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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 ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Haining, Peter
160pp.Spotting to page edges,d/j complete,but with some spotting and fading to d/j spine.
Robert Hale limited/St.Martins Press, 1976, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Good/Price Clipped. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0709157584
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Inventory #17747
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Bregg, Robert K.
Polymers are substances containing a large number of structural units joined by the same type of linkage. These substances often form into a chain-like structure. Starch, cellulose, and rubber all possess polymeric properties. Today, the polymer industry has grown to be larger than the aluminium, copper and steel industries combined. Polymers already have a range of applications that far exceeds that of any other class of material available to man. Current applications extend from adhesives, coatings, foams, and packaging materials to textile and industrial fibres, elastomers, and structural plastics. Polymers are also used for most composites, electronic devices, biomedical devices, optical devices, and precursors for many newly developed high-tech ceramics. This new book presents leading-edge research in this rapidly-changing and evolving field.255pp.
Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2006, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1594544360
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Inventory #15528
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 64.50 approx. - € 55.25 approx.)
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Edited By Talati,J. Etc.
This volume addresses the latest developments in the treatment of urolithiasis and biliary stones. The emphasis of the book is on the selection of the cheapest and most effective treatment and is based upon the experience of editors and authors from both the Western countries and developing countries in Asia. With health care budgets becoming increasingly restricted, there is a growing interest in cost-controlled and effective treatment methods. This volume covers urinary tract calculi as well as biliary tract calculi, including epidemiology, etiology, choices in the management of calculi, efficacy and safety of treatment and the prevention of urolithiasis.350pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792341988
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Inventory #15449
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Bjrndal, Ivar
152pp. N.B. Two inscriptions on half title page.NORWEGIAN TEXT.
Forum Bjrndal, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Signed First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8299494052
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Inventory #24428
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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