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  • Special Educational Needs and Disability: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Janice Wearmouth

    Special Educational Needs and Disability: The Basics has been fully updated in light of the 2014 Children and Families Act in England and now also includes a focus and discussion of legislation across the whole UK. Providing an engaging and complete overview, it examines the fundamental principles…

    Paperback – 2015-11-08 
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  • Sport Management: The Basics

    By Rob Wilson, Mark Piekarz

    Sport Management: The Basics is an engaging and accessible introduction to sport management which considers a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters as they impact on this growing field. Drawing links between academic theory and practice, it explores the current…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28 
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  • Capitalism: The Basics

    By David Coates

    The global economy is dominated by a powerful set of established and emerging capitalisms, from the long-standing capitalist economies of the West to the rising economies of the BRIC countries. An understanding of capitalism is therefore fundamental to understanding the modern world. Capitalism:…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20 
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  • Finance: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Erik Banks

    Now in its third edition, Finance: The Basics is a clear and practical introduction to the world of finance. It thoroughly explains essential financial statements, tools and concepts; fundamental financial instruments and transactions; and global financial participants, markets and systems. This…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13 
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  • Forensic Psychology: The Basics

    By Sandie Taylor

    This text provides an engaging overview to the core topics within Forensic Psychology, guiding the reader through this exciting and popular discipline. Combining a discussion of theory with information about the role of a professional forensic psychologist, it addresses such key issues as:…

    Paperback – 2015-06-28
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  • Animal Ethics: The Basics

    By Tony Miligan

    Animal Ethics has long been a highly contested area with debates driven by unease about various forms of animal harm, from the use of animals in scientific research to the farming of animals for consumption. Animal Ethics: The Basics is an essential introduction to the key considerations…

    Paperback – 2015-06-24
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  • Archaeology: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Clive Gamble

    Now in an updated third edition, Archaeology: The Basics provides a straightforward and engaging introduction to the world of Archaeology. This book answers key questions about how and why we practice archaeology and examines the theories and themes underpinning the subject. Fully updated, this new…

    Paperback – 2015-06-17
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  • Christian Theology: The Basics

    By Murray Rae

    Christian Theology: The Basics is a concise introduction to the nature, tasks and central concerns of theology – the study of God within the Christian tradition. Providing a broad overview of the story that Christianity tells us about our human situation before God, this book will also seek to…

    Paperback – 2015-04-19
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  • Anthropology of Religion: The Basics

    By James S Bielo

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how…

    Paperback – 2015-03-22
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  • Japan: The Basics

    By Christopher P. Hood

    Japan: The Basics, is an engaging introduction to the culture, society and the global positioning of Japan. Taking a fresh look at stereotypes associated with Japan, it provides a well-rounded introduction to a constantly evolving country. It addresses such questions as: • How do we go about…

    Paperback – 2014-11-17
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  • Food Ethics: The Basics

    By Ronald Sandler

    Food Ethics: The Basics is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the ethical dimensions of the production and consumption of food. It offers an impartial exploration of the most prominent ethical questions relating to food and agriculture including: • Should we eat animals? • Are locally…

    Paperback – 2014-10-12
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  • Politics: The Basics

    5th Edition

    By Nigel Jackson, Stephen D Tansey

    Now in its fifth edition, Politics: The Basics explores the systems, movements and issues at the cutting edge of modern politics. A highly successful introduction to the world of politics, it offers clear and concise coverage of a range of issues and addresses fundamental questions such as: • Why…

    Paperback – 2014-09-21
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  • Genocide: The Basics

    By Paul R. Bartrop

    Genocide: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the study of a controversial and widely debated topic. This concise and comprehensive book explores key questions such as; how successful have efforts been in the prevention of genocide? How prevalent has genocide been throughout history? and how…

    Paperback – 2014-09-14
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  • Economics: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Tony Cleaver

    Now in its third edition, Economics: The Basics continues to provide an engaging and topical introduction to the key issues in contemporary economics. Fully updated to take into account the global recession, ongoing problems in Eurozone economies, changing patterns in world trade, housing and…

    Paperback – 2014-08-28
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  • Sustainability: The Basics

    By Peter Jacques

    Sustainability is concerned with the issues around the ongoing and mutual preservation of both society and the environment. It is a widely used term and supposed goal for many governments but it is also easily misunderstood. Sustainability: The Basics offers an accessible and interdisciplinary…

    Paperback – 2014-08-11
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  • Body Studies: The Basics

    By Niall Richardson, Adam Locks

    Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key…

    Paperback – 2014-07-14
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  • Christianity: The Basics

