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Executioner: Pierrepoint by Albert Pierrepoint (£93.00)Publisher: Harrap — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0245520708]Condition: Very Good - in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and a little rubbed at the edges. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “For the first fifty-six years of this present century the name of Pierrepoint has appeared on the short Home Office list of qualified executions for Great Britain and Ireland, the list also being accepted by the Irish Republic when that territory became independent. For most that time a Pierrepoint has been nominated as the Official Executioner. These Pierrepoints have been, in succession, Henry Albert Pierrepoint, his brother Thomas William, and Henry’s son, Albert who has now written his autobiography.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Tags: autobiography executioners pentonville billingtons executioner pierrepoint executions punishment commission biography qualified execution murderers efficient one-armed penology swiftest official resigned antiquis history william british capital swansea britain ireland albert bntain thomas office system pinion royal great strap ellis henry john list gaol home most the for man and
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Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945 by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen & John Horsfield (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198201508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This first scholarly account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War is a companion volume to Arthur Marder’s Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic Illusions, 1936-1941. Picking up the story at the nadir of British naval fortunes — everywhere weak and naked , in Churchill’s phrase — it examines the Royal Navy’s role in events from 1942 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945.

Drawing on both British and Japanese sources and personal accounts by participants, the authors vividly retell the story of the collapse of Allied defences in the Dutch East Indies, culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea. They recount the attempts of the ‘fighting admiral’, Sir James Somerville, to train his motley fleet of cast-offs into an efficient fighting force in spite of the reluctance of Churchill, who resisted the formation of a full-scale British Pacific Fleet until the 1945 assault on the Ryukyu Islands immediately south of Japan.

Meticulously researched and fully referenced, this unique and absorbing account provides a controversial analysis of the key personalities who shaped events in these momentous years, and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Pacific War.

Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 621 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 19th century japan kaigun war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese forces warfare british second battles campaigns maritime asian united kingdom 0198201508 9780198201502
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Equinox: Ekranoplan by Aldo Palumbo (£42.00)Publisher: Channel Four — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1851442243]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Ekranoplans — craft designed to exploit the special aerodynamics of low-altitude flight — unite many of the advantages of ships and aircraft. They can travel at high speed but are much cheaper than aircraft to build and run. What’s more, the bigger they are, the more efficient they become, so they can carry huge cargoes or large numbers of passengers.

Seeing the military potential of such a craft, Nikita Khrushchev backed a programme to develop a massive ekranoplan during the Cold War. The result weighed 540 tonnes and was capable of speeds exceeding 400 kph.

Various research and development programmes have since been pursued independently, and now, with congested airports and overstretched air-traffic control systems in many parts of the world, it seems the ekranoplan’s time may have come.

