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  1. Misunderstanding media

    Winston, Brian
    Reprint, in new series of 1986 edition, 0710200021 The 1980s saw constant reports of an information revolution. This book, first published in 1986, challenges this view. It argues that the information revolution is an illusion, a rhetorical gambit, an expression of profound historical ignorance, and a movement dedicated to purveying misunderstanding and disseminating disinformation. In this historically based attack on the information revolution, Professor Winston takes a had look at the four central information technologies – telephones, television, computers and satellites. He describes how these technologies were created and diffused, showing that instead of revolution we just have ‘business as usual’....

  2. The new Poor Law: local and regional perspectives [special issue of Local Population Studies]

    Hinde, Andrew; Shave, Samantha A. (eds)
    A special edition of Local Population Studies

  3. Pauper policies: Poor Law practice in England, 1780-1850

    Shave, Samantha A.
    Pauper policies examines how policies under the old and New Poor Laws were conceived, adopted, implemented, developed or abandoned. This fresh perspective reveals significant aspects of poor law history which have been overlooked by scholars. Important new research is presented on the adoption and implementation of 'enabling acts' at the end of the old poor laws; the exchange of knowledge about how best to provide poor relief in the final decades of the old poor law and formative decades of the New; and the impact of national scandals on policy-making in the new Victorian system. Pointing towards a new direction...

  4. Nation, nationalism and theatre [special issue of Journal of Contemporary Drama in English]

    Bull, John
    Collection of essays based on the proceedings of the 26th annual Contemporary Drama in English conference, on “Nation, Nationalism and Theatre,” held at the University of Reading (UK) in June/July 2017.

  5. Performing the nation: genocide, justice, reconciliation

    Breed, Ananda
    A dance begins beneath the outstretched branches of the giant umunyinya tree in Rwanda. First there is drumming and clapping, then the lead dancers step into the center of the gathering. The dancing subsides and the gacaca court, the community hearings on the one hundred days of bloodshed known as the Rwandan Genocide, is called into session. This is what the ongoing process of reconciliation looks like nearly twenty years after the brutal, orchestrated murder of almost one million people in Rwanda. But this scene demands questions: How can court testimony be used to rebuild a cohesive national identity for the...

  6. Writings from ancient Egypt

    Wilkinson, Toby
    In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and statues, or inked onto papyri, hieroglyphs give us a unique insight into the life of the Egyptian mind. For this remarkable new collection, Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson has freshly translated a rich and diverse range of ancient Egyptian writings into modern English, including tales of shipwreck and wonder, first-hand accounts of battles and natural disasters, obelisk inscriptions, mortuary spells, funeral hymns, songs, satires and advice on life from a pharaoh to his son. Spanning over two millennia, with many pieces appearing in a general anthology for...

  7. African diaspora direct investment: establishing the economic and socio-cultural rationale

    Hack-polay, Dieu; Siwale, Juliana
    This book sets the context of diaspora direct investment (DDI) and establishes a preliminary identification of the actors. The book provides theoretical perspectives on the African diaspora and the concepts of diaspora direct investment and remittances as well as an overview of the African political economy within which the DDI takes place. This poses the questions that are answered in the book, i.e. the question about the socio-economic and cultural rationale for DDI and its possible development impact.

  8. Sustainable development goals: law, theory and implementation

    French, Duncan; Kotze, Louis
    Building on the previously established Millennium Development Goals, which ran from 2000-2015, the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide the UN with a roadmap for development until 2030. This topical book explores the associated legal and normative implications of these SDGs, which in themselves are not legally binding. The 17 goals and 169 targets of the SDGs cover areas as crucial as poverty reduction, climate change, clean water and access to justice. Combining both thematic and goal-specific analysis, expert contributors establish the relevance not just of international law, but also of a broader range of normative frameworks including constitutional norms,...

  9. Khârn: the Red Path

    Dows, Christopher
    Khârn the Betrayer, Chosen of Khorne, is a force unchained and unbowed. Leading a band of ferocious berzerkers, Khârn follows the Red Path, bringing battle and bloodshed to all who stand in his way. As Abaddon the Despoiler's Thirteenth Black Crusade grips the galaxy, the Warmaster seeks to yoke Khârn's strength and barbarity for his own ends, but it soon becomes clear that the Champion of the Blood God will not kneel easily. In his defiance, Khârn takes a bloody path that will lead him into conflict not only with the Imperium but also the Black Legion - and none...

  10. Titans' bane

    Dows, Christopher
    Following a ferocious battle against Nurgle’s hordes, Lieutenant Quiller and the crew of Titans’ Bane are trapped inside the stricken Shadowsword. With her Cadian unit half-depleted, Quiller is forced to rely upon Paragonian and Mordian replacements. Vicious infighting within the tank soon becomes as dangerous as the enemy outside. In order to survive, Quiller knows she must remind her men that loyalty, camaraderie and self-sacrifice in the name of the Emperor transcends all planetary customs and patriotism.

