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Jacket not 978-0-521-42706-7 G. H. Hardy A Mathematician's PB 07-May-1992 GBP Canto General and
available Apology 14.99 recreational
Jacket not 978-0-521-42281-9 C. S. Lewis An Experiment in PB 07-May-1992 GBP Canto Literary theory Why do we read literature and how do we judge it? C. S. Lewis's classic analysis springs from
available Criticism 14.99 the conviction that literature exists for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by
the kind of reading they invite.
Jacket not 978-0-521-48585-2 Inga Clendinnen; La Aztecs An Interpretation PB 06-Apr-1995 GBP Canto Latin American Inga Clendinnen's account of the Aztecs recreates the culture of the city of Tenochtitlan,
available Trobe University, 19.99 history magnificent centre of the Aztec empire, in its last unthreatened years before it fell to the
Victoria Spaniards and their Indian allies.
Jacket not 978-0-521-63206-5 Quentin Skinner; Liberty before HB 13-Nov-1997 GBP History of ideas In this extended essay Quentin Skinner seeks both to excavate, and to vindicate, the neo-
available University of Liberalism 19.95 Roman theory of free citizens and free states as it developed in early-modern Britain, and also
Cambridge to provide a powerful defence of the nature, purposes and goals of intellectual history and the
history of ideas.
Jacket not 978-0-521-45729-3 Bernard Williams; Morality An Introduction to PB 30-Sep-1993 GBP Canto Philosophy Bernard Williams's remarkable essay on morality confronts the problems of writing moral
available University of Oxford Ethics 14.99 (general) philosophy, and offers a stimulating alternative to more systematic accounts which seem
and University of nevertheless to have left all the important issues somewhere off the page.
Jacket not 978-0-521-40676-5 Thomas Nagel; New Mortal Questions PB 02-May-1991 GBP Canto Philosophy
available York University 14.99 (general)
978-0-521-44771-3 George Gamow Mr Tompkins in PB 15-Apr-1993 GBP Canto History, George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern
Paperback 14.99 philosophy and physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. Roger
foundations of Penrose's new foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews
physics his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today.
978-0-521-43961-9 E. J. Hobsbawm; Nations and Programme, Myth, PB 29-Oct-1992 GBP Canto European This updated and revised edition of Eric Hobsbawm's acclaimed analysis of the problems of
Birkbeck College, Nationalism since Reality 15.99 history after nations and nationalism takes account of the most recent events in Eastern Europe and the
University of London 1780 1450 Soviet republics.
978-0-521-43776-9 D'Arcy Wentworth On Growth and Form PB 24-Sep-1992 GBP Canto Cell biology and D'Arcy Thompson's classic On Growth and Form looks at the way things grow and the shapes
Thompson 19.99 developmental they take. Analysing biological processes in their mathematical and physical aspects, this
biology historic work, first published in 1917, has also become renowned for the sheer poetry of its
descriptions. It is now available for a wider readership including a foreword by one of today's
great populisers of science.
978-0-521-88926-1 Edited by Shahn On Space and Time HB 25-Sep-2008 GBP History, What is the true nature of space and time? These concepts are at the heart of science, but they
Majid; Queen Mary, 14.99 philosophy and remain wrapped in enigma. This unique volume brings together leaders in cosmology, particle
University of London foundations of physics, quantum gravity, mathematics, philosophy and theology to provide fresh insights into
physics the structure of space and time.
978-0-521-54266-1 Alastair I. M. Rae; Quantum Physics Illusion or Reality? PB 07-Oct-2004 GBP Canto Quantum Einstein's famous remark that 'God does not play dice' was his response to a set of new
University of 15.99 physics, scientific ideas now known as quantum physics. This revised edition to Alastair Rae's
Birmingham quantum introductory exploration into this area contains a new chapter covering theories developed
information and during the past fifteen years.
978-0-521-60323-2 Waldemar Heckel; The Conquests of PB 07-Oct-2010 GBP Key Conflicts of Ancient history Yes Waldemar Heckel provides an overview of the conquests of Alexander the Great. In an
University of Calgary Alexander the Great 14.99 Classical Antiquity engaging and balanced account of key military events, he shows how Alexander imposed his
will on the willing and how the defeated were no longer capable of resisting his military might.
978-0-521-89312-1 Cherry Lewis The Dating Game One Man's Search for PB 28-Mar-2002 GBP Earth science Yes The story of one man's vision of developing a geological timescale which lasted fifty years
the Age of the Earth 16.99 (general) despite scientific opposition, financial hardship and personal tragedy. Arthur Holmes fought to
convince The Establishment of an Earth of great antiquity: a fight which eventually transformed
the moribund 'art' of geology into a dynamic science.
978-0-521-47735-2 C. S. Lewis The Discarded Image An Introduction to PB 22-Sep-1994 GBP Canto English literature The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, as historical and cultural
Medieval and 14.99 - Renaissance background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance. It describes the 'image'
Renaissance and early discarded by later ages as 'the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organisation of their
Literature modern to 1700 theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe'.
