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  • TASTY POEMS

    Sugarcake, popcorn, peanut butter, snow-cones, biscuits, sausages, wobbling jellies, and oodles of noodles - all delicious to eat, and delicious to read. This successful, mouth-watering, selection of tasty poems is now in paperback.

  • Providing a Palliative Care Service: Towards an Evidence Base

    This book addresses key questions about the need for palliative care, the current provision of services and the evidence for the effectiveness of a range of alternative models of organisation in pallitaive care. A broad approach is taken to include the needs of both cancer patients and patients with other terminal diseases and the relationship between palliative care and other aspects of health care services. The book is based on a comprehensive and detailed review of the international scientific literature on evaluation of palliative care, providing an essential evidence base for policy decisions.

  • Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties: The Facts

    The book is about the problems of intelligent children such as these, who struggle to learn. Dr Selikowitz has written a clear and sympathetic guide to the often controversial subject of dyslexia and other learning disorders. He deals with difficulties in traditional academic areas such as reading, spelling, and arithmetic, and tackles more subtle conditions such as clumsiness, social unease, and hyperactivity. He describes clearly what is known about these problems, concentrating on information that is of practical relevance to parents in understanding their children's difficulties and in helping them to overcome them and improve their self-esteem. There are also suggestions for managing difficult behaviours. This new edition is fully up-to-date, drawing on the most recent research on the disorders and their treatments. The encouraging approach and easy-to-read style will appeal to parents, as well as to the professionals who work with such children.

  • Progress with Oxford: Numbers and Counting up to 20 Age 4-5

    This Progress with Oxford Numbers and Counting up to 20 Age 4-5 workbook will help your child to progress with numbers and counting skills while having fun so they will quickly learn to count and write numbers up to 20, to count on from a number, to count sequences and read number names. The Progress with Oxford series has been created to help every child develop essential skills at home, with minimal help and support. Picture clues are used to show very young children how to complete activities, whilst reminder boxes, tips and advice support older children to become self-sufficient learners. A lively character accompanies your child through all the colourful and engaging activities, and fun stickers are included to reward their work. A handy progress chart at the end of each book captures their achievements, so you both know what to do next. Find further support on the Oxford Owl at Home website, which provides specific advice on helping your child with number skills, and fun activities to extend their skills.

  • Oxford First Dictionary

    This major new edition of the Oxford First Dictionary in hardback includes new words and more pages to extend vocabulary, improve spelling and support comprehension across the new curriculum. As well as updated example sentences (many from children's own reading), word classes and a supplement on spelling and grammar tips and activities, the accessible alphabetical layout and up-to-date colourful illustrations make this the perfect first dictionary for home and for starting school. Also available in paperback and an ideal companion to the new updated edition of the Oxford First Thesaurus. Go online at www.oxfordschooldictionaries.com for the accompanying free downloadable activities.

  • How Many Spots, Triceratops?: Bang On The Door

    Can you count the spots on the triceratops? Help the triceratops count his spots and lots more and have fun finding out all the numbers along the way! Oxford Children's Books is thrilled to have secured the exclusive licence for the publishing programme for the "Bang on the Door" Animals range. The award-winning "Bang on the Door" brand is known and loved around the world, and its groovy, huggable characters are instantly recognised from their stationery and gift merchandise. "Bang on the Door" products are recognised for their quality of design, attention to detail, and superior production value (including a specialist eight colour printing process) and this will be reflected in our publishing. The three year programme will include books in an exciting range of formats and finishes, at a variety of price points so there will be something for everyone. Boasts an award-winning team, who beat off Barbie and Coca-Cola to win Brand of the Year in 2000

  • Clinical skills

    Clinical Skills: Oxford Core Text is a comprehensive, practical guide for medical students covering all aspects of history-taking, physical examination, and simple practical procedures - how to take a history, elicit and evaluate problems, the method of examining a patient, and how to interpret the significance of findings. The book also includes guidance on basic data interpretation - how to carry out and interpret test results. Common difficulties are highlighted and solutions given with the aid of case histories and practical tips. Specially drawn colour illustrations and photographs demonstrate examination techniques and clinical diseases. The writing style is accessible and easy to follow - almost like a tutorial from an experienced doctor at the bedside. For advanced students there are summaries, useful lists and hints for finals, including a chapter covering the different formats they may encounter. As the foundations of clinical skills remain constant this book will remain an invaluable reference throughout the working life of a doctor.

  • Maxillofacial and Dental Emergencies

    This introduction to the subject of facial trauma is aimed at junior hospital doctors in accident and emergency departments, and those working for higher medical qualifications. The book covers a wide range of facial injuries, and is well illustrated with key points for easy reference. Other features of the book include: a thorough description of the basic anatomy of the face; guidance on diagnosis and treatment; and practical information on the role of the radiology department and referral to specialists.

  • Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

    This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the latest fossil finds. Although concentrating on the fossil evidence for human evolution, it also covers the latest genetic evidence about regional variations in the modern human genome that relate to our evolutionary history. Bernard Wood draws on over thirty years of experience to provide an insider's view of the field and some of the personalities in it, and demonstrates that our understanding of human evolution is critically dependent on advances in related sciences such as paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Neuropharmacology of Serotonin

    This monograph reviews all areas of serotonin neuropharmacology, from work on the serotonin autoreceptor and imipramine binding site, to the classification and identification of receptor sub-types and serotonin-mediated phosphoinosital breakdown. There are sections on the pharmacology of antidepressant, anti-anxiety, and hallucinogenic drugs, and in vivo monitoring of drug action by various techniques. There are also chapters on the effects of drugs on serotonin metabolism, serotonin-mediated behaviour, and on invertebrate pharmacology.

  • Transplantation Immunology: Clinical and Experimental

    Written by the pioneers of many new transplantation processes, this book addresses the complex immunological process that controls rejection of implanted tissue. It describes the development of transplantation immunology, explaining the weaknesses of current theories which often conflict with clinical observations. Clinical work and in vitro experimental results are covered iun detail in each section.

  • Oxford Desk Reference - Clinical Genetics

    The first in a brand new series of easy-to-use guides, this book is set to become the bible for clinical consultation in genetics. It covers the process of diagnosis, investigation, management, and counselling for patients. Most of the topics fit onto a double-page spread ensuring that the book is an accessible, quick reference for the clinic or hospital consultation. Where available, diagnostic criteria for specific conditions are included as well as contact details for support groups. The book is well illustrated and has an up-to-date bibliography and glossaries of terms used in genetics and dysmorphology. The authors have used their experience to devise a practical clinical approach to many common genetic referrals, both out patient and ward based. The most common Mendelian disorders, chromosomal disorders, congenital anomalies and syndromes are all covered. In addition there are chapters on familial cancer and pregnancy-related topics such as foetal anomalies, teratogens, prenatal and pre-implantation diagnosis. The book also provides information on the less common situations, where management is particularly complex, or important genetic concepts are illustrated.

  • ICPC-2: International Classification of Primary Care

    The International Classification of Primary Care broke new ground in the world of classification when the first edition was published in 1987. For the first time, using a single classification, health care provides could classify three important elements of the health care encounter: (1) reasons for encounter, (2) diagnoses or problems, (3) process of care. The three elements may be used separately or concurrently. Linkage of the elements permits categorization from the beginning of the encounter to its conclusion. This new edition includes: two further aspects of classification, functional status and severity of illness; a careful mapping of the information to the ICD-10 codes produced by the WHO; cross-referencing; and inclusion criteria. - ;Until the mid 1970s, most morbidity data collected in primary care research was classified using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). This had the advantage of international recognition, aiding comparability of data from different countires. However, many symptoms and non- disease conditions that present in primary care were difficult to code with this classification, originally designed for application to mortality statistics and with a disease-based structure. Recognizing the problem, WONCA designed the International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care (ICHPPC), however, this was still seen as too closely related to the ICD. A new classification was needed that encompassed both the patient's reason for encounter and the patient's problem. It was also recognized that the building of appropriate primary care systems to allow the assessment and implementation of health care priorities is only possible if the right information is available to health care planners, and this has led to the development of a new classification system - namely, International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC).

  • Where's the Evidence: Debates in Modern Medicine

    Medicine has developed many effective treatments, but new interventions have also produced unexpected harmful effects. This text argues that parallel comparisons must be made before new treatments are adopted to reduce the number of patients exposed to the unknown hazards of medical innovations. Additionally, the long-term consequences of new treatments must not be ignored. This book is a collection of critical and controversial essays on intractable ethical issues and evidence-based problems in modern medicine. Most, but not all, of the examples are taken from neonatal and perinatal medicine and were published over a period of 10 years together with responses in the journal "Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology". This book is intended for all those interested in the evidence-based medicine debate including epidemiologists, neonatalogists and those involved in clinical trials and health policy as well as medical ethicists, medical students and trainees.

  • Night Runner

    Zinny's life is falling apart. Shadowy figures are following him. His parents are keeping secrets but he can't figure out why. Then his mum ends up in hospital, his dad disappears, and Zinny has to do whatever he can to save his family. Even if it means helping the very men he's been running from . . . As the clock ticks, Zinny knows it's only a matter of time before someone ends up dead - and it could be him.

  • This Book Just Stole My Cat

    From award-winning Richard Byrne, author and illustrator of This Book Just Ate My Dog, (shortlisted for the Children's Book Award) comes another brilliantly inventive book starring Ben and Bella. When Ben is tempting his cat across the page with a fluffy mouse, his cat . . . disappears! Then his best friend Bella disappears, too. Sniffer dogs and rescue teams can't help . . . When Ben also vanishes, there's only one person left to help. You, the reader! Can you rescue Ben and Bella from the naughty book? It's a ticklish problem. Original, simple, and witty, this high-concept picture book plays with the physical attributes of a book to create a real page-turner.

  • Practical Radiation Protection in Healthcare

    Practical Radiation Protection in Healthcare is a practical guide for medical physicists and others whose work involves any aspect of hospital radiation protection. Written by workers experienced in the field, the book includes discussion of general radiation protection principles and provides detailed coverage of specialist topic areas involving both ionising and non-ionising radiations. The book provides guidance on methods that may be used to tackle the wide range of tasks that a physicist working in this area might encounter and should provide the first port of call when a problem in radiation protection is encountered. The book has been written in a format to allow easy reference, so that it can be used as a working guide as well as a textbook. Throughout, the emphasis is on a practical approach. The first half of the book covers general principles and topics applicable to all areas of radiation protection. The subject is dealt with in general terms, with descriptions of techniques and methods required to implement radiation protection measures. The chapters covering background material provide the basic knowledge which is important in understanding the subject. The second half of the book deals with practical guidance on the approach and techniques used in hospitals. The book contains comprehensive coverage of all areas that a radiation protection physicist would encounter. Each specialist area is covered in a separate chapter to allow easy reference with individual chapters being assigned to different types of non-ionising radiations.

  • Oxford Primary Thesaurus 2012

    The Oxford Primary Thesaurus is the perfect thesaurus for confident young writers. It lists words in alphabetical order and gives thousands of synonyms, antonyms, and special topic words to encourage pupils to improve their writing. The contemporary new design with headwords picked out in colour and alphabet tabs on every page make navigation very easy. Tinted colour panels with extra information on overused words, topic words, and writing tips make finding and new or alternative words quick and simple. They also help to choose words for particular effects and for formal, informal, or subject-specific contexts. The Oxford Primary Thesaurus is an invaluable reference tool for pupils to reflect independently and critically on their own writing and edit and improve it. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a language database of millions of words of writing for children. It is also the ideal companion to the Oxford Primary Dictionary. For linked fun word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • The Challenge of Geriatric Medicine

    The expression "Giants of Geriatrics", coined by Professor Isaacs has passed into medical language to describe the principle chronic disabilities of old age: immobility, instability, incontinence, and intellectual impairment. Chapters on each of these have been supplemented by chapters on five further "Giants": stroke, aphasia, depression, and visual and auditory handicap. Each chapter ends with a short critical bibliography, and the most significant points are encapsulated in original aphorisms. The aim is to provide practical guidance in non-specialist language for management of the "Giants", concentrating on areas of geriatric medicine which are not normally available in standard textbooks.

  • Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries. The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare. Uncertainty, probabilistic physics, complementarity, the problematic character of measurement, and decoherence are among the many topics discussed. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Highwayman

    The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding- Riding-riding- The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. In Alfred Noyes's thrilling poem, charged with drama and tension, we ride with the highwayman and recoil from the terrible fate that befalls him and his sweetheart Bess, the landlord's daughter. The vivid imagery of the writing is matched by Charles Keeping's haunting illustrations which won him the Kate Greenaway Medal. This new edition features rescanned artwork to capture the breath-taking detail of Keeping's illustrations and a striking new cover.

  • Progress with Oxford: Phonics Age 4-5

    This Progress with Oxford: Phonics Age 4-5 workbook will help your child to progress with phonics while having fun so they will quickly learn to understand that words are made up of small separate sounds and be introduced to more of the 44 letter sounds taught in schools. The Progress with Oxford series has been created to help every child develop essential skills at home, with minimal help and support. Picture clues are used to show very young children how to complete activities, whilst reminder boxes, tips and advice support older children to become self-sufficient learners. A lively character accompanies your child through all the colourful and engaging activities, and fun stickers are included to reward their work. A handy progress chart at the end of each book captures their achievements, so you both know what to do next. You can find even more practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on our award-winning website, oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Winnie's Sticker Book

    It's time for some sticker magic! This fabulous book includes many scenes of Winnie and Wilbur at home, or on their travels. But in every picture certain objects or animals have mysteriously faded away. By selecting from seventy re-usable stickers children can complete each colourful scene, over and over again. And the stickers can also be used to 'Winnify' notebooks, drawings, pencil tins, and even foreheads!

  • Bond SATs Skills: Reading Comprehension Workbook 10-11 Years Stretch

    Bond SATs Skills Reading Comprehension Workbook for Age 10-11 Stretch follows on from Bond SATs Skills Reading Workbook for Age 10-11, stretching 10-11 year olds further in this core English skill to prepare them for greater success in SATs National Curriculum tests. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children succeed to this book to develop familiarity with the skills and question types found in reading comprehension tests, helping children to achieve the level of attainment expected by the National Curriculum.

  • Oxford Children's Classics: World of Wonder box set

    A beautiful boxed set containing four of the greatest stories ever told - Anne of Green Gables, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Look-Glass, The Secret Garden, and Black Beauty. These new editions have a fresh and contemporary feel to make the books come alive for today's modern readers. As well as the unabridged text, they also contain masses of bonus features so readers can continue their experience of the story. There are also recommendations for other books, films, and TV shows - classic and contemporary - for readers to try next. The perfect gift for anyone who loves a good story!

  • The Oxford Book of Children's Verse

    This anthology brings together the verse written for children over a period of five hundred years. It contains more than 300 poems written by 123 authors, and includes the rhymed precepts of medieval times, the admonitory verse of Elizabethan Puritans, the inspirational verse of Blake and Christopher Smart. This anthology also includes the nonsense verses of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll, the nursery verses of Robert Louis Stevenson and A. A. Milne, and the poetical imaginings of Christina Rossetti, Eleanor Farjeon, and Walter de la Mare.

  • Alcohol and Public Policy: Evidence and Issues

    Alcohol and public policy provides a set of scientific reviews, written by a distinguished team of international scientists and policy analysts, which explore the scientific basis for policies on alcohol and alcohol problems. Important contemporary issues are critically reviewed including a mapping of trends in world consumption and examination of the most recent evidence on how drinking is shared out within any given population. Evidence on the relationship between quantity drunk and harm done is explored both as regards the individual drinking and population levels of comsumption. Suicide, interpersonal violence, and dependence risk are all considered as well as the physical harms of alcohol abuse. Other chapters deal with the effect of pricing on consumption, the population level impact of treatment, the climate of public discourse, and the alleged protective influence of moderate drinking. Finally, the application of economics to the determination of the 'best buy' in a practical mix of policies is examined. In an area often clouded by partisan and vested interest, this book provides a clear objective approach to the subject. Its comprehensive and balanced coverage of alcohol and public health issues will benefit anyone working in these areas. This book is intended for scientists and researchers with an interest in public health. All involved with addictions issues, both practitioners and policy makers.

  • Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties: The Facts

    This book is about the problems of intelligent children who struggle to learn. The author deals with difficulties in traditional academic areas such as spelling, reading and arithmetic, as well as tackling more subtle conditions such as clumsiness, social unease and hyperactivity. He describes what is known about these problems, incorporating current views and research into his explanation of the mental processes involved in learning. He concentrates on information that is of practical relevance to parents in understanding their children's difficulties and in helping them to overcome them - including advice on helping children to gain skills and improve their self-esteem, and suggestions for managing difficult behaviours.

  • The Genetics of Renal Tract Disorders

    The Genetics of Renal Tract Disorders provides a comprehensive account of both the hereditary nephropathies and more generalized disorders which may affect the renal tract. The book opens with introductory chapters on renal anatomy, embryology, and physiology for the geneticist, and on human inheritance for the nephrologist. Subsequent chapters each deal with one aspect of renal tract disorders - the chapter on primary hereditary nephropathies includes an extensive discussion of Alport's disease and hereditary nephritis without deafness. Within the chapters, each section gives a brief description of the clinical and pathological features of a particular disorder, emphasizing the renal aspects of those disorders that are not primarily renal. This is followed by a review of the genetics of the disorder including incidence, inheritance of familial occurrence, genetic linkage and gene assignment, and prenatal diagnosis and carrier detection. Where there is evidence for genetic heterogeneity this is discussed. Original studies are extensively quoted and are referenced at the end of each section. There are a great many dysmorphic syndromes which involve the urinary tract. These are incorporated within the relevant sections of the book and are listed in the index. Nephrologists and urologists; clinicians with an interest in renal disease in both adults and children; clinical geneticists; paediatricians.

  • Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM British Edition

    This CD-ROM makes it possible to conduct wide-ranging searches and access biographical details quickly and easily. Searches can locate information on a particular individual identified by name, title, gender, date or occupation, or any combination of these search criteria.

  • The Demon Headmaster: Total Control

    Everyone is good at something. But at Lizzie's school this has been taken to extremes. Her classmate Ethan, who previously had no interest in sport, is now incredible at football; her brother's suddenly an expert in robotics; and Lizzie has become really good at being bad. But when she tries to remember what awful thing she's just done, all she has is a blank space in her mind. How come they've suddenly changed so much? And why can't they talk about it? It's as though they have no power over their own actions. Could this be something to do with the mysterious new headmaster . . . ? Surrender yourself to the new hypnotic spell of the Demon Headmaster, with new kids, a new school, and a new thrilling scheme for world domination. Fast paced and action packed adventure, written by the award-winning Gillian Cross. Resistance is not an option. The thrilling book that has inspired the new 2019 CBBC series, The Demon Headmaster.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Assessment Papers: 12+-13+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 12+-13+ years are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Dictionary of First Names

    We all have a first name, but how many of us really know its origin and history? This comprehensive dictionary provides a collection of linguistic, historical, and associated information about some 7,000 names, making it a useful reference for linguists and family historians, as well as an source of information for parents choosing a name for a child.

  • Oranges & Lemons

    A delightfully illustrated collection of musical games including all the old favourites such as `Ring-a-Ring o' Roses' and `The Farmer's in his Den', as well as less familiar ones.

  • The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

    'As good an introduction to SF as you can buy.' Iain Banks The definitive collection of the twentieth-century's most characteristic genre-from H.G. Wells's prophetic vision of technological warfare to contemporary cyberspace, and up-to-the-minute myths of genetic engineering.

  • Nephropathy in Type 2 Diabetes

    Clinical nephrology is confronted with an emerging medical catastrophe of international proportions: endstage renal failure in patients with type 2 diabetes. From a number of recent studies it has become apparent that nephropathy in type 2 diabetes is a preventable condition, at least in principle. It is for this reason that it appeared timely to summarize the current state of knowledge concerning nephropathy in type 2 diabetes, giving an update on the predisposing factors on which interventions are of proven benefit and on the accepted standards of management of such patients. This concise monograph is addressed not only to nephrologists, but also to diabetologists and general practitioners. It is hoped that it will help to improve clinical outcomes in the future.

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 6-7 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 6-7 years are topic-based practice questions that set the foundation for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum skills and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • The New Genetics and Clinical Practice

    As the pace of change in molecular biology continues to increase, the effect of new technologies and their application to clinical practice is constantly being reassessed. In the new edition of this book, the author has completely revised the text to include these new developments and their implications. The book introduces non-specialist readers to the principles and scientific background which have provided insight into the study of human genes and their structure, activity, and role in normal and abnormal protein synthesis. This knowledge leads to clearer understanding of the molecular pathology of disease and to an awareness of potential applications to diagnosis and the development of therapeutic techniques. New applications for cancer, prenatal diagnosis, and gene therapy are dealt with, and the moral and ethical implications are fully discussed. For this new edition many of the illustrations have been redrawn and revised, and numerous new figures are included to clarify the discussion and aid the reader.

  • The Genetics of Renal Disease

    Renal genetic disorders may become apparent at any time in life and recognition of specific renal disorders is important in allowing accurate genetic counselling. Active counselling requires knowledge about the natural history of the disorder, an understanding of the genetic component and mode of inheritance, risk of the disorder in other family members, information about patient attitudes towards family planning and the possibility of pre-natal diagnosis. The Genetics of Renal Disease provides a comprehensive account of both the hereditary nephropathies and more generalised disorders, which may affect the renal tract. It includes comprehensive guidelines from an international group of authors on renal function and development, chromosomal disorders, dysmorphic syndromes, inherited predisposition to kidney cancer and gene therapy for renal cancer. Specific chapters deal with individual renal tract disorders such as an extensive discussion of Alport's disease, cystic renal diseases, the Bardet-Biedl and Alstrom syndromes. Each section gives a brief description of the clinical and pathological features of a particular disorder, followed by a review of the genetics of the disorder including incidence, inheritance of familial occurrence, genetic linkage and gene assignment, and prenatal diagnosis and carrier detection. Original studies are extensively quoted and are referenced at the end of each section. There are a great many dysmorphic syndromes that involve the urinary tract. These are incorporated within the book.

  • Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

    Thirty per cent of all women and ten per cent of all men experience migraine. This crippling illness does not kill, but its high morbidity poses a massive economic problem and gives rise to considerable suffering. Its main manifestation, headache, is subjective, and there are no animal models. This makes traditional research approaches difficult, and has led to a variety of research strategies. In this study, leaders in migraine research present the numerous advances that have been made over the past two decades in our understanding of this disorder, and discuss in depth the position of migraine research today and the directions it will take in the future.

  • Palliative Care in the Home

    Most people with far-advanced illness wish to be cared for at home for as long as possible. The challenge of providing good palliative care at home is therefore of major importance for family doctors, nurses and all those committed to maintaining the highest possible quality of life for the dying person. As modern specialist palliative care has raised both standards of care and also public expectations of family doctors and community nurses, this book helps to place specialist care in context. As palliative care is a major responsibility for teams providing palliative care at home, this book provides a definitive guide on how to provide effective care for people with far-advanced disease. Written by two palliative medicine specialists, both of whom have been family doctors, this book deals with all the physical, emotional, spiritual and social problems likely to be encountered by family doctors and community nurses caring for a patient and relatives at home. It deals in detail with emergencies, communications, ethical issues and emphasises throughout the importance of team work. 'It provides a wealth of information and advice on all aspects of palliative care at home'. Elaine Coleridge Smith Information Exchange, No. 13, 1995

  • Oral Health Promotion

    Many of the common dental diseases are behavioural in origin, and are affected by individual lifestyles. Health promotion is therefore at the heart of preventing and controlling dental ill health. This is the first book to tackle this important new area of dentistry and presents theoretical and practical advice on a broad range of topics; including models and theories of health behaviour, influence of social factors on oral health promotion, government health policies, health education in specific settings, national campaigns, and evaluation of interventions. Here, the international contributers provide a broad overview of the subject which enables the reader to target sections of particular interest. Practical guidelines for the planning and implementation of oral health programmes presented will be invaluable for practitioners.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Stretch Papers: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Stretch Practice for ages 9-10 years books are designed to challenge the most able children. Covering all the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building their skills and confidence for exam success.

  • B Lymphocytes in Human Disease

    Antibodies and B lymphocytes play a crucial role on the body's defences against infection, but can also be responsible for certain diseases. This work provides a discussion of the cellular and molecular biology of antibodies and the cells that produce them, relating this to the areas of clinical medicine in which B cells are of major importance. The work includes a series of up-to-date reviews of major aspects of B lymphocyte biology provided by researchers in the field and examines the cellular and molecular changes involved in the differentiation of a stem cell into an antigen-responsive B cell, and subsequently into an antibody-secreting plasma cell. The fundamentals of B cell biology are crucial for a proper understanding of the ways in which the cells and their antibody products are responsible for the producing of a range of malignant, autoimmune and immunodeficiency disorders. The second section of this work discusses selected areas of human disease with the aim of providing an interface between recent advances in B cell biology and B cell related disease processes.

  • Winnie in Space (paperback and CD)

    Winnie and Wilbur in Space (Paperback & CD), the new edition, is available on ISBN: 9780192749154. Winnie is fascinated by space and she decides the time is right for a little space exploration. Wilbur is not so sure. Winnie's magical rocket is quite tricky to steer through the universe and poor Wilbur can't even bear to look. He feels a little less anxious when they land on a faraway planet and Winnie unpacks their special space picnic. The inhabitants of the planet are small, with long ears and twitchy noses. They're curious and friendly but these space rabbits have rather strange eating habits - they munch on metal! And, for the space rabbits, Winnie's rocket is particularly tasty. So when it is nibbled clean away, Winnie has to use some quick thinking and some magic to keep the rabbits happy and to rustle up an alternative means of getting home. This glorious galactic picture book takes Winnie and Wilbur on an amazing journey into outer space. But however exciting flying saucers, shooting stars and space rabbits might be, Winnie's a witch who knows there's no place like home!

  • Bond 11+: English: 10 Minute Tests: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English 10 Minute Tests for 8-9 years provide essential bite-size practice in core English skills, setting strong foundations for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum topics and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Salty Dogs

    Set sail with the Salty Dogs on an adventure through the Pirate Islands in search of TREASURE. Their journey won't be easy. They must outwit rival pirates, navigate stormy sea, and keep the poop deck clean if they are to become pirate legends. Get ready for an amazing new adventure from the award-winning creator of SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST! A picture book that will appeal to the whole family, with incredibly detailed artwork packed with lots to see with each turn of the page.

  • Sheep Says Baa!

    Does sheep say oink, oink, or moo, moo? Help sheep find her noise and have fun finding out what other animals say along the way. Oxford Children's Books is thrilled to have secured the exclusive licence for the publishing programme for the "Bang on the Door" animals range. The award-winning "Bang on the Door" brand is known and loved around the world, and its groovy, huggable characters are instantly recognised from their stationery and gift merchandise. "Bang on the Door" products are recognised for their quality of design, attention to detail, and superior production value (including a specialist eight colour printing process), and this will be reflected in our publishing. The three year programme will include books in an exciting range of formats and finishes, at a variety of price points so there will be something for everyone. It boasts an award-winning creative team, who beat off Barbie and Coca-Cola to win Brand of the Year in 2000.

  • The Oxford Book of Children's Poetry

    To coincide with the centenary of Oxford Children's Books we are proud to present this definitive new collection. Including all the major children's poets, and with a wonderful range of both classic and modern favourites, this is a book that will be treasured for a lifetime. The poems are enhanced with black and white artwork from a number of top children's illustrators to create a truly special package, which should be on every child's bookshelf.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Phonics: The Frog Prince and Other Tales

    This Read with Oxford Stage 4 story collection contains four traditional tales: The Frog Prince; How the Bear Lost his Tail; Monkey's Magic Pipe; and Yoshi the Stonecutter. This beautifully-illustrated book with clear phonics progression is ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. These well-loved traditional tales from around the world have been rewritten so that children can read them for themselves. They are expertly levelled and in line with children's phonics learning at school. In additional to the stories, the collection offers tips for reading the stories together, extended story texts that parents can read aloud to their child, and story maps that children can use to help retell the story in their own words. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Medical Diagnosis: From Student to Clinician

    This book is about the way medical students and doctors think when they are trying to make a diagnosis. It is also about the effects that medical education and clinical experience have on that thinking.

  • Progress with Oxford: English Age 7-8

    This Progress with Oxford English Age 7-8 workbook will help your child to progress with English while having fun, moving onto the new skills expected at Key Stage 2. Each Progress with Oxford book is focused on the skills your child will need to master at each stage of the school curriculum. The books are precisely matched to your child's age to make sure they are aligned with school expectations for their year, helping children to fully achieve their potential. The series has been created to help every child develop essential skills at home, with minimal help and support. Picture clues are used to show very young children how to complete activities, whilst reminder boxes, tips and advice support older children to become self-sufficient learners. A lively character accompanies your child through all the colourful and engaging activities, and fun stickers are included to reward their work. A handy progress chart at the end of each book captures their achievements, so you both know what to do next.

  • The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

    'The greatest enterprise of its kind in history,' was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the English language in its entirety. In The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester celebrates this remarkable feat, and the fascinating characters who played such a vital part in its execution, from the colourful Frederick Furnivall, cheerful promoter of an all-female sculling crew, to James Murray, self-educated son of a draper, who spent half a century guiding the project towards fruition. Along the way we learn which dictionary editor became the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, and why Tolkien found it so hard to define 'walrus'. Written by the bestselling author of The Professor and teh Madman and The Map That Changed the World, The Meaning of Everything is an enthralling account of the creation of the world's greatest dictionary.

  • Cancer: The Facts

    Cancer in all its forms is probably the most feared and misunderstood disease in Western society. The authors of this book have set out to dispel some of the fears that surround cancer by providing realistic and accessible information on the nature of the various cancers, their diagnosis, and treatment. Fully up to date, the book includes the latest scientific information on the understanding of cancer and new techniques for diagnosis and treatments, including the emotional needs of cancer patients and the role of complementary medicine. The authors have also addressed questions that patients may find difficult to ask, as well as more commonly asked questions, and provide sympathetic and practical advice for suffers. This book is essential reading for all those who want to know more about the causes and treatments of cancer today.

  • Isadora Moon Has a Birthday

    Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and Isadora is a bit of both. Isadora loves going to human birthday parties, and now is going to have one of her own! But with her mum and dad organizing things, it's not going to be like the parties she's been to before . . . With irresistible pink and black artwork throughout by author/illustrator Harriet Muncaster and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny new series of first chapter books. Perfect for fans of Claude, Dixie O'Day, and Squishy McFluff, Isadora Moon is the ideal choice for readers who want their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite!

  • Research Methods and Audit in General Practice

    This volume is a guide for those involved in primary care through the research process from the initial idea, through project design and write-up, to final publication. It explains the purpose and implementation of the clinical, epidemiological, and social research techniques that will be the most useful, and includes practical questions and exercises to ensure that the significance of each technique has been fully understood.

  • The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison

    This book is about elements that kill. Mercury, arsenic, antimony, lead, and thallium can be lethal, as many a poisoner knew too well. Emsley explores the gruesome history of these elements and those who have succumbed to them in a fascinating narrative that weaves together stories of true crime, enduring historical mysteries, tragic accidents, and the science behind it all. The colourful cast includes ancient alchemists, kings, leaders, a pope, several great musicians, and a motley crew of murderers. Among the intriguing accounts is that of the 17th century poet Sir Thomas Overbury, who survived four attempts to poison him with mercury but died when given the poison in enema form - under whose direction remains uncertain. Here, too, is detailed the celebrated case of Florence Maybrick, convicted of poisoning her violent husband James with arsenic, but widely believed at the time to be innocent. The question of her guilt is still disputed. Threaded through the book alongside the history is the growing understanding of chemistry, and the effects of different chemical substances on the human body. Thousands suffered the ill effects of poisonous vapours from mercury, lead, and arsenic before the dangers were realized. Hatters went mad because of mercury poisoning, and hundreds of young girls working in factories manufacturing wallpaper in the 19th century were poisoned by the arsenic-based green pigments used for the leaves of the popular floral designs. Even in the middle of the 20th century, accidental mercury poisoning caused many deaths in Minamata Bay, while leaded petrol poisoned the whole planet, and arsenic still continues to poison millions is Asia. Through vividly told stories of innocent blunders, industrial accidents, poisoners of various hues - cold, cunning, desperate - and deaths that remain a mystery, Emsley here uncovers the dark side of the Periodic Table.

  • Nicotine Psychopharmacology: Molecular, Cellular, and Behavioural Aspects

    Nicotine in the form of tobacco has been more widely used by humans than almost any other psychoactive drug. Recognition of the important role of nicotine in tobacco addiction, together with rapid advances in the techniques available to neuroscientists, has led to a great increase in research into the effects of nicotine on the central nervous system. This book consists of invited reviews from a variety of experts on many aspects of the psychopharmacology of nicotine. They integrate the present state of knowledge in this area and explore molecular, biochemical, neurophysiological, and behavioural approaches to studying nicotine and central nicotinic receptors. As well as having implications for health problems associated with tobacco use, the results have enhanced understanding of how central nicotinic mechanisms are involved in other psychiatric and neurological states, such as Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease.

  • The Oxford Book of Christmas Stories

    Families and friends come together at Christmas and, as they do, there are stories to be told. Stories about love, secrets, friendship, bravery, conflict, and compassion. This collection includes stories by Charles Dickens, Laurie Lee, Philippa Pearce, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jacqueline Wilson, Nicholas Fisk, and many, many more. So whether you want to slide with Mr Pickwick on the ice or find out what's on Adrian Mole's Christmas list, there are delights and surprises to be discovered in this wonderfully varied anthology of stories illustrated in both colour and black and white.

  • Wilbur's Book of Things That Go

    Wilbur's Book of Things That Go is an irresistible new board book, perfect for the smallest paws. It's full of bright, bold, and playful images, making first concepts fizz with fun. From flying carpets to submarines, Wilbur loves all sorts of things that go. With a friendly smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, the lovable, huggable Wilbur is ready to lead children on an entertaining journey of early-learning discovery. And to make the book extra-special, it ends with a heart-warming picture and message affirming the fondness that Wilbur's owner - none other than Winnie the Witch - has for her big black cat! Other titles include: Numbers, First Words, Colours, Opposites, Feelings, Actions, and Dressing Up.

  • Nowhere to Run

    After a few drunken moments at a party, Cass's world is turned upside down when she realizes she is pregnant. She has to make the agonizing decision of whether or not to keep the baby - and amid all the turmoil and heartbreak she faces in coming to her decision, she finds support from an unexpected source - James Derwent, the yobbish bully. As Cass gets to know James she discovers that his attitude is all a front to cover for his terrible home life, and when James goes missing, Cass feels that it's up to her to go and look for him, and bring him home. This is a powerful, realistic novel that older children will enjoy. Sue Welford is a recognized name with booksellers and is an OUP author we are keen to build. Striking cover links this with other Sue Welford novels for the same age group.

  • Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology

    In examining the relationship between nutritional exposure and disease aetiology, the importance of a carefully considered experimental design cannot be overstated. A sound experimental design involves the formulation of a clear research hypothesis and the identification of appropriate measures of exposure and outcome. It is essential that these variables can be measured with a minimum of error, whilst taking into account the effects of chance and bias, and being aware of the risk of confounding variables. The first edition of Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology presented a throrough guide to research methods in nutritional epidemiology. Since publication of the 1st edition, we now have a much better understanding of the characteristics of nutritional exposure that need to be measured in order to answer questions about diet-disease relationships. The 2nd edition has been extensively revised to include the most up-to-date methods of researching this relationship. Included are new chapters on qualitative and sociological measures, anthropometric measures, gene-nutrient interactions, and cross-sectional studies. Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology will be an essential text for nutritionists and epidemiologists, helping them in their quest to improve the quality of information upon which important public health decisions are made.

  • The Major Works

    This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Milton's poetry and prose - all the English verse together with a generous selection from the major prose writings - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable, and this edition covers the full range of his poetic and political output. It includes Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes as well as major prose works such as Areopagitica and The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates. As well as all the English and Italian verse, the volume includes most of the Latin and Greek verse in parallel translation. Spelling has been modernized, and the poems are arranged in order of publication, essential to an understanding of the progress of Milton's career in relation to the political and religious upheavals of his time. The extensive notes cover syntax, vocabulary, historical context, and biblical and classical allusions.The introduction traces both Milton's changing conception of his own vocation, and the critical reception his work has received over the past four centuries.

  • Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

    Jacques Derrida, the French philosopher, developed his critical technique known as 'deconstruction'. His work is associated with ideas surrounding both post-structuralism and post-modern philosophy, and he was known to have challenged some of the unquestioned assumptions of our philosophical tradition. In this Very Short Introduction, Simon Glendinning explores both the difficulty and significance of the work of Derrida. He presents Derrida's challenging ideas as making a significant contribution to, and providing a powerful reading of, our philosophical heritage. Defending Derrida against many of the charges that were placed against him, he attempts to show why Derrrida's work causes such extreme reactions. Glendinning explains Derrida's distinctive mode of engagement with our philosophical tradition, and shows that this is not a merely negative thing. By exploring his most famous and influential texts, Glendinning shows how and why Derrida's work of deconstruction is inspired not by a 'critical frenzy', but by a loving respect for philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Cancer Risks and Prevention

    'A joy to read...essential reading for everyone entering cancer research...Taken as a whole, the book gives a wonderfully clear and exciting picture of the field.' Nature 'This excellent book on cancer is timely...the information portrayed in this book is worth many volumes of literature dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of disease' The Lancet

  • The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

    Astronomy, perhaps the first of the sciences, was already well developed by the time of Christ. Seventeen centuries later, after Newton showed that the movements of the planets could be explained in terms of gravitation, it became the paradigm for the mathematical sciences. In the nineteenth century the analysis of star-light allowed astrophysicists to determine both the chemical composition and the radial velocities of celestial bodies, while the development of photography enabled distant objects invisible to the human eye, to be studied and measured in comfort. Technical developments during and since the Second World War have greatly enlarged the scope of the science by permitting the study of radiation. This is a fascinating introduction to the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century. Historical records are first found in Babylon and Egypt, and after two millennia the arithmetical astronomy of the Babylonians merged with the Greek geometrical approach to culminate in the Almagest of Ptolemy. This legacy was transmitted to the Latin West via Islam, and led to Copernicus's claim that the Earth is in motion. In justifying this Kepler converted astronomy into a branch of dynamics, leading to Newton's universal law of gravity. The book concludes with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century applications of Newton's law, and the first explorations of the universe of stars. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Bond 11+: English & Verbal Reasoning: CEM 10 Minute Tests: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number one provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond 11+ CEM English & Verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 8-9 year olds provides essential bite-size practice in tackling CEM-style English and verbal reasoning questions, setting strong foundations for success in 11+ tests. They include typical question types used in CEM 11+ testing, helping to build skills and confidence for exam success. Additionally, this series comes with puzzle sections to reinforce skills, and a progress chart to encourage and track improvement.

  • Art History: A Very Short Introduction

    This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues using a wide range of well-known examples. It discusses the challenge of using verbal and written language to analyse a visual form. Dana Arnold also examines the many different ways of writing about art, and the changing boundaries of the subject of art history. Topics covered include the canon of Art History, the role of the gallery, 'blockbuster' exhibitions, the emergence of social histories of art (Feminist Art History or Queer Art History, for example), the impact of photography, and the development of Art History using artefacts such as the altarpiece, the portrait, or pornography, to explore social and cultural issues such as consumption, taste, religion, and politics. Importantly, this book explains how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles originates in western art production and can obscure other critical approaches, as well as art from non western cultures. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Winnie the Witch Six Book and Two Audio CD Collection

    This fantastic slipcase contains six of Winnie and Wilbur's crazy capers. Meet them in their black house, take a hazardous ride on Winnie's broomstick, join them on a hot and sunny winter's day, find out what happens when Winnie's wand stops working, discover how much chaos a computer can cause and spend a day with them at the seaside! This collection is a must-have purchase for Winnie fans everywhere and, for those who have yet to meet everyone's favourite witch, it is a set that is guaranteed to make readers the best of friends with Winnie and her big black cat, Wilbur! The stories are full of noisy antics: clattering footsteps, colliding broomsticks, clanking washing machines, whirring computers and splashing waves are just some of the wonderful additions to the narration of each story on the accompanying two CDs.

  • Oxford Reviews of Reproductive Biology

    "Oxford Reviews of Reproductive Biology" is published annually and provides an up-to-date and authoritative account of clinical, mammalian, and non-mammalian problems in reproduction, including physiological, cellular, and molecular aspects. It is intended for all those working in the fields of reproduction, fertility, and sterility, including lecturers, research scientists, clinicians, veterinarians, and postgraduate and undergraduate students.

  • Wilbur's Book of Opposites

    Wilbur's Book of Opposites is an irresistible new board book, perfect for the smallest paws. It's full of bright, bold, and playful images, making first concepts fizz with fun. With a friendly smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, the lovable, huggable Wilbur is ready to lead children on an entertaining journey of early-learning discovery. And to make the book extra-special, it ends with a heart-warming picture and message affirming the fondness that Wilbur's owner - none other than Winnie the Witch - has for her big black cat! Other titles include: Numbers, First Words, and Colours.

  • Better Spelling Age: 9-11

    Simple and easy to use on a daily basis, this neat spelling book provides 3000 words for each year, from age 9 to 11, in manageable chunks. 5-a-day plus extra to consolidate makes learning to spell tricky words easy. Using the Oxford Children's Corpus to target words that children most frequently misspell, along with the Primary Curriculum spelling lists, children will learn all the words they need to spell correctly - for life.

  • Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine

    Medical emergencies make great demands on the diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge and skill of the junior doctor. As a house officer, there is usually good supervision by senior colleagues, but nights on cover, when help is on the end of a telephone and is about 30 minutes from the hospital, can be difficult. The Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine provides a handy and practical guide to the management of emergency situations in everyday clinical practice. It is aimed at the newly qualified doctor, following on from the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. It provides step by step details on the current diagnostic and management principles necessary to allow junior doctors to deal with medical emergencies safely and effectively. It assumes a basic knowlege of disease processes, physical examination skills, and medical terminology, and concentrates on therapeutic and diagnostic decisions. It will also be of interest to Accident and Emergency staff, GPs, some medical students, and nurses involved in the care of acutely ill patients.

  • Oxford Children's Classics: World of Adventure box set

    An eye-catching boxed set containing four of the greatest stories ever told - Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, The Wind in the Willows, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. These new editions have a fresh and contemporary feel to make the books come alive for today's modern readers. As well as the unabridged text, they also contain masses of bonus features so readers can continue their experience of the story. There are also recommendations for other books, films, and TV shows - classic and contemporary - for readers to try next. The perfect gift for anyone who loves a good story!

  • The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

    The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. But why did it last so long? And what impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, how did it affect the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century - what were the human and financial costs? This Very Short Introduction provides a clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War, one that will both invite debate and encourage deeper investigation. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Oxford Children's Dictionary

    Over 30,000 words, with clear and accessible meanings and age-appropriate example sentences, make this an ideal dictionary for helping children aged 8+ with homework. Each letter opens with a fun word fact and there are colour illustrations throughout. For example, did you know that 'almost' is one of the longest words with all the letters in alphabetical order? Compiled using the Oxford Children's Corpus, this new edition of the Oxford Children's Dictionary delivers support and help where it is needed. New to this edition is a supplement that gives top things to know about spelling, as well as about punctuation marks and how grammar can help make writing easy and effective.

  • Primary Surgery: Volume 1: Non-Trauma

    The four Primary Surgery volumes are manuals written for the non-specialist doctor and medical students. Two other volumes Trauma and Primary Anaesthesia have already been published and a fourth, Primary Mother Care is in preparation. The manuals describe what a doctor can do if s/he cannot refer a patient, both in emergency and for `cold surgery'. Surgery has become fragmented into many specialties, and these manuals select methods of which the generalist can make good use. Although common problems such as Caesarean section, the resection of dead gut, and the release of pus from infected bones are highlighted, it is recognized that rare problems are fairly common, and thus the manuals aim to be comprehensive. The organization and equipment found within an operating theatre is described, and an extensive equipment list is provided. The previous volumes have been well-received, as a reader from Africa testifies: "With the volume on Trauma (which never leaves the theatre) open, my colleagues and I have done several operations successfully, which we previously knew nothing about. I was especially impressed with the descriptions of how to make burr holes for intracranial bleeding. Following the instructions, a patient who had been unconscious for 10 days woke up after the evacuation of bilateral subdural haematosas."

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Multiple-choice Test Papers: Pack 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 2 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets, in multiple-choice format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 1 (ISBN: 9780192740878) is also available.

  • Continence Promotion in General Practice

    A guide for GPs, nurses and those working with geriatric patients to help improve their management of incontinent patients. Incontinence can be a severe disability which causes patients much distress. Much progress has been made recently in the understanding of bladder function in people of all ages. As a result, a whole range of non-invasive treatments are available to the doctor treating a patient at home. As GPs become more aware of the treatment stategies, they will be better able to assess and manage their patients with urinary incontinence. The book offers practical advice on techniques of continence promotion at home and helps the reader to identify those patients who require hospital investigation and treatment.

  • Kidney Failure: The Facts

    Almost one million people around the world suffer from kidney disease and owe their lives to dialysis or transplantation. Each year in the UK, nearly 10,000 people enter end-stage kidney failure. However over the past 20 years the prospects for treatment and survival have dramatically improved thanks to medical advances. This book has been specially written for these patients and their families. After explaining the causes and symptons of kidney failure, the various treatment options are considered, in particular dialysis and transplantations. Throughout, the book aims to help patients understand how this disease and its treatment will affect them, and to answer many commonly asked questions.

  • Sky Hawk

    When Callum and his friends find Iona on Callum's farm they try to chase her back into the village. But Iona runs from them up into the hills. It is late and dark and snow lies in the mountain gullies. Worried for Iona's safety, Callum follows to find her shivering with cold but refusing to leave. She is guarding a secret hidden in the forest above the dark waters of the loch. So they make a deal. Iona shares the secret and in return Callum allows her back onto the farm. They form a deep bond of friendship and make a promise to keep their secret safe from harm. It is a promise that will change Callum's world for ever . . .

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 1+: Top Cat and Other Stories

    Search for 'Read with Oxford' to find out more about an exciting NEW range of levelled readers for children aged 3-8 Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading. This Level 1+ Songbirds collection contains 12 exciting phonics stories in one, with built-in progression to build reading confidence and success: .Top Cat .Sam's Pot .Bob Bug .Dig, Dig, Dig .Zak and the Vet .Mum Bug's Bag .Cat Naps .Pen Fun .The Pins and the Pegs .Is it? .Mix, Mix, Mix The Songbirds series offers a clear phonics development with gradual progression and lots of practice to help children gain reading confidence. It provides a fantastic breadth and variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genres by the nation's favourite children's author, with vibrant and humorous illustrations to engage children and stimulate discussion. There are also useful tips and ideas for parents/carers. Help your child's reading with essential tips, phonics support and free eBooks www.oxfordowl.co.uk

  • Pippi Longstocking

    Have you performed at the circus? Pippi has! Can you wiggle your toes while you're sleeping? Pippi can! Are you going to be a pirate when you grow up? Pippi is! Pippi lives in a house with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble!

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Up to Speed Papers: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Up to Speed Practice for ages 9-10 years books are carefully designed to help support children who find non-verbal reasoning challenging. Each test gently raises the challenge to build the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • The Best of Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This collection of Pippi stories will introduce her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Pippi Longstocking is nine years old and lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold, and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble! In this single-volume edition of three favourite books, Pippi performs at the circus, is reunited with her long-lost father, and takes her friends Tommy and Annika on a trip to the Canny Canny Islands. She also finds a squeazle, gives a shark a good telling-off, and turns 43 somersaults in the air before breakfast! Everything's fun with Pippi around! This edition is illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings by best-selling artist Tony Ross.

  • Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

    Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated by our genes to be selfish and tribalistic, or competitive and aggressive. In this 'sparklingly clear' (Guardian) introduction to ethics Simon Blackburn tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom, showing us how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Railhead: shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017

    Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017! "Come with me, Zen Starling", she had said. The girl in the red coat. But how did she know his name? The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, maintenance spiders and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is a petty thief, a street urchin from Thunder City. So when mysterious stranger Raven sends Zen and his new friend Nova on a mission to infiltrate the Emperor's train, he jumps at the chance to traverse the Great Network, to cross the galaxy in a heartbeat, to meet interesting people - and to steal their stuff. But the Great Network is a dangerous place, and Zen has no idea where his journey will take him... The long-awaited new blockbuster from Carnegie-medal-winning author Philip Reeve.

  • Bond 11+: English: Comprehension Papers: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Comprehension Papers for 9-10 Years is essential for building comprehension skills in preparation for the 11+, Common Entrance examinations and SATs. This practical guide follows an accessible, step-by-step approach to developing these key skills.

  • You Can do Anything (Hip and Hop)

    A new picture book series from the MOBO award-winning hip hop artist Akala, bursting with bright colour artwork from acclaimed illustrator Sav. Hip, a wise hippo; and Hop, his energetic bird friend are taking part in the Blueberry Hill bike race. Hop struggles at first, but with help from Hip, they learn that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it! Focus on your dreams and go! This series aims to inspire children to grow up as happy, emotionally intelligent and socially responsible human beings. Part prose, part rap, this book is packed full of rhyme and rhythm, making it perfect to read with young children.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Read With Biff, Chip, and Kipper: My Phonics Flashcards

    Search for 'Read with Oxford' to find out more about an exciting NEW range of levelled readers for children aged 3-8 Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper My Phonics Flashcards are a fun way for children to develop their phonics skills, and they support the way children are taught to read at school. These fun, phonics games have been specially created to support children sitting the phonics screening and complement the Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper My Phonics Kit. Playing these phonic games will help children to: . Recognise some of the multiple letter combinations that represent a sound e.g. the sound 'ai' as in train, play, angel, lake . Blend sounds to read words . Memorise and apply some of the phonic knowledge which is required for the government's phonics screening check. This set of 55 cards includes information about phonics, fun games and useful tips for using the flashcards. The series provides essential support for parents through www.oxfordowl.co.uk. Visit Oxford Owl for practical advice for helping children learn to read, all you need to know about phonics and the screening check, as well as lots of fun activities and free eBooks.

  • Brain Function and Psychotropic Drugs

    This book adopts an integrated approach to the neurosciences and psychopharmacology. Drawing from many disciplines, it describes the function of the brain systems governing human behaviour - systems for waking and sleeping, learning and memory, reward and punishment. It considers how dysfunction in these systems can lead to a variety of disorders, including anxiety states and sleep disturbance, memory disorders, drug dependence, chronic pain syndromes, and psychoses. In each case, it discusses the mechanisms of action of psychotropic drugs and how they affect normally and abnormally functioning systems. The first edition of this book, "Brain systems, disorders, and psychotropic drugs", fulfilled the need for a single volume to bridge the gap between laboratory-based and clinical disciplines in the neurosciences. Recent advances have increased the importance of an integrated approach to normal and abnormal brain function and psychotropic drugs. This new edition has been revised and updated to cover these advances - in areas as diverse as receptor pharmacology, brain imaging techniques, and neuropathology or psychiatric disease - as well as the introduction of whole new classes of psychotropic drugs. It should be of use to all those concerned with the workings of the brain, whether for teaching research, or clinical practice. It will be of particular interest to clinicians prescribing drugs for neuropsychiatric disorders, or dealing with dependence and drug-related problems. In addition, the shortened text and wide scope of the book will increase its appeal to students of many disciplines related to neuroscience.

  • Neuromuscular Diseases

    This book provides a concise description of the clinical symptoms of neuromuscular diseases. Laboratory findings, such as serum creatine kinase activity, electromyopathy, and enzyme histochemistry are surveyed, and the patient's complaints and the clinical findings on examination are described in detail. Special attention is given to postural examination and muscle-testing procedures. Readership: physiotherapists, general practitioners, neurologists, paediatricians, rehabilitation specialists, orthopaedic surgeons.

  • The Muscular Dystrophies

    The muscular dystrophies are an important group of inherited disorders. They are characterized by muscle wasting and weakness, but vary considerably in their clinical manifestations and severity. This text reviews our understanding of the most important of these disorders. In many instances, the genes and protein products responsible for the dystrophies have been identified and it is now possible to establish a precise diagnosis, detect preclinical cases, identify carriers and offer prenatal diagnostic testing. The book goes on to describe the opportunities for management of the symptoms through respiratory care, physiotherapy and surgical correction of contractures, and examines the potential, in the future, for effective treatment utilizing the new techniques of gene and cell therapy. Professor Emery has invited chapters from the leading international experts in the field providing a unique insight into the current situation and the hopes for the future.

  • Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary

    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives comprehensive coverage of the key science terms children use in the primary classroom. Each entry is in alphabetical order and along with a clear and straightforward definition, has a fun and informative colour illustration or diagram to help explain the meaning. Cross references link the user to other useful words in this dictionary so it is easy to build up vocabulary quickly. There is also a full index at the end. Additional information is given in a fully illustrated section on topics such as the human body, classification of animals, solar system, and much more. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 4: My Cat and Other Stories

    Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading. This Level 4 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in one, with built-in progression to build reading confidence and success: .The Red Man and the Green Man .Pirates .Tails .Pen-Pals .My Cat .Tim's Bad Mood The Songbirds series offers a clear phonics development with gradual progression and lots of practice to help children gain reading confidence. It provides a fantastic breadth and variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genres by the nation's favourite children's author, with vibrant and humorous illustrations to engage children and stimulate discussion. There are also useful tips and ideas for parents/carers. Help your child's reading with essential tips, phonics support and free eBooks www.oxfordowl.co.uk

  • Bond 11+: English: Focus on Comprehension: 9-11 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Focus on Comprehension develops skills and understanding for answering comprehension elements of 11+, Common Entrance examinations and SATs. This practical guide provides an accessible, step-by-step approach to developing key examination skills for answering comprehension questions.

  • Oxford Illustrated Children's Dictionary

    An easy-to-use family dictionary to boost spelling and improve vocabulary for writing and speaking - the perfect homework help. With over 50,000 words, including school subject vocabulary, clear definitions and age-appropriate examples and word puzzles and games, and over 1000 photographs and illustrations to support the entries and give extra information. The alphabet and letter tabs are provided on every page to make navigation quick and easy and there are child-friendly examples to show how words are used everyday, as well as help with pronunciation for difficult words. The ideal family dictionary to help with homework and a fantastic companion to the Oxford Illustrated Children's Thesaurus.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 11+-12+ years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 2 develops non-verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740281) is also available.

  • Professor Puffendorf's Secret Potions

    Professor Puffendorf is a world-class inventor: where would any of us be without her Unburnable Toast or her Smell-o-Telephone? She shares her laboratory with her much-loved guinea pig, Chip, and Enzo, her rather lazy assistant. One day, when the professor goes out to address a conference, Enzo opens her 'top secret' cabinet. Inside he discovers an array of potions promising to deliver anything from curly, luxuriant hair to a beautiful singing voice. Enzo realizes the secret formulas for these potions could make him unbelievably rich but first he decides to test them on poor Chip. However his devious plan does not quite go as he imagined and it is the villainous Enzo who ends up as the guinea pig - quite literally - in this entertaining cautionary tale of role reversal.

  • Madness: A Brief History

    This fascinating story of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment, from antiquity to the present day. Roy Porter explores what we really mean by 'madness', covering an enormous range of topics from witches to creative geniuses, electric shock therapy to sexual deviancy, psychoanalysis to prozac. The origins of current debates about how we define and deal with insanity are examined through eyewitness accounts of those treating patients, writers, artists, and the mad themselves.

  • Problem Drinking

    Problem Drinking aims to bridge the wide gap that exists between the modern, scientific account of the nature of alcohol problems, and the popular understanding of the subject. In particular, it presents detailed evidence and arguments against the commonly accepted view that 'alcoholism' is best regarded as a disease. Instead, it outlines an alternative approach to alcohol problems, based on the premise that they are best seen as examples of socially learned behaviour. In the third edition, the authors have brought the book up to date by covering the major developments that have taken place in recent years, in particular in the field of genetics. The book is also one of the first to discuss the results and recommendations of the 5 year long Project MATCH study, probably the most extensive alcohol study ever undertaken, the results of which are due to be published in 1997. The book provides a useful textbook for students undertaking courses in alcoholism, as part of psychology and psychiatry degrees, and provides practical advice for counsellors, social workers, and health promotion officers. Reviews of the 2nd edition '... a valuable and clearly written exposition of problem drinking...' British Journal of Psychiatry, 1990 'Certainly this book should provoke general practitioners to reassess their views about the problem and should be read by those people working in the field.' Family Practice, 1991

  • Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

    The contributors to this book assess the effects of various elements of care in pregnancy and childbirth by conducting overviews of data derived from all of the available controlled trials in which alternative forms of care have been formally evaluated. The analyses on which "Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth" is based have also been published by OUP in electronic form as the "Oxford Database of Perinatal Trials".

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 10-11+ years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 2 develops verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740359) is also available.

  • Zoonoses: Biology, Clinical Practice, and Public Health Control

    Zoonoses are diseases naturally transmissible between vertebrate animals and man including those transmitted by direct contact with infected animals or carcases, by food or water contamination, and by inhalation of infected dust. They are increasingly important in public health issues. This multidisciplinary book is written by international specialists in human and veterinary medicine. Divided into three sections along the lines of bacteriology, parasitology and virology, this book comprehensively covers all zoonoses. Each of the seventy chapters covers the history of the disease, the scientific basis for the control of zoonoses, the microbiology of the causative agent, pathogenesis, clinical features, symptoms and signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. The epidemiology of each disease is described alongside the strategies for prevention and control.

  • Wilbur's Book of Dressing Up

    Wilbur's Book of Dressing Up is an irresistible new board book, perfect for the smallest paws. It's full of bright, bold, and playful images, making first concepts fizz with fun. A catwalk with a difference - join Wilbur in a book where there are space suits, knights in armour, fancy dress, and much more! With a friendly smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, the lovable, huggable Wilbur is ready to lead children on an entertaining journey of early-learning discovery. And to make the book extra-special, it ends with a heart-warming picture and message affirming the fondness that Wilbur's owner - none other than Winnie the Witch - has for her big black cat! Other titles include: Numbers, First Words, Colours, Opposites, Feelings, Actions and Things That Go.

  • Bond 11+: English: Comprehension Papers: 11+-12+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Comprehension Papers for 11+-12+ Years is essential for building comprehension skills in preparation for the 11+, Common Entrance examinations and SATs. This practical guide follows an accessible, step-by-step approach to developing these key skills.

  • The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction

    The Norman Conquest in 1066 was the last time England was successfully invaded, and was one of the most profound turning points in English history, cataclysmically transforming a disparate collection of small nations into a European state. But what actually happened? How was the invasion viewed by those who witnessed it? And how has its legacy been seen by generations since? This fascinating Very Short Introduction reveals how dramatically English life was changed, from its language to its law, and focuses on the differing ways the conquest has been viewed by historians and in folklore ever since. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Paediatric Intensive Care

    This concise textbook provides a core curriculum for those who have to look after critically ill children. Early recognition of those children who need intensive care, prompt resuscitation, and safe transportation to specialized units are the keys to success for the sickest children. Management of the common disorders is covered in a practical manner, as are the legal and ethical considerations.

  • Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

    Existentialism was one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, this Very Short Introduction provides a clear account of the key themes of the movement which emphasized individuality, free will, and personal responsibility in the modern world. Drawing in the movement's varied relationships with the arts, humanism, and politics, this book clarifies the philosophy and original meaning of 'existentialism' - which has tended to be obscured by misappropriation. Placing it in its historical context, Thomas Flynn also highlights how existentialism is still relevant to us today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Bond 11 +: English: Standard Test Papers: Pack 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 1 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets in standard format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond English 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 2 (ISBN: 9780192740748) is also available.

  • Mud City

    Shauzia is Parvana's friend from The Breadwinner. Now Shauzia has fled from Afghanistan, to a refugee camp in Pakistan. But Shauzia has a dream. She dreams of getting away from the refugee camp and travelling to France. There she knows she would find a better life, away from the war in her home country of Afghanistan. But escape is not so easy. Once she leaves the camp, she has no money, no food - and only her dog Jasper for company. But Shauzia is determined to find a new future for herself. This is another deeply moving story from Deborah Ellis, which casts light for readers on the ongoing human situation in Afghanistan.

  • The Prevention of Dental Disease

    Drawing together epidemiological and clinical knowledge on the prevention on dental caries and periodontal disease, this book emphasizes the tremendous improvement in oral health that could be achieved if more rigorous preventive measures were put into practice in childhood. "A valuable addition to the field. Two sections on diet and dental caries and fluoride and caries, which compromise almost half of the book, are the most comprehensive reviews currently available....This book is worthwhile reading for students and practitioners who want a literate review and an update on the science of preventive dentistry."--Journal of the American Dental Association

  • Meno and Other Dialogues: Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Meno

    Meno Charmides Laches Lysis 'Do please try to tell us what courage is...' In these four dialogues Plato considers virtue and its definition. Charmides, Laches, and Lysis investigate the specific virtues of self-control, courage, and friendship; the later Meno discusses the concept of virtue as a whole, and whether it is something that can be taught. In the conversations between Socrates and his interlocutors, moral concepts are debated and shown to be more complex than at first appears, until all the participants in the conversations are reduced to bafflement. The artistry as well as the philosophy of these dialogues has always been widely admired. The introduction to this edition explains the course of the four dialogues and examines the importance of Socrates' questions and arguments, and the notes cover major and minor points in more detail. This is an essential volume for understanding the brilliance of the first Western philosopher.

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 10-11+ years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 1 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond English Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740069) is also available.

  • Research Methods and Audit in General Practice

    This book is the third edition of a highly successful book in the Oxford General Practice Series. The aim is to provide practical guidance to get you to the point where you will be able to complete and publish a research project of your own. In this respect the book is intended as a basic research primer. The book is organised to follow the research process, from the initial formulation of a researchable question, through the process of deciding on a plan (the design), choosing a sample, and devising appropriate measurement 'instruments, to the data analysis and final writing up of the project. The book is appropriate for individuals planning research and groups. The text has been extensively revised, in part as a response to the increasingly important part palyed by computers in research. But also research techniques are in a contant state of development so it was opportune to update sections on research design and statistics. The last chapter on audit has now been placed in the context of clinical governance. From reviews from first edition: Practical, comprehensive, readable...better than the competition; well worth getting (like the rest of the series). Postgraduate Education for General Practice The text is comprehensible and guides the reader in a structured way through the research process. It will make a valuable contribution to improving research in general practice. Family Practice

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Activity Book 2

    Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to inspire a love of reading. This colourful Activity Book has plenty of activities to help develop your child's phonic progression. As well as helping your child to develop their reading skills, the activities also introduce your child to writing in a fun and exciting way. The activities can be used alongside your child's Julia Donaldson Phonics stories, giving them even more of their favourite characters like Top Cat, Bob Bug and The Zog! They also include tips for reading with your child and even more activity ideas for when you and your child finish working through the book.

  • Integration in Psychotherapy: Models and Methods

    Psychotherapy is growing and changing rapidly and much of this development is integrative in nature. Integration in psychotherapy can mean many things from the sequential or simultaneous use of different established techniques, through the adoption of specific hybrid therapies, to the flexibility which is found in the practice of mature clinicians, who often adopt techniques or theory borrowed from other disciplines. This book explores and expounds upon these integrative currents as they impact on the spectrum of contemporary psychological therapy. In section one, leading practitioners from within traditional models of psychotherapy, self-critically look outwards towards the limits and links between their own approaches and those of others. Section two provides a showcase for the cutting edge new modalities in psychological therapy (Cognitive analytic therapy, Psychodynamic-interpersonal therapy, etc), as well as covering traditional approaches which are inherently integrative. Throughout, the editors and authors strive to maintain a balanced approach, considering the strengths and weaknesses of the integrative stance. Bateman and Holmes are experts in this field and have been at the forefront of the integrative agenda, they have assembled a group of distinguished chapter authors to help them in their exploration of these issues.

  • Winnie and Wilbur: The Flying Carpet

    Winnie and Wilbur have had a few accidents on their wayward flying carpet. But then disaster strikes when Wilbur is whisked out of an open window! Winnie has to mount a daring broomstick rescue to get her beloved black cat back. It's a rollercoaster Winnie and Wilbur adventure! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too! www.winnieandwilbur.com

  • Black Light Express

    There was nothing, and then there was a train. A train with two passengers: a petty thief from a dead-end town, and an android girl who could be more human than the rest of us. Join Zen and Nova as they find out what really lies beyond the end of the universe . . . Take a ride in Philip Reeve's incredible imagination as he returns with this stellar follow-up to Railhead. Full of extraordinary beings and utterly real, complex characters, of thrills and thoughtful moments, this is a stunning step beyond the universe which will appeal to both sci-fi fans and foes alike.

  • Bond 11+: English: Up to Speed Papers: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Up to Speed Practice for 9-10 years books are carefully designed to help support children who find core English skills challenging. Each test gently raises the challenge to build the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Health and Illness in the Community: An Oxford Core Text

    In line with major changes in medical education over the last decade, Health and Illness in the Community stresses the importance of the community and the health of the population which play an integral part in becoming a good doctor. Through the use of case histories, summary panels, bullet lists the book looks at the context within which illness is experienced, health is sought and medicine is practised. It explains to the reader how the determinants of health and illness are much wider than the influence of medicine, or indeed healthcare. It is generally recognised that the effectiveness of clinical decisions made for each patient is increased if the doctor takes account of the patient's family and community setting. Equally the impact of these decisions is mediated through the environmental, economic and political conditions of the day. This concise multi-disciplinary textbook for medical students takes a practical approach to the subject, integrating the subjects that are being taught within the community. Taking health and normality as a starting point, the book considers the environmental and social factors which influence the health of a community, discussing the nature, distribution and determinants of illness. Students need a solid understanding of medicine in the community encompassing elements of public health, general practice, child health, geriatrics, mental health, psychology and sociology and this book provides the material required.

  • Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

    A new unique Roald Dahl Dictionary from Oxford. This is not an ordinary dictionary. After all, you wouldn't expect an 'Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary' to be ordinary, would you? Lots of dictionaries tell you what an 'alligator' is, or how to spell 'balloon' but they won't explain the difference between a 'ringbeller' and a 'trogglehumper', or say why witches need 'gruntles' eggs' or suggest a word for the shape of a 'Knid'. This dictionary does all those things. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, like 'biffsquiggled' and 'whizzpopping' to remind you what means what, but that is not all. You'll also find out where words came from, rhyming words, synonyms and lots of alternative words for words that are overused. Oxford Children's Dictionaries are perfect for supporting literacy and learning and this is the world's first Roald Dahl Dictionary from the word experts at Oxford University Press. With real citations from Roald Dahl's children's books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, this is authoritative, engaging and accessible and will inspire and encourage young writers and readers.

  • Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad

    International travel now takes place on an unprecedented scale, both for business and pleasure. With exotic places ever more accessible to everyone, it is increasingly important for travellers to be informed about the health problems they may encounter abroad. "Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad" provides indispensable advice for all those planning and undertaking journeys anywhere in the world. This fourth edition is a complete revision and update of this best-selling, comprehensive guide for the educated traveller. New malaria drugs, the latest vaccine information and advice, jet lag, deep vein thrombosis, and even landmines: this book covers every important issue in travel medicine, with the emphasis firmly on self-help and prevention. "Travellers' Health" is the leading guide to health problems abroad, and is widely used by doctors, nurses, and above all, by travellers themselves. This new edition brings together state-of-the-art background information and specialist advice from more than 80 leading experts. "Travellers' Health" is indeed the standard source for all travellers.

  • At Home With Spelling 2

    At Home With Spelling 2 is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 5-7 years, to do at home. This second book focusses in particular on recognizing common word structures and spelling patterns, knowing when to use double consonants, long and short vowels, and decoding unfamiliar words. The illustrated step-by-step activities are simple and easy to enjoy, and will help children improve their spelling. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in spelling at primary school.

  • Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This anniversary edition of Pippi Longstocking will introduce Pippi and her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Nine year old Pippi is an unusual and unpredictable character, she lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Every day is a crazy adventure with Pippi, but what else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?!

  • The Young Oxford Book of Christmas Poems: 2006 Edition |a 2006 ed.

    This is a stunningly packaged anthology of poems for the whole Christmas season from Advent, through Christmas and the New Year and ending with the promise of spring. The collection is reflective, celebratory, thought-provoking, and humorous, with a particular focus on well-known modern poets, such as John Betjeman, John Masefield, Walter de la Mare, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Dylan Thomas, Wendy Cope, Seamus Heaney, and Benjamin Zephaniah, among many others. With beautiful colour illustrations throughout, this collection makes a perfect gift at Christmas.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Up to Speed Papers: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Up to Speed Practice for ages 8-9 years books are carefully designed to help support children who find maths challenging. Each test gently raises the challenge to build the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Oxford Student's Dictionary

    This new edition of the Oxford Student's Dictionary is fully revised, with new curriculum vocabulary and up-to-date meanings. This is a comprehensive dictionary for students aged 14+ who need clear and straightforward definitions for vocabulary that they encounter at school and when preparing for exams. It includes subject specific language as well as everyday words and phrases. The new supplement gives spelling, punctuation and grammar tips for exam success, how to interpret exam command words and tips on what you can do to make a difference when checking through the exam paper.

  • Isadora Moon Goes to the Ballet

    Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is a bit of both. When her mum and dad come along on a school trip to the ballet, Isadora worries that they might not be like normal mums and dads. But she has even bigger problems when Pink Rabbit goes missing. Will she be able to find him before the curtain rises? With irresistible pink and black artwork throughout by author/illustrator Harriet Muncaster and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny new series of first chapter books. Perfect for fans of Claude, Dixie O'Day, and Squishy McFluff, Isadora Moon is the ideal choice for readers who want their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite!

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Multiple-choice Test Papers: Pack 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 1 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets, in multiple-choice format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 2 (ISBN: 9780192740885) is also available.

  • Geriatric Medicine: A Case-Based Manual

    This book is a case-based introduction to geriatric medicine, Rather than an exhaustive textbook approach, the authors use clinical cases to provide a rich, focused, and clinically relevant approach to common topics in the care of older persons. In place of long lists of diagnoses, this book features examples of clinical thinking, problems in diagnosis, and practical management tips. A key aim of this book is readability; the chapters are meant to tell a story that is both intriguing and instructive. Common topics such as cognitive decline, diabetes, stroke and congestive heart failure are covered. It is an ideal source for clinicians, doctors, or students-in-training, both those preparing for exams or those seeking a readable introduction to common clinical problems in geriatrics. Physicians and other care providers who have completed their training will find the book useful and clinically provocative as they learn more and try to provide better care for their older patients. This book is intended for training physicians, practising clinicians caring for older people, medical students in both preclinical and clinical years, gerontologists, health care providers with an interest in geriatrics.

  • Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia

    "The Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia" is the first truly concise yet comprehensive guide for anaesthetists, providing a practical approach to anaesthetic practice. Written by experts within their fields, the emphasis is on providing clear and reliable advice on a range of surgical situations, advice that can be accessed within seconds. Also included is information on preoperative considerations such as consent, implications of pre-existing medical conditions, postoperative problems, along with a list of anaesthetic drug dosages, infusions, and normal values. "The Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia" includes valuable advice for registrars and those sitting exams, whilst also being the one essential book for all anaesthetists, both junior and experienced, to keep in their pockets at all times.

  • Asthma

    This book gives a thorough and intelligible account of asthma for patients and their families. It opens with a vivid account of life as an asthmatic by a sufferer who is also a doctor. The author then describes what is known of the causes and mechanisms of asthma, how the disease manifests itself throughout life, and how it is distributed throughout the world. All aspects of treatment, including self-help and 'complementary' therapies are discussed. For this new edition the text has been brought up to date throughout. The new understanding of the mechanism of asthma is presented and important new innovations in treatment are included: the increased emphasis on preventative therapy, especially steroid aerosols and the introduction of nebulizers for delivering high doses of bronchodilators as well as other devices making it more convenient to take all forms of inhaled medicine. The concept of prevention by improved delivery of care and self-management is fully discussed. This book will interest nurses and others who care for asthmatic adults and children. Readership: patients and their families, nurses and others who care for patients with asthma.

  • Pet Poems

    Here is a wonderful collection of poems about every kind of pet you can think of, with zany full-colour illustrations by the inimitable Korky Paul. From hamsters with headaches to fish with the flu and from whales in the bath to a little plastic cyber pet, here are pets pleasant, potty, and plain peculiar! Children will love the humour that runs throughout, and the book is a great introduction to poetry, whether at home or at school. Pet Poems is one of a best-selling series of poetry titles by John Foster and Korky Paul.

  • Health Care: An International Study

    Being the report of the World Health Organization/International Collaborative Study of Medical Care Utilization.

  • Engels: A Very Short Introduction

    It is by no means absurd to say that Engels invented Marxism. His work did more than Marx to make converts of the most influential political movement of modern times. He was not only the father of dialectical and historical materialism, the official philosophies of history and science in many communist countries; he was also the first Marxist historian, anthropologist, philosopher, and commentator on early Marx. In his later years Engels developed his materialist interpretation of history, his chief intellectual legacy, which has had revolutionary effects on the arts and social sciences. Terrell Carver traces its source and its effect on the development of Marxist theory and practice, assesses its utility, and discusses the difficulties which Marxists have encountered in defending it. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Super Happy Magic Forest

    Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016. Tolkien for toddlers! Super Happy Magic Forest is the hilarious story of five brave heroes - a fairy, a unicorn, a faun, a gnome, and a mushroom - who must go on an epic quest to reclaim the Mystical Crystals of Life and save their home. From happy bunnies to warrior penguins, picnic-ruining bees to biscuit-loving goblins there's so much to see and talk about on every page of this brilliant adventure.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Multiple-choice Test Papers: Pack 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 1 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets, in multiple-choice format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Maths 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 2 (ISBN: 9780192740861) is also available.

  • Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

    What do we mean by 'tragedy' in present-day usage? When we turn on the news, does a report of the latest atrocity have any connection with the masterpieces of Sophocles, Shakespeare and Racine? What has tragedy been made to mean by dramatists, story-tellers, critics, philosophers, politicians and journalists over the last two and a half millennia? Why do we still read, re-write, and stage these old plays? This book argues for the continuities between 'then' and 'now'. Addressing questions about belief, blame, mourning, revenge, pain, witnessing, timing and ending, Adrian Poole demonstrates the age-old significance of our attempts to make sense of terrible suffering. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Leonardo

    Inside the mind of a Renaissance genius - unravel the mystery This fascinating exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work identifies what it was that made him so unique and explains the phenomenon of the world's most celebrated genius who, 500 years on, still grips and inspires us. Martin Kemp offer us exceptional insights into what it was that made this Renaissance man so special, and the 'real' meaning behind such masterpieces as The Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. Tracing Leonardo's career in all its variety, we learn of his unfulfilled dreams, relationships with powerful patrons, and the truth about his religious views. Kemp shows that it is the famous notebooks that reveal both the secret of Leonardo's success and genius as they clearly show how his mind worked and display the truly innovative and investigative nature of his creative vision. Over 20,000 pages of drawings and notes detail Leonardo's incredible discoveries and inventions from the workings of the human eye to designs for flying machines and robots. Bringing the story of Leonardo up to the present day, Martin Kemp considers what he means to us today, investigates the 'Leonardo industry', and speculates about what he would he be doing if he were alive today?.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Stretch Papers: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Stretch Practice for ages 9-10 years books are designed to challenge the most able children, covering all the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building their skills and confidence for exam success.

  • The Psychology of Bulimia Nervosa: A Cognitive Perspective

    Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by recurrent episodes of binge-eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviour. It affects 1-2% of the population, the majority of cases occurring in women between the ages of 16 and 35. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed review of the key psychological aspects of the disorder and places particular emphasis on cognitive considerations. The coverage includes the key features of Bulimia Nervosa, associated problems, psychological theories and different treatment approaches. There is special focus on cognitive factors with case examples used to illustrate the two most articulated cognitive treatments for the disorder. Emerging topics, such as imagery and metacognition are covered, as are service issues, such as stepped care and practice guidelines. Drawing on research and theory from cognitive and non-clinical areas of psychology, The Psychology of Bulimia Nervosa provides an original and challenging perspective on this debilitating condition. It questions assumptions about cognitive theory of Bulimia Nervosa and the role of standard cognitive therapy in treating the problem, suggests novel ideas, and a revised treatment and outlines areas for further research activity.

  • An Introduction to Medical Genetics

    A major revision of this text. Since the previous edition was published, there have been substantial advances in understanding of the scientific basis of human genetics, and clinical genetics has finally emerged as a separate clinical specialty. The book retains its distinctive system of numbered sections. There are 162 of which 33 are completely new and 47 are very substantially rewritten. Previous editions have gained a reputation for simple exposition of complex and difficult subjects. In this revision Dr Pembrey has made every effort to carry on this tradition.

  • Blood Disorders: The Facts

    There are a great variety of blood disorders, including such well known problems as anemia, hemophilia and leukemia. This compact guide, written for patients suffering from a blood disorder, explains in simple terms how blood is formed and how it functions in the human body, and provides information about all the common disorders, including genetic abnormalities and disorders of white cells and lymph glands. The author also discusses bone marrow transplantation and conditions associated with abnormal bleeding, and she describes in detail various diagnostic methods available to determining the nature of the disorder and the most commonly recommended treatments. For family physicians, pediatricians, and their patients.

  • Oxford Visual Dictionary of Animals

    New in the internationally successful Visual Dictionary series, the Oxford Visual Dictionary of Animals introduces animals from around the world through highly illustrated dynamic spreads in thematic sections. There are over 1,500 words and incredible 3D artwork. All the animals are labelled, so that children can learn the names for their favourite animals and expand their vocabulary. Stunning atmospheric spreads introduce each habitat, followed by spreads showing the animals that live there. It includes maps and feature panels providing a wide range of vocabulary in both languages. At the back of the book is a section giving vocabulary for names of groups of animals, the noises animals make, and animal young. The Animal Detective Quiz sends readers back into the book to find the answers. This title contains a full index in English.

  • Assisting the Anaesthetist (Oxford medical publications)

    This manual describes in simple language the clinical and technical skills of an anaesthetic assistant. The key learning points are highlighted, and a comprehensive up-to-date reading list is included to guide the trainee to areas of further reading. This book is intended for vocational trainees, nurses, and paramedical staff who are undergoing training as anaesthetic assistants. Ambulance personnel, medical students, nurses, and anaesthetic nurses.

  • Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

    The first edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine was highly acclaimed and became the definitive text in the area. The new edition has been substantially augmented, revised, and improved. New chapters include: Provision of palliative care; Economics of palliative care; Clinical and organisational audit; Measurement of pain and other symptoms; Principles of drug use in palliative medicine; Interventional radiology; Asthenia; Pruritus and sweating; Cultural issues in sub-Saharan Africa, Chinese, Japanese and indigenous Australian populations; Development of paediatric palliative care; Ethical issues in paediatric palliative care; AIDS in children, and Multiprofessional education. In addition to these very substantial additions, a number of chapters have been completely or substantially re-written including : Ethics; Domiciliary palliative care; Medical education; Nursing education; Neurological aspects of palliative medicine; Nausea and vomiting; Physiotherapy; Neurosurgery in palliative care, and Opioid analgesic therapy. There are European and North American authoritative contributions from over 100 internationally renowned experts, many new for this edition. The Textbook's wide- ranging approach tackles every aspect of palliative care - physical, emotional, social and spiritual; from research to practice, and deals with palliative medicine for all conditions, not just malignancy. General introductory chapters consider the challenge presented by palliative medicine and discuss the historical development and future of the specialty, cultural aspects of dying, models of care provision, and aspects of communication with patients. Later sections examine the scientific principles underlying the subject, and offer a thorough review of the current status of research in the field. Comprehensive and up-to-date guidance is given on the management of pain and other symptoms in advanced disease. As well as emphasizing the emotional, social, and psychological needs of the dying, the book considers the needs of the family and discusses bereavement, support, the involvement of relatives, and the issue of domiciliary care. Other chapters cover ethical aspects of care, rehabilitation, and the education and training of health professionals. Although based on research and practice in the developed world, the growing relevance of palliative care in the developing world is stressed throughout.

  • Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach

    Cardiovascular disease remains the greatest cause of morbidity and mortality. Over the past 10-15 years many studies have clarified the risks that are important, and the interventions which are effective. This book breaks new ground in both providing clear recommendations on what should be done, and the evidence on which these recommendations are based. It accords with current views that guidelines should be based on evidence, and that the evidence should be clear. The book is split into three sections: the first reviews the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the clinical effectiveness of reducing them; the second examines methods of implementation in practice; and the final section makes practical recommendations, explicitly based on the evidence in the fist two sections.

  • Violence in Health Care: A Practical Guide to Coping With Violence and Caring for Victims

    All health care workers are vulnerable to assault as they fulfil their day to day responsibilities. They need to understand why violence occurs, who is most at risk, how to prevent it and what it feels like to be a victim. Managers need to initiate and implement prevention policy and to be able to arrange appropriate counselling and support for victims. Jonathon Shepherd has had experience of working with abused health care workers, and with his leading panel of contributors, he advises on how to reduce the risks of violence and what measures to take to prevent it. This book serves as a key source of information for all those who wish to try to better understand the causes and effects of violence and includes chapters on domestic violence, the role of alcohol and drugs, delinquency and non accidental injuries of children. With details of over 40 victim support agencies, this will be an invaluable handbook for all health care workers and their managers. This book is intended for health professionals including hospital and community doctors, social workers, paramedics, and the ambulance team.

  • A Dictionary of Architecture

    Containing over 5,000 entries from Aalto to ziggurat, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of architecture in paperback. Beautifully illustrated and written in a clear and concise style, it is an invaluable work of reference for both students of architecture and the general reader, as well as professional architects. Covers all periods of Western architectural history, from ancient times to the present day Concise biographies of leading architects, from Brunelleschi and Imhotep to Le Corbusier and Richard Rogers Over 250 illustrations specially drawn for this volume

  • Bond 11+: Maths: 10 Minute Tests: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths 10 Minute Tests for 9-10 years provide essential bite-size practice in core maths skills, setting strong foundations for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum topics and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Storm Catchers

    When Ella is kidnapped, her family don't realize just what a nightmare they are entering. Because the kidnapper has more than just money on his mind - and as his plans unfold, all the members of the family are forced to confront their deepest, darkest secrets. This is a major new novel from the author of the Carnegie medal-winning "River Boy". * Prize-winning author: Tim Bowler has won the Carnegie Medal, the Angus Book Prize (twice), and the Lancashire Children's Book Award. * A tightly-plotted, exciting thriller, with a real sense of tension and danger. * Brilliantly-handled themes of betrayal, trust, and revenge. * Wonderful fresh cover design - being issued simultaneously with new matching editions of "River Boy" and "Shadows". * Author was born and brought up in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, and now lives in Totnes, Devon.

  • Oxford Reading Tree: Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper: My Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Kit

    My Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Kit has been specially designed to make spelling, punctuation and grammar fun for your child! It provides practice and support for spelling, punctuation and grammar in line with the new National Curriculum for children aged 6 and above, through workbooks that include the Oxford Reading Tree characters Biff, Chip and Kipper. Each workbook is packed with colourful and beautifully illustrated activities, with 'Well done!' stickers and fun ditties to read together. The workbooks can be used alongside the flashcards to create sentences and even more fun games for you to play with your child. The kit also contains a colourful reward chart with stickers to help build your child's confidence. A leaflet with helpful hints and tips is provided for parents. This kit is part of Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper - the UK's best-selling home reading series, and is supported by free eBooks and advice at www.oxfordowl.co.uk <http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk>. Biff, Chip & Kipper are much loved characters from the Oxford Reading Tree series, which is used in 80% of primary schools.

  • Oxford First Illustrated Science Dictionary

    The Oxford First Illustrated Science Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first scientific words. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 scientific words and concepts, from 'abdomen' to 'zoo'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams to explain, add meaning, and support the definition. Expertly-levelled supplementary material in an illustrated section at the back lists the everyday vocabulary children will come across in their science lessons including the equipment used in class. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

    The complex world of Egyptian myth is clearly illuminated in this fascinating new approach to ancient Egypt. Geraldine Pinch explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of sources and objects, from Cleopatra's Needle and Tutankhamun's golden statue, to a story on papyrus of the gods misbehaving. What did they mean, and how have they been interpreted? The reader is taken on an exciting journey through the distant past, and shown how myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary culture and have become part of our cultural heritage. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Law Code of Manu

    'Manu was seated, when the great seers came up to him: "Please, Lord, tell us the Laws of all the social classes, as well as of those born in between..."' The Law Code of Manu is the most authoritative and the best-known legal text of ancient India. Famous for two thousand years it still generates controversy, with Manu's verses being cited in support of the oppression of women and members of the lower castes. A seminal Hindu text, the Law Code is important for its classic description of so many social institutions that have come to be identified with Indian society. It deals with the relationships between social and ethnic groups, between men and women, the organization of the state and the judicial system, reincarnation, the workings of karma, and all aspects of the law. Patrick Olivelle's lucid translation is the first to be based on his critically edited text, and it incorporates the most recent scholarship on ancient Indian history, law, society, and religion.

  • Doing Good?: Psychotherapy Out of its Depth

    Over the past decade, psychotherapy and counselling have become more and more popular, with many people turning to therapists in the hope of finding a better, happier, more fulfilling life. In this cogently argued and beautifully written book, Peter Lomas, argues that as psychotherapy enters the mainstream, therapists have become dependent on the technical aspects of their profession at the expense of the many moral issues involved. Indeed, they have become so afraid of moralizing or of departing from what Lomas views as a spurious scientific neutrality that the dialogue between therapist and patient tends to be distorted, potentially confusing, and too remote from the healthy reality of ordinary conversation. In this provocative analysis, drawing on his day-to-day experience of working with patients, Peter Lomas explores the consequences of this dichotomy, such as the loss of spontaneity and avoidance of closeness which may hinder rather than help the healing process. He looks at the problems associated with issues of power, and its abuse, which is central to psychotherapy, and explores the dilemmas involved when there is a clash of moral beliefs between the two people. This is a lucid and thought-provoking addition to the literature on psychotherapy, and will appeal both to trainee and practising therapists and counsellors, for people in therapy, and for those considering embarking upon it.

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 7-8 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 7-8 years are topic-based practice questions that set the foundation for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum skills and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond: English: No Nonsense: 6-7 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond No Nonsense English for 6-7 year-olds provides clear, straightforward teaching to help boost your child's confidence and ability in English. Divided into separate lessons that cover each key skill, this book takes your child through a learning sequence designed to reinforce and advance school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • Scorched

    Love is a fire. But who will get burned? Ember Lord is facing charges for the murder of her father. She was found at the scene of the crime, holding the murder weapon, and refuses to explain herself. Joe Masters is tasked with getting under Ember's skin, and breaking through her stony facade; to gain her trust and find out what her plans are now her father's legally-questionable business is under her control. But as the two get closer, Joe begins to break down the wall that Ember has built around herself, and gets a glimpse of the truth behind. Is he really falling for a cold-hearted killer? Or is there more to the murder than meets the eye? The incredible final instalment of Joss Stirling's Young Detective Agency series, a companion novel to Stung, Shaken, and the award-winning Struck. Romantic thrillers that will make your heart skip a beat.

  • Winnie's Magic Moments

    Life is never dull for Winnie the Witch! There's the time she is getting ready to perform at the witches' magic show but then accidentally puts her magic wand in the washing machine, along with her party dress. It comes out crumpled and certainly not in working order! And there's the day Winnie decides to load all her magic onto her new computer and throw away her book of spells, only to discover that the computer has disappeared into thin air, taking her precious Wilbur with it! And, if that were not enough, there's the outing Winnie arranges for herself and Wilbur to go to the seaside. What should have been a relaxing day at the beach turns into a crisis when Winnie's broomstick is swept out to sea. Three of Winnie and Wilbur's best-loved escapades for young readers are here to enjoy in one bright beautiful book.

  • Bond: Maths: No Nonsense: 9-10 Years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond No Nonsense Maths for 9-10 year-olds provides clear, straightforward teaching to help boost your child's confidence and ability in maths. Divided into separate lessons that cover each key skill, this book takes your child through a learning sequence designed to reinforce and advance school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • Bond 11+: CEM English Comprehension 10 Minute Tests: 10-11 Years

    Bond is the number one provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond 11+ CEM English Comprehension 10 Minute Tests for 10-11 year olds provides 30 quick-fire standard and multiple-choice tests focused on the Comprehension question types used in CEM 11+ testing, helping to develop skills including scanning, deduction, inference and understanding. Tutor tips and notes provide useful information to support your child as they work through the book, with emphasis on how to tackle particularly tricky questions. There are also fun puzzle sections to reinforce skills, and a progress chart to encourage and track improvement, helping to build skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

    Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are taking their first steps in reading. Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this Read with Oxford Stage 1 activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence. Help Zak the dog find the missing letters, play a balloon game with Top Cat and make up rhymes with Bob Bug. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are four Songbirds phonics activity books for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction

    Why do we measure time in the way that we do? Why is a week seven days long? At what point did minutes and seconds come into being? Why are some calendars lunar and some solar? The organisation of time into hours, days, months and years seems immutable and universal, but is actually far more artificial than most people realise. The French Revolution resulted in a restructuring of the French calendar, and the Soviet Union experimented with five and then six-day weeks. Leofranc Holford-Strevens explores these questions using a range of fascinating examples from Ancient Rome and Julius Caesar's imposition of the Leap Year, to the 1920s' project for a fixed Easter. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Truth About Babies

    At last - a book that tells you the truth about babies! And the truth about what is it really like to become a big brother or sister. Be warned. Babies can be horrible ...(sometimes). Andrea Shavick's text leads the reader through what it's like to have a mother who's pregnant, and then to have a new sibling. The book is funny and honest, and would provide lots of good talking points within the family. Charlotte Hard's pictures are lively, humorous, and very colourful. Age range: 4+ This book is intended for interest age: 4+

  • On-Call: Out-Of-Hours Telephone Calls and Home Visits

    Out-of-hours work is an important and emotive issue in current general practice. How do general practitioners resolve the dilemmas of meeting the needs and wishes of their patients while preserving the doctor's (and the family's) rights to privacy and relaxation? How does the public view the services? Are there special clinical elements in this aspects of diagnosis and management? What does telecommunication technology have to offer? The issues raised in this book present information from the practical point of view of the family doctor wishing to provide personal and continuing care. Increasing consumerism in medicine, and concerns regarding quality assurance, make these issues relevant to entrants to general practice, for whom the book is written.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Activity Book 5

    Search for 'Read with Oxford' to find out more about an exciting NEW range of levelled readers for children aged 3-8 Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to inspire a love of reading. This colourful Activity Book has plenty of activities to help develop your child's phonic progression. As well as helping your child to develop their reading skills, the activities also introduce your child to writing in a fun and exciting way. The activities can be used alongside your child's Julia Donaldson Phonics stories, giving them even more of their favourite characters like Top Cat, Bob Bug and The Zog! They also include tips for reading with your child and even more activity ideas for when you and your child finish working through the book.

  • The Accidental Secret Agent

    Schoolboy turns secret agent in this hilarious spy spoof! Before you read this, I want you to carefully check that no-one is reading over your shoulder - go ahead, do it now. First off, that was terrible - really obvious. If I'm going to tell you top secret government information, you're going to have to be a bit more stealthy. Try again. Was anyone looking? No? Right, then I'll begin. This year the secret service made a major mix up, they mistook a 13-year-old boy called Kevin for a secret agent (I know, so much for an 'intelligence' agency). This was the sort of kid that would try and zip wire across a building and end up falling head first into a fountain with his bum on show, so can you imagine what happened when he was allowed access to the amazing sort of spy gadgets that James Bond would use? Despite this, it was up to Kevin to save us all from an evil supervillain. It was the most dangerous, daring mission in the history of the secret service, and also its biggest blunder. This top secret book uncovers the entire story of Kevin's fateful and hilarious mission.

  • The Private Blog of Joe Cowley: Welcome to Cringefest

    Right blog. I'm back! Let's not waste time with pleasantries - there is absolutely NOTHING pleasant about my life right now. Reasons why everything is terrible: 1. The love of my life, AKA Natalie, still hates me all because of one tiny - OK, huge - mistake. 2. Natalie has now started hanging around with my so-called 'friend' Greeny. Since January, he's lost about half of his body weight and now girls actually fancy him! 3. Harry, Ad, and Greeny AKA The Sound Experience have had a top ten dance hit with a sample of my voice saying 'I'm as gay as the day is long'. Still, at least there's Buzzfest to look forward to. Who knows, once we're there, amid all the beautiful people, scenery and music, Natalie might realise I am the love of her life and return into my waiting arms. On the other hand, it could just be full of weirdos, overflowing toilets from hell, and death metal . . . Joe Cowley is back! And this time it's even more butt-clenchingly embarrassing and excrutiating than before. From a 'Grand Gesture' involving Star Trek costumes and the school boyband, to being trapped in a portaloo that's about to be pushed over. Joe's completely up to his neck in it - literally! Welcome to Cringefest . . .

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Activity Book 4

    Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to inspire a love of reading. This colourful Activity Book has plenty of activities to help develop your child's phonic progression. As well as helping your child to develop their reading skills, the activities also introduce your child to writing in a fun and exciting way. The activities can be used alongside your child's Julia Donaldson Phonics stories, giving them even more of their favourite characters like Top Cat, Bob Bug and The Zog! They also include tips for reading with your child and even more activity ideas for when you and your child finish working through the book.

  • Mio's Kingdom

    Did you hear the news about a boy who disappeared? No one knows what happened to him . . . except me. Young Karl leaves behind his unhappy life as an unwanted foster child to escape to Farawayland. There, he learns that his true name is Mio, and that he is the son of the king. But the kingdom is under threat. The evil Sir Kato terrorizes the land, and it has been foretold that Mio is the only one who can defeat him . . . Originally published in Swedish in 1954, Astrid Lindgren's tale of Mio became a worldwide children's classic. It is celebrated in this heritage edition, complete with a new and faithful English translation.

  • Anaesthetic Algorithms

    The success of the algorithm approach as a means of teaching management strategies has led to their increasing use in teaching texts. In this book, up-to-date strategies are presented in an algorithm format enabling easy review, access, and revision. The algorithms deal with common anaesthetic problems and include reminders of dangers and controversies. Each algorithm is combined with a page of short notes and a small number of selected references. The text is intended to be an easily accessible reference for practising anaesthetists. In addition, it would act as a useful guide for entrance to the FRCA examinations as well as an in-theatre prompt.

  • Complications of Long-term Dialysis

    Dialysis treatment for the management of end-stage renal failure is now an accepted treatment for all patients regardless of age. Mortality and morbidity of patients on dialysis, however, remain unacceptably high and it is most unusual for such patients to survive into the third decade. The aim of the book is to focus on the problems that develop in the second stage of dialysis treatment and discuss how to prevent, minimize and manage these complications.

  • Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease

    This work bridges the divide between the clinical characterization and treatment of autoimmune rheumatic diseases and an understanding of laboratory-based research and disease pathogenesis. This edition describes and explains advances in molecular biological techniques which have brought about major changes in understanding. It also covers the new therapies which have been developed for many autoimmune rheumatic diseases. This book is intended primarily for - trainee rheumatologists, rheumatology staff and rheumatologists; and secondarily - general internists, practitioners and paediatricians, nurse practitioners, scientists engaged in clinical based research in autoimmune rheumatic disease.

  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Advanced Cancer Patients

    Gastrointestinal symptoms such as anorexia-cachexia, chronic nausea, vomiting and bowel obstruction are highly distressing for patients with advanced cancer. Approximately one in three adults will be diagnosed with cancer in their lives and approximately fifty per cent of them will die because of malignancy. More than eighty per cent of patients who die of cancer will present severe gastrointestinal symptoms before death. This book presents detailed, evidence-based information on each of the gastrointestinal symptoms for a multi-disciplinary audience. Comprehensive guidelines have been included on how to assess the patient, in order to ensure effective treatment, in which prescribing is tailored to the cause of the symptoms and to the patient's individual needs. The book recognises that the aim of good cancer management and palliative care is to assess, diagnose, manage and treat these symptoms to ensure best quality of life.

  • Prevention in General Practice

    Advances in therapeutic medicine have not diminished the need for prevention, and there is widespread acknowledgement that avoidance of disability and premature death often depends on prevention rather than cure. General practice has a key role to play in this, because of the opportunities it provides for influening the future well-being of large numbers of people. Since the first edition of this book was published, the scope for prevention has become more clearly defined, and the evidence for effectiveness better established. The second edition has been completely rewritten and includes chapters by a number of new authors experienced in the field of general practice. It assesses the evidence for the effectiveness of prevention in relation to the major causes of disability and premature death, describes what measures should be taken, and gives practical guidance on carrying them out. Although aimed primarily at general practitioners, this book should also be useful to medical students, public health professionals and policymakers.

  • Radiology: A Case-book for MRCP

    Diagnostic radiology plays a vital role in patient management and all clinicians need to be able to recognise the radiological appearances of many medical conditions. Not only are traditional imaging techniques important, but newer techniques such as interventional radiology, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine and ultrasound are increasingly important in clinical practice and also, the interpretation of radiological images is an integral part of professional examinations for MRCP (part II): there are five compulsory questions based on printed photographic material, with additional radiographs or other diagnostic images being shown occasionally throughout. This book will cover all modalities in radiology, providing a guide to the principles of plain radiographic film interpretation and an understanding of the roles and limitations of more complex imaging across general medicine. The material is presented through the discussion of a hundred fully-illustrated cases in question and answer format.

  • Anaesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery

    Anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery can in certain circumstances stretch the confidence of the most fully trained and skilled anaesthetist. The changing patterns of eye surgery and vitreoretinal surgery, and the increased interest in day-case surgery dictates that anaesthetists should acquaint themselves with various anaesthetic techniques, including local anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery. The authors of this book have been interested in anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery for many years. They have drawn on their considerable personal experience in their contributions to this book. They provide a sufficiently comprehensive text for the book to be a reference source for the trainee and a practical manual for those interested in and practising ophthalmic anaesthesia. The book contains nineteen well referenced chapters covering detailed peri-operative management of the ophthalmic patient who is undergoing either general or local anaesthesia. It also contains a short glossary which is hoped to be of use for non-ophthalmologists. The chapters on the anatomy and physiology of the eye contain information not usually included in standard textbooks of anaesthesia. Certain chapters provide extensive coverage of hitherto underdeveloped topics such as the pharmacology of drugs used in opthalmology and the use of ophthalmological techniques in diagnosing diseases of other parts of the body. This book is intended for anaesthetists and opthalmologists both junior and senior.

  • Handbook of Emergencies in General Practice

    This handy pocket-sized manual guides the general practitioner through the entire spectrum of emergencies in primary care, from the immediately life-threatening to the small but urgent problems that arise in general practice. Containing a wealth of practical detail, the Handbook will also be invaluable to casualty staff, GP registrars, and nurse practitioners. No health centre of Accident and Emergency Department should be without a copy. This book is intended for general practitioners and trainees, clinical medical students

  • Bond 11+: English and Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers for the CEM 11+ tests: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11plus practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English and Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 9-10 years are topic-based practice questions for the 11plus exam. They have been written to cover the types of questions your child will experience in their CEM (Durham University) exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success in the most demanding 11plus exams.

  • Bond: Maths: No Nonsense: 7-8 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond No Nonsense Maths for 7-8 year-olds provides clear, straightforward teaching to help boost your child's confidence and ability in maths. Divided into separate lessons that cover each key skill, this book takes your child through a learning sequence designed to reinforce and advance school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • Male Victims of Sexual Assault

    Since the first edition of Male Victims of Sexual Assault was published in 1992 there have been significant developments in our understanding of the prevalence and characteristics of the sexual assault of men. The first edition was influential in affording legal recognition to male victims of rape in England and Wales and this has resulted in raised awareness of the problem and improved attitudes among all those responsible for dealing with the victims. This recognition has gone some way to breaking down the taboo, and has allowed the discussion to move on and address the important issues of prevention, care and treatment. The book reports on the first epidemiological study of male sexual victimization in Europe, challenges the prevailing stereotype of gay men as sexual predators, covers the topic of male rape in prisons, examines the link between early sexual victimization and later perpetration, describes how victims of sexual torture attempt to process and resolve such experiences, provides the historical and anthropological background to the subject, and examines the impact of the changes in legislation. Mezey and King are experienced forensic psychiatrists with longstanding interests in domestic and sexual violence. They present original research material, which makes a unique contribution to our knowledge about men's experiences of sexual victimization.

  • Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

    Respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness and cough are common in patients with advancing and incurable disease. For example, cancer, chronic cardiac and pulmonary disease, progressive neuromuscular disorders and degenerative disorders all give rise to varying degrees of respiratory distress which adversely affects the patient's quality of life. In recent years, there has been significant growth into the palliation of respiratory symptoms leading to practical ways of giving relief in hospices, hospitals and at home. The book includes non-malignant respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis in AIDS patients, cystic fibrosis and ventilator-dependent patients, and focuses on aetiology and diagnosis and management, emphasising symptoms, quality of life and psychosocial support. The underlying theme of the book is the application of modern research-based knowledge, in a humane way, for patients with advancing disease.

  • Radiotherapy Physics: In Practice

    Radiotherapy has been one of the principal modalities for the treatment of malignant disease for more than 50 years. From the outset, its advancement has depended on the work of physicists and engineers, in particular for the development of high-energy accelerators for X-ray and electron beams, and in the production of radioactive sources. In addition, the clinical application of ionizing radiations for therapy is based on the foundation of dosimetric concepts and instrumentation. Medical physics plays a pivotal role in many areas, including treatment equipment, dosimetry, treatment planning, and radiation protection. Radiotherapy physics, second edition is a comprehensive, practical introduction to radiotherapy physics. It provides detailed descriptions of current techniques, written by experienced practitioners who review current methods and give specific guidance in their own areas of expertise. This new edition reflects the significant changes that have occurred in radiotherapy equipment and techniques - the routine use of MLCs, the delivery of IMRT, advances in imaging technology for planning (eg MRI, CT-simulator) and for treatment verification (EPIDs). There have also been significant changes in dosimetry, which have resulted in new dosimetry protocols. Trainee and qualified medical physicists, radiographers, radiation oncologists, and other personnel involved in radiotherapy will find this book to be an excellent guide to this important specialty.

  • Bond 11+: Maths & Non-verbal reasoning: CEM 10 Minute Tests: 10-11 years

    Bond is the number one provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond 11+ CEM Maths & Non-verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 10-11 year olds provides essential bite-size practice in tackling CEM-style maths and non-verbal reasoning questions, setting strong foundations for success in 11+ tests. They include typical question types used in CEM 11+ testing, helping to build skills and confidence for exam success. Additionally, this series comes with puzzle sections to reinforce skills, and a progress chart to encourage and track improvement.

  • After Tomorrow

    What if you woke up tomorrow and everything had changed? Money is worthless. Your friends are gone. Armed robbers roam the streets. No one is safe. Suddenly you're a refugee. After Tomorrow is an unflinchingly poignant but ultimately hopeful story from Carnegie Medal winning author Gillian Cross, exploring the struggle for survival within refugee camps.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 8-9 years develops verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams.

  • Oxford Children's French-English Visual Dictionary

    With thousands of words from a variety of topics, the new Oxford Children's French-English Visual Dictionary gives students learning, and using, French the best reading and writing support. It contains a range of topics grouped under main headings such as People and Homes, Food and Clothing, School and Work, Sport and Leisure, Art, Music, and Entertainment, Transport, Animals and Plants, Planet Earth and the Environment, and Space. Each topic includes a short introductory text given in both French and English plus over 20 bright, modern illustrations labelled in both French and English. There are over 1500 illustrations throughout. The illustrations feature engaging children characters and the topics are familiar and appropriate to the primary curriculum. Introductions to the language and how to get the most out of the dictionary, along with pages on opposites, numbers, time, and calendar words plus full indexes in both French and English make this Dictionary easy, and fun, to use.

  • In the Shadow of the City: Community Health and the Urban Poor

    As migration to the city increases in developing countries, massive burdens are imposed on the infrastructure of poor cities that are ill-equipped to cope. This book examines the results of poor living conditions and overcrowding with particular emphasis on poor health care. Many issues are addressed and case studies examined. The study suggests public health and other programmes that could be set up by governments, non-governmental organizations and international agencies.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Bob Bug and Other Stories

    With a focus on building phonics skills, this collection includes twelve fun stories with colourful illustrations. It is ideal for children who are taking their first steps in reading. Discover what life is like being small with Bob Bug, find out if Top Cat becomes king of the garden and learn how to make tasty buns! Tips for reading together explain the sounds that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are eight Songbirds story collections for you to enjoy. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • The Prevention of Dental Disease

    The essays in this book concentrate on drawing together clinical and epidemiological information concerning the prevention of dental caries and periodontal disease, both major problems which are largely preventable. The first edition focused on prevention, summarizing knowledge on factors such as diet, fluoride, oral cleanliness, fissure sealants and vaccinations. In this second edition, the chapters on diet, fluoride and fissure sealants have been expanded. A new chapter on secular changes in the prevalance of dental caries has been added and further consideration has been given to the changing pattern of dental treatment particularly in the United Kingdom. The scope of the book has also been widened by including three new chapters on dental health education and prevention of dental disease in old age and the handicapped.

  • Handbook of Normal Physical Measurements

    This specially-designed, practical, easy-to-use handbook presents reference data for health professionals, especially clinical geneticists, evaluating children and adults with abnormal features or syndromes. Using a mixture of graphs, tables, and charts, it presents information clinicians require to define 'normal' patterns of growth for various parts of the body, and provides the standards against which to compare possible congenital abnormalities. Numerous illustrations help to explain exactly how standardized measurements should be taken to ensure accurate and comparable documentation of growth patterns.

  • Mission to Tashkent

    'one of the best books about secret intelligence work ever written' Peter Hopkirk. Colonel F. M. Bailey, whose extraordinary adventures are told here, was long accused by Moscow of being a British master-spy sent in 1918 to overthrow the Bolsheviks in Central Asia. As a result, he enjoyed many years after his death an almost legendary reputation there - that of half-hero, half-villain. In this remarkable book he tells of the perilous game of cat-and-mouse, lasting sixteen months, which he played with the Bolshevik secret police, the dreaded Cheka. At one point, using a false identity, he actually joined the ranks of the latter, who unsuspectingly sent him to Bokhara to arrest himself. Told with almost breathtaking understatement, Bailey's narrative - set in a region once more back in the headlines - reads like vintage Buchan.

  • Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

    Ideology is one of the most controversial terms in the political vocabulary, exciting both revulsion and inspiration. This book examines the reasons for those views, and explains why ideologies deserve respect as a major form of political thinking. It investigates the centrality of ideology both as a political phenomenon and as an organizing framework of political thought and action. It explores the changing understandings of ideology as a concept, and the arguments of the main ideologies. By employing the latest insights from a range of disciplines, the reader is introduced to the vitality and force of a crucial resource at the disposal of societies, through which sense and purpose is assigned to the political world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Black Jack

    An atmospheric and chilling thriller set in 19th century London. Bartholomew Dorking finds himself inexplicably tied to the murdering villain Black Jack, who should have hung from the gallows - but who has now, it seems, come back from the dead! BLLeon Garfield was one of the most celebrated children's authors of the twentieth century, and won the Guardian Award, The Whitbread Award, and the Carnegie Medal BLThis is a fast-paced, roller-coaster ride of a read, and is accompanied by energetic black and white line drawings by acclaimed artist Jason Cockcroft

  • Oxford Children's Scottish Gaelic-English Visual Dictionary

    With thousands of words from a variety of topics, the new Oxford Children's Scottish-Gaelic-English Visual Dictionary gives students learning, and using, Scottish-Gaelic the best reading and writing support. It contains a range of topics grouped under main headings such as People and Homes, Food and Clothing, School and Work, Sport and Leisure, Art, Music, and Entertainment, Transport, Animals and Plants, Planet Earth and the Environment, and Space. Each topic includes a short introductory text given in both Scottish-Gaelic and English plus over 20 bright, modern illustrations labelled in both Scottish-Gaelic and English. There are over 1500 illustrations throughout. The illustrations feature engaging children characters and the topics are familiar and appropriate to the primary curriculum. Introductions to the language and how to get the most out of the dictionary, along with pages on opposites, numbers, time, and calendar words plus full indexes in both Scottish-Gaelic and English make this Dictionary easy, and fun, to use.

  • Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary

    Winner of Best Book, Publication, or Recording prize at the Falstaff Awards 2015 Shortlisted for the 2016 SLA Information Book Award The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is the first of its kind, a brand new illustrated alphabetical dictionary of all the words and meanings students of Shakespeare need to know. Every word has an example sentence selected from the twelve most studied plays, including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Henry V. Usage notes and theatre notes provide additional background to Shakespearean times and the performance of his plays. Further support is provided by language panels on select topics like the humours, swearing, and stage directions, and full-colour illustrated thematic spreads on special feature topics from clothes and armour to music and recreation. The dictionary is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled contemporary look and feel. It is the perfect support for a full understanding of Shakespeare, created by renowned authors Professor David Crystal and actor Ben Crystal, a father and son team who combine for the first time the academic and the theatre, bringing together language, literature, and lexicography in this unique Shakespeare dictionary of global appeal.

  • Biological Rhythms And Exercise

    The effects of circadian rhythms on human performance in general and on response to exercise in particular are a well-known phenomenon. Often after a poor night's sleep or taking a "red-eye" flight into a different time-zone, one just doesn't feel like "themselves." This book aims to provide a comprehensive account of biological rhythms and how they affect exercise. Particular attention is given to sleep, its biological function, and the consequences for exercise performance of sleep loss. There are chapters devoted to the effects of disturbing the circadian body clock, such as when multiple time zones are crossed and jet-lag experienced. The effects of nocturnal shift work and seasonal variation are also covered. The interactions between exercise and the female menstrual cycle are explained and the issue of exercise during pregnancy discussed. Finally, there is a chapter devoted to research methods in chronobiology, the scientific discipline underpinning the content of the book.

  • Winnie and Wilbur in Space

    Three, two, one . . . whoosh! Winnie and Wilbur zoom into space! Dodging satellites and flying saucers, they find the perfect planet for a picnic. But when some naughty space rabbits munch their rocket, how will they get home again? This is a Winnie and Wilbur adventure for budding astronomers or anyone who likes their stories to be out of this world! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too! www.winnieandwilbur.com

  • Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary 2012

    This updated edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary features over 4,000 entries in alphabetical order, new illustrations and photographs in a contemporary and easy-to-use design. Entries are simple and clear, and include numbered meanings, word classes, inflections and example sentences. Easy to find design with the full alphabet on every page, and coloured tabs dividing the alphabet into quartiles, the letter of the page is highlighted, and guide words show the words starting and finishing each page. Children quickly learn how to find their way around and build their alphabetical reference skills. What's more there are linked fun word activities for school and home on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorder Teams

    This volume covers all apsects of the diagnosis and management of dementia. Dementia, a generalized impairment of intellect, memory and personality, without impairment of consciousness, is increasing in incidence worldwide because of the demographic shift in population. The editors and authors describe memory disorder clinics and deal with the management of patients both in the hospital and community setting. The book provides a resource for those wishing to set up clinics or teams.

  • The Lusiads

    First published in 1572, The Lusiads is one of the greatest epic poems of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal's voyages of discovery with an unrivalled freshness of observation. At the centre of The Lusiads is Vasco da Gama's pioneer voyage via southern Africa to India in 1497-98. The first European artist to cross the equator, Camoes's narrative reflects the novelty and fascination of that original encounter with Africa, India and the Far East. The poem's twin symbols are the Cross and the Astrolabe, and its celebration of a turning point in mankind's knowledge of the world unites the old map of the heavens with the newly discovered terrain on earth. Yet it speaks powerfully, too, of the precariousness of power, and of the rise and decline of nationhood, threatened not only from without by enemies, but from within by loss of integrity and vision. The first translation of The Lusiads for almost half a century, this new edition is complemented by an illuminating introduction and extensive notes.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

    Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this Read with Oxford Stage 3 activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence. Help the pirates to fill their treasure chests, complete the toy box puzzle and find the right tail stickers for the animals! Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are four Songbirds phonics activity books for you to enjoy Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: How to Do

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond How To Do Non-verbal Reasoning is a practical guide, designed for use by children but containing a wealth of information for parents. Packed with worked examples for each question type, and with practice questions to check progress in each section, this book contains expert advice and step-by-step strategies for success in 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • Progress with Oxford: Addition and Subtraction Age 4-5

    This Progress with Oxford: Addition and Subtraction Age 4-5 workbook will help your child to progress with maths while having fun so they will quickly learn to add and subtract numbers and how to count on and back to find the answers. The Progress with Oxford series has been created to help every child develop essential skills at home, with minimal help and support. Picture clues are used to show very young children how to complete activities, whilst reminder boxes, tips and advice support older children to become self-sufficient learners. A lively character accompanies your child through all the colourful and engaging activities, and fun stickers are included to reward their work. A handy progress chart at the end of each book captures their achievements, so you both know what to do next. You can find even more practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on our award-winning website, oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • The Oxford History Of Western Art

    "The Oxford History of Western Art" is a unique and authoritative account of the development of visual culture in the West over the last 2700 years, from the classical period to the end of the twentieth century. "OHWA" takes a fresh look at how the history of art is presented and understood. It uses a carefully devised modular structure to offer readers powerful insights into how and why works of art were created. This is not a simple, linear 'story' of art, but a rich series of stories, told from varying viewpoints. Carefully selected groups of pictures give readers a sense of the visual 'texture' of the periods and movements covered. The 167 illustration groups, supported by explanatory text and captions, create a sequence of 'visual tours' - juxtapositions of significant images that convey a sense of the visual environments in which works of art were produced and viewed. The reader is invited to become an active participant in the process of interpretation. Another key feature is the redefinition of traditional period boundaries. Rather than relying on conventional labels such as Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, etc., five major phases of significant historical change are established that unlock longer and more meaningful continuities: The foundations: Greece and Rome c. 600 BC-AD 410; Church and state: The establishing of visual culture 410-1527; The art of nations: European visual regimes 1528-1770; The era of revolutions 1770-1914; and Modernism and after 1914-2000. This framework shows how the major religious and secular functions of art have been forged, sustained, transformed, revived, and revolutionized over the ages; how the institutions of church and state have consistently aspired to make art in their own image; and how the rise of art history itself has come to provide the dominant conceptual framework within which artists create, patrons patronize, collectors collect, galleries exhibit, dealers deal, and art historians write. The text has been written by a team of 50 specialist authors working under the direction of Professor Martin Kemp, one of the UK's most distinguished art historians. While bringing their own expertise and vision to their sections, each author has also related their text to a number of unifying themes and issues, including written evidence, physical contexts, patronage, viewing and reception, techniques, gender and race, centres and peripheries, media and condition, the notion of 'art', and current presentations. Though the coverage of topics focuses on European notions of art and their transplantation and transformation in North America, space is also given to cross-fertilizations with other traditions - including the art of Latin America, the Soviet Union, India, Africa, Australia, and Canada. The applied arts and reproductive media such as photography and prints are also covered. The result is a fresh and vibrant account of Western art, which serves both as an inspirational introduction for the general reader and an authoritative source of reference and guidance for students.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Grammar and Punctuation Workbook: 9-10 years

    Bond Skills Grammar and Punctuation for age 9-10 follows on from Bond Skills Grammar and Punctuation for age 8-9, increasing the level of difficulty in grammar and punctuation activities, to ensure progress towards the English language skills expected by the National Curriculum and through selective school testing. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills they'll need to succeed to focus on this particular area of the English curriculum, developing confident communicators, becoming increasingly comfortable with the grammar and punctuation rules of the English language.

  • Splat!

    When you turn the pages things go SPLAT! A stunningly original story that plays with the physical boundries of the book as an object to encourage interaction and imagination! Every time you turn a page in this book, something gets splatted onto the page opposite! From custard pies, sandwiches, water balloons, and ice-creams - a whole series of outrageous splats will build and build into a hilarious story that will have children roaring with laughter. Brilliantly original and very, very silly Splat! is so much FUN to share with your little ones.

  • Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

    Consciousness, 'the last great mystery for science', has now become a hot topic. How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion? Exciting new developments in brain science are opening up debates on these issues, and the field has now expanded to include biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers. This controversial book clarifies the potentially confusing arguments, and the major theories using illustrations, lively cartoons, and experiments.Topics include vision and attention, theories of self and will, experiments on action and awareness, altered states of consciousness, and the effects of brain damage and drugs. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Progress with Oxford: Starting to Write Age 3-4

    This Progress with Oxford: Starting to Write Age 3-4 workbook will help your child to progress while having fun so they will quickly learn to develop pencil control and the correct letter formation. The Progress with Oxford series has been created to help every child develop essential skills at home, with minimal help and support. Picture clues are used to show very young children how to complete activities, whilst reminder boxes, tips and advice support older children to become self-sufficient learners. A lively character accompanies your child through all the colourful and engaging activities, and fun stickers are included to reward their work. A handy progress chart at the end of each book captures their achievements, so you both know what to do next. You can find even more practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on our award-winning website, oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Advanced Renal Medicine

    Recent years have witnessed significant progress in both the scientific basis and clinical practice of renal medicine. Recent advances range from the elucidation of the molecular aetiology of certain primary renal diseases, to the routine use of recombinant human erythropoietin for the treatment of the anaemia of renal failure. Despite such progress, many important questions remain unanswered. How adequate is the current provision of renal replacement therapy in the UK? Are recent trends towards high flux, short duration haemodialysis justifiable by risk-benefit analysis? The volume analyzes several developments in the science and clinical practice of nephrology, and highlights the areas in which research and the advancement of knowledge continue.

  • Hip Replacement: The Facts

    With chapters on joint replacement.

  • The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

    English grammar has changed a great deal since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and it is a subject that can provide a complex minefield of uncertainties within the language. This accessible and comprehensive dictionary comes to the aid of both the general reader and the student or teacher, offering straightforward and immediate A-Z access to 1,000 grammatical terms and their meanings. All the currently accepted terms of grammar are included, as well as older, traditional names, controversial new coinages, and items from the study of other languages. Concise definitions of the wider subject of linguistics, including phonetics and transformational grammar, are accompanied by examples of language in use, and frequent quotations from existing works on grammar.

  • In Two Minds: A Casebook of Psychiatric Ethics

    In Two Minds is a practical casebook of problem solving in psychiatric ethics. Written in a lively and accessible style, it builds on a series of detailed case histories to illustrate the central place of ethical reasoning as a key competency for clinical work and research in psychiatry. Topics include risk, dangerousness and confidentiality; judgements of responsibility; involuntary treatment and mental health legislation; consent to genetic screening; dual role issues in child and adolescent psychiatry; needs assessment; cross-cultural and gender issues; rational and irrational suicide; shared decision making in multi-agency teams, and the growing role of the user's voice in psychiatry. Key ethical concepts are carefully introduced and explained. The text is richly supported by detailed guides for further reading. There are separate chapters on teaching psychiatric ethics, including a sample seminar, and on writing a research ethics application. Each case history and discussion is followed by a critical commentary from a practitioner with relevant experience. Jim Birley adds a comparative international perspective on psychiatric ethics. Cartoons by Johnny Cowee provide punchy counterpoint! In Two Minds is the sister volume to the third edition of Sidney, Paul Chodoff and Steven Green's highly successful Psychiatric Ethics. In providing a bridge between theory and practice, it will be essential reading for everyone concerned with improving standards in mental health care.

  • Clinical Judgement: Evidence in Practice

    There is a widespread view that modern medicine is primarily a scientific enterprise and that the decisions of clinicians follow from evidence-based science. In terms of this view the need for clinical judgement is minimal. The aims of this book are to make a case for the centrality and irreplaceability of clinical judgement, to identify the elements of good clinical judgement, and to suggest how these might be developed by using the humanities in medical undergraduate and postgraduate education. The authors argue that good clinical judgement requires both technical evidence and a humane attitude. But technical evidence is not always quantifiable or even scientific; it can be like that of the detective or the literary scholar. A humane attitude involves ethical sensitivity, but also a broad educated perspective which can be derived from the arts. The authors illustrate their argument by examining decisions made by doctors in clinical situations, in public health, and (in a chapter contributed by a hospital consultant) in resource management. About the authors: Robert S. Downie is Professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow University since 1969. He is a member of the BMA Ethics Committee and co-editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics. He has published extensively in the field of medical ethics. Jane MacNaughton has recently taken the position of Director of Centre for Arts, Humanities, Health and Medicine at the University of Durham. Previously she was Clinical Lecturer in General Practice at Glasgow University and a part-time GP.

  • At Home with Non-Verbal Reasoning Skills (7-9)

    At Home With Verbal Reasoning is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 7-9 years, to do at home. Using different themes and a variety of questions, puzzles, and challenges, this book develops basic skills for solving non-verbal reasoning questions such as linear sequence, story sequence, 4x4 matrix, triangular grid, code breaking, and much more. The 2-colour illustrations encourage development of problem solving skills in a fun and easy way. The illustrated step-by-step activities are age-appropriate for children to work through on their own, or equally perfect to do together with an adult giving encouragement. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in writing at primary school.

  • Bond SATs Skills Spelling and Vocabulary Stretch Workbook: 10-11+ years

    Bond SATs Skills Spelling and Vocabulary Stretch for age 10-11 has been designed to extend 10-11 year olds who are hoping to develop their core language skills even further, to meet the various hardest challenges set by the National Curriculum and selective school testing. Bond, with 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills they'll need to succeed, has combined with Oxford Dictionaries to harness the very latest research into children's language usage. This ensures that this book develops competent spelling and confident understanding of the words expected by the latest National Curriculum tests, including end of year and SATs assessments, and prepares for the 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • Oxford Student's Thesaurus

    This is the new look contemporary Oxford Student's Thesaurus to accompany the Oxford Student's Dictionary. Each entry is in alphabetical order, with its word class and a broad range of imaginative synonyms with supporting example sentences to help to advance writing skills. Tinted panels give additional support with alternatives for words that are often overused, e.g. good or nice. A number of topic panels further focus on subject-related vocabulary for extra help with exam topics, e.g. places of worship, communication, entertainment, or government. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words written for children. The page design is clear and straightforward, making this a handy reference tool for use at home and at school. In addition, for free downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles and much more, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Sex Therapy: A Practical Guide

    Sexual problems are a major cause of personal distress and marital breakdown, affecting as many as one in ten of the general population. The author, who has had extensive clinical, research, and teaching experience in the field of sexual dysfunction, has written a very practical account of the nature, causes, assessment, and treatment of sexual problems. The various stages of treatment are described in sufficient detail for therapists who are about to start sex therapy. Experienced therapists will also find this book a source of useful advice. The treatment approach includes behavioural, psychotherapeutic, and educational techniques. In addition to the treatment of couples, the management of sexual problems of individuals without partners, and of the phsyically disabled, are also described. Practical guidance is backed up by research findings. This book is an up-to-date, straightforward, and practical account which should be of considerable interest to anyone involved in the management of sexual problems.

  • Bond 11+: Mixed: Standard Test Papers: Pack 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Mixed 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 1 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets in standard format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Mixed 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 2 (ISBN: 9780192740724) is also available.

  • Bond 11+: English: 10 Minute Tests: 7-8 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English 10 Minute Tests for 7-8 years provide essential bite-size practice in core English skills, setting strong foundations for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum topics and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Stretch Papers: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Stretch Practice for ages 10-11+ years books are designed to challenge the most able children, covering all the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building their skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Parkinson's Disease: The Facts

    Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1982, there have been radical changes in our understanding of Parkinson's Disease, in its treatment and in social attitudes towards it. This new edition discusses these changes, presenting revised and updated information in answer to questions commonly asked by patients and their families.

  • Travellers' Health: A Complete Guide to the Hazards of Travel

    Now updated with a new chapter on AIDS. Pick of the paperbacks to pack for your holiday ... an authoritative self-help guide, offering advice on coping with every concievable ailment.' Mail on Sunday .

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Bigfoot Mystery and Other Stories

    In this Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Biff, Chip and Kipper collection, children can go on an adventure in the Wild West, spend some family time in Japan and follow the giant footprints of a mystery animal! This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog are the well-loved characters from Oxford Reading Tree, used in 80% of primary schools. With exciting stories, humorous illustrations, tips for parents and after-reading activities, this series is the perfect companion from your child's very first steps in phonics all the way to reading independence. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Read with Oxford: Stages 1-3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Alphabet Games Flashcards

    These Read With Oxford Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Alphabet Games have been specially developed to help your child succeed at reading. Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, they complement how your child is starting to read at school, building reading skills and phonics knowledge. These flashcards will help children to recognise individual letter shapes and sounds, read simple words and spell simple words. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading resources to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Bladder Cancer: Biology, Diagnosis and Management

    Bladder cancer represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and presents major problems in detection and management. This book will review comprehensively the current understanding of the biology, pathophysiology and urological oncology of the disease, looking at the problems and potential solutions. Fully illustrated including a colour plate section, it will include chapters on both the scientific and clinical principles, emphasising molecular biology, pathogenesis, detection and experimental therapeutics, and focusing on new developments in clinical research. The contributors are international and well known in the area.

  • Noisy Poems

    Yickity yak, yickity yak, the yak has a scriffily, scraffily back! This charming collection is packed with noises and rhymes children will love to listen to and repeat. Illustrated in colour throughout by award-winning artist Nick Sharratt, this is a perfect first poetry book, including poems by Spike Milligan, Jack Prelutsky, Eve Merriam, and Eleanor Farjeon.

  • Jack Holborn

    An action-packed pirate story, with bloodcurdling deaths, terrifying ghosts and adventures galore on the high seas. Orphan Jack Holborn stows away on a ship, little guessing the dangers and excitements that lie on his journey ahead. Before long he finds himself caught up in the middle of a mystery surrounding his long-lost mother, but before he can discover the truth, he has to survive the quest through an eerie African jungle for a famous diamond, worth more than Jack's wildest dreams.

  • Oral Care in Advanced Disease

    Lesions of the oral cavity have an enormous impact on the quality of life of patients with advanced disease. They cause considerable morbidity and diminish a patient's physical and psychological well-being. Oral complications impair oral nutrition and can cause a variety of problems including malnutrition, anorexia, and cachexia. Psychological problems relate to the role that the oral cavity plays in communication and social life. This book provides comprehensive, clinically relevant, evidence-based guidelines on oral problems to ensure first-rate care. The scientific foundations and research base for their management underpin the discussion throughout. A multi-disciplinary group of contributors provide authoritative guidelines on clinical features, investigations, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, as well as complementary therapies. Chapters cover oral assessment, hygiene, domiciliary dental care, infections, taste disturbance, pain, HIV infection and AIDS, neurological diseases, and paediatric problems. Highly illustrated throughout, the book also includes an extensive colour plate section.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Activity Book 3

    Search for 'Read with Oxford' to find out more about an exciting NEW range of levelled readers for children aged 3-8 Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to inspire a love of reading. This colourful Activity Book has plenty of activities to help develop your child's phonic progression. As well as helping your child to develop their reading skills, the activities also introduce your child to writing in a fun and exciting way. The activities can be used alongside your child's Julia Donaldson Phonics stories, giving them even more of their favourite characters like Top Cat, Bob Bug and The Zog! They also include tips for reading with your child and even more activity ideas for when you and your child finish working through the book.

  • Progress with Oxford: Starting to Write Letters Age 4-5

    This Progress with Oxford: Starting to Write Letters Age 4-5 workbook will help your child to progress with writing while having fun so they will quickly learn the correct formation of letters, covering letter families that have similar formations. The Progress with Oxford series has been created to help every child develop essential skills at home, with minimal help and support. Picture clues are used to show very young children how to complete activities, whilst reminder boxes, tips and advice support older children to become self-sufficient learners. A lively character accompanies your child through all the colourful and engaging activities, and fun stickers are included to reward their work. A handy progress chart at the end of each book captures their achievements, so you both know what to do next. You can find even more practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on our award-winning website, oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

    From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do they seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and our desires? This imaginative and stimulating Very Short Introduction goes beyond a simple retelling of the stories to explore the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths. It is a wide-ranging account, examining how classical myths are used and understood in both high art and popular culture, taking the reader from the temples of Crete to skyscrapers in New York, and finding classical myths in a variety of unexpected places: from arabic poetry and Hollywood films, to psychoanalysis, the bible, and New Age spiritualism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

    Recent epidemiological research has forced us to question our current beliefs that the causes of coronary heart disease and cancer arise in adulthood. A new school of thought has emerged which argues that the chronic diseases prevalent in adult life have their origins during gestation, infancy, and childhood. A large body of evidence for this hypothesis has built up from research findings scattered throughout the scientific journals. In A Life Course Approach to Adult Disease, researchers actively involved in this area critically review and examine the evidence for this hypothesis. In particular, the impact of factors acting in early life, and those acting later in the life course is assessed for cardiovascular, respiratory, and allergic diseases, as well as diabetes, hypertension, and breast cancer. The extent to which early life factors explain variations in disease risk for both individuals and populations is discussed. The book begins by presenting the historical development of ideas concerning chronic disease aetiology, and examines direct evidence for the role of in-utero programming and other pre-adult factors in the aetiology of many common diseases. The second section discusses the importance of socio-cultural influences on biological risk as well as the determinants of fetal growth and development. The book then goes on to look at the temporal, geographical, and social variations in disease frequency. The final section examines the role of interventions to alter fetal development and child growth, and the implications for future health policy. Throughout the book, the authors argue that the adoption of a life-course approach to the study of disease could greatly improve our understanding of the aetiology of chronic diseases, present possibilities for prevention, and have profound implications for health policy decision making.

  • Oxford School Dictionary

    A major new edition of the trusted, bestselling, comprehensive Oxford School Dictionary with new curriculum support. This fantastic new edition will boost your children's vocabulary with new words and meanings from across the curriculum. A helpful new spelling, grammar and punctuation section is included to enhance language skills and bring the dictionary up to date. What makes it the best? It is uniquely powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, so you can be confident that all entries are clearly written in child-friendly language that children actually understand. Each example is perfectly age-appropriate, making it easy and enjoyable for every child to use. New for this edition is a robust supplement on spelling, grammar and punctuation, giving targeted help with the tricky bits, making this dictionary the perfect tool to support children in their journey to become good readers and writers. As usual, it has been extensively trialled with schools, so you can be sure it is still the best dictionary for your children, in a handy pocket-sized format. Further help with writing skills is available in the updated new edition of the companion Oxford School Thesaurus. Looking for great word activities to match this dictionary? Find fun downloadable activities, puzzles, and word games at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • The Kissing Club

    When I was 14 I joined the Kissing Club. I became a professional virgin and also gave up telling lies. The first bit was pretty easy - the second was pretty hard... Emily loves being part of the Kissing Club. She loves the feeling of being special, and she loves the ruby ring her parents bought her when she joined. It's a symbol that means everyone knows she's made a promise not to have sex until she gets married. So how on earth has she ended up pregnant?

