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David Mitchell - Author

About the Author

Born in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Worcestershire. After graduating from Kent University, he taught English in Japan, where he wrote his first novel, Ghostwritten. Published in 1999, it was awarded the Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, number9dream, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and in 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His third novel, Cloud Atlas, was shortlisted for six awards including the Man Booker Prize, and adapted for film in 2012. It was followed by Black Swan Green, shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, which was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller. Both were also longlisted for the Booker. In 2013, The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice From the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida was published in a translation from the Japanese by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida. It was an immediate bestseller in the UK and later in the US as well.

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Other books by David Mitchell

Rail Freight in Devon and Cornwall

Rail Freight in Devon and Cornwall

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2018

The way it was - an Historical perspective; traffic connected to an agriculture based economy, including a look at broccoli traffic etc. Supporting photos mainly steam from the 1950s (more b&w but some colour). - Milk traffic. A brief history with a more detailed (mainly pictorial) look at individual dairies from 1960s through to the end in 1981. Locations including Torrington, Lapford, Hemyock, Seaton Jn, Chard Jn, Totnes and Lostwithiel. A little steam, more diesel hydraulic and ending with diesel electric classes (mix of b&w and colour, weighted towards the former.) - China Clay. Probably the largest section of the book, perhaps 20%+. A bit of history with a few steam photos, but also a more detailed pictorial look at those loading points active from the 1970s to the present such as Burngullow and the Parkandillack branch, Par Harbour, Goonbarrow Jn, Fowey docks, Wenford, Moorswater and Plymouth. Views inclg related buildings, wagons etc (mainly colour). - Ball clay; Meeth and Heathfield branches - mainly 1970s to the end in early 2000's. - Grain and Fertiliser traffic; a short section, mainly on the Truro, Plymouth & Lapford service in the 1990s. - Coal.A general look, but majoring on Exmouth Jn Coal concentration depot (1967-92). Also 1990s flows for Plymstock cement works and Falmouth Docks. - Oil. Traffic flows to Exeter, Heathfield, Plymouth and Hayle Wharves etc (1970s to the end in 2012). - MOD. A shortish section, dealing with traffic to local bases, including nuclear from Devonport Dockyard. (1970s on). - Scrap Metal - from Plymouth, Exeter and St Blazey. (1970s on). - Cement. A brief look back to the 1960s-70s; Exeter Central, Plymouth and Chacewater in the 1980s; also the more recent Moorswater flow. - Timber. Traffic from Lapford (1980s), Exeter (1990s), Teignbridge & Exeter (present). - Aggregate. ( Mainly Mendip Rail to Exeter from 1990s on). - 'Speedlink', 'Enterprise' etc. Wagonload from 1970s to the end (2000s). Including a look at various locations, including Barnstaple, Whimple (cider), Pinhoe (bricks), Exeter, Plymouth, Cornwall (calcified seaweed) etc. - A short look at a couple of special 'one off' traffics. (1990s) - A section on 'civils' traffic, p.w. work trains. (Length might depend on space available after the above!), and - Railway ballast trains, mainly from Meldon Quarry (a little steam, photos from 1960s to the end). - Weed killers, RHTT and test trains.( Photos under the different sections could include some wagon views. All photos from 1990s on probably in colour; prior to that would be a mix.)

David Mitchell: Back Story

David Mitchell: Back Story

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2018

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life. As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details: * the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP (`Flat Roofed Pub') * the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm * why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink * the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds * the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide * how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica * trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding * that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it * why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday * that he's not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think

Michaelmas

Michaelmas

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

The festival of Michaelmas follows on from the autumn equinox and celebrates the archangel Michael. This book is a rich collection of essays on the significant of Michael in our time. It includes perspectives on Michael's appearance and influence around the world, Michael and the Hebrew nations, Christian legends from Egypt and Michael's relationship to the Mystery of Golgotha. The leading essays are by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman, and the book is beautifully illustrated in colour. It offers teachers and parents alike an abundant selection of stories, tales and legends which explain why Michaelmas continues to be such an important festival, uniting the forces of heaven with the forces of the earth and the seasons.

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2018

Das neue Buch von David Mitchell, dem Autor des von den Wachowski-Geschwistern verfilmten, genre- und zeitenubergreifenden Romans "e;Wolkenatlas"e;: ein Schauerroman par excellence. Geh die Slade Alley hinunter - schmal, feucht und leicht zu verfehlen, selbst wenn du sie suchst. Finde das kleine schwarze Eisentor in der Mauer zur Rechten. Keine Klinke, kein Schlsselloch, aber wenn du es berhrst, schwingt es auf. Tritt in den sonnendurchfluteten Garten eines alten Hauses, das dort unpassend wirkt: zu nobel fr die schbige Nachbarschaft, irgendwie zu gro fr das Grundstck. Ein Fremder begrt dich und fhrt dich hinein. Zunchst mchtest du gar nicht mehr fort. Dann merkst du, dass du es nicht mehr kannst. Denn alle neun Jahre, am letzten Sonntag im Oktober, wird ein "e;Gast"e; ins Slade House eingeladen. Doch warum wurde er oder sie ausgewhlt, von wem und zu welchem Zweck? Die Antwort findet sich dort am hinteren Ende des Flurs, oben am Absatz der Treppe. "e;Slade House"e; ist ein raffiniert komponiertes Schauerstck. Und auch eine literarische Hommage an die groen Klassiker der fantastischen Literatur, von "e;Alice im Wunderland"e; bis zur "e;Rocky Horror Picture Show"e; - ein Buch wie eine Escher'sche Kippfigur, von einem der einfallsreichsten und phantasiebegabtesten Schriftsteller der zeitgenssischen Literatur. Mitchell zaubert bunt und lustvoll und verzaubert damit uns.

The Ecology of Inclusive Education Strategies to Tackle the Crisis in Educating Diverse Learners

The Ecology of Inclusive Education Strategies to Tackle the Crisis in Educating Diverse Learners

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2018

Educators today face two major challenges. The first, is to develop an education system which meets the needs of an ever more diverse student population. The second, is to successfully implement such a system. This requires nothing less than a revolutionary transformation of current approaches taken to education. Drawing on research-based evidence and offering over 70 concrete strategies to help educators respond to these challenges, this unique book provides a blueprint for an education system which will recognize the rights of all students, while engendering social cohesion and an equitable society. Broadening the scope of inclusive education, the author presents an ecological model - a system which places children at its centre and acknowledges the impacts of school, community, bureaucracy and society, to maximize opportunities for learning, and see students achieve the same levels of attainment, regardless of their gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religious beliefs or disability. A timely book which addresses the concerns of teachers and educators around the globe, The Ecology of Inclusive Education will give its readers the knowledge and confidence they require to meet the needs of each and every learner.

The Ecology of Inclusive Education Strategies to Tackle the Crisis in Educating Diverse Learners

The Ecology of Inclusive Education Strategies to Tackle the Crisis in Educating Diverse Learners

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2018

Educators today face two major challenges. The first, is to develop an education system which meets the needs of an ever more diverse student population. The second, is to successfully implement such a system. This requires nothing less than a revolutionary transformation of current approaches taken to education. Drawing on research-based evidence and offering over 70 concrete strategies to help educators respond to these challenges, this unique book provides a blueprint for an education system which will recognize the rights of all students, while engendering social cohesion and an equitable society. Broadening the scope of inclusive education, the author presents an ecological model - a system which places children at its centre and acknowledges the impacts of school, community, bureaucracy and society, to maximize opportunities for learning, and see students achieve the same levels of attainment, regardless of their gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religious beliefs or disability. A timely book which addresses the concerns of teachers and educators around the globe, The Ecology of Inclusive Education will give its readers the knowledge and confidence they require to meet the needs of each and every learner.