Jacket not 978-0-521-39832-9 Steven Runciman The Fall of PB 13-Sep-1990 GBP Canto European This classic account shows how the fall of Constantinople in 1453 came as a bitter shock to
available Constantinople 1453 15.99 history after Western Christendom. To the Turks, victory not only brought a new imperial capital, but
1450 guaranteed that their empire would last. To the Greeks, the conquest meant the end of the
civilisation of Byzantium and led to the exodus of scholars stimulating the tremendous expansion
of Greek studies in the European Renaissance.
978-0-521-64550-8 Harry M. Collins; The Golem What You Should PB 17-Sep-1998 GBP Canto History of
University of Wales Know about Science 13.99 science
College of Cardiff (general)
Jacket not 978-0-521-43773-8 Edited by Eric The Invention of PB 24-Sep-1992 GBP Canto History Yes Many of the traditions which we think of as very ancient were not in fact sanctioned by long
available Hobsbawm; Birkbeck Tradition 14.99 (general), world usage over the centuries, but were invented comparatively recently. This book explores
College, University of history examples of this process of invention and addresses the complex interaction of past and present
London in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism.
Jacket not 978-0-521-55872-3 Malcolm Barber; The New Knighthood A History of the Order PB 28-Sep-1995 GBP Canto Church history Yes
available University of Reading of the Temple 17.99
Jacket not 978-0-521-44770-6 Elizabeth L. The Printing PB 15-Apr-1993 GBP Canto English literature This illustrated and abridged edition of Professor Eisenstein's major work, The Printing Press as
available Eisenstein Revolution in Early 12.99 - Renaissance an Agent of Change, gives a stimulating survey of the communications revolution of the fifteenth
Modern Europe and early century.
modern to 1700
Jacket not 978-0-521-43774-5 Steven Runciman The Sicilian Vespers A History of the PB 24-Sep-1992 GBP Canto European On 30 March 1282, as the bells of Palermo were ringing for Vespers, the Sicilian townsfolk
available Mediterranean World 15.99 history - 1000 - slaughtered the garrison and administration of their Angevin King. Steven Runciman takes the
in the Later Thirteenth 1450 Vespers as the climax of a great narrative sweep covering the whole of the Mediterranean in the
Century thirteenth century. His sustained narrative power is displayed here with concentrated brilliance
in the rise and fall of this fascinating episode.
978-0-521-69105-5 Jack Goody; The Theft of History PB 11-Jan-2007 GBP History Jack Goody builds on his own work to extend his influential critique of what he sees as the
University of 16.99 (general), world pervasive eurocentric or occidentalist biases of western historical writing, and the consequent
Cambridge history 'theft' by the West of the achievements of other cultures in the invention of (notably) democracy,
capitalism, individualism, and love.
Jacket not 978-0-521-45730-9 C. P. Snow The Two Cultures PB 30-Sep-1993 GBP Canto Philosophy The notion that our society is characterised by a split between two cultures - the arts or
available 13.99 (general) humanities, and the sciences - has a long history. This 50th anniversary printing features an
introduction by Stefan Collini, charting the history, context, implications and afterlife of a debate
that still rages today.
978-0-521-70035-1 David Crystal Think On My Words Exploring PB 21-Feb-2008 GBP English literature For decades, people have been studying Shakespeare's life and times, and in recent years
Shakespeare's 13.99 - Renaissance there has been a renewed surge of interest into aspects of his language. David Crystal provides
Language and early a lively and original introduction, creating a greater appreciation of Shakespeare's vast linguistic
modern to 1700 creativity.
978-0-521-42708-1 Erwin Schrödinger What is Life? With Mind and Matter PB 07-May-1992 GBP Canto History, Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life?, one of the great science classics of the
and Autobiographical 14.99 philosophy and twentieth century appears here together with Mind and Matter. Schrodinger asks what place
Sketches foundations of consciousness occupies in the evolution of life, and what part the state of development of the
physics human mind plays in moral questions.
978-0-521-87435-9 Anthony Grafton; What was History? The Art of History in HB 01-Mar-2007 GBP History of ideas One of the world's leading cultural historians explores the numerous treatises on how to read
Princeton University, Early Modern Europe 44.00 and write history that appeared throughout early modern Europe. What Was History? is based
New Jersey on the Trevelyan Lectures of 2005, and is a deliberate evocation of E. H. Carr's celebrated
Trevelyan Lectures on What Is History?
978-0-521-69199-4 Douwe Draaisma; Why Life Speeds Up How Memory Shapes PB 07-Sep-2006 GBP Cognition Yes In this enchanting and thoughtful book (shortlisted for the 2005 Aventis Prize), Douwe
Rijksuniversiteit As You Get Older our Past 16.99 Draaisma, author of the internationally acclaimed Metaphors of Memory, explores the nature of
Groningen, The autobiographical memory and extraordinary phenomena such as the memory feats of idiot-
Netherlands savants or the effects of extreme trauma on memory recall.