  • Palliative Day Care in Practice

    Day care for people with advanced diseases is one of the most rapidly expanding components of palliative care in the UK, and is increasingly a focus of new service development throughout the world. Many benefits, in terms of quality of life, holistic care for the patient and family and increased time at home are claimed by day care. Palliative Day Care in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of the current philosophy, patterns and policies of palliative day care. It places emphasis on the need to evaluate performance in palliative day care and describes in detail aspects such as audit, hea;th economics, research and their associated problems and pitfalls. For readers new to the field it aims to survey the broad concepts and components of palliative day care and the philosophies and practical issues that relate to them. For those more experienced in the field, it seeks to highlight some of the questions, challenges and dilemmas that palliative day care services face and which will need to be addressed in the years ahead. It will prove valuable to specialist palliative care practitioners, researchers and purchasers interested in establishing or evaluating palliative day care.

  • Isadora Moon Goes to the Fair

    Isadora Moon is special because she's different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she's a bit of both. Isadora is excited for her first ever trip to the fun fair, but when she arrives it's not quite as magical as she expected. Luckily, her cousin Mirabelle has a plan to make the fairground rides extra special. What could possibly go wrong? With irresistible pink and black artwork throughout by author/illustrator Harriet Muncaster and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny series of first chapter books. Perfect for fans of Claude, Dixie O'Day, and Squishy McFluff, Isadora Moon is the ideal choice for readers who want their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite!

  • Allergy

    Allergy is a common problem which seems to be afflicting more and more people. Allergy to wine causes headaches and allergy to shellfish may cause skinrashes. Cosmetics are described as hypo-allergenic and duvets and pillows as non-allergenic. Allergy to medicines may make the cure worse than the illness. One in seven primary school children carry inhalers in their pockets to alleviate wheezing, and for many people hot summer days are clouded by sneezing and a blocked or runny nose. The aim of this book is to provides readers with an understanding of what can cause allergy, what diseases result from it, which symptoms can be alleviated and which cured. It examines various types of allergies and also explores treatment of hay fever, asthma and lung diseases, eczema and rashes.

  • Never Say Boo to a Ghost

    John Foster and Korky Paul's phenomenally successful poetry partnership began over 10 years ago, with the publication of this book. The combination of John's inspired, witty selection of poems, with Korky's crazily imaginative and anarchic illustrations, has proved exceptionally popular. BLFeatures a fantastic range of poets including Jack Prelutsky, Tony Bradman, Adrian Henri., Ian Serraillier and Judith Nicholls BLThe mixture of funny poems and zany illustrations makes this book a great way to introduce young children to poetry

  • Bond 11+: English: Up to Speed Papers: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Up to Speed Practice for 10-11+ years books are carefully designed to help support children who find core English skills challenging. Each test gently raises the challenge to build the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Nutcracker

    A little girl's devotion to her Christmas nutcracker is instrumental in breaking a spell imposed upon the nutcracker-prince by his enemies, the mice.

  • Bond 11+: English: Multiple-choice Test Papers: Pack 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 1 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets, in multiple-choice format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond English 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 2 (ISBN: 9780192740847) is also available.

  • Tales from India

    Beautifully told retellings of classic stories from India. Full of richness and warmth, these tales of tender love, great heroism, acts of sacrifice, foolishness and friendship come vividly to life. There is an epic battle in which monkeys and bears help rescue the beautiful princess Sita from evil demons and a simple fable about a jackal who tries to become king. This tapestry of stories is as colourful and diverse as India itself. Sources in selecting the stories have been Sanskrit and Pali, the classical languages of the Brahmans and the Buddhists. Many of these tales were current centuries before the Christian era and were given a sophisticated form by the storytellers of classical times. .The subject of myths and legends ties in with the National Curriculum. .Classic retellings have continued to sell for over thirty years. .Before his death the author lived in Maidstone in Kent.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: How to Do

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond How To Do Verbal Reasoning is a practical guide, designed for use by children but containing a wealth of information for parents. Packed with worked examples for each question type, and with practice questions to check progress in each section, this book contains expert advice and step-by-step strategies for success in 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • A History of the Soviet Union 1945-1991: Last of the Empires

    Described as 'one of the most tragic human experiences in human history', the Soviet Union as an empire holds much intrigue and fascination for the Western world. It held unquestionable status as an empire, with its coverage of over 100 nationalities. Its status as the 'Last of the Empires' depends on what the future may hold, but any future 'empires' will undoubtedly be based on intellectual and institutional foundations far different from those developed during the Soviet era. Here John Keep presents the narrative history of the USSR, from the last years of Stalin, to the checkered fate of Gorbachev's reform policies, and the ultimate collapse of the empire under manifold centrifugal pressures. Focusing upon political, economic, social, and cultural developments, the book is divided into four parts: the last years of Stalin; Nikita Krushchev's abortive attempts to reform Communist rule; the years 1964-1985, covered largely by Breshnev's long tenure of power; and lastly Gorbachev's abortive attempts to promote a reformed, 'democratic', communism.

  • Forever Undecided: A Puzzle Guide to Godel

    A challenging puzzle collection and an instructive and entertaining introduction to Kurt Godel's famous theorems, including incompleteness and undecidability. Much of the action of the book takes place on an imaginary and magical island, the Island of Knights and Knaves, where knights always make true statements, knaves always make false statements, and every inhabitant is either a knight or a knave. Here we meet an amazing array of characters, visitors to the island, seeking to determine the natives' true identities. Among them are the census-taker McGregor; a philosopher-logician in search of his flighty bird-wife Oona; and a regiment of Reasoners. By following the Reasoners through brain-tingling exercises and adventures - including journeys into the "other possible worlds" of Kripke semantics - even the most illogical of us should come to understand Godel's theorems, some of their philosophical and mathematical implications and why we, like Godel himself, must remain forever undecided! The book is intended for puzzle fans of every age and ability - from the high-school whizz to the seasoned mathematician, logician or computer scientist.

  • Emil's Clever Pig

    Whether he's teaching his pet pig to dance, being chased by a mad cow or wrestling a robber, Emil's adventures never stop. Hens, dogs, little sisters - and adults - all flee his path. But Emil doesn't mean to be bad, it's just that trouble - and fun - follow him wherever he goes. A collection of utterly engaging tales from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

  • Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper: Level 11 First Chapter Books: The Power of the Cell

    Biff, Chip, Kipper and friends are older now and their true destiny is about to be revealed. Join them as they embark on the mission of a lifetime! In Book 5, The Power of the Cell, Wilma, Nadim and Kipper are reunited, but are tricked by some Virans into thinking they are their friends. How will they gain control of the Cell - and will all three of them make it back through the doorway? Time Chronicles is a series of fun and accessible chapter books perfect for moving your child on from picture books to longer stories. Each book in the series is a thrilling story in its own right, as the children fight to save the world from the evil Virans. The books are carefully levelled to boost the confidence of the child, whilst also introducing more vibrant and interesting vocabulary. They are perfect for keeping the attention of all children with fast paced action. Set in a real historical time with characters from the past, these books are packed full of extras including questions, historical fact files, character information, photos, artwork and glossaries. Support for parents is also included. Time Chronicles are part of Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper - the UK's most popular home reading series.

  • Progress with Oxford: Starting to Write Words Age 4-5

    This Progress with Oxford: Starting to Write Words Age 4-5 workbook will help your child to progress with writing while having fun so they will quickly learn to use their phonic knowledge to write words and how to write irregular common words. The Progress with Oxford series has been created to help every child develop essential skills at home, with minimal help and support. Picture clues are used to show very young children how to complete activities, whilst reminder boxes, tips and advice support older children to become self-sufficient learners. A lively character accompanies your child through all the colourful and engaging activities, and fun stickers are included to reward their work. A handy progress chart at the end of each book captures their achievements, so you both know what to do next. You can find even more practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on our award-winning website, oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Critical Reading for Primary Care

    An essential part of the continuing education of general practitioners is critical evaluation of published research papers, yet many GPs feel unsure about their ability to do this effectively. By reproducing original research papers followed by a critical appraisal by another author in the field, the editors of this volume demonstrate how to get the most from the published literature. The papers presented use diverse methodologies, including qualitative and quantitative research methods, in-depth interviews, descriptive surveys, analytical studies, randomized controlled trials and cohort studies, covering many aspects of patient care.

  • Smoking and Hormone-Related Disorders

    The subject of smoking and the hormone disorders associated with it are of relatively recent interest. Its importance increases as the average age at death of the population increases and many of those people will have had a lifetime smoking. The book provides summaries of the present status of research into the effects of smoking and the apparent protection offered against certain diseases. Some research workers have suggested ways of predicting trends of disease patterns such as osteoporetic fractures. Not all the disorders discussed are adverse effects of smoking and these have provided impetus for developing non-tobacco methods of disease prevention. As the smoking population diminishes and the availability of lower tar brands increases, a reduction in many of the adverse disorders is expected and will form the basis for continued monitoring.

  • Gorilla Dawn

    The thrilling, heartbreaking, and inspirational new story from award-winning storyteller Gill Lewis. Deep in the heart of the African jungle, a baby gorilla is captured by a group of rebel soldiers. Imara and Bobo are two children also imprisoned in the rebels' camp. When they learn that the gorilla is destined to be sold into captivity, they swear to return it to the wild before it's too late. But the consequences of getting caught are too terrible to think about. Will the bond between the gorilla and the children give them the courage they need to escape?

  • Clinical Medicine: Key Questions Answered

    In our new Key Questions Answered series, Clinical Medicine KQA has been written to cover the breadth of clinical medicine for the medical undergraduate. Most students buy a selection of multiple choice question across the specialties to help them revise for exams etc. This book has been designed to provide a starting point - using just this one book the student can assess their knowledge and understanding of the different specialties, and build their confidence for their exams. The book has been written to complement the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine.

  • The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice

    Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the great adventure stories of the twentieth century. On 1 November 1911, a British team set out on the gruelling 800-mile journey across the coldest and highest continent on Earth to travel to the South Pole. Five men battled through unimaginably harsh conditions only to find the Norwegian flag had been planted at the Pole just weeks before. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek, starved and frozen to death, only eleven miles from a supply camp. In November 1912, a rescue party discovered their last letters and diaries, which told a story of bravery, hardship, and self-sacrifice that shocked the world. Recent decades have seen controversy rage over whether Scott was the last of a line of great Victorian explorers, intent on discovering uncharted lands, or a hopeless incompetent driven by personal ambition. Rejecting the stereotypes, Max Jones reveals a complex figure, a product of the passions and preoccupations of an imperial age. He also shows how heroes are made and manipulated, through a close examination of the unprecedented outpouring of public grief at the news of the death of Scott and his companions. Max Jones uses fascinating new evidence and prevously unseen illustrations to take us back to this remarkable moment in modern history, and tells for the first time the full story of The Last Great Quest.

  • Pugs of the Frozen North

    Reeve and McIntyre bring you another rip-roaring read! The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart's desire. Shen and Sika can't resist the chance to win, but competition is fierce. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen and Sika have something the other contestants don't have. Actually, they have 66 other things; pugs to be exact. That's a 264 paw-powered sled! Bursting with stunning illustration throughout, this is a book not to be missed!

  • Oxford School Dictionary

    A major new edition of the trusted, bestselling, comprehensive Oxford School Dictionary with new curriculum support. This fantastic new edition will boost your children's vocabulary with new words and meanings from across the curriculum. A helpful new spelling, grammar and punctuation section is included to enhance language skills and bring the dictionary right up to date. What makes it the best? It is uniquely powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, so you can be confident that all entries are clearly written in child-friendly language that children actually understand. Each example is perfectly age-appropriate, making it easy and enjoyable for every child to use. New for this edition is a robust supplement on spelling, grammar and punctuation, giving targeted help with the tricky bits, making this dictionary the perfect tool to support children in their journey to become good readers and writers. As usual, it has been extensively trialled with schools, so you can be sure it is still the best dictionary for your children, in a durable hardback format. Further help with writing skills is available in the updated new edition of the companion Oxford School Thesaurus. Looking for great word activities to match this dictionary? Find fun downloadable activities, puzzles, and word games at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Puzzles: 9-12 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Puzzles for 9-12 year-olds helps to build vital logical thinking skills ahead of the 11+. Supporting key question types and developing analytical skills, each puzzle has been graded into three sections: easy, medium and challenging.

  • Delirium in the Elderly

    Delirium is an important problem confronting health services in ageing societies. It complicates many illnesses and procedures in old age, and is associated with high rates of mortality and distress. However, little is known about the prevalence and pathogenesis of delirium, and reliable means of detection, management and prevention have yet to be developed. In the elderly delirium is often "quiet", and may be undetected, or mis-diagnosed as dementia, with the result that important opportunities for detection and treatment of the underlying causes are lost. This book reviews what is known about delirium in the elderly. It aims to be both a guide for practitioners, and a stimulus for further research.

  • Winnie and Wilbur Under the Sea

    Winnie and Wilbur are on holiday! With a flick of her magic wand Winnie turns them both into sea creatures so that they can dive beneath the ocean waves. But when Winnie's wand sinks out of sight, how will they get safely back to shore? It's a deep-sea Winnie and Wilbur adventure! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too! www.winnieandwilbur.com

  • Oxford Junior Illustrated Thesaurus 2012

    This updated edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Thesaurus features thousands of synonyms with new illustrations and photographs in a contemporary and easy-to-use design. Entries are simple and clear, and include example sentences to show the words in context. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Writing tips on choosing the right word, character and setting vocabulary, and alternatives to words like 'nice' and 'good', are given to support young writers. Getting around the thesaurus is easy with the alphabet on every page, and coloured tabs highlighting the letter of the page. The Top 10 Tips for Writing Stories at the back are excellent. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary. What's more, you can go online for fun word activities for school and home on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine

    This detailed reference work covers all the major areas of sports science and medicine: anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, sports psychology, sports sociology, sports injuries, training principles, and the use of ergogenic aids, such as drugs. The dictionary contains over 7500 cross-referenced entries, and should be of particular interest to medical specialists, physical education students, coaches and athletes who need to understand the scientific principles, physiological processes, and anatomical structures which affect sporting performance.

  • Bond 11+: CEM: Standard Test Papers: Pack 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11plus practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond CEM (Durham University) Mixed 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 2 are realistic 11 plus exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets in standard format. Each paper is designed to take 45 minutes, to replicate 11 plus test conditions and develop essential skills for 11 plus exam success. Bond CEM (Durham University) Mixed 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 1 (ISBN: 9780192742186) is also available.

  • Oxford First Thesaurus

    The all new Oxford First Thesaurus, with bright, contemporary artwork and easy-to-use page design, is the best thesaurus for children in their early school years. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. The colourful, simple layout gives entries in alphabetical order along with hundreds of carefully-levelled synonyms for each entry and engaging full colour illustrations. To make navigation as easy as ABC, we have included the full alphabet on every page with coloured tabs, the letter of the page is highlighted. There is a full index of all the words that are included in the book at the back. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford First Dictionary. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • The New Consultation: Developing Doctor-Patient Communication (Medicine)

    This book is an essential aid for all doctors and their educators to increase the effectiveness of their consultations and to help make them more patient centred. It includes the theoretical background as well as practical help for both consumers and teachers.

  • Men's Health

    Although men consult their GPs much less frequently than women, they are much more prone to accidents, violence, cancer, and cardiovascular disease (all of which will affect them in the most productive period of their lives). However, as the pressure mounts both at work and at home, men are expected to make heavier demands on their GPs. This book, the first to be published on men's health in primary care, has been put together by a team of general practitioners, psychologists, sociologists, and epidemiologists. It brings together all the latest research on specifically male health problems during childhood, adolescence, adulthood and later life, and adds practical guidelines for GPs, other members of the primary health care team, and patients themselves. Clear management and referral protocols are provided, along with relevant case histories, bulleted lists for ease of reference, and informative illustrations.

  • Eating Disorders: The Facts

    Eating disorders attract a considerable amount of media attention, and are currently being diagnosed more frequently. In general they affect more women than men, but the reasons why some women develop these disorders are not always very well understood. In this book the relationship between eating disorders and sexuality is discussed, and there is updated information on diagnosis and treatment. The specific conditions anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and obesity are then dealt with in turn. The book has been rewritten for this edition and includes sections on infertility and pregnancy in women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The management of the eating disorders has been brought up to date and some new case histories have been added to illustrate the changes. Eating disorders are now managed by less authoritarian treatment programmes, administered by teams of health professionals (rather than by individual doctors). The authors emphasize the importance of learning sensible eating and exercise patterns and the role of self-help goups for those recovering from eating disorders.

  • Home Care for Older People in Europe: A Comparison of Policies and Practices

    The growing number of very old people and their present and future demands upon existing health and social service resources is of major concern among practitioners and policy makers throughout Europe. This book makes an important contribution to the debate about the future of care for this population group from a cross-national perspective. Policies in most countries stress the need for older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Home services, in particular home help, are one of the most important ingredients in the service mix aimed to achieve this goal.

  • Cancer: The Evolutionary Legacy

    In this lucid and entertaining book, Mel Greaves argues that evolutionary biology offers a new perspective that can help us unravel the riddle of cancer. Why, for example, have women always had such a raw deal in the cancer stakes? And why are some cancers, such as prostate cancer, increasing in incidence? Greaves argues that Darwinian selection millions of years ago has endowed our genes and cells with inherently cancerous credentials, and this is exacerbated by our rapid social evolution and exotic behavioural traits that outpace genetic adaptation. The book is full of novel insights, the latest scientific discoveries, and wonderful historical anecdotes. It provides a unique portrait of cancer, past, present, and future.

  • Oxford Very First Dictionary 2012

    The Oxford Very First Dictionary, with its colourful clear layout and familiar first words, each with a simple definition and illustration, is a fun and easy way for young children to learn how to use a dictionary. An illustrated section at the end on topics such as colours and days of the week provides additional support for early literacy. Published On: 2012-06-05

  • Economic Appraisal of Health Technology in the European Community

    Technological development in health care is continuing at an ever-increasing pace. One of the concerns of health care planners is that new technologies - namely drugs, devices, and medical procedures - are often widely diffused before systematic evidence has been gathered on their costs and benefits. In addition, existing technologies are not reviewed to ensure that they are being used only in applications where the benefits outweigh the costs. Within the European Community there is a need to encourage a more rational use of health care technology, and to balance the needs of the health care sector against those of the industries developing new products. This book considers the problems and potential of using economic appraisal in guiding development, diffusion, and use of health technologies. The first section considers the methodology of economic appraisal applied to health care technology, and includes many examples. Later sections review the current state of the art in EC countries and the ways in which economic appraisal might be used in biomedical engineering, clinical and epidemiological research, and in planning and budgetary management for health technologies. Health care planners and policy makers, economists, and health care technologists.

  • Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

    Issues in medical ethics are rarely out of the media and it is an area of ethics that has particular interest for the general public as well as the medical practitioner. This short and accessible introduction provides an invaluable tool with which to think about the ethical values that lie at the heart of medicine. Tony Hope deals with the thorny moral questions such as euthanasia and the morality of killing, and also explores political questions such as: how should health care resources be distributed fairly? Each chapter in this book considers a different issue: genetics, modern reproductive technologies, resource allocation, mental health, medical research, and discusses controversial questions such as: . Who should have access to reproductive technology? Who should pay? . Is it right to fund expensive drug treatment for individuals? . Should active euthanasia be legalized? . Should treatment for mental illness be imposed on patients without their consent? . Who should have access to information from genetic testing? . Should we require consent for the use of dead bodies or organs in medical research? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?

    When Pippi Longstocking moves in next door to Tommy and Annika they are completely amazed by their new playmate. Pippi is cheeky, courageous and completely unpredictable. She lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Everything is fun with Pippi around! In this story she performs at the circus, uses her super strength to stop two robbers, and throws an unusual birthday party. This charming heritage edition is the perfect introduction to Pippi. The story is published in its original picture book form, with classic illustrations that bring Pippi and all the mayhem she causes to life.

  • Bond 11+: Mixed: Multiple-choice Test Papers: Pack 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Mixed 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 1 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets in multiple-choice format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Mixed 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 2 (ISBN: 9780192740823) is also available.

  • Winnie and Wilbur: The Amazing Pumpkin

    When Winnie and Wilbur decide to grow some vegetables, they end up with a gigantic pumpkin that's big enough to feed the whole neighbourhood. But when only the shell is left, a bit of magical recycling is required. It's a supersize Winnie and Wilbur adventure! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too! www.winnieandwilbur.com

  • Oxford First Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary

    Colourful and fun-to-use, this first reference book divides into three sections: grammar, punctuation, and spelling. In the first section, there are simple meanings, with friendly examples and interactive questions, for all the grammar terms required by the curriculum. Then it gives the punctuation marks and shows how to use them and finally provides rules and tips to support first spelling. At the back is an alphabetical dictionary of the curriculum words that children need to know, including tricky words, and fun ways to remember how to spell them. A cast of colourful, friendly birds give parents and teachers questions and tips to clarify understanding. The dictionary is accessible and age-appropriate. A valuable resource for preparation for all levels for the KS1 Test. Online spelling lists, punctuation, and grammar activities will be provided for easy practice at home or as part of lesson starters or as homework.

  • The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

    More than ever before, the Renaissance stands as one of the defining moments in world history. Between 1400 and 1600, European perceptions of society, culture, politics and even humanity itself emerged in ways that continue to affect not only Europe but the entire world. This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale, alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to advancements in the fields of science, trade, and travel. In its incisive account of the complexities of the political and religious upheavals of the period, the book argues that Europe's reciprocal relationship with its eastern neighbours offers us a timely perspective on the Renaissance that still has much to teach us today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • At Home With Handwriting 2

    At Home With Handwriting 2 is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 5-7 years, to do at home. Using a variety of tasks such as filling in missing letters and copying, children will establish a comfortable and efficient pencil grip, write and join up letters correctly, and leave appropriate gaps between words. The illustrated step-by-step activities are simple enough for children to work through on their own, or equally perfect to do together with an adult giving encouragement. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in writing at primary school.

  • Oxford English Dictionary PB

    An extensive secondary school dictionary for age-appropriate language support, ideal for Key Stage 3 & 4 students. The Oxford English Dictionary for Schools is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled look and feel. Now students can and will find the words they want fast! It has extensive vocabulary including all cross-curriculum words, so it is ideal for preparing for Controlled Assessments. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words written for children. Added extras in this dictionary are the language panels for project work, synonyms for overused words to develop wide-ranging language skills, and citations. Real example sentences from the best children's books and teenage fiction show students how to use language most effectively. There are inspiring examples from authors such as David Almond, Philip Pullman, William Golding, Anthony Horowitz, Beverley Naidoo, and many more from the curriculum reading lists. Downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • Craniofacial Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Approach

    Over the past decade there have been major advances in the management of patients with craniofacial trauma. These have been fuelled by new concepts and techniques arising from the elective repair of congenital craniofacial deformities, and also by the increase in survival after trauma, due to improved resuscitation techniques. More radical approaches to complex problems have been achieved by multidisciplinary teams, with close collaboration between the neurosurgeon, maxillofacial surgeon, otorhinolaryngologist, opthalmic, plastic, and accident and emergency surgeon. This book is the first to provide an multidisciplinary approach to the management of cranio-facial trauma. Each section has been written by a specialist involved in cranio-facial trauma, from the point of view of their own particular discipline, and presents vital information on the practical management strategies.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 6: Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie's Outdoor Fun

    Join Winnie the witch and her cat Wilbur in two lively stories with short chapters. In Blooming Winnie, Winnie tries to tidy up her garden with some magic, but her wand just won't work! In Winnie the Twit, Winnie thinks she's found a very rare kind of owl living in her garden. But who's the twit - Winnie or the owl? Books with short chapters are a great way for children who reading independently to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has two engaging stories with short chapters and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the stories. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Pippi Goes Aboard

    Are you carrying a monkey on your shoulder? Pippi is! Have you ever caught an escaped tiger? Pippi has! Do you know of a tree that grows chocolate bars? Pippi does! Pippi, Tommy and Annika have the best time together - going to the circus, buying ALL the sweets in the sweet shop and getting shipwrecked for the weekend. But when Pippi's long-lost father comes to visit, will Pippi sail away to sea with him and leave Tommy and Annika behind?

  • Bond SATs Skills: Maths Workbook: Numbers 10-11 Years Pack of 15

    Bond SATs Skills Maths Workbook Pack of 15: Numbers for Age 10-11 focuses on number-related skills and knowledge to ensure progress towards the level of competency expected by the National Curriculum and tested in SATs assessments. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children succeed to this book to build confidence in maths, helping children to achieve the level of attainment expected by the National Curriculum.

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Guide for Primary Care

    This small, focused book gives an evidence-based approach to the current data on the often bewildering profusion of hormone replacement therapy preparations, and the emerging research trials on the risks and benefits of HRT. It is written by a general practitioner, an expert nurse practitioner, and a gynaecologist - with contributions from other specialists; and is intended as a guide for all those involved in primary care, training grade gynaecologists, and concerned women. The contents include: a brief discussion of the historical and cultural aspects of the menopause; an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of HRT; a summary of currently available preparations, as well as specific and relative contraindications; specific chapters on HRT and breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and dementia; and alternatives to HRT; the GP consultation; and remuneration.

  • Geoffrey Chaucer (Authors in Context)

    Chaucer lived through a period of extraordinary upheaval: a protracted war with France, devastating plague, the peasants' revolt, religious controversy, and the overthrow of the king. Compact and comprehensive, this book offers a wide-ranging account of the medieval society from which works such as The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde sprang, and shows how these and other works manifest that society in fictional form. Significant aspects of the literary scene, such as patronage, audience, and performance, help to place Chaucer's practices in their historical framework, and his treatment of love, paganism, and reality are framed within their intellectual and philosophical contexts. The modern reception of Chaucer in film and television adaptations is also examined. Seen through the lens of his cultural experience, this is the perfect critical companion to Chaucer's life and poetry. The book includes a chronology of Chaucer's life and time, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad

    This standard source of health information is designed for travellers who wish to make informed decisions about their own health abroad. The text explains how hazards may arise not only from diseases encountered, but also from other factors such as an unsafe water supply, inadequate hygiene and sanitation controls, adverse climates and high altitude sickness. The text explains how to deal with these problems when they occur. This second edition has been revised and expanded to include new information on AIDS, blood transfusions abroad, personal security and safety, Lyme disease, business travel, jet lag and travel for the disabled.

  • Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect in Primary Care

    This book deals with child abuse and neglect as it presents itself in primary care. All health professionals, including those who work in primary care, have an important role to play in the child protection process. Inappropriate management of suspected instances of child abuse may result in serious implications for the child, family and involved professionals. Primary health care teams have specific and unmet training needs in this area and many general practitioners express anxiety regarding their involvement in child protection work. The overall aim of this book is to enable members of the primary health care team to fulfil their responsibilities in the protection of children from the threat of abuse or neglect. Readers are made aware of the skills required both to protect children and to subsequently maintain relationships with families. The contents have been extended to include child protection issues in our multi-cultural society along with comparison of different systems across Europe. The book is primarily aimed at GPs and their teams; social workers and health care managers will also benefit from its unique treatment of child protection issues in a primary care setting. 'This book addresses these issues with sagacity and imagination. The reader (all primary care team members would benefit from it) is offered facts, skills, attitudes and insights to help in this difficult area. We can all do child protection better - let us use this book to achieve that aim.' From the foreword by Professor Michael Pringle, Immediate Past Chairman, Council of Royal College of General Practitioners

  • Early-Onset Dementia: A Multidisciplinary Approach

    Although uncommon in comparison to dementia in the elderly, early-onset dementia presents a huge problem for patients, their carers and physicians. This is the first comprehensive and international book on the subject, encompassing the clinical and neuropsychological features as well as the relevant advances in the neurosciences and patient management. After an introductory chapter on epidemiology, the book deals with assessment and evaluation, covers disorders mimicking dementia and describes the relevant advances in imaging, molecular pathology, neurochemistry and neuropathology. The focus then shifts to the main causes of dementia including Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular dementia, Huntington's disease, prion encephalopathies and inflammatory disorders. The final section of the book deals with treatment issues including drug interventions and opportunities for non- pharmacological management. John Hodges is an acknowledged expert in this field and has assembled a team of leading academics and clinicians from around the world as contributors.

  • The Neuropathology of Schizophrenia: Progress and Interpretation

    The neuropathology of schizophrenia is one of the most controversial areas of research in psychiatry; however, in the last twenty years, there have been significant advances in our understanding of the topic. This book provides a much needed, balanced, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of this rapidly moving field. It starts by describing the findings derived from new imaging techniques and histological studies, focusing specifically on the morphology, arrangement and connectivity of the neurons making up the cortical cytoarchitecture, a feature thought to be central to understanding the pathology. This is followed by critical appraisal of the various interpretations placed upon these findings, such as the neurodevelopmental hypothesis. Finally, there are chapters considering the conceptual and methodological problems affecting the subject. This is a timely and unique book on this classic and controversial issue, with contributions from many of the leading international experts in the field.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Puzzles: 9-12 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Puzzles for 9-12 year-olds helps to build vital logical thinking skills ahead of the 11+. Supporting key question types and developing analytical skills, each puzzle has been graded into three sections: easy, medium and challenging.

  • Cystic Fibrosis: The Facts

    Cystic fibrosis is one of the commonest inherited diseases. The children who suffer from it have defects in their lungs (cystic fibrosis is the commonest cause of chronic bronchitis in childhood), digestive system, and sweat glands; the severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. The exact cause of the disease is as yet unknown, but vigorous treatment - physiotherapy of the chest, and a strict diet - results in greatly improved health, although treatment is life-long and extremely hard work for the parents. This book highlights what is known about CF, the genetics, symptoms, and treatment, and also discusses psychological aspects. There are also excerpts written by children with CF. It has been written for parents and all those who care for children with CF. Parents and medical staff who care for children with CF; general practitioners; nurses.

  • Rheumatology for General Practitioners

    Rheumatological complaints, whether of the joints or soft tissue, represent a large part of the typical GP's work. Many of these complaints occur amongst the elderly and are therefore becoming increasingly common as the number of old people in the population becomes greater. This book is for the GP who wants to extend his knowledge and practical application of rheumatology. It provides a succinct, systematic account of modern rheumatology and gives a practical guide to the management of the common rheumatological disorders, including instructions on giving injections, the use of drugs, physiotherapy, and simple appliances. Manipulative medicine and other alternative therapies are also discussed Although the authors consider that primary care is most appropriate for the management of rheumatological disorders, they also provide clear guidance for those conditions requiring collaboration between GPs and specialists. Readership: general practitioners; student GPs; community physicians; doctors in industry; occupational health physicians.

  • Isadora Moon Goes on a School Trip

    Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is a bit of both. Isadora's class are going on a school trip to an old castle. The castle's a little bit spooky and it doesn't help that there's thunder and lightning outside. While Isadora investigates the castle dungeon she discovers a surprising new friend. He's a little different, like her, so Isadora's going to have to try and find a way of introducing him to her friends without them getting too much of a shock. With a gorgeous glittery cover, irresistible pink and black artwork throughout, and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny series of first chapter books. Perfect for fans of Claude, Dixie O'Day, and Squishy McFluff, Isadora Moon is the ideal choice for readers who want their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite!

  • The Brothers Lionheart

    There's no one Karl Lion loves more than his older brother, Jonathan, who is brave, strong, and handsome - everything Karl believes he is not. Karl never wants to be parted from him. But Karl is sick, and knows he's going to die. To comfort him, Jonathan tells him stories of Nangiyala, the wonderful place he'll be going to when he dies, and where he will wait until Jonathan is ready to join him there. Then the unthinkable happens . . . Jonathan is killed in an accident. Heartbroken, Karl longs for the day he'll be reunited with his brother. When the time comes, he finds Nangiyala just as wonderful as he'd imagined. However, Nangiyala is under threat. A cruel tyrant is determined to claim it as his own, and at his command is a terrible beast that is feared throughout the land. Karl must summon all of his courage to help his brother prepare for the battle that lies ahead . . . 'I adored Astrid Lindgren as a child' Francesca Simon, author of the 'Horrid Henry' books.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Grammar and Punctuation Workbook: 8-9 years

    Bond Skills Grammar and Punctuation for age 8-9 has been developed to help children begin to prepare for the increased focus on these core English language skills, demanded by the National Curriculum and through selective school testing. Bond has 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills they'll need to succeed. This ensures that this book effectively establishes the foundations of grammar and punctuation knowledge expected by the latest National Curriculum tests, including end of year, SATs and the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test, and prepares for the 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa

    When Winnie and Wilbur write their letters to Santa they never imagine that they are actually going to meet him on Christmas Eve! After the crisis of Santa getting stuck in their chimney, Winnie and Wilbur join him on his sleigh in a desperate race against time to make sure children everywhere wake up to stockings filled with presents on Christmas morning. What a magical memorable night! It's a fun and festive Winnie and Wilbur adventure! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Assessment Papers: 9-10 years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 2 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740144) is also available.

  • Stones of Empire: The Buildings of the Raj

    No empire in history built so variously as the British empire in India: the buildings there attest to the richness of an imperial presence that lasted - from the first trading settlement to the end of the Raj - some three hundred years. The attitude of the British to India was compounded partly of arrogance, but partly also of homesickness, and it shows in their constructions. Georgian terraces were adapted to tropical conditions, Victorian railway stations were elaborately orientalized, seaside villas were adjusted to suit Himalayan conditions, and everywhere the fundamental ambivalence of the British empire, a baffling mixture of good and evil, was mirrored in the imperial architecture. This book, now reissued with a new introduction by Simon Winchester, was the first to describe the whole range of British constructions in India. The text and photographs illustrate these buildings not simply as physical objects, but as reflections of an empire's mingled emotions. Stones of Empire charts an enterprise in architecture, engineering, and social adaptation unique in human history.

  • In the Shadow of the City: Community Health and the Urban Poor

    As migration to the city increases in developing countries, massive burdens are imposed on the infrastructure of poor cities that are ill-equipped to cope. This book examines the results of poor living conditions and overcrowding with particular emphasis on poor health care. Many issues are addressed and case studies examined. The study suggests public health and other programmes that could be set up by governments, non-governmental organizations and international agencies.

  • To Mock a Mockingbird: and Other Logic Puzzles

    In this entertaining and challenging collection of logic puzzles, Raymond Smullyan -- author of Forever Undecided -- continues to delight and astonish us with his gift for making available, in the thoroughly pleasurable form of puzzles, some of the most important mathematical thinking of our time. In the first part of the book, he transports us once again to that wonderful realm where knights, knaves, twin sisters, quadruplet brothers, gods, demons, and mortals either always tell the truth or always lie, and where truth-seekers are set a variety of fascinating problems. The section culminates in an enchanting and profound metapuzzle in which Inspector Craig of Scotland Yard gets involved in a search for the Fountain of Youth on the Island of Knights and Knaves. In the second part of To Mock a Mockingbird, we accompany the Inspector on a summer-long adventure into the field of combinatory logic (a branch of logic that plays an important role in computer science and artificial intelligence). His adventure, which includes enchanted forests, talking birds, bird sociologists, and a classic quest, provides for us along the way the pleasure of solving puzzles of increasing complexity until we reach the Master Forest and -- thanks to Godel's famous theorem -- the final revelation.

  • Super Happy Magic Forest: Slug of Doom

    Welcome back to the Super Happy Magic Forest, a super happy, super magical place filled with picnics, dancing, and fun. That is until the super slimy SLUG OF DOOM threatens to drink a magical potion that will give him the size and strength to eat the entire forest. Five heroes -- a fairy, a unicorn, a faun, a gnome, and a talking mushroom -- must go on an epic quest to find the potion before the SLUG OF DOOM can drink it, but their quest won't be easy. They must first navigate past dragon lairs, outwit cunning ogres, swim across deep rivers and work as a team if they are to succeed. With so much to laugh at and explore on every single page, lovers of silliness, adventure, and all things magical won't be able to get enough of SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST: SLUG OF DOOM. SLUG OF DOOM is a standalone adventure that can be enjoyed even if you haven't read a previous SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST book!

  • Madness: A Brief History

    This story of madness reveals the radically different perceptions of madness and approaches to its treatment, from antiquity to the beginning of the 21st century. Roy Porter explores what we really mean by "madness", covering an enormous range of topics from witches to creative geniuses, electric shock therapy to sexual deviancy, and psychoanalysis to Prozac. The origins of debates about how we define and deal with insanity are examined through eyewitness accounts of those treating patients, writers, artists, and the mad themselves.

  • Management in General Practice

    'useful contribution to the publications on general practice organization. Its clear and concise style commends it as a reference book' British Medical Journal

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Activity Book 1

    Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to inspire a love of reading. This colourful Activity Book has plenty of activities to help develop your child's phonic progression. As well as helping your child to develop their reading skills, the activities also introduce your child to writing in a fun and exciting way. The activities can be used alongside your child's Julia Donaldson Phonics stories, giving them even more of their favourite characters like Top Cat, Bob Bug and The Zog! They also include tips for reading with your child and even more activity ideas for when you and your child finish working through the book.

  • An Introduction to Children's Literature

    This work combines a history of writing for children with an assessment of its literary, sociological and pedagogical roles. It is fundamentally a history of British children's literature, though American and other works are discussed when they have had an influence on children and children's writers in this country Hunt identifies the use of fantasy as a key characteristic of children's literature, offering children different ways of experiencing the world through imagination. Other features which emerge from Hunt's study as typical of children's books are - strong nostalgia, nature images, a sense of place or territory, testing and incitation and warmth and security. He also looks at the uses to which children's literature is put, the claims which are made for it, and the difference between children's and adults' ways of reading The book is aimed at: students of English literature making a special study of children's literature; students of criticism, sociology, history; schoolteachers; teachers of courses mentioned above; parents; general readers and book collectors Peter Hunt is the author of: studies in criticism - "Approaching Arthur Ransome" and "Criticism, Theory and Chi

  • Rhyme Crime

    Once upon a time, a thief committed a crime. Everything he stole was replaced with a RHYME! Hammy's brand new hat was swapped for a cat! Arney's comfy chair was switched for a bear! Will the rhyme thief ever be brought to justice? Can YOU solve the mysterious ending? Packed with the silliest of rhymes and wordplay, this original, hilarious, and interactive tale will have the youngest children in fits of giggles! The newest picture book from award-winning artist Jon Burgerman, perfect for fans of Kes Gray and Jim Field.

  • Cardiac Anaesthesia: A Practical Handbook

    Cardiac Anaesthesia: A Practical Approach is the first concise reference text to cover all aspects of cardiac anaesthesia. Aimed at trainee anaesthetists and cardiac anaesthetic nurses, the book presents clear and concise guidelines enabling the medical practitioner with little or no cardiac experience to develop and practise the required skills. For convenience the book has been divided into three main sections: Anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology Anaesthesia for adults Anaesthesia for children For both adults and children, the book explains how to prepare the patient for cardiac surgery, presents instructions on anaesthesia for different types of cardiac surgery, and provides information on postoperative care. Cardiac Anaesthesia: a practical handbook will be an essential guide for anaesthetists in training, and nurses involved in the care of cardiac patients.

  • Evaluating Palliative Care: Establishing the Evidence Base

    The past thirty years has seen a huge expansion in the provision of palliative care services. Because Palliative Medicine is a multidisciplinary specialty - combining the expertise of oncologists, anaesthetists, nurses, and many other therapeutic groups, the effectiveness of such treatment can be very difficult to measure. Additionally, research involving terminally ill patients and their carers can also present a number of practical and ethical problems. In spite of this, current health policy demands evidence of effectiveness and value for money of health service interventions at all levels of complexity, including the service level. Evaluating Palliative Care: Establishing the Evidence Base provides an introduction to the theory and practice of the evaluation of palliative care services. It examines the methodological issues involved in the evaluation of palliative care, and outlines a practical approach that is readily applicable to many other health care interventions. In particular, research issues involving terminally ill patients and their carers are analysed and discussed, and approaches suggested for future work.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Activity Book 7

    Search for 'Read with Oxford' to find out more about an exciting NEW range of levelled readers for children aged 3-8 Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to inspire a love of reading. This colourful Activity Book has plenty of activities to help develop your child's phonic progression. As well as helping your child to develop their reading skills, the activities also introduce your child to writing in a fun and exciting way. The activities can be used alongside your child's Julia Donaldson Phonics stories, giving them even more of their favourite characters like Top Cat, Bob Bug and The Zog! They also include tips for reading with your child and even more activity ideas for when you and your child finish working through the book.

  • At Home with Verbal Reasoning Skills (7-9)

    At Home With Verbal Reasoning is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 7-9 years, to do at home. Using different themes and a variety of questions, puzzles, and challenges, this book develops basic skills for solving verbal reasoning questions such as anagrams, crosswords, code breaking, changing letters to make new words and much more. The 2-colour illustrations and highlighted words encourage development of problem solving skills in a fun and easy way. The illustrated step-by-step activities are age-appropriate for children to work through on their own, or equally perfect to do together with an adult giving encouragement. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in writing at primary school.

  • The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

    The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. Yet Vikings were also traders, settlers, and farmers, with a complex artistic and linguistic culture, whose expansion overseas led them to cross the Atlantic for the first time in European history. Highlighting the latest archaeological evidence, Julian Richards reveals the whole Viking world: their history, society and culture, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder. We also look at the Viking identity, through their artistic expression, rune stones, their ships, and their religion. The Viking story is also brought up to date, by examining their legacy from the medieval Icelandic sagas to 19th Century nationalism, Wagner, and the Nazis. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Oxford History of Ireland

    Under the editorship of R. F. Foster, a team of distinguished Irish historians has produced a challenging assessment of Ireland's history, invaluable for the student and general reader alike. Their approach stresses the ancient, rooted nature of Irish culture, but also looks beyond received ideas of Irish history to explore the patterns of fragmentation and change which have been characteristic of Ireland's past. The long-contested question of Irish identity and its relation to language is also fruitfully examined. The text of this book, originally published in The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland, is usefully supplemented with a chronology of Irish history, maps, and suggestions for further reading.

  • Human Energy Requirements: A Manual for Planners and Nutritionists

    This work attempts to present a practical approach to calculating population energy needs. A collection of recent data on basal metabolic rates and energy expenditure of different population groups allows estimates of national energy needs to be derived. These figures allow for desirable changes in body weight and height, and physical activity in children and adults. During the preparation of the manual, discussions with planners allowed refinements to be made to suit their needs, especially in the development of computer modelling techniques. Assumptions are made that the reader is not fully versed in nutrition, nor in the finer physiological aspects of energy balance. The work highlights the numerous assumptions that are usually made when the energy needs of a population are calculated. It includes data for applying the methodology should local data not be available.

  • Technology Assessment and New Kidney Stone Treatment Methods

    The level of high technology in medicine is constantly increasing, and in consequence the need for assessment of this technology is growing. This book takes as an example the technique of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), which is likely to become the most important method of treatment for kidney stones in the near future, and subjects it to health technology assessment as part of a European Community Project aimed at setting up a general health technology assessment research programme within the EEC. The book first considers empirical research related to treatment methods, and examines regional variations within countries, as well as variations over a period of time. Technology assessment is then introduced and applied to ESWL, leading to suggestions for future research and for a second generation of ESWL machines. Urologists; health planners; technology assessment researchers; health services researchers.

  • Health Promotion for Pharmacists

    This book is an excellent review of health promotion in the context of the pharmacy practice. Since the publication of the first edition, major changes have taken place in the involvement of pharmacists in health promotion. Health promotion is now a core role for community (retail) pharmacist and health promotion is now taught as a core-subject in all schools of pharmacy. The misuse of drugs is now a greater problem than ever before and pharmacists need updating in this area. Pharmacists have the monopoly on sales of nicotine replacement therapy and are now the key group involved in opportunistic advice to those who want to stop smoking. The book aims to inform pharmacists about all major health issues such as the effects of smoking; nutrition; exercise; oral health; family planning; woman's' health; child health; travel health; alcohol and mental health. The authors show pharmacists what they can achieve in health promotion stressing the social and behavioural aspects. There are key chapters on the major health challenges facing the 21 Century, the social inequalities of health and health care, problems in achieving behavioural change, and the importance of good communication especially about risks. From reviews of the first edition: 'Pharmacists interested in health promotion - which should be all pharmacists -could hardly make a better start to updating their knowledge than to read this book and pass its messages onto their patients.' Community Pharmacy Quotable comments from cards: 'This book is ideal reading for pharmacists intending to expand their business in this area or students studying pharmacy practice'. Terry McGuire, Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast 'An excellent book for giving a review of areas of health promotion in which pharmacists can be actively involved.' Dr M Aslam, Director of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Nottingham

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Assessment Papers: 7-8 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 7-8 years are topic-based practice questions that set the foundation for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum skills and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Lupus: The Facts

    Though one of the lesser known illnesses, Lupus affects an enormous number of people worldwide (there are 1 million sufferers in the USA alone), and is far more prevalent than many better known illnesses (such as MS and leukaemia). Lupus is a disease of the immune system, resulting from the over-production of antibodies. Typical first symptoms include skin rashes, hair loss, joint swellings, fever; however, it can then go on to start affecting major organs, particularly the kidneys, with a resulting risk to life. It is a disease that predominantly affects young women (between fifteen and forty). In spite of its high incidence, little has been written for the sufferer. Fortunately, the options for the Lupus sufferer have improved markedly in recent years, with the advent of self-help groups, and improved drug treatments. The long-term prognosis is therefore far more favourable now than it has been in the past. As head of the Lupus Research Unit at St Thomas' Hospital, and life president of Lupus UK, Graham Hughes has an unsurpassed knowledge of Lupus. From a world-wide authority on the subject, Lupus: The FACTS provides the sufferer with the information they need, on a range of issues, such as diagnosis, treatment, pregnancy, and diet. Drawn from his years of experience treating patients, Dr Hughes provides the sufferer, and their family and friends, with concise, readable, information on the illness, with a book that emphasises the immense positive contribution that they can make to improve their situation.

  • Depression after Childbirth: How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Postnatal Depression

    It is estimated that there are about 1000 new cases of postnatal depression in Britain every week. The results can be devastating not only to the mother herself, but also to her partner, family, friends. In its most extreme form it can lead to infanticide or suicide. Depression after Childbirth is THE classic text on postnatal depression, one that countless women have found invaluable in helping them understand and cope with this devastating disorder. Now in print for over 20 years, and in its 4th edition, the text has been extensively updated, and includes many new chapters drawing on the latest scientific findings. Included are new chapters on careers and motherhood, coping with stress, a look at the role the partner can play, and the effects on them of PND, and a chapter examining maternal behaviour in animals. The result is a book that will be essential for many women and those around them in helping them through this difficult period.

  • A Handbook of Paediatric Anaesthesia

    Intended for anaesthetists in training, this handbook aims to provide a concise introduction to neonatal and paediatric anaesthesia, discussing guiding principles behind taking clinical decisions in this specialty. It is also designed to act as a reference for those who only deal with children occasionally. It begins by describing the anatomy and physiology of neonates and children, and goes on to outline the pharmacology and action of anaesthetics and analgesics. Medical conditions which have a bearing on the use or effect of anaesthetics are discussed, and alternative methods of management are given where appropriate. The book also includes coverage of anaesthesia for specialist surgery, day-case surgery and radiological procedures. The book concludes with details of how to transport the critically ill child and how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • Rheumatology and the Kidney

    Many rheumatic disorders are associated with renal disease, and this can be the main cause of mortality and morbidity. Information on the disorders are often not readily available and the complexity of the interaction brings with it novel aspects difficult to manage. Completely updated since publication of the first edition in 2001, and with more illustrations, this book brings together the available information on the many rheumatologic disorders associated with renal disease in an accessible and practical way, with a particular focus on evidence-based patient management.

  • Viral Warts: Biology and Treatment

    Since "Viral Warts" was published 10 years ago, knowledge of the occurrence, detection, behaviour, and management of warts has greatly increased. There has been new research into the human papillomavirus (HPV), the role of the immune system in controlling wart infections, and possible links between HPV and carcinogenesis. This new edition, rewritten to include these topics and illustrated throughout, continues to acknowledge the interdependence of the scientific and clinical aspects of the subject. In addition to the continued high prevalence of cutaneous warts, the expansion of organ transplantation programmes, and growth in the proportion of the population infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have led to a large increase in presentation of patients with wart infections. This book is a practical wart treatment manual for all clinicians faced with their management, including the many general practitioners who, under the new contract, are now treating warts for the first time. It is also meant to be helpful to dermatologists, including those who need to update their venereology in order to practise in Europe.

  • Kamasutra

    The "Kamasutra" is the oldest extant Hindu textbook of erotic love. It is about the art of living - about finding a partner, maintaining power in a marriage, committing adultery, living as or with a courtesan, using drugs - and also about the positions in sexual intercourse. It was composed in Sanskrit, the literary language of ancient India, sometime in the 3rd century of the common era, probably in North India. It combines an encyclopaedic coverage of all imaginable aspects of sex with a closely observed sexual pyschology and a dramatic, novelistic narrative of seduction, consummation, and disentanglement. Best known in English through the highly mannered, padded, and inaccurate 19th-century translation of Sir Richard Burton, the text is presented here in an entirely new translation into clear, vivid, sexually frank English, together with three commentaries: translated excerpts from the earliest and most famous Sanskrit commentary (13th century) and from a 20th-century Hindi commentary, and explanatory notes by the two translators.

  • Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper: Level 11 First Chapter Books: The Jewel in the Hub

    Biff, Chip, Kipper and friends are older now and their true destiny is about to be revealed. Join them as they embark on the mission of a lifetime! In Book 3, The Jewel in the Hub, Wilf time travels to 1468 and meets a helper in his mission of finding the TimeWeb. They come face to face with the Virans - can they protect the Hub and get back to safety? Time Chronicles is a series of fun and accessible chapter books perfect for moving your child on from picture books to longer stories. Each book in the series is a thrilling story in its own right, as the children fight to save the world from the evil Virans. The books are carefully levelled to boost the confidence of the child, whilst also introducing more vibrant and interesting vocabulary. They are perfect for keeping the attention of all children with fast paced action. Set in a real historical time with characters from the past, these books are packed full of extras including questions, historical fact files, character information, photos, artwork and glossaries. Support for parents is also included. Time Chronicles are part of Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper - the UK's most popular home reading series.

  • Progress with Oxford: Numbers up to 10 Age 3-4

    This Progress with Oxford: Numbers up to 10 Age 3-4 workbook will help your child to progress with numbers while having fun so they will quickly learn to be able recognise numbers, their names and their digits, as well as learning how to write them. The Progress with Oxford series has been created to help every child develop essential skills at home, with minimal help and support. Picture clues are used to show very young children how to complete activities, whilst reminder boxes, tips and advice support older children to become self-sufficient learners. A lively character accompanies your child through all the colourful and engaging activities, and fun stickers are included to reward their work. A handy progress chart at the end of each book captures their achievements, so you both know what to do next. You can find even more practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on our award-winning website, oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Oxford Mini School Dictionary

    The Oxford Mini School Dictionary is the best quick reference tool for students ten years plus, ideal for primary school leavers who are about to start secondary school. Packed with information, it includes thousands of up-to-date words and phrases, with simple definitions and carefully-levelled context. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. The clear and accessible design in two-colour, the alphabet down the side of every page, and specially highlighted information on spelling, usage, and word histories, makes finding the word you are looking for quick and easy. A special supplement on tricky words, confusable words, overused words, synonyms and idioms, gives pupils all the reading and writing support they need. The Oxford Mini School Dictionary is compact enough to fit into any pocket, now with an eco-friendly cover, and is perfect to use at home and at school. Plus, for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictinoaries.com/schools website.

  • Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology: Vol 2

    The "Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology" has been designed to offer the trainee and the established specialist a comprehensive approach to this wide-ranging field of medicine. The text emphasizes an understanding of the underlying basic sciences, while at the same time providing a detailed practical guide for the clinician. Contributors are drawn from all over the world and have been chosen for their expertise in each sub-speciality. The authors first introduce the subject by posing clinical conundrums which commonly face the rheumatologist and by describing the basic examination. They then emphasize the interactive nature of modern medicine by presenting a series of chapters co-authored by specialists in other fields such as cardiology and neurology. They describe the scientific basis of rheumatic diseases in terms of molecular genetics, immunology and developmental biology and signpost future directions for research. Having considered the broad range for diagnostic techniques, they proceed with a comprehensive description of the individual rheumatic diseases, emphasizing tabulation of data and using high-quality clinical pictures and imaging techniques. They emphasize the similarities and differences in presentation according to age group and include relevant chapters written by paediatricians and geriatricians. Finally, they consider the aspects of surgical management and rehabilitation, highlighting newer forms of therapy and discussing controversial areas.

  • The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

    The Caribbean is the source of one of the richest, most accessible, and yet technically adventurous traditions of contemporary world literature. This collection of Caribbean short stories is pan-Caribbean, including stories from the four main languages of the region: English, Spanish, French, and Dutch. Stories by major figures in the English language tradition such as V. S. Naipaul, Sam Sevlon, and Jean Rhys are set alongside their Spanish- and French-speaking contemporaries like Alejo Carpentier, Jan Bosh, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Their work, in all its diversity of style, theme, and linguistic energy, provides a context for the work of an exciting new generation of Caribbean writers like Edwidge Danticat, Robert Antoni, Astrid Roemer, and Jamaica Kincaid. A celebration of regional creativity, the collection contains sufficient surprises to keep even the most avid student of West Indian writing turning the pages, while reminding readers that the Caribbean is a multilingual, multicultural space.

  • Clinical Paediatric Nephrology

    This highly acclaimed book deals with all the key kidney, ureter and bladder problems likely to be encountered by the non-specialist paediatrician and paediatric nephrologist. The book adopts an evidence-based, problem solving approach and focuses on presenting clinical symptoms rather than being disease orientated. Emphasis is placed on differential diagnosis, evaluation and treatment. Where no evidence is available or where controversy exists, a clear opinion on the most appropriate treatment is provided. For this completely revised and updated edition over half of the text is revised. New chapters have been added on psychosocial care principles, drug prescribing in children and paediatric nephrology in the third world. Certain chapters have been condensed for clarity and other chapters have been combined to facilitate practical use. This edition is based around practical guidelines and contributions have been collected from international experts in the field. The chapters contain key point boxes highlighting the important take-home messages. The well-structured text is ideal for trainee and non-specialist paediatricians, for paediatric nephrologists and for nephrologists and urologists with an interest in children. This book is undoubtedly regarded as 'the' paediatric nephrology textbook to be held on the shelves of all general paediatric departmental libraries.

  • Clinical Dermatology: An Illustrated Textbook

    In this third edition chapters 1 and 2 have been re-written to take account of a more modern approach to patient care and the recent advances in skin biology. In the disease-related chapters all areas relating to therapy and treatment have been revised and updated. This book provides all the information necessary for undergraduate medical students and trainees in general practice.

  • The Best of Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking is nine years old and lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold, and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble! In these three favourite stories, Pippi performs at the circus, is reunited with her long-lost father, and takes her friends Tommy and Annika on a trip to the Canny Canny Islands. She also finds a squeazle, gives a shark a good telling-off, and turns 43 somersaults in the air before breakfast! Everything's fun with Pippi around! This edition is illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings by best-selling artist, Tony Ross.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: 10 Minute Tests: 11+-12+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 11+-12+ years provide essential bite-size practice in non-verbal reasoning skills, setting strong foundations for success in Common Entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core question types used in entrance exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Medical Research With Children: Ethics, Law, and Practice

    A working group of the Institute of Medical Ethics met over three years to discuss medical research with children. This book, based on their report, examines the legal and ethical bases for carrying out research on children, using many published examples of such research to help readers think more clearly about the subject. It suggests what research is needed medically, and looks carefully at the risks involved. It reviews work on moral development to suggest when children can themselves give permission for research. It reports a survey of research ethics committees in England and Wales, and provides practical suggestions for keeping research on children ethical. The final chapter gives the working group's conclusions and recommendations for the future.

  • Foucault: A Very Short Introduction

    Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Born in 1926 in France, over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowledge, and power. From aesthetics to the penal system; from madness and civilisation to avant-garde literature, Foucault was happy to reject old models of thinking and replace them with versions that are still widely debated today. A major influence on Queer Theory and gender studies (he was openly gay and died of an AIDS-related illness in 1984), he also wrote on architecture, history, law, medicine, literature, politics and of course philosophy, and even managed a best-seller in France on a book dedicated to the history of systems of thought. Because of the complexity of his arguments, people trying to come to terms with his work have desperately sought introductory material that makes his theories clear and accessible for the beginner. Ideally suited for the Very Short Introductions series, Gary Gutting presents a comprehensive but non-systematic treatment of some highlights of Foucault's life and thought. Beginning with a brief biography to set the social and political stage, he then tackles Foucault's thoughts on literature, in particular the avant-garde scene; his philosophical and historical work; his treatment of knowledge and power in modern society; and his thoughts on sexuality. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Discourses on Livy

    "Discourses on Livy" (1531) is as essential to an understanding of Machiavelli as his famous treatise, "The Prince". Equally controversial, it reveals his fundamental preference for a republican state. Comparing the practice of the ancient Romans with that of his contemporaries provided Machiavelli with a consistent point of view in all his works. Machiavelli's close analysis of Livy's history of Rome led him to advance his most original and outspoken view of politics - the belief that a healthy body politic was characterized by social friction and conflict rather than by rigid stability. His discussion of conspiracies in "Discourses on Livy" is one of the most sophisticated treatments of archetypal political upheaval every written. In an age of increasing political absolutism, Machiavelli's theories became a dangerous ideology. This new translation is richly annotated, providing the contemporary reader with sufficient historical, linguistic, and political information to understand and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based on the historical evidence he found in Livy.

  • Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    We make choices all the time - about trivial matters, about how to spend our money, about how to spend our time, about what to do with our lives. And we are also constantly judging the decisions other people make as rational or irrational. But what kind of criteria are we applying when we say that a choice is rational? What guides our own choices, especially in cases where we don't have complete information about the outcomes? What strategies should be applied in making decisions which affect a lot of people, as in the case of government policy? This book explores what it means to be rational in all these contexts. It introduces ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas, showing how the theory applies to decisions in everyday life, and to particular situations such as gambling and the allocation of resources. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the commonest genetic diseases and starts in early childhood. People who suffer from it have defects in their lungs (CF is the commonest cause of chronic bronchitis in childhood), digestive system and sweat glands. The responsible defective gene has been discovered recently giving hope that treatments based on our increased knowledge will become available. Even without this, vigorous treatment aimed at controlling chest infections and providing the increased dietary requirements has resulted in greatly improved health, although treatment is lifelong and hard work. This second edition highlights what is known about CF. The genetics chapters have been extensively updated and there are new chapters about psychological aspects and heart-lung transplant. Accounts of treatment and lifestyle by children and adults with CF are also included. The physiology of breathing and digestion is described and there are new chapters on symptons and management, with a description of the work of the CF Clinic. The genetic counselling chapter highlights some of the ethical dilemmas of prenatal diagnosis. The book is written for patients and relatives, those with CF, and as an introduction to the condition for students and medical and laboratory research workers.

  • Isadora Moon Makes Winter Magic

    Isadora Moon is special because she's different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she's a bit of both. Isadora loves playing in the snow, especially when her creations come to life! But snow magic can't last forever. Will she be able to save her new friends before they melt away? And that's not all! This beautiful gift edition is also bursting with magical activities and things to make and do, providing hours of fun with Isadora and Pink Rabbit! With irresistible pink and black artwork throughout by author/illustrator Harriet Muncaster and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny series of first chapter books. Perfect for fans of Claude, Dixie O'Day, and Squishy McFluff, Isadora Moon is the ideal choice for readers who want their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite!

  • Chronic Fatigue and its Syndromes

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as M.E) is an illness characterized by the symptom of chronic and severe fatigue, in the absence of an alternative medical condition. It has been the subject of intense media debate over recent years. Such interest has been partially due to the polarization of professional and scientific opinion concerning the topic - what is it, and what causes it? Chonic Fatigue and its syndromes presents an objective and comprehensive review of the problem of chronic fatigue, mixing medical, psychological, social, and historical perspectives. It begins by considering the nature of fatigue, and its physical and psychological origins. The book then introduces the subject of CFS, tracing its historical origins, before considering the epidemiology, and the various aetiological theories for modern forms of the condition - viral, immunological, psychologica, psychiatric, and neurological. The book concludes with a clinical section that gives a step by step guide to the assessment and treatment of CFS. Throughout, the authors argue that chronic fatigue and its various syndromes cannot easily be pigeonholed into either physical or psychological categories, and that the ambiguous nature of the illness actually provides us with a valuable chance to explore contemporary attitutes to sickness and health, one not offered by better defined or classified disorders.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: 10 Minute Tests: 7-8 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths 10 Minute Tests for 7-8 years provide essential bite-size practice in core maths skills, setting strong foundations for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum topics and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • A Dictionary of Physics

    A fully revised new edition, A Dictionary of Physics covers all the commonly encountered terms and concepts in physics, as well as key terms from mathematics, astrophysics, metallurgy, electronics, and physical chemistry. This book is intended for a-level students, their teachers, and first-year undergraduate students.

  • Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

    This acclaimed short study, originally published in 1983, and now thoroughly updated, elucidates the varied theoretical contributions of Roland Barthes (1915-80), the 'incomparable enlivener of the literary mind' whose lifelong fascination was with the way people make their world intelligible. He has a multi-faceted claim to fame: to some he is the structuralist who outlined a 'science of literature', and the most prominent promoter of semiology; to others he stands not for science but pleasure, espousing a theory of literature which gives the reader a creative role. This book describes the many projects, which Barthes explored and which helped to change the way we think about a range of cultural phenomena - from literature, fashion, wrestling, and advertising to notions of the self, of history, and of nature. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

    Containing 5,000 idioms, alphabetically arranged by key word, this book covers metaphorical phrases, familiar quotations and proverbs, and similes. It provides meanings for well-known idioms such as set the world alight, cost an arm and a leg, once in a blue moon, the tip of the iceberg, and many more. A date of origin is often given and many entries are supported by illustrative quotations from sources as varied as the Bible, Spectator, and Agatha Christie. Full of fascinating facts, this dictionary is ideal for anyone with an interest in the origins of words and phrases. The arrangement of words alphabetically by key word means easy browsing. It focuses on British English, but also covers US English and other variants, e.g. cut to the chase and make a Virginia fence. Histories of well-known idioms are provided.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Standard Test Papers: Pack 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 2 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets in standard format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 1 (ISBN: 9780192740779) is also available.

  • The Oxford Book of Sea Stories

    'And then went down to the ship.' Thus, with a nod to Homer, Ezra Pound began his own epic odyssey through the world of literature and the modern world. There is no literature without a departure, a setting forth; and very often that has meant leaving the land for the more uncertain world of the sea. Many great writers have written about life at sea and the adventures that are to be had, and in this selection of short stories, Tony Tanner's aim was to avoid the obvious and where possible to seek out their more neglected works. As a separate and recognizable genre, the sea story was effectively invented by American writers and they are well represented, with contributions from Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner. From Herman Melville(who wrote no short stories) we read his account of the final three days of the chase of Moby Dick, which concludes that novel and is one of the high points in American literature. Rudyard Kipling, H. G. Wells, John Masefield, E. M. Forster, Malcolm Lowry, and Peter Ustinov are some of British authors in this collection. Although not British in origin, the greatest of all writers of sea fiction is Joseph Conrad, the only writer to be represented by two stories: 'Initiation', which begins the volume, and 'The Secret Sharer', in which he charts one of the most extraordinary relationships between men at sea ever imagined and analyzed. In his introduction, Tony Tanner seeks to explore and establish the particular qualities that emerge when writing takes to the waters and we, as readers, are offered what Conrad called his 'paper-boats'. This wide-ranging collection of stories will prove absorbing and thoroughly entertaining reading for anyone with an interest in the sea and its literature.

  • Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary

    Have fun in the sun, drink lemonade in the shade and be inspired to write about pirates, kings and magic rings in the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary. The dictionary contains a clear and simple alphabetical list of words that rhyme and rhyming sounds, as well as an index to make finding words simple. John Foster's lively poems accompany the rhyming sounds, and every page features bright and colourful illustrations. Children can expand their vocabulary, practise phonic sounds to help with spelling, and being to write their own rhymes! Writing, reciting and reading poetry is a requirement of the Primary curriculum, and the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary is a perfect way to get into rhyme. For lots of downloadable rhyming games, puzzles, activities and much more, go to www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 10-11+ years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 1 develops verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740366) is also available.

  • Interferons: Their Impact in Biology and Medicine

    Researchers have recently identified interferon as potentially useful agents in the management of infections and proliferative diseases, and have developed techniques which enable human interferons to be produced by cloning in bacteria. This volume surveys the great increase in research on the subject, and presents current studies on the interferon system in a wider context for the benefit of research workers who are not interferonologists.

  • The Lion and the Tiger: The Rise and Fall of the British Raj, 1600-1947

    The British experience in India began in earnest over four hundred years ago, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. For many years the English interlopers and traders who made contact with the subcontinent were viewed by Indians as little more than pirates and potentially troublesome conquering barbarians. After a series of titanic struggles against the French and various local rulers during the eighteenth century, by the end of the Napoleonic Wars Britain had gained mastery of the subcontinent. This period, and the century and a half that followed, saw two powerful cultures locked in an often bloody battle over political control, land, trade, and a way of life. Denis Judd tells the fascinating story of the remarkable British impact upon India. All aspects of this long and controversial relationship are discussed, such as the first tentative contacts between East and West, the foundation of the East India Company in 1600, the Victorian Raj in all its pomp and splendour, Gandhi's revolutionary tactics to overthrow the Raj and restore Indian to the Indians, and Lord Mountbatten's 'swift surgery of Partition' in 1947, creating the two independent Commonwealth states of India and Pakistan. Against this epic backdrop, and using many revealing contemporary accounts, Denis Judd explores the consequences of British rule for both rulers and ruled. Were the British intent on development or exploitation? Were they the 'civilizing' force they claimed? What were Britain's greatest legacies: democracy and the rule of law, or cricket and an efficient railway system? Easy answers are avoided in this immensely readable, lively, and authoritative book.

