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Observations, Relative Chiefly To Picturesque Beauty, Made In The Year 1776, On Several Parts Of Great Britain: Particularly The High-Lands Of Scotland
- Paperback - Cambridge University Press
Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724-1804) published a series of works recording his observations on the picturesque across British landscapes. This two-volume work of 1789 describes a journey made principally through Scotland in 1776, taking in Edinburgh and the lochs, castles and rivers of the Highlands.
The Official History Of North Sea Oil And Gas
- Paperback - Routledge
Written by the leading expert in the history of UK energy, this study provides new, in-depth analysis of the development of UK petroleum policies towards the North Sea oil and gas industry from the early 1960s to the early 1980s.
- Paperback - Bloodaxe Books
'Omnesia' is Bill Herbert's melding of omniscience and amnesia, the modern condition of thinking we can know everything about our world but, in actuality, retaining dangerously little.
Oban Through Time
- Paperback - Amberley
Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of Oban, the famous streets and the famous faces, and what they meant to the people of this town throughout the 19th and into the 20th century.
Old Frontier Life In North Western Rhodesia
- Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
Oman: The True-Life Drama And Intrigue Of An Arab State
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
'Oman' lifts the veil of self-serving secrecy which has shrouded the affairs of one of the world's last closed countries. It details rivalry and intrigue between people in high places, chronicling pride, greed and undiluted lust for power.
One Game At A Time: How To Mix Sports And Politics (and Why It Matters So Much)
- Paperback - AK Press
We need to take sports seriously as arenas of immense power, with a mass appeal. Yet intellectuals have long since abandoned the sporting world. Why? What do we gain by handing over the persuasive power of sports to the worst elements of our culture, by allowing sports to become plagued by hyper-consumption, militarism, violence, sexism and homophobia? According to Matt Hern, not a whole lot. In a series of narratives, Hern makes an impassioned and entertaining plea for a more active engagement with sports, both physically and intellectually.
- Paperback - W. Green
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On The Unexplained
- Paperback - Hesperus Press
An account of seances, automatic writing, trips to haunted country houses and in-depth philosophical analysis of the thinking behind the supernatural taken from 'Edge of the Unknown'.
The Outline Of Love
- Paperback - Tinder Press
Persephone Triebold has grown up in the strange desolation of the Scottish Highlands. Inexperienced in the rules of friendship, sex and love, she leaves to study for a degree in London. Parties and new friends intoxicate Persephone at first, but when she meets Leo Ford, she finds someone she can love. Persephone enters Leo's circle of friends but finds him as elusive as he is sought after - and she becomes increasingly curious about the incident in his past of which no one ever speaks.