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War and Literature - Looking Back on 20th Century Armed Conflicts

War and Literature - Looking Back on 20th Century Armed Conflicts

Author: Tom Burns, Volker Jaeckel, Elcio Cornelsen, Luiz Gustavo Vieira Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/06/2018

This volume follows the radical change in the nature of armed conflicts and the way they are narrated and represented since the First World War, which rendered meaningless the very vocabulary of such terms as battle, front, non-combatant, open city, and hero. The enemy became invisible. Submarines, tanks, mines, gas, long-range artillery, and airplanes made war different from all other conflicts that came before. These essays study representations of the Canudos Civil War in Brazil, the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the colonial wars in Africa, and the war in Afghanistan.

Outreach in Community Mental Health Care

Outreach in Community Mental Health Care

Author: Tom Burns, Mike Firn Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2017

Outreach in the community is the treatment of choice for the severely mentally ill in the community. It involves taking services directly to patients rather than requiring them to attend clinics and hospitals. This approach is a significant addition to routine mental health care practice and addresses the needs of marginalized communities and those that struggle to attend appointments. Outreach in Community Mental Health Care: A Manual for Practitioners has been fully updated since the last edition, providing readers with an in-depth, practical guide to mental health care in the community setting today. It addresses the significant changes in mental health service organizations over the years, including the various new teams devised and the importance of central planning and targets. The authors Tom Burns and Mike Firn are pioneers in this field of research and are active in community outreach as practitioners, researchers, and supervisors. In 29 chapters they cover key discussions in conceptual issues, health and social care practice, management and development, which provides readers with an insight into the reality of community outreach work.

Essential Study Skills The Complete Guide to Success at University

Essential Study Skills The Complete Guide to Success at University

Author: Tom Burns, Sandra Sinfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/03/2016

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to do better at university? Packed with study tips and handy activities, Essential Study Skills is a proven guide that shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time at university - whatever level you're at. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, you'll find out how to: Sail through those tricky first weeks Get the most out of lectures by understanding how you learn Learn techniques for academic writing and research Stay cool and cope with stress Pass exams with flying colours Plan your career after graduation. Don't miss in this edition... Even more tips and advice on learning methods, online learning and developing job skills - ensuring success throughout your course Additional case studies and student tips to help you apply the skills you need A companion website packed with toolkits and resources, to help you study smarter. `An outstanding book which enables learners to actively identify, reflect and develop their `skills' to enable them to succeed as life-long learners. The authors present the `how to' alongside the `what' of study skills to enable continuous personal development, in an accessible style.' - Di Turgoose, Senior Lecturer, Member of the Association for Learning and Development in Higher Education SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Essential Study Skills The Complete Guide to Success at University

Essential Study Skills The Complete Guide to Success at University

Author: Tom Burns, Sandra Sinfield Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2016

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Do you want to do better at university? Packed with study tips and handy activities, Essential Study Skills is a proven guide that shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time at university - whatever level you're at. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, you'll find out how to: Sail through those tricky first weeks Get the most out of lectures by understanding how you learn Learn techniques for academic writing and research Stay cool and cope with stress Pass exams with flying colours Plan your career after graduation. Don't miss in this edition... Even more tips and advice on learning methods, online learning and developing job skills - ensuring success throughout your course Additional case studies and student tips to help you apply the skills you need A companion website packed with toolkits and resources, to help you study smarter. `An outstanding book which enables learners to actively identify, reflect and develop their `skills' to enable them to succeed as life-long learners. The authors present the `how to' alongside the `what' of study skills to enable continuous personal development, in an accessible style.' - Di Turgoose, Senior Lecturer, Member of the Association for Learning and Development in Higher Education SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Our Necessary Shadow The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

Our Necessary Shadow The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

Author: Tom Burns Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2015

Our Necessary Shadow The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

Our Necessary Shadow The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

Author: Tom Burns Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

In this deeply thoughtful, descriptive and sympathetic book, Tom Burns reviews the historical development of psychiatry. What he reveals is that mental illnesses are intimately tied to that which makes us human in the first place and have always followed us. The drive to relieve the suffering they cause is even more human. Psychiatry, for all its flaws, currently represents our best attempts to discharge this most human of impulses. It is not something we can just ignore or decide to leave. It is our necessary shadow.

