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Art Deco Bookbindings

Art Deco Bookbindings

Art Deco designs of Pierre Legrain and Rose Aldler transformed bookbinding into a medium of experimentation and craftsmanship. A selection of 60 of their colourful, imaginative works are presented in this volume, with insightful texts introducing the work.

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Richard Neutras Miller House

Richard Neutras Miller House

At the dawn of his international fame, architect Richard Neutra was approached by a St. Louis socialite, Grace Lewis Miller, to design a small winter home on the edge of glamour-baked Palm Springs. Miller wanted an open, light-filled house that could also act as a studio for her fashionably avant-garde exercise course in posture and grace, "The Mensendieck System." This ...

45,90 CHF

All Silver and No Brass

All Silver and No ...

Irish Christmas mumming, the subject of this carefully researched andbeautifully written book, is approached in Part I through the recollections of fourold people of the hamlet of Ballymenone who recall the mumming from their youth. InPart II, the author examines the form and function of the mummers' play, showingthat -- contrary to the theories of some folklorists -- it is ...

55,90 CHF

Spitballers

Spitballers

On September 10, 1934, grizzled reliever Burleigh Grimes helped the Pittsburgh Pirates to an inconsequential 9-7 win over the New York Giants in the Polo Grounds. For Grimes, the September contest marked his 270th and final win. For baseball, it marked the last time a legal spitballer would win a major league contest. Though the pitch had been banned in ...

54,50 CHF

After Demosthenes

After Demosthenes

This is a comprehensive analysis of Athenian political life from 322-262 BC, rejecting the notion that political life ended with the death of Demosthenes. It shows that the widely received view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders were radically different from their classical counterparts is fundamentally flawed.

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What on Earth Happened?

What on Earth Happened?

How old is the universe? How are humans related to a sponge? Where did most of the world's water come from? How much would a complete T Rex skeleton cost? Where did the Himalayas come from? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

41,50 CHF

Colours of Nature

Colours of Nature

An essential book for plant-lovers who love to paint. Includes examples, techniques and 8 tutorials, covering both beginner and advanced levels.

47,90 CHF

Teenagers and Technology

Teenagers and Technology

The popular media often presents a negative picture of young people and technology. From addiction to gaming, the distractions of the Internet, to the risks of social networking, the downsides of new technology in the lives of teenagers are often over-blown. Teenagers and Technology presents a balanced picture of the part played by technology in the lives of young people. ...

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Teaching and Learning Languages

Teaching and Learning Languages

This publication provides essential reading for any language teacher. Pupil engagement in the language-learning process is key to success, and with this in mind the authors provide a comprehensive list of ideas as well as explaining the underlying principles of successful language-learning.

48,50 CHF

The Routledge Companion to Nineteenth Century Philosophy

The Routledge Companion to ...

The nineteenth century is a period of stunning philosophical originality, characterised by radical engagement with the emerging human sciences. Often overshadowed by twentieth century philosophy which sought to reject some of its central tenets, the philosophers of the nineteenth century have re-emerged as profoundly important figures. The Routledge Companion to Nineteenth Century Philosophy is an outstanding survey and assessment of ...

59,90 CHF

Teaching with Technologies: The Essential Guide: The Essential Guide

Teaching with Technologies: The ...

This book provides a baseline for effective technology practice, offering a comprehensive overview of theory, research and practice. In particular the book:Brings together research findings to provide an evidence based approach to using technology in the classroomProvides an understanding of how technologies can and should inform teaching and learningHighlights effective practice As well as capturing the extensive developments in this ...

47,50 CHF

Facilitating Action Learning: A Practitioner's Guide

Facilitating Action Learning: A ...

Action Learning is based on the simple idea that leaders and managers learn best by working together in a group, helping each other find solutions to real work problems through discussions. Facilitating Action Learning is a clear, concise and straightforward guide to this well-established leadership and management development technique.The role of the facilitator is to provide guidance in the action ...

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Scholarship Assessed

Scholarship Assessed

My own personal hope for this Carnegie report is that it will contribute to the current constructive debate about the role of the professoriate, and that from such discourse common language will begin to emerge within the academy about the meaning of scholarship and how it might be authentically assessed." Ernest L. Boyer Princeton, New Jersey November 7, 1995 &mdash, ...

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Core Themes in Social Work: Power, Poverty, Politics and Values

Core Themes in Social ...

This book sheds a very bright light on poverty as a central experience of the people social workers work with. Research and theories of power, politics and values are thoroughly discussed and provide the basis for a sustained commitment to social justice. The book is a supportive read as it skilfully appreciates the personal challenges that critical and assertive practice ...

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