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China At War by Freda Utley (£249.00)Publisher: London: Faber & Faber — 1939Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss, heavy damp-marking to the reverse showing slightly at the panels. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Endpapers and blanks a little grubby. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Map to the rear slightly mis-folded. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Fold-Out Maps [1];

From the cover: “Freda Utley, who has just returned from the seat of war in the Far East, gives us in this book a vivid description of the Chinese war, as she has seen it from the Chinese side, backed by a brilliant expose of the Chinese political situation. One of the very few British newspaper correspondents in the war zone (she represented the News Chronicle), the only Englishwoman to visit the Yangtze fronts, and a world-renowned authority on Far Eastern matters, Miss Utley is quite exceptionally well informed, as readers of her last book, Japan’s Feet of Clay, know. A trained and accurate observer, she allows her sympathy with the Chinese cause to warm but not to warp the truth. A naturally straightforward writer, she makes her story easy to read, deeply interesting, and therefore deeply moving.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 306 pages. Tags: china history politics government social conditions press war reporting military operations campaigns warfare battles hong kong canton hankow wuhan cities yangtze front political situation japan
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Honest George Monck by J. D. [John David] Griffith Davies (£153.00)Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head — 1936Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with many short nicks and chips. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “A SIMPLE soldier of fortune, Monck became one of the foremost captains of his age. Yet there was nothing of the sabre-rattling militarist about him. His pacification of the Highlands of Scotland, achieved with surprisingly little bloodshed, marked him down as a first-rate administrator. As a sailor, too, he was Blake’s equal; and to him even more than to Blake belongs the credit of having removed the Dutch naval menace. But surpassing these, the crowning glory of Monck’s work for England was the Stuart Restoration in 1660.

However, there is more in this book than a record of Monck’s political and military work. There is a clearly-cut picture of the man himself — the soldier who never asked his men to do that which he was afraid to do himself; the sailor who strove to better conditions on the lower deck; the indulgent husband and father; the faithful friend; and always the true patriot. All these aspects of Monck’s life are delightfully brought out by Mr. Davies. And perhaps for the first time he enables both students of history and general readers to understand and appreciate one of England’s greatest sons.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 365 pages. Tags: albemarle george monck duke 1608-1670 monk albemare great britain history charles 1660-1685 puritan revolution 1642-1660 john david griffith davies first editions firsts printings 1st
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Journalism as a Career by W. T. Cranfield (£88.00)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1930Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good+. Faded at the spine and margins of the boards. Top edges of text block dusty. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Red cloth with gilt titling to spine, now faded, gilt tiling to upper board. Numerous portraits, personal sketches and illustrations. Plain counsels by leading journalists on the qualifications and training needed. The duties and conditions of work and the monetary and other rewards that may be expected. 24pp Advertisements to rear.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 100 pages. Tags: Thomas Cranfield newspapers journalism journalist reporting reporters news
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Gypsies and Travellers in Their Own Words: Words and Pictures of Travelling Life by Peter Saunders, Jim Clarke, Sally Kendall, Anna Lee, Sakie Lee & Freda Matthews (£84.00)Publisher: Leeds: Leeds Travellers Education Service — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0950802999]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Ex-Public Library: Numerals to the spine; Scattered stamps; Lending plate remnant to the first blank; Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. [XVI] 254 pages. Tags: matthews romanies britain social customs 20th century conditions gypsies leeds england history travelers 0950802999 9780950802992
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Teamwork in Industry by F. J. Burns Morton (£63.00)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — 1948Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the upper panel and closed tears to the lower. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Tanning and spotting to the blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “The author’s previous book, The New Foremanship, endeavoured to propound and analyse the problem of supervision in the light of present circumstances and likely trends. It was suggested that new methods of supervision were "necessary to bring social relationships, which in industry had remained static, into line with the great developments which had taken place in technical organisation; and further, what was needed in foremanship was also necessary in other managerial practices.

This present book, which is also addressed to all in authority and to those thinking employees who believe in the possibilities, of their jobs, sets out to show the direction of the second step. It examines the nature of better working relationships, and shows that harmonious, consciously directed working together leads to increased efficiency. Thus the name Teamwork in Industry.

The twelve chapters discuss such vital topics as the human factor and the influencing of human behaviour, co-operation and industrial relations, job satisfaction, selection and training of staff, incentives, leadership, supervision, discipline, absenteeism, working conditions and social organisation. The book concludes with a useful bibliography and index.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by The Lord Forrester. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 273 pages. Tags: 360-degree ability absence acquisitions activities adapting adding advertising agents analysis applications appraisal appraising approach approaches assessment avoiding benchmarking biodata branding cases causes centres claims classic commercial competency computer considerations constraints contact context contracts contractual costing counselling criteria criticisms cutting-edge debates defence defining demand demonstrating descriptions developments differences discipline dismissals documentation education
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Life at the Extremes: The Science of Survival by Frances Ashcroft (£54.50)Publisher: Flamingo — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0006551254]Condition: Very Good. Extensive previous owners' inscription to the dedication page.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 326 pages. Tags: antarctica starvation underwater wind-chill polymerase saturation weightless endorphins spacesuits subsurface aborigines noureddine halophiles generation eustachian antifreeze metabolism adaptation uncoupling barotrauma atmosphere deficiency submarines centrifuge ice-diving definition astronauts spaceships alkalinity torricelli adrenaline barometric chilblains conditions conduction compressed heatstroke geothermal fahrenheit convection ballooning meteorites insulation tereshkova protective bullimore malignant institute formation transport infection
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Making a Living: The Livelihoods of the Rural Poor in Bangladesh by Iqbal Alam Khan & Janet Seeley (£54.00)Publisher: Dhaka: The University Press Limited — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9840517368]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Tables;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Matching Pictorial boards. [XX] 245 pages. Tags: seeley 9840517368 rural poor bangladesh economic conditions livelihoods extreme study project
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Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: From Prehistory to the Present by S. J. Vainker (£49.00)Publisher: London: British Museum Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0714114480]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a vertical crease to the spint. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Porcelain dish decorated with a white dragon, cobalt blue glaze. Yuan dynasty, mid-14th century / White porcelain phoenix-head ewer, green-tinged glaze. 10th-11nth century AD. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [80]; Colour Photographs [100]; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “Chinese Pottery and Porcelain is a comprehensive survey of the development of ceramics from the Neolithic period to the present day. Assessing the roles pottery has played in each dynasty throughout the history of China, the author also discusses its enormous impact on the ceramic industries of the rest of the world, where Chinese porcelain has been admired and collected for centuries.

