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Joyce and Reality - The Empirical Strikes Back (Hardcover, New): John Gordon Joyce and Reality - The Empirical Strikes Back (Hardcover, New)
John Gordon
R988 Discovery Miles 9 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Joyce was a realist, but his reality was not ours," writes John Gordon in his new book. Here, he maintains that the shifting styles and techniques of Joyce's works is a function of two interacting realities--the external reality of a particular time and place and the internal reality of a character's mental state. In making this case Gordon offers up a number of new readings: how Stephen Dedalus conceives and composes his villanelle; why the Dubliners story about Little Chandler is titled "A Little Cloud"; why Gerty MacDowell suddenly appears and disappears; what is happening when Leopold Bloom stares for two minutes on end at a beer bottle's label; why the triangle etched at the center of Finnegans Wake doubles itself and grows a pair of circles; why the next to last chapter of Ulysses has, by far, the book's highest incidence of the letter C; and who is the man in the macintosh. Gordon, whose authoritative Finnegans Wake: A Plot Summary received critical acclaim and is considered one of the standard references, revises--and challenges--the received version of that reality. For instance, Joyce features ghost visitations, telepathy, and other paranormal phenomena not as "flights into fantasy" but because he believed in the real possibility of such occurrences.

Land of Mountain and Flood - The Geology and Landforms of Scotland (Hardcover): Alan McKirdy, John Gordon, Roger Crofts Land of Mountain and Flood - The Geology and Landforms of Scotland (Hardcover)
Alan McKirdy, John Gordon, Roger Crofts
R851 R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Save R192 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Scotland is justly famed for its magnificent scenery - mountains, lochs, islands, wild rocky places and sandy beaches. All this is evidence of an exciting geological history which began 3,500 billion years ago and is still continuing. The sheer diversity of Scotland's rocks and landforms are the physical reminders of a fascinating journey through time. They reveal that the land that makes up Scotland today has travelled the world and has not always even belonged to one single continental landmass. At different times, too, continents formed and split apart, ancient volcanoes erupted vast quantities of lava and Ice Age glaciers shaped the landscape. Containing a huge amount of detailed information presented in clear, comprehensible language and enhanced throughtout with specially commissioned illustrations, diagrams and photographs, this is an essential book for anyone interested in the world around them.

Teaching English in Secondary Schools (Paperback): John Gordon Teaching English in Secondary Schools (Paperback)
John Gordon
R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is an indispensable guide for anyone training to become a secondary English teacher. It provides an overview of the main topics taught in schools, informed by good teaching practice drawn from the classroom and supported by research and theory, and engages with the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for England. Each chapter is based around a 'lesson feedback' case study informed by real classroom observations combined with research findings to explore and analyse what underpins high quality English teaching. Coverage includes: * Encouraging a love of reading in your classroom * How to teach effective writing for pleasure and for information * Developing students' grammar, vocabulary and spoken English * Inspiring teaching using drama, poetry and Shakespeare * Intelligent use of media and new literacies in teaching This is essential reading on all secondary English initial teacher education courses, including school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First), university-based (PGCE) and employment-based routes into teaching.

The Teacher's Lounge - The Real Roles of Educators in Your Schools (Paperback): John Gordon The Teacher's Lounge - The Real Roles of Educators in Your Schools (Paperback)
John Gordon
R288 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Teacher's Lounge takes a forty-year walk through the field of education and gives a suburban view of how pop culture, politics, and real-life experiences have shaped the current educational landscape. This semi-autobiography describes the impact of educational decisions from our past, and how local and national events changed the culture in education. This is not your typical book about education that overwhelms the reader with research, while not thinking about the practical application in schools. Instead, readers will be provided with insight into how education has changed based on everyday experiences, the increased levels of accountability, and the influence of social media and technology in schools and student lives. The Teacher's Lounge further looks at the role each stakeholder plays in education, and how those roles work together and unfortunately, sometimes are in opposition of each other. From the growing diversity in schools in the 1970's, to the effect of Reagonomics in the 1980's, the educational system became the platform for politics. The influx of reality television and music in the 1990's, and the effect of technology and social media in the 2000's, gave all audiences a broad view of what it is like to be a student in school today. The Teacher's Lounge is guaranteed to make you laugh, reflect, and begin the debate on what is needed for the future of education.

