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  • Angel of Deathby Gareth Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 19.95

    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$ 100.00

    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 Other Side of the Popularby Gareth Williams

    Duke University Press 2002; US$ 24.95

    Addresses the structural and historical transformations leading to the neoliberal order in Latin America. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tourism and Tourism Spacesby Gareth Shaw; Allan M Williams

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 72.00

    This is a critical introduction to the relations between tourism, tourists, and tourism spaces. It fuses economic and cultural perspectives to explain how tourism is dependent on place and space, while at the same time as defining those places and spaces. Examining different levels of scale - from local to global - Tourism and Tourism Spaces... more...

  • Obesityby Gareth Williams; Gema Fruhbeck

    Wiley 2009; US$ 248.00

    This comprehensive textbook addresses one of the major public health concerns of our era – obesity. Clearly and simply, Obesity: science to practice provides a balanced, coherent account of obesity: how to define and measure it, its epidemiology, the physiological basis, associated diseases, how to assess, manage and treat it, and also strategies... more...

  • SILVER ECONOMY IN THE VIKING AGEby James Graham-Campbell; Gareth Williams

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 44.95

    In this book contributions by archaeologists and numismatists from six countries address different aspects of how silver was used in both Scandinavia and the wider Viking world during the 8th to 11th centuries AD. The volume brings together a combination of recent summaries and new work on silver and gold coinage, rings and bullion, which allow a... more...