From the earliest earthenwares to the exotic burial figures of the Tang, from the classic forms and subtle glazes of the Song to the famous porcelains created especially for export or imperial tastes, the book draws upon the extensive collections of the British Museum for lavish illustration.

The author considers the purposes for which the ceramics of each period were made, how their production was organised, and what effect local conditions might have had on their final forms. Incorporating contemporary commentaries, recent archaeological evidence from kiln sites and the most up-to-date scientific analysis, the book provides a valuable new account of China’s ceramic history.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: vainker 0714114480 pottery chinese history porcelain tang-five dynasties song-yuan sung-yang art arts china modelling clay wax plastic materials crafts hobbies carving
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Economic Geography by J. [John] MacFarlane (£49.00)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1927Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Small address sticker to the pastedown. Description: 3rd edition. [First Published: 1914] Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VIII] 648 [16] pages. Tags: activities activity australia britain climatic conditions divisions economic geographical geography great history human main man natural physical regions stages
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The Thatcher Era and Its Legacy by Peter Riddell (£48.00)Publisher: Blackwell — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0631182683]Condition: Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: First in this edition. [First: The Thatcher Decade, 1991] Jacket illustration: Mrs Thatcher leaving No. 10 for Buckingham Palace after resigning.

From the cover: “In 1989, in The Thatcher Decade, Peter Riddell provided the most wide-ranging and accessible analysis to date of the impact of Mrs. Thatcher’s government on the British economy and society in the 1980s. Now, following Margaret Thatcher’s sudden and dramatic departure from office in November 1990, he extends his classic account of the Thatcher years to include an assessment of her legacy and its consequences for Britain in the next decade.

Margaret Thatcher, one of the most remarkable of all British prime ministers, presided over a period of far-reaching change in Britain’s economy, industrial structure, labour market, society and place in the world. Looking beyond the personality of Mrs. Thatcher, Peter Riddell discusses how far these changes reflected the actions of the government, intended or unintended, rather than the influence of broader, longer-term trends common to other industrialized countries. Was there, in short, a Thatcher revolution? What are the consequences of her legacy?

The Thatcher Era is essential reading for all those interested in current politics.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [IX] 270 pages. Tags: riddell 0631182683 9780631182689 thatcher margaret british prime ministers statesmen britain economic conditions social politics government change economy industrial structure labour market society
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The Road to Prosperity: An Economic History of Finland by Edited by Jari Ojala, Jari Eloranta & Jukka Jalava (£41.00)Publisher: Helsinki: Suomaleisen Kirjallisuuden Seura — 2006Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9517468180]Condition: Near Fine. Slight bruising to the lower corners of the boards otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The Finnish economy is a victory over hardship, a success story with few equivalents. During the period 1860-2000 the gross domestic product grew 21-fold, while EU nations on average achieved 11-fold growth. Today, Finland is known for its competitiveness, high educational standards, negligible corruption, expertise in creating and using high technology, and successful companies, most notably Nokia. This book tells how Finland astonishingly evolved from an internationally insignificant agrarian economy to the affluent, knowledge-based, welfare society that it is now. The Road to Prosperity — An Economic History of Finland offers an overview of several centuries of economic progress — with a keen eye on negative effects of growth.” Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Tables;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Joel Mokyr. Size: 10½" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 343 pages. Tags: finland economic conditions 19th century open economies growth structural change agriculture trade transport labour market monetary economy government spending income distribution capital technology social historical perspective welfare state
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A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World by Juha Nurminen & Matti Lainema (£36.50)Publisher: London: Conway — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844860692]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “Documenting more than 2,500 years of Arctic exploration, from the earliest seafarers of antiquity and the great naval and mercantile voyages in search of the Northwest and Northeast Passages, to the conquest of the North Pole and even beyond, this book is the definitive account of expeditions made throughout the great Northern polar expanse. For the first time, it brings together the major explorers from both East and West to present one of the most detailed and beautifully illustrated surveys of the region’s history ever published.

Drawing on many previously unseen charts, artworks and maps from major European museums, the extensive holdings of the Nurminen Foundation as well as private collections and archives, A History of Arctic Exploration reveals how this remote region was gradually explored and charted by men of supreme skill, courage and initiative, overcoming extreme conditions in almost incredible feats of endurance. Key figures such as Barents, Franklin, Nordenskiold, Peary, Nansen, Stefansson and Amundsen are discussed in depth, together with an evaluation of their achievements, showing how each contributed to our understanding of the Arctic. Many perished as the North defiantly held on to its secrets, ultimately proving that success could only be achieved by adapting to the extreme conditions, following the example of the indigenous peoples, who had successfully inhabited the North for hundreds of years.

Today, the future of the Arctic is of global concern. In recent years, climate change and sovereignty disputes over territory have highlighted this worrying reality, drawing much attention to the region. Yet the Arctic has always been an inspiring and fascinating place, as well as a source of much human drama due to its harsh landscape and demanding conditions. Arctic expeditions were motivated by many different factors, including the pursuit of trade and commerce, knowledge, international dominance, individual fame, natural resources and scientific endeavour, but they can all be characterised by the uniquely human desire to push back frontiers. Collectively the accounts of such epic journeys form an absorbing and complex historical narrative, fully presented in this insightful and deeply resonant book.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lennart Meri. Size: 14" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: lainema arctic regions discovery exploration history natural climate ocean appendix maritime geographical polar expeditions discoveries 9781844860692
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Soviet Risk-taking and Crisis Behavior: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis by Hannes Adomeit (£34.00)Publisher: London, Boston & Sydney: George Allen & Unwin — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0043350437]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper nicked at the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Under what conditions is the Soviet leadership prepared to take risks in the conduct of its international affairs? Does Soviet behaviour in crises conform to the commonly accepted ‘rules’ or ‘conventions’ of crisis management? How important are threats, ultimatums and military pressure for the achievement of Soviet objectives? These are questions which have often been asked in the West by political leaders and academic specialists, but they have never been systematically analyzed. In this book Hannes Adomeit provides such an analysis.

