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28 February 2013


Nature All Around Us: A Guide to Urban Ecology Subscription

28 February 2013

For the first time in the history of our species, the majority of humans now reside in towns and cities. Consequently, the…

Biology Today and Tomorrow without Physiology Subscription

28 February 2013

The study of any machine, living or otherwise, is a challenge unless it includes the appreciation of composite parts…

Megachange: The World in 2050 (Student review) Subscription

28 February 2013

The world as we know it is changing at an alarming rate. Technology that was new yesterday will be out of date tomorrow…

New & noteworthy: Biosciences Subscription

28 February 2013

In this foundation-level text, the US-based authors consider the myriad applications of phylogenetics, a fundamental…

Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences Subscription

28 February 2013

Let’s be honest about this: why would I want to spend time reviewing this book for Times Higher Education? The answer is that…

Animal Physiology Subscription

28 February 2013

Textbooks come in all shapes and sizes and, to appeal to an increasingly cluttered market, are often laden with…

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Geography & Environment

Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines Subscription

28 February 2013

Written by three renowned researchers in the field, this book offers students “a suite of practical advice, guidance and…

Sustainability: All That Matters (Student review) Subscription

28 February 2013

Sustainability is a word that is often thrown around in the business and media worlds and its many definitions make it…

Fieldwork for Human Geography Subscription

28 February 2013

My experiences of undergraduate fieldwork 25 years ago seemed to revolve largely around being abandoned in…

China's Environmental Challenges (Student review) Subscription

28 February 2013

This book offers a thought-provoking insight into the serious environmental challenges we are facing in the 21st century…

New & noteworthy: Geography and Environmental Sciences Subscription

28 February 2013

Seeking to provide state-of-the-art analysis of all European Union environmental policies, this updated edition covers…

Cities and Photography Subscription

28 February 2013

Discussions of both cities and photography have traditionally crossed disciplinary boundaries. Both are characterised by a…

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Making Thatcher’s Britain Subscription

28 February 2013

In 2007, the political scientist Colin Hay wrote that Thatcherism had “all but disappeared from the lexicon of…

Being a Historian: An Introduction to the Professional World of History Subscription

28 February 2013

Charles Dickens’ oft-quoted line from A Tale of Two Cities, that “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, characterises…

New & noteworthy: History Subscription

28 February 2013

A new paperback edition of a 2003 edited volume drawing on contributions from nine scholars examines the…

Historiography: An Introductory Guide Subscription

28 February 2013

“Historiography” has multiple meanings and studies of it can be taken in different directions. Eileen Ka-May Cheng plumps for…

The Family: A World History (Student review) Subscription

28 February 2013

Is a book of just 160 pages able to offer a world history of the family? Well, this one - part of the publisher’s New Oxford World History…

Reformation England 1480-1642 Subscription

28 February 2013

When the first edition of Peter Marshall’s Reformation England 1480-1642 was published in 2003, the idea of the Long Reformation…

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An Introduction to Criticism: Literature/Film/Culture Subscription

28 February 2013

Being critical is at the heart of scholarship in the humanities. As theorist Zeus Leonardo put it, no self-respecting scholar would…

Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations Subscription

28 February 2013

Doubtless there will be those who object to dividing the history of the 20th and early 21st centuries into decades but…

Poetic Language: Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present Subscription

28 February 2013

Is there a new way in which we might think about poetic language? Tom Jones’ bracing, difficult and at times brilliant…

Modernist Literature (Student review) Subscription

28 February 2013

Any book on Modernism is faced with the daunting task of providing a definition of a movement so complex and contradictory…

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter Subscription

28 February 2013

As one of the most popular and profitable ventures in publishing history, the Harry Potter series of novels by J.K. Rowling has had…

Alfred Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam: A Reading Guide Subscription

28 February 2013

Anyone faced with the task of reading - or, indeed, teaching - Tennyson’s In Memoriam will be forever grateful to Anna Barton for her expert tour of…

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Health Information Seeking Subscription

28 February 2013

This scholarly work looks at how we seek out and understand information about our health and well-being in the…

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Student review) Subscription

28 February 2013

Medical students dread the idea of being “grilled” by their consultants on ward rounds and in operating theatres…

New & noteworthy: Medicine Subscription

28 February 2013

This full-colour textbook and reference for trainee doctors, neonatal nurses and midwives has been updated with new…

Positive Communication in Health and Wellness Subscription

28 February 2013

Much has already been written about the efficacy of communication in a healthcare setting to improve satisfaction for both…

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Politics & Int. Relations

Key Controversies in European Integration Subscription

28 February 2013

This innovative textbook presents the European Union through 14 significant European controversies, each covered by…

Exit Strategies and State Building Subscription

28 February 2013

With Nato forces planning their withdrawal from Afghanistan, this timely and important volume addresses a gap…

Border Watch: Cultures of Immigration, Detention and Control (Student review) Subscription

28 February 2013

Alexandra Hall’s book makes a valuable contribution to the interdisciplinary literature on immigration and security in her…

New & noteworthy: Politics and International Relations Subscription

28 February 2013

This examination of the Egyptian organisation’s ideals and practices extends from its 1928 inception to its response…

Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases Subscription

28 February 2013

Foreign policy analysis (FPA) did not easily gain its present standing as a vital subfield within international relations. This reviewer’s…

Disasters Without Borders: The International Politics of Natural Disasters Subscription

28 February 2013

The impression that the world is suffering from increasingly extreme natural events with severe social and political consequences makes…

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Statistics & Research Methods

Statistics Unplugged Subscription

28 February 2013

I can remember that, as an undergraduate, I found it far too easy to fall into the trap of just trying to remember the…

New & noteworthy: Statistics and Research Methods Subscription

28 February 2013

This guide offers practical advice on obtaining the approval of an institution’s ethics committee before carrying out research…

Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics (Student review) Subscription

28 February 2013

Tackling statistics can be a daunting prospect for many students. Nevertheless, at some stage in their degree most social science…

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