Revisiting 20th Century Wars

Revisiting 20th Century Wars

Author: Tom Burns Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2012

The collection at hand is a subjective, but representative selection of articles in German and English on the representation of bellicose acts in modern times. The wide range of wars treated in these essays begins with the Canudos Civil War in the Brazilian state of Bahia in 1896-97. The various articles include new perceptions and interpretations of the First World War, the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, the Holocaust, the Second World War, the Korean War, the wars in the former Portuguese colonies of Africa, and the Balkan Wars of the last decade of the 20th century, and close with the current war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001. The wars discussed, although having different origins, such as national pride, territorial expansion, fanatic religiousness, ethnic and racial conflicts, great social differences, the process of decolonization, and terrorism, have one thing in common: their significant and constant repercussion in the print and broadcast media over a long period of time. These modern wars have therefore often been the object of new readings and reinterpretations until today. The history of these wars could not have been written without the development of journalism, the mass media, and new technologies of war reporting in the 20th century.

Wit and Wisdom

Wit and Wisdom

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

This is a collection of funny and quirky sayings designed to make you smile. It's a book to keep to hand for those 'Aaarh!' moments when nothing seems to be going right and what you really need is to take five and calm down:E these sayings will help you to see the funny side. Attractively illustrated with amusing animal photographs, Wit and Wisdom is an ideal gift book and an inspired self-purchase for anyone who feels life is just too much at the moment.

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Tom Burns Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2006

Psychiatry is now a highly visible activity - care in the community, compulsion, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse mean that few people are not touched by it. Indeed one in four of us will consult a psychiatrist in our life time. This book explains what psychiatry is, and what it is not. It starts with the identification of the major mental illnesses and why they are no longer considered just variations of 'normality'. It charts the rise of the Asylum and its demise with the developments of Care in the Community, and the flourishing of psychoanalysis and its later transformation into more accessible psychotherapies. More than any other branch of medicine psychiatry has been attacked and criticised. There is a long catalogue of abuses - from mundane neglect and bizarre treatments through to political abuse by totalitarian regimes. Modern psychiatry too brings with it new controversies such as the medicalization of normal life, the power of the drug companies and the use of psychiatry as an agent of social control. The book does not shy away from outlining these issues but provides the reader with a clear understanding of what psychiatry is capable of, and what it is not capable of, so that they can draw their own conclusions. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Teaching, Learning and Study Skills A Guide for Tutors

Teaching, Learning and Study Skills A Guide for Tutors

Author: Tom Burns, Sandra Sinfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2004

'This is an essential guide for anyone aspiring to teach in Higher Education in the UK. Not just because it is packed with practical tips and even lecture notes but crucially because it explains the nature of university teaching in the wake of the 'widening participation' agenda... In summary this book is well worth reading' - Educate Journal This is a book for tutors, lecturers and teachers in further and higher education, who need to teach their students how to study, learn and communicate effectively. Based around the same techniques and contents as Tom and Sandra's book Essential Study Skills, which is itself based on many years experience of teaching and mentoring students in higher education, this book is intended to work with traditional and non-traditional students. The material will be suitable for institutions concerned with widening participation; with student retention; with quality enhancement; with equal opportunities and with professional and staff development. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Teaching, Learning and Study Skills A Guide for Tutors

Teaching, Learning and Study Skills A Guide for Tutors

Author: Tom Burns, Sandra Sinfield Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2004

'This is an essential guide for anyone aspiring to teach in Higher Education in the UK. Not just because it is packed with practical tips and even lecture notes but crucially because it explains the nature of university teaching in the wake of the 'widening participation' agenda... In summary this book is well worth reading' - Educate Journal This is a book for tutors, lecturers and teachers in further and higher education, who need to teach their students how to study, learn and communicate effectively. Based around the same techniques and contents as Tom and Sandra's book Essential Study Skills, which is itself based on many years experience of teaching and mentoring students in higher education, this book is intended to work with traditional and non-traditional students. The material will be suitable for institutions concerned with widening participation; with student retention; with quality enhancement; with equal opportunities and with professional and staff development. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Community Mental Health Teams A Guide to Current Practices