The Magic of Flexagons Manipulative Paper Puzzles to Cut Out and Make

The Magic of Flexagons Manipulative Paper Puzzles to Cut Out and Make

Author: David Mitchell Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/03/2018

Kostani satovi

Kostani satovi

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2017

U sirem izboru za nagradu Man BookerFascinantno."e; - The New YorkerNakon strasne svaA e s majkom zbog deA ka, petnaestogodiA nja Holly Sykes za sobom zalupi vrata obitelji i starom A ivotu. Holly ipak nije tipiA na tinejdA erica A to je pobjegla od kuA e: kao senzibilno dijete kojeg su svojedobno kontaktirali glasovi koje je znala tek kao "e;ljude s radija"e;, pravi je gromobran psihiA kih fenomena. Holly je privukla pozornost skupine opasnih okultista - i njihovih neprijatelja. No Hollyn bijeg tog vruA eg ljeta 1984. tek je uvod u A okantan nestanak koji cijelu obitelj nepovratno rani. Ova tajna obiljeA it A e A est desetljeA a Hollyna A ivota i sve koje na tom A ivotnom putu sretne - roA ene, neroA ene, neumrle i besmrtne.Roman KoA tani satovi osebujan je kaleidoskop A ije A arene krhotine premeA e neusporedivi David Mitchell, autor kojeg kritika naziva romanopiscem A to ukazuje na buduA nost knjiA evnosti. Elegantan kreator meA usobno povezanih priA a, smioni krA itelj pravila A anra i majstorski prozni stilist, Mitchell je jedan od vodeA ih knjiA evnih glasova svoje generacije. KoA tani satovi prA te od inovativnosti, duha i A istog pripovjedaA kog uA itka - proza vas naprosto ne moA e oA arati viA e od ove.Ovo je roman kojim Mitchell doseA e nasljeA e Atlasa oblaka.-Los Angeles TimesNaizmjence duhovit, snaA an i uA asavajuA i, pravi trijumf umijeA a.-San Francisco ChronicleMitchell je literarni A arobnjak koji prkosi pravilima A anra, skaA e kroz vrijeme, putuje svijetom i sriA e zagonetke.-EsquireBogat amalgam stvarnosne proze, gotske groze i pseudootkrovenja: joA jedan primjer da Mitchellova spisateljska gipkost ne poznaje granice.-The Washington PostZapanjujuA e... Mitchell je gustoA u vremenskog stroja svojeg pustolovnog pripovijedanja A to zaprepaA A uje A itatelja spojio s tradicionalnim realizmom i ambicijama koje prkose smrti. - The New York Times Book ReviewS engleskoga preveo SaA a StanA inDavid Mitchell je za svoj prvi roman Ghostwritten (1999) dobio nagradu Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys za najbolju knjigu autora mlaA eg od 35 godina te je uvrA ten u uA i izbor za Guardian First Book Award.Njegov drugi roman number9dream (2001) uvrA ten je u uA i izbor za nagrade Booker i James Tait Black Memorial Prize, a 2003. A asopis Granta ukljuA io ga je u izbor najboljih mladih britanskih romanopisaca.ZahvaljujuA i nagraA ivanome Atlasu oblaka iz 2004. (Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, South Bank Show Literature Award, Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year te u uA em izboru za joA A est nagrada ukljuA ujuA i Man Booker) Mitchell postaje velika knjiA evna zvijezda. UzevA i roman Atlas oblaka za predloA ak, Lana i Andy Wachowski i Tom Tykwer snimili su 2012. godine istoimeni film.Uslijedili su romani Livada Crnog Labuda (uA i izbor za nagradu Man Booker 2006.) i TisuA u jeseni Jacoba de Zoeta (2010), a najnovije mu je djelo Slade House (2015).David Mitchell roA en je 1969. godine u Worcestershireu; proveo je viA e godina poduA avajuA i u Japanu, a sada A ivi u Irskoj.

Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement

Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2017

Politics and peace in Northern Ireland analyses the complex and contradictory process of implementing the Good Friday Agreement. Using the lens of security dilemma theory, it begins with an original overview of the conflict, the Agreement and post-1998 politics. The book then explores post-Agreement Northern Ireland through the eyes of each of the four main political parties, showing how they tried to shape the course of peace implementation, and how implementation, in turn, shaped the fates and fortunes of the parties. Drawing on extensive original research, this book explains the promise and limits of the Agreement. It shows how and why the two sides' mutual insecurities repeatedly derailed peace implementation, and reflects on the likely direction of parties and politics in the future. This clearly written and up-to-date book will be of interest to scholars and students of recent Northern Irish history, ethnic conflict and peace-making. -- .

thousand autumns of Jacob de Zoet

thousand autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2017

V novom perevode - velikolepnyj roman sovremennogo klassika Dehvida Mitchella, dvazhdy finalista Bukerovskoj premii, avtora takih intellektual'nyh bestsellerov, kak "e;Son , "e;Oblachnyj atlas (nedavno ehkranizirovannyj Tomom Tykverom i brat'yami Vachovski), "e;Golodnyj dom i drugie. Dehdzima - kroshechnyj ostrovok pod bokom u ogromnoj feodal'noj YAponii, gollandskaya torgovaya faktoriya. YAponiya - kroshechnaya ostrovnaya strana pod bokom u celogo ogromnogo mira, ot kotorogo ona otgorodilas' na neskol'ko vekov i kotoryj zhelaet urvat' ot nee lakomyj kusochek, i gollandskaya faktoriya - edinstvennoe okno v ehtot mir. Na Dehdzimu - obitalishche hitroumnyh kupcov, kovarnyh perevodchikov i dorogih kurtizanok - pribyvaet molodoj klerk YAkob de Zut. Za pyat' let on dolzhen zarabotat' sostoyanie dostatochnoe, chtoby prosit' ruki ostavshejsya v Rotterdame vozlyublennoj - odnako na Dehdzime ego vnimaniem zavladevayut molodaya yaponskaya akusherka Orito i zloveshchij nastoyatel' dalekogo gornogo monastyrya EHnomoto-sehnsehj

Waldorf Education An Introduction for Parents

Waldorf Education An Introduction for Parents

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Parents have more choice than ever before about how their children are educated. Steiner (or 'Waldorf') education is an increasingly popular option, with parents drawn to its focus on the development of individual children, rather than shoe-horning children into a one-size-fits-all system. But many parents still have questions about the Waldorf educational approach. This little book goes a long way towards addressing those questions. Covering all stages from kindergarten to primary school and the teenage years, these insightful essays from a range of American contributors explore issues of what young children really need, teaching morality and challenging disrespect, science and literacy and preparing children for the modern world. The book finishes with an interesting study of what Waldorf-educated children go on to do, including careers and college studies.

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2017

Vpervye na russkom - novejshij roman proslavlennogo Dehvida Mitchella, dvazhdy finalista Bukerovskoj premii, avtora takih intellektual'nyh bestsellerov, kak Son , Oblachnyj atlas (nedavno ehkranizirovannyj Tomom Tykverom i brat'yami Vachovski) i mnogih drugih. Stiven King nazval Golodnyj dom redkostnoj, velikolepnoj veshch'yu, a EHntoni Dorr - "e;Drakuloj"e; novogo tysyacheletiya. Nachalo Golodnomu domu polozhila istoriya, kotoruyu Mitchell nachal publikovat' v svoem Tvittere v kanun Hellouina; istoriya, primykayushchaya k ego proshlomu romanu - Kostyanye chasy (Prostye smertnye). Itak, dobro pozhalovat' v proulok Slejd. Ego ne tak-to legko otyskat' v labirinte ulochek londonskoj okrainy. Najdite v stene malen'kuyu chernuyu zheleznuyu dver'. Ni ruchki, ni zamochnoj skvazhiny; no dotron'tes' do dveri - i ona otkroetsya. Vas vstretit zalityj solncem staryj sad i vnushitel'nyj osobnyak - slishkom roskoshnyj dlya ehtogo rajona, slishkom bol'shoj dlya ehtogo kvartala. Vas priglasyat zajti, i vy ne smozhete otkazat'sya

Diversities in Education Effective ways to reach all learners

Diversities in Education Effective ways to reach all learners

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2016

Diversities in Education is a challenging text that will help educators, teacher educators and trainee teachers to be more effective in teaching a range of diverse learners. It covers five major categories of difference: sex and gender; social class and socio-economic status; race, ethnicity and culture; beliefs and religion; and different abilities and asks the urgent questions all policy-makers, educators and students should consider: Why should we value diversity and human rights? How can inclusive education accommodate diversity? How do society's aspirations for cohesion and harmony impact on people who are different? What meanings are given to differences, culturally and historically? Should educators seek to accentuate, eliminate, reduce or ignore differences? By drawing attention to the latest research into the most effective educational policies and practices, this insightful book suggests strategies for meeting the challenges being posed in an era of superdiversity. It's a crucial read for any training or practising educator who wants to address the issue of diversity, learn effective ways to reach all learners and create more inclusive and harmonious societies.

Diversities in Education Effective ways to reach all learners

Diversities in Education Effective ways to reach all learners

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2016

Diversities in Education is a challenging text that will help educators, teacher educators and trainee teachers to be more effective in teaching a range of diverse learners. It covers five major categories of difference: sex and gender; social class and socio-economic status; race, ethnicity and culture; beliefs and religion; and different abilities and asks the urgent questions all policy-makers, educators and students should consider: Why should we value diversity and human rights? How can inclusive education accommodate diversity? How do society's aspirations for cohesion and harmony impact on people who are different? What meanings are given to differences, culturally and historically? Should educators seek to accentuate, eliminate, reduce or ignore differences? By drawing attention to the latest research into the most effective educational policies and practices, this insightful book suggests strategies for meeting the challenges being posed in an era of superdiversity. It's a crucial read for any training or practising educator who wants to address the issue of diversity, learn effective ways to reach all learners and create more inclusive and harmonious societies.

