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  • From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia, Michael McFaul (Montana & St John's 1986)

    From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia

    Michael McFaul (Montana & St John's 1986)

    From one of America’s leading scholars of Russia who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the present. Read more.

  • War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, Ronan Farrow (Maryland/DC & Magdalen 2012)

    War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

    Ronan Farrow (Maryland/DC & Magdalen 2012)

    A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership, by the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. Find out more.

  • First Person, Richard Flanagan (Tasmania & Worcester 1984)

    First Person

    Richard Flanagan (Tasmania & Worcester 1984)

    From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the hypnotic tale of a ghost writer writing the memoir of a notorious con man, and the chilling events that unfold as their lives become increasingly intertwined. Read more.

  • Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya (African Arguments), Nanjala Nyabola (Kenya & Harris Manchester 2009)

    Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya (African Arguments)

    Nanjala Nyabola (Kenya & Harris Manchester 2009)

    From the upheavals of recent national elections to the success of the #MyDressMyChoice feminist movement, digital platforms have already had a dramatic impact on political life in Kenya – one of the most electronically advanced countries in sub-Saharan Africa. While the impact of the Digital Age on Western politics has been extensively debated, there is still little appreciation of how it has been felt in developing countries such as Kenya, where Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and other online platforms are increasingly a part of everyday life.

    Written by a respected Kenyan activist and researcher at the forefront of political online struggles, this book presents a unique contribution to the debate on digital democracy. For traditionally marginalised groups, particularly women and the disabled, digital spaces have allowed Kenyans to build new communities which transcend old ethnic and gender divisions. But the picture is far from wholly positive. Find out more!

  • The Shadow in the Garden: A biographer’s Tale, James Atlas (Illinois & New College 1971)

    The Shadow in the Garden: A biographer’s Tale

    James Atlas (Illinois & New College 1971)

    James Atlas, the celebrated chronicler of Saul Bellow and Delmore Schwartz, takes us back to his own childhood in suburban Chicago, where he fell in love with literature and, early on, found in himself the impulse to study writers' lives.

  • Lands of Lost Borders, Kate Harris (Ontario & Hertford 2006)

    Lands of Lost Borders

    Kate Harris (Ontario & Hertford 2006)

    Like Rebecca Solnit and Pico Iyer before her, Kate Harris offers a travel narrative at once exuberant and meditative, wry and rapturous. Weaving adventure and deep reflection with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of a world that, like the self and like the stars, can never be fully mapped. FIND OUT MORE.

  • Maria Sibylla Merian - Artist, Scientist, Adventurer, Dr Jeyaraney Kathirithamby (Rhodes Visiting Fellow & St Hugh's 1975)

    Maria Sibylla Merian - Artist, Scientist, Adventurer

    Dr Jeyaraney Kathirithamby (Rhodes Visiting Fellow & St Hugh's 1975)

    This book explores the life of Maria Sibylla Merian who was one of the first naturalists to make careful observations on plants, insects, spiders, butterflies, moths and amphibians, and was one of the first female scientific explorers. Maria Sibylla’s work will be featured in an exhibition to be held in the Weston Library which will be opening on 8th March 2018 called “Sappho to Suffer”. Find out more about the book.

  • Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy, Bonnie St. John (California & Trinity 1986)

    Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy

    Bonnie St. John (California & Trinity 1986)

    As leadership consultants and executive trainers, Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines have heard the same complaints from clients for years; periodic burnout, lack of focus and low energy. So they dug into the latest research on neuroscience, psychology and physiology looking for big answers. Instead they found small answers; proof that small adjustments in daily routines, including thought patterns, food and drink, rest and movement can fight the forces that sap our energy and store focus and drive. They call these amazing efficient restorative techniques "micro-resilience." Thousands of men and women from all walks of life have already found effortless ways to incorporate these little changes into the busiest of schedules. Dozens of entertaining anecdotes from real people using micro-resilience demonstrate that when our brains fire faster, our energy increases and we can cope with almost any surprise, pressure or crisis. READ MORE.

  • The Gene: An Intimate History, Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee (India & Magdalen 1993)

    The Gene: An Intimate History

    Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee (India & Magdalen 1993)

    New York Times Number One Bestseller and shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. But woven through The Gene, like a red line, is also an intimate history – the story of Mukherjee’s own family and its recurring pattern of mental illness, reminding us that genetics is vitally relevant to everyday lives. These concerns reverberate even more urgently today as we learn to “read” and “write” the human genome – unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children. 

