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  • Literature and the Taste of Knowledgeby Michael Wood

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 29.00

    A lively study of the forms of knowledge in literature, first published in 2005. more...

  • Making Sense of Statisticsby Michael Wood

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 50.00

    This text provides a thorough but accessible introduction to statistics and probability, without the distractions of mathematics. Guidance is provided on how to design investigations, analyse data and interpret results. more...

  • Yeats and Violenceby Michael Wood

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    The night can sweat with terror as beforeWe pieced our thoughts into philosophy,And planned to bring the world under a rule,Who are but weasels fighting in a hole. W.B. Yeats, 'Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen'This is a book about how poetry, seen through the instance of a single poem, seeks to make sense of a turbulent and dangerous world. Poetry... more...

  • Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitudeby Michael Wood

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 29.00

    One Hundred Years of Solitude is perhaps the most important landmark of the so-called 'Boom' in contemporary Latin American fiction. more...

  • A South Indian Journeyby Michael Wood

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    Inspired by a temple astrologer (who had accurately predicted his marriage and the birth of his two daughters), the writer and broadcaster Michael Wood travelled on a magical journey through south-east India. more...

  • Children Of Silenceby Michael Wood

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.41

    In this absorbing series of essays Michael Wood probes and plays with the dilemmas of twentieth century fiction - the myth of lost paradise, lost certainties, the suspension between contrary ideals, the lure of fantasy, the quest for the silence beneath speech. Wood's net is cast wide, from fables to novels, and he takes due account of personal and... more...

  • Filmby Michael Wood

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Film is considered by some to be the most dominant art form of the twentieth century. It is many things, but it has become above all a means of telling stories through images and sounds. The stories are often offered to us as quite false, frankly and beautifully fantastic, and they are sometimes insistently said to be true. But they are stories in... more...

  • The Great Turning Points of British Historyby Michael Wood

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    Twenty of the most crucial moments in Britain's history.BBC History Magazine asked a selection of leading historians to choose and describe the twenty most important turning points in British history from AD 1000 to 2000. Collected together, their choices present a new way of looking at our nation's story. From the Danish invasion of Britain in 1016,... more...

  • Official History in Modern Indonesiaby Michael Wood

    BRILL 2005; US$ 123.00

    This volume describes specific reconstructions and interpretations, by the New Order regime, of the ancient Javanese past, the Dutch occupation, the Indonesian Revolution and the coup attempt of September 30 1965. Counterviews, from an Islamic perspective, will also be noted. more...

  • The Story of Englandby Michael Wood

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the very centre of England. It has a church, some pubs, the Grand Union Canal, a First World War Memorial - and many centuries of recorded history. In the thirteenth century the village was bought by William de Merton, who later founded Merton College, Oxford, with the result that documents covering... more...