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Stephen Cole - Author

About the Author

Steve Cole has now sold close to 2 million books and is one of the most prolific children’s authors in the UK. He writes in a secret cottage not far from his home to avoid the distractions of modern day life. From magazine editor to author, Steve has had a varied career and can talk about juggling it all with a family, he is also space obsessed and is available to write features on Is There Life On Other Worlds? Steve is now the new author for the Young Bond series.

He is married with two children and lives in Buckinghamshire.

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What's Wrong with Sociology?

What's Wrong with Sociology?

Author: Stephen Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2018

Since the 1950s sociology has experienced a decline in prestige when compared with the other social sciences. In some highly publicized cases some universities have retrenched their sociology departments, others are contemplating either retrenchment or downsizing of their departments. Although there are some practitioners of the discipline who believe that it has never been in better shape, many sociologists have come to believe that there are very serious problems both in the cognitive and social organization of the discipline. This book contains sixteen essays by sociologists who believe that their discipline faces very serious problems which must be overcome if the discipline is to survive and prosper. The contributors were selected to represent diverse views and thus there is substantial disagreement among them over what the problems are that sociology faces and how they may be remedied. In this highly provocative book readers is likely to find some essays they agree with and others they disagree with; but all the essays present important problems faced by the discipline which must be addressed.Although the authors of the sixteen essays do not agree on what is wrong with the discipline, there are some themes which appear frequently. In his introduction Cole summarizes and comments on these themes. His introduction centers on the question of whether sociology is entirely socially constructed. Is what we believe to be true about society constrained by empirical evidence or is it a result of our ideology, power, authority, and other social processes? One theme which appears in many of the essays is that sociology has become too ideological and as a result has lost credibility among university administrators, politicians and the general public. Many of the essays also stress the view that there are very low levels of consensus in sociology and that it is hard to see evidence of progress. Others criticize the discipline for not dealing with the really important social issues and see much of the work published as being parochial and trivial. Questions are also raised about why the use of causal models has failed to generate solutions to most of the problems the discipline addresses. Some authors believe that the discipline adheres to an overly rational model of human behavior and has failed to keep up with some of the advances introduced by post-modernist theories.This highly readable set of essays should be of interest to all those are concerned about the current state of sociology. They will also be useful in introducing graduate students to some of the most important issues currently being debated in the field.Stephen Cole is currently professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and professor of sociology at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author of Making Science: Between Nature and Society, and with Jonathan R. Cole, Social Stratification in Science.

Doctor Who Main Range: 224 Alien Heart & Dalek Soul

Doctor Who Main Range: 224 Alien Heart & Dalek Soul

Author: Stephen Cole, Guy Adams, Richard Fox Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/05/2017

Alien Heart by Stephen Cole. In the TARDIS, the Doctor and Nyssa stumble across a trail of ten destroyed worlds, all of them obliterated by means of some utterly monstrous but utterly unknown device. The planet Traxana would seem to be next in line to suffer the same fate. But when the TARDIS lands on an outpost on Traxana's moon, Nyssa is carried away by a tide of giant green arachnoids, leaving the Doctor behind. And the coming menace is closer than he thinks. Dalek Soul by Guy Adams. On the Dalek-occupied world of Mojox, a group of rebels is engaged in a futile fightback against the invaders - but at last they they've found an ally, in the form of the mysterious Doctor. Elsewhere, however, the Daleks' Chief Virologist is seeking to perfect a biological weapon to wipe out the Mojoxalli, once and for all. Her name...is Nyssa. Big Finish have been producing Doctor Who audios since 1999, starring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant and John Hurt. Alien Heart / Dalek Soul is one of three main 2017 Doctor Who titles consisting of two two-part stories, in a change from the usual four-parters.The Daleks are voiced by Big Finish executive producer Nicholas Briggs- who provides the voices for the metal monsters on television's Doctor Who. CAST: Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Eve Webster (Sonderal), Geoffrey Newland (Elthar), Alex Tregear (Theebe), Vineeta Rishi (Falex), and Nicholas Briggs (the voice of the Daleks).