  • Fluorescein Angiography: Technique, Interpretation, and Application

    Fluorescein angiography is being used extensively as a valuable aid to the study and treatment of various chorioretinal diseases. It has been responsible for some major advances in understanding the mechanisms of certain disease processes. For fluorescein angiography the patient is given an intravenous injection of fluorescein dye and special photographs are taken of the back of the eye. The resulting images of the blood vessels enable diagnosis to be made for diseases as diverse as brain tumours and diabetes. This book dispels any apprehension the practitioner may have in performing and interpreting fluorescein angiography. Why and how fluorescein helps the ophthalmologist is explained in a clear and concise manner and the reader is taken through each major disorder in which the fluorescein angiogram is likely to be useful. Dr Nanjiani also takes the trouble to point out where a fluorescein angiogram is not likely to add significantly to diagnosis and management, a great help to those with less experience in this field. This book describes in detail the requirements of a fluorescein angiography clinic, the interpretation of a normal angiogram, the advantages of this particular investigation, and the classification of abnormal fluorescence. Chapters on the interpretation of diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, and iris and anterior segment angiography are also included. The complications of fluorescein angiography are comprehensively described together with the steps required for dealing with them. This book is intended for postgraduate diploma and fellowship students of ophthalmology; ophthalmologists, neurophthalmologists, neurosurgeons, and diabetologists.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Assessment Papers: 10-11+ years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 2 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740168) is also available.

  • Oxford Children's Rhyming Dictionary

    The Oxford Children's Rhyming Dictionary is the perfect tool to help children write their own poetry. The alphabetical list of words that rhyme and index of sounds make it simple to find a rhyme, as well as reinforcing spelling skills. These are accompanied by lively illustrations, and lots of amusing and inspiring poems by John Foster. At the back of the book are engaging activities which explain many types of rhymes, from raps and chants to limericks and couplets, to help children understand different varieties of poetry. These are combined with activities, tips and prompts which encourage children to get writing their own verse! Developing language and creative writing skills, and directly supporting the curriculum's emphasis on reading and writing poetry, the Oxford Children's Rhyming Dictionary is the essential guide to rhyme for children in primary school. For lots of downloadable games, puzzles, activities and much more, go to www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 8-9 years develops non-verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams.

  • The Magic Key: Numbers Book

    To tie-in with the launch of The Magic Key on BBC television, Oxford University Press is publishing six activity books. These are black and white books featuring the characters from The Magic Key adventures, and they provide educationally sound, carefully structured activities which are lots of fun too. The Magic Key Numbers Book will help children learn the numbers 1 - 10. The Magic Key is to be a major 26 part BBC television series featuring the characters from Oxford Reading Tree. The Oxford Reading Tree characters are recognized by children in virtually all primary schools, and know and loved by parents and children. This is the first time BBC Education and BBC children's have jointly invested in a children's TV series. It will be shown on both. Transmission dates to be confirmed. The series is produced by HIT Entertainment, makers of Kipper, Percy the Park Keeper and Bob the Builder programmes.

  • Between You and Me

    A wonderful, thought-provoking, feel-good novel from exciting new talent Julia Clarke. Jade has always felt secure and loved - by her doting parents and by her best friend, Jack, who everyone assumes she'll marry one day. Things start to change when Jade embarks on a school project about the place where the family lived when she was a baby. Meeting old friends opens up old secrets, and Jade soon becomes aware that her parents and Jack are all keeping secrets from her. Both secrets turn out to be painful - her father is not really her father, and Jack cannot love her as more than a friend bacause he is gay - but the strength of their relationships help them all to come through these revelations and reach a happy, life-affirming end.

  • Everyday Grammar

    This accessible text comes in two parts: the first section consists of a practical guide on how to understand and use grammar successfully, and the second is an extensive A-Z glossary of grammatical terms. Suitable for both language students and the general reader, it aims to demystify and explain these terms, while giving advice on how to construct sentences. The text includes chapters on sentences and clauses, nouns and pronouns, verbs, clause patterns, adverbials, multiple sentences, and more, plus factboxes and writing tips with examples and explanations of problem topics such as adverb formation. Diagrams break down passages of text, giving explanations on their sentence construction, while glossary terms include conjunctions, the future perfect "tense", the interrogative clause, is/are, the passive voice, the simple aspect, the split infinitive, and the uncountable noun.

  • Cold Wars: The Fight Against the Common Cold

    Cold Wars tells the story of the common cold, the most widespread disease of all. From ancient Egypt to the space age, colds have plagued mankind, and many attempts have been made to find a cure. Today, we spend millions of pounds on remedies and businesses lose millions of pounds through employee sickness - but are we any closer to conquering the cold? In the aftermath of the Second World War, a concerted effort was made in the UK to resolve the scientific conundrum of the common cold. A Common Cold Unit was established near Salisbury, in collaboration with emergency facilities provided by Harvard and the American Red Cross, and for nearly 50 years was part of the British medical establishment. Much of the research was done on volunteers, who came in large numbers to the CCU to spend days in isolation while scientists attempted to give them a cold. Many eminent scientists, including James Lovelock, were part of the attempt to understand the common cold. This book begins with a brief history of colds through the centuries, describing what earlier generations believed and the strange treatments they tried. That the cold was caused by a virus was only uncovered at the beginning of the last century. The authors vividly describe the establishment of the Common Cold Unit, and its work in uncovering the causes and transmission of the cold and analysing possible treatments. Finally, they assess the progress made in recent years in understanding the psychological aspects of colds, and the latest research on prevention and cures. Cold Wars offers a fascinating account of an eccentric, but effective, attempt to unravel the mysteries of the common cold.

  • Talking to Cancer Patients and Their Relatives

    Effective communication with patients suffering from cancer and their relatives is essential for providing the best possible standards of care. This practical guide will help you to improve your ability to recognize and respond to the physical, psychological, and spiritual problems which cancer patients experience. For the first time in one volume, practical guidelines which have proven efficiency over years in clinical practice are presented. Real dialogues illustrate a clear model of eliciting, assessing, and responding to patients' needs and concerns with an emphasis primarily on the skills and strategies needed for effective communication between health professionals and patients trying to adapt to a fear-provoking diagnosis and an uncertain future. The book also provides invaluable guidance on how to deal with your own emotional responses to the challenges faced in working with seriously ill people. Everyone who cares for cancer patients will benefit from the sympathetic yet practical advice offered in this book.

  • Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction

    This book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection - subjects of considerable social and political importance. It explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned. Important areas are highlighted, such as Stream Ciphers, block ciphers, public key algorithms, digital signatures, and applications such as e-commerce. This book highlights the explosive impact of cryptography on modern society, with, for example, the evolution of the internet and the introduction of more sophisticated banking methods. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Geriatric Problems in General Practice

    This volume aims to provide a comprehensive reference for those who see, treat and support the elderly in their homes and the community - GPs, district nurses, occupational and physio-therapists, health visitors and social workers. In this second edition there are a number of new chapters, including ones on the objectives of geriatric medicine, on its ethical dilemmas, on the ageing mind and its effects on family members and general practitioners and on how to organize an effective service. Another new feature is an emphasis on providing GP trainers with ideas for exercises, to conduct with their trainees, to help making them aware of the subtleties and complexities of geriatric medicine in general practice.

  • Wilbur's Book of Numbers

    Wilbur's Book of Numbers is an irresistible new board book, perfect for the smallest paws. It's full of bright, bold, and playful images, making first concepts fizz with fun. With a friendly smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, the lovable, huggable Wilbur is ready to lead children on an entertaining journey of early-learning discovery. And to make the book extra-special, it ends with a heart-warming picture and message affirming the fondness that Wilbur's owner - none other than Winnie the Witch - has for her big black cat! Other titles include: Colours, First Words, and Opposites.

  • Fatigue in Cancer

    Fatigue in Cancer provides a comprehensive review of the key issues involved in the research and practical application of current evidence and best practice guidelines for addressing cancer-related fatigue. An international group of contributors draw together core topics relating to this complex area of cancer management, focusing on issues of definition, patho-physiology, treatment related variables and the psychological, social and emotional impact on patients, families and carers. Critical reviews of practical management strategies for both adults and children are included, as are the current approaches to the measurement of cancer-related fatigue in clinical and research contexts. The book contributes a multi-disciplinary overview of a problem increasingly overlooked by cancer scientists, researchers, and clinicians. This book demonstrates the considerable capacity of cancer-related fatigue to impact on quality of life. Its multi-disciplinary focus and consideration of prioritised areas of future research will ensure that it is will prove invaluable for all health professionals and researchers in oncology and palliative care.

  • A Dictionary of Political Biography

    Compiled by a team of contributors under the editorship of Dennis Kavanagh, this new dictionary of political biography covers all the major figures in world politics of the 20th century. Authoritative and wide-ranging, it should be a valuable reference work for students and anyone interested in 20th-century history and politics. Over 1000 entries describe and assess the lives of the men and women who have shaped political events across the world. Each entry includes an account of the background, career, and achievements of the individual concerned, balancing fact with critical appraisal.

  • Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine

    Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine is a book of questions and answers about the statistical principles and methods used in medical research. Based entirely on material published in the medical literature and popular media, it will prove invaluable to medical students, doctors, nurses, medical researchers and others concerned with medical data. This book is a companion volume to the new 3rd edition of An Introduction to Medical Statistics but can also be used in conjunction with the 2nd edition or with other good texts. Short excerpts of material from published papers or summaries of their results are presented with questions. These test and develop the reader's understanding and interpretation of statistics and extend the reader's research and critical appraisal skills, thus encouraging an evidence-based approach. Questions are presented on the left-hand page with detailed answers on the right-hand page. Answers include references to core material in An Introduction to Medical Statistics. The book is intended as a series of examples for self-teaching but could also be read as a series of case studies with detailed commentaries. The questions are clearly graded, using icons, in terms of difficulty and undergraduate or postgraduate level. The book is easy to use and a model of clarity for the reader.

  • Wilbur's Book of Actions

    Wilbur's Book of Actions is an irresistible new board book, perfect for the smallest paws. It's full of bright, bold, and playful images, making first concepts fizz with fun. Wilbur, like his young readers, sometimes like to stretch, he sometimes like to crawl, and he always likes to have fun! With a friendly smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, the lovable, huggable Wilbur is ready to lead children on an entertaining journey of early-learning discovery. And to make the book extra-special, it ends with a heart-warming picture and message affirming the fondness that Wilbur's owner - none other than Winnie the Witch - has for her big black cat! Other titles include: Numbers, First Words, Colours, Opposites, Feelings, Things That Go, and Dressing Up.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 10-11+ years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 2 develops non-verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740267) is also available.

  • Diagnosis of the Orthodontic Patient

    This concise book provides a sound basis in orthodontic diagnosis for both dental students and general dental practitioners. Following an introductory chapter on the development of normal occlusion, this practical book provides a clear overview of the diagnostic process. It looks at how both local and general factors can affect the final treatment plan and the advantages of different management strategies. Diagnosis of the Orthodontic Patient includes over 150 illustrations five genuine clinical cases a chapter on evidence based practice a glossary of terms.

  • Railhead

    Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017! Step Aboard - the Universe is Waiting. The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, Hive Monks and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. It is also a place of great dangers - especially for someone who rides the rails and rides his luck the way Zen Starling does. Once Zen was just a petty thief, stealing to support his family and living by his wits. Now everything has changed. Zen is still a thief - but it could be that the key to the whole universe rests on finding out what else he is . . .

  • Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

    This innovative and lively book is quite unlike any other introduction to postcolonialism. Robert Young examines the political, social, and cultural after-effects of decolonization by presenting situations, experiences, and testimony rather than going through the theory at an abstract level. He situates the debate in a wide cultural context, discussing its importance as an historical condition, with examples such as the status of aboriginal people, of those dispossessed from their land, Algerian rai music, postcolonial feminism, and global social and ecological movements. Above all, Young argues, postcolonialism offers a political philosophy of activism that contests the current situation of global inequality, and so in a new way continues the anti-colonial struggles of the past. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

    Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler examines how and why Modernism began, explaining what it is and showing how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life. Butler considers several aspects of modernism including some modernist works; movements and notions of the avant garde; and the idea of 'progress' in art. Butler looks at modernist ideas of the self, subjectivity, irrationalism, people and machines, and political definitions of modernism as a whole. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • At Home with Abc

    At Home With ABC is full of learning activities for young children to do at home. Children, from 3 years old, can practice saying and writing the alphabet, from a to z. Each page gives a letter and asks the child to trace it and write it independently. The fun illustrations encourage using a pencil in a controlled way which develops pencil grip and improves letter formation. The activities encourage children to learn alphabetical order, to recognize lower case letters, and to know the names of each letter and its sound. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in literacy for a child's first years at school.

  • Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary

    The Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first maths concepts. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 maths words and concepts, from 'add' to 'zero'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams, including some Numicon shapes and figures, to explain, add meaning, and support the definition. Expertly-levelled supplementary material in an illustrated section at the back lists the everyday vocabulary children will come across in their maths lessons - topics included are days of the week, months of the year, numbers, and apparatus used in class. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford First Illustrated Science Dictionary. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Gastrointestinal Problems in General Practice

    Gastrointerstinal problems account for about 10 percent of the work of general practitioners and about the same proportion of patients admitted to hospitals. This book deals with gastrointestinal problems in general practice. Since the care of these patients is frequently undertaken jointly between general practitioner and a medical or surgical specialist who is involved in primary care in a clinical or reseaarch cpacity. The book deals with the common gastrointestinal problems confronting general practitioners and considers the underlying causes of a range of symptoms and conditions. It describes the management of patients with these problems in primary care, in hospital medicine, and at the interface between the two. As well as discussing common problems such as dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease and irritable bowel syndrome, there are specific chapters on gastrointestinal cancer, on surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, and on future developments that will have an impact on the work of the general practitioner.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Up to Speed Papers: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Up to Speed Practice for ages 8-9 years books are carefully designed to help support children who find verbal reasoning challenging. Each test gently raises the challenge to build the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Oxford First Dictionary

    The all new Oxford First Dictionary, with bright, contemporary artwork and easy to use page design, is the best dictionary for children in their early school years. With 1000 accessible entries in alphabetical order, including simple, easy-to-read meanings, and plurals, and hundreds of full colour dynamic illustrations, your children will learn to love exploring language. To make navigation as easy as ABC, we have included the full alphabet on every page with coloured tabs dividing the alphabet into quartiles, the letter of the page is highlighted, and guide words show the words starting and finishing each page. And there is engaging extra material at the back which hooks into phonics and vocabulary building for this level. Also includes links to additional activities for school and home on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • The Enigmas of Easter Island: Island on the Edge

    Easter Island, an unimaginably remote volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, produced one of the most fascinating and yet least understood prehistoric cultures. Who were its inhabitants, and where did they come from? Why, and equally intriguingly, how did they erect the giant stone statues found all over the island? Paul Bahn and John Flenley tackle these and a host of other questions, introducing us, along the way, to the bizarre birdman cult found in the island's art, and the only recently deciphered Rongorongo script engraved on wooden panels. The Enigmas of Easter Island combines a wealth of new archaeological evidence, intriguing folk memories and the records of Captain Cook and other early explorers, to reveal how the island's decline may stem from ecological catastrophe. The result is a fascinating portrait of a civilization which still retains many of its mysteries. This book, originally published in 1992, was hailed as the best account of Easter Island ever written. Now it has been brought substantially up to date with a wealth of new material.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Stretch Papers: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Stretch Practice for ages 8-9 years books are designed to challenge the most able children. Covering all the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building their skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 8-9 years are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds

    This poetry collection for 6 year olds comprises 34 fun, accessible poems to read together at home. Featuring a fantastic range of children's poets and four exciting themes with full-colour illustrations, this is the ideal approach to encourage a love of reading, whilst developing an understanding of poetry, meeting the new requirements of the National Curriculum. Poetry is a fun way for children to enjoy learning to read, developing their vocabulary and understanding of ideas and themes. This collection offers a wide range of poems to appeal to all children, from poems about giants and space rockets to poems that are great to read aloud, like 'The Wizard Said' and 'Meddling Muddle'. The collection has been carefully selected for children in Year 2 of school and includes helpful parent notes for every poem and a glossary of key terms from the series editor and children's poet, John Foster. It is the second of three poetry collections that will support your child from learning to read in Year 1 through to understanding themes and developing vocabulary in Year 3. This collection of poetry has the perfect balance of engaging rhyme, familiar themes and amusing illustrations to promote a lifelong love of reading.

  • I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 5 Year Olds

    This poetry collection for 5 year olds comprises 35 fun, accessible poems to read together at home. Featuring a fantastic range of children's poets and four exciting themes with full-colour illustrations, this is the ideal approach to encourage a love of reading, whilst developing an understanding of poetry, meeting the new requirements of the National Curriculum. Poetry is a fun way for children to enjoy learning to read, developing their vocabulary and understanding of ideas and themes. This collection offers a wide range of poems to appeal to all children, from poems about special days such as Christmas or Chinese New Year to poems that are great to read aloud, like 'The Wuzzy Wasps of Wasperton'. The collection has been carefully selected for children in Year 1 of school and includes helpful parent notes for every poem and a glossary of key terms from the series editor and children's poet, John Foster. It is the first of three poetry collections that will support your child from learning to read in Year 1 through to understanding themes and developing vocabulary in Year 3. This collection of poetry has the perfect balance of engaging rhyme, familiar themes and amusing illustrations to promote a lifelong love of reading.

  • Pathology of Periodontal Disease

    This book is intended for second and third year undergraduate dental students, especially periodontology and oral pathology components; teachers and postgraduate students of periodontology and oral pathology; candidates for dental fellowship examinations; general dental practitioners.

  • At Home With Reading

    At Home With Reading is full of learning activities for young children to do at home. Children from 3 years old, will develop first reading skills with confidence. The book uses a variety of fun tasks such as colouring, joining, and matching activities to link sounds to letters, think about initial sounds, read simple words, and predict story endings. The fun illustrations encourage using a pencil in a controlled way and improve hand-eye coordination. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in literacy for a child's first years at school.

  • The Qur'an

    'Read! Your Lord is the Most Bountiful one who taught by the pen, who taught man what he did not know.' The Qur'an, believed by Muslims to be the word of God, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago. It is the supreme authority in Islam and the living source of all Islamic teaching; it is a sacred text and a book of guidance, that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of the Islamic religion. It has been one of the most influential books in the history of literature. Recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, it has nevertheless remained difficult to understand in its English translations. This new translation is written in a contemporary idiom that remains faithful to the original, making it easy to read while retaining its powers of eloquence. Archaisms and cryptic language are avoided, and the Arabic meaning preserved by respecting the context of the discourse. The message of the Qur'an was directly addressed to all people regardless of class, gender, or age, and this translation is equally accessible to everyone.

  • The Life of Riley

    The fabulous second instalment of the Rachel Riley series. My quest to find THE ONE starts right now! This year I will utterly not snog random posh boys with congenital acne but will save myself for long-haired creative type with interest in tragicness and with musical potential i.e. Justin Statham. Though am not sure Justin has realized yet that I am THE ONE for him. Maybe he has heard I am rubbish at snogging. I need to learn to snog properly - and fast. Though perhaps I am just generally unlovable. As well as tongue technique issues I have hopelessly untragic relatives and a dog who eats furniture. Plus I am practically a medical midget and my hair is mental. Maybe I should just give up on boys altogether... Not suitable for younger readers.

  • Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper: Level 11 First Chapter Books: The Matrix Mission

    Biff, Chip, Kipper and friends are older now and their true destiny is about to be revealed. Join them as they embark on the mission of a lifetime! In Book 4, The Matrix Mission, it's Neena's turn to time travel. The Virans are hot on her tail and demand the next piece of the TimeWeb. Will she be as lucky as Wilf and make it back with the Matrix? Time Chronicles is a series of fun and accessible chapter books perfect for moving your child on from picture books to longer stories. Each book in the series is a thrilling story in its own right, as the children fight to save the world from the evil Virans. The books are carefully levelled to boost the confidence of the child, whilst also introducing more vibrant and interesting vocabulary. They are perfect for keeping the attention of all children with fast paced action. Set in a real historical time with characters from the past, these books are packed full of extras including questions, historical fact files, character information, photos, artwork and glossaries. Support for parents is also included. Time Chronicles are part of Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper - the UK's most popular home reading series.

  • Grettir's Saga

    'You will be made an outlaw, forced always to live in the wilds and to live alone.' A sweeping epic of the Viking Age, Grettir's Saga follows the life of the outlaw Grettir the Strong as he battles against sorcery, bad luck, and the vengefulness of his enemies. Feared by many, Grettir is a warrior and also a poet and a lover, who is afraid of the dark. Unable to resolve the dispute that has outlawed him, he lives outside the bounds of family life and he roams the countryside, ridding Iceland and Norway of berserker warriors, trolls, and the walking dead. The saga presents a poignant story of medieval Icelandic society, combining details of everyday legal disputes with folklore and legend. Written in the fourteenth century, but based on earlier oral and written sources, Grettir's Saga, with its scathing humour, explicit verses, and fantastic monsters, is among the most famous and widely read of Iceland's sagas. This new translation features extensive illustrative material to elucidate the story. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Controversies in Total Knee Replacement

    In the 35 years since the first knee replacement surgery was attempted, there have been numerous changes in the way the prostheses are designed and the manner in which they are implanted. We are now in the fortunate position of being able to report that 95% of patients undergoing a knee replacement report extraordinary relief of pain and the ability to return to an active and productive life. However, the field is not static and there remain areas of controversy. This book examines many of the unresolved issues in total knee replacement surgery. Each controversial issue is addressed in the format of a debate, with authors from either side of the controversy putting their points of view and then responding to a series of questions, posed by the editor, who acts as the moderator of the discussion. In addition, there are two non-debate chapters, one covering the value of knee replacement to society and the patient, and the other on the precise methodology of collecting and expressing outcome data. All of the contributors are international experts in their fields and have lectured and written extensively. This book will ensure that the knowledge of today can help to further improve the surgical results of tommorrow.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Multiple-choice Test Papers: Pack 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 1 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets, in multiple-choice format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Verbal Reasoning 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 2 (ISBN: 9780192740908) is also available.

  • Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

    Was love invented by European poets in the Middle Ages or is it part of human nature? Will winning the lottery really make you happy? Is it possible to build robots that have feelings? These are just some of the intriguing questions explored in this guide to the latest thinking about the emotions. Drawing on a wide range of scientific research, from anthropology and psychology to neuroscience and artificial intelligence, Emotion: The Science of Sentiment takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the human heart. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Expensive Health Technologies: Regulatory and Administrative Mechanisms in Europe

    All developed countries have concerns about the place of expensive medical technologies in their health system. Decisions have to be made about which technologies should be introduced and what the extent of their use should be. Countries with differing health care systems have produced various mechanisms to control medical technology. This book describes the methods used by the 10 EEC countries (prior to the entry of Spain and Portugal) to regulate the introduction and use of expensive medical equipment and procedures. The EEC Workshop on Regulatory Mechanisms Concerning Expensive Health Technology, London 22-25 April, 1986 forms the basis for these country reports which assess how policy is implemented, which technologies should be introduced and the extent of their use, how financing is used, planning procedures and other regulatory mechanisms. Also included are more detailed analyses of a number of technologies such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, renal dialysis and transplantation, lithotripsy, radiotherapy, coronary artery bypass and heart transplantation. The influence of various individuals and groups on the diffusion process was explored for each country, leading to a number of recommendations for European countries individually and collectively.

  • The Federalist Papers

    'A nation without a national government is an awful spectacle.' In the winter of 1787-8 a series of eighty-five essays appeared in the New York press; the purpose of the essays was to persuade the citizens of New York State to ratify the Constitution of the United States. The three authors - Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay - were respectively the first Secretary of the Treasury, the fourth President, and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in American history. Each had played a crucial role in the events of the American Revolution; together they were convinced of the need to weld thirteen disparate and newly-independent states into a union. Their essays make the case for a new and united nation, governed under a written Constitution that endures to this day. The Federalist Papers are an indispensable guide to the intentions of the founding fathers who created the United States, and a canonical text in the development of western political thought. This new edition pays full attention to the classical learning of their authors and the historical examples they deploy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Geriatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

    Most physical illness effects people at the extremes of life, particularly in late life. A significant proportion of hospitalized older patients will experience some mental health problems, and medical units lacking specialist old age psychiatric services must rely on adult psychiatric and consultation liaison services for support. These generalists assume the role of old age psychiatrists by default. A key aim of the book is to provide guidelines for the appropriate treatment of psychiatric disorders in older people when medical illness complicates the picture. The book is divided into five sections. The first two sections cover the nature of the problem and initial assessment procedures. Section three focuses on specific disorders, including, amongst others, the most common reasons for referral - dementia, depression and delirium. Section four provides guidelines for treatment including pharmacological therapies, psychotherapeutic interventions and the use of ECT. The book concludes with short section considering the ethical and legal issues involved. This book covers the theoretical and practical knowledge required by psychiatrists in training, those seeking to specialize in consultation liaison or old age psychiatry, geriatricians and general practitioners. It will also be of interest to all other members of the healthcare team responsible for the medical management of older patients.

  • Winnie and Wilbur: The Haunted House

    There are some unexplained happenings in Winnie and Wilbur's house. A smashed vase, collapsing curtains, and a shattered chandelier. Could it be haunted? Winnie reaches for her magic wand but things just get even spookier. It's a ghostly Winnie and Wilbur adventure! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too! www.winnieandwilbur.com

  • Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary with Arabic Words

    The Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary with Arabic Words supports the curriculum and gives comprehensive coverage of the key maths terminology that students in secondary school need for secondary level exams and beyond complete with their Arabic translations. The dictionary contains over 1000 mathematical concepts in alphabetical order, with related words listed under each headword. There are feature panels on key topics such as fractions, geometry, logic, probability, units of measurement, and trigonometry, all fully supported by 2-colour diagrams and illustrations. Clear, accessible definitions and cross referencing give full clarity to complex mathematical entries and headwords are indexed in both Arabic and English. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Student's Science Dictionary with Arabic Words. Downloadable learning resources, activities, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oup.com/eme

  • Bond 11+: CEM How To Do: Maths and Non-verbal Reasoning

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11 plus practice, helping millions of children pass selective 11 plus entrance exams. Bond How to Do Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning is a practical guide designed for use by children that also combines a wealth of information for parents. Packed with expert advice and step-by-step strategies for success in the CEM (Durham University) exam, this book builds the skills and confidence for exam success in the most demanding 11 plus exams.

  • Kant: A Very Short Introduction

    Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

    Hugely comprehensive and completely up to date, the Oxford Rhyming Dictionary is the ultimate rhymer's companion. An ideal reference tool for songwriters, poets, copywriters, and lyricists, and useful for students and teachers in the classroom, it offers over 85,000 words and is more than twice the size of most of it's competitors, giving you the best possible chance of finding even the most elusive rhyme. This dictionary is simple and straightforward to use: you locate the word you need in the index, and are referred to the place in the main text where you will find the words that rhyme with it. Browse a little further and you will also find, near by, close rhymes and half rhymes for the word in question. Words are organized according to their sound rather than alphabetically, which means you can find a rhyme to match a word as it is spoken, rather than how it is spelt. Whether you're in search of a gluey Drambuie, pastrami with tsunami, or a Salt Lake City subcommittee, this dictionary will help to increase your vocabulary and will take your rhyming skills to a whole new level.

  • Immunization in Practice: A Guide for Health Workers Who Give Vaccines

    This book was produced in recognition of the need for training materials in the delivery of vaccines. It is accompanied by a teacher's guide and suggested practical exercises. The set of seven modules have been revised since they were first produced in 1984, and now include the development of new methods of sterilization and the wider use of the one dose BCG syringe. The manual is written in simple English and is intended for healthworkers, paediatricians and for the use of non-governmental organizations, voluntary hospitals and training schools. It explains what vaccinators need to know, describing and illustrating the necessary skills.

  • Anorectal Malformations

    The average surgeon called upon to handle a particular case of anorectal malformation is caught between the complexities of investigative research and the controversies in management policy. This study aims to clear the confusion. This book contains Professor Chatterjee's own viewpoints, and describes in detail the operative procedures for each important anomaly with the help of over 300 photographs, X-rays and diagrams. One of the main strengths of the book lies in its successfully bringing out the human dimension of an unfortunate medical puzzle. The book is designed to be of particular value to the surgeon who performs the first operation on the malformed rectum of an affected child. It emphasizes the long-term nature of management, which may continue over a period of several years, and should also be of interest to paediatric surgeons who oversee the continuing management of such patients. The author has treated over 1200 patients suffering from anorectal malformations.

  • Palliative Care: An Oxford Core Text

    The care of patients with advanced and terminal illness can be extremely rewarding but often causes junior and indeed senior clinicians a considerable amount of discomfort. Patients with advanced disease present some of the most challenging ethical, physical, psychological, spiritual and social issues to clinicians and indeed to society. In line with the new integrated medical curricula, Palliative Care introduces the medical student and junior doctor to the problems experienced by patients with advanced disease. Information is provided in an accessible, user-friendly and interactive way and covers a wide range of physical and non-physical symptom management. Multiprofessional team work is addressed, as is the role and support of families. There is also a consideration of the dilemmas and decisions that may be encountered by doctors around the end of a patient's life. Cover illustration: A water-colour titled 'The healing touch' reproduced with the kind permission of the artist Michele Angelo Petrone. Michele paints and writes of his experience during the treatment of Hodgkin's Disease. 'I need to know that this body is my body. And I need to know everything that is happening to my body. But most of all I need to know that you know that within my body there is me. Healing is brought about not just by medicine. It's not just treatment which cures you, but all that encompasses the human touch. A smile means more than an antibiotic injection, a hug more than a platelet transfusion. The face - of my friends, my family, my nurses and - yes - even my doctors, shows sympathy, compassion and understanding. This human face contributes so much to healing of the tortured soul'.

  • Tobacco Control in Developing Countries

    There is no doubt that smoking is damaging global health on an unprecedented scale. However, there is continuing debate on the economics of tobacco control, including the costs and consequences of tobacco control policies. This book aims to fill the analytic gap around this debate This book brings together a set of critical reviews of the current status of knowledge on tobacco control. While the focus is on the needs of low-income and middle- income countries, the analyses are relevant globally. The book examines tobacco use and its consequences including new analyses of welfare issues in tobacco consumption, poverty and tobacco, and the rationale for government involvement. It provides an evidence-based review of policies to reduce demand including taxation, information, and regulation. It critically reviews supply-side issues such as trade and industry and farming issues, including new analyses on smuggling. It also discusses the impact of tobacco control programs on economies, including issues such as employment, tax revenue and welfare losses. It provides new evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of control interventions. Finally, it outlines broad areas for national and international action, including future research directions. A statistical annex will contain information on where the reader can find data on tobacco consumption, prices, trade, employment and other items. The book is directed at academic economists and epidemiologists as well as technical staff within governments and international agencies. Students of economics, epidemiology and public policy will find this an excellent comprehensive introduction to economics of tobacco control.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Snow Troll

    Tromso the friendly troll loves to help people, but doesn't always get the right idea. When snow threatens the village, he proves just how helpful he can be! Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are becoming independent readers to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 5 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Bond 11+: English and Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers for the CEM 11+ tests: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11 plus practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English and Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years are topic-based practice questions for the 11 plus tests. They have been written to cover the types of questions your child will experience in their CEM (Durham University) exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success in the most demanding 11 plus exams.

  • Moon Bear

    When twelve-year-old Tam is sent to work at a bear farm in the city, he has never felt so alone. He hates seeing the cruel way the bears are treated, but speaking up will mean losing his job. And if he can't send money home, how will his family survive? When a sick cub arrives at the farm, Tam secretly nurses it back to health and they develop an unbreakable bond. Tam swears to return his beloved cub to the wild, but how will they ever find a way to be free? Deeply moving and powerful, Moon Bear is an unforgettable story of compassion, hope, and bravery against overwhelming odds.

  • Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper: Level 11 First Chapter Books: The Time Web

    Biff, Chip, Kipper and friends are older now and their true destiny is about to be revealed. Join them as they embark on the mission of a lifetime! In Book 6, The TimeWeb, Kipper is stuck in time - the other children must figure out a way to get him back to safety. Join them as they travel to the future to collect the final piece of the TimeWeb - the key. Time Chronicles is a series of fun and accessible chapter books perfect for moving your child on from picture books to longer stories. Each book in the series is a thrilling story in its own right, as the children fight to save the world from the evil Virans. The books are carefully levelled to boost the confidence of the child, whilst also introducing more vibrant and interesting vocabulary. They are perfect for keeping the attention of all children with fast paced action. Set in a real historical time with characters from the past, these books are packed full of extras including questions, historical fact files, character information, photos, artwork and glossaries. Support for parents is also included. Time Chronicles are part of Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper - the UK's most popular home reading series.

  • Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    This book is intended to capture the interest of anyone who has been attracted to Russian culture through the greats of Russian literature, either through the texts themselves, or encountering them in the cinema, or opera. Rather than a conventional chronology of Russian literature, the book will explore the place and importance of literature of all sorts in Russian culture. How and when did a Russian national literature come into being? What shaped its creation? How have the Russians regarded their literary language? The book will uses the figure of Pushkin, 'the Russian Shakespeare' as a recurring example as his work influenced every Russian writer who came after hime, whether poets or novelists. It will look at such questions as why Russian writers are venerated, how they've been interpreted inside Russia and beyond, and the influences of such things as the folk tale tradition, orthodox religion, and the West ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Emil and the Great Escape

    Whether he's running his little sister up a flagpole, or trying to escape after getting locked in a shed, Emil's adventures never stop. Hens, dogs, little sisters - and adults - all flee his path. But Emil doesn't mean to be bad, it's just that trouble - and fun - follow him wherever he goes. A collection of utterly engaging tales from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

  • Oxford Textbook of Sports Medicine

    The Oxford Textbook of Sports Medicine is the first major work to cover the whole of this rapidly expanding field. Exceptional contributions from world renowned professionals in sports medicine provide the most comprehensive and authoritative reference work yet compiled, successfully combining sports science with an extraordinary breadth of coverage. The Oxford Textbook of Sports Medicine represents a comprehensive analysis of the physiology of exercise in health and disease and relates this to the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of sport related trauma and injuries, with an emphasis on acute and chronic overuse injuries. This major reference brings together contributions from many related disciplines, stressing throughout that optimum athletic performacne relies on a combination of a wide variety of factors. One unique feature of this book is the extensive coverage of the influences of environmental factors such as altitude and heat, so often neglected in other texts on sports medicine. This book is intended for sports clinics, sports medics, physical education students, medical students, orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, athletes, general practitioners, team physicians.

  • Bond 11+: English: 10 Minute Tests: 11+-12+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English 10 Minute Tests for 11+ - 12+ years provide essential bite-size practice in core English skills, setting strong foundations for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum topics and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Grammar and Punctuation Workbook: 10-11 years

    Bond Skills Grammar and Punctuation for age 10-11 follows on from Bond Skills Spelling and Vocabulary for age 8-9 and 9-10, increasing the level of difficulty in spelling and complexity of language, to ensure progress towards the English language skills expected by the National Curriculum and through selective school testing. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills they'll need to succeed to focus on this particular area of the English curriculum. It develops confident communicators, becoming increasingly comfortable with the grammar and punctuation rules of the English language tested in the latest National Curriculum tests, including SATs and the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test, and prepares for the 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie the Witch

    Winnie shares her big black house with Wilbur her big black cat. So sometimes she accidentally trips over him. Ouch! After some spells that make Wilbur look very silly, Winnie finds just the right magic to make sure she can always see him. It's a colourful Winnie and Wilbur adventure! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too! www.winnieandwilbur.com

  • Pippi Longstocking Gift Edition

    This beautiful edition of the children's classic Pippi Longstocking is illustrated throughout with wonderful collage pictures from the award-winning Lauren Child. The contemporary design, imaginative layout of the text, and stunning illustrations from Lauren Child all add up to a perfect gift purchase. When the book published in hardback, it gathered many wonderful reviews, including this one from Books for Keeps: 'Lauren Child is the perfect choice to illustrate this handsome, large format edition of Pippi . . . her unmistakeable illustrative style helps to bring a modern feel to the book.' Pippi lives in Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in her village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas. She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull's tail and her wildly unconventional lifestyle is matched by Lauren's free-spirited illustrations.

  • Precancerous States

    Precancerous states provide valuable information about the natural history of some forms of malignant disease in man, but are still poorly characterized. One of the main aims of this book is to review the common precancerous lesions in a critical manner, and to consider some of the newer identification techniques. Also included are general chapters on genetic aspects, epidemiology, and the broad principles of clinical management, as well as relevant experimental studies.

  • Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper: Level 11 First Chapter Books: The Strange Box

    Biff, Chip, Kipper and friends are older now and their true destiny is about to be revealed. Join them as they embark on the mission of a lifetime! In Book 1, The Strange Box, the children find an old box in Chip's bedroom. A strange man tries to take it away from them at the school fair, but Mr Mortlock (who is not quite the school caretaker the children thought they knew!) zaps the strange man away. Together, they all run through a mysterious doorway that appears on the horizon... Time Chronicles is a series of fun and accessible chapter books perfect for moving your child on from picture books to longer stories. Each book in the series is a thrilling story in its own right, as the children fight to save the world from the evil Virans. The books are carefully levelled to boost the confidence of the child, whilst also introducing more vibrant and interesting vocabulary. They are perfect for keeping the attention of all children with fast paced action, lots of authentic historical facts and cool gadgets! Set in a real historical time with characters from the past, these books are packed full of extras including questions, historical fact files, character information, photos, artwork and glossaries. Support for parents is also included. Time Chronicles are part of Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper -the UK's most popular home reading series.

  • Ethics and Perinatology

    The rapid development of new technology used in obstetrics and neonatology has been accompanied by new moral problems presented by the choices this technology generates. Ethics and Perinatology is a timely examination of the moral problems caused by clinical and research practices in perinatology. 14 major issues are each addressed by a leading clinician whose writing is then critically reviewed by a medical ethicist, a legal theorist, or an economist. Thus each chapter embodies the independent perspectives of international experts from different disciplines. This book offers a new approach to the presentation of ideas in medical ethics concerning obstetrics and perinatology that will benefit all physicians, nurses, philosophers, and medical ethicists, as well as the interested lay reader.

  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

    Authoritative and reliable, this is the ideal reference guide for students of mathematics at school or in the first year at university. Nearly 1,000 entries have been added for this second edition, and the dictionary provides clear definitions, with helpful examples, of a wide range of mathematical terms and concepts. * Coverage of pure and applied mathematics, as well as statistics * Entries on major mathematicians * Coverage of mathematics of more general interest, including fractals, game theory, and chaos Appendices give useful tables for ready reference

  • Isadora Moon Gets in Trouble

    Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is a bit of both. When Isadora's cousin, Mirabelle, comes to stay, Isadora is really excited. Mirabelle, who is a witch, is older than Isadora and always has the best ideas for things to do. So when she suggests that instead of taking Pink Rabbit Isadora should take a dragon to 'Bring Your Pet to School Day', Isadora ignores her worries and goes along with the plan. But looking after a dragon turns out to be a little bit harder than the pair of them expect . . . With irresistible pink and black artwork throughout by author/illustrator Harriet Muncaster and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny series of first chapter books. Perfect for fans of Claude, Dixie O'Day, and Squishy McFluff, Isadora Moon is the ideal choice for readers who want their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite!

  • Family Violence in Primary Care

    Violence within the family, whether directed against children, partners or elders, profoundly disturbs our notions of what the relationship between the family and the discipline of general practice should be. GPs are doctors to whole families and yet their relationships with patients are individual ones, drawing their strength from the principles of confidentiality, mutual trust and positive regard. Violence and abuse within families necessarily challenges all of these, creating a profusion of ethical, interpersonal and practical difficulties and dilemmas. At the same time the nature of general practice confers unique opportunities to deal effectively with family violence. GPs and GP registrars will find this book an invaluable and empowering resource. It brings together a broad range of expertise and opinion from relevant specialities and disciplines and sets family violence in its historical, epidemiological and societal context. It describes in separate sections, child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse, its presentations, diagnosis and treatment; and suggests ways forward for its prevention and early detection. It draws throughout on the experience of GPs, health visitors and social workers, providing practical safe and workable guidelines. Family violence can present to any member of the primary care team and there is much here that will be of relevance and interest to them all.

  • Oxford Reviews of Reproductive Biology 1995

    This annually-published review provides an up-to-date and authoritative account of clinical, mammalian and non-mammalian problems in reproduction, including physiological, cellular and molecular aspects. It is intended for all those working in the fields of reproductive medicine, fertility and sterility, including research scientists, clinicians, veterinarians and advanced students.

  • Winnie and Wilbur: The Santa Surprise

    As they get ready for Christmas Winnie and Wilbur go an epic quest to make sure Santa gets a present, too. A brand new story in a fabulous gift format with stylish limited palette illustrations, this is the perfect Christmas purchase for Winnie and Wilbur fans who are ready to move on to a longer story. Part of the bestselling series that celebrates the wonderful relationship shared by Winnie and her cat, Wilbur. Since 1987 they have been delighting children and adults all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Assessment Papers: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 8-9 years are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Alcohol Policy and the Public Good

    This text aims to provide a framework within which to consider the problem of alcohol abuse. It solicits scientific knowledge in an effort to make the problems associated with alcoholism more manageable, demonstrating how science can provide practical solutions to troublesome issues.

  • Oxford Textbook of Sports Medicine

    This textbook of sports science and medicine covers the principles of sports physiology and internal medicine as it relates to athletes and their performance, orthopaedics and injuries to the soft tissues, and the physiological basis of training and fitness maintenance. The multidisciplinary, international approach has a practical emphasis on the treatment of sports injuries. This second edition has been fully updated and restructured for increased ease of use and includes new sections on: body composition (both how to measure it and how to apply the information; mechanical tests (how to do them and what they show); immunological aspects of sport; and overtraining.

  • Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She has just moved into Villa Villekulla where she lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in the village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas. She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull's tail. Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Just like Tommy and Annika, readers are instantly charmed by her warmth and sense of fun. Astrid Lindgren's children's classic first appeared in 1945. Astrid once commented, 'I write to amuse the child within me, and can only hope that other children may have some fun that way, too.' When she was growing up, Lauren Child loved Astrid Lindgren's books. She remembers: 'I discovered Pippi when I was about eight years old and found her completely inspiring.' Known and loved as the creator of some equally feisty little girls - notably Clarice Bean and Lola - Lauren has brought her own inimitable style to this beautifully-illustrated edition of Pippi Longstocking.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Frontiers in Pathogenesis and Treatment

    The old saying "we now know all about rheumatoid arthritis except what causes it and how to cure it" may still be true, but we certainly have a number of clues. This book presents the cutting edge of developments in etiology, mechanisms of inflammation, disease manifestations and management of this common, crippling disease. Therapy for RA has traditionally been with non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, progressing to second-line drugs, but this has not been effective in preventing erosion of bone and symptoms. Rapid advances in knowledge have led to new concepts in the mechanisms of the disease and new possibilities for treatment. This book deals with the This book is intended for clinical specialist and research rheumatologists. Immunologists working in areas of research in rheumatology.

  • Bond 11+: English: Focus on Writing: 9-11 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Focus on Writing develops skills and understanding for tackling written elements of 11+, Common Entrance examinations and SATs. This practical guide provides an accessible, step-by-step approach to developing key examination skills in this area.

  • Prevention of Progressive Chronic Renal Failure

    This text provides in-depth coverage of one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving areas of nephrology. It covers both the latest advances in experimental nephrology and the clinical aspects of progressive kidney disease. The book describes the progress made over the last decade in understanding the pathogenesis of progressive kidney scarring. It explores a range of therapeutic interventions, both dietary and pharmacological, and reviews their impact upon various experimental models of chronic renal failure. Clinical aspects are next considered, and current knowledge of the natural history of diabetic and non-diabetic kidney disease is reviewed. Finally, options for the prevention of progressive renal failure in humans are assessed - emphasizing the huge difference between the efficacy of experimental and clinical interventions.

  • Chronic and Terminal Illness: New perspectives on caring and carers

    Most chronically and terminally ill patients are cared for in their own homes by family and friends, rather than in hospitals or hospices. These carers are an invaluable free resource and there is an increasing amount of research into their role and the experiences in caring for the terminally ill, patients with cancer and patients with other chronic diseases. This book provides a critique of the theoretical concept of caring, carers and caregivers. Material is based on empirical evidence from recent studies with adults with acquired chronic illnesses, including terminal illness. The empirical data within the book has been gathered from the perspective of those providing personal, domestic or emotional care to others already known to them by virtue of kinship, co-habitation or friendship, rather than carers organised on a professional or voluntary basis. This new evidence is used to make suggestions about possible ways forward within health and social care practice. Students in the fields of health and social care as well as in social sciences undertaking courses with a health focus, practitioners and researchers in palliative care and all those involved in health services provision for the chronically ill will find this book extremely valuable.

  • Heart of Europe: The Past in Poland's Present

    The image of Poland has once again been impressed on European consciousness. Norman Davies provides a key to understanding the modern Polish crisis in this lucid and authoritative description of the nation's history. Beginning with the period since 1945, he travels back in time to highlight the long-term themes and traditions which have influenced present attitudes. His evocative account reveals Poland as the heart of Europe in more than the geographical sense. It is a country where Europe's ideological conflicts are played out in their most acute form: as recent events have emphasized, Poland's fate is of vital concern to European civilization as a whole. This revised and updated edition tackles and analyses the issues arising from the fall of the Eastern Bloc, and looks at Poland's future within a political climate of democracy and free market.

  • Summertime Blues

    A powerful novel about a boy coming to terms with his new life after his parents' marriage breaks up. When Alex's mother goes off to live with her new partner in the country, Alex goes too, determined to hate it, but soon meets two very different girls who afferct him in very different ways. This is a rites-of-passage novel from a new writer with an original, humorous, and insightful voice. 'A readable and revealing account of growing up' Kids Out 'engaging and accessible' Ahuka

  • Bond SATs Skills: Times Tables Workbook for Key Stage 2

    Bond Skills Times Tables for Key Stage 2 focuses on developing confidence and rapid recall of all core times tables and developing an understanding of square and cube numbers, meeting the expectations of multiplication knowledge in the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2. Bond has 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills they'll need to succeed and has brought its experience in preparing children for selective entrance exams to this title. Providing all necessary support to ensure that facts and techniques are fully grasped before moving on, Bond Skills Times Tables for Key Stage 2 includes greater levels of challenge to really stretch the brightest minds. This title therefore includes the 13 and 14 times tables in addition to the core multiplication tables. Ideal preparation for SATs in Year 6 and the Multiplication Tables Check in Year 4.

  • Trauma

    Trauma, be it as a result of road traffic accident, domestic incident, deliberate violent act, or war, is a leading contributor to the global burden of disease, is a major issue for public health generally, and has significant impact on the economics of healthcare provision. This book provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the field, covering a wide range of non-orthopaedic trauma, as well as the more prevalent musculoskeletal injuries. After an introductory section defining the scale of the problem, the book describes the initial management and stabilization of the patient. There then follow substantial chapters on injuries to each of the major body systems and to the musculoskeletal structure. Other physical injuries, such as electrical shock and bites, are covered, before a look at trauma in special groups, including children, the elderly and in pregnant women. The final sections cover specific problems such as dealing with HIV, psychiatric trauma and sexual assault, before a chapter on rehabilitation. The book concludes with a resource section including a drugs formulary specifically for trauma and an online directory of related websites. This is an all-encompassing textbook providing a uniquely comprehensive and international resource for members of the trauma and accident and emergency teams.

  • The Cello

    Tom feels out of place. He's attracted to boys, not girls, and he's a promising cellist, which the school bullies see as a reason to pick on him. The story follows him through his adolescence, as he becomes more aware of his sexuality, and more committed to his music. This is set against the background of a rising tide of hysteria on Tom's estate and a witchhunt against suspected paedophiles. Through it all, Tom moves towards a satisfying resolution.

  • Liver Disease and Gallstones: The Facts

    This book answers the questions that patients and their relatives most frequently ask about liver and gall-bladder disease. After a description of the liver's structure and function, the authors explain tests used to detect abnormalities and the many different diseases to which the liver and gall-bladder are subject, including gallstones, jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and cancer. Prevention and treatment are covered as well as liver transplantation, liver disease in children, and advice to travellers. The book uses non-technical language and is well illustrated.

  • Analgesic and Nsaid-Induced Kidney Disease

    Analgesic nephropathy, first recognized in 1950, was for two decades the most common cause of both acute and chronic renal failure in some parts of the world. This comprehensive text follows the story of the disease from its early description to its ultimatly sucessful prevention. The aetiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment are described by those who have played leading roles in elucidating the nature of the disease, and in persuading society to take effective measures to prevent its occurence. The second section describes those renal disorders resulting from the use of newer non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol - disorders which are rising in frequency and may prove more difficult to prevent. Finally, the book considers the urothelia cancers caused by phanacetin-containing headache powders, a late outcome of analgesic abuse. With contributions from a distinguished international group of authors, this is a unique book on a challenging problem. Throughout the text, theory and practice are integrated, and attention is drawn to the valuable lessons gained from the study of the analgesic nephropathies.

  • The Oxford Anthology of English Poetry Volume II: Blake to Heaney

    This two-volume anthology celebrates four centuries of English poetry, from the Elizabethan era to the present day. This, the second of the two volumes, covers poets from Blake to Heaney, and provides an excellent portrayal of a wide variety of eighteenth to twentieth century poets. The richness and variety of this tradition are represented in this collection by all the great and familiar names, but also some of the less well-known poets who have often provided startling exceptions to the poetry of their age. The result is a rich and multi-coloured tapestry of the depth, diversity, and energy of poetry written in Britain and Ireland. Beginning with William Blake, this second volume, covers many of the Romantic poets (Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Keates). It gives a generous survey of nineteenth century verse, including that of Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins, and Lewis Carroll, with poets from the twentieth-century being represented by poets such as Graves, Betjeman, Larking, Hughes, and Heaney.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: 10 Minute Tests: 11+-12+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths 10 Minute Tests for 11+ - 12+ years provide essential bite-size practice in core maths skills, setting strong foundations for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum topics and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: 10 Minute Tests: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths 10 Minute Tests for 10-11+ years provide essential bite-size practice in core maths skills, setting strong foundations for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum topics and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond SATs Skills: English Practice Test Paper Pack of 15

    Bond SATs Skills English Practice Test Paper Pack of 15 includes two full sets of Key Stage 2 SATs-style English test papers to enable children to practise for National Curriculum SATs assessments. These tests develop children's exam skills of time management and working in exam conditions, when used under timed conditions, and provide valuable insight into the approach to testing that children will face when taking their SATs at the end of Year 6. They are, therefore, essential resources for children preparing for exam success in National Curriculum SATs. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children to succeed to this test paper pack to ensure it will effectively establish exam skills and preparation for greater achievement in SATs assessments.

  • Health Care for Older Women

    This book covers current controversies in women's health care. It takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to the subject. With topics ranging from the controversies in breast and cervical cancer screening, through osteoporosis and the menopause, to the relationships of older women with their doctors, it provides a well-rounded view of health care for older women. Each chapter has been written by an authority in that field and includes issues of current debate. The book is suitable both for students new to the area and for specialists wishing to read about the work of others in related fields, as well as being a useful source of information for general practitioners about the provision of women's health care from a primary care perspective.

  • Pain and Anxiety Control for the Conscious Dental Patient

    The perception of pain in the mind of dental patients is a significant deterrant to regular dental attendence by manycontrol of this pain and anxiety is therefore a treatment issue which is central to the clinical practice of dentistry. This textbook covers both local anaesthesia and sedation comprehensively, and provides practical instructions for the dental student. It provides a theoretical framework based on the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of pain and anxiety control. Pain and anxiety control for the concious dental patient provides: comprehensive coverage of pain and anxiety management for concious dental patients; covers the control of operative, perioperative and post-operative pain in dentistry; describes all aspects of local anaesthesia and sedation in dentistry; provides a rational approach to the prescription of drugs; practical guidance and instruction on techniques; over 150 photographs and 50 line diagrams This book covers local anaesthesia including inhalational, intravenous sedation, control of post- operative pain, management of non-dental oro-facial pain and management of medical emergencies related to pain control. It is timely - for example, the teaching of sedation in dental schools is an issue currently being pushed by GDC (1996) Chaps 6 & 9 are unique (Basic principles of dental local anaesthetic injections and Intraligamentary, intra-osseous and intrapulpalanaesthesia).

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Assessment Papers: 11+-12+ years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 2 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740182) is also available.

  • Oxford Book Of Aphorisms

    An aphorism is "a short pithy statement or maxim," but beneath this definition lies a wealth of wit and insight to which neither the word nor a brief description can do justice. This anthology demonstrates just how rewarding an art form the aphorism can be, and just how brilliantly the aphorist can illuminate the hidden truth, or lay bare the ironies of existence. Specific sections on desires and longings, self-doubt, fame and reputations, happiness and sorrow, cover the whole range of aphoristic literature. This book brings together the most diverse figures-the classic aphorists, like La Rochefoucauld; the philosophers, from the Greeks to Samuel Johnson to Virginia Woolf-as well as statesmen, scientists, boulevardiers, Olympians, and gadflies. John Gross draws on their wisdom and wit to produce an anthology that will be referred to time and time again.

  • Oxford School Dictionary

    The Oxford School Dictionary is newly available in a two-colour paperback edition with all the text of the bestselling hardback and more. Each entry contains clear definitions, numbered meanings, word classes, inflections, easy pronunciation guides, supporting example sentences and notes to help with using the words accurately. There are word origins for all root words. This is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Along with this comprehensive coverage, additional Study Notes in the centre of the dictionary give added value. They focus on key grammar points, useful spelling tips and rules, and guides on using language effectively and well. There is a friendly and useful guide to using the dictionary dealing with FAQs such as, What do I use a dictionary for? How do I find the words I want? A good all-round dictionary in a clear accessible design and handy pocket format for 10 years plus. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Brain Systems, Disorders and Psychotropic Drugs

    An unusual approach to psychopharmacology, this book draws on many disciplines. It describes the function of brain systems governing behaviour in man - systems for waking and sleeping, learning and memory, reward and punishment. It considers how dysfunction in these systems can lead to a variety of disorders, including anxiety states and sleep disturbance, memory disorders, drug dependence, chronic pain syndromes, and psychoses. Finally it discusses the mechanisms of action of psychotropic drugs, and how they affect normal and abnormally functioning systems. The scope and depth of this book should encourage more rational prescription of drugs which affect the mind.

  • At Home With Times Tables

    At Home With Times Tables is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 5-7 years, to do at home. Using different themes and a variety of tasks such as matching, join-the-dots, and colouring, children will learn their tables, from 2 to 10. The illustrated step-by-step activities are simple enough for children to work through on their own, or equally perfect to do together with an adult giving encouragement. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in maths at primary school.

  • Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

    As public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of Tate Modern and the Bilbao Guggenheim, there is a real need for a book that will engage general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining its contemporary relevance and history. This book achieves all this and focuses on interrogating the idea of 'modern' art by asking such questions as: What has made a work of art qualify as modern (or fail to)? How has this selection been made? What is the relationship between modern and contemporary art? Is 'postmodernist' art no longer modern, or just no longer modernist - in either case, why, and what does this claim mean, both for art and the idea of 'the modern'? Cottington examines many key aspects of this subject, including the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe (1863) to Picasso's Les Demoiselles, and Tracey Emin's Bed, (1999); and the role of the dealer from the main Cubist art dealer Kahnweiler to Charles Saatchi. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Primary Anaesthesia

    A manual of anaesthetic methods for general duty doctors who are not specialist anaesthetists, for medical students, and medical assistants, especially in developing countries.

  • Back Pain: The Facts

    Nearly everyone suffers from back pain at some stage in their lives; it is the most common form of disability. Back pain is common among all types of workers, from manual laborers to office executives. Written in an accessible, non-technical style, this book provides insight into the cause of the problem, explains the variety of treatments in use and current views on their efficacy, and discusses methods of prevention. Modern ideas about pain and its control are included, as are discussions of new imaging methods used for full diagnosis and assessment. The new edition is extensively revised to include accounts of the many recent advances made in back pain treatment including minimal invasive surgery, and postural and ergonomic advice. The book identifies the various psychological and social aspects of back pain, and the evolving attitudes of the scientific and medical communities. to identify specific back problems, and improved treatments.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 3: The Scrap Rocket and Other Stories

    Search for 'Read with Oxford' to find out more about an exciting NEW range of levelled readers for children aged 3-8 Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading. This Level 3 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in one, with built-in progression to build reading confidence and success: .The Big Match .The Shopping List .Gran is Cross .The Trunk and the Skunk .The Scrap Rocket .Splash and Squelch The Songbirds series offers a clear phonics development with gradual progression and lots of practice to help children gain reading confidence. It provides a fantastic breadth and variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genres by the nation's favourite children's author, with vibrant and humorous illustrations to engage children and stimulate discussion. There are also useful tips and ideas for parents/carers. Help your child's reading with essential tips, phonics support and free eBooks www.oxfordowl.co.uk

  • Oliver and the Seawigs

    Oliver grew up in a family of explorers - but his biggest adventure is about to begin! Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there's the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of pesky sea monkeys to contend with . . . EEP! Award-winning dynamic duo, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, have created a book bursting with eccentric characters and stunning two colour illustrations. This book has been shortlisted for the 2014 Blue Peter Book Awards, in the Best Story category. 'A delightfully told, beautiful tale of nautical hairdressing, saltwater primates and sarcastic seaweed - this is my kind of book!' Chris Riddell

  • Nutrition: A Reference Handbook

    This book provides in a single volume, all of the nutritional information that is likely to be required by anyone working in the fields of diet and health, food, and nutrition. It consists principally of tables of data, suitably annotated, with notes on the interpretation of the data presented. The information presented here has never previously been available in a single reference work, but has been scattered in a wide variety of sources, including the literature on nutrition, food science and technology, labelling legislation, biochemistry, physiology, clinical medicine and paediatrics. In each section the information is arranged in order of increasing detail or complexity, so that it is easy to find a simple answer to a question, and reading further reveals more detailed information. All terms are clearly defined and the non-specialist reader has been considered throughout. The book includes a comprehensive index and has been extensively cross-referenced. A full bibliography refers the reader to original research literature. The information is arranged in the following sections: *body composition and anthropometry *growth and development *energy nutrition and physiology *overweight and obesity *protein-energy malnutrition *macronutrients *carbohydrates (including non-starch polysaccharides), fats, proteins-including overviews of metabolic pathways micronutrients: vitamins and minerals-including metabolic functions, requirements, reference intakes, deficiency diseases etc *food additives and contaminants *food composition and labelling legislation *glossary

  • At Home With Spelling 1

    At Home With Spelling 1 is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 5-7 years, to do at home. This first book focusses in particular on recognizing vowels and consonants, recognizing syllables, prefixes and suffixes, and developing strategies for remembering how to spell hard words. The illustrated step-by-step activities are simple and easy to enjoy, and include filling in missing letters, matching, and colouring to help children learn how to spell. Plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each double page spread! This book is ideal to build confidence in spelling at primary school and can be followed with At Home With Spelling 2.

  • My Name Is Parvana

    She heard the woman's boots walk away down the hall. She stood and waited, listening hard to see if the boots would come back. When she was sure she was alone, the girl finally spoke. 'Yes,' she whispered. 'My name is Parvana.' Fifteen-year-old Parvana has built a new life with her family, and it's the life she's always dreamt of. She's learning in a real school, and teaching too. But this is Afghanistan, and the war is far from over. Many still view the education and freedom of women with suspicion and fear. And that means Parvana - and her family - are in danger. When she's taken away by American soldiers, suspected of being a terrorist, Parvana must find a way to protect her family, and keep her hope alive.

  • The Fish Who Could Wish

    Deep in the ocean lives a fish whose wishes come true! He wishes for all sorts of crazy things - a castle, a car, and even fine clothes to wear. But he is a rather foolish fish and one day he wishes to be just like all the other fish . . . perhaps this will be the one wish he wishes he never wished! The rhythmical text is great to read aloud and Korky Paul's illustrations take to you to a crazy underwater world. With its neat punch line, this is a book that children will just love to hear (and join in with) over and over again.

  • The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

    This Very Short Introduction offers a powerfully-written explanation of the war's complex origins and course, and explores its impact on a personal and international scale. It also provides an ethical reflection on the war in the context of Europe's tumultuous twentieth century, highlighting why it has inspired some of the greatest writers of our time, and how it continues to resonate today in Britain, continental Europe, and beyond. Throughout the book, the focus is on the war as an arena of social change where ideas about culture were forged or resisted, and in which both Spaniards and non-Spaniards participated alike. These were conflicts that during the Second World War would stretch from Franco's regime, which envisaged itself as part of the Nazi new order, to Europe and beyond. Accordingly, this book examines Spanish participation in European resistance movements during World War II and also the ongoing civil war waged politically, economically, judicially and culturally inside Spain by Francoism after its military victory in 1939. History writing itself became a battleground and the book charts the Franco regime's attempt to appropriate the past. It also indicates its ultimate failure - as evident in new writings on the war and, above all, in the return of Republican memory now occurring in Spain during the opening years of the twenty-first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Hospital-based Palliative Care Teams: The Hospital/Hospice Interface

    When the first edition of this book (Terminal Care Support Teams: the hospital-hospice interface, 1990) was written, there were only a few advisory palliative care teams working in hospitals. Since then the number of teams has grown rapidly. The concept of these teams in now widely accepted but there is an increased need for information about setting up a team, how they work and how effective they are. This book looks at the need for hospital- based palliative care teams and the challenges of bringing palliative care into the acute hospital setting. It reviews the needs of patients, their families and their professional carers, and also looks at the theoretical and practical problems which may be encountered. For example there is practical advice on setting up hospital-based palliative care teams, the selection of team members as well as coverage of team dynamics, and the role of the pain clinic and palliation oncology.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Fireball in the Sky and Other Stories

    In this Read with Oxford Stage 5: Biff, Chip and Kipper collection, children can find out what happens when the children discover a strange creature from outer space, meet a secret pop star and join a family of ogres for dinner! This collection contains four stories that are ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog are the well-loved characters from Oxford Reading Tree, used in 80% of primary schools. With exciting stories, humorous illustrations, tips for parents and after-reading activities, this series is the perfect companion from your child's very first steps in phonics all the way to reading independence. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: 10 Minute Tests: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 10-11+ years provide essential bite-size practice in verbal reasoning skills, setting strong foundations for success in Common Entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core question types used in entrance exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Assessment Papers: 9-10 years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 1 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740151) is also available.

  • Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams

    Organised services for those with memory disorders are growing. This growth is stimulated by an increase in the number of people with memory problems and by an increased appreciation of the complexity of the needs of such patients. Further growth is likely, especially now that we appear to have crossed the threshold of effective treatment for many patients with dementia. With these advances has come the recognition of the necessity for an interdisciplinary approach to management. Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Manual for Memory Disorders Teams is an edited volume covering all aspects of the operation of a memory disorders team. It is aimed at all those working in the dementia or memory disorders team, whether in a clinic or a community setting. The book is divided into three sections. Section one takes the reader through the practical details of setting up and organising a clinic, from timetabling, through managing information, to the assessments needed and the opportunities such a service provides. Section two deals with the diagnostic process; and section three addresses management issues, from carer support, pharmacological and physiological interventions, through managing common problems, to the role of the primary care physician. An Appendix contains the results of a survey to the memory disorder services. This survey provides the reader with examples of other services and demonstrates the wide variation in how these services operate. The Manual is unique in that it combines up to date thinking on diagnosis and management with practical and helpful ideas on how to run a dementia or memory disorders service.

  • Oxford Better French

    Simple and easy to use on a daily basis, this neat vocabulary book provides 1,000 top French words in manageable chunks. Over 40 pages of themed vocabulary lists are based on the curriculum and topics useful for school and for travel, from basic colours and numbers to ordering meals in a restaurant. Each word is set in a sentence to give context and full English translations are provided for all words and phrases. The next section provides help with essential grammar including verbs, tenses, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, question words, etc. The third and final section provides sample questions and answers on common topics like telling the time and talking about family and friends, for support with spoken French and conversation. Fun activities at the end of each section help to reinforce the essential vocabulary and language support provided in the book.

  • Emergency Management of the Injured Hand

    This compact yet comprehensive handbook will allow Accident and Emergency staff to investigate and treat hand injuries with confidence - and just as importantly, to see at a glance which patients should be referred immediately to a specialist hand surgeon. Written in a concise and accessible style, it is illustrated throughout with clear and informative diagrams. This book is intended for junior doctors in Accident and Emergency, and juniors working in plastic, orthopaedic and trauma surgery departments.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Stretch Papers: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Stretch Practice for ages 9-10 years books are designed to challenge the most able children. Covering all the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building their skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

    This VSI to prehistory will introduce the reader to four and a half million years of human existence. Many of the familiar aspects of modern life are no more than a century or two old, yet our deep social structures and skills were in large measure developed by small bands of our prehistoric ancestors many millennia ago. Chris Gosden invites us to think seriously about who we are by considering who we have been. The idea of prehistory owes its origins to Darwin - suddenly any description of human life on Earth had to take account of a much longer timespan than ever before. What new views of ourselves has this new timespan opened up? Chris Gosden's fascinating new book asks: What relationships did our distant ancestors have with the natural world, with each other, and with the objects and values they created? And as humanity hurtles into a future of virtual interraction and genetic manipulation, what can the darkest recesses of our past teach us about our future? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Football Mad

    Four goal-scoring books in one! .Mark's Dream Team .Nice One, Sam! .There's Only One Danny Ogle .The Worst Team in the World Kick it, pass it, head it, cross it, live it, dream it - SCORE! If you're mad about football, you'd be mad to miss this book! Four awesome stories about all kinds of players - some great, some rubbish, some fair, some foul - all MAD ABOUT FOOTBALL! Whether you like to play football, watch football, wear your team's shirt, or just love kicking a ball around the garden, there's a story in here for you. Black and white illustrations throughout.

