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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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RED: A Natural History of the Redhead
Jacky Colliss Harvey (Newnham 1981)

The first book to set out an overview of the red hair from the first appearance of the gene 60,000 years ago to the present day. RED combines genetics, biology, art history, literature, anthropology, gender studies, social history and psychology to track and explain attitudes to red hair and explore it as an example of 'otherness' in societies from Ancient Greece to the media-obsessed world of today.

Quantitative Trading: Algorithms, Analytics, Data, Models, Optimization
Xin Guo, Tze Leung Lai, Howard Shek (Trinity 1991), Samuel Po-Shing Wong

The first part of this book discusses institutions and mechanisms of algorithmic trading, market microstructure, high-frequency data and stylized facts, time and event aggregation, order book dynamics, trading strategies and algorithms, transaction costs, market impact and execution strategies, risk analysis, and management. The second part covers market impact models, network models, multi-asset trading, machine learning techniques, and nonlinear filtering. The third part discusses electronic market making, liquidity, systemic risk, recent developments and debates on the subject.

The Heirs of Owain Glyndŵr
Peter Murphy (Downing 1963)

1 July 1969. The Investiture of the Prince of Wales. 

When Arianwen Hughes is arrested driving with a home-made bomb near Caernarfon Castle, her case seems hopeless. Her brother Caradog, her husband Trevor, and their friend Dafydd are implicated in the plot, the evidence against them damning. Ben Schroeder's reputation as a barrister is riding high after the cases of Billy Cottage (A Matter for the Jury) and Sir James Digby (And is there Honey Still for Tea?). But defending Arianwen will be his greatest challenge yet. Trevor may hold the only key to her defence, but he is nowhere to be found. . .

My Cambridge Look Back in Love
M Harunur Rashid (Fitzwilliam 1964)

The book nostalgically flashes back on my memories of residence at Fitzwilliam College in the mid-sixties. It was a time when the College had just moved into the Huntingdon Street building. I remember my stay at digs owned by a Greek landlady married to a World War II veteran. I remember my friends, my rides to the Sidgwick Avenue, visits to other places like Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, London and Paris but most importantly I remember my teachers in English, who were world icons. 

Highway Law
Stephen Sauvain (Sidney Sussex 1967)

A detailed and practical commentary on the law relating to the creation, upkeep, development and ownership of highways, including the powers and duties of highway authorities, the rights of users of the highway and of those who own land around the highway, and road traffic regulation.

Re-Thinking Autism
Ed. Katherine Runswick-Cole, Rebecca Mallet and Sami Timinmi (Chapter 11 author Graham Collins (Clare 1974))

This book inaugurates Critical Autism Studies, challenging received wisdom about the diagnosis and critically examining the phenomenon of autism from sociological, philosophical, scientific and psychological perspectives.

The Mayor of Mogadishu
Andrew Harding (Emmanuel 1986)

An epic, uplifting story of one family’s journey through the violent unraveling of Somalia, and a timely exploration of what it means to lose your country and then to reclaim it.

Portland Place: secret diary of a BBC secretary
Sarah Shaw (Librarian at Selwyn College 2002-2014)

Portland Place is Sarah Shaw's diary for 1971, in which year she was working at the BBC as a junior secretary.  While vividly recreating daily life for an office worker in the days of manual typewriters, Gestetner stencils, rail strikes, IRA bombs and decimalisation, it also traces the development of an extraordinary romance with a much older Irishman.

Refuge and Resilience: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Refugees and Forced Migrants
Laura Simich and Lisa Andermann (eds) (Darwin 1990)

Taking an interdisciplinary approach and focusing on the social and psychological resources that promote resilience among forced migrants, this book presents theory and evidence about what keeps refugees healthy during resettlement. The book draws on contributions from cultural psychiatry, anthropology, ethics, nursing, psychiatric epidemiology, sociology and social work.

First Overland - London-Singapore by Land Rover
Tim Slessor (St Catharine's 1952)

Why not? After all, no-one had ever done it before. It would be one of the longest of all overland journeys-half-way round the world, from the English Channel to Singapore. They knew that several expeditions had already tried it. Some had got as far as the deserts of Persia; a few had even reached the plains of India. But no-one had managed to go on from there: over the jungle-clad mountains of Assam and across northern Burma to Thailand and Malaya. Over the last 3,000 miles it seemed there were “just too many rivers and too few roads”. But no-one really knew…