Detailed examination of the two Berlin crises forms the empirical background against which comparisons are made with the role of the Soviets in other crises-in Cuba, the Middle East, in Vietnam and in Afghanistan -as well as with patterns of Soviet intervention in Eastern Europe. Dr Adomeit shows that successive Soviet leaderships, whether headed by Stalin, Khrushchev or Brezhnev, have acted as though guided by a set of firm ‘operational principles’. These principles and patterns of Soviet crisis behaviour are explained by the interplay of four factors: an ideology requiring constant political initiative; a wide interpretation of security interests; diverse and growing military power; and the centralizing features of the Soviet system. Together they add up to certain advantages over Western pluralist systems; in particular, they can result in successful strategic deception and surprise.

Soviet Risk-taking and Crisis Behaviour will help the general reader to understand the nature of the Soviet challenge in the years ahead and the practitioner of politics to chart the difficult but necessary course between dangerous complacency and equally dangerous over-reaction to Soviet initiatives. Above all, it will be indispensable for students and specialists in international and comparative politics, since it relates theoretical notions of risk and crisis to actual Soviet foreign policy-combining strategic analysis with bureaucratic models of decision-making.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Marshall D. Shulman. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Studies of the Russian Institute Columbia University series. [VIII] 377 pages. Tags: studies russian soviet union politics government policies leaders risks international geographical conflict superpowers military nato warsaw pact behaviour leaders’ awareness crisis
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Eastenders: Family and Community in Urban Neighbourhoods by Anne Power; Katharine Mumford; (£33.00)Publisher: Policy Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781861344977]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: From the introduction: “This book is about two low-income areas in the East End of London and the lives ofa hundred families who live there. The families tell us about the impact of poor neighbourhood conditions on family life, why neighbourhoods matter to families on a low income, how family life is inextricably bound up with neighbourhoods, and how families help determine the future of neighbourhoods. The families tell us about their homes, their children, their work, their schools, their neighbours and relations, their sense of belonging, and their fears and anxieties about the future. AU the families have children. It seems particularly important to understand how neighbourhood conditions affect both parents and children.”.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 316 pages. Tags: community race relations multi-ethnic neighbourhoods mothers breakdown parks open spaces neighbour problems vandalism graffiti drugs rough behaviour work patterns non-working east-docks hackney newham community spirit drug supply offences
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The World Of The Soil by Sir E. John Russell (£33.00)Publisher: Readers Union — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with ½" closed tear to the foot of the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: With 4 colour photographs, 44 photographs in black and white and 11 text figures. From the preface: “In recent years has grown up the study of pedology, or soil science, which seeks to study and classify soils, to describe them, name them, and trace their development, but the pedologist is only concerned incidentally with the creatures which make the soil their permanent home. This book presents a different picture. It gets inside this strange world and analyses its structure and how it has developed; the circulation of water and gases which give the soil an atmosphere and a succession of climates quite different from those of the air above. It deals with the varied forms of life made possible or impossible by the varied conditions and so to a concept of the soil providing habitats of differing and frequently contrasted characters.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the New Naturalist series. 237 pages. Tags: agriculturist pedology soil science pedologist plant food soil formation clay particles bacteroids rhizobium red clover lucerne plants bacteria aspergillus nigei bacteriophage meadow nematode boron nodule development molybdenum deficiency rothamsted tartarian lamb land reclamation elveden clay soil solar radiation soil protozoa macrofauna earthworms millipede centipede families free-living nematodes plant relationships alkalinity acidity
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Hong Kong's History: State and Society Under Colonial Rule by Edited by Tak-Wing Ngo (£32.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415208688]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Tables;

From the cover: “Hong Kong’s rise from obscure fishing port to world city is usually put down to good colonial rule by Britain. This book challenges such a view and shows how the city’s success was shaped by the ruling elite and other native Hong Kongers.

Rewriting Hong Kong’s history from the bottom up, the chapters investigate vital, but hitherto obscured, aspects of the colony’s rise. They cover the Chinese collaboration with the colonial regime, legal discrimination and intimidation, rural politics, social movements, government-business relations, industrial policy, flexible manufacturing and colonial historiography.

Drawing together contributions from historians, sociologists and political scientists, the book highlights the role played by a variety of social actors in Hong Kong’s history and differs both from recent celebrations of British colonialism and anti-colonial Chinese nationalism.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". In the Asia's Transformations series. [XII] 205 pages. Tags: asia transformations hong kong china history asian middle eastern imperialism colonization independence economic social cultural politics government conditions britain colonies administration
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The Book of Exploration by Ray Howgego (£32.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781407222752]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Charts; Colour Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “A chronological tour of the history of exploration by a prolific world traveller and one of the leading experts of our time, from the pioneering excursions of the ancient Egyptians to the first surface-based crossings of the top and bottom of the world.

Before the turn of the 19th century, ventures into uncharted lands required material or spiritual reward to justify the perils of shipwreck and hostile natives, and dangers yet unknown. Until recent times exploration for the sake of knowledge alone was rare, and mostly undertaken by intrepid traders, gold seekers and valiant Christian missionaries. In this book the author selects more than 150 of those he considers to be the most influential and unusual journeys of discovery, setting each firmly in its historical context. The book chronicles the personalities and motivations, the conditions that had to be endured, and the contribution that exploration has made to our knowledge of the world. It is replete with extraordinary personalities: the heroic adventurers who set out into the unknown, battling against the elements in order to commit their findings to journals and maps; the pioneers who risked everything in search of fabled riches; and the explorers who set out to conquer the deserts, poles and oceans of the globe.

The book is organized simply and chronologically, beautifully illustrated with contemporary maps, paintings, journal entries and other artefacts, and with entertaining asides and sometimes unorthodox interpretations based on the author’s lifetime study of the subject.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 10½. Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360 pages. Tags: howgego 9781407222752 exploration historical travel pioneering explorers christian missionaries unusual journeys discovery adventurers
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Camouflage and Art: Design for Deception in World War 2 by Henrietta Goodden (£28.00)Publisher: London: Unicorn Press — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780906290873]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour plates; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Glossary;

From the cover: “The group of talented young British designers, architects and artists who joined the Directorate of Camouflage at the beginning of World War 2 shared more in common than their professional skills; many were graduates of the Royal College of Art and some, at the end of the war, became tutors and professors of the College under its new Principal, Robin Darwin.

Basing the research for her book on Ministry of Defence records, Royal College of Art archives and help from the families of wartime ‘camoufleurs’, Henrietta Goodden explores the development of the extraordinary ideas which were to play such an important part in defeating the enemy in the air, on land and at sea. Among the names in wartime camouflage later to become famous in other walks of life were Basil Spence, architect, Oliver Messel, designer, Victor Stiebel, couturier, Edward Seago, painter, and Hugh Casson, architect and President of the Royal Academy of Arts. The copious images in this book, illustrating different methods and applications of camouflage, are much more than just military records and instructions and vividly evoke the atmosphere and conditions of wartime Britain.

