Access to History: The Changing Nature Of Warfare 1792-1945 for OCR

Author: Mike Wells,Nicholas Fellows

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471838455

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

View: 6387

Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: - OCR: The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792-1945

The Changing Nature of Warfare

1792-1945

Author: Peter Browning

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000468

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 212

View: 4925

This book focuses on the changing nature and methods of warfare with particular emphasis on land warfare. Topics include the impact of factors related to the conduct of war, such as generalship, tactics and strategy, quality of soldiers, weaponry; the impact of technological change, from communication to industrialization; and the relationship between state, society and warfare.

Access to History: The British Experience of Warfare 1790-1918 for Edexcel Second Edition

Author: Alan Farmer

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471838897

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 9906

Endorsed for Edexcel. Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series, combining in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A-level History students. This title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A-level History specifications - Contains authoritative and engaging content - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt This title is suitable for a variety of courses including: Edexcel: The British Experience of Warfare c.1790-1918

OCR A Level History: Late Medieval England 1199–1455

Author: Andrew Holland,Nicholas Fellows,Mary Dicken

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471837335

Category: Study Aids

Page: 368

View: 1702

This is an OCR endorsed resource Build strong subject knowledge and skills in A Level History using the in-depth analysis and structured support in this tailor-made series for OCR's British period studies and enquiries. - Develops the analytical skills required to succeed in the period study by organising the narrative content around the key issues for students to explore - Enhances understanding of the chosen historical period, supplying a wealth of extracts and sources that offer opportunities to practise the evaluative skills needed for the enquiry - Progressively improves study skills through developmental activities and advice on answering practice exam questions - Helps students to review, revise and reflect on the course material through chapter summaries and revision activities that consolidate topic knowledge - Equips students with transferable critical thinking skills, presenting contrasting academic opinions that encourage A Level historians to make informed judgements on major debates Each title in the OCR A Level History series contains one or two British period studies and its associated enquiry, providing complete support for every option in Unit Group 1. Late Medieval England 1199-1455 This title explores the reigns of the English Kings from John to Henry VI through two British period studies and two enquiries. It allows an in-depth understanding of the key historical knowledge, terms and concepts relevant to the period studied and encourages the critical use of evidence in investigating and assessing historical questions in the associated enquiries: 'King John 1199-1216' and 'Richard II 1377-1399'. This title covers the following period studies and enquiries: - King John 1199-1216 - England 1216-1272 - Richard II 1377-1399 - England 1399-1455

Code

The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Author: Charles Petzold

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735638721

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 2558

What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.

Alternatives to Hitler

German Resistance Under the Third Reich

Author: Hans Mommsen,Angus McGeoch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691116938

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 1364

German resistance to Hitler is a central element of the history of Nazism. Hans Mommsen examines the political aims of these 'other Germans'. He analyses the ideologies of the assassination plot of 20th July 1944, the Kreisau Circle, conservative, socialist, church and military oppositions.

Russia's War

A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945

Author: Richard Overy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101503188

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 5334

"A penetrating and compassionate book on the most gigantic military struggle in world history."--The New York Times Book Review "An extraordinary tale... Overy's engrossing book provides extensive details of teh slaughter, brutality, bitterness and destruction on the massive front from the White Sea to the flank of Asia."--Chicago Tribune The Russian war effort to defeat invading Axis powers, an effort that assembled the largest military force in recorded history and that cost the lives of more than 25 million Soviet soldiers and civilians, was the decisive factor for securing an Allied victory. Now with access to the wealth of film archives and interview material from Russia used to produce the ten-hour television documentary Russia's War, Richard Overy tackles the many persuasive questions surrounding this conflict. Was Stalin a military genius? Was the defense of Mother Russia a product of something greater than numbers of tanks and planes--of something deep within the Russian soul?

My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A-level History: Britain 1930-1997

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471875954

Category: Study Aids

Page: 112

View: 3167

Target success in OCR AS/A-level History with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam preparation activities and exam-style questions to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. - Enables students to plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidates knowledge with clear and focused content coverage, organised into easy-to-revise chunks - Encourages active revision by closely combining historical content with related activities - Helps students build, practise and enhance their exam skills as they progress through activities set at three different levels - Improves exam technique through exam-style questions with sample answers and commentary from expert authors and teachers - Boosts historical knowledge with a useful glossary and timeline

My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A-level History: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919-63

Author: Nicholas Fellows

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471875865

Category: Study Aids

Page: 96

View: 5712

Target success in OCR AS/A-level History with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam preparation activities and exam-style questions to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. - Enables students to plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidates knowledge with clear and focused content coverage, organised into easy-to-revise chunks - Encourages active revision by closely combining historical content with related activities - Helps students build, practise and enhance their exam skills as they progress through activities set at three different levels - Improves exam technique through exam-style questions with sample answers and commentary from expert authors and teachers - Boosts historical knowledge with a useful glossary and timeline

Why Did Europe Conquer the World?