This booklet gives the history of the ekranoplan, explains its aerodynamics, looks at current projects and analyses the combination of circumstances that could make these vessels a common sight in our harbours and waterways. It also provides details of sources of further information.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 6¾". 20 pages. Tags: 9781851442249 machines caspian sea-monster sea monster aldo palumbo 1851442243
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Communicate in Cantonese: A Practical Course For Beginning Cantonese by Catherine A. Scott (£28.00)Publisher: Passport Books — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 084428548X]Condition: Near Fine — in Very Good Box. Includes what appears to be an unused original tape in case.Description: From the cover: “Cantonese — the dialect of southeast China, including Hong Kong — is spoken in most Chinese communities in the West. This unique course teaches beginners to communicate effectively and immediately in Cantonese. Essential, up-to-date vocabulary is explained simply and in context. Dialogues introduce formal and colloquial speech in everyday, real-life situations; Native speakers, recorded “on location”, model accurate pronunciation of Cantonese tones; Extensive practice exercises build confidence in listening and speaking; Fun “audio bingo” games develop listening skills and test vocabulary learning; Covers practical topics: greetings, shopping, getting around, phone calls, numbers, and more. Communicate in Cantonese is designed for self-study, but it can also be used with a teacher or tutor. The course book, with fully integrated audio recording, enables the learner to understand and speak the language in the simplest way possible. This pack contains: 228-page course book, with romanized and Chinese script, and 60-minute audiocassette.”Tags: english-speaker communication complicated communicate confidently effectively intonation vocabulary confidence beginner's exercises listening cantonese dialogues efficient inability learner's improving problems learning starting speaking simplest boosting cassette speakers learner biggest thereby grammar enable hurdle manner actual native skills stress tenses output input grasp tonal tones oral tape aim
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Molecular Approaches to Crop Improvement by E. S. Dennis; D. J. Llewellyn; (£23.00)Publisher: Springer-Verlag — 1991Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0387822305]Condition: Good+. Ex-company library with sticker to spine, small stamp to ffep. Bruised at the top corners. Text bright and tight.Description: This book draws together many of the expanding areas of plant molecular biology and genetic engineering that will make a substantial contribution to the development of the more productive and efficient crop plants that the world's farmers will be planting in the next decade. Illustrated with B&W photographs and diagrams.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". 166 pages. Tags: farmers crop agriculture crop protectionmolecular biology genetic engineering
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Boy Soldiers of the Great War: Their Own Stories for the First Time by Richard van Emden (£19.50)Publisher: Headline — 2005Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 075531302X]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “At the outbreak of the First World War, boys as young as thirteen were caught up in an overwhelming tide of patriotism and, in huge numbers, cheerfully joined up for active service. Between 1914 and 1918, the press, recruiting officers and the Government all contributed to the enlistment of thousands of under-age soldiers, in Britain and the Empire, despite an increasing pressure inside and outside Parliament to keep them at home. Many were to serve in the bloodiest battles of the war, such as ex-miner Dick Trafford, who took part in the Battle of Loos, and Frank Lindley, who, seeking to avenge his dead brother, went over the top on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Both were just sixteen. Some boys were unable to stand the strain of trench life and, often through the intervention of their parents, were finally sent home, while others, such as fifteen-year-old Jack Pouchot, won medals for gallantry or became highly efficient officers, such as Acting Captain Philip Lister and Second Lieutenant Reginald Battersby, both of whom were commissioned at fifteen and, a year later, fought in France.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 340 pages. Tags: 940.48141 gordon-dean frederick mckenzie anderson williams trafford clouting marjorie marshall kerridge laister grigsby lindley francis william collins skelton stevens thomson calvert withers alfred edward norman mcneil albert horace harvey easton donald harold lawton george ernest smiler hodges cecil percy tommy frank deane royce helen maher louth price sims cole dick john wood hal nee vie ham ben
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Sociology by Anthony Giddens (£18.50)Publisher: Polity Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780745611150]Condition: Good. Upper wrap a little curled. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Second Edition, Fully Revised & Updated. The new edition has been thoroughly revised using the very latest available empirical data. In addition, there are a number of completely new sections, many covering topics hardly discussed in other introductory textbooks. Contains, for example, extended analyses of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia, the upsurge in new forms of nationalism and ethnicity, and the debate over the 'end of history' as well as covering all the more orthodox areas of sociological work in a lively and stimulating way.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 819 pages. Tags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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The Efficiency Experts: An Impartial Survey of Management Consultancy by Laura Tatham (£18.00)Publisher: Business Publications — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, slightly tanned. A nice copy of a not-so-common title.Description: From the cover: “Are management consultants the answer to a businessman’s prayer? Or are they unprincipled rogues who, for an exorbitant fee, tell a company nothing it does not already know and saddle it with a lot of elaborate, unnecessary and expensive procedures?

To answer these extreme questions and many more between, Laura Tatham has obtained first-hand evidence from dozens of consultants and from as many clients, both satisfied and dissatisfied. This book is the result of her inquiries.

An impartial survey, The Efficiency Experts examines in detail what management consultants are, how they work and what they set out to accomplish. It suggests ways in which the businessman can make best use of consultants, and how he can assess whether or not a firm is likely to do a good job. A number of case histories describe both successful and unsuccessful consulting assignments.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 211 pages. Tags: abilities ability academic accept achieving acorn acquisition actionable active administrative affiliations agendas aggressive allocating almanac analysis analyst analytical annual anxiety application applying approach arriving articles asking assertiveness assessing assistants associates attitude averages baker bellyaches boards boiling bonding boss bosses brainstorming breaking brevity buy-in candidates chain changes characteristics charts checks choosing cities
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The Luftwaffe by Editors of Time-Life Books (£13.50)Publisher: Time Life — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1844470318]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine with a short, closed and tape-backed, tear. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “In March 1935, only two years after he came to power in Germany. Adolf Hitler openly defied the Treaty of Versailles imposed on his country at the end of World War I and announced a massive program of rearmament. The plan called for a Reichsluftwaffe, a national air force whose squadrons, as Nazi propagandists said, would put, a “steel roof over Germany” and “darken out the sun”.

