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  • Granta 81by Ian Jack

    Granta Publications 2013; US$ 17.32

    As with the first two Young British Novelists issues, Granta's 2003 list was compelling and prescient. The issue introduced readers to fiction by Zadie Smith, David Mitchell and Monica Ali. From Ben Rice's story of marital crises among Koi fanciers to Hari Kunzru's account of the development of a Bollywood-inspired computer virus, the issue showcases... more...

  • The Country Formerly Known as Great Britainby Ian Jack

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.20

    In this selection from over twenty years of reporting and writing, Ian Jack sets out to deal with contemporary Britain - from national disasters to football matches to obesity - but is always drawn back in time, vexed by the question of what came first. In 'Women and Children First', watching the film Titanic leads into an investigation... more...

  • Figments of Realityby Ian Stewart; Jack Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 34.00

    Popular science tour de force from bestselling authors, on evolution of intelligence, culture and mind. more...

  • Heavenby Ian Stewart; Jack Cohen

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    All Second-Best Sailor wants is to sail his boat and trade with the wandering Neanderthals. But when the reefwives discover that a Cosmic Unity mission fleet is heading for his homeworld, his comfortable lifestyle vanishes in an instant. All Servant-of-Unity XIV Samuel wants is to help spread Cosmic Unity's message of harmony to a grateful galaxy.... more...

  • The Collapse of Chaosby Ian Stewart; Jack Cohen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    Do we live in a simple or a complex universe? Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart explore the ability of complicated rules to generate simple behaviour in nature through 'the collapse of chaos'. 'The most startling, thought-provoking book I've read all year. I was pleased to learn that most of the things I thought I knew were wrong' -- Terry Pratchett more...

  • Metropolis and Provinceby Ian Inkster; Jack Morrell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 220.00

    This collection of case studies, focusing on British scientific culture during the first industrial revolution, explores the social basis of science in the period and asks why such an extraordinarily rich variety of cultural-scientific experience should have flourished at the time. The book analyses science and scientific culture in their local... more...

  • Wuthering Heightsby Emily Brontė; Ian Jack; Patsy Stoneman

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 6.99

    First published in 1847, Wuthering Heights is set on the bleak Yorkshire moors, where the drama of Catherine and Heathcliff, Heathcliff's cruel revenge against Edgar and Isabella Linton, and the promise of redemption through the next generation, is enacted. This edition uses the authoritative Clarendon text, and in a new introduction Patsy Stoneman... more...

  • Wuthering Heightsby Emily Bronte; Ian Jack; Helen Small

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    I am Heathcliff - he's always, always in my mind ...'Discovered on the streets of Liverpool, Heathcliff is rescued by Mr Earnshaw and taken to the remote Yorkshire farmhouse of Wuthering Heights. Earnshaw's daughter Catherine rapidly forms a passionate attachment to him, but when Catherine's brother takes over the Heights, Heathcliff... more...

  • The Science Of Discworld Revised Editionby Terry Pratchett; Ian Stewart; Jack Cohen

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.36

    When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic. The Universe, of course, is our own. And Roundworld is Earth. As the wizards watch their accidental creation grow, we follow the story... more...

  • A Sentimental Journey and Other Writingsby Laurence Sterne; TIm Parnell; Ian Jack

    Oxford University Press, UK 2003; US$ 5.99

    A Sentimental Journey tells the story of Mr Yorick's travels through France and Italy and parodies contemporary travel works, most notably those by Smollett. This new edition includes a selection from The Sermons of Mr Yorick as well as The Journal to Eliza and A Political Romance, both works that shed light on the Journey. - ;'Love is nothing... more...