This site has links for language skills (under the heading: Skill); areas of special interest (under the heading Topic); and academic research using the Internet (under the heading: Study). A very useful site.
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History: From 1900 to the present day
Jan Palmowski, 2008
This authoritative dictionary provides in-depth coverage of major recent historical events, from 1900 to the present day. It includes country entries for every country in the world, with maps and historical summaries.
This book tells the story of art in Britain since the Middle Ages. It shows how the British are a deeply visual people, making and breaking images through the centuries to strengthen their hopes and hatreds and, occasionally, to reveal themselves as they really are.
This history of reading discusses all aspects associated with the act, including how we read, the first kinds of reading materials and the development of books, and how books are written, translated, and enjoyed.
This is a new printing of one of the honored histories of mathematics of all time. When the last revised edition appeared in 1908, it was hailed by mathematicians and laymen alike, and it remains one of the clearest, most authoritative and most accurate works in the field.
For over a quarter of a century this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humankind's artistic heritage. From our Paleolithic past to our digitized present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion - a broad and epic canvas that omits none of the fine detail.
Written specifically for Edexcel's AS/A Level General Studies specification, this one-volume text provides you with an AS/A Level General Studies course that is easy to implement. It also offers an easy way to identify, record and assess each Key Skill.
This book, and the television series it accompanies, open the doors into a world that we have never seen. We discover the design miracle of insects' bodies; their sophisticated communication systems; their fast and furious reproductive systems, and much more about their strange structures and lives. As this book shows, in their looks and behaviour, insects are as close to an alien lifeform as any we are likely to find in the stars
This book gives up-to-date information on all aspects of British life and institutions. It explains everything that other nationalities find interesting, amusing, puzzling or even frustrating about Britain and the British
Comprehension questions help students to examine the information closely and draw their own conclusions about key issues
End of unit interviews, in which speakers talk about their own varied experiences of life in Britain.
"Cambridge English for Job-hunting" is for upper-intermediate to advanced level learners of English who need to use English during the job application process. The course can be used in the classroom or for self-study.
Ideal for working professionals and those new to the world of employment, the course develops the specialist language knowledge and communication skills that job-seekers need to apply for and secure jobs.
This is a very successful textbook for undergraduate students of pure mathematics. Students often find the subject of complex analysis very difficult. Here the authors, who are experienced and well-known expositors, avoid many of such difficulties by using two principles: (1) generalising concepts familiar from real analysis; (2) adopting an approach which exhibits and makes use of the rich geometrical structure of the subject. An opening chapter provides a brief history of complex analysis which sets it in context and provides motivation.
Dictionary of Britain - An A-Z of the British way of life
Adrian Room, 1986
This book gives up-to-date information on all aspects of British life and institutions. It explains everything that other nationalities find interesting, amusing or puzzling about Britain and the British
Yorkshire covers a vast area and its varied landscapes, towns and cities hold many treasures to be discovered. In this book, 92 of the most impressive, interesting or unusual dwellings - from Castle Howard and magnificent Harewood to Wilberforce House in Hull and the Brontë parsonage at Haworth
This book is designed to introduce the student to the contents of Earth sciences, providing examples of authentic texts written in the language typical of the subject, allowing the student to practise the skills needed in order to study the subject in English
Concentrates on 6000 subjects from the conscious memory of living inhabitants of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The book includes facts about history, politicians, pop musicians and business leaders, sports, literature, art, scandal, disasters, battles and current affairs
England's rich and turbulent history has left a powerful legacy in its buildings and monuments, pageantry and landscape. From castles to cathedrals, stately homes to battlefields, England's past is an essential part of the country we inhabit today. Using the unique archives and authority of English Heritage, this book brings the nation's history vividly to life
"English for Banking & Finance" is designed for students in education and for company employees in training for work. Written by industry practitioners, it combines a strong grammar syllabus with the specialist vocabulary and skills that learners need to succeed in their chosen field.
"English for Information Technology" is designed for students in education and for company employees in training for work. Written by industry practitioners, it combines a strong grammar syllabus with the specialist vocabulary and skills that learners need to succeed in their chosen field.
This book is intended to prepare students to participate in basic science courses, especially by aiming to develop concepts of critical thinking and inquiry. It integrates the four basic language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - to facilitate the leap from basic English to academic English and prepare students to comprehend and use college-level science material
"English for the Oil Industry" is designed for students in education and for company employees in training for work. Written by industry practitioners, it combines a strong grammar syllabus with the specialist vocabulary and skills that learners need to succeed in their chosen field.
This book is aimed at developing a basic knowledge of how English is used for communication in dealing with topics in agriculture. Intended for students who already know how to handle the common English sentence patterns but who need to learn how these patterns are used to convey information and to conduct coherent discussion
Epistemic Cultures - How the Sciences Make Knowledge
Karin Knorr Cetina, 1999
Comtemporary western societies are becoming "knowledge societies," that run on expert processes and expert systems epitomised by science and structured into all areas of social life. By looking at epistemic cultures in two sample cases, this book addresses pressing questions about how such expert systems and processes work, what principles inform their cognitive and procedural orientations and whether their organisation, structures and operations can be extended to other forms of social order
A useful and interesting guide for tourists visiting the UK, explaining all aspects of British life, from arriving in England, to visiting a doctor. Although intended for the Japanese, it is equally useful to anyone who is not from the UK