Author: Philip T. Hoffman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865840

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3935

Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe. But why did Europe establish global dominance, when for centuries the Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans, and South Asians were far more advanced? In Why Did Europe Conquer the World?, Philip Hoffman demonstrates that conventional explanations—such as geography, epidemic disease, and the Industrial Revolution—fail to provide answers. Arguing instead for the pivotal role of economic and political history, Hoffman shows that if certain variables had been different, Europe would have been eclipsed, and another power could have become master of the world. Hoffman sheds light on the two millennia of economic, political, and historical changes that set European states on a distinctive path of development, military rivalry, and war. This resulted in astonishingly rapid growth in Europe's military sector, and produced an insurmountable lead in gunpowder technology. The consequences determined which states established colonial empires or ran the slave trade, and even which economies were the first to industrialize. Debunking traditional arguments, Why Did Europe Conquer the World? reveals the startling reasons behind Europe's historic global supremacy.

OCR A Level History: Britain 1930–1997

Author: Mike Wells,Nicholas Fellows

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471837300

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

View: 3515

This is an OCR endorsed resource. Build strong subject knowledge and skills in A Level History using the in-depth analysis and structured support in this tailor-made series for OCR's British period studies and enquiries. - Develops the analytical skills required to succeed in the period study by organising the narrative content around the key issues for students to explore - Enhances understanding of the chosen historical period, supplying a wealth of extracts and sources that offer opportunities to practise the evaluative skills needed for the enquiry - Progressively improves study skills through developmental activities and advice on answering practice exam questions - Helps students to review, revise and reflect on the course material through chapter summaries and revision activities that consolidate topic knowledge - Equips students with transferable critical thinking skills, presenting contrasting academic opinions that encourage A Level historians to make informed judgements on major debates Each title in the OCR A Level History series contains one or two British period studies and its associated enquiry, providing complete support for every option in Unit Group 1.

Green Imperialism

Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860

Author: Richard H. Grove

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521565134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 540

View: 5361

Green Imperialism is the first book to document the origins and early history of environmentalism, concentrating especially on its hitherto unexplained colonial and global aspects. It highlights the significance of Utopian, Physiocratic, and medical thinking in the history of environmentalist ideas. The book shows how the new critique of the colonial impact on the environment depended on the emergence of a coterie of professional scientists, and demonstrates both the importance of the oceanic island "Eden" as a vehicle for new conceptions of nature and the significance of colonial island environments in stimulating conservationist notions.

Russia and Its Rulers, 1855-1964

Author: Andrew Holland

Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers

ISBN: 9780340983706

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 5632

This series is part of Access to History, a most popular and trusted series for advanced level students. This sub-series is designed for A2 students studying the OCR A Historical Themes Unit. The narrative is structured thematically to enable students to view similarities and differences across time, to draw conclusions from these comparisions, and therefore to develop their synoptic skills. Each chapter includes: - exam-style questions and marked answers to help students understand and develop their synoptic skills - key terms to improve students' historical vocabulary - key questions to consider throughout - summary diagrams as helpful revision tools Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964 This title examines the nature of Russian government and its influence on society and people. The theme is explored under the following headings: - The Nature of Russian Government - The Opposition to Regimes - The Impact of the Dictatorial Regimes on Economy and Society - War and Revolution and the Development of Government

Anarchy for the Masses

The Disinformation Guide to the Invisibles

Author: Patrick Neighly,Kereth Cowe-Spigai

Publisher: Disinformation Company

ISBN: 9780971394223

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 287

View: 3647

An in-depth look at the most groundbreaking and controversial comic book series of the last decade.