Your Cheatin' Heart (DVD): Eddi Reader, Jenny McCrindle, Tilda Swinton, Kevin McMonagle, Tom Watson, Ken Scott, Iain... Your Cheatin' Heart (DVD)
Eddi Reader, Jenny McCrindle, Tilda Swinton, Kevin McMonagle, Tom Watson, … 1
R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All six episodes from the BBC series starring John Gordon Sinclar and Tilda Swinton. When Cissie Crouch (Swinton)'s country-singing husband is arrested on suspicion of drug dealing, she makes every attempt to clear his name and, in the process, unearths some hidden secrets. The episodes are: 'Throwing Up in the Gorbals', 'The Eagle of the Apocalypse and the Sidewinders of Satan', 'This Could Turn Septic On Us, Ya Big Ungrateful Midden', 'Happy Trails', 'Lay That Pistol Down, Babe' and 'The Last Round Up'.

Gregory's Girl (Blu-ray disc): Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Robert Buchanan, John Bett, Allison Foster, William... Gregory's Girl (Blu-ray disc)
Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Robert Buchanan, John Bett, Allison Foster, … 1
R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bitter-sweet comedy from director Bill Forsyth. Gregory (John Gordon Sinclair) is a gawky adolescent living in a small Scottish town. He is the star of the school football team until the arrival of the gorgeous Dorothy (Dee Hepburn), the only female player, who quickly replaces him. Although demoted to goalie, Gregory soon falls head-over-heels in love with Dorothy, and sets about trying to ask her out.

Say Cheese, Teddy Rex! (Paperback): Bonnie Williams Say Cheese, Teddy Rex! (Paperback)
Bonnie Williams; Illustrated by John Gordon
R95 R89 Discovery Miles 890 Save R6 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Teddy the T-Rex prepares for school picture day in this dino-mite Level 1 Ready-to-Read story. It's class picture day at Dino School and Teddy Rex is excited to wear his favorite sweater for the photo. But when he gets a juice stain on it, Teddy gets mad! What will he do? This Level 1 reader will help little ones learn to deal with their own dino-sized emotions!

Hot Metal: The Complete Series (DVD): Robert Hardy, Richard Kane, Geoffrey Palmer, John Gordon Sinclair, Geoffrey Greenhill,... Hot Metal: The Complete Series (DVD)
Robert Hardy, Richard Kane, Geoffrey Palmer, John Gordon Sinclair, Geoffrey Greenhill, … 1
R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All 12 episodes of the satirical 1980s sitcom about life on the tabloid side of Fleet Street. Robert Hardy stars as muck-raking editor Russell Spam, forever battling his superior, Harold Stringer (Geoffrey Palmer), who tries but fails to maintain what he sees as the 'dignity' of the press. Series 1 episodes are: 'The Tell-Tale Head', 'The Modern Prometheus', 'Beyond the Infinite', 'Casting the Runes', 'The Slaughter of the Innocent' and 'The Respectable Prostitute'. Series 2 episodes are: 'Religion of the People', 'The Joker to the Thief', 'The Hydra's Head', 'The Twilight Zone', 'Crown of Thorns' and 'Unleash the Kracken'.