At the time, the nation’s frontline air strength amounted to a mere three squadrons of fighters and five of bombers — all forbidden under the Treaty. Hut Hitler missed no opportunity to endow his nascent air arm with an aura of pride and power. In carefully arranged ceremonies, he gave Luftwaffe units names redolent of past glories; the first such event took place on March 14, 1935, when he dubbed a fighter squadron Jogdgesch wader Richthofen after Germany’s top World War I ace. And during the gaudy displays of military might staged at Nuremberg each year after that, he saw to it that squadrons of planes blazoned with black crosses thundered overhead.

The chief purpose of these spectacles was simply to awe other countries, but the Luftwaffe was in fact becoming a mighty force. Its commander, Hermann Goring, with vital aid from his efficient production chief Erhard Milch, performed prodigies to make the Reich’s air fleets truly potent. The output of Germany’s aircraft industry shot upward from a few hundred planes a year to thousands. Simultaneously, new combat machines replaced obsolete models, until virtually all of the Luftwaffe’s fighters and bombers were swift monoplanes of all-metal construction. By 1939, when Hitler set into motion his schemes for European conquest, the Luftwaffe boasted more than 4,000 frontline combat aircraft, making it the most formidable air force in the world.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. In the Epic of Flight series. 176 pages. Tags: germany luftwaffe history air forces warfare aircraft military world war 1939-1945 aerial operations german airplanes force unit histories pre 1945 second editors time-life books 1844470318 epic flight
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Get A Job In 30 Days Or Less: A realistic Action Plan for Finding the Right Job Fast by Matthew J. Deluca; Nanette F. Deluca; (£13.00)Publisher: McGraw-Hill — 1999Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0070164398]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly. Upper wrap a little curled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “If you follow the plan in Get a Job in 30 Days or Less it’s much more likely that you’ll be offered the job you’ve always wanted after 30 days or less of searching! Who couldn’t spare a month to: Land a far better job than the one you have now; Get the job you want in the field of your dreams; Build self-confidence while you’re on a job search; Identify key selling points that make you valuable to employers (they’re skills you already have!); Gain and maintain search momentum; Overcome weaknesses in your job history, approach, and methods; Avoid common job-search errors and time-wasting traps; Hear “Can you start Monday?”; This intensive 30-day action plan gives you a one-day-at-a-time detailed schedule to get you on track, keep you focused, and help you reach your goal by the shortest possible route. Filled with tools that won’t just help you get a job. Get a Job in 30 Days or Less is a book that truly can change your life!”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 315 pages. Tags: achievements achieving addresses ads advanced advantages advice agency alternative analysis answering applications approach associations attending attire avoid banks basic browsers busters calls campaign candidate's careers certifications characteristics checklist choices chronological classified clinic cold-calls combined commitment communicate communication computers confidentiality contact content contingency costs counteroffers courtesy cover creative credo cyberspace daily definition
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Why Things Bite Back: New Technology And The Revenge Effect by Edward Tenner (£12.50)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857025601]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper slightly ruffled along top edges. Bruised at the tail of the spine.Description: From the cover: “Why do new roads to bigger traffic jams? Whatever happened, to the paper-free office? Why does staying relaxed demand ceaseless effort? How has antibiotic therapy promoted the spread of virulent bacteria? What makes e-mail less efficient than a telephone call?”Notes: Jacket designed by Senate. 346 pages. Tags: personal computers appeared futurism alvin toffler paper deluge multiplied paper use starvation and environmental collapse unpredictability scientific power transform man’s environment perils technological extrapolation foresaw weapons mass destruction global communication striking oversight motoring technological commercial social political events real technological gains frustrations technological dream self-correcting world illusion prediction energy too cheap meter machine-supported leisure technology demands more subtle and insidious problems treadmill cannot tutn back wholesome past unhappy controlling catastrophic problems more vigilance apparent simplicity technology fatal tangle rube goldberg world
