of her forefathers and her own, private-public life in present-day London. Her writings, a combination of memoirs and confessions, are deeply intimate, yet powerfully engaging. Tracey retains a profoundly romantic world view, paired with an uncompromising honesty. Her capacity both to create controversies and to strike chords is unequalled in British life. A remarkable book - and an original, beautiful mind.

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Problems, Progress and Possibilities

    This new text gives a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, pathology and physiology of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). There is an emphasis on new theories of causation, new diagnostic approaches, recent changes in incidence following risk-factor campaigns, recently developed international protocols and an analysis of current problems in both diagnosis and approach to SIDS.

  • Science 5-14 TEACHER'S BOOK S2

    This title accompanies the S2 Pupil's book in the Science 5-14 series which was written as an exact match to the science component of the Environmental Studies 5-14 Guidelines. The guidelines have recently been revised, so this is the first and only course written from scratch to match the latest set.



    The Teacher's Book provides support for effective teaching and learning.



    Including: Material to support each double page spread in the Pupil's Book, an indication of which part of 5-14 guidelines are covered, introduction to the topic (which includes a summary of key concepts involved, identification of possible misconceptions, prior knowledge and what comes next), suggestions for further activities and homework which meets the learning needs of pupils, answers to questions in pupils' book, advice on incorporation of IT, support for development of informed attitudes and investigative skills and assessment material which fits in with the National Assessment bank.

  • GCSE A-Z Business Studies Handbook 2nd Edition

    The second edition of the Handbook has been fully revised and updated and includes all the relevant changes to the GCSE specifications. It is ideal for improving performance in exams, tests and coursework. Each entry begins with a clear, one sentence definition and is followed by explanation and examples. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. Where calculations are involved, worked examples are set out clearly. It is also valuable to any student approaching the subject for the first time.

  • Plato's The Republic - A Beginner's Guide

    Fired by a passionate desire for justice, The republic is Plato's titanic effort to secure political and individual salvation for troubled humanity by establishing guiding principles in politics, education, metaphysics, ethics and aesthetics. Its scope and influence are unparalleled in Western thought

  • Science 5-14 TEACHERS BOOK S1

    Science 5-14 is a new course which has been specifically written to match the new Scottish 5-14 Guidelines in Environmental Studies. The courses offers Pupils Books and matching Teachers Books for P7, S1 and S2, providing progression and continuity across the transition between primary and secondary school. The Teacher's Book provides support for effective teaching and learning.



    Including: Material to support each double page spread in the Pupil's Book, an indication of which part of 5-14 guidelines are covered, introduction to the topic (which includes a summary of key concepts involved, identification of possible misconceptions, prior knowledge and what comes next), suggestions for further activities and homework which meets the learning needs of pupils, answers to questions in pupils' book, advice on incorporation of IT, support for development of informed attitudes and investigative skills and assessment material which fits in with the National Assessment bank.

  • UFOs - A Beginner's Guide

    Throughout history, unidentified objects have been seen in the skies. This volume looks at the history of UFOs, the alternative explanations of UFO phenomenon, and the theories of government conspiracy with aliens.

  • The Real Heroes Of Telemark

    Sixty years ago, four men parachuted onto a Norwegian glacier, carrying only the most basic equipment. Their mission was to prevent the Nazi regime from building an atomic bomb. Now wilderness expert Ray Mears tells the true story of this gruelling campaign, showing how these men's ability to survive in extreme conditions influenced the outcome of the Second World War.

    The Telemark campaign was an example of the bravery and skill of the SOE trainees. The Norwegians transformed a military disaster into a triumph. This book tells the full story for the first time.

  • Livewire Investigates: Being a Film Producer

    To ensure accessibility Hodder & Stoughton has worked with The Basic Skills Agency on "Livewire", a series of reading books with a teenage or adult interest level for those with a reading age below 10. Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries. This book gives you a week in the life of a film producer. So now you can find out what it's really like behind the scenes...

  • Teach Yourself: Windows XP

    Teach Yourself Windows XP explains all the key aspects of this application from the user's angle, from running programs and managing files to configuring printers and customising your system.



    All the new features of Windows XP are covered in depth.

  • Molecular and Cellular Endocrine Pathology

    Combining the traditional morphological approaches to endocrine pathology with new molecular and cellular information, this book integrates the two standards to present a means of diagnosis using a combination of classic and modern techniques. Each endocrine gland is discussed in a separate chapter and the embryology, anatomy, histology and physiology are described from a molecular standpoint. Emphasis is on immunocytochemical and molecular markers, and how they are used for differential diagnosis. The pathology of each lesion is followed by an explanation of clinical correlations, and what is known regarding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the disease.

  • Watching the English

    In WATCHING THE ENGLISH anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour. Her minute observation of the way we talk, dress, eat, drink, work, play, shop, drive, flirt, fight, queue - and moan about it all - exposes the hidden rules that we all unconsciously obey.

    The rules of weather-speak. The Importance of Not Being Earnest rule. The ironic-gnome rule. The reflex apology rule. The paranoid-pantomime rule. Class indicators and class anxiety tests. The money-talk taboo. Humour rules. Pub etiquette. Table manners. The rules of bogside reading. The dangers of excessive moderation. The eccentric-sheep rule. The English 'social dis-ease'.

    Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments (using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Kate Fox discovers what these unwritten behaviour codes tell us about Englishness.

  • Framework RE 3 Pupil's Book

    Framework RE is designed to deliver the new National Framework for Religious Education at Key Stage 3. The 3 books (one book for Years 7, 8 and 9) combine to create a motivating activity-based course for pupils. Book3 is aimed at Year 9 pupils. The course includes the Literacy and Thinking Skills strands of the Key Stage 3 Strategy; differentiated activities; Assessment for Learning; activities and assessments linked to the 8-level scale; philosophical and ethical issues in preparation for Key Stage 4; opportunities to reflect on personal experience; and religions with a significant presence in the UK and world.

  • Seeking Religion: The Christian Experience - Teacher Resource Pack

    Written to accompany both the mainstream and foundation versions of the Seeking Religion Student's Book, this Teacher's Resource Pack provides fully photocopiable activities and comprehensive teacher notes to supplement those available in the books.



    Activities are mapped to the attainment levels at Key Stage 3

    Includes differentiated resources

    Promotes 'learning from' as well as 'learning about' approaches to World Religions

  • Silent Sisters

    For years, Jenny and sister Kim suffered horrendous physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their father. They survived in part because of their closeness and their determination to be there for each other.

    Both sisters left home at the earliest opportunity to escape but before long, Jenny was embroiled in a relationship with an abusive man that kept her locked in a cycle of violence and fear. Their lives followed parallel paths, with first marriage, then kids and always the terror that things would never change. Eventually, with a lot of love, grit and courage they helped each other to climb out of the pit of despair and truly free themselves from the legacy of the past.

    Every bit as harrowing and inspiring as Behind Closed Doors, this is a story of the power of unstintingly loyal love.

  • Home with God

    Nothing has frightened or fascinated us more than the experience that we call 'death'. Now, in what very well could be the most profound of all his CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD books, bestselling Mobius author Neale Donald Walsch asks the questions that we have all wanted to ask, and receives answers we have all been waiting for, in this deeply moving and highly personal dialogue with Deity. HOME WITH GOD is the definitive spiritual work on death and dying, offering new insights, deep wisdom and peace of mind, for the terminally ill, family members of the dying, hospital and medical professionals, members of the clergy, and everyone encountering death.

    HOME WITH GOD logically completes Neale Donald Walsch's dialogue with God, exploring the process by which we end our lives here on earth and begin our so-called After Life experience.

    A book of comfort, hope and surprising revelation, HOME WITH GOD is an astonishing, deeply healing, and reassuring spiritual classic.

  • Test Your Financial Awareness

    If you are responsible for the way in which assets are utilised, sales revenues earned, or expenses incurred, then this book will sharpen and help to consolidate your financial skills.

  • AQA GCSE Foundation Science Revision and Practice Book

    AQA GCSE Science Foundation Revision and Practice Book is aimed at students taking both the Modular and Coordinated Double Award Science Foundation Tier. The book follows the order of the Modular course, but covers all material needed for the Coordinated exam.



    Written by senior examiners, the book covers the entire Double Award Science specification, providing plenty of exam practice, model questions and answers and exam tips.



    Key features of the book include:

    * In-text questions to reinforce learning

    * Model questions and answers from 2003's exams

    * Examiners' tips

    * Advice on how to revise

    * Progress tests with exam-style questions for each section

    * Full answers, with full worked answers available on the accompanying AQA GCSE Science website

  • GCSE in Applied Business (Double Award)

    GCSEs in Business aim to provide a qualification that matches the academic standards of GCSEs, while combining the vocational aspects of the subject.



    This book is divided into three parts: Business and Internal Organisation, Business and its Context and Relationships, and Business Finance. Each section is highly illustrated and contains a wealth of activities for students of differing abilities. These include:



    - homework and classwork activities

    - extension exercises

    - practice tests

    - suggestions for portfolio work

    - case studies

    - exam tips to enable students to reach their full potential.



    Each section is accompanied by photographs and illustrations to make them appealing and accessible, and students are encouraged to regulate their own learning through summary exercises.

  • Livewire Investigates: Star Signs

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes, strange mysteries and crimes and the natural world.

  • One Stop Doc Cell and Molecular Biology

    A revision book in the One Stop Doc revision series which covers the key facts for the cell and molecular biology module in the form of Short Answer Questions, (clinical cases) Multiple Choice Questions and Extended Matching Questions. Illustrated with simple, easily reproduced line diagrams, this book will provide all the necessary information for exam success.

  • Help Desk Management in a week 2nd edition

    This book is aimed at the manager who has the task of providing support to customers. Whether you manage an internal help desk supporting information technology within your organisation or a helpline for product support, the key principles are the same. Topics covered include:

    Deciding what your help desk does

    Recruiting and managing help desk staff

    Performance measurement

    Tools for improved help desk performance

    Communications for improved customer satisfaction

  • History Hoaxes

    'History Hoaxes' turns history upside down with a series of extremely funny spoofs designed to puzzle parents, confuse classmates and tease teachers!



    Each hoax consists of a fake historical document which provides brand new 'evidence' about a familiar story from history. For example, an invitation to Henry VIII's SEVENTH wedding, an Ancient Egyptian architect's plans for ROUND pyramids, and the designs for Queen Victoria's BRIGHT AND COLOURFUL underwear.



    A total pack of lies which children will find irresistibly irreverent! And, just to make sure that readers can separate fact from fantasy, every hoax is set in its true historical context.



    Illustrated throughout with cartoons.

  • The Great Food Gamble

    John Humphrys is passionate about the state of British food, farming, fishing and agriculture. Here, he looks back to the days of organic farming in England when people shared and swapped food and considered the wildlife as well as the farmed animals, crops and fruits. He examines today's travesties: factory farming, pouring chemicals into the land, the scandal of the supermarket wars and cheap imported goods. He then turns to the future and asks: Can we save this ravaged earth and rebuild our community values? Most of all, can we reverse the damage to ourselves and our long-term health that may result from what we eat? With his sharp observations and deep research, John Humphrys' book requires the full attention of anyone who cares about themselves or the future.

  • Cystic Fibrosis, 2Ed

    This comprehensive revision of the well-received first edition provides everything that a clinician treating patients with cystic fibrosis will need in a single volume.



    It includes a substantial amount of new information ranging from advances in the basic scientific understanding of the condition, through to new treatment options and improvements in the delivery of care, both in the hospital and in the home. To reflect these developments, new chapters have been added on diagnostic genotype/phenotype correlations, screening, reproductive issues, surgery, quality of life and health economics, while other areas such as the organisation of home care have been expanded. The second edition also features increased input from leading authorities in North America, Europe and Australia and presents a truly international perspective which will establish the book as the essential reference in the field.

  • Teach Yourself English Literature Guide A View From The Bridge (Miller)

    This English literature revision guide for GCSE English studentsfeatures "mind maps" which summarize the entire work, icons, symbols, diagrams, cartoons and storyboards.

  • Devising: A Handbook for Drama & Theatre Students

    The aim of this handbook is to demystify the devising process. Emphasis is placed on the development of good devising skills to enable students to succeed in this part of their course, and step-by-step activities and case studies help students to explore the process and build their confidence.

  • Complete A-Z Mathematics Handbook, 2nd edn

    This new edition has been specifically revised to ensure that students get the latest information for the new AS and A Level specifications. In addition to updated definitions, it contains new and revised features such as an appendix for synoptic assessment and updated revision lists. As wiith all A-Zs, it is clear, informative, easy-to-use, and invaluable at every stage of students' courses.

  • Complete A-Z Physics Handbook 3rd Edition

    FROM DAY ONE . . . TO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAMS



    The A-Z Handbook explains all the key terms in Advanced Level Physics. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by explanation and/or worked examples. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. The A-Z format makes it exceptionally easy to use.



    The Complete A-Z Physics Handbook has been written to familiarise you with the language and terminology of Physics. It is useful from the first day of studying advanced Physics right through to the night before your exams. The Handbook is invaluable for students of all AS and A2 courses and will also be invaluable to University students.



    For new students - Physics terms and concepts are explained clearly



    During the course - the fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments



    For exam revision - detailed revision lists are provided to help focus your efforts, plus exam advice from a leading examiner



    Additional features include:



    .Working for an A-grade

    .Synoptic questions

    .Preparing for the examination

    .Revision lists

  • Accion Grammatica!, 2nd edn

    An updated edition of the Spanish grammar reference textbook, covering the Year 2000 AS and A Level specifications. Each chapter deals with a specific grammatical point and includes reinforcement exercises, a self-check key; and open-ended communicative activities.

  • Key Concepts and Skills for Media Studies

    This is the perfect book for today's media studies student. It provides a solid foundation for all students embarking on post-16 Media courses and introduces students to all explanations, definitions and demonstrations of key concept areas. The essential media skils of textual analysis, production and evaluation are also introduced.Written by three experienced media teachers and examiners, it enables students to master the key concepts and skills involved and shows how they can be applied to the assessment topics and areas of study within the specification in a 'hands-on' and accessible way.



    It contains chapters on the Key Concepts;How to Read A Media Text; Case Studies; Production Skills and Study Skills etc., supported by revision tips, glossaries of key terms, useful contacts, research sources and activities.



    Between them, the writers have many years' experience teaching and writing about Media Studies, teacher training, as well as senior examining experience for several national awarding bodies.

  • Missing Joseph: An Inspector Lynley Novel: 6

    When Deborah St James hears of the unexpected death of Reverend Sage, her sadness has a very personal tinge. For their paths had crossed some months earlier at a particularly vulnerable time for Deborah, and she had found herself confessing her intimate anguish to this sympathetic stranger.



    When she realizes that his death is far from accidental, Deborah, with her husband, Simon, enlists the help of Inspector Lynley, and the trio embark upon an investigation that hinges upon the overriding - and ultimately destructive - power of parental love.

  • Hands On Reflexology: A Complete Guide

    Trust this comprehensive overview written by an experienced lecturer and practitioner in the field of complementary therapy.

    Invaluable for both the experienced practitioner and beginner alike, this text is an essential point of reference both for those studying for a qualification in reflexology and those wishing to refresh their skills. It covers topics such as setting up a practice, treating common ailments, the theory and history of reflexology and the holistic approach. A foot and hand illustrated reflexology sequence guide and a guide to practice management are also included.

    - Features a detailed reflexology chart

    - Puts theory into practice with case studies

    - Includes learning tasks throughout the text along with a revision and exam preparation guide

  • Atlas of Clinical Positron Emission Tomography

    Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a rapidly developing subspecialty of nuclear medicine which, in a very short space of time, has been shown to have a significant impact on patient management. This comprehensive and up-to-date clinical atlas arises out of the combined experience from two leading PET centres during the formative years of clinical application. It is presented as a series of `mini-lectures', illustrated by real-life case studies, clear concise teaching points and directions for further reading.



    In each section the authors have identified the key management issues in which clinical PET imaging can be used to good effect, selecting high-quality PET images to illustrate each important application, most especially in the field of oncology, but also in cardiology, neurology and psychiatry. They offer relevant clinical information on epidemiology, pathology and (in the case of cancer) staging methods in the chapter introductions. For each area of application, tabulated summaries of current clinical indications for PET scans and suggested algorithms are provided.

  • The Caribbean: Brief Histories

    Columbus 'discovered' the Caribbean, not North America, and it was in the Caribbean that the Amerindians first felt the effects of European steel, gunpowder and (deadlier by far) microbes. The region became a pawn in the European struggle for empire and, later, a significant player in the developing Atlantic economy. Its economic importance rested on a substructure of African slavery, which provided labour for the numerous plantations across the region. However, slaves resisted slavery and, ultimately, the Abolitionist cause was carried successfully, initially in the British parliament and gradually elsewhere. Emancipation did not provide solutions to the ancillary ills of servitude - poverty, exploitation, inequality - and protest and resistance to colonial rule (whether British, Spanish, French, Dutch or Danish) continued. In the twentieth century, the United States largely replaced the old European powers as the dominant player in the area, and sought to intervene when it perceived its interests were threatened.



    Gad Heuman is an expert guide to this history, dwelling not only on the political and social struggles but also providing a sense of the development and flowering of Caribbean culture.

  • How To Pass Higher Physics

    How to Pass Higher Physics offers a comprehensive guide to the course. No book can guarantee an examination pass, but - like all our titles in the Hodder Gibson How To Pass series - this book combines an overview of the course syllabus and exam requirements, as well as a guide to revision techniques and advice on sitting the examination itself. Finally, the series offers unique insights into what markers are actually looking for, so that users of this book will avoid unnecessary mistakes - and should gain those extra marks that are so essential to moving up a grade...

  • Wise Guides: Spots and Other Skin Problems

    Anita Naik discusses a range of skin problems and how to deal with them. It contains practical and encouraging advice for sufferers of spots and acne. It looks at what factors affect your skin, ways to improve the condition of your skin and how to live with skin problems. As with all Wise Guides, it is well researched and contains quotes from real teenagers.



    Sympathically and humorously illustrated by Jennifer Graham.



    Expert consultation from The Acne Support Group.

  • Age 8-9 Maths

    Motivational stickers, top-quality colour illustrations and a friendly animal character ensure that learning at home is easy and fun. Notes to parents explain the purpose of each activity and provide clear and helpful advice. The book ends with an informal test, and a progress chart with space for stickers provides a useful skills checklist.



    Hodder Home Learning - helping parents support their children's learning at home.

  • Believing and Experiencing: A text for the WJEC GCSE Specification B - Option B

    Believing and Experiencing has been written to match the WJEC Specification B Option B (Religion and Human Experience). It has been written by Chief and Senior Examiners to follow the new 2002 Specification.



    Covering the six religious traditions of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, the book investigates how their teachings relate to five areas of human experience in life:



    Religion and Conflict - analysing issues of war, violence and peace.



    Religion and Medicine - exploring the effects of religious values, beliefs and practices on attitudes towards the sanctity of life and medical ethics.



    Religious Expression - evaluating the issues of people expressing their faith, and considering aspects of symbolism in places of worship, and pilgrimage.



    Authority - Religion and State - investigating the interconnectedness between law and order in religion and society.



    Suffering and Evil - exploring the issues of innocent suffering and the concept of evil.





    Believing and Experiencing - as its companion volume Believing and Living - also provides Exam Tips, GCSE exam-style questions, sample answers and tasks and activities that will help to develop the Key Skills as identified in the specification.

  • Respiratory Critical Care

    This up-to-date text fills the gap for a practical ready-reference for both trainees and practising clinicians which discusses the science underlying respiratory critical care and, more importantly, which relates this to the patient. It provides a review of the major developments in the field over the last decade. The chapters are well-balanced and cover key areas of critical respiratory medicine with commentaries from acknowledged experts in the field.

  • Teach Yourself Basic Accounting New Edition

    TEACH YOURSELF BASIC ACCOUNTING is a complete, step-by-step course in elementary accounting. It gives clear and concise explanations of accounting principles and practice including PAYE, cashflow statements, accounting for share capital, accounting standards and non-financial reporting.



    No prior knowledge of book keeping or accounting is assumed. Clear explanations, diagrams and worked examples enable the student to master the basic principles then apply them to example problems.



    TEACH YOURSELF BASIC ACCOUNTING covers the examination requirements of all first-level courses.

  • Michel Thomas German Introductory (2-Hour) Course (CD)

    Michel Thomas has taken the language-learning world by storm.



    With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he now shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times).



    In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly.



    He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and German and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.



    Join two students as they learn in real time. Become the third member of the class and experience the excitement of learning a language as if by magic!

  • Biopsy Pathology of the Breast, 2Ed

    The 2nd edition of this well received volume in the Biopsy Pathology series builds on the strength of the first, providing practical guidance on the interpretation of biopsy specimens, particularly in relation to current screening programmes.



    Revised and updated throughout, key areas have been completely revised and expanded.

  • Science for Common Entrance Teacher's Book

    Science for Common Entrance is an authoritative textbook that prepares pupils for the Independent Schools Examination Board's (ISEB) Common Entrance Science Examination at 13+.



    The Pupil's Book is supported by a Teacher's Resource Book that contains:

    the answers to the questions in the Pupil's Book

    practical activities and investigations with notes for the teachers and technicians

    photocopiable worksheets to support some activities

    end of chapter tests with answers

    two tests to be used as preparation for the end of course examinations.

