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Gareth Thomas - Author

About the Author

Gareth Thomas was born in 1974. He played rugby union for Bridgend, Celtic Warriors, Toulouse and Cardiff Blues, winning 100 international caps for Wales and captaining the British and Irish Lions. In 2010 he switched to rugby league, playing for the Crusaders RL, and for Wales. He retired from rugby in October 2011. Gareth announced publicly in 2009 that he is gay, and was voted the most influential gay person by Stonewall that year. He is a dedicated supporter of the charity Childline.

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I, Iolo

I, Iolo

Author: Gareth Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2018

Myfi, Iolo

Myfi, Iolo

Author: Gareth Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2017

The Novel of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1975)

The Novel of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1975)

Author: Gareth Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2008

This is a major English study of the novels of the Spanish Civil War. The book is based on an analysis of some eighty Spanish novels, written in Spain and abroad (in exile) during the Franco period (1936-1975), in which the Civil War is the major theme. The works are related to earlier examples of war literature, such as the French novels of World War I. Dr Thomas examines the effects of propaganda from both Left and Right in the early Civil War novels, as well as the disillusionment of later works when the sincerity of Republican and Nationalist ideals is seriously questioned. The effects of propaganda and censorship on literary style are also discussed. Major writers like Max Aub, Francisco Ayala, Ramon Sender and Camilo Jose Cela are covered in depth; and there is a comprehensive bibliography covering primary and secondary sources, together with a glossary of Civil War terms. The Novel of the Spanish Civil War offers a highly illuminating view of the perception by creative writers of the political, religious and moral issues of war throughout a troubled period.

Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry

Author: Gareth Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2007

Medicinal Chemistry: An Introduction, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, balanced introduction to this evolving and multidisciplinary area of research. Building on the success of the First Edition, this edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field. Written in an accessible style, Medicinal Chemistry: An Introduction, Second Edition carefully explains fundamental principles, assuming little in the way of prior knowledge. The book focuses on the chemical principles used for drug discovery and design covering physiology and biology where relevant. It opens with a broad overview of the subject with subsequent chapters examining topics in greater depth. From the reviews of the First Edition: It contains a wealth of information in a compact form ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE, INTERNATIONAL EDITION Medicinal Chemistry is certainly a text I would chose to teach from for undergraduates. It fills a unique niche in the market place. PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATIONAL REVIEWS

Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry

Author: Gareth Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/12/2007

Medicinal Chemistry: An Introduction, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, balanced introduction to this evolving and multidisciplinary area of research. Building on the success of the First Edition, this edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field. Written in an accessible style, Medicinal Chemistry: An Introduction, Second Edition carefully explains fundamental principles, assuming little in the way of prior knowledge. The book focuses on the chemical principles used for drug discovery and design covering physiology and biology where relevant. It opens with a broad overview of the subject with subsequent chapters examining topics in greater depth. From the reviews of the First Edition: It contains a wealth of information in a compact form ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE, INTERNATIONAL EDITION Medicinal Chemistry is certainly a text I would chose to teach from for undergraduates. It fills a unique niche in the market place. PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATIONAL REVIEWS

Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry

Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry

Author: Gareth Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2003

Provides a concise introduction to the chemistry of therapeutically active compounds, written in a readable and accessible style. The title begins by reviewing the structures and nomenclature of the more common classes of naturally occurring compounds found in biological organisms. An overview of medicinal chemistry is followed by chapters covering the discovery and design of drugs, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, The book concludes with a chapter on organic synthesis, followed by a brief look at drug development from the research stage through to marketing the final product. The text assumes little in the way of prior biological knowledge. relevant biology is included through biological topics, examples and the Appendices.* Incorporates summary sections, examples, applications and problems* Each chapter contains an additional summary section and solutions to the questions are provided at the end of the text* Invaluable for undergraduates studying within the chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences.

Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry

Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry

Author: Gareth Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2003

This work provides a concise introduction to the chemistry of therapeutically active compounds, written in a readable and accessible style. The title begins by reviewing the structures and nomenclature of the more common classes of naturally occurring compounds found in biological organisms. An overview of medicinal chemistry is followed by chapters covering the discovery and design of drugs, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism. The book concludes with a chapter on organic synthesis, followed by a brief look at drug development from the research stage through to marketing the final product. The text assumes little in the way of prior biological knowledge. Relevant biology is included through biological topics, examples and the Appendices. It incorporates summary sections, examples, applications and problems. Each chapter contains an additional summary section and solutions to the questions are provided at the end of the text. It is invaluable for undergraduates studying within the chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences.

The Novel of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1975)

The Novel of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1975)

Author: Gareth Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/1990

This is a major English study of the novels of the Spanish Civil War. The book is based on an analysis of some eighty Spanish novels, written in Spain and abroad (in exile) during the Franco period (1936-1975), in which the Civil War is the major theme. The works are related to earlier examples of war literature, such as the French novels of World War I. Dr Thomas examines the effects of propaganda from both Left and Right in the early Civil War novels, as well as the disillusionment of later works when the sincerity of Republican and Nationalist ideals is seriously questioned. The effects of propaganda and censorship on literary style are also discussed. Major writers like Max Aub, Francisco Ayala, Ramon Sender and Camilo Jose Cela are covered in depth; and there is a comprehensive bibliography covering primary and secondary sources, together with a glossary of Civil War terms. The Novel of the Spanish Civil War offers a highly illuminating view of the perception by creative writers of the political, religious and moral issues of war throughout a troubled period.