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Straw in my Camel's Hair by Naida Buckingham; Ingrid Etter (£12.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with several short closed tears and very slight loss. Small stamp to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: From the flap: “Imagine an orderly, efficient young secretary turned loose with an Arabian King and his oddly-assorted entourage of Sheiks in Switzerland and brace yourself for a series of the most wacky, bizarre and hilarious misadventure encountered by women.”Notes: Illustrated by Anne Cleveland. Size: 8" x 5¼". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. 190 pages. Tags: sheiks switzerland hilarious misadventures arabia german midwives cloak-and-dagger arms deal falls love with penniless journalist
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Aircraft 2000: Future of Aerospace Technology by Bill Sweetman (£11.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600347265]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Gently faded at the spine of the DJ. Snagged at the head of the spine with a ½" tear. Price Clipped. Leans. Text bright and tight.Description: Advanced composite materials, new techniques of manufacture and bonding, quieter, more efficient engines, new concepts in aerodynamics and above all huge advances in electronics and miniaturisation of components all have great implications for military and civil aircraft. This book is a survey of what is happening now and the likely applications in two decades when we shall see some dramatic new shapes in the sky.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". 158 pages. Tags: Aircraft designers aerospace northrop YB-49 flying boat Concorde SST NASA Mach aeroplane tactical Fighter beech Starship canard surfaces engines
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Be Your Own Stockbroker by Charles Vintcent (£11.50)Publisher: Pitman — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0273626868]Condition: Very Good. Card wraps slightly creased near spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Be your own stockbroker includes: Material on electronic share registration - CREST, Advise on setting targets for efficient portfolio management and the use of IT and charts and the techniques for their interpretation. 319pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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Body Treatments and Dietetics for the Beauty Therapist by Ann Gallant (£11.50)Publisher: Stanley Thornes — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0859504018]Condition: Good+. A slightly well-thumbed copy but more than acceptable.Description: Designed to cover all aspects of Body Therapy important to the trainee Beauty Therapist or practitioner, and should prove an invaluable guide to practice and procedures in Beauty Therapy. Encompassing figure assessment, exercise, diet and nutrition, as well as clinic procedures for established and advanced practical Body Therapy, the book deals in depth with the related anatomical and science information necessary to ensure safe and efficient clinic applications.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 392 pages. Tags: Figure Diagnosis Figure Improvement Muscle tissue characteristics muscle action oxygen Relaxation therapy Sports massage Post-natal improvement massage Hand skin muscles adipose tissue
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Living Sociology: A Critical Introduction by Deena & Michael Weinstein (£11.50)Publisher: David McKay — 1974Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0679302522]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled, slightly dog-eared. A more than acceptable reading or reference copy.Description: An introduction to the theories of sociology. 488ppTags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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Our Undeveloped World by L. [Laurence] Dudley Stamp (£11.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little faded. Edges of the text block lightly tanned, 2" closed tear to the foot of the lower panel at the join with the spine. Tanning also to the blanks and pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “At a time when the English-speaking world is becoming increasingly aware of its responsibilities in world leadership, this important and stimulating book on the under-developed lands reaches some surprising but significant conclusions. It is based on a series of six lectures delivered by Dr. Stamp to an American audience as Pattern Foundation Visiting Professor at Indiana University. He shows conclusively that the most important under-developed lands are not in the tropics and uninhabited latitudes as we might expect; the hope for land development lies in the middle latitudes, in the United States, the Soviet Union, Canada, Australia, and the Argentine — countries already powerful and populated. Again, Dr. Stamp shows in startling fashion that while the population of such densely inhabited countries as India and China is increasing, the rate of increase in the English-speaking white race is Jour times as rapid as in the population of the world as a whole.

