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  1. Two years below the Horn: a personal memoir of Operation Tabarin

    Taylor, Andrew; Haddelsey, Stephen
    Two Years Below the Horn is the only full, contemporary account of Operation Tabarin, the only Antarctic expedition to be launched by a combatant nation during the Second World War. Although publicised as an exercise designed to prevent German U-boats and surface raiders from using Antarctic and sub-Antarctica harbours, its real purpose was to re-establish British sovereignty in the face of Argentine incursions. This account, by the expedition's commander, was written shortly after the expedition returned to the UK. This will be its first publication.

  2. Charles Lever: the lost Victorian

    Haddelsey, Stephen
    At the peak of his career, Charles Lever (1806-1872) was one of the most successful novelists in the English language, and the only mid-19th century Irish novelist to vie with Charles Dickens in popularity and earning potential. Yet within three decades of his death, his works had sunk into obscurity. The light-heartedness of his earliest novels, "The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer" (1839) and "Charles O'Malley - the Irish Dragoon" (1841), brought condemnation from Nationalists who championed the serious and didactic purpose of literature in highlighting the desperate plight of Ireland's indigenous population. It is in Lever's positive and thoughtful reaction...

  3. Born adventurer: the life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic pioneer

    Haddelsey, Stephen
    Born Adventurer is the first biography of one of the most fascinating explorers of the Heroic Age of British and Commonwealth Antarctic exploration. Born into an affluent middle-class family, Bickerton decided to reject his comfortable surroundings and to embark, instead, upon an astonishingly colourful career during which he not only carried the first aeroplane to Antarctica but also hunted for pirate gold on Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island", served as a frontline trenches officer and a member of one of the RFC's elite squadrons during the First World War, travelled from Cape to Cairo during the golden age of the...

  4. Operation Tabarin: Britain's secret wartime expedition to Antarctica, 1943-46

    Haddelsey, Stephen; Carroll, Alan
    In 1943 Winston Churchill’s War Cabinet met to discuss the opening of a new front, fought not on the beaches of Normandy or in the jungles of Burma but amid the blizzards and glaciers of the Antarctic. As well as setting in train a sequence of events that would eventually culminate in the Falklands War, the British bases secretly established in 1944 would go on to lay the foundations for one of the most important and enduring government-sponsored programmes of scientific research in the polar regions: the British Antarctic Survey. Operation Tabarin tells the story of the only Antarctic expedition...

  5. Shackleton's dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the crossing of Antarctica

    Haddelsey, Stephen
    In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on what he called 'The last great polar journey' - the crossing of Antarctica. His expedition ended in disaster, with the Endurance crushed and three men dead. Forty years later Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary, the hero of Everest, set out to succeed where Shackleton had failed. Despite the passage of four decades, the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955-58 encountered many of the obstacles that had so hindered Shackleton - a chronic shortage of funds, inadequate equipment and an early onset of pack-ice. Even more disastrously, it also suffered from a clash of personalities...

  6. Isidore of Seville and his reception in the early Middle Ages: transmitting and transforming knowledge

    Wood, Jamie; Fear, Andrew
    Isidore of Seville (560—636) was a crucial figure in the preservation and sharing of classical and early Christian knowledge. His compilations of the works of earlier authorities formed an essential part of monastic education for centuries. Due to the vast amount of information he gathered and its wide dissemination in the Middle Ages, Pope John Paul II even named Isidore the patron saint of the Internet in 1997. This volume represents a cross section of the various approaches scholars have taken toward Isidore’s writings. The essays explore his sources, how he selected and arranged them for posterity, and how his...

  7. Ice Captain: the life of J. R. Stenhouse

    Haddelsey, Stephen
    Not long after Shackleton watched his ship Endurance become trapped in the ice floes of the Weddell Sea, on the other side of Antarctica the expedition’s second ship, Aurora, suffered an equally terrifying fate. Under the command of J.R. Stenhouse, the Aurora was torn from her moorings and driven out to sea, becoming trapped in pack ice. For ten months the ice sawed at her hull, until, with her rudder smashed and water cascading from her seams, she broke free and embarked upon her own extraordinary voyage to safe harbour. One hundred years on from the Endurance expedition of 1914–17, Ice...

  8. Twenty-first century drama: what happens now?

    Sian, Adiseshiah; LePage, Louise
    What makes twenty-first century drama distinctive? Which events, themes, shifts, and paradigms are marking its stages? Within this landmark collection, original voices from the field of drama provide rich analysis of a selection of the most exciting and remarkable plays and productions of the new millennium. Kaleidoscopic in scope, Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now creates a broad, rigorously critical framework for approaching the drama of this period, including its forms, playwrights, companies, institutions, collaborative projects, and directors. The collection has a deliberately British bent, examining established playwrights - such as Churchill, Brenton, and Hare - alongside a new generation...

  9. Goldfish

    Roos, Anna Marie
    This book will emphasise three themes about goldfish through history: their ubiquity and ambiguity, their status as a moving target, and their role in unforeseen developments. Although their ubiquity and seeming ordinariness has meant goldfish have not been subject to historical study, interest in the cultural history of fish is historiographically timely. Jackson has recently published the first study of fish in two-­‐dimensional art to illustrate their religious, social, political, and economic significance (2011), and there is an ongoing NWO study of early modern ichthyology (Smith, A New History of Fishes, 2015). There have also been specialist studies on fish in early modern scientific...

