• This new edition of Taylor on Appeals provides a detailed examination of the law and practice relating to criminal appeals. Written by a team of barristers with unparalleled experience of appellate practice, this book offers thoughtful coverage of all kinds of criminal appeals, ranging from magistrates appeals to the Crown Court up to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), the Supreme Court, and the Privy Council.

    The first edition (published in 2001) was quoted in judgments of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), House of Lords, Privy Council, and High Court of Australia.

  • Anglais The Next America

    Paul Taylor

    The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use.
    Today's Millennials well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twenty-somethings are at risk of becoming the first generation in American history to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Meantime, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every single day, most of them not as well prepared financially as they'd hoped. This graying of our population has helped polarize our politics, put stresses on our social safety net, and presented our elected leaders with a daunting challenge: How to keep faith with the old without bankrupting the young and starving the future.Every aspect of our demography is being fundamentally transformed. By mid-century, the population of the United States will be majority non-white and our median age will edge above 40 both unprecedented milestones. But other rapidly-aging economic powers like China, Germany, and Japan will have populations that are much older. With our heavy immigration flows, the US is poised to remain relatively young. If we can get our spending priorities and generational equities in order, we can keep our economy second to none. But doing so means we have to rebalance the social compact that binds young and old. In tomorrow's world, yesterday's math will not add up.
    Drawing on Pew Research Center's extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data, The Next America is a rich portrait of where we are as a nation and where we're headed toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century.

  • How can you make the best use of patient data to improve health outcomes? More and more information about patients' health is stored on increasingly interconnected computer systems. But is it shared in ways that help clinicians care for patients? Could it be better used as a resource for researchers? This book is aimed at all those who want to learn about how IT is transforming the way we think about medicine and medical research. The ideas explored here are taken from research carried out around the world, and are presented by a leading authority in Health Informatics based at University College London. This comprehensive guide to the field is split into three sections: What is health informatics? - an introduction Techniques for representing and analysing patient data and medical knowledge Implementation in the clinical setting: changing practice to improve health care outcomes Whether you are a health professional, NHS manager or IT specialist, this book will help you understand how data can be managed to provide the information you and your colleagues want in the most helpful and accessible way for both you and your patients.

  • That Ernst Gombrich was one of the most important art historians of the 20th century would seem to go without saying. And so one might expect him to feature prominently in the numerous surveys, guides and introductions to the history and methods of art history produced during the past two decades. Precisely the opposite, however, is the case. One reason for this certainly was that Gombrich was an avowed enemy of 'big ideas', interested not in generalizations but in the specifics of individual cases. Avoiding jargon or rhetoric, standing for 'common sense', he always argued from clear premises, and his thought was also very wide-ranging. He never 'owned' a subject, remarking "It cannot be too often repeated that the best tribute one can pay a scholar is to take him seriously and constantly to reappraise his lines of argument".
    The importance of Gombrich's work on the history of taste has yet to be fully recognised, and when it comes to the application of developments in psychology to the visual arts he has remained largely, among art historians, on his own. These essays assess the nature of his empiricism, the degree to which his ideas have been adopted, overturned or developed, and his contribution to the dialogue of art and perception.

  • Illustré par plus de 1 000 schémas et photographies, parcouru d'encarts pratiques et de « trucs et astuces », ce guide d'auto-formation propose une méthode d'apprentissage qui a fait ses preuves. Il vous permet, semaine après semaine, d'acquérir tout le savoir et le savoir-faire d'un photographe afin d'obtenir les images dont vous rêvez :
    Testez vos connaissances et évaluez vos progrès en fin de semaine à l'aide de QCM.
    Assimilez les fondamentaux grâce à des exposés synthétiques, des exemples types et des exercices pas à pas.
    Exercez-vous et mettez en application vos acquis en réalisant vos propres prises de vue.
    Analysez vos résultats et améliorez votre technique en identifiant les problèmes communément rencontrés et en apprenant à les corriger.
    Découvrez les bases de la retouche pour sublimer vos images.
    Relevez le pari, en 20 semaines chrono, de devenir un as de la photo !

  • Voici l'histoire épique de la vie sur Terre, racontée à l'aide de 100 fossiles parmi les plus importants jamais découverts.
    Le livre parcourt 3 milliards d'années de l'histoire de la Terre et met en scène les créatures insolites et merveilleuses qui ont joué un rôle essentiel dans notre passé évolutif.
    De très anciens micro-organismes australiens révèlent les premiers signes de la vie sur Terre, de minuscules escargots du Trias démontrent les effets des extinctions massives du passé, et les restes de nos propres ancêtres nous disent d'où nous venons.