My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A-level History: England 1485-1558: The Early Tudors

Author: Nicholas Fellows

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471875989

Category: Study Aids

Page: 112

View: 4907

Target success in OCR AS/A-level History with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam preparation activities and exam-style questions to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. - Enables students to plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidates knowledge with clear and focused content coverage, organised into easy-to-revise chunks - Encourages active revision by closely combining historical content with related activities - Helps students build, practise and enhance their exam skills as they progress through activities set at three different levels - Improves exam technique through exam-style questions with sample answers and commentary from expert authors and teachers - Boosts historical knowledge with a useful glossary and timeline

Opposition and Resistance in Nazi Germany

Author: Frank McDonough

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521003582

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

View: 8889

There was much popular support for Hitler's regime in Nazi Germany, and little widespread domestic opposition or resistance. However, a number of individuals amd small groups, from all sections of society, did engage in acts of public defiance or resistance against the regime. This opposition came from the Christian churches; communists, socialists and industrial workers; conservative groups; elements within the army; students and the German youth; and Jews. This book looks at the nature of this opposition and the historical debate surrounding it.

Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond

Author: Kees Boersma,Rosamunde van Brakel,Chiara Fonio,Pieter Wagenaar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134104863

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 7574

Does the development of new technology cause an increase in the level of surveillance used by central government? Is the growth in surveillance merely a reaction to terrorism, or a solution to crime control? Are there more structural roots for the increase in surveillance? This book attempts to find some answers to these questions by examining how governments have increased their use of surveillance technology. Focusing on a range of countries in Europe and beyond, this book demonstrates how government penetration into private citizens' lives was developing years before the ‘war on terrorism.’ It also aims to answer the question of whether central government actually has penetrated ever deeper into the lives of private citizens in various countries inside and outside of Europe, and whether citizens are protected against it, or have fought back. The main focus of the volume is on how surveillance has shaped the relationship between the citizen and the State. The contributors and editors of the volume look into the question of how central government came to intrude on citizens’ private lives from two perspectives: identification card systems and surveillance in post-authoritarian societies. Their aim is to present the heterogeneity of the European historical surveillance past in the hope that this might shed light on current trends. Essential reading for criminologists, sociologists and political scientists alike, this book provides some much-needed historical context on a highly topical issue.

The Russian Campaign of 1812

Author: Carl von Clausewitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351474758

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 6674

General Carl Von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is undoubtedly one of the most important military theorists in history. His exhaustive examination and analysis of the Napoleonic wars are based on his long military career and direct participation in events. The Russian Campaign of 1812 is an essential volume on this turning point in European history.

The Dynamics of Opportunity in America

Evidence and Perspectives

Author: Irwin Kirsch,Henry Braun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319259911

Category: Education

Page: 489

View: 5538

Across the country, our children are beginning life from very different starting points. Some have aspirations and believe they can be achieved. For too many others, aspirations are tempered, if not dashed, by the sobering realities of everyday life. These different starting points place children on distinctly different trajectories of growth and development, ultimately leading to vastly different adult outcomes. How did we get to a place where circumstances of birth have become so determinative? And what must we do, within communities and across our country, to better equalize opportunity for more Americans – both young and old? The editors of this volume contend that if, as a nation, we do nothing, then we will continue to drift apart, placing an unsustainable strain on the nation’s social fabric and the character of its democracy. Consequently, understanding the dynamics governing the distribution and transmission of opportunity – and transforming this understanding into policies and programs – is critical for not only the life outcomes of individual Americans and their children, but also the country as a whole. The goal of Educational Testing Service’s Opportunity in America initiative is to explore these powerful dynamics and to describe and convey them in a way that advances the national conversation about why we must take action – and how best to do so. This volume contains 14 chapters, including an epilogue, written by leaders from a range of fields including education, economics, demography, and political science. Collectively, they not only illuminate key aspects of the problem but also offer suggestions of what policies, programs, and changes in practices could begin to reverse the trends we are seeing. Written in an engaging style, this volume constitutes an essential foundation for informed discussion and strategic analysis.

Cambridge International AS and A Level Psychology Revision Guide

Author: David Clarke

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1444181475

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 5659

Get your best grades with this Cambridge International A and AS Level Psychology Revision Guide. Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced examiner David Clarke Use research summaries and evaluation notes to improve your knowledge of key theories and studies, including coverage of the five specialist choice options Get the top marks by demonstrating your understanding of the research methods psychologists use Use the Revision Guide to prepare for the big day: Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner Use the expert tips to clarify key points Avoid making typical mistakes with expert advice Test yourself with end-of-topic questions and answers and tick off each topic as you complete it Practise your exam skills with exam-style questions and answers This title has not been through the Cambridge endorsement process.