    By Bruce Chilton

    Christianity: The Basics is a compelling introduction to both the central pillars of the Christian faith and the rich and varied history of this most global of global religions. This book traces the development of Christianity through an exploration of some of the key beliefs, practices and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-09
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  • Sport Psychology: The Basics

    By David Tod

    Sport Psychology: The Basics provides an accessible introduction to the fundamental ideas at the heart of Sport Psychology today. It examines the links between sport participants’ behaviours, their personality and their environment to identify the factors which affect performance. Exploring theory…

    Paperback – 2014-05-28
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  • Greek History: The Basics

    By Robin Osborne

    Greek History: The Basics is a concise and compelling introduction to the study of Ancient Greece from the end of the Bronze Age to rule by Rome. With a chapter on each crucial period of Greece’s ancient history, the book covers the key topics, approaches and issues at the heart of Greek History,…

    Paperback – 2014-05-27
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  • Youth Work: The Basics

    By Jonathan Roberts

    Youth Work: The Basics is an engaging and inspiring introduction to working with young people. Looking at a range of age groups, situations and disciplinary approaches, it offers an interdisciplinary insight into the key principles and practices involved. Throughout the text essential questions are…

    Paperback – 2014-03-30
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  • Metaphysics: The Basics

    By Michael Rea

    Metaphysics: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the philosophical study of the world and universe in which we live. Concerned with questions about reality, existence, time, identity and change, metaphysics has long fascinated people but to the uninitiated some of the issues and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-25
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  • Global Migration: The Basics

    By Bernadette Hanlon, Thomas J. Vicino

    Migration is a politically sensitive topic and an important aspect of contentious debates about social and cultural diversity, economic stability, terrorism, globalization, and nationalism. Global Migration: The Basics examines: history and geography of global migration the role of migrants in…

    Paperback – 2014-03-25
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  • Psychology: The Basics

    By Thomas Heffernan

    Paperback – 2013-12-31
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  • China: The Basics

    By Chris Bramall, Kerstin Lehr

    Paperback – 2013-12-31
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  • Energy: The Basics

    By Harold Schobert

    People rarely stop to think about where the energy they use to power their everyday lives comes from and when they do it is often to ask a worried question: is mankind’s energy usage killing the planet? How do we deal with nuclear waste? What happens when the oil runs out? Energy: The Basics…

    Paperback – 2013-10-23
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  • Gender: The Basics

    By Hilary Lips

    Gender: The Basics is an engaging introduction which examines the impact of cultural, historical, biological, psychological and economic forces on qualities which have come to be defined as masculine or feminine. Highlighting that there is far more to gender than biological sex, it takes a global…

    Paperback – 2013-10-22
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  • Subcultures: The Basics

    By Ross Haenfler

    Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global graffiti writing crews, heavy metal in Europe and straight edge movements in the USA,…

    Paperback – 2013-10-08
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  • Literary Theory: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Hans Bertens

    This third edition of Hans Bertens’ bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary…

    Paperback – 2013-10-08
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  • Public Relations: The Basics

    By Ron Smith

    Public Relations: The Basics is a highly readable introduction to one of the most exciting and fast-paced media industries. Both the practice and profession of public relations are explored and the focus is on those issues which will be most relevant to those new to the field: The four key…

    Paperback – 2013-08-05
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  • Theatre Studies: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Leach

    Now in a second edition, Theatre Studies: The Basics is a fully updated guide to the wonderful world of theatre. The practical and theoretical dimensions of theatre – from acting to audience – are woven together throughout to provide an integrated introduction to the study of drama, theatre and…

    Paperback – 2013-07-14
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  • Film Studies: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Amy Villarejo

    Film Studies: The Basics is a compelling guide to the study of cinema in all its forms. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent scholarship, the latest developments in the industry and the explosive impact of new technologies. Core topics covered…

    Paperback – 2013-07-10
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  • Ancient Near East: The Basics

    By Daniel C. Snell

    Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent…

    Paperback – 2013-06-16
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  • Bioethics: The Basics

    By Alastair V. Campbell

    Bioethics: The Basics is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being invited to consider some of the most controversial but important questions facing us today.…

    Paperback – 2013-05-23
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  • Women's Studies: The Basics

    By Bonnie G. Smith

    Women’s Studies: The Basics is an accessible introduction into the ever expanding and increasingly relevant field of studies focused on women. Tracing the history of the discipline from its origins, this text sets out the main agendas of women’s studies and feminism, exploring the global…

    Paperback – 2013-01-30
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  • Stanislavski: The Basics

