History of Hardwick Probus Club (1982-2006)

A Contribution to the Recorded Social History of Chesterfield Life, Written for the Club's 25th Anniversary Year
Author: Ronald V. Presswood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780953934812
Category: Chesterfield (England)
Page: 49
View: 3139
A cameo of local social history covering a section of Chesterfield life in the last quarter of the twentieth century.

Franks bequest

Catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the Trustees of the British Museum by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks
Author: British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings,Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks,Sir Sidney Colvin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Book collectors
Page: N.A
View: 1329

Coining Images of Power

Patterns in the Representation of Roman Emperors on Imperial Coinage, A.D. 193-284
Author: Erika Manders
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900418970X
Category: History
Page: 363
View: 2631
Based on a quantitative and qualitative analysis of 8227 coin types, this book describes and interprets the diachronic development of the representation of Roman emperors on imperial coins issued between 193 and 284.

Plants and Habitats of European Cities

Author: John G. Kelcey,Norbert Müller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387896847
Category: Science
Page: 685
View: 2525
A collection of studies on the ecologies of European cities, including Paris, Zurich, and Amsterdam among others. Discussion includes the natural and historical development of each city, local flora, the environmental impact of city growth, and environmental planning, design, and management.

Cretan Women

Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry
Author: Rebecca Armstrong
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199284032
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 351
View: 887
Rebecca Armstrong investigates the myths of three Cretan women - King Minos' wife, Pasiphae, and their daughters Ariadne and Phaedra - as they appear in Latin poetry of the late Republic and early Empire. She offers detailed readings of the most prominent treatments of the stories, alongside a thematic investigation of the ideas of memory, wildness, and morality which recur so prominently in the tales.

The Owls of Australia

A Field Guide to Australian Night Birds
Author: Stephen J. S. Debus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780858812222
Category: Owls
Page: 105
View: 8497
The Owls of Australia summarises the features and biology of Australian nocturnal birds, which include some of the most impressive birds found in this region. The owls and their look-alikes, the frogmouths, feature in this handy and fully illustrated book, which has been written for ordinary bird lovers, naturalists, and ornithologists.

An Intellectual History of Political Corruption

Author: B. Buchan,L. Hill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137316616
Category: Political Science
Page: 291
View: 827
Few concepts have witnessed a more dramatic resurgence of interest in recent years than corruption. This book provides a compelling historical and conceptual analysis of corruption which demonstrates a persistent oscillation between restrictive 'public office' and expansive 'degenerative' connotations of corruption from classical Antiquity to 1800.

The Byzantines

Author: Averil Cameron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405178248
Category: History
Page: 296
View: 1826
Winner of the 2006 John D. Criticos Prize This book introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity, and identity of the Byzantines. This volume brings Byzantium – often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world – to the forefront of European history Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium Beautifully illustrated with photographs and maps

Technological Complements to Copyright

Author: Jonathan L. Zittrain
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 192
View: 9846
This volume is devoted to exploring the technological, legal, and policy issues arising from widespread unauthorized copying of copyright material. The book explains the history of "trusted systems" that permit publishers to control how the public relates to their materials and assesses the likelihood that such systems can come into common use. Legal and policy choices that are designed to encourage the development of such systems are discussed, along with the implications for the future of both information technology and intellectual property law.

Gliding Mammals of the World

Author: Stephen Matthew Jackson
ISBN: 0643092609
Category: Nature
Page: 215
View: 7360
This book provides a synthesis of all that is known about the biology of gliding mammals. It includes a brief description of each species, together with a map and a full-colour painting. It outlines the origins and biogeography of each group of gliding mammals and examines the incredible physical adaptations.

Jesus Potter Harry Christ

The Fascinating Parallels Between Two of the World's Most Popular Literary Characters
Author: Derek Murphy
Publisher: Derek Murphy
ISBN: 0615430937
Category: Bible
Page: 494
View: 6401
Jesus Potter Harry Christ explores the roots of the religious controversy surrounding the Harry Potter series, traces the intriguing similarities between Jesus and Harry, and reveals astonishing secrets of Christian history. How and why Jesus Christ, who is traditionally considered a historical figure, shares anything in common with the modern re-telling of ancient folklore that emerges in the character of Harry Potter is the basis for this innovative research expedition.