To meet the worldwide menace of hunger, Dr. Stamp advocates the removal of man-made barriers and more efficient utilization of our present lands. Above all, he urges such a world-wide survey of land resources as will lead to intensive cultivation of our rich lands and an understanding of native agricultural problems so different from our own.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: conservation countries developing development economic food geography natural organization population resources supply world
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Owls by John Sparks; Tony Soper; (£11.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0715349953]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Leans very slightly.Description: 4th Impression. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Here is a fascinating natural, and unnatural, history of the owl, of which there are over 130 species around the world. The curious anatomy of these highly efficient predators is explained, and the ways in which they have adapted to widely differing habitats - anything from a hole in a giant cactus shared with woodpeckers to an under-ground burrow in a prairie-dog community - are fully examined. Roosting, courtship, the rough and tumble of daily life, diet and evolution are among the many other important aspects of behaviour discussed. Also of interest is the relationship between owls and man, for the owl has for centuries been seen as a harbinger of disaster.Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". 206 pages. Tags: owls birds predators raptors
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Queen's Pawn by Victor Canning (£11.50)Publisher: Heinemann — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat worn, laminate lifting in places and generally loose. Price Clipped.Description: After twenty years of careful, efficient cheating, twenty years untouched by conscience or suspicion, Andrew Raikes retires to Devon, to marry, and to live the life of acountry gentleman. Jacket by Michael Dempsey. 271pp. Advertisements. Size: Demy Octavo
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Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway by Clifford Stoll (£11.50)Publisher: MacMillan & Co. — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: A critical examination of the Internet and the information superhighway in which the author claims that electronic data transfer is less efficient than traditional methods, discussion groups are hotbeds of rumour, and business and commercial transactions can be dangerous. 247pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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The Murder of Rudolf Hess by Hugh Thomas (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340243015]Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled with closed tears at the head of the spine, further nicks. Boards rubbed at extremities. Leans heavily.Description: 2nd Impression. Illustrated with B&W photographs. EVER SINCE a German parachutist landed in Scotland on the night of May 10th, 1941, claiming to be Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, in search of peace with England, the man and his case have remained disturbingly enigmatic. It is true that the man who arrived bore a striking physical resemblance to the Deputy Führer; yet his confused and pathetic character seemed strangely unlike that of the formidably efficient officer who until the day before had been at Hitler’s right hand, directing the affairs of the Third Reich. If this book is correct, the man in Spandau Gaol is NOT Rudolf Hess.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Rebecca West. Size: 8¾" x 5½". 224 pages. Tags: Thomas Hess Hitler’s Führer Spandau russian german officer nazi officer
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Economics, Medicine and Health Care by Gavin H. Mooney (£10.50)Publisher: Harvester Wheatsheaf — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0745000363]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Actually, this is a nice copy but has had the to 1" of the first blank roughly clipped. Text complete, clean and tight else.Description: From the cover: “This book — written by a leading commentator on health services — seeks to reconcile the ethics of medical practice with economic realities. It attempts not only to diagnose some of the ills of health care, but also to suggest some appropriate treatment. Gavin Mooney demonstrates the ways in which economic analysis is vital to health service policy making, whatever the nature of the health care system. He examines the bases for different health care markets and confronts the problems of first, determining and measuring the output of the health care sector, and second, valuation of these outputs. Health needs cannot always be met in a world of scarce resources. The medical profession can no longer afford to ignore economic realities which create choices fundamental to human welfare. Gavin Mooney examines the central concerns of medical ethics and equity. Both tend to conflict with efficiency, and while that may be acceptable in the case of equity, doubt is expressed about the appropriateness of the inefficiencies created by medical ethics. The book will be essential reading for all those in the medical profession and other health service staff who require understanding of the economics of health care. Gavin Mooney offers plans for a better, more efficient and fairer delivery of health care.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 171 pages. Tags: adjusted administration agency all allocation alternative analysing analysis and approach approaches aspects based benefit best britain budgeting business capacity care commodity community conclusions cost-benefit costs defined defining delivery demand describing difficulties does economics education emergency equity ethics evaluation explicit fair faire fair-sharing features final finance financing for from future general government
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The Mary Rose by Margaret Rule (£10.50)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851772552]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Internally bright and clean.Description: 224pp.Tags: large-calibre clinker-built poppenruyter gunfounding archaeology coordinated pleasaunce fire-power hunsdyche sixteenth foundries fifteenth efficient humphrey merchant recovery ordnance standing historic nautical defences planking medieval limited salvage clinker rigging century channel coastal kathryn England english history battery foundry running wrecks carvel king’s walker hiring cannon london trust henry fleet ships hulls simon giles viii navy mary guns rose the
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Europe in the Seventeenth Century by David Maland (£9.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, creased at the head of the upper panel with a little fraying at the head, tail and corners. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Text bright and tight.Description: Later printing [1966]. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “IN RECENT YEARS Seventeenth-Century European history has attracted many scholars and much controversy. It has been particularly hard for the student to keep abreast of the latest research, so this clearly written and thoroughly comprehensive text book will meet a real need for advanced and university students.