  10. Film

    Jones, Sarah
    This book looks at the movie industry and at the labour intensive but fascinating process of making a feature film. It examines each stage in the production of a film, from initial idea through to the final cut and screening, and highlights the main activities that take place along the way. The book not only looks at the work of prominent people in the film world, such as directors and actors, but also describes the equally important but less high profile contributions of the gaffer, best boy and key grip. Part of a series dealing with various aspects of the media,...

  11. Fifty key British films

    Barrow, Sarah; White, John
    This book, part of the successful Key Guides series from Routledge, provides a chance to delve into 50 British films considered a true reflection of the times. With case studies from the 1930s heyday of cinema right up to the present day, this chronologically ordered volume includes coverage of: - The Lodger (Hitchcock) - Drifters (Grierson) - Listen to Britain (Jennings) - The Third Man (Reed) - Pressure (Ove) - Bahji on the Beach (Chadha) - London (Keiller) - Ratcatcher (Ramsey) In this text, some of the seminal works by Britain's best and lesser known talents are scrutinised for their outstanding ability to articulate the issues of the time...

  12. Understanding community: politics, policy and practice (Second edition)

    Somerville, Peter
    This substantially revised edition of a highly topical text draws upon theory from Marx and Bourdieu to offer a clearer understanding of community in capitalist society. The book takes a more critical look at the literature on community, community development and the politics of community, and applies this critical approach to themes introduced in the first edition on economic development, learning, health and social care, housing, and policing, taking into account the changes in policy that have taken place, particularly in the UK, since the first edition was written. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of...

  13. (In)visible cinemas: Reusing archival footage in Latin American cinema [special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film]

    Tadeo Fuica, Beatriz; Barrow, Sarah
    Since the turn of the millennium, academic interest in Latin American cinema has grown tremendously and “New Cinemas” have been identified throughout the continent (see Nagib, 2003; Aguilar, 2008; Page, 2009; Martin-Jones and Montañez, 2009; Andermann, 2012; Andermann and Fernández Bravo, 2013; Barrow, 2014). This label has usually referred to films made within the last twenty years, and to signal the presence of lesser-known cinemas in international distribution and exhibition outlets such as film festivals, microcines and cineclubs. It has also been used to refer to an upsurge of production which might share specific contexts and aesthetic quests. Research on...

  14. Evidence-based practice for nurses and healthcare professionals

    Barker, Janet; Linsley, Paul; Kane, Ros
    In the current healthcare climate, it is more important than ever to be able to select and find the right evidence for your practice to ensure patients receive safe, high quality care. The fully updated new edition of this comprehensive book helps nurses and healthcare professionals understand how to use evidence in all aspects of care, with plenty of examples and activities to help relate concepts to practice. The new edition features: * Explanation of what values-based practice means and how it fits alongside evidence-based practice * A new chapter on innovation and improvement to help you make a difference in your...

  15. Ireland: arrivals and departures

    Brewster, Scott; Huber, Werner
    A decade ago, with its economy and cultural confidence surging, and with new political alignments possible in the North, Ireland seemed to have ‘arrived’ on the world stage by conventional measures of success. Yet the recent financial storms and accompanying social pressures are a reminder of the challenges as well as the opportunities of leaving behind old certainties and becoming ‘global’. It has equally meant reappraising values, attitudes and practices seemingly consigned to the past, and questioning the verities that have driven the heady but uneven transformation of modern Ireland. This volume explores the Irish experience, both within the contemporary...

  16. Foundations of sensation and perception. (Third Edition)

    Mather, George
    Textbook covering all the major human sensory systems.

  17. GC0146: development of co-ordinated in situ and ex situ UK farm animal genetic resources conservation strategy and implementation guidance

    Hall, Stephen
    Executive Summary The need for the project arises from the UK Government’s international commitments to the conservation and sustainable utilization of its farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR). This report complements the other elements of the project, which have focused on background policy and specific issues of animal identification and traceability. Its aims are • To review current activities in UK FAnGR breeding and conservation; • To generate a best practice document for stakeholders and policy makers. Breeding plans “The selective breeding of livestock in order to meet commercial requirements” 1. Breeding plans operate within political, economic and scientific-technical contexts and these are reviewed; 2. UK livestock are in the private sector...

  18. Devised performance in Irish theatre: histories and contemporary practice

    O'Gorman, Siobhán; McIvor, Charlotte
    Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice is the first collection to focus exclusively on devised theatre throughout the island of Ireland by bringing together a range of perspectives from both academics and practitioners. It situates the histories and contemporary practice of devised performance in the Irish theatre, responding to a decisive shift in the working approach of several prominent emerging companies including ANU Productions, Brokentalkers, THEATREclub, and THISISPOPBABY. This collection takes a historical approach that demonstrates how this contemporary surge of work builds on a physical and dance theatre movement in Irish theatre that began to coalesce...

  19. "Ça va de soi" Die Vie Visuelle Reprasentation von Gewalt im Holocaust-Dokumentarfilm

    Winston, Brian; Steiner, Tobias
    translation of ‘Ça va de soi’: The Visual Representation of Violence in the Holocaust’ Documentary Killer Images: Documentary Film, Memory and the Performance of Violence (Joram Ten Brink and Joshua Oppenheimer, eds.). New York: Wallflower @ Columbia University Press (978-0-231-16335-4)

  20. The coalition government and social policy: restructuring the welfare state

    Bochel, Hugh; Powell, Martin
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