Mastering British politics

Author: F.N. Forman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349112038

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Providing an introduction to British politics, this book aims to facilitate a better understanding of the political system. It covers the history, the constitutional framework, the traditions and culture and the structure and procedures of the democratic process of government in Britain.

Mastering Arabic

Author: Jane Wightwick,Mahmoud Gaafar

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349206121

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 370

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An exciting and comprehensive course for learners with little or no previous knowledge of the language who want to understand, speak and read Arabic confidently. The authors have a friendly, accessible style which has made this book a long-standing bestseller. The course is suitable for self-study or classroom use and teaches Modern Standard Arabic which is the universal language of the Arab world and understood by all Arabic speakers. The book focuses on learning the script right from the start and covers a useful variety of situations you will encounter in Arab countries. Also available with CDs.

Mastering Philosophy

Author: Anthony Harrison-Barbet

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349209163

Category: Philosophy

Page: 427

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Mastering Modern World History

Author: Norman Lowe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137277238

Category: History

Page: 720

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The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and MA26 students taking courses in Modern World History and for undergraduates in History and International Relations. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use. The general reader who wishes to find out how the world got into its present state will also find the book useful. Key features of the fifth edition: • A new chapter on Latin America and its changing relationship with the USA • New sections on the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, and the European Union in crisis • New material on the changing face of communism in China; USA: Bush to Obama; Russia under Putin and Medvedev; the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis and the 'war against terrorism' Content includes: • A survey of international relations and war from 1900 to 2012 • Europe and its history - the rise and fall of fascism and communism • International affairs of the major superpowers - USA, Russia/USSR and China • International conflict -The Holocaust, 9/11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein • Decolonization and subsequent events in Africa, and the rise of political Islam • Global problems - climate change, economic crises, the population 'explosion' • Mention of disagreements and controversies among historians, as well as new interpretations and discoveries Norman Lowe has had many years' experience of teaching History at all levels, and for 25 years was Head of History at Nelson and Colne MA26 in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History. Fully updated companion website with examples of document questions for each chapter www.palgrave.com/masterseries/Lowe

Mastering World Religions

Author: Ray Colledge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349143294

Category: Bible

Page: 304

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In one book, all the essential information to learn about six of the main religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. * A complete, self-contained, well illustrated course for individual study or classroom use * Help for students to pass exams - suitable for GCSE and as an introduction to A-Level * Ideal general reading for anyone who wants to understand the basic beliefs and practices of the religions featured * Ideal for liberal and general studies courses, and for multicultural education * Includes material on items of human interest to help enthuse and inspire the reader.

Mastering English Grammar

Author: Samuel Holroyd Burton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349175196

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Mastering Modern United States History

Author: John Traynor

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780230372245

Category: History

Page: 469

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Now in its second edition, this engaging text introduces readers to all the key developments in American history between 1900 and 2000. Combining factual coverage with an analysis of professional historians’ most recent interpretations of major domestic and foreign affairs, it fully explores dramatic events such as the Wall Street Crash, Pearl Harbor, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Watergate Scandal. Chapters are enriched by presidential profiles and supported by stimulating source material and exam-style questions to reinforce learning. This text will be essential reading for students undertaking courses in American History at college, foundation and undergraduate level. It is also the ideal companion for anyone with a general interest in the American history of the twentieth century.

Mastering Communication

Author: Nicky Stanton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365744

Category: Education

Page: 496

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This book will help students improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. It will give an understanding of the importance of good communication skills for their personal development and career. It is relevant to a variety of courses: HE, FE, Professional, Open University, A-level and International Baccalaureate.

Mastering Chinese

The complete course for beginners

Author: Catherine Hua Xiang

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Mastering Chinese is a modern, engaging, highly illustrated course in Mandarin Chinese, teaching conversational skills, good pronunciation and the beginnings of reading and writing the intriguing Chinese script. Based on the author's 10 years of experience teaching Chinese in the UK and in China, this carefully structured and well-paced course will soon give you the confidence to communicate well in Chinese in both social and business settings. - Designed for complete beginners, with a wealth of interactive practice to build your confidence. - Teaches Mandarin Chinese which is spoken by over one billion people, and is the official language of mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore. - Suitable for study at home or in the classroom - learn at your own pace with this friendly, fun and fascinating introduction. - Covers a variety of everyday situations you will encounter in China, on holiday or travelling for business. - Full of cultural insights to help you understand the customs and practices of modern China. Additional material is available to accompany this book at www.palgrave.com/modernlanguages/xiang This product is the book only. Mastering Chinese is also available in a complete pack with 2 CDs (ask for ISBN 978-0-230-20055-5). The CDs can be purchased separately (ISBN 978-0-230-20054-8).

