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Mind Fixers - Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (Paperback): Anne Harrington Mind Fixers - Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (Paperback)
Anne Harrington
R369 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R54 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this "masterpiece... the preeminent historian of neuroscience" (Science) explores psychiatry's frustrated efforts to understand mental disorders as medical disorders. Anne Harrington reveals how psychiatry's waxing and waning theories have been shaped, not just by developments in the clinic and laboartory, but also by a surprising range of social factors. The "enthralling Mind Fixers" (Nature) recounts the past and present undertaking to understand the biological basis of mental illness-its potential and its limitations-in order to lay the groundwork for creating a better future, both for those who suffer and those whose job it is to care for them.

Greatest Lions XV Ever, The (Hardcover): Jonathan Davies, Alun Wyn Bevan Greatest Lions XV Ever, The (Hardcover)
Jonathan Davies, Alun Wyn Bevan 1
R304 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R205 (67%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Who are the fifteen best rugby players ever to have represented the Lions? Was Willie John McBride better than Martin Johnson? Was Barry John better than Johnny Wilkinson? Was anyone better than Gareth Edwards? As incisive and decisive as he was on the pitch, Jonathan Davies has the answer to all these questions and more. -- Welsh Books Council

Any Given Sunday - The NFL's Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games (Hardcover): Matthew Sherry Any Given Sunday - The NFL's Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games (Hardcover)
Matthew Sherry
R666 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R123 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

17th September 2020 will mark the centenary of the National Football League. It will reach that landmark as a behemoth, an all-encompassing conglomerate that is the most lucrative sports league in the world - and also the dominant pop culture entity in the United States. The NFL is also making considerable gains worldwide. The International Series has been heading to London since 2007 with incredible sell-outs at the four games in 2019 at Wembley and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadiums. This may lead some to believe the league has always been a roaring success story. History contradicts that reputation, for the NFL of today is a by-product of the humblest beginnings. It is a rocky road filled with genius detours and wrong turns; with heroes and villains; and, most importantly, with thousands of games. Any Given Sunday will detail some of the biggest of those, beginning with the first contest ever played in 1920 and working through to multiple key fixtures from last season. Each chapter will be complemented by countless interviews with some of the game's true legends, from Hall of Fame players and coaches to owners and executives; first-hand accounts from games, including multiple Super Bowls; and, finally, full access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and NFL Films' extensive archives, including pieces not available to the public. Any Given Sunday takes readers from the boardrooms to the field, into the locker-room and inside the journeys of legends, providing a full snapshot of the NFL's epic first century.

Southwestern College (Paperback): Jerry L Wallace, Pamela S Thompson Southwestern College (Paperback)
Jerry L Wallace, Pamela S Thompson
R443 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R66 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Helen Keller - A Life in American History (Hardcover): Meredith Eliassen Helen Keller - A Life in American History (Hardcover)
Meredith Eliassen
R1,497 Discovery Miles 14 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides new and exciting interpretations of Helen Keller's unparalleled life as "the most famous American woman in the world" during her lifetime, celebrating the 141st anniversary of her birth. Helen Keller: A Life in American History explores Keller's life, career as a lobbyist, and experiences as a deaf-blind woman within the context of her relationship with teacher-guardian-promoter Anne Sullivan Macy and overarching social history. The book tells the dual story of a pair struggling with respective disabilities and financial hardship and the oppressive societal expectations set for women during Keller's lifetime. This narrative is perhaps the most comprehensive study of Helen Keller's role in the development of support services specifically related to the deaf-blind, as delineated as different from the blind. Readers will learn about Keller's challenges and choices as well as how her public image often eclipsed her personal desires to live independently. Keller's deaf-blindness and hard-earned but limited speech did not define her as a human being as she explored the world of ideas and wove those ideas into her writing, lobbying for funds for the American Federation for the Blind and working with disabled activists and supporters to bring about practical help during times of tremendous societal change. Presents well-researched, factual material in an easy-to-understand writing style about a complex, iconic American woman, Helen Keller, who inspired generations of people worldwide because of her lifelong quest for knowledge and her ability to communicate ideas despite being deaf-blind Humanizes and demonstrates the diversity of the deaf-blind community, which has historically been the smallest minority in the United States at less than one percent of the population Positions Keller in the panorama of American history, economics, politics, and popular culture, challenging the existing narrative created by her teacher-guardian-promoter Anne Sullivan Macy Re-envisions Keller within the world of ideas where she experienced and expressed individuality through dialogs constructed from her writings and the work of those who informed her thinking Includes 10 images that provide an intimate look into Keller's personal and public life

