New books are catalogued, classified and processed upon arrival and then shelved on the open shelves. When new titles are ordered for the College Library a interim catalogue record is created in Emmanuel College Library Catalogue which has a note to state that the book is 'On Order'.
Archipelagic modernism : Literature in the Irish and British Isles, 1890-1970
Author: John Brannigan
Cover: Aimed at students taking their study of modern literature to an advanced level, John Brannigan argues that the literatures of the British Isles constitute an important resource for thinking about alternative political geographies and ecologies. Providing new readings of modernist writers such as Yeats, Synge, Joyce and Woolf, Brannigan shows how literature engages deeply with place and environment in the 20th century.
Early modern Japanese literature : An anthology, 1600-1900
Editor: Haruo Shirane
Cover: This unique anthology is the first representative collection of Japanese literature from one of the most creative periods in Japanese culture, known variously as the Edo or the Tokugawa. Many of the works included have never before been translated into English, and several classics have been newly translated for this collection.
The beak of the finch : A story of evolution in our time
Author: Jonathan Weiner.
Richard Mabey, 'Independent on Sunday': 'Jonathan Weiner's powerful and elegant book is a meditation on Darwinism, from its beginnings to our current planetary crisis ... At its core is a study of the changes that are still happening to the 13 finch species that inhabit the Galapagos Islands'.
The troubled empire : China in the Yuan and Ming dynasties
Author: Timothy Brook
Cover: The Mongol takeover in the 1270s changed the course of Chinese history. The Confucian empire - a millennium and a half in the making - was suddenly thrust under foreign occupation. What China had been before its reunification as the Yuan dynasty in 1279 was no longer what it would be in the future. Four centuries later, another wave of steppe invaders would replace the Ming dynasty with yet another foreign occupation. 'The troubled Empire' explores what happened to China between these two dramatic invasions.
Understanding flowers and flowering : An integrated approach'
Author: Beverley Glover
Cover: This book begins by considering the evolution of flowers and the history of research into their development. This is followed by a detailed description of the processes which lead to flower production in model plants. The book then examines how flowers differ in shape, structure and colour ...
Wetware : A computer in every living cell
Author: Dennis Bray
Cover: How is a single-cell creature able to hunt living prey, respond to external stimuli, and display complex sequences of movements without the benefit of a nervous system? In colourful, jargon-free language, biologist Dennis Bray explains how living cells perform computations, along with the functional and evolutionary significance of those operations.