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Bingham's Negligence Cases by David Maddison, Christopher Tetlow & Graham N. Wood (£159.00)Publisher: London: Sweet & Maxwell, Limited — 2002Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 042177830X]Condition: Near Fine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a slight inward bow to the spine from storage. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 5th (revised) edition.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [LXXV] 812 pages. Tags: negligence liability law duty care standard proof defences acts statutory occupiers premises clubs highway dangers road vehicles railways employer employers servant master professions trades institutions torts property
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72
Caring for Someone with Depression by Tony Battison (£53.50)Publisher: Age Concern — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0862423899]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Many people suffer from depression in some form. Their experience can vary enormously, from feeling mildly low to actually suffering from a severe clinical disorder. Depression, as an illness, affects one in five people in their lifetime. For some older people, it can be triggered by factors specifically related to their age. Designed as a first point of reference, this book contains clear, practical advice, checklists, and sources of help and support available. It will serve as an invaluable guide for carers, relatives and friends of older people with depression.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Carer's Handbook series. 230 pages. Tags: psychopathology antidepressants hospitalization desensitization beta-adrenergic benzodiazepines self-regulation methylphenidate antipsychotics undertreatment pharmaceutical rehabilitation dexamphetamine somaticization discrimination existentialism antidepressant psychoanalysis norepinephrine medicalization corticotrophin glucocorticoid underreporting catecholamines nolen-hoeksema dangerousness organizations comprehensive concentration psychotherapy cyroheptadine unpredictable psychodynamic nortriptyline hyperactivity psychobiology effectiveness weltschmerzms acetylcholine contextuality prescriptions schizophrenia bromocriptine determination hallucinogens noncompliance noradrenaline understanding interpersonal psychosomatic complementary
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Principles of Agricultural Economics: Markets and Prices in Less Developed Countries by David Colman; Trevor Young; (£43.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0521336643]Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Reprint. [First: 1989] From the cover: “This textbook addresses the main economic principles required by agricultural economists involved in rural development. The principles of ‘micro-economies’ or ‘price-theory’ are of relevance to economists everywhere, but this book reinforces the message of their relevance for rural development by explaining the theory in the specific context of the agricultural and food sectors of developing countries. Hypothetical and actual empirical illustrations drawn almost exclusively from such countries distinguish this book from other economic principles texts that draw their examples almost invariably from industrialised countries, and also from books more oriented to the issues of rural development. The first half of the book deals with the underlying principles of production, supply and demand. These are essential tools for the study and management of the agricultural sector and food markets. In the second half, supply and demand are brought together into a chapter of equilibrium and exchange. This is followed by chapters on trade and the theory of economic welfare. In the final chapter it is shown that much of the material in the earlier chapters can be combined by agricultural economists into a system for analysing and comparing the effects of alternative agricultural policies. The ability of agricultural economics to provide a consistent framework for the analysis of policy problems thus enables it to make a key contribution to rural development.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Wye Studies In Agricultural And Rural Development series. 323 pages. Tags: product-product heckscher-ohlin terms-of-trade classification disequilibrium factor-product technological international specification factor-factor relationships technologies substitution elasticities interference relationship agricultural mathematical intervention institutions interpreting developments distribution simultaneous equilibrium uncertainty consumption competition comparative homogeneity aggregation lancaster's cross-price development competitive theoretical foundations agriculture procurement conclusions classifying developing uniqueness optimality definition production industries techniques references principles properties
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Making History: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory by Alex Callinicos (£32.00)Publisher: Cornell University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0801421217]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small spot to the join of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and a small address sticker to the pastedown. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “In recent years, the problem of historical change has come to assume central importance among English-speaking social scientists and historians. Much attention has been focused on how we relate institutions and institutional change to actions, and how we think of history as the outcome of this interaction. In Making History, Alex Callinicos takes a fresh look at both Marxist and non-Marxist positions in this debate, giving close attention to theworkofE. J. Hobsbawm, E. P. Thompson, G. A. Cohen, L. Althusser, A. Giddens, J. Elster, and J. Habermas, among others. His main concern is “with the mechanisms through which human beings transform their societies, and, for better or worse, push history onwards”.

Callinicos provides an even-handed and comprehensive synthesis that combines the highly fruitful theories of agency and language elaborated in Anglo-American analytical philosophy, Giddens’s theorization of structuration, and the insights of game theory with the powerful explanatory framework of classical historical materialism. He argues that structural determinism (characteristic of the followers of Althusser), the methodological individualism of the rational-choice Marxists (such as Elster), and the various attempts to reconcile these extremes, are all untenable. In his view, structures do not simply contain or constrain us; they also serve as frameworks that can enable human action. His aim is to demonstrate that human beings possess the power collectively to make history.

