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  • The Big Idea Bookby David Owen

    Wiley 2005; US$ 16.50

    Ideas are like buses, you wait forever and then 500 come along at once. The Big Idea Book is 500 novel, ingenious and downright crazy ideas designed to inspire, amuse and divert. Developed by the team behind the innovative website, Idea-a-Day at www.idea-a-day.com , it covers everything from business to travel, politics to money and everything in... more...

  • Thylacineby David Owen

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 15.90

    The tragic story of how ignorance, fear and lack of caring led to the extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger. more...

  • Sharkby David Owen

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 14.63

    From the truly scary to the completely harmless here's everything you need to know about the sophisticated guardians of our oceans. more...

  • My Usual Gameby David Owen

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 19.00

    Published just in time for Father's Day, this engagingly witty discourse takes readers along on Owen's golfing adventures--playing the Masters course in Augusta, touring Ireland's greatest greens, meeting the sport's real millionaires (the equipment manufacturers), and chatting with local duffers. Line drawings. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • The Conundrumby David Owen

    Short Books 2012; US$ 7.99

    The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency and the real path to sustainability. We are consumers, and obviously we like to consume efficiently. But as David Owen argues our best intentions are still at cross purposes with our true goal. The truth is that efficiency, once considered the holy grail of our environmental... more...

  • Rethinking Jane Austen’s Lady Susanby David Owen

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This full-length study of Lady Susan refutes the long-accepted, unchallenged critical view of the novella put forward by Austen scholars that largely deems the work to be unsatisfactory and marginal. Eschewing the idea that this novella is stylistically regressive, the study argues thatLady Susan was left unfinished for political and commercial reasons. more...

  • Maturity and Modernityby David Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    Maturity and Modernity is the first book to analyze Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault as a tradition of theorising and to chart the development of genealogy as a mode of critique. It provides clear accounts of the main ideas of Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault (as well as a useful Glossary) and illustrates the relations between these thinkers at methodological,... more...

  • Foinavonby David Owen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    It was the upset to end all upsets. On 8 April 1967 at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, a 100-1 outsider in peculiar blinkers sidestepped chaos extraordinary even by the Grand National's standards and won the world's toughest steeplechase. The jumps-racing establishment - and Gregory Peck, the Hollywood actor whose much-fancied horse was reduced... more...

  • Bosnia-Herzegovinaby David Owen

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.99

    In 1992 David Owen was appointed the EU Co-Chairman of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, working alongside the UN's Co-Chairman, Cyrus Vance. The papers collected here provide a fascinating insider's account of the intense international political activity at that time, which culminated in the Vance-Owen Peace Plan. more...

  • Anti-Submarine Warfareby David Owen

    Seaforth Publishing 2007; US$ 25.00

    The submarine was undoubtedly the most potent purely naval weapon of the twentieth century. In two world wars, enemy underwater campaigns were very nearly successful in thwarting Allied hopes of victory - indeed, annihilation of Japanese shipping by US Navy submarines is an indicator of what might have been. That the submarine was usually defeated... more...