Textbooks and Learning Guides (29)

Documentary Making for Digital Humanists - cover image
  • Media Studies and Journalism
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Documentary Making for Digital Humanists

  • Darren R. Reid
  • Brett Sanders
Documentary Making for Digital Humanists sets out the fundamentals of filmmaking, explores academic discourse on digital documentaries and online distribution, and considers the place of this discourse in the evolving academic landscape.
Ancient Greek I: A 21st Century Approach - cover image
  • Classics
  • Classics: Greek Textbooks
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Ancient Greek I: A 21st Century Approach

  • Philip S. Peek
In this elementary textbook, Philip S. Peek draws on his twenty-five years of teaching experience to present the ancient Greek language in an imaginative and accessible way that promotes creativity, deep learning, and diversity.
Inventory Analytics - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Mathematics
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Inventory Analytics

  • Roberto Rossi
Inventory Analytics is the first book of its kind to adopt a practicable, Python-driven approach to illustrating theories and concepts via computational examples, with each model covered in the book accompanied by its Python code.
Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers: A Primer for the Non-English Speaker - cover image
  • Education
  • Reference Books
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers: A Primer for the Non-English Speaker

  • Gábor L. Lövei
Writing and Publishing Scientific Papers stands out from its field by targeting scientists whose first language is not English. While also touching on matters of style and grammar, the book’s main goal is to advise on first principles of communication.
Plato's 'Republic': An Introduction - cover image
  • Classics
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Plato's 'Republic': An Introduction

  • Sean McAleer
This book is a lucid and accessible companion to Plato’s Republic, throwing light upon the text’s arguments and main themes, placing them in the wider context of the text’s structure. In its illumination of the philosophical ideas underpinning the work, it provides readers with an understanding and appreciation of the complexity and literary artistry of Plato’s Republic.
Making up Numbers: A History of Invention in Mathematics - cover image
  • Mathematics
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Making up Numbers: A History of Invention in Mathematics

  • Ekkehard Kopp
Making up Numbers: A History of Invention in Mathematics offers a detailed but accessible account of a wide range of mathematical ideas. Starting with elementary concepts, it leads the reader towards aspects of current mathematical research.
B C, Before Computers: On Information Technology from Writing to the Age of Digital Data - cover image
  • Science
  • Science: History of Science
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

B C, Before Computers: On Information Technology from Writing to the Age of Digital Data

  • Stephen Robertson
Treading the line between philosophy and technical history, Robertson draws on his extensive technical knowledge to produce a text which is both thought-provoking and accessible to a wide range of readers.
Models in Microeconomic Theory ('He' Edition) - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Models in Microeconomic Theory ('He' Edition)

  • Martin J. Osborne
  • Ariel Rubinstein
Models in Microeconomic Theory covers basic models in current microeconomic theory. The book focuses on the concepts of model and equilibrium. It states models and results precisely, and provides proofs for all results. It uses only elementary mathematics (with almost no calculus), although many of the proofs involve sustained logical arguments. It includes about 150 exercises.
Models in Microeconomic Theory ('She' Edition) - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Models in Microeconomic Theory ('She' Edition)

  • Martin J. Osborne
  • Ariel Rubinstein
Models in Microeconomic Theory covers basic models in current microeconomic theory. The book focuses on the concepts of model and equilibrium. It states models and results precisely, and provides proofs for all results. It uses only elementary mathematics (with almost no calculus), although many of the proofs involve sustained logical arguments. It includes about 150 exercises.
Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative - cover image
  • Literature
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative

  • Ignasi Ribó
This concise and highly accessible textbook outlines the principles and techniques of storytelling. It is intended as a high-school and college-level introduction to the central concepts of narrative theory – concepts that will aid students in developing their competence not only in analysing and interpreting short stories and novels, but also in writing them.
Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University - cover image
  • Mathematics
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University

  • Stephen Siklos
This book is intended to help students prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Papers), and is recommended as preparation for any undergraduate mathematics course. The questions analysed in this book are all based on recent STEP questions, and each is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader’s attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently.
Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa - cover image
  • Environmental Studies
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • John W. Wilson
  • Richard B. Primack
Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa comprehensively explores the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict.
History of International Relations: A Non-European Perspective - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • History
  • History: International Relations
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

