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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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Cover of The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins
Dr 'Hal' Whitehead (Christ's 1970) and Luke Rendell

Drawing on their own research as well as a scientific literature as immense as the sea-including evolutionary biology, animal behavior, ecology, anthropology, psychology, and neuroscience the authors seek to define what cetacean culture is, why it exists, and what it means for the future of whales and dolphins.

Cover of An Architect Speaks ed by David Valinsky
David Valinsky (Fitzwilliam 2003)

An Architect Speaks presents E S Prior's fascinating writings for the first time to a modern audience, together with a much wider selection of his buildings than has ever before been published. Today he is best known as the designer behind some of the most inventive and uncompromising interpretations of Ruskinian craft architecture that the English Arts and Crafts Movement produced.

Cover of Freeing the Innocent by Stephen Jakobi
Stephen Jakobi (Clare 1953)

Stephen Jakobi's riveting account of his life as a leading international human rights lawyer

Cover of The New Math by Christopher J Phillips
Christopher J Phillips (Emmanuel 2004)

An era of sweeping cultural change in America, the postwar years saw the rise of beatniks and hippies, the birth of feminism, and the release of the first video game. This book examines the rise and fall of the new math as a marker of the period's political and social ferment.

Cover of Essential Dynamics and Relativity by Peter J O'Donnell
Peter J O'Donnell (Homerton 1992)

Essential Dynamics & Relativity provides students with an introduction to the core aspects of dynamics and special relativity. The author reiterates important ideas and terms throughout and covers concepts that are often missing from other textbooks at this level.

Cover of Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane
Dr Robert Macfarlane (Pembroke 1994)

Landmarks presents a joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. This is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather.

Cover of Charles Darwin's Recipe Book Revived and Illustrated
Dusha Bateson and Weslie Janeway

Like many wives of yesterday and today, Emma Wedgwood Darwin, wife of Charles Darwin, compiled a cookery notebook revealing a lifestyle at the top of English society and intelligentsia.

Although Emma's recipes are well known to scholars and researchers, Dusha Bateson and Weslie Janeway provide the general public a treasure trove of fifty-five of her recipes for the first time, each one tested by the authors for today's cook with commentary and botanical illustrations.

Glimpse
Kendra Leighton

A debut young adult novel, Glimpse is a modern ghost story inspired by a classic poem.

Liz just wants to be normal. Her life is anything but.

Seven years ago Liz lost her mother and ten years' worth of memories.  When she inherits the infamous Highwayman Inn, she hopes the move will be a fresh start.  Then she meets Zachary.  Zachary who haunts her by night and in dreams; who makes her question everything she is and wants to be; who seems scarcely real - yet makes her feel so alive.

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Jane Kingsbury (Murray Edwards, New Hall 1969) and Dr Carol Williams (Darwin 1969)

In the early 1970s, Jane Kingsbury and Carol Williams rowed for Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club (CUWBC). Now they have chronicled the development of the club through its struggle to gain recognition in women’s varsity rowing to the point where it has provided the nation with a remarkable number of international and Olympic oarswomen and will finally compete against Oxford on the Thames in London just as the men of Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC) do.

The Scrivener
Robin Blake

The Scrivener presents a third mystery to be solved by 18th century coroner of Preston, Titus Cragg, and his friend Dr Luke Fidelis, following their previous adventures in A Dark Anatomy (2011) and Dark Waters (2012). The ingenuity of the investigators is taxed to the limit as a goldsmith's body is found in a locked room, the town's investments in the Guinea Trade go missing, and the hunt is on for a buried Civil War treasure. "Truth, Sir, that is what counts: more than punishment, more even than retribution.

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