New Release Books by David Arnold

David Arnold is the author of Pandemic India (2022), The Electric Kingdom (2022), Burning the Dead (2021), The Street (2020), The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik (2018) and other 155 books.

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Pandemic India

release date: Jul 15, 2022
Pandemic India
Covid-19 has given renewed, urgent attention to "the pandemic" as a devastating, recurrent global phenomenon. Today the term is freely and widely used-but in reality, it has a long and contested history, centred on South Asia. Pandemic India is an innovative enquiry into the emergence of the idea and changing meaning of pandemics, exploring the pivotal role played by-or assigned to-India over the past 200 years. Using the perspectives of the social historian and the historian of medicine, and a wide range of sources, it explains how and why past pandemics were so closely identified with South Asia; the factors behind outbreaks' exceptional destructiveness in India; responses from society and the state, both during and since the colonial era; and how such collective catastrophes have changed lives and been remembered. Giving a 'long history' to India's current pandemic, the book offers comparisons with earlier epidemics of cholera, plague and influenza. David Arnold assesses the distinctive characteristics and legacies of each episode, tracking the evolution of public health strategies and containment measures. This is a historian's reflection on time as seen through the pandemic prism, and on the ways the past is used--or misused--to serve the present.

The Electric Kingdom

release date: Jan 01, 2022
The Electric Kingdom
"As swarms of infected Flies roam the earth, a few survivors must navigate the woods of post-apocalyptic New England, and meet others along the way who are on their own quest to find life and love in a world that has gone dark"--

Burning the Dead

release date: Feb 02, 2021
Burning the Dead
Burning the Dead traces the evolution of cremation in India and the South Asian diaspora across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Through interconnected histories of movement, space, identity, and affect, it examines how the so-called traditional practice of Hindu cremation on an open-air funeral pyre was culturally transformed and materially refashioned under British rule, following intense Western hostility, colonial sanitary acceptance, and Indian adaptation. David Arnold examines the critical reception of Hindu cremation abroad, particularly in Britain, where India formed a primary reference point for the cremation debates of the late nineteenth century, and explores the struggle for official recognition of cremation among Hindu and Sikh communities around the globe. Above all, Arnold foregrounds the growing public presence and assertive political use made of Hindu cremation, its increasing social inclusivity, and its close identification with Hindu reform movements and modern Indian nationhood.

The Street

release date: May 05, 2020
The Street
The Street is a book that defies categories. It is many things. It is inspiring and heart-breaking. It shows us the darkness as it turns on the light. It emphasizes doctrine while breaking the traditional mold. The Street is a story about a long-time evangelist who is convinced to give up the road to become the senior pastor of a small church in a violent and crime ridden neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. The Street is a series of 16 dreams and visions given to this new pastor by God to help him navigate through the darkness of his new mission field. The Street is a series of 16 teachings from the Book of Romans to help all of us to navigate through the darkness of this sin-filled world. The Street is an exhortation to learn from God’s word just how God wants us to live in this world that is starving for truth. The exhortation goes beyond filling our heads with wisdom. God also wants that knowledge to fill our hearts with love for him and His lost sheep.

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

release date: May 22, 2018
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik
"As he did in his fantastic debut Mosquitoland, David Arnold again shows a knack for getting into the mind of an eccentric teenager in clever, poignant fashion." —USA Today This is Noah Oakman → sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend. Then Noah → gets hypnotized. Now Noah → sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn’t there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, now rotates in the Marvel universe. Subtle behaviors, bits of history, plans for the future—everything in Noah’s world has been rewritten. Everything except his Strange Fascinations . . . A stunning surrealist portrait, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is a story about all the ways we hurt our friends without knowing it, and all the ways they stick around to save us.

Behind the Song

release date: Sep 05, 2017
Behind the Song
A song to match everyone's heartbeat. A soaring melody, a pulse-pounding beat, a touching lyric: Music takes a moment and makes it a memory. It's a universal language that can capture love, heartbreak, loss, soul searching, and wing spreading-all in the span of a few notes. In Behind the Song, fourteen acclaimed young adult authors and musicians share short stories and personal essays inspired by the songs, the albums, the musicians who move them. So cue up the playlist and crank the volume. This is an anthology you'll want to experience on repeat.

The Congress in Tamilnad

release date: Apr 07, 2017
The Congress in Tamilnad
Although primarily defined in cultural terms, as the land of the Tamil-speaking people, Tamilnad’s geographical location in the south-eastern corner of the Indian sub-continent has enabled it to develop and maintain a distinctive character. The story of the Congress in Tamilnad has two essential themes. One is the evolution of the Tamil Congress as a regional political party. The second is the changing relationship between a nationalist movement and a colonial regime. Examining in close detail these themes, this book, first published in 1977, presents the story of the Congress in Tamilnad as a case-study of how nationalist parties evolved during the later stages of colonialism.