  • Connections Teacher's Resource CDROM

    The Connections Teacher Resource CDROM is written by the authors of the Pupil's Books and is designed to ensure that teachers get the most from the Connections series.



    The CDROM includes:



    Links to the relevant page, worksheet or assessment activity in the Pupil's Books

    Lesson plans for each activity

    Starter activities

    Links to literacy and ICT

    Worksheets that link to the Key Stage 3 Strategy and include thinking skills activities, creative writing exercises and ICT tasks.

    Differentiated assessment activites

  • Essential Health Psychology (Essential Psychology)

    The Essential Psychology Series bridges the gap between simple introductory texts aimed at pre-university studetns and higher level textbooks for upper level undergraduates. Each volume in the series is designed to provide concise yet up-to-date descriptions of the major areas of psychology for first year undergraduates or students taking psychology as a supplement to other courses of study. The authors, who are acknowledged experts in their field, explain the basics carefully and engagingly without over-simplification often foind in introductory textbooks, at the same time providing the reader with insights into current thinking.



    Mind-body relationships are the essence of health psychology, and Essential Health Pyschology takes this relationship as its central focus in exploring and explaining the topic to students. The book presents psychological factors in health and illness causation through the concept of 'holism' which posits that health states, health behaviours and cognitions are created by the interaction of other factors or processes within the human condition.



    This textbook assumes no prior knowledge of psychology, and works through a series of topics and debates towards an understanding of human health and the psychological nature of it. A wide range of health psychology issues are covered, such as pain, stress, health behaviours and communicating with patients, as well as the more unusual but salient topics of palliative care and psychometric testing in a health context. All these areas of investigation are illustrated with examples of real illness states and the psychological contributions to them, including dental health examples.

  • The Science of Beauty Therapy 3rd Edition

    The new edition of The Science of Beauty Therapy has been thoroughly updated to make it more suitable for today's students. The text covers all the underpinning scientific concepts behind a range of therapy applications (from anatomy and physiology to electrical theory) and how it applies to the relevant equipment.



    This new edition includes extra material on Diet and Nutrition, Artificial Nails, and Laser Treatment to bring the text up-to-date with the latest developments in beauty and holistic therapies.



    Ideal for NVQ Level 2/3 and BTEC students, the text includes a variety of questions and activities to further enhance learning.

  • Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery, 13Ed

    There are times when surgeons are confronted with emergency cases and action is required. There are also times when operations must be carried out in remote places with little or no access to sophisticated technological aids. In cases like these, 'Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery' has become the best-known source of information and advice in its field. Each chapter is written by a contributor with expertise in that particular subject and the whole text is profusely illustrated throughout. The result is a definitive source for the surgeon 'on the spot'.

  • Project Management in a week 3rd edition

    Project Management is the best selling title in the In a Week series.



    This guide seeks to explain basic principles and provide practical steps for project managers. Topics covered include: understanding the nature of projects; setting up a project; planning projects; controlling projects; and the role and personal qualities of a project manager.



    This 3rd Edition has been updated and revised for the 2002 series relaunch.

  • Earth Mysteries - A Beginner's Guide

    Providing exercises to help the reader discover more about the earth and its mysteries, this book covers: leylines and earth energies; astro-archaeology, sacred landscapes and prehistoric structures; shamanism and paganism; and dowsing, folklore, myth and tradition.

  • AQA GCSE Separate Science Chemistry 2nd Edition

    AQA GCSE Chemistry 2nd Edition has been written by a team of examiners to match exactly the latest AQA specifications for separate science Chemistry. A specification matching grid at the start ensures that the book can be used by those taking either the co-ordinated specification or the new modular specification. Now fully updated to include a new section on the Earth.



    Higher Tier sections are clearly differentiated from the core material, enabling the book to be used by Foundation and Higher students alike.



    The main features of the book include:

     Key terms listed at the start of every chapter to ensure that pupils are familiar with the required vocabulary.

     Did you Know? boxes within the text to offer additional pieces of interesting information.

     Ideas and Evidence sections to ensure that pupils will have covered all the material required for this new strand of Sc1.

     Summary boxes at the end of each chapter containing all the material students will require for exam success.

     Topic question boxes throughout the text to consolidate the information covered in the chapter.

     Examination questions at the end of the chapter to enable students to practice answering various styles of question.

  • Revision Rescue Maths Int Lvl

    A concise guide to the essential facts, for last-minute revision. Added support on Teletext provides up-to-date, interactive practice and advice.

  • The Mothman Prophecies

    This true account of the aliens who invaded the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia - first published in 1975 - has been made into a major motion picture starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Alan Bates.
    For thirteen months Point Pleasant was plagued by a dark terror that culminated in a major disaster. Unearthly noises and ghostly lights in the sky gave way to mutilated animals, winged monsters, weird flying machines and worst of all, the fearsomely demonic "Bird" - the Mothman.
    The story reads like a novel - but every single word of it is true and fully documented by john A. Keel, who spent a year in Point Pleasant where he saw and experienced many of the stranger manifestations personally.

  • The Great Food Gamble

    John Humphrys is passionate about the state of British food, farming, fishing and agriculture. Here, he looks back to the days of organic farming in England when people shared and swapped food and considered the wildlife as well as the farmed animals, crops and fruits. He examines today's travesties: factory farming, pouring chemicals into the land, the scandal of the supermarket wars and cheap imported goods. He then turns to the future and asks: Can we save this ravaged earth and rebuild our community values? Most of all, can we reverse the damage to ourselves and our long-term health that may result from what we eat? John Humphrys' book requires the full attention of anyone who cares about themselves or the future.

  • Night Song of the Last Tram - A Glasgow Childhood

    A wonderfully colourful and deeply poignant memoir of growing up in a 'single end' - one room in a Glasgow tenement - during and immediately after the Second World War. Although young Robert Douglas's life was blighted by the cruel if sporadic presence of his father, it was equally blessed by the love of his mother, Janet. While the story of their life together is in some ways very sad, it is also filled with humorous and happy memories. NIGHT SONG OF THE LAST TRAM is a superb evocation of childhood and of a Glasgow of trams and tenements that has long since disappeared.

  • Access to History: Rivalry and Accord - International Relations 1870-1914, 2nd Edition

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

    For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

    The series:

    - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.

    - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams

    - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk)

    Rivalry and Accord - International Relations 1870-1914
    In this second edition, thoroughly updated to take account of the latest research, the authors guide the reader through a momentous period in modern history, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. There is coverage of Great Power rivalry in Africa and China as well as Europe. By focusing on Germany's role in European diplomacy, during the eras of Bismarck and Kaiser William II, the book provides a coherent and lucid account of international affairs.

  • Understanding Identity

    Identity matters, but it matters in different ways at different times. Identity is a buzz word that we often hear about in all sorts of contexts, ranging from the concern with the self expressed through therapy, to identity crises that operate on the global arena, especially post 9/11.



    This book charts some of the most important identity stories that make up people's lives and inform debates within the social sciences. It is organised around the big questions

    A.How can we feel we belong in a constantly transforming, uncertain world?

    A.Can we exercise control over in shaping our identities?

    A.Does an emphasis on the fluidity of identity produce another set of uncertainties?

    A.What is the link between the personal and the social in the formation of identities?



    Each chapter explores personal and collective identities drawing on varied examples highlighting the importance of gender, race and ethnicity, embodiment and place in the production of meanings about who we are.



    Understanding Identity is about current debates, which are located within a history of understanding the self and of belonging, developing an argument about thinking through the tension between theories based on fixity and fluidity, drawing on an extensive range of identity stories, from different empirical sources as well as the long history of theorising identity.

  • Get Everything Done: And Still Have Time to Play

    Time is what our lives are made of. Failure to use it properly is disastrous. Yet most books on time management don't work because they take little account of human psychology or the unexpected. This book, written for everyone who has to juggle different demands in a busy schedule, includes lots of help and advice in finding a system that works effectively and leads to more enjoyment of work and leisure.



    'I left Mark Forster's time management workshop a changed woman. Yesterday I used his system for a whole day. It was stress-free and fun. I felt energised and satisfied at the end of it.'

    Sarah Litvinoff

  • The Tibetan Art Of Positive Thinking: Skilful thoughts for successful living

    It is common knowledge that the way we think profoundly affects our health and happiness. As Tibetan Bon culture has known for centuries, true, original thought is one of the most powerful energy resources that we each have, and tapping into it can bring us great spiritual, emotional and financial success. But, as Christopher Hansard - leading authority in Tibetan medicine - explains, most of us don't know how to think effectively. What we imagine to be thoughts are simply reactions to our environment and to other people, and are far removed from 'original thought', which has the power to transform lives.



    In this enlightening book, Hansard shows us how to take control of our thinking. Using simple meditations and exercises he shows how we can each harness the power of positive thinking to block negativity, transform emotions, and discover the deepest meaning of our lives, to make it the life we truly want to live.

  • Pulmonary Circulation, 2nd edition: Diseases and their treatment

    The second edition of an invaluable reference for the pulmonary hypertension specialist which should be found on the shelf of every cardiac, pulmonary and intensive care unit as an excellent resource for both clinicians and scientists.

  • The Butlerian Jihad: Legends of Dune

    It began in the Time of Tyrants, when ambitious men and women used high-powered computers to seize control of the heart of the Old Empire including Earth itself. The tyrants translated their brains into mobile mechanical bodies and created a new race, the immortal man-machine hybrids called cymeks. Then the cymeks' world-controlling planetary computers - each known as Omnius - seized control from their overlords and a thousand years of brutal rule by the thinking machines began.

    The human race still clings to life. Some - like idealistic Serena Butler of the free planet Salusa Secundus and her betrothed, the soldier Xavier Harkonnen - even dream of overthrowing the machines and freeing their human slaves. Others - like Vorian Atreides, bastard son of the cymek Agamemnon - are proud to serve the machines.

    But their world faces disaster. Impatient with human beings' endless disobedience and the cymeks' continual plotting to regain their power, Omnius has decided that it no longer needs them. Only victory can save the human race from extermination.

  • McDonald's Blood Flow in Arteries 5Ed: Theoretical, experimental and clinical principles

    This classic text, first published in 1960 and introducing at that time an entirely new approach to the study of arterial haemodynamics, provides a theoretical basis to understanding blood flow in normal and disease conditions. It examines the relationship between pulsatile pressure and flow in the arteries using a mathematical model of fluid flow principles.



    The current authors have developed the ground-breaking work of Donald McDonald through three editions during a period in which arterial disease has exploded as a huge clinical problem in the devloped and developing world, and the content now reflects the application of the original haemodynamic discoveries to everyday clinical practice.



    The new edition retains the features key to the popularity of the earlier volumes - a strong scientific base, a focus on practical applications, a comprehensive coordinated style and a lack of fear in challenging established authority - but brings the content entirely up to date.

  • One Day

    'ONE DAY is destined to be a modern classic' - Daily Mirror

    Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. The multi-million copy bestseller that captures the experiences of a generation.

    'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.'

    He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.'

    15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.

    So where will they be on this one day next year?

    And the year after that? And every year that follows?

  • Test Your Higher Chemistry Calculations 2nd Edition

    Test Your Higher Chemistry Calculations (2nd edition) is relevant to the current Higher Chemistry syllabus, and provides an extensive overview of all types of calculations likely to be tested. Theory is accompanied by specific worked examples, so that users of this book will gain the confidence and accomplishment that improves their chances of a higher grade.

    - Update of an already successful title for Higher Chemistry
    - Plenty of practice and worked examples of a wide range of chemistry calculations
    - Part of the well-established Scottish Examination Skills series

  • Access to History: The Civil Wars 1640-9 Second Edition

    This second edition introduces the causes of the Civil Wars through an examination of the different historical interpretations presented by historians since the outbreak of war itself. The author then moves on to consider the progression from crisis to conflict, analysing the relative importance of long-term problems and the personality of Charles I, and examining whether or not war was both unexpected and avoidable. The book looks at the impact of war, the reasons for parliamentary victory and its outcome in the execution of the king, before evaluating the conflict's significance for Britain as a whole. The updated study guides provide a firm basis for answering source-based and essay questions.

  • Child Care & Development: Revision Exercises

    Child Care & Development: Revision Exercises is the ideal resource for students following a variety of child care, child development and welfare courses at GCSE and Level 2. Written to accompany the bestselling textbook Child Care & Development, these Revision Exercises are also an excellent stand-alone learning and revision resource.



    Each of the 76 topics has a page of questions, including Multiple Choice, Crosswords and Wordsearches, followed by a page of answers, with full explanations where appropriate. Students can mark their own work, identify any areas of weakness, revise and then re-test themselves. The Revision Exercises are ideal for students revising at home or working without teacher support.



    Child Care & Development: Revision Exercises is an essential learning, testing and revision resource which has been class-tested for success on students!

  • Debating Matters - Animal Experimentation: Good or Bad?

    Do scientists exaggarate potential benefit from their work? Do animal advocates exaggerate the suffering of animals? What, if any, regulations should society impose upon animal work? Is a compromise between animal advocates and researchers possible or desirable?

    Four essayists with contrasting views and perspectives reflect on the issues and dilemmas.

  • Celtic Angels

    Angels have long been a source of protection, comfort, wisdom and joy, providing guidance and helping us to discover the connection between our day-to-day existence and our spiritual needs. For the ancient Celts, angels were a part of everyday life and were often thought of as a confidant, companion and counseller all in one. These powers of companionship, guidance and inspiration are needed now more than ever in our demanding modern world.



    In this illuminating guide, Donald McKinney reveals the secrets of the spiritual world inhabited by the Celtic angels, their role in the lives of the ancient Celts, and how to seek out and work with your personal angelic guide. Everyone's angel is waiting to help - with anything from day-to-day problems, to accessing your ancestors, to exploring your personal spiritual path through life.

  • Clinicians' Guide to Growth Disorders

    Growth monitoring is increasingly being carried out by primary health care teams and forms a key part of the National Guidelines on Child Surveillance. A Clinicians' Guide to Growth Disorders presents current knowledge in a compact and user-friendly format providing primary care workers who detect growth abnormalities with practical, clinical guidance.



    The book follows the ""Clinicians' Guide"" format and is written in a digestible style with an attractive layout. It provides a comprehensive account from a physician's viewpoint of growth disorders in children - including growth abnormalities such as delayed and precocious puberty, obesity and failure to thrive. Correct growth measurement is explained in depth with detailed examples before focusing upon the many pathologies that affect growth and how careful examination and assessment of pubertal status in a child may oftne reveal the cause. The practical approach is maintained by emphasizing diagnostic steps and appropriate treatment for these disorders such as counselling and referrals to specialist centres. Written primarily for primary care physicians, community paediatricians, auxologists and health workers it is also highly suitable for trainee paediatricians and endocrinologists.

  • Living Language: Grammar

    The Living Language series has been written to meet new developments in the teaching of A level English Language and A level English Language and Literature. The series is designed to fulfill the assessment objectives for new AS and A level specifications for 2000 onwards.

  • Livewire Investigates: Being a Goalie

    Imagine you are on your own standing in goal with the ball hurtling towards you. Your team and tens of thousands of fans are watching - all eyes are on you... Can you keep your cool under the pressure?

  • Years Of Change: Europe, 1890-1990, 3rd edn

    The Years of ... series provides core coverage of events in British and European History.
    It features:

    - strong and accessible narrative written by experienced teachers
    - a comprehensive selection of visual and written source material
    - extensive student guidance sections which develop student understanding of exam techniques
    - discussion points within the text
    - 'stepped' exercises which promote understanding of the topics and issues.

    Europe, 1890-1990
    Written by the best-selling authors of the second edition of Years of Change, this highly accessible and expanded text charts European history from the origins of the First World War through to the Cold War and the collapse of communism. An essential text for AS and A level students studying modern European history.

  • Seeking Religion: The Sikh Experience - Teacher Resource Pack

    Written to accompany both the mainstream and foundation versions of the Seeking Religion: The Sikh Experience Student's Book, this Teacher's Resource Pack provides fully photocopiable activities and comprehensive teacher notes to supplement those available in the books.



    These packs will help students tackle challenging religious questions, while promoting the necessary balance between the 'learning about' and 'learning from' approaches to Religious Education.

  • Planning Your Career in a week 3rd edition

    This book seeks to set out a clear model of how to approach the process of career planning. It includes a number of exercises to complete, and it identifies the key steps in the career planning process.



    These are: learning what we want from work; deciding what we are good at and what we enjoy; collecting information about job options; setting a course for the future and making a career plan; and taking the first steps in putting our career plan into practice.



    This book has been fully revised for the In a Week series relaunch.

  • Teach Yourself Letter Writing Skills New Edition

    TEACH YOURSELF LETTER WRITING SKILLS is an invaluable guide to writing letters so that they say exactly what you want to say and achieve the desired response.

    The general principles of letter writing are outlined in the first pages of the book and advice on basic points is given. This is then applied to the writing of personal and domestic letters and applications for jobs, as well as communications with authorities, businesses and the media.

    It also includes a chapter on the internet and email, reflecting the increase in communications today. It concludes with methods of addressing people, the use of abbreviations and a list of common abbreviations for easy reference.

    It allows the reader to gain the knowledge to write satisfactory letters on a great number of subjects, and to a wide range of people.

    Every aspect is covered, from the paper used and layout of a letter to personal and business letter writing.

  • The Jewel Garden

    THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of the garden that over the past decade has bloomed from the muddy fields around the Dons' Tudor farmhouse, a perfect metaphor for the Monty and Sarah's own rise from the ashes of a spectacular commercial failure.

    At the same time THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of a creative partnership that has weathered the greatest storm, and a testament to the healing powers of the soil. In his weekly column for the Observer, Monty Don has always been candid about the garden's role in helping him to pull back from the abyss of depression; THE JEWEL GARDEN elaborates on this much further. Written in an optimistic, autobiographical vein, Monty and Sarah's story is truly an exploration of what it means to be a gardener.

  • Medicine in Society: Behavioural Sciences for Undergraduates

    This new textbook provides students with a concise overview of the subject and a framework for understanding the behavioural sciences within one volume.



    The first section of the book covers principles and the second section looks at the application of such principles to contemporary society and medical care. Topics covered include Ethics, Sociology, Psychology, Statistics, Epidemiology & Health Promotion, Health Service Delivery, Health Economics and Health and Social Care.



    The text is designed to be easily accessed by busy students wanting a rapid understanding of key concepts. It includes revision boxes and clinical scenarios to highlight the relevance of the behavioural sciences to everyday medical care.

  • Higher Biology Key Terms

    Higher Biology is a vocabulary-laden subject, and the sheer wealth of new terminology can be daunting for students. This compilation of key terms provides a comprehensive summary of all definitions for Higher Biology, corresponding exactly with syllabus outline of the Scottish Qualifications Authoity.



    It has been produced in response to student demand for a ready-reference guide to Higher Biology Terms in alphabetical order, with clear and concise definitions specific to the course.



    It is also an ideal and powerful revision tool for students who can (a) test their ability to recall the term (given the definition), or (b) give a definition, having been given the term. An ideal study resource for Higher Biology students.

  • Television, Cult and the Fantastic

    For more than forty years, science fiction, fantasy and horror have been captivating television audiences around the world. The imaginary worlds of Star Trek, The X-Files, Xena: Warrior Princess and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have become resources for lucrative multimedia franchises, their fictions extending beyond television into films, novels, video games and a wide range of other merchandise. Cult television series, once associated with small and marginalized groups of avid viewers, have stormed the mainstream.



    Television, Cult and the Fantastic considers the commercial success of cult television series in relation to other multimedia cultural phenomena such as Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. The book examines their genres, themes, textual and marketing strategies, relating these to wider debates about audiences and consumers, the culture industry, technologies and storytelling.



    Students taking courses in television studies, cultural and critical studies, cyberculture and cultural ownership will find this a fascinating introduction to cult TV.

  • Clinical Disorders of Balance, Posture and Gait, 2Ed

    The diagnosis and management of the patient with abnormal balance, posture and gait continues to present the clinician with a formidable challenge. The second edition of this definitive text covers all clinical aspects of human locomotion, providing a comprehensive account of the various disorders causing these clinical problems, and of their subsequent management.



    Written by leading specialists in the field, and with the international focus enhanced in this new edition by an expanded editorial team, the book retains the multidisciplinary approach praised in the first edition. It is divided into sections on normal development, assessment, clinical disorders, rehabilitation, and problems specific to the elderly, maintaining the clinical focus throughout.

  • Quaternary Environmental Micropalaeontology

    Reconstructing changes in the environment which have occurred over recent geological time is fundamental in placing the modern environment into context and in shaping predictions for the future. Records of past environmental changes can be found in a range of natural archives, such as ice sheets, coral reefs, sedimentary sequences and fossils, all of which can make vital contributions to studies of contemporary global environmental issues, such as climate and sea-level change, acidification and water pollution. The specific focus of this book is on the use of microfossils in the reconstruction of palaeoenvironments.



    Each chapter of Quaternary Environmental Micropalaeontology deals with a different microfossil group, thus covering a wide range of environments including the marine realm, estuaries, freshwater rivers and lakes, and the terrestrial zones. The emphasis throughout is on explaining the environmental applications of the analysis of microfossils, although each contribution also provides annotated guides to further reading for those wishing to pursue topics such as taxonomy, classification and evolution. Additional useful features for students include chapter summaries, highlighted key words, international examples and case studies and an Appendix of statistical techniques. The book is also extensively illustrated with figures and photographs.