  • The most significant philosopher of Being, Martin Heidegger has nevertheless largely been ignored within communications studies. This book sets the record straight by demonstrating the profound implications of his unique philosophical project for our understanding of today's mediascape. The full range of Heidegger's writing from Being and Time to his later essays is drawn upon.  Topics covered include: - an analysis of Heidegger's theory of language and its relevance to communications studies - a critical interpretation of mass media and digital culture that draws upon Heidegger's key concept of Dasein - a discussion of mediated being and its objectifying tendencies - an assessment of Heidegger's legacy for future developments in media theory Clear explanations and accessible commentary are used to guide the reader through the work of a thinker whose notorious reputation belies the highly topical nature of his key insights.  In a world full of digital networks and new social media, but little critical insight, Heidegger and the Mediashows how a true understanding of the media requires familiarity with Heidegger's unique brand of thinking.

  • Exam Board: OCR
    Level: A-level
    Subject: Sociology
    First Teaching: September 2015
    First Exam: June 2016Build students' confidence to tackle the key themes of the 2015 OCR A-Level Sociology specification with this clear and accessible approach delivered by a team of leading subject authors.- Develop knowledge and understanding of key Year 1 concepts in a contemporary context, including globalisation and the digital social world
    - Strengthen essential sociological skills with engaging activities at every stage of the course
    - Reinforce learning and prepare for exams with practice and extension questions and exercises

  • Our experienced author team combines detailed focus with engaging activities to develop students knowledge and sociological skills throughout the course.-Build knowledge and understanding of key concepts in a contemporary context, including globalisation and the digital social world - Engaging activities develop essential sociological skills - Practice and extension exercises reinforce learning and prepare students for their exams

  • Build confidence in a range of key essay writing techniques and skills with this practical companion, full of advice and guidance from experienced EE experts.· Build essay writing techniques and skills through a range of strategies, serving as a useful companion throughout the writing process - from the development of a research question, critical-thinking, referencing and citation to reflecting on the process and final essay
    · Concise, clear explanations help you navigate the IB requirements, including advice on assessment objectives and academic honesty
    · Learn what is required to get the best EE grades and write an excellent essay with detailed examiner advice and expert tips and hints, including common mistakes to avoid
    · Explicit reference to the IB Learner profile and the importance of reflection.
    Paul Hoang is Vice Principal at Sha Tin College, English Schools Foundation in Hong Kong. He writes for Business Review, published by Philip Allan. He is a member of the editorial board for IB Review, Philip Allan's flagship publication for the IB. Paul is the author of several publications including Economics for the IB Diploma Revision Guide (Hodder Education), IB Business Management, 3rd edn (IBID Press), IGCSE Business Studies for Edexcel (Anforme), and Cambridge IGCSE and O Level Economics (Hodder Education). He is an IB examiner and has over 10 years of experience as an IB Workshop Leader.Chris Taylor is Extended Essay Coordinator at Sha Tin College - an international school and IB World School with over 1200 students. He teaches IB History and has examined the EE component of the Diploma for over 10 years. Chris authored Riding the Dragon (2013), a book that details his visits to every province in China and the culture, history and people in each of these. He is a regular contributing author of IB Review magazine, specialising in IB History and the Extended Essay. Having visited many countries, Chris is also a travel writer for the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper.

  • Build a foundation of knowledge alongside practical engineering skills for the 2017 AQA GCSE (9-1) Engineering specification, inspiring your students' problem solving skills for the NEA and beyond.This accessible textbook sets out clear learning objectives for each topic, with activities to reinforce understanding and examples that will support all students with the maths and science skills needed.- Builds knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, systems, testing and investigation methods and modern technologies
    - Helps students to apply practical engineering skills to design and make imaginative prototypes that solve real and relevant engineering problems
    - Develops mathematical understanding with clear worked examples for all equations and maths skills and questions to test knowledge
    - Includes guidance on how to approach the non-exam assessment (NEA) with creativity and imagination
    - Prepares for the written exam with advice, tips and practice questions

  • Black is Beautiful identifies and explores the most significant philosophical issues that emerge from the aesthetic dimensions of black life, providing a long-overdue synthesis and the first extended philosophical treatment of this crucial subject.
    The first extended philosophical treatment of an important subject that has been almost entirely neglected by philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of art Takes an important step in assembling black aesthetics as an object of philosophical study Unites two areas of scholarship for the first time - philosophical aesthetics and black cultural theory, dissolving the dilemma of either studying philosophy, or studying black expressive culture Brings a wide range of fields into conversation with one another- from visual culture studies and art history to analytic philosophy to musicology - producing mutually illuminating approaches  that challenge some of the basic suppositions of each Well-balanced, up-to-date, and beautifully written as well as inventive and insightful Winner of The American Society of Aesthetics Outstanding Monograph Prize 2017

