A study of Einstein, an analysis of how children acquire language and the story of a lovelorn baker are among the literacy picks on this month's bookshelf.
Professor Richard Crockatt
|Degree||English Language and Literature|
Einstein and Twentieth Century Politics
Despite the vast literature on Albert Einstein, Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics is the first comprehensive study of his politics, covering his opinions and campaigns on pacifism, Zionism, control of nuclear weapons, world government, freedom and racial equality. Most studies look at Einstein in isolation but here he is viewed alongside a 'liberal international' of global intellectuals, including Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, Bertrand Russell, HG Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Romain Rolland, Thomas Mann and John Dewey. Frequently called upon to join campaigns on great issues of war, peace, and social values, they all knew or corresponded with Einstein. Studying Einstein's politics, it is argued here, takes us not only into the mind of Einstein but to the heart of the great public issues of the 20th century.
|Author||Dr Eve Clark|
First Language Acquisition
Children are exposed to language from birth, surrounded by knowledgeable speakers who offer feedback and provide extensive practice every day. Through conversation and joint activities, children master the language being used around them. This fully revised third edition of Eve V Clark's bestselling textbook offers comprehensive coverage of language acquisition, from a baby's first sounds to a child's increasing skill in negotiating, explaining and entertaining with language. This book, drawing together the most recent findings in the field, and illustrated with examples from a wide range of experimental and observational studies, including the author's own diary observations, presents an essential and comprehensive guide to first language acquisition.
|Book||The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice|
Losing his twin at birth is just the beginning of Jimmy Dice’s turbulent life. Attacked by vicious dogs, pursued by gangsters, falling for a woman who isn’t quite what she seems … Jimmy, a wilful young man with heart and belief, is unafraid to let any of these obstacles stand in his way; and yet he seems to find trouble at every turn. Meanwhile unseen, someone is bearing witness to his life, closer than anyone, including Jimmy, could know.
CSR 2.0 and the New Era of Corporate Citizenship
CSR 2.0 and the New Era of Corporate Citizenship is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the ways in which corporate entities can implement responsible strategies and create synergistic value for both businesses and society. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as corporate citizenship, stakeholder engagement and business ethics, this publication is ideally designed for students, academics and researchers seeking current concise and authoritative research on the business case for corporate social responsibility.
Pippa James (aka Janey Jones)
The Secret Life of Lucy Lovecake
In the first contemporary fiction offering from Pippa James (also author of the popular Princess Poppy series under the pseudonym Janey Jones), protagonist Daisy Delaney's life is pancake-flat. A talented baker and passionate lingerie specialist, she has wound up with no one to bake for and a career that hasn't proved successful. But when she starts a delicious relationship with famous French author-chef Michel Amiel, everything begins to look a bit more exciting.
All of the further information links listed are the external websites of the book publisher, the author, or the bookseller. The University of Edinburgh is not responsible for the content and functionality of these sites.