    This book will be an invaluable guide for students of geography, geology, oceanography, environmental archaeology and environmental science.

  • Numeracy Progress Tests, Stage One SPECIMEN SET

    The Numeracy Progress Tests provide a coherent series of standardised group tests for ages 5 to 12. The STAGE ONE specimen set includes one copy each of the Numeracy Baseline and Tests 1 and 2 (for Years 1 and 2), and the Stage One Teacher's Manual.

  • Business Studies for OCR GCSE

    This is an essential resource for students studying the new OCR GCSE Business Studies specification. It provides complete coverage of all elements of the revised specification, including full and short courses, the options, key skills and coursework assignments. It has been written by an expert team of authors, who have all been involved in revising the OCR GCSE specification for first examination in 2003. It is also suitable for use on any current GCSE Business Studies specification. It is full of stimulating activities and case studies and is illustrated in full colour throughout.

  • Access to Philosophy: An Introduction to Philosophy & Ethics

    An Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics offers students a straightforward and concise outline of the key topics and arguments in the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. With selected quotations from classic texts, annotated arguments, and clear explanations of the background to each issue and theory, it provides the core material required for success at AS level and beyond.

    The text includes:

    - information boxes, giving the key facts required to answer questions on each topic

    - advice on handling source material

    - 'Points to Consider' to encourage students to think through the issues and prepare themselves to evaluate and comment in a carefully reasoned fashion

    - Study guides that help to enable students to develop the skills they need, featuring appropriate questions, advice on taking notes, revision, and guidance on how to use their knowledge effectively in examinations.

    Reference is made to other titles in the Access to Philosophy series, encouraging students to integrate the core skills and information set out in this book with the range of material that they need for more advanced study.

  • Web.Studies

    Comprehensive analysis of both contemporary web-based culture and arts and the impact of the internet on international economics, politics and law.

    The new edition of Web.Studies incorporates not only the comprehensive analysis of Web-based culture and arts along with the effects of the internet on international economies, politics and law, but new chapters have been added focusing on the latest developments and controversies in cyberspace. Aspects of everyday life online are explored as well as art and commerce, global communities and the politics of internet access and activisim. It is an essential book for all students of Sociology, Media and Communication, studying the World Wide Web.

    'It is a thoughtful and well-balanced general overview of the subject that will be required for reading on many undergraduate studies courses.' - Peter Dean in Convergance, 2002

    'Web.Studies sets the agenda for a new period of media research, one that gets to grips with the significance of new communications technologies and the global spaces in which they are so repidly developing. I believe that this book will help considerably to take media studies in new directions.' - Professor Kevin Robins, Goldsmiths College, University of London

  • The Fourth Bear: Nursery Crime Adventures 2

    The Gingerbreadman - psychopath, sadist, convicted murderer and cake/biscuit - is loose on the streets of Reading.

    It isn't Jack Spratt's case. Despite the success of the Humpty Dumpty investigation, the well publicised failure to prevent Red Riding-Hood and her Gran being eaten once again plunges the Nursery Crime Division into controversy. Enforced non-involvement with the Gingerbreadman hunt looks to be frustrating until a chance encounter at the oddly familiar Deja-Vu Club leads them onto the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta 'Goldy' Hatchett, star reporter for The Daily Toad.

    The last witnesses to see her alive were The Three Bears, comfortably living out a life of rural solitude in Andersen's wood. But all is not what it seems. Are the unexplained explosions around the globe somehow related to missing nuclear scientist Angus McGuffin? Is cucumber-growing really that dangerous? Why are National Security involved? But most important of all: How could the bears' porridge be at such disparate temperatures when they were poured at the same time?

  • Room Full of Mirrors

    Jimi Hendrix continues to fascinate, and sell huge quantities of albums, even 35 years after his death. Quite apart from his influence on musicians and fans, a large part of the appeal of his sensational life story lies in the thrill of the era whose values he came to stand for. The Sixties still exert a massive pull over pop culture and this is genuinely a book for anyone interested, not only in Hendrix but also in anything to do with the pop culture of the last 40 years.

    Meticulously researched and sensitively and beautifully written, this is a labour of love that reveals the nuances, foibles and tragedies of the human being behind the iconic image.

    This is the sweeping, authoritative and colourful biography that Jimi Hendrix deserves and that his legions of fans, young and old have been waiting for.

  • Practical Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

    Knowledge of the practical procedures that are commonly used in diagnosis, evaluation and management is vital to the health professional. Despite this, however, the time allocated to gaining and practising important clinical skills during training in shrinking. This book aims to complement, and supplement, the traditional apprenticeship system. It will provide trainee paediatricians and respiratory physicians, and children's nurses in training, with invaluable advice and support when tackling the clinical problems that they are presented with in everyday practice.



    With a highly structured approach, numerous illustrative diagrams and clinical photographs, case studies and information boxes, the book will be referred to frequently as a practical tool in the clinical setting and will provide useful guidance and pointers during exam revision.

  • Cross-Cultural Psychiatry: A Practical Guide

    A practical guide to managing the mental health care of patients from different cultures.



    Within our increasingly multi-cultural society, the needs of patients from other cultures, especially the minority ethnic groups, are being recognized at local and national levels. Cross-cultural Psychiatry shows in detail how to adapt traditional clinical practice for the cross-cultural client.

  • Tortured for Christ N/E

    This classic story of amazing faith in shocking circumstances has been updated for a new generation. Its message remains urgent and relevant: thousands of Christians are still persecuted and tortured around the world today, suffering solely for their belief in Jesus Christ.



    Richard Wurmbrand endured months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from hunger and cold, the anguish of brainwashing and mental cruelty. His captors lied to his wife, saying he was dead. Yet he went on to tell the West the truth about Christianity behind the Iron Curtain.



    Millions of people have been touched by this story, and thirty years after its first publication it is now updated with a new foreword by Rob Frost, a picture section and details of the final years of Wurmbrand's life.

  • Urogynecology

    Urogynaecology, and specifically female incontinence, is an area of rapid change and has gained increasing significance within the practice of gynaecology during recent years.



    This comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of female urologic disorders and focuses on the latest methods of treatment, both surgical and non-surgical. The book takes a unique look at female pelvic floor problems, particularly diagnostic and management issues, with chapters on the epidemiology of female incontinence, leakage of urine, hypersensitive bladder problems and hormonal effects on the bladder.



    With internationally renowned contributors from a variety of sub-specialties, this international text will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of the trainee and practising gynaecologist.

  • The Cats on Hutton Roof

    The author is happily ensconced within the safe haven of Moon Cottage with her husband, his son and their three cats Fannie, Titus and Pushkin. But things happen to enable a dream to come true for Marilyn and her husband, Michael. A move to the country is on the horizon. However, the stuff that dreams are made of does not always suit the cats in one's life because, as all cat-lovers will recognise, cats hate change.

    As in the earlier books the author combines humour, a little sadness and her own particular brand of enthusiasm while studying the issues raised by cohabiting with felines. In this book too she tackles the problem of realising a dream only to find that the dream is not necessarily the perfection it was imagined to be.

    The subjects discussed include feline bereavement, reproduction, jealousy, passion, love, laughter, tenderness, wildlife in general, village life in Cumbria in particular and above all why cats matter.

  • The Art Of Happiness At Work

    Of the many Dalai Lama titles on sale, THE ART OF HAPPINESS - written with western psychiatrist Howard Cutler - is by far the biggest bestseller of them all. A huge international success, it has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, with over 250,000 of these in the UK alone. Now, this inspirational new book brings the successful East-meets-West pairing together again to provide a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual values to the world of work.



    In today's stressful working climate, more and more people are becoming disenchanted with the roles that they adopt at work, and how significantly their working persona differs from the person they are outside of the workplace. In this wise and practical book, the Dalai Lama shows us how to place our working lives into the context of our lives as a whole. Rather than striving to find a role which suits us, we should allow our work to arise naturally from who we are - and what is most important to us. From here we reach a pathway that can lead us to true life fulfilment and purpose.

  • The Mobius Guide to Witchcraft

    The Mobius Guides provide a fascinating overview to help you get to grips with the basic principles, practices and background of each subject area. Enlightening and fully accessible, these great introductions are ideal for the beginner, or those who simply wish to widen their knowledge in different areas. Taken from the top selling titles from Headway's BEGINNER'S GUIDE series, these titles already have an excellent sales history. Stunningly repackaged, they will have enormous appeal to the growing number of people drawn to the Mind, Body, Spirit area.



    This illuminating book offers an introduction to this most fascinating and ancient religion. Explaining the traditions and practices - as well as some of the myths and misconceptions commonly associated with witchcraft - it outlines what it means to be a witch, and how we can incorporate its principles into our own lives. If you are attracted to the magical or mystical, if you feel at home with nature, or if you've ever wondered what witchcraft actually involves - this compelling guide presents the perfect opportunity to engage your curiosity.

  • Chakras - A Beginner's Guide

    Chakras are energy centres of spiritual power found within the body. This guide covers the seven major chakras, which are related to health and well-being, healing, psychic abilities and spiritual growth. There are exercises to give you practice in working with the chakras.

  • Night Music

    The 2008 novel Night Music by Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You and two-time winner of the RNA Novel of the Year award.

    Isabel Delancey has always taken her gifted life for granted. But when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she and her two children are forced to abandon their home and move to a crumbling pile in the country.

    With the house falling down around them, and the last of her savings fast disappearing, Isabel turns to her neighbours, not knowing that her mere presence there has stirred up long-standing obsessions.

    As she fights to make her house a home, passions and lives collide. Isabel will discover an instinct for survival she never knew she had - and that a heart can play a new song . . .

  • Interactive Oral and Mental Starters for the Key Stage 3 Mathematics Framework Year 8

    This series of 3 CD ROMS will help to implement the Oral and Mental Starters required by the Framework for Teaching Mathematics at Key Stage 3 in an interactive way. There is an interactive activity for every lesson, each referenced to the planing charts in the Framework and each with information for teachers relating to the way in which the starter has been designed to work, and in relation to how best to use the activities on a whiteboard or data projector. The material will easily blend into an existing scheme of work, and can be used alongside any Key Stage 3 course. The CD ROMs are packed with stimulating activities and animations to engage the pupils' interest and ensure that each lesson gets off to a truly interactive start. There are also lesson plans and worksheets, which accompany each of the interactive starters and can be adapted where necessary. Guidance on differentiation and answers are given in the starter-specific teacher notes.

  • The Dalai Lama: A Beginner's Guide

    This fascinating introduction to the Dalai Lama traces the story of the man who became the leader of the Tibetan people at the age of four and has governed in exile for the past 40 years. It takes readers step-by-step through the tradition of the Dalai Lama, the guiding principles and teachings, and the 14th incarnation. Key concepts are highlighted and explained using jargon-free language.

  • Henrietta's Dream

    Like all mothers, Henrietta had imagined a bright and normal future for her children - but this particular joy was not to be. Her first son, Henry, was born quadriplegic and it was assumed that he was severely brain-damaged. Four years later, after reassurances that a healthy second child was possible, Freddie arrived with critical internal malformation. On top of this it later emerged that he was also autistic and hyperactive, unable to walk or talk. For Henrietta, the last 15 years have been an exhausting, tumultuous time of highs and lows, triumphant achievements and bitter blows, through which she has been sustained by an extraordinarily resilient fighting spirit, and the unwavering vision that one day her eldest son at least will achieve full health. This truly inspirational story follows her amazing quest for a better life for her sons, as she has learned to believe in the impossible, strive against the odds and dig deep into resources she never knew she had. Facing some of life's toughest challenges - and with a cure for Henry in sight - Henrietta's Dream is an extraordinary testament to the power of a mother's love.

  • Hardball: V.I. Warshawski 13

    When V.I. Warshawski is asked to find a man who's been missing for four decades, a search that she thought would be futile turns lethal. Old skeletons from the city's racially charged history rise up to force her back with a vengeance - a nun who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. dies without revealing crucial evidence, and on the city's South Side, people spit when she shows up. The elderly sisters who hired her are also keeping important information to themselves.

    Then V.I. finds that her family is keeping secrets of their own. A young cousin whom she's never met arrives from Kansas City to work on a political campaign, but disappears under mysterious circumstances. Afraid to learn that her adored father might have been a bent cop, deception and corruption following her at every step, V.I. finds all her certainties under threat, but takes the investigation all the way to its frightening end.

  • Livewire Investigates: Stunt Flying

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • Understanding Industry, 5th edition (H&S)

    An overview of industry and commerce in society. It is designed for 16- to 19-year-old students and is useful for a range of courses including A Level Business Studies and Advanced Business GNVQ. It is written in an accessible style and contains illustrations, photographs and activities.

  • Latin America 1800-2000

    Written in an accessible style and assuming no prior knowledge, the books in this series address the specific needs of students on language courses. Approaching the study of history from an interest in contemporary politics and society, each book offers a clear historical narrative and sets its country into the context of the wider world.



    Although largely sharing a common past and language, the countries in Latin America remain distinct entities with their own identities. 'Latin America 1800 - 2000' provides a continental-based historical narrative which stresses the common themes between countires from Central America to the Southern Cone, while at the same time highlighting their specific national contexts.



    This book focuses on key events such as the Mexican-American War, the Cuban Revolution, and the overthrow of Salvador Allende's government, as well as providing short inserts on the main political protaganists such as Simon Bolivar, Getulio Vargas and the Subcomandante Marcos. At the same time, the book discusses Latin America's cultural diversity, paying particular attention to the response of writers and film makers to the historical contexts covered in the book.



    A range of pedagogical devices and a lively prose style ensure that the book is tailor-made to the requirements of undergraduates in Hispanic Studies.



    The book also includes: * a chronology of main events * glossary-style inserts * topics for discussion * a selection of original documents

  • Hodder Science Gold Pupil's Book A

    Hodder Science Gold is a sister series to the highly successful KS3 Science series Hodder Science launched in 2000. The new series consists of three Pupil's Books aimed at pupils working between National Curriculum Levels 2 and 4/5. The three books comprise the same ideas and concepts as the mainstream Hodder Science books, enabling the two series to be used side-by-side in mixed-ability classes. The Gold books have, however, been rewritten and redesigned so the text is at a lower reading level, the font is clearer and the design is more spacious. In addition, there are more frequent in-text questions to break up the text and key term boxes so that new vocabulary is explained on the page on which it first appears with simple, understandable definitions. As with the original Hodder Science series, the books exactly match QCA's exemplar Scheme of Work for Science, introduced in schools from September 2000.

  • Fish! Sticks

    The phenomenal international bestseller FISH! told the story of a fictional company that transformed itself by applying lessons learned from Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market. The follow-up FISH! TALES told of real-life companies that boosted morale and improved results by implementing these same principles. Now, following the huge success of these motivational titles, comes the latest inspiring addition to the series: FISH! STICKS. In this new, stimulating volume, the authors teach us how to effect change in our business and make it stick through tough and changing times such as turnover in management and staff. With the appealing, readable style which makes the FISH philosophy so accessible, FISH! STICKS shows us how to keep our work vital, alive and fresh, while maintaining those innovations that really work for your company.

  • Access To History: Henry VIII and the Reformation in England 2nd Edition

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

    For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

    The series:

    - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.

    - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams

    - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk)

    Henry VIII and the Reformation in England
    This thoroughly updated second edition covers the political history of the period 1509-47 in England. The Henrician Reformation is discussed primarily within the context of the politics of Henry VIII's reign, but there is also a consideration of its place within the English Reformation as a whole.

  • SPSS in Practice, 2Ed: An illustrated guide

    SPSS in Practice provides a practical guide to statistical analysis of data using the latest (10th) version of SPSS. The concise text is highly illustrated with screen shots that take you step-by-step through data entry, the choice of the appropriate test, and the implementation and interpretation of the test selected.



    Whether you are a first-time user or seeking to update and broaden your use of this widely used program, SPSS in Practice will be an invaluable guide.

  • Making Sense of the ECG, Second Edition

    A practical, hands-on book for the non-expert in ECG interpretation, heavily illustrated with 2-colour ECGs specially re-drawn from original ECG printouts. A wide range of abnormalities are included. ECG interpretation is explained in the context of overall patient assessment, with emphasis on crucial questions such as 'Are the abnormalities I can see significant?' and 'Has this patient had a myocardial infarction?' and then takes the reader through what to do about the problem identified, including 'Should I refer this patient to a specialist cardiologist?'



    Chapter 1 provides a concise introduction to electrocardiography. The book is thereafter structured according to significant aspects of the ECG trace, e.g. 'The P wave' and The ST segment', aiding the development of essential pattern recognition skills. Information related to specific medical conditions or to specific ECG patterns is readily accessible via two special contents lists at the front of the book. The three final chapters present practical guidance on three key clinical scenarios (pacemakers, exercise testing, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation) related to ECG interpretation.



    This book should be particularly invaluable to any non-cardiologist dealing with a cardiac problem in the middle of the night; it includes strict guidance on when to proceed and when to wake the expert up.

  • Test Your Verbal Reasoning

    Verbal reasoning tests are one of the most common types of psychometric test. This book will test your verbal reasoning skills and provide guidance on improving them.

  • MRI and CT of the Brain

    This is an introduction to the use of modern imaging techniques in diagnosing neurological disease. Magnestic resonance imaing (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) have revolutionized radiological investigation and have been especially important in neuroradiology. Increasingly these techniques are being used outside specialist neurological centres and there is therefore a need for an introductory book highlighting thorough, cost-effective investigation.



    The book is divided into three parts. First, as an understanding of cerebral anatomy is the starting point in image interpretation, there is an anatomical atlas of CT and MRI images with explanatory line drawings of areas of anatomical complexity. Part 2 is an atlas of differential diagnoses summarizing the most common cerebral pathologies. Part 3 contains contributed chapters on the major categories of brain pathology in adults and children. Each chapter is extensively illustrated and referenced and provides state-of-the-art summary of neuroradiological diagnosis. A concluding chapter gives an overview of recent technical advances in cerebral imaging, including diffusion and perfusion imaging and spectroscopy.



    The book is primarily aimed at general radiologists and radiologists in training but will also provide an excellent introduction to modern neuroradiology for neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and others with an interest in neuroimaging.

  • Natural Hazards 2ed

    Written for AS and A level specifications, the text includes detail on geological, climatic and geomorphic hazards including:

    the causal physical processes and natural systems involved

    their social, economic and demographic impacts

    human responses, and strategies for prediction

    prevention and management

  • Nutritional Aspects of HIV Infection

    Recent advances have occurred in understanding the role of malnutrition in AIDS. Topics such as the AIDS' wasting syndrome, metabolic changes, the role of opportunistic infections and weight loss are covered. This definitive volume includes a foreword from the National Institute of Health and provides considerations for special patient populations including children and women. The book is broken into three major sections; after an introductory section that presents general information on the subject and some background, the second section details the effects of HIV on specific body functions including metabolic changes, gastrointestinal function, micronutrients, endocrinopathies and other organ systems. The third section presents the different types of nutritional interventions that seek to combat or alleviate these problems.

  • Songs of the Humpback Whale

    Jane had always lived in somebody's shadow. Escaping a childhood of abuse by marrying oceanographer Oliver Jones, she finds herself taking second place to his increasingly successful career. However, when her daughter Rebecca is similarly treated, Jane's dramatic stand takes them all by surprise. Jane and Rebecca set out to drive across America to the sanctuary of the New England apple orchard where Jane's brother Joley works. Oliver, used to tracking male humpback whales across vast oceans, now has the task of tracking his wife across a continent. To do so he must learn to see the world - and even himself - through her eyes...

  • Higher German Practice Papers: Reading and Directed Writing

    'Higher German Practice Papers: Directed Reading and Writing' is written by the same author as highly popular 'Practice Papers - Higher French' and follows the same structure and approach. It will be an essential tool for students preparing for the Higher German examination.







    The questions have been written to reflect the style and level of the new Higher exam, accurately addressing the requirements students will come to face. The book is divided into six parts; Reading tests for preparation for the final exam, Answer schemes, Directed Writing tasks, Phrases to help candidates prepare for Directed Writing, Reading Tests to prepare for the end of unit tests and Answer Schemes.

  • Age 3-4 Numbers

    'Superstar' reward stickers, top-quality colour illustrations and a friendly animal character ensure that learning at home is easy and fun. Notes to parents explain the purpose of each activity and provide clear and helpful advice. The book ends with an informal test, and a progress chart with space for stickers provides a useful skills checklist.



    Hodder Home Learning - helping parents support their children's learning at home.

  • Hodder Science Pupil's Book C Second Edition

    Hodder Science is an exciting and innovative course that supports the latest National Curriculum guidelines for Key Stage 3 Science. Pupil's Book C for Year 9 aims to stimulate and motivate pupils by relating science to real life. The second edition, set in double page spreads, comprises a number of exciting new and existing features.



    - Working with Words section helps pupils to understand scientific words



    - Picture This section that shows pupils how to interpret pictures correctly



    - A Topic Opener page at the beginning of each chapter to allow teachers to assess pupils' level of understanding



    - Key Ideas icons throughout the pages to ensure pupils are focusing on the five key ideas



    - Literacy Activities with Featured Scientists throughout



    - Science Ideas pages at the end of every chapter providing activities focusing on science in the 21st Century to help prepare pupils for continued science learning



    - Dictionary of Prefixes for pupils' reference

  • End the Struggle and Dance With Life

    Dr Susan Jeffers, whose previous books have touched millions throughout the world, provides the tools and concepts that show us how to feel calmer, more in control, and more excited about life. With wisdom, humour and clarity, she opens our eyes to what pulls us down and what lifts us up. This is an invaluable source of insight and practical guidance that inspires us to create a life filled with peace and joy.