Community Mental Health Teams A Guide to Current Practices

Author: Tom Burns Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2004

Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) have evolved over the last 30-40 years to serve patients with mental illnesses who would previously have been treated in large mental hospitals. They play a pivotal role in the provision of mental health care in the developed world. Consisting of nurses, doctors, social workers, and psychologists, the people within these teams work together to care for individuals with severe mental illnesses outside the hospital. Because CMHTs have evolved, rather than been developed, little has been written about how they should work - how the multidisciplinary members of the teams can work effectively together, who should do what within the team. This is the first book to provide practical advice for those working within these teams. It addresses the needs of the individual specialists within the CMHT, and provides clinical advice based on what has been seen to work. The book also looks at the recent development of 'functional' CMHTs - Assertive Outreach, Crisis resolution, and early intervention services, describing how these teams work, their similarities, and their differences. Written by a leading authority in this field, the book will become the standard text for all those specialists working within and close to community mental health teams.

Social Theory and Economic Change

Social Theory and Economic Change

Author: Tom Burns Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2001

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1967 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

The Management of Innovation

The Management of Innovation

Author: Tom Burns, G. M. Stalker Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/1994

First published in 1961, The Management of Innovation is one of the most influential books of organization theory and industrial sociology ever written. The central theme of the book is the relationship between an organization and its environment - particularly technological and market innovations. Based on first-class scholarship and engagingly written, the book presents the authors' now famous and ubiquitous classicifications of mechanistic and organic systems. For this it has become justly famous, but the book is also a penetrating study of social systems within organizations and organizational dynamics.

Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A witty look at some of life's absurdities and quirkier moments, Bottoms Up teams a selection of quotes and phrases with a collection of amusing animal photographs to make readers smile, laugh, and generally feel better when life is getting them down. This is an ideal gift book or impulse buy to keep to hand for those moments when life is making you want to scream. Reach for BottomsE Up and put the smile back on your face

Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Daddy Cool brings together an inspirational selection of powerful, life-affirming and humorous phrases about fathers and fatherhood, and combines them with evocative and gently amusing animal photographs that bring out the full comedy and pathos of the human condition. We all lead busy lives and sometimes forget to tell our dads how much we love them and how grateful we are for everything they do for us. These inspiring examples of wit and wisdom, written by real people based on their true-life experiences, sum up the essence of fatherhood, and why our fathers will always have a special place in our hearts. As one of the entries so aptly puts it - a father is a banker provided by nature. So give him a great big hug (then ask him for some money!)

Thanks Mum

Thanks Mum

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Thanks Mum brings together an inspirational selection of powerful and life-affirming phrases about mothers and motherhood and combines them with evocative and gently amusing animal photographs that bring out the full humour and pathos of the human condition. We all lead busy lives and sometimes forget to tell our mums how much we love them and how grateful we are for everything they do for us. These inspiring examples of wit and wisdom, written by real people based on their true-life experiences, sum up the essence of motherhood and why our mothers will always be so special to us. As one of the entries so aptly puts it - mothers make the world go around. So give thanks to your mum and tell her you love her!

Young at Heart

Young at Heart

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

When you think the world has gone crazy, and there are way too many serious faces around you, reach for Young at Heart, an evocation of the glories of keeping the vitality you had as a youngster. Forget your career, mortgage, kids, and hassle, and remember the days you spent doing what you wanted-days that were filled with laughter and light-heartedness. This collection of wit and wisdom, complemented by amusing animal photographs, will bring a smile to your day and remind you that deep down, you are still the fun-filled, active, forward-thinking, optimistic kid you always were.

