History Showtime is a new series of books featuring historical information, music, drama, craft work and games to bring history to life for Key Stage 2 pupils. The books include songs composed by Avril Thompson (BA 1967).
Watertight Marketing is a step-by-step guide to help small and medium organisations identify ‘profit leaks’ and take control of their business growth.
This thoughtful guide takes the reader through all the many ways there are of answering the question “Who am I?” from the basic to the transcendental. It explores philosophical and scientific views of human nature, underlines the way in which we shape our identities in response to technology, and asks who we will become in the future.
The Internet is behaving in a way that is affecting everything we do. And it is making us think about things in a way we never previously thought. The Internet is contrary and the opposite of previous inventions. It has, oddly, a reverse polarity of discovery in which seeking to know more about what and who we already know (think Facebook, Twitter, Google) is more valid than learning new things.
Auctioning L.S. Lowry analyses the fluctuating sales of one of Britain’s most popular artists. Written to inform a variety of audiences from corporate clients to public collections, Rhian Addison has used statistical analysis to assess emerging trends from the sales of L.S. Lowry’s oil paintings over two decades.
Do you have the capacity to imagine the future with a prophet? This tale has the whiff of that future. CERN, Geneva, not merely a particle physics laboratory and the birthplace of the WORLDWIDE WEB but a hotbed for things both earthly and divine: a world of power and fate, sex and death, biblical prophecy and philosophy, time travel and mind machines – full of endless fascination.
Diaries, letters and newspapers of the day tell of the watershed month when Britain went to war with Germany. In Bristol, for example, when crowds lined the streets to cheer the Territorials leaving their base on Whiteladies Road, a horse and cart lost control on Park Street and crushed a woman to death.
Paul is an ordinary lad who on waking up on an ordinary day, just cannot talk normally, mouthing occasional words but mostly struck dumb. A diagnosis from a top consultant informs him that his complaint is simply an inability to say out loud any word containing that most common sign in our ABC (it's found twixt "d" and "f").
A most unusual novel in French, set in Paris in the near future: a world that is all upside down. The European Union has long since fallen apart and France is now a prosperous kingdom at war with Islamic neighbours. Virgin Mary has replaced Marianne in its town halls and people greet each other in Latin. In this world of intrigues, a young journalist recovers his memory after an accident but loses his faith. Yet amusing events and curious characters add a dose of spice to it all.
The 'long' fourteenth century perhaps can be seen as Thessalonica's heyday. Alongside its growing commercial prowess, the city was developing into an important centre of government, where members of the Byzantine imperial family of the Palaiologoi ruled independently under full imperial titles, striking coinage and following an increasingly autonomous external policy.
The ongoing movement toward globalization challenges us to reconsider issues of individual identity. Are we evolving into citizens of the world? How crucial is nationality? And for men, what does it now mean to be male?
He wore a khaki cap and tattered clothes and looked the very picture of a Russian revolutionary activist. But Joseph Ilitch Afirenko was neither Russian nor a revolutionary activist. He was Paul Dukes, one of a group of spies on an undercover mission of vital importance.
One year after the Arab Spring revolutions in North Africa, Chesshyre heads off across Tunisia, Libya and Egypt to take the temperature of the countries as they come to terms with their new, post-dictator world. This travelogue captures with humour and a sense of realism three nations at a time when their future hangs in the balance, talking to ordinary folk along the way... and with only the occasional abduction holding up progress from Tunis to the Sinai Peninsula.
Bold! Intense! One of a kind! Here's an opportunity to join a young boy from Green Bay, WI, taking the challenge to find his sexual identity and education by degrees. Join him as he works through his thesis, meets the cream of the British theatre and toils in the French libraries and continental museums researching ancient costuming and designs in pursuit of his MA in theatrical costuming from the renowned University of Bristol.
Are you travelling to Poland and wish to know more about the Poles you’ll encounter? Have you ever wondered what makes your Polish plumber or cleaner or waitress tick? Are you fascinated by this country of forty million - one of the most visited countries in the world - rich in natural beauty, cultured, and famous for its people’s wanderlust? What book do you pick for background and insight? A superficial travel guide? A dry history book? No! You need the genre-busting Polska Dotty.