  • Six Weeks to Professional Excellence

    With work pressures mounting and information overload, do you find it hard to find time to brush up on your skills? This practical guide makes it easy for you to learn or improve your essential professional skills by breaking down subjects into simple steps that can be learnt week by week. By the end of this six week course the results will be noticeable to all who work alongside you.



    Six Weeks to Professional Excellence covers the following:

    Week 1: Project Management

    Week 2: Leadership

    Week 3: Time Management

    Week 4: Dealing with Difficult People

    Week 5: Presentation

    Week 6: Memory Techniques



    Also available in the series from August 2003:

    Six Weeks to Strategic Excellence

    Six Weeks to Marketing Excellence

    Six Weeks to Find a Job

  • Food Hygiene

    Food hygiene training is essential for anyone who handles food as part of their work and as such is a crucial element of many courses. Such courses include a whole range of Hospitality & Catering awards as well as certain Care programmes and specialist food hygiene certificates.



    Written by a highly experienced author, this textbook covers all relevant awarding bodies' specifications and addresses all aspects of the subject, from levels 1 to 3, in a clear and comprehensive manner. Subjects covered include Food Poisoning, Control Measures and Food and the Law. Case studies, definitions and activities allow the text to be used for self study, as a supported learning resource within a full-time course and as a reference book.



    Food hygiene and safety issues are currently more important than ever and this book will ensure that students fully grasp how theory relates to practice.

  • Revision Rescue Physics Dble Scienc

    A concise guide to the essential facts, for last-minute revision. Added support on Teletext provides up-to-date, interactive practice and advice.

  • Action Grammaire!, 2nd edn

    The latest edition of the French grammar reference textbook, covering the current AS and A Level specifications. Each chapter deals with a specific grammatical point and includes reinforcement exercises, a self-check key; and open-ended communicative activities.

  • Statistics in Archaeology

    'Statistics in Archaeology' presents the particular statistical methodologies which can be used to address specific issues and problems in archaeology. Through in-depth case studies, the author illustrates how such techniques can be employed in the archaeological context. These examples are taken from a wide range of different countries and reflect the international nature of archaeology, and its students and practitioners. The technical level of the book is intermediate and is for the academic and professional archaeologist needing to know more about the statistical techniques available to them. The structure and content of the book mean that it will also appeal to applied statisticians interested in how statistical methods can be used in different application areas.

  • Child Care & Education 3rd Edition

    This fresh new edition of the best-selling child care textbook has been updated in several key ways. The book is now entirely in line with the latest CACHE and BTEC Diploma courses, and is clearly linked to each course module by module. The content will be even more accessible to students with a full colour design thoughout, added design features, and a greater number of colour photographs and illustrations.



    The authors have kept their distinctive and comprehensive coverage which means that Child Care and Education will continue to provide students with the best preparation for their coursework, exams, and professional careers.

  • Chomsky A Beginner's Guide

    The aim of this book on Chomsky is to produce a coherent central thesis, within which his writings on linguistics and politics are summarised. Chomsky is one of the great names of contemporary thought in several fields and is known far beyond his specialisms. The aim of this book on Chomsky is to produce a coherent central thesis, within which his writings on linguistics and politics are summarised without being simplified.This central thesis reflects Chomsky's refusal to membership himself as part of a group. He sees human beings as complex and creative and with inalienable human rights, rather than as led, group beings.

  • Physiology and Anatomy, 2Ed: A Homeostatic Approach

    Physiology and Anatomy: A Homeostatic Approach provides a modern approach to understanding how the human body functions in health and disease. Based on systems, the text uses homeostatic principles as a unique guiding concept throughout all the chapters.



    The format and content of this second edition facilitate the learning of human physiology by providing a framework for learning that takes the reader through 'basic' structure and function to more complex issues of clinical disorder and health care practice.

  • Corrective Exercise: A Practical Approach: A Practical Approach

    Corrective and functional exercise is a rapidly advancing field. Exercise is an essential factor in all injury recovery, conditioning and performance, and if used correctly can play a preventative role in injury management. In the injured athlete, gym user or armchair athlete, corrective exercise can help to restore range of motion, re-build strength, endurance and power, re-establish neuromuscular control and balance, and provide positive progress for a specific sport or a healthier lifestyle.

    Written by an experienced specialist in the field of rehabilitative and performance exercise, this book provides an essential practical guide to corrective and functional exercise for every sports therapist and fitness trainer, particularly those taking diplomas or NVQs at level 3. Packed with photos and illustrations, and full of accessible step-by-step explanations of the latest rehabilitative methods, every corrective and functional technique is covered in detail, from initial consultation to whole body exercises.

  • Teach Yourself English Literature Guide Twelfth Night (Shakespeare)

    This English literature revision guide for GCSE English students discusses Thomas Hardy's "Far from the Madding Crowd". It features "mind maps" which summarize the entire work, icons, symbols, diagrams, cartoons and storyboards.

  • IGCSE Revision Guide for Mathematics

    Written especially for students preparing for the University of Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE Maths examination, Extended Curriculum, up to Grade A..

    Written by experienced examiners, the book covers every topic in the syllabus, with brief explanations of each topic followed by worked examples and questions, giving students the confidence to succeed in their examinations. Numerical answers are given at the back of the book, whilse full model answers to the exam questions are available free on our website. There is a handy checklist at the front of the book to aid revision planning, and a main vocabulary list has been included.

  • Teach Yourself Revise Standard Grade Biology

    A practical, clear and lively guide to the essential facts needed for Standard Grade success. MindMaps, tips and practice questions motivate and guide the student throughout his or her revision.

  • Corsets To Camouflage: Women and War

    Uniform is universally seen as both a stamp of authority and of official acceptance. But the sight of a woman in military uniform still provokes controversy. Although more women are now taking prominent roles in combat, the status implied by uniform is often regarded as contrary to the general perception of womanhood.

    In association with the Imperial War Museum, this is the first book to look at the image of uniformed women, both in conflict and in civilian roles throughout the twentieth century. Kate Adie examines the extraordinary range of jobs that uniformed women have performed, from nursing to the armed services. Through contemporary correspondence and many personal stories she brings the enormous and often unsung achievements of women in uniform vividly to life, and looks at how far women have come in a century which, for them, began restricted in corsets and has ended on the battlefield in camouflage.

  • London

    Tourists and Londoners alike will love this superb new quiz book. Full of fascinating facts about people, places and events from London past and present, So You Think You Know London will challenge even the most cocky London cab driver. Jam-packed with over 1000 questions on everything from royalty to fashion and sport to celebrities, this quiz book is the ultimate test in finding out whether you are a real Londoner.

  • Connections Year 8 Foundation ED

    Connections is an exciting and innovative two-tier three book course designed to support the latest guidelines fo Key Stage 3 Religious Studies and the teaching and assessing requirements of the Key Stage 3 strategy. Designed to support all abilities through the foundation and mainstream editions, Connections is a comprehensive series focusing on the key world religions.

  • The Fire Eaters

    There he was, below the bridge, half-naked, eyes blazing. He had a pair of burning torches. He ran them back and forth across his skin. He sipped from a bottle, breathed across a torch, and fire and fumes leapt from his lips. The air was filled with the scent of paraffin. He breathed again, a great high spreading flag of fire. He glared. He roared like an animal.



    That summer, life had seemed perfect for Bobby Burns. But now it's autumn and the winds of change are blowing hard. Bobby's dad is mysteriously ill. His new school is a cold and cruel place. And worse: nuclear war may be about to start.



    But Bobby has a wonder-working friend called Ailsa Spink. And he's found the fire-eater, a devil called McNulty. What can they do together on Bobby's beach? Is it possible to work miracles? Will they be able to transform the world?

  • Bring on the Empty Horses

    Here is Niven at his best. He and Errol Flynn were filming The Charge of the Light Brigade for a director, Michael Curtiz, 'whose Hungarian-orientated English was a joy to us all'. High on the rostrum he decided the moment had come to order the arrival on the scene of a hundred riderless chargers. "Okay," he yelled into a megaphone, "Bring on the empty horses!" '

    BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is the second part of David Niven's internationally bestselling autobiography, following the superbly entertaining THE MOON'S A BALLOON. Both books were highly acclaimed by the critics and remain as wonderful reminders of a much-loved actor who epitomised, for many, the essential British gent, even when surrounded by the stars of Hollywood.

  • The Huge Bag of Worries

    Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag. They are there when she goes swimming, when she is watching TV, and even when she is in the lavatory. Jenny decides they will have to go. But who can help her?

    The Huge Bag of Worries was written by Virginia Ironside, one of Britain's leading agony aunts, and has sold 140k copies to date.

    'This book can be read millions of times when you are worried.' - Books for Keeps

    A compelling picture book which can be used as a spring board into what worries children today.

  • Silver Bay

    The stunning, RNA shortlisted novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and the new bestseller Still Me.

    'Compelling tale' - Heat

    Liza McCullen will never escape her past. But the unspoilt beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves - if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah.

    Until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel, and the peace of Silver Bay is shattered. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and disturbing eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbours her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love - never deserve to love - again.

  • The Parentalk Guide to Your Child and the Internet

    Answering the questions most parents ask, this guide aims to provide them with the confidence to work alongside their child in making the most of the Internet. It begins with an introduction to what the Internet is and does, moving on to suggestions for how to choose a service provider, how to share the Internet with your child and how to protect your child and make the net a safe place. It offers a top ten of websites, and goes on to address issues of other technology and the future.

  • Baby Massage

    First pioneered in the 1970s, Baby Massage is now acknowledged to be an important and beneficial exercise for both parent and baby. This book offers comprehensive coverage of a subject which is fast growing in popularity, as health care professionals such as midwives, health visitors, nursery nurses and holistic therapists are embracing the skill.

    Topics include
    - The History of Baby Massage
    - Massage during pregnancy
    -Baby anatomy, physiology, growth and development
    -Baby massage techniques
    -Baby massage instruction

    Helen McGuiness's book is written with parents and professionals in mind and meets the requirements of the VTCT Baby Massage Teacher's Certificate.

  • Test Your Business Skills

    Maximise your impact in a wide range of business contexts with this book which helps you to diagnose your strengths and weaknesses and to skill-up for the future.

  • Hitchhiking to Heaven: An Autobiography

    Lionel Blue is one of those paradoxes: Britain's most famous Rabbi and a household name, his Jewish wit and quirky spirituality never fail to entertain. Yet he has lived a life on the fringes. A Rabbi who has remained true to his tradition, he has also found a home in Christianity. A man who has struggled with his sexuality, he has learnt slowly and painfully that spirituality and sexuality are inextricably entwined. Lionel Blue has never tried to escape the contradictions of a life lived honestly, and he has remained open to exploration and challenge. This all makes for an autobiography of immense richness.

  • Research Methods for Postgraduates, 2Ed

    This new edition of 'Research Methods for Postgraduates' is a response both to the success of the first edition and to the rapid change in methods and technology in this area. This book is unique in bringing together guidance for postgraduate students on how to organise plan and do research from an interdisciplinary perspective. The wide-ranging coverage of the first edition is enhanced by the addition of new chapter on creativity, the use of the web in research, guides to writing, and the use of software packages. Updates are provided on issues relevant to postgraduates in all subjects, from writing a proposal and securing research funds, to data analysis and the presentation of research, through to intellectual property protection and career opportunities. Like its predecessor, the second edition of 'Research Methods for Postgraduates' is accessible and comprehensive, and is a must for any postgraduate student.

  • Teach Yourself Danish (New Edition), book

    Teach Yourself Danish is the course for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking and writing Danish with confidence. Although aimed at those with no previous knowledge, it is equally suitable for anyone wishing to brush up existing knowledge for a holiday or business trip. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 18 thematic units progressing from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations to talking about work and shopping for presents. Teach Yourself Danish follows the journey of George Wilson, a businessman, who travels to Denmark to establish a market there for his products. He has been invited to stay with his friends who live in Copenhagen. The emphasis is on communication throughout with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. There are plenty of exercises to practise the language as it is introduced and tips throughout to help with grammar. Cultural information sections give useful advice and information for anyone planning a trip to Denmark.

    The new edition has been updated and is now accompanied by a double CD with extra audio material. Popular features of the previous edition have been retained:
    - English-Danish vocabulary
    - glossary of grammatical terms
    - a 'taking it further' section to direct learners to further sources of real Danish

    The CDs are available separately (ISBN 0340887486) or in a pack with the book (0340887478).

  • Fox and Cameron's Food Science, Nutrition & Health, 7th Edition

    The seventh edition of this classic book has been entirely revised and updated by one of the leading professors of human nutrition in the UK. Written in a clear and easy-to-read style, the book deals with a wide range of topics, from food microbiology and technology to healthy eating and clinical nutrition. It also tackles the more difficult area of biochemistry and makes the chemical nature of all the important food groups accessible.

  • The Hiding Place

    As the Nazi madness swept across Europe, a quiet watchmaker's family in Holland risked everything for the sake of others, and for the love of Christ. Despite the danger and threat of discovery, the ten Boom family courageously offered shelter to persecuted Jews during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Then a trap brought about the family's arrest. Could God's love shine through, even in Ravensbruck?

  • Teach Yourself Rapid Revision Organiser: Higher Maths GCSE

    A handy filofax-sized guide to this key subject, to prepare the student quickly and painlessly for GCSE.

  • A Little Light On The Spiritual Laws

    A Little Light on the Spiritual Laws sets out clearly and simply 36 Spiritual Laws which govern life on Earth. Vividly illustrated with stories and metaphors, it shows how to achieve prosperity, success, gratitude and purification. If you do not understand the rules of the game you cannot play in the top league. In the same way you cannot be happy, healthy and successful until you understand the Laws of Life. This book offers a definitive, accessible guide to mastering life and when practised at the highest level, it contains the keys to heaven.

  • The City of Falling Angels

    Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in 1996 as his starting point, John Berendt creates a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants. Beneath the exquisite facade of the world's most beautiful historic city, scandal, corruption and venality are rampant, and John Berendt is a master at seeking them out. Ezra Pound and his mistress, Olga; poet Mario Stefani; the Rat Man of Treviso; or Mario Moro - self-styled carabiniere, fireman, soldier or airman, depending on the day of the week.



    With his background in journalism, Berendt is perfectly poised to gain access to private and unapproachable people, and persuade them to talk frankly to him. The result is mischievous, witty, compelling - and destined to be the non-fiction succes d'estime of the year.

  • Management and Prevention of Thrombosis in Primary Care

    This book is a comprehensive practical guide to the understanding and management of thromboembolytic disease. Management of thrombosis, formerly the domain of the cardiologist or haemotologist, has become an increasingly significant issue in primary care and general practice, particularly as the range of therapies available has increased.



    With a uniform structure taking the reader through a background pathophysiology chapter, management strategies and drug administration, this will be an invaluable guide to the general physician who lacks formal training in this area plus the trainee or practising cardiologist, haematologist and cardiovascular surgeon.

  • MEI Pure Mathematics 3 2ED

    The MEI Structured Mathematics text books are ideal for A/AS Level students. Worked examples explain points clearly, discussion points engage students in mathematical thinking, and exam questions offer plenty of practice. The second edition of the market-leading series brings the books fully in line with the new A/AS Level specifications.

  • Complete A-Z Health & Social Care Handbook 2nd Edition

    FROM DAY ONE . . . TO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXAMS



    "This is an ideal text to accompany the GNVQ Health and Social Care course... Clearly, the handbook has the needs of the student at heart and is to be recommended as a useful text to aid study." Mr T Cicco, Taunton's College (about the 1st edition)



    The A-Z Handbook explains all the key terms in Advanced Level Health and Social Care. Each entry begins with a clear definition and is followed by an explanation and/or worked examples. The more important the term, the more detailed the entry. The A-Z format makes it exceptionally easy to use.



    The Complete A-Z Health & Social Care Handbook has been written to familiarise you with the language and terminology of the subject area. It is useful from the first day of studying advanced Health and Social Care right through to the night before your exams. The Handbook is invaluable for students of all advanced level courses and is also a useful resource for University students.



    For new students - Health and Social Care terms and concepts are explained clearly



    During the course - the fuller explanation of more important or challenging concepts helps in tackling homework or coursework assignments



    For exam revision - detailed revision lists are provided to help focus your efforts, plus exam advice from an experienced teacher



    Additional features include:



    A.revision lists of key concepts

    A.list of references

  • Learning Through Play: Babies, Toddlers & The Foundation Years

    Increasing emphasis is now placed on how and what children learn in the early stages of life. The Government has drawn up Early Learning Goals for 3-5 year olds, setting a Foundation stage to the curriculum. Child Care professionals need to be aware of how to encourage children at this age, when the most important way of learning is through play.

    In this book Tina Bruce, an acknowledged expert in the field of play, presents the key ideas and best practice for child care students starting to work in this vital area.

  • Successful Project Risk Assessment in a week

    "Successful Project Risk Assessment in a Week" gives you excellent insights into project management that enable you to identify risks well before they become major nightmares. All the potential pitfalls are covered, culminating with practical advice on creating and using a Risk Management Plan to assist the management of risk mitigation.

  • Radiotherapeutic Management of Prostate Adenocarcinoma

    Adenocarcinoma of the prostate has become the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men over the age of 50. This timely book outlines prostate cancer staging and focuses on the latest treatments in radiotherapy, including the development of new techniques which allow the radiation oncologist to target the tumour more precisely while simultaneously minimizing the radiation reaching normal juxtaposed tissues such as the rectum and urethra. Both technical and clinical aspects of external and internal radiation therapy for all stages of prostate cancer are considered. The text reviews 3D conformal radiotherapy and looks at the role of protons, neutrons, ultrasound and MRI guided prostate brachytherapy in the management of localised disease, and the value of hormonal and other novel therapies in the treatment of locally advanced disease. Outcome prediction following treatment is also discussed.



    This comprehensive text, edited by acknowledged international experts, will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of any radiotherapy department.

  • Digital Television Production: A Handbook

    For media students taking courses in television production or those wanting to work in television, this book will be an invaluable companion. It concentrates on demonstrating how to realise ideas and turn them into desirable, industry-standard productions on a low budget. It covers everything from how to research a factual programme to script writing, signing up an actor, budgeting and finding suitable locations for an action drama. It includes sample release forms, treatments, storyboard adn budgets as well as all the essential tips and information needed to set up, shoot and edit an interview, or to cast, light, direct and postproduce a modern drama.



    Written by a successful TV producer, this book covers the complete production process, and equips you to make programmes of interest to broadcasters and digital channel companies.

  • How To Pass Standard Grade Chemistry

    How to Pass Standard Grade Chemistry offers a comprehensive guide aimed mainly at General and Credit candidates. No book can guarantee an examination pass, but - like all our titles in the Hodder Gibson How To Pass series - this book combines an overview of the course syllabus and exam requirements, as well as a guide to revision techniques and advice on sitting the examination itself. Finally, the series offers unique insights into what markers are actually looking for, so that users of this book will avoid unnecessary mistakes - and should gain those extra marks that are so essential to moving up a grade...

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2Ed: A Clinicians' Guide

    The study of inflammatory bowel disease is one of the most rapidly changing fields within gastroenterology. The revision of this successful title highlights the radical changes in therapy which are poised to affect clinical practice - particularly with the release of therapeutic agents (such as TNF antibodies). Clinicians' Guide to Inflammatory Bowel Disease presents current knowledge in a compact and user-friendly format allowing physicians who treat gastrointestinal disease to take full advantage of up-to-date research information whilst emphasizing clinical guidance and therapeutics.



    This second edition has been extensively revised and several chapters have been completely rewritten. The book follows the 'Clinicians' Guide' format and is written in a digestible style with an attractive layout. In addition to rigorous revision of the text - the provision of new pictorial material and clinical algorithms will aid physicians' knowledge. This revised version covers all the important aspects of inflammatory bowel disease whilst highlighting new developments in therapeutics and immunological manipulation.

  • Initiation a la litterature francais: Therese Desqueyroux

    The "Initiation a la litterature francaise" series is for A-level and undergraduate students for whom the study of French literature in French may be a new experience. The compact volumes are designed as companions to the texts which are not reprinted here. "Therese Desqueyroux" is one of the great French works of the twentieth century and its readership throughout the world remains large.

  • Christianity: OCR GCSE Religious Studies

    An exciting new book exploring Christianity and providing material on Christian beliefs and practices. The book covers Rites of Passage, Christianity in the family and the community, pilgrimage, and places of worship. Written by an examiner, and endorsed by OCR, this new book is part of a GCSE series put together for both long and short course GCSEs in Religious Studies. Fully addressing the new World Religion specifications, each book provides:

    Practical teaching and learning ideas that provide fresh approaches to GCSE Religious Studies teaching.

    Stimulating material on moral and ethical questions.

    Practice examination questions and guidance on how to answer them.

    Links to citizenships.

    Ideas for ICT based activities.

    Opportunities for the development of Key Skills.

