BOOK REVIEWS

 

[Click on titles to be taken to the reviews and on reviewers' names to locate their other reviews]

 

THE ARTS

A Start in Art  by Alan Crowe - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

 

BELIEFS AND CULTURE

Cultural Intelligence by Brooks Peterson - Reviewer Terry Goodwin

All There Is by Tony Parsons - Reviewer Stephen Bray

Reasons and Rationalizations by Chris Argyris - Reviewer Stephen Bray

Bridging Differences by William B. Gudykunst - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

American Shaman by Jeffrey A. Kottler and John Carlson with Bradford Keeney - Reviewer Leo Rutherford

 

EDUCATION AND LEARNING

The Teacher's Toolkit  by Paul Ginnis - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Words Work!  by Terry Mahoney- Reviewer Mark Edwards

Three titles by Lucky Duck - Reviewed by Mark Edwards

Nurture Groups in School by Marjorie Boxall- Reviewer Mark Edwards

Rethinking Classroom Management by Patricia Sequeira Belvel and Maya Marcia Jordan - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Teacher Leadership and Behaviour Management  Edited by Bill Rogers - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Teaching Toward Solutions by Linda Metcalf - Reviewer Mark Edwards

The Anger Alphabet by Tina Rae and Karen Summers - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Helping Children With Autism Learn by Bryna Siegal - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Parents First by Gerry Burnett and Kay Jarvis - Reviewer Mark Edwards

The New Teacherís Survival Guide to Behaviour by Sue Roffey -  Reviewer Mark Edwards

Little Owlís Book of Thinking  by  Ian Gilbert - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Impact Techniques in The Classroom  by  Danie Beaulieu - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Creating a Dynamic Classroom by Michael Hymans - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Bright Ideas for Managing the Positive Classroom by Peter Clutterbuck - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Higher Order Thinking by David Lazear - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Visual Thinking by Nancy Marguiles and Christine Valenza - Reviewer Mark Edwards

Cardit! by Gerry Cartwright and Noel Walsh - Reviewer Mark Edwards.

Accelerating Performance by Sunny Stout Rostran - Reviewer Rosie Harrison

How Not to be a Hypocrite by Adam Swift - Reviewer Rosie Harrison

The Gamesters' Handbook 3   by Donna Brandes and John Norris - Reviewer Michael Mallows

Golden Hours - Games for Groups by Thomas Moloney - Reviewer Julie Hay

Performance Management in Education   by Jenny Reeves, Christine Forde, Jim O'Brien, Pauline Smith, Harry Tomlinson - Reviewer Stephen Bray

                 Multiple Intelligences and Positive Life Habits by Lynne Beachner and Anola Pickett -  Reviewer E. Ann Burt

                 Common-Sense Classroom Management by Jill A. Lindberg and April M. Swick -  Reviewer E. Ann Burt

Learning in Groups by David Jaques - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Creating a Learning School. by David Middlewood, Richard Parker and Jackie Beere -  Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Coaching Made Easy by Mike Leibling and Robin Prior - Reviewer Julie Hay

Common-Sense  Classroom Management for middle and high school teachers by Jill A. Lindberg et al - Reviewer Tom Maguire

Developing the Emotionally Literate School  by Katherine Weare - Reviewer Tom Maguire

Coping Strategies for Secondary Students   by Bob Bellhouse et al  -  Reviewer Tom Maguire

 

GENERAL 

Life in the Fat Lane by Donna Brandes - Reviewer Mike Baynes

British Politics by Tony Wright - Reviewer Melissa Biro

The Joy of Letting Women Down by Natalie d'Arbeloff- Reviewers Stephen Bray and Joe Sinclair   

Drugs by Leslie Iversen - Reviewer Gill Ewing

Russian Literature by Catriona Kelly - Reviewer Gill Ewing

                 Cosmology by Peter Coles - Reviewer John Ewing

                 Cryptography by Fred Piper and Sean Murphy - Reviewer John Ewing

                  Nature's Building Blocks by John Emsley - Reviewer John Ewing

       Seeing Double  by J. Richard Block - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

                 Quantum Theory  by John Polkinghorne - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

                The Oxford Companion to the Mind  2nd Edition, edited by Richard L. Gregory -  Reviewer Joe Sinclair

                 The Good, The Bad, The Funny by Adamai Philotunus - Reviewer Terry Goodwin

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  by Mark Haddon - Reviewer Tom Maguire

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  by Mark Haddon - Reviewer Kevin Phillips

The Time Out Book of Country Walks Volume 2.   Reviewer Sandra Neilsen

 

HEALTH

Schizophrenia by Chris Frith and Eve C. Johnstone - Reviewer Abigail Freeman

Pure Madness by Jeremy Laurance - Reviewer Abigail Freeman

The Oxford Book of Health Foods by J.G. Vaughan & P.A. Judd - Reviewer Sep Meyer

Regrowing Hair Naturally by Vera Peiffer. - Reviewer Sep Meyer

Positive Energy by Judith Orloff, M.D. - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

