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Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
by Wendy L. (Laura) Belcher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £49.82

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for post-docs and junior faculty, 1 Sept. 2010
I reviewed a large number of guides to academic publishing. This book stands head and shoulders above the rest and is the only book I recommend to colleagues and students. It's a very valuable resource for those looking to move from thesis to article and those preparing their early articles for academic publication. The author is a published academic who has taught journal writing for over a decade and it shows - this is a very detailed breakdown of what an article needs to achieve to be publishable, how to get there, and a wealth of related materials such as selecting the right journal and perfecting the abstract(and why that's important), and the many obstacles faced by junior and senior authors. It includes a number of valuable examples. The text is much more substantive than the many guides written by academics who've just had sucess publishing in their own fields.

This book is likely to be more valuable for those working in the humanities and social sciences than those working in pure and quantitative scientific disciplines. Some of the very detailed framework and instructions for how to achieve certain stages of article preparation may seem patronising - but are informative and worth glancing through even if the proposed framework isn't followed. The book is tailored for a US market and has a slightly patronising approach to apparently quirky and amateur-led UK and European journals but given the international nature of academic publishing much of the material is very relevant in the UK and beyond. The book is focused on revising already prepared material into publishable journal articles but is also likely to be valuable for those looking to start an article from scratch.


Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks (Hairy Maclary and Friends)
Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks (Hairy Maclary and Friends)
by Lynley Dodd
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A fan of the series - but this isn't one of the best, 29 Sept. 2009
We're big fans of Hairy, Slinky, Scarface, Schnitzel and all the various gangs. That being said - I don't think this is one of the best of the series compared to some of the classics - it doesn't have quite the same level of quirky humour as when you have more interaction between the various animals.


Tractor Tom: Sports Day And Other Stories [DVD]
Tractor Tom: Sports Day And Other Stories [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tractor Tom
Price: £3.73

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars non-talking, 21 Dec. 2008
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This is one of the early ones in the series - the animation is clunky and Tom et al. don't talk.


Tractor Tom - Buzz To The Rescue [DVD]
Tractor Tom - Buzz To The Rescue [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Nesbitt
Price: £6.58

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two for the price of one, 21 Dec. 2008
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Probably the best value Tractor Tom CDs - you get twice as many stories for the same price and these are all good and entertaining. I think the series has come a long way, particularly in terms of the animation.


Magic Study (Book 2 in The Study Trilogy)
Magic Study (Book 2 in The Study Trilogy)
by Maria V. Snyder
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hoping for a return to form, 12 Dec. 2008
I thought poison study was excellent and rate this title as three stars because I think it is that weak in comparison to poison study. Along with one other reviewer I disliked the fact that Yelena seemed to now know more (or think she knows more) than master magicians which makes it harder to see how she will develop in fire study. My main disappointment however was as one of Valek's fans, to see what a comparatively weak and uninteresting character he seems to become in this book - just providing resources on demand for Yelena as she develops. I hope the characters grow and develop in a way that hangs together better in the final of the series.


Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie
by Joel Stewart
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A modern classic in the making, 21 Aug. 2008
This was a gift from my son's godmother - who has four children of her own - and is simply one of the funniest and engaging children's book that we've owned - and read... and read .... my son has loved it from the age of two and seeing that it still seems to be relatively undiscovered it's a great gift for friends whose kids seem to have all the normal favourites.


Visual Coloring: A Foolproof Approach to Color-Rich Quilts- Print on Demand Edition
Visual Coloring: A Foolproof Approach to Color-Rich Quilts- Print on Demand Edition
by Joen Wolfrom
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Colours without rules, 15 Jun. 2008
I loved this book - in contrast to Joen's earlier colour play book - which contained lots of theory and rules (useful but a little daunting) this book explains how to incorporate all the colours from real-life images that you enjoy into a co-ordinated scheme for a quilt. I am much more comfortable with this organic approach - especially since I have a tendency to take photographs of scenes where I like the colours and then wonder how to take that forward into a fabric project.


Amazing Baby: Baby Boo! (Amazing Baby) (Emma Dodd Series)
Amazing Baby: Baby Boo! (Amazing Baby) (Emma Dodd Series)
by Emma Dodd
Edition: Board book

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars still a favourite at 16 months, 1 May 2007
This book has grown with my son from when he first saw it at four months - from simple recognition of faces he's played with it in various different ways at various stages. At 16 months he (and we) know it off by heart and he does all the actions of the babies in the book with great delight whether or not we are reading or I am just reciting the text from memory in the car. We have over 50 books for various pre-school ages and this really has been the overall favourite - I thoroughly recommend it.


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