Education (70)

How to Get Top Grades in Your Exams

ISBN: 9781786850041

Author: Ross Dickinson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting top g...


This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting top grades. Most importantly, this book will help you find the best approach for YOU. Includes: Preparing your revision environment Organising your notes Using the right revision methods Choosing reliable online resources Best practice for exam day


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


$19.99
Politics in the Playground (Revised Ed)

ISBN: 9781988531816

Author: Helen May    Publisher: Otago University Press

Freshly updated in 2019, the third edition of Politics in the Playground: The world of early childhood in Aotearoa New Zealand is a lively history of early chil...


Freshly updated in 2019, the third edition of Politics in the Playground: The world of early childhood in Aotearoa New Zealand is a lively history of early childhood education and care in Aotearoa New Zealand in the postwar era. The book follows on from Discovery of Early Childhood (1997, 2013), which traced the origins of institutional care and education for young children in Europe, US and New Zealand prior to state interest and serious investment. This latest edition brings the story right up to date with developments under the Labour coalition government of Jacinda Ardern. The place of children in New Zealand’s social history makes this book a remarkable record of social movements. The postwar search for security, the radicalism of the 1960s and 1970s, the rise of feminism, the role of the state in social issues, increasing employment of women – all have impacted on early childhood education. The language of the debate has shifted from ‘social progress’ in mid-century, to the economic terminology of the 1990s, some cautious consideration of the young child citizen in the 2000s, followed by the rhetoric of ‘risk’, the ‘vulnerable child’ and a new story in this revised edition covering the 2010s. This is an account of critical issues for young children that will interest parents, policy-makers, teachers and students.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 414


Dimensions: 150 x 210 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


Tag: Education
$49.95
A Funny Thing Happened

ISBN: 9781999774936

Author: Paul Lyalls   

SAMPLE POEM Sleeping Beauty liked to sleep at night and in the morning. She could sleep through anything! a rainstorm with thunder, a parrot on her head, ...


SAMPLE POEM Sleeping Beauty liked to sleep at night and in the morning. She could sleep through anything! a rainstorm with thunder, a parrot on her head, everyone else in the castle snoring, twenty crying babies, and even the bed exploding! Yet she was woken by a kiss, how possible is this? Was it because she thought it was true lurve? No, she thought it was a spider on her cheek! • Funny and moving poetry • Helps children produce extraordinary poetry


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 215 x 215 mm


$17.99
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Reasons To Write Rhymes

ISBN: 9781999774943

Author: Rob Bradley    Publisher: Caboodle Books

SAMPLE POEM Sometimes it’s a gift When a thought just appears Like a flash of lightning A life-changing idea If you were to add up Each one of your thoughts W...


SAMPLE POEM Sometimes it’s a gift When a thought just appears Like a flash of lightning A life-changing idea If you were to add up Each one of your thoughts Would there be a million A billion or more? At times what we think Is not what we say We swallow our secrets And hide them away * Rob uses his rap writing skills and performance experience to help young people find and develop their voice * Helps young people have fun exploring new creative ways to express themselves


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 215 x 215 mm


$17.99
Fossils

ISBN: 9781839270956

Author: Kirsty Holmes    Publisher: BookLife

There's so much to see up here on the street, but it's even more interesting under our feet! This informative title looks at our ancestors, and what their ancie...


There's so much to see up here on the street, but it's even more interesting under our feet! This informative title looks at our ancestors, and what their ancient bones tell us about the living, breathing people they were. From stone age man to a terracotta army, we know ourselves because we know the people under our feet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2020


$38.99
Carnal Knowledge - Sex Education You Didn't Get In School

ISBN: 9783791386508

Author: Zoe Ligon    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Get progressive, positive, and constructive sex tips and ideas from one of today’s most popular sex educators. When it comes to sex, there’s practically no ...


Get progressive, positive, and constructive sex tips and ideas from one of today’s most popular sex educators. When it comes to sex, there’s practically no question that Zoë Ligon hasn’t heard and researched. Her Instagram and YouTube videos, as well as product reviews, are extremely popular for their up-front approach. Now, she brings her wealth of experience and open-minded attitude to a sex-positive guidebook that’s honest, inclusive, and right on time. Lusciously illustrated, this book takes readers through every aspect of sexuality—from body basics and physiology to maintaining healthy relationships. It highlights the usefulness of sex toys in aiding solo and partnered exploration and explains why there should really be no stigma around using these practical tools. It also includes advice on setting boundaries, being respectful of other people’s gender identities, and thinking outside the orgasm. Elizabeth Renstrom’s dreamy, colorful photographs drive home Ligon’s philosophy that there’s no one »right« way to have sex. With its focus on intimacy, body positivity, and self-care, Carnal Knowledge can lead you to enjoy sex with security and confidence.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 175 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 08-09-2020


$45.00
Map For The Heart

ISBN: 9781988592565

Author: Jillian Sullivan    Publisher: Otago University Press

To live in Central Otago is to come to terms with the dominance of nature. Writer Jillian Sullivan set out to walk the hills and mountains of the Ida Valley whe...