Making History is a timely, highly intelligent, and eminently readable book that deserves to be widely read. It will become an important focus for debates on Marxism, theoretical sociology, and philosophy. .”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 275 pages. Tags: act agent communism communities groups historical historiography history humanism ideology karl marx marxism materialism methods movements philosophy political revolutions science sciences social sociology structuralism structure theories theory
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Politics UK 3rd Edition by Bill Jones; Andrew Gray; Dennis Kavanagh; Michael Moran; Philip Norton; Anthony Seldon; (£29.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0132696061]Condition: Very Good. First few pages a little dog eared otherwise a well presented copy.Description: With additional material by Simon Bulmer, Andrew Flynn, Bill Jenkins, Jonathan Tonge, The Rt Hon. Lord Biffen, David Coates, The Rt Hon. Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Peter Riddell, David Vincent and David Walker. From the cover: “The third edition of this best selling and highly respected textbook builds on the comprehensive coverage and pedagogical innovation of previous editions, while bringing the text right up to date with the changes wrought by the 1997 general election. Politics UK 3/e covers the core elements of introductory undergraduate and A-level British politics courses — the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary. These are accompanied by chapters which look at the wider context of British political life. The political institutions are examined alongside the historical, ideological, socio-economic and cultural context, the policy making process and a number of key policy areas and political issues, including economic management, the environment, law and order and Europe. Each chapter in the third edition has been extensively revised and updated. It includes an entirely new chapter on political concepts. Its coverage of the social context in Britain is enhanced. A new guest writer, Jonathan Tonge, provides a revised and extended chapter on Northern Ireland.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". 571 pages. Tags: assessments behaviour blair britain cabinet changing civil commons communication concepts constiution contexts crown defence departments devolution economic elections environmental european explaining foreign fringes globalisation groups historical ideas ideology integration judiciary kingdom labour liberal local lords management mass media ministers parties pathways plus policy policy-making political politics pressure prime processes referenda research servants service social structure themes theory tradition united voting
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How to Live and Work in Belgium: A Handbook for Short and Longstay Visitors by Marvina Shilling (£27.00)Publisher: How To — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0746305648]Condition: Very Good.Description: Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 143 pages. Tags: about abroad accommodation acts adapt and antwerp arrival before belgium belgium's brussels business care carries common companies country courtesies customs doing driving education etc general ghent guide handbooks health host household how information institutions international language leaving leisure liege lifestyles living manuals many market medical multilingual nato overview pointers schools self-help successfully the travel working
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Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects: Volume LIII. Part II. Jubilee Meetings by R. W. Dana (£27.00)Publisher: London: The Institution of Naval Architects — 1911Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Hinges tape-reinforced front and rear, very tidily. Pages lightly age-tanned. Tissue guard to the frontis torn at the foredge and a little faded. Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Tables; Black & White Photographs; Fold-out Plans; Graphs; Tables; Tissue-guarded Frontispiece; Deckled Edges;Notes: Size: 11" x 8¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVII]367 pages. Tags: dana naval architecture royal institution architects institutions societies periodicals science shipbuilding marine engineering language publication english
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All the Kaiser's Men: The Life and Death of the German Army on the Western Front by Ian Passingham (£26.00)Publisher: Stroud: Sutton Publishing — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750928816]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Convinced that both God and the Kaiser were on their side, the officers and men of the German Army went to war in 1914, confident that they were destined for a swift and crushing victory in the West. The vaunted Schlieffen Plan on which the anticipated German victory was based expected triumph in the West to be followed by an equally decisive success on the Eastern Front. It was not to be. From the winter of 1914 until the early months of 1918, the struggle on the Western Front was characterised by trench warfare. But our perception of the conflict takes little or no account of the realities of life ‘across the wire’ in the German front line.

Comprehensively illustrated with original photographs, maps and archival material, All The Kaiser’s Men sets the record straight. It examines the German Army’s strategy and tactics throughout the war, from the commanding generals to the ordinary soldiers at the front, and looks in depth at the implications of the Allied naval blockade and the increasing problems of food and fuel shortages in Germany.

This important new book fills a significant gap in First World War historiography and will help both the casual reader and serious student gain a wider perspective of the war on the Western Front. “
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Tags: germany history war 1914-1918 campaigns western front military unit armed forces armies operations warfare battles theatre france first german army european europe institutions defence
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Unsettling Welfare: Reconstruction of Social Policy by Gordon Hughes; Gail Lewis; (£24.00)Publisher: Routledge — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415181348]Condition: Very Good. Would be Near Fine were it not for the blank lable to upper wrap.Description: The book deals with the rise and fall of the welfare state in the UK, and traces the ways in which the relationship between social welfare and the state has been reconstructed at the turn of the twentieth century. In particular, it focuses on the consequences of the break-up of the political, economic and social settlements that had sustained the 'old' welfare state in the thirty years after the Second World War. This is the fourth of five books in a new series of introductory social policy texts published by Routledge in association with The Open University. The series, called Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity, examines central issues in the study of how social welfare is organized in the UK today.Notes: Size: 4to Crown (25 x 19cm Approx.). 406 pages. Tags: inter-governmental industrialization democratisation under-developed disentanglement infra-structure administration organisational aggressiveness disintegration participation international west-european interventions nationalistic organisations intervention equalisation coordination introversion inflationary institutions development integration nationalism ambivalence liquidation egalitarian cooperation colonialism bargaining resistance individual democratic collective revolution population scientific converging political interests emotional hostility countries regulated structure attitudes crumbling unplanned organised replacing
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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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Forming Nation, Framing Welfare by Gail Lewis (£23.00)Publisher: Routledge — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415181305]Condition: Near Fine. Plain white lable to upper wrap otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: This book considers the ways in which the development of social welfare in the UK has been intimately woven into the construction of the nation. The growth of the state's involvement in social welfare is at the heart of these processes, but the book also explores the ways in which the making of the family, struggles over social order and the rise of philanthropy played central roles in the construction of both nation and welfare. Drawing on a range of case studies dealing with the family, education, poverty and unemployment, this innovative book teases out the intersections between images of the nation and social welfare's purposes, providers and beneficiaries.Notes: Size: 4to Crown (25 x 19cm Approx.). 296 pages. Tags: inter-governmental industrialization democratisation under-developed disentanglement infra-structure administration organisational aggressiveness disintegration participation international west-european interventions nationalistic organisations intervention equalisation coordination introversion inflationary institutions development integration nationalism ambivalence liquidation egalitarian cooperation colonialism bargaining resistance individual democratic collective revolution population scientific converging political interests emotional hostility countries regulated structure attitudes crumbling unplanned organised replacing
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The History of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1793—1896) by Robert Spence Watson (£23.00)Publisher: Gregg International Publishers — 1970Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0576291579]Condition: Very Good. The pages, but not blanks and endpapers, appear to be faded by design.Description: A facsimile of the Walter Scott edition of 1897. Illustrated with black and white photographs & fold-outs.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 384 [IV] pages. Tags: britain dictionaries emley facsimiles frederick geography heslop hodgkin holmes institutions intellectual learned libraries literary literature northumberland philosophical philosophy societies society spence subscribers tyne watson welford
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Arabia Felix from the Time of the Queen of Sheba: Eighth Century B. C. to First Century A. D. by Jean-Francois Breton (£22.00)Publisher: Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0268020027]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Plates; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Sheba, or Saba, is a region of high mountains and vast deserts situated in the southwest of the Arabian peninsula, in what is known today as Yemen.

