International Fiction

Lucia Graves has performed literary translation for twenty five years, publishing over thirty volumes, mostly from English into Spanish or Catalan and also translating works into English, including The Columbus Papers. A Woman Unknown is her first original work, followed by The Memory House, a novel, first published in Spanish as La Casa de la Memoria. Her latest translation, The Shadow of the Wind by Spanish writer Ruiz Zafón, is an internationally acclaimed bestseller.

Featured Books:

The Shadow of the Wind, by Ruiz Zafón, translation by Lucia Graves

A Woman Unknown, by Lucia Graves

The Memory House, by Lucia Graves

Hester Velmans is well known for her translations from Dutch into English of works by Renate Dorrestein, Lulu Wang, Isabel Hoving, and Jacqueline van Maarsen. Velmans was awarded the Vondel Prize for Translation for Renate Dorrestein's A Heart of Stone and her translation from French into English of Bernard du Bucheron's award-winning The Voyage of the Short Serpent has attracted great attention. Velmans' first sole creation, Isabel of the Whales, is a book written for children with the idea of empowering young girls and boys to influence the natural world. It is followed by Jessaloup's Song which reunites the two principal characters in a second ecological fantasy adventure.

Featured Books:

Jessaloup's Song, by Hester Velmans

Isabel of the Whales, by Hester Velmans

The Voyage of the Short Serpent by Bernard du Bucheron,
  translation by Hester Velmans

The Dream Merchant by Isabel Hoving, translation by Hester Velmans

The Lily Theater, by Lulu Wang, translation by Hester Velmans

A Heart of Stone, by Renate Dorrestein, translation by Hester Velmans

Andre Frieden draws his unique talent from a background as an attorney, a molecular biologist, an adjunct professor, a pilot and an army marksman. With two more novels soon to be published, Andre Frieden is set to become a well-known author of popular fiction. Born in Senegal, Andre is Swiss and Brazilian, and has lived in Africa, Europe, Asia, and America.

Featured Books:

Tranquility Denied, by Andre Frieden

Canvas Sunsets Never Fade, by Andre Frieden

Lynette Xiaojing Shi is a translator and interpreter with 30 years experience teaching at the University of Hawaii and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where she is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation. In addition to her work as a translator at the Unted Nations, Lynette has translated the classic Chinese novel Camel Xiangzi and has consulted on Chinese-English dictionaries published in China. She also performs translations for many private and public organizations.

Featured Books:

Camel Xiangzi, by Lao She, translation by Lynette Sze (Xiaojing Shi)

Introduction to Chinese-English Translation, by Lynette Sze (Xiaojing Shi) and Zinan Ye

Roger Boylan's roots are in Ireland and the New York area. After attending the University of Ulster and the University of Edinburgh, he worked as a translator, computer technician, teacher, and book editor. His stories and articles have appeared in various journals, including The Literary Review, The Recorder, and The Austin American-Statesman, and he is a regular contributor to Boston Review's New Fiction Forum.

Featured Books:

Killoyle, An Irish Farce, by Roger Boylan

The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad, by Roger Boylan

Modern Philosophy

Sissela Myrdal Bok is Senior Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. A former member of the Pulitzer Prize Board, she serves on the editorial board of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, and on the boards of Common Knowledge, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. During her distinguished academic career she has published a series of books based upon the ideals of universal human values. Sissela Bok received the George Orwell Award and the Melcher Book Award for Lying : Moral Choice in Public and Private Life. Widely respected as a modern philosopher, Sissela originally read psychology at university, in deference to the wishes of her mother Nobel Peace Laureate Alva Myrdal. Being the daughter of two Nobel Prize winners, with her father Gunnar Myrdal awarded the Nobel prize for economics, Sissela Myrdal Bok offers a rich intellectual perspective in her own work.