  11. Renegades of Elysia

    Dows, Christopher
    After a disastrous mission leaves their ranks decimated, Sergeant Zachariah must rapidly train a fresh batch of recruits to restore the 158th Elysian. The regime is harsh, lethal, and only the best will survive to become full-fledged drop troopers. But when a savage feud with a high-ranking officer threatens the 158th and Zachariah and a handful of men barely out of training are sent on a deadly reconnaissance mission, he begins to wonder if his life might also be in jeopardy.

  12. Scions of Elysia

    Dows, Christopher
    The Elysian Drop Troops are famed throughout the Astra Militarum for their rapid deployment tactics, utter fearlessness and expertise at grav-chute assaults. The 158th Elysian are once such regiment, ordered to pacify piratical warbands at large in their native system. But as the campaign commences, disaster strikes, the regiment's inexperienced and arrogant captain the cause. Only through the ingenuity of Sergeant Zachariah is a victory salvaged, but at a terrible cost.

  13. Golf Science: optimum performance from tee to green [2nd Edition]

    Smith, Mark F.
    Golf is perhaps the most complicated simple game ever invented. Watching the professionals gives you only a glimpse of the complexity of what is happening, with each shot involving biomechanics, aerodynamics, ballistics, materials science, probability, even meteorology. Golf Science takes a timely new look at the game by investigating the scientific wonders that transfer the ball from tee to hole. Each chapter investigates a different area of the game and is organized around a series of Q&As. What is the optimum length for a driver? How does backspin work? The answers and the data are presented through illuminating info-graphics. The...

  14. Game design research: an introduction to theory & practice

    Lankoski, Petri; Holopainen, Jussi
    Design research is an active academic field covering disciplines such as architecture, graphic, product, service, interaction, and systems design. Design research aims to understand not only the designed end products but also how design as an activity unfolds. The book demonstrates different approaches to design research in game design research.

  15. Type tells tales

    Tullett, Barrie; Wood, Philippa; Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso; Werkman, Hendrik Nicolaas; Cage, John; Ting, Walasse; Bui, Antonius; McDonough, Dylan; Hagner, Dirk; Crawford, Allen; Bunsas, Bianca; Inclusus, Herman; Antônio, Pedro; Anhorn, Gabriel; Lehrer, Warren; Picabia, Francis; Lionni, Leo; Massin, Robert; Kalman, Maira; Leach, Molly; Sharpe, Stuart; Hannah, Jonny; Hingston, Tom; Blegvad, Peter; Swainson, Andrew; King, Patrick; Scher, Paula; Soleri, Paulo; Drucker, Johanna; Eckersley, Richard; Hendrix, John; Seiffert, Isabel; Fosberg, Lora; Rosenwald, Laurie; Passafiume, John; Reeve, Nick; Cohen, Natali; Vought, Annie; Summerford, Jack; Munday, Oliver; Sewell, Carolyn; Sayer, Alida; Spanier, Ariane; Rea, Brian; Patrick, Daniel; Goodman, Timothy; Eckersley, Rogers; Zlatkov, Kiril; Winston, Sam; Sena, Damián; Mazali Pilar, Hermes; Bergez, González; Depero, Fortunato; Kent, Corita; Bantjes, Marian; Costa, Cyla; Morcos, Wael; Heath, Ebon; Butler, Angie; Diesel, Chank; Ulku, Anne; Bagdonas, Brian Scott; Clarke, Jamie; Permenter, Jason; Munari, Bruno; Cumptich, Roberto de Vicq de; MacDonald, Ross; Glaser, Milton; Glaser, Shirley
    Type Tells Tales focuses on typography that is integral to the message or story it is expressing. This is type that speaks – that is literally the voice of the narrator. And the narrator is the typographer. This can be quite literal, for example when letters come from the mouth of a person or thing, as in a comics balloon. It can be hand lettering, drawn with its own distinctive peculiarities that convey personality and mood. Precedents for contemporary work might be in Apollinaire’s calligram ‘Il pleut’ or Kurt Schwitters’ children’s picture book The Scarecrow, or in Concrete Poetry, Futurist...

