Think of Scotland (Limited Edition)


Author: Martin Parr
Publisher: Damiani Limited
ISBN: 9788862085519
Category: Photography
Page: 144
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This stunning limited edition of 50 copies includes a print numbered and signed by Martin Parr. The image is entitled Gourock Lido, 2004 , and features the Gourock Outdoor Pool, which is a salt water public lido in Gourock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. It is the oldest heated swimming pool in Scotland. Ian Galt, the swimmer in the print of Gorouck lido says about the Martin Parr's photograph: "It must have been a particularly wild night - there'd obviously just been a rainstorm. The colours work beautifully - that grey against that aquamarine - and the photograph captures something of our Scottish eccentricity: the storm clouds and the rain, and the eccentric local who decided to go swimming when no one else would." For over 25 years Martin Parr has been taking photographs in Scotland. From the streets of Glasgow, to an island agricultural show on the Orkneys, Parr has built huge archive of photographs. This body of work is Parr's largest archive that has remained unpublished and weaves together some of the expected visual iconography of Scotland such as highland games and stunning landscapes , but all given the Parr twist that makes the expected look so unfamiliar.

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)


Author: Peter E. Meltzer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338975
Category: Reference
Page: 720
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With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

Dragonfire Series Books 1-3

Dragonfire; The Wings of Ruksh; The Underground City
Author: Anne Forbes
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 1782500847
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 784
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This is an ebook omnibus of books 1, 2 and 3 in the popular Dragonfire series: Dragonfire, The Wings of Ruksh, and The Underground City. In the first book of this thrilling series, Neil and Clara find themselves in the middle of feuding faery lords, missing whisky, magic carpets, firestones and ancient spells in the middle of Edinburgh. A year later, in The Wings of Ruksh, and Neil and Clara are on a dangerous journey of winged horses and snow witches. Book 3, The Underground City, is a ghostly story set against the backdrop of the spooky Mary King's Close in Edinburgh.

Whiskey Distilled

A Populist Guide to the Water of Life
Author: Heather Greene
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698169859
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
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In the populist tradition of Andrea Immer, New York City’s first female whiskey sommelier translates today’s hottest spirit for a new generation of imbibers Whiskey is in the midst of a huge renaissance. Ten years ago, the United States housed sixty-nine craft distillers; today, there are more than four hundred. Exports of Scotch whisky grew 12 percent just last year. Sales are skyrocketing, and specialty bars are popping up around the country, from New York City to Chicago to Houston. Yet whiskey drinkers—especially novices—are more confused than ever. Over the past decade, whiskey expert Heather Greene has been bombarded with thousands of questions, including: Can I have ice in my whiskey? Why is it sometimes spelled "whisky"? What makes bourbon different? As New York City’s first female whiskey sommelier, Greene introduces audiences to the spirit’s charms and challenges the boys' club sensibilities that have made whiskey seem inaccessible, with surprising new research that shows the crucial importance of "nosing" whiskey. Through lively tastings, speaking engagements, and classes such as the popular "Whiskey as an Aphrodisiac," Greene has been demystifying whiskey the way Andrea Immer did wine a decade ago. In this lively and authoritative guide, Greene uses bright visuals, an easy-to-read format, and the familiar vocabulary of wine to teach readers about whiskey and encourage them to make their own evaluations. Peppered with wry anecdotes drawn from her unusual life—and including recipes for delicious cocktails by some of today’s most celebrated mixologists—Whiskey Distilled will be enthusiastically greeted by the whiskey curious as well as by journeymen whiskey drinkers thirsty to learn more about their beloved tipple.

