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    • Meteorology & climatology

      The Weather of Britain

      by Robin Stirling

      It is no accident that the weather is a perpetual topic of conversation in Britain. For its range of extreme conditions our climate is quite unusual. Winds of over 130 mph (1976), arctic conditions like those in early 1963 and snowstorms producing 6 feet

    • Biography: religious & spiritual

      Islam in Victorian Britain

      The Life and Times of Abdullah Quilliam

      by Ron. Geaves

    • Horror & ghost stories

      Zombies Invasion Britain

      2250. The greenbelt has gone. And zombies have arrived

      by Anthony Stephens

      How did it come to this thought Stephen Williams as he huddled amongst the evergreen and deciduous trees of Western Park shivering in the cold, unable even to light a fire for fear of alerting the zombies all around him to his whereabouts. If only we had

    • Warfare & defence
      January 2014

      Waffen SS Britain

      by Paul Hurley

      The novel comprises well researched fact and plausible fiction, carefully interwoven to form an alternative and frightening history. It is a military tale, not just a war story, it is a thriller and love story bas

    • Travel & holiday
      May 2015

      William and Kate's Britain

      An Insider's Guide to the Haunts of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

      by Joseph Claudia

      This is a unique travel guide to Britain with a royal twist, packed full of colour photographs, interesting facts and royal anecdotes.

    • Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
      February 2013

      Women’s Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-Century Britain

      by Melissa Edmundson Makala (Author)

      Nineteenth-century ghost literature by women shows the Gothic becoming more experimental and subversive as its writers abandoned the stereotypical Gothic heroines of the past in order to create more realistic, middle-class characters (both living and dead

    • History: specific events & topics
      January 2016

      Cinema and Radio in Britain and America, 1920–60

      by Jeffrey Richards

    • Social & cultural history
      December 2015

      Reassessing 1970s Britain

      by Lawrence Black, Hugh Pemberton, Pat Thane

    • Social & cultural history
      November 2015

      Police control systems in Britain, 1775–1975

      by Chris A. Williams

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2010

      Black families in Britain as the site of struggle


      by Bertha Ochieng, Carl Hylton, Bethan Hirst

      This edited book provides a valuable, unique and scholarly contribution to the study of Black families (African and African Caribbean) in the UK. It combines a systematic yet clear-headed approach with up-to-date and well-researched data to support its many stimulating assertions. All fifteen contributors (including academics, arts practitioners and community activists) are of African or African Caribbean descent and approach their subject matter with a dedicated 'hands-on' feel. Their committed approach is supported by empirical research and comprehensive review of the literature. With chapters on social policy, education, music, sports, social exclusion, racism, religion and spirituality, this book will become the essential text about UK families of African/Caribbean descent for higher education students, professionals, practitioners and the general reader. It will also appeal to professional organisations working with Black individuals and families. ;

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2013

      Britain and Africa Under Blair

      by Julia Gallagher

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      December 2006

      Debating nationhood and government in Britain, 1885–1939

      Perspectives from the 'four nations'

      by Duncan Tanner, Chris Williams, Andrew Edwards, W.P. Griffith, Bethan Hirst

      This book is the first in-depth study of the debates over devolution in the four nations of the UK in the period up to 1939. It explores divergent trends and attitudes towards the principle of devolution at both local and national (UK) levels, explains the limitations of devolution as a political ideal and the inherent contradictions in the debates over devolution which were unresolvable in the period under study. The book also demonstrates the enduring potency of an all-British context and of the influence and power of those who wished to defend the status quo. It investigates the role of national - and Imperial - identities in the debates over devolution, highlighting the continuing value and importance of 'Britishness' and British identity as vital factors in moulding popular opinion and support for established systems of governance. In so doing, the book offers fresh perspectives on the development of nationalisms in the 'Celtic fringe' during this period and demonstrates the problems and limitations of such identities as ways of mobilizing political opposition. ;

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2006

      Devolution in Britain today

      Second edition

      by Russell Deacon, Bill Jones, Bethan Hirst

      Devolution in Britain today provides a comprehensive analysis of both the historical development and the current state of devolved government. Devolution is now a key element in A-level syllabuses and on most undergraduate politics courses. This book is written in a clear and accessible style for students either encountering devolution for the first time or for those who need to explore the subject area in greater detail. All of the devolved bodies in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are examined. This book is a thorough update of the first edition, written by Colin Pilkington and published by MUP in 2002. The book explains the concept and background of devolution, and indicates the constitutional implications of political devolution in the United Kingdom before providing a full and considered historical background to devolution, including an explanation of how the United Kingdom came to be united. It then examines the historical and political events that surrounded the preparation of devolution across Britain, before addressing each country in turn, assessing the relative success of devolution in that country. ;

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2006

      Environmental policy-making in Britain, Germany and the European Union

      The Europeanisation of air and water pollution control

      by Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel, Mikael Anderssen, Duncan Liefferink, Bethan Hirst, Martin Hargreaves

      Environmental policy has become an increasingly important area of European Union (EU) policy-making and the source of political conflict between Britain and Germany. This book explains why national conflicts have arisen and how they are resolved at EU level by focusing on the Europeanisation of air and water pollution control in particular. Wurzel argues that Anglo-German divergences are best explained in terms of ecological vulnerability, economic cost and capacity, political salience and environmental regulatory styles. Focusing on two very important and media-exploitable issues - car emissions and bathing water regulation - this book challenges the conventional wisdom that Britain has shown a clear preference for environmental quality objectives while Germany championed uniform emission limits. Acceptance of the concept of ecological modernisation plays a vital role in the adoption of more progressive environmental standards. ;

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      August 2013

      Global warming policy in Japan and Britain

      by Shizuka Oshitani

    • Politics & government
      July 2013

      Globalisation and Ideology in Britain

      by Craig Berry

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