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Editors Ellis,R.H.;Black,M.;Murdoch,A.J. And Hong,T.D.
The Fifth International Workshop on Seeds was held at the University of Reading, UK, from 10 to 15 September, 1995. Some 230 seed scientists, from a wide range of disciplines (botanists, biochemists, ecologists, agriculturalists, foresters, and commercial seedsmen), from 31 countries (Europe, the Americas, and Asia) participated in the workshop. A large number of oral and poster presentations was made during the workshop and we are pleased to publish so many of them in these Proceedings. The papers herein are listed by the sessions in which they were presented but, as is often the case, many papers cover a broader range of topics than the session titles imply. For seed physiologists, ecologists, and technologists, this book collates much of the current research on seeds. 823pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792343638
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Inventory #15024
Price: £ 200.00 GBP ($ 240.00 approx. - € 212.00 approx.)
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DeSalvo, Louise A. (editor); Giunta, Edvige (editor)
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Corners of covers slightly creased. Reading crease to spine. Small amount of underlining. 372pp.
Ballatine Books, 1990, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition with This Publisher. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0345366395
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Inventory #27835
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Valentine, Elizabeth R.
N.B.HIGHLIGHTING.
Routledge, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Second Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415039258
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Inventory #29556
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.20 approx. - € 6.36 approx.)
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Edited By Cassens, R. G.
1 inch tear to tail end of d/j spine, 1 1/2 inch tear to bottom corner on rear of d/j. Some rubbing to top edge of d/j. 299pp.
Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1972, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0824710924
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Inventory #21239
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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Simmons, Diane
Widely read in the age of British imperialism and still popular today, the five writers studied here have allowed millions to participate vicariously in the imperial project. Yet all of these writers, so instrumental in popularising the imperial agenda of power and dominance, bore deep emotional scars and as adults bolstered their fragile psychic states through fantasies of empire. While soldiers and politicians may know to bury or at least camouflage their fears and desires, inner fantasy is the necessary ingredient of literature, and popular fiction often offers the opportunity to probe the mind of an age. The connection between childhood loss and the desire for imperial escape, power and dominance is illuminated by De Quincey's mad screeds against the Chinese as both terrifyingly powerful and laughably weak, while Stevenson's romances, though written from an invalid's bed, are credited with 'selling' the idea of empire as manly adventure. Conan Doyle's tales of a Britain menaced at home by imperial blowback are models of Great Power paranoia that resonate today, and Kipling's stories of imperial Britain grow increasingly grandiose as childhood's psychic wounds are re-opened. Finally, Dinesen portrays plantation life in British East Africa as a gentle romance in which displaced African "squatters" serve as loyal and adoring retainers, providing the aristocratic aura for which the author yearns. It is sometimes said that, "Love's loss is empire's gain", and for these writers, Simmons shows, empire presented a magnificent opportunity to compensate for childhood calamity.148pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191579
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Inventory #17827
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.00 approx. - € 10.60 approx.)
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