Scotland's Choices


Author: Iain McLean
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748696415
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Scotland's Choices, now fully revised for the critical last few months before the referendum, explains the choice that Scotland will have to make in September 2014. The authors clearly explain the issues and how each of the options would be put into place

Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature


Author: Michael Gardiner
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074868865X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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The first full-length study of Scottish literature using a post-devolutionary understanding of postcolonial studies

The Battle for Scotland


Author: Andrew Marr
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241968011
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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'We may be about to see a new country - indeed, two new countries, - emerging on these islands. Half a lifetime ago, I sat down to write this book as a work of history. As it's aged, it's become current affairs.' Just twenty years ago it seemed impossible that Scotland would ever get home rule, let alone full independence. Yet very soon there will be a Scottish referendum which will not only decide on this matter but which will have profound consequences for the future of all people on these islands. In The Battle for Scotland, first published in 1992, Andrew Marr provides the historical backdrop to these extraordinary events. He attempts to explain the deep sources of Scottish national feeling and the political will which has brought us to this deeply uncertain time. And in a substantial new introduction, Marr considers how we got here so suddenly, what the stakes really are and what the questions every voting Scot (and every non-voting UK citizen) will be asking themselves. Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow. He graduated from Cambridge University and has enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent , the Economist, the Express and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC's Political Editor. Andrew's broadcasting includes series on contemporary thinkers for BBC 2 and Radio 4, political documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC Panorama, and Radio 4's 'Start The Week'.

The Russet Coat

A Critical Study of Burns' Poetry and of Its Background
Author: Christina Keith
Publisher: Ardent Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: Scotland
Page: 235
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Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I

Morals, Politics, Art, Religion
Author: Aaron Garrett,James A. Harris
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191043435
Category: Philosophy
Page: 448
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A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies by expert authors, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed. This new history of Scottish philosophy will include two volumes that focus on the Scottish Enlightenment. In this volume a team of leading experts explore the ideas, intellectual context, and influence of Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Reid, and many other thinkers, frame old issues in fresh ways, and introduce new topics and questions into debates about the philosophy of this remarkable period. The contributors explore the distinctively Scottish context of this philosophical flourishing, and juxtapose the work of canonical philosophers with contemporaries now very seldom read. The outcome is a broadening-out, and a filling-in of the detail, of the picture of the philosophical scene of Scotland in the eighteenth century. General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary

Picturing Scotland through the Waverley Novels

Walter Scott and the Origins of the Victorian Illustrated Novel
Author: Dr Richard J Hill
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409476170
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 236
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Innovative and accessibly written, Picturing Scotland examines the genesis and production of the first author-approved illustrations for Sir Walter' Scott's Waverley novels in Scotland. Consulting numerous neglected primary sources, Richard J. Hill demonstrates that Scott, usually seen as disinterested in the mechanics of publishing, actually was at the forefront of one of the most innovative publishing and printing trends, the illustrated novel. Hill examines the historical precedents, influences, and innovations behind the creation of the illustrated editions, tracking Scott's personal interaction with the mechanics of the printing and illustration process, as well as Scott's opinions on visual representations of literary scenes. Of particular interest is Scott's relationships with William Allan and Alexander Nasmyth, two important early nineteenth-century Scottish artists. As the first illustrators of the Waverley novels, their work provided a template for one of the more lucrative publishing phenomena. Informed by meticulous close readings of Scott's novels and augmented by a bibliographic catalogue of illustrations, Picturing Scotland is an important contribution to Scott studies, the development of the illustrated novel, and publishing history.

44 Scotland Street


Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453431928
Category: Apartment houses
Page: 448
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Northanger Abbey - Second Edition


Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460401476
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
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First accepted by a publisher in 1803, Northanger Abbey was eventually published posthumously in 1818. In it Austen weaves a romance full of suspense and comedy around the heroine Catherine Morland's first foray into society. The style of the novel is a unique hybrid; along the way Austen parodies the eighteenth-century novel of manners, the Gothic novel, and even the educational treatises of the time. The second Broadview edition includes a revised introduction, notes, bibliography, and expanded appendices of background contextual materials.

Directory of Publishing 2009

United Kingdom and The Republic of Ireland
Author: N.A
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847065430
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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Now in its 34th edition, this is the most authoritative, detailed trade directory available for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.