Flying pigs, retro hairstyles and hand grenades are among some of the images found in this book celebrating the art and craft of Cambodia’s hand-painted advertising. The book introduces the signs, the people who paint them, and explores their links to Cambodian art, culture and history.
The first general history of Korea as seen through maps, Korea: A Cartographic History provides a beautifully illustrated introduction to how Korea was and is represented cartographically. John Rennie Short, one of today’s most prolific and well-respected geographers, encapsulates six hundred years of maps made by Koreans and non-Koreans alike.
The Bend in the Sky is a fast-paced humorous sci-fi read that draws us into the life of a young guy and his drop-dead gorgeous girlfriend as they struggle to save planet Earth.
While friends are marrying, having children and moving to the depths of the countryside, Gilly Brown finds herself alone in London with just her little dog Ruskin for company. It’s time to move on, so, on a friend’s advice she looks for a lodger, a Monday to Friday one, and finds handsome television producer Jack Baker. Gilly falls for Jack’s charm and is transported into an exciting social whirlwind of parties, dining out and glamour.
The story of Pamela Jackson, nee Mitford, is a fascinating one. Despite shunning the bright city lights that her sisters so desperately craved, she had many wild adventures of her own and was very much involved in the activities of her extraordinary family, picking up the many pieces when things went disastrously wrong - which they often did - but was always content to be her own delightful self.
It's the final whistle for Jamie Johnson! After leading Scotland to near-victory in the World Cup, Jamie Johnson has landed the dream job: playing football for one of the best teams in the world,Barcelona. But when disaster strikes and his days of football glory feel like a distant memory, Jamie's future will begin exactly where everything first kicked off.
With more people in the world living into older age, Alzheimer's and other Dementias: The Facts takes a comprehensive look at the spread of dementia, and provides authoritative information and practical advice for sufferers, their families, and the medical professionals who care for them.
Dementia affects millions of people throughout the world. This book is unique in exploring the complex philosophical issues regarding our understanding and treatment of this disorder. It provides a critique of the main models used to understand this disorder, and attempts unification of these approaches, with clear implications for treatment.
This is a story of love, war and betrayal seen through the affair of Harry Oldham and Lottie Simplon, an affair which one way or another lasted for most of the twentieth century.
2 April 2012 marked the 30th anniversary of the invasion of the Falkland Islands. This is the thrilling untold story of the young helicopter pilots - most barely out of their teens - who risked their lives during this brief but ferocious war.
For managers and business leaders who want to enhance performance, this easy-to-use guide to employee management offers real solutions for getting workers engaged and increasing productivity. It explains what employee engagement is, why it matters, what the benefits of it are, what helps and hinders it, how to measure it, how to put theory into action when trying to create it. As an added benefit, it offers plenty of advice on how managers can keep themselves engaged, even during the toughest of times.
Far from the high-tech, high-rise of the super-cities, there lies another Japan. A Japan where snakes slither down school corridors, where bears prowl dark forests and where Westerners are still regarded as curious creatures. Welcome to the world of the inaka – the Japanese countryside.
This text focuses on the forms and specificities of gender relations within the Italian community in Britian. When migration to Britain, from Italy, began the patriarchal traditions and belief systems the Italian migrants brought with them were rigid and strongly held. However, life in modern Britain has posed new challenges and led to some major adaptations.
In Quick, Said the Bird, Richard Swigg makes the case for acoustics as the basis of the linkages, kinships, and inter-illuminations of a major twentieth-century literary relationship. Outsiders in their home terrain who nevertheless continued to reach back to their own American vocal identities, Williams, Eliot, and Moore embody a unique lineage that can be traced from their first significant works (1909–1918) to the 1960s.
The trials and tribulations of a female army officer in the making, at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. When Héloïse Goodley quit her job as a City banker and decided to attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she had no prior military experience. On her arrival she was a complete novice: she'd never fired a rifle, never dug a trench; she couldn't march in file; she couldn't even shine her shoes.
