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xiii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Why do soldiers fight? What keeps them going? What compels them to face death when their long-time comrades have fallen around them? Strangers in Arms addresses these questions in a groundbreaking study of the behaviour, morale, and motivations of Canadian infantrymen on the front lines of the Second World War. Canada's army has long faced intense criticism for its combat performance during the war, and Canada's official history has presented Canadian soldiers as deficient, inexperienced, and unprepared in comparison with their enemies. Questioning entrenched views, Robert Engen explores a trove of contemporaneous documents to create a remarkable new portrait of Canadians at war. Rather than the popular "band of brothers" image of soldier cohesion in battle, he finds staggering casualty rates and personnel turmoil that left Canadian infantrymen often working with and fighting beside men they hardly knew. Yet these strangers in arms continued to fight - effectively and in good spirits - against a tenacious and deadly enemy, triumphing in the face of heartrending loss and sacrifice. Challenging old narratives about the Canadian soldier and supported by cutting-edge empirical and qualitative research, Strangers in Arms crafts a new understanding of what happens at the sharp end of battle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773547254 20160704
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxi, 317 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The main purpose and theme of The Air Battles of 1940 Over France and Britain is to show how realistic assessments of strengths and losses of both sides are an absolute necessity for commanders in addition to their understanding of the principles of war, the assets and limitations of air power, and their comprehension of production, supply, and sustainability. This consequential work by a pioneer aviation historian fills a significant lacuna in the story of the defeat of France in May-June 1940 and more fully explains the Battle of Britain of July-October of that year and the influence it had on the Luftwaffe in the 1941 invasion of the USSR. Robin Higham approaches the subject by sketching the story and status of the three air forces?the Armee de l'Air, the Luftwaffe, and the Royal Air Force?their organization and preparation for their battles. He then dissects the the campaigns, their losses and replacement policies and abilities. He paints the struggles of France and Britain from both the background provided by his recent Two Roads to War: From Versailles to Dunkirk (NIP, 2012) and from the details of losses tabulated by After the Battle's The Battle of Britain (1982, 2nd ed.) and Peter Cornwell's The Battle of France Then and Now (2007), as well as in Paul Martin's Invisible Vainqueurs (1990) and from the Luftwaffe summaries in the British National Archives Cabinet papers. One important finding is that the consumption and wastage was not nearly as high as claimed. The three air forces actually shot down only 19 percent of the number claimed. In the RAF case, in the summer of 1940, 44 percent of those shot down were readily repairable thanks to the salvage and repair organizations. This contrasted with the much lower 8 percent for the Germans and zero for the French. Brave as the aircrews may have been, the inescapable conclusion is that awareness of consumption, wastage, and sustainability were intimately connected to survival.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612511115 20160609
Green Library
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15 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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11 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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xxx, 553 p. : ill., maps.
Book
iv, 11 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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1 online resource (671 p.)
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210 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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117 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Cultural policy reviews / Christopher Gordon
  • Requirements for a sustainable cultural policy / Simon Mundy.
Green Library
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xvii, 198 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The African context
  • Regimes in other regions
  • An evolving framework
  • Beacons and benchmarks.
Those who wrote the Kampala Document envisioned an organization that would succeed where the Organization for African Unity had failed. This text provides an appraisal of the progress of the new organization, the Conference on Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815702658 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 184 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
This is a study of Bedouins adapting to the changing environment of the Nubian Desert. Sustainable development and environmental change have become two of the watchwords of the new century. But what do they mean for ordinary people living in some of the harshest environments in the world where survival is the driving force? This book sets out to examine these issues and how they affect, and are affected by, Bedouin communities living in the arid areas of the Nubian Desert in southeastern Egypt.Written by a joint Egyptian, Russian, and British research team, this book seeks to examine how the Bedouin of this area have coped with the environmental changes brought about after the construction of the Aswan High Dam and resulting formation of Lake Nasser. After documenting the nature of these changes, the authors show the practical and strategic ways in which the Bedouin have responded by adapting both their use of environmental resources and the social and economic dimensions of their community. Bedouins by the Lake argues that people in these communities are active agents of change and must not be seen as passive victims. For them, sustainable development and environmental change are not abstract academic debates, but real-life, everyday issues around which they must organize their lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789774161988 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 300 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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120, 116 p., [4] p. of plates : ports. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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107 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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22 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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143 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Green Library
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92 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xvii, 198 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The African context
  • Regimes in other regions
  • Genesis of an evolving framework
  • Beacons and benchmarks
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Guiding principles.
Those who wrote the Kampala Document envisioned an organization that would succeed where the Organization for African Unity had failed. This text provides an appraisal of the progress of the new organization, the Conference on Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815702658 20160527
Green Library
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vii, 161 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Review and editorial advisory board
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • "Descending the ivory tower": unveiling Khmet's legacy in Africa's quest for an Afromorphous university / De-Valera N.Y.M. Botchway
  • The re-emergence of Ananse: re-inventing African universities through indigenous knowledge systems / K.B. Maison
  • The Desparacidos: a study of local knowledge and forest culture in the development of the agenda of Ghana / Mary A.S. Owusu & Kwame Osei Kwarteng
  • The scientific basis of some Ellembelle Nzema indigenous knowledge forms / Douglas Frimpong Nnuroh
  • The repository of indigenous knowledge: re-focusing scholarship on African cultural practices / Matthew Q. Alidza
  • The efficacy of indigenous practices-oriented science teaching approach to improve science learning outcomes at the JHS level in Ghana / Anthony Krueger
  • The game of gender, syntax and agreement for French language learners and teachers / Robert Yennah
  • Notes on authors.
Green Library
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253 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library

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