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Lonely Planet China (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet China (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive guidebook, 5 July 2014
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This book is comprehensive, with excellent maps and good travel advice. It is up-to-date, though with China's fast pace of change, it will probably become dated rather soon. Nevertheless, it is easy to read and has a lot of background on China's history and culture, as well as the practical advice you would expect from Lonely Planet. The overview sections at the beginning were very good. I was particularly pleased to see that the book uses the accent marks in Pinyin (the Roman letter equivalents of Chinese characters) - this is crucial for people learning Mandarin because you otherwise will not know which tone to use when trying to pronounce the words/names. Not all guidebooks include these accent marks. The Beijing map was also a nice bonus, though a map of Shanghai would also have been helpful.


Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook & Dictionary (Lonely Planet Phrasebook: Mandarin)
Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook & Dictionary (Lonely Planet Phrasebook: Mandarin)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful guidebook, 5 July 2014
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Very comprehensive book, but the accent marks in Pinyin are a bit hard to read because the type is rather small. For those who are learning Mandarin, the accent marks are crucial to getting the right tone, so this is rather important. The Chinese characters are a bit small as well. Otherwise, the book has a nice, very basic introduction to Mandarin grammar and pronumciation, as well as all the practical vocabulary you are likely to need, and the dictionaries at the end are helpful.


Small Nations in a Big World
Small Nations in a Big World
by Michael Keating
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good comparative insights, 5 July 2014
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This book does an excellent job of comparing Scotland to other small nations (including the Nordic countries, Ireland, and the Baltic States) and pointing out the challenges that small nations face. Independence is not easy for these countries, but they have found different ways to cope, and in many cases, thrive. The writing is clear and the research up-to-date. For those on both sides of the independence debate (or undecided), this book offers some actual facts, rather than the nonsense spouted by both campaigns. For example, the 'Yes' campaign makes absurd comparisons between Scotland and the Nordic countries (rejected by this book), while the 'No' campaign claims that Scotland would be much better off remaining in the UK, which is questionable.


Party Politics in New Zealand
Party Politics in New Zealand
by Raymond Miller
Edition: Paperback
Price: £69.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of New Zealand politics, 28 Mar. 2010
This book not only analyses party politics in New Zealand in light of the changes since mixed-member proportional (MMP) representation, it also provides a broader overview of New Zealand politics. The author looks at the wider questions of political participation, minority government, and the electoral system, as well as political parties, their organisations and members, what they stand for, and how they interact in power. The book uses a thematic approach and often refers to the relevant political science literature and comparative examples elsewhere in the world. Because this book is so clearly written, it is suitable for a wide audience. Anyone with an interest in the significant changes in New Zealand's politics in recent years would benefit from the critical analysis in this book.


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