Questions of interpretation in La Princesse de Clèves' outlines the main areas of controversy and confronts the radically divergent critical responses that have been made with the witness of the text itself. Without seeking to advance easy solutions, it suggests plausible readings and possible approaches in the light of the evidence provided by language and ideas more uncertain and ambiguous than might at first appear. Offering as it does a wide-ranging review of recent critical opinion and providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date bibliographical tool at present available, this important new work is an invaluable tool for all readers and students of this famous novel.
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The Iron Lady, the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is available just in time for the movie starring Meryl Streep as one of the most infamous figures in postwar politics.
Whether you love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher's impact on twentieth-century history is undeniable. From her humble, small-town upbringing to her rise to power as the United Kingdom's first female prime minister, to her dramatic fall from grace after more than three decades of service, celebrated biographer John Campbell delves into the story of this fascinating woman's life as no one has before. The result of more than nine years of meticulous research, The Iron Lady is the only balanced, unvarnished portrait of Margaret Thatcher, one of the most vital and controversial political figures of our time.
In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria’s post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the edge. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, and elite competition that have undermined Nigeria’s nascent democratic institutions and alienated an increasingly impoverished population. However, state failure is not inevitable, nor is it in the interest of the United States. Campbell provides concrete new policy options that would not only allow the United States to help Nigeria avoid state failure but also to play a positive role in Nigeria’s political, social, and economic development.
The first single-volume guide to cover modern principles and processes in such breadth and depth whilst retaining a clear, practical focus, it includes:
A logical, two-part structure, breaking the contents down into casting metallurgy and casting manufactureEstablished, must-have information, such as Campbell’s ‘10 Rules’ for successful casting manufactureNew chapters on filling system design, melting, molding, and controlled solidification techniques, plus extended coverage of a new approach to casting metallurgy
Providing in-depth casting knowledge and process know-how, from the noteworthy career of an industry-leading authority, Complete Casting Handbook delivers the expert advice needed to help you make successful and profitable castings.Long-awaited update, consolidation and expansion of expert John Campbell’s market-leading casting books into one essential handbookSeparated into two parts, casting metallurgy and casting manufacture, with extended coverage of casting alloys and new chapters on filling system design, melting, moulding and controlled solidification techniques to compliment the renowned Campbell ‘10 Rules’Delivers the expert advice that engineers need to make successful and profitable casting decisions
John Cambell has over two decades of experience in the casting industry and is the author of over 40 technical papers and patents. He has become well-known in the foundry industry as the originator of the Cosworth casting process, which is becoming accepted throughout the world as a new production process for the casting of cylinder heads and blocks. He is now Federal Mogul Professor of Casting Technology at the University of Birmingham.
* Must-follow rules of castings, from one of the world's leading experts
* Companion volume to the renowned book 'Castings'
* Accessible and direct, provides essential information for students of metallurgy and foundry professionals alike
John Campbell OBE is a leading international figure in the castings industry, with over four decades of experience. He is the originator of the Cosworth Casting Process, the pre-eminent production process for automobile cylinder heads and blocks. He is also co-inventor of both the Baxi Casting Process (now owned by Alcoa) developed in the UK, and the newly emerging Alotech Casting Process in the USA. He is Professor of Casting Technology at the University of Birmingham, UK.
* New edition of this internationally respected reference and textbook for engineers and students;
* Develops understanding of the concepts and practice of casting operations;
* 'Castings' is the key work on castings technology and process metallurgy, and an essential resource on contemporary developments and thinking on the new metallurgy of cast alloys;
* Revised and updated throughout, with new material on subjects including surface turbulence, the new theory of entrainment defects including folded film defects, plus the latest concepts of alloy theory.
Your companion web content includes: Interactive exercises that help you try out concepts or techniques Code samples that enable you to work with the exercises
The work has a unique viewpoint, interpreting the behavior of castings, and metals as a whole, in terms of their biofilm content, the largely invisible casting defects which control much of the structure and behavior of metals.
This new edition includes new findings, many from John Campbell’s own research, on crack initiation, contact pouring, vortex gates, and the Cosworth Process.Delivers the expert advice that engineers need to make successful and profitable casting decisionsIdeal reference for those interested in solidification, vortex gates, nucleation, biofilm, remelting, and moldingFollows a logical, two-part structure that covers both casting metallurgy and casting manufactureContains established, must-have information, such as Campbell’s ‘10 Rules’ for successful casting manufactureIncludes numerous updates and revisions based on recent breakthroughs in the industry
In this concise text, John Campbell explains the physiology andnecessary basic science in a way that is easy to understand andlearn. Diagrams are an important part of this philosophy.