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September 10, 2009

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GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

- ? The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy

Edited by Arran Stibbe, senior lecturer in the department of humanities, University of Gloucestershire. Green Books, £14.95. ISBN 9781900322607

Sustainability educators are joined by permaculturists, literary critics, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers, mathematicians and philosophers to reflect on the skills that people need to survive and thrive in the 21st century.

HISTORY

- The Portuguese in India and Other Studies, 1500-1700

By A.R. Disney, honorary research associate, La Trobe University. Ashgate, £70.00. ISBN 9780754659945

The studies brought together in this volume were published over the past 30 years and look at aspects of the Portuguese presence in India, including the Portuguese India Company of 1628-33; the life, career and background of the Count of Linhares; and travel and communication between India and Portugal by sea and land.

- Bookish Histories: Books, Literature, and Commercial Modernity, 1700-1900

Edited by Ina Ferris, professor of English, University of Ottawa, and Paul Keen, professor of English, Carleton University. Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00. ISBN 9780230222311

These essays present a literary history that situates questions about books at the intersection of a range of debates about the role of authors and readers, the organisation of knowledge, the vogue for collecting, and the impact of overlapping technologies of writing and shifting generic boundaries.

LITERATURE

- Anna Seward: A Constructed Life: A Critical Biography

By Teresa Barnard, lecturer in English, University of Derby. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754666165

Examining the unpublished letters and manuscripts of the poet Anna Seward (1742-1809), Barnard provides a perspective on her life and historical milieu that restores and problematises Seward's carefully constructed life narrative.

- Archives and Archivists in 20th Century England

By Elizabeth Shepherd, visiting professor in information studies, University of Toronto. Ashgate, £60.00. ISBN 9780754647850

Archives and Archivists focuses on the reasons behind the creation of archives.

MUSIC

- Reading Musical Interpretation: Case Studies in Solo Piano Performance

By Julian Hellaby, associate senior lecturer in music, Coventry University. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754666677

Hellaby presents an approach to analysing the interpretation of musical work from the perspective of a musically informed listener and develops a framework in which performance-related categories are arranged into an "interpretative tower".

PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

- What's Wrong With Science? Towards a People's Rational Science of Delight and Compassion

By Nicholas Maxwell, emeritus reader in the philosophy of science, University College London. Pentire Press, £6.99. ISBN 9780955224010

This second edition with a new introduction retains Maxwell's original structure as a debate between a scientist and a philosopher on the relationship between thought and feeling, reason and desire in science.

POLITICS

- The Ashgate Research Companion to Ethics and International Relations

Edited by Patrick Hayden, senior lecturer in international relations, University of St Andrews. Ashgate, £80.00. ISBN 9780754671015

This text widens the perspective of moral consideration in international relations from "ethics and international relations" to "ethics in international relations".

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