  • White Dolphin

    'The white dolphin is a sign that Mum's out there . . .' When they first meet, Kara and Felix can't stand each other. But on discovering an injured dolphin calf on the beach they know they must work together to save it. Now friends, they set out to find the truth behind the disappearance of Kara's mother, and to protect the nearby reef. But powerful people don't want them to succeed. And with the odds stacked against them, how can Kara and Felix make their voices heard?

  • Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

    Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55), one of the most original thinkers of the nineteenth century, wrote widely on religious, psychological, and literary themes. This book shows how Kierkegaard developed his views in emphatic opposition to prevailing opinions. It describes his reaction to the ethical and religious theories of Kant and Hegel, and it also contrasts his position with doctrines advanced by men like Feuerbach and Marx. Kierkegaard's seminal diagnosis of the human condition, which emphasizes the significance of individual choice, has arguably been his most striking philosophical legacy, particularly for the growth of existentialism. Both that and his arresting but paradoxical conception of religious belief are critically discussed, and Patrick Gardiner concludes this lucid introduction by showing how Kierkegaard has influenced contemporary thought. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • At Home with Grammar (7-9)

    At Home With Grammar is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 7-9 years, to do at home. Using different themes and a variety of progressive tasks such as filling in missing letters and words, copying, and building sentences and descriptions, children learn about parts of speech, singular and plural, phrases and clauses, and much more. The 2-colour illustrations and highlighted words encourage development of literacy skills in a fun and easy way. The illustrated step-by-step activities are age-appropriate for children to work through on their own, or equally perfect to do together with an adult giving encouragement. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in writing at primary school.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 11+-12+ years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 1 develops non-verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740298) is also available.

  • Infectious Complications of Renal Disease

    This book considers the aetiological factors that render renal patients at risk of infection and covers the infectious complications of the major modalities of renal replacement therapy. The book has been written by a combination of microbiologists, clinical scientists and clinicians active in the care of kidney patients at all stages in their treatment from chronic renal insufficiency through dialysis and on to transplantation. It brings together a large body of clinical and scientific material to help clinicians manage infectious complications of kidney disease. As far as is possible a clinical chapter is balanced by a chapter dealing with pathophysiology. The book is divided in to three sections: Basic Mechanisms, Infectious Complications of Common Renal Conditions, Renal Failure and Transplantation, and Prevention and Management. The uraemic condition as a state of immunosupression is discussed to set the scene for why renal patients are prone to so many diverse infections. Increasingly potent immunosuppressive drugs are being deployed in a variety of primary conditions and also to prevent renal allograft rejection. The mechanisms by which these drugs predispose to infection are discussed. A chapter deals specifically with peritoneal defence mechanisms of critical importance in the management of infection complicating continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. The second section of the book deals specifically with infectious complications in defined situations. For example, diabetes mellitus is discussed in detail as this is now the major cause of endstage chronic renal failure. Infectious complications of glomerulonephritis and vasculitis are discussed, and this relates to the effects of the potent immunosuppressive agents now deployed. Specific chapters are devoted to infectious complications of peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis including a chapter on mucormycosis. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C have each been given a chapter and the impact of these hepatitis viruses on the renal patient from chronic renal failure through dialysis to transplantation is described. Infectious complications of transplantation follows and reviews the common infections as well as presenting some new data on viral induced tumours. In the final section of the book, prevention of infection is discussed with particular emphasis to vascular access and the care of the uraemic ischaemic/diabetic foot. The general principles relating to limiting the spread of infection within the Renal Unit are discussed in detail. Increasing patient mobility and travel requires that travel and vaccination in renal patients are discussed. The book ends with a practical chapter on prescribing advice for the use of common anti-microbial agents. This book will be of value to all those involved in the care of this vulnerable group, specifically nephrologists, renal transplant surgeons and physicians and diabetologists.

  • Lung Cancer: The Facts

    Lung cancer is primarily a disease of well-developed affluent countries. It is by far the most common cancer in men, and is poised to overtake breast cancer as the most common cancer in women. Yet, although it is common, preventable, and sometimes curable, very little information is available about what happens when you get it - which is when accessible information is most needed. In a clear, non-emotive style, this revised and updated new edition provides the answers to the questions patients with lung cancers or those involved with them are likely to ask. The first section describes the causes (and includes a chapter on stopping smoking), diagnosis, and progression of the disease. There follows a section on the curative and symptomatic treatments available for the different types of lung cancer; and the third section, new for this edition, discusses the future prospects for the disease and its treatment. Also included are a glossary, a list of further reading, and an extensive list of addresses of organizations which can provide help and advice.

  • Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

    One of the most profound thinkers of modern history, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) was a central figure of the European Enlightenment. He was also its most formidable critic, condemning the political, economic, theological, and sexual trappings of civilization along lines that would excite the enthusiasm of romantic individualists and radical revolutionaries alike. In this study of Rousseau's life and works Robert Wokler shows how his philosophy of history, his theories of music and politics, his fiction, educational and religious writings, and even his botany, were all inspired by visionary ideals of mankind's self-realization in a condition of unfettered freedom. He explains how, in regressing to classical republicanism, ancient mythology, direct communion with God, and solitude, Rousseau anticipated some post-modernist rejections of the Enlightenment as well. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Round and Round the Garden

    This is an illustrated collection of finger rhymes with instructions on how to play the various games.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Up to Speed Papers: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Up to Speed Practice for ages 9-10 years books are carefully designed to help support children who find maths challenging. Each test gently raises the challenge to build the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 9-10 years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 2 develops verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740335) is also available.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Up to Speed Papers: 8-9 years

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    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Up to Speed Practice for ages 8-9 years books are carefully designed to help support children who find non-verbal reasoning challenging. Each test gently raises the challenge to build the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Managing Anxiety: A Training Manual

    This book sets out an alternative psychological approach to anxiety states which has been demonstrated to be as effective as drug therapy, while being no more expensive to use. The approach involves teaching self-help skills to anxious individuals so that they can take control of their own anxiety symptoms. This practical guide provides clear guidelines for anxiety or stress management for a wide range of disorders. It is appropriate for use by psychologists and non-psychologists, and is suitable for trainees and fully qualified health or occupational professionals alike. The new edition contains more comprehensive client information sheets to promote self-help. Also, the scope of book has been broadened to include new sections on post-traumatic stress disorder and executive stress or burnout for therapist guidance and self-help sections on assertiveness and time management.

  • Psychiatry in the Elderly

    Geriatric psychiatry has become established as a specialty in Europe, North America, and elsewhere. Psychiatry in the Eldery covers all aspects of this important field. It is written from a multi-disciplinary standpoint by 43 contributors. Their approach was to combine up-to-date reviews of the scientific state of the subject with hands-on practical advice and instruction on clinical diagnosis and management. The resulting book brings together for the first time sections on the basic sciences (epidemiology, psychology, sociology, and pathology), the principles of clinical practice, and straightforward accounts of the specific conditions met by old age psychiatrists. The care of the elderly has ceased to focus exclusively on custodial management and has moved towards active intervention in all types of cases with consequent improvement in prognosis and quality of life. This book should prove ideal for trainees in psychiatry and geriatrics, but it is comprehensive enough to become indispensable to specialist physicians and to other disciplines, such as nursing, social work, clinical pschology and occupational therapy, where it will be used for systematic study and reference.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Grammar and Punctuation Workbook: 10-11+ years Stretch

    Bond Skills Grammar and Punctuation for age 10-11 Stretch follows on from earlier titles for 8-9 years, 9-10 years and 10-11 years, stretching 10-11 year olds further in these core English language skills to prepare them for success in key exams. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills they'll need to succeed to focus on this particular area of the English curriculum. It develops the fluency with grammar and punctuation demanded at higher levels of the latest National Curriculum tests, including SATs and the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test, and prepares for the 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • State of the World's Children, 1990

    "The State of the World's Children 1990" report from the Executive Director of UNICEF will be addressed directly to the Heads of State participating in the Summit Meeting for Children which, it is hoped, will be held early in 1990. Part I of the report deals with three themes: child survival and development, the convention on the rights of the child and the need to maintain a human face on the processes of economic adjustment which face almost all nations, rich and poor, in the decade ahead. Part II of the report consists of a series of brief advocacy essays on five separate topics: primary health care, basic education for all, improving child nutrition, measuring human development and the ever-present question of how changes in child survival rates relate to population growth. The report is aimed at all those concerned with developmental issues and particularly those interested in children.

  • Machine Poems

    In this delightful book for young children, machines rattle and bang, whirr and purr, scoot along, clutter and mutter. Machines are everywhere - from the kitchen to outer space! Illustrated with great humour by well-known artist Nick Sharratt, these poems will get every reader raring to go. Poets include John Foster, Charles Causley and Barbara Ireson.

  • Boris Starts School

    When Miss Cluck tells her little pupils that there is going to be a new animal in their class, they are all very excited. In fact, there are squeals of delight. Nobody expects the new animal to be a grizzly bear! So, when a rather bashful Boris enters the room, Leticia the rabbit, Fergus the fox cub, Maxwell the mole, and the little mice . . . scream! Boris is upset. He doesn't mean to be scary. He just wants to make friends. But he spends a lonely, miserable first day at school, he's just too big to fit in. When it's home time, Boris trudges through the woods, far behind the others. After all, it seems to him that none of them wants to be his friend. Then he sees some rats up ahead as they jump out from behind the trees. Boris hurries along to introduce himself (ever hopeful of making new friends) but, once again, his big bear grin terrifies the rats. However, to his astonishment, in scaring off the bullies Boris has truly endeared himself to Maxwell, Leticia, Fergus and the mice. A beautifully-observed story with a positive message about friendship and acceptance.

  • Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking is nine years old. She has just moved into Villa Villekulla where she lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase full of gold coins. The grown-ups in the village try to make Pippi behave in ways that they think a little girl should, but Pippi has other ideas! She would much rather spend her days arranging wild, exciting adventures to enjoy with her neighbours, Tommy and Annika, or entertaining everyone she meets with her outrageous stories. Pippi thinks nothing of wrestling a circus strongman, dancing a polka with burglars, or tugging a bull's tail. Generations of children have fallen in love with Pippi Longstocking. Just like Tommy and Annika, readers are instantly charmed by her warmth and sense of fun. Astrid Lindgren's children's classic first appeared in 1945. Astrid once commented, 'I write to amuse the child within me, and can only hope that other children may have some fun that way, too.' When she was growing up, Lauren Child loved Astrid Lindgren's books. She remembers: 'I discovered Pippi when I was about eight years old and found her completely inspiring.' Known and loved as the creator of some equally feisty little girls - notably Clarice Bean and Lola - Lauren has brought her own inimitable style to this beautifully-illustrated edition of Pippi Longstocking.

  • Micromovement in Orthopedics

    The musculo-skeletal system underegoes constant micromovement in response to mechanical influences, which influences the healing of fractures, the development of arthritis and osteoporosis, and the body's response to prosthetic implants. At one magnitude, micromovement promotes thehealing of fractures, but at a higher magnitude, it inhibits healing. Micromovement of a total joint replacement can lead to bone resorption and subsequent loosening of the prosthesis. To what extent do theory, laboratory measurements of micromovement, and early in-vivo measurements relate to each other and to final clinical outcome? What is the role played by physiological feedback in the control of load during the healing of the musculo-skeletal system? Clinicians and engineers together explored the medical implications of micromovement and evaluated methods for its measurement at a meeting held by the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre in April 1992. This book is based on a selection of contributions and the lively debate that followed.

  • ORANGES AND LEMONS. Singing and dancing games

    An illustrated collection of musical games, including old favourites such as "Ring-a-Ring o' Roses" and "The Farmer's in his Den", as well as less familiar ones.

  • The Oxford History of the British Army

    From longbow, pike, and musket to Challenger tanks, from the Napoleonic Wars to the Gulf Campaign, from the Duke of Marlborough to Field Marshal Montgomery, this stimulating and informative book recounts the history of the British army from its medieval antecedents to the present day. Commanders, campaigns, battles, organizations, and weaponry are all covered in detail within the wider context of the social, economic, and political environment in which armies exist and fight, making this the definitive one-volume history of the British army for specialists and non-specialists alike.

  • The Boxtrolls: Make Your Own Boxtroll Punch-out Activity Book

    To accompany this autumn's blockbuster new movie, this activity book has everything you need to make your own Boxtrolls! Just pop out the pieces, fold at the lines, and lock in the tabs. In no time, you'll have you own Eggs, Fish, Oil Can, and other curious critters!

  • Tales from West Africa

    This lively collection comes from West Africa, a place 'where stories grow on trees'. Here are the famous tricksters: Hare, Tortoise, and the greatest of them all - Ananse the spider. The stories are full of larger-than-life characters and situations; and include the tale of how Ananse got his thin waist, how Crocodile learnt his lesson, and how Monkey managed not to get eaten by Shark.

  • Essentials of Human Nutrition

    The authors provide an introduction to the field of human nutrition and discuss some of the most important applied and clinical topics in the field today. The book is aimed at undergraduate students in nutrition, medical students, doctors and other health professionals who require a basic understanding of the subject.

  • Living With Dying: The Management of Terminal Disease

    This book tackles the ethical and medical principles involved in the care of the dying and considers the control of pain and other symptoms. It encourages doctors and other professionals to support patients and their families by sharing the truth and understanding their emotional suffering. This second edition incorporates recent advances made both in approach and treatment. It is aimed at family doctors and hospice physicians and nurses, as well as patients and their relatives.

  • Oxford Junior Thesaurus

    The Oxford Junior Thesaurus is no longer available, but we have some great alternatives for children aged 7+ and for Key Stage 2 support. All of our thesauruses for children are developed using a rigorous research programme and informed by the evolving language children use today. We think you might like: Oxford Primary Illustrated Thesaurus (9780192768469) A colourful new thesaurus with new and up-to-date curriculum content, lively illustrations and photographs to keep children engaged, and alternatives for overused words, fun word activities and tips to support project work and creative writing. Oxford Primary Thesaurus (9780192767172) A major new edition of our bestselling thesaurus for primary children with thousands of synonyms to broaden vocabulary, example sentences from children's favourite authors showing how to use different words in context, and writing tips and word webs to support and develop writing skills. With its fresh new look, the Oxford Junior Thesaurus gives children starting KS2 the best writing support. It contains entries in alphabetical order, with thousands of imaginative synonyms with supporting example sentences. Many of them are age-appropriate citations from well-known children's authors, such as Dick King-Smith, Narinder Dhami, Jacqueline Wilson, and Roald Dahl. They show the words actually in use, and will inspire budding writers to use language more effectively and independently. Tinted panels provide more help for better writing with related words on various topics and alternatives for overused words. This is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Extra material levelled to the curriculum for this age include tips for spelling success, punctuation, simple grammar, character and setting vocabulary, special features such as Top 10 Tips for Writing Stories, and help with letter-writing including text messages. Navigation is made easy with the guide words, and the full alphabet on every page with a coloured tab on the letter of the page. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Junior Dictionary. For additional fun, word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries,com/schools website.

  • Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

    The Strategy of Preventive Medicine by Geoffrey Rose, first published in 1993, remains a key text for anyone involved in preventive medicine. Rose's insights into the inextricable relationship between ill health, or deviance, in individuals and populations they come from, have transformed our whole approach to strategies for improving health. His personal and unique book, based on many years research, sets out the case that the essential determinants of the health of society are to be found in its mass characteristics. The deviant minority can only be understood when seen in its societal context, and effective prevention requires changes which involve the population as a whole. He explores the options for prevention, considering them from various viewpoints - theoretical and scientific, sociological and political, practical and ethical. The applications of his ideas are illustrated by a variety of examples ranging from heart disease to alcoholism to road accidents. His pioneering work focused on a population wide approach to the prevention of common medical and behavioral disorders has become the classic text on the subject. This reissue brings the original text to a new generation involved in preventive medicine. Kay-Tee Khaw and Michael Marmot retain the original text intact, but have added their own perspective on the work. They examine what relevance Rose's ideas might have in the era of the human genome project and other major scientific advances, they consider examples of how the theory might be applied and generalised in medicine and beyond, and discuss what implications it holds for the future. There is also an explanation of the population perspective, clarifying the often confused thinking and arguments about determinants of individual cases and determinants of population incidence. Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine will ensure that this seminal work continues to be read by future generations.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Maths Practice Test Paper Pack of 15

    Bond SATs Skills Maths Practice Test Paper Pack of 15 includes two full sets of Key Stage 2 SATs-style Maths test papers to enable children to practise for National Curriculum SATs assessments. These tests develop children's exam skills of time management and working in exam conditions, when used under timed conditions, and provide valuable insight into the approach to testing that children will face when taking their SATs at the end of Year 6. They are, therefore, essential resources for children preparing for exam success in National Curriculum SATs. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children to succeed to this test paper pack to ensure it will effectively establish exam skills and preparation for greater achievement in SATs assessments.

  • Integrated Cancer Care: Holistic, Complementary & Creative Approaches

    "Complementary" therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy and spiritual healing are now being offered within many oncology and palliative care settings. Benefits of improved symptom control, quality of life and patient satisfaction have been demonstrated, but various questions remain. Is further integration with mainstream medicine desirable? What are the priorities for service provision and research? Are the specific techniques as important as their shared "holistic" context? Can they have significant unwanted effects? And besides making patients feel better, can they help to improve survival from cancer? Such questions are considered in this book. Jennifer Barraclough, former director of psycho-oncology at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, has assembled specialist contributions from oncology and palliative care, complementary therapy, general practice, healthcare planning and research. Academic reviews are balanced by personal accounts from patients. The book is relevant to all stages of the "cancer journey" and includes a chapter on childhood cancer. This overview of a controversial and evolving field will interest those with professional or personal involvement in oncology or palliative care.

  • A History of the Vikings

    "An utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced, and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English or in any language."- Scandinavian Studies The subject of this book is the Viking realms, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, their civilization and culture, and their many sided achievements at home and abroad. A highly readable narrative follows the development of these Northern peoples-the Nordmenn-from their origins and the legendary pre-history to the military triumphs of Canute and the defeat of Harald Hardradi at Stamford Bridge in 1066, which symbolically ended the Viking age. The book recounts the Vikings' exploits in war, trade, and colonization: the assault on Western Christendom; the trading and military ventures to the Slav and Muslim worlds and to Byzantium; and the western voyages of discovery and settlement to Greenland, Iceland, and America. Numerous photographs, maps, and drawings contribute to Gwyn Jones's rounded portrait of Viking civilization and vividly evoke the importance in their culture of religion, art, and seafaring.

  • Collected Poems and Other Verse

    'sense too definite cancels your indistinct literature' Stephane Mallarme was the most radically innovative of nineteenth-century poets. His writings, with their richly sensuous texture and air of slyly intangible mystery, perplexed or outraged many early readers; yet no writer has more profoundly influenced the course of modern poetry - in English as well as in French. In both form and content, his poems created new ways of conveying existential doubt, fragmentation, and discontinuity. This is the fullest collection of Mallarme's poetry ever published in English, and the only edition in any language that presents his Poesies in the last arrangement known to have been approved by the author. Apart from verse, it includes all the prose poems and the unique, unclassifiable Un Coup de des... (A Dice Throw...). The lucid, wide-ranging introduction and invaluable notes help an understanding of this astonishing poet's work.

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 10-11+ years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 2 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond English Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740052) is also available.

  • Measuring Psychopathology

    Measuring Psychopathology describes the methods by which the signs and symptoms of mental disorder are elicited, examined and evaluated. Written for the non-clinical researcher as well as for those with clinical experience, the authors start by considering the question 'what is psychopathology?' They then employ a historical perspective to explain why and how mental disorders are currently classified, and how the use of an operational approach to diagnosis was adopted. The use of operational criteria to define psychiatric disorder has facilitated the development of standardised interviewing techniques, questionnaires and rating scales. These tools are all covered in some detail, not only with regard to adults with mental disorders, but also with reference to special and challenging groups such as children and the elderly, and those with a learning disability, substance misuse, or who have a personality disorder. The strengths and weaknesses of current methodologies are explored and debated as well as the future diagnostic needs for research in the 21st century. Essential reading for clinicians and non-clinical scientists engaged in research on psychiatric disorders, trainees and junior psychiatrists, and clinical psychologists.

  • Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis

    Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis is one of the most exciting areas in renal medicine. The disease usually presents acutely, and leads to end stage renal failure in weeks or months if untreated. However, appropriate immunosuppressive therapy can dramatically improve the prognosis in many cases, such that renal failure is avoided. It is now clear that various immunopathological processes are involved, and that an accurate diagnosis is of value in guiding management. This volume aims to bring together current knowledge of both scientific and clinical aspects of RPN. Recent advances in the immunology, inflammatory mechanisms and pathology of RPGN are discussed. This is followed by consideration of the major causes of RPGN, which include Goodpasture's disease, primary systemic vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus. RPGN secondary to other renal and systemic diseases, and RPGN in children are also described. Finally, new approaches to treatment are reviewed. Although certain of these areas are covered in the larger textbooks of renal medicine, our aim is to provide a current overview of RPGN, in a concise volume. This should be of particular interest to nephrologists and general physicians, including those in training, but may also be of value to pathologists, immunologists, and other studying the mechanisms of renal disease. We hope that this volume will help them in the management of patients with RPGN, or in planning their research into this condition.

  • Tales from Japan

    This extraordinary collection of stories from Japan are retellings of legends and fairy tales. You'll meet the Sea Spirit, the Moon God, the Emperor Kiyomori, Dragon Princess and many other magical characters. Amidst the stories, the beauty of Japan - its people, its animals and its landscape - is joyfully evoked. The stories include The Birth of Japan, Tales of the Heike, and the Tale of Princess Kaguya.

  • Handbook of Child Nutrition

    Healthy eating throughout childhood can be crucial in deterring many of the diseases that occur in later in adult life. Parents often have many concerns about diet and nutrition and require accurate and sensible advice from health professionals. The first edition of the Handbook of child nutrition proved a popular practical guide for health visitors, community nurses, midwives, and anyone dealing with dietary information in the course of their work. This new edition provides a general introduction to nutrition in childhood. It includes practical information for community health workers, providing age appropriate dietary advice for both healthy and sick children. The book discusses normal infant feeding practices, current issues on healthy eating in children and adolescents, feeding problems, food allergies, obesity, and the dietary management of children with chronic diseases. New to the second edition are sections on growth in children, feeding the premature infant, enteral tube feeding, and parenteral nutrition with particular reference to feeding methods in the community. A list of self-help groups, and further sources of information have also been included.

  • Film: A Very Short Introduction

    Film is considered by some to be the most dominant art form of the twentieth century. It is many things, but it has become above all a means of telling stories through images and sounds. The stories are often offered to us as quite false, frankly and beautifully fantastic, and they are sometimes insistently said to be true. But they are stories in both cases, and there are very few films, even in avant-garde art, that don't imply or quietly slip into narrative. This story element is important, and is closely connected with the simplest fact about moving pictures: they do move. Even the older meanings of the word 'film' - a membrane, a covering, a veil, an emanation - now seem to have something to do with moving pictures. Many people believe films are an instrument of illusion, an emphatic way of seeing what is not there; and this capacity has been both celebrated and condemned. 'Like a movie' mostly means like some sort of fairy-tale. But what about the reverse proposition: that more than any other invention film brings us close to the world as it actually is? 'Photography is truth', a character says in a film by Jean-Luc Godard. 'And cinema is the truth twenty-four times per second'. The same claim is made every day, albeit less epigrammatically, by newsreels and surveillance cameras. In this Very Short Introduction Michael Wood provides a brief history and examination of the nature of the medium of film, considering its role and impact on society as well as its future in the digital age. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Genetic Biochemical Disorders

    The very rapid advances in biochemical technology recently have helped identify the basic defect in about 250 genetic disorders. Early precise diagnosis is essential before therapy can be identified which will lead to survival and normal development. This book describes clinical, pathological, and biochemical features, diagnostic methodology, and the necessary data for genetic counselling.

  • Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community

    This book discusses the theory and practice of the treatment in the community of people who suffer from mental disorders and who break the law. It addresses the tension created by the need to serve the diverse goals of improving health and protecting the public. The book is divided into three sections. The first describes the social, administrative and legal context in which care is provided. This care is influenced by the degree to which mentally disordered offenders are perceived as dangerous. The second section describes clinical aspects. Offending by patients affects the models of care offered by community mental health teams and correctly assessing the risk of violence on the community has come to be seen as a key task of these services. The third and final section discusses the interactions between different aspects of the psychiatric services and between the psychiatric services and other related agencies. Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community provides an international review of the field, for a multidisciplinary audience, balancing theoretical with practical considerations. It should be read by all those involved in providing care and support to mentally disordered offenders.

  • At Home With Sounds & Rhymes

    At Home With Sounds and Rhymes is full of learning activities for young children to do at home. If offers a variety of matching activities to help children to learn to read. Sounds are important because they link how we say words to how we write them on a page. Rhymes are important because they show there are patterns of sounds associated with patterns of letters. The activities help children grasp individual letter shapes, associate letters with sounds, look at beginnings, endings and rhyming endings. The fun illustrations encourage using a pencil in a controlled way and improve hand-eye coordination. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in reading for a child's first years at school.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Assessment Papers: 5-6 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 5-6 years are topic-based practice questions that set the foundation for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum skills and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • A Guide To The End Of The World: Everything You Never Wanted To Know

    Life on earth will come to an end. It's just a matter of when. A Guide to the End of the World focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species in the future, and looks at both the probability of these events happening and our chances of survival. Coverage extends from discussion of the likely consequences of the current global warming to the inevitable destruction of the earth in the far future, when it is enveloped by our giant, bloated sun. In between, other 'end of the world scenarios' will be examined, including the New Ice Age, asteroid and comet impact, supervolcanoes, and mega-tsunami.

  • So You Think You Know Jane Austen?: A Literary Quizbook

    How well do you really know your favourite author? Ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye challenge the reader to find out. Starting with easy, factual questions that test how well you remember a novel and its characters, the quiz progresses to a level of greater difficulty, demanding close reading and interpretative deduction. What really motivates the characters, and what is going on beneath the surface of the story? Designed to amuse and divert, the questions and answers take the reader on an imaginative journey into the world of Jane Austen, where hypothesis and speculation produce fascinating and unexpected insights. Whether you are an expert or enthusiast, So You Think You Know Jane Austen? guarantees you will know her much better after reading it.

  • Motherhood and Mental Health

    Maternal mental health is of vital importance. Many mothers caring for infants and small children suffer depression and other forms of mental illness. It is essential that they are understood, as a great deal can be done to help tham and to promote mental health in mothers. This book sets out to examine the great variety of disorders which occur during pregnancy and the post-partum period, and which make childbearing the most complex psychological event in human experience. There are chapters on infertility, mental health during pregnancy, child abuse, infanticide, and services for mentally-ill mothers. It also includes case descriptions and personal accounts of mothers afflicted by foetal and infant loss, post-partum depression, and mother-infant relationship disorders.

  • Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

    Karl von Clausewitz's study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as 'not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war'. It is hard to disagree. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Protagoras

    'You are going to entrust your soul to the care of a sophist. But I should be surprised if you even know what a sophist is.' In the fifth century BC professional educators, the sophists, travelled the Greek world claiming to teach success in public and private life. In this dialogue Plato shows the pretensions of the leading sophist, Protagoras, challenged by the critical arguments of Socrates. From criticism of the educational aims and methods of the sophists the dialogue broadens out to consider the nature of the good life, and the role of pleasure and intellect in the context of that life. The dialogue combines subtlety of argument with intricacy of dramatic construction and brilliant characterization. This translation achieves both precision and colloquial naturalness while the notes and introduction set the arguments in their historical and philosophical context.

  • Oxford Primary Grammar & Punctuation Flashcards

    The Oxford Primary Grammar and Punctuation Flashcards are carefully-levelled to practise, embed and consolidate the grammar and punctuation skills needed for the KS2 test. 55 cards with quiz questions and answers as well as extra help and tips, make topics like apostrophes, determiners and modal verbs clear and simple. Perfect for essential practice before the KS2 test.

  • Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

    What is dreaming, and what causes it? Why are dreams so strange and why are they so hard to remember? Replacing dream mystique with modern dream science, J. Allan Hobson provides a new and increasingly complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. Focusing on dreaming to explain the mechanisms of sleep, this book explores how the new science of dreaming is affecting theories in psychoanalysis, and how it is helping our understanding of the causes of mental illness. J. Allan Hobson investigates his own dreams to illustrate and explain some of the fascinating discoveries of modern sleep science, while challenging some of the traditionally accepted theories about the meaning of dreams. He reveals how dreaming maintains and develops the mind, why we go crazy in our dreams in order to avoid doing so when we are awake, and why sleep is not just good for health but essential for life. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Britain Since 1945: The People's Peace

    Britain since 1945: The People's Peace is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the planning enthusiasm of 1945 to the rise of New Labour. Its themes include the troubles of the British economy; public criticism of the legitimacy of the state and its instruments of authority; the co-existence of growing personal prosperity with widespread social inequality; and the debates aroused by decolonization, and Britain's relationship to the Commonwealth, the US and Europe. Changes in cultural life, from the puritanical 'austerity' of the 1940's, through the 'permissiveness' of the 1960s, to the tensions and achievements of recent years are also charted. Using a wide variety of sources, including the records of political parties and the most recently released documents from the Public Records Office, Kenneth Morgan brings the story right up to date and draws comparisons with the post-war history of other nations. This penetrating analysis by a leading twentieth-century historian will prove invaluable to anyone interested in the development of the Britain of today.

  • Empire: A Very Short Introduction

    A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. Indeed it could be said that all history is colonial history, if one takes a broad enough definition and goes far enough back. And although the great historic imperial systems, the land-based Russian one as well as the seaborne empires of western European powers, have collapsed during the past half century, their legacies shape almost every aspect of life on a global scale. Meanwhile there is fierce argument, and much speculation, about what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics. Do the United States and its allies, transnational companies, financial and media institutions, or more broadly the forces of 'globalization', constitute a new imperial system? Stephen Howe interprets the meaning of the idea of 'empire' through the ages, disentangling the multiple uses and abuses of the labels 'empire', 'colonialism', etc., and examines the aftermath of imperialism on the contemporary world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Oxford First Illustrated Dictionary

    The Oxford First Illustrated Dictionary, beautifully illustrated by well-known picture book artist Emma Chichester Clark, is the perfect first building block for 5-7 year-olds to engage with words and language. Over 2000 entries give clear meanings and definitions, parts of speech, word forms, word families, synonyms and opposites to build vocabulary and first literacy skills. Not just a dictionary, this unique book brings to life the world of fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and picture books that children love. Winnie the Pooh and Georgie Porgie appear alongside Aladdin and Cinderella in the innovative example sentences. Rhyming words, little words hiding in big words, and riddles provide plenty of opportunities for fun word play, along with amusing word jokes and child-friendly word origins. The entry for 'crocodile' tells the child that the word comes from a Greek word meaning 'lizard' and ends with the joke: 'What's a crocodile's favourite game? Snap.' This wealth of information and fun with words is presented in a contemporary, easy-to-use, engaging layout, creating the most accessible and affordable dictionary and gift-book combination, the perfect buy for Christmas and holidays as well as for everyday use.

  • At Home with Spanish (7-9)

    At Home With Spanish is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 7-9 years, to do at home. Using different themes and a variety of tasks such as colouring, drawing, copying, and writing, children learn the Spanish words for greeting people, meeting friends, animals and birds, family members, parts of the body, and much more. The fun illustrations encourage development of language skills in an engaging and easy way. The 2-colour illustrated step-by-step activities are simple enough for children to work through on their own, or equally perfect to do together with an adult giving encouragement. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build early confidence in Spanish.

  • Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Dictionary

    With a clear, colour layout to make it easy to navigate, the book is in two parts. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips, and examples to help students spell, punctuate, and write correctly in school, in exams, and at home. This divides into three sections - Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar. The second part is an alphabetical word list of common tricky words, with inflections, but no meanings. This list highlights, using analysis from the Oxford Children's Corpus, words that are most frequently misspelt by this age group, to target and rectify these common mistakes. There are helpful tips to guide the user around the alphabetical list to the word they are looking for, and helpful notes at key words to aid correct spellings. It will be a valuable resource for preparation for students taking exams with increased focus on accurate spelling and grammar. It will be a user-friendly resource for pupils to correct their own spellings and improve their spelling techniques and grammar. The accessible format will also provide an invaluable quick guide for spelling, punctuation marks, and grammar rules for teachers and parents as well.

  • Metamorphoses

    At the center of The Metamorphoses, a work thought by many to be the wittiest poem by the wittiest author of antiquity, lies the theme of change and transformation. Composed of a series of kaleidoscopic narratives in which human and divine characters meet with paradoxical and always arbitrary fates, The Metamorphoses is alternately humorous, pathetic and bizarre, but always surprising and entertaining. A. D. Melville's translation admirably reproduces the grace and fluidity of Ovid's style, with the subtle addition, for occasional special effect, of rhyming couplets to the traditional blank verse form.

  • Leucocyte Typing VII

    The function of human white cells is dependent on a complex machinery involving a network of proteins. Their identification has posed a puzzle for scientists for many years and this book comprises the proceedings of the latest in a series of international meetings that have identified many of these entities and studied their function and clinical importance. Leucocyte Typing VII provides the definitive reference for all those working with antibodies recognising marker molecules on white blood cells. Sorting and tracing white blood cells is important in a range of clinical settings, but especially in the diagnosis of leukaemias. There is a concerted action by regulatory bodies looking for a standard against which these 'biologicals' can be assessed. The book contains the assembled work of many laboratories worldwide which jointly evaluated many hundered different monoclonal antibodies. The results of the collaborative effort reported at the meeting are published in Leucocyte Typing VII. A unique feature of this book is the complete guide to all available CD- antigens. This book is the standard reference for immunologists, cell and molecular biologists, haematologists, and pathologists working on white cell differentiation. It provides immunologists and biochemists with an up to date summary of the current knowledge of molecular aspects of different categories of human white cells (and endothelial and red cells) and provides hematologists and oncologists with information relevant to their clinical practice and research.

  • The 'Hitler Myth': Image and Reality in the Third Reich

    Few twentieth-century political leaders enjoyed greated popularity among their own people than Hitler in the 1930s and 1940s. This remarkable study of the myth that sustained one of the most notorious dictators, and delves into Hitler's extraordinarily powerful hold over the German people. In this 'major contribution to the study of the Third Reich' (Times Literary Supplement), Ian Kershaw argues that it lay not so much in Hitler's personality or his bizarre Nazi ideology, as in the social and political values of the people themselves. In charting the creation, rise, and fall of the `Hitler Myth', he demonstrates the importance of the manufactured 'Fuhrer cult' to the attainment of Nazi political ends, and how the Nazis used the new techniques of propaganda to exploit and build on the beliefs, phobias, and prejudices of the day.

  • Arabs in History

    `Whoever lives in our country, speaks our language, is brought up in our culture and takes pride in our glory is one of us.' Thus ran a declaration of modern leaders of Arab states. But what exactly is an Arab, and what has been their place in the course of human history? In this well-established classic, Professor Lewis examines the key issues of Arab development - their identity, the national revival which cemented the creation of the Islamic state, and the social and economic pressures that destroyed the Arab kingdom and created the Islamic empire. He analyses the forces which contributed to that empire's eventual decline, and the effects of growing Western influence. Today, with the Arab world facing profound social and political challenges, it constitutes an essential introduction to the Arabs and their history.

  • Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine

    The most authoritative contemporary textbook on the core components of the rapidly developing medical discipline known as musculoskeletal medicine - the 'bible' for clinicians, both medical practitioners and therapists, who wish to advance their knowledge of the evaluation and non-surgical management of back pain and a range of other painful disorders of the locomotive system. With contributions from international experts it is an authoritative account of the basis of musculoskeletal medicine in contemporary medical society and provides the reader with advanced knowledge of the conceptual basis, diagnostic challenge, and pragmatic management of dysfunctions of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal medicine is now recognised as a distinct branch of medicine, incorporating the sub-speciality of manual medicine, orthopaedic medicine, and the neuromusculoskeletal component of osteopathic medicine. The co-editors of this volume have been active in promoting the discipline worldwide, and this textbook has been eagerly awaited by doctors and therapists wishing to expand and improve their skill base, or to further their careers and academic accomplishments, to the benefit of the patient.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 2: The Odd Pet and Other Stories

    Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading. This Level 2 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in one, with built-in progression to build reading confidence and success: .The Odd Pet .Miss, Miss! .This and That .Fish and Chips .Singing Dad .Doctor Duck The Songbirds series offers a clear phonics development with gradual progression and lots of practice to help children gain reading confidence. It provides a fantastic breadth and variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genres by the nation's favourite children's author, with vibrant and humorous illustrations to engage children and stimulate discussion. There are also useful tips and ideas for parents/carers. Help your child's reading with essential tips, phonics support and free eBooks www.oxfordowl.co.uk <http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk>

  • A Single Shard

    Tree-ear is an orphan in twelfth-century Korea. He lives under a bridge with Crane-man, a homeless widower who has taken him under his wing. Tree-ear hasn't got many prospects, but he is fascinated by master potter, Min, who lives in the nearby village. Secretly watching Min work, Tree-ear longs to be a potter himself. He persuades Min to let him do little jobs, until one day he has the chance to provide a service for him - one that could bring glory to Min and the village and fulfil his own dreams. But there are others seeking glory and many obstacles for a young boy to overcome.

  • The Psychoimmunology of Cancer

    When the first edition of this book published in 1994, the psychoimmunology of cancer was still emerging as a topic for serious scientific study. Now, less than ten years later, there is a huge quantity of academic literature about the relationships between psychological variables, the immune system and cancer growth, accompanied by a lively popular interest. In this new edition leading specialists have provided broad critical reviews of the different aspects. Part I, which presents the biological background, will be of particular interest to those with technical knowledge of the relevant laboratory based disciplines. It covers mechanisms mediating the effects of psychological status in the immune system, and anti-cancer mechanisms involving the immune system. Part II is clinically orientated, and accessible to a wide audience. Whether psychotherapeutic interventions can help patients live longer, as well as coping better, is obviously the key question and several contributors consider the clinical evidence for this. A new, speculative chapter on the spiritual context of immunity and cancer has also been added. The psychoimmunology of cancer involves many complex issues, understanding of which remains far from complete. However, the contributors, besides reviewing the current state of knowledge and the implications for cancer patients, offer predictions for the future and ideas about further research.

  • Bond: English: No Nonsense: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond No Nonsense English for 8-9 year-olds provides clear, straightforward teaching to help boost your child's confidence and ability in English. Divided into separate sections that cover each key skill, this book establishes strong foundations in core maths, supporting and reinforcing school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • Bond: Maths: No Nonsense: 5-6 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond No Nonsense Maths for 5-6 year-olds provides clear, straightforward exercises to help boost your child's confidence and ability in maths. Divided into separate sections that cover each key skill, this book establishes strong foundations in core maths, supporting and reinforcing school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • Oxford School Thesaurus

    This authoritative new edition of the bestselling Oxford School Thesaurus boosts vocabulary and improves writing skills through new curriculum support. With the help of the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, the thesaurus is able to proivde a range of carefully-levelled words, synonyms and antonyms and age-appropriate example sentences. These are written in the natural language of contemporary children using contexts that will make the thesaurus easy and enjoyable for every child to use. Phrasal verbs, idioms, and writing tips help to explore the richness of language and make writing more effective, whether in creative writing or in essays, projects, reports and letters. A writing supplement with spelling, grammar and punctuation support makes this a complete toolkit to enhance basic literacy skills, build confidence, deliver the curriculum and help children prepare for the level of writing expected at secondary school. As with all Oxford children's thesauruses, it has been trialled with teachers. A perfect buy, in a handy, pocket-sized format with a refreshing new look, an essential for any rucksack. Downloadable word games, puzzles and activities are available at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • A Christmas Story

    This book is intended for interest age: 3+

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: 10 Minute Tests: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 10-11+ years provide essential bite-size practice in non-verbal reasoning skills, setting strong foundations for success in Common Entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core question types used in entrance exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy. It starts by explaining why the subject is important and how it tackles basic ethical questions such as 'how should we live together in society?' It looks at political authority, the reasons why we need politics at all, the limitations of politics, and whether there are areas of life that shouldn't be governed by politics. It explores the connections between political authority and justice, a constant theme in political philosophy, and the ways in which social justice can be used to regulate rather than destroy a market economy. David Miller discusses why nations are the natural units of government and whether the rise of multiculturalism and transnational co-operation will change this: will we ever see the formation of a world government? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Poison Paradox: Chemicals as Friends and Foes

    Every day we are surrounded by chemicals that are potentially harmful. Some of these we take intentionally in the form of drugs; some we take unknowingly through the food we eat, and the environment around us. John Timbrell explores what makes particular chemicals harmful, what their effects are, and how we can test for them. He examines drugs such as Paracetamol and what it does to the body; Ricin, the most toxic substance known to man; Paraquat, a widely available weedkiller; and how the puffer fish, eaten as a delicacy in Japan, can kill. Using case studies from all around the world, such as the Spanish Oil syndrome which made over 20,000 people ill in Madrid, Timbrell uncovers the facts behind chemical scares. He shows how, with a rational, scientific, and balanced approach, risks can be assessed and managed safely.

  • Doctors' Decisions: Ethical Conflicts in Medical Practice

    In this book, medical practitioners from a wide range of specialities describe the ethical choices they make in their everyday work. A moral philosopher analyzes their conclusions, and the resulting theological implications are developed by a Christian theologian and a Rabbinic scholar. The work is directed at health care professionals, medical students, moral philosophers and bioethicists.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Stretch Papers: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Stretch Practice for ages 8-9 years books are designed to challenge the most able children, covering all the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building their skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction

    What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism. He also looks at philosophical issues in particular sciences, including the problem of classification in biology, and the nature of space and time in physics. The final chapter touches on the conflicts between science and religion, and explores whether science is ultimately a good thing. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 3: Where Is the Snail and Other Stories

    Search for 'Read with Oxford' to find out more about an exciting NEW range of levelled readers for children aged 3-8 Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading. This Level 3 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in one, with built-in progression to build reading confidence and success: .Ron Rabbit's Big Day .The Wishing Elf .Bob Bug and the Insect Club .Where's the Snail .Stop Chatting Bill .Back to Bed The Songbirds series offers a clear phonics development with gradual progression and lots of practice to help children gain reading confidence. It provides a fantastic breadth and variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genres by the nation's favourite children's author, with vibrant and humorous illustrations to engage children and stimulate discussion. There are also useful tips and ideas for parents/carers. Help your child's reading with essential tips, phonics support and free eBooks www.oxfordowl.co.uk

  • Chasing Rainbows

    It seems simple to Rose. Her mum is creative but chaotic. Ash's dad is organized but uninspired. They say opposites attract - so it's got to be a recipe for wedded bliss. It seems like a perfect scheme. But throw into the mix two unexpected cousins, a suspicious party invitation, a transatlantic crisis, a helpful poetry professor, and an injured dancer - and somehow it's not surprising that things don't turn out quite as Rose has planned!

  • France Since 1945

    The last fifty years of French history have seen immense challenges for the French: constructing a new European order, building a modern economy, searching for a stable political system. It has also been a time of anxiety and doubt. The French have had to come to terms with the legacy of the German Occupation, the loss of Empire, the political and social implications of the influx of foreign immigrants, the rise of Islam, the destruction of rural life, and the threat of Anglo-American culture to French language and civilization. Robert Gildea's account examines the French political system and France's role in the world from 1945 to 2000. He looks at France's attempt to recover national greatness after the Second World War, its attempt to deal with the fear of German resurgence by building the European Community, and its struggle to preserve its Empire. He also discusses the Algerian War and its legacy, and the later development of a neo-colonialism to preserve its influence in Africa and the Pacific. Gildea also examines the rise and fall of the two Republics, the rise of and fall of De Gaulle, and the revolution of 1968, along with topics such as the construction of the myth of the Resistance, the painful truths of French involvement in anti-Semitic persecution, and France's continuing obsession with national identity.

  • International Yearbook of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 1996

    The International Yearbook of Nephrology is a supplement of the official journal of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association. The principal aim of the Yearbook is the annual presentation of a comprehensive list of topics of the greatest current relevance to clinical nephrologists, focusing attention on the latest and most important scientific and clinical advances in nephrology. By following the subjects covered by the Yearbook in the broad field of nephrology, the practising nephrologist and the nephrologist in training can stay abreast of a number of rapidly advancing fields. The reviews are undoubtedly more current that those appearing in nephrology textbooks since they can be in the hands of the reader a few months after the authors have completed their manuscripts. The yearbook's principal aim is to provide clinical nephrologists with reviews that are right up to date. The authors, carefully selected from the USA and Europe by the International Editorial Board, are all experts in their field; each gives an objective review of a topic of primary current interest. This book is intended for clinical nephrologists.

  • Regional Anaesthesia in Babies and Children

    Regional anaesthesia is currently undergoing a renaissance in paediatric anaesthetic practice, particularly in day case surgery, for post-operative pain relief and in ex-premature babies. However, most practical textbooks of local anaesthetic technique are not written with small children, and particularly newborn infants, in mind. This practical manual has been designed to aid both those aiming to refresh their knowledge of the techniques of regional anaesthesia in babies and children, and those learning these methods for the first time. Whilst it is not intended as a substitute for direct trainig by experts, its clear and concise text and simple diagrams make it an ideal companion to 'hands on' training in the operating theatre. Both authors have extensive experience of teaching anaestheitc trainees. The two introductory chapters of this book describe the relevant pharmacological and biological differences between infants, children and adults, and the general practical aspects of regional anaesthesia. The book is then divided into sections describing the nerve blocks of the major anatomical regions of the body. The descriptions of the different blocks can be read independently and include the relevant anatomy, indications, specific contraindictions, equipment, drugs and dosages, Each description concludes with a step-by-step guide to the block illustrated with photographs and simple diagrams.

  • Psychiatry in the Elderly

    A second edition of a text on old age psychiatry. It covers all aspects of the subject and is written by 45 contributors from a variety of disciplines. It brings together up-to-date reviews of the basic sciences (epidemiology, psychology, sociology, and pathology), the principles of clinical practice, and hands-on practical advice and instruction on the clinical diagnosis and management of the psychiatric conditions that affect the elderly.

  • Oxford Combined Dictionary/Thesaurus 2012

    A one-stop dictionary & thesaurus for upper primary students. The Oxford School Dictionary & Thesaurus combines a comprehensive dictionary at the top of the page with a companion thesaurus at the bottom, for the upper primary student moving into secondary school. The dictionary contains clear simple definitions, up-to-date example sentences, and support on spelling, grammar and punctuation. The thesaurus provides thousands of up-to-date synonyms, arranged by the meaning that is closest to that of the headword, instead of alphabetically, to enable users to select the most accurate alternative. Having the dictionary and thesaurus entry on the same page makes it a very easy-to-use one-volume reference tool. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Plus, for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Up to Speed Papers: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Up to Speed Practice for ages 10-11+ years books are carefully designed to help support children who find non-verbal reasoning challenging. Each test gently raises the challenge to build the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Oranges and Lemons: Musical Party Games for Children

    A delightfully illustrated collection of musical games including all the old favourites such as `Ring-a-Ring o' Roses' and `The Farmer's in his Den', as well as less familiar ones.

  • Russell: A Very Short Introduction

    Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) is one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this account of his life and work A.C. Grayling introduces both his technical contributions to logic and philosophy, and his wide-ranging views on education, politics, war, and sexual morality. Russell is credited with being one of the prime movers of Analytic Philosophy, and with having played a part in the revolution in social attitudes witnessed throughout the twentieth-century world. This introduction gives a clear survey of Russell's achievements across their whole range. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

    Ideal for children wanting to enter story writing competitions! This is a humorous and authoritative book that will awaken the author in every child, unlocking their story ideas and giving them hints and tips to create their own stories. For children aged 13 and under, this book is written in a fun, engaging, and inspirational style that will help all readers to see themselves as writers and help them to achieve their creative writing goals. It is ideal for home and schools, primary and lower secondary. The book is authoritative, linked to curriculum requirements, but not intimidating. From how to write for your audience or for a specific purpose, how to overcome writer's block and how to write in different genres, to what words to use to best effect, this book gives children the tools they need to make writing an enjoyable experience. It is filled with tips on how to use wonderful and weird words, invent new words, and write powerful sentences using metaphors, similes, and idioms. Children will soon be creating stories that will stay with their writers and readers forever.

  • Research Methods for General Practitioners

    This book is an attempt to provide a practical resource for general practitioners who wish to carry out their own research. The aim in writing it has been to take a GP right through the research process, from the initial idea to a final publication. It covers clinical, epidemiological and social research techniques.

  • Station Zero

    The stunning conclusion to the acclaimed and prizewinning Railhead trilogy. What happens after the adventure of a lifetime? For Zen, it's a safe, comfortable life of luxury. But it's not what Zen wants. He misses the thrill of riding the rails, of dodging danger, and of breathing the air of different planets. Most of all of course he misses Nova - lost to him forever in a distant world. But then one day a mysterious message arrives - and that's all Zen needs to head right off, ready for anything. Except that no one could be ready for what he finds . . . Thrilling, thought-provoking, and breathtaking, this finale to the Railhead trilogy weaves a web of wonder, full of characters and events you will never forget.

  • Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders

    This book represents the final work of the late Professor C. David Marsden, who was the most influential figure in the field of movement disorders, in terms of his contributions to both research and clinical practice, in the modern era. It was conceived and written by David Marsden and his colleague at the Institute of Neurology, Prof. Ivan Donaldson. It was their intention that this would be the most comprehensive book on movement disorders and also that it would serve as the 'clinical Bible' for the management of these conditions. It provides a masterly survey of the entire topic, which has been made possible only by vast laboratory and bedside experience. Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders covers the full breadth of movement disorders, from the underlying anatomy and understanding of basal ganglia function to the diagnosis and management of specific movement disorders, including the more common conditions such as Parkinson's Disease through to rare, and very rare conditions such as Niemann-Pick disease. Chapters follow a structured format with historical overviews, definitions, clinical features, differential diagnosis, investigations and treatment covered in a structured way. It is extensively illustrated with many original photographs and diagrams of historical significance. Among these illustrations are still images of some original film clips of some of Dr. Marsden's patients published here for the first time. Comprehensively referenced and updated by experts from the Institute of Neurology at Queen Square, this book is a valuable reference for, not just movement disorder specialists and researchers, but also for clinicians who care for patients with movement disorders.

  • Bond 11+: English & Verbal Reasoning: CEM 10 Minute Tests: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number one provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond 11+ CEM English & Verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 9-10 year olds provides essential bite-size practice in tackling CEM-style English and verbal reasoning questions, setting strong foundations for success in 11+ tests. They include typical question types used in CEM 11+ testing, helping to build skills and confidence for exam success. Additionally, this series comes with puzzle sections to reinforce skills, and a progress chart to encourage and track improvement.

  • The Macrophage

    The field of macrophage research has grown enormously since publication of the first edition of this book. The Macrophage, Second Edition provides a unique, comprehensive review of the current scientific knowledge of the multifaceted role of this important and intriguing cell in health and disease. In 16 chapters, written by experts in the field, it covers the basic biology and diverse functions of macrophages in specific diseases and the complex interactions between macrophages and other cells. Ranging from their role in the defence against pathogens, their role as hosts for pathogens (including HIV), their complex roles in diseases such as arthritis and cancer, and their potential for use in novel gene therapy approaches to disease treatment, the book gives an up to the minute account of active macrophage research. The editors have included a broad range of topics that will appeal not only to immunologists and cell biologists but will also be of interest to those working in the specific disease areas covered.

  • East Lynne

    'Coward! Sneak! May good men shun him, from henceforth! may his Queen refuse to receive him! You, an earl's daughter! Oh, Isabel! How utterly you have lost yourself!' When the aristocratic Lady Isabel abandons her husband and children for her wicked seducer, more is at stake than moral retribution. Ellen Wood played upon the anxieties of the Victorian middle classes who feared a breakdown of the social order as divorce became more readily available and promiscuity threatened the sanctity of the family. In her novel the simple act of hiring a governess raises the spectres of murder, disguise, and adultery. Her sensation novel was devoured by readers from the Prince of Wales to Joseph Conrad and continued to fascinate theatre-goers and cinema audiences well into the next century. This edition returns for the first time to the racy, slang-ridden narrative of the first edition, rather than the subsequent stylistically 'improved' versions hitherto reproduced by modern editors.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Stretch Papers: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Stretch Practice for ages 10-11+ years books are designed to challenge the most able children. Covering all the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building their skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Psychopharmacology of Old Age

    This symposium examines recent advances in the study the ageing process as it affects the mind, and the pharmacological means by which this process can be manipulated.

  • The New Oxford Book of Christian Verse

    What is meant by `Christian' verse? What must there be in a passage of verse that gives us the right to call it `Christian'? These are the questions discussed in Professor Davie's illuminating introduction and answered implicitly on every page of his collection of over 260 poems. This well-loved anthology embraces everything from the Anglo-Saxon 'The Dream of the Rood' to the works of modern poets such as T. S. Eliot, Sir John Betjeman, W. H. Auden, and John Berryman. Australian and American poetry appears alongside English, Anglo-Irish, Scottish, and Anglo-Welsh verse, and the book also includes a selection of congregational hymns.

  • Colour Atlas of Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Pathology

    The purpose of this atlas is to provide an illustrated guide to the diagnosis of bone, joint and soft tissue lesions. Although primarily directed towards histopathologists, it will also be of use to physicians, surgeons, radiologists and others involved in the diagnosis and treatment of pathological conditions of bone, joint and soft tissues. As the pathology of bone, joint and soft tissues is commonly dealt with separately in other works, one of the aims of this atlas is to present in a single volume the appearances of the neoplastic as well as the more common non-neoplastic conditions encountered in orthopaedic pathology. The photomicrographs in this atlas provide representative appearances of the (often highly variable) morphological features of pathological lesions occurring in bone, joint and soft tissue. Where possible, the pathology is shown at both low-power and high power in order to demonstrate both in order to demonstrate both the overall architecture and cytological detail of the lesion. As examination of gross specimen may provide useful diagnostic information, the macroscopic appearance of some lesions has also been illustrated. The captions which accompany the figures not only describe the histological findings but also, as this often provides essential diagnostic information, the clinical background and radiological features of each lesion.

  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. It had a population of sixty million people spread across lands encircling the Mediterranean and stretching from drizzle-soaked northern England to the sun-baked banks of the Euphrates in Syria, and from the Rhine to the North African coast. It was, above all else, an empire of force - employing a mixture of violence, suppression, order, and tactical use of power to develop an astonishingly uniform culture. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the Empire from Augustus (the first Emperor) to Marcus Aurelius, describing how the empire was formed, how it was run, its religions and its social structure. It examines how local cultures were "romanised" and how people in far away lands came to believe in the emperor as a god. The book also examines how the Roman Empire has been considered and depicted in more recent times, from the writings of Edward Gibbon, to the differing attitudes of the Victorians and recent Hollywood blockbuster films. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Up to Speed Papers: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Up to Speed Practice for ages 10-11+ years books are carefully designed to help support children who find maths challenging. Each test gently raises the challenge to build the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Reading Comprehension Workbook 10-11 Years

    Bond SATs Skills Reading Comprehension Workbook for Age 10-11 follows on from Bond SATs Skills Reading Workbook for Age 9-10, increasing the level of difficulty in reading comprehension, to ensure progress towards the reading skills demanded by the National Curriculum and tested in SATs assessments. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children succeed to this book to build confidence in reading comprehension, helping children to achieve the level of attainment expected by the National Curriculum.

  • Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

    Christian images have a long history within the Western art tradition from the narrative and devotional works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, to the radical new interpretations of the twenty-first century. This fascinating new book explores the changing nature of the representation of key themes and subjects found in Christian art, covering the Eucharist, the crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, and the saints. Other sections deal with the changes to Christian art after the sixteenth-century Reformation, and with Christian art in the modern world. Within these themes, the book explores the work of major artists such as Memling, Holbein, El Greco and Rossetti, and well-known examples including the frescoes of St Francis at Assisi. Didactic and consciously devotional works are discussed alongside the controversial work of contemporary artists such as Andres Serrano and Chris Ofili. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 11+-12+ years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 2 develops verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740373) is also available.

  • Oxford Student's Thesaurus

    With new synonyms and real-life examples, the Oxford Student's Thesaurus is the ideal companion to the new edition of the Oxford Student's Dictionary. With panels on overused words and extra topic vocabulary, it is packed with writing support for exam-taking students. Includes a new supplement to give students confidence with language when writing longer essay questions as well as how to make answers succinct and clear. Also includes tips on what you can do to make a difference when checking through the exam paper.

  • Psychiatric Ethics

    Consideration of ethics has established a prominent position in the affairs of psychiatrists. An increased professional commitment to accountability, in parallel with a growing "consumer" movement, has paved the way for a creative engagement with the ethical movement. This reference covers the many complex ethical dilemmas which face clinicians and researchers in their everyday practice. This new edition takes a look at recent trends and developments at the interface between ethics and psychiatric practice. For this third edition, Sydney Bloch and Paul Chodoff are joined by Stephen Green, a teacher in ethics and psychiatry at Georgetown University, Washington DC, in leading 29 scholars in the field from around the world. Since the second edition, the editors have observed several emerging aspects of psychiatric practice requiring coverage, as a result, six new chapters have been added covering ethical aspects of community psychiatry, managed care, psychiatric genetics, resource allocation, codes of ethics and boundary violations.

  • Reproductive Medicine: From A to Z

    The investigation and management of infertility has progressed radically since the advent of in vitro fertilisation. It has ceased to be the province of the gynaecologist alone, and the practice of modern fertility medicine may require the co-operation of gynaecologists, andrologists, endocrinologists, embyologists, geneticists, general scientists, psychologists, radiologists, nurses, ultrasonographers, social workers, medical administrators, and lawyers. Many of these do not have a medical background and fewer still have knowledge of the gynaecological terms which are still in predominant use. Furthermore, scientific advances have led to the introduction of techniques and terms unfamiliar to the non-scientist, including the gynaecologist. This dictionary of reproductive medicine, the first of its kind, has been conceived to address the concerns of all of these groups.

  • Delirium: Acute Confusional States in Palliative Medicine

    Delirium is a complex syndrome with a multifactorial aetiology and it is characterised by marked disturbances of consciousness, attention, memory, perception, thought, sleep-wake cycle, and by fluctuation of symptoms. This book covers in detail the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical aspects, differential diagnosis, and management of the syndrome. Due to the special characteristics of the syndrome, specific chapters deal with different aetiologies and populations at risk, with emphasis on the critically ill and palliative care patients. As delirium often announces or anticipates the proximity of death, family issues are considered in a comprehensive final chapter, covering the impact of terminal illness on the family and the process of bereavement. The book emphasises the need for assessing and diagnosing delirium with reliable instruments, and a chapter on assessment is reinforced by including appendices of many of the most relevant instruments reported in recent literature. The evidence from literature data is always distinguished from the authors' opinion and most chapters are integrated by the presentation of case examples. This book demonstrates that only an interdisciplinary treatment of delirium between neurology, psychiatry and palliative medicine can develop knowledge of the syndrome and improve patient and family care. This book has been written for palliative care physicians and specialist nurses, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other health professionals treating terminally ill patients, offering them a clear account of how to recognise and deal with the syndrome.

  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry

    Dental students are required to treat patients from an early stage of their training, and therefore have to assimilate a large amount of information in a relatively short time. In addition, clinical work will often involve different specialities on successive days. This handbook is designed to provide a readily accessible source of information, not only for students but also for vocational and hospital trainees. Particular emphasis is placed on recent techniques and developments. The whole of clinical dentistry is covered, plus chapters on practice management, law and ethics, medicine relevant to dentistry and useful information and addresses. The text is in a concise page and subject format, with an adjacent blank page for notes.

  • Legal Problems in Emergency Medicine

    All professionals now require a working knowledge of the law relating to their subject. This text offers practical guidance specifically for the doctor, nurse, manager or lawyer faced with legal difficulties arising out of a medical emergency. The first part of the book offers guidance, with examples, for those "on the spot" in difficult situations, whilst the second part consists of a condensed but authoritative summary of the various legal topics comprising emergency medicine law. Written in plain language, it makes several complex and difficult areas of the law accessible to the legal layman, yet it does not avoid more complicated issues and is fully referenced so that the truth of each statement can be validated.

  • Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

    Pippi Longstocking is one of the most popular children's characters of all time and is still much loved by millions of children today. This anniversary edition of Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard will introduce Pippi and her adventurous spirit to a whole new generation of readers. Nine year old Pippi is an unusual and unpredictable character, she lives alone with a monkey, a horse, and no rules whatsoever! Every day is a crazy adventure with Pippi, but what else would you expect from the daughter of a swashbuckling pirate captain?! In this story Pippi and her friends, Tommy and Annika, have the best time together - going to the circus, buying ALL the sweets in the sweet shop and getting shipwrecked for the weekend. But when Pippi's long-lost father comes to visit, will Pippi sail away to sea with him and leave Tommy and Annika behind?

  • Cutaneous Photobiology

    Cutaneous photosensitivity is an important part of the work of practising dermatologists in hospital clinics and in industry. In this book, the author describes the effects of the solar spectrum on the skin, and defines the various dermatoses and the methods of investigation available for their study and diagnosis.

  • Brian Wildsmith's Animal Gallery

    This beautiful book will delight young animal lovers. Through evocative paintings, children are brought face to face with wildlife from around the world. Brian Wildsmith has captured the essence of each animal - from the playfulness of otters to a noisy gathering of parrots. His panoramic pictures also give a real sense of the animals' habitats-from a sun-soaked plain where elephants roam to icy Antarctica where penguins huddle together. Collective nouns - some familiar, others wonderfully surprising - are used to describe each group of animals. This is a book that will inspire a love of nature and a respect for animals from the earliest age.

  • Fascism: A Very Short Introduction

    What is fascism? Is it revolutionary? Or is it reactionary? This book argues that it is both: fascism unleashes violence against the left and ethnic minorities, but also condemns the bourgeoisie for its 'softness'. Kevin Passmore opens his book with a series of 'scenes from fascist life' - a secret meeting of the Romanian Iron Guard; Mussolini meeting the king of Italy; a rally of Hungarian doctors calling for restrictions on the number of Jews entering the profession; the shooting of 1800 Jews by Reserve Police Battalion 101 at Jozefow in Poland in July 1942. He then looks at the paradoxes of fascism through its origins in the political and social crisis of the late nineteenth century, the history of fascist movements and regimes in Italy and Germany, and the fortunes of 'failed' fascist movements in Romania, Hungary and Spain. He shows how fascism used and uses propaganda and popular culture to propagate itself and how it exported its ideas outside Europe, through Nazi and Spanish post-war escape routes to Latin America, for instance. The book concludes with a discussion of the recent revival of the extreme right in Austria, Italy, France, and Russia. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Activity Book 8

    Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to inspire a love of reading. This colourful Activity Book has plenty of activities to help develop your child's phonic progression. As well as helping your child to develop their reading skills, the activities also introduce your child to writing in a fun and exciting way. The activities can be used alongside your child's Julia Donaldson Phonics stories, giving them even more of their favourite characters like Top Cat, Bob Bug and The Zog! They also include tips for reading with your child and even more activity ideas for when you and your child finish working through the book.

  • Cardiovascular Disease in End-stage Renal Failure

    A better understanding of the pathophysiology of renal failure coupled with technological advances in dialysis techniques and renal transplantation have greatly improved the prognosis and survival for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Unfortunately, the advances and success of treatment are limited by a number of extrarenal complications that can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Of these, cardiovascular abnormalities are the most common, with cardiac complications alone accounting for more than 40% of deaths in international registries. The importance of cardiovascular complications has become more apparent in recent years with the increased prevalence of diabetes mellitus and vascular nephropathy and with the general ageing of patients with ESRD. The past decade has witnessed enormous advances in understanding the causes and pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, and their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. It is, therefore, of importance for physicians caring for patients with end- stage renal failure to understand the pathogenesis of cardiovascular complications, to become familiar with modern diagnostic tools and techniques, and to recognise and treat these complications. The goal of this text is to provide a comprehensive review of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of the principal cardiovascular complications in patients with chronic renal failure. The text is intended to assist nephrologists, cardiologists, and internists who care for these patients. The book includes nineteen chapters and is organised in three parts. The first includes three chapters dealing with the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in patients with end-sage renal failure. The second comprises eight chapters on the basic pathophysiology and pathobiology of cardiovascular diseases in the setting of end- stage renal failure. The third includes eight chapters focusing on clinical manifestations and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease in patients with end-stage renal failure and their management.