The Burden of the Past and the English Poet

Author: Walter Jackson Bate
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780735102330
Category: Poetry
Page: 141
View: 6283
Examines the works of a range of poets

Owls, Frogmouths and Nightjars of Australia

Author: David Hollands
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781876473648
Category: Caprimulgidae
Page: 336
View: 438
The author has spent over twenty years observing and photographing them to produce an intimate and evocative picture of the lives of these mysterious birds. The book is richly illustrated with over 200 of the author's photographs, taken in the wild and showing all aspects of the birds' lives.

Biology of Gliding Mammals

Author: Ross L. Goldingay,John S. Scheibe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783930831173
Category: Flying squirrels
Page: 287
View: 2249

Measuring judicial activism

Author: Stefanie A. Lindquist,Frank B. Cross
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Law
Page: 176
View: 1539
Measuring Judicial Activism supplies empirical analysis to the widely discussed concept of judicial activism at the United States Supreme Court. Complaints about activist Court decisions are common within contemporary political discourse, but these objections often have little substantive meaning beyond the speaker's disagreement with particular case outcomes. Frequently debated by legal scholars, judicial activism is shaped by the participants' ideological perspectives as well as by their subjective views regarding ambiguous constitutional provisions. Although no study can be perfectly objective, Measuring Judicial Activism seeks to move beyond these more subjective debates by conceptualizing activism in non-ideological terms, identifying specific empirical dimensions to the concept, and measuring those dimensions using systematic social scientific techniques. In so doing, the book allows the authors to assess the relative "activism" of recent justices on the Court. Stefanie Lindquist and Frank B. Cross's work is guided theoretically by the notion that, at its core, the concept of activism involves concerns over the judiciary's institutional aggrandizement at the expense of the elected branches. An important corollary idea is that such efforts are particularly "activist" when they further the justices' own policy or ideological objectives. From these core theoretical ideas, the authors identify specific empirical manifestations that reflect the expansion of judicial power. In particular, the authors evaluate the Court's exercise of judicial review to invalidate legislative and executive action. Lindquist and Cross also analyze the justices' willingness to expand the Court's power by granting litigants increased access to the courts and overruling the Court's own precedents. In these contexts, Measuring Judicial Activism considers the extent to which these actions are consistent with the justices' ideological predilections.


Journeys Around the World
Author: David Hollands
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781876473501
Category: Owls
Page: 236
View: 5821
David Hollands first became aware of owls as a young boy upon hearing the quavering hoot of the Tawny Owl which lived, out of sight, in the woods near his home. Their secrets remained undiscovered but then he came across some spectral Barn Owls in an ancient English barn. These were the first owls that he had watched at close quarters and photographed in the night. It was a magical experience and, by then, that first awareness had progressed and become a lifelong passion. David Hollands came to Australia in 1961and for a while, the demands of running a medical practice put a brake on other activities. Nevertheless, his fascination for birds, owls and photography could never remain submerged for long and, in 1999, he completed 'Birds of the Night' -- a comprehensive study in words and photographs of Australias owls, frogmouths and nightjars. However, Davids owl studies continued. There were owls to be pursued around the world and he set out to find and photograph as many as possible. By his own admission, he has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. The authors love of birds extends beyond owls and he has also written books on Australias Birds of Prey and on Kingfishers and Kookaburras. All three books won the Whitley Award for the Best Illustrated Australian Natural History book of that year.

Monitoring the Winemaking Process from Grapes to Wine

Techniques and Concepts
Author: Patrick Iland
Publisher: N.A
Category: Wine and wine making
Page: 116
View: 8951
Presents procedures and guidelines for operations and tests conducted throughout the winemaking process.