The mysteries and riches of Sheba and its people enticed the likes of Alexander the Great, the Emperor Augustus, and the kings of Ethiopia and Byzantium. From the 8th century to the 1st century BC, the kingdom of Sheba dominated other realms in Southern Arabia, imposing its language, institutions and artistic forms throughout the region.

This book provides a detailed synthesis of this remote civilization, the uniqueness of the region’s geography and climate, and the major events that shaped its history. It offers valuable insights into the Sabeans’ daily life, their customs and religion, their relations with neighbouring civilizations, and their modes of commerce.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Juanita Dix. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 216 pages. Tags: arabia southern civilization ancient east sheba saba sabeans yemen history middle wadi dhana mukarribs sabaean empire qataban linaeans hadramawt society tribal organization hierarch athtar ceremonial costumes
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On the Offensive by Kenneth Robinson (£22.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Lightly crushed at head of spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: There is much that broadcaster and journalist Kenneth Robinson finds offensive. Often it is the most hallowed and revered British institutions that he takes great exception to. Inscribed by the author "A happy Christmas to Enid, Kenneth Robinson" on ffep. Illustrated with line drawings. 179pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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Chartism: Past and Present by Thomas Carlyle (£21.50)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards faded and marked, somewhat rubbed. Spine dulled. All edges dusty or soiled, top edges especially so. Unopened at some top and foredges. Small sticker to ffep. Internally clean & bright.Description: Suspect this is a later reprint circa 1900 but no indication of revisions or previous editions to be found.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 324 pages. Tags: ecclesiastical nonconformists public-houses intelligencer macclesfield christianity chamberlayne corporations institutions consolidated independents hetherington civilization spitalfields shakespeare shaftesbury shaitesbury aristonicus hellenistic demosthenes stalybridge commissions tremenheere improvement castlereagh montesquieu evangelical statistical association rostovtzeff fairweather devonshire canterbury newspapers buckingham archbishop brotherton protection cornwallis nottingham chichester jacobinism manchester population birmingham birkenhead chatsworth industrial commission warrington enclosures
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Europe 1880-1945 by John Roberts (£20.50)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine, a little faded overall. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps [8];

From the cover: “This book provides a guide to the most important changes in European history between 1880 and 1945. Not all of these are political in the conventional sense as they embrace cultural and philosophical ideas which are often neglected in more traditional books.

The core of the work is an examination of the process by which Europe, while displaying extraordinary vitality and creativity, failed to solve many of her own problems and therefore deployed many of her energies in self destruction. The clearest evidence we have of this is the way in which Europeans rejected the very ideas and institutions on which so much of the achievements of the previous half-century were founded: for example, tolerance, rationality, the belief in the individual and his rights, the common code of humanitarianism.

At the same time Europe was living in a world where other forces were beginning to appear which were also, in the long run, to help to undermine her power and influence; a dwarfing of Europe and the loss of her world hegemony is the major theme of international politics and this, too, owes much to Europe’s suicidal proneness to internecine struggle after 1914.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the General History of Europe series. [XV] 575 pages. Tags: europe history world ancien regime international competition constitutional states autocracy conservatism anti-traditional relations great war postwar economy society democratic totalitarianism dictatorship social cultural change approach second john roberts first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson (£19.00)Publisher: MacLehose Press — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1906694168]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. Small, light, spot to the foredge of the text block. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Lisbeth Salander will have her revenge -against the men who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that nearly succeeded in deliberately destroying her life. As a traumatized victim of the care system, Salander has learned to trust no-one save herself, but this is one war she cannot wage alone. After sustaining appalling gunshot wounds to her head and her shoulder, she is in Intensive Care, and her most dangerous enemy is in the next-door ward.

If she survives, she is set to face murder charges. Officially under police guard, she is allowed contact with only her surgeon or her lawyer. But Mikael Blomkvist, editor at Millennium magazine and Salander’s self-appointed guardian angel, will not give up on this strangely compelling girl. Blomkvist knows he cannot contact her directly. He also knows that, as a world-class computer specialist, Salander just needs the right tools to have the world at her fingertips.