The ingenious solutions and products of fertile, inventive and sometimes eccentric minds to confuse and deceive attackers, are the subject of this well-researched and illustrated book.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: britain camouflage history 20th century art basil spence messel seago casson ravilious field engineering graphic fortifications paintings drawings defence operations battles campaigns design styles 9780906290873
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Yesterday's Warminster: An Album of Memories and Curiosities by Danny Howell (£28.00)Publisher: Barracuda Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0860232824]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, faded at the spine and tanned on the reverse. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages very gently age-tanned at the margins.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Published as a Limited Edidon of which this is Number 300. Maps to the endpapers.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 136 pages. Tags: and conditions customs england history life social warminster wiltshire
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Australia: Land of Many Dreams by Lyall Rowe (£27.00)Publisher: Colour Library Books For Gordon & Gotch — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 086283158X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Small crease at top edge of lower panel. Slipcase slightly scuffed in a couple of places. A pleasing copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “For a country which can claim less than a century of nationhood Australia has a fantastic history which has the power to fascinate and enthral. Many thousands of years ago the very first Australians made their way to the vast southern continent on fragile rafts and boats. The nomadic Aborigines created a lifestyle which was rich in culture, but which made little use of the land's vast potential. Intriguing insights into the story of this nation and the character of the people are provided by the fascinating text and glorious full-colour photographs in this book.”Notes: Size: 11" x 13". Brown boards with Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: australia aborigines captain cook new south wales captain james cook cape york queensland van diemen’s land tasmania victoria northern territory norfolk island cocos keeling islands christmas island coral sea island macdonnell islands australian antarctic territory southern hemisphere climatic conditions western australia queensland great dividing range commonwealth parliament kanakas gold rush immigration restriction act anzac day canberra tasmania joseph lyons hobart flying doctor service qantas australian labor party burley griffin sir joseph cook sydney harbour
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Wisdom Of The Wild: How We Treat Our Planet by Anon. (£26.50)Publisher: Word Wide Fund for Nature — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Presentation plate to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “There is no turning back. There never has been in history. Two hundred million American citizens are not going to leave the USA just to give back to the Indians the land that was stolen from them. The Inuit in Greenland are not about to climb into their kayaks to paddle back up the river of history. The wisdom with which “wild” peoples have animated their world cannot be fetched back at will. Nevertheless, there is a great deal to learn. This, for example: how, on the threshold of the third millennium, can we live once again in a finite world without consuming it? Pedagogues tell us that children need elements of the wild and disorder in order to become mentally sound adults. The child in its den is said to be subconsciously remembering the feeling of safety which our ancestors experienced in caves in the childhood of mankind. In Sweden, they let children fly back to the beginnings of humanity on the wings of their imagination, as it were. The wild as a tonic.

Henry David Thoreau’s suggestion that every major city should have some wildness in its vicinity (because otherwise its inhabitants would revert to the wild) is almost one hundred and fifty years old — and highly topical in view of the frustration which people feel in our concrete bunkers.

An end must be put to the dominance of the right angle. Protection programmes for spacious areas of wilderness have one purpose, among others, namely to preserve the charm of untouched nature. Real-life magic! Magic, or rather cheap tricks — that is what our oh-so-en-lightened world thought of the healing knowledge of the jungle Indians for such a long time. Until, at the sight of the burning rain forests, they realised that the best pharmacy in the world was going up in flames.

The awareness of its utility should not be the rescuers’ sole motive, however. If we only take up arms in defence of the earth where our immediate living conditions are threatened, we shall soon be sitting amidst the ruins of a barren planet. It is (unfortunately, some would say) not the case that when the trees die, man also dies immediately. There are no trees in the Mongolian steppes, but they are still not dead. The fact is, as an Indian chief once said: “After the deaths of plants and animals, you will die of the great loneliness in your hearts.” An appeal has been filed against this death sentence. This book contains a few passages from the defence counsel’s speech.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jingis Aitmatov. Size: 12" x 9½". Light Brown boards with Dark Brown titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 256 pages. Tags: acid ackirain adaptation additives agricultural agriculture altemative amazonia antarctic arctic assessment atmosphere atmospheric beliefs biology biosphere bodies britain cap capture carbon carcanomas catalytic catastrophe cfc changes chlorine circulation climate climatic climatologists clouds coal collapse conservation consumption cryosphere curve cutback cycle dam damage decay defence deforestation demography destruction detector dioxide disaster drought
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The Portugese Colony of Mocambique: An Economic Survey by C. F. [Charles Francis] Spence (£25.50)Publisher: A. A. Balkema — 1951Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Spine a little faded.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;Notes: Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 133 pages. Tags: mozambique economic conditions charles francis spence
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Burma by R. [Robert] Talbot Kelly (£24.00)Publisher: London: Adam & Charles Black — 1909Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with heavy wear to the spine. Shaken, hinges weak throughout. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Colour Plates [11]; Maps [1];Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5½". Red (with laid on colour plate) boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Peeps at Many Lands series. [VII] 84 [6] pages. Tags: peeps many lands travel burma irrawaddy river burmese social conditions writing myanmar anthropology asia mandalay rangoon pagoda pagan
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The Soviet Paradox: External Expansion, Internal Decline by Seweryn Bialer (£24.00)Publisher: I B Tauris & Co. — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1850430306]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly faded at the spine. Pages tanned, more so toward the margins. Tight.Description: A brilliant study of the contemporary Soviet Union by one of the most widely respected and astute observers of Soviet affairs, THE SOVIET PARAdOX describes a nation at a crossroads: possessed of an awesome military capability, advanced technological skills, and at the height of international power and influence, yet whose domestic conditions seem to be in inexorable decline. 390pp. Index. Size: 8vo Royal (9¾" x 6¼")
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Elementary Typing and Office Practice by Florence Lockey (£23.00)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1948Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards scuffed and soiled. Hinge starting at title page. Pages very gently age-tanned. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: Third edition. Tipped in diagram (not original?) of keyboard layout plus a leaflet for Empire Aristocrat Typewriter.Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". 124 pages. Tags: problem-solving specifications communications adding-listing administration alphabetically requisitioning electrostatic mechanisation receptionists photo-copiers communication parliamentary documentation organisations disadvantages dual-spectrum alphabetical distribution institutions organisation receptionist introduction introductory simultaneous reprographic transactions confidential departmental calculations edge-punched audio-typing requirements book-keeping double-entry typewriting development switchboard calculators publication authorities information enterprises departments panel-strip centralised description duplicating advantages government commercial
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Teacher Supply and Teacher Quality: Issues for the 1990's by Edited by Gerald Grace & Martin Lawn (£23.00)Publisher: Multilingual Matters — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853591556]Condition: Good. Rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: From the cover: “When Sir Claus Moser said in his Presidential Address to the British Association (1990) that “central to all school problems is the state of the teaching profession”, he was expressing a widely held view. The decade of the 1980s in many English-speaking countries has done little to improve the morale and work conditions of teachers in publicly provided education.