Bill Mitchell's Yorkshire

Bill Mitchell's Yorkshire

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

CLOUD ATLAS

CLOUD ATLAS

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Sovremennaya klassika, monumental'nyj shedevr, voshedshij, kak i mnogie drugie knigi Mitchella, v shortlist Bukerovskoj premii. V 2012 godu roman byl ehkranizirovan Tomom Tykverom i brat'yami Vachovski (v rolyah Tom Hehnks, Hehlli Berri, H'yu Grant, Dzhim Brodbent, Ben Uishou, H'yugo Uiving, S'yuzen Sarandon), stav, pri byudzhete svyshe 100 millionov dollarov, samym dorogim nezavisimym fil'mom v istorii kinematografa. "e;Oblachnyj atlas podoben zerkal'nomu labirintu, v kotorom pereklikayutsya, naslaivayas' drug na druga, shest' golosov: notariusa serediny devyatnadcatogo veka, vozvrashchayushchegosya v SSHA iz Avstralii; molodogo kompozitora, vynuzhdennogo torgovat' dushoj i telom v Evrope mezhdu mirovymi vojnami; zhurnalistki v Kalifornii 1970-h, raskryvayushchej korporativnyj zagovor; melkogo izdatelya - nashego sovremennika, umudrivshegosya sorvat' bank na banditskoj avtobiografii "e;Udar kastetom i begushchego ot kreditorov; klona-prislugi iz predpriyatiya bystrogo pitaniya v Koree - strane pobedivshego kiberpanka; i gavajskogo kozopasa na zakate civilizacii.

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and comes to its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs . . .

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2016

Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest bestselling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night. Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and reaches its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs...

Die Knochenuhren

Die Knochenuhren

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 11/03/2016

An einem verschlafenen Sommertag des Jahres 1984 begegnet die junge Holly Sykes einer alten Frau, die ihr im Tausch fur "e;Asyl"e; einen kleinen Gefallen tut. Jahrzehnte werden vergehen, bis Holly Sykes genau versteht, welche Bedeutung die alte Frau dadurch fur ihre Existenz bekommen hat. Die Knochenuhren folgt den Wendungen von Holly Sykes' Leben von einer tristen Kindheit am Unterlauf der Themse bis zum hohen Alter an Irlands Atlantikkste, in einer Zeit, da Europa das l ausgeht. Ein Leben, das gar nicht so ungewhnlich ist und doch punktiert durch seltsame Vorahnungen, Besuche von Leuten, die sich aus dem Nichts materialisieren, Zeitlcher und andere kurze Aussetzer der Gesetze der Wirklichkeit. Denn Holly - Tochter, Schwester, Mutter, Hterin - ist zugleich die unwissende Protagonistin einer mrderischen Fehde, die sich in den Schatten und dunklen Winkeln unserer Welt abspielt - ja, sie wird sich vielleicht sogar als deren entscheidende Waffe erweisen. Metaphysischer Thriller, moralische Betrachtung und Chronik unseres selbstzerstrerischen Handelns - dieser kaleidoskopische Roman mit seiner Vielfalt von Themen, Schaupltzen und Zeiten birst vor Erfindungsreichtum und jener Intelligenz, die David Mitchell zu einem der herausragenden Autoren seiner Generation gemacht hat.

Will-Developed Intelligence The Handwork and Practical Arts Curriculum in Waldorf Schools

Will-Developed Intelligence The Handwork and Practical Arts Curriculum in Waldorf Schools

Author: David Mitchell, Patricia Livingston Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2016

The handwork and practical arts curriculum in Waldorf schools stimulates children's creative powers. At the same time, it establishes an aesthetic confidence by developing the child's will -- that part of us which interacts with the world, and lays the foundation for our thinking. This masterly book argues that only by working with their hands does our children's cognition develop as it should. It examines the craft curriculum from Years 1 to 8, and all the way through High School. This is a wonderful curriculum resource for Waldorf teachers which includes numerous practical projects, as well as exploring the particular benefits that the activities have.

From Images to Thinking

From Images to Thinking

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2016

It is a creative activity of the highest order to inspire a child's thinking to rise up from the pictorial imaging of early childhood. This collection of fifteen insightful essays leads parents and teachers through the growing capacities of a child at different stages of development, describing the tools available to help enrich the child's imagination. The process starts with storytelling and fairy tales, with practice in recalling stories to increase memory, moves into sensory observation through the pre-teen years, and blossoms into carefully developed thinking and scientific capabilities in the high school years. The book includes contributions by Rudolf Steiner, Eileen M. Hutchins, Christof Weichert and many other teachers, therapists and neuroscientists.

Evaluation, Homework and Teacher Support

Evaluation, Homework and Teacher Support

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2016

Does homework work? Why is it assigned, and is it effective for good learning? This book collects together the rich experience of a dozen Waldorf teachers who address issues such as how much homework should be given? How can a teacher best support and evaluate a student's progress? And does homework make sense? This unique collection on a challenging topic comes to a thoroughly-discussed and perhaps surprising conclusion. Parents and teachers who are wondering about the meaning and effectiveness of homework will appreciate the fully-informed opinions in this valuable book.

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2015

This special edition of SLADE HOUSE, limited to 1,500 copies, is signed and numbered by the author. It has a uniquely designed cover, endpapers and slipcase, is bound with head and tail bands, and comes with a ribbon. Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest bestselling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night. Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and reaches its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs...

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2015

The New York Times bestseller by the author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas |Named One of the Best Books of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle,NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, National Post,BookPage, andKirkus Reviews Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door. Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you'll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. Every nine years, the house's residentsan odd brother and sisterextend a unique invitation to someone who's different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it's already too late. . . . Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house storyas only David Mitchell could imagine it. Praise for Slade House';A fiendish delight . . . Mitchell is something of a magician.'The Washington Post ';Entertainingly eerie . . . We turn to [Mitchell] for brain-tickling puzzle palaces, for character studies and for language.'Chicago Tribune ';A ripping yarn . . . Like Shirley Jackson's Hill House or the Overlook Hotel from Stephen King's The Shining, [Slade House] is a thin sliver of hell designed to entrap the unwary. . . . As the Mitchellverse grows ever more expansive and connected, this short but powerful novel hints at still more marvels to come.'San Francisco Chronicle';Like Stephen King in a fever . . . manically ingenious.'The Guardian (U.K.) ';Ahaunted house story that savors of Dickens, Stephen King, J. K. Rowling and H. P. Lovecraft, but possesses more psychic voltage than any of them.'Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ';Tightly crafted and suspenseful yet warmly human . . .the ultimate spooky nursery tale for adults.'The Huffington Post

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/10/2015

Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest bestselling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night. Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and reaches its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs...

Crises, Conflict and Disability Ensuring Equality

Crises, Conflict and Disability Ensuring Equality

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2015

People with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. They experience higher mortality rates, have fewer available resources and less access to help, especially in refugee camps, as well as in post-disaster environments. Already subject to severe discrimination in many societies, people with disabilities are often overlooked during emergency evacuation, relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts. Countries party to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities must take all necessary measures to ensure the protection and safety of people with disabilities during situations of armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies, and natural disasters. Such aid should be designed to support preparedness, response, recovery and rebuilding. This book includes perspectives from around the globe and explores the implications at the policy, programme, and personal level, discussing issues such as: How can national laws, policies, and regulations provide guidance, methods and strategies to integrate and coordinate inclusive emergency management? What should people with disabilities know in order to be prepared for emergency situations? What lessons have we learned from past experiences? What are the current shortfalls (physical and cultural) that put people with disabilities at risk during emergencies and what can be done to improve these situations (e.g. through new technologies and disaster planning)? How does disability affect people's experiences as refugees and other displaced situations; what programmes and best practices are in place to protect and promote their rights during their period of displacement? How must disabled people with disabilities be factored in to the resettlement and rebuilding process; does an opportunity for ensuring universal access exist in the rebuilding process? What is the impact of disasters and conflicts on such special populations as disabled women, disabled children, and those with intellectual disabilities? Spotlighting a pressing issue that has long been neglected in emergency planning fields, this innovative book discusses how to meet the needs of people with disabilities in crises and conflict situations. It is an important reference for all those working in or researching disability and inclusion, and emergency and disaster management, both in developed and developing countries.

Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement

Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2015

Politics and peace in Northern Ireland analyses the complex and contradictory process of implementing the Good Friday Agreement. Using the lens of security dilemma theory, it begins with an original overview of the conflict, the Agreement and post-1998 politics. The book then explores post-Agreement Northern Ireland through the eyes of each of the four main political parties, showing how they tried to shape the course of peace implementation, and how implementation, in turn, shaped the fates and fortunes of the parties. Drawing on extensive original research, this book explains the promise and limits of the Agreement. It shows how and why the two sides' mutual insecurities repeatedly derailed peace implementation, and reflects on the likely direction of parties and politics in the future. This clearly written and up-to-date book will be of interest to scholars and students of recent Northern Irish history, ethnic conflict and peace-making. -- .

Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse And Other Lessons from Modern Life

Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse And Other Lessons from Modern Life

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Why is every film or tv programme a sequel or a remake? Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it ok? Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping them? These and many other questions trouble David Mitchell. Join him on a tour of the absurdities of modern life - from Ryanair to Richard III, Downton Abbey to phone etiquette, UKIP to hotdogs made of cats. Funny, provocative and shot through with refreshing amounts of common sense, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse celebrates and commiserates on the state of things in our not entirely glorious modern world.

That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Series 5 The BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show

That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Series 5 The BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show

Author: David Mitchell, Robert Webb Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/03/2015

Comedy from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. The radio sketch series which spawned BBC TV's That Mitchell and Webb Look returns with five brand new episodes. Among the topics given the unique Mitchell & Webb treatment are the future of farming (battery penguins); Thomas Hardy's exciting idea to make his books even sadder; the very confusing goings on in a cash-register shop; a horror story for slugs; the Escalator brothers inventing the world's first horseless staircase; and the very last programme the BBC ever does... Includes four episodes first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013, plus a bonus fifth episode first broadcast exclusively on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Series 5

That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Series 5

Author: David Mitchell, Robert Webb Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2015

Comedy from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. The radio sketch series which spawned BBC TV's That Mitchell and Webb Look returns with five brand new episodes. Among the topics given the unique Mitchell & Webb treatment are the future of farming (battery penguins); Thomas Hardy's exciting idea to make his books even sadder; the very confusing goings on in a cash-register shop; a horror story for slugs; the Escalator brothers inventing the world's first horseless staircase; and the very last programme the BBC ever does...Includes four episodes first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013, plus a bonus fifth episode first broadcast exclusively on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2015

This is a unique and remarkable football story. Ten years ago, Fleetwood Town were playing in the North-West Counties League in front of fewer than 100 spectators. In May 2014, Fleetwood won the League Two play-off final at Wembley to elevate them to League One status. This was the club's sixth promotion in a decade. Many have contributed to the success, but two figures stand out. Andy Pilley, an ambitious businessman joined in 2004 and was elected Chairman almost immediately. Pilley has created an impressive stadium and a successful team as well as galvanizing a town that has suffered since the demise of its fishing industry. Defender Nathan Pond has been ever-present throughout this period after signing as an 18 year old in 2003. Pond has matured year on year and captained Fleetwood as they started their League One campaign. This was his seventh league with one club, earning him a place in this year's Guinness Book of Records. This book charts a remarkable rise. It is full of facts, anecdotes and many memorable characters and games.

Origami: With 24 Sheets of Origami Paper

Origami: With 24 Sheets of Origami Paper

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2014

Morality and Ethics in Education

Morality and Ethics in Education

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2014

Perhaps more than ever, young people need help to cultivate a deep, inner sense of care and kindess to others. This book is for anyone who is a role model for a child. The rich collection of essays from Waldorf education around the world will help parents, teachers and others understand their privileged position. It will provide a moral compass to help direct children and young adults towards a sense of right thought and right action. Includes contributions from Jon McAlice, Rene Querido, Jan-Kees Saltet and Theodore Warren.

The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks

Author: David Mitchell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/09/2014

One summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands what sort of asylum the woman was seeking - The Bone Clocks follows Holly's life: not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality.

Chess

Chess

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Checkmate! The Best manual for Beginners! Learn from the master! Highly Recommended! Illustrated!

Chess Manual Annotated

Chess Manual Annotated

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

This is considered by many to be of the most helpful book for beginner chess enthusiasts. Easy to remember helpful tips & devastating finishing moves!!

South Devon

South Devon

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2014

British Railways Past and Present' is a nationwide series of books featuring photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today. Such is the current pace of change on our railway system that even a few years can reduce a busy and vibrant railway scene to a wasteland or housing estate - or conversely can bring electrification and up-to-the-minute technology to an outdated, run-down route. The contrasts are often dramatic, while sometimes hardly anything has altered in 30 or 40 years. Whatever the change, the comparison of 'past' and 'present' will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history. This will be the 5th volume in the series to visit the county of Devon. The previous volumes in the series being: No 8 Devon, No 52 East Devon. No 53 North and West Devon, No 67 Plymouth & South West Devon Such has been the popularity of both Devon and the series as a whole you can be sure of a ready and waiting audience for this brand new volume looking at the major railway centre of Newton Abbot and its environs.Newton Abbott has a fascinating railway history having in the past had a railway workshop and several branch line connections. Even today the railway is an important part of the transport infrastructure - several branch lines may have closed but there is still much to see both as the working railway and the traces of past lines. David Mitchell has yet again come up with a wonderful mix of past images with which to contrast the present...Enjoy!

David Mitchell: Three bestselling novels, Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell: Three bestselling novels, Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2014

In one virtuosic, mind-bending novel after another, David Mitchell continues to strengthen his reputation as ';one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive' (Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review) and ';the novelist who's been showing us the future of fiction' (Ron Charles, The Washington Post). Now three of his acclaimed novelsCloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoetare collected in one extraordinary eBook bundle. Don't miss The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell's epic new novel about a fifteen-year-old English runaway who slams the door on her old life only to stumble into a supernatural war of good and evil on the margins of our world. CLOUD ATLAS ';Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine.'The New York Times Book Review In 1850, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California is befriended by a physician who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. In 1931 Belgium, a disinherited bisexual composer contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro with a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. On the West Coast in the 1970s, a troubled reporter stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder. The narrative jumps onward to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of historythen boomerangs back through centuries and space, revealing how these disparate characters connect and how their fates intertwine. BLACK SWAN GREEN ';As in the works of Thomas Pynchon and Herman Melville, one feels the roof of the narrative lifted off and oneself in thrall.'Time Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor lives in the sleepiest, muddiest village in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But over the course of a single year, Jason discovers a world that is anything but sleepy: a world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys' games on a frozen lake; of ';nightcreeping' through the summer backyards of strangers; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigre; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatcher's recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons. THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET ';Mitchell's masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.'Richard Eder, The Boston Globe The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the Japanese Empire's single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, and costly courtesans comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancee back in Holland. But Jacob's original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured midwife to the city's powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully brokenthe consequences of which will extend beyond Jacob's worst imaginings.

Chaos

Chaos

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

Ein japanischer Sektierer verubt einen Giftgasanschlag auf die U-Bahn. Doch was verbindet ihn mit dem Jazzfan in einem Tokioter Plattenladen? Eine Frau auf einem heiligen Berg in China spricht mit einem Baum, ohne zu ahnen, wie sich gewisse illegale Borsengeschafte in Hongkong auf ihr Leben auswirken werden. Ein mongolischer Gangster, ein Kunstfalscher in St. Petersburg, ein Nuklearwissenschaftler in Irland, ein New Yorker Late-Night-DJ und ein mysterioser Ghostwriter - alle tragen zu dieser Geschichte bei. Eine literarische Matrix: geniale Weltsicht voll kluger Ideen und skurrilem Humor. "e;Ein phantastisches Buch, voller Irrwitz und Situationskomik!"e; (NDR)"e;Dieses Buch ist eines der besten, die ich je gelesen habe."e; (Antonia S. Byatt)

Number 9 Dream

Number 9 Dream

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

Tagtraume und Albtraume in Tokio. Der neunzehnjhrige Trumer Eiji Miyake kommt aus dem lndlichen Japan nach Tokio, um seinen Vater zu suchen, der die Familie frh verlassen hat. Whrend er in der faszinierenden groen Stadt herumirrt, gert er in Berhrung mit den Krften, die ihre geheime Unterwelt beherrschen: Yakuza-Gangs und Cyberpunks. Pltzlich ist das Rtsel der Identitt seines Vaters nur noch eines von vielen, die er lsen muss. Warum ist die Grenze zwischen der Welt seiner Erfahrungen und der seiner Trume so verschwommen? Und was hat es mit dem Geheimnis der Zahl 9 auf sich? Diese Fragen verlangen Eiji Einsichten ab, die jedem schwerfielen, erst recht einem Jungen vom Lande, der weniger Geld in der Tasche hat, als das titelgebende Album mit dem Lennon-Song kostet. "e;Das ist nicht nur ein Vergngen, das ist groe, wirklich groartige Literatur."e; (The Observer)"e;David Mitchell ist atemberaubend gut, einer der besten Erzhler seiner Generation."e; (Neue Zrcher Zeitung)"e;Eine irre Mischung aus Thriller, Tragdie, Fantasy, Videospiel und ein beunruhigendes Panorama des modernen Tokio."e; (The Guardian)"e;Number 9 Dream ist so voller Geschichten, so voller verschiedenster Ebenen, dass der Roman schier zu zerbersten droht. Dass das Ganze trotz allem lesbar bleibt und die Lektre wirklich Spa macht, beweist, dass Mitchell einer der interessantesten Autoren der Jetztzeit ist."e; (ORF)"e;Ein hochpoetisches Buch ber Selbsterkenntnis und Nachhausekommen."e; (Neon)

