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The Complete Guide to Drawing & Illustration

The Complete Guide to Drawing & Illustration

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Art Maker Manga Kit (portrait)

Art Maker Manga Kit (portrait)

Author: Peter Gray Format: Kit Release Date: 23/09/2017

Handbook of Basic Microtechnique

Handbook of Basic Microtechnique

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

How to Draw Everything

How to Draw Everything

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2016

Colouring Beautiful Flowers

Colouring Beautiful Flowers

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2016

Working with Emotions Responding to the Challenge of Difficult Pupil Behaviour in Schools

Working with Emotions Responding to the Challenge of Difficult Pupil Behaviour in Schools

Author: Peter Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Difficult pupil behaviour presents a number of issues for teachers, parents, other pupils as well as for children themselves. Inevitably it raises a number of emotions and challenges people's sense of their own personal effectiveness. This edited collection of short, concise chapters provides advice and guidance to professionals on how to respond to the emotions experienced and generated by pupils with behavioural difficulties in schools. Many chapters are written by such professionals themselves and address common problems in a practical and accessible way. Working with Emotions is an essential text for all schools, support services, LEAs, SENCOs and voluntary agencies and includes discussions on the government's current Social Inclusion initiative.

Challenging Behaviour in Schools Teacher support, practical techniques and policy development

Challenging Behaviour in Schools Teacher support, practical techniques and policy development

Author: Peter Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2016

Difficult pupil behaviour can reflect and exacerbate stresses within a school, increasing the potential for conflicts among teachers, parents and support staff. The need to acknowledge and overcome this in practice is fully recognised and is a central challenge addressed by this book. Challenging Behaviour in Schools describes effective practical approaches that have been developed by schools and support services. It contains chapters on behaviour support in mainstream primary and secondary schools, the organisation of support services and also looks at the ways parents and schools can work together. Other chapters outline whole school approaches to building better behaviour, as well as specific techniques. Challenging Behaviour in Schools will be of direct, practical value to all teachers, senior staff, special needs coordinators and governors in schools, educational psychologists, support teachers and all those involved in policy and planning.

Handbook of Basic Microtechnique

Handbook of Basic Microtechnique

Author: Peter Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Free to Learn Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

Free to Learn Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2015

In Free to Learn , developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Drawing on evidence from anthropology, psychology, and history, he demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers, and become emotionally resilient. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school, Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children, and start asking what's wrong with the system. It shows how we can act,both as parents and as members of society,to improve children's lives and to promote their happiness and learning.

Colouring Birds

Colouring Birds

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2014

The Leadership, Direction and Legitimacy of the RAF Bomber Offensive from Inception to 1945

The Leadership, Direction and Legitimacy of the RAF Bomber Offensive from Inception to 1945

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2014

This book offers a fresh approach to the debate on the RAF's bomber offensive by using modern strategic leadership theory as an analytical tool to examine the campaign. In particular, it looks at the legality and legitimacy of the offensive and explores the key interfaces between the military leaders, the politicians and allies. It also looks at the major controversies in the aims and objectives of the campaign and the personalities involved. Modern literature from the leadership field is used to consider the challenges facing those charged with the formulation and execution of the offensive. Aspects of the senior leadership disputes are also dealt with in the context of the leadership literature and in the wider context of the strategic challenges then facing Churchill, Sinclair and Portal. A multi-disciplinary bent to the book enables the reader to move beyond the narrow confines of military considerations to the thorough investigation of the legality, legitimacy and morality of the offensive.

Changing War The British Army, the Hundred Days Campaign and The Birth of the Royal Air Force, 1918

Changing War The British Army, the Hundred Days Campaign and The Birth of the Royal Air Force, 1918

Author: Peter Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2013

In 1918, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) played a critical role in defeating the German army and thus winning the First World War. This 'Hundred Days' campaign (August to November 1918) was the greatest series of land victories in British military history. 1918 also saw the creation of the Royal Air Force, the world's first independent air service, from the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. Until recently, British histories of the First World War have tended to concentrate on the earlier battles of 1916 and 1917 and often underplayed this vitally important period. Changing War fills this significant gap in our knowledge by providing in-depth examinations of key aspects of the operations of the British Army, the Royal Air Force and its antecedents in the climactic year of the First World War. Written by a group of established historians and emerging scholars it sheds light not only on 1918, but on the revolutionary changes in warfare that took place at that time.

How to Draw Animals

How to Draw Animals

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2013

Free to Learn

Free to Learn

Author: Peter Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2013

A leading expert in childhood development makes the case for why self-directed learning--"e;unschooling"e;--is the best way to get kids to learn.In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Drawing on evidence from anthropology, psychology, and history, he demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers, and become emotionally resilient. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school, Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children, and start asking what's wrong with the system. It shows how we can act-both as parents and as members of society-to improve children's lives and to promote their happiness and learning.

