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Society & social sciences

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  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Jul 2018
    £14.99 £11.99

    Why couldn’t Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, hit a baseball? Why can’t modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are? In...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    In a life stranger than any fiction, Grace O’Malley, daughter of a clan chief in the far west of Ireland, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy on the high seas. She soon had a fleet of galleys under her commander, but her three decades of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2002
    £7.99

    The sequel to the perennially popular Yellow on the Broom, Red Rowans and Wild Honey follows Betsy’s story to the end of the Second World War. She recounts in vivid detail the heady years of her adolescence, her courtship and her mother’s...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 May 2016
    £12.99

    Sam Galbraith, an exceptionally talented young neurosurgeon in Glasgow, was led by strong socialist values to seek a political career. Soon after election to Parliament in 1987 at 42 years old, he devloped a serious lung condition that required him...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2001
    £9.99

    SCAPA FLOW, ONE of the greatest naval bases in history, resonates through the annals of the Royal Navy during the two great wars of the twentieth century. It was from there that the Grand Fleet sailed to Jutland in 1916; from there that Russian...

  • Paperback | Pub: 28 Apr 2003
    £8.99

    These are the memoirs of a teacher from England who became headmaster of Garrynemonie School in South Uist in the 1890s. At that time, the Hebrides were as remote and forbidding to mainlanders as the Antarctic is in the late-1990s. In the 1890s this...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Feb 2011
    £20.00

    This collection of essays explores more than five centuries of Scottish-Polish interactions. It focuses on the two main moments of contact: the early modern experiences of Scottish pedlars, merchants, mercenaries and diplomats in the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 May 2016
    £14.99

    Who was Merlin? Is the famous wizard of Arthurian legend based on a real person? In this book, Merlin’s origins are traced back to the story of Lailoken, a mysterious ‘wild man’ who is said to have lived in the Scottish Lowlands in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Dec 2004
    £12.99

    A highly readable and absorbing anthology of traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage, Scottish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave draws upon a broad range of literary and oral sources. Scotland has been fortunate to have written accounts...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Oct 2019
    £12.99

    A highly readable and absorbing anthology of traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage, Scottish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave draws upon a broad range of literary and oral sources. Scotland has been fortunate to have written accounts...

  • Hardback | Pub: 29 Jul 2013
    £60.00

    The publication of ‘An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology’ sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton. The series explores the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 Jul 2013
    £25.00

    The publication of ‘An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology’ sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton. The series explores the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Aug 2007
    £45.00

    Volume 10 of the “Compendium of Scottish Ethnology” brings together a series of essays by a diverse range of authors on the themes of oral literature and performance culture. The topics covered in this volume include: narrative...

  • Hardback | Pub: 01 Dec 2000
    £25.00

    This project of the European Ethnological Research Centre is planned in 13 volumes. Their overall aim is to examine the interlocking strands of history, language and traditional culture, in their international setting, that go into the making of a...

  • Hardback | Pub: 26 Jul 2006
    £40.00

    Its overall aim is to examine the interlocking strands of history, language and traditional culture within an international context and their contribution to the making of a national identity. Each volume is a detailed examination of a societal...

  • Hardback | Pub: 08 Dec 2003
    £50.00

    This major project of the European Ethnological research Centre is planned in thirteen volumes, plus this bibliography. Their overall aim is to examine the interlocking strands of history, language and traditional culture, in their international...

  • Hardback | Pub: 31 Oct 2006
    £50.00

    The story of ‘home life’ in Scotland is one which is familiar and varied. This wide-ranging volume considers Scotland’s domestic life by examining that variety, and considering changes in the structures in which Scots have lived...

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 Nov 2005
    £30.00

    In The Individual and Community Life this has been achieved in four parts. In Part One the notable stages of the life cycle ? birth, death, childhood and maturity ? are considered. However, there are many external, independent and varied influences...