A Cure for Darkness - The Story of Depression and How We Treat It (Hardcover): Alex Riley A Cure for Darkness - The Story of Depression and How We Treat It (Hardcover)
Alex Riley
R594 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R92 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shadow of a Doubt - The twisty psychological thriller inspired by a real life story that will keep you reading long into the... Shadow of a Doubt - The twisty psychological thriller inspired by a real life story that will keep you reading long into the night (Paperback)
Michelle Davies
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Twenty-five years ago my brother was murdered in my family home. I was sent to a psychiatric unit for killing him. The truth is, I didn't do it. The whole world believed nine-year-old Cara killed her younger brother on that fateful night. But she blamed it on a paranormal entity she swears was haunting her house. No one believed her and after two years of treatment in a psychiatric unit for delusional disorder, Cara was shunned by her remaining family and put into foster care. Now she's being forced to return to the family home for the first time since her brother's death, but what if she's about to re-discover the evil that was lurking inside its walls?

Behold, America - A History of America First and the American Dream (Paperback): Sarah Churchwell Behold, America - A History of America First and the American Dream (Paperback)
Sarah Churchwell 1
R263 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

SELECTED AS A 2018 SUMMER READ BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, I-PAPER AND THE BIG ISSUE 'Enormously entertaining' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fascinating' NEW STATESMAN 'Excoriating, brilliant' ALI SMITH 'Enthralling' GUARDIAN 'My number one contributor when it comes to US politics' DAN SNOW 'The American dream is dead,' Donald Trump said when announcing his candidacy for president in 2015. How would he revive it? By putting 'America First'. The 'American Dream' and 'America First' are two of the most loaded phrases in America today - and also two of the most misunderstood. As divides within America widen, Sarah Churchwell looks to the past to reveal what the surprising history of these two phrases can tell us about today.

Masada - From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth (Paperback): Jodi Magness Masada - From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth (Paperback)
Jodi Magness
R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The dramatic story of the last stand of a group of Jewish rebels who held out against the Roman Empire, as revealed by the archaeology of its famous site Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and children-the last holdouts of the revolt against Rome following the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple-reportedly took their own lives rather than surrender to the Roman army. This dramatic event, which took place on top of Masada, a barren and windswept mountain overlooking the Dead Sea, spawned a powerful story of Jewish resistance that came to symbolize the embattled modern State of Israel. Incorporating the latest findings, Jodi Magness, an archaeologist who has excavated at Masada, explains what happened there-and what it has come to mean since. Featuring numerous illustrations, this is an engaging exploration of an ancient story that continues to grip the imagination today.

Race and Sports - A Reference Handbook (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Rachel Laws Myers Race and Sports - A Reference Handbook (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Rachel Laws Myers
R1,512 Discovery Miles 15 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Race and Sports: A Reference Handbook provides a breadth and depth of discussion about minority athletes, coaches, sports journalists, and others in U.S. sport. This volume examines race and sports and connected issues, from the integration of professional sports to the present day. It also explores the history of minority involvement in sports at every level: the barriers broken, the stereotypes that have been shattered, and the difficulties that these pioneers have endured. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is that it surveys the history of race and sports in a manner that helps readers identify key issues. An extensive background on the topic of race and sports, including a review of the history and an introduction to its technical aspects, is followed by a discussion of controversies, problems, and possible solutions. Essays from various contributors showcase different aspects of race and sports, while a substantial amount of the volume is dedicated to reference material - such as biographical sketches, a chronology, an extensive annotated bibliography, and a glossary - helpful in further study of the topic. Gives readers a solid foundation of the history of race and sports, from professional integration to present day Provides readers with a number of primary, secondary, and multimedia sources to continue expanding their knowledge on the topic of race and sports Discusses race and sports in a way that also acknowledges the intersectionality of gender and class in the sporting world Rounds out the author's expertise with perspective essays that offer readers a diversity of viewpoints

Celebrating Teachers - A Visual History (Hardcover): Deirdre Raftery Celebrating Teachers - A Visual History (Hardcover)
Deirdre Raftery
R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Discover the changing story of educators, from the role of monks in medieval monasteries through school ma'ams in one-room pioneer town settings to today's new approaches to education and teacher leadership. Includes profiles of, and interviews with, classroom heroes, past and present. The book also looks at the portrayal of teachers in art, literature, film and TV, the role of teachers during times of conflict, and the story of how centuries of pioneering and missionary teachers have brought education to excluded communities, deprived districts and far-flung places around the world. Stunning images include fascinating classroom scenes and portraits of key figures. Everyone has a memory of 'the teacher that made a difference.' This uplifting volume shows some of the joys and challenges of the education profession, and introduces readers to some unforgettable teachers.

