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  • Where Soldiers Fear to Treadby John Burnett

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.98

    “There is going to be a shooting here and it is a toss-up who is going to get the boy’s first round. The soldier, about ten years old, is jamming the barrel of his gun hard against my driver’s face, and unless the kid decides to go for me, the relief worker, my driver is going to get his head blown off.” WHERE SOLDIERS FEAR TO TREAD John Burnett... more...

  • England Eats Outby John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 57.95

    Why do so many people now eat out in England? Food and the culture surrounding how we consume it are high on everyone’s agenda. England Eats Out is the ultimate book for a nation obsessed with food. Today eating out is more than just getting fed; it is an expression of lifestyle. In the past it has been crucial to survival for the impoverished... more...

  • The Science of Laboratory Diagnosisby John Crocker; David Burnett

    Wiley 2005; US$ 324.90

    This fully revised and updated edition of The Science of Laboratory Diagnosis provides a concise description of all common laboratory tests available in medical practice with notes on their application, the accuracy of each test, the historical background to the adoption of various tests and their effectiveness in diagnosis. Well illustrated,... more...

  • Liquid Pleasuresby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Drinking has always meant much more than satisfying the thirst. Drinking can be a necessity, a comfort, an indulgence or a social activity. Liquid Pleasures is an engrossing study of the social history of drinks in Britain from the late seventeenth century to the present. From the first cup of tea at breakfast to mid-morning coffee, to an eveining... more...

  • Idle Handsby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 53.95

    Idle Hands is the first major social history of unemployment in Britain covering the last 200 years. It focuses on the experiences of working people in becoming unemployed, coping with unemployment and searching for work, and their reactions and responses to their problems. Direct evidence of the impact of unemployment drawn from extensive personal... more...

  • Plenty and Wantby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    What did Queen Victoria have for dinner? And how did this compare with the meals of the poor in the nineteenth century? This classic account of English food habits since the industrial revolution answers these questions and more. more...

  • Destiny Obscureby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    In this companion volume to Useful Toil , John Burnett has drawn extensively on over eight hundred previously unpublished manuscripts. The result is a unique record of childhood that reveals in intimate detail the trials and hard-won triumphs of nineteenth-century working-class life. Besides affording rare insights into the developing child's world... more...

  • Useful Toilby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Useful Toil engages freshly and directly with the `ordinary' people of the nineteenth century. John Burnett has assembled twenty seven telling extracts from the diaries and autobiographies of working people - wheelwrights and stone-masons, miners and munition workers, butlers and kitchen maids, navvies, carpenters, potters and ship assistants to... more...

  • Multi-axis Substructure Testing System for Hybrid Simulationby Riadh Al-Mahaidi; M. Javad Hashemi; Robin Kalfat; Graeme Burnett; John Wilson

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 52.60

    This book describes the multi-axis substructure testing (MAST) system, a simulator developed at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, which provides state-of-the-art technology for large-scale hybrid testing of structures under realistic scenarios depicting extreme events. The book also demonstrates the responses of physical specimens while... more...

  • Humor and the Civil Warby John Richard Stephens; Mark Twain; Artemus Ward; Orpheus C. Kerr; Petroleum V. Nasby; Josh Billings; Alf Burnett; Bret Harte; Ambrose Bierce

    Fern Canyon Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    President Abraham Lincoln said he wouldn't have been able to survive the Civil War without his jokes and amusing stories. That war was by far the greatest struggle the United States has ever faced. More Americans died in the Civil War than in all of the other wars combined. Americans--both North and South--endured very hard times and suffered terrible... more...