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ENGLISH. Hodder English 1, 2 and 3. By Sue Hackman, Alan Howe and Patrick Scott. A new course for key stage 3. Each book provides material for a year's work. It makes extensive use of literary and non-literary texts; includes "rigorous language work" and contains differentiated activities. Pounds 7.99 each. Hodder Stoughton Educational, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH.

Tel: 0171 873 6000.


Update: Agricultural Change in Developed Countries. Latest in the Update series for advanced students of geography and related subjects in schools, colleges and university, this book looks at the developmental path of agriculture and various "turning points" in its evolution, including the current debate on the role of agriculture in the economy and society. Pounds 8.95. Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU.

Tel: 01223 312393.


Delivering Capability in IT has been compiled "to help secondary school teachers and managers reconsider their approach" to IT. Ten contrasting case studies are presented, ranging from the centralised approach where IT is delivered through a centrally defined taught programme to the totally cross-curricular approach where it is used by subject teachers only. Pounds 9.95. NCET, Milburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry CV4 7JJ. Tel: 01203 416994.


US Government and Politics. A readable introduction to politics for AS, A-level and other courses, this book covers the US options of all the new syllabuses. It lists and highlights key terms and includes short-answer, essay and comparative questions to help students prepare for exams. Pounds 12. 99. Heinemann, Halley Court, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8EJ.

Tel: 01865 311366.


Sociology: A New Approach. Edited by Michael Haralambos. The third edition of this bestselling textbook for GCSE provides coverage of all syllabuses in sociology and emphasises the skills of interpretation, evaluation and analysis of evidence. Pounds 11.95. Causeway Press, PO Box 13, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 5HP.

Tel: 01695 576048.

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