The Automobile (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Lars Lundqvist, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp The Automobile (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Lars Lundqvist, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
R7,752 Discovery Miles 77 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is an authoritative collection of previously published articles on important aspects of the 'automobile age'. The volume has been divided into five areas of interest. Part I focuses on supply side issues related to the car industry, technological change in the transport sector and future developments of automobile technology. Parts II, III and IV deal with the demand for automobile transport within the overall transport system. The final section deals with private and social costs, externalities such as accidents, congestion and pollution, and policy interventions. Rapidly growing car ownership has brought about a remarkable increase in mobility. The mobility and travel choices need to be analysed within complex networks. The strong mutual interactions between transport and spatial developments have led to an intense debate on 'car dependence' and related spatial systems analyses. This collection will be an invaluable source of reference to students, teachers and researchers in the field of transport studies and the history of the car industry.

Hidden History of Horse Racing in Kentucky (Paperback): Edwin, Jr. Ockerman Hidden History of Horse Racing in Kentucky (Paperback)
Edwin, Jr. Ockerman
R436 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R67 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
African Europeans - An Untold History (Hardcover): Olivette Otele African Europeans - An Untold History (Hardcover)
Olivette Otele
R615 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R101 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Card Night - Classic Games, Classic Decks, and The History Behind Them (Hardcover): Will Roya Card Night - Classic Games, Classic Decks, and The History Behind Them (Hardcover)
Will Roya
R399 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R54 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Learn when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em with Card Night, a collection of 52 classic card games, including rules and strategies. Featuring step-by-step, illustrated instructions, and two indexes that organize each game by difficulty and number of players needed, Card Night includes directions for playing all the most popular card games, including Hearts and Bridge, Rummy and Go Fish. In addition to providing the rules of standard game play, Card Night also details the fascinating stories and peculiarities behind some of the world's most famous card decks, some of which were used as currency, tools for propaganda, and even as a means for sending coded messages. Offering one game for each week of the year, Card Night is the go-to companion for weekly game nights, long car rides, and rainy days spent at home. Wow your friends and family with your game playing prowess and keep them entertained with fascinating details from playing card history.

Higher Education in the American West, 1818 to the Present (Hardcover): L. Goodchild, R. Jonsen, P. Limerick, D. Longanecker Higher Education in the American West, 1818 to the Present (Hardcover)
L. Goodchild, R. Jonsen, P. Limerick, D. Longanecker
R3,212 R2,472 Discovery Miles 24 720 Save R740 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In two volumes, editors Lester F. Goodchild, Richard W. Jonsen, Patty Limerick, and David A. Longanecker, working with eminent historians, policy analysts, and university leaders, provide a comprehensive overview of the role of education in the American West and the relationships between individual states and their institutions of higher learning. The volumes examine the states from North Dakota and the mountain West to Alaska and California, treating each both individually and as a part of the region; they provide concise, detailed information about each one's history, development, and current policies. One volume spans two hundred years of history, while its companion focuses on clarifying seven key public policy challenges facing higher education in the West today. Together, they make essential reading for higher education policymakers, scholars, and anyone who wants to know what the relationship between states and universities in the West has been and what its future might be.

Cricketing Lives - A Characterful History from Pitch to Page (Hardcover): Richard H. Thomas Cricketing Lives - A Characterful History from Pitch to Page (Hardcover)
Richard H. Thomas
R547 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R91 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Cricket is defined by the characters who have played it, watched it, reported it, ruled upon it, ruined it and rejoiced in it. Humorous and deeply affectionate, Cricketing Lives tells the story of the world's greatest and most incomprehensible game through those who have shaped it, from the rustic contests of eighteenth-century England to the spectacle of the Indian Premier League. It's about W. G. Grace and his eye to his wallet; the invincible Viv Richards; and Sarah Taylor, 'the best wicketkeeper in the world . . . male or female'. Paying homage, too, to the game's great writers, Richard H. Thomas steers a course through the despair of war, tactical controversies and internecine politics, to reveal how cricket has always stormed back to warm our hearts as nothing else can.

Uncrowned Queen - The Life of Margaret Beaufort, Mother of the Tudors (Hardcover): Nicola Tallis Uncrowned Queen - The Life of Margaret Beaufort, Mother of the Tudors (Hardcover)
Nicola Tallis
R673 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R111 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
History of Psychology - A Cultural Perspective (Paperback): Cherie O'Boyle History of Psychology - A Cultural Perspective (Paperback)
Cherie O'Boyle
R950 Discovery Miles 9 500 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This classic edition includes a new foreword by former APA President Antonio E. Puente which primes the reader for a unique, bold and lively account of the history of psychology that remains relevant and useful to this day. This text surveys core areas in the history of psychology, covering the history of applied, developmental, clinical, cognitive and experimental psychology. O'Boyle writes in the "historical present," which gives readers a sense of immediacy and aliveness as they journey through history. Her account uses imaginative new features, including "The Times," which gives readers a feel for what everyday life was like during the age discussed in the chapter. Descriptions of ordinary life, as well as information about important issues influencing people's lives such as wars, social movements, famines, and plagues will pique student interest. "Stop and Think" questions, scattered throughout, enhance retention and encourage critical thinking. This book continues to provide a creative, distinct, and valuable contribution to the field, and is an essential read for undergraduate students undertaking courses in the history of psychology and history of science, history and systems of psychology, and introductory psychology.