With the covert aid of Blomkvist and his journalists at Millennium, Salander must first prove her innocence. Only then can she unmask the people behind the corrupt and secret manoeuvres that ruined her childhood and remain the rotten core of Swedish society. The survivor of institutionalized abuse and violence, Salander, even in hospital, is spoiling for another fight.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 602 pages. Tags: salander lisbeth fictitious character fiction political corruption revenge fictional works crime mystery translation suspense thriller stieg larsson 1906694168 reg keelandfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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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 Finance of International Trade by Alasdair Watson (£18.00)Publisher: Institure of Bankers — 1976Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0852970404]Condition: Good. Wraps unevenly. A few page corners folded over. Text bright and clean.Description: This notebook and the accompanying documents are intended to assist all students who seek to acquire the background information necessary to an understanding of the finance of foreign trade, foreign exchange and support services provided by London's financial institutions for importers and exporters. 222pp. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")
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The Bleak Age: Based On The Age Of The Chartists by J. L. Hammond; Barbara Hammond; (£17.00)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1934Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine and a generally worn appearance. Leans heavily. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “The first half of the 19th Century may well be named “The Bleak Age” or “The Age of Discontent”. In this acute study the Hammonds illumine the dark places in the lives and hearts of the Working People of that time and by a brilliant comparison with the conditions of other times bring out the underlying causes of this discontent. This is a wise book and one to be read by all who wish to understand the root causes of our social troubles and so be the better able to judge the many remedies that are to-day being put forward for the future ordering of this country.”Notes: Size: 7" x 4¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Swan Library series. 148 pages. Tags: ecclesiastical nonconformists public-houses intelligencer macclesfield christianity chamberlayne corporations institutions consolidated independents hetherington civilization spitalfields shakespeare shaftesbury shaitesbury aristonicus hellenistic demosthenes stalybridge commissions tremenheere improvement castlereagh montesquieu evangelical statistical association rostovtzeff fairweather devonshire canterbury newspapers buckingham archbishop brotherton protection cornwallis nottingham chichester jacobinism manchester population birmingham birkenhead chatsworth industrial commission warrington enclosures
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This Sceptred Isle by Christopher Lee (£16.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563383844]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edge of text block unevenly sunned.Description: This Sceptred Isle tells the gripping story of British history from Caesar's invasion in 55 BC to Queen Victoria's death in 1901. Christopher Lee skilfully weaves his text with accounts from contemporary chronicles and diaries, and extracts from Winston Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples to describe the fascinating history of these islands. The story tells of wars, bloodshed, murder and revenge; of how people lived, what it cost them to live and how they died. It describes the evolution of Britain's great institutions and the powers of her monarchs, charts the establishment of her political parties and the development of her economy. 616pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: Victoria Caesar Churchill institutions monarchs royalty england wessex 0563383844
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Britannia: One Hundred Documents That Shaped a Nation by Graham Stewart (£16.00)Publisher: Callisto — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780857400222]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 434 pages. Tags: stewart 0857400223 great britain history sources historic roots our culture society language religious traditions political institutions national endeavours politics religion warfare diplomacy economics law science invention literature journalism
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Explanation and Power: The Control of Human Behaviour by Morse Peckham (£15.50)Publisher: The Seabury Press — 1979Binding: Paperback (Uncorrected Proof) Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently faded at the spine with some soiling of the wraps. A slightly dog-eared copy. Cutting pasted to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Explanation and Power proposes a radical theory of meaning; that is, meaning as response. Meaning is not immanent in word or sign, natural or man-made. Human behaviour depends on interaction, and interaction depends upon the stabilization of the meanings of verbal and non-verbal signs. Ultimately meaning can be stabilized only by explanation and when explanation fails, by force.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 297 pages. Tags: electro-encephalogram psycho-physiology psycholinguistics conditionability phenol-autonomic insusceptibility night-blindness eysenck-fumeaux rationalization misconceptions psychogalvanic suggestibility investigations interpretation generalization psychoanalysts parapsychology aklaq-i-jalali psychoanalysis questionnaire physiologists psychologists extra-sensory oneirocritics psychological anti-semitism socialization disinhibition personalities psychiatrists unconditional consciousness psychosomatic psychotherapy hallucination interreaction physiological lie-detection post-hypnotic precognition introversion subjectivity anaesthetics premonitions distinctions extraversion institutions transference experimental apperception somnambulism
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Office Organization And Method by Geoffrey Mills; Oliver Standingford; (£15.50)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded, heavier so at the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 326 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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The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558 by J. D. Mackie (£15.50)Publisher: Oxford At The Clarendon Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198217064]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, heaver at the margins. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: Vol VII in the series. From the cover: “This volume deals with the birth of a nation-state from the throes which marked the end of the middle age in North-West Europe. It describes the erection of a stable monarchy by the very competent Henry VII, examines the means employed by him, and considers how far his monarchy can be described as ‘new’. It discusses the machinery by which the royal power was exercised and traces the effect of the concentration of lay and ecclesiastical authority in the person of Wolsey, whose soaring ambition helped make possible the Caesaro-Papalism of Henry VIII. The development of the English monarchy is set in its continental background and the repercussions of foreign policy upon domestic history are set forth in some detail. An examination of the economic development of the period shows how local institutions gradually yielded to the compelling force of a national economy which was, in certain of its aspects, almost metropolitan. While the influence of political, constitutional, and economic factors in producing the reformation is fully recognized, care has been taken to show, in proper perspective, the operation of religious sentiment which was the fundamental cause of the great change. The effect of this change upon the art, the architecture, the literature, and the general life of England is discussed, and it appears that, in spite of the politic ‘reformation’ of Henry VIII, and the violent alterations which marked the reigns of Edward VI and Mary, there was much of the essential England which remained unchanged save that it was schooled to new enterprise and prepared for the great day of Elizabeth.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Oxford History of England series. 699 pages. Tags: 15th 1600 1700 achievement affairs age and britain british cardinal century covered dates developement economic edward england europe face fall foreign great henry his history imperium irish josiah king mary merum monarchy monasteries new period perkin policy political reign rivals royal splendour supremacy the tudors warbeck young youth
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Swordfish by David Mcclintick (£15.00)Publisher: Pantheon — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - In Very Good DJ. One corner very gently bumped.Description: A true story of ambition, savagery and betrayal. . This is a story of people under life-threatening pressure, people pursuing ambitions both grand and petty in ways that reveal not only the characters of the individuals but also the nature of the institutions that have shaped them.Tags: Betrayal, Ambition, Savagery