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  • Snuffing out the Moon, Osama Siddique (Pakistan & Corpus Christi 1992)

    Snuffing out the Moon

    Osama Siddique (Pakistan & Corpus Christi 1992)

    "2084 BCE: In the great city of Mohenjodaro, along the banks of the Indus, a young man named Prkaa grows increasingly mistrustful of the growing authority of a cult of priests. 455 CE: In the fabled university city of Takshasilla, Buddhamitra, a monk, is distressed by how his colleagues seem to have lost sight of the essence of the Buddha's message of compassion. 1620 CE: During the reign of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, a pair of itinerant fortune-seekers endeavour to swindle the patrician elite, only to find themselves utterly disillusioned. 1857 CE: Mirza Sahib, a wandering minstrel, traverses the realms of human deception even as a rebellion against the British Raj is advancing across India. 2009 CE: In contemporary Lahore, the widow Rafiya Begum navigates legal complexities in order to secure her rights and fend off predatory charlatans. 2084 CE: A scholar revisits the known history of the cataclysmic events that led to world-domination by ruthless international water conglomerates. Across epochs and civilisations, these are intensely personal journeys that investigate the legitimacy of religion and authority, and chronicle the ascent of dissent. "

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  • The End of the Psalter: Psalms 146-150 in the Masoretic Text, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Septuagint, Dr Alma Brodersen (Germany & St John's 2012)

    The End of the Psalter: Psalms 146-150 in the Masoretic Text, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Septuagint

    Dr Alma Brodersen (Germany & St John's 2012)

    The End of the Psalter presents a study of biblical texts using modern scholarly methods. The book focusses on Psalms 146-150 which today are found at the end of the Book of Psalms (= the Psalter) in the Jewish Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. These Psalms are interpreted based on the oldest extant evidence in Hebrew and Greek, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, with new translations into English and extensive historical commentaries.

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  • The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier (Australia-at-Large & Hertford 1992)

    The Coaching Habit

    Michael Bungay Stanier (Australia-at-Large & Hertford 1992)

    In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can wok less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks sevenessential coaching questions to demonstrate how--by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.

    2016

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  • Cobra In the Boat: Michael Sata’s Zambia, Chisanga Puta-Chekwe (Zambia & Exeter 1976)

    Cobra In the Boat: Michael Sata’s Zambia

    Chisanga Puta-Chekwe (Zambia & Exeter 1976)

    Cobra in the Boat is a riveting account of how one of Zambia's most controversial presidents got to power and how he governed while in office. Michael Chilufya Sata was a populist with huge ambitions for his country. Few of these ambitions were actually realised because of Sata's poor health and his premature death. The political chaos that followed the president's demise was a direct consequence of Sata's failure to pay attention to constitutional detail. The book shows how this crisis could have been averted.

    2017

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  • The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt, Associate Professor Jens Meierhenrich (Germany & St Antony's 1995)

    The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt

    Associate Professor Jens Meierhenrich (Germany & St Antony's 1995)

    This book collects thirty original chapters on the diverse oeuvre of one of the most controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) was a German theorist whose anti-liberalism continues to inspire scholars and practitioners on both the Left and the Right. Despite Schmitt's rabid antisemitism and partisan legal practice in Nazi Germany, the appeal of his trenchant critiques of, among other things, aestheticism, representative democracy, and international law as well as of his theoretical justifications of dictatorship and rule by exception is undiminished. Uniquely located at the intersection of law, the social sciences, and the humanities, this volume brings together sophisticated yet accessible interpretations of Schmitt's sprawling thought and complicated biography.

    2017

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  • International Climate Change Law, Lavanya Rajamani (India & Hertford 1996)

    International Climate Change Law

    Lavanya Rajamani (India & Hertford 1996)

    Co-written with Daniel Bodansky and Jutta Brunnée. This textbook, by three experts in the field, provides a comprehensive overview of international climate change law. The book begins by locating international climate change law within the broader context of international law and international environmental law. It considers the evolution of the international climate change regime, and the process of law-making that has led to it. It examines the key provisions of the Framework Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. It analyses the principles and obligations that underpin the climate regime, as well as the elaborate institutional and governance architecture that has been created at successive international conferences to develop commitments and promote transparency and compliance.

