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  • Relativism and Realityby Robert Kirk

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    Our thoughts about the world are clearly influenced by such things as point of view, temperament, past experience and culture. However, some thinkers go much further and argue that everything that exists depends on us, arguing that 'even reality is relative'. Can we accept such a claim in the face of events such as floods and other natural disasters... more...

  • IFRSby Robert Kirk

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 75.95

    This book is all about how companies are applying the key principles in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and shows this by use of extensive examples of UK company accounts. The book provides coverage of the key points of each standard and links that with actual practice. It is not a detailed guidance book as such, or a transistion... more...

  • Zombies and Consciousnessby Robert Kirk

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 44.99

    By definition zombies would be physically and behaviourally just like us, but not conscious. This currently very influential idea is a threat to all forms of physicalism, and has led some philosophers to give up physicalism and become dualists. It has also beguiled many physicalists, who feel forced to defend increasingly convoluted explanations of... more...

  • Mind and Bodyby Robert Kirk

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    A great deal of work in philosophy today is concerned with some aspect of the complex tangle of problems and puzzles roughly labelled the mind-body problem. This book is an introduction to it. It is a readable, lucid and accessible guide that provides readers with authoritative exposition, and a solid and reliable framework which can be built on as... more...

  • Paradise Pastby Robert W. Kirk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    In the 400 years from Magellan's entrance into Pacific waters to 1920, the lives of the people of the South Pacific were utterly transformed. Exotic diseases from Europe and America, particularly the worldwide influenza pandemic, were deadly for islanders. Ardent missionaries changed the belief systems and lives of nearly all Polynesians, Aborigines,... more...

  • Pitcairn Island, the Bounty Mutineers and Their Descendantsby Robert W. Kirk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    The infamous Bounty mutiny of 1790 culminated in nine mutineers taking up residence on the small Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. Rivalry over Polynesian women soon led to homicidal strife and, by 1808, when American sealing vessel Topaz stopped at the island, John Adams was the only mutineer alive. He, however, headed what was soon discovered... more...

  • The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairiesby Robert Kirk; Andrew Lang

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    "Kirk is a magnificent dish to set before any student of either folk-lore or folk-psychology."? Times Literary Supplement In the late seventeenth century, a Scottish minister went looking for supernatural creatures of "a middle nature betwixt man and angel." Robert Kirk roamed the Highlands, talking to his parishioners and other country folk about... more...

  • Intellectual Capitalby Anthony Wall; Robert Kirk; Gary Martin

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 51.95

    Intellectual Capital investigates how companies throughout Ireland are measuring their intellectual capital assets and how their efforts compare to those of the leading exponents of intellectual capital. This report: * includes a survey of twenty-eight Irish companies * highlights the importance of intellectual capital within the new economy... more...

  • Leechby Robert G. W. Kirk; Neil Pemberton

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Armed with razor-sharp teeth and capable of drinking many times its volume of blood, the leech is an unlikely cure for ill health. Yet that is exactly the role this worm-like parasite has played in both Western and Eastern medicine throughout history.   In this book, Robert G. W. Kirk and Neil Pemberton explore how the leech surfaces in radically... more...

  • Chasing the American Dreamby Mark Robert Rank; Thomas A. Hirschl; Kirk A. Foster

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 20.99

    The United States has been epitomized as a land of opportunity, where hard work and skill can bring personal success and economic well-being. The American Dream has captured the imagination of people from all walks of life, and to many, it represents the heart and soul of the country. But there is another, darker side to the bargain that America strikes... more...