The emphasis is not exclusively on commonplace political history; the author explains difficulties, clarifies the meaning of events and continually shows their interre lation in a fresh and efficient way. Thought, literature, art, architecture, science and eco nomics are all given their vital place, especi ally in the long opening chapter, which outlines the main influences running below the surface of a tumultuous century.

The book covers the period from the Peace of Augsburg to the death of Louis XIV. The chapter on the Thirty Years War provides a steady guide through the often bewildering detail of religio-political controversy and the extreme intricacy of international relations, dynastic and personal ambitions. Treatment of the Baltic countries i« thorough and, by going into more detail than is usual, the stories of Poland, Brandenburg, Sweden and smaller states become intelligible and less of an unwar ranted appendage.

Clear maps and the extensive use of footnotes for cross-reference keep the text as short and tight as possible. It is easy to study sectionally; a comprehensive bibliogra phy with critical commentary, and a full index are intended to make reference as simple and speedy as possible.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt on Black titling to the Spine. 466 pages. Tags: 17th absolutism adolphus anglo-dutch architecture arminian augsburg baltic bohemian bourbon brandenburg campaign carlos cartesian catholic christina clergy colbert controversy danube danubian descartes devolution diplomacy dynastic economics european fronde gallican golden gustavus habsburg henry hohenzollern huguenots international jan league leibniz leopold lionne literature louvois lovis mantuan marlborough’s mazarin monarchy narva nonconformists orange ottoman ouvares palatinate peasantry peter philip philosophy poland political poltava portugal production queen regensburg relations republic revolt revolution richelieu royal scientific solvency spain spanish spinoza succession sweden tellier thirty turks versailles warfare wars westphalia witt years
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Managing the Message by Peter Hobday (£9.50)Publisher: London: London House — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902809181]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Description: From the cover: “Question: when is a textbook, not a text book? Answer: when the writer does not ‘lecture’ on the range of experiences and observations in a style which is tutorial and dull, but is entertaining and discursive.

Peter Hobday is one of Britain’s best known broadcasters who has spent much of his career experiencing people ‘managing the message’. Across his studio table he has interviewed world political leaders, union bosses, the PR chiefs of top international companies and the representatives of pressure groups, each seeking to influence how their case is put across by the media. He has seen supremely efficient message managers and abject failures.

We can all recall politicians squirming under the pressure from the media interviewer, desperately trying to stay ‘on the message,’ arguing the case he wants to make rather than being led the way of the questioner. We can recall the PR disasters which have befallen manufacturers whose spokesman has got the ‘message’ wrong, perhaps only by the poor use of words. And the campaigner, who stridently calls for us to listen to his viewpoint, can either cause us to cheer or sneer, depending on how well he puts his message across.

This is a book from the cutting edge of the media that will enthral anyone with connections with that industry. It will, however, also instruct and entertain the most ambitious of young managers with PR responsibilities or the company boss who wants to know how to use good news and be ready to protect himself from the effects of the bad. It will even assist the village group seeking to promote (or stop) the building of a by-pass! For any observer of the modern world it will provide a salutary lesson on its power of the media whilst confirming that it can be influenced by those with a well-defined strategy and efficient message.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: public relations mass media and publicity industry can influenced professionals the battle for opinion sultans spin widening credibility gap news demands business five questions every reporter asks controlling message fthe camera front page peter hobday first editions firsts printings 1st
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Prey by Michael Crichton (£9.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007153791]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of DJ a little ruffled. Bruised at head of spine.Description: High-tech whistle-blower Jack Forman used to specialise in programming computers to solve problems by mimicking the behaviour of efficient wild animals--swarming bees or hunting hyena packs, for example. Now he's unemployed and is finally starting to enjoy his new role as stay-at-home dad. All would be domestic bliss if it were not for Jack's suspicions that his wife, who's been behaving strangely and working long hours at the top-secret research labs of Xymos Technology, is having an affair. When he's called in to help with her hush-hush project, it seems like the perfect opportunity to see what she's been doing, but Jack quickly finds there's a lot more going on in the lab than an illicit affair. Within hours of his arrival at the remote testing centre, Jack discovers his wife's firm has created self-replicating nanotechnology--a literal swarm of microscopic machines. Originally meant to serve as a military eye in the sky, the swarm has now escaped into the environment and is seemingly intent on killing the scientists trapped in the facility. The reader realises early, however, that Jack, his wife and their fellow scientists have more to fear from the hidden dangers within the lab than from the predators without. 320pp.
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Rational Expectations by Steven M. Sheffrin (£9.50)Publisher: C.U.P. — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 052128595X]Condition: Very Good. Wraps rubbed at the edges. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature series. 203 pages. Tags: muthian rationality rational expectations inflation unemployment business cycle invariance macroeconomics macro models rules authorities econometric policy efficient markets paradigm market equilibrium housing investment
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Sports Illustrated Boardsailing by Major Hall (£9.50)Publisher: Harper & Row — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0060910569]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Written by one of the top authorities on boardsailing, and illustrated by two of the best sailing photographers, this new Sports Illustrated volume actually teaches people how to boardsail — something no other book on the subject does. Profusely illustrated and clearly written, Sports Illustrated Boardsailing is a complete, no-nonsense guide to one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. It contains chapters on rigging, launching, sailing and steering a sailboard, along with handy tips on reading wind conditions, sailing in stiff breezes, performing sailboard tricks, and many more. By using Sports Illustrated Boardsailing, beginners young and old can easily learn to sail their boards within a matter of hours, and intermediate board sailors will find the chapters on more advanced sailing extremely helpful in developing their skills and refining their technique.”Notes: Size: 9" x 7". 221 pages. Tags: right-of-way sideslipping accidentally coordination overtrimming polyethylene hydroplaning construction boardsailors recreational board-sailor restrictions semi-floater representing incorporates intermediate specifically head-to-head centerboards boardsailing daggerboards performance temperature hypothermia short-board closehauled centerboard experienced measurement retractable preparatory overpowered daggerboard predominant competition competitors boardsailor custom-made maneuvering essentially potentially full-length lightweight co-inventor limitations momentarily prevailing semi-stiff sufficient supporting windsurfer
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The Soviet Air Force Since 1918 by Alexander F. Boyd (£9.50)Publisher: MacDonald & Janes — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356082881]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little age-tanned. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and with a small graze, hole, to the dedication page. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “A comprehensive and detailed study of Soviet air power based on many years of research and a wide range of contemporary Russian documentary material. Covering the evolution of military aviation in the USSR from its emergence in the 1920s to the present day, this work sheds new light on the men who forged and commanded the Red Air Force in peace and war, the designers who created its aircraft, and the men who flew them. Of particular interest is new material, made available in English for the first time, revealing the havoc wrought by Stalin’s ‘terror purges’ in the Red Air Force and the Soviet aviation industry in the late 1930s, and their detrimental effect on subsequent operational performance.

