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Chapman, Matthew
A piece of confessional non-fiction, this 'accidental memoir' aims to shed new light on the Darwinian point of view. A descendent of Charles Darwin, Mathew Chapman grew up feeling intensely and hopelessly competitive with his ancestor. Tormented by a skin disease which disfigured him thoughout his youth, Chapman grew into a shy teenager, until cured, when he reunited himself with society in a most rampant and promiscuous way - ending up in Hollywood. Chapman now lives reclusively in Manhattan, where he is learning to accept that he will never outshine Charles Darwin. As part of this process he recently took a trip to Dayton, Tennessee, where the famous 'Scopes Monkey Trial' took place. This book is about this journey and about the memories it evoked of an overshadowed childhood, of trying to survive both family and Hollywood - the survival of the fittest. 335pp. N.B. Very slight fading to D/J spine.
Duckworth Literary Entertainments, Ltd., 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0715630024
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Inventory #27883
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Lind, Bruno
Some rubbing, marking and tears to d/j. 191pp.
Bridgehead Books, 1962, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Poor. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #21445
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Edited By Markandya,Anil and Pavan,Marcella
Conventional economic accounts, which measure Gross National Product (GNP)and related indicators of national performance, do not fully allow for the damages caused to the environment in the course of producing and consuming goods and services. Nor do they fully account for the fact that some resources are being depleted in achieving the living standards that we enjoy today. This failure is important, because policy-makers are guided by the changes in macroeconomic indicators such as GNP. Moreover, such indicators are not a good guide to the sustainability of present practices of consumption and production. This book provides practical estimates of one key area of neglect in the present national accounts - the measurement of environmental damages. The book sets out the methodology for making such estimates and then applies it to data from four countries: Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and the UK. The results show what can be achieved in the way of consistent damage estimates and what the key problems are. 369pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792354702
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Inventory #15186
Price: £ 70.00 GBP ($ 92.40 approx. - € 81.20 approx.)
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This title has a text in English and German. The narrowest building in Cologne is the office of the advertising agency rendel and spitz. Once a year, during the 'Passagen', the offsite programme of the international furniture fair in Cologne, the office is turned into an exhibition space: it serves as a stage for an installation of a chosen designer. In 2005 there was no exhibition. The accompanying book to the exhibition that never took place contained only empty pages. Just as in previous years, the book was sent out to designers, architects, artists, journalists and friends. One of the recipients then asked rendel and spitz whether he was supposed to fill the empty pages and sent the book back. An idea was born: each recipient was asked to lend his (used) book for the 2006 exhibition "Dear Diary / Liebes Tagebuch". The result is a collection of private notes, sketches, photographs, collages, and objects. The accompanying book shows a synopsis of the contributions, which in some cases are very personal. In addition to the book, there is a CD-ROM with the complete contents of each book that was contributed.
Edition Axel Menges, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall.
ISBN: 3936681090
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Inventory #19962
Price: £ 7.99 GBP ($ 10.55 approx. - € 9.27 approx.)
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Seitz, Raymond
Raymond Seitz was US ambassador to Britain, 1991-4. Unlike most of his predecessors he didn't return home, but decided to stay, with his wife Caroline and their dogs. "Over Here" (the book has the same title as the radio series) is about the transatlantic relationship, at every level.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998, Cloth, Book Condition: As New, Jacket Condition: As New. Third Impression. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0297815989
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Inventory #28710
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