Der dreizehnte Monat

Der dreizehnte Monat

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

1982: Es ist ein regennasser Januar in Black Swan Green, einem Dorf in der toten Mitte Englands. Jason Taylor - heimlicher Stammler und zogernder Poet - befurchtet ein Jahr der schlimmsten Langeweile. Doch er hat weder mit einem Haufen Schulschwanzer gerechnet, die ihm das Leben schwermachen, noch mit kochelndem Familienzwist, der exotischen (belgischen) Immigrantin, dem Falklandkrieg oder gar mit jenen ratselhaften Geschopfen, die man Madchen nennt. David Mitchells ebenso bezaubernder wie turbulenter Roman kartographiert dreizehn Monate im schwarzen Loch zwischen Kindheit und Erwachsenwerden, das Ganze im Abendrot eines heruntergekommenen Ex-Weltreiches. "e;Einer der wichtigsten jungen britischen Autoren."e; (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)"e;David Mitchell ist atemberaubend gut, einer der besten Erzhler seiner Generation."e; (Neue Zrcher Zeitung)

Die tausend Herbste des Jacob de Zoet

Die tausend Herbste des Jacob de Zoet

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

"e;Ein Schmoker fur das 21. Jahrhundert"e; (DIE WELT) - vom Autor des Weltbestsellers Der WolkenatlasEin junger hollndischer Kaufmann kommt 1799 nach Dejima, dem einzigen europischen Handelsposten im hermetisch abgeriegelten Japan. Auf der von Geschftemachern und zwielichtigen Gestalten bevlkerten knstlichen Insel hofft er, sein Glck zu machen. Durch die Liebe zu einer Japanerin erffnet sich Jacob de Zoet unversehens eine geheimnisvolle Welt und zeigt ihre Schnheiten. Doch das fremde Land hlt auch Schrecken bereit, Verrat, Intrige und Mord ... "e;David Mitchell gehrt zu den besten englischen Romanautoren der Gegenwart."e; (Die Zeit)"e;David Mitchell legt hier seinen bislang mitreiendsten Roman vor ... Ein berhrender Schluss unterstreicht seine Meisterschaft nicht nur in Sachen literarisches Feuerwerk, sondern auch in den leiseren Knsten der Einfhlung und des traditionellen Erzhlens."e; (The New York Times)"e;Ein literarischer Reisetraum und eine sprachliche Orgie."e; (Der Spiegel)"e;Eine prchtige historische Wunderkammer."e; (die tageszeitung)

Crises, Conflict and Disability Ensuring Equality

Crises, Conflict and Disability Ensuring Equality

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2014

People with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. They experience higher mortality rates, have fewer available resources and less access to help, especially in refugee camps, as well as in post-disaster environments. Already subject to severe discrimination in many societies, people with disabilities are often overlooked during emergency evacuation, relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts. Countries party to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities must take all necessary measures to ensure the protection and safety of people with disabilities during situations of armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies, and natural disasters. Such aid should be designed to support preparedness, response, recovery and rebuilding. This book includes perspectives from around the globe and explores the implications at the policy, programme, and personal level, discussing issues such as: How can national laws, policies, and regulations provide guidance, methods and strategies to integrate and coordinate inclusive emergency management? What should people with disabilities know in order to be prepared for emergency situations? What lessons have we learned from past experiences? What are the current shortfalls (physical and cultural) that put people with disabilities at risk during emergencies and what can be done to improve these situations (e.g. through new technologies and disaster planning)? How does disability affect people's experiences as refugees and other displaced situations; what programmes and best practices are in place to protect and promote their rights during their period of displacement? How must disabled people with disabilities be factored in to the resettlement and rebuilding process; does an opportunity for ensuring universal access exist in the rebuilding process? What is the impact of disasters and conflicts on such special populations as disabled women, disabled children, and those with intellectual disabilities? Spotlighting a pressing issue that has long been neglected in emergency planning fields, this innovative book discusses how to meet the needs of people with disabilities in crises and conflict situations. It is an important reference for all those working in or researching disability and inclusion, and emergency and disaster management, both in developed and developing countries.

What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education Using evidence-based teaching strategies

What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education Using evidence-based teaching strategies

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/11/2013

As teachers around the world deal with the challenges of inclusive education, they must find effective ways of enhancing their classroom teaching methods. What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education presents teachers with a range of evidence-based strategies they can immediately put into practice in their classrooms. This unique book will be an invaluable resource for educators who may not have the time or the inclination to engage with theory-heavy research, but who wish to ensure that their teaching strategies are up-to-the-minute and proven to be the most effective best practices. Each of the 27 strategies that this book comprises has a substantial research base, a strong theoretical rationale and clear guidelines on their implementation, as well as cautionary advice where necessary. In this new second edition, David Mitchell, a leading writer in special and inclusive education, continues to break new ground with revised and updated strategies based on evidence from the most recent studies in the field. From the myriad of related research available, only those studies with genuine potential for improving the practices of teachers and schools have been included, with the aim of facilitating high-quality learning and social outcomes for all learners in schools. Updates to this new edition include: four new chapters, on response to intervention, universal design for learning, inter-agency cooperation and one on the Finnish education system over 350 new references an even wider international focus, including evidence drawn from Asia references to recent developments in neuroscience a new companion website, with extra case studies, links to further reading, journal articles and videos, and an interactive quiz, at www.routledge.com/cw/mitchell This book will be essential reading for anyone with a vocational or academic interest in evidence-based special educational needs teaching strategies, whether a student in initial teacher education or a qualified classroom teacher, teacher educator, educational psychologist, special needs coordinator, parent, consultant or researcher. David Mitchell is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Education, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and a consultant in inclusive education. `This is the book I wish I had written, synthesizing an enormous literature focused on special needs students. It is robust, it is readable, and it is your right-hand resource. A stunner of a book.' -Professor John Hattie, University of Melbourne, author of Visible Learning

Lattice Labyrinth Tessellations

Lattice Labyrinth Tessellations

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2013

Children and adults love pattern. Fascination with Escher and with the Alhambra and other patterns lead to intrigue into making them, understanding them and inventing them. Now in Tarquin's long tradition of pattern books that link art and mathematics, comes a new title. Lattice Labyrinth Tessellations, an exciting, fertile, yet almost unexplored Flatland situated in the gulf between Art and Mathematics.The astonishing and elegant designs revealed in this very short and almost elementary book are simple to make and beautiful to contemplate, yet are unmentioned in the textbooks and unknown to designers and architects, following in the footsteps of the celebrated Dutch graphic designer Maurits Escher. This is a guided workbook that will show you how to construct an unbounded range of potentially intricate patterns like those on the front cover. Many of these designs - in fact an infinite number - can be constructed, step-by-step following straightforward rules.

What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education Using evidence-based teaching strategies

What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education Using evidence-based teaching strategies

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2013

As teachers around the world deal with the challenges of inclusive education, they must find effective ways of enhancing their classroom teaching methods. What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education presents teachers with a range of evidence-based strategies they can immediately put into practice in their classrooms. This unique book will be an invaluable resource for educators who may not have the time or the inclination to engage with theory-heavy research, but who wish to ensure that their teaching strategies are up-to-the-minute and proven to be the most effective best practices. Each of the 27 strategies that this book comprises has a substantial research base, a strong theoretical rationale and clear guidelines on their implementation, as well as cautionary advice where necessary. In this new second edition, David Mitchell, a leading writer in special and inclusive education, continues to break new ground with revised and updated strategies based on evidence from the most recent studies in the field. From the myriad of related research available, only those studies with genuine potential for improving the practices of teachers and schools have been included, with the aim of facilitating high-quality learning and social outcomes for all learners in schools. Updates to this new edition include: four new chapters, on response to intervention, universal design for learning, inter-agency cooperation and one on the Finnish education system over 350 new references an even wider international focus, including evidence drawn from Asia references to recent developments in neuroscience a new companion website, with extra case studies, links to further reading, journal articles and videos, and an interactive quiz, at www.routledge.com/cw/mitchell This book will be essential reading for anyone with a vocational or academic interest in evidence-based special educational needs teaching strategies, whether a student in initial teacher education or a qualified classroom teacher, teacher educator, educational psychologist, special needs coordinator, parent, consultant or researcher. David Mitchell is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Education, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and a consultant in inclusive education. `This is the book I wish I had written, synthesizing an enormous literature focused on special needs students. It is robust, it is readable, and it is your right-hand resource. A stunner of a book.' -Professor John Hattie, University of Melbourne, author of Visible Learning

Plymouth and South West Devon

Plymouth and South West Devon

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2013

'British Railways Past and Present' is a nationwide series of books featuring photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today. Such is the current pace of change on our railway system that even a few years can reduce a busy and vibrant railway scene to a wasteland or housing estate - or conversely bring electrification and up-to-the-minute technology outdated, run-down route. The contrasts are often dramatic, while sometimes hardly anything has altered in 30 or 40 years. Whatever the change, the comparison of 'past' and 'present' will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history. This will be the 4th volume in the series to visit the county Devon. The previous volumes in the series being: No 8 Devon No 52 East Devon No 53 North and West Devon Such has been the popularity of both Devon and the series a whole you can be sure of a ready and waiting audience this brand new volume looking at the major railway centre Plymouth and its environs. Plymouth has a fascinating railway history having in the past been served by two main line routes to London, several stations and extensive freight yards. Even today the railway is an important part of the transport infrastructure - one of the London lines and several branch lines may have closed but there is still much to see both the working railway and the traces of past lines. David Mitchell has come up with a wonderful mix of past images with which to contrast the present...Enjoy!