Consulting to Chaos - An Approach to Patient-Centred Reflective Practice (Paperback): John Gordon, Gabriel Kirtchuk, Maggie... Consulting to Chaos - An Approach to Patient-Centred Reflective Practice (Paperback)
John Gordon, Gabriel Kirtchuk, Maggie McAlister, David Reiss
R859 Discovery Miles 8 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In clinical work, an awareness of patients' subjective experiences, particularly their perceptions of interpersonal relationships, is indispensable. The aim of this book is to improve care and treatment planning by describing a structured approach to eliciting patients' core relationship patterns. These patterns consist of the roles and scenarios into which they repeatedly cast themselves and others with whom they interact. Maladaptive patterns, in which vicious cycles and self-fulfilling prophecies of misperception, misunderstanding or provocation escalate, cause pain and havoc in personal relationships and can adversely affect both professionals' decisions and the overall delivery of treatment. This book shows how to use vital information that is often not made available to treatment teams in order to understand such potential pitfalls rather than succumb to them.

Fighting for MacArthur - The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate Defense of the Philippines (Paperback): John Gordon Fighting for MacArthur - The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate Defense of the Philippines (Paperback)
John Gordon
R575 R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Save R39 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For the first time the story of the Navy and Marine Corps in the 1941-42 Philippine campaign is told in a single volume. Drawing on a rich collection of both U.S. and recently discovered Japanese sources as well as official records and wartime diaries, Gordon chronicles the Americans' desperate defense of the besieged islands. Gordon offers updated information about the campaign during which the Navy and Marines, fighting in what was largely an Army operation, performed some of their most unusual missions of the entire Pacific War. He also explains why the Navy's relationship with Gen. Douglas MacArthur became strained during this campaign, and remained so for the rest of the war.As a result of Gordon's extensive primary source research, Fighting for MacArthur presents the most complete account of the dramatic efforts by elements of the Navy and Marine Corps to support the U.S. Army's ill-fated defense of the Philippines.

A Job To Do - New Zealand Soldiers of 'The Div' Write About Their World War Two (Hardcover): John Gordon A Job To Do - New Zealand Soldiers of 'The Div' Write About Their World War Two (Hardcover)
John Gordon
R554 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R127 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What was it really like for the soldiers of 2 New Zealand Division in the Second World War? How did they spend their time and how did they see their lives as servicemen, from training at home and sailing off to war, to setting up camp, relaxing off-duty, fighting in hostile environments and possibly being taken prisoner? This anthology is a personal selection of material describing the experiences of these men, with the great majority of the collection written from within its ranks. Colloquially known to its members as 'The Div', it was by far the major part of New Zealand's Second Expeditionary Force, making it our main contribution to the war. Naturally it had a distinctly New Zealand character, and despite being caught in several difficult situations in its early years - and not necessarily of its own doing - it gained an international reputation for courage, reliability and achievement. In this book John Gordon presents a lively and illuminating selection of the published words of members of 'The Div' or those with close associations. The chosen extracts are drawn from memoirs, fiction, verse, news reports and magazine articles penned by soldiers of all ranks. The result is a compilation of the written views and experiences of over 80 insiders, creating an intimate glimpse of life and war within 'The Div'. From the declaration of war to the return home, this is a sample of the experiences of well over 100,000 New Zealand men who served in the Division: how they coped with discipline and disaster, sacrifice and success. They write with the same frankness, humour, wry cynicism and understatement that they used to cope with the challenges of their war.