Are dictionaries really an ultimate source of 'correct' language? "Dictionaries as Cultural Products" is the first manuscript of such volume to deal with intentional and unintentional cultural biases and limitations in lexicography. It offers both, a theoretical exploration of word meaning and a practical perspective on dictionaries in use.
Pteridomania or Fern Fever took a frantic hold in Britain from the 1840s. It was a craze fostered by an array of books and magazines and special equipment designed for fern hunting trips and the cultivation of the finds in delicate fern cases.
Double Chance tells the tale of Charlie Chance who invented an imaginary friend after losing his best friend, the exotic Carlos.
This new book is a radical reappraisal of the whole science of keyboard tuning. Its fundamental feature is a complete revision of the terminology currently in use, since this is frequently not only confusing but also can be conflicting, as well as being inaccurate.
December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. A growing number of people believe this date to mark the end of the world or, at the very least, the end of the world as we know it: a shift to a new form of global consciousness.
Duncan McNair's (LLB 1978) first book The Morello Letters was heralded by WH Smiths as the funniest book in over 30 years and reached No 1 in Amazon for humour parody. The sequel, More Morello Letters - Pen pal to the super stars, is receiving similar stellar reviews everywhere and is named by the broadcaster Jon Snow as "the funniest book I have ever read". Read some hilarious sample letters from the discombobulous Morello family to the great and the good, and the genuine replies, at www.morelloworld.com
A collection of hilarious letters sent to the great and good of British society. Mr. Morello is a slightly confused, pear-shaped forty-five year old Italian immigrant living with his larger, plump wife Mrs. Morello and three children -- Tosti, Amphora and Rizzo -- in that most salubrious of London suburbs: Ealing. As a family, they share a curious fondness for all things British and yet by dint of their Italian heritage, struggle to come to terms with some of our more esoteric characteristics.
Using many original archive resources, this book has been researched and written by Marion Mako, who studied for an MA in Garden History at the University. Lavishly illustrated, it tells the story of nine gardens and the people who created them.
Andrew's latest book contains an ode written in the form of a film scenario because it is about Chinese cinema and Shaw Studios. This is followed by a suite of lyrics about Chinese gourds engraved with scenes from literature and legend.
A new examination of why Cuba, a Caribbean country, sent half a million of its citizens to fight in Angola in Africa, and how a short-term intervention escalated into a lengthy war of intervention.
A comprehensive guide to medico-legal report writing in civil claims, the book offers easy to use techniques to help experts and lawyers alike to apply essential legal principles in practical reporting situations. It also serves as a valuable reference, giving guidance on to how to approach a wide-variety of reporting issues – from causation and damage through to multiple incident claims and exaggerating claimants.
Trust in business is currently at an all-time low. From banks to oil companies to car manufacturers, despite the billions poured into marketing and brand messages, the level of consumer trust in business is collapsing. Marketing departments and their leaders increasingly look like they are selling snake oil, taking reckless multi-million pound gambles on advertising and marketing campaigns that barely move the needle. One of the most pressing questions for business leaders is "Why don't they trust us?".
The Thinking Tank by Jae De Wylde. 1969, London, England and Sally, a little girl dressed in brown, visits Father Christmas at a church fair. He rescues her as she trips and stumbles into his arms. As he hoists her onto his lap she thinks she feels the breath of a kiss on her cheek.
The place is Cyprus, the island of love in the Mediterranean. The city is Nicosia, the only divided city in the world. Greeks and Turks, opposing factions for decades – finally, a peace deal is on the table. A young English woman, Cathy Burkert is on a job in Cyprus, part of a team to identify the ancient Greek poet, Homer’s great work, the Cypria. Cathy has secrets, secrets which enables a deadly machine to be invented, one never before seen by mankind. A web of intrigue is spun to change the will of a nation, is Cathy the inspired medium?
DCI Paul Draper and his friend Professor Mark Rees, an eminent primatologist, reappear in this third book, The Devil’s Dogs’, a crime thriller with a strong animal welfare theme. Both characters also featured in ‘Prime Witness’ and ‘Blood Wood’ by the same author.