Featured Books:

Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science, by Sissela Bok

Common Values, by Sissela Bok

Lying : Moral Choice in Public and Private Life, by Sissela Bok

Mayhem: Violence As Public Entertainment, by Sissela Bok

Secrets : On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation, by Sissela Bok

Widely respected as one of the world's great thinkers, Douglas Hofstadter is known by his contemporaries as a warm, witty, and engaging fellow. His many credentials include: Ph.D. in physics, University of Oregon, 1975; Pulitzer Prize (General Nonfiction category), 1980, American Book Award (Science Hardback category), 1980, for Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid; Guggenheim Fellow, 1980-81. Fans of Le Ton beau de Marot will be delighted to see his meticulous theories of translation put into practice in his English language translation of Alexander Pushkin's novel-in-verse: Eugene Onegin

Featured Books:

I Am A Strange Loop, by Douglas Hofstadter

Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas Hofstadter

Le Ton beau de Marot, by Douglas Hofstadter

The results of the Erotikon Symposium, a three day symposium organized in 2001 to debate the full meaning of eros in both a classical and modern context, were compiled and edited by Shadi Bartsch and Thomas Bartscherer. As a classical historian, Shadi Bartsch is primarily devoted to Roman literature and culture of the early imperial period. She is chair of the Department of Classics and a professor in the Committees on the History of Culture and on the Ancient Mediterranean World at the University of Chicago, and is the author of a number of books relating to Roman literature, including Ideology in Cold Blood, Actors in the Audience, and Decoding the Ancient Novel.

Featured Books:

The Mirror of the Self: Sexuality, Self-Knowledge, and the Gaze in the Early Roman Empire, by Shadi Bartsch

Erotikon, edited by Shadi Bartsch and Thomas Bartscherer

History & Politics

Isabel de Madariaga is Professor Emeritus of Slavonic Studies at the University of London. She is a highly respected scholar who has received great acclaim for all of her scholarly literature about Catherine the Great of Russia, one of the most colorful monarchs of all time. Her latest book, Ivan the Terrible, is the definitive biography of this Russian Tsar, portraying the infamous cruelty of his reign within the context of 16th century Russia. She includes a fresh account of the active role that religion, magic and astrology played in Ivan's life and court and provides new insights into his foreign policy.

Featured Books:

Ivan the Terrible, by Isabel de Madariaga

Catherine the Great - A Short History, by Isabel de Madariaga

Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great, by Isabel de Madariaga

As a classical historian, Shadi Bartsch is primarily devoted to Roman literature and culture of the early imperial period. She is chair of the Department of Classics and a professor in the Committees on the History of Culture and on the Ancient Mediterranean World at the University of Chicago, and is the author of a number of books relating to Roman literature, including Ideology in Cold Blood, Actors in the Audience, and Decoding the Ancient Novel.

Featured Books:

The Mirror of the Self: Sexuality, Self-Knowledge, and the Gaze in the Early Roman Empire

Ideology in Cold Blood : A Reading of Lucan's Civil War, by Shadi Bartsch

Sissela Myrdal Bok is Senior Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. A former member of the Pulitzer Prize Board, she serves on the editorial board of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, and on the boards of Common Knowledge, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. During her distinguished academic career she has published a series of books based upon the ideals of universal human values. Sissela Bok received the George Orwell Award and the Melcher Book Award for Lying : Moral Choice in Public and Private Life. Widely respected as a modern philosopher, Sissela originally read psychology at university, in deference to the wishes of her mother Nobel Peace Laureate Alva Myrdal. Being the daughter of two Nobel Prize winners, with her father Gunnar Myrdal awarded the Nobel prize for economics, Sissela Myrdal Bok offers a rich intellectual perspective in her own work.

Featured Books:

Alva Myrdal: A Daughter's Memoir, by Sissela Bok

Richard Corbett is the Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and Humber. He serves as Deputy Leader of the Labour MEPs and is the party spokesperson on the Constitutional Committee of the European Parliament. Richard has been active in European politics for more than 30 years, being directly involved with many of the key transformations of the European Union during a period of unprecedented expansion.

Featured Books:

The European Parliament, by Richard Corbett

The European Parliament's Role in Closer EU Integration, by Richard Corbett

Eric Margolis is a syndicated columnist, writing for the Toronto Sun Media Group. He is Contributing Foreign Editor of the Toronto Sun newspapers and a syndicated columnist whose articles have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS News, CNN, ABC and WNET. Eric's syndicated column: Foreign Correspondent is a twice-weekly commentary on world affairs.

Featured Books:

American Raj: America and the Muslim World, by Eric Margolis

War at the Top of the World, by Eric Margolis

Fifty-seven years on, Loet Velmans returned to the area where he spent nearly four years in grueling captivity, revisiting the place where he had buried his closest friend. From that emotional visit came the stunning memoir Long Way Back From The River Kwai. Reviewed by Jonathan Yardley in the Washington Post "this candid, understated book is a useful contribution to our understanding of that essential truth."