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Television and Radio: Everybody's Soapbox by Bruce Parker; Nigel Farrell; (£14.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713713062]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edges of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with cartoons. From the cover: “The chance to appear on a radio or television programme is the opportunity of a lifetime to speak to a mass audience. Yet how many people appreciate the value of such an offer, or really know how to make the most of it? With the expansion of broadcasting in the 1980s there will be more air time available to members of the public in scores of programmes, particularly those put out by regional and local television and radio stations. Nearly everyone has something to gain by a chance to appear on the air: the father searching for his teenage daughter, the secretary of the local drama group which is putting on an unusual play, the harassed mother seeking action about the damp walls of her council house, or the managing director who wants a little publicity for his firm’s award-winning product. Everybody’s Soapbox explains in an entertaining way not only how to use your time on the air effectively but how to go about obtaining it in the first place. The authors take a detailed and often humorous look into what happens behind the scenes of broadcasting. Some of the pitfalls are described, including the ones to avoid when being interviewed. Don Osmond’s cartoons complement the light-hearted but informative text. Much advice is provided, particularly for those who find themselves on the air for the first time. Radio and television techniques are revealed and the jargon is made clear. There is guidance on how to handle an interview and how best to present yourself. You can also find out the right way to deal with the film crew which may arrive at your house.”Notes: Illustrated by Don Osmond. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: acceptable added adding additional addresses adjusting advantages adversaries advertising advice affairs affected agreements amalgamating anecdotes animals annual appeals appearance approach appropriate atmosphere audiences availability avoid avoidance avoided avoiding awards badges balance bald basis bbc behaviour birmingham blatant bracklesham breakdowns breakfast britain broadcasters broadcasting broadcasts budgets buttons cable cablevision cameras campaign caption
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The National Wealth: Who Gets What in Britain by Dominic Hobson (£14.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0002559137]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly soiled and tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This is the most comprehensive, lucid and authoritative account of the state of the nation since Anthony Sampson’s classic Anatomy of Britain. Starting with a simple question — ‘who owns Britain?’ — Dominic Hobson has created a colossal tour de force: a book which not only ranges across every aspect of wealth and income in Britain today, but also explores the relationship between money, power and status from the Norman Conquest to New Labour. Huge in scope, masterly in presentation, The National Wealth reveals the social, economic and financial (rather than the political or bureaucratic) workings of Britain. It tells us who has the money, and how they get it; and, ultimately, who owns Britain today. The author describes the draining away of money and power from the great estates of the realm such as the Crown, the Aristocracy, the Church and Oxbridge; the aggrandisement of the State in the post-war socialist era, followed by the greatest transfer of ownership in Britain since the Dissolution of the Monasteries — the privatisation of the nationalised industries; the origins of the greatest personal fortunes and the psychology of the truly rich; the rise of the industrial Fat Cats and the new professional elites of the City and the Law. The book concludes with a probing analysis of the relationship between the PLC (the dominant form of social organisation in Britain today) and the great institutional investors who have become the most influential repositories of the national wealth. Throughout, the narrative concentrates on people as well as organisations: on people as voters, taxpayers, patients, students and parents as well as people at play and at work — MPs, civil servants, judges, dons, clergymen, farmers, lawyers, bankers, accountants, architects, doctors and dentists, teachers, army officers, managers, journalists, shopkeepers, publicans, sportsmen, charity-workers and pensioners. The National Wealth is a magnificent summation of Britain at the turn of the century, a panoramic and trenchantly expressed overview of the division of the spoils, and a searching examination of the gap between rhetoric and reality in public and private affairs.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 1350 pages. Tags: accountants analyses aristocracy assets bankers boardroom bodies book's breakdown britain brokers cats central charity companies consequences contents controllers corporate corporations dentists earlier economics economy estate examines fat finance forms funds groups heritage includes institutions insurance investment judges kingdom lawyers local medieval monarchy monetary municipal owners ownership parks pension plus policy post-war privatizations professionals public quick real richest schools scrutinises sporting teachers today's united universities valuations vaults wealth
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The British Genius by Peter & MCMILLAN, James Grosvenor (£14.00)Publisher: J M Dent & Sons — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0460039423]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Lightly spotted to start and finish. Inscription to ffep. Internally bright and clean.Description: Judged by the highest standards, the British have a genius to be proud of, whether in science, technology or industrial enterprise, in institutions such as government, administration, education and law, or in communications or sport. Britain has more Science Nobel Prize-winners per head of population than any other country. Of world languages English is the most widely spoken, and the world’s greatest literature is English. And in an era of growing violence and intolerance Britain is still arguably the most civilized country in the world to live in. In Milton’s words: ‘Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.’ The authors present the facts in this fascinating and heartening book. They beat no jingoistic drums. Their account includes much hitherto unpublished material, for instance, the fascinating story of how the Mini car got its name.Notes: Jacket designed by Don Roberts. Size: 9½" x 6½". 376 pages. Tags: GROSVENOR, Peter MCMILLAN, James
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The Power of Politics by Edited by Peter Taylor (£14.00)Publisher: Time Life Books — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0705411117]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper and a ¾" closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs, maps & tables. From the cover: “There are in the world today nearly 170 countries that are recognized as being independent, each one possessing sovereignty, a defined territory, a people, and a government that is responsible for making and implementing laws within the territory. A comprehensive survey of the field of political geography, The Power of Politics looks at the nature of government and governing institutions throughout the world. Organized in an easy-to-use format, the volume explores a wide range of topics from U.S. presidential elections, dictatorship and democracy in South America, and the world peace movement in the Nordic countries, to the European Community, national minorities in the USSR and south African apartheid.”Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Green boards with Blue titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: world government sovereignty territory territorial definitions nationalism parties party systems electing government unstable governments government against people human rights movement relations between states the cold war conflicts arms race politics accommodation keeping world peace interstate cooperation world without boundaries politics instability dictators democracies sovereignty parliament republic european partners soviet empire states ferment arab states africa postcolonial southern africa china southeast asia japan korea australasia oceania antarctica political change world politics new world politics politicians constitutional arrangements political choice politically hostile conflict political world
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The Silent Twins by Marjorie Wallace (£13.50)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701127120]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;