Billy Cannon - A Long, Long Run (Hardcover): Charles N Degravelles Billy Cannon - A Long, Long Run (Hardcover)
Charles N Degravelles
R583 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R90 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Billy Cannon's name, his image, and his remarkable athletic career serve as emblems for Louisiana State University, the Southeastern Conference, and college football. LSU's only Heisman Trophy winner, Cannon led the Tigers to a national championship in 1958, igniting a love of the game in Louisiana and establishing a tradition of greatness at LSU. But like many stories of lionized athletes who rise to the status of legend, there was a fall -- and in the case of Billy Cannon, also redemption. For the first time, Charles N. deGravelles reveals in full the thrilling highs and unexpected lows of Cannon's life, in Billy Cannon: A Long, Long Run. Through conversations with Cannon, deGravelles follows the athlete-turned-reformer from his boyhood in a working-class Baton Rouge neighborhood to his sudden rush of fame as the leading high school running back in the country. Personal and previously unpublished stories about Cannon's glory days at LSU and his stellar but controversial career in the pros, as well as details of his indictment for counterfeiting and his post-release work as staff dentist at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, unfold in a riveting biography characterized by uncanny success, deep internal struggles, and a champion's spirit that pushed through it all.

Written in the Snows - Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest (Paperback): Lowell Skoog Written in the Snows - Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest (Paperback)
Lowell Skoog
R629 R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Save R102 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Trigger Warning - My Lesbian Feminist Life (Paperback): Sheila Jeffreys Trigger Warning - My Lesbian Feminist Life (Paperback)
Sheila Jeffreys
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Ever True - 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University (Hardcover): John Norberg Ever True - 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University (Hardcover)
John Norberg
R1,041 R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Save R170 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1869 the State of Indiana founded Purdue University as Indiana's land-grant university dedicated to agriculture and engineering. Today, Purdue stands as one of the elite research and education institutions in the world. Its halls have been home to Nobel Prize- and World Food Prize-winning faculty, record-setting astronauts, laurelled humanists, researchers, and leaders of industry. Its thirteen colleges and schools span the sciences, liberal arts, management, and veterinary medicine, boasting more than 450,000 living alumni. Ever True: The First 150 Years of Purdue University by John Norberg captures the essence of this great university. In this volume, Norberg takes readers beyond the iconic redbrick walls of Purdue University's West Lafayette campus to delve into the stories of the faculty, alumni, and leaders who make up this remarkable institution's distinguished history. Written to commemorate Purdue University's sesquicentennial celebrations, Ever True picks up where prior histories leave off, bringing the intricacies of historic tales to the forefront, updating the Purdue story to the present, and looking to the future.

Holocaust Workbook, Grades 6 - 12 (Paperback): George Lee Holocaust Workbook, Grades 6 - 12 (Paperback)
George Lee
R234 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R32 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Access to History: Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992 for OCR Second Edition (Paperback): Nicholas Fellows, Mike Wells Access to History: Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992 for OCR Second Edition (Paperback)
Nicholas Fellows, Mike Wells
R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Exam board: OCR Level: AS/A-level Subject: History First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2016 (AS); Summer 2017 (A-level) Put your trust in the textbook series that has given thousands of A-level History students deeper knowledge and better grades for over 30 years. Updated to meet the demands of today's A-level specifications, this new generation of Access to History titles includes accurate exam guidance based on examiners' reports, free online activity worksheets and contextual information that underpins students' understanding of the period. - Develop strong historical knowledge: in-depth analysis of each topic is both authoritative and accessible - Build historical skills and understanding: downloadable activity worksheets can be used independently by students or edited by teachers for classwork and homework - Learn, remember and connect important events and people: an introduction to the period, summary diagrams, timelines and links to additional online resources support lessons, revision and coursework - Achieve exam success: practical advice matched to the requirements of your A-level specification incorporates the lessons learnt from previous exams - Engage with sources, interpretations and the latest historical research: students will evaluate a rich collection of visual and written materials, plus key debates that examine the views of different historians

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