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  • Science in Modern Poetryby John Holmes

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    This is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on what poets in the 20th and 21st centuries have made of the scientific developments going on around them. Leading experts on modern poetry and on literature and science explore how poets have used scientific language in their poems, how poetry can offer new perspectives on science, and... more...

  • Science in Modern Poetryby John Holmes

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 74.96

    Over the last thirty years, more and more critics and scholars have come to recognize the importance of science to literature. 'Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions' is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on what poets in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have made of the scientific developments going on around them.... more...

  • The Politics of Humanityby John Holmes

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 14.99

    A searingly honest evaluation of the frustrations and difficulties of the world of humanitarian relief John Holmes was the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs from 2007 until 2010. His work took him to some of the most troubled areas of the world: to Sri Lanka, Darfur, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among other... more...

  • Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolutionby John Holmes

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    This is a comprehensive study of Darwin's Legacy for religion, ecology and the arts. In Darwin's Bards John Holmes argues that poetry can have a profound impact on how we think and feel about the human condition in a Darwinian world. Including over 50 complete poems and substantial extracts from several more, Holmes shows how poets from Tennyson... more...

  • Reduction of a Ship's Magnetic Field Signaturesby John Holmes

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00

    Decreasing the magnetic field signature of a naval vessel will reduce its susceptibility to detonating naval influence mines and the probability of a submarine being detected by underwater barriers and maritime patrol aircraft. Both passive and active techniques for reducing the magnetic signatures produced by a vessel's ferromagnetism, roll-induced... more...

  • The Politics Of Humanityby John Holmes

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 14.57

    John Holmes worked in the Foreign Office for 34 years, finishing as Ambassador in Paris, before taking up the role of UN USG for Humanitarian Affairs in 2007. more...

  • Wind Loading of Structuresby John D. Holmes

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 210.00

    Bridging the gap between wind and structural engineering, Wind Loading of Structures is essential reading for practising civil, structural and mechanical engineers, and graduate students of wind engineering, presenting the principles of wind engineering and providing guidance on the successful design of structures for wind loading by gales, hurricanes,... more...

  • Wind Loading of Structuresby John D. Holmes

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 220.00

    Bridging the gap between wind and structural engineering, Wind Loading of Structures demonstrates the application of wind engineering principles to ensure maximum safety in a variety of structures. This book will assist the practising engineer in understanding the principles of wind engineering, and provide guidance on the successful design of structures... more...

  • "So Wise Were Our Elders"by John Holmes McDowell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "So wise were our elders!" Thus exclaims Mariano Chicunque, himself an elder, expressing in a single phrase the thrust of the mythic narrative tradition he simultaneously presents and represents in his storytelling. A remarkable body of mythology is documented for the first time in this volume. John Homes McDowell's study revolves around thirty-two... more...

  • Sayings of the Ancestorsby John Holmes McDowell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Sibundoy valley of southwestern Colombia is the home of a unique Indian culture -- one that blends Incan elements with those of the aboriginal natives. Moreover, Sibundoy bridges two domains, the Andean highlands and the Amazonian basin, and inter-mixed with all of these elements are European influences, particularly folk and orthodox Catholicism.... more...