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Use Philosophy to be Happier

By Mark Vernon
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Mark Vernon
Happiness. We all want it - but how can we get it? Author Mark Vernon has solved the problem by collecting the wisdom of the greatest minds in history and making their thinking on the things that matter most in life accessible and, above all, practical. Full of everyday examples to make sometimes high-blown philosophy entertaining and relevant, this book shows you how you can crack the secret to living The Good Life.
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Unlock Your Creativity: Teach Yourself

By Jenny Hare
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Jenny Hare
Do you want to embrace a more creative lifestyle, be more successful at work and more fulfilled at home? This book will cover how to get in touch with your creativity from a practical perspective, as well as offering encouragement and support and advice for things that may be sabotaging your creativity. It will help you to clarify your thinking by showing you how to get in touch with your left and right brain, and will give you unique strategies for being creative, such as how to discover your muse and find a mentor. As well as plenty of practical exercises and support, it also takes a wider perspective on creativity looking at the spiritual side of being creative, and also helping you to find a lifestyle that will nurture your creativity.
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Understand Science: Teach Yourself

By Jon Evans
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Jon Evans
Science is a vast subject and our understanding of the way the world works is growing all the time. No book could hope to include everythingt that science has discovered, but this book includes all of the essential facts about all the really key areas. Broken down into short, easy-to-digest sections it covers everything from evolution and cell biology to star formation and plate tectonics. Including sections on what technology may allow us to do in the future, and even looking at when science has gone bad, Understand Science will change the way you see the world around you.
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  • Understand the Middle East (since 1945): Teach Yourself

    By Stewart Ross
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    Stewart Ross
    Is this the right book for me?An essential guide to one of the world's most turbulent regionsUnderstand the Middle East (since 1945) examines the origins and development of the events which have dominated the headlines for the last six decades. Covering everything from religion and politics in the aftermath of the Second World War to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, war in Iraq and the terrorism of the present day it will change the way you think about the region.Understand the Middle East (since 1945) includes: Chapter 1: The crossroads of the worldWhat is the Middle East?The geography of the Middle EastPeoples and SocietiesReligionChapter 2: States and mandates: Middle Eastern politics to the end of the Second World WarOttoman collapseThree agreementsThe Arabian peninsulaIranEgyptIraqSyria, Lebanon and TransjordanChapter 3: The promised landPalestineZionThe British mandateThe state of IsraelChapter 4: Gamal Abdul NasserThe First Arab-Israeli warA region of instabilityNasserThe Suez crisisChapter 5: War to warThe Suez warThe consequences of SuezBetween the warsThe PalestiniansThe path to warChapter 6: Divisions and developments 1967-73The Six Day WarThe consequences of warEnter Sadat and AssadPalestine militantSadat's patience runs outThe Fourth Arab-Israeli WarThe oil weaponChapter 7: Lebanon bleedsUneasy peaceCivil warIsraeli interventionIsraeli invasionTowards settlement Chapter 8: Camp David'We can negotiate'Shuttle diplomacyA moment in historyCamp DavidChapter 9: Revolution and warKing of KingsThe Iranian RevolutionThe rise of Saddam HusseinChapter 10: IntifadaFruitless negotiationThe PalestiniansIntifadaThe state of PalestineHopes of settlementChapter 11: Desert StormSaddam bankruptOperation Desert ShieldOperation Desert StormRepercussions and revoltsChapter 12: The 1990s: Searching for settlementInstability, religion and powerThe Declaration of PrinciplesStruggling for peaceA broader peaceThe peace process crumblesThe Second IntifadaChapter 13: Decision time: 9/11 and the Arab worldThe Middle East in 20019/11 and America's War on TerrorA new millennium: 1. Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and SyriaA new millennium: 2. Saudi Arabia and the GulfChapter 14: Tragedy and intransigence: Iraq and Iran in the new millenniumInsurgency and democracyTowards settlementTwenty-first-century IranChapter 15: Israel-Palestine in the new centuryNew century, old problemsPeace plans and disengagementOlmert, Abbas and HamasMore jaw, more war.Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Understand the Second World War: Teach Yourself