  • Ethnic Conflict: A Global Perspective

    Why is it that Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland have been in perpetual conflict for thirty years when they can live and prosper together elsewhere? Why was there a bloody civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina when Croats, Serbs, and Muslims had lived peacefully side-by-side for decades? Why did nobody see and act upon the early warning signs of genocide in Rwanda that eventually killed close to a million people in a matter of weeks? What is it that makes Kashmir potentially worth a nuclear war between India and Pakistan? In recent years hardly a day has gone by when ethnic conflict in some part of the world has not made headline news. The violence involved in these conflicts continues to destabilize entire regions, hamper social and economic development, and cause unimaginable human suffering. And the extensive media coverage of these conflicts all too often raises important questions that it signally fails to answer. This book aims to fill this gap. Drawing on the author's long experience of studying such conflicts around the world and his involvment in attempts to resolve them, it provides an illuminating and accessible introduction to the origins, dynamics, and management of ethnic conflict. In doing so, it helps explain the fundamental question underlying all these conflicts: why do nationalism and ethnicity still have such terrible power to turn neighbour against neighbour?

  • Winnie and Wilbur: The Magic Wand

    Winnie and Wilbur are getting ready for the magic show but Winnie's wand has gone through the washing machine and now it just won't work. Kerplunk! Will Winnie and Wilbur be defeated by dodgy domestic appliances? Or will they be ready to step onto the stage and steal the show? It's a dazzling Winnie and Wilbur adventure! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too! www.winnieandwilbur.com

  • The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

    For generations, the ground beneath the feet of our ancestors seemed solid and unchanging. Around 30 years ago, two things happened that were to revolutionize the understanding of our home planet. First, geologists realized that the continents themselves were drifting across the surface of the globe and that oceans were being created and destroyed. Secondly, pictures of the entire planet were returned from space. As the astronomer Fred Hoyle had predicted, this 'let loose an idea as powerful as any in history'. Suddenly, the Earth began to be viewed as a single entity; a dynamic, interacting whole, controlled by complex processes we scarcely understood. It began to seem less solid. As one astronaut put it, 'a blue jewel on black velvet; small, fragile and touchingly alone'. Geologists at last were able to see the whole as well as the detail; the wood as well as the trees. This book brings their account up to date with the latest understanding of the processes that govern our planet. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Accidental Father Christmas

    The latest hilarious caper from author Tom McLaughlin. Funny by name. Funny by nature. Ben has one important thing on his Christmas list, and it's the same thing every year. He wants his dad to be at home for Christmas. But his wish never comes true. And Ben's starting to get a bit sceptical about Father Christmas's existence, he needs proof. So, on Christmas Eve, he sets up an elaborate booby trap to capture the jolly bearded fella as he comes sliding down the chimney. Kicking off a sequence of hilarious events that makes this Christmas the most bonkers ever!

  • Septicaemia and Endocarditis: Clinical and Microbiological Aspects

    Septicaemia is an important problem in hospitals throughout the world and practitioners require access on up to date information about causative organisms and the management of this life-threatening infection. This work contains essays by some of the leading authorities in Britain and the USA, which should provide valuable information of practical use to clinicians. Also discussed is infective endocarditis, which is at least as prevalent as the pre-antibioticera. Several controversial areas of this disease are discussed jointly by a professor of cardiology and a microbiologist, who are both members of the Endocarditis Working Party of the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. The work as a whole aims to provide information on clinically relevant topics including the epidemiology, clinical and microbiological diagnosis and prevention of the infections, factors influencing the prompt choice of appropriate antibiotics, and other aspects affecting the management of patients with suspected septicaemia or infective endocarditis. It is intended for physicians, medical microbiologists, laboratory scientists and others involved in caring for patients with these infections.

  • A Christmas Story with Nativity Set

    'Once, a long time ago, in a town called Nazareth, a little donkey was born.' As the wonderful events of the Nativity unfold, Brian Wildsmith tells of the journey of a little girl and a donkey to Bethlehem. It is their perspective on the Christmas story that gives the book such an intimate, innocent, and child-centred appeal. This classic story from one of our most internationally acclaimed picture-book writers and artists has deservedly become an enduring favourite with children at Christmas time. Now presented as a beautiful gift edition which includes a nativity scene to make and display in your home during the festive season.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Get Ready for Secondary School

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond Get Ready for Secondary School Maths provides essential support to help your child adapt to secondary school education, ensuring they have the core skills expected and the confidence to succeed.

  • Oxford First Thesaurus

    The all new Oxford First Thesaurus, with new contemporary 3D artwork and easy-to-use page design, is the best thesaurus for children in their early school years. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. The colourful, simple layout gives entries in alphabetical order along with hundreds of carefully-levelled synonyms for each entry and engaging full colour illustrations. To make navigation as easy as ABC, we have included the full alphabet on every page with coloured tabs, the letter of the page is highlighted. There is a full index of all the words that are included in the book at the back. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford First Dictionary. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Read with Oxford: Helping Your Child to Read: Practical advice and top tips!

    Read with Oxford: Helping Your Child to Read provides the information and advice you need to support your child as they learn to read. It provides invaluable guidance about how your child learns to read at school, including an explanation of phonics, and how you can support them from an early age to make learning to read successful and enjoyable. A detailed guide to our unique and simple levelling system - Read with Oxford Stages - helps you to choose the right book for your child at each stage of their reading development. With practical tips for developing phonics skills and ideas for games and activities to make reading fun, along with answers to your questions, it helps you support your child from their very first steps in phonics all the way to reading independence. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled resources to build your child's reading confidence. You can find even more practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on our award-winning website, oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • In the Country

    This new edition of In the Country brings the joys of first words and pictures to young children in a beautiful picture book with a contemporary look and feel. The book gives a close-up view of life on a farm and follows the seasons in a year. There are beautiful illustrations of children tobogganing in the snow in winter, trees and hedges alive with blossom in the spring, of swimming and fishing in the summer and harvest in autumn. Alongside the pictures are a wide range of words on all these themes relating to the countryside. From apple, squirrel and ladybird, to tractor, drill, snow, logs and farmhouse, the book abounds with delightful scenes and a variety of words from the world of nature to build vocabulary. Illustrated by well-loved picture book artist Benedict Blathwayt, every topic has detailed and intricate pictures and special words and vignettes to pick out the features of each scene. The book now also includes two new fun word hunt activities that help parents and children to explore the book together, linking in with the goals of early learning through play as included in the national curriculum. It is the perfect way to share the joys of building first reading skills through a beautiful and colourful picture book.

  • OXFORD FIRST DICTIONARY NEW ED

    This major new edition of the Oxford First Dictionary has been designed to inspire an early love of words. Specially written to be perfectly accessible to first readers, with inspiring modern 3D images on every spread. Children will find it fun to explore and easy to find the words they need fast! Published On: 2011-10-05

  • Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

    Schopenhauer is the most readable of German philosophers. This book gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of his thought, which inspired many artists and thinkers including Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud, and Wittgenstein. Schopenhauer's central notion is that of the will - a blind, irrational force that he uses to interpret both the human mind and the whole of nature. Seeing human behaviour as that of a natural organism governed by the will to life, Schopenhauer developed radical insights concerning the unconscious and sexuality which influenced both psychologists and philosophers. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Oxford French-English Visual Dictionary of Animals

    New in the internationally successful Visual Dictionary series, the Oxford Visual Dictionary of Animals introduces animals from around the world through highly illustrated dynamic spreads in thematic sections. There are over 1,500 words and incredible 3D artwork. All the animals are labelled in English and French, so that children can learn the names for their favourite animals and expand their vocabulary in a foreign language. Stunning atmospheric spreads introduce each habitat, followed by spreads showing the animals that live there. It includes maps and feature panels providing a wide range of vocabulary in both languages. At the back of the book is a section giving vocabulary for names of groups of animals, the noises animals make, and animal young. The Animal Detective Quiz sends readers back into the book to find the answers. This title contains full indexes in English and French.

  • Clinical and Biochemical Disorders of the Skeleton

    This book is the definitive guide on the subject. It comprehensively covers common polygenic and rare monogenic disorders and emphasizes the new advances which have been made in bone cell biology and in human skeletal disease, particularly as a result of molecular medicine. This accessible and well-illustrated book is written for postgraduates and clinicians who find disorders of the skeleton mysterious, and for whom an understandable explanation has been hard to find. It will be of particular interest to those who look after patients with a wide variety of metabolic bone diseases, including general physicians, rheumatologists, endocrinologists and orthopaedic surgeons, and contains new information of interest to paediatricians and geneticists.

  • Winnie the Witch Activity Fun Cards

    If you love playing card games, then here's a box full of games and quizzes featuring everyone's favourite witch! Meet Winnie, Wilbur, and friends on the brightly-illustrated cards and choose what game you want to play. Perhaps a fast and furious game of snap? Or maybe you want to test your memory skills by using the cards to play a matching pairs game? Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a spot-the-difference demon? Or are you feeling lucky enough for a round of Winnie's mini trumps? Whichever game or quiz you decide upon, you're bound to have fun in the company of Winnie the Witch!

  • The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World

    A comprehensive view of the ancient Greek world, its history and its achievements. The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast--it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science. This authoritative study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek city-states, to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later. Chapters dealing with political and social history are interspersed with chapters on philosophy and the arts, including Homer, Greek myth, Aristotle, and Plato, Greek dramatists such as Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the flourishing of the visual and plastic arts. This volume, first published as part of The Oxford History of the Classical World, includes illustrations, maps, a Chronology of Events, and suggestions for Further Reading.

  • The Roman Revolution

    The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of state and society, the violent transference of power and property, and the establishment of Augustus' rule are presented in an unconventional narrative, which quotes from ancient evidence, refers seldomly to modern authorities, and states controversial opinions quite openly. The result is a book which is both fresh and compelling.

  • Equity in the Finance and Delivery of Health Care: An International Perspective

    This volume presents the results of research which represent a significant contribution to the knowledge of equity in the finance and delivery of health care in ten countries. It compares the experience of nine European countries and the US using a consistent methodology to draw out comparable results from ten very different health care systems. Such an approach facilitates not only a greater understanding of the performance of the health care systems of other countries but also the identification of the lessons that can be learnt from international comparisons. In recent years it has been recognized that many health and health care problems are similar across many countries and their solution can be usefuly informed by the abandonment both of isolation and the belief that an individual country's problems are unique. The contents of this book demonstrate that given efficient research teams, research funding can produce both significant new knowledge of direct relevance to the reform of health care systems world-wide, and also collaborative, mutually informative work between Europeans and others living outside the EEC.

  • Palliative Care Ethics: A Companion for All Specialities

    A book for nurses, doctors and all who provide end of life care, this essential volume guides readers through the ethical complexities of such care, including current policy initiatives, and encourages debate and discussion on their controversial aspects. Divided into tow parts, it introduces Divided into two parts, it introduces and explains clinical decision-making processes about which there is broad consensus, in line with guidance documents issued by WHO, BMA, GMC, and similar bodies. The changing political and social context where 'patient choice' has become a central idea, and the broadened scope of patients' best interests, have added to the complexity of decision-making in end of life care. The authors discuss issues widely encountered by GPs, nurses, and hospital clinicians. These include patient choice, consent, life-prolonging treatment, and symptom relief including sedation. Part tow explores the more controversial current end of life care initiatives, such as advance care planning, preferred place of care and death, euthanasia and assisted suicide, extended ideas of 'best interests', and the view that there are therapeutic duties to the relatives of patients. Throughout their discussion the authors draw attention to loose ends and contradictions in some of the proposals. Examining the current policy of consumerist choice, they reject its place in the health service, proposing a realistic, fair, humane and widely adoptable system of end of life care. As knowledge of ethical theories is required in training courses, and the vocabulary of ethical theory is widespread in current discussions, a substantial appendix on ethical theories and terms is available online. Written by the same authors as The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Critique and reconstruction, which won the Medical Journalists' Association Specalist Book Award 2007, this new new book for non-specialists is essential reading for all health care professionals involved in providing end of life care.

  • Bond 11+: The Parents' Guide to the 11+

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. The Bond Parents' Guide to the 11+ is the essential manual for all parents whose children are about to embark on their 11+ journey. Written by an experienced 11+ tutor, it offers a practical 4-step approach to guide you through the entire process.

  • Mathematics and Statistics in Anaesthesia

    Anaesthetic trainees often have enormous trouble understanding the quantitative aspects of the basic sciences underlying clinical anaesthetic practice. The subjects of pharmokinetics and statistics are often unpopular with trainees, and studied with little enthusiasm. In spite of their reluctance, this is an area that they are required to study and understand as a core part of their training for postgraduate exams. Mathematics and Statistics for Anaesthetists presents simple mathematical ideas, and explains how these can be used to model and understand problems which arise in clinical anaesthesia. The common features of the underlying mathematics are emphasized through a pictorial/graphical approach, in preference to vast amounts of algebra. The book presents statistics in an informal and less intimidating style that most standard statistical texts, incorporating illustrations and cartoons throughout. The book will be valuable to anaesthetists, in guiding them through what can be an intimidating part of their training.

  • Causal Relationships in Medicine: A Practical System for Critical Appraisal

    The purpose of this book is to help readers to use their existing skills and knowledge more effectively. The book aims to show that in most controversial questions in medicine the essential argument concerns whether the evidence available supports a particular cause and effect relationship. The author demonstrates that by defining the postulated causal relationship, the possible causal and non-causal explanations can be considered in a logical and constructive manner. The book assumes no preliminary knowledge, but starts from a simple logical base to lead the reader through the types of studies which are relevant: the issues of selection of subjects, bias in observations, influences of other factors and statistical analysis. This produces a question and answer system which gives a practical approach which can be applied to a wider range of clinical and epidemiological issues. To show its application, three papers describing a randomized clinical trial, a prospective cohort study and a retrospective case control study are reproduced, and a critical assessment of each is presented.

  • Eye Care in Developing Nations

    About 50 million people are blind world-wide. 20 million are blind from a single cause - cataract, and 75% are blind from conditions that are preventable or treatable. The majority of the world's blind live in developing countries where health care and medical resources are scarce. The technology for preventing blindness in developing countries is simple and eye care can be performed by specially trained health workers supervised by ophthalmologists, often in remote places with limited supplies and equipment. This book is intended as a reference text for students and teachers of eye care and blindness prevention. The emphasis is on efficient and inexpensive methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention programmes. This second edition has been revised and expanded. The sections on onchocerciasis, including Metzican, nutrition and xerophtalmia have been updated and the chapter on trachoma has been revised to include the WHO scheme for grading trachoma.

  • Wilbur's Book of Feelings

    Wilbur's Book of Feelings is an irresistible new board book, perfect for the smallest paws. It's full of bright, bold, and playful images, making first concepts fizz with fun. Whether surprised, worried, playful, or dizzy, Wilbur wants to share his feelings with his young readers. With a friendly smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, the lovable, huggable Wilbur is ready to lead children on an entertaining journey of early-learning discovery. And to make the book extra-special, it ends with a heart-warming picture and message affirming the fondness that Wilbur's owner - none other than Winnie the Witch - has for her big black cat! Other titles include: Numbers, First Words, Colours, Opposites, Actions, Things That Go, and Dressing Up.

  • Oxford

    'Few cities,' Jan Morris observes, 'have been much more loved, loathed, and celebrated.' This book has become a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of one of Britain's most fascinating cities. 'A book of outstanding excellence, with a sweep of knowledge and a distinction of style such as I have never before encountered in a work of this sort ... Brilliant alike in observation and imagination ... brings the very stones of Oxford to life' Sunday Telegraph.

  • Practical Pain Management

    Emphasizes the practical management of all types of pain. It analyzes why pain is often disregarded by clinicians and poorly managed, as well as exploring the mechanisms involved in pain perception, the use of analgesic drugs, stimulation techniques, and the rehabilitation and management of patients whose pain cannot be adequately relieved.

  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

    From Baroque to Postmodernism, batik to mezzotint, and canvas to porcelain, this new dictionary provides succinct and accessible explanations of over 1,800 terms used in the wide variety of visual media that makes up the art world. * Extensive coverage of periods and styles throughout art history * Includes many materials, techniques, technical and foreign terms * Also explains philosophical terms and methodologies

  • Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship

    'A trained scout will see little signs and tracks, he puts them together in his mind and quickly reads a meaning from them such as an untrained man would never arrive at.' A startling amalgam of Zulu war-cry and imperial and urban myth, of borrowed tips on health and hygiene, and object lessons in woodcraft, Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys (1908) is the original blueprint and 'self-instructor' of the Boy Scout Movement. An all-time bestseller in the English-speaking world, second only to the Bible, this primer of 'yarns and pictures' constitutes probably the most influential manual for youth ever published. Yet the book is at the same time a roughly composed hodge-podge of jingoist lore and tracker legend, padded with lengthy quotations from adventure fiction and B-P's own autobiography, and seamed through with the multiple anxieties of its time: fears of degeneration, concerns about masculinity and self-restraint, invasion paranoia. Elleke Boehmer's edition of Scouting for Boys is the first to reprint the original text and illustrations, and her fine introduction investigates a book that has been cited as an authority by militarists and pacifists, capitalists and environmentalists alike.

  • Living with Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care

    The new edition of this successful book has been up-dated to incorporate recent advances in both approach to, and treatment of, the terminally ill. Based on many years of monitoring clinical practice and research at St Christopher's Hospice, Dame Cicely Saunders presents practical, balanced advice on the general ethical and medical principles of caring for dying patients. This will continue to be an invaluable handbook for all hospice physicians and nurses as a compassionate source of factual information.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 4: Tadpoles and Other Stories

    Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading. This Level 4 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in one, with built-in progression to build reading confidence and success: .Queen Anneena's Feast .Spike Says .The Wrong Kind of Knight .Moan, Moan, Moan .The Snake and the Drake .Tadpoles The Songbirds series offers a clear phonics development with gradual progression and lots of practice to help children gain reading confidence. It provides a fantastic breadth and variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genres by the nation's favourite children's author, with vibrant and humorous illustrations to engage children and stimulate discussion. There are also useful tips and ideas for parents/carers. Help your child's reading with essential tips, phonics support and free eBooks www.oxfordowl.co.uk

  • The Demon Headmaster

    When Dinah is fostered by the Hunters she thinks her biggest problem will be fitting in with her foster-brothers, Lloyd and Harvey. However, once she starts at her new school it's clear that there's more to worry about. All the children, apart from a handful including Lloyd and Harvey, are too well-behaved-robotic almost-and oddly keen to please the creepy headmaster. The three children set out to discover the nature of his influence over everyone . . . but then Dinah finds herself saying and doing things she has no power over. Soon they uncover the headmaster's wicked plan. Controlling the school is just a practice run. He has set his sights on dominating the entire nation! The children must foil him before he succeeds . . . but with Dinah under his spell they've got a challenge on their hands.

  • Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

    The specialty of palliative care has traditionally grown out of oncology and there has been little research into the needs of patients dying from causes other than cancer. Few non-cancer patients receive hospice in-patient, home care or day care although a good proportion of hospices say that their services are available to non-cancer patients. As a result, the importance of palliative care for non-cancer patients is now being increasingly recognized internationally, and in the UK a committee reporting to the Department of Health recommended that palliative care should be accessible to all patients who need such care. Palliative Care for Non-Cancer Patients considers the needs and experiences of patients dying from, for example, stroke, heart disease or dementia by,drawing on a range of disciplines and specialties in medicine. The provision of palliative care for patients dying from causes other than cancer raises a number of important questions for policy makers and purchasers. This book summarizes what is known about the needs of and appropriate service provision for people dying of causes other than cancer and begins to set a research agenda.

  • Making Babies: Is there a right to have children?

    The development of new reproductive technologies has raised urgent questions and debates about how and by whom these treatments should be controlled. On the one hand individuals and groups have claimed access to assisted reproduction as a right, and some have also claimed that this access should be available free of charge. As well as clinically infertile heterosexual couples, this right has been claimed by single women, gay couples, post-menopausal women, and couples who wish to delay having children for various reasons. Others have argued that a desire to have children does not make it a human right, and, moreover, that there are some people who should not be assisted to become parents, on grounds of age, sexuality, or lifestyle. Mary Warnock steers a clear path through the web of complex issues underlying these views. She begins by analyzing what it means to claim something as a 'right', and goes on to discuss the cases of different groups of people. She also examines the ethical problems faced by particular types of assisted reproduction, including artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization, and surrogacy, and argues that in the future human cloning may well be a viable and acceptable form of treatment for some types of infertility.

  • Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

    The options in antenatal and neonatal care are legion. Preferences still tend to be subjective. In spite of much publicity that has raised public expectation, an up-to-date thorough evaluation of antenatal and neonatal screening was lacking. This book sets out screening approaches in a quantitative manner and will enable choices to be based on objective evidence of efficacy and, where appropriate, safety. Technical advances have sometimes been introduced uncritically and without adequate assessment. It has been assumed, perhaps naively, that the early detection of abnormality will invariably be a good thing. In this book, there is no such assumption that new tests or technical procedures are useful. They are only considered as a legitimate medical option if they can and have been shown to lead to improvements in outcome. Each disorder is defined and the screening procedure which is designed to identify the disorder critically evaluated. Priority is given to the screening of disorders which lend themselves to effective intervention and practical guidance is provided on how screening should be conducted. Most chapters include a discussion of problem areas and research needs. There are 23 chapters from leading experts from Europe and North America. The book bridges different disciplines concerned with screening and thereby improves the understanding of the subject and will improve delivery of preventive medical services. The book is directed at obstetricians, public health doctors, paediatricians and fetal medicine doctors, epidemiologists, geneticists, health care providers and administrators.

  • Better Spelling Age: 7-9

    Simple and easy to use on a daily basis, this neat spelling book provides 3000 words for each year, from age 7 to 9, in manageable chunks. 5-a-day plus extra to consolidate makes learning to spell tricky words easy. Using the Oxford Children's Corpus to target words that children most frequently misspell, along with the Primary Curriculum spelling lists, children will learn all the words they need to spell correctly - for life.

  • Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

    Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and the most important problems are found. Rather than following the conventional organization of many contemporary introductions to the subject, the author of this stimulating guide begins his discussion with the oldest, 'arts' end of the subject and moves chronologically through to the newest research - the 'science' aspects. A series of short thematic chapters look in turn at such areas as the prehistory of languages and their common origins, language and evolution, language in time and space (the nature of change inherent in language), grammars and dictionaries (how systematic is language?), and phonetics. Explication of the newest discoveries pertaining to language in the brain completes the coverage of all major aspects of linguistics from a refreshing and insightful angle. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

    The third edition of A guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth will be invaluable to anyone involved in the care of pregnant women, and to expectant parents. This updated guide summarizes the most authoritative evidence available on the effects of care practices carried out during pregnancy, childbirth, and immediately after birth, in a clear and readily understandable format. In addition to the details provided in the text, the book concludes with six valuable tables that list the practices which are beneficial, those of unknown effectiveness, and those likely to be ineffective or harmful. Based on the most systematic review to date, this comprehensive guide presents the main findings and conclusions in an easily readable, inexpensive, and conveniently-sized form. This third edition has been completely updated to include the new research evidence available since publication of the previous edition. Previous editions have received critical acclaim for conclusions based on sound evidence and have become a unique reference source for evaluating care policies and practices.

  • Progress with Oxford: Number Problems Age 4-5

    This Progress with Oxford: Number Problems Age 4-5 workbook will help your child to progress with number skills while having fun so they will quickly learn to solve problems that involve doubling, halving and sharing. The Progress with Oxford series has been created to help every child develop essential skills at home, with minimal help and support. Picture clues are used to show very young children how to complete activities, whilst reminder boxes, tips and advice support older children to become self-sufficient learners. A lively character accompanies your child through all the colourful and engaging activities, and fun stickers are included to reward their work. A handy progress chart at the end of each book captures their achievements, so you both know what to do next. You can find even more practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on our award-winning website, oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 12+-13+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 12+-13+ years are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Assessment Papers: 10-11+ years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 1 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740175) is also available.

  • Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

    This is a book about the Irish Question, or more specifically about Irish Questions. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and developments which pertain to the political, social, and economic history of modern Ireland.The Irish Question has of course changed: one of the main aims of this book is to explore the complicated and shifting nature of the Irish Question and to assess what it has meant to various political minds and agendas. No other issue brought down as many nineteenth-century governments and no comparable twentieth-century dilemma has matched its ability to frustrate the attempts of British cabinets to find a solution; this inability to find a lasting answer to the Irish Question is especially striking when seen in the context of the massive shifts in British foreign policy brought about by two world wars, decolonization, and the cold war. Senia Paseta charts the changing nature of the Irish Question over the last 200 years, within an international political and social historical context. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Medical Ethics and Economics in Health Care

    The provision of health care in the most cost-efficient way is examined here by focusing on the potential clash between the overall good of society as perceived by economists, and the doctor's primary duty towards the welfare of individual patients. Based upon a symposium held at Lisse in The Netherlands in September 1986, it examines differing attitudes to this problem and places them in legal and historical perspectives. Included are discussions of the problems of particular aspects of health care, such as medical expert systems, general practice, medical education, and clinical decision-making, where the direct involvement of doctors in allocating resources is most apparent.

  • Oxford Primary Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary

    This essential primary guide to grammar, punctuation, and spelling has a clear, colour layout and quirky bird character to make it fun to use. The book is in two parts. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips, and examples to improve literacy skills for the test at the end of primary school. This divides into three sections - Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling. The second part is an easy-to-use alphabetical word list of common tricky words, with inflections, but no meanings. This list highlights, using analysis from the Oxford Children's Corpus, words that are most frequently misspelt by this age group (age 8+), to target and rectify these common mistakes. There are helpful tips to guide the user around the alphabetical list to the word they are looking for, and notes at key words to aid correct spellings. It is a valuable resource for preparation for the new KS2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test that occurs every May in schools. Online spelling lists, punctuation, and grammar activities are also available for easy practice at home or as part of lesson starters or as homework.

  • Read with Oxford: Stages 1-3: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: Phonics Games Flashcards

    The Read With Oxford Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonic Games Flashcards have been specially developed to help your child succeed at reading. Created by reading experts and based on current teaching practice, they complement how your child is starting to read at school and keeps children engaged in reading at home. These flashcards will help children to learn and recognise individual letter shapes and words, read simple words and sentences and develop an awareness of rhyme. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading resources to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Accidents and Emergencies

    This volume has been designed to provide guidance on a number of situations that the junior doctor or nurse may meet in the Accident and Emergency Department. The investigation and management of everyday problems is given a high priority, and advice is also provided for more complicated cases. Indications of when a problem should be referred to a specialist are explained, as are emergency complications. The book is intended to supplement the guidance, teaching and advice received from more senior colleagues.

  • The Emerald Planet: How plants changed Earth's history

    Plants have profoundly moulded the Earth's climate and the evolutionary trajectory of life. Far from being 'silent witnesses to the passage of time', plants are dynamic components of our world, shaping the environment throughout history as much as that environment has shaped them. In The Emerald Planet, David Beerling puts plants centre stage, revealing the crucial role they have played in driving global changes in the environment, in recording hidden facets of Earth's history, and in helping us to predict its future. His account draws together evidence from fossil plants, from experiments with their living counterparts, and from computer models of the 'Earth System', to illuminate the history of our planet and its biodiversity. This new approach reveals how plummeting carbon dioxide levels removed a barrier to the evolution of the leaf; how plants played a starring role in pushing oxygen levels upwards, allowing spectacular giant insects to thrive in the Carboniferous; and it strengthens fascinating and contentious fossil evidence for an ancient hole in the ozone layer. Along the way, Beerling introduces a lively cast of pioneering scientists from Victorian times onwards whose discoveries provided the crucial background to these and the other puzzles. This new understanding of our planet's past sheds a sobering light on our own climate-changing activities, and offers clues to what our climatic and ecological futures might look like. There could be no more important time to take a close look at plants, and to understand the history of the world through the stories they tell.

  • Moll Flanders

    'Twelve Year a Whore, fives times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a Penitent' So the title page of this extraordinary novel describes the career of the woman known as Moll Flanders, whose real name we never discover. And so, in a tour-de-force of writing by the businessman, political satirist, and spy Daniel Defoe, Moll tells her own story, a vivid and racy tale of a woman's experience in the seamy side of life in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England and America. Born in Newgate prison, and seduced in the home of her adoptive family, she learns to live off her wits, defying the traditional depiction of women as helpless victims. First published in 1722, and one of the earliest novels in the English language, its account of opportunism, endurance, and survival speaks as strongly to us today as it did to its original readers. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Tom's Midnight Garden

    Lying awake at night, Tom hears the old grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! When Tom gets up to investigate, he discovers a magical garden. A garden that everyone told him doesn't exist. A garden that only he can enter . . . A Carnegie-Medal-winning modern classic that's magically timeless.

  • Santa's Wonderful Workshop

    Step inside Santa's workshop and experience Christmas like never before. With more toys to make than ever it's going to be the busiest Christmas yet, but luckily Santa and his elves have everything under control . . . Well, everything except for the rampaging polar bear, a toy factory that will only make toasters, and some very pesky visitors from the South Pole ! Bursting with fun and silliness, Elys Dolan picture books are great to pore over and reward multiple reading like no others.

  • Vascular Birthmarks: Pathogenesis and Management

    Congenital vascular malformations, or birthmarks, are the most common benign tumour in infancy. They affect on average 10 % of all infants and the incidence is especially high among premature babies. They are rarely life-threatening, but cause much distress to both patients and their parents. Despite this, birthmarks are poorly understood and often mismanaged. This is partly because patients may be treated in turn by family practitioners, dermatologists, paediatricians, plastic surgeons, radiologists, and orthopaedic surgeons, but the knowledge and experience gained by these individual specialists has been poorly disseminated. Confusion over nomenclature has sometimes resulted in mis-diagnosis and inappropriate treatment. This is the first book to bring together up-to-date information from all the specialties involved in the management of birthmarks, and to provide a thorough description of their classification. The book shows how recent advances in vascular res earch can be applied to diagnosis and to therapy - including laser coagulation, crysurgery, and localized embolization.

  • A Dictionary of Biology

    Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition is the perfect guide for those studying biology, either at school or university. Containing many new entries, and now with biographical entries on key scientists, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. -- Over 4,000 clear and concise entries -- New entries include heat-shock protein, zinc finger, integrated pest management, and oxidative burst -- Feature articles on important topics, such as genetically modified organisms -- Chronologies chart the discoveries in the main fields of the subject

  • The Strategy of Preventive Medicine

    Common diseases have their roots in life-style, social factors and the environment, and successful health promotion depends upon a population-based strategy of prevention. This is the central theme of Professor Rose's book, in which he presents his ideas drawn from many years of work on preventive medicine strategies. He explores the options for prevention, considering them from various viewpoints - theoretical and scientific, sociological and political, practical and ethical. He contrasts the individual ("high-risk") and population-based strategies of prevention, and offers the concept of health as an issue for populations and not just for invidivuals. The application of his ideas he illustrates by a variety of examples ranging from heart disease to alcoholism and road accidents. This text has been written to appeal to a range of readers, including clinicians, epidemiologists, public health workers, health service managers, and anyone who is concerned with the wider public issues of health.

  • Locke: A Very Short Introduction

    John Locke (1632-1704) one of the greatest English philosophers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, argued in his masterpiece, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, that our knowledge is founded in experience and reaches us principally through our senses; but its message has been curiously misunderstood. In this book John Dunn shows how Locke arrived at his theory of knowledge, and how his exposition of the liberal values of toleration and responsible government formed the backbone of enlightened European thought of the eighteenth century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • An Introduction to Medical Statistics

    Now in its Third Edition, An Introduction to Medical Statistics continues to be an invaluable textbook for medical students, doctors, medical researchers, nurses, members of professions allied to medicine as well as all those concerned with medical data. The material covered includes all the statistical work that would be required for a course in medicine and for the examinations of most of the Royal Colleges. It includes the design of clinical trials and epidemiological studies, data collection, summarizing and presenting data, probability, standard error, confidence intervals and significance tests, techniques of data analysis including multifactorial methods and the choice of statistical method, problems of medical measurement and diagnosis, vital statistics, and calculation of sample size. The new edition describes the design and analysis of medical research studies in a clear and user friendly manner. The Third Edition includes new topics such as consent in clinical trials, design and analysis of cluster-randomized trials, ecological studies, conditional probability, repeated testing, random effects models, intraclass correlation, and conditional odds ratios. Material which is encountered only at the postgraduate level has been indicated clearly in the text to facilitate ease of use. The book is firmly grounded in medical data, particularly in medical research, and includes real illustrative examples. There are 100 multiple choice questions and 17 long questions involving calculations to which fully explained solutions are provided. A new companion volume, Statistical questions in evidence-based medicine (Bland & Peacock, 2000) refers directly to this new edition. This new book of questions and answers includes no calculations and is complementary to the exercises given here. Reviewers comments 'If you want to understand some of the statistical ideas important to medicine but fear being overwhelmed by mathematics you will welcome An Introduction to Medical Statistics.' British Medical Journal 'At last I have a book on medical statistics that I can safely recommend to my students!...One of the pleasures of the book is that it contains real data...' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society

  • Bond SATs Skills Spelling and Vocabulary Workbook: 8-9 years

    Bond SATs Skills Spelling and Vocabulary for age 8-9 has been developed to help children begin to prepare for the increased focus on these core language skills, demanded by the National Curriculum and through selective school testing. Bond, with 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills they'll need to succeed, has combined with Oxford Dictionaries to harness the very latest research into children's language usage. This ensures that this book begins to establish competent spelling and the confident understanding of the words expected by the latest National Curriculum tests, including end of year, SATs and the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test, and prepares for the 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Times Tables Workbook for Key Stage 1

    Bond Skills Mental Maths for Key Stage 1 focuses on developing confidence and rapid recall of first times tables, including 2x, 5x and 10x tables, meeting the increased expectations of times tables knowledge in the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1. This book concentrates on building the core base of times tables knowledge through a variety of approaches, ensuring these foundation tables are fully understood and can be rapidly recalled. Bond has 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills they'll need to succeed. Ideal preparation for SATs in Year 6 and the Multiplication Tables Check in Year 4.

  • Bond 11+: English: No Nonsense: 7-8 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills.Bond No Nonsense English for 7-8 year-olds provides clear, straightforward teaching to help boost your child's confidence and ability in English. Divided into separate lessons that cover each key skill, this book takes your child through a learning sequence designed to reinforce and advance school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • Statistical Analysis And Mathematical Modelling of AIDS

    This book is the result of a workshop on the statistical analysis and mathematical modelling of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is caused by infections of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). As reported cases of AIDS increase, an efficient methodology for prediction of future cases and the spread of HIV infections, and for quantitative evaluations of possible interventions is needed for decisions on public health and the choice of control strategies. Mathematical modelling techniques are able to integrate medical, psychosocial and economic information into such a methodology, and to provide a quantitative evaluation of interventions and associated cost-benefit effects. The main purpose of this book is to induce and stimulate the integration of epidemiological, statistical and mathematical (model building) research directed at describing, predicting and simulating the course of the AIDS epidemic. The studies in this book present an overview of the main quantitative techniques available five years after the first recognition of AIDS in the USA. It is hoped that these early studies on the mathematical approach to AIDS may be of interest to those involved in public health and epidemiology.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Stretch Papers: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Stretch Practice for ages 8-9 years books are designed to challenge the most able children. Covering all the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building their skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Art Incorporated: The Story of Contemporary Art

    Tunnels and sculptures made from human hair; photos of rats running through drains, sharks in formaldehyde - is this what art is about today? This is a controversial and fascinating attempt to define what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art, and the dramatic changes that have taken place in the last twenty years. Stallabrass reveals the growing inclusiveness of the contemporary art world, pointing to the greatly increased visibility for women and non-western artists, and the blurring of boundaries between art and other areas of culture. Does this modernization threaten to undermine the world of art as we know it, or is this just another example of a global market demanding a certain product? And where are the artists in all this?

  • Community-based Maternity Care

    This important book makes the case for placing maternity care in the community. It has been written by a multidisciplinary group. The first section considers the role and function of the participants in community-based maternity care; the woman, the midwife, and the GP. The second section discusses four major contemporary issues: the radically changing social background, the economics of care, audit, and education of the carers. Next the major clinical challenges in maternity care are tackled: how to reduce the differences in morbidity and mortality which are associated with differences in age, social class and ethnicity; the care of disadvantaged groups; prematurity and low birth weight and their prevention; technology used in childbirth; and the fetal origins of adult disease. Finally, all aspects of the clinical care carried out by Gps and midwives are covered. The editors hope that after reading this book midwives, Gps, and obstetricians should find the theory underpinning their work has been sharply defined and that their work will be more effective and evidence-based. The editors, a GP and a midwife, anticipate the resolution of the current tensions between midwife, GP, and obstetrician and look forward to a responsive, effective and sensitive service for mothers and babies in the next millennium.

  • Epidemiology of the Rheumatic Diseases

    Epidemiology of Rheumatic Diseases 2e summarizes all the available data on the occurrence and risk factors for the major epidemiological, musculoskeletal, connective tissue and bone disorders. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of published data world-wide and include such aspects as temporal and geographical trends in disease, contribution of genetic, constitutional and environmental factors to disease occurrence as well as the influence of traditional epidemiological risk factors such as age and gender. The available data is critically appraised to provide the reader with some information as to the relative robustness of the published material. Since the first edition was published in 1993 there have been major advances in all the subject areas covered in the book. As a consequence much of the original material is now out of date and the book has been extensively re-written. Additional chapters have been added on systemic vasculitis and Paget's disease and much more attention has been given to neck and upper limb pain disorders as well as chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia. In addition a new chapter has been provided reviewing population studies as a whole of musculoskeletal morbidity. The authors have also taken the opportunity to completely rewrite the section on genetics taking advantage of the tremendous advances in this area.

  • Paediatric Gastroenterology

    This is a comprehensive and up-to-date view of paediatric gastroenterology. Stress has been laid on the coverage of development and physiology of the foetus, infant, and child, as regards digestion and absorption, immunology, and microbiology, motility, and the gastrointestinal hormones. In these branches of the subject, valuable support has been provided by specialists. Gastroenterological pathology is covered from the upper to the lower end of the alimentary tract. Because of the limitations of radiographic and photographic illustration, there is a large number of diagrams, while tables and statistics illustrate and quantify the date of this text. A separate chapter has been included on diarrhoea in children in the developing countries, written by experts, and there are two chapters on proliferation of micro-organisms, immune deficiency, and the superinfection that results from it. The section on gastrointestinal surgical pathology reflects the training of its authors. Finally the pathology of syndromes and their symptoms is dealt with. At the end of the work is a description of the techniques of gastrointestinal exploration of all kinds, an introduction to renutrition, and, in conclusion, a chapter on the nursing care of enterostomies.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 5-6 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 5-6 years introduces children to non-verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing early preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams.

  • Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

    As well as being a remarkable statesman and one of the world's longest-detained political prisoners, Nelson Mandela has become an exemplary figure of non-racialism and democracy, a moral giant. Once a man with an unknown face, he became after his 1994 release one of the most internationally recognizable images of our time. Set within a biographical frame, this Very Short Introduction explores the reasons why his story is so important to us in the world at large today, and what his achievements signify. It shows how our picture of Mandela is a great deal more complicated than the legend suggests: quality of character is combined with his talents as a performer, his maverick ability to absorb transnational influences, his proximity to outstanding colleagues, his steely survival skills, and his postmodern ease with media image. It shows how many different interconnected stories, histories, values, and symbols combine in the famous name Nelson Mandela. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Economic Evaluation in Health Care: Merging theory with practice

    To accompany the hugely sccessful 'Methods for Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes 2e', this book is a thorough and rigorous discussion of the methodological principles and recent advances in the rapidly advancing field of theory and practice of economic evaluation in health care. Written by an internationally acclaimed group of authors, the book provides an in-depth discussion of the latest theoretical advances and gives comprehensive reviews of the available literature. The book covers the main areas of economic evaluation, including the methods for measuring costs and outcomes, the collection of data alongside clinical studies, ways of handling uncertainty, discounting and issues relating to the transferability of economic data.

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 9-10 years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 1 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond English Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740045) is also available.

  • Bond 11+: English & Verbal Reasoning: CEM 10 Minute Tests: 10-11 years

    Bond is the number one provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond 11+ CEM English & Verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 10-11 year olds provides essential bite-size practice in tackling CEM-style English and verbal reasoning questions, setting strong foundations for success in 11+ tests. They include typical question types used in CEM 11+ testing, helping to build skills and confidence for exam success. Additionally, this series comes with puzzle sections to reinforce skills, and a progress chart to encourage and track improvement.

  • Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary with Arabic Words

    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary with Arabic words supports the curriculum and gives comprehensive coverage of the key science terms children use in the primary classroom. Each entry is in alphabetical order and along with a clear and straightforward definition, translation in Arabic, has a fun and informative colour illustration or diagram to help explain the meaning. Cross references link the user to other useful words in this dictionary so it is easy to build up vocabulary quickly. There are alsofull indexes at the end in both English and Arabic. Additional information is given in a fully illustrated section on topics such as the human body, classification of animals, solar system, and much more. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary with Arabic Words. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oup.com/eme website.

  • Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

    Since the first edition of this book, AIDS has emerged, and there has been increasing public awareness of the problems of infection. Thousands of antibiotics have been discovered and are used widely, but resistance to many of these antibiotics has built up in the microbial community, so infection by microbes is always possible. The sinister implications of AIDS and its attendant opportunistic infections emphasise the importance of medical students receiving formal training in this area, with the aim of this book being to give them a grasp of the principles of antimicrobial drug treatment.

  • The Molecular Pathology of Alcoholism

    Alcoholism is one of the most challenging socio-medical problems in Western societies. Alcohol abusers are regarded as some of life's failures and it is a common attitude, even among doctors, to believe that if afflicted individuals were to "pull themselves together" the problem would be instantly solved. This attitude ignores a large mass of evidence in the literature which indicates that abuse and alcohol-related disease is a natural, if not inevitable, progression from heavy social drinking. This book provides an overview of recent developments in biomedical research on alcoholism. It provides substance to the view that alcoholism is an organic disorder that stems from the specific interaction of alcohol and its metabolites with cellular components. This is achieved by three broad lines of investigation: the molecular genetics and enzymology of alcohol; the agents which initiate pathogenic processes in the liver, brain, and fetus; and finally the question of genetic predisposition to alcoholism.

  • Tales from Africa

    In this book of tales from Africa there are stories about an evil-hearted shark, an extremely cunning hare, a very greedy spider, and the strongest man in the world. There are also answers to such questions as why the crab has no head, why the sun and moon live in the sky, and why flies buzz.

  • The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories

    The Victorians excelled at telling ghost stories. In an age of rapid scientific progress, the idea of a vindictive past able to reach out and violate the present held a special potential for terror. Throughout the nineteenth century, fictional ghost stories developed in parallel with the more general Victorian fascination with death and what lay beyond it. Though they were as much a part of the cultural and literary fabric of the age as imperial confidence, the best of the stories still retain their original power to surprise and unsettle. In Victorian Ghost Stories, the editors map out the development of the ghost story from 1850 to the early years of the twentieth century and demonstrate the importance of this form of short fiction in Victorian popular culture. As well as reprinting stories by supernatural specialists such as J. S. Le Fanu and M. R. James, this selection emphasizes the key role played by women writers-including Elizabeth Gaskell, Rhoda Broughton, and Charlotte Riddell-and offers one or two genuine rarities. Other writers represented include Charles Dickens, Henry James, Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and R. L. Stevenson. There is also a fascinating Introduction and a chronological list of ghost story collections from 1850 to 1910.

  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

    COMPREHENSIVE, AUTHORITATIVE, AND ACCESSIBLE. IDEAL FOR BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ARCHAEOLOGISTS. With over 4,000 entries covering the essential vocabulary for everyday archaeological work in the English language, this up-to-date dictionary is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive of its kind. There is coverage of principles, theories, techniques, artefacts, materials, people, places, monuments, equipment, and descriptive terms - from amphora to ziggurat, and Beaker Culture to molluscan analysis. The dictionary focuses especially on Europe, the Old World, and the Americas, and covers legislation relating to the United Kingdom and the USA. The archaeology of a selection of key sites from around the world is also described. A quick reference section of maps and tables provides an easy way to rapidly locate information on the main chronological periods and traditions, international conventions, and stratigraphic subdivisions. Written by a leading authority, the dictionary's detailed but clear entries provide an essential reference source for students, teachers, professionals, and enthusiasts alike.

  • Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

    The essays in Where's the Evidence? focus on problems ignored. This book is a unique collection of critical andw controversial essays on intractable ethical issues and evidence-based problems in modern medicine. Most, but notr therapeutic disasters. Although it is impossible to prevent all missteps in medicine, the author argues, a hedging strategy using concurrent controls when new therapies are introduced always reduces the number of patients killed or injured. It is dangerous to use treatments widely, he warns, before they are subject to rigorous comparative trials. Additionally, the author points out, questions have emerged about how to wield medicine's new capabilities wisely. How do we draw the line,' he asks 'between "knowing" (the acquisition of new medical information) and "doing" (the application of that new knowledge). What are the long- term consequences (moral, social, economic, and biological) of responding to a demand that medicine always do everything that can be done?' This book now issued in paperback is a collection of critical and controversial essays discussing intractable ethical issues and evidence-based problems in modern medicine. The essays together with responses were published over a ten-year period in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Medicine. Most of the examples, but not all are taken from perinatal medicine, the field in which the author has worked for many years. The essays are thought provoking and will be of great interest to those involved in the ongoing evidence-based medicine debate. (See selected reviews)

  • Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials

    This text is a developed and expanded successor to "Causal Relationships in Medicine: a Practical System for Critical Appraisal" Critical appraisal is now the central focus of evidence-based medicine and knowledge-based healthcare, and is currently a major influence in most countries. The book has been thoroughly revised and new sections on meta-analysis, evidence-based-medicine and misclassification have been added. The text presents a system of critical appraisal to help the reader evaluate studies in the health and medical fields. It should be of particular interest to postgraduate students in health sciences (public health and clinical research) and undergraduate medical students for whom the book can act as a methodological textbook with emphasis on critical thinking.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Standard Test Papers: Pack 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 1 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets in standard format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Verbal Reasoning 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 2 (ISBN: 9780192740809) is also available.

  • Oxford Children's Thesaurus

    Over 45,000 synonyms, with age-appropriate examples and opposites, make this an ideal thesaurus to help children aged 8+ with homework. It features Overused Word panels that suggest alternatives to words like 'nice' and 'good'; Word Webs - ideal for project work - providing related words - for example 'bird' includes types of birds, parts of a bird's body, sounds made by birds and the words for groups of birds along with some illustrations of birds; Writing Tips that offer advice and even more vocabulary for writing, e.g. about how birds move - do they circle, flutter or perch? - or how to describe their feathers. Compiled using the Oxford Children's Corpus, the Oxford Children's Thesaurus delivers support and help where it is needed.

  • Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools

    An extensive secondary school thesaurus for complete writing support, ideal for Key Stage 3 & 4 students. The Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools is easy to use with its accessible layout. It delivers a wide vocabulary with excellent coverage of curriculum words. It also provides context with the age-appropriate example sentences, from the best children's books and teenage fiction to show students how to use language most effectively. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words written for children. It gives hands-on support to young writers, with a unique toolkit on writing skills, How to Write Well, and panels highlighting common pitfalls and giving useful suggestions for replacing overused words. It is ideal to use when preparing for the Spoken Language Study and the English Language objectives of the GCSE specifications for KS3-4, and where permitted, is ideal for taking in to Controlled Assessments, along with the companion Oxford English Dictionary for Schools. Downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Standard Test Papers: Pack 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 1 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets in standard format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Maths 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 2 (ISBN: 9780192740762) is also available.

  • Fetal Behaviour: Developmental and Perinatal Aspects

    The greater access to the foetus provided by the introduction of ultrasonography into clinical practice has shown that the development of behaviour begins in the early stages of gestation. This volume represents material on foetal behaviour, with detailed coverage of behavioural development during the normal pregnancy, the state of current research, foetal behaviour and psychology, and assessment of foetal well-being. The material is presented in four sections. The first gives a detailed description of normal behaviour in the human foetus through all stages of pregnancy. The second looks at the current findings in relation to foetal behaviour and developmental psychology, with possible directions for future research. Of particular importance is the information dealing with medication capable of producing abnormal behaviour and potentially dangerous to the developing central nervous system. The third section covers foetal behaviour in relation to foetal psychology and the foetal-maternal axis. The final section summarizes consequences for clinical practice, foetal monitoring and perinatal research. It describes what behaviour is normal at any given gestation age and the consequences of techniques used to assess the condition of the foetus.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Arithmetic Workbook: 8-9 years

    Bond Skills Arithmetic for age 8-9 has been developed to help children begin to prepare for the greater fluency with manipulating numbers demanded by Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum. Bond has 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills they'll need to succeed. This ensures that this book begins to establish confidence around a broad base of mathematical principles, and develops the ability to rapidly recall key knowledge and calculate solutions sought through the latest National Curriculum.

  • Hospital Infection Control: Setting Up a Cost-Effective Programme

    This manual is written for hospitals where infection control is in its infancy, and provides clear, practical guidelines on setting up an effective Infection Control Programme. Based on current practices in countries with well-developed programmes, it offers minimal requirements and standards to produce sound policies, emphasizing good practice within the limits of small budgets. The book begins by discussing the cost and method of setting up an Infection Control Committee, and the way in which policies are implemented. It covers disinfection, sterilization, waste disposal, and acceptable recycling of equipment. It advises on the design and running of wards and other hospital units, and discusses practical methods of staff education. The author has wide experience of education in hospitals of underdeveloped countries. Her unique book provides essential advice on establishing good infection practices, and demonstrates how patient care may be optimized with limited resources.

  • The Demon Headmaster

    When Dinah is fostered by the Hunters she thinks her biggest problem will be fitting in with her foster-brothers, Lloyd and Harvey. However, once she starts at her new school it's clear that there's more to worry about. All the children, apart from a handful including Lloyd and Harvey, are too well-behaved - robotic almost - and oddly keen to please the creepy headmaster. The three children set out to discover the nature of his influence over everyone . . . but then Dinah finds herself saying and doing things she has no power over. Soon they uncover the headmaster's wicked plan. Controlling the school is just a practice run. He has set his sights on dominating the entire nation! The children must foil him before he succeeds . . . but with Dinah under his spell they've got a challenge on their hands. Great fun and just a little bit frightening, Gillian Cross's beloved classic still holds readers under its hypnotic spell, even after thirty years of being in print. An accessible page-turner, The Demon Headmaster is impossible to resist.

  • One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

    A completely original version of the Arabian Nights Stories by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In order to delay her inevitable execution, Queen Shaharazad tells her murdering husband, King Shahryar, an exciting story every night. She tells her wonderful stories until the King realizes that he won't be able to live without them...

  • Oxford School Thesaurus

    The Oxford School Thesaurus is newly available in paperback. It has all the text of the hardback with thousands of synonyms and up-to-date example sentences. Each entry is in alphabetical order, with its word class and a broad range of imaginative synonyms and supporting example sentences. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Tinted panels give more synonyms for words that are often overused, for example put, nice, or say. Topic panels focus on curriculum vocabulary for the classroom. This authoritative thesaurus is the ideal companion to the pocket-sized Oxford School Dictionary. It has the same accessible design with guide words and the full alphabet on every page with a tab on the letter of the page to help with navigation. Plus, for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Radiology: A Practical Guide

    This study of radiology for general practitioners takes into account the advances in imaging technology made over recent years. It explains the role of these new techniques, but concentrates on the use of the simpler investigations which are available to the GP on direct access. It also deals with the relationship between the GP and the radiology department and with the hazards of radiological investigation. The aim of this practical guide is to enable the GP to choose the right examination, to prepare the patient and to make sense of the result. It is also intended for practitioners in some paramedical disciplines such as osteopaths whose patients may undergo radiological investigation.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 9-10 years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 1 develops non-verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740250) is also available.

  • Groovy Animal ABC

    They're funky, they're furry, they're groovy, they're huggable - they're "Bang on the Door Animals"! The "Bang on the Door" animal range is already hugely popular with children and adults alike, and the charcters are well-known from the fantastic selection of stationery and gift merchandise that is already available. "Groovy Animal ABC" is a distinctive ABC featuring these adorable animals and launches an exciting programme of "Bang on the Door" publishing. This is an eye-catching and beautifully designed "ABC" with funny and endearing animal characters and a short, jokey rhyming text. It is extremely high quality design and production values make this book immediately distinctive. The characters appeal to children and adults alike, and already have terrific grass-roots market awareness. It introduces young children to simple educational concepts while at the same time having masses of gift appeal.

  • Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy: Volume 3. Head and Neck and Brain

    Contains anatomical material particularly relevant to dental and speech therapy students.

  • Hungry Hen

    The hungry little hen eats and eats and grows fatter and fatter. High on the hill the fox watches and grows thinner and thinner. One day he can stand it no longer, but things do not turn out as expected.

  • Dementia: Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms

    Dementia is a syndrome characterized by cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms. This book focuses on the clinically distinct categories of non-cognitive symptoms. These are grouped together under the umbrella term Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia (BPSD). BPSD include agitation (describing a cluster of related symptoms including anxiety, irritability and motor restlessness, often leading to behaviours such as wandering, pacing, aggression, shouting and night-time disturbances), psychosis (referring to three main categories of symptoms: hallucinations, delusions and delusional misidentification) and mood disorders (depression, anxiety and hypomania). Other symptoms include sexual disinhibition, eating problems and abnormal vocalizations (shouting, screaming and demanding attention). There are many reasons why a patient with dementia may develop BPSD. Because of these potential different aetiologies, a full and careful assessment of possible physical, psychological and environmental factors is essential. This book will inform all of those responsible for caring for the patient with dementia about the identification of BPSD, the nature of the symptoms, assessment of their severity and recommends a structured and sequential approach to management. The authors are internationally respected, combining expertise from the fields of clinical research, psychiatry and clinical psychology to provide an integrated approach to the topic.

  • Winnie and Wilbur: Happy Birthday, Winnie

    Abracadabra! Everything is ready for a fabulous birthday. But when the party's in full swing, Winnie toots her new trumpet . . . and everyone disappears! Without any guests, how can the party go on? Will Winnie and Wilbur find a way to bring their friends back to enjoy Winnie's spectacular edible surprise? It's a sugar-rush Winnie and Wilbur adventure! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too! www.winnieandwilbur.com

  • The Clockwork Dragon

    Max and Lizzie's kingdom is being terrorized by a ferocious dragon named Flamethrottle. But if you think they are frightened you had better think again! They have a daring plan to chase that dastardly dragon out of town . . .

  • Read with Oxford: Stages 1-2: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Story Collection

    With a focus on building phonics skills, this Read with Oxford Stages 1-2: Songbirds Story Collection contains 12 fun phonics stories to provide perfect practice for beginner readers. Read what life is like being small with Bob Bug, find out who is top cat and much more! The kit also contains colourful stickers, and an alphabet chart to reward, motivate and build confidence. Tips for reading together explain the sounds that each story focuses on and identify any words children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading resources to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction

    The popularity of dinosaurs seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Par and documentaries (Walking with Dinosaurs). But how much do these popular programmes really tell us about the recent scientific discoveries and the latest research into the world of the dinosaur? This is the first book explain the latest findings in dinosaur research and the exciting scientific discoveries that have built up a picture of how dinosaurs looked, what they ate, and how they moved and interacted with each other. Taking a new approach to the subject, David Norman combines many areas of science, such as anatomy, genetics, forensics and engineering design, to piece together the evidence of how animal life evolved on earth, and why it did in the way that it did. David Norman also discusses the role that informed speculation and luck has played in many of the major discoveries. Starting with ancient myths of dinosaur-like monsters (dragons) and the history of the discovery of dinosaurs, he goes on to discuss their evolution and the many different techniques used to understand them, including the latest virtual reality animation sequences and engineering design analysis. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Multiple-choice Test Papers: Pack 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 2 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets, in multiple-choice format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Verbal Reasoning 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 1 (ISBN: 9780192740892) is also available.

  • Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary

    The Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary is an easy home and school reference tool. It supports the teaching of reading and spelling through synthetic phonics. Supported by the Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters Programme, it follows the Alphabetic Code Chart showing the sounds and alternative spellings that children will need to learn to become proficient readers and spellers. The words are ordered by initial sound and there are subsections to show how the same sounds appear in the middle or at the end of a word. The long vowel sounds and their alternative spellings appear in a separate section within the dictionary. This unique dictionary makes it easy to explain how 'sun' and 'Cinderella' both start with the 's' sound and how 'dance' has the same 's' sound at the end, while 'egg' and 'eat' start with the same letter but different sounds. With colourful illustrations by Alex Brychta and the familiar Oxford Reading Tree characters, this is a fun way to prepare for the phonics screening check. There is additional phonics support material and audio on the Oxford Owl website, http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk. For more downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities go online to www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 5-6 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 5-6 years introduces children to verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing early preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams.

  • Vermeer's Camera: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces

    Over 100 years of speculation and controversy surround claims that the great seventeenth-century Dutch artist, Johannes Vermeer, used the camera obscura to create some of the most famous images in Western art. This intellectual detective story starts by exploring Vermeer's possible knowledge of seventeenth-century optical science, and outlines the history of this early version of the photographic camera, which projected an accurate image for artists to trace. However, it is Steadman's meticulous reconstruction of the artist's studio, complete with a camera obscura, which provides exciting new evidence to support the view that Vermeer did indeed use the camera. These findings do not challenge Vermeer's genius but show how, like many artists, he experimented with new technology to develop his style and choice of subject matter. The combination of detailed research and a wide range of contemporary illustrations offers a fascinating glimpse into a time of great scientific and cultural innovation and achievement in Europe.

  • Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

    What is socialism? Does it have a future, or has it become an outdated ideology in the 21st century? Michael Newman examines and explains the successes and failures of modern socialism by taking an international perspective -- ranging from communism in Cuba to social democracy in Sweden. Discussing its evolution from the industrial towns of the 19th century to its response to the feminist, green, and anti-capitalist movements today, Newman concludes that, with its values of equality, solidarity, and cooperation, socialism remains as relevant as ever but that it needs to learn lessons from the past. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Phonics: The Town Mouse and Country Mouse and Other Tales

    This Read with Oxford Stage 1 story collection contains four traditional tales: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Gingerbread Man; The Enormous Turnip; and Get the Rat! This beautifully-illustrated book with clear phonics progression is ideal for children who are taking their first steps in reading. These well-loved traditional tales from around the world have been rewritten so that children can read them for themselves. They are expertly levelled and in line with children's phonics learning at school. In additional to the stories, the collection offers tips for reading the stories together, extended story texts that parents can read aloud to their child and story maps that children can use to help retell the story in their own words. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF MODERN SLANG

    This dictionary presents an up-to-date record of modern slang. Drawing on the resources of the "Oxford English Dictionary" and illustrated throughout with quotations, this new dictionary covers over 5,000 slang words and phrases that have taken refuge in the English language this century. Including new coinings as well as those that have stood the test of time, the book has slang not only from Britain (wally, prang, and gobsmacked), but also from the rest of the English-speaking world, including America (dork and cockamamie) and Australia (sheila, giggle-house and Jimmy woodser ). This book should appeal to word-lovers, language professionals and general readers. John Ayto is the editor of the Longman "Register of New Words" and the Bloomsbury "Dictionary of Word Origins". John Simpson is the co-editor of "Oxford English University" and editor of "COD Proverbs".

  • A History of Roman Britain

    'One could not ask for a more meticulous or scholarly assessment of what Britain meant to the Romans, or Rome to Britons, than Peter Salway's Monumental Study' Frederick Raphael, Sunday Times From the invasions of Julius Caesar to the unexpected end of Roman rule in the early fifth century AD and the subsequent collapse of society in Britain, this book is the most authoritative and comprehensive account of Roman Britain ever published for the general reader. Peter Salway's narrative takes into account the latest research including exciting discoveries of recent years, and will be welcomed by anyone interested in Roman Britain.

  • Winnie The Witch Three Story Treasury

    This fantastic volume includes three of Winnie and Wilbur's crazy capers, with fabulous new cover artwork from Korky Paul. Meet them in their black house, take a hazardous ride on Winnie's broomstick and join them on a hot and sunny winter's day! This collection is a must-have purchase for Winnie fans everywhere and, for those who have yet to meet everyone's favourite witch, it is a book that is guaranteed to make readers the best of friends with Winnie and her big black cat, Wilbur!

  • The Urinary Sediment: An Integrated View

    This is the second edition of a full colour reference atlas published first to excellent reviews in 1994. Every renal unit needs to have a reference text of this kind and urine microscopy is an important diagnostic aid in nephrology. After the 'Historical Introduction' by J Stewart Cameron, chapter 1 descibes the methods used to prepare and analyse the urine samples. Chapter 2, which is the most important section of the book, describes with the help of 249 illustrations (over 200 in full colour) the elements of the urinary sediment. Chapter 3 deals with the urinary sediment of the normal subject, while chapter 4 deals with the urinary changes which are observed in the main diseases of the kidney and urinary tract. Chapter 5 describes the changes of the urinary sediment caused by drugs. Chapter 6 is about the interpretation of the urinary findings shown in the previous chapters. Chapter 7 covers the new systems to analyse the urinary sediments. An appendix shows how to adjust the microscope to analyse the urine specimens. The primary audience is practising nephrologists and nephrologists in training, and also those in internal medicine rotating through the renal unit who perform routinely the analysis of the urinary sediment. Clinical pathologists would also find this an attractive and useful book. The illustrations are outstanding and additional clinical information has been added in this new edition. From review from the Lancet of the first edition in comparison with a competing title: 'Every nephrologist knows and teaches that urine microscopy is an important diagnostic aid. What has been urgently needed is a colour guide to the subject.....I preferred the pictures in the European book. They were of high quality, not repetitive and with clear legends...if I wanted to teach myself.. then the European book was well ahead. The latter is also accompanied by an elegant introductory essay by JS Cameron on the history of urine analysis. Every renal unit needs at least one of these books.' The Lancet

  • Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

    What is capitalism? Is capitalism the same everywhere? Is there an alternative? The word 'capitalism' is one that is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism really all about, and what does it mean? The book begins by addressing basic issues such as 'what is capital?' before discussing the history and development of capitalism through three detailed and absorbing case studies ranging from the tulipomania of seventeenth-century Holland to the recent Enron crisis in America. Fulcher addresses important present day issues, such as New Labour's relationship with capitalism, the significance of global capitalism, and distinctive national models of capitalism. He also explores whether capital has escaped the nation-state by going global, emphasizing that globalizing processes are not new. He discusses the crisis tendencies of capitalism, such as the Southeast Asian banking crisis, the collapse of the Russian economy, and the 1997- 1998 global financial crisis, and asks whether capitalism is doomed. The book ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and the alternatives proposed by environmentalists. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Oxford History of Medieval Europe

    This is the most authoritative account of life in Medieval Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of the Renaissance. Full coverage is given to all aspects of life in a thousand-year period which saw the creation of western civilization: from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne, the Byzantines, and the Hundred Years War, to the ideals of the crusades, the building of great cathedrals and the social catastrophe of the Black Death; the cultural worlds of chivalric knights, popular festivals, and new art forms. The chapters show the movement of the centre of gravity in European life from the Mediterranean to the north; and the authors explore the contrast between Byzantine and Renaissance cultures in the south and the new, complex political and social structures of north-west Europe, which by 1300 had the most advanced civilization the world had ever seen.

  • Tales from China

    This collection of Chinese stories begins with the great legends of how Earth and Heaven came into being. There are folk-tales too, about ghosts and rain-makers, poor students and magicians, and the man who was nearly made into fish paste. Throughout the collection, the author brings to life all the magic and mystery of China.

  • Wilbur's Book of First Words

    Wilbur's Book of First Words is an irresistible new board book, perfect for the smallest paws. It's full of bright, bold, and playful images, making first concepts fizz with fun. With a friendly smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eye, the lovable, huggable Wilbur is ready to lead children on an entertaining journey of early-learning discovery. And to make the book extra-special, it ends with a heart-warming picture and message affirming the fondness that Wilbur's owner - none other than Winnie the Witch - has for her big black cat! Other titles include: Numbers, Colours, and Opposites.

  • Inherited Disorders of the Kidney: Investigation and Management

    A high proportion of adults with end-stage renal failure are suffering from an inherited disorder of the kidneys. This is the first book to present a practical approach to the investigation and management of people with inherited renal disorders. Taking an international perspective, it covers the dramatic clinical and scientific advances that have been made in the past decade.

  • Liver Disease and Gallstones

    Liver and gallbladder diseases - for example gallstones, jaundice, hepatitis, and alcohol-related conditions - are extremely common throughout the world. This book aims to present the facts as they are currently known, in a clear and non-technical way. It covers the normal function of the liver and gallbladder, describes the tests used to detect abnormality, and outlines, the major diseases. It discusses available treatment, and answers the questions most frequently asked by patients and relatives. This new edition has been expanded and re-written to cover the considerable advances in knowledge since 1987 - particularly in relation to gallstones, viral hepatitis, and liver transplantation. A section on self-help groups and charitable organizations has been added.

  • Democracy: A Very Short Introduction.

    No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Nearly every regime today claims to be democratic, but not all 'democracies' allow free politics, and free politics existed long before democratic franchises. This book is a short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, from ancient Greece and Rome through the American, French, and Russian revolutions, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world. It argues that democracy is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for good government, and that ideas of the rule of law, and of human rights, should in some situations limit democratic claims. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Bond 11+ English and Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for the CEM 11+ tests: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11plus practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English and Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 8-9 years are topic-based practice questions for the 11 plus test. They have been written to cover the types of questions your child will experience in their CEM (Durham University) exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success in the most demanding 11plus exams.

  • The English Hymnal

    The traditional edition of the English Hymnal, this volume includes the very best hymnody from medieval plain chant to the early twentieth-century classics. The hymns are grouped according to theme and contain material suitable for any festival or occasion in the life of a church.