  16. The new concrete

    Bean, Victoria; McCabe, Chris; Goldsmith, Kenneth; Tullett, Barrie; Abel, Jordan; Acconci, Vito; aND, mIEKAL; Auerbach, Tauba; Banner, Fiona; Barraclough, Simon; Basinski, Michael; Baum, Erica; Beaulieu, Derek; Bellingham, David; Bervin, Jen; Bergvall, Caroline; Bjørgås Jordheim, Cecilie; Blonk, Jaap; Bory, Jean-François; Bök, Christian; Bonney, Sean; Büchler, Pavel; de Campos, Augusto; Capone, Francesca; Carvalho, Antonio Claudio; Çetinkol, Baris; Chopin, Henri; Paula, Claire; Clark, Thomas A.; Cobbing, Bob; Comitta, Tom; Copithorne, Judith; Cutts, Simon; Czech, Natalie; Dahlquist, Bob; Depew, Wally; Drucker, Johanna; Ferguson, Jesse Patrick; Finch, Peter; Finlay, Alec; DiPalma, Ray; Finlay, Ian Hamilton; Foster, Rachel E.; Fowler, S. J.; Furnival, John; Gallo, Philip; Garnier, Ilse; Garnier, Pierre; Giorno, John; Giovenale, Marco; Gomringer, Eugen; Goussey, Roel; Helmes, Scott; Herxheimer, Sophie; Hoff, James; Holmqvist, Karl; Holzer, Jenny; Howe, Susan; Huth, Geof; Işın, Serkan; Jenks, Tom; Johnstone, Julie; Katz, Leandro; Kelly, Sarah; King, Ronald; Kinsella, John; Knotek, Anatol; Knowles, Christopher; Koppány, Márton; Kostelanetz, Richard; Lehan, Daniel; Lewis, Ruark; Lewty, Simon; Lijn, Liliane; Lopez, Tony; Webb, John S.; Donato, Mancini; Martinez de las Rivas, Toby; Mayer, Hansjörg; McCaffery, Steve; Mcpherson-eckhoff, Kevin; Melville, Nick-e; Miller, David; Mills, Stuart; Mon, Franz; Montgomery, Robert; Morgan, Edwin; Morin, Gustav; Myers, Rick; Padin, Clemente; Phillips, Tom; Pignatari, Décio; Piringer, Jörg; Rinne, Cia; Sackett, Colin; Saroyan, Aram; Skelton, Richard; Sutherland, W. Mark; Thomas, Greg; Thurston, Nick; Tompkins, Sue; Topel, Andrew; Touchon, Cecil; Vallias, André; Vassilakis, Nico; Waeckerlé, Emmanuelle; Winston, Sam; Evans, Cerith Wyn; Yılmaz, Ercan y; Zboya, Eric
    The New Concrete is a long-overdue survey of the rise of concrete poetry in the digital age. The accessibility of digital text and image manipulation, modern print techniques and the rise of self-publishing have invigorated a movement that first emerged in an explosion of literary creativity during the 1950s and 1960s. This new volume is a highly illustrated overview of contemporary artists and poets working at the intersection of visual art and literature, producing some of the most engaging and challenging work in either medium. Featuring an introductory essay by renowned American poet Kenneth Goldsmith and edited by celebrated poets Victoria...

  17. The Nile: downriver through Egypt's past and present

    Wilkinson, Toby
    From Herodotus's day to the present political upheavals, the steady flow of the Nile has been Egypt's heartbeat. It has shaped its geography, controlled its economy and moulded its civilisation. The same stretch of water which conveyed Pharaonic battleships, Ptolemaic grain ships, Roman troop-carriers and Victorian steamers today carries modern-day tourists past bankside settlements in which rural life – fishing, farming, flooding – continues much as it has for millennia. At this most critical juncture in the country's history, foremost Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a journey up the Nile, north from Lake Victoria, from Cataract to Cataract, past...

  18. Current technical challenges in the conservation of paintings

    Barros D'Sa, Angelina; Bone, Lizzie; Clarricoates, Rhiannon; Dowding, Helen
    As artists have increasingly utilised materials and techniques, conservators have been presented with a host of new and complex problems that need to be addressed. In response to this, the Institute of Conservation's Paintings Group decided that this would be an appropriate theme for a conference that could provide a platform for contributors to disseminate their research on a number of topics relating to the conservation of contemporary artworks. In addition, a call was put out for contributors who might be developing new and innovative techniques and materials to address conservation problems, or who might be utilising well-known materials, already...

  19. Colour change in paintings

    Clarricoates, Rhiannon; Dowding, Helen; Gent, Alexandra
    The papers in this volume were presented at the Icon Paintings Group conference Appearance and reality: Examining Colour Change in Paintings which attempted to present an overview of the current state of research related to colour change in paintings, ranging from Old Masters to modern art. The contributors addressed not only analytical investigation into changes in painting materials, but also methods of assessing colour change, lighting paintings, alternative methods of display, and different approaches to the restoration of paintings whose colours and tonality have shifted.

  20. Being mindful, being Christian: a guide to mindful discipleship

    Bretherton, Roger; Collicutt, Joanna; Brickman, Jennifer
    "A timely book for busy people... offers biblical hope and spiritual health to those who find themselves seeking greater stillness amidst the hysteria of contemporary life."--Pete Grieg (12/28/2016) "A real gift, combining theology and psychology to show how a distinctively Christian mindfulness can help us become better disciples of Jesus Christ."--The Right Revd Dr Graham Tomlin (12/28/2016) "You will not find a more thorough analysis of the many issues that this subject brings up."--Dr Kate Middleton (12/28/2016)

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