During the epic struggle against the Luftwaffe the initially catastrophic losses were made good by a ruthless production drive, concentration on a few proven aircraft types and their progressive developments, and Allied help. Within less than three years this led to a complete reversal of the balance of air power on the Eastern Front and laid the foundations of the new Soviet Air Force. An even more remarkable achievement was the rapid assimilation of the impact caused by the jet and atomic age. During the past three decades Soviet military aviation has undergone constant modernisation and expansion, and the term ‘MiG fighter’ now has an international meaning.

In the 1970s the increasingly more efficient combination of modern tactical and strategic air forces gained a new dimension and became capable of backing up the global presence of the Soviet Navy.

This book is an important contribution to the better understanding of the nature, growth and effectiveness of Soviet air power.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Professor John Erickson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIX] 259 pages. Tags: boyd erickson 0356082881 soviet union voenno vozdushnye sily history air force socialist republics unit histories present day forces russian warfare military
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Timesaving Sewing by Edited by Reneé Dignan (£9.50)Publisher: Cy DeCosse — 1987Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0865732159]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Pictorial boards. In the Singer Sewing Reference Library series. 128 pages. Tags: dignan 0865732159 singer sewing library quick efficient arts photography fashion designers home garden crafts hobbies how-to improvements household hints
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Funboard Sailing by Jeremy Evans (£7.50)Publisher: Pelham — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0720715784]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight but with light dog-earing to the last few pages.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs & diagrams.Notes: Illustrated by Cliff Webb (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Arnaud de Rosnay. Size: 9" x 6¼". 144 pages. Tags: ability accident accidentally adjust adjusting allowed allows aluminum anchor angles approach attach attached attaches attaching avoiding backing backwards balance balancing basically batten beating beaufort beginners beneath beyond blowing boards board's boardsail boardsailing board-sailor boardsailors breaking bungie buoyant called carried carrying catches catching caused causing centerboards centerline centigrade challenged closehauled clothing coined
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Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy (£6.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140274057]Condition: Very Good. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: From the cover: “John Clark faces the world’s greatest fear — and his own — in Tom Clancy’s new and most extraordinary novel.

Over the course of nine novels, Tom Clancy has mesmerized hundreds of millions of readers and established himself as one of the pre-eminent storytellers of our time. RAINBOW SIX, however, goes beyond anything he has done.

At its heart is John Clark, the ex-navy SEAL of WITHOUT REMORSE, well known from several of Clancy’s novels as a master of secret operational missions. Whether hunting warlords in Japan, drug lords in Colombia or nuclear terrorists in the United States, Clark is efficient and deadly, but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcized. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face in RAINBOW SIX.

Newly named the head of an international task force dedicated to combatting terrorism. Clark is looking forward to getting his teeth into a new mission, but the opportunities start coming thicker and faster than anyone could have expected: an incident at a Swiss bank, the kidnapping of an international trader in Germany, a terrible raid on an amusement park in Spain.

