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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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Whole Life Sustainability
Ian Ellingham and William Fawcett

Whole Life Sustainability shows, with respect to the built environment, using basic decision-making concepts and tools, how to make more rigorous design and investment decisions, to better balance the differing economic, social/cultural, and environmental elements of sustainability to benefit future well-being.

Blood, Dragons & Lions
Kin F. Kam

The book is best described as a blend of memoir, modern history and science, in which the author reveals an immigrant story made complicated by a rare life-threatening illness.

Standards of English in Higher Education:  Issues, Challenges and Strategies
Neil Murray

The student demographic of universities today has changed quite dramatically from even a decade ago.  As universities seek to internationalise, widen participation and derive attendant reputational and financial benefits, along with greater opportunities for research collaborations and industry links, they also face a growing challenge associated with what Neil Murray terms 'the English language question'.

Stalin's Englishman
Andrew Lownie

Guy Burgess was the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' - Maclean, Philby, Blunt - all brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union.

The Links on the Hills
Michael B Morrison
The book is about the history of the golf course on the Gog Magog hills from when it was first marked out in 1898.  It also covers the geology and human history of the hills themselves and the folklore that surrounds their name.  Golf in Cambridge began with the formation of the University Golf Club in 1869 (mostly for undergraduates) and developed from there until the Gog Magog golf club was formed in 1901 for the graduate members of the University.  Thereafter the Old Course evolved with input from famous golf course architect and of course the members themselves.
The Shark and the Albatross book cover
John Aitchison

For twenty years John Aitchison has been travelling the world to film wildlife for the BBC and other broadcasters, taking him to far-away places on every continent. The Shark and the Albatross is the story of these journeys of discovery, of his encounters with animals and occasional enterprising individuals in remote and sometimes dangerous places. His destinations include the far north and the far south, expeditions to film for Frozen Planet and other natural history series, in Svalbard, Alaska, the remote Atlantic island of South Georgia, and the Antarctic.

Experiencing Exile
Dr David van der Linden
The persecution of the Huguenots in France, followed by the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, unleashed one of the largest migration waves of early modern Europe. Focusing on the fate of French Protestants who fled to the Dutch Republic, Experiencing Exile examines how Huguenot refugees dealt with the complex realities of living as strangers abroad, and how they seized upon religion and stories of their own past to comfort them in exile.
Elephant Complex
John Gimlette
No one sees the world quite like John Gimlette. As the New York Times once noted ‘he writes with enormous wit, indignation and a heightened sense of the absurd’.  Writing for both the adventurer and the armchair traveler, he has an eye for unusually telling detail, a sense of wonder, and compelling curiosity for the inside story. This time, he travels to Sri Lanka, a country only now emerging from 26 years of civil war.  Delving deep into the nation’s story, Gimlette provides us with an astonishing multifaceted portrait of the island today. 
Thomas and Charity Rotch, The Quaker Experience of Settlement in Ohio
Barbara K. Wittman
This study of New England transplants Thomas and Charity Rotch to Ohio country,explores their roles in the transformation of the frontier environment from wilderness to a prosperous market town. The book uses a wide selection of archival sources to provide insights into early community building in Ohio. The letters of Charity Rotch suggest that Quaker women forged particular sorts of relationships that encouraged their interconnections and interdependence. Women also recognized the significance of gender int their lives as they defined themselves collectively as women.
The God Book
A WHOLE NEW TAKE ON ATHEISM AND RELIGION.  Which is right, atheism or organised religion? Answer: Neither.  What’s wrong with atheism?  The intolerant radical “New Atheists” of today champion the theory of evolution by natural selection, which may help to explain small changes and variations in living things but can’t explain the origin of the universe or the origin of life – because natural selection needs life to kick-start it into action.  No life, no natural selection!
The Aesthetics of Middlebrow Fiction: Popular US Novels, Modernism, and Form, 1945–75
Tom Perrin
The Aesthetics of Middlebrow Fiction examines the critically acclaimed, popular novels that were labeled "middlebrow" in the US during the Cold War. This period saw a vogue for the term 'middlebrow,' with articles on the topic in magazines like Harper's and Life; there was even a song about "Middle Brow" taste in Touch and Go, a 1949 Broadway revue. The project treats the middlebrow novel not as marginal but as central to the tradition of American literature.
The Show Must Go On!
John Mullen
Using a collection of over one thousand popular songs from the war years, as well as around 150 soldiers’ songs, John Mullen provides a fascinating insight into the world of popular entertainment during the First World War.  Mullen considers the position of songs of this time within the history of popular music, and the needs, tastes and experiences of working-class audiences who loved this music.  To do this, he dispels some of the nostalgic, rose-tinted myths about music hall.
Test & First Class Cricketers Killed in the Great War
Nigel McCrery

While cricket remains hugely popular with all age groups today, at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, it was the national game.

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Peter Frankopan

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westwards on its axis, it now turns to the east...For centuries, fame and fortune was to be found in the west - in the New World of the Americas. Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of adventure and riches.

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Laura Barnett

The Versions of Us is a love story told three ways. A young man is walking down a country lane. A woman, cycling towards him, swerves to avoid a dog. On that moment, their future hinges. There are three possible outcomes, three small decisions that could determine the rest of their lives.

The Mays - Twenty Three
Emily Fitzell (Editor) Quentin Blake & Alison Turnbull

Founded in 1992, THE MAYS publishes an annual selection of the best and most exciting new writing and artwork from students at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

War is a failure of politics
Henry Disney

A collection of poems against war from a Christian viewpioint and from experience of active service, etc.

Cover image of The Chosen Queen by Joanna Courtney
Joanna Courtney

As a young woman in England’s royal court Edyth, granddaughter of Lady Godiva, dreams of marrying for love. But political matches are rife while King Edward is still without an heir and the future of England is uncertain. When Edyth’s family are exiled to the wild Welsh court, she falls in love with the charismatic King of Wales but their romance catapults her onto the opposing side of a bitter feud with England in which Edyth’s only allies are Earl Harold Godwinson and his handfasted wife, Lady Svana.

Travels into Print
Innes M. Keighren, Charles W. J. Withers, and Bill Bell

In eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain, books of travel and exploration were much more than simply the printed experiences of intrepid authors.

The Railways of Great Britain: A Historical Atlas
Col. Michael Cobb MA FRICS MInstRE PhD
The only railway atlas to Great Britain in existence and the definitive historic guide to all the railways in Britain, both existing and lost. All train lines in operation between 1807 and 1994 are dramatically set in colour against an Ordnance Survey grid, alongside the names of the companies that built them, and the opening and closing dates of the stations they connect.
This formidable luxury atlas is a vital tool for anyone interested in railways and the history, geography and economy of Great Britain.