    By Rose Whyman

    Stanislavski: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the life, thought and impact of Konstantin Stanislavski. Regarded by many as a great innovator of twentieth century theatre, this book examines Stanislavski's: life and the context of his writings major works in English translation…

    Paperback – 2012-12-16
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  • Free Will: The Basics

    By Meghan Griffith

    The question of whether humans are free to make their own decisions has long been debated and it continues to be a controversial topic today. In Free Will: The Basics readers are provided with a clear and accessible introduction to this central but challenging philosophical problem. The questions…

    Paperback – 2012-12-04
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  • American Philosophy: The Basics

    By Nancy Stanlick

    American Philosophy: The Basics introduces the history of American thought from early Calvinists to the New England Transcendentalists and from contract theory to contemporary African American philosophy. The key question it asks is: what it is that makes American Philosophy unique? This lively and…

    Paperback – 2012-11-22
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  • Philosophy: The Basics

    5th Edition

    By Nigel Warburton

    ‘Philosophy: The Basics deservedly remains the most recommended introduction to philosophy on the market. Warburton is patient, accurate and, above all, clear. There is no better short introduction to philosophy.’ - Stephen Law, author of The Philosophy Gym Philosophy: The Basics gently eases the…

    Paperback – 2012-10-30
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  • The City: The Basics

    By Kevin Archer

    The City: The Basics provides a brief yet compelling overview of the study of cities and city life. The book draws on a range of perspectives – economic, political, cultural, and environmental aspects are all considered – to provide a broad comparison of the evolution of cities in the rich Global…

    Paperback – 2012-08-15
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  • Eastern Philosophy: The Basics

    By Victoria S. Harrison

    Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives of different Eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, and strands of Buddhism and…

    Paperback – 2012-07-31
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  • Journalism Studies: The Basics

    By Martin Conboy

    Journalism Studies: The Basics provides an introductory overview of the emerging field of Journalism Studies, discussing key issues and contemporary debates. Drawing on Conboy’s extensive experience in the field, the changing nature of journalism and its future directions are addressed, through…

    Paperback – 2012-07-04
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  • Social Work: The Basics

    By Mark Doel

    Social Work: The Basics is an insightful introduction to the often misrepresented world of social work. This accessible book presents a broad view of contemporary social work, exploring its roots and its possible future. It dispels myths surrounding social work, addresses media debates, and offers…

    Paperback – 2012-06-20
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  • Shakespeare: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Sean McEvoy

    Now in its third edition Shakespeare: The Basics is an insightful and informative introduction to the work of William Shakespeare. Exploring all aspects of Shakespeare’s plays including the language, cultural contexts, and modern interpretations, this text looks at how a range of plays from across…

    Paperback – 2012-05-15
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  • Media Studies: The Basics

    By Julian McDougall

    There have been seismic shifts in what constitutes (the) media in recent years with technological advances ushering in whole new categories of producers, consumers and modes of delivery. This has been reflected in the way media is studied with new theories, concepts and practices coming to the fore…

    Paperback – 2012-05-10
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  • Human Geography: The Basics

    By Andrew Jones

    Human Geography: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of the role that humankind plays in shaping the world around us. Whether it’s environmental concerns, the cities we live in or the globalization of the economy, these are issues which affect us all. This book introduces these topics…

    Paperback – 2012-04-17
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  • Christianity: The Basics

    Christianity: The Basics is an easy to read and authoritative historical introduction to the religion that has spanned two thousand years and attracted over two billion supporters. This handy volume focuses on the key facts, making it an ideal aid to study. Topics covered include: The Roman…

    Paperback – 2012-01-30
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  • The Olympics: The Basics

    By Andy Miah, Beatriz Garcia

    The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy…

    Paperback – 2012-01-18
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  • Dance Studies: The Basics

    By Jo Butterworth

    A concise introduction to the study of dance ranging from the practical aspects such as technique and choreography to more theoretical considerations such as aesthetic appreciation and the place of dance in different cultures. This book answers questions such as: Exactly how do we define dance?…

    Paperback – 2011-11-20
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  • Race and Ethnicity: The Basics

    By Peter Kivisto, Paul R. Croll

    Race and ethnicity have shaped the social, cultural and political character of much of the world, and remain an important influence on contemporary life in the 21st Century. Race and Ethnicity: The Basics is an accessible introduction to these potent forces. Topics covered include: The forms and…

    Paperback – 2011-11-16
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  • Special Educational Needs: The Basics

    By Janice Wearmouth

    @text:Providing an engaging and complete overview Special Educational Needs: The Basics examines the fundamental principles of the subject from policy to practice. This book covers: Concepts of special educational needs The historical development of special provision and key legislation…

    Paperback – 2011-11-09
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