    2017

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  • Political Trials in Theory and History, Associate Professor Jens Meierhenrich (Germany & St Antony's 1995)

    Political Trials in Theory and History

    Associate Professor Jens Meierhenrich (Germany & St Antony's 1995)

    From the trial of Socrates to the post-9/11 military commissions, trials have always been useful instruments of politics. Yet there is still much that we do not understand about them. Why do governments use trials to pursue political objectives, and when? What differentiates political trials from ordinary ones? Contrary to conventional wisdom, not all political trials are show trials or contrive to set up scapegoats. This volume offers a novel account of political trials that is empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated, linking state-of-the-art research on telling cases to a broad argument about political trials as a socio-legal phenomenon.

    2017

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  • Quintember, Attu, begat, Richard Major (New Zealand & Magdalen 1985)

    Quintember, Attu, begat

    Richard Major (New Zealand & Magdalen 1985)

    Three books will be released in June 2017.

    Quintember - When there are high crimes to be covered up, mysteries to be wrapped in enigmas, or a murderer to be liquidated - literally - there is only one man in England who can be trusted with the task: Felix Culpepper, tutor in Classics at St Wygefortis' College, Cambridge, and assassin-at-large for the British Establishment. From the eerie deserts of New Mexico to the high-rolling hotels of the Adriatic, Culpepper moves with consummate ease and an unexpected penchant for guns, drugs and esoteric methods of murder - all to save himself from the drudgery of cramming Latin into the privileged yet empty skulls of the dregs of Britain's aristocracy. With an intellectual vanity that rivals Holmes, more self-esteem than Bond and a blood-steeped amorality that out-Ripleys Hannibal Lecter, Culpepper is the ideal hero for our debased days. And only in his student, sidekick (and pending Nemesis) Margot ffontaines-Laigh, does he meet his match.

    2017

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  • The New Zealand Project, Max Harris (New Zealand & Balliol 2012)

    The New Zealand Project

    Max Harris (New Zealand & Balliol 2012)

    By any measure, New Zealand must confront monumental issues in the years ahead. From the future of work to climate change, wealth inequality to new populism – these challenges are complex and even unprecedented. Yet why does New Zealand’s political discussion seem so diminished, and our political imagination unequal to the enormity of these issues? And why is this gulf particularly apparent to young New Zealanders? These questions sit at the centre of Max Harris’s ‘New Zealand project’.

    2017

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  • The Career Catapult: Shake-Up The Status Quo And Boost Your Professional Trajectory, Roopa Unnikrishnan (India & Balliol 1995)

    The Career Catapult: Shake-Up The Status Quo And Boost Your Professional Trajectory

    Roopa Unnikrishnan (India & Balliol 1995)

    In The Career Catapult, innovative career consultant Roopa Unnikrishnan shows you how to gaze into this uncertain future and shape it to your advantage―regardless of your current position in the job hierarchy.

    2017

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  • A World In Disarray: American Foreign Policy And The Crisis Of The Old Order, Dr Richard Haass (Florida & Wadham 1973)

    A World In Disarray: American Foreign Policy And The Crisis Of The Old Order

    Dr Richard Haass (Florida & Wadham 1973)

    In A World in Disarray, Haass argues for an updated global operating system—call it world order 2.0—that reflects the reality that power is widely distributed and that borders count for less. One critical element of this adjustment will be adopting a new approach to sovereignty, one that embraces its obligations and responsibilities as well as its rights and protections.

    2017

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  • Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had: Ideas and Strategies from Vibrant Classrooms, Tracy Johnston Zager (New York & University 1995)

    Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had: Ideas and Strategies from Vibrant Classrooms

    Tracy Johnston Zager (New York & University 1995)

    While mathematicians describe mathematics as playful, beautiful, creative, and captivating, many students describe math class as boring, stressful, useless, and humiliating. In Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had, Tracy Zager helps teachers close this gap by making math class more like mathematics.

    2016

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  • Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam, Pam McElwee (Kansas & Wadham 1993)

    Forests Are Gold: Trees, People, and Environmental Rule in Vietnam

    Pam McElwee (Kansas & Wadham 1993)

    Forests Are Gold examines the management of Vietnam's forests in the tumultuous twentieth century--from French colonialism to the recent transition to market-oriented economics - as the country united, prospered, and transformed people and landscapes. Forest policy has rarely been about ecology or conservation for nature's sake, but about managing citizens and society, a process Pamela McElwee terms "environmental rule." Untangling and understanding these practices and networks of rule illuminates not just thorny issues of environmental change, but also the birth of Vietnam itself.