What can I do to help? by Deborah Hutton - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Cancer Etiquette by Rosanne Kalick - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Pills, Potions and Poisons, How Drugs Work by Trevor Stone and Gail Darlington - Reviewer John Ewing

 

HISTORY

The Story of Life  by Richard Southwood - Reviewer Gill Ewing 

Globalization by Manfred B. Steger - Reviewer Sylvia Farley

The History of Astronomy  by Michael Hoskin.- Reviewer John Ewing

Northern Ireland  by Marc Mulholland- Reviewer John Ewing 

Modern Ireland  by Senia Paöeta.- Reviewer John Ewing

 

LINGUISTICS, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

Linguistics  by P.H. Matthews - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Language Matters  by Donna Jo Napoli - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Great Ways to Sabotage a Good Conversation by Paul W. Schenk, Psy.D. - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Language Evolution, Edited by Morten H. Christiansen and Simon Kirby - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

English Only Europe by Robert Phillipson - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Foundations of Language by Ray Jackendoff - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Fuzzy Grammar, A Reader edited by Bas Aarts and others - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Whispering in the Wind by Carmen Bostic St. Clare and John Grinder - Reviewer Stephen Bray

The Language Report edited by Susie Dent - Reviewer Sep Meyer

The Oxford Dictionary of Euphemisms by R.W. Holder - Reviewer Sep Meyer

Rules, Patterns and Words by Dave Willis - Reviewer Tom Maguire

 

 

PERSONAL GROWTH

Seeds for the Soul  by Chuck Hillig - Reviewer Stephen Bray

The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin - Reviewer Stephen  Bray

Team Development Programme by Joan Walton - Reviewer Michael J. Mallows

D is for Directions by Lesley Wilson.  Mary Blair and Pat Armstrong - Reviewer Michael J. Mallows

Letting the Heart Sing  by Denis Postle - Reviewer Michael Mallows

C is for Confidence  by Lesley Wilson and Mary Blair - Reviewer June M.Tutton

Empathy - Promoting resilience and emotional intelligence for young people aged 7 to 11  by Bob Bellhouse, Glenda Johnson and Andrew Fuller - Reviewer Penelope Waite

 

 

PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy of Science  by Samir Okasha - Reviewer John Ewing

Explanations edited by John Cornwell - Reviewer John Ewing

Bad Thoughts: A Guide to Clear Thinking by Jamie Whyte - Reviewer John Ewing

Travels in Four Dimensions by Robin Le Poidevin - Reviewer John Ewing

Nobody Home: From Belief to Clarity  by Jan Kersschot - Reviewer Stephen Bray 

Fractalic Awakening: A Seekerís Guide by LariAnn Garner - Reviewer Stephen Bray

The Law of Non-Contradictiion by Priest, Beall and Armour-Garb - Reviewer Sep Meyer

Heart and Mind by Mary Midgley - Reviewer Irene Hayes

Travels in Four Dimensions by Robin Le Poidevin - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Nietzsche's New Darwinism   by John Richardson  -  Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Joint Attention: Communication and other minds  Edited by Naomi Eilan et al-  Reviewer Joe Sinclair

The Trainer's Toolkit  by Kimberley Hare and Larry Reynolds - Reviewer Mark Edwards

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

Solution-Focused Groupwork  by John Sharry - Reviewer David Jaques

Transactional Analysis Approaches to Brief Therapy  by Keith Tudor - Reviewer Michael Mallows

Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families by John Sharry - Reviewer Michael Mallows

Brief NLP Therapy by Ian McDermott and Wendy Jago - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

Therapy Culture by Frank Furedi  - Reviewer Joe Sinclair

                 The Therapistís Toolbox by Susan E. Carrell - Reviewer Sep Meyer

Brief Gestalt Therapy by Gaie Houston - Reviewer Mike Baynes

Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy by Bill O'Connell and Stephen Palmer - Reviewer Robert Cumming

Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families by John Sharry - Reviewer Robert Cumming

The Person-Centred Approach to Therapeutic Change by Michael McMillain - Reviewer Rosie Harrison

Emotional Survival by Tina Rae - Reviewer Rosie Harrison

Looking Forward to Monday Morning by Diane Hodges - Reviewer Rosie Harrison

Ethically Challenged Professions - edited by Yvonne Bates and Richard House - Reviewer Elizabeth Winder

Counselling and the Life Course by Leonie Sugarman - Reviewer Mark Edwards

The Psychodynamic Approach to Therapeutic Change by Rob Leiper & Michael Maltby - Reviewer Penelope Waite

Differences and Discrimination in Psychotherapy and Counselling  by Sue Marshall  - Reviewer Joe Sinclair 

Rational Emotive Behavioural Counselling in Action  by Windy Dryden and Michael Neenan   -  Reviewer Mark Edwards

The Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach to Therapeutic Change by Windy Dryden and Michael Neenan   -  Reviewer Mark Edwards

Revolutionary connections: Psychotherapy and neuroscience Editors: Jenny Corrigall & Heward Wilkinson.  Reviewer John Rowan  

Family Therapy, A Constructive Framework by Roger Lowe - Reviewer Stephen Bray

Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties - Reviewer Irene Hayes

Brief Counselling That Works by Gerald B. Sklare - Reviewer Sam Jackson

Problem Postcards by Janine Koeries, Brian Marris and Tina Rae - Reviewer Sam Jackson

 

SOCIOLOGY

Intercultural Management by Nina Jacob - Reviewer Michael Mallows

Terrorism by Charles Townshend - Reviewer Sep Meyer

 

INDEX OF REVIEWERS

Mike Baynes

Life in the Fat Lane

Brief Gestalt Therapy

Melissa Biro

British Politics  

Stephen Bray

Performance Management in Education

The Joy of Letting Women Down

Nobody Home: From Belief to Clarity

Seeds for the Soul 

Whispering in the Wind  

The Sedona Method  

All There Is

Reasons and Rationalizations

Family Therapy, A Constructive Framework

Fractalic Awakening: A Seekerís Guide

E. Ann Burt

Multiple Intelligences and Positive Life Habits

Common-Sense Classroom Management

Robert Cumming

Handbook of Solution-Focused Therapy

Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families

Mark Edwards

The Teacher's Toolkit 

Words Work!   

Three titles by Lucky Duck

Nurture Groups in School

Rethinking Classroom Management 

Teacher Leadership and Behaviour Management 

Teaching Toward Solutions

The Anger Alphabet 

Helping Children With Autism Learn

Parents First

Counselling and the Life Course

The Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach to Therapeutic Change

Rational Emotive Behavioural Counselling in Action

The New Teacherís Survival Guide to Behaviour

Little Owlís Book of Thinking  

Impact Techniques in The Classroom  

Creating a Dynamic Classroom 

The Trainer's Toolkit 

Bright Ideas for Managing the Positive Classroom

Cardit! 

Visual Thinking

Higher Order Thinking

Gill Ewing

Drugs

Russian Literature

The Story of Life 

John Ewing

  Cosmology

Cryptography

The History of Astronomy 

Northern Ireland

Modern Ireland 

Philosophy of Science 

Nature's Building Blocks  

Explanations

Pills, Potions and Poisons, How Drugs Work 

Bad Thoughts: A Guide to Clear Thinking 

Travels in Four Dimensions 

Sylvia Farley

Globalization

Abigail Freeman

Schizophrenia  

Pure Madness 

Terry Goodwin

The Good, The Bad, The Funny 

Cultural Intelligence

Rosie Harrison

Accelerating Performance

How Not to be a Hypocrite

The Person-Centred Approach to Therapeutic Change

Emotional Survival

Looking Forward to Monday Morning

Julie Hay

Golden Hours - Games for Groups

Coaching Made Easy

Irene Hayes

Heart and Mind

Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Sam Jackson

Brief Counselling That Works

Problem Postcards

David Jaques

Solution-Focused Groupwork 

Tom Maguire

Rules, Patterns and Words

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 

Developing the Emotionally Literate School 

Commonsense Classroom Management

Coping Strategies for Secondary Students 

Michael Mallows

The Gamesters' Handbook 3 

Team Development Programme 

D is for Directions 

Transactional Analysis Approaches to Brief Therapy 

Intercultural Management

Counselling Children, Adolescents and Families 

Letting the Heart Sing  

Sep Meyer

The Oxford Book of Health Foods

The Therapistís Toolbox  

Terrorism

The Language Report

The Oxford Dictionary of Euphemisms

Regrowing Hair Naturally

The Law of Non-Contradictiion

Sandra Neilsen

The Time Out Book of Country Walks Volume 2

Kevin Phillips

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 

John Rowan

Revolutionary connections: Psychotherapy and neuroscience.

Joe Sinclair

A Start in Art 

Learning in Groups

The Joy of Letting Women Down

Quantum Theory 

Linguistics

Language Matters

Great Ways to Sabotage a Good Conversation

Language Evolution,

Brief NLP Therapy  

Seeing Double 

English Only Europe

Foundations of Language

Therapy Culture

Bridging Differences

Fuzzy Grammar

Differences and Discrimination in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Positive Energy

The Oxford Companion to the Mind 

Travels in Four Dimensions

Nietzsche's New Darwinism

Joint Attention: Communication and other minds

Creating a Learning School. 

What can I do to help?

Cancer Etiquette

June M. Tutton

C is for Confidence

Penelope Waite

The Psychodynamic Approach to Therapeutic Change

Empathy - Promoting resilience and emotional intelligence for young people aged 7 to 11 

Elizabeth Winder

Ethically Challenged Professions