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Milne, Jean
What child hasn't dreamed about picking up a rock and discovering that it is a priceless diamond? Tapping into our fascination with these sparkling gems, this book tells the story of diamonds from their earliest documented appearance in India in the seventh century BC, to the modern age of laboratory-made synthetic stones. This book will be fun for young rock-hounds everywhere. An informative guide to all the many facts and legends about diamonds, it can be used for reports that show how science, history, and technology intersect. 113pp.
Linnet Books, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 020802476X
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Inventory #23941
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 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 ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Rogers, Paul
'Losing Control combines a glimpse behind the security screens with sharp analysis of the real global insecurities - growing inequality and unsustainability.' The New Internationalist The attacks in New York and Washington on 11th September 2001 took most of the world by surprise. It showed that, for those living in the West, the threat of terrorist attack is now very real. Maintaining control of global security has become a matter of paramount importance to all Western governments. As the war against 'terrorism' widens into a war against particular states who may have played little part in the disaster, the idea that we can maintain global security by desperately clinging to our current security paradigm becomes increasingly improbable. In Losing Control, Paul Rogers calls for a radical re-thinking of western perceptions of security that embraces a willingness to address the core issues of global insecurity. This acclaimed book has already become an essential guide for anyone who wishes to understand the current crisis, and this updated edition contains a new preface and a new chapter which address the specific problems that have arisen since the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Drawing on examples from around the world, Rogers analyses the legacy of the Cold War's proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; the impact of human activity on the global ecosystem; the growth of hypercapitalism and resulting poverty and insecurity; the competition for energy resources and strategic minerals; biological warfare programmes; and paramilitary actions against centres of power. 184pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Pluto Press, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Second Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0745319092
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Inventory #27858
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Edited By Smart,John C.
From Number Crunching to Spirituality; A.W. Astin. State Governance Reform of Higher Education: Patterns, Trends, and Theories of the Public Policy Process; M.K. McLendon. College Environments, Diversity, and Student Learning; S. Hurtado, E.L. Dey, P. Gurin, G. Gurin. Identity Research in Higher Education: Communalities, Differences, and Complementarities; K.A. Renn, P. Dilley, M. Prentice. What Can Labor Economics Tell Us About the Earnings and Employment Prospects for Faculty? R.K. Toutkoushian. Studying Faculty Salary Equity: A Review of Theoretical and Methodological Approaches; L.W. Perna. Using Multilevel SEM to Study Leadership Effectiveness in Higher Education; V.J. Rosser. Event History Methods: Conceptual Issues and An Application to Student Departure from College; S.L. DesJardins. Globalization and Universities; J. Currie. Evaluating College and University Teaching: Reflections of a Practitioner; W.E. Cashin. Confronting the Burden of the Past: The Historical Antecedents of the Present Predicament of African Universities; Y.G-M. Lulat. An Institutional Perspective on Higher Education Policy: The Case of Academic Quality Assurance; D.D. Dill.733pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1402012322
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Inventory #14651
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 46.20 approx. - € 40.60 approx.)
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Edited By Pascual, Anna Garcia
Includes over 250 photographs of an exclusive design of decks and patios for the dwelling and buildings. The hand-made methods, combined with the latest technologies make this book an essential tool for architects, designers and builders. Text in Spanish and English.
Idea Books, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 8482362216
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Inventory #26406
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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