To live in Central Otago is to come to terms with the dominance of nature. Writer Jillian Sullivan set out to walk the hills and mountains of the Ida Valley where she lives, and follow the Manuherekia River from the mountains to its confluence with the Clutha/Mata-au. Her aim was to explore not only the land and river for themselves, but the ways in which we grow in intimacy with where we live; how our histories, and those of the people who went before us, our experiences of loss and love, our awakening to what is around us, bring us closer to community – closer to a meaningful life. Map for the Heart is a haunting collection of essays braiding history and memoir with environmentalism, amid an awareness of the seasonal fluctuations of light and wind, heat and snow, plants and creatures, and the lives and work of locals. In writing that is psychologically nurturing and deeply attentive to all that’s around, Sullivan leads readers to the core of the questions that persist throughout a life: who to love, how to love, how to be independent and yet how to live a moral life that also cares for others. The land reminds us, she writes, that we are not in charge. We are only a part of this world, and privileged to be here. Moving and yet restrained, poetic and spiritual yet unsentimental, Map for the Heart is a deeply satisfying collection of writing.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm


Tags: Education   New Zealand
$35.00
Stem Is Everywhere : A World Full of Materials

ISBN: 9781925860870

Author: John Lesley    Publisher: Redback Publishing

Find out why choosing the right material for a structure is an important job for engineers. Even in the kitchen at home we need to choose a utensil made of the ...


Find out why choosing the right material for a structure is an important job for engineers. Even in the kitchen at home we need to choose a utensil made of the correct material for its purpose. We cannot store water in a paper bag so we need to choose a waterproof container instead. When we make this choice we are considering the different properties of materials just as scientists do when they perform an experiment in their laboratory.STEM stands for science technology engineering and mathematics and it is not just for scientists. The existence of the whole Universe including us and our daily lives can all be described with the wonderful scientific facts that make up the topics included in STEM. In this series you will find out how easy STEM is to understand and also discover how you can see it in action every second of every day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 215 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 29-01-2021


$34.99
The Book of Symbols Reflections on Archetypal Images

ISBN: 9783836514484

Author: Ami Ronnberg (editor), Kathleen Martin (editor), Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (associated with work)    Publisher: Taschen

The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of histor...


The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history. The highly readable texts and over 800 beautiful full-color images come together in a unique way to convey hidden dimensions of meaning. Each of the ca. 350 essays examines a given symbol's psychic background, and how it evokes psychic processes and dynamics. Etymological roots, the play of opposites, paradox and shadow, the ways in which diverse cultures have engaged a symbolic image-all these factors are taken into consideration. Authored by writers from the fields of psychology, religion, art, literature, and comparative myth, the essays flow into each other in ways that mirror the psyche's unexpected convergences. There are no pat definitions of the kind that tend to collapse a symbol; a still vital symbol remains partially unknown, compels our attention and unfolds in new meanings and manifestations over time. Rather than merely categorize, The Book of Symbols illuminates how to move from the visual experience of a symbolic image in art, religion, life, or dreams to directly experiencing its personal and psychological resonance.The Book of Symbols sets new standards for thoughtful exploration of symbols and their meanings, and will appeal to a wide range of readers: artists, designers, dreamers and dream interpreters, psychotherapists, self-helpers, gamers, comic book readers, religious and spiritual searchers, writers, students, and anyone curious about the power of archetypal images.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 807


Dimensions: 244 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 25-11-2010


$90.00
Talking Baby : Helping Your Child Discover Language

ISBN: 9781988503165

Authors: Margaret Maclagan, Anne Buckley    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley - two specialists in children's language development - explain the subtle and extra...


In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley - two specialists in children's language development - explain the subtle and extraordinary process in which children learn to talk and the very important role that parents and grandparents can play. Combining a comprehensive understanding of speech development with fascinating scientific facts - did you know that babies cry with an accent? - Talking Baby offers numerous practical suggestions and real-life examples of how parents can best help their children to learn to talk. The authors also provide many ideas for 'talking' topics, as well as ways to use the everyday things in life to encourage children's comprehension and speech. Drawing on their combined 40 years’ experience, the authors also address some of the more commonly asked questions by parents such as: * Why is it that my child can imitate a word accurately but continues to use the wrong pronunciation in his speech? * Do second and other children talk later than first children? * My 18-month-old child isn't saying anything. Should I be worried? * Is it better to use grown-up language to talk to young children than ˜baby talk"? * How early can I start reading to my child? * English isn't my first language. How can I help my children to speak it well? * My child is repeating words a lot, especially when excited- does this mean she's stuttering?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2019


$24.99
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