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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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General Practice Cases at a Glance
Carol Cooper (Newnham 1969) and Martin Block

A workbook of clinical scenarios, ideal for those working in general practice, students on their GP rotations, or anyone looking to improve their history–taking, diagnostic and management planning skills. Written by practising teaching GPs, it provides an accessible overview of the richness and complexity of general practice.

Cambridge en mitad de la noche
David Jimenez Torres (Clare 2008)

David Jimenez Torres's second novel is also the first by a Spanish author to be set in Cambridge.

Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War, 1914-1919
Barry Blades (Trinity Hall 1995)

'Roll of Honour' examines how the Great War of 1914-1919 was experienced by school communities in Great Britain. It focuses on the myriad faces of war rather than traditional stereotypes. The impact of the first 'total war' on students, teachers and governors from across the social and educational spectrum - from the elite public schools to the elementary schools for the poor - is considered using a wide range of resources and case studies. 'Roll of Honour' is the first book in the 'Schooling and the Great War' trilogy.

Speaking the Piano
Susan Tomes (King's 1972)

In Speaking the Piano, renowned pianist Susan Tomes turns her attention to teaching and learning. Teaching music encompasses everything from putting a drum in a child's hands to helping an accomplished musician unlock the meaning and spirit of the classics. At every stage, some fundamental issues keep surfacing. In this wide-ranging book, Susan Tomes reflects on how her own experience as a learner, in different genres from classical to jazz, has influenced her approach to teaching.

Violence: Humans in Dark Times
Natasha Lennard (Sidney Sussex 2005)

In a series of penetrating conversations, Brad Evans and Natasha Lennard talk with a wide range of cutting-edge thinkers—including Oliver Stone, Simon Critchley, Elaine Scarry, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak—to explore the role of violence in politics, culture, the media, public speech, and against the environment. "To bring out the best of us," writes Evans, "we have to confront the worst of what humans are capable of doing to one another. In short, there is a need to confront the intolerable realities of violence in this world."

Big Copyright Versus the People: How Major Content Providers Are Destroying Creativity and How to Stop Them
Martin Skladany (Jesus 1998)

When the idea of copyright was enshrined in the Constitution, it was intended to induce citizens to create. Today, however, copyright has morphed into a system that offers the bulk of its protection to a select number of major corporate content providers (or Big Copyright), which has turned us from a country of creators into one of consumers who spend, on average, ten hours each day on entertainment.

The Aladdin Trial
Abi Silver (Girton 1986)

When an elderly artist plunges one hundred feet to her death at a London hospital, the police sense foul play. The hospital cleaner, a Syrian refugee, is arrested for her murder. He protests his innocence, but why has he given her the story of Aladdin to read and why does he shake uncontrollably in times of stress?

Mormonism and the Emotions
Mauro Properzi (Peterhouse 2003)

Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award this book positions factors and outcomes in the constructs of emotion within a particular faith culture, involving conflicting and complementary dualities within Mormon views of authority, cognition, and responsibility.

Astroball: The New Way to Win it All
Ben Reiter (King's 2002)

When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article’s author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they were more than just bad. They were an embarrassment, a club that didn’t even appear to be trying to win. The cover story, combined with the specificity of Reiter’s claim, met instant and nearly universal derision. But three years later, the critics were proved improbably, astonishingly wrong. How had Reiter predicted it so accurately?

The Impatient Dr. Lange One Man's Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic
Seema Yasmin (Hughes Hall 2005)

When Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian rebels in July 2014, the world wondered if a cure for HIV had fallen from the sky and disappeared among the burning debris. Seated in the plane’s business-class cabin was Joseph Lange, better known as Joep, a shrewd Dutch doctor who had revolutionized the world of HIV and AIDS and was working on a cure. Seema Yasmin (MB BChir '09) studied medicine at Cambridge on Dr. Joep Lange's advice. In this book she tells the story of a fearless man who fought relentlessly to end the epidemic.

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