* History of Art: A Students' Handbook (Routledge, Pounds 8.99 paperback) gives guidance to sixth formers and undergraduates on degree courses and careers, study skills, reading methods and electronic forms of information retrieval. The author, Professor Marcia Pointon of Manchester University, explores different approaches to the discipline, explaining the relationship of art history to disciplines including film, literature, design history and anthropology. Details: Routledge, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE.Tel: 0171 583 9855.

* Musicians' Injuries: a guide to their understanding and prevention (Parapress, Pounds 7.95) by professional musician Nicola Culf is intended for students, teachers, parents and healthcare professionals. It explains playing-related injuries and the techniques of prevention in layman's language. Details: Parapress Ltd, Magpie Shaw, Barden Road, Speldhurst, Kent TN3 OLE.Tel: 01892 863123.

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