Four Acres: A Natural History of Taston.

Glyn Frewer (1952, English)

Four Acres: A Natural History of Taston. (Ridgeway Press, 2014)

Glyn Frewer presents his material as a diary of wildlife observations from the hamlet of Taston in the Cotswolds. The detail comes from the whole, rather than the individual 'diary' entries and delivers an overview of the wildlife on this patch of four acres. There are some interesting observsations, such as when the author watches a mole at work, pushing up the turf through its subterranean activities.

Port Jackson Gentlemen

Richard Cox (1951, English)

Port Jackson Gentlemen (Rosenberg Publishing, 2015)

This book is a narrative of the first free settlers - the Exclusives, or Port Jackson Gentlemen. Whether originally army officers and officials who stayed on, or settlers from the start, all were dependent upon convict labour, upon land grants, upon cunning and upon luck. Although sometimes unruly, they were adventurers and true pioneers.

Finding Harmony: A Family’s Journey across Europe and Beyond

George Newman (1943, Modern History)

Finding Harmony: A Family’s Journey across Europe and Beyond (George Newman, 2013)

George Newman's book is an autobiographical account which is available as an eBook. George’s memoir covers his experience of the Austrian Anschluss, his subsequent escape from the Nazi occupation, and his time at Oxford.
 

Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War

Roham Alvandi (2005, Politics & International Relations)

Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War (OUP, 2014).

Roham Alvandi's latest book was selected by the Financial Times as one of the best history books of 2014. He has written extensively on Iran’s foreign relations and his research focuses on global human rights activism and the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
 

The Pyrgic Puzzler: Classic Conundrums

Chris Maslanka (1973, Physics)

The Pyrgic Puzzler: Classic Conundrums (Dover Recreational Math)

Chris Maslanka presents eighty mind-bending problems that are loaded with chuckles and challenges and promise to test the powers of logic and ingenuity of even the most avid fans of brain teasers. The puzzles feature hints as well as complete solutions and illustrations provide valuable clues.

Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World

Mark Miodownik (1988, Metallurgy) 

Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World (Penguin, 2014)

Mark Miodownik's book explores the inner workings of the man-made world, and explains the science and the history of materials behind many everyday objects as well as some of our more ingenious inventions.

Boris and the Dumb Skulls

Frank Hinks (1968, Law)

Boris and the Dumb Skulls (Ramion, 2014)

Frank Hinks has recently published his sixteenth children’s book in the Ramion collection.  The book follows Boris the skull and his newly formed punk rock band as they try to find fame and freedom from Griselda the witch, who has been drinking too much evil spirit.

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Keith Johnson (1963, English)

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (Routledge, 2017)

The 3rd Edition of  An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching has just been published (Routledge, 2017). The book covers both theory and practice, and is suitable both for teachers in training and for those already experienced in the field. There is an accompanying companion website.
 

You Never Know Your Luck: Reflections of a Cockney Campaigner for Education

Fred Jarvis (1949, PPE) 

You Never Know Your Luck: Reflections of a Cockney Campaigner for Education (Grosvenor House Publishing, 2014)

Fred Jarvis is the former President of the NUS and General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers. This collection of memoirs covers Fred’s distinguished career campaigning for education, his encounters with various colourful characters, and his interest in politics.
 

Disulfide bond assignments by mass spectrometry of native natural peptides: cysteine pairing in disulfide bonded conotoxins

Dr Kallol Gupta

Gupta, Kumar, Balaram.  'Disulfide bond assignments by mass spectrometry of native natural peptides: cysteine pairing in disulfide bonded conotoxins' (Anal. Chem, 2010)

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