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Books by Alan Parkinson

A Difficult Birth The Early Years of Northern Ireland, 1920-25

A Difficult Birth The Early Years of Northern Ireland, 1920-25

Author: Alan Parkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2020

Why Study Geography?

Why Study Geography?

Author: Alan Parkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2020

Are you considering studying geography at university, having fallen in love with the subject at school? Are you a fan of in-depth discussion and independent research? Are you looking to support responsible citizenship? Are you ready to develop a variety of practical skills that employers need? Are you keen to have a wide range of career options after you graduate? Studying any subject at degree level is an investment in the future that involves significant cost. Now more than ever, students and their parents need to weigh up the potential benefits of university courses. That's where the Why Study series comes in. This book, aimed at students, parents and teachers, explains in practical terms the range and scope of Geography at university level and where it can lead in terms of careers or further study. It will both enthuse the reader about this vital subject and answer the crucial questions that a college prospectus does not.

Managerial Finance

Managerial Finance

Author: Alan Parkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2017

Managerial Finance provides a clear and readable explanation of the most important topics managers should understand about business finance. These include resource management, investment and decision making, as well as the practical use of financial rations and performance indicators. Real examples and case studies are used throughout to illustrate points in a practical context. The book is based upon the Management Charter Initiative's Occupational Standards for Management NVQs and SVQs at Levels 4 & 5 and is also particularly suitable for managers on Certificate and Diploma in Management programmes, including those accredited by the IM and Edexcel (formerly BTEC).Managerial Finance is part of the highly successful series of textbooks for managers which cover the knowledge and understanding required as part of any competency based management programme. The books cover the three main levels of management: supervisory/first-line management (NVQ level 3), middle management (Certificate/NVQ level 4) and senior management (Diploma/NVQ level 5).Alan Parkinson is the Hill Samuel Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance at the Open Business School. He was previously responsible as Director of the Open University MBA Programme for launching the highly successful MBA Course.

Extreme Survival

Extreme Survival

Author: Alan Parkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2014

What would you do to survive? Would you eat frogs, spiders ... or even human flesh? Read the amazing true stories of people who have survived in extreme situations. This book tells the real-life stories of people who have survived in extreme situations from plane crashes to getting lost in the jungle, desert or mountains. Learn the basics of survival and take part in survival quizzes to test your knowledge. Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3b to Level 3c in reading. Support comprehension with engaging photography and illustration. Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book. Suitable for Key Stage 3 students with a reading age of 9 years.

The Ice Man

The Ice Man

Author: Alan Parkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2012

When a body was discovered by two German hikers walking in the Alps in 1991, little did they realise it had been there for over 5000 years... Who was OEtzi the Ice Man, as he has become known? What did scientists find out by examining his remains? And what further finds from the ancient past might our changing climate reveal? Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3a to Level 4c in reading. Support comprehension with the amazing photographs from the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book

Managerial Finance

Managerial Finance

Author: Alan Parkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/1997

Managerial Finance provides a clear and readable explanation of the most important topics managers should understand about business finance. These include resource management, investment and decision making, as well as the practical use of financial rations and performance indicators. Real examples and case studies are used throughout to illustrate points in a practical context. The book is based upon the Management Charter Initiative's Occupational Standards for Management NVQs and SVQs at Levels 4 & 5 and is also particularly suitable for managers on Certificate and Diploma in Management programmes, including those accredited by the IM and Edexcel (formerly BTEC). Managerial Finance is part of the highly successful series of textbooks for managers which cover the knowledge and understanding required as part of any competency based management programme. The books cover the three main levels of management: supervisory/first-line management (NVQ level 3), middle management (Certificate/NVQ level 4) and senior management (Diploma/NVQ level 5). Alan Parkinson is the Hill Samuel Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance at the Open Business School. He was previously responsible as Director of the Open University MBA Programme for launching the highly successful MBA Course.

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