History of International Relations: A Non-European Perspective

  • Erik Ringmar
Existing textbooks on international relations treat history in a cursory fashion and perpetuate a Euro-centric perspective. This textbook pioneers a new approach by historicizing the material traditionally taught in International Relations courses, and by explicitly focusing on non-European cases, debates and issues.
The Essence of Mathematics Through Elementary Problems - cover image
  • Mathematics
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

The Essence of Mathematics Through Elementary Problems

  • Alexandre Borovik
  • Tony Gardiner
The Essence of Mathematics consists of a sequence of 270 problems – with commentary and full solutions. The reader is assumed to have a reasonable grasp of school mathematics. More importantly, s/he should want to understand something of mathematics beyond the classroom, and be willing to engage with (and to reflect upon) challenging problems that highlight the essence of the discipline.
Virgil, Aeneid 11, Pallas and Camilla, 1–224, 498–521, 532–596, 648–689, 725–835: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary - cover image
  • Classics
  • Classics: Latin Textbooks
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Virgil, Aeneid 11, Pallas and Camilla, 1–224, 498–521, 532–596, 648–689, 725–835: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary

  • Ingo Gildenhard
  • John Henderson
This course book offers the original Latin text, vocabulary aids, study questions, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard’s volume will be of particular interest to students of Latin studying for A-Level or on undergraduate courses. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil’s poetry and the most recent scholarly thought.
Cicero, Philippic 2, 44–50, 78–92, 100–119: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary - cover image
  • Classics
  • Classics: Latin Textbooks
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Cicero, Philippic 2, 44–50, 78–92, 100–119: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary

  • Ingo Gildenhard
Conceived as Cicero’s response to a verbal attack from Antony in the Senate, Philippic 2 is a rhetorical firework that ranges from abusive references to Antony’s supposedly sordid sex life to a sustained critique of what Cicero saw as Antony’s tyrannical ambitions. This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, vocabulary aids, study questions, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard’s volume will be of particular interest to students of Latin studying for A-Level or on undergraduate courses. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Cicero, his oratory, the politics of late-republican Rome, and the transhistorical import of Cicero’s politics of verbal (and physical) violence.
Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

  • Ingrid Robeyns
Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice also endeavors to resolve historical disputes in the literature and thus will be equally engaging to those familiar with the field. The author offers a novel and illuminating account of how the capability approach can be understood in a variety of academic disciplines and fields of application. Special attention is paid to clarifying misunderstandings that have been caused by different disciplinary assumptions and the interpretive consequences they have for our consideration of the capability approach.
Ethics for A-Level - cover image
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Ethics for A-Level

  • Mark Dimmock
  • Andrew Fisher
This concise and highly engaging resource is tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies, with a clear and practical layout that includes end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, and common mistakes to avoid. It should also be of practical use for those studying Philosophy as part of the International Baccalaureate or an introductory Philosophy course at university.
Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733: Latin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions - cover image
  • Classics
  • Classics: Latin Textbooks
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733: Latin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions

  • Ingo Gildenhard
  • Andrew Zissos
This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.
Ovid, Amores (Book 1) - cover image
  • Classics
  • Classics: Latin Textbooks
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Ovid, Amores (Book 1)

  • William Turpin
Although influenced by poets such as Catullus, Ovid demonstrates a much greater awareness of the funny side of love than any of his predecessors. The Amores is a collection of romantic poems centered on the poet’s own complicated love life. This edition of the first book of the collection contains the complete Latin text of Book 1, along with commentary, notes, full vocabulary and embedded audio files of the original text read aloud by Aleksandra Szypowska.
Teaching Mathematics at Secondary Level - cover image
  • Mathematics
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Teaching Mathematics at Secondary Level

  • Tony Gardiner
Teaching Mathematics is nothing less than a mathematical manifesto. This handbook for teachers will help them broaden and enrich their students’ mathematical education. It avoids specifying how to teach, and focuses instead on the central principles and concepts that need to be borne in mind by all teachers and textbook authors—but which are little appreciated in the UK at present.
Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy - cover image
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