Cats Whiskers

Cats Whiskers

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

The Cat's Whiskers brings together an inspirational selection of humorous phrases and sayings about cats and their lives and times, combined with evocative and gently amusing animal photographs that bring out the full comedy and pathos of the feline condition. We can sometimes take our cats for granted, but after reading through the advice by cats given here and what other people think of cats and their manners, we will never do so again. These inspiring examples of wit and wisdom, written by real people and their cats and based on their true-life experiences, sum up the essence of the feline world and its quirks and foibles. So don't waste a moment!

Kids will be Kids

Kids will be Kids

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

The wit and wisdom of children are legendary. Children can make us smile without even trying, as they search for words, tell us stories, misunderstand meaning, do their own thing, and generally have a completely different take on life from grown-ups. This book brings together a selection of amusing and witty anecdotes by children and inspirational words on what being a parent means. The text throughout is accompanied by appropriate, evocative, and gently amusing animal photographs. This is an ideal book for friends, family, and loved ones in need of a daily smile.

Dog's Life

Dog's Life

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

It's a Dog's Life brings together an inspirational selection of powerful, life-affirming, and humorous phrases about dogs, and their characteristics and antics, and combines them with evocative and gently amusing photographs. We all lead busy lives and sometimes forget to pause and appreciate how amusing, and inspirational, dogs can be. These examples of wit and wisdom, written by real people and based on their true-life experiences of their pets, sum up the pleasure of owning a dog and watching as it goes about its daily life. A quick glance at this book will confirm why it is no wonder that dogs are still 'man's (and woman's) best friend' to so many people. So don't waste a moment!

Small Talk

Small Talk

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Small Talk brings together a humorous selection of phrases uttered by children and their parents and complements them with gently amusing photographs. Children love words, but sometimes try them out for size before they have fully grasped their meaning. They mishear adults, and misunderstand situations, often with amusing results. But they also have their own unique take on life, their families and friends, and concepts such as love and marriage. This book will make you smile and help to restore a little of a child's sense of wonder to an ordinary day.

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A collection of thoughts and sayings designed to motivate people to keep on trying, whatever happens, Reach for the Stars is a celebration of effort, determination, tenacity, perseverance, and hard work. Contrary to what most people feel, the majority of successful people aren't simply lucky-they have made their own luck through never giving up, no matter how unsurmountable their obstacles seemed. These words of wisdom are designed to push people forward when they want to shrink back, pick them up when they have been dealt a blow, and lead them on when they want to stand still. Complemented by amusing animal photographs, the thoughts and sayings here will inspire anyone to do and be their best, whatever the circumstances.

Power of Love

Power of Love

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

When you're in love, nothing else matters; and when you're not, nothing else matters either. This is a book for lovers to give to each other, and for those who are currently out of love, to serve as a reminder of the wonderful times they had...times that are likely just around the corner again. Each thought is accompanied by cute and appealing photographs of animals. Inspirational, beautiful, and full of wisdom, this is a book to treasure, a celebration of the world's greatest emotion.

Onward & Upward

Onward & Upward

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Onward & Upward is an inspirational collection of phrases and sayings on the value of trying as a means of success. It is guaranteed to motivate anyone whose personal or professional life needs a boost. These words of wisdom, compiled from the thoughts of people from around the world and all walks of life, show that success comes from trying, keeping a positive attitude, relishing a challenge, and refusing to be led off track by a setback. These words will demonstrate that whatever has happened in the past, in the present and future you will succeed. Complemented by a beautiful collection of gently amusing animal photographs, these thoughts and sayings are sure to motivate anyone to succeed, whatever their goal.

Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Cheerful and evocative animal photographs complement a collection of warm and wise words on the subject of graduation in this beautiful little book focusing on the theme of graduation from high school or college. These thoughts and sayings capture the atmosphere of joy, anticipation, and goodwill, as graduates celebrate their academic success and look forward to their bright and glittering futures. Graduation is a time of celebration, relaxation, relief, and exhilaration. This book captures all these moods, and many more besides. It is an ideal graduation gift and wonderful keepsake of this thrilling time.