Each episode seems separate, discreet, yet the timing disturbs Clark. Is there a connection? Is he being tested? With the help of his close associates, executive officer Alistair Stanley and strike team leaders Domingo Chavez and Peter Covington, Clark tries to figure out where all this activity is heading, but there is no way to predict the real threat: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it.”
Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: ~0140274057~ first editions firsts printings 1st terrorism fiction clark john fictitious character terrorists warlords japan drug lords colombia
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The ABC of Sociology by Martin Slattery (£5.50)Publisher: Nelson — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0174385412]Condition: Very Good. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Notes: Size: Other / Oversized Paperback. Tags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy (£4.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140274057]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear.Description: From the cover: “John Clark faces the world’s greatest fear — and his own — in Tom Clancy’s new and most extraordinary novel.

Over the course of nine novels, Tom Clancy has mesmerized hundreds of millions of readers and established himself as one of the pre-eminent storytellers of our time. RAINBOW SIX, however, goes beyond anything he has done.

At its heart is John Clark, the ex-navy SEAL of WITHOUT REMORSE, well known from several of Clancy’s novels as a master of secret operational missions. Whether hunting warlords in Japan, drug lords in Colombia or nuclear terrorists in the United States, Clark is efficient and deadly, but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcized. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face in RAINBOW SIX.

Newly named the head of an international task force dedicated to combatting terrorism. Clark is looking forward to getting his teeth into a new mission, but the opportunities start coming thicker and faster than anyone could have expected: an incident at a Swiss bank, the kidnapping of an international trader in Germany, a terrible raid on an amusement park in Spain.

Each episode seems separate, discreet, yet the timing disturbs Clark. Is there a connection? Is he being tested? With the help of his close associates, executive officer Alistair Stanley and strike team leaders Domingo Chavez and Peter Covington, Clark tries to figure out where all this activity is heading, but there is no way to predict the real threat: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it.”
Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 912 pages. Tags: 0140274057 first editions firsts printings 1st terrorism fiction clark john fictitious character terrorists warlords japan drug lords colombia
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Read Better, Read Faster by Manya De Leeuw; Eric De Leeuw; (£4.00)Publisher: Pelican — 1977Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140207406]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Read Better, Read Faster is designed to meet the urgent need for a scientific approach to the problem of absorbing and retaining written information faster. It offers the reader a complete graded course of exercises, with answers and graph against which he can test his progress.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 249 pages. Tags: comprehension concentration over-learning understanding anticipating anticipation questioning information mechanical discipline predictive long-term digestive efficient retaining absorbing organized attitudes teaching remedial skimming reader’s learning training thinking process reading writing reader skills seeing memory mental before visual phased speeds speech faster while study rapid inner tests speed books good span aids how and
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Read Better, Read Faster by Manya De Leeuw; Eric De Leeuw; (£4.00)Publisher: Pelican — 1972Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor. A reading copy, just, being rubbed at the edges of the wraps with well-thumbed pages. Pages deeply tanned by age with spotting throughout.Description: From the cover: “Read Better, Read Faster is designed to meet the urgent need for a scientific approach to the problem of absorbing and retaining written information faster. It offers the reader a complete graded course of exercises, with answers and graph against which he can test his progress.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 249 pages. Tags: comprehension concentration over-learning understanding anticipating anticipation questioning information mechanical discipline predictive long-term digestive efficient retaining absorbing organized attitudes teaching remedial skimming reader’s learning training thinking process reading writing reader skills seeing memory mental before visual phased speeds speech faster while study rapid inner tests speed books good span aids how and
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The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum (£4.00)Publisher: Panther Books Ltd. — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0586042024]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear.Description: David Spaulding is the man in Lisbon. The most feared and efficient Allied Agent in wartime Europe, high in the Gestapo 'Most Wanted ' list. He is selected by the Allied Command to transact an undercover deal in Argentina involving top secret Nazi plans.Notes: Size: A Format (Approx. 4¼" x 7"). Tags: Ludlum, Rhinemann, Gestapo
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Be Prepared! Getting Ready for Job Interviews — Have the Confidence to Succeed at Any Interview by Julie-Ann Amos (£3.00)Publisher: How To — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1857039467]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy.Description: Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 92 pages. Tags: achievements achieving addresses ads advanced advantages advice agency alternative analysis answering applications approach associations attending attire avoid banks basic browsers busters calls campaign candidate's careers certifications characteristics checklist choices chronological classified clinic cold-calls combined commitment communicate communication computers confidentiality contact content contingency costs counteroffers courtesy cover creative credo cyberspace daily definition
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