  • This book is written for human resource, organization development, and training professionals who need real-world best practices that show who actual workplace learning approaches work and how they can be applied. Co-published with the acclaimed Center for Creative Leadership, this important book offers a compendium of best practices, tools, techniques, processes, and other resource resources to harness the developmental power of work experiences for leadership development. In addition the book includes illustrative case studies of leadership approached that have worked in such forward thinking organizations as Boeing, Microsoft, and Heineken.

  • A guide to treating psychosis that provides information on drug options and side-effects in order to allow for weighing treatment options knowledgably The Maudsley Guidelines on Advanced Prescribing in Psychosis offers a resource that puts the focus on the need to treat the individual needs of a patient. The authors - noted experts on the topic - offer an alternative to the one-size-fits-all treatment of psychosis and shows how to build psychiatrist and patient relationships that will lead to effective individual treatment plans. The book provides up-to-date data and information about commonly used anti-psychotic drugs and drugs used in bipolar disorder. The text weighs both the upsides and downsides of each pharmaceutical presented, and helps prescribers and patients weigh the costs and benefits of various options to reach an appropriate treatment plan. The authors highlight the treatment at a population level and the systems in which individual treatments take places. This important resource: Facilitates the tailoring of an appropriate treatment plan for clients manifesting signs of psychosis Offers a comparative strategy that helps gauge the suitability of one treatment plan over another Provides at-hand data and information about commonly used anti-psychotic drugs Includes an understanding of the origins and side-effects of each drug presented The Maudsley Guidelines on Advanced Prescribing in Psychosis offers psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners an essential guide for treating psychosis on an individualized level.

  • China's unprecedented growth has
    transformed the lives of its people and impacted economies across the globe. The
    financial system supported this growth by providing cheap loans to boost
    investment and, in a virtuous cycle, rapid growth insured that these loans
    could be repaid. However, in recent years, this virtuous cycle has turned
    vicious. The financial system has continued to lend freely and cheaply as the
    economy has slowed, and the risk of crisis has mounted. In response, the
    government has initiated the most ambitious financial reforms in twenty years. Financial
    markets, businesses and governments are concerned about these risks and are
    struggling to understand what the reforms will mean for China and the rest of
    the world.

    and Distortion: Risks and Reforms in the Chinese Financial System addresses the need for an up-to-date and accessible, yet
    comprehensive analysis of China's financial system and related reforms. It will
    take a systematic look at China's financial system: how it worked in the past
    and how it will work in the future; why reforms are needed; what risks they
    bring; and their impact on China and the rest of the world. By analyzing the
    topic in terms of a few fundamental distortions, this book makes an otherwise
    complex topic accessible while simultaneously providing new insights. These
    distortions provide a simple framework for understanding the nature of the
    Chinese financial system and its future prospects.

    Reform in China will transform the world's
    second largest economy and impact everything from Peruvian copper mines to the
    London housing market. Business people, government officials, financiers and
    informed citizens would all benefit from understanding how changes in China's
    financial system will shape the global economy in the coming decades. 

  • Bryozoa are among the most abundant yet least understood of phyla in the fossil record. These exclusively colonial animals can be traced back to the Ordovician as fossils and are common elements of sediments deposited in shallow marine environments. On occasion their calcareous skeletons are sufficiently numerous to produce bryozoan limestones. The potential of bryozoans in facies analysis, and their use in macroevolutionary studies, have both been widely recognised, but to date have been incompletely exploited.  Bryozoan Paleobiology brings together the scattered research on living and fossil bryozoans in broad and profusely illustrated overview that will help students and researchers alike in understanding this fascinating group of animals. Beginning with the basics of bryozoan morphology, ecology and classification, the book progresses from the smallest scale of skeletal ultrastructure, to the largest of bryozoan distributions in time and space. On the way, topics such as the origin of zooidal polymorphism and macroevolutionary trends in colony forms are covered. Case studies illuminate these topics, and areas in which further research is particularly required are highlighted. 

  • Consolidated Financial Reporting introduces and examines what is currently the most central and controversial area in financial reporting. In an innovative and distinctive way the author integrates concepts, techniques, controversies and current practice. Techniques are introduced within a framework which shows why they work and what the figures mean. Controversial issues are grounded within modern accounting theory and practice.