    By Alan Farmer
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    Alan Farmer
    Understand the Second World War will show you how one of the most important events in history developed, charting the main military campaigns and examining the path to Allied victory and its impact on the countries involved. Full of anecdotes and details which provide a personal appeal it serves as an accessible introduction to one of the most important, tragic and costly events in history.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
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    Understand Stalin's Russia: Teach Yourself

    By David Evans
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    David Evans
    Understand Stalin's Russia is a compelling introduction to a man and a nation long enveloped in mystery. It covers all aspects of this fascinating history, from the shadows of Tsarism and the legacy of Lenin, to the implications of Stalin's rule - including the horrific effects of the five-year plans, and the heroic but costly triumph in the Great Patriotic War.
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    Understand Applied Psychology: Teach Yourself

    By Nicky Hayes
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    Nicky Hayes
    Understand Applied Psychology shows how basic psychological processes are relevant to everyday situations and contexts. From education to occupational psychology, this book provides a comprehensive look at psychology in almost every area of day-to-day living. It covers 18 different areas of applied psychology, explaining how psychologists work in the community as a whole and how psychology is applied to working life and broader aspects of living. The book also includes well-developed but unknown areas such as space psychology and eco-psychology, showing the scope of applied psychology and giving ideas for other areas where it could usefully contribute to our everyday lives.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of applied psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Understand Body Language: Teach Yourself

    By Gordon Wainwright
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    Gordon Wainwright
    Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - A bestseller, now fully updated with the very latest on body language and non-verbal communication - The only title to give you practical exercises to help you understand your own and other peoples' body language - Unlike other titles, this is not restricted to the workplace but shows you how to understand what other people are saying in every social and domestic situation - Includes the very latest on NLP and how to communicate more effectively through its useWe all use body language. Over 90% of all face-to-face communication is non-verbal, and the silent messages of body language often reveal more than the spoken word in conveying true feelings. These messages are particularly significant in influencing first impressions and the self-image we project to others.Now updated for the 21st century with the very latest on NLP and other cutting edge research, Teach Yourself Body Language gives you the knowledge and understanding to be able to use and interpret body language more effectively. It includes practical exercises that will enhance your understanding of non-verbal communication, and it also explores the use of body language in personal and professional situations.All aspects of body language are covered including features of the workplace and features exhibited in an international context.
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    Understand Political Philosophy: Teach Yourself

    By Mel Thompson
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    Mel Thompson
    Understand Political Philosophy is an in-depth guide to the philosophers and political ideas who have shaped our society. Quickly and easily get to grips with the key thinkers and theories, from Aristotle to Wollstonecraft, from capitalism to utilitarianism. With exploration of contemporary issues and current debates, this book will put political philosophy in the context of the world we live in today.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Understand Roman Civilization: Teach Yourself

    By Paula James
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    Paula James
    This remarkable and original introduction to Roman civilization starts with a tour of Rome, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Roman life. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civlizaton that shaped the world as it is today.Readers will gain new insights into the Roman past, its people, its psychology and its society - and they will feel encouraged and confident to visit Rome themselves or to read its most important texts.
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    Understand Chinese Mythology

    By Te Lin
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    Te Lin
    While dragons and Chinese astrology are well embedded in popular culture, many other fascinating Chinese myths remain little-known. In this fascinating and readable new edition, author Te Lin explores the world of Chinese mythology, both telling us the timeless stories, and providing an explanation of what they may mean.A must-read for anyone interested in either Chinese culture, or mythology generally.
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    Understand Tax for Small Businesses: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

