Trevor’s Success in Academic Writing (Palgrave Macmillan, UK and US), was enthusiastically reviewed by writing and learning specialists and is five-star reviewed on Amazon UK.Carol Matthews’ review in the Journal of Pedagogic Development, November 2014
When this book landed on my desk I wondered ‘Do we really need to add yet another student guide to academic writing to the mountain of such books?’ Once I began reading I realised what an accessible and useful guide to academic writing this is …
Whether clarifying the reasons for formal academic writing, its nature and conventions, or explaining critical thinking and the art of composition, Day’s practical experience and craftsmanship combine to make this a book that students and academics alike can return to time and again and never fail to learn something or find inspiration. Do we really another guide to academic writing? In short: in this case, yes, we definitely do.
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Kathy Greethurst’s review in the Oxford Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching, December 2014
The importance of this book is that it is an easy-to-read and easy-to-access academic writing guide which will help students to realise that the effective delivery of compelling evidence-based arguments is key to achieving good grades. The book explains that academic study is just as much about students finding their academic voice as becoming an expert in their disciplines.
… this book is well worth reading for its broad overview of academic writing and for its wide range of tips, advice and practical examples to help students to develop their academic voice and academic writing skills. After reading this book, students will be equipped to tackle their university writing projects with confidence and fluency. Consequently, it is recommended for any undergraduate or postgraduate student especially if they are new to academic writing.
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Praise for Oceans (Facts On File, revised edition)Oceans, by Trevor Day, is a truly remarkable book. … [The author’s] vast literary experience certainly shows in this book. Each subject … is covered in succinct prose. … I would very much like to teach an undergraduate marine science course out of this text. Science Books & Film, 27 June 2008
Any library with a science reference section will want this book as a simple but sophisticated guide to oceans, oceanography, and the role the sea plays in our lives. American Reference Books Annual, 27 March 2008
The guide is a useful and eminently pleasant primer to the taxon Cetacea – the whales, dolphins, and porpoises. I gladly recommend this book to general readers who want to know how, where, and when to watch these lovely mammals of the seas. Bernd Würsig, Texas A & M University, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 82, 2007Responsible watching is stressed in this comprehensive, thoughtfully assembled reference book, aimed at one of the fastest-growing tourist activities in the world. Wildlife Conservation magazine
Trevor Day … has produced an exceptional book that will satisfy the most ardent fan of whales and whale-watching. … Whale Watcher is both highly educational and fun to read. Highly Recommended. Elizabeth Larsen. Canadian Materials for Libraries (University of Manitoba)
Youch! (Templar, Simon & Schuster, and Heinemann) was shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards in 2000 and won several awards in the United States. Incredible Journey to the Centre of the Atom (Kingfisher) was shortlisted for the 1997 Rhone-Poulenc (now Royal Society) Science Book Prize and has been translated into ten languages, as have some of his more recent books, including Dorling Kindersley’s Guide to Savage Earth.
Trevor’s Lakes and Rivers, Oceans and Taiga (Chelsea House, US) are part of a ten-book series alongside distinguished authors Mike Allaby and Peter Moore. Positively Healthy (The Chalkface Project, UK), published in various formats, has been purchased by more than half of UK secondary schools and FE colleges since it was first published in 1987.