Kafka... for our time: Journeys of discovery is a book of 24 thought provoking interpretations based around updated translations of classic Kafka stories. The insightful interpretations aim to make Kafka’s work relevant not only to the man himself and the time in which he lived, but also to our modern day lives and our own personal struggle.
Eventful and colourful history of the Arundell family, landed gentry based at Wardour Castle, south-west Wiltshire (UK), from the 16th to 20th century, engagingly written for the general reader but fully referenced for the scholar.
In 1987, aged 12 Taj Malik Alam set-up the Afghan Cricket Club. Its headquarters were a refugee camp in Pakistan and the team played with tennis balls, sticks and plastic bags on a rutted, dusty piece of scrubland. But Taj, and his two brothers, had only one childhood dream: to represent Afghanistan in an international cricket match. Out of the Ashes is the remarkable story of Taj, and his team mates, and their incredible journey from obscurity to the groomed grass pitches of elite cricket.
It's the big one! The World Cup Finals beckon for Jamie Johnson but first he must answer a huge question: Which country will he play for? With brand new characters and all the trademark jaw-dropping footy action, Dan Freedman and Jamie Johnson return on very top form for the fifth book in the series.
Richard Hamilton has witnessed at first hand the death throws of a tradition that has passed seamlessly from generation to generation for nearly a thousand years. It is thought the storytellers or hlaykia in the main square in Marrakech, the Jemaa el Fna, have recounted ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences since the city was first founded in the eleventh century. But this unique unbroken chain of oral tradition is now teetering on the brink of extinction.
When Kate marries the wild, sexy Frenchman she meets on holiday, everybody is stunned. Marc, however, is an attentive and adoring husband - until one morning he goes out, and doesn't come back. After three years of searching for him, Kate has to move on. She cuts her hair, throws away his things and finds new love. Then one morning she wakes up with Marc asleep in her bed. He asks for seven days to prove his love. Kate knows Marc is not the man she once fell in love with, but as he discovers, she too has changed.
And The Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris by Alan Riding (BA (Econ) 1964) looks at how artists, writers and intellectuals - from the likes of Gide, Sartre and Camus to Picasso, Cocteau and Chevalier - responded to the occupation.
In Emergent Holistic Consciousness: The Postmodern Mystic Stuart P Heywood (BA 1994) examines the nature of thought, from Darwin to postmodernism.
The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality by Dr Joseph Gelfer (BA 1995) brings together the best papers published to date in the Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS), offering them for the first time in printed form.
Architectural historian Sarah Whittingham (PhD 2005) tells the story of Sir George Oatley’s (1863-1950) very full life, from his poor childhood on the Isle of Wight, to running the most successful architectural practice in Bristol on his return to his native city.
In Talking to A Brick Wall: How New Labour stopped listening to the voter and why we need a new politics, Britain’s leading political pollster, Deborah Mattinson (LLB 1978), reviews the New Labour years from the voter’s point of view.
The Obscure Logic of the Heart is the new novel from the Commonwealth and Dylan Thomas prize longlisted author of Ishq and Mushq, Priya Basil (BA 1991).
Digital technologies are having a profound effect on business and industry. They’ve ripped up traditional business models and have created both opportunities and challenges for businesses in the 21st century.
Is a man who witnesses two atomic bombs in a week blessed or cursed? This is the question behind the latest offering from writer William Coles (BA 1968), a release that coincides with the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and that is based on a true story.
Richly illustrated, this book by Barrie W Jones (BSc 1962, PhD 1967), Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at The Open University, is a timely account of Pluto for general readers, amateur astronomers and students wanting to know more about this intriguing celestial object. Boxed text provides more advanced information for readers who wish to delve deeper into the subject.
A Year of Living Musically charts Katherine Dixson’s (BA 1978) first year at the helm of a large amateur choral society.
In Why Man Made Gods and Dogs, John Burton provides an overview of modern science as it relates to religion, ranging from cosmology, mathematics and physics, through the thicket of biology and biochemistry to evolutionary psychology and even a little home-spun philosophy.