  • Livewire Investigates: Skiing the Impossible

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • The Tenth Circle

    When Daniel Stone was a child, he was the only white boy in a native Eskimo village where his mother taught, and he was teased mercilessly because he was different. He fought back, the baddest of the bad kids: stealing, drinking, robbing and cheating his way out of the Alaskan bush - where he honed his artistic talent, fell in love with a girl and got her pregnant. To become part of a family, he reinvented himself - jettisoning all that anger to become a docile, devoted husband and father. Fifteen years later, when we meet Daniel again, he is a comic book artist. His wife teaches Dante's Inferno at a local college; his daughter, Trixie, is the light of his life - and a girl who only knows her father as the even-tempered, mild-mannered man he has been her whole life. Until, that is, she is date raped... and Daniel finds himself struggling, again, with a powerlessness and a rage that may not just swallow him whole, but destroy his family and his future.

  • Parents' Guide To Numeracy Key Stage 1

    The Parents' Guide to Numeracy Key Stage 1 explains in clear and simple terms how maths is taught in schools today. (For example, there is a greater emphasis on mental maths.) It outlines what children are likely to be learning between the ages of 5 and 7 and provides lots of practical ideas as to how parents can help children at home and elsewhere. It uses everyday opportunities such as shopping and cooking to help develop maths skills and confidence, and provides ideas for enjoyable games and activities. Various sections deal with tests, homework and the use of calculators.

  • My Roots

    Monty Don, the face of British gardening, has written a weekly Observer column on his garden for the past ten years. Over time the columns have been a practical guide, a poetic record of the garden's changing seasons, and also a personal account of how the garden has kept his feet firmly planted on the ground through bad times and good. This is a collection of fifty of Monty's best columns, that will delight his readers and gardeners everywhere.

    'Growing vegetables, herbs and fruit should be done in the same spirit as choosing your music or clothes: with a mix of precision and adventure.'

    'Gardens are complex and messy and, as in life, there are few easy fixes.'

    'One swallow may not make a summer but it damn sure made my day.'

    'Planting trees is deeply satisfying and good for the soul, especially on a winter's day. What else can a human do that leans so far into the future.'

  • Clinical Management of the Transplant Patient

    Solid organ transplantation is a well-recognized and common therapy for many end-stage diseases. The medical care of patients undergoing transplant is developing into a discrete speciality involving input from critical care physicians, anaesthesiologists and a variety of clinicians from both medical and surgical specialities.



    This manual addresses the clinical management of the transplant patient from pre-surgical evaluation, through the peri-operative period, and into the recovery and follow-up phases of care. Each major transplant organ is covered with a common chapter structure covering recipient evaluation, donor evaluation, surgical procedure, post-operative management, complications, outcome and costs. There are also chapters on the important themes of immunosuppression and organ procurement.



    The book forms a guide to good practice for all members of the surgical and support teams working in the transplant centres.

  • The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World

    The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World is a must for any medical student planning a medical elective or junior doctors wanting to travel or work abroad. Covering 100 destinations (including the UK), the guide offers a unique insight into what it is like to study and practise Medicine in different countries. The author gives useful information on which hospitals to visit, their areas of specialism and practical information such as when to go, accommodation and who to contact.



    As well as country-by-country information, the book contains general chapters covering information on planning an elective, career advice related to taking time out from Medicine, occupational travel health, HIV and blood-borne diseases, and funding an elective.



    Covering electives as wide ranging as research for NASA, working with the Flying Doctors or climbing with mountain rescue teams, 'The Medics Guide to Work and Electives Around the World' includes country maps throughout and is the perfect companion to whatever elective you choose.

  • Mind Maps in a week 2nd edition

    With a foreword written by Tony Buzan, this book is designed to help the reader understand the art and science of Mind Mapping. Managers can use this approach to explore ideas both quickly and in great depth, while maintaining a clear focus on the principle theme or problem.







    The book will enable managers to:



    Think more flexibly and creatively



    Record the main points from any book, meeting or presentation



    Develop skills of learning and remembering



    Take decisions and solve problems



    Organise their thoughts and plan more effectively



    Recall information that they have gathered from any source







    Mind Maps in a week has been fully revised for the 2002 series relaunch.

  • Framework RE 1 Teacher's Resource

    The Pupil's Books are accompanied by Teacher's Resources (both printed spiralbound copies and replica Word-based CD-ROMs). The Teacher's Resource Pack includes detailed lesson plans, teacher's notes, answers and guidance material for each unit to aid the delivery of the course. They also include extra activities not in the Pupil's Book, and worksheets for each lesson.

  • A New Approach: Christianity 3rd Edition

    The books are ideal preparation for GCSE religious studies long and short courses, as well as being an invaluable resource for non-examined courses at key stage 4.The key features within the book lead students through the content in an interesting and fulfilling way;

    'Key Questions' ensure students know the direction of their learning.

    'Key Word definitions' remove the ambiguity of subject specific words

    'Weblinks' increase the scope and scale of their learning

    'Perspectives' bring a sense of reality to the student and invoke discussion

    'Test Yourself' provides instant feedback

    'Tasks' and 'Assignments' require explanation, evaluation and provide exam preparation

  • Emergency Cardiology

    This highly practical pocket reference provides invaluable advice on management of acute cardiac problems, a major component of all emergency medical admissions. Advocating an evidence-based approach to clinical practice, the book gives detailed guidelines for day-to-day use in patient care in a variety of hospital settings - from admission in A&E through intensive therapy in the CCU to management on the cardiac or medical ward. Concise presentation allows easy access to relevant material.

  • Breathing Free

    At the heart of the Buteyko Method lies the recognition that some 200 diseases, including respiratory conditions like asthma, develop because of hyperventilation. By altering your breathing patterns, you can radically improve your health, relieve symptoms and sometimes even eradicate illnesses without the need for drugs. The simple breathing exercises are based on 45 years of practical and empirical research by leading Russian medical scientist Professor Buteyko and are now used with great success around the world. Written by the founder of London's leading alternative clinic, the Hale Clinic, as well as a top practitioner of the Method, this book is set to radically improve the health of all those who embark on its 5-day programme.

  • Religion and Life: Christianity

    Endorsed by Edexcel, Religion and Life: Christianity is a brand new book written to cover Unit B of the Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies Specification A. In line with the most current specification, it provides a contemporary view on the Christian perspective of life today. Exam questions, tips and annotated answers help students to get to grips with the exam requirements and thoroughly prepare them for the Short Course.

  • Debating Matters: Science: Can you Trust The Experts?

    Controversies surrounding a plethora of issues, from the MMR vaccine to mobile phones, from BSE to genetically-modified foods, have led many to ask how the public's faith in government advice can be restored. At the heart of the matter is the role of the expert and the question of whose opinion to trust. In this book, prominent participants in the debate tell us their views.

  • Human Nutrition, 2Ed: A Health Perspective

    The book presents a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of nutrition, together with its application through the life cycle and in a variety of life situations. The application of nutrition in the protection of health and its promotion is also discussed throughout. The book involves the reader in thinking about their own nutrition, to facilitate learning. Topics covered are relevant to students on a variety of courses that include nutrition. This includes students on health related courses who need to understand how nutrition is related to the development of dieases that afflict Western populations, and what can be done to minimise the risks of developing such diseases. Students on food and catering- related courses will also find this book of relevance. The informed layperson who wishes to understand more of the nutrition information available in the media will find explanation in the book.



    Topical issues such as food allergy, fluid intakes, sports nutrition, functional foods and nutrients that occur as supplements are covered in a clear and readable style.



    The text is interspersed wuth study questions and diagrams to engage and maintain the reader's attention. Scientific explanations are provided in an accessible manner to help understanding and clarify principles. The flow of the information builds up from methods of studying nutrition and essential principles about the structure of the diet, through an exploration of the functions of all the nutrients.



    The basic knowledge can then be applied in a study of the major life stages, and the challenges that might threaten nutritional status. Issues related to major diseases in the West such as coronary heart disease and cancer are focussed on, in relation to the links with nutrition. Finally, the concept of optimizing nutrition is considered, together with a discussion of nutrition policy and related health promotion issues.

  • One Hundred Ways for a Cat to Train Its Human

    Though humans cannot speak cat, they vocalise repeatedly. Most of their vocalisations are meaningless and can be completely ignored.



    In urban areas, fun can be got from hunting human objects such as mink stoles or old underpants. For some reason this kind of prey is usually greeted with human laughter.



    To get a male human off an armchair, jump on the back of it, hold down his head with a firm paw and lick his bald patch.



    Purring right into the ear is one of the kindest ways to tell a human being that it is time to get out of bed.

  • Driving Ambition - My Autobiography

    Andrew Strauss, one of the most successful and respected England cricket captains of the modern era, announced his retirement from professional cricket at the end of 2012. In DRIVING AMBITION he gives a candid account of the highs and lows of his remarkable career for Middlesex and England.

    An outstanding opening batsman and natural leader, Andrew Strauss captained his country in 50 of his 100 Tests. During his time in charge, England emerged from a turbulent and controversial period to become the world's top team.

    This is an honest and entertaining story of a quiet, modest but fiercely ambitious man who became a magnificent man-manager, leading England to victory in the 2009 Ashes series and again in Australia the following year. Strauss is a fine raconteur and this revealing autobiography will appeal to all those who love cricket.

  • Hospital Autopsy, 2Ed

    The second edition of this highly regarded textbook represents a practical but thoughtful account of how to perform all aspects of the autopsy.



    The text draws upon the basic and advanced autopsy courses run at Sheffield University that are patronised by trainees and senior pathologists from around the world. Illustrated with a range of line drawings, black and white and colour photographs, and with contributions from a range of specialists this is the comprehensive guide that all pathologists, especially those in training will want to refer to for the latest information on technique, forensic validity, infection control, and audit.

  • Balanced Scorecard in a week 2nd edition

    This book shows you how to design and implement a simple and practical measurement system that will help you to improve the performance of your organisation. This is based on the concept of the Balanced Scorecard which ensures you focus on the key factors appropriate to your business, not just financial results.



    The book will show you how to:

    Decide what are the key drivers for your business

    Decide meaningful measures using the framework of the Balanced Scorecard

    Use the measures to improve the performance of your business



    This book has been fully updated for the 2002 series relaunch.

  • A Foundation Course in Child Care Education

    This is a comprehensive text written to cover the new CACHE Foundation course for child care students. The level is entirely suited for the introductory one year course, and the illustrations and examples provide accessible explanations of each topic.

    There are revision opportunities throughout the text, to prepare students for the short answer paper. Key Skills activities at level 1 are also included where appropriate.

  • GCSE Business Studies Pass Plus for OCR

    GCSE Business Studies Pass Plus for OCR has been designed as a supplementary text for use by both students and teachers of GCSE Business Studies during the revision phase. It can be used both in class and for homework to help students consolidate the information they have learnt over the past two years and learn how to apply their knowledge.



    Written by senior examiners, this brand next text covers all the ground laid out in the OCR Business Studies specification. It is packed with activities and exam style questions as well as revision material ensuring that students will be left in no doubt about how to approach all areas of their GCSE examination. There are also sample student answers for reference and examiners' comments which will develop students' understanding of what examiners are looking for in an answer and what to do to raise their results.

  • The Adventure Of English

    English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years.

    In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

  • Copyright in a week 2nd edition

    This book will help you understand just what copyright is all about, why it is important to respect it and how you can make use of the law in business, management and also daily life.



    It looks at:

    What copyright is and how the law works

    What rights authors and owners have

    How to use copyright material legally

    The complexities of websites, Intranets and email

    Licensing material and liability for misuse

    How to construct a corporate policy



    This book has been updated for the 2002 series relaunch.

  • How To Pass Higher Chemistry

    How to Pass Higher Chemistry offers a comprehensive guide to the course. No book can guarantee an examination pass, but - like all our titles in the Hodder Gibson How To Pass series - this book combines an overview of the course syllabus and exam requirements, as well as a guide to revision techniques and advice on sitting the examination itself. Finally, the series offers unique insights into what markers are actually looking for, so that users of this book will avoid unnecessary mistakes - and should gain those extra marks that are so essential to moving up a grade...

  • Apley's System of Orthopaedics and Fractures 8Ed

    This is the 8th edition of the `reigning classic' of orthopaedic textbooks, Apley's System of Orthopaedics & Fractures. Building on a 30 year tradition, this new edition will continue to be the essential reference for those seeking to understand the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system, its diseases, and its response to trauma. Louis Solomon, who was Alan Apley's co-author on the previous two editions, has been joined by two new co-authors to develop and extend this foundation and produce a thoroughly modern textbook of orthopaedic surgery.



    The book has been brought completely up-to-date and extended to cover current orthopaedic practice. Many new illustrations have been added and the new easy-to-read page layout now features colour throughout. As in previous editions, the book is divided into three sections: General Orthopaedics, Regional Orthopaedics, and Fractures and Joint Injuries. Information is provided on pathophysiology, biology and molecular genetics as well as on general principles, diagnosis and management.

  • Walking the Mist: Celtic Spirituality for the 21st Century

    Celtic spirituality has never been more popular - or relevant. In a time when we are increasingly divorced from the magical forces of nature and the spirit world that surround us, it can lead us back to an understanding of these forces and their power. Celtic spirituality speaks of a time when were less driven by the material, more spiritual, and more content.



    Inspirational yet practical, this book offers us exercises, hints and ideas for bringing Celtic wisdom to bear on our lives today. The author shows us how to find our personal sacred space and introduces us to the Celtic philosophy on everything from relationships, health and diet to work and possessions. This book guides us through the complex belief systems and culture of our Celtic forebears and brings their knowledge and worldview right up to date, giving us ancient wisdom to tranform our modern lives.

  • Science 5-14 Transition TEACHERS BOOK

    Science 5-14 is a new course which has been specifically written to match the new Scottish 5-14 Guidelines in Environmental Studies. The course offers Pupils Books and matching Teachers Books for P7, S1 and S2, providing progression and continuity across the transition between primary and secondary school. The Teacher's Book provides support for effective teaching and learning.



    Including: Material to support each double page spread in the Pupil's Book, an indication of which part of 5-14 guidelines are covered, introduction to the topic (which includes a summary of key concepts involved, identification of possible misconceptions, prior knowledge and what comes next), suggestions for further activities and homework which meets the learning needs of pupils, answers to questions in pupils' book, advice on incorporation of IT, support for development of informed attitudes and investigative skills and assessment material which fits in with the National Assessment bank.



    The Transition Teacher's Book also includes support for primary teachers without specialist knowledge of science.

  • One Holy Fire: Let the Spirit Ignite Your Soul

    Haunted by the fear that we have not allowed the Holy Spirit to burn to his full potential, Nicky Cruz has written an astonishing testimony to the Spirit's power and world-changing potential. He shares incredible stories from his own life over the last 30 years. Stories of physical, emotional and spiritual healing; of masses coming to salvation in Jesus Christ; of hand-to-hand spiritual warfare; and of the supernatural provision and presence of God's Spirit in every area of his life and ministry.



    ONE HOLY FIRE is a book to re-ignite your soul from the author of the phenomenal best-seller RUN BABY RUN.

  • Palabra por Palabra 3rd edn

    An advanced Spanish vocabulary book for A Level, AS Level and Higher Grade students. Listing words and phrases under thematic headings, it seeks to facilitate the acquisition and consolidation of a bank of relevant vocabulary. This edition is updated and covers exam requirements.

  • Key Facts: The English Legal System

    Key Facts has been specially written for students studying Law. It is the essential revision tool for a broad range of law courses from A Level to degree level. Written and edited by an expert team of authors whose experience means they know exactly what is required in a revision aid. They include examiners, barristers and lecturers. They have brought their expertise and knowledge to the series to make it user-friendly and accessible.



    Key Features include: user-friendly layout and style, diagrams, charts and tables illustrate key points, summary charts at a basic level, followed by more detailed explanations aid revision at every level, pocket sized and easily portable, highly-regarded authors.

  • Collins and Lyne's Microbiological Methods, 8Ed

    This fully revised and up-to-date edition of this classic bench book continues to provide definitive guidance to traditional and conventional microbiological techniques, as well as recent innovations and automated methods for the isolation, identification and testing of bacteria and fungi of medical, public health and food hygiene importance. This edition also covers the safe handling of, and legal issues relating to work with, pathogenic micro-organisms.



    The highly-regarded author group, now expanded to provide a North American perspective, have once again provided a comprehensive text, not only of methods, but also the media in which the bacteria are cultivated, and a succinct chapter on each bacterium and genus.

  • Livewire Investigates: Hang Gliding

    Written by experienced special needs teachers, and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Investigates is a series of thrilling accounts of dream careers, sports and extreme sports, disasters and catastrophes and strange mysteries.

  • Food & Nutrition In the Early Years

    Food and nutrition is a mandatory topic on all child care diploma level courses. This text offers comprehensive coverage of the subject for child care students, detailing multi-cultural issues, food safety and hygiene, and food needs in the early years. Menu suggestions are also provided.

  • Understanding Syntax 2nd Edition

    Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, it discusses and illustrates all the major terms and concepts essential to the study of sentence structure in the world's languages. 'Noun' and 'verb' are explained, and the properties of these categories are discussed. The reader discovers what a finite verb is, what 'first person singular' means and what relative clauses look like. Concepts such as 'subject', 'object', 'gender', 'case', and 'subordination' are introduced and exemplified. Initial illustration is from English, with extensive additional material from several other languages. 'Exotic' constructions not found in related European languages are fully covered, so that verb serialization, ergative languages and head-marking languages are all included.

    This new edition has been updated and revised to meet the needs of today's students. Difficult points are given fuller explanation, a glossary of technical terms is included, and additional exercises have been introduced to enable students to consolidate what they have learnt.

  • Dementia, 2Ed

    The field of dementia has grown considerably in recent years due to expanding research interest combined with the need to develop health services for an increasingly ageing population.



    This book is split into logical sections covering general aspects of dementia including history, assessment and diagnosis, investigations, management and international services, as well as specific disorders. This timely new edition covers new developments in areas of clincial diagnosis, neuroimaging, genetics and therapeutics as well as legal and ethical issues.

  • Information & Communications Technology for A2

    Information and Communication Technology is one of the fastest growing A level subjects. This text has been thoroughly edited and revised to provide maximum support to those students wishing to continue styudying ICT at the highest level.



    The new chapter structure clearly follows the latest specification from AQA, the major awarding body, and answers to all activities and exercises are included at the end. New case studies and examples make this a fully comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible core text.

  • Kipper Activity Book 1

    Kipper is a favourite amongst children and adults alike. These first activity books help encourage manual dexterity, numeracy and literacy. Full of colour and lots of fun, these are a must for all young Kipper fans.

  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring

    'Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: the craft of caring' is one of the first comprehensive psychiatric and mental health nursing texts published in the UK.

    The central feature of this groundbreaking textbook is its emphasis on a new concept of nursing practice - the craft of nursing: the idea that the care of people with psychiatric and mental health problems is neither science nor art, but a creative combination of both. This guides the reader to look beyond the medical diagnosis, emphasising the need for nurses to extend the treatment offered by other disciplines.

    Divided into ten main sections, the book covers a wide range of psychiatric and mental health nursing settings, from acute, Psychiatric Intensive Care Units, and forensic settings where the primary focus is on reducing distress and preventing further deterioration; to community settings - where the focus turns to the developmental aspects of genuine 'mental health care'.

    With a strong list of contributors from Western Europe, the USA, Canada, Australasia and predominantly, the UK, the chapters integrate both theory and practice, helping the reader to appreciate the theoretical rationale for specific interventions by employing case examples from the 'care face.'

  • Teach Yourself Advanced English Literature Guide Mansfield Park (Austen)

    An advanced guide to this key set text, suitable for students working at AS and A Level and equivalent exams worldwide.

  • CRM in a week

    CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is about attracting and maintaining lasting customers so that they return time and time again to use your service and/ or buy your product. CRM is not just about winning sales in the short term but increasing long term profit overall.



    This book takes the reader through the logical steps necessary to integrate CRM fully into company strategy at all levels- not just in the customer services department.

  • Hodder 20th Century History: The Second World War 2nd Edition

    This second edition has been updated to reflect the demands of the Modern World History GCSE specifications. Combining lively narrative with an excellent range of written and visual sources, the book also contains features that aid students in their understanding of the topic and development of study skills.

  • Hodder Literature: Skellig with Web Teacher Material

    Hodder Literature: a new and exciting series of literature titles for Key Stage 3 for whole class use.



    When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive - Skellig. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes forever.

  • Analysing Financial Statements in a week

    This book will be of interest to non-accountant managers of all levels who need to be competent in analysing basic statements. It takes the reader logically through different types of statements, pointing out both advantages and potential pitfalls throughout. A chapter of practical exercises will also be included.

  • How To Pass Standard Grade Maths

    How to Pass Standard Grade Maths offers a comprehensive guide aimed mainly at General and Credit candidates. No book can guarantee an examination pass, but - like all our titles in the Hodder Gibson How To Pass series - this book combines an overview of the course syllabus and exam requirements, as well as a guide to revision techniques and advice on sitting the examination itself. Finally, the series offers unique insights into what markers are actually looking for, so that users of this book will avoid unnecessary mistakes - and should gain those extra marks that are so essential to moving up a grade...

  • Livewire Real Lives: Shakespeare

    "Livewire" is a range of reading material with a teenage/adult interest level for those with reading ages below 10, or for adult students learning English as a second or foreign language. All "Livewire" titles have been written by experienced special needs teachers, and have been fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content. They are subtly colour-coded for the appropriate "reading age". This biography of Shakespeare is part of the "Livewire: Real Lives" series, which features personalities from sport, film and music, politics and history.

