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  • The Idea of Northby Peter Davidson

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 34.00

    As with the compass needle, so people have always been most powerfully attracted northwards; everyone carries within them their own concept of north. The Idea of North is a study, ranging widely in time and place, of some of the ways in which these ideas have found expression. more...

  • Distance and Memoryby Peter Davidson

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.99

    This is a book about remoteness: a memoir of places observed in solitude, of the texture of life through the quiet course of the seasons in the far north of Scotland. It is a book grounded in the singularity of one place - a house in northern Aberdeenshire - and threaded through with an unshowy commitment to the lost and the forgotten. In these painterly... more...

  • Turbulenceby Peter Davidson

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 67.99 US$ 58.47

    This is an advanced textbook on the subject of turbulence, and is suitable for engineers, physical scientists and applied mathematicians. The aim of the book is to bridge the gap between the elementary accounts of turbulence to be found in undergraduate texts, and the more rigorous, accounts given in the many monographs on the subject. more...

  • Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laosby Peter Davidson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are becoming increasingly popular with all kinds of visitors, not least birdwatchers who can visit many national parks and reserves harbouring a bounty of amazing species. The three countries are home to about 1,000 species of birds including such rarities as Bengal Florican, Giant Ibis, Green Peafowl and Vietnamese Cutia.... more...

  • Orwell and Politicsby George Orwell; Peter Davidson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 28.19

    Orwell's classic satire ANIMAL FARM continues to be an international best seller. For the first time ever, ORWELL AND POLITICS brings this major work together with the author's other works exploring the nature of politics and the Second World War. more...

  • Higher Education in the Gulf Statesby Christopher Davidson; Peter Mackenzie

    Saqi 2012; US$ 23.99

    Nowhere in the world is university education expanding as rapidly as in the six-member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In two generations the region has gone from having the Middle East's least educated population to boasting a younger generation whose educational achievements are approaching Oraginisation for Economic Co-operation and Development... more...

  • Magnetohydrodynamicsby Peter A. Davidson; Andre Thess

    Springer Vienna 2014; US$ 76.20

    This book is an introduction to terrestial magnetohydrodynamics. It is a compendium of introductory lectures by experts in the field, focussing on applications in industry and the laboratory. A concise overview of the subject with references to further study. more...

  • Genomic Control Processby Isabelle Peter; Eric H. Davidson

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 125.00

    Genomic Control Process explores the biological phenomena around genomic regulatory systems that control and shape animal development processes, and which determine the nature of evolutionary processes that affect body plan. Unifying and simplifying the descriptions of development and evolution by focusing on the causality in these processes, it... more...

  • Old Mortalityby Walter Scott; Jane Stevenson; Peter Davidson

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    Old Mortality (1816), which many consider the finest of Scott's Waverley novels, is a swift-moving historical romance that places an anachronistically liberal hero against the forces of fanaticism in seventeenth-century Scotland, in the period infamous as the `killing time'. Its central character, Henry Morton, joins the rebels in order to fight Scotland's... more...

  • Orwell in Spainby George Orwell; Peter Davidson; Christopher Hitchens

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    The volume collects together, for the first time ever, Orwell's writings on his experience of the Spanish Civil War - the chaos at the Front, the futile young deaths for what became a confused cause, the antique weapons and the disappointment many British Socialists felt on arriving in Spain to help. ORWELL IN SPAIN includes the complete text of HOMAGE... more...