Ghostwritten

Ghostwritten

Author: David Mitchell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2013

An apocalyptic cult member, a jazz buff in Tokyo, a woman on a holy mountain, a burnt-out lawyer, a Mongolian gangster, a redundant spy, a despondent 'zookeeper', a nuclear scientist, a ghostwriter, a ghost, and a New York DJ are all tenuously connected. All of them have tales to tell, and all must play their part as they are caught up in the inescapable forces of cause and effect.

Der Wolkenatlas

Der Wolkenatlas

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2012

Sechs Lebenswege, die sich unmoglich kreuzen konnen: darunter ein amerikanischer Anwalt, der um 1850 Ozeanien erforscht, ein britischer Komponist, der 1931 vor seinen Glaubigern nach Belgien flieht, und ein koreanischer Klon, der in der Zukunft wegen des Verbrechens angeklagt wird, ein Mensch sein zu wollen. Und dennoch sind diese Geschichten miteinander verwoben. Mitchells originelle Menschheitsgeschichte katapultiert den Leser durch Raume, Zeiten, Genres und Erzahlstile und liest sich dabei so leicht und fesselnd wie ein Abenteuerroman. "e;Mitchell kartographiert Seelen und schreibt Weltliteratur."e; (Neue Zrcher Zeitung)"e;David Mitchell nimmt den Leser mit auf eine literarische Achterbahnfahrt. Und man wnscht sich, diese Reise mge nie enden."e; (A. S. Byatt)"e;Einer der wichtigsten jungen britischen Autoren."e; (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

David Mitchell: Back Story

David Mitchell: Back Story

Author: David Mitchell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/10/2012

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life. As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details: * the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP (`Flat Roofed Pub') * the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm * why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink * the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds * the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide * how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica * trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding * that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it * why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday * that he's not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think

David Mitchell: Back Story

David Mitchell: Back Story

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2012

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details:* the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP ('Flat Roofed Pub')* the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm* why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink* the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds* the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide* how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica* trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding* that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it* why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday* that he's not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think

Paper Crystals

Paper Crystals

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2012

Tea, Love and War Searching for English roots in Assam

Tea, Love and War Searching for English roots in Assam

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

The range of the book: from wartime England to colonial Assam; from sapper training in India to jungle warfare in Malaya - Tea, Love and War tells the unique true story of the child of an exploited village woman gaining recognition and acceptance in suburban England. It is split into three parts: Stuart and Mary's story, David's story, and Ann's story. Stuart, working on a tea estate in the jungles of Assam, fathers a child by a teenage native woman. Stuart's letters to his family in pre-war England vividly describe his life as a planter in colonial India but conceal his secret love life. When war breaks out, Stuart joins the Indian army, trains as a sapper and is posted to Malaya, blowing bridges in the desperate rearguard action against the Japanese invasion. Back in wartime England, his sister Mary marries Stuart's best friend, Arthur, who decides to train as an army officer. Mary, now a young mother pregnant with her second child, tells of the year's delay in hearing news of her brother's death at the fall of Singapore. Before the child is born, she learns that Arthur has been killed in action in Italy. The story switches to a jungle village in Assam where a small Anglo-Indian child named Ann fights her way through poverty and discrimination, always seeking the identity of her father and his family. Tea, Love and War is a gripping true story, narrated by Mary through her son David. Much of the text is taken from the many exercise books that she filled with her memories, and whilst my investigations have expanded and updated her story, the history of the relevant elements of the Second World War, the Blitz and public perception of the Malayan campaign leading to the fall of Singapore are more eloquently seen from her individual viewpoint. The book will appeal to fans of autobiographies, history and social history - Anglo-Indian culture and exploitation of women in India are key themes in the text - and has been inspired by Wild Swans.

Tea, Love and War

Tea, Love and War

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

The range of the book: from wartime England to colonial Assam; from sapper training in India to jungle warfare in Malaya - Tea, Love and War tells the unique true story of the child of an exploited village woman gaining recognition and acceptance in suburban England. It is split into three parts:Stuart andMary's story, David's story, and Ann's story. Stuart, working on a tea estate in the jungles of Assam, fathers a child by a teenage native woman. Stuart's letters to his family in pre-war England vividly describe his life as a planter in colonial India but conceal his secret love life. When war breaks out, Stuart joins the Indian army, trains as a sapper and is posted to Malaya, blowing bridges in the desperate rearguard action against the Japanese invasion. Back in wartime England, his sister Mary marries Stuart's best friend, Arthur, who decides to train as an army officer. Mary, now a young mother pregnant with her second child, tells of the year's delay in hearing news of her brother's death at the fall of Singapore. Before the child is born, she learns that Arthur has been killed in action in Italy. The story switches to a jungle village in Assam where a small Anglo-Indian child named Ann fights her way through poverty and discrimination, always seeking the identity of her father and his family. Tea, Love and War is a gripping true story, narrated by Mary through her son David. "e;Much of the text is taken from the many exercise books that she filled with her memories, and whilst my investigations have expanded and updated her story, the history of the relevant elements of the Second World War, the Blitz and public perception of the Malayan campaign leading to the fall of Singapore are more eloquently seen from her individual viewpoint."e; The book will appeal to fans of autobiographies, history and social history - Anglo-Indian culture and exploitation of women in India are key themes in the text - and has been inspired by Wild Swans.

Origami Alfresco A Paperfolding Sketchbook

Origami Alfresco A Paperfolding Sketchbook

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2011

Paperfolding Puzzles

Paperfolding Puzzles

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2011

West Cornwall

West Cornwall

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/12/2010

Apart from the loss of certain mineral lines and a few little used stations, West Cornwall's railway network remained intact until 1962-63, when the Helston branch and the Chacewater to Newquay line became pre-Beeching casualties. The Beeching Plan subsequently proposed the closure of the St Ives branch and all the intermediate stations on the Par to Newquay route, but all were subsequently reprieved. Five stations on the main line between St Austell and Penzance were not so fortunate, but seven stations survive today. Thus, with three passenger branch lines also still operating, for the first time since David Mitchell began compiling volumes in this series he was able to travel by rail to obtain about a half of the 'present' photos, and he is happy to report that his journeys over these fascinating and picturesque routes were undertaken on what appeared to be a well-used and largely efficient railway. * The Great Western main line from St Austell to Penzance * Routes to Newquay * Truro to Falmouth * The St Ives branch * The Trenance Valley branch * Burngullow to St Dennis Junction * The Retew branch * The Helston branch * Hayle wharves

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Author: David Mitchell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/05/2010

The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller, from the author of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 Imagine a nation banishing the outside world for two centuries, crushing all vestiges of Christianity, forbidding its subjects to leave its shores on pain of death, and harbouring a deep mistrust of European ideas. The narrow window onto this nation-fortress is a walled, artificial island attached to the mainland port and manned by a handful of traders. Locked as the land-gate may be, however, it cannot prevent the meeting of minds - or hearts. The nation was Japan, the port was Nagasaki and the island was Dejima, to where David Mitchell's panoramic novel transports us in the year 1799. For one young Dutch clerk, Jacob de Zoet, a strage adventure of duplicity, love, guilt, faith and murder is about to begin - and all the while, unbeknownst to the men confined on Dejima, the axis of global power is turning...

Steal Away Boy Selected Poems of David Mitchell

Steal Away Boy Selected Poems of David Mitchell

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2010

David Mitchell was one of NZ's great poetic characters from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s: poet, lover, political activist, cricketer, impresario, mysterium and, to some, an all-round pain in the arse. Steal Away Boy, re-introduces Mitchell to a new generation and collects widely scattered poems in book form for the first time. A great partisan of poetry in performance, Mitchell initiated readings in various Auckland hotels and was a participant in the famous readings at the Barry Lett Gallery. In 1972 Mitchell's only full-length collection, Pipe Dreams in Ponsonby, was published and became an instant classic, selling thousands of copies in two editions. It broke new ground and won a Commonwealth literary prize. David Mitchell supports the Steal Away Boy project and his private papers and manuscripts have been made available to Edmond and Roberts by his daughter.

