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  • A Marriage at Seaby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This rollicking high seas adventure from William Clark Russell combines the best of both worlds: plenty of the kind of thrilling nautical near-misses, clashes, and hijinks that the author is known for, plus a subplot of blooming romance that is sure to tug at the heartstrings of even the most jaded reader. more...

  • The Honour of the Flagby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Set sail for classic high seas adventure with this eclectic volume of short stories from William Clark Russell. Ranging from straightforward nautical action in the traditional vein to tales with a terrifying twist of the supernatural, you won't be able to put it down. more...

  • The Frozen Pirateby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Sailor Paul Rodney thinks he's cheated death when he barely escapes with his life from a disastrous storm that lays waste to his ship and its entire crew. The sole survivor of the crash, Rodney drifts helplessly on a huge iceberg. When he first spots another vessel in the distance, he's sure that his worries are over. But in truth, the true... more...

  • The Wreck of the Grosvenorby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    After a career at sea that caused his health to deteriorate, William Clark Russell retired and turned his attention to writing. Though he published several novels before The Wreck of the Grosvenor, this action-packed account of growing tensions among a ship's crew that eventually erupt into full-blown mutiny was his first major success. more...

  • The Last Entryby William Clark Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Unlike many other writers of nautical action-adventure, William Clark Russell often added a layer of psychological and existential terror to his tales of heroism and happenstance on the high seas, reflecting the rigors of long stretches of isolation in trying conditions. His novel The Last Entry is a thrilling blend of pulse-pounding plot twists and... more...

  • Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research Universityby William Clark

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    Tracing the transformation of early modern academics into modern researchers from the Renaissance to Romanticism, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University uses the history of the university and reframes the "Protestant Ethic" to reconsider the conditions of knowledge production in the modern world. William Clark argues that... more...

  • Sex and the Origins of Deathby William R. Clark

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 18.99

    Death, for bacteria, is not inevitable. Protect a bacterium from predators, and provide it with adequate food and space to grow, and it would continue living--and reproducing asexually--forever. But a paramecium (a slightly more advanced single-cell organism), under the same ideal conditions, would stop dividing after about 200 generations--and... more...

  • A Means to an Endby William R. Clark

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    In this work, the various theories of ageing are explained and assessed. The author presents case accounts about disorders that open windows on to the ageing process. The impacts of ageing on the brain and nervous system are given special attention, as are the effects of caloric restriction on maximum lifespan. more...

  • At War Withinby William R. Clark

    Oxford University Press, USA 1995; US$ 34.99

    In the seventeenth century, smallpox reigned as the world's worst killer. Luck, more than anything else, decided who would live and who would die. That is, until Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, an English aristocrat, moved to Constantinople and noticed the Turkish practice of "ingrafting" or inoculation, which, she wrote, made "the small-... more...

  • The New Healersby William R. Clark

    Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 20.99

    Science and medicine have provided us with clues to the treatment of a few genetic diseases, although by their very nature they have never been considered curable. But, as William R. Clark shows, that is about to change through one of the most profound revolutions in modern medicine: gene therapy, a branch of the new field of molecular medicine. Clark... more...