Books Published by Darwin College Alumni

THE BRAINSTORMS VILLAGE: EPILEPSY IN OUR WORLD 
Steven Schachter and Lisa F Andermann 

Co-edited by Lisa Andermann (M.Phil Social Anthropology 1991-1992) this collection of frank, first person narratives by people with epilepsy from 21 countries offers unique perspectives on the personal and social aspects of seizure disorders.

UNDERSTANDING COMPLEX SENTENCES: NATIVE SPEAKER VARIATION IN SYNTACTIC COMPETENCE 
Ngoni Chipere 

Dr Chipere studied for an M.Phil in English and Applied Linguistics at Darwin in the mid 1990's. This book debates whether native speaker variation in understanding complex sentences is due to individual differences in working memory capacity or in syntactic competence.

LEXICAL DIVERSITY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: QUANTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT 
Malvern, Richards, Chipere and Duran 

Dr. Chipere co-authored this book which studies language development in relation to vocabulary richness, lexical diversity and use of rare words.

A SMALL RAIN
Hilary Custance

Hilary Custance was at Darwin between 1996 and 1999. A Small Rain is a novel about how Stella copes when her husband goes missing. The book explores how she copes by focusing on her poetry teaching and music-making.

ROWING TO LATITUDE: JOURNEYS ALONG THE ARTIC'S EDGE
Jill Fredston

Jill studied at Darwin and the Scott Polar Institute in the early 1980's. A keen rower at Cambridge, she then went on to canoe through the Gulf of Alaska with her partner Doug Fesler. This book outlines their extraordinary journey.

Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches
Jill Fredston

In the wake if ferocious tsunamis and hurricanes, it's easy to see why avalanches are under appreciated. But as Jill Fredston makes vividly clear in 'Snowstruck', avalanches have their own lore, and they chill even those of us far removed from their deadly trajectories. Like a true scientist, Fredston loves her subject, finding it beautiful even in its most menacing and heartbreaking moments. Also a fine writer, she ably imparts her passion. The New York Times.

GORILLAS IN THE MIST
Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey enrolled as a student here to study Animal Behaviour in 1973. She gained a PhD and then she went to Cornell University where she wrote Gorillas in the Mist. This book was later made into a film. In December 1985, Dian Fossey was murdered at her Gorilla reserve in Rwanda.

Workers' Compensation and Employee Protection Laws in a Nutshell Series
Jack B. Hood et al.

Jack B Hood attended Darwin College in 1971-1972 and obtained a Diploma in International Law. This book provides a succinct exposition of Compensation and Employee Protection Laws. A good guide for a student or lawyer.

BANJO LESSONS
Jack B. Hood

In this Hood's first novel, Sam Stone an Assistant U.S. Attorney gives banjo lessons to a promising Gates Scholar as Sam undergoes a bitter divorce from his second wife. Meanwhile, Sam's ex-wife, Regina Jones Oliveira, a direct descendant of the former Confederate families from Brazil, wants Sam back and launches in international plan of action to get what she wants. A page turner.

SHIMMERING IN A TRANSFORMED LIGHT:WRITING THE STILL LIFE
Rosemary Lloyd

A PhD student at Darwin in 1979, Rosemary Lloyd is now Professor of French and Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University. This book is a study of art and literary criticism.

HITLER'S JEWISH SOLDIERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF NAZI RACIAL LAWS AND MEN OF JEWISH DESCENT IN THE GERMAN MILITARY 
Bryan Mark Rigg

Bryan Mark Rigg received his PhD from Darwin in 2001. The material from his thesis has been published in this book. He interviewed many former WWII soldiers who had received permission to serve for the German military during the war, although they were Jewish or 'partially Jewish'.

RESCUED FROM THE REICH: HOW ONE OF HITLER'S SOLDIERS SAVES THE LUBAVITCHER REBBE 
Bryan Mark Rigg

Combining historical analysis and investigative journalism, Rigg uncovers the true story of the rescue of Rabbi Joseph Schneersohn leader of the Lubavitcher Jews from Nazi occupied Poland. The unprecedented collaboration between American officials, German military intelligence and the dogged determination of the Nazi Officer Ernst Bloch made it all possible. A fascinating book.

PRIVATIZATION, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND THE EMERGENCE OF MARKETS. 
Eckehard Rosenbaum, Bonker and Wagener 

Eckehard Rosenbaum studied Economics at Darwin in the mid 1990's. This book addresses issues ranging from corporate governance to the relationship between privatisation and the emergence of markets from a multi- disciplinary perspective.

WOMEN ON STAGE IN STUART DRAMA 
Sophie Tomlinson 

Sophie Tomlinson completed her Ph.D in English at Darwin in the mid 1990's. In this book she uncovers and analyses performances by women during the times of two Stuart Queen Consorts - Anna of Denmark and Henrietta Maria.

THREE 17TH CENTURY PLAYS ON WOMEN AND PERFORMANCE (REVELS PLAYS COMPANION LIBRARY) 
Sanders, Chalmers and Sophie Tomlinson 

Sophie Tomlinson co-edited this book, which brings together three seventeenth-century plays allowing for comparative and contextual studies. The introduction discusses the female culture at this time and the emergence of the professional female actor.

BAD THOUGHTS: A GUIDE TO CLEAR THINKING 
Jamie Whyte 

Jamie Whyte studied an M.Phil at Darwin College in 1986-1987 he then lectured on Philosophy at Cambridge University. He now writes regular articles for The Times and for numerous journals. This book lists the crimes against logic used to gain our votes, money, devotion or the just change the subject. It appeals for the use of reason in public and private debate.

A LOAD OF OLD BLAIR 
Jamie Whyte 

This book humourosly dissects modern political rhetoric by analysing speeches and public statements made by Tony Blair and other politicians.

The Watsons 
Merryn Williams

Jane Austen abandoned her unfinished novel The Watsons after about 1800 words.  Merryn Williams who matriculated Darwin College in 1966 has completed this delightful novel according to guidelines left by Jane Austen.  'A very enjoyable reading experience', The Jane Austen Society UK.

NEW HALL LIVES: THE SILVER STREET YEARS, 1954-64 
Compiled and edited by Hutchinson, Houghton, Postgate and Alison Wilson 

This book was co-compiled and co-edited by Darwin alumna Alison Wilson. This is a collection of reminiscences and autobiographies by alumnae of New Hall. It covers the time when New Hall College occupied The Hermitage - now part of Darwin College. This book is only available from New Hall: http://www.murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk/.

DRUG DISCOVERY: FROM BEDSIDE TO WALL STREET 
Graham Vaughan Lees and Tamas Bartfai 

Graham Lees received his PhD in Zoology in 1979. He is the Founding Editor and Publishing Director of The Scientific World. This book was co-written with renowned neuropharmacologist Tamas Bartfai - it explores the story of drug development by using real stories from inside the process.

TIME STANDS STILL: MUYBRIDGE AND THE INSTANTANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHY MOVEMENT 
Phillip Prodger 

Phillip Prodger studied History of Art at Darwin in 1995. He is now the Assistant Curator at the St. Louis Art Museum. This book is a catalogue that accompanies a major exhibition celebrating Muybridge's fascinating work in early photography. Muybridge is best known for the photographs of horses in motion which he made in the 1870's-80's. These pictures ultimately lead to the invention of motion pictures in the 1890's.

IMPRESSIONIST CAMERA: PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN EUROPE, 1888-1918 
Daum, Ribemont and Prodger 

Phillip Prodger co-edited this book which examines the ways photographers have re-created painting in photography and the use of soft-focus to achieve impressionistic qualities.

 

 

 

 
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