That Mitchell & Webb Sound: The Complete Fourth Series

That Mitchell & Webb Sound: The Complete Fourth Series

Author: David Mitchell, Robert Webb Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2009

The first three series of That Mitchell and Webb Sound gained an army of fans, huge critical acclaim (Series Two won a Sony Silver Award) and led to a massively successful television series, 'That Mitchell and Webb Look'. In this fourth fantastic series, the duo once again return to their radio roots. Meet an orthopedic company with its very own trans-galactic portal ('the stargate is not a bin'), discover how Saturday night TV shows are invented (such as My Big Fat Greek Big Breakfast) and marvel at a mysterious new arrival at the Institute of Extraordinary Creatures. Plus the last of the Easter Islanders have a lovely surprise for their god. There's also a police officer determined to catch a real menace to society (i.e. Top Cat), and an exciting new reality show uses soap stars, cutting-edge surgery and some horses in Make Me a Celebrity Centaur. Plus we take a look at the new twelve blade razor, Doctor Doolittle regrets striking up a conversation with a goldfish, Superman outstays his welcome in the office and two comedians face the old lady job justification hearings... As heard on BBC Radio 4, this complete fourth radio series also features Olivia Colman, James Bachman and Sarah Hadland. 'What a delight, having That Mitchell and Webb Sound back on the radio' - Guardian.

How to Cope with Mitchell and Webb

How to Cope with Mitchell and Webb

Author: David Mitchell, Robert Webb Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2009

Read by David Mitchell and Robert Webb the comedy duo tackle various subject matters in a 'How to Cope with...' guide addressing various scenarios, and everyday situations.David Mitchell and Robert Webb tackle various subject matters in a 'How to Cope with...' guide talking you through every day scenarios and situations. The subject matters talked about are 'How to Cope with... Being Normal, Pubs, Being dumped Parts 1 and 2, Coffee, Malmaison Hotels, Nudists, The Smoking Ban, Actors, Servants and Getting Older'.This recording doesn't need to remind us just how great Mitchell and Webb are as a comedy duo and will by no means need to even attempt at getting the listeners attention once the play button is pressed but will simply show us once more everything we know and love about Mitchell and Webb and why their quirky hilarity and foibles work so well together. For example... How to cope with Actors...Try "e;not be put off by their luvvie-ness"e; and "e;do not assume that all actors are all thick...Stephen Fry is an actor and also a world class boffin. David Mitchell's GCSE results are very impressive"e;.

Contextualizing Inclusive Education Evaluating Old and New International Paradigms

Contextualizing Inclusive Education Evaluating Old and New International Paradigms

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2008

Inclusive education is a complex and problematic concept that raises many questions. A team of prominent academics present fresh and critical perspectives on these issues, drawing upon their global resources and knowledge. The over-arching theme of this book is that social, political, economic and cultural contexts play a central role in determining whether or not inclusive education is implemented in a range of regions and countries around the world. A series of original and provocative conclusions is presented, such as: inclusive education means creating a single system of education, which serves all children inclusive education is a site of conflicting paradigms of children with special needs, centering on a psycho-medical model and a socio-political model while many countries seem committed to inclusive education in their rhetoric, legislation and policies, in practice this often falls short. This major landmark resource is suitable for educational policy makers, researchers, teacher educators, students and international agencies with interests in education.

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2007

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks| Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeA postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity.Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history.But the story doesn't end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon.List of Readers:The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing, read by Scott BrickLetters From Zedelghem, read by Richard MatthewsHalf-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery, read by Cassandra CampbellThe Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish, read by John LeeAn Orison of Sonmi~451, read by Kim Mai GuestSloosha's Crossin' an' Ev'rythin' After, read by Kirby Heyborne

Black Swan Green

Black Swan Green

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2007

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Selected by Time as One of the Ten Best Books of the Year | A New York Times Notable Book | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post Book World, The Christian Science Monitor, Rocky Mountain News, and Kirkus Reviews | A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist | Winner of the ALA Alex Award | Finalist for the Costa Novel AwardFrom award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new.Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the thirteen chapters, each a short story in its own right, create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy. A world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys' games on a frozen lake; of ';nightcreeping' through the summer backyards of strangers; of the tabloid-fueled thrills of the Falklands War and its human toll; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend, Ross Wilcox; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigre who is both more and less than she appears; of Jason's search to replace his dead grandfather's irreplaceable smashed watch before the crime is discovered; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatcher's recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons.Pointed, funny, profound, left-field, elegiac, and painted with the stuff of life, Black Swan Green is David Mitchell's subtlest and most effective achievement to date.Praise for Black Swan Green ';[David Mitchell has created] one of the most endearing, smart, and funny young narrators ever to rise up from the pages of a novel. . . . The always fresh and brilliant writing will carry readers back to their own childhoods. . . . This enchanting novel makes us remember exactly what it was like.'The Boston Globe ';[David Mitchell is a] prodigiously daring and imaginative young writer. . . . As in the works of Thomas Pynchon and Herman Melville, one feels the roof of the narrative lifted off and oneself in thrall.'Time

What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education

What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2007

Teachers around the globe are anxious to develop genuine, evidence-based policies and practices in their teaching of children with special educational needs, yet this field is notorious for the significant gap that exists between research and practice. What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education presents educators of learners with special educational needs with a range of strategies they can implement right away in the classroom. David Mitchell, a leading writer in special and inclusive education, has distilled a huge range of recent studies that have the most genuine potential for improving the practices of teachers and schools, in order to help them produce high-quality learning and social outcomes for all. Each of the twenty-four strategies included in the book has a substantial research base, a sound theoretical rationale, clear practical guidelines on how they can be employed, as well as cautions about their use. The book covers: strategies for arranging the context of learning, such as inclusive education, cooperative group teaching and the classroom climate cognitive strategies, including self-regulated learning, memory enhancement and cognitive behavioural therapy behavioural strategies, addressing issues of functional assessment and direct instruction formative assessment and feedback assistive technology and opportunities to learn While the book focuses on learners with special educational needs, most of the strategies are applicable to all learners. This ground-breaking book will be welcomed by any teacher working in special and inclusive education settings who has neither the time nor the inclination to engage with theory-heavy research, yet wants to ensure that their teaching strategies are up-to-the-minute and proven to be the most effective best practices. Researchers, teacher educators and psychologists will also find this book informative and unique in its scope.

That Mitchell & Webb Sound: The Complete Third Series

That Mitchell & Webb Sound: The Complete Third Series

Author: David Mitchell, Robert Webb Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2007

The first two series of That Mitchell and Webb Sound gained an army of fans, huge critical acclaim (Series Two won a Sony Silver Award) and led to a massively successful television series, That Mitchell and Webb Look. Here, the duo return to their radio roots, and this third fantastic series finds them in their finest ever sketch-show form. Meet the Stone Age flint-chippers who reckon bronze is just a fad; a very unpleasant man who wants to take you out for a little date; another thrilling adventure with Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar; and the world's most mis-matched rally-driving couple - 'Your voice makes me want to drive into a tree'. Whether sniping at 'citizen journalism', predictable radio plays or reality TV, here are lots of silly and clever sketches, with laugh-out-loud humour and painfully funny dialogue. As heard on BBC Radio 4, this complete third radio series also features Olivia Colman and James Bachman. 'One of the best, most imaginative and intermittently eye-wettingly hilarious new comedy sketch programmes in years . . . wonderful, innovative comedy' - Times. 'Fresh, funny, inventive, daring' - Daily Telegraph.

Developmental Signatures Core Values and Practices in Waldorf Education for Children Ages 3-9

Developmental Signatures Core Values and Practices in Waldorf Education for Children Ages 3-9

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2007

This book is the result of an in-depth study involving Steiner-Waldorf teachers, doctors, parents and academics. The study examined the developmental stages of childhood, specifically in relation to education, of children aged between three and nine years old. The results, comprehensively presented in this book, are a wonderful resource for those working in or reflecting on Steiner-Waldorf educational practice.

Derbyshire

Derbyshire

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2006

This book provides information on: Lines around Derby; Midland main line through the Peak to Chinley; The Hope Valley line; Buxton to Ashbourne and the Cromford and High Peak Railway; Lines around Chesterfield; and the Great Central line through Dinting to Woodhead.

That Mitchell & Webb Sound: The Complete First Series

That Mitchell & Webb Sound: The Complete First Series

Author: David Mitchell, Robert Webb Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2006

David Mitchell and Robert Webb honed their skills writing for Big Train and The Armstrong and Miller Show before being given their own radio series to showcase their considerable comedy talents. That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a wonderfully witty composite of surreal sketches and bizarre characters that takes real life and turns it inside out. In Mitchell and Webb's peculiar world, you can listen to the Alpine Archers on Radio Switzerland or Imagine That, where the panel tries to imagine the biggest baked potato possible. You could hear Rabbit Newsnight, or tune in to Jason from Daytime TV broadcasting live from Makeover City, where you can get a complete sock or handbag makeover. Discover which religion has got it right when it comes to getting a place in heaven, hear about the real lives of pit ponies and the children who staff a northern call centre, and find out about the dangerous world of 'Hairdressers Sans Frontiers'. Or learn Practical Voodoo, where you can solve a range of everyday problems using a freshly-killed chicken. Including tips for dealing with a relationship breakup and a fresh look at twenty-first century marriage vows, Mitchell and Webb's take on the world is brilliantly skewed with misfits, eccentrics and a few stray Radio 4 presenters....