  • Catherine Wilson
Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint addresses in a novel format the major topics and themes of contemporary metaethics, the study of the analysis of moral thought and judgement. Looking at a wide spectrum of topics including moral language, realism and anti-realism, reasons and motives, relativism, and moral progress, this book engages students and general readers in order to enhance their understanding of morality and moral discourse as cultural practices.
Foundations for Moral Relativism: Second Expanded Edition - cover image
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Foundations for Moral Relativism: Second Expanded Edition

  • J. David Velleman
In this new edition of Foundations for Moral Relativism a distinguished moral philosopher tames a bugbear of current debate about cultural difference. The six self-standing chapters discuss such diverse topics as online avatars and virtual worlds, lying in Russian and truth-telling in Quechua, the pleasure of solitude and the fear of absurdity. Accessibly written, this book presupposes no prior training in philosophy.
Beyond Price: Essays on Birth and Death - cover image
  • Philosophy
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Beyond Price: Essays on Birth and Death

  • J. David Velleman
In nine lively essays, bioethicist J. David Velleman challenges the prevailing consensus about assisted suicide and reproductive technology, articulating an original approach to the ethics of creating and ending human lives.
Cornelius Nepos, Life of Hannibal: Latin Text, Notes, Maps, Illustrations and Vocabulary - cover image
  • Classics
  • Classics: Latin Textbooks
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Cornelius Nepos, Life of Hannibal: Latin Text, Notes, Maps, Illustrations and Vocabulary

  • Bret Mulligan
Although most of Nepos' works have been lost, we are fortunate to have his biography of Hannibal. Nepos offers a surprisingly balanced portrayal of a man that most Roman authors vilified as the most monstrous foe that Rome had ever faced. Nepos' straightforward style and his preference for common vocabulary make Life of Hannibal accessible for those who are just beginning to read continuous Latin prose, while the historical interest of the subject make it compelling for readers of every ability.
Cicero, On Pompey's Command (De Imperio), 27-49: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, Commentary, and Translation - cover image
  • Classics
  • Classics: Latin Textbooks
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Cicero, On Pompey's Command (De Imperio), 27-49: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, Commentary, and Translation

  • Ingo Gildenhard
  • Louise Hodgson
This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and a commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, the incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis and historical background to encourage critical engagement with Cicero's prose and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.
Tacitus, Annals, 15.20-23, 33-45: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary - cover image
  • Classics
  • Classics: Latin Textbooks
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Tacitus, Annals, 15.20-23, 33-45: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary

  • Mathew Owen
  • Ingo Gildenhard
The emperor Nero is etched into the Western imagination as one of ancient Rome’s most infamous villains, and Tacitus’ Annals have played a central role in shaping the mainstream historiographical understanding of this flamboyant autocrat. This book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and a commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, the incisive commentary will be of particular interest to both high-school and undergraduate students. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis and historical background to encourage critical engagement with Tacitus’ prose and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.
Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1–299: Latin Text, Study Questions, Commentary and Interpretative Essays - cover image
  • Classics
  • Classics: Latin Textbooks
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1–299: Latin Text, Study Questions, Commentary and Interpretative Essays

  • Ingo Gildenhard
Love and tragedy dominate book four of Virgil’s most powerful work, building on the violent emotions invoked by the storms, battles, warring gods, and monster-plagued wanderings of the epic’s opening. This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study questions, a commentary and interpretative essays. Extending beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil’s poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought, Ingo Gildenhard’s incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both high-school and undergraduate level.
Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53–86: Latin Text with Introduction, Study Questions, Commentary and English Translation - cover image
  • Classics
  • Classics: Latin Textbooks
  • Textbooks and Learning Guides

Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53–86: Latin Text with Introduction, Study Questions, Commentary and English Translation

  • Ingo Gildenhard
Looting, despoiling temples, attempted rape and judicial murder: these are just some of the themes of this classic piece of writing by one of the world’s greatest orators. Providing a portion of the original text of Cicero’s speech in Latin, a detailed commentary, study aids and a translation, this book will be of particular interest to students at both high-school and undergraduate level. It will also be a valuable resource for Latin teachers and for anyone interested in Cicero, language and rhetoric, and the legal culture of Ancient Rome.