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  • Navigational Instrumentsby Richard Dunn

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    With over two-thirds of the globe covered by water, the ability to navigate safely and quickly across the oceans has been crucial throughout human history. As seafarers attempted longer and longer voyages from the sixteenth century onwards in search of profit and new lands, the tools of navigation became ever more sophisticated. The development of... more...

  • Practical Risk Managementby Erik Banks; Richard Dunn

    Wiley 2004; US$ 135.00

    A proven way to manage risk in today's business world Understanding how the risk process works is a critical concept that business professionals must come to learn. For those who must understand the fundamentals of risk management quickly, without getting caught up in jargon, theory, mathematics, and formulas, Practical Risk Management is the perfect... more...

  • Natural and Synthetic Latex Polymersby Richard Beswick; David Dunn

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 459.00

    This latex market report gives a comprehensive introduction to both natural and synthetic polymers in one volume. This is a "hot" subject because of the tremendous changes in the market. These have arisen from the increased use of disposable gloves in the medical industry and the search for elastomers which do not promote allergic reactions.... more...

  • A Good Childhoodby Judy Dunn; Richard Layard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.09

    Every day the newspapers lament the problems facing our children - broken homes, pressures to eat and drink, the stress of exams. The same issues are discussed in every pub and at every dinner party. But is life really more difficult for children than it was, and if so why? And how can we make it better? This book, which is a result of a two year... more...

  • Ships, Clocks, and Starsby Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 34.99

    A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to determine a ship’s position at sea—and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more...

  • Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, 1730–1850by Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book explores the development of navigation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It examines the role of men of science, seamen and practitioners across Europe, and the realities of navigational practice, showing that old and new methods were complementary not exclusive, their use dependent on many competing factors. more...

  • Re-inventing the Shipby Don Leggett; Richard Dunn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Ships have histories that are interwoven with the human fabric of the maritime world. In the long nineteenth century these histories revolved around the re-invention of these once familiar objects in a period in which Britain became a major maritime power. This multi-disciplinary volume deploys different historical, geographical, cultural and literary... more...

  • Urban Mapsby Richard Brook; Nick Dunn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book concerns the city and the 'devices' that define the urban environment by their presence, representation or interpretation. The texts offer an interdisciplinary discourse and critique of the complex systems, artifacts, interventions and evidences that can inform our understanding of urban territories; on surfaces, in the margins or within... more...

  • Sugar and Slavesby Richard S. Dunn

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    First published by UNC Press in 1972, Sugar and Slaves presents a vivid portrait of English life in the Caribbean more than three centuries ago. Using a host of contemporary primary sources, Richard Dunn traces the development of plantation slave society in the region. He examines sugar production techniques, the vicious character of the slave trade,... more...

  • Operation Corporate: Operational Artist's View Of The Falkland Islands Conflictby Lieutenant Colonel Richard C. Dunn USMC

    Tannenberg Publishing 2014; US$ 0.99

    On 2 April 1982, after more than 16 years of inconclusive diplomatic negotiations with Great Britain, Argentina launched Operativo ROSARIO, a military campaign designed to take by military means what the Argentine government could not secure by political means: the Islas Malvinas or what the British and the Islanders call the Falklands. As happens... more...