This is London

Life and Death in the World City

Author: Ben Judah

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447274806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 1409


'Judah grabs hold of London and shakes out its secrets' The Economist This is London in the eyes of its beggars, bankers, coppers, gangsters, carers, witch-doctors and sex workers. This is London in the voices of Arabs, Afghans, Nigerians, Poles, Romanians and Russians. This is London as you've never seen it before. 'An eye-opening investigation into the hidden immigrant life of the city' Sunday Times 'Full of nuggets of unexpected information about the lives of others . . . It recalls the journalism of Orwell' Financial Times

The Great Plague

Author: Stephen Porter

Publisher: Amberley Publishing

ISBN: 1848680872

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 2008


Offers a narrative history of the Great Plague which struck England in 1665-66. This title is illustrated with over 80 contemporary images.

John Webster, Renaissance Dramatist

Author: David Coleman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687009

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 9891


This introduction locates Webster's plays within the context of the culture from which they sprang. Examining the uncertain political, religious, and economic climate of Jacobean London, the book offers a guide to one of the most distinctive, yet most elu

Life, Death and Nitric Oxide

Author: Anthony R. Butler,Rosslyn Nicholson

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9780854046867

Category: Science

Page: 154

View: 8385


Designated 'Molecule of the Year' in 1992 in recognition of its many biological roles, nitric oxide has wide significance in the world around us and the story of nitric oxide is still unfolding. This small and seemingly innocent molecule has for many years been known to play a significant role in both the creation of photochemical smogs and in the nitrogen cycle. It has an interesting chemistry as a metal ligand, and the bonding within the nitric oxide molecule has been extensively studied. More recently, the molecule has been in the spotlight for the role it plays in controlling blood flow, in the immune system and in brain activity. Life, Death and Nitric Oxide covers many of the topics relating to nitric oxide, from smog and catalytic converters to tumour growth, blood flow and Viagra, with the aim of finding out why such a simple molecule can do so much.

Death and the City

The nation's experience, told through Brighton's history

Author: Collis, Rose

Publisher: Hanover Press (imprint of Victorian Secrets Limited)

ISBN: 1906469482

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 3115


In this lively and entertaining book, Rose Collis explores Brighton as a perfect microcosm of the nation’s ultimate shared experience: death. This small coastal city teems with idiosyncrasies and uncanny landmarks that have had a profound effect on our collective history. Through extensive research, Collis explains why this former fishing village became so significant in our approach to death, attracting a weird and wonderful array of visitors and residents, whose stories illuminate and enrich our understanding of the final human journey.

G.K. Chesterton, London and Modernity

Author: Matthew Beaumont,Matthew Ingleby

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780935803

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 1415


G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity is the first book to explore the persistent theme of the city in Chesterton's writing. Situating him in relation to both Victorian and Modernist literary paradigms, the book explores a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to address the way his imaginative investments and political interventions conceive urban modernity and the central figure of London. While Chesterton's work has often been valued for its wit and whimsy, this book argues that he is also a distinctive urban commentator, whose sophistication has been underappreciated in comparison to more canonical contemporaries. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field of 20th-century literature, the book also provides fresh readings and suggests new contexts for central texts such as The Man Who Was Thursday, The Napoleon of Notting Hill and the Father Brown stories. It also discusses lesser-known works, such as Manalive and The Club of Queer Trades, drawing out their significance for scholars interested in urban representation and practice in the first three decades of the 20th century.

Dickens and the City

Author: F. S. Schwarzbach

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472509323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 3097


Through a comprehensive study of Dickens' career this work examines the crucial role played by London in the character of the man and the development of his writing. It discusses the significance of Dickens' early childhood experience in moving to London, and the special place the city came to hold in his creative imagination throughout his life. Then, blending biography and literary analysis with urban and social history, Dr Schwarzbach traces the fascinating and often dramatic relationship of the novels to the ever changing Victorian urban scene. The novels emerge not only as valuable historical documents, astonishing in their comprehensiveness and accuracy of detail, but as a unique contribution to the growth of modern urban culture.

State of the World 2007

Our Urban Future

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916328

Category: Nature

Page: 277

View: 9119


In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas, marking the first time in history that humans are an urban species. State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built, and lived in that could tip the balance towards a healthier and more peaceful urban future.