IB Mathematics: Discrete Mathematics For Exams from 2014

IB Mathematics: Discrete Mathematics For Exams from 2014

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2013

This Guide supports study and revision for IBDP Mathematics HL Paper 3, for students planning to answer questions on Topic 10 Option: Discrete Mathematics. Coverage includes: a review of key aspects of the syllabus; how to apply mathematical concepts to exam-style questions; concise definitions of mathematical terminology; and guidance on boosting exam performance. Key features: worked examples to demonstrate how to solve exam problems; practice questions to test understanding; margin boxes with key points, hints, and tips; and clearly presented equations, diagrams, and tables

IB Mathematics: Sets, Relations & Groups For Exams from 2014

IB Mathematics: Sets, Relations & Groups For Exams from 2014

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2013

This Guide supports study and revision for IBDP Mathematics HL Paper 3, for students planning to answer questions on Topic 8 Option: Sets, Relations, and Groups. Coverage includes: a review of key aspects of the syllabus relating to abstract algebra; how to apply mathematical concepts to exam-style questions; concise definitions of important concepts, laws, theorems, and proofs; and guidance on boosting exam performance. Key features: worked examples to demonstrate how to solve exam problems; practice questions to test understanding; margin boxes with key points, hints, and tips; and clearly presented equations, diagrams, and tables.

IB Mathematics: Statistics & Probability For Exams from 2014

IB Mathematics: Statistics & Probability For Exams from 2014

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2013

This Guide supports study and revision for IBDP Mathematics HL Paper 3, for students planning to answer questions on Topic 7 Option: Statistics and Probability. Coverage includes: a review of key aspects of the syllabus; how to apply mathematical concepts to exam-style questions; concise definitions of mathematical terminology; guidance on boosting exam performance; and how to perform operations using a TI-84 calculator. Key features: worked examples to demonstrate how to solve exam problems; practice questions to test understanding; margin boxes with key points, hints, and tips; and clearly presented equations, diagrams, and tables.

The Irish Lord Lieutenancy c. 1541-1922

The Irish Lord Lieutenancy c. 1541-1922

Author: Peter Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2012

For over 300 years the government of Ireland was headed by the lord lieutenant, a peer who combined the 'efficient' direction of the Irish executive on behalf of the British crown with the 'decorative' role of viceroy or surrogate of the crown at the centre of the Irish court at Dublin Castle. In this volume a number of leading historians explore the multiple dimensions of the Irish lord lieutenancy as an institution - political, social and cultural - between its gradual emergence in the wake of the Tudor proclamation of the 'Kingdom of Ireland' in 1541, and the office's abolition in the context of revolution, independence and partition in 1922. They build on recent research into the complex historical relationship between the British monarchy and Ireland in evaluating the often contradictory roles played by viceroys in British-Irish relations. While the contributors assess the relationship between the lord lieutenancy and the varied and often contested state-building and nation-building activities of the British state in Ireland, they also illuminate the range of personalities of the peers who held the office, and the contribution these incumbents made to defining in practice a role that was always constitutionally opaque. Over the course of more than three centuries, lords lieutenant were at different times military strongmen, quasi-regal Irish magnates, absentee courtiers, activist chief executives and powerless figureheads. Long before the extinction of the office many in both Ireland and Britain had come to question its purpose and efficacy, yet it endured until British rule ended with the establishment of the Irish Free State. This volume sets out to explain the longevity of this governing institution, and unravel both what it symbolised and what it amounted to in substance.

The Leadership, Direction and Legitimacy of the RAF Bomber Offensive from Inception to 1945

The Leadership, Direction and Legitimacy of the RAF Bomber Offensive from Inception to 1945

Author: Peter Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2012

Leadership, Direction and Legitimacy of the RAF Bomber Offensive from Inception to 1945 offers a fresh approach to the debate on the RAF's strategic bomber offensive by using modern strategic leadership theory as an analytical tool to examine the campaign. In particular, it looks at the legality and legitimacy of the offensive and explores the key interfaces between the military leaders, the politicians and allies. It also looks at the major controversies in the aims and objectives of the campaign and the personalities involved.Modern literature from the leadership field is used to consider the challenges facing those charged with the formulation and execution of the offensive. Aspects of the senior leadership disputes are also dealt with in the context of the leadership literature and in the wider context of the strategic challenges then facing Churchill, Sinclair and Portal.Furthermore there is a multi-disciplinary bent to the book that enables the reader to move beyond the narrow confines of military considerations to the thorough investigation of the legality, legitimacy and morality of the offensive that is provided.

Dumfriesshire Illustrated, Etc.

Dumfriesshire Illustrated, Etc.

