- Britain 1558-1689
A comprehensive text on Elizabethan and Stuart history.
Includes historical interpretations, document source questions, explanation of difficult words and concepts and a study skills section for exam preparation.
Britain 1558-1689: A Synoptic Assessment
Elizabeth I and Religion
Elizabethan Foreign Policy
Elizabethan Government and Finance
Elizabethan Social and Economic History
James I, Religion, Parliament, Foreign Policy
The Causes of the Civil Wars
The Civil Wars and Interregnum, including an in-depth study of Cromwell
James II, William III and the Glorious Revolution of 1668-9
- The Isles of Scilly
About 30 miles south-west of Land's End is the low group of rocks and islands that form the Isles of Scilly. Mysterious, romantic and beautiful, they have long exercised the imagination of story tellers and historians. Rosemary Parslow has spent many years working on the islands, each of which has its own unique character and special plants and animals. In this New Naturalist volume she examines the many aspects that make the islands and their flora and fauna so unique: their geography, geology and climate, the people of the islands, the way they used the land and its present day management. She brings to life the major kinds of habitats found in Scilly: the heathlands, the coast, cultivated fields and wetlands. She also discusses the people who have been important in the study of the island flora and fauna, and tells the story of the rise in popularity of the islands for birdwatchers. This book complements other regional titles in the New Naturalist series which include Loch Lomondside, the Broads, the Lakeland area and Northumberland.
- Garden Natural History
In a much-anticipated addition to the New Naturalist library, Stefan Buczacki takes a broad look at the relatively unexplored world of the garden, and its relevance within the context of natural history overall.
Though gardens are often viewed merely as artificial creations rather than easily accessible places to observe and encourage wildlife, Garden Natural History rectifies this misconception. By viewing gardens within the wider context of the British ecological landscape, Buczacki follows the garden's development as a habitat within which vertebrates, invertebrates and native and alien plants alike have been introduced and to which they have adapted.
Garden Natural History offers a fascinating insight into the diversity of organisms and ecological processes that constitute the garden, whilst also highlighting the role of the gardener as conservator and showing how the garden can inspire all naturalists.
- Motor Mouth
Alexandra 'Barney' Barnaby and race driver Sam Hooker are back in a new bestseller from the creator of Stephanie Plum. It's a multi-car pile-up of crime, sex, property damage and lip-gloss. Barney and Hooker. A double act that strikes fear into the heart of, well, just about anybody with a pulse. Alexandra 'Barney' Barnaby, aka 'Motor Mouth', works - and plays - with top race-car driver Sam Hooker. Together, they're caught up in a wild race around Florida and North Carolina after their 150-pound St Bernard, Beans. He's been dog-napped by the same guy they suspect of killing one of Hooker's cheating rivals. Now, one stolen eighteen-wheeler later, it's action and love in the fast-lane all the way...
- Traitor's Knot: Alliance of Light: Volume Four
The gripping penultimate instalment of the Alliance of Light.
When half brothers Lysaer and Arithon defeated the Mistwraith its revenge left them cursed to lifelong enmity.
Having conquered the maze and acheived self-redemption, Arithon, Master of Shadow, is now the guest of the formidable sorcerer, Davien the Betrayor. No one knows how his influence will affect Arithon's recovered mage power, or his newly awakened rogue talent for prescience.
Meanwhile Arithon's relentless enemies will stop at nothing to acheive his downfall. The Koriani enchantresses are determined to make him their captive and their pawn. And as the Alliance of Light fanatics regroup after their defeat, the core of their priesthood now stands corrupted by a dark cabal who plot to enslave their leader, Lysaer, and use the Mistwraith's curse as their own private weapon to break the world's order.
The sorcerers of the Fellowship compact are sorely beset and the clans are counting their ruinous losses. Arithon, who holds their last hope of survival, chooses the most dangerous course: heart and mind he dedicates himself to avoiding killing, though allies and enemies muster for war, single-mindedly blind to the consequences.