    2017

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  • Unlikely Partners, Julian Gewirtz (Connecticut & St Edmund Hall 2013)

    Unlikely Partners

    Julian Gewirtz (Connecticut & St Edmund Hall 2013)

    Unlikely Partners recounts the story of how Chinese politicians and intellectuals looked beyond their country’s borders for economic guidance at a key crossroads in the nation’s tumultuous twentieth century. Julian Gewirtz offers a dramatic tale of competition for influence between reformers and hardline conservatives during the Deng Xiaoping era, bringing to light China’s productive exchanges with the West. Read reviews in the The Economist and Financial Times.

    2016

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  • Democracy Against Domination, K. Sabeel Rahman (New York & Pembroke 2005)

    Democracy Against Domination

    K. Sabeel Rahman (New York & Pembroke 2005)

    This book is a new response to economic and social inequality as well as democratic theory and democratic institutional design.

    2016 

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  • Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War, Henry Shue (North Carolina & Merton 1961)

    Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

    Henry Shue (North Carolina & Merton 1961)

    Fighting Hurt brings together key essays by Henry Shue on the issue of torture, and relatedly, the moral challenges surrounding the initiation and conduct of war, and features a new introduction outlining the argument of the essays, putting them into context, and describing how and in what ways his position has modified over time.

    2016 

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  • A Boy on the Last Boat: A Journey Around the World, Dr Ben Lochtenberg (Western Australia & Brasenose 1954)

    A Boy on the Last Boat: A Journey Around the World

    Dr Ben Lochtenberg (Western Australia & Brasenose 1954)

    Lochtenberg's memoir: A Singapore-born young colonial Dutch boy, whose father suffered and died as a Japanese prisoner of war building a railway in Sumatra, escaped from Java with his mother and arrived as a refugee in Australia in 1942. Educated by Jesuits and then at the University of Western Australia and at Oxford, he had a career with ICI initially as an engineer, ending in 1993 following senior executive and Board roles in Australia, England, Canada and finally in the United States. His life from childhood in European colonies in Asia, spanned major changes in technology and the chemical industry. With his wife and seven children, he experienced and adjusted to a wide range of cultures and societies. During the twenty years of retirement in Melbourne, he has been active in mental health research at the University of Melbourne, Newman College, in support of palliative care, homelessness and refugees - the latter being where his story began.

    2016 

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  • Competing Against Luck, Clayton Christensen (Utah & Queen's 1975), Taddy Hall, Karen Dillon, David S. Duncan

    Competing Against Luck

    Clayton Christensen (Utah & Queen's 1975), Taddy Hall, Karen Dillon, David S. Duncan

    How do companies know how to grow? How can they create products that they are sure customers want to buy? Can innovation be more than a game of hit and miss? Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen has the answer. A generation ago, Christensen revolutionised business with his groundbreaking theory of disruptive innovation. Now, he goes further, offering powerful new insights.

    2016 

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  • Living Longer, Living Better: Lifestyle, Exercise, Diet, an Yoga for Heart and Mind, Professor Lionel Opie (Cape Province & Lincoln 1956)

    Living Longer, Living Better: Lifestyle, Exercise, Diet, an Yoga for Heart and Mind

    Professor Lionel Opie (Cape Province & Lincoln 1956)

    Living Longer, Living Better: Lifestyle, Exercise, Diet and Yoga for Heart and Mind is written for all those who strive for optimal long-term health and the maximal functioning of their hearts and minds. Dr. Opie has examined the hard science behind the purported health benefits of practices such as diet, meditation, yoga, and prayer.

    2016 

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  • Constitutional Conventions and the Headship of State: Australian Experience, Dr Donald Markwell (Queensland & Trinity 1981)

    Constitutional Conventions and the Headship of State: Australian Experience

    Dr Donald Markwell (Queensland & Trinity 1981)

    Constitutional Conventions and the Headship of State: Australian Experience by Dr Donald Markwell (Queensland & Trinity 1981) discusses conventions and other practice relating to the Crown in Australia’s Westminster-style system of government responsible to Parliament. Papers consider the “Australianisation” of the Crown since federation in 1901, the evolution of a modern Australian office of Governor-General (exemplified by Sir Zelman Cowen, Dame Quentin Bryce, and others), and the continuing debate on an Australian republic. Controversies analysed include the exercise of the “reserve powers” by Governor-General Sir John Kerr to resolve the 1975 constitutional crisis, the long but now controversial practice of Governors-General consulting High Court judges on the exercise of their constitutional discretions, and the conventions that relate to “hung parliaments” and to ministerial resignations. These studies highlight the need for careful consideration of constitutional principles and precedents to an understanding of conventions and the office of Governor-General of Australia. Several Rhodes Scholars feature prominently, including Sir Zelman Cowen, Sir Kenneth Wheare, Dr Eugene Forsey, and others. (Connor Court, 2016).