Featured Books:

Long Way Back From The River Kwai, by Loet Velmans

A highly respected novelist and historian, Rock Brynner has embarked on some remarkable adventures of his own, as a European street clown and a Broadway star, road manager for The Band and bodyguard for Muhammad Ali. During his recent lecture tours in Vladivostok, he visited the birthplace of his illustrious father Yul Brynner as well as his grandfather Jules, and gave new life to a city in search of its own history.

Featured Books:

Empire & Odyssey, by Rock Brynner

Economic Development

Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) which is working towards the practical implementation of measures for bringing the world's poor into the economic mainstream. De Soto played an integral role in the modernization of Peru's economic and political system and was named one of the five leading Latin American innovators of the century by Time magazine in its May 1999 issue on Leaders for the New Millennium.

Featured Books:

The Mystery of Capital, by Hernando de Soto

An introduction to Aid & Reform in Africa by James Wolfensohn points out that for aid programmes to succeed they must have a country-owned development strategy. This point is reiterated throughout the ten case studies presented in this book, compiled and edited by Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist of the Human Development Network at the World Bank.

Featured Books:

The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa, edited by Shanta Devarajan et. al.

Aid & Reform in Africa, edited by Shanta Devarajan et. al.

World Development Report 2004 edited by Shanta Devarajan, Ritva Reinikka et. al.

Dr. Kathleen McNamara examines the relationship between markets and politics as a professor of politics and international affairs with the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Her work traces out the ways in which ideas matter for economic policymaking, showing the interaction between markets and the social and political contexts they are embedded within. Empirical research supports her published work, investigating the politics of globalization and international finance, European integration, and questions of political authority, monetary policy and central banking.

Featured Books:

The Currency of Ideas, by Kathleen McNamara

Ross Dawson is the author of two books and numerous articles published in major business publications which focus on the evolving role of knowledge in business. He leads an international consulting firm that works with leading organizations to enhance their strategic and client relationship capabilities in the connected economy.

Featured Books:

Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, by Ross Dawson

Living Networks, by Ross Dawson

Science & Technology

As a physician and author, Dr. Neel Burton emphasizes important areas of medical science that address the very essence of what it is to be human. His acclaimed book, Psychiatry emphasizes values-based practices that form an important part of medical training, where doctors require an understanding of their own psychological, cultural, and spiritual assumptions in order to practice in a multicultural society.

Featured Books:

Psychiatry, by Neel Burton

Plato's Shadow: A Primer on Plato, by Neel Burton

The Art of Failure: The Anti Self-Help Guide, by Neel Burton

The Meaning of Madness, by Neel Burton

Master your Mind, by Neel Burton

Clinical Skills for OSCEs, by Neel Burton

Jim Handy is a principal semiconductor industry analyst for flash memory. He is a frequent lecturer and writer on the subject of cache memory design and is a patent holder in the cache design field. His books on cache memory design are written in an accessible, informal style, and are useful references for microprocessor system designers who are unaware of the workings of caches, as well as for those who already understand basic cache concepts.

Featured Books:

The Cache Memory Book, by Jim Handy

From the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow, Neil Clark brings dinosaurs back to life for the young and old alike. Neil has also written material on the subject of dinosaurs for the Encarta Encyclopedia and the Dorling Kindersley Millennium Encyclopedia. Other books by Neil Clark include: A Look Inside Dinosaurs with the Readers Digest and The Dorling Kindersley Pocket Book of Dinosaurs.

Featured Books:

1001 Facts About Dinosaurs, by Neil Clark

Pocket Book of Dinosaurs, by Neil Clark

The author of numerous books on the history of patents, Stephen Van Dulken is an expert curator in the Patents Information Service of The British Library. Inventing the 19th Century, chronicles the remarkable technological achievements of the Victorian Age while Inventing the 20th Century (with Andrew Phillips), highlights 100 inventions from the past century. Stephen van Dulken guides researchers to use patents as a source of historical information for the development of science and technology.

Featured Books:

Inventing the 19th Century, by Stephen van Dulken

Inventing the 20th Century, by Stephen van Dulken

American Inventions, by Stephen van Dulken

World Authors Index || International Fiction || Modern Philosophy

History & Politics || Economic Development || Science & Technology || Browse All Books

© 2012 HTML5 CSS3 by florin.com Contact Us

 


Kindle Electronic Book