From the cover: “This is a story of two people caught in an impossible conflict. June and Jennifer Gibbons are identical twins, now in their early 20s, who are unable to live together but cannot survive apart. From early childhood they refused to speak to any adult; through adolescence they developed an elaborate fantasy life based on dolls, Bronte-like miniature books, poems, stories, novels and diaries — more than a million words of them — recording every detail of their emotions in their passionate struggle for identity. From this self-imposed isolation they ventured into sprees of drug-taking, sex and arson, for which they were sent to Broadmoor, Britain’s special hospital, in 1982.

In her powerful and moving book, which reads more like a novel than the true story it is, Marjorie Wallace penetrates the twins’ secret world. She reveals their rich inner life, their sharp perceptions, humour and sensitivity, and their supreme and finally tragic effort to escape from each other and the mediocrity of their surroundings. Her haunting analysis of June and Jennifer’s love, hatred and need for each other makes us re-examine all our relationships.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Behram Kapadia. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 230 pages. Tags: broadmoor hospital inmates institutions britain twins psychology true crime england psychiatric patients hospitals mental health services medical berkshire
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Institutional Care And the Mentally Handicapped by Andy Alaszewski (£13.00)Publisher: Croom Helm — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780709905646]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges.Description: In this book, through the detailed case study of one mental handicap hospital, the author develops a general theory of institutions that has relevance not only for readers who want to understand the ways in which mental handicap hospitals operate, but also for readers who wish to understand the ways in which a range of institutions function. The book will thus interest a wide range of both academics, such as social scientists interested in institutions per se, and professional care-givers such as nurses, and teachers of mentally handicapped people.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 268 pages. Tags: handicapped mental hospital social scientists
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Introducing the Old Testamant by John Drane (£13.00)Publisher: Tring, Batavia & Sydney: Lion Publishing — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0745911692]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Maps; A comprehensive survey of both the context and content of the Hebrew Bible, with additional material on the historical identity of Ancient Israel and its theological legacy for today.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Tags: drane 0745911692 bible o.t criticism interpretation old testament introductions theology history biblical critical religion religious institutions organizations
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Israel and the Nations by F. F. Bruce (£13.00)Publisher: Paternoster — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Poor DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, many small closed tears and creases, faded at the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: The History of Israel from the Exodus to the Fall of the Second Temple. The persistence of the nation of Israel through the centuries, leaderless, landless, fugitive, persecuted, yet always surviving. And often itself producing world-leaders is one of the outstanding phenomena of our modern world. But why only Israel? Why not her kinsfolk and neighbours, the Edomites, Moabites and Ammonites, for example? The Israelites had their unhesitating answer to this question: it lay in the distinctive features of their faith, the worship of the God of their fathers.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 254 pages. Tags: nebuchadnezzar manufacturing conservation head-dresses constitution agricultural mestopotamia independence improvements horticulture arab-israeli institutions immigration agriculture communities inhabitants educational development differences declaration multi-trend irrigation industrial hamigdalor hashomoron barmitzvah postexilic conditions government literature non-jewish settlement population activities institutes patriarchs dizengoflf occupation television secondary principal partition jerusalem geography insurance transport schooling electoral education livestock fisheries
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A Thousand Years of the English Parish: Medieval Patterns and Modern Interpretations by Anthea Jones (£12.50)Publisher: The Windrush Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1900624508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is faded at the leading edge of the upper panel with a little wear to the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This book unravels the secrets and workings of the English parish and its effect on English society. There are 13,000 parishes in England, each with its parish church, covering the country in a network which gives identities to local communities. Two-thirds of English parishes are ancient, probably a thousand years old; one-third have been founded in the last 150 years, largely to meet the enormously increased numbers of people in big towns. One of the major themes of the book is the changing social status of the clergy from medieval times. The author also looks at the future of the parish, a long lasting survivor from another age that has done so much to shape the special characteristics of English villages and towns.”Notes: Illustrated by Glyn Jones (Photos). Foreword or introduction by Robert Evans. Size: 9½" x 6¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: anglican anglicanism britain british buildings christian christianity church churches communities cultural england episcopalian europe general great history institutions irish juvenile modern nonfiction onwards organizations parishes period religion rural science social sociology
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Born 1900: A Human History Of The Twentieth Century For Everyone Who Was There by Hunter Davies (£12.50)Publisher: Little, Brown — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316644714]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The twentieth century — a hundred years of creation and destruction such as mankind has never experienced before. For many people the changes witnessed are limited to recent years, or even the post-war period — but what of those few who've seen it all? In this unique and fascinating book, Hunter Davies tells the life stories of twenty-one people who were born in 1900 — from all walks of life, all parts of the country, all occupations, known and unknown, successful and not so successful, all of whom have survived two world wars and experienced technological changes and new social attitudes which would have been inconceivable to anyone who had lived through any other century. Among them are a miner, a doctor, a factory worker, a West End actress, a Cambridge professor and, of course, the Queen Mother.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 378 pages. Tags: interpretation leather-cutter pudding-eater consolidation extraordinary 9780316644716 motorcycling birmingham's institutions fire-fighter northumbrian german-born annewestman ofstretford development 941.0820922 vale-onslow hamburgers ex-brickie manchester birmingham inventions heavy-duty university triumphs. supporter newcastle hamburger macmillan hardships cambridge elizabeth wilkinson centuries professor spinster lecturer adapting mayoress florence charlton united's medicine londoner progress football mercedes cummins century barrett captain
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Darkmarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You by Misha Glenny (£12.50)Publisher: London: The Bodley Head — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781847921260]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Faint vertical crease to the foot of the spine of the dust wrapper. Light ding to the front board otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “The benefits of living in a digital, globalised society are enormous; so too are the dangers. The world has become a law enforcer’s nightmare and every criminal’s dream. We bank online, shop online, date, learn, work and live online. But have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned to protect us in the burgeoning digital world? Have we become complacent about our personal security — sharing our thoughts, beliefs and the details of our daily lives with anyone who cares to relieve us of them?

In this fascinating and compelling book, Misha Glenny, author of the international bestseller McMafia, explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the 21st century: cyber crime, cyber warfare and cyber industrial espionage. Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars each year, fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible, often super-smart new breed of criminal: the hacker.

Glenny has travelled and trawled the world. And by exploring the rise and fall of the criminal website DarkMarket, he has uncovered the most vivid, alarming and illuminating stories. Whether JiLsi or Matrix, Iceman, Master Splynter or Lord Cyric; whether Detective Sergeant Chris Dawson in Scunthorpe or Agent Keith Mularski in Pittsburgh, Glenny has tracked down and interviewed all the players — the criminals, the geeks, the police, the security experts and the victims — and he places everyone and everything in a rich brew of politics, economics and history.

