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

Author: Mike Wells,Nicholas Fellows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471838455

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

View: 5692

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: 4971

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: 8141

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

Code

The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Author: Charles Petzold

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735638721

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 6539

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.

Spearhead of Logistics

A History of the United States Army Transportation Corps

Author: Benjamin King,Richard C. Biggs

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160931192

Category: History

Page: 363

View: 6396

Spearhead of Logistics is a narrative branch history of the U.S. Army's Transportation Corps, first published in 1994 for transportation personnel and reprinted in 2001 for the larger Army community. The Quartermaster Department coordinated transportation support for the Army until World War I revealed the need for a dedicated corps of specialists. The newly established Transportation Corps, however, lasted for only a few years. Its significant utility for coordinating military transportation became again transparent during World War II, and it was resurrected in mid-1942 to meet the unparalleled logistical demands of fighting in distant theaters. Finally becoming a permanent branch in 1950, the Transportation Corps continued to demonstrate its capability of rapidly supporting U.S. Army operations in global theaters over the next fifty years. With useful lessons of high-quality support that validate the necessity of adequate transportation in a viable national defense posture, it is an important resource for those now involved in military transportation and movement for ongoing expeditionary operations. This text should be useful to both officers and noncommissioned officers who can take examples from the past and apply the successful principles to future operations, thus ensuring a continuing legacy of Transportation excellence within Army operations. Additionally, military science students and military historians may be interested in this volume.

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: 5723

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

The Revolutionary Armies

The Historical Development of the Soviet and Chinese People's Liberation Armies

Author: Jonathan R. Adelman

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 4580

Analyse af den russiske og kinesiske hær og de betydelige forskelle mellem dem i deres roller i parti og samfundsanliggender i de to tiår efter borgerkrigenes afslutning.

The Donkeys

Author: Alan Clark

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448104025

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 9584

The landmark exposé of incompetent leadership on the Western Front - why the British troops were lions led by donkeys On 26 September 1915, twelve British battalions – a strength of almost 10,000 men – were ordered to attack German positions in France. In the three-and-a-half hours of the battle, they sustained 8,246 casualties. The Germans suffered no casualties at all. Why did the British Army fail so spectacularly? What can be said of the leadership of generals? And most importantly, could it have all been prevented? In The Donkeys, eminent military historian Alan Clark scrutinises the major battles of that fateful year and casts a steady and revealing light on those in High Command - French, Rawlinson, Watson and Haig among them - whose orders resulted in the virtual destruction of the old professional British Army. Clark paints a vivid and convincing picture of how brave soldiers, the lions, were essentially sent to their deaths by incompetent and indifferent officers – the donkeys. ‘An eloquent and painful book... Clark leaves the impression that vanity and stupidity were the main ingredients of the massacres of 1915. He writes searingly and unforgettably’ Evening Standard

The Dynamics of Opportunity in America

Evidence and Perspectives

Author: Irwin Kirsch,Henry Braun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319259911

Category: Education

Page: 489

View: 9357

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.

Why Did Europe Conquer the World?

Author: Philip T. Hoffman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865840

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3035

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.

Haig's Command

A Reassessment

Author: Denis Winter

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1844152049

Category: History

Page: 462

View: 8855

This book sets out to expose and analyse a major historical fraud. The author's theme is the Western Front in Haig's time - from the Somme to the armistice. Using evidence that the documents from which previous histories have been written are tampered-with and often entirely rewritten versions of the truth - for example, a daily war diary was kept by all units up to GHQ and these were often altered by the Cabinet Office and crucial appendices totally removed. Cabinet war minutes were likewise rewritten, with reference to whole meetings often removed. Records such as Haig's own diary were also tampered with, and Denis Winter even claims to have found documents which the war's official historian thought he had deliberately destroyed in the 1940s.

Elements of Refusal

Author: John Zerzan

Publisher: Paleo Editions

ISBN: 9781890532024

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

View: 9885

A new hardcover edition of Zerzan's first collection of essays, exploring alienation, and the resistance it has engendered.

The A to Z of the Russo-Japanese War

Author: Rotem Kowner

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081087007X

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 7124

The A to Z of the Russo-Japanese War provides considerable breadth and depth of coverage based on Japanese, Russian, and Western sources. The breadth is accomplished through a wide-ranging introduction, a detailed chronology and an extensive bibliography. The depth comes in the hundreds of entries on military and political leaders, major battles and lesser encounters, tactics and strategy as well as the weaponry and of course the causes and consequences.

CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator for the Work-Based Learner

Author: Penny Tassoni

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471808084

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 9941

Master the knowledge and skills you need to obtain the new work-based CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) qualification. Written by bestselling author and early years expert Penny Tassoni, this is the only textbook for work-based learners endorsed by CACHE. Tassoni makes learning the key concepts on the job both easy and enjoyable. This book will support you through your assessment and the start of your career. - Understand all the requirements of the new qualification fully with clearly stated learning outcomes and key terms - See how concepts are applied to a range of settings with numerous case studies - Learn to reflect on your own skills and experiences with numerous 'Reflection' boxes - Practise what you've learned with 'In practice' and 'In your setting' activity boxes - Prepare for examinations and assessment with confidence via activities linked to assessment criteria

Witchcraze

A New History of the European Witch Hunts

Author: Anne Llewellyn Barstow

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 4895

Argues that the witch hunts of the past were essentially a pogrom against women, in which independent women were blamed for the problems of the times

OCR A Level History: Britain 1930–1997

Author: Mike Wells,Nicholas Fellows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471837300

Category: Study Aids

Page: 208

View: 1087

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.

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: 6595

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

Access to History: The Unification of Italy 1789-1896 Fourth Edition

Author: Robert Pearce,Andrina Stiles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471838609

Category: Study Aids

Page: 168

View: 5435

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 Unification of Italy, c1830-70 - OCR: Italy and Unification 1789-1896

Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age

27th International Conference, GSCL 2017, Berlin, Germany, September 13-14, 2017, Proceedings

Author: Georg Rehm,Thierry Declerck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319737066

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 3988

This open access volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th biennial conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, GSCL 2017, held in Berlin, Germany, in September 2017, which focused on language technologies for the digital age. The 16 full papers and 10 short papers included in the proceedings were carefully selected from 36 submissions. Topics covered include text processing of the German language, online media and online content, semantics and reasoning, sentiment analysis, and semantic web description languages.

Opposition and Resistance in Nazi Germany

Author: Frank McDonough

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521003582

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

View: 3058

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.