Robert Penn’s (BA 1998) latest book It's All About the Bike tells of his journey to design and build his dream bike. En route, he explores the science, history and culture of bicycles.
Survival: Saving Endangered Migratory Species by Robert Vagg (BA 1984) and Stanley Johnson is both a warning against the threat facing many migratory species and a celebration of their beauty.
The latest in Dan Freedman's successful football-themed books.
Monica Carly (nee Tucker) (BA 1957) has waited 52 years to write her first novel.
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Journalist Misha Glenny (BA 1980) delivered a seminar in March on International Organised Crime at the University’s Department of Politics.
Fred Smtih started to write this book more than 25 years ago. After graduating from the University of England, he was hired as a field engineer in Swift Current, Sask. Smith fell in love with the vastness of the prairies and its inhabitants.
Seventeen-year-old schoolboy Kim is an idle drifter at one of Britain's most extraordinary institutions, Eton College – crammed with over a thousand boys and not a girl in sight.
It is a fact universally acknowledged that the British are obsessed with the weather. This is not surprising: no country in the world has such unpredictable weather, with such power to rule people's lives.
In this brand new book Nick Inman pulls together a list of 100 non-sh*t things for us to feel glad about - a book to inspire the reader while they are slogging to work or taking a break from the ironing.
The Selman-Troytt Papers is the first anthology of Jeremy Selman-Troytt's writing, and includes many of his masterpieces of prose and observation such as 'Social and Sexual Etiquette' and 'My First Involuntary Ejaculation’.
The first dedicated solely to Kosovo, this guide provides full coverage of the young, fast-growing capital, Pristina, tips on living in Kosovo, including cultural norms, accommodation, food and communications and information on Kosovo’s ski resort, Brezovica, which offers some of the best skiing in south-eastern Europe.
This book presents the most astounding thesis and the greatest collection of evidence ever assembled in the history of the Authorship Controversy.
Philip Cormack, a GP in a Cornish village, is facing burn-out, divorce and the end of his cricketing days. He sets out on a rejuvenating sabbatical in Canada, but finds himself on an aboriginal reserve where deprivation, drink and violence abound.
Meet Martin Sargent. He hasn't got a girlfriend (not anymore, anyway); he hasn't got a flatmate (see point one) and he definitely hasn't got the gift of tact. But he has got his mates (against all odds), an office crush and a mum who wants him to welcome Jesus into his life.
The extraordinary story of the British Navy’s epic struggle against Napoleon. While most naval histories stop at Nelson, this book shows that what came afterwards is just as enthralling.
This book illuminates the cultural and literary history of Catalonia – from the stunning modern architecture of Barcelona, to the medieval Benedictine abbey at Montserrat, to the ancient Roman ruins of Tarragona.
Sylvia Brooke was also known as Her Highness the Ranee of Sarawak, the notorious wife of the last White Rajah. One of the more exotic figures of the twentieth century, she was described by the press as 'that most charming of despots', and by her own brother as 'a female Iago'.
Olaf's Saga is a story which chronicles the life and times of one many hailing from a remote region of Norway in the late eighth century. The protagonist takes part in and witnesses key events of the pre-Christian or pagan Viking period.
This is a story of one man’s experience of the horrors of World War I. But it is more than a war story. Well researched and based on real lives, To Grow Young reflects the courage of ordinary people in a world gone mad, and a love that transcends adversity.
A witty and wise book for managers and parents alike, Everything I Need to Know... is a salient reminder of the life skills we all need to succeed whether at work or at home.
This book covers travel, jobs, boys, love and hate, sex, glamour, fashion no-nos, parties, cooking, nasty habits, things that go terribly wrong, and lots of other weird bits and pieces.
This book is about a pattern language for distributed computing.
A freak accident, involving a pallet of pineapples, leaves Graham ‘Ray' Sunshine in a coma fighting for his life. When he recovers, the only lasting legacy of his accident is that every week he experiences Thursday before Wednesday. Struggling to come to terms with this affliction, will he use his 'gift' for good or ill?
The Big Bible Storybook is a lead-in to regular Bible-engagement for the under 5s.