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2011

The Making of the Irish Poor Law, 1815-43

The Making of the Irish Poor Law, 1815-43

Author: Peter Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2009

The making of the Irish poor law, 1815-43 examines the debates preceding and surrounding the 1838 act on the nature of Irish poverty and the responsibilities of society towards it. It traces the various campaigns for a poor law from the later eighteenth century. The nature and internal frictions of the great Irish poor inquiry of 1833-36 are analysed, along with the policy recommendations made by its chair, Archbishop Whately. It considers the aims and limitations of the government's measure and the public reaction to it in Ireland and Britain. Finally, it describes the implementation of the Poor Law between 1838 and 1843 under the controversial direction of George Nicholls. It will be of particular importance to those with a serious interest in the history of social welfare, of Irish social thought and politics, and of British governance in Ireland in the early nineteenth century. -- .

The Complete Book of Drawing Manga

The Complete Book of Drawing Manga

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2007

Confounding Catchphrases

Confounding Catchphrases

Author: Peter Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2006

Over 70 picture puzzles to tease and test your language skills. Each full-colour artwork is accompanied by an intriguing definition to help put you on the right track. If you prefer to rely just on your ability to think visually, cover up the definition and go it alone. The variety of puzzles means you'll never be bored, and if you don't succeed with one you can quickly move on to another. Catchphrases works perfectly for individual and group puzzlers alike.

The Memory of Catastrophe

The Memory of Catastrophe

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2004

Investigates the dynamic relationship between experiences of profound social and cultural disruption, and human memory. Critical comparisons are made across a wide variety of catastrophic experiences and memories; not just of war, but also of massacre, genocide, rebellion, famine, partition, shipwreck and fire. The book is an accessible showcase for a wide range of methodological approaches to the study of memory, including literary studies, cultural studies, participant-observation and historical studies, and uses a variety of oral, visual and written sources. Offers a diverse chronological and geographical range of catastrophic cases, from seventeenth-century England to the recent conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, from Ireland to the Indian sub-continent, from Mexico to wartime Leningrad. Well-written and accessible - a fascinating read. -- .

Victoria's Ireland? Irishness and Britishness, 1837-1901

Victoria's Ireland? Irishness and Britishness, 1837-1901

Author: Peter Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2003

Working with Emotions Responding to the Challenge of Difficult Pupil Behaviour in Schools

Working with Emotions Responding to the Challenge of Difficult Pupil Behaviour in Schools

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2001

Difficult pupil behaviour presents a number of issues for teachers, parents, other pupils as well as for children themselves. Inevitably it raises a number of emotions and challenges people's sense of their own personal effectiveness. This edited collection of short, concise chapters provides advice and guidance to professionals on how to respond to the emotions experienced and generated by pupils with behavioural difficulties in schools. Many chapters are written by such professionals themselves and address common problems in a practical and accessible way. Working with Emotions is an essential text for all schools, support services, LEAs, SENCOs and voluntary agencies and includes discussions on the government's current Social Inclusion initiative.

Chemical Oscillations and Instabilities Non-linear Chemical Kinetics

Chemical Oscillations and Instabilities Non-linear Chemical Kinetics

Author: Peter Gray, Stephen K. Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/1995

Scientists in many fields are now expressing considerable interest in non-linearity and the ideas of oscillations and chaos. Chemical reactions provide perfect examples of these phenomena, as oscillating reactions, explosions, ignition, travelling waves, patterns, quasiperiodicity, and chaos are all features of chemical kinetics. Now available in paperback, this book introduces non-linear phenomena in chemical kinetics using simple model schemes. These models involve chemical feedback, such as chain branching, autocatalysis, and self-heating. The emphasis is on physical and pictorial representation, and on identifying those gross features which are essential. The experimental conditions under which such behaviour will occur can be predicted using simple mathematical recipes, and these are also included. The first part of the book begins with a discussion of long-lived oscillations for autocatalytic or exothermic reactions in closed vessels. Stationary states, bistability, and oscillations in continuous flow reactors and diffusion cells are then considered. This is followed by chemical wave propagation and by pattern selection and oscillations. Complex oscillations, quasiperiodicity, and chemical chaos, either forced or spontaneous, are introduced. Part 2 deals with real experimental systems, describing observed experimental behaviour and its interpretation in terms of the underlying chemical mechanisms or simplified models. The Belousov-Zhabotinskii reactions is discussed in some detail as the most extensively studied system, and the behaviour of important gas phase reactions is presented.

Challenging Behaviour in Schools Teacher support, practical techniques and policy development

Challenging Behaviour in Schools Teacher support, practical techniques and policy development

Author: Peter Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/1994

Difficult pupil behaviour can reflect and exacerbate stresses within a school, increasing the potential for conflicts among teachers, parents and support staff. The need to acknowledge and overcome this in practice is fully recognised and is a central challenge addressed by this book. Challenging Behaviour in Schools describes effective practical approaches that have been developed by schools and support services. It contains chapters on behaviour support in mainstream primary and secondary schools, the organisation of support services and also looks at the ways parents and schools can work together. Other chapters outline whole school approaches to building better behaviour, as well as specific techniques. Challenging Behaviour in Schools will be of direct, practical value to all teachers, senior staff, special needs coordinators and governors in schools, educational psychologists, support teachers and all those involved in policy and planning.

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