That Mitchell & Webb Sound: The Complete Second Series

That Mitchell & Webb Sound: The Complete Second Series

Author: David Mitchell, Robert Webb Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2006

Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, from Channel 4's Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a hilarious mix of satirical sketches and surreal characters that provides a fantastically skewed perspective on everyday life. Meet soporific late-night DJ Adrian Locket; Peter and Ted, commentators who reveal the murky underside of the snooker world; crime fighter Angel Summoner and his redundant sidekick BMX Bandit; and the obnoxious, incredibly posh person who is still unaccountably a waiter. In addition, there's 'Numberwang!', the maths quiz that makes very little sense, plus thrilling coverage of people you don't know buying houses and living in them, and thinking where to go on their holiday and then booking it. Zany and original, this consistently funny and imaginative series highlights the absurdity of reality TV, politics, chat shows - and milk helplines. 'By far the funniest sketch show in ages... fresh and full of invention... the world is an altogether better place when perceived through That Mitchell and Webb Sound experience' - Daily Telegraph.

North and West Devon

North and West Devon

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/02/2006

Selecting an archive of past pictures, the author travels the length and breadth of Devon to stand where the past photographer originally trained his camera.

East Devon

East Devon

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2005

This book talks about: the Southern main line from Axminster to Exeter Central; Seaside branches to Lyme Regis, Seaton, Sidmouth and Exmouth; the Great Western main line from Exeter St David's to Whiteball Tunnel; branches to Tiverton and Hemyock; and the Exe Valley line from Stoke Canon through Tiverton to Bampton.

Contextualizing Inclusive Education Evaluating Old and New International Paradigms

Contextualizing Inclusive Education Evaluating Old and New International Paradigms

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2005

Inclusive education is a complex and problematic concept that raises many questions. A team of prominent academics present fresh and critical perspectives on these issues, drawing upon their global resources and knowledge. The over-arching theme of this book is that social, political, economic and cultural contexts play a central role in determining whether or not inclusive education is implemented in a range of regions and countries around the world. A series of original and provocative conclusions is presented, such as: inclusive education means creating a single system of education, which serves all children inclusive education is a site of conflicting paradigms of children with special needs, centering on a psycho-medical model and a socio-political model while many countries seem committed to inclusive education in their rhetoric, legislation and policies, in practice this often falls short. This major landmark resource is suitable for educational policy makers, researchers, teacher educators, students and international agencies with interests in education.

Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education Major Themes in Education

Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education Major Themes in Education

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2004

The field of special educational needs and inclusive education is not only of enormous importance to the study of education as a whole, it also constitutes a site of major debate. Conflicting arguments include: * changes in the conceptualisation of special needs * the role of assessment * the extent to which students with special needs should and can be educated in regular school settings * the relative weight given to central versus local control of education * pedagogical issues. In all of these paradigm clashes, countries are at different stages in reaching settlements. These difficulties reflect a range of factors, including intellectual traditions, cultural values, economic circumstances, and demography. The articles assembled in this collection provide a global perspective on these debates. The collection as a whole demonstrates how the fields of special education and inclusive education have evolved philosophically and technically over the past thirty years, as well as showing the contemporary state of approaches to educating students with special education needs. Titles also available in this series include: Literacy (June 2004, 4 Volumes, GBP495), Educational Management (October 2004, 4 Volumes, GBP495) and the forthcoming Early Years Education (2005, c.4 Volumes, c. GBP475).

Dorset A Further Selection

Dorset A Further Selection

Author: David Mitchell, Terry Gough Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/07/2004

This book talks about: Weymouth to Yeovil; Upwey to Abbotsbury; Maiden Newton to Bridport West Bay; Weymouth Tramway; Weymouth to Portland and Christchurch; Yeovil Junction to Gillingham; Swanage Railway; and lines from Broadstone Junction.

Karate

Karate

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2002

A series of books designed to help the reader get more out of their chosen sport or game. Suitable for the active participant and the passive enthusiast. Each book is packed with information, photographs and illustrations which explain the core skills, tactics and rules of the game.

number9dream

number9dream

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2001

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2001 The second novel from the critically-acclaimed author of GHOSTWRITTEN and CLOUD ATLAS. As Eiji Miyake's twentieth birthday nears, he arrives in Tokyo with a mission - to locate the father he has never met. So begins a search that takes him into the seething city's underworld, its lost property offices and video arcades, and on a journey that zigzags from reality to the realm of dreams. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain, tantalizingly, just beyond his grasp.

Rudolf Steiner's Observations on Adolescence The Third Phase of Human Development

Rudolf Steiner's Observations on Adolescence The Third Phase of Human Development

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2001

Adolescence, the period between fourteen and twenty-one years, is a challenging time for both parents and children. This comprehensive book contains a collection of helping and insightful comments and writings that Rudolf Steiner made about adolescence. The collection is wide-ranging and often demonstrates how Steiner approached the same topic from different perspectives. It includes Steiner's thoughts on the seven to fourteen year phase leading up to adolescence.

Debugging Java Troubleshooting for Programmers

Debugging Java Troubleshooting for Programmers

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2000

-- Troubleshooting reference for the Java programmer.-- Author's computer science teaching experience led him to discover the importance of debugging. His research showed that people who learn debugging skills first, master computer languages markedly faster.-- Stands alone and can be paired with other Debugging titles covering C++, ASP, and other technologies.-- Filled with solutions to common and rare bugs.-- Proactive focus helps developers identify bad coding habits and adopt strategies to build clean code.

Mathematical Origami Geometrical Shapes by Paper Folding

Mathematical Origami Geometrical Shapes by Paper Folding

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/1997

Origami is the art of paper folding without the use of either scissors or glue. Each of the beautiful and fundamental math shapes described in this book is achieved by folding sheets of standard A4 paper. There are step-by-step instructions for each of the shapes in this very impressive collection.

Somerset

Somerset

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/1996

Covering almost every line in the country, this acclaimed series of books juxtaposes photographs of the same railway location separated in time by just a few years, or maybe a century or more. Sometimes the result is dereliction or disappearance, in others a transformation into a modern high-speed railway. In both cases, the contrasts are intriguing and informative. This volume includes: GWR main lines from Brent Knoll and Frome to Wellington and Whiteball; Railways around Taunton; GWR lines to Yeovil, Dulverton, Chard, Axbridge and Mells Road; the Minehead branch, preserved as the West Somerset Railway; the Somerset & Dorset from Burnham and Chilcompton to Templecombe; and, the LSWR main line from Templecombe to Chard Junction.

Devon

Devon

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/1994

Covering almost every line in the country, this acclaimed series of books juxtaposes photographs of the same railway location separated in time by just a few years, or maybe a century or more. Sometimes the result is dereliction or disappearance, in others a transformation into a modern high-speed railway. In both cases, the contrasts are intriguing and informative. This volume includes: the Great Western main line over the South Devon banks; Great Western lines in North Devon; the Exeter and Plymouth areas; the Southern in East Devon; the Southern's 'Withered Arm' route to Plymouth; and, preserved lines: the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway, Dart Valley Railway and Seaton Tramway.

Communication Theory Today

Communication Theory Today

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/1994

Communication Theory Today is an important new textbook offering a wide-ranging overview of current theoretical work in media and communication studies. It shows how the key questions in communication theory and research intersect with central themes in social theory and critical cultural studies.

Mitchell & Webb in Daydream Believers

Mitchell & Webb in Daydream Believers

Author: David Mitchell, Robert Webb Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Daydream Believers', written by and starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, follows the parallel stories of two flatmates, Ray and Colin, and the mighty alien empire of Baron Amstrad and Info, his retro-looking android. Ray (Mitchell) writes popular science fiction stories when he doesn't get writer's block. He does, however, get many interruptions - thanks to his lodger, Colin (Webb). Colin starts ante-natal classes in the hope of finding a girlfriend, and Colin and Ray's kitchen is suddenly infested with ants. Meanwhile, in the infinite reaches of space, Baron Amstrad is feeling a bit broody, and the galaxy is suddenly invaded by ruthless alien hordes... The Baron gives birth to an idea that might just help. But Will Colin get lucky with a girl? Does the red alert have to be so loud? And do the alien Labradons look more like locusts, bees, ants - or dogs? David Mitchell and Robert Webb are the stars of the Bafta award-winning 'That Mitchell and Webb Look' (BBC2), 'That Mitchell and Webb Sound' (BBC Radio 4) and 'Peep Show' (Channel 4). As heard on BBC Radio 2, 'Daydream Believers' also stars Mark Benton, Olivia Colman, Simon Greenall and Mark Evans.