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  • The Metamorphosisby Franz Kafka; Ian Johnston

    The Floating Press 2003; US$ 4.50

    The Metamorphosis begins almost comically. A man wakes up to find he has turned into an insect. But the claustrophobic, dirty room and the increasingly distressed narrator soon turn this into a tale of slow horror. Most horrifying of all is his family's reaction to his metamorphosis and their final solution to the problem. more...

  • Measured Tonesby Ian Johnston

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 71.95

    Most books concerned with physics and music take an approach that puts physical theory before application. Consequently, these works tend to dampen aesthetic fascination with preludes burdened by an overabundance of algebraic formulae. In Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music Third Edition , Ian Johnston a professor of astrophysics and... more...

  • Clydebank Battlecruisersby Ian Johnston

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 30.00

    Between 1906 and 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons built five battlecruisers, each one bigger than the last, culminating in the mighty Hood, the largest warship of her day. If Tiger is regarded as a modification of the Lion class design, this represents every step in the evolution of these charismatic, and controversial, ships. Like... more...

  • Galen: On Diseases and Symptomsby Galen; Ian Johnston

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    A 2006 translation of four treatises by Galen on the classification and causation of diseases and symptoms. more...

  • Tractors, Kalashnikovs and Green Teaby Ian M. Johnston

    Rosenberg Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    This is a book about tractors, places and people. Ian Johnston is a renowned international expert on tractors. Ian begins with his boyhood in Fife and Edinburgh. He tells of venturing to Australia alone at the age of 16. His experiences as a jackaroo, a truck driver, erecting windmills and a tractor driver are full of interest and humour. And Tractors,... more...

  • The Battleship Builders Constructing and Arming British Capital Shipsby Ian Buxton; Ian Johnston

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    The launch in 1606 of HMS Dreadnought, the worlds's first all-big-gun battleship, rendered all existing battle fleets obsolete, but at the same time it wiped out the Royal Navy's numerical advantage, so expensively maintained for decades. Already locked in the same arms race with Germany, Britain urgently needed to build an entirely new battle... more...

  • Animals and Temperatureby Ian A. Johnston; Albert F. Bennett

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 88.00

    A very topical volume given the concern about global climate change. more...

  • The Book of Master Moby Mo Zi; Ian Johnston

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.78

    A key work of ancient Chinese philosophy is brought back to life in Ian Johnston's compelling and definitive translation, new to Penguin Classics. Very little is known about Master Mo, or the school he founded. However, the book containing his philosphical ideas has survived centuries of neglect and is today recognised as a fundamental work of ancient... more...

  • Battleship Ramilliesby Mick French; Ian Johnston

    Seaforth Publishing 2014; US$ 30.00

    HMS Ramillies was the last battleship to join the Grand Fleet in 1917 and survived to fight in the Second World War. Although the ship did not make headlines, she was actively employed from start to finish, and even survived being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. In this respect she was typical rather than extraordinary but, like any large ship,... more...

  • Adult Education and the Postmodern Challengeby Ian Bryant; Rennie Johnston; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 60.95

    This book offers some suggestions as to ways forward from this dilemma. Drawing on the new intellectual frameworks of critical pedagogy, feminism and postmodernism and their impact upon educational theory, practice and research, the book focuses on the changing contexts of adult education. By building on the notion of going beyond the limits of certain... more...