War art, cooking on a car engine, modernist writing, volunteering in South America and Scottish politics form a typically eclectic bookshelf to kick off 2015.
|Author||Patricia R. Andrew|
|Degree||Arts PhD 1982|
|Book||A Chasm in Time: Scottish War Art and Artists in the Twentieth Century|
This is the first study of modern Scottish war art and artists, and a fascinating visual record of Scotland’s experience of conflict, both on the home front and in theatres of war. It features over 220 works of art, many of which have never before been reproduced before.
Patricia looks at the context in which artists undertook their work, how it was received, and the influence the experience had on their careers. And although the focus is naturally on the First and Second World Wars, her account begins as the century opens with the ongoing war in South Africa, and ends with recent conflicts still continuing today.
Though Scottish in its theme, it includes the work of artists from England and across the world who recorded Scotland and the Scots at war both at home and abroad; the Scottish experience of war thus has a universal interest.
|Book||Carbecue: The complete guide to cooking on a car engine|
Carbecue is a book that seeks to explore the largely unexplored phenomenon of cooking on car engines. The idea is to harness the large amount of waste heat produced by car engines to cook delicious meals. From seabass to steak, or venison to pigeon breast, this book will take you through a variety of recipes, to cook on your car engine as you drive to your destination.
Created as an alternative to eating in substandard service stations, this book will teach you to cook everything from scratch, using local and sustainably produced foods, only using a car engine and a bit of tin foil. With creative photography, unique recipes and a touch of humour, this book is sure to inspire your very own culinary adventure.
|Degree||English Literature MA (Hons) 2001, PhD 2006|
|Book||Haptic Modernism, Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing|
The first substantial account of the representation of the haptic in literature of the modernist period
Haptic Modernism focuses on areas of sensory experience which were being re-conceptualised in response to technological and scientific innovations in the modernist years: touch, kinaesthesis, proprioception and the vestibular sense.
The work of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, Dorothy Richardson and D. H. Lawrence is considered in detail alongside non-canonical fictions and scientific, philosophical and journalistic accounts of bodily experiences in the realm of touch and the tactile.
|Degree||Business Administration MBA 2011|
|Book||Volunteering in Latin America: A volunteering guide book for Central and South America [Kindle Edition]|
Volunteering while traveling is an option that a growing number of travellers are choosing, but much of the information on organizations that offer volunteering can be difficult to find. Whether it's working with jaguars in Bolivia, practicing sustainable agriculture in Costa Rica, or teaching surfing in Peru, there is a volunteering opportunity for everyone.
Having volunteered with several organizations on various trips over the course of many years, author Justin Lotak left his full-time job to volunteer for an extended period of time with organizations in Latin America. "Volunteering in Latin America" is a guide book that provides personal stories on his own volunteering experiences, useful tips, and information on 89 volunteering organizations throughout Central and South America.
|Degree||Politics MA 1975|
|Book||Disunited Kingdom: How Westminster Won a Referendum But Lost Scotland|
What does the future hold for Scotland? On the 18th September 2014, Scotland voted to stay in the Union. In this provocative new book, Iain Macwhirter argues that the UK will never be the same again.
Disunited Kingdom explores Scotland’s political and cultural landscape in the immediate build up to, and the aftermath of, the referendum. Combining expert and personal insight, Macwhirter deftly examines the future of Scotland, the UK, and the enduring passion for independence.
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