The result is simply unputdownable. DarkMarket is authoritative and completely engrossing. It’s a must-read for everyone who uses a computer: the essential crime book for our times.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 296 pages. Tags: glenny 1847921264 9781847921260 364.168 computer crimes investigation prevention hackers crime criminology privacy data protection true business economics organized government policy fraud hacking
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Politics UK by Bill Jones; Dennis Kavanagh; Michael Moran; Philip Norton; (£12.50)Publisher: Longman — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582423333]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps with a light crease to the top corner of the upper wrap. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 4th Edition. From the cover: “With additional material from Barrie Axford, Simon Bulmer, Peter Byrd, Colin Copus, Andrew Flynn, Robert Pyper and Jonathan Tonge. Completely revised, extended and thoroughly updated, the fourth edition of this best-selling and highly respected textbook is the best yet. Politics UK 4/e covers all of the core elements of an introductory undergraduate and A-level British politics course — the constitution, social context, political ideology, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary as well as the major policy areas. The material is presented in a consistently clear and lively style, constantly challenging the student and raising thought-provoking issues.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". 722 pages. Tags: abolition absenteeism abstention accounts acts administration advising agriculture alliance all-night areas assessment associations atlantic automation ballot basis behaviour blair boarding boroughs boundary brain britain bureaucracy butskelism by-elections cabinet cabinets calibre candidates chamber chancellor changing chiefs citizen civil coal coalition commission committee committees commons commonwealth communication compulsory concepts confederation conservative constituencies constitution
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The Age of Arthur: A History of the British Isles from 350 to 650 by John Morris (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “With The Age of Arthur John Morris was the first professional historian to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the scattered evidence concerning the infant years of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, their influence upon each other and their relationship with Europe. His highly-praised history is now the classic account of the British Isles from the 4th to the 7th Centuries, from the fall of Rome to the conquest of Britain by the English.

Britain in the 4th century was a wealthy and integral part of the sophisticated Roman empire, when those same factors that destroyed the empire brought civil war to Britain. The first English in Britain, the barbarian troops employed by the Roman government, mutinied in the 440s. After fifty years of intermittent struggle they were finally overcome by the British, led by Arthur, who restored the forms and institutions of imperial Rome. But Arthur lacked the foundation of the integrated Roman economy, and his empire dissolved into rival warlord kingdoms. Continuing wars enabled the English to rebel for a second time and, between 570 and 600, to master most of what is now England.

The seventy-five years of British supremacy bequeathed the legend of Arthur and inspired a movement away from warlord tyranny into monastic society. The British victory gave the British Isles an independent future. The British (called Welsh by the English) retained their identity in Wales, but in England were slowly absorbed by the English. Monastic Christianity bound together the English, the Welsh, the Irish and the peoples of the future Scotland in a common religious outlook, linked with Europe.

The book begins with a survey of 5th century history as a whole to the death of Arthur, and then traces the separate history of the four nations. In a final section the author examines and analyses religion, ideas, learning, economy and society, and explores their change and evolution..”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 665 pages. Tags: arthur king great britain history roman period -449 anglo-saxon 449-1066 dates covered 350-650 arthurian romances sources british irish bce 1000 1500 isles antiquities celtic 1066 europe medieval ireland 1172 john morris first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Oxford Guide to Oxford by Peter Heyworth (£12.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192115812]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: From the cover: “Oxford. City of dreaming spires, of colleges and academics, of traditions and time-hallowed institutions — this is what the name conjures up. But there is much more besides. In this new guide Peter Heyworth gives refreshing found behind the University facade, of the town behind the gown, of Oxford’s villages and its countryside. It is an anecdotal, personal view which will entertain and, above all, guide — both those who have never visited the city before and those who think they know it well already. Museums, streets, restaurants, colleges, pubs, there is something for everyone, and for the eye sixty-six original photographs”Notes: Illustrated by Hunter Cordaiy (Photos.). Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 156 pages. Tags: new college edmund hall magdalen college botanic garden trinity college wadham college sheldonian theatre divinity school brasenose college mary the virgin oriel college corpus christi merton merton fields university parks worcester college binsey wytham iffley old headington cherwell boathouse iffley lock folly bridge binsey godstow marston ferry university parks shotover magdalen bridge headington hill burford abingdon faringdon chipping norton countryside collegiate architecture oxfordshire oxford boarshill blue boar street bodleian library blackwell’s cornmarket clarendon churchill hospital
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The World's Worst Aircraft by Bill Yenne (£12.50)Publisher: Bison Books — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0880294906]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1990] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “The subjects of this book are not the greats, nor the near greats, of aviation history, but the black sheep that have embarrassed their builders, enraged their owners and frightened their pilots. In many cases, these are aircraft that never should have been built, and which are more starkly bizarre than the most deranged flights of fantasy. Such aircraft are made ever so much worse simply by the fact that someone once actually took them seriously.

Our inclusions have been selected on the basis of their having utterly failed at their intended role, or their having been built for an utterly ill-conceived task. We have included aircraft that were designed to be overweight and underpowered despite existing aeronautical knowledge — or even despite ordinary common sense. Some of our selections were designed — by people who should have known better as being virtually impossible to get off the ground, while others herein were designed to be impossible to land!

In the pages that follow, the reader will find some of the worst and most dangerous contrivances ever perpetrated, including Count Caproni’s Transaereo, which was really nothing more than three huge triplanes nailed to a houseboat, and the Bullet of Dr. William Whitney Christmas, which was more of a murder weapon than an airplane.

World War II produced many of aviation’s greatest achievements, but also some of its worst nightmares. There was the worthless Brewster F2A Buffalo, the asymmetrical (a kinder term than “disfigured”) Blohm & Voss Bv-141. the “disposable” Bachem Ba-349 and, of course, the infamous Yokosuka MXY7, the only airplane ever designed to kill its own pilot!

