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  • Angel of Deathby Gareth Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 20.00

    The story of the rise and fall of smallpox, one of the most savage killers in the history of mankind, and the only disease ever to be successfully exterminated (30 years ago next year) by a public health campaign. more...

  • The Mexican Exceptionby Gareth Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    The question of democracy in post-revolutionary Mexican society is key to Mexico's future. In this book, each chapter recounts an event or particular historical sequence that sheds light on the relation between culture and sovereign exceptionality. Each moment or sequence stages a relation to language. In these speech scenes there is a disagreement... more...

  • The First XVby Gareth Williams

    Parthian Books 2011; US$ 7.28

    We all like choosing the best-ever rugby team, but here is a XV with a difference. A team of fifteen writers, not players, describe the exploits of the people?s heroes from Gould to Gareth Edwards. The beauty and exhilaration of the game is vividly recaptured in some classic prose. So too are the emotions and expectations of the most passionate... more...

  • Paralysed with Fearby Gareth Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 29.99

    The story of mankind's struggle against polio is compelling, exciting and full of twists and pardoxes. One of the grand challenges of modern medicine, it was a battleground between good and bad science. Gareth Williams takes an original view of the journey to understanding and defeating polio. more...

  • A Monstrous Commotionby Gareth Williams

    Orion Publishing Group 2015; Not Available

    A MONSTROUS COMMOTION delves deep into the depths of the Loch Ness phenomenon, one of the iconic scientific mysteries of the last hundred years. The legend of the 'water horse' in Loch Ness and other Scottish lakes is ancient, but reports of the monster date from as recently as the 1930s, courtesy of a correspondent of the Inverness Courier. Rather... more...

  • A Monstrous Commotionby Gareth Williams

    Orion 2015; Not Available

    The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that should have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking? Sir Peter Scott, internationally renowned naturalist and president of the World Wildlife Fund, was convinced that the Monster existed. So were senior scientists at London's Natural History Museum and Chicago University;... more...

  • A Monstrous Commotionby Gareth Williams

    Orion 2015; US$ 29.33

    The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that should have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking? Sir Peter Scott, internationally renowned naturalist and president of the World Wildlife Fund, was convinced that the Monster existed. So were senior scientists at London's Natural History Museum and Chicago University;... more...

  • The Cosmic Viewpointby Gareth D. Williams

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 44.99

    Seneca's Natural Questions is an eight-book disquisition on the nature of meteorological phenomena, ranging inter alia from rainbows to earthquakes, from comets to the winds, from the causes of snow and hail to the reasons why the Nile floods in summer. Much of this material had been treated in the earlier Greco-Roman meteorological tradition,... more...

  • Contracting for Healthby Rob Flynn; Gareth Williams

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 95.00

    Sweeping changes have taken place in many parts of the world in the provision and organization of health care, welfare, and other 'public' services. The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has been a prime example of this. This book presents detailed analysis of these changes, focusing in particular on the management and organization, and strengths... more...

  • Researching the People's Healthby Jenny Popay; Gareth Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 210.00

    Researching the People's Health examines the different ways in which needs are assessed and health care is organized, prioritized and delivered in circumstances of rapid change in patterns of health and illness. The book also addresses the issue of relationships between lay and expert knowledge. more...