The gap between the public rhetoric which acknowledge the importance of teachers and the realities which teachers experience remains very great. With reference to England and Wales this timely and critically stimulating book examines the issues which have to be addressed in the 1990s. It provides an agenda for educational policies and practices which take seriously the importance of teachers as key agents for realizing equal educational opportunities for all. This agenda has relevance for educational policy in a wide range of societies.

Many of the issues raised are multicultural and international, not simply British..”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". 92 pages. Tags: and britain business demand economics education educational effectiveness great job kingdom labor opportunity quality recruitment satisfaction supply teacher teachers teaching training united
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The Civil War in Bath and North Somerset, 1642-1650 by John Wroughton (£23.00)Publisher: Victor Morgan Books — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0903044080]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded and somewhat edgeworn, with a 1" closed tear to the head of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but the last leaf has not been cut. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Chapter Headpieces;

From the cover: “This is the story of the turbulent years in Bath’s history at the time when seventeenth-century England was suffering the tragedy of Civil War. The city, then a walled mediaeval wool-market town, was occupied by first one then the other of the rival armies in the west.

John Wroughton, who made a special study of the seventeenth century during a Visiting Fellowship at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, describes here the pre-war conditions in Bath; the preparations for war, the personalities involved and life in the city when war came. He examines the contending armies’ manoeuvres through the surrounding countryside that led to the confrontation on the slopes of Lansdown, then describes in detail the fierce Battle and its aftermath and reaches a different conclusion to the one that has become generally accepted.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 150 pages. Tags: wroughton 0903044080 bath england history somerset great britain civil war wars avon english north battle lansdown royalists cromwell prynne swainswick alexander popham nunney castle hungerford capture parliamentarians
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The Fight Against Cancer by Charles Oberling (£23.00)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Leans. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.Description: From the cover: “Charles Oberling, one of Europe’s foremost cancer specialists, was the author of a number of technical books and was widely recognized as a leading authority on the causes and treatment of the disease. His researches led him to favour the virus theory as to the cause of cancer, but in this book, although he states the case for this belief, he does not confine himself to its exposition. He also gives a brief but scrupulous survey of the history of research into the nature and causes of the disease, from the work of Bernard Peyrilhe in the eighteenth century until the present time. Oberling, who died in 1960, believed ardently that ignorance of the subject led to much unnecessary apprehension, and that the public ought to be as fully informed as possible about the work being carried out, the theories held, and the discoveries made by scientists in their battle against cancer. It was with this in mind that he wrote the present book in a style comprehensible to the general reader.”Notes: Jacket designed by H. H. Hagedoorn. Foreword or introduction by Sir Cecil Wakeley. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 164 pages. Tags: adaptation after and aromatic carcinogenic chemicals conditions early effects environment first following for general heredity hormones hydrocarbons inheritance metals mutation new nitrogenous objections other parasites polymers radiation radioactive radiomimetic riddle some steps substances surface tar the theories theory trail transplantation tumours two urethan virus viruses x-rays
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The Perk by Mark Gimenez (£23.00)Publisher: Sphere — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1847440711]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Slight lean otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “City lawyer Beck Hardin hasn’t been back to the small town in Texas where he grew up for more than twenty years. He has history there. Bad memories.

But when his wife dies, Beck decides to return to Fredericksburg with his two young children. Leaving the rat race behind, he re-enters a beautiful but troubled small town simmering with ancient feuds, class rivalries and racial tensions.

As he tries to reconcile with his tough, stubborn father, and adjust back to the pace of small-town life, Beck learns of an unsolved case that has haunted Fredericksburg for the past five years. The statute of limitations on the case is fast approaching, and although Beck vowed to leave the law behind him, he can’t resist the opportunity to seek justice.