  • Human Experimentation: A Guided Step into the Unknown

    The 'randomized clinical trial' is the process whereby a selection of patients, chosen purely at random, are tested either for the presence of a disease, or for the examination of the effects of new drugs or therapies. In this book, the author makes a plea for wider use of randomized clinical trials when introducing any new therapy. He cites many examples of how careful trials can overturn preconceived or ill-conceived notions of a therapy's effectiveness and how trials can lead to a clearer comprehension of clinical anomalies. The author gives careful guidance on how to avoid pitfalls and much useful information on how trials can be set up. His own expertise comes from tackling the problems of certain visual defects in the new-born. From reviews of the hardback edition: 'A clear well written exposition of the problems that face a clinical investigator and of the possible ways of solving them...The compelling quality of Silverman's book is his philosophical attitude that gives it life' British Medical Journal 'An engaging and well written account of an important part of modern medical research.' Lancet

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 11+-12+ years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 2 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond English Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740076) is also available.

  • Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction

    Thomas Hobbes, the first great English political philosopher, has long had the reputation of being a pessimistic atheist, who saw human nature as inevitably evil and proposed a totalitarian state to subdue human failings. In this illuminating study, Richard Tuck re-evaluates Hobbes's philosophy and dispels these myths, revealing him to have been passionately concerned with the refutation of scepticism, and to have developed a theory of knowledge which rivalled that of Descartes in its importance. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Mechanisms and Clinical Management of Chronic Renal Failure

    This book provides the reader with a comprehensive review of the mechanisms underlying kidney scarring and the clinical aspects related to progressive chronic renal failure. It deals with aspects of diabetic and non-diabetic kidney diseases. It also addresses issues related to the progression of renal diseases in tropical areas. It is written by experts in the field who provide the readers with an up-to-date review of the literature and share their own experience and views on the subjects they cover. The authors also provide when appropriate, some guidelines and recommendations for the management of progressive renal insufficiency. This book should appeal to nephrologists and general physicians with an interest in nephrology. It should be a valuable source of information for trainees in the field of nephrology who may want an up-to-date review on a topic related to the progression of renal diseases.

  • Bond SATs Skills: English: Spelling and Vocabulary: 8-9 years

    Bond Skills Spelling and Vocabulary for age 8-9 has been developed to help children begin to prepare for the increased focus on these core language skills, as demanded by the National Curriculum and through selective school testing. Bond, with 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills they'll need to succeed, has combined with Oxford Dictionaries to harness the very latest research into children's language usage. This ensures that this book begins to establish competent spelling and the confident understanding of the words expected by the latest National Curriculum tests, including end of year, SATs and the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test, and prepares for the 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction

    Benedict de Spinoza (1632-77) was at once the father of the Enlightenment and the last sad guardian of the medieval world. In his brilliant synthesis of geometrical method, religious sentiment, and secular science, he attempted to reconcile the conflicting moral and intellectual demands of his epoch, and to present a vision of humanity as simultaneously bound by necessity and eternally free. In this book Roger Scruton presents a clear and systematic analysis of Spinoza's thought, and shows its relevance to today's intellectual preoccupations. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • An Introduction to the Psychotherapies

    The third edition is a continuation of a highly successful text for mental health professionals embarking on training in pyschotherapy. Since its first publication in 1979, it has carved out a niche for itself and has proved very useful to the new trainee in the field. All the chapters have been throughly updated to take into account developments in the psychotherapies since the mid-1980s. The first chapter by Jerome Frank has achieved the status of a classic and remains untouched. Two new chapters have been added - a scholarly contribution on ethical aspects of psychotherapy by the American academic Professor Byram Karasu and an authoritative chapter on behavioural psychotherapy by Dr Lynne Drummond of St George's Hospital Medical School, London.

  • A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

    When the first edition of A House Called Helen was published in 1993, there were only a handful of children's hospices in existence, all of them within the UK. There are now more than twenty in operation, and a significant number at the project stage, in the UK alone, and children's hospices have been set up in Canada, the USA, Australia and continental Europe. The concept of a children's hospice, seen as innovative when the first, Helen House, opened in Oxford in 1982, is now well established and the growth in the number of children's hospices has seen corresponding important developments in the field of paediatric palliative care. This book provides an authoritative account of how Helen House came into being. It records the events surrounding the foundation of the hospice and how it stemmed directly from what was learnt from the events following the sudden illness of the author's eldest daughter Helen, after whom it was named. The book sets out the philosophy which underpinned the hospice, which was taken up as the guiding philosophy of children's hospice care. It describes the hospice's operational framework and details the service provided by Helen House, which is widely cited as a model for children's hospice care worldwide. It provides valuable insight into the needs of the families who use hospice services and touches both on the difficulties they face caring, often over a long period of time, for a child with a life-limiting illness, and on the role and attitudes of professionals and indeed of the public at large. In this new edition an additional chapter reviews the growth of children's hospices and reflects on the challenges they face in their maturity. It considers the development of children's hospice care in relation to wider service provision and examines current and future issues surrounding the care of children with life-limiting illness.

  • Winnie and Wilbur: The Santa Surprise

    As they get ready for Chrsitmas Winnie and Wilbur go an epic quest to make sure Santa gets a present, too. A brand new story in a fabulous new format with stylish full colour illustrations, this is the perfect purchase for Winnie and Wilbur fans at Christmas. Part of the bestselling series that celebrates the wonderful relationship shared by Winnie and her cat, Wilbur. Since 1987 they have been delighting children and adults all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold.

  • What Can You Spot in Winnie's World?

    Winnie and Wilbur often find themselves in a crowd. Whether they're enjoying a day at the seaside or queuing outside the museum, the incredible details in Korky Paul's spectacular scenes provide a challenge for the most eagle-eyed Winnie fans. Can you find that cat with an eye-patch, that duck in a hurry, or that wizard with a long, white beard? In this search-and-find book every picture is crammed with things to spot, people to meet, and funny details to enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Let the searching begin!

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 9-10 years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 2 develops non-verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740243) is also available.

  • Oxford Student's Dictionary

    This new edition of the Oxford Student's Dictionary is fully revised, with new curriculum vocabulary and up-to-date meanings. This is a comprehensive dictionary for students aged 14+ who need clear and straightforward definitions for vocabulary that they encounter at school and when preparing for exams. It includes subject specific language as well as everyday words and phrases. The new supplement gives spelling, punctuation and grammar tips for exam success, how to interpret exam command words and tips on what you can do to make a difference when checking through the exam paper.

  • Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

    Postmodernism has been a buzzword in contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual arts, film, architecture, and music. He treats artists, intellectuals, critics, and social scientists 'as if they were all members of a loosely constituted and quarrelsome political party' - a party which includes such members as Cindy Sherman, Salman Rushdie, Jacques Derrida, Walter Abish, and Richard Rorty - creating a vastly entertaining framework in which to unravel the mysteries of the 'postmodern condition', from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Periodontium and Orthodontics in Health and Disease

    The interface between periodontology and orthodontics is as broad as any between two disciplines in clinical dentistry. Controlled tooth movements utilize the dynamic nature of the periodontium which remodels actively when external forces are applied. Periodontal tissues are continually at risk from plaque-induced diseases that compromise the support of the dentition. The accumulation of plaque is enhanced when patients wear orthodontic appliances and the dental hygienist has a vital role to play before, during and after orthodontic treatment. Changes in tooth relationships are often a consequence of periodontal disease. When the condition has been controlled orthodontic treatment may be indicated to, for example, align drifted incisors, or to upright molars that have tipped into extraction spaces. The aim of this book is to explore fully the interrelationships between the periodontium in both health and disease, and orthodontics. The text examines the common ground upon which the orthodontist and periodontist are often called upon to meet and collaborate on cases that demand multi-disciplinary care. The authors hope that this book will serve as a helpful volume for all specialists in the periodontal and orthodontic disciplines. It is also directed towards postgraduate students and practitioners with a special interest in these subjects. This book is intended for all specialists in the orthodontic and periodontal disciplines; also interested postgraduate students and practitioners.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: 10 Minute Tests: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 8-9 years provide essential bite-size practice in non-verbal reasoning skills, setting strong foundations for success in Common Entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core question types used in entrance exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Tom's Midnight Garden

    A recipient of the Carnegie Medal, this is the story of a young boy's discovery of an enchanted, secret garden which no one else can see. The garden is too fantastic for the adults to believe, but for Tom it is a place of marvellous adventures.

  • Oxford School Thesaurus

    This authoritative new edition of the bestselling Oxford School Thesaurus boosts vocabulary and improves writing skills through new curriculum support. With the help of the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, the thesaurus is able to proivde a range of carefully-levelled words, synonyms and antonyms and age-appropriate example sentences. These are written in the natural language of contemporary children using contexts that will make the thesaurus easy and enjoyable for every child to use. Phrasal verbs, idioms, and writing tips help to explore the richness of language and make writing more effective, whether in creative writing or in essays, projects, reports and letters. A writing supplement with spelling, grammar and punctuation support makes this a complete toolkit to enhance basic literacy skills, build confidence, deliver the curriculum and help children prepare for the level of writing expected at secondary school. As with all Oxford children's thesauruses, it has been trialled with teachers. A perfect buy, in a resilient hardback format with a refreshing new look, an essential for any bookshelf. Downloadable word games, puzzles and activities are available at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: 10 Minute Tests: 7-8 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 7-8 years provide essential bite-size practice in verbal reasoning skills, setting strong foundations for success in Common Entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core question types used in entrance exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials

    Critical appraisal is now the central focus of evidence-based medicine and knowledge-based healthcare, and is currently a major influence in most countries. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and new sections on meta-analysis, evidence based medicine and misclassification have been added. This book presents a system of critical appraisal to help the reader evaluate studies in the health and medical fields.

  • Bond 11+: Mixed: Standard Test Papers: Pack 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Mixed 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 2 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets in standard format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Mixed 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 1 (ISBN: 9780192740717) is also available.

  • The Christmas Unicorn

    A heart-warming story, set in the days leading up to Christmas, about one little girl's magical encounter with a unicorn. Christmas is just days away. A little girl called Milly and her Mum are staying at Grandpa's house. Dad has been kept away but will join them just as soon as he can. But Milly feels a little forlorn, away from her friends and without her Dad. And then something wonderful happens. Milly meets Florian, a unicorn. One snowy night, he patters into Grandpa's house and transforms Milly's Christmas, filling it with friendship, surprise and sparkle. And somehow, Florian makes all Milly's wishes come true. Anna Currey has crafted a beautifully written and sensitively illustrated picture book that will delight every generation as families come together at Christmas. Upon its first publication this book received many warm reviews, including: 'A beautifully written and illustrated book.' Publishing News and 'Softly realistic illustrations with just a touch of magic.' The Children's Bookseller.

  • Greatest Magical Stories, chosen by Michael Morpurgo

    Award-winning children's writer and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo has collected his greatest magical stories from all around the world and put them in one place. Here! From tiny heroes to talking frogs, and meddling fairies to mysterious sea creatures, this is a timeless collection to treasure forever. Beautiful colour illustrations bring the magical text to life. There are lots of stories to choose from, including The Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty, and a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk written by Michael Morpurgo. So whether you're looking for a quick read or a longer story to lose yourself in, something to read alone or a tale to share, there's a great magical story within for everyone to find. A sumptuous gift edition for young readers to treasure.

  • Promoting Children's Emotional Well-being: Messages from Research

    This book explores the concept of emotional well-being in children and describes the research suggesting how this can be promoted. Emotional well-being is something much greater than simply the absence of problems, and is not something that just develops at home. This book is about strategies to ensure that children maximize their potential and increase the quality of their lives by fostering well-being as a concept inclusive of confidence, empathy, pro-social behaviour, creativity and a sense of achievement, at the same time as preventing emotional and behavioural problems. The various interventions described are seen in relation to the social contexts in which the children and their families operate. Leading researchers, from the fields of health, social care, education and the law, have contributed chapters. The book promises to give all those researching, working or making policy in this field new insights into how to make a psychologically more healthy world for children.

  • Winnie in Winter

    Winnie the Witch is tired of winter. She's tired of shivering in the cold and looking out at her garden covered in snow. And Wilbur is tired of frozen fur and whiskers. So Winnie uses a little magic to bring summer and sunshine to her house. But just as she settles down in her deckchair . . . hordes of people arrive. With the unruly crowd comes noise, and mess, and chaos! Maybe winter isn't so bad, after all?

  • Gulliver's Travels

    'Thus, gentle Reader, I have given thee a faithful History of my Travels for Sixteen Years, and above Seven Months; wherein I have not been so studious of Ornament as of Truth.' In these words Gulliver represents himself as a reliable reporter of the fantastic adventures he has just set down; but how far can we rely on a narrator whose identity is elusive and whoses inventiveness is self-evident? Gulliver's Travels purports to be a travel book, and describes Gulliver's encounters with the inhabitants of four extraordinary places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. A consummately skilful blend of fantasy and realism makes Gulliver's Travels by turns hilarious, frightening, and profound. Swift plays tricks on us, and delivers one of the world's most disturbing satires of the human condition. This new edition includes the changing frontispiece portraits of Gulliver that appeared in successive early editions.

  • Pride and Prejudice

    If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets Mr Darcy she finds him to be most arrogant. He, in turn, is determined not to be impressed by Elizabeth's beauty and wit. As events unfold their paths cross with more and more frequency, and their disdain for each other grows. Can they ever overcome their prejudices and realize that first impressions are not always reliable?

  • Ethics and the Kidney

    This book provides a comprehensive review of ethical issues in clinical nephrology. With the advent of dialysis and kidney transplantation midway through the 20 Century, clinical nephrology was one of the first areas of medicine to deal with complex ethical issues such as rationing of health care and discontinuation of life-sustaining therapy. In the first section of the book this historical perspective is reviewed, followed by a consideration of legal issues. Specific ethical issues in nephrology are discussed in detail in the next section. These include problems in the allocation of chronic dialysis and in termination of that treatment. Also reviewed are issues in kidney transplantation, such as proposals for enhanced acquisition of kidneys, including a number of controversial proposals such as payment to donors and xenotransplantation; and equity in allocation of the supply of kidneys. Other chapters consider ethical issues in genetics; special problems in the care of children with kidney disease; and broad societal issues such as allocation of national resources for expensive therapies and economic issues in clinical practice. In the final part of the book ethical issues in the care of patients with kidney disease are discussed from an Asian and African perspective.

  • Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology: Vol 1

    The "Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology" has been designed to offer the trainee and the established specialist a comprehensive approach to this wide-ranging field of medicine. The text emphasizes an understanding of the underlying basic sciences, while at the same time providing a detailed practical guide for the clinician. Contributors are drawn from all over the world and have been chosen for their expertise in each sub-speciality. The authors first introduce the subject by posing clinical conundrums which commonly face the rheumatologist and by describing the basic examination. They then emphasize the interactive nature of modern medicine by presenting a series of chapters co-authored by specialists in other fields such as cardiology and neurology. They describe the scientific basis of rheumatic diseases in terms of molecular genetics, immunology and developmental biology and signpost future directions for research. Having considered the broad range for diagnostic techniques, they proceed with a comprehensive description of the individual rheumatic diseases, emphasizing tabulation of data and using high-quality clinical pictures and imaging techniques. They emphasize the similarities and differences in presentation according to age group and include relevant chapters written by paediatricians and geriatricians. Finally, they consider the aspects of surgical management and rehabilitation, highlighting newer forms of therapy and discussing controversial areas.

  • Health Promotion: Models and Values

    The health promotion movement has gained ever more momentum in the 1990s, at international, national, and local levels. his updated and revised edition of a successful textbook reflects developments in philosophy, policy, planning, and practice since the turn of the decade. It contains new material, such as an account of who is involved in health promotion, more attention to the role of the mass media, and an expansion of the account of the role of the WHO. A new health promotion framework is built up on to the original one and there is a new chapter considering objections to health promotion.

  • Cancer in the Elderly: Treatment and Research

    Age is the most important known risk factor for malignancy and therefore cancer is becoming an ever-increasing problem with greater longevity. Approximately one half of the common cancers occur in patients aged over 70. Paradoxically, however, they are excluded from clinical trails on grounds of "frailty". Such data as are available indicated that elderly cancer patients are often undertreated, giving rise to an increased risk of recurrence and death. This book considers the relation between ageing and malignancy and brings together a breadth of international clinical research on cancer in the elderly. The management of common tumours is examined from the perspective of surgery, radiotherapy, and medical oncology. Additionally, the psychosocial problems of the elderly and the specific needs for palliative care in older patients are discussed. Cancer in the elderly makes recommendations for optimal treatment, but the authors also identify areas where knowledge is scarce and there is a need for both basic and applied research. This book is intended for clinical oncologists, radiotherapists, surgical oncologists, geriatricians and health economists.

  • The Management of Major Trauma

    Prompt, appropriate care of trauma patients can save lives and shorten recovery time. The Management of Major Trauma provides clear, concise, guidance on the management of patients with multiple injury and major trauma during the first few hours of care. The advice is based upon clinical and research experience of the two authors who have themselves provided such care in major teaching centres. This second edition has been updated and reorganized to make the book more user friendly and it includes new advances in the field. This practical and concise guide will prove invaluable to all those responsible for the immediate management of trauma victims. This book is intended for medical trainees in accident and emergency medicine; intensive care and anaesthesia; general surgery; and GP's involved in basics and emergency primary care.

  • A Dictionary of Scientists

    From Archimedes and Copernicus to Stephen Hawking and Stephen Jay Gould, this biographical dictionary of scientists is intended as a reference for scientists, students and anyone with a general interest in science. Over 1300 entries, spanning over 2500 years, cover all areas of science, from physics and astronomy to medicine and ecology, including key figures in the fields of mathematics and technology. Explanations of the science itself and its historical significance are also provided, as are all Nobel Laureates in physics, chemistry, physiology, and medicine. An index of topics and extensive network of cross-references to related entries aid ease of use.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Dolphin Rescue and Other Stories

    In this Read with Oxford: Stage 3: Biff, Chip and Kipper collection, children can find out what happens when the children discover a dolphin on the beach, go on a snowy adventure with Floppy and meet the Queen with Gran! This collection contains two Phonics books and two Stories for Wider Reading that are ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog are the well-loved characters from Oxford Reading Tree, used in 80% of primary schools. With exciting stories, humorous illustrations, tips for parents and after-reading activities, this series is the perfect companion from your child's very first steps in phonics all the way to reading independence. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Jack Holborn

    If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When orphan Jack stows away on the Charming Molly, he never guesses that he'll be sailing off on the adventure of a lifetime with a crew of pirates. There are ghosts, treasure, mutiny, and secrets galore - and looming over everything is the captain, who Jack knows is the only one who can help him discover the truth about his past

  • Icpc: International Classification of Primary Care

    The classification in this book has been prepared by a working party of the World Health Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practioners/Family Physicians (WONCA). It is designed to enable data to be gathered in a systematic way about all diseases in order that sensible statistical analyses can be made of the data. ICPC complements International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care (ICHPPC-2-Defined) and International Classification of Process in Primary Care (IC-Process-PC). General practitioners, health statisticians.

  • Disablement in the Community

    The balance of health and social care for disabled people has shifted from institutions to care in the community. This is largely based on the assumption that disabled people can and do enjoy a higher quality of life in their own homes. Formulating community care policy requires a complete picture of chronic illness and its effects on the entire community. This book shows how knowledge of the epidemiology of disablement can help planners, service providers, patients and voluntary organizations choose strategies for community care. A large multi-disciplinary team of social and medical scientists at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School conducted the Lambeth studies of disablement over the last decade. Their cumulative experience in the development of social and health policy for disablement is reported, using original data from a series of different studies designed to diagnose problems and to generate a social response on the part of all members of society.

  • Distributing Health Care: Economic and ethical issues

    This is a new health economics textbook with a difference. It is based firmly in the discipline of economics and, as such, it fills a gap in the health economics market. But, unlike other texts in the area, it is very explicit about the distributive implications of economic models and it provides clear rationale for public involvement in the market for health care. It separates the efficiency reasons for public involvement (based on notions of 'market failure') from the equity reasons (based on the views of society that health care should be distributed according to the notion of health needs rather than according to ability to pay). The book illustrates the distributional aspects of money flows in the financing and provision of health care, and discusses who are the gainers and who are the losers under different financing arrangements. A central part of the book contains a discussion of those techniques that are increasingly being used to aid decisions about how to distribute health care. Beyond the parameters included in economic evaluation techniques such as cost- benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, the book discusses some key ethical issues that are relevant for decision-makers when setting health care priorities.

  • Bond: Maths: No Nonsense: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond No Nonsense Maths for 8-9 year-olds provides clear, straightforward teaching to help boost your child's confidence and ability in Maths. Divided into separate lessons that cover each key skill, this book takes your child through a learning sequence designed to reinforce and advance school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • Progress with Oxford: Phonics Age 3-4

    This Progress with Oxford: Phonics Age 3-4 workbook will help your child to progress with phonics while having fun so they will quickly learn the sounds of each letter and understand how those sounds make words. The Progress with Oxford series has been created to help every child develop essential skills at home, with minimal help and support. Picture clues are used to show very young children how to complete activities, whilst reminder boxes, tips and advice support older children to become self-sufficient learners. A lively character accompanies your child through all the colourful and engaging activities, and fun stickers are included to reward their work. A handy progress chart at the end of each book captures their achievements, so you both know what to do next. You can find even more practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on our award-winning website, oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Community Nursing in Developing Countries: A Manual for the Community Nurse

    Written for community nurses and health visitors in developing countries, this book concentrates on topics in public health nursing, home visiting, health education, and the improvement of community health. The authors draw on their experiences as health visitors in Uganda, and stress the vital importance of personal communication and of teaching the basic principles of health. The second edition has been completely revised, with new material on first aid and care of the disabled.

  • Asthma

    Beginning with an account of life as an asthmatic by a sufferer who is also a doctor, this practical guide examines the causes and mechanisms of asthma, and describes how it manifests itself in children and adults. Covering all aspects of treatment, including self-help and complementary therapies, the authors also offer advice to sufferers and their families on how to avoid triggering an attack and how to deal with one when it does occur.

  • Racism: A Very Short Introduction

    From subtle discrimination in everyday life and scandals in politics, to incidents like lynchings in the American South, cultural imperialism, and 'ethnic cleansing', racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. But what actually is race? How has racism come to be so firmly established? Why do so few people actually admit to being racist? How are race, ethnicity, and xenophobia related? Racism: A Very Short Introduction incorporates the latest research to demystify the subject of racism and explore its history, science, and culture. It sheds light not only on how racism has evolved since its earliest beginnings, but will also explore the numerous embodiments of racism, highlighting the paradox of its survival, despite the scientific discrediting of the notion of 'race' with the latest advances in genetics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Codebreakers: The Inside Story of Bletchley Park

    With many colourful anecdotes and vivid descriptions, this is the first authentic account of daily life at Government Communications Headquarters, Bletchley Park, the most successful intelligence agency in history. Described by Churchill as the 'secret weapon' that 'won the war', the men and women of Bletchley Park here combine to write their story in full. This book gives fascinating insights into recruitment and training, together with a full and accurate account of codes and ciphers and how they are broken.

  • Oxford Junior Dictionary

    The Oxford Junior Dictionary is no longer available, but we have some great alternatives for children aged 7+ and for Key Stage 2 support. All of our dictionaries for children are developed using a rigorous research programme and informed by the evolving language children use today. We think you might like: Oxford Primary Illustrated Dictionary (9780192768452) A colourful new dictionary with new and up-to-date curriculum content, lively illustrations and photographs to keep children engaged, word facts and origins to help children discover new words and meanings, and a supplement for spelling, grammar and punctuation support. Oxford Primary Dictionary (9780192767165) A major new edition of our bestselling dictionary for primary children with more varied vocabulary from a range of different areas, word origins and spelling alerts to instill language rules where needed, and a spelling and grammar support section to build skills in line with the curriculum. A fresh new look for the Oxford Junior Dictionary which features thousands of words and phrases in alphabetical order, in a clear and accessible design. Each entry contains simple, easy-to-read numbered meanings, word classes, and age-appropriate example sentences. These are taken from well-known children's authors, such as Dick King-Smith, Jacqueline Wilson, and Roald Dahl. They show the words actually in use to reinforce meaning, and inspire children to use language more effectively, making them more independent in their reading and writing. Tinted panels provide extra language information on overused words, words belonging to the same family, and key language topics (such as connectives or apostrophes). This is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Extra material carefully levelled for this age includes information on spelling success, punctuation, simple grammar, key overused words (with alternatives) as well as word origins, prefixes and suffixes. Navigation is easy with the guidewords, and the full alphabet on every page with a dark blue tab on the letter of the page. For additional word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction

    The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is one of the largest religions in the world. However, events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11 indicated that Sikhs were being mistaken for Muslims, and suggests that the raising of sufficient and appropriate awareness about Sikhism still needs to be addressed. This book will introduce newcomers to the meaning of Sikhism, and its practices, rituals, and festivals. The key threads in the fascinating history of the religion will be highlighted, from the Gurus and the development of the Sikh look, to martyrdom and militarization in the 17th and 18th Centuries and the diaspora. Eleanor Nesbitt brings the subject completely up to date with an examination of gender and caste, referring to contemporary film, such as Bend It Like Beckham, and media reports. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Ronja the Robber's Daughter Illustrated Edition

    Ronja, the daughter of the robber chieftain, roams the forest but she must beware the grey dwarves and wild harpies. When she befriends Birk, the son of her father's greatest enemy, it causes uproar. Ronia and Birk can no longer be friends . . . unless they do something drastic. Like running away . . . Suddenly they are fending for themselves in the woods, but how will they survive when winter comes? And will Ronia's father ever accept her friendship with Birk so they can go home? This timeless classic story from bestselling and much-loved author, Astrid Lindgren, has been transformed by the acclaimed Studio Ghibli in a stunning TV series. This beautiful illustrated edition features artwork of the animation.

  • Wounds: Biology and Management

    A working knowledge of wound healing is essential in modern clinical practice. This knowledge draws on the expertise of a wide range of specialists - general and plastic surgeons, dermatologists, geriatricians, nurses, microbiologists, pathologists, biologists, and biochemists. This book presents a full appraisal of accepted knowledge in wound management, drawing on the expertise of leading specialists in all the fields concerned. It is extensively illustrated, and includes essential, practical advice. Throughout, the emphasis is on the control of healing, and particularly, the recognition of adverse factors.

  • World Blindness and Its Prevention

    This volume is based on the proceedings of the Third General Assembly of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) held in New Delhi in 1987. It provides information on the four main causes of blindness - trachoma, xerophthalmia, onchocerciasis and cataract - and sets out strategies for dealing with them in different regions of the world. There are also reports and recommendations from major organizations devoted to the prevention of blindness. The work supports the view that at least half of all blindness in the world is preventable. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, with its national and international partners, seeks to reduce the global toll of 40 million blind people by increasing awareness of this problem among the people of the world and their governments, by encouraging financial and manpower support of blindness prevention programmes and by promoting the development of prevention programmes employing appropriate and economic technology.

  • Oxford School Dictionary & Thesaurus

    The Oxford School Dictionary & Thesaurus combines a comprehensive dictionary at the top of the page with a companion thesaurus at the bottom, for the upper primary student moving into secondary school. The dictionary contains clear simple definitions, up-to-date example sentences, and support on spelling, grammar and punctuation. The thesaurus provides thousands of up-to-date synonyms, arranged by the meaning that is closest to that of the headword, instead of alphabetically, to enable users to select the most accurate alternative. Having the dictionary and thesaurus entry on the same page makes it a very easy-to-use one-volume reference tool. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Plus, for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Oxford Mini School Thesaurus

    This authoritative new edition of the bestselling Oxford School Thesaurus boosts vocabulary and improves writing skills through new curriculum support. With the help of the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, the thesaurus is able to proivde a range of carefully-levelled words, synonyms and antonyms and age-appropriate example sentences. These are written in the natural language of contemporary children using contexts that will make the thesaurus easy and enjoyable for every child to use. Phrasal verbs, idioms, and writing tips help to explore the richness of language and make writing more effective, whether in creative writing or in essays, projects, reports and letters. A writing supplement with spelling, grammar and punctuation support makes this a complete toolkit to enhance basic literacy skills, build confidence, deliver the curriculum and help children prepare for the level of writing expected at secondary school. As with all Oxford children's thesauruses, it has been trialled with teachers. A perfect buy, in a portable mini format with a refreshing new look, an essential for any backpack. Downloadable word games, puzzles and activities are available at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

    Greek and Roman warfare differed from other cultures and was unlike any other forms of warfare before and after. The key difference is often held to be that the Greeks and Romans practised a 'Western Way of War', where the aim is an open, decisive battle, won by courage instilled in part by discipline. Harry Sidebottom looks at how and why this 'Western Way of War' was constructed and maintained by the Greeks and Romans, why this concept is so popular and prevalent today, and at whether or not this is an accurate interpretation. All aspects of ancient warfare are thoroughly examined - from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight. He looks at war in the wider context - how wars could shape classical society, and how the individual's identity could be constructed by war, for example the Christian soldier fighting in God's name. He also explores the ways in which ancient society thought about conflict: Can a war be just? Why was siege warfare particularly bloody? What role did divine intervention play in the outcome of a battle? Taking fascinating examples from the Iliad, Tacitus, and the Persian Wars, Sidebottom uses arresting anecdotes and striking visual images to show that the any understanding of ancient war is an ongoing process of interpretation. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Endocrinology: Key Questions Answered

    Providing both MCQs and longer questions to test and challenge essential knowledge in endocrinology, this book has been written with the medical student in mind. The innovative questions integrate both the many recent advances and the new concepts in the physiological and clinical aspects of endocrinology. This approach encourages continuity between the physiology and pathophysiologyof endocrine disorders, which is vital in clinical practice. Questions and answers are a vitally important for revision and for exam practice. In this book, full answers are given to aid self-directed learning which is increasingly important in the changing medical curricula, and there are key references for further reading at the end of each chapter. Invaluable to medical students in their undergraduate years and through to fellowship exams, this book has been designed to be used on its own or as a complementary volume to the third edition of Essential Endocrinology also by Drs Laycock and Wise. John Laycock is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical school and Peter Wise is Consultant Endocrinologist in the Department of Endocrinology, also at Charing Cross Hospital, London.

  • Eminent Victorians

    Cardinal Manning * Florence Nightingale * Thomas Arnold * General Gordon Lytton Strachey's biographical essays on four 'eminent Victorians' dropped a depth-charge on Victorian England when the book was published in 1918. It ushered in the modern biography and raised the genre to the level of high literary art. Lytton Strachey approached his subjects with scepticism rather than reverence, and his iconoclastic wit and engaging narratives thrilled as well as shocked his contemporaries. Debunking Church, Public School and Empire, his portraits of Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr Arnold of Rugby, and General Gordon of Khartoum changed perceptions of the Victorians for a generation. This edition is unique in being fully annotated and in drawing on the full range of Strachey's manuscript materials and literary remains.

  • Infection in Surgical Practice

    Infection is the most common form of morbidity after all operative procedures and is one of the more common causes of post-operative death. Papers reporting developments in the basic science of infection, management of community-acquired infection and trials to assess regimens of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infection are published in a wide range of medical journals, many beyond the range of reading of most surgeons. There have been rapid advances in the pharmaceutical industry which have led to the availability of many new antimicrobials. The microbiology and surgical management of infection are reviewed in this book together with the current use of antibiotics for prophylaxis and therapy.

  • Primary Surgery: Non-Trauma

    This is the first of a four volume system of surgery, anaesthetics and obstetrics for doctors in the district hospitals of the developing world. They are for non-specialist doctors and for medical students and describe what a doctor can do if he cannot refer a patient, both in emergency and for "cold surgery". From the 20 or more specialities into which surgery has now fragmented, these manuals select those methods which the generalist can make good use of. Although they focus on such common problems as Caesarian section, the resection of dead gut, and the release of pus from infected bones, they recognize that in aggregate rare problems are comparatively common, and aim to be comprehensive. The organization and equipment of the theatre is described, and there is a detailed equipment list.

  • Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary with Arabic Words

    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary with Arabic Words gives comprehensive coverage of the key maths terminology children use in the primary classroom together with their Arabic translations. Each entry is in alphabetical order and along with a clear and straightforward definition, has a fun and informative colour illustration or diagram to help explain the meaning. Cross references link the user to other useful words in this dictionary so it is easy to build up vocabulary quickly. There are full indexes in both English and Arabic. Additional information is given in a fully illustrated section on mathematical apparatus, symbols, calculations, and much more. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Computed Emission Tomography (Oxford Medicine Publications)

    `This valuable textbook will help the clinician to appreciate and put into perspective the diagnostic and physiological capability of computed emission tomography.' British Medical Journal .

  • Dialysis Amyloid

    Dialysis amyloidosis is a syndrome observed in dialysis patients characterized initially by joint pain, followed later by joint destruction. It is at present one of the few compliations in these patients. The factors involved in the genesis of this syndrome are not yet known with certainty and there is as yet no proven efficacious treatment otehr then renal transplantation. As a result, the interest in this topic among nephrologists remains very high. Dialysis amyloid gives general information on the pathophysiology, and the clinical aspects of all types of amyloidosis. It then goes on to discuss recently discovered B2, type of dialysis amyloidosis, from clinical and pathological features to physiological and pathophysiological aspects of this serious complication which effects patients suffering from chronic renal failure. This book will give nephrologists and rheumatologists a clear understanding of the dialysis amyloidosis syndrome as well as making a valuable contribution to identifying strategies for treatment and prevention.

  • Fantastic Football Poems

    Here is a collection of fabulously funny poems put together by John Foster and illustrated with creative genius by Korky Paul. There are poems by a range of authors about all kinds of football matches - including meteorite footballs, football on the moon, a witches versus wizards football match, the goalie with expanding hands, and the Stone Age man who invented football. Guaranteed to delight, this is a perfect introduction to poetry either at home or at school.

  • At Home with Punctuation (7-9)

    At Home With Punctuation is a fun activity workbook for children, aged 7-9 years, to do at home. Using different themes and a variety of progressive tasks such as filling in missing words and punctuation marks, copying, and building sentences, children learn about the correct use of commas, apostrophes, speech marks, contractions, capital letters, and much more. The 2-colour illustrations and highlighted words encourage development of literacy skills in a fun and easy way. The illustrated step-by-step activities are age-appropriate for children to work through on their own, or equally perfect to do together with an adult giving encouragement. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in writing at primary school.

  • One Hundred Years of Poetry for Children

    This is a reflective and beautifully put-together anthology of poems to stimulate the emotions, whether evoking the comforting silence of true friendship, the thrill of sea tempests in the night, the power of hunger, or the joy of the first stirrings of love. Divided into seven themed sections (mystery, animals, childhood, people, scene, war, and love), it includes many classics by authors such as Walter de la Mare, G.K. Chesterton, Dylan Thomas, Ogden Nash, Michael Rosen, Eleanor Farjeon, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, E.E. Cummings, Roger McGough, and Philip Larkin.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Up to Speed Papers: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Up to Speed Practice for ages 10-11+ years books are carefully designed to help support children who find verbal reasoning challenging. Each test gently raises the challenge to build the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond: English: No Nonsense: 5-6 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond No Nonsense English for 5-6 year-olds provides clear, straightforward exercises to help boost your child's confidence and ability in English. Divided into separate sections that cover each key skill, this book establishes strong foundations in core maths, supporting and reinforcing school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

    Now available in paperback, this book is the first to address both the theoretical and practical issues which arise when describing the geographical distribution of disease and investigating apparent disease clusters. Requirements in terms of population data, disease incidence, and mortality are considered and related to the scale at which a study is being carried out. Statistical methods are reviewed for large scale correlation studies, intermediate scale map smoothing exercises, and small scale clustering investigations. Problems of measuring environmental exposures at different scales are also reviewed. These issues are then related to current practice via comprehensive set of case studies which include a large correlation study in China, clustering of asthma attacks, the Sellafield-leukaemia cluster, environmental clusters of mesothelioma in Turkey, and a multi-source study if cancer incidence around an incinerator.

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy For Psychiatric Problems: A Practical Guide (Oxford Medical Publications)

    Cognitive behavior therapy is now firmly established as the leading psychological treatment for many psychiatric conditions, and numerous controlled trials have demonstrated its effectiveness. This innovative book provides detailed guidance on how to practice cognitive behavior therapy with patients suffering from a wide range of emotional disorders. Unlike most existing handbooks this guide concentrates on treatment. The editors have drawn together contributions from acknowledged experts in the practice, teaching, and empirical investigation of cognitive-behavioral principles, followed by a detailed account of how to carry out a cognitive-behavioral assessment. Subsequent chapters provide self-contained descriptions of how to use cognitive behavior therapy to treat particular conditions, including panic and generalized anxiety, phobic disorders, depression, obsessional disorders, somatic problems, eating disorders, chronic psychiatric handicaps, marital problems, and sexual dysfunctions. A final chapter describes problem solving. Each chapter begins with a description of the condition under consideration, outlines assessment procedures and how to formulate the problem, and then takes the reader step-by-step through treatment, emphasizing how to overcome difficulties encountered during treatment. Extensive use is made of clinical material and case illustrations.

  • Controversies in Hip Surgery

    The purpose of this book is to give an overview of controversies that orthopaedic surgeons might have to consider when carrying out all levels of hip surgery. Contributions cover such important paediatric problems as developmental dysplasia of the hip, Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis and hip problems associated with neurological diseases. Traumatic conditions of the hip, including acetabular fractures and femoral neck fractures are covered in detail. Considerable emphasis is given to the field of both primary and revision total hip replacement, with special emphasis on the differences which occur in Europe and North America. Like every other aspect of hip disease, the field of total hip arthroplasty is continuously changing to improve both the quality and durability of the clinical result. Finally, post-operative complications and their avoidance are covered, particularly in the fields of deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis and management of the infected total hip arthroplasty. The contributions in this volume are from an international array of experts in the field of hip surgery.

  • Caring for Your Adolescent: Ages 12 to 18

    Adolescence can be a difficult and confusing time for both parent and teenager, and this is one of the first reference books to address the issues raised by adolescence in an authoritative manner designed to help parents meet the unique challenges of the adolescent years. Among the many topics covered in the book: BL the many changes that occur as a child progressses from early to late adolescence - physical and psychological BL communication - how to break down the barriers between you and your teengager BL improving motivation and providing consistent discipline BL comprehensive coverage of specific adolescent problems - depression, substance abuse, birth control, eating disorders are all covered in depth BL common ailments - how to deal with everything from sports injuries to acne Broad in scope, thorough and accurate, this is the essential resource for all parents of teenagers.

  • Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

    Botticelli, Holbein, Leonardo, Durer, Michelangelo: the names are familiar, as are the works, such as the Last Supper fresco, or the monumental marble statue of David. But who were these artists, why did they produce such memorable images, and how would their original beholders have viewed these objects? Was the Renaissance only about great masters and masterpieces, or were "mistresses" also involved, such as women artists and patrons? And what about the 'minor'-pieces that Renaissance men and women would have encountered in homes, churches and civic spaces? This exciting and stimulating volume will answer such questions by considering both famous and lesser-known artists, patrons and works of art within the cultural and historical context of Renaissance Europe. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Einstein's Luck: The Truth Behind Some of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries

    The great biologist, Louis Pasteur suppressed 'awkward' data because it didn't support the case he was making. John Snow, the 'first epidemiologist' was doing nothing others had not done before. Gregor Mendel, the supposed 'founder of genetics' never grasped the fundamental principles of 'Mendelian' genetics. Joseph Lister's famously clean hospital wards were actually notorious dirty. And Einstein's general relativity was only 'confirmed' in 1919 because an eminent British scientist cooked his figures. These are just some of the revelations explored in this book. Drawing on current history of science scholarship, "Fabulous Science" shows that many of our greatest heroes of science were less than honest about their experimental data and not above using friends in high places to help get their ideas accepted. It also reveals that the alleged revolutionaries of the history of science were often nothing of the sort. Prodigiously able they may have been, but the epithet of the 'man before his time' usually obscures vital contributions made their unsung contemporaries and the intrinsic merits of ideas they overturned. These distortions of the historical record mostly arise from our tendency to read the present back into the past. But in many cases, scientists owe their immortality to a combination of astonishing effrontery and their skills as self-promoters.

  • Hemodialysis Vascular Access: Practice and problems

    This book describes the current status of vascular access for patients with end-stage renal failure who require dialysis. The book highlights controversial areas and problems and describes differences in practice in USA and Europe. Vascular Access is the Achilles heel of dialysis. In the United States and Europe in 1999 there were in access of 400,000 patients maintained on dialysis. The success of this life sustaining procedure is dependant on being able to successfully access the circulation and obtain blood flows of between two and five hundred mls per minute three times a week. In 1964 Cimino and Brescia described what remains today the premier form of vascular access. Not long after the development of the Cimino Brescia fistula it became apparent that there were patients in whom it was either impossible or extremely difficult to create an adequate fistula for dialysis. As dialysis technology has been applied to older and sicker patients this trend has continued, such that in the United States the majority of patients starting dialysis do not have a primary fistula. The maintenance of long-term vascular access in patients who do not have a primary fistula requires considerably increased effort. In recent years a number of innovations have considerably increased the success of long- term vascular access in these patients. This book brings together these developments, including strategies to prospectively detect impending vascular access failure, and strategies to pre-emptively prevent graft failure. Simultaneously with these developments there have been dramatic improvements in our understanding of the pathophysiology of graft failure, this improved understanding of the biology of access failure are beginning to bring to the clinical arena newer strategies to delay graft failure.

  • Dog in Boots

    From much-loved children's author and illustrator, Paula Metcalf, comes a hilarious and uplifting tale about loving who you are. Philip the dachshund is in love with Penelope. She has kind eyes, a waggy tail, and the most beautiful smile. But there is a slight problem. While Penelope is very tall, Philip is not. He's too tiny to kiss her, even on tiptoes! He needs a plan to make himself tall. But maybe he just needs be himself . . . With hilarious lift-the-flaps, this brilliant picture book features an uplifting message about loving who you are and will leave children (and dog lovers) in fits of giggles.

  • Caring for a Dying Relative: A Guide for Families

    Few things in life can be more challenging and daunting than knowing that a relative has a fatal illness and wants to spend as much time as possible at home. The carers need to know how to cope with this responsibility, how to cooperate with the professionals involved, and how to ensure that the final months are lived to the full, relieved of suffering an in dignity. Various chapters in this book, written in simple and non-medical language, discuss physical, emotional, and spiritual problems; the planning of care; agencies able to help; grief and bereavement; cooperating with doctors; visiting in hospitals; modern hospice care; and the needs of carers themselves. Comprehensive but easy to read and refer to, this book embodies all the essentials and sensitive insights of the hospice movement as they relate both to care at home and in hospitals and hospices. Confronted with the realization that someone you love has a fatal illness and wants to be nursed at home, you need to know what to expect, how to help, how to cope with your own feelings and fears, and how to cooperate with doctors to provide the best possible care for your relative. This book is intended for all those looking after someone at home who has a terminal illness; primary care teams.

  • Eosinophils: A Comprehensive Review, and Guide to the Scientific and Medical Literature

    This is a description of what is known about the blood cells eosinophils, in man and animals. The book covers the cell biology of eosinophils and the clinical disorders in which eosinophils are important. It is designed to be a guide to the literature on eosinophis and the diseases where they may have a role and also aims to identify areas where new knowledge has been acquired and where this can be applied to further areas of research and clinical practice. It includes a review of over 2000 selected scientific and medical references in this area, published up to the end of 1987. Each section begins with a general review for the non-specialist reader and continues with a more detailed assessment of current research. Particular attention is given to the ways in which eosinophils can damage the heart or combat certain parasites. The work should be of value to immunologists, cardiologists, parasitologists, infectious disease physicians, pathologists, haematologists and general medical libraries.

  • The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

    The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt from the stone age to the Roman conquest. The story of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans makes for fascinating reading, with subjects ranging from the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley to some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature in the ancient world. An international team of experts in the field address the issues surrounding this distinctive culture, vividly relating the rise and fall of ruling dynasties, exploring colourful personalities, and uncovering surprising facts, such as the revelation that Scotland Yard possesses a print taken from the hand of a mummy. A well-rounded picture of an intriguing civilization emerges.

  • Bond 11+: English: Comprehension Papers: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Comprehension Papers for 10-11+ Years is essential for building comprehension skills in preparation for the 11+, Common Entrance examinations and SATs. This practical guide follows an accessible, step-by-step approach to developing these key skills.

  • Anaesthesia and Analgesia in Emergency Medicine

    Many patients come to the Accident and Emergency department in pain or with conditions requiring local or general anaesthesia. Close co-operation between the staff of the Anaesthesia and Accident and Emergency departments is vital if anaesthesia and analgesia are to be dealt with efficiently and safely. This new edition of Anaesthesia and Analgesia in Emergency Medicine has been extensively revised throughout, especially with regard to resuscitation techniques. It provides a concise guide to anaesthesia and pain relief in Emergency Medicine. Throughout, the emphasis is on the practical management of problems, giving clear instructions about the treatment of common conditions. * Features the new 1997 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines * Some new sections included * Revised throughout The book is written for staff working in an Accident and Emergency department, but will also be of interest to those training in anaesthesia Reviews of first edition: 'The authors are to be congratulated on their efforts in producing a worthwhile addition to the trauma anesthesia literature...' (Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 1995) 'The book contains an enormous assortment of very valuable information, nearly all of it in a very clear and concisely presented manner'. (Today's Anaesthetist, 1994) 'The information this book contains will benefit all staff involved in emergency medicine' ( Journal of the British Association for Immediate Care, 1994)

  • Leucocyte Typing III: White Cell Differentiation Antigens/Typing Chart Enclosed

    The third international workshop on leucocyte typing antigens brought together scientists from the major laboratories working in this complex and fast-moving field. In preparing for the workshop, more than 800 antibodies were exchanged. The results of these collaborative experiments were reported at the meeting, compared and summarized to produce a careful description of fifty human leucocyte antigens, twenty-four of them fully characterized for the first time. This book, contains the first and only complete account of these experiments and analyses. Antigens specific for or shared by T cells, activated lymphocytes, myeloid cells and platelets are featured. Details are given of their distribution, molecular structure and function. Much attention is given to the role that these antigens may play in investigating and understanding pathological processes, particularly in leukaemias and lymphomas. This workshop continues the collaboration established by A. Bernard and L. Boumsell, who organized the first workshop in 1980 (exchanging two hundred antibodies) bringing order and a standardized nomenclature to the field. Readership: immunologists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, haematologists and pathologists.

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle cell disease was recognized to have a molecular basis more than 50 years ago, since when knowledge of the pathophysiology of the disease has paralleled the developments of molecular biology. Characterized by a striking red cell deformity, a great deal has been learnt about the mechanisms involved and animal models developed over the last 10 years have contributed to these studies. Despite greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms, this knowledge has had little impact in improving management at the bedside. It is the authors' belief that much of importance remains to be learnt from clinical studies which ultimately may define the questions most relevant for our molecular colleagues to answer. Jamaica has provided a superb setting for clinical studies, which initially documented the extremely variable clinical course and then proceeded to seek the determinants in a Cohort Study based on newborn diagnosis and follow-up which has continued for the past 27 years. This new edition of Sickle Cell Disease reviews the history and many of the recent developments in laboratory studies but retains the perspective of a practising clinician. A critical appraisal of the available observations and evidence has sought to define the best practice in its management.

  • Isadora Moon Goes to School

    Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and Isadora is a bit of both. She loves the night, bats, and the colour black, but she also loves the outdoors, using her magic wand, and the colour pink. When it's time for Isadora to start school she's not sure where she belongs - vampire school or fairy school? With irresistible pink and black artwork throughout by author/illustrator Harriet Muncaster and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny new series of first chapter books. Perfect for fans of Claude, Dixie O'Day, and Squishy McFluff, Isadora Moon is the ideal choice for readers who want their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite!

  • Bond: English: No Nonsense: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond No Nonsense English for 9-10 year-olds provides clear, straightforward teaching to help boost your child's confidence and ability in English. Divided into separate lessons that cover each key skill, this book takes your child through a learning sequence designed to reinforce and advance school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • The Pharmacology of Vascular Smooth Muscle

    This book provides pharmacologists and biological scientists with an interest in pharmacology with an understanding of how events at the cellular level impact on the cardiovascular system as a whole. Recent advances in knowledge are highlighted, and all the themes are presented from the single cell (smooth muscle endothelial and nerve) level through to the blood vessel wall to the vascular system as a functional system. This is the first book to provide an introduction to wide-ranging pharmacological principles and major techniques in this subject area, and is an ideal source of background literature for research in vascular pharmacology.

  • Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

    Poststructuralism changes the way we understand the relations between human beings, their culture, and the world. Following a brief account of the historical relationship between structuralism and poststructuralism, this Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led poststructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture. Whilst the author discusses such well-known figures as Barthes, Foucault, Derrida, and Lacan, she also draws pertinent examples from literature, art, film, and popular culture, unfolding the postructuralist account of what it means to be a human being. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Management of Acute Pain (Oxford Medical Publications)

    Pocket-sized handbook provides practical guidelines for those who prescribe and administer drugs for acute pain relief, especially residents and nursing staff. Features flowcharts and concise descriptions. Previous edition: c1991. Softcover. DNLM: Pain--drug therapy.

  • Eating Disorders: The Facts

    1 Eating disorders - anorexia, bulimia, and obesity - attract a considerable amount of media attention, and are currently being diagnosed more frequently. The new edition of this book, written for people suffering from an eating disorder, for their families, and for health professionals, includes many case histories, as told by patients themselves, and reflects the recent changes in treatment.

  • Podoconiosis: Non Filarial Elephantiasis

    This is the first textbook to describe the recently recognized disease known as endemic elephantiasis or podoconiosis. It summarizes the author's 20 years of experience in the field, clinic and laboratory, presenting a brief history of the disease, its clinical features, etiology, pathology, management, and distribution around the world. The disease is found primarily in underdeveloped countries where many people go barefoot. It is caused by the penetration of the skin by soil particles composed of silica and alumino-siicates. The text emphasizes the importance of the early diagnosis of the disease, particularly in children and young people, and offers the information needed for treating, controlling, and preventing its occurrence.

  • The Iliad

    It is the tenth year of the siege of Troy, and no one knows who will win. The gods watch from Mount Olympus and fight, too, some for the Greeks and some for the Trojans. There are battles and quarrels, and Achilles--the greatest warrior among the Greeks--refuses to fight any longer. But then the Trojan champion Hector kills Achilles's great friend, and Achilles goes out to avenge him... Homer's great epic poem is brought to life in this critically acclaimed retelling. Heroic sagas, myths and legends evoking magical times long past, fairy tales and fantasies--they all come together in this collection of new and newly-reissued titles in Oxford's classic Story Collections series (formerly Myths and Legends). Each of these handsome books brings together both familiar and little-known stories from a culture rich in folklore and tradition. The myths and stories--of bloodthirsty Vikings, Gaelic knights, Chinese ghosts and demons, Indian princes and heroes--supply a textured, living background to history and a more in-depth understanding of a world culture. Redesigned covers, compact size, more illustrations, reduced price, and enhanced readability are the prominent new features of these reissues. The perfect introduction to the diversity of world cultures, the books in the Oxford Story Collections invite adults to let their children in on the beloved fantasy world of their own childhood. (reissue of ISBN 0-19-274147-0)

  • The Táin: From the Irish epic Táin Bó Cuailnge

    The Tain Bo Cuailnge, centre-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's greatest epic. It tells the story of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, queen and king of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cuailnge. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single-handed while Ulster's warriors lie sick. Thomas Kinsella presents a complete and living version of the story. His translation is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, with elements from other versions, and adds a group of related stories which prepare for the action of the Tain. Illustrated with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy, this edition provides a combination of medieval epic and modern art.

  • Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary

    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives comprehensive coverage of the key maths terminology children use in the primary classroom. Each entry is in alphabetical order and along with a clear and straightforward definition, has a fun and informative colour illustration or diagram to help explain the meaning. Cross references link the user to other useful words in this dictionary so it is easy to build up vocabulary quickly. There is also a full index at the end. Additional information is given in a fully illustrated section on mathematical apparatus, symbols, calculations, and much more. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Osteoarthritis

    In recent years, a number of new developments have greatly enhanced our understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis, and management of osteoarthritis. Understanding of the mechanism of cartilege breakdown has advanced, and new evidence from animal models has shown that the development and progression of osteoarthritis can be prevented or retarded pharmacologically. With more and more cases of this disease being seen each year, there are extensive research programmes underway to find effective treatments for this disease. Osteoarthritis brings together a team of experts on this prevalent disease to provide a comprehensive textbook examining all aspects of this increasingly common condition. Included among others are sections describing the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis, its clinical features, and the standard approaches to diagnosis. There are also sections covering, in depth, the management of OA, and the prospects for pharmacological treatments of joint breakdown in osteoarthritis. While being a valuable text for rheumatologists and orthopaedic surgeons, it should also be of interest to physical therapists, radiologists, pathologists, epidemiologists and general practitioners.

  • Health Measurement Scales: A Practical Guide to Their Development and Use

    Now available in paperback, this is the second edition of the only practical guide for clinicians developing tools to measure subjective states, attitudes or 'non-tangible' outcomes in their patients. The second edition has been throughly revised to incorporate all the latest research published since the first edition. It has been expanded and includes a new chapter on ehtics and a thorough discussion of reliability and generalizability theory. Throughout the book the authors provide a practical step-by-step approach to guide the reader through the development of their own scales. This is an essential book for anyone who uses or would like to use rating scales in their clinical practice. This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate students of medicine and epidemiology; clinical researchers in a wide spectrum of disciplines; general medicine, psychology/psychiatry, oncology, neurology, rheumatology, cardiology, and primary care.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 2: The Ox and the Yak and Other Stories

    Search for 'Read with Oxford' to find out more about an exciting NEW range of levelled readers for children aged 3-8 Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading. This Level 2 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in one, with built-in progression to build reading confidence and success: .Mr Zed .The Ox and the Yak .The Doll in the Bin .Animal Quiz .The Seven Kids .Ron Rabbit's Big Egg The Songbirds series offers a clear phonics development with gradual progression and lots of practice to help children gain reading confidence. It provides a fantastic breadth and variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genres by the nation's favourite children's author, with vibrant and humorous illustrations to engage children and stimulate discussion. There are also useful tips and ideas for parents/carers. Help your child's reading with essential tips, phonics support and free eBooks www.oxfordowl.co.uk

  • Sense and Sensibility

    '"Pray, pray be composed," cried Elinor, "and do not betray what you feel to every body present. Perhaps he has not observed you yet."' For Elinor Dashwood, sensible and sensitive, and her romantic, impetuous younger sister Marianne, the prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote. In a world ruled by money and self-interest, the Dashwood sisters have neither fortune nor connections. Concerned for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centred fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, whilst Marianne's unswerving belief in the truth of her own feelings makes her more dangerously susceptible to the designs of unscrupulous men. Through her heroines' parallel experiences of love, loss, and hope, Jane Austen offers a powerful analysis of the ways in which women's lives were shaped by the claustrophobic society in which they had to survive.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Standard Test Papers: Pack 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 1 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets in standard format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 2 (ISBN: 9780192740786) is also available.

  • The Genetics of Neurological Disorders

    BACK COVER COPY This third edition of The Genetics of Neurological Disorders incorporates the recent advances in genetics and molecular genetics into this comprehensive classic work. The classification of diseases within the text has been updated in line with the change in practice necessitated by these recent advances. Invaluable for both the geneticist and the neurologist, this book provides up-to-date information about counselling recurrence risks across the wide range of conditions seen by both the adult and paediatric neurologist. Each condition is covered in a way that helps the clinician reach a diagnosis before counselling, and carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis are also discussed for many conditions. Reviews of previous editions: '...coherent, well organised, extremely well-documented work....This is a fine book to take to the clinic as well as the library' New England Journal of Medicine 'No neurologist will care to function from now on without ready access to this book, and it will be consulted by all clinical geneticists.' Annals of Human Genetics 'The strength of this book lies in the scholarly treatment of both old and new literature pertaining to familial neurological diseases. This book can heartily be recommended to the clinician seeking information on the genetics of neurological disease.' Brain 'As a comprehensive source of reference it is unrivalled... a unique compilation of great importance which sets out all the current information about genetic elements, markers and calculations of risk. No neurologist can afford to be without a copy close to hand.' Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry NOT on Back cover - Additional reviews 'This edition has grown by 257 worthwhile pages' British Medical Journal on 2e 'The book is very successful indeed, combining a rigorous academic analysis of evidence for any genetic statement with clear English.' Archives of Disease in Childhood on 1e '...encyclopaedic coverage of the literature, ranging from major studies of larger populations to single families exhibiting obscure conditions...' Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases on 1e 'The book is a comprehensive compendium which presents the facts clearly' Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology on 1e '...the best of its kind...with wonderfully succinct summaries and replete with over 200pp of references... outstanding value...it will deservedly find itself very widely used and referred to with pleasure, providing as it does so lucid and informative a guide to a complex and painful subject matter.' Genetic Research, Cambridge on 2e

  • Oxford Mini School Thesaurus

    The Oxford Mini School Thesaurus is the best quick reference tool for students aged 10+, ideal for primary school leavers about to start secondary school. Packed with information, it includes thousands of entries, and carefully-levelled examples to lead the student to the most appropriate synonym. Specially highlighted information on overused words and topic words, makes finding the word you are looking for quick and easy. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique database of millions of words of writing for children. An extended supplement on Top 10 Tips for Writing gives pupils all the writing support they need. The clear and accessible design, headwords in blue, the alphabet down the side of every page, makes navigation easy. The Oxford Mini School Thesaurus is compact enough to fit into any pocket, comes with a new eco-friendly cover, and is perfect to use at home and at school. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Mini School Dictionary. Plus, for free downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/school website.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: 10 Minute Tests: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 9-10 years provide essential bite-size practice in non-verbal reasoning skills, setting strong foundations for success in Common Entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core question types used in entrance exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Beware of the Demon Headmaster

    Sally and her twin Ben have been looking forward to their school trip to Notley Castle for ages. There are dungeons, and weapons, and a cannon to fire...But on the day, Ben is ill and has to stay in bed, so Sally promises to send him a text message every hour, to let him know what's going on. When Sally's messages start sounding very strange indeed, Ben decides to get out of his sick bed and ride to the rescue. An exciting, fast-moving story with a topical plot based on text messaging. At only 99p, this is the perfect introduction to the Demon Headmaster books for a whole new generation of readers.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds: My Phonics Activity Book

    Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. Featuring characters from Julia Donaldson's Songbirds stories, this Read with Oxford Stage 4 activity book includes a variety of activities and stickers to provide a fun way to build phonics knowledge and reading confidence. Play I Spy with Tara, use clues to complete the crosswords and finish the story of Jack and the Giants! Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. There are four Songbirds phonics activity books for you to enjoy Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

    This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach in favour of giving an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. The book begins by looking at how architecture acquires meaning through tradition, and concludes with the exoticism of the recent avant garde. Illustrations of particular buildings help to anchor the general points with specific examples, from ancient Egypt to the present day. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Human Growth after Birth

    Growth is a process which affects every individual from the hour of birth to the hour of death and forms a background to almost every medical discipline, and Human Growth After Birth has been extremely successful in five editions. This book is written in a clear and approachable style and is the only publication which provides an elementary overview of the various manifestations of human growth. Professor David Sinclair, Professor of Human Anatomy, University of Aberdeen, wrote the first five editions, the last of which was published in 1989. Dr Peter Dangerfield, Department of Human Anatomy, University of Liverpool has updated the book for this new edtion while maintaining the unique style and appeal of the text. The new edition covers recent concepts in cell growth, the cell cycly and growth inhibitors. This book also contains the latest information on genes and the human genome. The sections on the growth of the CNS and on reproduction and infertility have been revised in line with current thinking. The references have been fully updated and boxed further reading has been added. Key points are highlighted throughout, and there are a number of new illustrations.

  • National Study of Health and Growth

    This book is an account of a study which provided unique information on trends in growth and respiratory health in British children over 25 years, with methodological discussion and other major findings including risk factors for impaired growth, obesity, respiratory disease, and the distribution of coronary heart disease factors.

  • The Odyssey

    This is the exciting story of Odysseus's famous journey. After the fall of Troy, Odysseus sets sail for his island kingdom of Ithaca, but his voyage will take ten whole years. He has to face many dangers: the one-eyed giant Polyphemus; Circe's enchanted island, and the sirens who lure sailors to their death. He even journeys down into the underworld and meets the dead Greek heroes. And all the time, his wife and son are waiting, hoping against hope that he will come and help them face the men who have invaded their home. Homer's great epic poem is brought to life in this critically acclaimed, classic retelling by Barbara Leonie Picard.

  • At Home With Numbers

    At Home With Numbers is full of learning activities for young children to do at home. Children, from 3 years old, will learn to recognize and understand the numbers 1 to 5 through drawing, colouring, and matching activities. The book uses a variety of fun tasks to get children counting and sequencing, identifying sets of particular quantities, understanding the terms 'more' and 'less' and doing some basic addition and subtraction. The fun illustrations encourage using a pencil in a controlled way and improve hand-eye coordination. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in numeracy for a child's first years at school.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Stretch Papers: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Stretch Practice for ages 10-11+ years books are designed to challenge the most able children, covering all the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building their skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Terminal Care at Home

    Most people, if given the opportunity, would choose to die at home rather than in the alien environment of a hospital. But many who do stay home to die suffer unnecessarily. This helpful professional guide is intended to improve the comfort of those dying at home and to increase the proportion of those able to do so. The contributors address the problems of poor communication and inadequate support services, explain what family members can do to help control symptoms, and discuss the kinds of cases which can be treated at home.

  • Anglo-Saxon England

    'outstanding ... one of the most valuable contributions ever made to our knowledge of the history of our own land' English Historical Review This book covers the emergence of the earliest English kingdoms to the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in 1087. Professor Stenton examines the development of English society, from the growth of royal power to the establishment of feudalism after the Norman Conquest. He also describes the chief phases in the history of the Anglo-Saxon church, including the Conversion of the various English kingdoms, and the unification of Britain by the kings of Mercia and completed by the kings of Wessex. Drawing on many diverse examples-place-names, coins and charters, wills and pleas, archaeology, and the laws of the Anglo-Saxons-the result is a fascinating insight into this period of English history.

  • Oxford Student's Science Dictionary with Arabic Words

    The Oxford Student's Science Dictionary with Arabic Words gives comprehensive coverage of the key scientific terminology that students in secondary school need for their examinations. The dictionary contains over 1000 scientific words and phrases in alphabetical order, with related words and Arabic translations listed under each headword. There are feature panels on key topics such as electricity, classification, metals, and the periodic table, all fully supported by 2-colour diagrams and illustrations. Clear, accessible definitions and cross referencing give full clarity to complex scientific entries. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary with Arabic Words. Downloadable learning resources, activities, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oup.com/eme

  • The Prevention of Oral Disease

    The new edition of Prevention of Oral Disease remains the only comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of dental prevention. Chapters covering conventional preventive issues such as diet and fluorides are complemented by innovative new or revised material in a wide range of areas, including mucosal disease, the pulp and endodontics and periodontal disease. Generic subjects such as the social dimension of oral health and health promotion underpin the clinically based chapters. The book is relevant to anyone who has to provide or understand prevention, irrespective of their clinical discipline or interest. This is an essential text for undergraduates, but will be valuable for postgraduate students in many fields, and for dental practitioners and hygienists interested in current thinking on prevention. The material presented is concise, structured and well illustrated and is based on the most recent research evidence. For the first time, the book is presented in an attractive two-colour format and the use of summaries and key points throughout the book ensure that it is learner friendly.

  • Psychiatric Aspects of Organ Transplantation

    Organ transplantation is no longer considered an experimental oddity, but rather a viable therapeutic option for many patients with end-stage organ disease. As experience with transplant has increased, the personal and emotional impact of the procedures have become increasingly apparent. In addition, the demand which transplantation place on the patient and their support network are extreme and coping skills are stretched to the limit. This book reviews conceptual issues relevant to all types of transplant. In addition, psychiatric sequelae which are more specific to certain transplant procedures are emphasized in certain chapters. This text provides both insights into the clinical management of transplant candidates and recipients and also indicates directions for future research.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 10-11+ years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 1 develops non-verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740274) is also available.

  • ORANGES AND LEMONS. Singing and dancing games

    This is a collection of party games for various sizes of group. The illustrations combine with music and playing instructions to make this a valuable resource.

  • The Story of Iodine Deficiency: An International Challenge in Nutrition

    Iodine deficiency is a risk factor for the growth and development of up to 800 million people living in iodine-deficient environments throughout the world, mainly in the developing countries. This study shows that the eradication of iodine deficiency, which causes inadequate thyroid hormone production, is feasible with the available technology within the next decade, requiring only a modest financial and technical effort from the Western world. The book aims to provide an opportunity to bring benefits to many people living in an iodine-deficient environment.

  • Human Experimentation: A Guided Step into the Unknown

    Spectacular treatment disasters in recent years have made it clear that informal "let's-try-it-and-see" methods of testing new proposals are more risky now than ever before, and have led many to call for a halt to experimentation in clinical medicine. In this easy-tp-read, philosophical guide to human experimentation, William Silverman pleads for wider use of randomized clinical trials, citing many examples that show how careful trials can overturn preconceived or ill-conceived notions of a therapy's effectiveness and lead to a clearer understanding of clinical anomalies. Because it gives careful guidance on setting up trials and avoiding conceptual pitfalls, this book will be of great interest to all epidemiologists and clinical statisticians, and to a wide varitey of clinicians, pharmacologists, and nurses. Since it requires no medical or statistical knowledge, it will also appeal to ethicists, lawyers, and the general public.