    2016 

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  • Answering the Call: With the 91st Infantry Division in the Italian Campaign During World War II (Third Edition), Stephen Wilson (South Dakota & Exeter 1970)

    Answering the Call: With the 91st Infantry Division in the Italian Campaign During World War II (Third Edition)

    Stephen Wilson (South Dakota & Exeter 1970)

    Answering the Call describes Allen Wilson's war service as a platoon leader and forward observer in the 362nd Regiment's Cannon Company, and, after the war ended, as a member of the American occupation forces in Austria.

    2016

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  • Advising Chiang's Army: An American Soldier's World War II Experience in China, Stephen Wilson (South Dakota & Exeter 1970)

    Advising Chiang's Army: An American Soldier's World War II Experience in China

    Stephen Wilson (South Dakota & Exeter 1970)

    This book describes Phil Saunders's two years spent in China as an adviser to Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist army and recounts how the troops he worked with gradually became an effective fighting force and ultimately defeated the Japanese.

    2016 

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  • Old Age: A Beginner's Guide, Michael Kinsley (Michigan & Magdalen 1972)

    Old Age: A Beginner's Guide

    Michael Kinsley (Michigan & Magdalen 1972)

    In this series of essays, Michael Kinsley uses his own battle with Parkinson’s disease to unearth answers to questions we are all at some time forced to confront. “Sometimes,” he writes, “I feel like a scout from my generation, sent out ahead to experience in my fifties what even the healthiest Boomers are going to experience in their sixties, seventies, or eighties.”

    2016 

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  • Senator Pressler: An Independent Mission to Save Our Democracy, Larry Pressler (South Dakota & St Edmund Hall 1964)

    Senator Pressler: An Independent Mission to Save Our Democracy

    Larry Pressler (South Dakota & St Edmund Hall 1964)

    An Independent Mission to Save our Democracy outlines a plan to reform U.S. presidential and national politics. It also conveys the journey of Pressler's unexpected candidacy as an Independent and instils hope that with some much-needed effort, America can achieve a political renaissance.

    2016 

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  • Ethical Issues Raised by the SARS Outbreak in Toronto, Leo Paquin (British Columbia & Merton 1992)

    Ethical Issues Raised by the SARS Outbreak in Toronto

    Leo Paquin (British Columbia & Merton 1992)

    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) was first recognized in Guangdong Province, China in November 2002. Subsequent to its introduction to Hong Kong in mid-February 2003, the virus spread to more than 30 countries infecting over 8,000 individuals across five continents. Toronto was particularly affected and SARS's outbreak there resulted in the emergence of five ethical issues in the following areas: isolation and quarantine, privacy and personal information, professional duty of care, collateral damage and the WHO's SARS-related Travel Advisory for Toronto. In this book each of those topics will be explored and the philosophy of the World's response to SARS will be discussed.

    2016 

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  • How Can I Help?: A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist, David Goldbloom (Nova Scotia & Exeter 1975)

    How Can I Help?: A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist

    David Goldbloom (Nova Scotia & Exeter 1975)

    In How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist, he presents himself as a model of a hospital-based psychiatrist, though not to advance a theory or treatment, but to “make our profession better understood … [by bringing] you to the front lines of modern psychiatry – the inside of the psychiatric hospital.” His goal, shared by his co-author and fellow psychiatrist Pier Bryden, is to reduce public fear of psychiatrists by showing what it is they really do, the conditions they treat, the resources they deploy and the setting in which they work.

     2017

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  • Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much, Faith Salie (Georgia & Magdalen 1993)

    Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much

    Faith Salie (Georgia & Magdalen 1993)

    Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much by Faith Salie (Georgia & Magdalen 1993) is a look at all that the author has done in the name of validation. "Whether it’s trying to impress her parents with a perfect GPA, undergoing an exorsism in the hopes of saving her toxic marriage, or maintaining the BMI of “a flapper with a touch of dysentery,” Salie is the ultimate approval seeker—an “approval junkie,” if you will." The book is a collection of daring, funny essays chronicling her adventures during her lifelong quest for approval. (Crown Archetype, April 2016).

