Petrean Redmond Szell (m. 1988) has been awarded one of LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s three Holman Prizes for 2018. Redmond will use his prize for an incredibly impressive physical feat. He plans to attempt an “Extreme Triathlon” comprised of a 200-foot abseil followed by a swim through open ocean, a 10-mile ride through a notably hazardous bog-land, and a climb up a 213-foot ocean spire called Am Buachaille off the north coast of Scotland.
Violent States and Creative States (2 Volume Set) Edited by John Adlam (m. 1983), Tilman Kluttig and Bandy X. Lee. Prologue by Estela Welldon. Epilogue by James Gilligan
Violent States and Creative States (2 Volume Set), From the Global to the Individual Edited by John Adlam (m. 1983), Tilman Kluttig and Bandy X. Lee. Prologue by Estela Welldon. Epilogue by James Gilligan. In considering the different states in which individual acts of human violence take place, this thorough analysis reveals the opposing state of violence to be creativity. With contributions across a range of disciplines, this is the first integrated approach to move beyond merely mitigating violence to fostering creativity as a means of prevention.
Fighting on All Fronts: John Rothenstein in the Art World by Adrian Clark (m. 1976). John Rothenstein, son of Sir William Rothenstein, the celebrated portrait painter, was born in 1901, four years after the Tate Gallery had been founded as the national gallery of British art.
Creating Orthographies for Endangered Languages by Mari C. Jones (Peterhouse Fellow) and Damien Mooney
Creating Orthographies for Endangered Languages by Mari C. Jones (Peterhouse Fellow) and Damien Mooney. Creating an orthography is often seen as a key component of language revitalisation. Encoding an endangered variety can enhance its status and prestige. In speech communities that are fragmented dialectally or geographically, a common writing system may help create a sense of unified identity, or help keep a language alive by facilitating teaching and learning.
The Cryptic Pub Quiz by Frank Paul (m. 2004). What do Lady Godiva, an ape, Betty Boop, Jessica Rabbit and the Hindu goddess Kali have in common? Which 1959 film is known in Russia as In Jazz There Are Only Girls? What is the smallest four-digit prime number, as well as the largest number to make a valid English word when written in Roman numerals? Which Wiltshire-based team is the only one in the English Football League not to contain any of the letters of the word “mackerel”? The name of which priestess in Greek mythology is also the title of songs by Mariah Carey and Enrique Iglesias?
The Problem of Time by Edward Anderson (m. 2004)
Building on work done at Peterhouse as a Research Fellow (2004-08), Dr Edward Anderson (Research Fellow 2004-08) has produced a first academic book "The Problem of Time. Quantum Mechanics versus General Relativity", casting much new light on a major topic in both Fundamental Physics and (especially Background Independent) Quantum Gravity. Available at Springer Books.
Iran (what Everyone Needs to Know) by Michael Axworthy (m. 1982). Since the beginning of recorded history, Iran/Persia has been one of the most important world civilizations. Iran remains a distinct civilization today despite its status as a major Islamic state with broad regional influence and its deep integration into the global economy through its vast energy reserves. Yet the close attention paid to Iran in recent decades stems from the impact of the 1979 revolution, which unleashed ideological shock waves throughout the Middle East that reverberate to this day.
Reliability Prediction and Testing Textbook by Edward Anderson (m. 2004) (and Lev M. Klyatis). This textbook reviews the methodologies of reliability prediction as currently used in industries such as electronics, automotive, aircraft, aerospace, off-highway, farm machinery, and others. It then discusses why these are not successful; and, presents methods developed by the authors for obtaining accurate information for successful prediction. The approach is founded on approaches that accurately duplicate the real world use of the product.
What Alice Knew by TA Cotterell (m. 1982) "Intriguing and layered ...an impressive debut."(Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door). "It made me look at marriage in a different light."(Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife). How far would you go to keep a secret? Alice has a perfect life - a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don't quite add up. Alice needs to know what's going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?
Motivation in War: The Experience of Common Soldiers in Old-Regime Europe by Ilya Berkovich (m. 2007). This book fundamentally revises our notion of why soldiers of the eighteenth century enlisted, served and fought. In contrast to traditional views of the brutal conditions supposedly prevailing in old-regime armies, Ilya Berkovich reveals that soldiers did not regard military discipline as illegitimate or unnecessarily cruel, nor did they perceive themselves as submissive military automatons.