Dare to Dream

Dare to Dream

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

This beautiful little book is guaranteed to motivate anyone needing a lift in their personal or professional life. Its inspirational collection of thoughts, phrases, and mantras puts the value of trying as a means of success centerstage. Full of praise for those who try, keep trying, and do not give up, as well as those who work hard, and accept setbacks as opportunities, it will offer a quick pick-me-up and prove a handy reference for rainy-day moments. These words show that you should forget what's happened in the past, because the present and, more importantly, the future are bright and full of promise. Complemented by a beautiful collection of amusing and cute animal photographs, these thoughts and sayings are guaranteed to hit a rich vein with people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Bright Thoughts

Bright Thoughts

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

When all around you seems to be crumbling, pick up Bright Thoughts to remind yourself that life is good, and every cloud really does have a silver lining. This book offers a collection of sayings and thoughts by real people in response to real-life situations that seem unpromising, but when you get right down to it, have their plus sides too. It's a book to keep to hand for an instant lift when things get you down. Complemented by gently amusing animal photographs, the thoughts and sayings here will inspire anyone to keep smiling, get on with it, and revel in the power of positivity.

Best Friends

Best Friends

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Best Friends brings together an inspirational selection of powerful, life-affirming, and humorous phrases about friendship and combines them with evocative and gently amusing animal photographs that bring out the full comedy and pathos of the human condition. We all lead busy lives and sometimes forget to tell our friends how much we love them and how grateful we are for their support throughout the good and bad times in our lives. These inspiring examples of wit and wisdom, written by real people and based on their true-life experiences, sum up the essence of friendship, and show why our friends will always have a special place in our hearts.

Go For It!

Go For It!

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A collection of thoughts and sayings on the value of trying as a means of succeeding, Go For It! is a celebration of effort, determination, tenacity, perseverance, and hard work. Contrary to what most people feel, the majority of successful people aren't simply lucky-they have made their own luck through hard work and never giving up, no matter how insurmountable a problem seemed. These words of wisdom are designed to pick people up when they have been dealt a blow, lead them on when they want to stand still, and push them forward when they want to shrink back. Complemented by gently amusing animal photographs, the thoughts and sayings here will inspire anyone to do and be their best, whatever their individual circumstances.

talking dogs

talking dogs

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Talking Dogs brings together an inspirational selection of powerful, life-affirming, and humorous phrases written by dogs for dogs and their owners, combined with evocative and gently amusing photographs. We all lead busy lives and sometimes forget to pause and appreciate how amusing, and inspirational, dogs can be. These examples of wit and wisdom sum up the pleasure of owning a dog and watching as it goes about its daily life. A quick glance at this book will confirm why it is no wonder that dogs are still "e;man's (and women's) best friend."e;

talking cats

talking cats

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Talking Cats brings together an inspirational selection of humorous phrases and sayings spoken from the cats point of view, combined with evocative and gently amusing photographs that bring out the full comedy and pathos of the feline spirit. These inspiring examples of wit and wisdom, written by real people and their cats, and based on their true-life experiences, sum up the essence of the feline world and its quirks and foibles.

That's Life

That's Life

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

That's Life is a celebration of life through its major moments, from falling in love to retirement. It offers words of wisdom at these key times, highlighting their significance, magic, and wonder. These thought-provoking and inspiring sayings and mantras are complemented by a collection of gently amusing animal photographs. This is an ideal gift book to raise a smile, offer words of wisdom, and generally revel in the life-affirming power of thought. We all lead stressful lives, and sometimes we forget to take a step back and smile at ourselves and our lives. These inspiring examples of wit and wisdom, distilled from true-life experiences of people from many walks of life, sum up the essence of why life is amusing, quirky, and fun

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

New Beginnings is a collection of wit and wisdom based on the theme of starting again, whether that is a new relationship, a new home, or a different job. These remarkable thoughts, mantras, and sayings are full of joy, anticipation, congratulation, and goodwill. They are contributions from real people about their true-life experiences, complemented by a series of gently amusing animal photographs, which are guaranteed to inspire and raise a smile. This is an ideal gift book for friends and family experiencing change and growth.