Mastering Advanced English Language

Author: Sara Thorne

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781403994837

Category: Education

Page: 656

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Written primarily for AS and A-Level English courses, but of interest to university students on related courses, this book is designed to make an intuitive understanding of language explicit. By focusing on language use in different contexts, it encourages an investigative and interpretative approach.

Mastering Modern British History

Author: Norman Lowe

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137603887

Category: History

Page: 636

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The new edition of this best-selling text includes a new section on the final years of the Labour government after Blair's resignation and a new chapter on the subsequent Coalition and Conservative governments. It is the ideal companion for students taking a first-level course in modern British History, as well as for undergraduates in History.

Mastering the Novels of Jane Austen

Author: Richard Gill,Susan Gregory

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333948989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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This is an engaging account of the six most-read Austen novels. It provides a detailed critique of Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion, linking the significance of the works from the past to the present day in the light of contemporary attitudes to women, tradition, and innovation. The book explores the influence of art, architecture, music, literature, theology, philosophy, history, and politics in the novels, and discusses both traditional and contemporary literary theory, examining Austen's use of wit and irony, and the nuances of her vocabulary.

Mastering the Business Environment

Author: Roger Cartwright

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333929377

Category: Business

Page: 272

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This text provides an insight into the key external analyses organizations need to undertake. Using the acronym SPECTACLES, the book considers the social, political, economic, cultural, technological, aesthetic, customer, legal, environmental and sectoral factors that make up the set of external influences on the organization. Using examples from real organizations, the book provides the reader with clear pointers as to the factors to be considered and their interrelationship. Each chapter includes information for carrying out the analyses, together with a summary and a set of questions.

Mastering Modern German History 1864-1990

Author: John Traynor

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333987100

Category: History

Page: 400

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Mastering Modern German History 1864-1990 addresses the key political, social and economic developments in German history from 1864, to unification, through to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and re-unification. Completely accessible and written in an engaging and lucid style, this text provides students with an in-depth look at Germany and its complex past.

Mastering Fashion Marketing

Author: Tim Jackson,David Shaw

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137213469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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This is the first book on the subject that combines contemporary marketing theory with analysis of operational marketing practice within the fashion industry. It contains the views of key practitioners and much original case study material from leading fashion organizations to provide unique insights into the reality of fashion marketing.

Mastering German

Author: Antony Peck

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349241113

Category: Education

Page: 313

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Mastering German has been updated and partially rewritten for this new edition. Features are additional unscripted dialogues with exercises to attune students' ears to the real sound of the language and many newly written varied and practical exercises. Background information has been brought up to date. Mastering German retains its thorough approach with full but user-friendly explanations making it ideal for adults returning to language learning.

Mastering Counselling Skills

Author: Jennie Lindon,Lance Lindon

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137042648

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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This practical text supports the learning and application of communication and basic counselling and enhances the value of even the shortest exchange by showing how essential skills of attention, reflective listening and positive use of communication skills, support a helping and respectful approach to clients.

Winston Churchill

Politics, Strategy and Statecraft

Author: Richard Toye

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474263860

Category: History

Page: 248

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Winston Churchill is a renowned historical figure, whose remarkable political and military career continues to enthral. This book consists of short, highly readable chapters on key aspects of Churchill's career. Written by leading experts, the chapters draw on documents from Churchill's extensive personal papers as well as cutting–edge scholarship. Ranging from Churchill's youthful statesmanship to the period of the Cold War, the volume considers his military strategy during both World Wars as well as dealing with the social, political and economic issues that helped define the Churchillian era. Suitable for those coming to Churchill for the first time, as well as providing new insights for those already familiar with his life, this is a sparkling collection of essays that provides an enlightening history of Churchill and his era.