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)

Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future

Georgia Gould (2005, History & Politics)

Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future (Little, Brown, 2015)

Georgia Gould attempted to uncover the values, aspirations and challenges of young Brits through her recent book. The account is based on detailed research and interviews with an array of young people throughout the UK, which makes the case for stronger dialogue between the generations.
 

Hazlitt the Dissenter: Religion, Philosophy, and Politics, 1766-1816

Stephen Burley (2001, English Language & Literature)

Hazlitt the Dissenter: Religion, Philosophy, and Politics, 1766-1816 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Stephen Burley's recent book is the first multi-disciplinary account of Hazlitt's early literary career and it provides a new insight into the literary, intellectual, political and religious culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
 

Settled Wanderers

Sam Berkson (2001, English Language & Literature) 

Settled Wanderers (Influx Press, 2015)

Settled Wanderers features poems Sam Berkson wrote at the refugee camp in Tindouf, Algeria, where he captures the spirit, life and unique culture of ‘Africa’s last colony’. This is first time a collection of poetry from the Western Sahara has been translated into English.
 

Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt

Jessica Barnes (1997, Geography) 

Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt (Duke University Press, 2014)

Jessica Barnes' recent book is an ethnographic study of water in Egypt. The book challenges the dominant framing of Nile water politics, arguing that some of the most active political contestation lies not in transboundary conflicts between the countries of the Nile Basin, but in acts of the everyday, which take place across multiple scales. 
 

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