It is not our intention to ridicule any planemakers except perhaps Count Caproni or Dr. Christmas — but to poke some light-hearted fun at human eccentricities and to shake an occasional finger at institutions such as General Motors for hoodwinking the U. S. Government with the XP-75. Our purpose is to tour a few of the monuments of foolishness, bad planning and bad timing and to have a little fun in so doing.”
Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 159 pages. Tags: airplanes history design and construction designed overweight underpowered civil aviation terrible mistakes the aviationfield blunders worst aircraft bill yenne
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Worldwide Volunteering for Young People 3rd Edition. by Compiled by Roger Potter (£12.50)Publisher: How To — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781857037449]Condition: Near Fine.Description: This text is an A-Z directory focusing on volunteer projects for young people. It covers nearly 700 organizations and over 250,000 annual placements throughout the UK and in 200 other countries. It is indexed by both project and country.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Richard Branson. [XV] 510 pages. Tags: abroad achieving advice almanacs annuals associations careers charities charity countries covered dates directories employment foreign growth institutions living periodicals personal philanthropy reference science self-help services social students success voluntarism voluntary volunteers work working yearbooks young
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History And Faith: The Story Of The Passion by C. K. [Charles Kingsley] Barrett (£12.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1967Binding: Paperback (Stapled Wrappers) Condition: Very Good. Wrappers a little tanned otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: First in this, paperback, edition.

From the cover: “History and Faith are six talks given on the Home Service during Holy Week 1967. C. K. Barrett who is Professor of Divinity in the University of Durham takes an historical approach. By describing the beliefs and religious institutions of Jesus’ contemporaries he helps us appreciate the context in which his followers had to interpret the events of the Passion and gives new force to our reading of the Gospels. He relates Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, his own words about his death, and the writings of his followers to this context of religious thought: to the Jewish idea of atonement and Old Testament writings on the redeeming power of innocent suffering. He gives us a way of approaching the central Christian revelation which separates the specifically Christian elements and shows how they can contribute to a coherent explanation of the meaning and purpose of life.

Questions about the meaning of the crucifixion and resurrection are too vast to allow of easy and unqualified answers. A great virtue of Professor Barren’s talks is that, through a discussion of history and changing ideas, he gives new understanding to our reading of familiar words and phrases in the New Testament.”
Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". 40 pages. Tags: jesus christ resurrection passion sermons charles kingsley barrett
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Bad Pastors: Clergy Misconduct in Modern America by Edited by Anson Shupe, William A. Stacey & Susan E. Darnell (£11.50)Publisher: New York & London: New York University Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0814781470]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Tables;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XI] 256 pages. Tags: 0814781470 9780814781470 clergy professional ethics united states case crime religious aspects christianity christian institutions organizations theology groups social issues usa science sociology religion business economics
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Case Studies in Curriculum Change: Great Britain and the United States by William A. Reid & Decker F. Walker (£11.50)Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0710080379]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is heavily sunned at the spine.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Joseph J. Schwab. Size: 7½" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 268 pages. Tags: britain change curricula curriculum development education educational great institutions states united
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Leading Academics by Robin Middlehurst (£11.50)Publisher: The Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0335099882]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers with light creasing to the corners of the upper wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 217 pages. Tags: about academe academics administration administrators and britain change collective college colleges education educational further graduate great higher images institutional institutions kingdom leaders leadership leadership? leading management new organization organizational part practising teaching the thinking traditions united universities what
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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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Managing Presidential Objectives by Richard Rose (£11.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333217489]Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed at the corners and the tail of the spine with a little loss to the tail. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: From the cover: “This book is intended to show how the institutions of the federal government create obstacles making it difficult, and often impossible, for the President to identify and choose objectives for bureaucrats nominally underneath him. Instead of looking up to the White House for direction, bureaucrats tend to look sideways to Congressional committees or to client interest groups. The President’s objectives are confined to things that do not require a large bureaucratic apparatus, and can be run from the White House (e.g. hot-line conversations With Russia, or requests for legislation to start new programmes).

In scope, the book concentrates attention upon the institutionalized Presidency, and particularly the Office of Management and Budget, which is the bureau within the Executive Office of the President that is concerned with maintaining liaison between the Oval Office of the President and the executive branch departments, especially those concerned with domestic policy.

The study draws upon original and intensive research into the major management innovation introduced in Washington in the 1970s, management by objectives. It documents how tie President’s attempt to set and monitor progress by bureaucrats under him was largely frustrated by institutional and political features intrinsic to American government.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 180 pages. Tags: and branches budget departments examples executive government local management objectives office political presidency presidents reports science states study surveys united
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Military Misdemeanors: Corruption, Incompetence, Lust and Downright Stupidity by Terry Crowdy (£11.50)Publisher: Osprey — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1846031486]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: From the cover: “Bungled cover-ups, acts of blinding incompetence, miscarriages of justice, sexual escapades, and downright stupidity have all helped to make the world’s armed forces the much loved institutions they are today. Packed with more than 70 scandals, Military Misdemeanours takes an irreverent look at the public outcries that both governments and soldiers would rather we forgot. From Julius Caesar’s sex life and the frolics of Charles d’Eon, the fearless dragoon and noted transvestite, to the sinking of the Kursk, Terry Crowdy delves into the darker reaches of military personality defects, vice and slip-ups. Step back in time and see how corruption, bigotry, lust, vanity and the occasional bout of insanity have coloured military history through the centuries.”Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Burgundy boards with White titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: 9781846031489 anecdotes practices military corrupt forces armed 355
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See How They Run: The Administration of Venerable Institutions by Edwin Samuel (£11.50)Publisher: London: The Woburn Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713001313]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Contains: The administration of: the House of Lords; the Catholic Church; the British Museum Library; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Balliol College, Oxford; Westminster Abbey; The Times;Notes: Jacket designed by Lawrence Edwards. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 268 pages. Tags: organization case management associations institutions venerable administration house lords catholic church british museum library royal opera covent garden balliol college oxford westminster abbey times
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