Yet in taking the case on, Beck has made one of the most dangerous decisions of his life…”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 435 pages. Tags: widowers texas fiction judges teenage girls death mexicans social conditions mark gimenez 1847440711 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Japan by Michel Random & Loues Frederic (£22.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715390503]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper water stained on the reverse of the foot of the upper panel with a little light wrinkling to the head of the same. Text complete, clean and tight but with light age-tanning to the margins of the leaves. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1]; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “For us, said a leading Japanese businessman, Budo, Noh theatre, Kabuki are nourishment, for our soul is basically very ancient. This is why we can be modern or ultra-modern without losing our roots. Nothing in Japan is separate: the light flavour of Sake (rice wine), the taste of Sushi (raw fish), the respect that we pay to our traditions, the veneration we bear to our emperor, all these only make up one Whole. The difference between us and the West is that we have kept a centre, or what you call a soul. The centre is also the kernel. Without it, the fruit withers and dies. This book, created by Nebojsa Bato Tomasevic, is the latest publication in a distinguished series. Past titles include China, Tibet and India. Yugoslav by birth, internationalist by conviction, Tomasevic has travelled extensively in Japan speaking to representative figures in all spheres of activity. Employing French scholars, Japanese, English, Italian and Yugoslav photographers, Japanese expertise and his own personal experience, Tomasevic has assembled an informative and exciting report on this remarkable country. This book is indeed a product of international co-operation at its most effective.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 287 pages. Tags: japan social life and customs 1945- conditions civilisation civilization japanese culture history ancient architecture beliefs traditions sports martial arts the psychology today cultural heritage michel random loues fre´de´ric 0715390503 alexandra campbellfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Contemporary France: Politics and Society Since 1945 by D. L. Hanley; A. P. Kerr; N. H. Waites; (£21.50)Publisher: Routledge — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415025222]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Contemporary France aims to set the working of the French political system into its historical, social and economic context. The first section gives a succinct description of the main developments since 1944 in all major contexts — economy, society, domestic politics and foreign relations. The authors then analyse the economic, social and cultural structures of present-day France, and discuss the institutional framework of decision-making and the major political forces involved in it. There are also chapters on French external and defence policy and on the education system, all of which are set in the context of the political system as a whole. Aimed primarily at students of European history and politics or of French society and culture, the book assumes little knowledge in the social sciences and will be readily accessible to beginners in this field.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 384 pages. Tags: french experience fourth republic fifth republic gaullism giscardism socialist france mitterrand years contemporary france social stratification political culture 944.082 france politics government social conditions political framework central government french party system agricultural workers french industry french production value french exports french energy consumption french agricultural production tertiary sector defence expenditures main political forces electorate major parties french households population decline rural departments french student population socio-professional category parents
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Are Foreign Missions Doing Any Good? by The Author Of Foreign Missions & Home Calls A. H. [Albert Henry] Arden (£21.00)Publisher: London: Elliot Stock — 1894Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards and spine slightly grubby. Blanks tanned. Hinge showing toward the rear although the text is generally strong throughout. Description: Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Upper Board. [XIV] 124 [4] pages. Tags: church england missions, social change history 19th century, missions history 19th century, missions india, church social problems history 19th century, developing social conditions history 19th century, developing civilization christian influences history 19th century, books written the author foreign missions home calls [albert henry] arden
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Writings of a Rebel: A Selection from Public Comments on Public Affairs by Geoffrey [Tatton] Bowles (£21.00)Publisher: London: The Sterling Press — 1944Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with many nicks and chips. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Dark Blue titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [V] 109 pages. Tags: military art science strategy tactics theory britain 20th century social conditions warfare political history second war grand global conduct british politics defence policy organisations international affairs
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Our Own Times 1913-1938: A Political and Economic Survey by Stephen King-Hall (£20.00)Publisher: Ivor Nicholson & Watson — 1934Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spines of both volumes with tanning to the edges of the text block. Ex-library with usual marks. Hinge weak at the first blank in volume I.Description: Volume I, 1934 and Volume II, 1935. Illustrated with maps.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VII] 449, [VI] 567 pages. Tags: 1900-1945 1914-1918 20th and century conditions economic history influence international law modern politics reconstruction relations results war world
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Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody with William Hoffer (£19.50)Publisher: Bantam — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593014766]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned.Description: Imprisoned by her husband in hostile Iran - the true story of one woman's fight for her child and her freedom.Notes: 420 pages. Tags: mahmoody betty political prisoners iran wife abuse americans women united states biography social life and customs conditions detention personal observations with william hoffer first editions firsts printings 1st
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Professional People by Roy Lewis; Angus Maude; (£19.50)Publisher: Phoenix House — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tape-reinforced head and tail of the spine, on the reverse. Price Clipped. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Professional is a word bandied about. It has a high prestige value. But what is a profession? What is the hallmark of the professional man — or woman? Is journalism a profession equally with the practice of the law, for instance?

In this shrewdly probing book the authors of the highly praised The English Middle Classes have sought answers to this kind of question. They have discovered why, although the numbers and apparent power of professional people are greater than ever before, many of them feel unhappy at their prospects. What is to be their future social status? Will most become salaried State servants, with no real guarantee of professional freedom? Would that matter? If so, how can they prevent it? These are problems posed, and discussed at length.

But it is not intended only for the professional reader although he is, of course, most directly concerned. Like The English Middle Classes it is a witty social history of our time. With humour and humanity, the authors have related their findings to the whole structure of our society. They debate, for instance, among many aspects of the survey, ‘The State as client’,’ Professional people in business’, ‘The impact of nationalization’, ‘The disappearing clergy’, ‘The “socialized” professions’. They warn readers about certain training methods and the tendency for professional people to hand over direction of their affairs to non-professional administrators. They criticize the ignorance prevailing in most professions about the affairs and problems of the others. Particularly valuable to parents and students are the summaries of training costs, and financial prospects, and the discussion of the relative advantages of private practice and public employment.

The authors of The English Middle Classes have here produced a similarly lively and profound book. In original research they have amassed a corpus of knowledge, especially on the development of professions since the ‘20’s, which was not available before. Their conclusions prove to be of some moment to the community, as well as the professions. Acutely reasoned, provocative, their book will be welcome to all observers of the social scene.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 284 pages. Tags: angus britain class classes conditions edmund great maude middle professions social upton
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The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent by Richard Florida (£19.50)Publisher: HarperBusiness — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 006075690X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. A pleasant copy.Description: From the cover: “For the first time ever, the United States is truly in danger of losing its most crucial economic advantage — its status as the world’s greatest talent magnet — argues best-selling author and economist Richard Florida. Where America was once the first destination for foreign students and the last stop for scientists, engineers, musicians, and entrepreneurs wishing to engage in the most robust and creative economy on the planet, it has now become only one place among many where cutting-edge innovation occurs. Burgeoning global technology hotspots. The outsourcing of ingenuity. Rising intolerance. A faltering education system. Cities torn by inequality. Disconnected political leadership. According to Florida, they all point to the looming creativity crisis that is causing the decline of American economic might. In the groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida introduced the United States to the rules of engagement in the creative age. Florida’s 3 Ts of economic development — Technology, Talent, and Tolerance — took him around the world and back again, sparking an international debate over the causes and effects of long-term prosperity, development, and innovation.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey & White boards with Red titling to the Spine. 326 pages. Tags: international 0-06-075690-x globalization 9780060756901 technological intellectual competition immigration innovations emigration conditions innovation creativity 2004060663 prosperity 331.12791 economics education business economic creative states capital florida richard aspects ability united states flight global talent 12791 class 2004 dc22 hd53 and for f65 new 331 the
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The Rulers of British Africa, 1870-1914 by L. H. Gann & Peter Duignan (£19.50)Publisher: London: Croom Helm — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0856647713]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper with a closed, short, tear to the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [1]; Tables;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Hoover Institution Publications series. [XI] 406 pages. Tags: hoover institution publications africa politics government britain colonies british colonial administration office history sub-saharan officials employees economic conditions english-speaking public development
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Fathers And Sons by Ivan Turgenev (£19.00)Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House — 1951Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Boards and spine a little faded. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Tanning and slight soiling to the pastedowns and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 9 tipped in plates. Bi-lingual title pages, Russian facing the English.Notes: Illustrated by Konstantin Rudakov. Size: 10½" x 8". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Classics of Russian Literature series. 214 pages. Tags: classics conditions correspondence customs domestic fathers fiction historical ivan life literary russia sergeevich social sons turgenev
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Inside Japan's Power Houses: The Culture, Mystique and Future of Japan's Greatest Corporations by Kevin Rafferty (£19.00)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297814540]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a nick to the top corner of the lower panel. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “Exactly 50 years ago the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki left Japan defeated and in ashes. Today it has risen miraculously to be one of the world’s two economic megapowcrs and is demanding a role as a political great power. The story of Japan’s phoenix-like rise has often been told, but the economic culture of the country’s mega-businesses is still a mystery, and so are the powerful ties between businessmen, bureaucrats and politicians, the ‘unholy trinity’ of Japan Inc.

