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Yuan Mei: Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1956. Arthur Waley presents here an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time.


Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing

by Eric C. Barrett

Taking a detailed, non-mathematical approach to the principles on which remote sensing is based, this book progresses from the physical principles to the application of remote sensing.


Contemporary Piracy and Maritime Terrorism: The Threat to International Security

by Martin N. Murphy

This Adelphi Paper attempts to answer the question of whether piracy and maritime terrorism, individually or together, present a threat to international security.


The Search for Security in Post-Taliban Afghanistan

by Cyrus Hodes & Mark Sedra

This paper charts the evolution of the security environment in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban, deconstructing both the causes of insecurity and the responses to them. Through this analysis, it offers...


The United Kingdom and Nuclear Deterrence

by Jeremy Stocker

This Adelphi Paper argues that it makes sense to remain a nuclear power in an uncertain and nuclear-armed world. Given that deterrence needs are now less acute, but more complex than in the past, it asserts...


Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Culture

by Claire Grant

Today, questions about how and why societies punish are deeply emotive and hotly contested. In Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Culture, Claire Grant argues that criminal justice is a key site for the negotiation...


Alzheimer's Day Care: A Basic Guide

by David A. Linderman, Nancy H. Corby & Rachel Downing

A book whose purpose is to offer guidance to individuals, organizations and agencies on how to develop day care programmes for patients with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

A range of programme aspects...


Hell and High Water: How Global Warming Will Forever Change

by Joe Romm

Global warming is the story of the twenty-first century. It is the most serious issue facing the future of humankind, but American energy and environmental policy is driving the whole world down a path toward...


The Debt Threat

by Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz, one of the world's leading experts on economic globalization, looks at the history of third-world debt and its crippling effects on people in developing countries.

Drawing from her impressive debt-relief...


The Age of Reasons: Quixotism, Sentimentalism, and Political Economy in Eighteenth Century Britain

by Wendy Motooka

Wendy Motooka contends that 'the Age of Reason' was actually an Age of Reasons. Joining imaginative literature, moral philosophy, and the emerging discourse of the new science, she seeks to historicise the meaning...


International Directory of Museum Training: Programs and Practices of the Museum Profession

by Gary Edson

Choosing the right museum training course may be one of the most important decisions a person makes in their career. Whether you are already working in a museum or are just beginning training you will need the...


Process and Form in Geomorphology

by David Stoddart

Process and Form in Geomorphology marks a turning point in geomorphological research. Stoddart has brought together a team of the leading international experts to offer important new studies into the processes,...


Development Projects as Policy Experiments: An Adaptive Approach to Development Administration

by Dennis A. Rondinelli

International assistance programmes for developing countries are in urgent need of revision. Continuous testing and verification is required if development activity is to cope effectively with the uncertainty...


Gideon's Spies: The Inside Story of Israel's Legendary Secret Service

by Gordon Thomas

Created in 1951 to ensure an embattled IsraelÕs future, the Mossad has been responsible for the most audacious and thrilling feats of espionage, counterterrorism and assassination ever ventured. GideonÕs Spies...


Giving is Good For You: Why Britain Should Be Bothered and Give More

by John Nickson

Inequality in Britain is on the rise. Does this matter? Should we be bothered that the rich give proportionately much less than the poor? And that only a small minority of the very wealthy are giving generously?...


Memories of Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait, By Those Who Knew Her Best

by Iain Dale

Margaret Thatcher is a British icon. There is no denying her place in history as Britain’s greatest peacetime Prime Minister. The reaction to her death confirms that twenty-three years after leaving office...


Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

by Peter Carlson

Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another,...


The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui

by Affleck Gray

In an acclaimed account of the terrifying figure said to haunt the desolate passes and summit of Britain's second highest mountain, this book takes on one of Scotland's most chilling unsolved mysteries. Throughout...


Other Women: The History of the Mistress

by Fiona McDonald

Other Women tells the stories of those women who belonged to a separate part of society: in some ways invisible and socially unacceptable, but in others in positions of influence and power, comfort and even...


Mothers in Academia

by Maria Castaneda & Kirsten Isgro

While more mothers are increasingly occupying institutions of higher learning, they still struggle to make headway in a world that privileges a commitment to countless hours of scholarly research and study....