Ian Stewart & David Tall , Cambridge University Press , 1983This is a very successful textbook for undergraduate students of pure mathematics. Students often find the subject of complex analysis very difficult. Here the authors, who are experienced and well-known expositors, avoid many of such difficulties by using two principles: (1) generalising concepts familiar from real analysis; (2) adopting an approach which exhibits and makes use of the rich geometrical structure of the subject. An opening chapter provides a brief history of complex analysis which sets it in context and provides motivation.
Encyclopedia of Britain
Bamber Gascoigne , Macmillan , 1994Concentrates on 6000 subjects from the conscious memory of living inhabitants of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The book includes facts about history, politicians, pop musicians and business leaders, sports, literature, art, scandal, disasters, battles and current affairs
Special Interest%%%General Interest
Derry Brabbs , English Heritage , 2001England's rich and turbulent history has left a powerful legacy in its buildings and monuments, pageantry and landscape. From castles to cathedrals, stately homes to battlefields, England's past is an essential part of the country we inhabit today. Using the unique archives and authority of English Heritage, this book brings the nation's history vividly to life
Korea - People, Country and Culture
Keith Howard, Susan Pares & Tessa English , SOAS , 1996From centuries of relative obscurity, Korea is rapidly becoming a major economic force in the world. This book is intended to act as a useful resource bank of information, including sections on geography, history, religion, art and economics
Life In The Freezer
Alistair Fothergill , BBC Books , 1993"Life in the Freezer" is an exciting new natural history of the Antarctic. Less celebrated than its northern equivalent, it boasts an equal blend of extraordinary wildlife and stunning scenery. In this book, Alastair Fothergill traces the region's seasonal cycle and explains how marine, mammal, bird and plant life survive in one of the harshest climates on earth
Special Interest%%%General Science%%%Natural World
Men of Mathematics - The Lives and Achievements of the Great Mathematicians from Zeno to Poincare
E.T. Bell , Simon & Schuster , 1937Here is the classic, much-read introduction to the craft and history of mathematics by E.T. Bell, a leading figure in mathematics in America for half a century.
Secrets of Lost Empires
Michael Barnes, Robin Brightwell, Adriana von Hagen, Mark Lehner & Cynthia Page , BBC Books , 1996Throughout the world lie the ruins of some of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen but it remains a mystery how such structures were accomplished without the aid of modern technology. In this book, engineers, architects, archaeologists and others work together to re-create past glories using the tools of the time. Accompanied by the BBC documentary on DVD
The Iveagh Bequest - Kenwood
Julius Bryant , English Heritage , 1990The Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood is best known for its collection of paintings, which includes world-famous works by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Gainsborough. The villa in which the collection is housed was one of the major works of the innovative architect Robert Adam. This richly-illustrated book provides a detailed guide to how the house was furnished and how it was used, and tells the colourful story of Kenwood's many generations of residents
The Penguin Atlas of World History: From Prehistory to the Eve of the French Revolution v.1: From Prehistory to the Eve of the French Revolution Vol 1
Hermann Kinder, Werner Hilgemann , Penguin Books Ltd , 1995This is the first volume of the hugely successful PENGUIN ATLAS OF WORLD HISTORY, which covers events from the beginning of world history to the eve of the French Revolution. A wide-ranging, chronological summary of the main cultural, scientific, religious and political events of the period is accompanied by detailed maps that clarify complex historical situations, and make this an essential reference book for students and for the home.
Special Interest%%%Classical World
The St Michael Living History of Britain
Tricia Palmer , Midsummer Books Ltd , 1981This book chronicles the events of British history, with particular emphasis on its environmental heritage. It forms a complete history of the British Isles from the beginnings of time to the present day
The World of UCL 1828 - 1990
Negley Harte & John North , UCL , 1991First opened to students in 1828, UCL had been founded as the University of London in 1826, adopting its current name in 1836. Both in teaching and in research the College has been a distinguished pioneer of new ideas and new methods throughout its existence; this book seeks to assess its history and its changing contribution to society
BBC 2The day after London won the Olympic bid, terrorists attacked the public transport network killing 52 people and injuring over 700.
ITV 1Documentary marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The day is recalled by key decision-makers including Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.
Channel 4This brand new film tells of the emergency treatment of the injured that took place in and around the World Trade Center as the jets crashed and the towers fell on the morning of 9/11.
Channel 4Featuring newly-uncovered audio recordings, previously unseen home movies and powerful testimony from the victims' families, 9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers tells the stories of some of the people trapped in the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.
Channel 4This feature-length drama-documentary tells the story of 9/11 in the words of key political and military leaders as well as ordinary people who suddenly found themselves on the frontlines of a new kind of war.
BBC 2The Conspiracy Files investigates the growing number of conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 attacks.
BBCNeil Oliver continues the story of how today\'s Britain and its people were forged over thousands of years of ancient history. It\'s 4,000 BC and the first farmers arrive from Europe, with seismic consequences for the local hunter-gatherers.
BBCNeil Oliver reaches the end of his epic tour of our most distant past with the arrival of metals and the social revolution that ushered in a new age of social mobility, international trade, and village life.
BBCNeil Oliver continues his journey through the world of Ancient Britain as he encounters an age of cosmological priests and some of the greatest monuments of the Stone Age, including Stonehenge itself. This is a time of elite travellers, who were inventing the very idea of Heaven itself.
BBCNeil Oliver travels back to ice age Britain as he begins the epic story of how our land and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history. This week sees a struggle for survival in a brutal world of climate change and environmental catastrope.
BBC 4Dr James Fox explores how, in the hands of artists, the colours gold, blue and white have stirred our emotions, changed the way we behave and even altered the course of history. For the very first civilisations and also our own, the yellow lustre of gold is the most alluring and intoxicating colour of all.
TV-Recordings%%%Art & Design
BBC 4Dr James Fox explores how, in the hands of artists, the colours gold, blue and white have stirred our emotions, changed the way we behave and even altered the course of history.
TV-Recordings%%%Art & Design
BBCIn the Age of Reason, it was the rediscovery of the white columns and marbles of antiquity that made white the most virtuous of colours. For the flamboyant JJ Wickelmann and the British genius Josiah Wedgewood, white embodied all the Enlightenment values of justice, equality and reason.
TV-Recordings%%%Art & Design
Simon Schama1066 is not the best remembered date in British history for nothing. In the space of nine hours whilst the Battle of Hastings raged, everything changed. Anglo-Saxon England became Norman and, for the next 300 years, its fate was decided by dynasties of French rulers
Simon SchamaHow Henry II built a great medieval empire only for his wife and son to destroy it.