War at Sea Collection (DVD): David Farrar, Ralph Michael, Robert Wyndham, John Slater, John Batten, Anthony Bushell, James... War at Sea Collection (DVD)
David Farrar, Ralph Michael, Robert Wyndham, John Slater, John Batten, … 1
R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Triple bill of war dramas set at sea. In 'For Those in Peril' (1943), Pilot Officer Rawlings (Ralph Michael) is turned down by the RAF for air service on medical grounds and instead joins Air Sea Rescue, helping to pull downed Allied airmen out of the sea. Rawlings is initially resentful of his new job, but gradually comes to appreciate its importance. When the crew of a Boston bomber become stranded at sea in a dinghy, Rawlings and his colleagues become involved in a race against time - and the elements - to save their lives. 'San Demetrio, London' (1943), set in 1940 during the battle of the Atlantic, is based on a true story. The crew of the petrol tanker San Demetrio are left with a near impossible task when she is torpedoed by the Germans. The crew are forced to abandon ship in three lifeboats. Two are picked up by other ships in the convoy, but the third drifts for days until its crew spies the burning San Demetrio on the horizon. Do they board the ship, try to put out its fires and get it back to English shores or do they stay in the drifting lifeboat in the hope of being rescued? In 'The Cruel Sea' (1953), based on the novel by Nicholas Monsarrat, World War Two Lt. Commander Ericson (Jack Hawkins) has already lost one ship to an enemy attack when he is given command of the frigate Saltash Castle. A subsequent confrontation in the North Atlantic tests Ericson's leadership to the limit once again, as he risks sacrificing the lives of his crew for the greater good.

Pete Can Fly! (Paperback): Bonnie Williams Pete Can Fly! (Paperback)
Bonnie Williams; Illustrated by John Gordon
R97 Discovery Miles 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Teddy the T-Rex learns a larger-than-life lesson about comparing himself to others in this dino-mite Level 1 Ready-to-Read story.
Teddy the T-Rex is jealous that his best friend Pete the Pterodactyl can fly. Pete can catch balls that fly high in the air, he can help the teacher with things she can't reach, and basically, he just seems cooler than Teddy. But when Tina the Triceratops reminds Teddy of all the cool things "he" can do--like run really fast and roar really loud--Teddy ends up feeling much better about himself. Best of all, Pete gives him a Pterodactyl ride

Gregory's 2 Girls (DVD): John Gordon Sinclair, Dougray Scott, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kevin Anderson, Martin Schwab, Fiona... Gregory's 2 Girls (DVD)
John Gordon Sinclair, Dougray Scott, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kevin Anderson, Martin Schwab, … 1
R94 Discovery Miles 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Twenty years after the original 'Gregory's Girl', John Gordon Sinclair reprises his role as the hapless Scot. Now employed as an English teacher in his old school, Gregory is approached by Frances (Carly McKinnon), a young student who is suspicious about the illicit actions of a local businessman. Spurred into action, he becomes more and more obsessed with his young charge, oblivious to the advances of fellow teacher Bel (Maria Doyle Kennedy).

Bloody Waters - Immigrants, Mariners, and Misfits Clash in the Florida Keys (Paperback): John Gordon Bloody Waters - Immigrants, Mariners, and Misfits Clash in the Florida Keys (Paperback)
John Gordon
R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Louise Nevelson: I Must Recompose the Environment (Paperback): Louise Nevelson, Jennie Jones Louise Nevelson: I Must Recompose the Environment (Paperback)
Louise Nevelson, Jennie Jones; Text written by Jennifer Wulffson Bedford; Foreword by Luis Croquer; Text written by John Gordon; Edited by …
R664 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R95 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
How To Sell With Complete Confidence (Paperback): Gavin Presman How To Sell With Complete Confidence (Paperback)
Gavin Presman; Edited by John Gordon 1
R200 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R35 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Selling is not only a critical part of every business, but it's also fundamental to every society. We need to trade products, services and ideas in order to create the world we want.

With the help of a host of examples and practical exercises, How to Sell With Complete Confidence gives you everything you need to influence others and sell effectively and ethically. It guides you through every stage in the process – from understanding the motivations and needs of customers, to making positive connections and structuring relevant and successful sales.

Providing a foundation in the psychology of selling and neuro-linguistic programming, the book looks beyond traditional 'hard sell' methods and promotes a refreshed and positive attitude to the subject. It will empower your ability to monetise ideas, believe in your products or campaign for a better world.