  • Materials: A Visual Approach

    Materials: A Visual Approach works on the principle of learning through diagrams to help Foundation level students to achieve exam success in GCSE Chemistry.

  • Mnemonics for Medical Students

    Mnemonics for Medical Students is a fun and unique learning aid that covers the key components of medicine.



    Divided into 9 sections, General Practitioner and tutor, Dr Khalid Khan presents his collection of short, snappy mnemonics in a varied and user-friendly way, enabling the reader to remember vast amounts of information with ease. In addition, further learning aids such as information boxes are used throughout the text to help develop your understanding.



    Packed with motivational hints, study methods and last minute revision tips plus advice on how to effectively manage your study time, this book is an essential guide to revision and exam success.



    Key features:



    A. Highly relevant mnemonics with the opportunity to add your own



    A. Student-friendly format, with key diagrams and 'swot' boxes



    A. Advice on study methods such as record cards, making notes, memory aids, association, linking, environment and mind maps.



    A. Guidance on before, and after the exam



    A. Fully indexed and cross-referenced



    This book is a rapid revision aid covering the whole of medicine with strategies based on mnemonics for remembering, and a fun and unusual learning aid that presents detailed information in an extremely user-friendly way

  • Continuing Professional Development: Additional Support Needs

    The Continuing Professional Development series sets out to demystify professional development in education, and does so from a Scottish perspective. All books in the series approach their subject in an accessible manner that allows teachers and educators to perceive how continuing professional development can enhance job satisfaction - as well as making a real difference to the most important client group of all: the pupils and students in their care.

  • Complete Self Assessment for Medical Finals

    Complete Self Assessment for Medical Finals covers all the question types and key facts that all medical students need to know by the end of their fifth year. If you know what is in this book you will know enough to pass your finals.

    The book includes 500 MCQs, 150 EMQs and 50 X-Ray interpretation cases, giving students the opportunity to test their exam technique and assess their knowledge at any stage during revision. With pharmacology and pathology integrated throughout, the book covers all the key topics: . medicine . surgery . orthopaedics . ENT . urology . ophthalmology . oncology . public health.

    Invaluable as a stand-alone aid, this book also complements Complete Revision Notes for Medical Finals, covering the same key facts so that the two books work together to ensure candidates are fully prepared. Separating core knowledge from superfluous facts, this book is ideal for all medical students in the run up to their exams.

  • Soul Sista: How to be a Girl of God!

    Beth Redman, wife of chart-topping singer/songwriter Matt Redman, has written an empowering lifestyle handbook for Christian teenage girls, with two aims: to encourage self-esteem and a life of biblical integrity.



    Refusing to duck the taboo subjects, she relates and offers advice on all the issues that matter most to girls at this age, including image, fashion, sexuality, boyfriends, evangelism and prayer. Writing as a friend rather than a teacher, her style is chatty, pithy, funny and honest.



    Published under the banner of 'Soul Survivor Presents...', with an Introduction by Mike Pilavachi.

  • Browse's Introduction to the Symptoms & Signs of Surgical Disease 4th Edition

    The fourth edition of this essential textbook has been fully revised and updated to ensure it continues to meet the needs of all those learning the principles of surgical examination.



    Together with Sir Norman Browse, the three new authors bring their specialised knowledge and experience to complement the book's much-praised clear, didactic approach and broad insight into the principles of surgery in general. The authors have updated all chapters in line with current developments, paying especial attention to 'Muscles, tendons, bones & joints', and to 'The breast', where the terms describing benign breast disease and the classification of cancer staging have been fully revised.



    The book's numerous illustrations have also been fully revised, with many new photographs showing the more subtle surgical signs and demonstrating new approaches to surgical examination. In addition, there is greater emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship and patient confidentiality.

  • Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 2Ed

    The second edition of Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology, in line with changing health concerns, is a thorough revision of the first. Written from an infectious disease perspective throughout, the book aims to teach epidemiology to those with a background in this field. It seeks to fill the gap between the standard textbooks of epidemiology, which rarely approach the subject from an infectious disease perspective, and standard books on infection surveillance and control, which tend to slant more towards microbiology and practical measures than towards analytical epidemiology.



    Divided into two parts, the first covers the tools of epidemiology much like other textbooks, but always from an infectious disease perspective. The second covers the role of contact pattern from an assessment angle, and uses the tools learnt to illustrate the study of fundamental infectious disease concepts, such has infectivity, incubation periods, seroepidemiology and immunity.



    This detailed theoretical epidemiology textbook is clearly set out, with an expanded chapter on practical statistical methods, and a new chapter on descriptive epidemiology. Key features include new clinical examples and infectious disease problems of recent interest, such as tuberculosis and vCJD. All students of epidemiology, infectious disease medicine, and microbiology will find this an invaluable guide.

  • Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra A Beginner's Guide

    Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra is the most controversial book in the history of philosophy. With its many famous lines and statements including the notorious news that 'God is dead!', Thus Spake Zarathustra has provoked and enthralled generations of readers. Literary masterpiece and angry polemic, manifesto and poem, personal confession and historic prophecy: what will you find in Nietzsche's visionary theory?

  • First Among Sequels: Thursday Next Book 5

    Thursday Next is back. And this time it's personal . . .Officially, Literary Detective Thursday Next is off the case. Once a key figure in the BookWorld police force, she is concentrating on her duties as a wife and mother. Or so her husband thinks . . .
    Unofficially, Thursday is working as hard as ever - and in this world of dangerously short attention spans, there's no rest for the literate.
    Can Thursday stop Pride and Prejudice being turned into a vote-em-off reality book?
    Who killed Sherlock Holmes?
    And will Thursday get her teenage son out of bed in time for him to save the world?

  • Whirlwind: The Sixth Novel of the Asian Saga

    Whirlwind is the story of three weeks in Tehran in February 1979: three weeks of fanaticism, passion, self-sacrifice and heartbreak. Caught between the revolutionaries and the forces of international intrigue is a team of professional pilots. They are ordered to flee to safety with their helicopters. Two of them, both Europeans, have Iranian wives whom they love beyond safety and politics.

  • Tickly Christmas Wibbly Pig

    Big Aunt Larlie is coming to stay and she's brought her knitting needles and lots of balls of wool. She has already given Wibbly a scarf and some gloves and now Wibbly is worried that there is another tickly Christmas present on the way... A perfect tale of a small child's anticipation of Christmas.

  • Food and Beverage Service 7th edn ELST

    This thoroughly updated new edition of the well-respected textbook is presented in full colour with over 150 new photographs and illustrations. It is the ideal companion for students and practitioners in the foodservice industry.

    Food and Beverage Service is clear and well-structured. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s students and trainers, and includes:
    · underpinning knowledge of food and beverage operations
    · service areas and equipment
    · menus and beverages
    · interpersonal and technical service skills
    · advanced technical skills
    · key supervisory aspects.

    Food and Beverage Service is essential for students working towards S/NVQ, BTEC, City and Guilds, HCIMA qualifications or degrees in restaurant, hotel and hospitality management, and on a wide range of in-company training programmes. It is also a valuable reference tool for those working in food and beverage service and provides a framework for further study and professional development. It has been recommended by the International Vocational Training Organisation as the principal text for Restaurant Service.

  • Hodder Science Pupil's Book B Second Edition

    Hodder Science is an exciting and innovative course that supports the latest National Curriculum guidelines for Key Stage 3 Science.



    Pupil's Book B for Year 8 aims to stimulate and motivate pupils by relating science to real life. The second edition, set in double page spreads, comprises a number of new and exciting features.



    * Working with Words section helps pupils to understand scientific words



    * Picture This section shows pupils how to interpret pictures correctly



    * Topic Opener page at the beginning of each chapter allows teachers to assess pupils' level of understanding



    * Key Ideas icons throughout the pages ensure pupils are focusing on the five key ideas



    * Literacy Activities with Featured Scientists throughout



    * Topic Closers at the end of every chapter provide activities focusing on science in the 21st century to help prepare pupils for continued science learning



    * Dictionary of Confused Words for pupils' reference.

  • Indian Head Massage

    Indian Head Massage meets the increasing demand for a comprehensive textbook covering all the aspects required to practive safely, effectively and professionally in this popular discipline.

  • Spanish Culture and Society: The Essential Glossary

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Aircraft Performance: Theory and Practice

    Aircraft performance is one of the key aspects of the aircraft industry. Starting with the consideration of performance theory as the defining factor in aircraft design, the author of this study also covers the measurement of performance for the certification, management and operation of aircraft. The book discusses the performance measures which relate to airworthiness certificates (a legal requirement), as well as those needed when compiling the aircraft performance manual for the aircraft. In addition, operational performance is covered, including the financial considerations required by airlines to ensure maximisation of commercial return.

  • Understanding Child Development: Linking Theory and Practice

    Written by Jennie Lindon, Understanding Child Development is refreshingly clear, readable and user-friendly. With explanations of the key theories and research in all areas of child development, this is the ideal resource for students at Levels 3 and 4, on Foundation and Early Childhood Studies Degrees.



    Understanding Child Development covers the main theoretical approaches and the key concepts that have shaped good practice - making the practical application of theory and research much more accessible. It provides the underpinning knowledge which is essential for students on all early years and child care courses, as well as those studying playwork, child psychology and child development. With its clear and logical links between theory and good practice, definitions of key concepts, as well as a wealth of example, exercises, and learning features, Understanding Child Development is the ideal text for Early Years students, tutors, assessors and practitioners.

  • Anatomy & Physiology: Therapy Basics Answers Second Edition

    This updated text provides answers to all the question in the second edition of Anatomy and Physiology: Therapy Basics.

  • Baby Wisdom: The World's Best-kept Secrets for the First Year of Parenting

    In every culture baby care issues are the same - from crying babies to sleepless nights, breastfeeding problems to weaning worries. But when it comes to solutions, there is much that we can learn from other country's traditions. There are cultures, for example, where babies rarely cry, where breastfeeding is routine for grandmothers as well as mothers, and where babies always sleep with older family members. Looking beyond our own narrow approach is not only fascinating but hugely enlightening too.

    Tackling all the topics of modern baby care, theme by theme, this is a treasure trove of positive ideas, combining the unusual and the universal, the unexpected and the commonplace. Reassuring for parents everywhere, it shows there is no one way of bringing up baby.

  • The Art of Persuasion

    You may think you know what you want in life, but having the idea, the goal, the means, the business plan or the enthusiasm will only get you halfway there. Whatever it is that you want to make happen - whether a new business, community project or innovative idea - the one crucial factor by which it will stand or fall is how well you can communicate it to others. This invaluable book explains just why good communication is so critical and reveals the secrets of honing your skills to ensure your goal is realised. From planning your initiative tois realised. From planning your initiative to making an effective pitch when the stakes are high, international communication coach Juliet Erickson presents the best insights and techniques of persuasive communication that are essential to really make your great ideas happen.

  • A New Approach: Islam 3rd Edition

    The books are ideal preparation for GCSE religious studies long and short courses, as well as being an invaluable resource for non-examined courses at key stage 4.The key features within the book lead students through the content in an interesting and fulfilling way;

    'Key Questions' ensure students know the direction of their learning.

    'Key Word definitions' remove the ambiguity of subject specific words

    'Weblinks' increase the scope and scale of their learning

    'Perspectives' bring a sense of reality to the student and invoke discussion

    'Test Yourself' provides instant feedback

    'Tasks' and 'Assignments' require explanation, evaluation and provide exam preparation



    Other titles in the revised series include:

    Buddhism

    Christianity

    Hinduism

    St Mark's Gospel

  • One Stop Doc Nervous System

    A revision book in the One Stop Doc revision series which covers the key facts for the neuroscience module in the form of Short Answer Questions, (clinical cases) Multiple Choice Questions and Extended Matching Questions. Illustrated with simple, easily reproduced line diagrams, this book will provide all the necessary information for exam success.

  • Teach Yourself French Conversation

    This stand-alone, all-audio course can be used by those who have little or no knowledge of the language, by those who want to learn or brush up basic conversation skills, and by more advanced learners who require extra audio material to complement their current courses.

    The ten units or 'conversations' cover the situations you are most likely to find yourself in while on holiday or on business abroad. They are divided into two parts, with a dialogue in each part. The dialogue in Part 2 reuses the vocabulary and phrases from Part 1 in a slightly different context. Both parts start with an introduction to the words and phrases you'll need, followed by the dialogue. Finally it's 'Over to you': you take part in the same dialogues following the English prompts, playing all the roles in turn. So you get lots of opportunity to practise! Frequent track markers divide the CDs up into short, easy-to-use clips.

    Vocabulary and phrases in the first two CDs are kept to the basics and are introduced gradually with lots of opportunity to repeat and practise, to improve your confidence in both speaking and understanding. The third CD concentrates on helping you improve your understanding, so that you will be able to hold two-way conversations with people who speak very fast or use words and phrases you do not know.

    The course comes on three 75-minute CDs and has an accompanying 48-page booklet which gives the dialogues and the translations of the dialogues, for those who like to see the written word or want additional practice. The booklet also provides a basic glossary of the words and phrases used.

    This is the perfect complement to 'Teach Yourself French' and 'Teach Yourself Beginner's French'.

  • Wise Guides: Sex

    Sex: it's essential to know the facts but impossible to talk about.



    For every teenager who cringes with embarrassment whenever a parent brings up the subject, or finds the 'facts' their friends tell them a bit hard to believe Wise Guides: Sex has the answers. Love, relationships, contraception, body changes and sexual health are but a few of the topics covered in this no-nonsense guide. Full of helpful information and advice to make sex education easier for teenagers, teachers and parents.



    Wise Guides: helping you deal with whatever life throws at you.

  • The Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight: Waking up to personal and global transformation

    The world is reaching crisis point, as population growth escalates out of control, and species and cultures are being destroyed. With humans across the globe encroaching further and further upon Earth's resources, the realisation that the supply is finite has dawned and we now face the urgent dilemma of knowing how to create a sustainable future for ourselves.

    In this important book, award-winning author and international lecturer Thom Hartmann puts forward his lasting solution to our survival. Teaching us a new way of seeing, Hartmann introduces us to the lessons of our ancient ancestors - those which allowed sustainable living for many thousands of years but which we've forgotten.

    It is a call for consciousness combining spirituality and ecology that offers real hope for the future.

  • Civil Jet Aircraft Design

    Provides an introduction to aircraft design, while also exploring the underlying procedures and practices in depth. This work concentrates on large scale commercial jet aircraft. It includes chapters on the design process; engine and structure design; aircraft performances; safety and environmental implications; and parametric studies.

  • How To Pass Standard Grade English

    How to Pass Standard Grade English offers a comprehensive guide aimed mainly at General and Credit candidates. No book can guarantee an examination pass, but - like all our titles in the Hodder Gibson How To Pass series - this book combines an overview of the course syllabus and exam requirements, as well as a guide to revision techniques and advice on sitting the examination itself. Finally, the series offers unique insights into what markers are actually looking for, so that users of this book will avoid unnecessary mistakes - and should gain those extra marks that are so essential to moving up a grade...

  • Something Rotten: Thursday Next Book 4

    Thursday Next, Head of JurisFiction and ex-SpecOps agent, returns to her native Swindon accompanied by a child of two, a pair of dodos and Hamlet, who is on a fact-finding mission in the real world. Thursday has been despatched to capture escaped Fictioneer Yorrick Kaine but even so, now seems as good a time as any to retrieve her husband Landen from his state of eradication at the hands of the Chronoguard.



    It's not going to be easy. Thursday's former colleagues at the department of Literary Detectives want her to investigate a spate of cloned Shakespeares, the Goliath Corporation are planning to switch to a new Faith based corporate management system and the Neanderthals feel she might be the Chosen One who will lead them to genetic self-determination.



    With help from Hamlet, her uncle and time-travelling father, Thursday faces the toughest adventure of her career. Where is the missing President-for-life George Formby? Why is it imperative for the Swindon Mallets to win the World Croquet League final? And why is it so difficult to find reliable childcare?

  • Michel Thomas: The Test of Courage

    Michel Thomas survived French concentration and slave labour camps, endured interrogation and torture and after the war became a Nazi-hunter, capturing important war criminals.



    It was through these remarkable and terrifying experiences that Thomas came to develop his revolutionary language learning system - a system that is currently taking the world by storm.



    This is his remarkable story, told by his friend and biographer Christopher Robbins.

  • The Guinness Spirit

    This brilliant history of one of the most famous families in the world is told with all the suspense of a family saga. Of particular interest is the detailed account of the lavish lifestyles of the Guinness family. Cameo portraits of some of the women are fascinating: Betsy Guinness, who with prophetic insight saw the dangers of worshipping mammon; Gwendolyn, Lady Iveagh, one of the first women MP's; Henrietta Guinness who committed suicide in Spoleto after marriage to a poor Italian. The religious interest is also fascinating: this is the epic saga of one missionary family. The book is also an account of one of the most important British revivals which flickered on from the 1850's for decades and changed the face of British society. This is a tour de force which lovingly does justice to this influential family, and throws light on a whole era of Irish history.

  • Return of the Bunny Suicides

    This is dark humour at its best - a collection of hilarious and outrageous cartoons which will appeal to anyone in touch with their evil side.

  • Breast Cancer: New Horizons in Research and Treatment

    In recent years, rapid development and radical changes have occurred in the field of breast cancer research and treatment. Written by a group of internationally respected researchers and physicians, this book reviews the information currently available, identifies areas of controversy and speculates on how the subject may develop in the next decade. All aspects of breast cancer are covered, with sections focusing on biological controversies, the role of prognostic factors, early detection and prevention, systematic management in early disease and improving the quality of care for breast cancer patients. In summary, the book provides an up-to-date review of the innovative work that is currently being undertaken and introduces possible new management strategies.

  • Newton: A Beginner's Guide

    Discover how Newton's science revolutionized our world and his philosophy changed our thought. Find out more about Newton the man, and as scientist, philosopher, alchemist and respected public figure.

  • No More Clutter

    Clutter affects us all: stressed time-poor professionals, couples rowing over their junk, older people with a lifetime's accumulated possessions, people working from home, growing families and people facing life changes such as divorce or bereavement. As we all consume and acquire more and more stuff, we feel increasingly overwhelmed by our possessions.



    NO MORE CLUTTER is the ultimate guide to liberating ourselves from the tyranny of clutter. It has simple practical solutions to immediate problems as well as advice on tackling the challenge of staying clutter-free in the long term, by getting to grips with the psychology of hoarding and the ethical basis for simplifying our lives.



    With case studies which pinpoint common clutter triggers such as moving house or divorce and practical tips on everything from tidying the cutlery drawer to creating your ideal harmonious home, NO MORE CLUTTER is the essential tool for streamlining your life.

  • Tantric Sex - A Beginner's Guide

    An introduction to tantric sexuality, which seeks to offer a different and exciting dimension to sex within a loving relationship. It explains the practical techniques and provides easy-to-follow exercises.

  • It's A Long Way From Penny Apples

    Born and bred in the tough inner city slums of Summerhill in Dublin, Bill Cullen was one of fourteen children. A street seller from the age of six, Bill left school at thirteen to make a living. Dublin in the '40s and '50s was a harsh place, rife with unemployment and poverty, but the Cullens were blessed with the qualities of determination, good humour and an abundance of love. The lessons Bill learnt from his grandmother stood him in good stead as he progressed from selling dolls and cinema tickets on street corners to a job in a Ford card dealership and eventually to head a company with a turnover of more than GBP250 million.



    The Bill Cullen story is an account of incredible poverty and deprivation in the Dublin slums. It highlights the frustration of a father and mother feeling their relationship crumble as they fight to give their children a better life. It's a story of courage, joy and happiness.

  • Making Sense of Critical Appraisal

    Making Sense of Critical Appraisal provides all the necessary information on how to read and understand medical research publications critically and to decide whether the contents of such publications are clinically useful in the care of patients.



    Illustrated throughout with medically relevant examples, this text covers all aspects of study design and clinical audit to give a clear framework for critical reading.

  • Religion and Life: 4th Edition

    Endorsed by Edexcel, this fourth edition of Religion and Life has been completely revised and rewritten to cover Unit A of the Edexcel GCSE in Religious Studies Specification A. In line with the most current specification, it provides a contemporary view on religion in life today. Exam questions, tips and annotated answers help students to get to grips with the exam requirements and thoroughly prepare them for the Short Course.

  • Acquired Damage to the Developing Brain: Timing and Causation

    Acquired Damage to the Developing Brain describes the many causes of acquired brain damage, when it occurs and how it may be recognised both clinically and on imaging, before and after birth and in later childhood. Many disabled children are described as having 'cerebral palsy' and no further investigation of the diagnosis is undertaken. The many kinds of brain damage which underlie cerebral palsy are described and illustrated fully, including their appearances on brain scans.



    Written by an international multidisciplinary team it includes detailed scientific accounts of the cellular mechanisms, pathology and genetics of early brain damage and presents detailed clinical accounts of the manifestations and management of the various forms of cerebral palsy and the differential diagnosis of the disabled child. Further chapters discuss the epidemiology and aetiology of cerebral palsy.



    Acquired Damage to the Developing Brain will prove essential to Consultant and trainee paediatricians, paediatric neurologists, paediatric pathologists and community paediatricians. Members of the legal profession involved in medical negligence wil find it required reading, as will all health care workers looking after disabled children.

  • Stillness Speaks

    From the bestselling author of the international self-help phenomenon, THE POWER OF NOW, brand-new spiritual insights into the astonishing power of stillness.

