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Britain and Japan Vol II: Biographical Portraits

by Ian Nish

This second collection under the 'Biographical Portraits' title, incorporates a further 20 studies of key personalities, including Edmund Morel, pioneer railway builder in Meiji Japan, Alexander Shand, an important...


Japanese New Religions in the West

by Peter B. Clarke & Jeffrey Somers

An excellent and very timely update on an area seeing many recent developments.


Japan's Pseudo-Democracy

by Peter J. Herzog

Rocked by scandals and accusations that crucial decisions are made by non-elected officials, Japan has been called a democracy in name only. Is it?


Building Japan 1868-1876

by Richard Henry Brunton

Personal account of one of the Westerners who helped build modern Japan (see also study by Pedlar - also available from Curzon Press).


Italy's Many Diasporas

by Donna R. Gabaccia

Italy's residents are a migratory people. Since 1800 well over 27 million left home, but over half also returned home again. As cosmopolitans, exiles, and 'workers of the world' they transformed their homeland...


Sylvia Pankhurst: Sexual Politics And Political Activism

by Barbara Winslow

This study brings to light Sylvia Pankhurst's political involvement in the Suffrage, working class and socialist movements. It is intended for undergraduate courses in women's studies


Modern Medicine: Lay Perspectives And Experiences

by Simon J. Williams University of Warwick;

Do lay people view modern medicine as a fountain of hope or a font of despair? What are their experiences of modern medical care and technology, and how do their views and experiences differ across different...


The Great Rebuildings Of Tudor And Stuart England: Revolutions In Architectural Taste

by Colin Platt

Rural England's Great Rebuilding of 1570-1640, first identified by W.G. Hoskins in 1953, has been vigorously debated ever since. Some critics have re-dated it on a regional basis. Still more have seen Great...


Measuring Health And Medical Outcomes

by Healt Crispin Jenkinson Acting Director

A clear analysis of the design, potential uses and limitations of questionnaires in measuring health from the perspective of the patient. Practical examples illustrate the methodological issues and guide the...


World Directory of Environmental Organizations

by Thaddeus C. Trzyna & Julie Didion

A reference and sourcebook to the organizations involved in environmental and resource conservation in all parts of the world and to their activities. It describes over 2000 organizations and programmes in over...


Energy-efficient Office Refurbishment: Designing for Comfort

by Simon Burton

Little has been published on the subject of energy-efficient refurbishment of offices, despite the growing need to refurbish older office building stock throughout Europe, and the global requirement to conserve...


Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830

by Leonard Smith

Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830 constitutes the first comprehensive study of the philanthropic asylum system in Georgian England. Using original research and drawing upon a wide range of expertise...


Teaching Gifted Children 4-7: A Guide for Teachers

by Valsa Koshy

This book offers practical guidelines on how to identify gifted and talented young children and looks at ways to enhance their learning opportunities. Provided are a wealth of practical, tried and tested strategies...


Helping Teachers Develop through Classroom Observation, Second Edition

by Diane Montgomery

Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in schools for the benefit of the teacher and pupil is not a matter of quick 'tips for teachers.' It requires a fundamental review by every teacher of his or her...


Children Starting School: A Guide to Successful Transitions and Transfers for Teachers and Assistants

by Hilary Fabian

Drawing on research, theory and practice, this book presents ways in which practitioners, working in partnership with parents, can give children a successful start to school.

Written in an accessible style,...


Creativity and Writing Skills: Finding a Balance in the Primary Classroom

by Kay Hiatt & Jonathan Rooke

Teachers, trainees and learning support assistants will find this lively and accessible book combines creativity with skills teaching to stimulate and improve children's writing, both at foundation and primary...


School Behaviour and Families: Frameworks for Working Together

by Sue Roffey

This book focuses on the relationship that schools have with parents and carers, especially in the early stages of behavioral difficulty. It aims to promote the best possible partnership with parents in what...


Historical Fiction for Children: Capturing the Past

by Fiona M. Collins & Judith Graham

Historical fiction has a great deal to offer as its readers and devotees have always known. The time is ripe however for the historical novel and historical picture book to be promoted more emphatically so that...


Teaching Children to Write

by Pam Hodson & Deborah Jones

A recent OFSTED report identified the fact that, while many teachers were confident about their teaching of reading, 'too many are neglecting the teaching of writing in the Literacy Hour'. This book, building...


Teaching Citizenship in the Secondary School

by James Arthur & Daniel Wright

This text supports student teachers, NQTs and practitioners in implementing the Citizenship Order in secondary schools - to be introduced in September 2002. With a practical, clear focus, the authors provide...