  • Counselling in Primary Care

    This book will be an invaluable resource for GPs, counsellors, managers and other primary care who seek to understand the debates about counselling and play a part in its future as part of health care. Its authors discuss the nature of counselling in this setting and the contribution it can make in improving the care of patients with a variety of health problems. The authors include practitioners and academics, service providers and counselling clients, supporters and skeptics. Overall they offer a comprehensive and thought provoking guide to those responsible for commissioning, working with providing counslling services in a health service that seeks to be increasingly primary care led and evidence based. This book discusses the establishment and evaluation of counselling services in primary care and the need to consider the most appropriate forms of service for different groups. It describes the specialist counselling services that are available to back up what can be provided as part of primary care and the variety of organizations that can be approached for information and advice, and assesses the research evidence on the efficacy and cost effectiveness of counselling.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: 10 Minute Tests: 11+-12+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 11+-12+ years provide essential bite-size practice in verbal reasoning skills, setting strong foundations for success in Common Entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core question types used in entrance exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 9-10 years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 1 develops verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740342) is also available.

  • Soft Tissue Rheumatology

    This is a beautifully illustrated, up-to-date and in-depth text dealing with the clinical and scientific aspects of soft tissue complaints including disorders of tendon, ligament, bursa, fascia, muscle and nerve. It is written by leading specialists in the fields of rheumatology, orthopaedics, radiology and rehabilitation, and is suitable for all professionals who deal with musculoskeletal complaints. The book covers basic science, clinical evaluation, investigations, principles of management with detailed chapters on specific regional and generalised disorders. Illustrated in full colour and clearly written, Soft Tissue Rheumatology is an in-depth source of information on the nature, diagnosis and management of soft tissue disorders. The Editors wish to acknowledge Primal Pictures for the use of their 3D anatomy software in the preparation of some of the illustrations in this book.

  • Bond: Maths: No Nonsense: 6-7 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond No Nonsense Maths for 6-7 year-olds provides clear, straightforward teaching to help boost your child's confidence and ability in maths. Divided into separate lessons that cover each key skill, this book takes your child through a learning sequence designed to reinforce and advance school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • Palgrave's Golden Treasury

    Originally published in 1861, Palgrave's Golden Treasury quickly established itself as the most popular selection of English poems. Today it stands as a testament to the richness of our finest native poetic writing from Spenser, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth, to Tennyson, Yeats, Eliot, and Betjeman. This edition includes a sixth book, prepared by John Press, which covers the post-war years, showing that the lyrical tradition remains strong. Over 90 poets are included, from Dylan Thomas, George Mackay Brown, Ted Hughes, and Philip Larkin to Carol Ann Duffy, Elizabeth Garrett and Simon Armitage.

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 11+-12+ years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 1 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond English Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740083) is also available.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 6-7 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 6-7 years introduces children to verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing early preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams.

  • Read with Oxford: Stage 1: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Silly Races and Other Stories

    In this Read with Oxford Stage 1: Biff, Chip and Kipper collection, children can play a game of 'I Spy' with Kipper, join in with the family's silly races and find out what happens on a trip to the seaside! This collection contains two Phonics books and three Stories for Wider Reading that are ideal for children taking their first steps in reading. There are tips for parents and fun activities throughout the book for you and your child to enjoy together. Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog are the well-loved characters from Oxford Reading Tree, used in 80% of primary schools. With exciting stories, humorous illustrations, tips for parents and after-reading activities, this series is the perfect companion from your child's very first steps in phonics all the way to reading independence. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

  • Studies in Economic Appraisal in Health Care

    The first volume of this work contained methodological critiques of cost-benefit studies up to 1980. This new volume reviews and classifies 100 more recent studies, reflecting their broader range and the methodological advances made. It reviews studies in the following areas: burden of disease and alternatives in public policy, in prevention, in diagnosis, in therapy, in health service organization, and alternative locations of care.

  • Oxford Science Shelf: Macintosh

    This CD-ROM contains the contents of the following scientific/computing reference works: "Oxford Concise Dictionary of Science", "Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors", and "Oxford Dictionary of Computing".

  • Short!: A Book of Very Short Stories

    In this wonderful collection of very short stories from award-winning author, Kevin Crossley-Holland, none of the stories is more than two pages long, and some are much shorter. There are stories about ghosts, supermarkets, animals, adventures, and all kinds of things to inspire every short story writer.

  • The Oxford Guide to Family History

    Family historian David Hey offers practical guidance on how to trace family origins through the basics of research - how to get started, where to find records, and how to decipher early styles of handwriting. He also uses social history to suggest where to begin this search such as in the networks of kinship and inheritance, and the stability or mobility of certain families. Containing black and white illustrations showing family groups, houses, monuments, archive records, and family trees, this book is aimed at anyone interested in tracing their lineage.

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 9-10 years Book 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 2 are topic-based practice questions for the 11+ exam. They have been written to cover the core 11+ question types your child will experience in their actual exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success. Bond English Assessment Papers for 9-10 years Book 1 (ISBN: 9780192740038) is also available.

  • Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War

    Pity the Nation ranks among the classic accounts of war in our time, both as historical document and as an eyewitness testament to human savagery. Written by one of Britain's foremost journalists, this remarkable book combines political analysis and war reporting in an unprecedented way: it is an epic account of the Lebanon conflict by an author who has personally witnessed the carnage of Beirut for over a decade. Fisk's book recounts the details of a terrible war but it also tells a story of betrayal and illusion, of Western blindness that had led inevitably to political and military catastrophe. Updated and revised, Fisk's book gives us a further insight into this troubled part of the world. 'Robert Fisk is one of the outstanding reporters of this generation. As a war correpondent he is unrivalled.' Edward Mortimer, Financial Times

  • Wayward Women: A Guide to Women Travellers

    For over 16 centuries, women have been undertaking great journeys and writing about their experiences, yet the traditional image of them is still that of an intrepid Victorian lady vigorously prodding the ends of the earth with her parasol. But by their very nature, women travel writers are a non-conformist breed. The abbess Etheria's fourth-century account of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land relates not only the religious significance of her journey, but also the difficulties of mountaineering on Mount Sinai. Mary Wollstonecraft, who is celebrated as a pioneer feminist, wrote of her secret voyage in 1795 to Scandinavia - all for the love of a cad. Isabella Bird was a meek and dutiful woman at home, but once let loose in "the congenial barbarism of the desert", she assumed an unladylike "up-to-anything free-legged air"; while her contemporary Mary Kingsley canoed herself serenely through the white waters of West African rivers impeccably dressed in black silk and bonnet.

  • The Eagle of The Ninth

    The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain - and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now . . . Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return. The Eagle of the Ninth is heralded as one of the most outstanding children's books of the twentieth century and has sold over a million copies worldwide. Rosemary Sutcliff writes with such passion and attention to detail that Roman Britain is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned. The book is also now the subject of a major film.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 11+-12+ years Book 1

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 1 develops verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 11+-12+ years Book 2 (ISBN: 9780192740380) is also available.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Maths Workbook: Measurement, Geometry & Statistics 10-11+ Years Core and Stretch

    Bond SATs Skills Maths Workbook: Measurement, Geometry and Statistics for Age 10-11 follows on from Bond SATs Skills Maths Workbook for Age 9-10, increasing the level of difficulty in maths skills and knowledge. This workbooks covers the core content in the measurement, geometry and statistics topics of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum for maths, plus stretching questions to take understanding further, helping children to reach the level of competency expected by the National Curriculum and succeed in SATs assessments. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children succeed to this book to build confidence in maths, helping children to achieve the level of attainment expected by the National Curriculum.

  • Psychopharmacology: Recent Advances and Future Prospects

    This volume presents results from the tenth anniversary meeting of the British Association for Psychopharmacology. It differs from previous BAP monographs in being a general review of the entire discipline, describing extensive recent progress, and identifying areas where work remains to be done. The papers focus on five major areas: depression and antidepressants, anxiolytics, cognitive disorders (particularly Alzheimer's disease), schizophrenia, and various forms of drug addiction. Topics addressed include the proliferation of new pharmaceutical agents, undesirable side effects, the potential hazards of current emphasis on the dopamine overactivity hypothesis, and the impact of CNS drugs. This will be an important resource for clinicians in neurology, psychiatry, and pharmacology; pharmacologists; and students and researchers in psychology, especially neuropsychology and behavioral pharmacology.

  • An Introduction to Health Planning in Developing Countries

    The importance of planning in the health sector has become widely recognized in recent years. Planning involves deciding how resources should be allocated and determining how to implement these decisions. For developing countries, which are attempting to improve their poor levels of health with extremely limited resources, judicious health planning may be critical. This book covers all aspects of planning for health in developing countries. Within the context of a primary health care approach, it emphasizes the many factors that impinge on health, the different non-governmental agencies involved in health activities, and the need for participation in planning by communities. Equity is an important theme throughout the book. The need for combining planning techniques and political analysis is stressed, as is the importance of planning by a wide variety of health professionals in addition to specialist health planners. Although this is an introductory text, it has been written to initiate those with no prior planning experience, as well as qualified health planners, to the problems relevant to developing countries.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Standard Test Papers: Pack 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 2 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets in standard format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Maths 11+ Standard Test Papers Pack 1 (ISBN: 9780192740755) is also available.

  • African History: A Very Short Introduction

    Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustrated with a range of fascinating historical examples, drawn from over 5 millennia across this vast continent. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • My Oxford Reading Tree Dictionary

    This easy-to-use fun dictionary includes lots of unfamiliar words and phrases from the Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) stories ORT Biff Chip and Kipper Core Stories; ORT Biff Chip and Kipper Decode and Develop; ORT Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper fiction, with lively illustrations by Alex Brychta to help understanding. Using a traditional first dictionary look and feel, it helps children to build reference skills such as looking up words in alphabetical order. The layout is really child-friendly and words are defined in a simple and clear way with examples to support the definitions. It includes phrases and onomatopoeic words in an bonus end section.

  • Isn't It a Beautiful Meadow?

    It was such a beautiful meadow and all the children loved to play in it. Then someone thought it would be a good idea if they put a few fences up. And after the fences came the houses, then the factories...

  • Food for Thought: A Parent's Guide to Food Intolerance

    A practical book about food intolerance and the control of children's diet, written for parents. First published privately in Australia, the book has now been expanded and adapted for an international readership.

  • Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction

    The avant-garde movements of Dada and Surrealism continue to have a huge influence on cultural practice, especially in contemporary art, with its obsession with sexuality, fetishism, and shock tactics. In this new treatment of the subject, Hopkins focuses on the many debates surrounding these movements: the Marquis de Sade's Surrealist deification, issues of quality (How good is Dali?), the idea of the 'readymade', attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, attitudes to women, fetishism, and primitivism. The international nature of these movements is examined, covering the cities of Zurich, New York, Berlin, Cologne, Barcelona, Paris, London, and recenlty discovered examples in Eastern Europe. Hopkins explores the huge range of media employed by both Dada and Surrealism (collage, painting, found objects, performance art, photography, film) , whilst at the same time establishing the aesthetic differences between the movements. He also examines the Dadaist obsession with the body-as-mechanism in relation to the Surrealists' return to the fetishized/eroticized body. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Management of Leg Ulcers

    Leg ulcers constitute a long-term problem in many immobile patients and one which takes up a great deal of the time of those involved in their treatments. The pathogenesis of ulceration is complex and the art of healing consists applying the appropriate therapy at each stage of the healing process. This first-aid manual, based on the author's experience over twenty years of treating leg ulcers, describes the principles of management at every stage, giving checklists of differential diagnosis and numerous diagrams and photographs showing how to apply dressings and bandages. The methods described are applicable throughout the world, in hospitals, clinics, and the home. For this new edition, the author has updated the text in the light of information that has come out of the national and international meetings organized by the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, from the pharmaceutical industry, from discussions with doctors and nurses, and from his own recent work on the treatment of leg ulcers. There are three new illustrations including a useful flow chart and summary. Readership: dermatologists; general practitioners; surgeons, physiotherapists; nurses; and community health personnel.

  • The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

    Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. From the ancient Romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of preconceived ideas and stereotypes. Barry Cunliffe seeks to reveal this fascinating people for the first time, using an impressive range of evidence, and exploring subjects such as trade, migration, and the evolution of Celtic traditions. Along the way, he exposes the way in which society's needs have shaped our visions of the Celts, and examines such colourful characters as St Patrick, Cu Chulainn, and Boudica. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Plato: A Very Short Introduction

    This lively and accessible introduction to Plato focuses on the philosophy and argument of his writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy, and the general themes of his thinking. This is not a book to leave the reader standing in the outer court of introduction and background information, but leads directly into Plato's argument. It looks at Plato as a thinker grappling with philosophical problems in a variety of ways, rather than a philosopher with a fully worked-out system. It includes a brief account of Plato's life and the various interpretations that have been drawn from the sparse remains of information. It stresses the importance of the founding of the Academy and the conception of philosophy as a subject. Julia Annas discusses Plato's style of writing: his use of the dialogue form, his use of what we today call fiction, and his philosophical transformation of myths. She also looks at his discussions of love and philosophy, his attitude to women, and to homosexual love, explores Plato's claim that virtue is sufficient for happiness, and touches on his arguments for the immortality of the soul and his ideas about the nature of the universe. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Bond 11+: Maths & Non-verbal Reasoning: CEM 10 Minute Tests: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number one provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond 11+ CEM Maths & Non-verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 8-9 year olds provides essential bite-size practice in tackling CEM-style maths and non-verbal reasoning questions, setting strong foundations for success in 11+ tests. They include typical question types used in CEM 11+ testing, helping to build skills and confidence for exam success. Additionally, this series comes with puzzle sections to reinforce skills, and a progress chart to encourage and track improvement.

  • Clinical and Biological Aspects of Dentifrices

    This book represents the current state of the art in the science of dentifrices and highlights the clinical and biological aspects. Emphasis is placed on the chemistry of dentifrice products and how they are evaluated in clinically proven trials. The book begins with an insight into the historical aspects of dentifrices followed by overviews on oral hygiene measures, the role of dentifrices in relation to plaque control as a means of reducing the risk of dental caries and periodontal disease. Sections are devoted to anti-calculus agents, the response of oral micro-organisms to dentifrice agents such as fluoride metal ions and various detergents and to the sensitivity of teeth. The book is a collaborative effort by many of the leading dental scientists in Europe, Scandinavia, and the United States.

  • Programmes to Promote Breastfeeding

    The value of breastfeeding the human infant is self-apparent. It has been adapted over milennia to the needs of the species for nutrition, protection against infection, child spacing, and mother-baby attachment. This book is concerned with programmes to promote breastfeeding, including relatively small-scale programmes, usually initiated by concerned health professionals in hospitals, as well as the role of breastfeeding organizations and mothers' support groups. Experts from different parts of the world give accounts of programmes in their own countries, including the influence of the health services, training people to help mothers to breastfeed, practical management, surveillance of the marketing of infant formulas, and legislation and services for mothers at work. Finally there is an assessment of policy needs and strategies for the development of future programmes. Paediatricians, nursing mothers groups, nurses, public health administrators, and international health workers and agencies.

  • Travellers' Health: How to Stay Healthy Abroad

    This standard source of health information is designed for travellers who wish to make informed decisions about their own health abroad. The text explains how hazards may arise not only from diseases encountered, but also from other factors such as an unsafe water supply, inadequate hygiene and sanitation controls, adverse climates and high altitude sickness. The text explains how to deal with these problems when they occur. This third edition has been revised and expanded to include new information on AIDS, blood transfusions abroad, personal security and safety, Lyme disease, business travel, jet lag and travel for the disabled.

  • Sky Dancer

    Joe has always loved the moorlands above his home: the wildness, the freedom, the peace. But since his father died, everything has changed, and the moors are no longer a place of refuge. Now the whole community is divided over the fate of the hen harriers that nest up there in the heather - and Joe is stuck right in the middle, with a choice to make, and a huge secret to keep. Joe can't do what's right for everyone. But can he find the strength to fight for what he really believes in? Expert storyteller Gill Lewis presents a beautiful tale of loss, expectation, and change - with an important and thought-provoking environmental message.

  • Ichppc-2-Defined: International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care

    ICHPPC presents a uniform classification of the problems that constitute the daily work of physicians. It is an adaptation of the International Classification of Diseases, and groups the detailed ICD lists into a shorter list of the conditions most significant in primary medical care. Translated into six languages and used worldwide, the list is recognized as the standard reference for the study of expressed morbidity and workload in family and general practice. ICHPPC is especially useful due to its ability to accommodate changes in concepts of health and disease, new developments in primary care delivery, and local fluctuations in the importance of problems to be classified, without threatening comparability. Simple and brief, the list can be used effectively by health workers in various disciplines and settings. It also allows comparisons with work from other fields of medicine due to its close alignment with ICD-9.

  • Bond 11+: English: Assessment Papers: 5-6 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English Assessment Papers for 5-6 years are topic-based practice questions that set the foundation for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum skills and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Assessment Papers: 6-7 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths Assessment Papers for 6-7 years are topic-based practice questions that set the foundation for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum skills and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building the skills and confidence for exam success.

  • An Introduction to Medical Statistics

    This is a new edition of the popular textbook of statistics for medical students, doctors, medical researchers, and others concerned with medical data. The fundamental concepts of study design, data collection and data analysis are explained by illustration and example. The material covered includes all the statistical work that would be required for a course in medicine and for the examinations of most of the royal colleges. This book is intended for medical students; nurses, doctors, medical researchers. Students of public health and epidemiology.

  • Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

    The word 'anarchism' tends to conjure up images of aggressive protest against government, and - recently - of angry demonstrations against bodies such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. But is anarchism inevitably linked with violent disorder? Do anarchists adhere to a coherent ideology? What exactly is anarchism? In this Very Short Introduction, Colin Ward considers anarchism from a variety of perspectives: theoretical, historical, and international, and by exploring key anarchist thinkers from Kropotkin to Chomsky. He looks critically at anarchism by evaluating key ideas within it, such as its blanket opposition to incarceration, and policy of 'no compromise' with the apparatus of political decision-making. Among the questions he ponders are: can anarchy ever function effectively as a political force? Is it more 'organized' and 'reasonable' than is currently perceived? Whatever the politics of the reader, Ward's argument ensures that anarchism will be much better understood after reading this book. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

    Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism and show how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century. The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • A Story Like the Wind

    A beautifully illustrated story of freedom, music, and seeking refuge. A small group of refugees is crowded on to a boat on the sea. They share their stories as the boat travels towards the dream of safety and freedom. One boy, Rami, has brought his violin, and his story of how the violin was invented, and of a stallion that could run like the wind, weaves through the other stories, bringing them all together into a celebration of hope and of the power of music and story. A very special, beautifully illustrated, fable for all who strive to understand, and to stand together with, those around them. Gill Lewis is the multi-award-winning and best-selling author of novels such as Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, and Scarlet Ibis and A Story Like the Wind is her lyrical and unforgettable response to the refugee crisis, which will linger on in the mind long after reading. Beautiful charcoal illustrations from Jo Weaver give this book a very special feel and make it a perfect gift.

  • The Management of Wounds and Burns

    Wound management forms the bulk of the work in Accident and Emergency practice. Although most of these wounds will appear minor and the treatment straightforward for many injuries, the consequences of improper assessment or management can be very serious. Disabling injury may be overlooked, and life threatening infections can follow inappropriate treatment. Accident and Emergency staff must be prepared to begin initial assessment and treatment while surgical help arrives. This new edition of The Management of Wounds and Burns provides practical and authoritative information on all aspects of wound and burn care, taking the reader from initial assessment to the treatment of specific injuries. The care and legal aspects of life-threatening wounds are covered, together with anaesthesia, surgical techniques of wound care, wound infection, and injuries to the hand, face, neck, chest, and abdomen. Throughout , the authors present their guidelines concisely and lucidly, with detailed advice on anatomy, medication, and treatment techniques.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers: 7-8 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 7-8 years develops verbal reasoning problem-solving skills, encouraging thinking skills and providing preparation for Common Entrance and 11+ exams.

  • Mold and the Poison Plot

    He's got a big heart . . . and a nose to match! Mold's a bit of a freak. His nose is as big as his body is puny and his mother abandoned him in a bin when he was a mere baby. Who else but the old healer, Aggy, would have taken him in and raised him as her own? But when Aggy is accused of poisoning the King, Mold sets out to clear her name. In a thrilling race against time to save Aggy from the hangman's noose, Mold faces hideous, deadly monsters like the Yurg and the Purple Narlo Frog. He finds true friendship in the most unusual - and smelly - of places and must pit his wits and his clever nose against the evil witch Hexaba. This is an exciting fantasy story with an array of wonderful characters, including the inimitable Mold, told in a fresh and distinctive voice by a promising new writer.

  • Interferons: Their Impact in Biology and Medicine

    Interferons have recently been identified as potentially useful agents in the management of infectious and proliferative diseases, and techniques have been developed which enable human interferons to be produced by cloning in bacteria. There has been a great increase in research on the subject, which this volume surveys. It also aims to present studies on the interferon system in a wider context for the benefit of research workers who are not interferonologists.

  • Oxford School Thesaurus

    The Oxford School Thesaurus is comprehensive and easy to use. Each entry is in alphabetical order, with its word class and a broad range of imaginative synonyms with supporting example sentences. Guidewords at the top of each page and the full alphabet with a tab on the letter of the page make it very easy to navigate; the page design is clear and straightforward. It features useful tinted panels on words that are often overused, for example put, nice, or say. There are also almost 90 topic panels which focus on vocabulary connected to the topic to widen student's choice and inspire their creative writing. A wealth of material in a very solid package, powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a large electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. It is the ideal companion to the bestselling Oxford School Dictionary. For additional free downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Bond SATs Skills: English Test Papers for SATs practice

    Bond SATs Skills English Practice Test Paper Pack includes two full sets of Key Stage 2 SATs-style English test papers to enable children to practise for National Curriculum SATs assessments. These tests develop children's exam skills of time management and performing in exam conditions, and provide invaluable insight into the approach to testing that children will face when taking their SATs at the end of Year 6. They are, therefore, essential resources for children preparing for exam success in National Curriculum SATs. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children to succeed to this test paper pack to ensure it will effectively establish exam skills and preparation for greater achievement in SATs assessments.

  • Oxford Primary Dictionary

    Oxford Primary Dictionary is the perfect dictionary for confident young dictionary users. It features over 30,000 words and phrases in alphabetical order, simple, easy-to-read numbered meanings, word classes, inflections, and supporting example sentences. Engaging Top Tips give extra language support to move children ahead with grammar and spelling. The informative and engaging illustrations have been selected from across the curriculum, such as castle, eye, insect, continent, and venn diagram, to add real depth and interest to the definitions. Easy to use and clear navigation makes it quick to find the word you need - the full alphabet appears on every page with a dark blue tab on the letter of the page, and guidewords also appear on every page to support early alphabetical referencing skills.

  • The Complete Odes

    'we can speak of no greater contest than Olympia' The Greek poet Pindar (c. 518-428 BC) composed victory odes for winners in the ancient Games, including the Olympics. He celebrated the victories of athletes competing in foot races, horse races, boxing, wrestling, all-in fighting and the pentathlon, and his Odes are fascinating not only for their poetic qualities, but for what they tell us about the Games. Pindar praises the victor by comparing him to mythical heroes and the gods, but also reminds the athlete of his human limitations. The Odes contain versions of some of the best known Greek myths, such as Jason and the Argonauts, and Perseus and Medusa, and are a valuable source for Greek religion and ethics. Pindar's startling use of language - striking metaphors, bold syntax, enigmatic expressions - makes reading his poetry a uniquely rewarding experience. Anthony Verity's lucid translations are complemented by an introduction and notes that provide insight into competition, myth, and meaning.

  • Parvana's Journey

    This sequel by award-winning author, Deborah Ellis, tells the story of Parvana, travelling alone across a war-ridden Afghanistan in an attempt to find her family. .Deborah Ellis is the winner of the Governor General's Award in Canada, their equivalent to the Carnegie Medal

  • Muscle Damage

    The treatment and prevention of muscle damage makes many demands on the time and attention of practioners of sports, occupational and clinical medicine. Despite this, surprisingly little is known about the mechanisms responsible for such damage. This book provides a comprehensive statement of what is currently known about muscle damage and what is yet to be learnt, in terms of both the underlying science and strategies for clinical management. Each chapter gives an account of up-to-date knowledge on a relevant topic. Based upon an issue of the "Journal of Basic and Applied Myology", the text has been rewritten, restructured and expanded, so that the content is completely up-to-date.

  • Bond 11+: English: How to Do

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond How To Do English is a practical guide, designed for use by children but containing a wealth of information for parents. Packed with worked examples for each question type, and with practice questions to check progress in each section, this book contains expert advice and step-by-step strategies for success in 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • Colour Atlas of Pediatric Haematology

    This new edition builds on the success of its predecessors. It has been exhaustively revised, reorganized, and improved, and about a third of the illustrations are new. Up-to-date classifications of the leukaemias, histiocyte and storage disorders have been included, and there is a completely new chapter on normal ranges for cell-related variables in the blood of children. New techniques are illustrated, including fluorescence in-situ hybridization and the demonstration of abnormal gene products by immunohistochemistry.

  • Delirium in Old Age

    Delirium is a cognitive disorder consisting of deficits of attention, arousal, consciousness, memory, orientation, perception, speech and language. It represents the most frequent complication of hospitalisation in the older population. Despite its importance in terms of clinical, economic and social considerations, and despite considerable advances in the past decade, it remains a relatively misunderstood and mis-diagnosed condition. This book provides a state-of-the-art update of delirium research, covering its history, conceptualisation, measurement, epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, causes, prevention and management. The final chapter takes a look to the future, highlighting the importance of ongoing interdisciplinary research. As well as being important as a clinical syndrome in its own right, the study of delirium provides a valuable opportunity to understand brain functioning at a fundamental level, and as it is a preventable condition, it is also now being used as a marker to measure the quality of hospital care provided for older people. This volume will serve as a catalyst to revive interest and progress in delirium research and clinical care, and should be read by psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians and all those involved in working with the elderly in hospitals or in the community.

  • Lavender's Blue: A Book of Nursery Rhymes

    A definitive collection of nursery rhymes, beautifully designed and illustrated by the influential artist, Harold Jones. This facsimile edition has been lovingly produced to recreate the look and feel of the first printing of this much-loved book, which was originally published in 1954.

  • OXFORD SCHOOL DICTIONARY NEW ED

    This authoritative dictionary is a comprehensive school dictionary for primary and secondary students with its 45,000 words and phrases in alphabetical order. Each entry contains clear numbered meanings, word classes, inflections, easy pronunciation guides, supporting example sentences and notes to help with using the words accurately. There are word origins for all root words. Guidewords at the top of each page and the alphabet with a tab make it easy to navigate; the page design is clear and straightforward. There is a friendly and useful guide to using the dictionary dealing with FAQs such as, What do you use a dictionary for? How do I find the words I want? Also useful are the prefixes, suffixes and words and phrases from around the world that are given in full at the back.

  • Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

    At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, thisVery Short Introduction offers an important new overview of the world's largest religion. Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and tracing its course over two millennia, this book provides a fresh, lively, and candid portrait of its past and present. Addressing topics that other studies neglect, including the competition for power between different forms of Christianity, the churches' uses of power, and their struggles with modernity, Linda Woodhead concludes by showing the ways in which those who previously had the least power in Christianity--women and non-Europeans--have become increasingly central to its unfolding story. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • The Management Of Head Injuries: A Practical Guide for the Emergency Room

    Head injuries are commonplace. Though most patients survive, the consequences, both physical and social, can be devastating. The methods of initial assessment and management can have a crucial effect on determining the outcome of the injury, and long-term effects. However, only a minority of head-injured patients are cared for by Neurosurgeons. The majority are seen by non-specialists, often junior doctors and nurses, and treated in district hospitals where specialist neurosurgical assistance is unavailable. As a guide for doctors and nurses working in the A & E department, or the Orthopaedic or General Surgical Ward, the emphasis of this book is on the early management of the head- injured patient. New to the second edition are chapters on managing the 'disturbed' head injured patient, a chapter of special value to nurses (who often have to deal with this difficult task). A new chapter on anaesthesia and head injuries has also been added, with other chapters significantly revised to reflect the crucial role played by anaesthetists in head injury management. Providing practical advice on the early treatment of minor head injuries, and the management of major head injuries, the book provides advice that will be essential in ensuring effective treatment of these patients.

  • Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science

    The publication in 1998 of Susan Blackmore's bestselling 'The meme machine' re-awakened the debate over the highly controverial field of memetics. In the past couple of years, there has been an explosion of interest in 'memes'. The one thing noticably missing though, has been any kind of proper debate over the validity of a concept regarded by many as scientifically suspect. Darwinizing culture: the status of memetics as a science pits leading intellectuals, (both supporters and opponents of meme theory), against eachother to battle it out, and state their case. With a foreword by Daniel Dennett, and contributions from Dan Sperber, David Hull, Robert Boyd, Susan Blackmore, Henry Plotkin, and others, the result is a thrilling and challenging debate that will perhaps mark a turning point for the field, and for future research. Superbly edited by Robert Aunger, Darwinizing culture is a thought provoking book, that will fascinate, stimulate, (and occasionally perhaps infuriate) a broad range of readers including, psychologists, biologists, philosophers, linguists, and anthropologists.

  • Bond 11+: Non-verbal Reasoning: 10 Minute Tests: 7-8 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Non-verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 7-8 years provide essential bite-size practice in non-verbal reasoning skills, setting strong foundations for success in Common Entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core question types used in entrance exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

    With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available. The first part of this handbook provides a patient-oriented approach to investigation where key symptoms and signs are described along with tests that may be of value in reaching a diagnosis. The remainder is speciality-centred and provides a comprehensive review of all available tests within a given subject. Contributors are all active clinicians who are engaged in medical practice, and who appreciate the problems faced by junior doctors. The handbook should also be of value to senior medical students, who will soon be on the wards and responsible for ordering tests on their patients.

  • Hester

    'Human nature may be easy to see through, but it is very hard to understand.' The ageing Catherine Vernon, jilted in her youth, has risen to power in a man's world as head of the family bank. She thinks she sees through everyone and rules over a family of dependents with knowing cynicism. But there are two people in Redborough who resist her. One is Hester, a young relation with a personality as strong as Catherine's, and as determined to find a role for herself. The other is Edward, Catherine's favourite, whom she treats like a son. Conflict between young and old is inevitable, and in its depiction of the complex relationships that develop between the three principal characters, Publishing October 2003 (exact date?) Margaret Oliphant is one of the great Victorian novelists, and this edition establishes her rediscovered importance.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: Multiple-choice Test Papers: Pack 2

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 2 are realistic exam-style papers with separate question and answer booklets, in multiple-choice format. Each paper is designed to take 50 minutes, to replicate test conditions and develop essential skills for exam success. Bond Maths 11+ Multiple-choice Test Papers Pack 1 (ISBN: 9780192740854) is also available.

  • The Management of Chronic Pain

    This book provides an up-to-date account of how to deal with the major chronic pain syndromes, including back pain, body and myofascial pain, malignant diseases, neurogenic pain, and headaches. It gives both background knowledge, and clear and concise advice on managing patients who suffer chronic pain. This book provides the essential practical information required for effective patient management.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Arithmetic Workbook 10-11 Years Stretch Pack of 15

    Bond SATs Skills Arithmetic Pack of 15 for age 10-11 Stretch advances core arithmetic skills to prepare children for success in key exams. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children to develop the skills needed to succeed. This title focuses on this particular area of the maths curriculum to develop the fluency with arithmetic demanded at higher levels of SATs and for success in the 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • Bond 11+: English: 10 Minute Tests: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English 10 Minute Tests for 10-11+ years provide essential bite-size practice in core English skills, setting strong foundations for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum topics and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Winnie and Wilbur: The Big Bad Robot

    Winnie and Wilbur have made a junk robot but Winnie wishes it was real . . . so she pulls out her magic wand. But the real robot is not at all helpful. It's big and bad and when it grabs Winnie's wand, things start to get totally out of control. It's a futuristic Winnie and Wilbur adventure! Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too! www.winnieandwilbur.com

  • Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

    The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in Buddhism, and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the West who see it as either an alternative or a supplement to their own religious beliefs. Numerous introductory books have appeared in recent years to cater for this growing interest, but almost none devotes attention to the specifically ethical dimension of the tradition. For complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist thought as it has in the West, and publications on the subject are few and far between. Here, Damien Keown, author of Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction , illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of fascinating moral issues ranging from abortion and suicide to cloning. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Bond 11+: Maths: How to Do

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond How To Do Maths is a practical guide, designed for use by children but containing a wealth of information for parents. Packed with worked examples for each question type, and with practice questions to check progress in each section, this book contains expert advice and step-by-step strategies for success in 11+ and Common Entrance tests.

  • Healing Stories: Narrative in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

    At the heart of any therapeutic encounter there is always a story. Patients seeking help bring with them stories, spoken or untold, fragmentary and whole, that collectively make up their own personal narrative, their lived autobiography. Whatever else their tasks, a central part of the doctor's or therapist's job is to facilitate the telling of these stories, to make meaning out of them and find the patterns within them. The aim of this book is to rehabilitate stories and story telling within medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy and to consider a narrative approach both as a theoretical paradigm and a practical, therapeutic tool.

  • Physiological Measurement with Radionuclides in Clinical Practice

    As functional imaging becomes increasingly important in radiology, practitioners in a wide range of disciplines need to understand more about the quantitive aspects of physiology and pathophysiology. In straightforward language, this book integrates the principles and mathematics of measurements with physiological systems to which the quantitive problems are applied. Although there is an emphasis on clinical management with radionuclides and quantitive procedures in nuclear medicine, this book has been written with all practitioners in mind and also therefore embraces techniques based on non-radioactive indicators, including contrast agents used in CT, MRI, and ultrasound. Starting from basic mathematics, the book describes the measurement of fundamental physiological variables, like transit time, clearance, and blood flow, and goes on to cover the perpheral circulation and microvascular solute transfer, the pharmacokinetics of agents routinely used in nuclear medicine, as well as scintillation detectors, data processing, and quantification. In separate chapters, measurements in the heart, lung, gastrointestinal tract, liver, blood, genitourinary tract, brain, and skeleton are discussed, and the book finishes with a chapter on questions and worked answers.

  • Cancer Pain Management: A Comprehensive Approach

    Cancer related pain can be successfully managed in the majority of patients by the use of medication. Some patients, however, have pain that does not respond to opioids, and require more specialised pain management techniques. Examples of such treatments are nerve blocks, radiotherapy, acupuncture and physiotherapy. This is the first book to provide detailed information on these and other methods of pain management. The Editors are experienced clinicians who have brought together an international, multi-professional team of pain specialists, palliative medicine practitioners and oncologists to provide a practical, comprehensive guide to the overall management of cancer pain. By effectively covering many different aspects of care, this book will appeal to all health care professionals involved with the frontline of cancer related pain.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Maths Test Papers for SATs practice

    Bond SATs Skills Maths Practice Test Paper Pack includes two full sets of Key Stage 2 SATs-style Maths test papers to enable children to practise for National Curriculum SATs assessments. These tests develop children's exam skills of time management and performing in exam conditions and provide invaluable insight into the approach to testing that children will face when taking their SATs at the end of Year 6. They are, therefore, essential resources for children preparing for exam success in National Curriculum SATs. Bond brings its 50+ years of experience in helping children to succeed to this test paper pack to ensure it will effectively establish exam skills and preparation for greater achievement in SATs assessments.

  • Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

    From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict - Catholic against Protestant, Republican against Unionist. Marc Mulholland explores the pivotal moments in Northern Irish history - the rise of republicanism in the 1800s, Home Rule and the civil rights movement, the growth of Sinn Fein and the provisional IRA, and of the opposition, the DUP, led by Dr. Ian Paisley. His detailed examination of the violent upheaval of the last century, epitomized by the killing of 13 civilian demonstrators on Bloody Sunday, culminates in the controversy surrounding the current ongoing peace process. Over 300 years on, the question still remains: can two identities and national allegiances be accommodated in the same state without oppression, rebellion, or violence? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

    In this compelling introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe, Frank Close takes us on a journey into the atom to examine known particles such as quarks, electrons, and the ghostly neutrino. Along the way he provides fascinating insights into how discoveries in particle physics have actually been made, and discusses how our picture of the world has been radically revised in the light of these developments. He concludes by looking ahead to new ideas about the mystery of antimatter, the number of dimensions that there might be in the universe, and to what the next 50 years of research might reveal. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Bond 11+: Maths and Non-verbal Reasoning: Assessment Papers for the CEM 11+ tests: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11 plus practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Maths and Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 8-9 years are topic-based practice questions for the 11 plus tests. They have been written to cover the types of questions your child will experience in their CEM (Durham University) exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success in the most demanding 11 plus exams.

  • The Oxford History of the Roman World

    In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. Written by a team of specialist scholars, this book traces the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Empire and its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. It includes chapters on social and political history, the Emperors, art and architecture, and the works of the leading Roman poets, historians, and philosophers.

  • Imaging in Trauma: How to Plan Investigations for the Injured Patient

    Trauma has been recognized in recent years as one of the most important health care issues still to be fully addressed. A new awareness of deficiencies in the clinical management of injured patients has led to an urgent reappraisal of procedures and training in many hospitals. Parallel to this, there has been a revolution in the field of radiology and diagnostic imaging. Imaging in Trauma provides guidance on the safe and effective application of imaging techniques to patients who have been injured - recommending appropriate techniques wherever they are known to be effective and highlighting cases where their use would be inappropriate. The use of basic conventional radiology is most comprehensively covered, recognising that some of the newer modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging, will not be generally available for some years. . It is important to consider not only the production of good images, but also how to help clinicians to order them appropriately and to interpret them. A full report from a trained radiologist may not be immediately available to junior medical staff trying to manage the patient in the A&E department. Therefore, advice about viewing images systematically is offered, together with hints on the pitfalls which might be faced. This advice is patient- centred rather than image centred - an emphasis which makes the text different from others. Each chapter offers a summary of the key points it contains. The book will be of assistance to all medical and nursing staff working in the speciality of Accident and Emergency Medicine and also to those working in specialities which offer definitive care to injured patients. The contents of the book may also assist those wishing to study for higher examinations in Accident and Emergency, Surgery and Radiology, especially where the interpretation of images forms part of the examination.

  • The Accidental Prime Minister

    When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world! Before long, people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go . . . and that's how an ordinary boy like Joe ended up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start . . . Hats for cats! Pet pigs for all! Banana shaped buses! Swimming pools on trains! A hilarious story of one boy's meteoric rise to power!

  • Bond: Maths: No Nonsense: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond No Nonsense Maths for 10-11+ year-olds provides clear, straightforward teaching to help boost your child's confidence and ability in maths. Divided into separate lessons that cover each key skill, this book takes your child through a learning sequence designed to reinforce and advance school learning, and setting children on the right path for 11+, SATs and Common Entrance test success.

  • Riddle of the Runes

    Alva rushes through the trees in the dead of night with her sniffer wolf, Fen. Being out alone when there's a kidnapper on the loose is reckless, but if she ever wants to be an investigator like her Uncle Magnus, she'll need to be first to the crime scene. But what Alva discovers raises more questions than it answers, drawing her into a dangerous search for truth, and for treasure.

  • Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this Very Short Introduction Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, alongside the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Oxford Student's Dictionary

    The new look contemporary Oxford Student's Dictionary provides comprehensive vocabulary coverage and language support to upper secondary students preparing for exams and beyond. It contains thousands of cross-curricular words and phrases, with example sentences and context to show how language is used in practice. Technical vocabulary, special guidance on spelling, grammar, and usage, and additional help with synonyms and word origins help to develop wide-ranging language and writing skills. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words written for children. The clear layout, simple definitions, pronunciation guides, and subject labels make this the perfect language reference tool for secondary school as well as for continued use at home. In addition, for downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles and much more, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Polycystic Kidney Disease

    Many inherited diseases and non-hereditary disorders have in common the development of renal cystic disease. The most common, autosonal dominant polycystic kidney disease, is responsible for 5-10% of end-stage renal failure treated by dialysis or transplantation. Since the publication six years ago of the last book on polycystic kidney disease, a number of genes causing the disease have been identified, mapped, or sequenced; new experimental models and the application of molecular biology techniques have provided new insights into the pathogenesis R polycystic kidney disease; novel clinical studies have provided valuable information for the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of the complications of this disease. This book provides an updated, state-of-the-art review of the genetics, pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of these diseases and will be of interest to both basic researchers and clinicians in nephrology.

  • Bond 11+: Verbal Reasoning: 10 Minute Tests: 8-9 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond Verbal Reasoning 10 Minute Tests for 8-9 years provide essential bite-size practice in verbal reasoning skills, setting strong foundations for success in Common Entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core question types used in entrance exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • The Oxford Illustrated History of Shakespeare on Stage

    This modern stage-history tells the story of the plays on the English stage - 400 years of dramatic history, from the vital, competitive theatre of Shakespeare's own lifetime to the wealth of interpretations, classical to experimental, of the present day. It is a story of constant rediscovery, as the fashions, intuitions, and politics of each age reinterpreted the plays' meanings - and often even their plots. Actresses stepped into the female roles written originally for boy-actors; and the theatre evolved, from open-air Elizabethan stages like the Rose and Globe to the Proscenium Theatre, grand spectacle, and the whole panoply of modern lighting and staging equipment.

  • Bond 11+: CEM Maths Word Problems 10 Minute Tests: 10-11 Years

    Bond is the number one provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond 11+ CEM Maths Word Problems 10 Minute Tests for 10-11 year olds provides 30 quick-fire standard and multiple-choice tests focused on the Maths Word Problem question types used in CEM 11+ testing, including arithmetic, problem solving and logic and reasoning. Tutor tips and notes provide useful information to support your child as they work through the book, with emphasis on how to tackle particularly tricky questions. There are also fun puzzle sections to reinforce skills, and a progress chart to encourage and track improvement, helping to build skills and confidence for exam success.

  • Winnie and Wilbur in Winter

    Brrrr! Winnie and Wilbur are shivering on a cold winter's day. They would rather be relaxing in the sunshine. But when Winnie brings summer to her garden . . . everyone else wants to join them. How will they escape the crowds? Whether it's snowing or sizzling, this is a rain-or-shine Winnie and Wilbur adventure to enjoy the whole year round. Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too! www.winnieandwilbur.com

  • Zeis' Manual of Plastic Surgery

    This is the first English translation, from the original German of 1838, of the first textbook of plastic surgery - a branch of surgery that developed rapidly during the first half of the 19th century. The author, Eduard Zeis (1807-1868) was an experienced surgeon and introduced the term "plastic surgery". Zeis was also the first historian of plastic surgery, and he includes here contemporary literature, as well as the early history of reconstructive operations, extending back to the 15th century in Europe, and earlier in India. He believed that progress in surgery would only be made by increased specialization, and he hoped that his book would encourage this by collecting the relevant historical material and practical instruction into one volume.

  • Pancreas and Islet Transplantation

    Diabetes Mellitus is the principal cause of kidney failure and blindness in adults and leads to more cases of amputation and impotence than any other disease. It is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. The aims of pancreas or islet transplantation are to improve the quality of life of patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and to ameliorate secondary complications. This book provides a comprehensive and international review of the recent advances in pancreas and islet transplantation. It covers surgical techniques, issues surrounding organ preservation, immunosuppression and the control of other complications, all of which contribute to the potential for such transplantations to evolve as the treatment of choice for insulin dependent diabetes. The editors have compiled a strong and international team of contributing authors.

  • Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

    Germaine Greer examines Shakespeare's plays in detail, showing how he dramatized moral and intellectual issues in such a way that his audience became dazzlingly aware of an imaginative dimension to daily life. She argures that as long as Shakespeare's work remains central to English cultural life, it will retain the values which make it unique in the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • A Manual of Dermatology for Developing Countries

    The field of tropical dermatology has advanced considerably in the decade since the first edition of this book was published. In this second edition, information on the diagnosis and treatment of tropical skin diseases has been updated, and the scope has been enlarged to encompass the dermatological consequences of new diseases, such as AIDS. The format has also been modified to make the access to information more efficient. Key summary statements and maps referring to disease distribution on the human body are now found in the margins, adjoining the corresponding text. This book is intended primarily for physicians, medical students, and health workers in developing countries. However, it should also be of use to practitioners in temperate climates, who may be confronted with unfamiliar dermatoses acquired by travellers or immigrants.

  • T Cell Receptor Genes

    The T cell receptor is the structure on T lymphocytes that recognizes cell-bound antigen in association with MHC class I or class II antigens. This study explores the biochemical, functional and genetics aspects of this key immunological molecule.

  • Oxford Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Therapy

    A thorough and integrated account of clinical pharmacology as the basis for drug therapy.

  • Betty Goes Bananas

    Families everywhere will laugh out loud at Betty's brilliantly observed tantrums in this hilarious picture book. Who would have thought a banana could cause such a BIG drama?

  • Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper: Level 11 First Chapter Books: Beyond the Door

    Biff, Chip, Kipper and friends are older now and their true destiny is about to be revealed. Join them as they embark on the mission of a lifetime! In Book 2, Beyond the Door, the children are on the other side of the magical doorway, inside the Time Vault. Mr Mortlock, the Time Guardian, explains their new mission to save the world from the evil Virans. The children must find the pieces of an ancient time travel machine, the TimeWeb, which are hidden in history. They must be quick to find them before the Virans do! Time Chronicles is a series of fun and accessible chapter books perfect for moving your child on from picture books to longer stories. Each book in the series is a thrilling story in its own right, as the children fight to save the world from the evil Virans. The books are carefully levelled to boost the confidence of the child, whilst also introducing more vibrant and interesting vocabulary. They are perfect for keeping the attention of all children with fast paced action, lots of authentic historical facts and cool gadgets! Set in a real historical time with characters from the past, these books are packed full of extras including questions, historical fact files, character information, photos, artwork and glossaries. Support for parents is also included. Time Chronicles are part of Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper -the UK's most popular home reading series.

  • International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

    Of undoubtable relevance today, in a post-9-11 world of growing political tension and unease, this Very Short Introduction covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. Paul Wilkinson explains the theories and the practice that underlie the subject, and investigates issues ranging from foreign policy, arms control, and terrorism, to the environment and world poverty. He examines the role of organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union, as well as the influence of ethnic and religious movements and terrorist groups which also play a role in shaping the way states and governments interact. This up-to-date book is required reading for those seeking a new perspective to help untangle and decipher international events. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Julia Donaldson's Songbirds Phonics Activity Book 6

    Julia Donaldson has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to inspire a love of reading. This colourful Activity Book has plenty of activities to help develop your child's phonic progression. As well as helping your child to develop their reading skills, the activities also introduce your child to writing in a fun and exciting way. The activities can be used alongside your child's Julia Donaldson Phonics stories, giving them even more of their favourite characters like Top Cat, Bob Bug and The Zog! They also include tips for reading with your child and even more activity ideas for when you and your child finish working through the book.

  • The Spondylarthritides

    This book provides extensive clinical descriptions of the spondylarthritides, as well as reviews of the clinical features of these diseases. Written by an international team comprised of leading authorities in the field, the book will be of considerable interest to clinicians and researchers who treat or investigate these specif, and related, inflammatory disorders.

  • Lotta Says 'NO!'

    A collection of fun, engaging and gently humorous stories about Lotta, the little sister who can find trouble anywhere. She and her young siblings get into all sorts of scrapes, from falling out of their old neighbour's windows and learning some VERY bad swear words, to making their own pancake tree. Every day brings a new and funny adventure.

  • Monster in the Hood

    A monster book with a twist! Sammy Squirrel, Henri Hedgehog, and Marvin Mouse have heard all about the MONSTER IN THE HOOD. He's GRUMBLY. And RUMBLY. And frighteningly HUNGRY! But are things always what they seem? With lots of suspense and build up with every single page turn, this is a witty cautionary tale with a thrilling twist at the end, from the award-winning creator of The Queen's Hat, Please Mr Panda and Betty Goes Bananas.

  • Basic Urogynaecology

    Urinary incontinence is a common problem, affecting the lives of more than ten percent of women. Many sufferers never seek help; many who do are treated improperly of inadequately due to a lack of knowledge and understanding. This is a practical and basic guide to the problem of urinary incontinence in women, aimed at doctors, nurses and other involved professionals. It describes the wide range of investigations now available to provide an accurate diagnosis and explains how the correct treatment may be planned on the basis of this diagnosis. It discusses management options ranging from simple pelvic floor exercises and bladdre drill to surgery and drug therapy and covers specific problems such as incontinence in the elderly and in pregnant women. Not everybody with urinary problems can be cured, but the vast majority can be helped to lead a normal life. This book should be of value to members of the health care team who are concerned with this area of women's well-being including junior doctors, nurses, continence advisors and general practitioners.

  • Bond 11+ Maths and Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for the CEM 11+ tests: 10-11+ years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11plus practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams.Bond Maths and Non-verbal Reasoning Assessment Papers for 10-11+ years are topic-based practice questions for the 11plus tests. They have been written to cover the types of questions your child will experience in their CEM (Durham University) exam, building the skills and confidence for exam success in the most demanding 11plus exams.

  • Cytokines in Cancer Therapy

    Cytokines are a broad class of proteins which regulate cellular function. They generally act in an autocrine (on the cells that produce them) or in a paracrine (on nearby cells) rather than an endocrine manner (on distant cells or organs). They have a variety of roles: some cytokines have a role in fighting infection and in mounting an immune response; others mediate cell differentiation and embryogenesis and others promote cell growth or even inhibit it. Recent advances in technology have made it possible to isolate these proteins in sufficient quantities to conduct proper laboratory experiments and clinical studies. Thus, the foundations have been laid for a new form of cancer therapy and for understanding how abnormalities in the cytokine network could contribute to the process of malignancy. This book is the first to bring together the basic research and to discuss it in the context of its present and potential clinical applications. It examines the principles of cytokine therapy, individual cytokines or cytokine groups, the cytokine network and how interactions between cytokines could be exploited clinically. The final part considers future prospects. The book is intended for physicians training in, or updating themselves in the changing field of modern oncology, for scientists and support staff in cancer research and for those involved in the pharmaceutical and biological products industries.

  • Kafka: A Very Short Introduction

    'When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect ...' So begins Franz Kafka's most famous story Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) is among the most intriguing and influential writers of the twentieth century. During his lifetime he worked as a civil servant and published only a handful of short stories, the best known being The Transformation. All three of his novels, The Trial, The Castle, and The Man Who Disappeared [America], were published after his death and helped to found Kafka's reputation as a uniquely perceptive interpreter of the twentieth century. Kafka's fiction vividly evokes bizarre situations: a commercial traveller is turned into an insect, a banker is arrested by a mysterious court, a fasting artist starves to death in the name of art, a singing mouse becomes the heroine of her nation. Attending both to Kafka's crisis-ridden life and to the subtleties of his art, Ritchie Robertson shows how his work explores such characteristically modern themes as the place of the body in culture, the power of institutions over people, and the possibility of religion after Nietzsche had proclaimed 'the death of God'. The result is an up-to-date and accessible portrait of a fascinating author which shows us ways to read and make sense of his perplexing and absorbing work. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary

    The Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives comprehensive coverage of the key maths terminology that students in secondary school need for GCSE and beyond. The dictionary contains over 1000 mathematical concepts in alphabetical order, with related words listed under each headword. There are feature panels on key topics such as fractions, geometry, logic, probability, units of measurement, and trigonometry, all fully supported by 2-colour diagrams and illustrations. Clear, accessible definitions and cross referencing give full clarity to complex mathematical entries. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Student's Science Dictionary. Downloadable learning resources, activities, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • Maxillofacial and Dental Emergencies

    This introduction to the subject of facial trauma is aimed at junior hospital doctors in accident and emergency departments, and those working for higher medical qualifications. The book covers a wide range of facial injuries, and is well illustrated with key points for easy reference. Other features of the book include: a thorough description of the basic anatomy of the face; guidance on diagnosis and treatment; and practical information on the role of the radiology department and referral to specialists.

  • Pippi in the South Seas

    Have you ever given a shark a good telling-off? Pippi has! Do you know what a squeazle is? Pippi does! Can you carry your Dad on your shoulders? Pippi can! Pippi, Tommy, and Annika are off on their greatest adventure yet - a trip to the Canny Canny Islands, where Pippi's father is king. They explore secret caves, play marbles with real pearls and luckily the pirates and sharks they meet are no match for Pippi!

  • Coping with Sports Injuries: Psychological Strategies for Rehabilitation

    When an athlete gets injured great attention is paid to understanding the physical nature of their injury and putting in place strategies for rehabilitation. Too often though, the psychological effects of injury are not even considered, yet an injury can have a profound psychological effect on the well-being of the athlete. To attend only to the physical effects is to leave a part of the athlete effectively untreated. Jane Crossman is one of the world authorities on the psychological effects of sporting injuries. In Coping with sports injuries she has brought together the leading researchers from sports science and medicine to firstly discuss and explain the ways in which the athlete is psychologically affected by injury, before going on to provide effective and proven methods for helping the athlete through this difficult period. The information in the book will be valuable in helping to ensure that they can return to their field of activity fully treated. Coping with sports injuries is a unique book that will be of enormous interest and benefit to sports physicians, sports scientists, team doctors, and anyone involved in the rehabilitation of the injured athlete.

  • Aliens: v. 1

    This collection brings together a wide range of stories about aliens and encounters with aliens. Some are hostile invaders of Earth, others friendly and more generous visitors - though not all of them are as friendly as they would like us to believe.

  • Oxford Mini School Dictionary & Thesaurus

    The Oxford Mini School Dictionary & Thesaurus is the ideal one-volume quick reference tool for the school bag. It is the only one of its kind for students ten years plus, ideal for primary school leavers about to start secondary school. Each page has the dictionary entries at the top with the companion thesaurus entries at the bottom making it easy to find the right words quickly. The dictionary contains clear simple definitions, up-to-date example sentences, and support on spelling, grammar and punctuation. The thesaurus provides thousands of up-to-date synonyms, alternative words and a special supplement on tricky words, confusable words, and overused words. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. The clear and accessible design, headwords in colour, the alphabet down the side of every page, and the matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page make navigation easy. Plus, for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Bond SATs Skills: Vocabulary Flashcards: Similar and Opposite Words

    Bond Vocabulary Flashcards: Similar and Opposite Words build knowledge of synonyms and antonyms, enriching children's vocabularies and developing rich language skills. Each card provides a word, synonyms of that word and, on the reverse, the corresponding antonyms. However, it also covers any homonyms - such as entrance (e.g. a doorway) and entrance (to captivate) or minute (a measure of time) or minute (tiny) to illustrate the importance of context in understanding a word's meaning. Simple to use, these cards offer easily accessible vocabulary building practice and games for children seeking to develop their language skills both generally and for National Curriculum and selective school tests.

  • Breast Cancer: A Guide for Every Woman

    Breast cancer is one of the most common and serious diseases facing women in the Western world, and is now a major concern of women whether or not they have the disease. This book, written in a sympathetic and accessible style by two leading medical experts and a medical journalist, gives full and up-to-date information about all aspects of breast cancer. The causes of breast cancer are explained, taking into account those factors that put women at greater risk and what can be done to protect them from developing the disease. Early symptoms, tests, and treatment options are described and advice is given on how to cope. There is information on treatment by surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, highlighting their benefits and side-effects. This book will serve as a guide for all women, especially those who have been diagnosed for or are at risk of breast cancer.

  • The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure

    Max is a young boy living in an ordinary tower block. He longs for adventure in his life - then one day - DOOF! - a flying pony called Kevin crashes into his flat, blown in by a magical storm! The storm causes a huge flood and soon Max's town submerged by water. Luckily for the town, Max has a flying pony to come to the rescue, and luckily for Kevin, he has a new best friend and a constant supply of his favourite thing - biscuits. Together Max and Kevin will embark on many wild adventures together . . . This is the start of a hilarious new series brought to you by the creative and inspiring duo Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre and is packed with amazing two-colour illustrations.

  • OXFORD JUNIOR ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY NEW ED

    This new 2011 edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary features over 4,000 entries in alphabetical order, new illustrations and photographs in a contemporary and easy-to-use design. Entries are simple and clear, and include numbered meanings, word classes, inflections and example sentences. Easy to find design with the full alphabet on every page, and coloured tabs dividing the alphabet into quartiles, the letter of the page is highlighted, and guide words show the words starting and finishing each page. Children quickly learn how to find their way around and build their alphabetical reference skills. What's more there are linked fun word activities for school and home on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 5: Leroy and Other Stories

    Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and are used in schools to teach phonics and inspire a love of reading. This Level 5 Songbirds collection contains 6 exciting phonics stories in one, with built-in progression to build reading confidence and success: .Sue Kangaroo .The Cinderella Play .Usman's Books .The Upside Down Browns .No Milk Today .Leroy The Songbirds series offers a clear phonics development with gradual progression and lots of practice to help children gain reading confidence. It provides a fantastic breadth and variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genres by the nation's favourite children's author, with vibrant and humorous illustrations to engage children and stimulate discussion. There are also useful tips and ideas for parents/carers. Help your child's reading with essential tips, phonics support and free eBooks www.oxfordowl.co.uk

  • A Dictionary of Dates

    Which US president was born on 4 July? Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred and ninety-two - but on what day did he set sail? Catherine the Great, Jerome K. Jerome, Baron von Richthofen, Bing Crosby, and Dr Spock were all born on which day of the year? Thoroughly revised and updated for this new edition, Cyril Beeching's book is an informative and entertaining guide to important anniversaries for each day of the year. Births and deaths of the famous as well as significant and unusual events in history Remarkable and fascinating coincidences Chronology of world events from prehistoric times to the present day 'dippers' blissful paradise ...Every single day of the year, plus index of birthdays and chronologies on scientific developments and world events from African hominids to the end of Czechoslovakia.' Observer

  • Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary: From aardvark to zozimus, a real dictionary of everyday and extra-usual words

    For the first time in paperback, this Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary takes readers aged 8+ on a phizz-whizzing, splendiferous, fantabulous journey deep into the language of Roald Dahl's bestselling children's stories. This is a dictionary which will develop language and literacy skills by igniting the creativity in all readers and writers everywhere. Lots of dictionaries tell you what an 'alligator' is, or how to spell 'balloon' but they won't explain the difference between a 'ringbeller' and a 'trogglehumper', or say why witches need 'gruntles' eggs' or suggest a word for the shape of a 'Knid'. This dictionary does all those things. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, like 'biffsquiggled' and 'whizzpopping' to remind you what means what, but that is not all. You'll also find out where words came from, rhyming words, synonyms and lots of alternative words for words that are overused. Oxford Children's Dictionaries are perfect for supporting literacy and learning and this is the world's first Roald Dahl Dictionary from the word experts at Oxford University Press.

  • Sky Hawk

    When Callum and his friends find Iona on Callum's farm they try to chase her back into the village. But Iona runs from them up into the hills. It is late and dark and snow lies in the mountain gullies. Worried for Iona's safety, Callum follows to find her shivering with cold but refusing to leave. She is guarding a secret hidden in the forest above the dark waters of the loch. So they make a deal. Iona shares the secret and in return Callum allows her back onto the farm. They form a deep bond of friendship and make a promise to keep their secret safe. It is a promise that will change Callum's world forever . . . She turned her head, and fixed me with her brilliant yellow eyes. She looked right into me. And suddenly I knew then, in that one moment, I was as much part of her world as she was of mine. Soar above the clouds in this enthralling tale of friendship, loyalty, and hope.

  • Hegel: A Very Short Introduction.

    Many people regard Hegel's work as obscure and extremely difficult, yet his importance and influence are universally acknowledged. Professor Singer eliminates any excuse for remaining ignorant of the outlines of Hegel's philosophy by providing a broad discussion of his ideas and an account of his major works. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Surgery for Ischaemic Heart Disease

    Ischaemic heart disease remains the most important cause of death in most developed countries. Alongside preventive measures the advent of coronary artery surgery has improved the symptomatic status and long-term survival in patients suffering from coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. This book brings together developments in the field that have occurred in the last ten years including advances in surgical techniques, protection of the heart and post-operative care, and it introduces the link with molecular biology.

  • Scouting For Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship

    A startling amalgam of Zulu war-cry and Sherlock Holmes, of practical tips on health and hygiene and object lessons in woodcraft, Scouting for Boys (1908) is the original blueprint and inspiration for the Boy Scout Movement. An all-time bestseller in the English-speaking world, second in its heyday only to the Bible, it is one of the most influential manuals for youth ever published, known and loved around the world. Including all of Baden-Powell's original illustrations, this new critical edition of Scouting for Boys serves up a wonderful hodge-podge of true crime stories, stern moralizing, stock adventure tales, natural history, first-aid tips, advice on observation and tracking, and much more. Readers will find a roughly composed pastiche of jingoist lore and tracker legend, padded with lengthy quotations from adventure fiction-from Rudyard Kipling and James Fenimore Cooper, to Alexander Dumas and Arthur Conan Doyle-and seamed through with the multiple anxieties of its time: fears of degeneration ("the fall of the Roman empire was due to bad citizenship") and a constant worry over imminent war. Alongside practical instructions on how to light fires, build a boat, or stalk animals (or men), it includes sections on chivalry, self-discipline, self-improvement, and citizenship. Indeed, the book brims with Baden-Powell's philosophy of life, one that replaces self with service, puts country before the individual, and duty above all. The introduction by Elleke Boehmer illuminates the book's maverick complexity and her notes clarify obscure references. Though almost a century old, Scouting for Boys continues to fascinate, surprise, and motivate readers today. It will delight anyone interested in popular culture, Victorian history, and literature for children.

  • Oxford First Grammar and Punctuation Flashcards

    Oxford First Grammar and Punctuation Flashcards with spelling help give you carefully-levelled questions and answers to practise the skills 5-7 year olds need. 55 cards with questions and answers - along with extra support and tips - make tricky topics clear and simple. Perfect to use in preparation for the KS1 test.

  • Oxford Mini School Dictionary

    A major new edition of the trusted, bestselling, comprehensive Oxford School Dictionary with new curriculum support. This fantastic new edition will boost your children's vocabulary with new words and meanings from across the curriculum. A helpful new spelling, grammar and punctuation section is included to enhance language skills and bring the dictionary right up to date. What makes it the best? It is uniquely powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, so you can be confident that all entries are clearly written in child-friendly language that children actually understand. Each example is perfectly age-appropriate, making it easy and enjoyable for every child to use. New for this edition is a robust supplement on spelling, grammar and punctuation, giving targeted help with the tricky bits, making this dictionary the perfect tool to support children in their journey to become good readers and writers. As usual, it has been extensively trialled with schools, so you can be sure it is still the best dictionary for your children, in a portable mini format. Further help with writing skills is available in the updated new edition of the companion Oxford School Thesaurus. Looking for great word activities to match this dictionary? Find fun downloadable activities, puzzles, and word games at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

  • Contraception: The Facts

    This book covers all currently available methods of contraception, and discusses sterilization and abortion in an accurate and accessible way. The second edition has been updated throughout and expanded to include contraception for men and the potential contraception of the future. New information is provided on the Pill and the changing emphasis on barrier contraceptives in the light of AIDS, and the revised chapter on abortion reflects recent changes in the legal scene particularly in the USA. Aimed at those who wish to use contraception intelligently, this book will also serve educational purposes.

  • Biochemistry and Physiology of the Skin

    This is the first comprehensive, up-to-date review of the skin's basic biological properties since Rothman's The Physiology and Biochemistry of the Skin, published over 30 years ago. The recognized contributors discuss a wide range of subjects, including the structure, function and development of the skin; control and repair mechanisms; mechanisms of skin disease; effects of radiation; and biophysical properties.

  • Optimal Treatment Strategies in End-stage Renal Failure

    During the past 4O years there have been major conceptual and technical advances in the domain of dialysis methods and renal/organ transplantation for long-term treatment of patients with End-Stage Renal Failure (ESRF). This now enables better defined, more selective strategies of treatment to be undertaken, according to patient-specific criteria such as age or underlying renal disease also taking into account the lifetime duration of these treatments. For many patients this implies necessary successive changes of mode of therapy depending on their availability, occurrence of medical/technical complications or failure and social-environmental and economic factors. This rationale has inspired the structure of this volume which is divided into four sections: 1/ A descriptive overview of the various modes of renal replacement therapy (RRT): Extracorporeal dialysis/filtration, peritoneal dialysis, kidney and multi-organ transplantation.2/ Most appropriate indications and use of these methods, respective advantages, drawbacks and outcome in children, pregnant women and elderly patients 3/ In diabetic patients and in patients with hereditary/congenital diseases. 4/ The ethical issues generated by this new domain in Medicine by limitations in treatment facilities or medical dilemmas for acceptance, best technical choices, withdrawal or termination of RRT in individual patients. Finally, contributors form Eastern European Countries, Africa and Far Eastern Countries analyse the current status of RRT in their respective geographical area and the ways and means required for a wider implementation of RRT in thus far lesser economically developed countries where the great majority of the populations still have no access to these life-saving therapeutic procedures.

  • Bond 11+: English: 10 Minute Tests: 9-10 years

    Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children pass selective entrance exams. Bond English 10 Minute Tests for 9-10 years provide essential bite-size practice in core English skills, setting strong foundations for success in SATs, common entrance or 11+ exams. They have been written to cover the core National Curriculum topics and cover the question types used in 11+ exams, building skills and confidence for exam success.

  • A Ride To Khiva

    'He who on