    Eckhart Tolle's writings on the power of living in the moment fast became the most sought-after modern classic on spiritual enlightenment. Now, in this new life-transforming book, we are shown how to become our true selves by embracing silence and stillness.

    When we are no longer limited by our thinking mind, suffering and pain disappears and we are able to move towards a new understanding of our relationships, of nature, and of the profound wisdom that is to be found in stillness.

  • The Tibetan Art of Living: Wise body, wise mind, wise life

    Christopher Hansard is a leading practitioner in Tibetan medicine and uniquely qualified to write a comprehensive and practical book on its wisdom. Inspirational and accessible, Hansard describes the principles of Tibetan medicine for ultimate mind/body health and then shows us simple ways to incorporate its wisdom into our daily lives - from dietary guidelines, exercise, mind-strengthening and rejuvenation techniques, to the use of herbs for common ailments.This is not only a truly enlightening book, but a complete resource to the practical applications of Tibetan medicine from a leading practitioner in the field.

  • Making Sense of the Chest X-ray: A hands-on guide

    The chest X-ray remains one of the most useful diagnostic tools available to the physician when presented with a patient demonstrating a range of clinical signs, from obvious breathing difficulties to a possible heart attack. Unlike X-ray images of many other parts of the body which will tend to be interpreted for the clinician by the radiologist, the interpretation of the chest X-ray will be performed by the clinician and used to determine the nature of a particular problem.

    Paul Jenkins, an experienced clinician with extensive experience in teaching the interpretation of the chest X-ray to both medical students and junior doctors, shares with the reader a practical approach to differential diagnosis, emphasising the link between radiographic appearances and clinical findings. In addition to high quality photographs and explanatory line diagrams, the explanatory text is supplemented by numerous text features including 'clinical considerations', 'pearls of wisdom' and 'hazards'.

  • Cardiovascular Medicine: Practice and Management

    This new and exciting textbook is a practical yet definitive survival guide for trainee cardiologists and practising physicians worldwide. Integrating clinical information with management systems, the book provides the reader with a complete approach to patient care within a complex healthcare environment including both inpatient and outpatient settings.



    Sub-divided into eight major sections, the content provides an in-depth discussion of modern healthcare delivery, through pre-hospital evaluation, the management of both acute cardiovascular events and chronic cardiac disease and follow-up outpatient care.



    With a focus on the art of taking care of patients, standard guidelines and practical management algorithms applicable to daily patient care are included throughout the text while key management issues are flagged in each chapter for easy and rapid reference.

  • Direct Marketing in a week

    This book will appeal to marketers of all levels hoping to improve both their skills and knowledge base in direct marketing.

    Direct marketing describes the process where information about an individual's responses and transactions are recorded and this data is used to target, implement and control marketing activity. It is the focus on the individual level that distinguishes direct marketing from traditional marketing methods.



    This strategic sector of marketing has grown by over 20% since 1998 and is set to continue growing over the next 5 years. It is an area that marketing professionals are increasingly being asked to focus on and specifically skilled direct marketers are increasingly in demand.

  • Michel Thomas German Language Builder CASS

    Michel Thomas took the language-learning world by storm.
    With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times). In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly. He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and German and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.
    In the 'Language Builders' Michel consolidates and expands your knowledge of structures and vocabulary in a one-on-one lecture session with you at home.

  • Seeking Religion: The Jewish Experience, foundation edition

    This text is part of the "Seeking Religion" series, which offers meaningful differentiation via tasks, special features and carefully levelled text activities. It has been designed to provide a balanced, factual and culturally sensitive approach to the major world religions, along with opportunities for students to explore and reflect on their own beliefs and values. This volume focuses on the Jewish faith and meets all the curriculum guidelines for Key Stage 3, incorporating both the "learning about" and "learning from" approaches to RE. Questions, activities and scattered tasks are featured throughout, along with keywords highlighted in the text.

  • Liar's Poker

    The original classic that revealed the truth about ambition, greed and excess in London and Wall Street, by the author of #1 bestsellers THE BIG SHORT and FLASH BOYS.

    From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis's pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-80s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank.
    Funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, Liar's Poker is the original story of hysterical greed and excessive ambition, one that is now more potent and enthralling than ever.

    'If you thought Gordon Gekko of the Wall Street movie was an implausibly corrupt piece of fiction, see how you like the real thing. This rip-the-lid-off account of the bond-dealing brouhaha is the work of a real-life bond salesman.' The Sunday Times

    'Wickedly funny' Daily Express

    'Hilarious' New York Times

  • Face Reading - A Beginner's Guide

    A guide to the mysterious Chinese art of face reading (Ming Hsiang), which uses the shape and features of the face to determine someone's character and fate. It discusses the origins of this form of fortune telling and how to use it to analyze the success or failure of relationships.

  • Access to History Context: An Introduction to Modern British History 1900-1999

    Access to History Context
    Each volume provides a wide-ranging overview of the period it covers. Although the emphasis is clearly on political history, the major issues affecting the economy, society, religion, culture and ideas are also given appropriate treatment. Sufficient detail is included to ensure that a sound basic knowledge and understanding is acquired.

    An Introduction to Modern British History 1900-1999
    This title assesses the main themes of modern British history. Issues such as politics, social and economic trends and foreign affairs are analysed and explained through accessible narrative, carefully structured activities and a variety of primary sources and document extracts. Each chatper offers an introductory analysis of various issues and forms part of a progressive study of the period.

  • Teach Yourself Origami New Edition

    Robert Harbin's pioneering book provides a comprehensive introduction to this simple and inexpensive, yet creative and absorbing art form. It includes a complete history of origami (or the art of paperfolding), from its origins in the twelfth century. It provides information on the essentials of origami, followed by over 400 diagrams with clear and easy-to-follow instructions that show how to create a range of models.

    The book's aim is to provide a new dimension in enjoyment, infinite and unrivalled in its capacity to make you relax and forget everything else.

    This new edition has been revised by David Brill, of the British Origami Society, and includes new diagrams for the reader to follow to make new models.

  • The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

    In the fertile lands of the East, the farming community has been warned the wolves are coming back. Four gunslingers, led by Roland of Gilead, are also coming their way. And the farmers of the Calla want to enlist some hard calibers.



    Torn between protecting the innocent community and his urgent quest, Roland faces his most deadly perils as he journey through the Mid-World towards the Dark Tower.

  • The Jewel Garden

    THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of the garden that over the past decade has bloomed from the muddy fields around the Don's Tudor farmhouse, a perfect metaphor for the Monty and Sarah's own rise from the ashes of spectacular commercial failure.



    At the same time THE JEWEL GARDEN is the story of a creative partnership that has weathered the greatest storm, and a testament to the healing powers of the soil. In his weekly column for the Observer, Monty Don has in the past been candid about the garden's role in helping him to pull back from the abyss of depression; THE JEWEL GARDEN will elaborate on this further. Written in an optimistic, autobiographical vein, Monty and Sarah's story is truly an exploration of what it means to be a gardener.



    Incidentally, the book covers all the Dons' garden, but the 'Jewel Garden' itself is a part of it that is planted with particularly vibrant, vivid, jewel-like plants. This area more than any other draws on the years they spent in the fashion business. With specially commissioned photography by the renowned garden photographer Nicola Browne, this book will be a jewel-like object in its own right.

  • Maximum Security: Book 3

    Over the years, CHERUB has put plenty of criminals behind bars. Now, for the first time ever, they've got to break one out ...

    Under American law, kids convicted of serious crimes can be sentenced as adults. Two hundred and eighty of these child criminals live in the sunbaked desert prison of Arizona Max. In one of the most dangerous CHERUB missions ever, James Adams has to go undercover inside Arizona Max, befriend an inmate and then bust him out.

    CHERUB kids are trained professionals, working in everyday situations. Their essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them.

    For official purposes, these children do not exist.

    And now: a new cover look for this number one bestselling series!

  • Access to History: Henry VII third edition

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

    For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

    The series:

    - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.

    - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams

    - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk)

    Henry VII
    The book provides a full coverage of Henry VII's reign and examines how he established his dynasty and consolidated his power through his foreign and domestic policies.

  • GCSE Business Studies - The Essentials

    GCSE Business Studies: The Essentials is a brand new textbook designed specifically to cover the key concepts of Business Studies in concise, simple terms ensuring students' understanding of the essentials.



    Each topic is presented across a single double-page spread which includes a reminder of what has already been learnt, a clear explanation of the new area with examples, a range of exercises for the classroom and homework, a summary of the unit and definitions of all key terms. Clear, simple language is used throughout so that the material is accessible to students of all levels.



    Key features include:

    - Simple language with clear sentence structure

    - Easy-to-follow presentation of each topic across a double-page spread

    - Real-world examples to engage students

    - A wealth of activities and exercises for homework and for the classroom

    - Clear explanation of key terms

  • Key Facts: Tort Law Second Edition

    Key Facts has been specifically written for students studying Law. It is the essential revision tool for a broad range of law courses from A Level to degree level.



    The series is written and edited by an expert team of authors whose experience means they know exactly what is required in a revision aid. They include examiners, barristers and lecturers who have brought their expertise and knowledge to the series to make it user-friendly and accessible.



    Chapters include: The nature of tortious liability / Negligence / Occupiers' liability / Nuisance / Strict liability / Trespass to land / Torts concerning goods / Trespass to the person / Torts affecting reputation / Employment related torts / Remedies and limitation periods.

  • Sartre's Existentialiam & Humanism - A Beginner's Guide

    Sartre's Existentialism & Humanism has probably been the single most influential work by a modern philosopher, outside the walls of specialist philosophy. Written by a leading novelist as well as thinker, this short but dense book has gripped generations of readers and has defined the practical and theoretical meaning of existentialism for many.

  • Thinking about God and Morality Foundation Edition

    Written by the principal examiner, this foundation text is fully compatible with the mainstream edition but provides a more accesible narrative and targetted activities that are designed to raise the achievement of lower attaining students.

  • General Studies for AQA B: An AS and A Level Course Text second edition

    This book has been revised specifically to meet the needs of students studying the AQA B General Studies specification. The new edition combines the popular approach of short, up-to-date chapters, which provide complete content coverage of the AQA B specification, with exam specific advice and questions at the end of each chapter, written by a senior examiner. These are clearly differentiated into AS and A2 type questions - giving specific assessment advice and practice and allowing students to easily choose the support they need. The chapters are organised into the five modules of the specification, allowing ease of navigation through the course. The user-friendly approach of the text makes it suitable for use in the classroom or by the individual students who are studying General Studies on an independent basis.

  • Copywriting In A Week

    Copywriting is a skill that we all increasingly need in the business world- you don't have to be in the marketing department to be asked to write copy for your product or service.



    Robert Ashton writes from the broader business and SME angle to appeal to a wide audience. He avoids the use of marketing jargon and covers a broad spectrum of copywriting including letters, advertising, press releases, catalogues and websites.

  • The Land of Painted Caves

    THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES concludes the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni - one of the Ninth Cave community's spiritual leaders and healers.

    Once again, Jean Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived thousands of years ago, rendering the terrain, dwelling places, longings, beliefs, creativity and daily lives of Ice Age Europeans as real to the reader as today's news.

  • Continuing Professional Development: Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn

    The Continuing Professional Development series sets out to demystify professional development in education, and does so from a Scottish perspective. All books in the series approach their subject in an accessible manner that allows teachers and educators to perceive how continuing professional development can enhance job satisfaction - as well as making a real difference to the most important client group of all: the pupils and students in their care.

  • John

    Cynthia and John Lennon's relationship spanned ten crucial years of the Beatles phenomenon. But as well as new insight into the Beatles years, Cynthia has a compelling personal story of marriage, motherhood and the man who was to become the most idolised and admired of all the Beatles.

    Cynthia is candid about the cruel and the loving sides of John. She tells of the end of their marriage and the beginning of his relationship with Yoko Ono in more detail than ever before, and reveals the many difficulties estrangement from John - and then his death - brought for herself and Julian. Cynthia is a remarkable survivor and this is her extraordinary story and unique insight into a man loved and idolised all over the world.

  • Negotiating in a week 3rd edition

    Negotiating skills play a crucial role in any manager's relationship with customers, suppliers and colleaugues. This book provides an outline of the factors which contribute to successful and constructive negotiating. It addresses creating the right environment, researching, opening the meeting, proposing, summarizing and confirming, and evaluating performance.



    This book has been fully revised for the In a Week series relaunch.

  • Infection in Surgical Practice

    This practical book on the management of infection in the surgical patient - covering all specific pathogens and hazards associated with the different areas of surgery - is a timely reminder that surgeons must make the control of infection their most important responsibility.

    The vital importance of asepsis is repeatedly stressed and those factors that play a crucial role for the prevention and limitation of wound infection are clearly described, particularly those affecting the surgical patient. This book shows, explicitly, how surgical staff should behave and why they must comply with anti-infection protocols.

    The book also emphasizes correct prescribing habits, containing information on treatment option for infections encountered by surgeons. Chemoprophylaxis is an important part of the preventive measures used in many types of surgery. Details of the selection and timing of appropriate agents included. By correct selection of antibiotic and dosage, not only should the patient have the benefit of prompt and efficient therapy but also, combined with high-quality control of infection procedures, this will help to slow the inexorable rise in the prevelance of antibiotic strains.

    For the trainee surgeon, this book gives guidance on correct and safe prescribing as well as provding the information they require to satisfy the requirments of relevant Examining Boards. Senior surgeons will also benefit from the latest information regarding antibacterial chemoprophylaxis. The book will be of interest to clinical microbiologists working in close co-operation with surgical staff to minimize the ever-present threat of hospital acquired surgical-site infection.

  • Access To History In Depth: The First World War 1914-18

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

    For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

    The series:

    - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.

    - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams

    - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk)

    The First World War 1914-18
    Examining the First World War from a European and world perspective, this text evaluates the causes of the war and the aims, strengths and weaknesses of the major combatants. The war on all fronts is examined in the light of recent research and the experience of the participants is reflected through the primary source materials. The reasons for victory and defeat and the impact of four years of total war are also analysed.

  • Neurophysiology, 4Ed

    The new fourth edition of this highly successful textbook covers the entire subject of neurophysiology from the conduction of nerve impulses to the higher functions of the brain. Particular emphasis is placed on principles and functional concepts.



    The book is accompanied by a CD containing not only an upgraded version of the highly acclaimed Neurolab interactive simulations, but an atlas of neuroanatomy, animated diagrams of brain development, MCQs with timings and explained answers, a review of neuro websites on neuroscience with links, and moving footage of the neurological examination and the clinical signs of the major neurological conditions.



    With more functional anatomy and clinical cases, this new edition presents an integrated textbook of neurology/neuroscience for medical students, physiology students, neuroscience students, and bioscience students taking physiology and neuroscience modules.



    Includes free CD with innovative, interactive simulations and other material, including the full, searchable text

  • Dancer off Her Feet

    DANCER OFF HER FEET is an incredible true story that stands as an irrefutable witness to God's power to heal people both physically and spiritually. It has inspired and encouraged many thousands of people since its first publication in 1991. This edition contains a foreword written twelve years on, which brings Julie's story up to date and details the highs and lows she has since experienced.For three years, former ballet dancer Julie Sheldon was stricken with the neurological disease Dystonia, and her life hung in the balance. Crippled, enduring fierce muscle spasms, she was in intensive care when Canon Jim Glennon prayed for her. 'A corner was turned after that visit in June 1989, and by July I was out of hospital. In August I was out of the wheelchair and off crutches for good, and in September off all drugs. All the time there was this conviction of total healing, not just of the body but of the mind and spirit as well.'The news hit press headlines and amazed doctors: 'Julie has made a miraculous recovery,' said a professor of neurology. Julie herself would say, along with family and friends, that God has done a great deal more even than that.

  • Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now

    Dr Gordon Livingston has been a psychiatrist since the 1960s, and has heard from his patients the whole spectrum of those things in life that work and that don't work - and the limitless ways in which we are capable of inflicting unhappiness on ourselves.

    Out of this lifetime of experience he has extracted thirty bedrock truths, amongst them 'We are what we do', 'Only bad things happen quickly', 'We are afraid of the wrong things' and 'Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid'.

    Gordon believes that we all have a wonderful capacity to face loss, misfortune and regret, and that it is never too late to move beyond them and find greater happiness. This profound and incisive book of collected wisdoms and deceptively simple truths will encourage and inspire you to seek and recognise the best in your life - to realise that it is never too late to find your greatest happiness, and how to go about it.

  • Making Sense of Lung Function Tests: A Hands-on Guide

    This pocket-sized handbook presents the many commonly performed tests of respiratory function, investigations that are to respiratory medicine what the ECG is to cardiology. Up to one third of emergency admissions are related to breathing difficulties of one sort or another, and a variety of diagnostic investigations are required. Familiarity with the interpretation of a range of respiratory parameters is therefore a fundamental skill to be acquired during training and improved upon throughout clinical practice.



    Providing invaluable 'hands-on' guidance for trainees in anaesthetics, medicine and pulmonary function, and also acting as a useful ready reference for the experienced clinician, Making Sense of Lung Function Tests places lung function in a clinical context using 'real-life' examples. The book integrates an understanding of the physiological principles underlying lung function with their interpretation in clinical practice. In reading Making Sense of Lung Function Tests the trainee physician will improve knowledge of the mechanical measurements of lung function, gain understanding of lung capacity and flow rates, be able to monitor the effectiveness of respiration, e.g. through blood gas analysis, and, as a result, will learn quickly how to manage patients requiring lung function tests appropriately and with confidence.

  • Connections Year 9 Foundation ED

    Connections Year 8 is the second book in an exciting and innovative two-tier three book course designed to support the latest guidelines fo Key Stage 3 Religious Studies and the teaching and assessing requirements of the Key Stage 3 strategy.

    Working creatively around the context of the QCA scheme of work and the Locally Agreed Syllabusrs this comphrehensive new series will:

    enable and encourage a range of learning styles; refelect contemporary approaches in R.E.; facilitate full use of attainment targets; link with citizenship and ICT; help facilitate the change from KS 3 to KS4.

  • Case Studies for Business

    Case Studies for GCSE Business Studies is a fully photocopiable resource pack for teachers. It has been specially written to cover the main areas of the GCSE Specification of all the major exam boards. It contains up to 15 Case Studies of businesses and provides a detailed insight into how businesses work in the real world. It is ideal for students studying GCSE as well as GNVQ Intermediate and Advanced levels and can also be used for citizenship and students beginning advanced level courses.

  • Using Levels in Key Stage 3 Religious Education: A Practical Guide

    This stand alone resource will provide RE teachers with the necessary tools to quickly and confidently administer levels to pupil's work at KS3. It will provide assessment activities and exam questions with corresponding mark schemes and grade boundaries corresponding to the levels making it easy for teachers to realise the level of pupils' work. The pack will be photocopiable with a question set per topic in the QCA guidelines.

  • Girls Only! All About Periods and Growing-Up Stuff

    Girls Only! focuses on the practicalities of periods, the social and personal implications of starting your period, and the physical and emotional developments in puberty. It tells you what happens and when, what you need to know and how to prepare. It answers all the questions girls are dying to ask, but daren't, in a clear, friendly way, using real-life examples.

    It's the perfect first book about periods for girls of primary school age as it provides information at the right level. The tone is positive and reassuring and complemented by quirky illustrations throughout.

  • House Corrino

    The blood feud between Duke Leto of Caladon and Baron Vladimir Harkonnen reaches its climax, as the emperor Shaddam - leader of House Corrino - is finally forced to curb the powerful Harkonnens or risk losing his own throne. Menawhile, Duke Leto's beautiful concubie, the Bene Gesserit temptress Jessica,- has conceived the boy who become Paul Atreides (the hero of Dune), defying the express orders of her superiors. The book culminates in a war - on Dune, on the oppressed planet Ix, in space - that will alter the balance of power for a generation.

  • Wholeheartedness: Healing Our Heartbreaks

    Whole Heartedness is a book full of practical wisdom, about bringing our hearts to wholeness after the crippling effects of heartbreak. Written by Dr Spezzano, a therapist of 28 years, it describes the hell of heartbreak and how it can ruin our lives - leaving us feeling defeated, cynical and ripe for another sad ending. Chuck encourages us to make use of our choices and gives us the tools to change so that we can enjoy life and love again. He also emphasises that heartbreak is common to all of us in such a way that we are freed from pain through healing and understanding. Above all, Whole Heartendess gives you back your power and your heart - the key ingredients for a happy life.

  • Contemporary France: An Introduction to French Politics and Society

    At least since the French Revolution, France has the peculiar distinction of

    simultaneously fascinating, charming and exasperating its neighbours and

    foreign observers. Contemporary France provides an essential introduction

    for students of French politics and society, exploring contemporary developments while placing them in a deeper historical, intellectual, cultural and social context that makes for insightful analysis.

    Chapters on France's economic policy and welfare state, its foreign and European policies and its political movements and recent institutional developments are informed by an analysis of the country's unique political and institutional traditions, distinct forms of nationalism and citizenship,

    dynamic intellectual life and recent social trends. Summaries of major political, economic and social developments are displayed as exhibits.

