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  • Governing the Commons

    Governing the Commons
    av Elinor Ostrom

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107569782

    The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatization of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market have been unifor…

  • English as a Global Language

    English as a Global Language
    av David Crystal

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107611801

    David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, w…

  • Nations and Nationalism since 1780

    Nations and Nationalism since 1780
    av E. J. Hobsbawm

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107604629

    Nations and Nationalism since 1780 is Eric Hobsbawm's widely acclaimed and highly readable enquiry into the question of nationalism. Events in the late twentieth century in Eastern Europe and the Soviet republics have since reinforced the central im…

  • A Mathematician's Apology

    A Mathematician's Apology
    av G. H. Hardy

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107604636

    G. H. Hardy was one of this century's finest mathematical thinkers, renowned among his contemporaries as a 'real mathematician ... the purest of the pure'. He was also, as C. P. Snow recounts in his Foreword, 'unorthodox, eccentric, radical, ready t…

  • Mr Tompkins in Paperback

    Mr Tompkins in Paperback
    av George Gamow

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107604681

    Since his first appearance over sixty years ago, Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom. George Gamow's classic provides a del…

  • States and Social Revolutions

    States and Social Revolutions
    av Theda Skocpol

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107569843

    State structures, international forces, and class relations: Theda Skocpol shows how all three combine to explain the origins and accomplishments of social-revolutionary transformations. Social revolutions have been rare but undeniably of enormous i…

  • Ecological Imperialism

    Ecological Imperialism
    av Alfred W. Crosby

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107569874

    People of European descent form the bulk of the population in most of the temperate zones of the world - North America, Australia and New Zealand. The military successes of European imperialism are easy to explain; in many cases they were a matter o…

  • When Things Fell Apart

    When Things Fell Apart
    av Robert H. Bates

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107569805

    In the later decades of the twentieth century, Africa plunged into political chaos. States failed, governments became predators, and citizens took up arms. In When Things Fell Apart, Robert H. Bates advances an exploration of state failure in Africa…

  • The Discarded Image

    The Discarded Image
    av C. S. Lewis

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107604704

    The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It describes the 'image' discarded by later years as 'the medieval synthesi…

  • Mortal Questions

    Mortal Questions
    av Thomas Nagel

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107604711

    Thomas Nagel's Mortal Questions explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life. Questions about our attitudes to death, sexual behaviour, social inequality, war and political power are shown to lead to more o…

  • Language Death

    Language Death
    av David Crystal

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107431812

    The rapid endangerment and death of many minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern, not only among linguists and anthropologists but among all concerned with issues of cultural identity in an increasingly globalized cultu…

  • Magic in the Middle Ages

    Magic in the Middle Ages
    av Richard Kieckhefer

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107431829

    How was magic practised in medieval times? How did it relate to the diverse beliefs and practices that characterised this fascinating period? In Magic in the Middle Ages Richard Kieckhefer surveys the growth and development of magic in medieval time…

  • The British Isles

    The British Isles
    av Hugh Kearney

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107623897

    Hugh Kearney's classic account of the history of the British Isles from pre-Roman times to the present is distinguished by its treatment of English history as part of a wider 'history of four nations'. Not only focusing on England, it attempts to de…

  • The Decipherment of Linear B

    The Decipherment of Linear B
    av John Chadwick

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107691766

    The languages of the ancient world and the mysterious scripts, long undeciphered, in which they were encoded have represented one of the most intriguing problems of classical archaeology in modern times. This celebrated account of the decipherment o…

  • Making a New Deal

    Making a New Deal
    av Lizabeth Cohen

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107431799

    This book examines how it was possible and what it meant for ordinary factory workers to become effective unionists and national political participants by the mid-1930s. We follow Chicago workers as they make choices about whether to attend ethnic b…

  • The Life of Isaac Newton

    The Life of Isaac Newton
    av Richard S. Westfall

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107569850

    Isaac Newton was indisputably one of the greatest scientists in history. His achievements in mathematics and physics marked the culmination of the movement that brought modern science into being. Richard Westfall's biography captures in engaging det…

  • The Two Cultures

    The Two Cultures
    av C. P. Snow

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107606142

    The notion that our society, its education system and its intellectual life, is characterised by a split between two cultures - the arts or humanities on one hand and the sciences on the other - has a long history. But it was C. P. Snow's Rede lectu…