    All core areas and relevant standards are covered including: acquisition and merger accounting; fair values at acquisition; goodwill; consolidated cash flow statements; reporting consolidated financial performance; foreign currency translation; segmental reporting; off-balance sheet financing; and related party transactions.

    The book is designed so that readers with particular interests - for example in technical matters or concepts and standards - can easily find their way through clearly marked sections. Discussion and calculation reinforce each other - calculations illustrate controversies, and controversies and concepts illustrate techniques. Examples are carefully graduated and care is taken not to obscure principles with unnecessarily complex calculations. Materials are set into an international context.

    The book is both rigorous and accessible. It is an extensive revision of and successor to the author's 1987 title Consolidated Financial Statements. Because of recent theoretical and institutional developments, an enormous amount of new material has been added and new teaching approaches to many areas included. There are many more worked examples and exercises as well as approachable discussions of 'state-of-the-art' advanced topics.

    The solutions notes for each case are avilable on a disk for instructors who recommend the book for course use.

  • Zizek and the Media

    Paul A. Taylor

    • Polity
    • 4 Septembre 2013

    Slavoj Zizek reaches the parts of the media that other theorists cannot. With sources ranging from Thomas Aquinas to Quentin Tarantino and Desperate Housewives to Dostoyevsky, Zizek mixes high theory with low culture more engagingly than any other thinker alive today. His prolific output includes such media friendly content as a TV series (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) a documentary movie (Zizek!) and a wealth of YouTube clips. A celebrity academic, he walks the media talk. Zizek and the Media provides a systematic and approachable introduction to the main concepts and themes of Zizek's work, and their particular implications for the study of the media. The book: Describes the radical nature of Zizek's media politics Uses Zizekian insights to expose the profound intellectual limitations of conventional approaches to the media Explores the psychoanalytical and philosophical roots of Zizek's work Provides the reader with Zizekian tools to uncover the hidden ideologies of everyday media content;
    Explains the ultimate seriousness that underlies his numerous jokes. As likely to discuss Homer's Springfield as Ithaca, Zizek is shown to be the ideal guide for today's mediascape.

  • Race

    Paul C. Taylor

    • Polity
    • 29 Avril 2013

    In Race: A Philosophical Introduction, Second Edition , Paul C. Taylor provides an accessible guide to a well-travelled but still-mysterious area of the contemporary social landscape. As in the first edition, the book blends metaphysics and social philosophy, analytic philosophy and pragmatic philosophy of experience. In this thoroughly updated and revised volume, Taylor outlines the main features and implications of race-thinking, while engaging the ideas of such important figures as Linda Alcoff, K. Anthony Appiah, W. E. B. Du Bois, Michel Foucault, Sally Haslanger, and Howard Winant. The result is a comprehensive but accessible introduction to philosophical race theory and to a non-biological and situational notion of race.
    The book unfolds in a sequence of five chapters, each devoted to one of the following questions: What is race-thinking? Don't we know better than to talk about race now? Are there any races? What is it like to have a racial identity? And how important, ethically, is colorblindness? On the way to answering these questions, Race takes up topics like mixed-race identity, white supremacy, the relationship between the race concept and other social identity categories and the impact of race-thinking on our erotic and romantic lives. The second edition's new concluding chapter explores the racially fraught issues of policing, immigration, and global justice, and interrogates the thought that Barack Obama has ushered in a post-racial age. This volume is suitable for the educated general reader as well as for students and scholars in ethnic studies, philosophy, sociology, and other related fields.

  • This book provides an overview of statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) from clinical presentation to treatment and possible metabolic causes. It examines the risk factors, presentations, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, clinical management, and financial costs of SAMS. The book also highlights patients' perspectives on SAMS such as the psychosocial, emotional, and societal factors influencing their perceptions and experiences. Finally, the book presents the results of observational and clinical trials on the prevalence of SAMS, clinical trials for treatments, and potential future research approaches for improving the understanding and treatment of SAMS. A key addition to the Contemporary Cardiology series, Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms is an essential resource for physicians, medical students, residents, fellows, and allied health professionals in cardiology, endocrinology, pharmacotherapy, primary care, and health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Ce livre d'autocollants, aux illustrations pleines d'humour de Paul Nicholls, propose plus de 600 autocollants de personnages, d'animaux et d'objets que les enfants pourront agencer à leur gré sur les illustrations représentant la vie quotidienne au Moyen Âge.

    Les jeunes enfants découvriront une période fascinante de l'histoire de façon ludique.Une série de livres d'autocollants à collectionner : Les Romains, Les Vikings, Les anciens Égyptiens.