Never Mind

Never Mind

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Life can be stressful, even at the best of times. When it's all too much and things start to get you down for whatever reasons, you need Never Mind, a collection of inspirational words which will set you back on your feet and back on the right track. Backed up with gently amusing animal photographs, these words of wisdom, written by real people and based on what they have found to be helpful when they had problems, will help you to see the funny side, accept a setback, take the good from a bad situation, and generally get on with your life.

Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Happy Thoughts brings together an inspirational selection of powerful and life-affirming phrases that have in one way or another helped people to live happier lives, and combines them with evocative and gently amusing animal photographs that bring out the full humour and pathos of the human condition. We all get down in the dumps sometimes, feel demotivated and lose confidence in ourselves. These inspiring examples of wit and wisdom, written by real people based on their own true-life experiences, enable us to focus on the important things in life and rediscover our love of life. As one of the entries so aptly puts it - happiness is not a destination; it is a method of life. So don't worry, be happy!

Calm Reflections

Calm Reflections

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Calm Reflections brings together an inspirational selection of powerful and life-affirming phrases that have in one way or another helped people to live less stressful lives, and combines them with evocative and gently amusing animal photographs that bring out the full humour and pathos of the human condition. We all have too much to do and not enough time to do it in, and rush around getting ever more tired and stressed-out. These inspiring examples of wit and wisdom, written by real people based on their true-life experiences, enable us to slow down, rethink our priorities and rediscover our love of life. As two of the entries so aptly put it - enjoy the little things, and take life as it comes. So take it easy, relax and chill out!

Wise Words

Wise Words

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Wise Words brings together an inspirational selection of powerful and life-affirming phrases that have in one way or another helped people to live their lives, and combines them with evocative and gently amusing animal photographs that bring out the full humour and pathos of the human condition. We all get upset by life's irritations at some point and lose our motivation, temper or sense of humour (sometimes all three at once!). These inspiring examples of wit and wisdom, written by real people based on their real-life experiences, enable us to regain our sense of perspective and rediscover our love of life. As one of the entries so aptly puts it - every moment in time contains the seeds of happiness. So don't waste a moment!

Wise Cracks

Wise Cracks

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Wise Cracks brings together an inspirational selection of humorous phrases and sayings about life and the human condition, combined with evocative and gently amusing animal photographs that bring out the full comedy and pathos of human life. A sense of humour is a vital antidote to today's stressful lifestyles. These quirky and humorous sayings will bring a smile to your face. These inspiring examples of wit and wisdom, written by real people and based on their true-life experiences, sum up the essence of the human world and its quirks and foibles. Tom Burns has selected the wittiest and most quirky thoughts on life, and complemented them with appealing and gently amusing animal portraits.

soul Mates

soul Mates

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A beautifully designed collection of thoughts and sayings on love and what it means to finally find your soul mate, Soul Mates is an ideal gift for lovers to offer one another or for friends to give to couples as a keepsake. The words of wisdom and inspiration express the joy and happiness of falling in love, being in love, and staying in love. It is a book to treasure, to dip into when life is getting you down and inspire you to share your love. Complemented by evocative animal photographs, Soul Mates is a celebration of the enduring power of love.

Yes Mum

Yes Mum

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

i This inspiring collection of amusing animal photographs and witty, relevant, and thought-provoking quotes and phrases is the ideal book to let your mom know how you feel about her. It offers words of wit and wisdom written by people of all ages for sons and daughters to offer to their moms as a way of saying "e;I love you"e; or simply "e;Thanks."e; In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to take everything mom does for granted. This book is the ideal way to show your mom just how much she means to you.

Forever Dad

Forever Dad

Author: Tom Burns Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

This is a collection of wit and wisdom based on the theme of fatherhood. Written by and for dads and their children of all ages, it offers a witty, wry, and poignant look at what it means to be a father, how to face the challenges, revel in the delights, and generally pass on the wisdom of other fathers, sons, and daughters. These remarkable thoughts and sayings are full of joy, anticipation, fulfilment, and goodwill. They have been drawn together from real dads and their families and friends. The sayings are complemented by a series of amusing animal photographs and are guaranteed to inspire. This is an ideal gift book for fathers and fathers-to-be as a reminder of this special relationship.