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Explore a selection of publications by alumni and academics, and books with a link to the University or Cambridge

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Shylock's Advocate
Angelo Mucci

The protagonists of the dialogue, Mr. Hughes (lawyer) and Mr. Ohayon (economist), compete in an exciting interpretation of Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice, through the tools of economic analysis of law.


The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee
Elinor Teele (Corpus 2000)

A rip-roaring puzzle box of an adventure about grit, guts, and gold, from Elinor Teele, the acclaimed author of The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin.

The small, run-down town of Eden is the only place Jenny Burns has ever called home. The roots of the trees are in her bones, the air of the mountains is in her breath, the lakes and rivers are in her blood. And that’s why, when her father loses his job and tells Jenny that they may have to move on from Eden, she knows she can’t let that happen.

Bringing history alive through local people and places
Lynne Dixon (Girton 1968) Alison Hales

This book is aimed at trainee primary teachers and classroom teachers. It is based on the latest research and practice in the field and supported by appropriate theory. It considers how to develop children's concepts and skills through local history and how to link local, national and global aspects of history. It encourages practitioners and trainees to develop their own historical knowledge, understanding and confidence in the teaching of the subject through a range of activities. Ideas and concepts are supported by a range of practical ideas for classroom teaching.

15-Minute STEM
Emily Hunt (née Hayes, Hughes Hall 2009)

Quick and creative science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities for 5-to 11-year-olds offers an exciting collection of 40 tried-and-tested, easy-to-resource STEM activities designed to engage and inspire young learners. The activities make connections to real-world scenarios, helping children to understand how their learning is relevant to their future, and have been linked to conceptually similar STEM-related careers all of which are individually profiled in a glossary at the back of the book.

The Orchid (Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew)
Lauren Gardiner (Christ's 1999) Phillip Cribb (Christ’s 1965)

Produced in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this collection of 40 orchids tells the many intriguing stories of this beguiling plant. It is enhanced with botanical illustrations by the great orchid artists, 40 of which have also been selected be included as prints and presented in a handsome collector's box.

Symbolism: Reading Storm's Landscapes
David Artiss (Downing 1969)

For the first time analysis of Theodor Storm's wide use of symbolism, together with his astonishing skills as a wildlife expert and folklorist illuminates what a profound effect these have on his landscapes.

Natural Born Learners
Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Learning is the soul of our species. From our first steps to our last words, we are what we learn. Our education predicts how much we'll earn, how content we will be, even how long we'll live. But for all its obvious importance, learning has lost touch with human progress. We live in an information age, work in a knowledge economy, yet our schools are relics of an industrial era.

Feeling Heard, Hearing Others
Robert Foxcroft (Emmanuel 1971)

When you feel heard a silence falls.

In that silence more may come.

Often it is something deeper: you can feel it

Just now forming at the edge of being.

Feeling Heard, Hearing Others is a book about empathy, self-empathy, and the act of listening. It will appeal to anybody who likes to listen to other people. The book makes one central claim and asks one key question: 

From Source to Sea a Meander Down the Dordogne Valley
Valerie Thompson (Homerton 1962)

From Source to Sea is the result of over five years researching and writing as I traveled the whole length of the River Dordogne with a friend. This fascinating journey covers most aspects of the river's history, from early man through the Romans, Cathars, Templars, the Hundred Years War, the castles, religious institutions, churches, towns and what is in, on, by and over the river.

New Poetries VII
Neil Fleming (Trinity, 1979), Helen Charman (Emmanuel 2011), Phoebe Power (Pembroke 2011) and Jamie Osborn (Clare, 2013), edited by Michael Schmidt

Anthology collection of the finest new poetry from around the English speaking world.

Neil Fleming (Trinity 1979), Helen Charman (Emmanuel 2011), Phoebe Power (Pembroke 2011) and Jamie Osborn (Clare 2013) are among 22 poets whose work is celebrated here in, the signature 2018 anthology from leading UK poetry publisher Carcanet Press.