Snakeroot

Snakeroot

Author: Stephen Cole Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

Eine atemberaubende Action-Jugendbuchreihe mit viel Witz und Spannung - Fans von James Bond und Indiana Jones werden voll auf ihre Kosten kommen!Vier Jugendliche, vier auergewhnliche Talente, ein Auftrag und das Geheimnis des ewigen Lebens ...Jonah ist sofort klar, dass damit ein neues Leben fr ihn beginnt. Was er nicht wei, ist: In diesem Leben wird es tdliche Gegner geben, gefhrliche Zweikmpfe und eine Existenz jenseits von Gut und Bse! Hat er den Mut sich alldem zu stellen - und vor allem: Hat er eine Wahl?"e;Snakeroot"e; ist der erste Band einer Trilogie.

Bloodline

Bloodline

Author: Stephen Cole Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

Funf Jugendliche, funf auergewohnliche Talente, ein Auftrag und ein geheimnisvolles uraltes Schriftstuck ... Die Grenzen zwischen Gut und Bse, richtig und falsch sind schon lange nicht mehr klar. Doch als Jonah und sein Team von Meisterdieben auf einen finsteren alten Code stoen, wird alles bisher Bekannte infrage gestellt. Ein todbringendes Geheimnis um die Blutlinie katapultiert die fnf in einen Wettstreit mit einer anderen Bande. Doch wer steckt hinter all dem? Und was hat es mit diesem Code auf sich?Auf der Suche nach Antworten hetzten die fnf Jugendlichen von den Philippinen bis in die dsteren Straen von Los Angeles. Und letztlich scheinen alle Fden zusammenzulaufen - beim Meister selbst: Nathaniel Coldhardt. Eine atemberaubende Action-Jugendbuchreihe mit viel Witz und Spannung Fans von James Bond und Indiana Jones werden voll auf ihre Kosten kommen!"e;Bloodline"e; ist der letzte Band einer Trilogie. Die Vorgngertitel lauten "e;Snakeroot"e; und "e;Aztec Code"e;.

Aztec Code

Aztec Code

Author: Stephen Cole Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

Funf Jugendliche, funf auergewohnliche Talente, ein Auftrag und ein verborgener Tempel ... Jonah gert unter Druck! Von seiner Fhigkeit, schnell und fehlerfrei Codes zu knacken, hngt einiges ab: die Suche nach dem vermissten Schwert des Corts, die Lsung des Rtsels um die seltsame Gruppe "e;Die Sechste Sonne"e; und nicht zuletzt die Rettung eines entfhrten Gruppenmitglieds. Doch war es berhaupt eine Entfhrung? Oder trben Jonahs Gefhle seinen sonst messerscharfen Verstand?Die fnf Jugendlichen, werden auf eine harte Loyalittsprobe gestellt! Denn Gut und Bse, Falsch und Richtig sind auch bei diesem Auftrag kaum zu unterscheiden ... Eine atemberaubende Action-Jugendbuchreihe mit viel Witz und Spannung - Fans von James Bond und Indiana Jones werden voll auf ihre Kosten kommen!"e;Aztec Code"e; ist der zweite Band einer Trilogie. Der Titel des ersten Bandes lautet "e;Snakeroot"e;.

Doctor Who: Shadow in the Glass A 6th Doctor novel

Doctor Who: Shadow in the Glass A 6th Doctor novel

Author: Stephen Cole, Justin Richards Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/03/2016

An unabridged reading of this original BBC Books novel featuring the Sixth Doctor, as played on TV by Colin Baker. When an RAF squadron shoots down an unidentified aircraft over Turelhampton, the village is immediately evacuated. But why is the village still guarded by troops in 2001? When a television documentary crew break through the cordon looking for a story, they find they've recorded more than they'd bargained for. Caught up in both a deadly conspiracy and a historical mystery, retired Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart calls upon his old friend the Doctor. Half-glimpsed demons watch from the shadows as the Doctor and the Brigadier travel back in time to discover the last, and deadliest, secret of the Second World War. Duration: 8 hours approx

Doctor Who: Shadow in the Glass

Doctor Who: Shadow in the Glass

Author: Stephen Cole, Justin Richards Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2016

An unabridged reading of this original BBC Books novel featuring the Sixth Doctor, as played on TV by Colin Baker. When an RAF squadron shoots down an unidentified aircraft over Turelhampton, the village is immediately evacuated. But why is the village still guarded by troops in 2001? When a television documentary crew break through the cordon looking for a story, they find they've recorded more than they'd bargained for. Caught up in both a deadly conspiracy and a historical mystery, retired Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart calls upon his old friend the Doctor. Half-glimpsed demons watch from the shadows as the Doctor and the Brigadier travel back in time to discover the last, and deadliest, secret of the Second World War. Duration: 8 hours approx

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