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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
                                                                                                                                                                                   mathematics




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.
                                  California, Berkeley




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.
                                                                                                                                                            quantum
                                                                                                                                                            computation



             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.

				
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