    By Sarah Deeks
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    Sarah Deeks
    The recession and the change of government have seen many changes in the British tax system which affect small businesses. Fully updated for the 2013 tax year and beyond, this trusted and bestselling guide will help you steer your small business through the bureucratic hoops. Tax matters for small businesses, because they must pay it correctly in order to stay legal, and they must pay it efficiently in order to stay competitive. This book, written by a chartered accountant who has helped small businesses for twenty years, helps you to do both.
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    Understanding And Interpreting Accounts In A Week

    By Roger Mason
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    Roger Mason
    Understanding accounts just got easierThere has never been a time when managers have been more exposed to financial statements than they are today. Even if you are a non-financial manager, you will often be involved in budgeting and regular financial reporting. You are expected to understand the accounts put in front of you and to contribute to the analysis and interpretation of the figures. It is important that you understand the principles of analysing and interpreting accounts. You will then be able to deal with questionsabout the performance of your business and your customers' businesses. Understanding and Interpreting Accounts In A Week is written for managers who need to answer these questions. By setting aside a little time each day for a week, you will greatly increase your understanding of accounts and how to interpret them.- Sunday: The right approach- Monday: An introduction to accounts- Tuesday: The profit and loss account or income statement- Wednesday: The balance sheet or statement of financial position- Thursday: Using ratios to interpret accounts - Friday: Cash flow statement and group accounts- Saturday: The reports
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    Understanding And Interpreting Accounts In A Week

    By Roger Mason
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    Roger Mason
    The book will explain the contents of a set of accounts, particularly published statutory accounts. It will explain how to get behind the figures, use them constructively and understand their significance. It will systematically work through a set of accounts and show how the figures should be used and interpreted.Sunday: The Right ApproachMonday: Introduction to published accountsTuesday: Income statementWednesday: Statement of Financial PositionThursday: The remainder of a set of accountsFriday: Cash and investment ratiosSaturday: In-depth work with public accounts
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    Understand Statistics: Teach Yourself

    By Alan Graham
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    Alan Graham
    Do you want to better understand the statistics you hear everyday - and recognise if you're being misled? Here is a straightforward introduction to the principles of this vital field of mathematics. Assuming minimal knowledge and using examples from a wide variety of everyday contexts, this book makes even complex concepts and techniques easy to grasp.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Understand The Weather: Teach Yourself

    By Peter Inness
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    Peter Inness
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    Understand Greek Civilization

    By John Purkis
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    John Purkis
    This remarkable and original introduction to Greek civilization starts with a tour of Greece, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civlizaton that shaped the world as it is today.Readers will gain new insights into the Greek past, its people, its psychology and its society - and they will feel encouraged and confident to visit Greece themselves or to read its most important texts.
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    Understand Philosophy: Teach Yourself

    By Mel Thompson
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    Mel Thompson
    This book is the essential introduction to the history of Western thought. Covering all the key thinkers, both ancient and modern, and all the major branches of philosophy, it will give you new insights about the world we live in. Packed full of examples and clear explanations, and with key terms defined and explained, it is ideal whether you are student looking for a quick refresher or just want to explore this fascinating topic out of personal interest.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Understand Greek Mythology

    By Steve Eddy, Claire Hamilton
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    Steve Eddy, Claire Hamilton
    Ancient Greek myths shaped and were shaped by one of the most important culture in the history of the world. Even today, stories such as Oedipus, Narcissus, Odysseus and the Golden Fleece reverberate through our popular culture.This is the ideal introduction to Greek myth. The opening chapter is a detailed background to Greek culture and mythology. From then on , the book explores thirteen well-known Greek myths, retelling them in modern English, and teasing out their meanings and cultural significance.
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    Understand Politics: Teach Yourself

    By Peter Joyce
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    Peter Joyce
    This book is a complete introduction to politics and the workings of government, Focusing on the institutions of government and the political systems operating in liberal democratic states, it will give you an understanding of the operations of these political systems, the key political themes and the differences that exist between them. Using contemporary examples from all over the world, this title is essential reading for all those who want to know more about our world today.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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