Kevin Rafferty, who has spent 25 years living and working in Asia, has been granted privileged access to the powerhouses of Japan’s economic miracle and has talked freely to the key figures, including grand opera singer Yoh Kurosawa of the Industrial Bank of Japan, Hampstead-born and Harvard-educated Minoru Makihara of Mitsubishi Corporation, shogi master Fumio Sato of Toshiba and the Toyoda car-making brothers, Shoichiro and Tatsuro, perhaps the most powerful men in Japanese industry. In a country where open and vigorous argument is often avoided, these men talk frankly about their achievements and the problems ahead.

But the author has gone beyond the powerful companies, like Matsushita, Nippon Steel, Toshiba, Toyota and the aerospace and banking giants. He examines the much-vaunted education system to assess the future challenge. He has also talked to the almighty mandarins of the finance ministry and the all too frequently corrupt politicians. The result is a cool appraisal of how different Japan really is, of the price paid for economic maturity and a strong yen, the need for political reform and — most vital for the rest of the world — whether Japan can become a ‘normal’ nation sitting at the top political table.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 353 pages. Tags: business enterprises japan industrial management economic conditions corporations corporate culture japanese economics industry microeconomics industries
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Songlines by Bruce Chatwin (£19.00)Publisher: New York: Elizabeth Sifton Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670806056]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the bottom corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little dulled. Black pen mark, remainder mark possibly, to the foredge of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Neil Stuart. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Cream Spine Strip on Brown boards with Brown titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: australia journeys fiction aboriginal australians social customs religion australian aborigines conditions writing cultural english essays travelogues science anthropology
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The Chronicles of Newgate by Arthur Griffiths (£19.00)Publisher: Bracken Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “It was the scene of vicious torture and punishments, both cruel and unusual, the house of the rack and gyves; it was a breeding ground of disease, a place where vice ran rampant. Over the centuries, Newgate prison, as the annex of the Old Bailey, the great criminal law court of London, came to be a symbol for the carriage, and, all too often, miscarriage, of justice in England. In these chronicles, Arthur Griffiths, one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Prisons in the late nineteenth century, presents the history of Newgate and the ‘criminal periods’ through which it passed. It is his aim to show how and why Newgate became the most dreaded place in England.

The first historical reference to Newgate occurs in the thirteenth century, during the reign of King John, and for over seven hundred years the gaol housed some of the most notorious criminals in English history. Here we find thieves and murderers, forgers and assassins, confidence men and highwaymen, the criminal aristocracy, as well as aristocrats turned criminal.

Yet it is not Griffiths’ purpose to give accounts of the infamous only, colourful though they are. He presents also the troubling history of persecution and martyrdom suffered for religious and political beliefs. While floggings and hangings were the fate of the common cut-purse and brigand, Griffiths shows that the more ferocious punishments and ingenious tortures were reserved for crimes of conscience and circumstance.

Finally, though, it is Griffiths’ contention that the greatest injustice was suffered by the countless thousands whose tragic fate was to have been jailed for debt. In Newgate it was they ‘who were slowly murdered… by the unspeakable horrors of the place’.

Housed indiscriminately with depraved criminals and lunatics, caught in the vicious trap of organized extortion by which the prison ran, debtors, and often their families with them, sank slowly into degradation. Griffiths shows that, as overcrowding and the foul conditions of Newgate led to plague and pestilence, the mixing of the criminal classes made it ‘a hot-bed of vice, a nursery of crime’.

Although re-built several times during its long history, Newgate remained a hell-hole — it was ‘always notorious as England’s worse gaol’. For over a century reformers agitated for the closing of the prison, succeeding finally in 1881. For these reformers, which included Arthur Griffiths, the closing represented a triumph of progress, a fitting final chapter to the story of Newgate, whose history is, in Griffiths’ words, ‘the epitome of English criminal history’. In clear, vivid prose he has given us that history, along with an unforgettable portrait of its most infamous prison.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black Spine Strip with Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 596 pages. Tags: newgate prison london england prisons history 19th century criminal justice system criminals death penalty reform arthur griffiths
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Toohey Medicine for Nurses by Arnold Bloom (£19.00)Publisher: E & S Livingstone — 1967Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Gently faded at the spine. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: With a chapter on Psychological Medicine by Henry R. Rollin. Illustrated with colour photographs and charts. 8th Edition. From the preface to the 1st Edition: “In writing this textbook of medicine for nurses I have tried to make it as comprehensive as possible so that it may not only help the nurse during her training but also serve as a reference book afterwards. The basic physiological and pathological facts which are needed for the understanding of the various diseases and their treatment have accordingly been dealt with in some detail. Moreover, summaries of the more difficult chapters are included in order to stress the most significant points. In addition, other summaries have been given at the end of most chapters of the more important drugs and routine procedures used in the major diseases.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 676 pages. Tags: electroencephalogram gastro-enterostomy electrocardiogram hyperthyroidism cardio-vascular blood-pressure administration pharmaceutical diverticulosis cerebrospinal intracellular extracellular polyarthritis disinfectants pharmacopoeia sedimentation psychological psychosomatic hutchinson’s drug-induced chemotherapy preparations spoon-shaped sulphonamide frost-bitten bacteriology introduction toxocariasis atheromatous distribution pneumothorax epiglottitis microcephaly steatorrhoea transmission tuberculosis fibrillation circulatory parathyroid gastrectomy terminology radioactive antibiotics coarctation antiseptics air-sinuses trichomonas blood-sugar involuntary auto-immune enlargement
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Angela's Ashes And 'Tis by Frank Mccourt (£18.50)Publisher: Flamingo — 1999Binding: Hardback in Slip Case in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 058334805X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slip case Near Fine. Angela's Ashes is Near Fine - in Near Fine Dust Wrapper. 'Tis is Very Good - in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has small closed tears at the top corners, front flap a little loose. Edges of the text block gently age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Tags: mccourt frank family childhood and youth irish americans biography ireland limerick social life customs 20th century autobiography bittersweet conditions suffering tenements tradition brooklyn literary children hardship british history postwar britain growing extreme masters modern memoir europe great slums york poor the 30s 40s new 058334805x
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Yesterday's Countryside: Country Life as it Really Was by Valerie Porter (£18.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0715309684]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 320 pages. Tags: porter 0715309684 country life great britain history rural past conditions countryside living gardens lanes markets women children animals fun work care estates villages war
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Asia Future Shock: Business Crisis and Opportunity in the Coming Years by Michael Backman (£18.00)Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0230006779]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “The transformation of China, India and much of the rest of Asia is seismic. Never has the region changed so much in such a short time. But change means opportunity and risk — big risk. Do you know what to expect? Is your business prepared? Are you ready?