    2016

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  • Bypass Wall Street: A Biologist’s Guide to the Rat Race, Dr Joanna Masel (Australia-at-Large & Merton 1997)

    Bypass Wall Street: A Biologist’s Guide to the Rat Race

    Dr Joanna Masel (Australia-at-Large & Merton 1997)

    Pundits urge you to save more money for retirement. But you can’t eat piles of saved money; unless this money is used to increase our ability to produce food, medicine and nursing, the money might as well be destroyed today and reprinted later. How is money saved today converted into something that will be useful decades from now? In the meantime, who benefits from these pools of saved money? In a radical rethink, evolutionary biologist Joanna Masel (Australia-at-Large & Merton 1997) uses insights about competition and demography to deconstruct the false economic premises behind our bloated financial system. By returning to the basics of what investment means, Masel delivers accessible advice not only for policy makers, but also for individuals, suggesting alternatives that work for your benefit rather than the benefit of financiers. Ordinary individuals can bypass the middleman, and take direct control over how their saved money is converted into enduring wealth. This book challenges you to think differently, and gives new meaning to the old advice to invest only in things you understand. (Perforce Publishing, January 2016).

    2016

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  • United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good, Cory Booker (New Jersey & Queen's 1992)

    United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

    Cory Booker (New Jersey & Queen's 1992)

    United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good by Cory Booker (New Jersey & Queen's 1992) draws on personal experience to issue a stirring call to the US nation and US politics around the principles of compassion and solidarity. It is his account of his own political education, the moments—some entertaining, some heartbreaking, all of them enlightening—that have shaped his civic vision. Here are the lessons Senator Booker learned from the remarkable people who inspired him to serve, men and women whose example fueled his desire to create opportunities for others. Also included are his observations on the issues he cares about most deeply, from race and crime and the crisis of mass incarceration to economic and environmental justice. (Ballantine Books, February 2016).

    2016

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  • Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International organizations moving beyond their mandates, Nina Hall (New Zealand & St Antony's 2009)

    Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International organizations moving beyond their mandates

    Nina Hall (New Zealand & St Antony's 2009)

    Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International organizations moving beyond their mandates by Nina Hall (New Zealand & St Antony's 2009) focuses on one critical challenge: climate change. Climate change is predicted to lead to an increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters. An increase in extreme weather events, global temperatures and higher sea levels may lead to displacement and migration, and will affect many dimensions of the economy and society. Although scholars are examining the complexity and fragmentation of the climate change regime, they have not examined how our existing international development, migration and humanitarian organizations are dealing with climate change. This book looks at three institutions: the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Development Programme, and asks: how have these inter-governmental organizations responded to climate change? (Routledge, May 2016).

    2015

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  • The Laws of Medicine: field notes from an uncertain science, Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee

    The Laws of Medicine: field notes from an uncertain science

    Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee

    The Laws of Medicine: field notes from an uncertain science by Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee (India & Magdalen 1993) explores what we do not know about medicine and how we can manage those uncertainties through his three laws of medicine. (Simon & Schuster/ TED, October 2015).

    2015

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  • With a little help from my Friends: A Schoolmaster's Memoirs, Dev Lahiri (India & St Catherine's 1975)

    With a little help from my Friends: A Schoolmaster's Memoirs

    Dev Lahiri (India & St Catherine's 1975)

    With a little help from my Friends: A Schoolmaster's Memoirs by Dev Lahiri (India & St Catherine's 1975) records the remarkable events from his illustrious career that was also riddled with controversies. Mr Lahiri evokes his childhood and university days as a backdrop to the unusual choices he made in his life. He then describes how, along with the huge fulfilment that came with engaging with young minds in his profession, he also had to face the vicissitudes of having to deal with vested interests, status-quo upholders and entitled parents. (Rupa Publications, December 2015).

    2016

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  • Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism - From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond, E. J. Dionne (Massachusetts & Balliol 1973)

    Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism - From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond

    E. J. Dionne (Massachusetts & Balliol 1973)

    Why the Right Went Wrong offers a historical view of the right since the 1960s. Its core contention is that American conservatism and the Republican Party took a wrong turn when they adopted Barry Goldwater’s worldview during and after the 1964 campaign. The radicalism of today’s conservatism is not the product of the Tea Party, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes. The Tea Partiers are the true heirs to Goldwater ideology. The purity movement did more than drive moderates out of the Republican Party—it beat back alternative definitions of conservatism.

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