  • Liberty before Liberalism

    Liberty before Liberalism
    av Quentin Skinner

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107689534

    This extended essay by one of the world's leading historians seeks, in its first part, to excavate and to vindicate, the neo-Roman theory of free citizens and free states as it developed in early modern Britain. This analysis leads on to a powerful…

  • Schroedinger

    av Walter Moore

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107569911

    Erwin Schroedinger was a brilliant and charming Austrian, a great scientist, and a man with a passionate interest in people and ideas. In this, the first comprehensive biography of Schroedinger, Walter Moore draws upon recollections of Schroedinger'…

  • The New Knighthood

    The New Knighthood
    av Malcolm Barber

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107604735

    The Order of the Temple, founded in 1119 to protect pilgrims around Jerusalem, developed into one of the most influential corporations in the medieval world. It has retained its hold on the modern imagination thanks to the dramatic events of the Tem…

  • The Golem at Large

    The Golem at Large
    av Harry Collins

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107688285

    In the very successful and widely discussed first volume in the Golem series, The Golem: What You Should Know about Science, Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch likened science to the Golem, a creature from Jewish mythology, a powerful creature which, wh…

  • The Spanish Labyrinth

    The Spanish Labyrinth
    av Gerald Brenan

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107431751

    Gerald Brenan's The Spanish Labyrinth has become the classic account of the background to the Spanish Civil War. Written during and immediately after the Civil War, this book has all the vividness of the author's experience. It represents a struggle…

  • Think On My Words

    Think On My Words
    av David Crystal

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107617681

    For decades, people have been studying Shakespeare's life and times and in recent years there has been a renewed surge of interest in aspects of his language. So how can we better understand Shakespeare? David Crystal provides a lively and original…

  • Two Cultures?

    Two Cultures?
    av F. R. Leavis

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107617353

    In this first annotated edition of F. R. Leavis' famous critique of C. P. Snow's influential argument about 'the two cultures', Stefan Collini reappraises both its literary tactics and its purpose as cultural criticism. The edition will enable new g…

  • Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older

    Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older
    av Douwe Draaisma

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107646261

    Entertaining and educational, Douwe Draaisma's Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older raises almost as many questions as it answers. Draaisma applies a blend of scholarship, poetic sensibility and keen observation in exploring the nature of autobiograp…

  • Aztecs

    av Inga Clendinnen

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107693562

    In 1521, the city of Tenochtitlan, magnificent centre of the Aztec empire, fell to the Spaniards and their Indian allies. Inga Clendinnen's account of the Aztecs recreates the culture of that city in its last unthreatened years. It provides a vividl…

  • Medieval Women

    Medieval Women
    av Eileen Power

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107650152

    Throughout her career as a medieval historian, Eileen Power was engaged on a book about women in the Middle Ages. She did not live to write the book but some of the material she collected found its way into her popular lectures on medieval women. Th…

  • The Dating Game

    The Dating Game
    av Cherry Lewis

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107659599

    In this book, Cherry Lewis skilfully blends the history of gauging the age of the earth with a biography of Arthur Holmes, a British geologist who was a pioneer of geochronology. When it was deeply unfashionable to do so in the early twentieth centu…

  • An Experiment in Criticism

    An Experiment in Criticism
    av C. S. Lewis

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107604728

    Why do we read literature and how do we judge it? C. S. Lewis's classic An Experiment in Criticism springs from the conviction that literature exists for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. He ar…

  • The Trial of the Templars

    The Trial of the Templars
    av Malcolm Barber

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107645769

    Malcolm Barber's classic The Trial of the Templars recounts the dramatic demise of this elite military force in the fourteenth century. Having fought against Islam in the crusades in the East for nearly two centuries, in October 1307 the members of…

  • 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism'

    'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism'
    av Erwin Schroedinger

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107431836

    Nobel laureate Erwin Schroedinger was one of the most distinguished scientists of the twentieth century; his lectures on the history and philosophy of science are legendary. 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism' makes available for the…

  • Quantum Physics

    Quantum Physics
    av Alastair Rae

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107604643

    Quantum physics is believed to be the fundamental theory underlying our understanding of the physical universe. However, it is based on concepts and principles that have always been difficult to understand and controversial in their interpretation.…

  • Something of Myself and Other Autobiographical Writings

    Something of Myself and Other Autobiographical Writings
    av Rudyard Kipling

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107693500

    Rudyard Kipling has been described as 'one of the few complete originals in English literature'. In his last work, Something of Myself, he reflects on his life and the basis of his art. Yet paradoxically this ostensibly autobiographical work (as an…