  • Daisy Chain Days

    Beth Corrigan- granddaughter of Daisy Chain War heroine, Lizzie - knows nothing about boys, nor has she ever been interested. All the boys at her school are horrendous - particularly loud-mouthed Ryan and his sidekick Goofer. So when Alexandru, a couple of years older and a Bosnian refugee arrives to finish his studies - and take the lead role in the school production of West Side Story, Beth is surprised by the strength of her attraction for him. Alex has arrived without his family; he seems sad, but independent and outspoken. When Ryan's gang jealously pick him on, he stands his corner and fights back - only to be branded a 'gypsy' and a hothead by the townspeople. Only Beth and her family - traditionally champions of the underdog and a family of survivors themselves - offer Alex their support. But Alex is a troubled young man - and more worldly than the innocent Beth. When passionate kisses turn to something more serious, Beth feels out of her depth and Alex never seems quite within her grasp. The arrival of tearaway Tori, cousin to Beth, brings more trouble to the situation. Will Tori, unable to resist a challenge, be able to keep her hands off Alex? Is Doyle family history about to repeat itself?

  • Girl In The Red Coat

    Roma Ligocka has lived multiple lives over the last fifty years - artist, theatrical designer, bohemian nomad, political activist, wife, mother - but she was first 'the girl in the red coat' . Famously picked out in red in the black and white footage of Spielberg's 'Schindler's List' it was only when she saw the image of herself on screen that she realised the extent of her failure to come to terms with the anguish of her childhood. This powerful memoir revisits the horror of her early years and reveals how far its effects have reached throughout her life. Leading an apparently successful life, she has nonetheless often been at the mercy of depressions. Now, after 50 years, she is able to write about honestly examining the scars of a traumatic childhood and getting past sorrow while still acknowledging the truth of the past.

  • 365 Days Of Sensational Sex

    With her sophisticated but sizzling approach to sex, Lou Paget has fast become one of the world's most popular 'sexperts', clocking up three massive bestselling sex titles to her name. Now she returns with a brand new title - for the first time focusing on keeping the passion alive and energised within a relationship. 365 Days of Sensational Sex is the ultimate guide to having mind-blowing sex again and again in a stable relationship. Lou addresses the questions that everyone wants answered - What is it that makes some people such great lovers and what are they doing that keeps the fire burning? - and reveals the tips and techniques that will help us to do just that. Writing in a easily accessible one-a-day format, she provides both men and women with refreshing, savvy and informative essays on:

    * Secrets and advice on maintaining an attitude to sex that is open, curious and passionate.

    * Hot tips for creating a sexual atmosphere in your relationship.

    * The most popular types of sexual fantasies and how to ask for what you want.

    * Lou's greatest techniques for hot foreplay, sensational positions and trying something new.

    * Frequently asked questions and the very best of the lesser known sexual titbits.

  • Advanced Level Practical Work for Chemistry

    Advanced Level Practical Work for Chemistry is a guide that will help students to succeed with the practical elements of their Chemistry course. The book covers all main types of practical exercise in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry at this level. Case studies both illustrate the principles and show students how to set about planning, carrying out, analysing and evaluating their experiments. The book is a source of reference with details of the tests used in inorganic and organic analysis. There are entire chapters dedicated to tackling investigations, measurement uncertainty and risk assessment.

  • Descartes A Beginner's Guide

    This useful guide introduces the reader to the so-called 'father of modern philosophy' Rene Descartes.

  • Nobody's Child

    What's your name? Where were you born? What is your date of birth?

    Simple questions that we are asked throughout our life - but what if you didn't know the answers? Kate Adie uncovers the extraordinary, moving and inspiring stories of just such children - without mother or father, any knowledge of who they might be, or even a name to call their own.



    With a curiosity inspired by her own circumstances as an adopted child, Kate shows how the most remarkable adults have survived the experience of abandonment.



    From every perspective Kate Adie brings us a personal, moving and fascinating insight into the very toughest of childhood experiences - and shows what makes us who we really are.

  • Access to History: Germany: The Third Reich 1933-1945 for AQA 3rd Edition

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

    For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

    The series:

    - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.

    - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams

    - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk)

    Germany: The Third Reich 1933-1945 for AQA
    The title charts the emergence of Nazism to Hitler's consolidation of power in 1933-4. It analyses the economic and foreign policies of the Third Reich as well as providing an in-depth look at the Nazi system and how that impacted on various social and cultural groups. The issue of support and opposition to the regime is examined and the appeal of Nazism discussed. The book concludes by assessing the legacy of the Third Reich and how different historical interpretations of this period have developed over time.

  • Succeed at Psychometric Testing: Practice Tests for Data Interpretation

    As more people than ever are going on to university or higher education, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to differentiate their candidates - thus the use of psychometric tests for recruitment, training and promotion is increasing every year. For the candidate, these tests can be extremely daunting, especially because many will not have been tested in their maths or verbal reasoning skills in this way since A Level or even GCSE. This new series aims to provide candidates with realistic preparation for these tests so that they can gain confidence and perform to the best of their abilities.

  • The Film Studies Dictionary

    No student of film can afford to be without The Film Studies Dictionary. It bridges the gap between dictionaries that are primarily academic and theoretical and those that deal mainly in technical jargon. Above all it is aimed at students of film and media who are likely to encounter a wide range of specialist language in a variety of places - in film reviews, critical writing, interviews with film-makers and stars, academic publications and the Internet. It makes this specialist language accessible and many entries use examples taken from a wide range of films both classic and contemporary to illustrate concepts in operation. Some of the entries offer concise definitions for instant reference, while more complex topics receive extended coverage supplemented by up-to-date further reading.



    Whether you are a filmgoer wanting to know the authoritative definition of 'best boy' and 'gaffer' or a student of film studying 'post-colonial theory' and 'third cinema' this dictionary will meet your needs.

  • Qabalah - A Beginner's Guide

    The Qabalah is the mystical side of Judaism which is linked to the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The original doctrine is said to have been handed down to Moses by God alongside the Ten Commandments. This text shows how to meditate through the Qabalah, to benefit mind, body and spirit

  • Key Facts: Jurisprudence

    Key Facts has been specifically written for students studying Law. This essential revision guide will be suitable for all students taking Jurisprudence at Undergraduate level.

    Written and edited by an expert team of authors whose experience means they know exactly what is required in a revision aid. They include examiners, barristers and lecturers. They have brought their expertise and knowledge to the series to make it user-friendly and accessible.



    Key Features include: user-friendly layout and style, diagrams, charts and tables to illustrate key points, summary charts at a basic level, followed by more detailed explanations, to aid revision at every level, pocket sized and easily portable, highly-regarded authors.



    Jurisprudence includes: Natural Law, Legal Positivism, Utilitarianism, Historical Jurisprudence, Marxism, Sociology of Law, Legal Realism, Critical Legal Studies, Concepts.

  • Understanding the Balanced Scorecard in a week

    This concise book demonstrates how to design and implement a simple and practical measurement system aimed at improving the performance of an organisation. It is based on the concept of the "Balanced Scorecard" which encourages a focus on the key factors appropriate to a specific business, rather than just on financial results.

  • Sold to the Man With the Tin Leg

    When Philip Serrell - now well known for his television appearances - gave up teaching to become a professional auctioneer, he thought he was embarking on a sensible and safe career . . . a quiet life in the country with no surprises. In THE AUCTIONEER'S LOT we found out how wrong he was. SOLD TO THE MAN WITH THE TIN LEG Philip describes more of his extraordinary experiences as a country auctioneer, aided and abetted by some of the most colourful characters Worcestershire has to offer. From dodgy cars to fakes in the saleroom; angry livestock, mangled silverware and tortuous - not to mention muddy - experiences in local markets and farm sales, Philip has been there, done that and got the hoofprints on his suit to prove it. And of course, there's the return Philip's tin-legged boss . . .

  • Standard Grade English: The Student Guide 2nd Edition

    Standard Grade English: the Student Guide (2nd edition) is a complete updating of the bestselling title by George Sutherland (formerly Principal Examiner and Qualifications Manager for English at the Scottish Qualifications Authority).



    This is a guide aimed directly at the student (and the parent) who is looking for an overall picture of the Standard Grade English requirements, as well as detailed step-by-step instruction on how to proceed with the course and the examinations.



    It offers a friendly voice of instruction to guide apprehensive students, and light-hearted anecdotes to illustrate important points, so that users of this Student Guide will be better prepared - and completely reassured - about the skills they need to demonstrate for success in Standard Grade English.

  • Young Citizen's Passport - Eighth Edition: Your Guide to the Law in England and Wales

    The new Eighth Edition of this bestselling guide to the law for young people contains a new section on Europe - its organisations and law. It has been thoroughly updated in light of changes to the law and is accompanied by a free on-line resource for teachers to download when using the book as part of their Citizenship lessons. As ever, the Eighth Edition encourages young people to reflect on their rights and responsibilities, and to become more aware citizens.

  • M-Commerce in a week

    This book is not just another academic tome about WAP (Wireless Application Protocol), it is about the increasing general trend towards using technology for transactions and communication on the move. It is a realistic, practical overview, explaining firstly what M-commerce actually means for today, what its potential is for the future and how this may impact on both business and the individual.



    Mark Brown's previous title, Project Management in a week, is the best selling book in the series.

  • How to Spot a Hadrosaur in a Bus Queue

    A fantastic humorous collection of lists, facts, words and meanings, presented in tantalising bite-sized chunks. All the content has been carefully selected, focusing on things people are really interested in, like music, sport, animals, TV, funny words, rude words, puzzles, cartoons, monsters and much more.

    It includes: how to say yes in 13 languages, 5 top causes of broken biscuits, Beckham's various haircuts, fake snot recipe, intriguing facts about bananas, skateboard tricks, 10 interesting words beginning with Y, lists of baddies, famous catchphrases, bizarre festivals around the world, sporting superstitions . . . and, of course, how to spot a hadrosaur in a bus queue.

    A must-have book for kids (and grown-ups) everywhere!

  • Framework RE 3 Teacher's Resource

    The Teacher's Resource pack includes detailed lesson plans, teacher's notes, answers and guidance material for each unit to aid the delivery of the course. They also include extra activities not in the Pupil's Book, and worksheets for each lesson.

  • Michel Thomas French Language Builder CASS

    Michel Thomas took the language-learning world by storm.
    With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times). In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly. He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and French and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.
    In the 'Language Builders' Michel consolidates and expands your knowledge of structures and vocabulary in a one-on-one lecture session with you at home.

  • Spanish with Michel Thomas: 8-Hour Course (CD)

    **There is a newer version of this product available with extra features**
    The updated version is called Total Spanish with the Michel Thomas Method.



    Michel Thomas has taken the language-learning world by storm.


    With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he has perfected over the last 50 years, he now shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times).


    In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly.


    He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and Spanish and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.


    Join two students as they learn in real time. Become the third member of the class and experience the excitement of learning a language as if by magic!

  • Numeracy Progress Tests, Stage Two MANUAL

    The Numeracy Progress Tests can be used separately with selected year groups, but are most informative when used annually to provide an ongoing measure of attainment and progression. For all the tests, norms are given as standardized scores and numeracy age equivalents.

  • Biology Lives

    Biology Lives is a new edition of the successful textbook Complete GCSE Biology, which has been fully revised to provide an exact match to the new GCSE specifications to be taught from September 2001. Primarily focused at Higher Tier candidates, Biology Lives includes innovative practical activities, opportunities for incorporating ICT into science lessons and a wealth of exam questions. In this revised edition, emphasis is also placed on the new Ideas and Evidence strand of Science 1.

  • GCSE Business Studies Workbook: Teacher's Book

    A support resource for all teachers of GCSE Business Studies. This photocopiable text provides answers to the activities and questions in the student workbook as well as information on all the core contents covered. It also gives comparisons of different forms of assessment.

  • Bushcraft Survival

    In BUSHCRAFT SURVIVAL Ray Mears travels to some of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses in the world, and experiences first hand the survival techniques of different indigenous cultures.

    From the Hudson Bay in Canada, via Tanzania and the jungles of Venezuela, to the moors and highlands of Britain, BUSHCRAFT SURVIVAL explores a range of locations and techniques from indigenous peoples. Drawing on centuries of knowledge as well as his own experience, Ray demonstrates how our enjoyment of the wilderness comes through respect for our surroundings and the people, plants and animals that live there.

  • Watching the English

    In WATCHING THE ENGLISH anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour.

    The rules of weather-speak. The ironic-gnome rule. The reflex apology rule. The paranoid-pantomime rule. Class indicators and class anxiety tests. The money-talk taboo and many more . . .

    Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments (using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Kate Fox discovers what these unwritten behaviour codes tell us about Englishness.

  • Successful Customer Retention in a week

    How important are your customers to you? This user-friendly guide emphasises the importance of retaining customers for businesses, and explains how a successful customer focus can be achieved and maintained. Topics covered include: identifying customers and finding out what they want; and offering incentives to maintain customer loyalty.

  • Understanding Weather

    Weather provides a wide variety of stimuli for our senses. The sound of thunder and gales, the smell of damp soil at the start of a summer thunderstorm are but temporary phenomena while the visual panorama of the changing sky that provides a more revealing insight into the workings of the dynamic atmosphere.

    Understanding Weather shows how it is possible to understand weather and climate by combining our ability to observe weather systems from the earth's surface with visualisation from above - notably by means of satellite imagery. This fusion of human observation with the contrasting capabilities of remote sensing gives us a new perspective for exploring the three dimensional atmosphere. Remote sensing imagery and real-time weather information are now widely available through the internet, allowing the reader to relate the case studies to today's weather situation.

    As with all sciences, understanding starts with careful observation. This books aims to show that it is possible to analyse global weather systems through a visual approach rather than the traditional use of mathematics and physics. After examining the interaction of atmospheric heat, moisture and motion in a non-technical style, the contrasting but complementary techniques of weather observation from 'below' and 'above' are compared. The world's climates are then surveyed with key weather features illustrated by satellite imagery, highlighting the way in which weather events may develop into atmospheric hazards.

  • Map Skills for Common Entrance Geography & Key Stage 3

    Prepare pupils for success in the ISEB Common Entrance Geography examination with this concise but authoritative Map Skills course.

    Endorsed by ISEB, this resource covers all essential skills required in using Ordnance Survey maps. It also provides teaching and practice in the use and interpretation of aerial photos alongside Ordnance Survey maps.

    - Provides a short introductory course covering all the necessary Ordnance Survey map skills including symbols, grid references, direction, scale, relief, drawing sketch maps and cross sections, using maps for decision making
    - Includes six map-based investigations - one for each theme from Common Entrance Geography: Geomorphological processes; Settlement; Weather and Climate; Economic Activities; Tectonic Processes; Environmental Issues
    - Includes an Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map extract

  • Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology, 3Ed

    Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology has become an essential text in its field, appealing to candidates for the FRCA, MRCP, MRCS / AFRCS, as well as medical and physiology students.



    This new edition incorporates several changes and additions; in particular, there have been rapid advances made in the understanding of the active nature and roles of the endothelium, and this has resulted in the addition of a new chapter on endothelial cell biology. Many other areas have been updated, eg response of heart cells to ischaemia; role of integrins; myogenic mechanisms and the mechanisms underlying many other vascular contractile responses. New figures have been added and references updated. Finally, in reaction to the recent GMC induced changes in medical education, a problem-based element has been incorporated in the book.

  • Succeed at Psychometric Testing: Practice Tests for Numerical Reasoning Intermediate

    As more people than ever are going on to university or higher education, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to differentiate their candidates - thus the use of psychometric tests for recruitment, training and promotion is increasing every year. For the candidate, these tests can be extremely daunting, especially because many will not have been tested in their maths or verbal reasoning skills in this way since A Level or even GCSE. This new series aims to provide candidates with realistic preparation for these tests so that they can gain confidence and perform to the best of their abilities.

  • Age 8-9 Reading and Writing

    Motivational stickers, top-quality colour illustrations and a friendly animal character ensure that learning at home is easy and fun. Notes to parents explain the purpose of each activity and provide clear and helpful advice. The book ends with an informal test, and a progress chart with space for stickers provides a useful skills checklist.



    Hodder Home Learning - helping parents support their children's learning at home.

  • Goodbye, Dearest Holly

    Some tragedies become part of our national history. On August 4, 2002 Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman disappeared. For the next thirteen days their families, the police, and the local community searched for them, while the nation watched in horrific suspense. Almost two weeks after Holly and Jessica went missing, their bodies were found. Two days later Ian Huntley was charged with their murders.



    In the terrible weeks that followed Kevin started to make notes, fearful that he might forget important details. GOODBYE, DEAREST HOLLY tells the story of the nightmare that began on August 4th, from the moment it became clear that Holly and Jessica were missing, through the long investigation and its aftermath. An unflinching tale of surviving tragedy, Kevin's diaries tell of battles with the media, police bureaucracy and the legal system. The book also includes a gripping account of the trial and convictions of Huntley and Maxine Carr. Above all, GOODBYE, DEAREST HOLLY is a loving act of fatherhood.

  • Amazing You: Spells

    Step into the magical world of spells and witchcraft and see what you can conjure up.



    Do your own spells with simple ingredients - make yourself irresistible, bond with your friends, make a love charm, charge up your brain power, restore harmony in your house and concoct a clever potion.



    Spells shows you how you can change your everyday life by discovering just how amazing you are. It is part of our stunning new Mind Body Spirit series for teenage girls - Amazing You.

  • MEI Statistics 4 Third Edition

    This series, well-known for accessibility and for a student-friendly approach, has a wealth of features: Worked Examples, Activities, Investigations, Graded Exercises, Key Points summaries and Discussion Points. To ensure exam success there are plenty of up-to-date exam questions, plus warning signs to indicate common pitfalls. MEI offer full support to schools through their network with newsletters, training days and an annual conference.



    Statistics 4 builds on the work in the three earlier books. This book completes the statistics in the MEI Further Mathematics and covers a number of topics in greater depth: estimation; generating functions; inference; design and analysis of experiments. Taken together with the three earlier books, this book provides a thorough treatment of statistics at this level.

  • The Templar Legacy: Cotton Malone 1

    The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power, until the Inquisition destroyed them and their riches were lost forever.

    But some people don't believe in 'forever'.

    Ex-agent Cotton Malone used to work for Stephanie Nelle in the US Justice Department. Now Nelle wants his help to crack a series of puzzles that have confounded experts for centuries - and could lead to the legendary lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

    But someone else is on the trail - someone prepared to commit the ultimate crime to win the ultimate prize. Malone and Nelle find themselves in a heart-stopping race through the villages, castles and cloisters of Europe in pursuit of a secret that, in the wrong hands, could bring the world to its knees.

  • Clinicians' Guide to Asthma

    Clinicians' Guide to Asthma puts the care of patients with asthma into context for the GP / Primary care specialist and general hospital physician, presenting the current knowledge regarding asthma and its treatment in an accessible manner. Topics covered include epidemiology, socio-economic costs, causes and pathophysiology, mechanisms, pharmacologic therapies and other aspects of asthma management. The book discusses current hot topics in research and likely future breakthroughs, and provides sufficient practical detail for the physician to use in everyday management of asthma within a range of patient sub-groups including children.

  • Discover Atlantis

    During its 1500-year Golden Age, Atlantis was at the height of its spiritual strength. Its inhabitants enjoyed incredible gifts including healing, levitation, clairvoyance and telepathy.

    Now, for the first time, world-renowned spiritual author Diana Cooper presents us with the first comprehensive guide to understanding the Golden Age of Atlantis. Discover the history and society of this most spiritual place and time, from the origins of Atlantis to the forces that finally caused its destruction. As well as revealing how to understand and use the Atlanteans' spiritual powers, Diana shows us how they lived, with new information about their homes, work, and their religious and social life.

    Diana reveals new information on the Temple of Poseidon, the Great Crystal of Atlantis and the original Sphinx, as well as on the awesome wisdom of the famous crystal skulls.
    There are easy-to-follow exercises to develop your spiritual powers, some of which were used by the High Priests and Priestesses themselves.

    Accessible yet inspirational, this book is the only guide you will need to understand the history of Atlantis - and how to harness its unique powers for yourself.

  • Science Pathways Y8: CCEA Key Stage 3

    Science Framework Year 8 has been written specifically for the new Northern Ireland Curriculum for Key Stage 3 and local examples have been used throughout. This book highlights, within a science context, the importance of developing pupils as individuals, as contributors to society and as contributors to the economy and environment. The clear text and helpful illustrations make the science easy to understand and show how it is relevant in everyday life. The following thinking skills and personal capabilities are identified:

    Managing information
    Thinking, problem solving, decision making
    Being creative
    Working with others
    Self management

    The 14 chapters cover all the scientific knowledge and understanding for Y8 as well as highlighting topics such as science in the media and careers in science. Pupils are encouraged to develop their skills in areas such as organising a debate, comparing and contrasting ideas, finding out about science from books and the internet, and carrying out investigations and writing reports.

  • Wild Food

    Ray Mears has travelled the world discovering how native people manage to live on just what nature provides. Whats always frustrated him is not knowing how our own ancestors fed themselves and what we could learn about our own diet.

    We know they were hunter-gatherers, but no-one has been able to tell what they ate day to day. How did they find their calories, week in week out throughout the year? What were their staple foods? Where did they get their vitamins? How did they ensure their bodies received enough variety?

    In this book he travels back ten thousand years to a time before farming to learn how our ancestors found, prepared and cooked their food.

    This extraordinary journey reveals many new possibilities many of the same food sources are still there for us if only we know where to look. Through Ray Mears' knowledge of the countryside and the research conducted specially for this book with archaeo-botanist Gordon Hillman, we learn many new, useful and often surprising things about the amazingly rich natural larder that still surrounds us.