With bird flu a very present threat, this is a timely and important look at the impact of quiet killers through the ages. Some infectious agents are becoming resistant to nearly all available antibiotics; differences in travel and social behaviour spread infections more widely; and, with changes in climate, diseases are either being described for the first time, or appearing in previously unaffected areas.
Stuart Clark's debut novel is a science-fiction adventure set on a hostile world. Wyatt Dorren leads a team of trappers on a specimen gathering expedition for Chicago's Interplanetary zoo. However, Wyatt is soon to discover that he is the victim of a foul conspiracy – and the hunters have become the hunted.
For a 1000 years Bristol has been badly governed. In every age, out of greed or plain stupidity, Bristolians have made the wrong decisions in developing their city, yet art and architecture have rioted in the resultant thousand errors. This book, packed with beautiful photographs, illustrates those errors and attempts to account for the paradox.
This book chronicles the life and work of Charles Benjamin Redrup, an innovative engineer who built his first engine in 1896 and his last in 1953
Prizewining author of 17 books and over 100 hymns, his hymns have appeared in over 215 hymnbooks across the world. The texts of 75 hymns and psalm paraphrases written by Michael Saward between 1962 and 2006 are contained in this book.
He was a close friend of TS Eliot, deeply admired by CS Lewis, inspirational for WH Auden in his journey to faith, and a literary sparring partner for JRR Tolkien.
Testimonial evidence remains the greatest source of information available to those who try cases in court. The assessment of the reliability and accuracy of contentious evidence given by witnesses has always been fraught with difficulty for judges and juries yet it has been the subject of scant academic study.
This book provides an overview of the international field of historical archaeology (c. AD 1500 to the present) through 17 specially-commissioned essays from leading researchers in the field.
Peter Hewkin has been a Royal Air Force officer, commercial pilot licence holder, Master Scuba diver, juggler, windsurfing instructor, and holder of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and thought to himself, what was the probability that someone else had done all those things?
The 25 landscape designs selected for this book have changed the way we look at landscape. Each is here separately explored and illustrated and the reasons for its importance and influence explained.
This book went straight into the number one spot on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly charts. It is a tale is about a naive young bibliophile drafted to write the biography of a troubled and dying writer.
Was Ethelred the Unready always late for breakfast? Was Ivan the Terrible simply impossible to live with? Exactly how often did Wilfrid the Shaggy get a haircut? These vital historical questions are explored in this investigation into the vainglorious, unfortunate, and sometimes downright insulting names that pepper the history books.
Spanning 400 years of musical drama, from the late Renaissance and including such classical masters as Verdi, Puccini, and Bizet, this is the complete visual guidebook to the great operas, their composers and performance history.
An insiders guide to life in the United Kingdom.
Approaching 40, Nigel Marsh has a seemingly enviable life running the Australian office of a leading advertising agency. But he’s stressed, overweight, and struggling to balance a career, marriage and the demands of four small children. Then he loses his job.
Cornwall on the Rocks introduces Sven Ffolkes, a Norwegian policeman with an acute grasp of the British way.
This book tracks the life of Bishop Peter Baines, one of the most colourful and controversial bishops of 19-century Catholic England. A great correspondent, his letters and archives throw considerable light on the problems he faced and provide a fascinating insight to the times in which he lived.
After a hard day’s work it’s often hard to summon the energy to cook ‘properly’. Here’s a cook book to make sure you don’t just reach for the ready meal.
This book deals with the issues holistically, looking at the physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of care. Written by experts in the field, with some very practical advice, it also places a heavy emphasis on the ethical issues that arise for professionals and for families in the care of people with severe dementia.
In 1862 a giraffe was transported from Egypt to France as a prize addition to the King’s private zoo. In 2004 a unique collection of international performers, led by South Africa's acclaimed Handspring Theatre Company and the Sogolon Puppet Troup of Mali, joined together to tell its story.
Based on actual events, End Slice by novelist Ernest Camden details the injustice and sorrow experienced by the nation of Zambia during Zimbabwe's guerrilla war. For a full description, see http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/06/prweb530109.htm
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