Teaching English in Secondary Schools (Hardcover): John Gordon Teaching English in Secondary Schools (Hardcover)
John Gordon
R1,834 Discovery Miles 18 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is an indispensable guide for anyone training to become a secondary English teacher. It provides an overview of the main topics taught in schools, informed by good teaching practice drawn from the classroom and supported by research and theory, and engages with the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for England. Each chapter is based around a 'lesson feedback' case study informed by real classroom observations combined with research findings to explore and analyse what underpins high quality English teaching. Coverage includes: * Encouraging a love of reading in your classroom * How to teach effective writing for pleasure and for information * Developing students' grammar, vocabulary and spoken English * Inspiring teaching using drama, poetry and Shakespeare * Intelligent use of media and new literacies in teaching This is essential reading on all secondary English initial teacher education courses, including school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First), university-based (PGCE) and employment-based routes into teaching.

The Farmer's Lunch - Band 01a/Pink a (Paperback): Paul Shipton, John Gordon The Farmer's Lunch - Band 01a/Pink a (Paperback)
Paul Shipton, John Gordon; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It's lunchtime and the farmer's hungry, but his lunch box is empty! He turns to all the animals on his farm for help, the sheep, cows, horses and geese, but they are all being very secretive. Are they hiding his lunch, or a much bigger and better surprise? The delightful illustrations develop the text, providing lots of points for discussion. This is a Band 01A/Pink A book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which offers emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations. This is a story with predictable structure and patterned language. A map of the farm showing all the animals on pages 14 and 15 helps children recap the main events of the story, and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. This story supports learning around personal, social and emotional development. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try Minibeasts (9780007185375) written by Siobhan Hardy and illustrated by Steve Lumb.

Researching Interpretive Talk Around Literary Narrative Texts - Shared Novel Reading (Hardcover): John Gordon Researching Interpretive Talk Around Literary Narrative Texts - Shared Novel Reading (Hardcover)
John Gordon
R3,008 Discovery Miles 30 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Drawing on a multidisciplinary approach integrating insights from conversation analysis, narrative analysis, and narratology, this book theorizes teaching around narrative prose in each level of education, with a focus on a new framework of Pedagogic Literary Narration which emphasizes the practice of shared novel reading and the importance of the role of the teacher in mediating this practice. // With insights taken from a comprehensive set of transcripts taken from actual classrooms, the volume focuses on the convention in native-tongue literary study in which teachers and students read a novel shared over lessons, combining periods of reading aloud with those of questioning and discussion. In so doing, Gordon seeks to extend existing methodologies from literary and social science research toward informing teaching practice in literary pedagogy and address the need for a theorization of literary pedagogy which considers the interrelationship between text-in-print and text-through-talk. Transcripts are supported with comprehensive analyses to help further explicate the research methodology and provide guidance on implementing it in the classroom. // This book is a valuable resource for scholars in language and education, literary studies, narrative inquiry, and education research.

Siam In The Twentieth Century - Being The Experiences And Impressions Of A British Official (Paperback): John Gordon Drummond... Siam In The Twentieth Century - Being The Experiences And Impressions Of A British Official (Paperback)
John Gordon Drummond Campbell
R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Siam In The Twentieth Century - Being The Experiences And Impressions Of A British Official (Hardcover): John Gordon Drummond... Siam In The Twentieth Century - Being The Experiences And Impressions Of A British Official (Hardcover)
John Gordon Drummond Campbell
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unique Traditions Chiefly of the West and South of Scotland (Paperback): John Gordon Barbour Unique Traditions Chiefly of the West and South of Scotland (Paperback)
John Gordon Barbour; Created by Thomas D. Morison, Hamilton Adams & Co
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unique Traditions Chiefly of the West and South of Scotland (Hardcover): John Gordon Barbour Unique Traditions Chiefly of the West and South of Scotland (Hardcover)
John Gordon Barbour; Created by Thomas D. Morison, Hamilton Adams & Co
R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Protoplasmic Theory of Life (Paperback): John Gordon Stewart Drysdale Protoplasmic Theory of Life (Paperback)
John Gordon Stewart Drysdale
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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