The numbers are staggering:

Within ten years, funds under management in China will grow to at least US$1. 5 trillion; 100 million mainland Chinese tourists will pour out of China annually; Singapore will be a major haven for hidden offshore funds; Thai hospitals will be important providers of healthcare in Asia, the Middle East, and to underinsured Americans; and shortages of management talent in India and China will be even more acute.

Within 20 years, a billion more people will live in Asia’s cities than do so already; China will be a major sophisticated weapons exporter; Malaysia will have almost run out of oil; and divorce and family breakdown will mean that the size of the average Asian household will be substantially smaller.

Within 25 years, Japan’s population will have shrunk by 20 million; there will be 250 million more men than women in India and China; half the world’s nuclear reactors will be in Asia; the world’s biggest community of English speakers will be in China; and Asia-wide water shortages will see big hikes in food prices.

Asia Future Shock is designed for corporate strategists and scenario builders, to alert them to these and other major shifts, and to identify the opportunities and risks.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [X] 188 pages. Tags: business forecasting asia cycles economic conditions 21st century economics finance international asian middle eastern history development emerging economies michael backman 0230006779 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Indian Gaming & Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise by Steven Andrew Light & Kathryn R. L. Rand (£18.00)Publisher: University Press of Kansas — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0700614060]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “From Connecticut to California, Native American tribes have entered the gambling business, some making money and nearly all igniting controversy. The image of the “casino Indian” is everywhere. Some observers suspect corruption or criminal ties, or have doubts about tribal authenticity. Many tribes disagree, contending that Indian gaming has strengthened tribal governments and vastly improved the quality of reservation life for American Indians.

This book provides the clearest and most complete account to date of the laws and politics of Indian gaming. Steven Light and Kathryn Rand explain how it has become one of today’s most politically charged phenomena: at stake are a host of competing legal rights and political interests for tribal, state, and federal governments. As Indian gaming grows, policymakers struggle with balancing its economic and social costs and benefits.

Light and Rand emphasize that tribal sovereignty is the very rationale that allows Indian gaming to exist, even though U. S. law subjects that sovereignty to strict congressional authority and compromised it even further through the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. Their book describes Indian gaming and explores today’s hottest political issues, from the Pequots to the Plains Indians, with examples that reflect a wide range of tribal experience: from hugely successful casinos to gambling halls with small markets and low grosses to tribes that chose not to pursue gaming. Throughout, they contend that tribal sovereignty is the key to understanding Indian gaming law and politics and guiding policy reform — and that Indian gaming even represents a unique opportunity for the emergence of tribal self-determination.

As political pressure on tribes to concede to state interests grows, this book offers a practical approach to policy reform with specific recommendations for tribal, federal, state, and local policymakers. Meticulously argued, Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty provides an authoritative look at one of today’s most vexing issues, showing that it’s possible to establish a level playing field for all concerned while recognizing the measure of sovereignty — and fairness — to which American Indians are entitled.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XIII] 240 pages. Tags: north american indians reservations gambling economic conditions national self determination law united states america indian government relations sovereignty casinos management
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The Prospect Before Us by John Dos passos (£18.00)Publisher: John Lehmann — 1951Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short closed tears and slight loss at the spine ends and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the flap: “How can the ordinary man, whether in a free or a socialized economy, avoid being crushed by the growing despotism of the State? This question sets Dos Passos on a long journey in space as well as time, and his book records humanly, vividly and with remarkable justice the unfolding of the problems and the conditions for a solution as he found them in Britain, South America and the United States.”Notes: Jacket designed by Biro. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Good pages. Tags: creation world view deceiving ideologies social currents new society ordeal government americas ambitious citizens ethical jumbled world cosmogony despotism the state
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Understanding the Market by Andrew Dunnett (£18.00)Publisher: Longman — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582083753]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: 2nd Edition. From the cover: “Understanding the Market provides a highly accessible non-mathematical introduction to microeconomics that has been specially written to cater for the needs of students taking foundation courses in economics as part of an economics or business degree or for students studying for a professional qualification.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 260 pages. Tags: de-industrialisation competitiveness interpretations demonetisation discrimination hecksher-ohlin multinationals differentials protectionism oligopolistic international transmission corporations economically accumulation inequalities elasticities manipulation unemployment maximisation distribution productivity macroeconomy eurodollars competition forecasting smithsonian requirement formulation devaluation demand-pull equilibrium consumption positional structural government adjustment incentives conditions constraint monetarist purchasing production accounting seignorage structures investment elasticity employment borrowing behaviour
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Unemployment: Cause and Cure by Patrick Minford (£18.00)Publisher: Martin Robertson — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0855206225]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: From the cover: “Unemployment in Britain rose from 1-2 per cent of the labour force in the 1950s-60s to a staggering 12 per cent in 1982. Over 3 million people are now out of work. How has this happened? What can be done? Patrick Minford argues that the world recession and government anti-inflation policies are secondary factors. In this provocative and controversial book he argues that the root causes of unemployment in Britain are high wage costs and low productivity, and that these are in turn caused by the system of unemployment benefits and the power of the unions.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 262 pages. Tags: unemployment great britain 331.13’7941 hd5765.a6 analysis unemployment the labour market the unemployment trap the tax benefit system benefit income ratio workfare scheme denial benefit the poverty trap the labour monopolies commission industrial relations effect taxation upon labour supply liverpool research group macroeconomics the mechanism
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