Animal ABC's

release date: Jan 29, 2019
Animal ABC's
From the Flyin Lion and Friends series a delightfully bright & colorful learn the alphabet book featuring animal friends real & imaginary that use the feature letter of the alphabet along with their letter matching empowering and positive 'names', foods, and verse. Fun for children to identify both cursive & print from their own names while learning the alphabet and various foods & drinks.

Kids of Appetite

release date: Sep 20, 2016
Kids of Appetite
"A gorgeous, insightful, big-hearted joy of a book." —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything The critically acclaimed author of Mosquitoland brings us another batch of unforgettable characters in this New York Times bestselling tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss. Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic’s father. It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle. The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between. This is a story about: 1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey. 2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter. 3. One dormant submarine. 4. Two songs about flowers. 5. Being cool in the traditional sense. 6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards. 7. Simultaneous extreme opposites. 8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country. 9. A story collector. 10. How to listen to someone who does not talk. 11. Falling in love with a painting. 12. Falling in love with a song. 13. Falling in love.

Ordinary Differential Equations Using MATLAB

release date: Mar 10, 2021

Toxic Histories

release date: Feb 15, 2016
Toxic Histories
Toxic Histories combines social, scientific, medical and environmental history to demonstrate the critical importance of poison and pollution to colonial governance, scientific authority and public anxiety in India between the 1830s and 1950s. Against the background of India's 'poison culture' and periodic 'poison panics', David Arnold considers why many familiar substances came to be regarded under colonialism as dangerous poisons. As well as the criminal uses of poison, Toxic Histories shows how European and Indian scientists were instrumental in creating a distinctive system of forensic toxicology and medical jurisprudence designed for Indian needs and conditions, and how local, as well as universal, poison knowledge could serve constructive scientific and medical purposes. Arnold reflects on how the 'fear of a poisoned world' spilt over into concerns about contamination and pollution, giving ideas of toxicity a wider social and political significance that has continued into India's postcolonial era.

Pull Hard!

release date: Oct 15, 2021
Pull Hard!
"Look at what you guys have started?come back here in fifty years and you won't believe what this has grown into."--legendary Husky rowing coach Dick Erickson in 1973, to Cougar rowers after a disappointing season of lossesHalf a century ago, Washington State University (WSU) civil engineering student Rich Stager watched Olympic rowers compete on television. Captivated, he decided to see if there would be any interest in the sport on campus. Sixty-three students and three potential advisors attended the inaugural meeting and founded the WSU Rowing Club.With help from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and WSU architecture students, the fledgling organization completed a boathouse in the spring of 1971. University of Washington coach Dick Erickson donated two well-worn practice shells, the 101 and the Winlock W. Miller. Few in the club had ever rowed, but they held their first race, pitting lower classmen against upper classmen, on April 22, 1972. A women's squad followed in 1974.The only varsity club on campus, Cougar Crew became a scrappy, tightly knit, intensely dedicated group. Enamored by the sheer grit of the physical challenges, the strong camaraderie, and the thrilling sensation of perfectly synchronized strokes, they continued to squeeze into vehicles and rattle through miles of wheat fields to the Snake River. For many, the experience was transformative.Athletics provided no funds, so the crew held an endless crusade of fundraisers-running car washes, selling buttons, and cleaning up after sporting events-while coaches agreed to work for a pittance, if they were paid at all. They also faced tragedies-including a heartbreaking fatal car crash and a savage windstorm that destroyed their first boathouse. Still, the team soon reveled in Pac-10 and national championships, 1979 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, and two former rowers who won Olympic Gold. Told by former WSU oarsman David Arnold, this is the captivating story of their first fifty years."I cannot imagine my life without having rowed crew at Washington State."--David Arnold

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People

release date: Apr 10, 2015
Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People
DIVThis simple, comprehensive tool teaches readers that the suffering, distress, and frustration they've encountered are not outside the assistance of God's grace./div

Mosquitoland

release date: Mar 03, 2015
Mosquitoland
“Top-notch” —USA Today “Illuminating” —Washington Post “A breath of fresh air” —Entertainment Weekly “Memorable” —People By the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite! After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane. Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Gandhi

release date: Jun 17, 2014
Gandhi
Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. His 'power' therefore makes a particularly fascinating subject for investigation. David Arnold explains how and why the shy student and affluent lawyer became one of the most powerful anti-colonial figures Western empires in Asia ever faced and why he aroused such intense affection, loyalty (and at times much bitter hatred) among Indians and Westerners alike. Attaching as much influence to the idea and image of Gandhi as to the man himself, Arnold sees Gandhi not just as a Hindu saint but as a colonial subject, whose attitudes and experiences expressed much that was common to countless others in India and elsewhere who sought to grapple with the overwhelming power and cultural authority of the West. A vivid and highly readable introducation to Gandhi's life and times, Arnold's book opens up fascinating insights into one of the twentieth century's most remarkable men.

Sherlock (Solo Piano)

release date: Feb 04, 2014
Sherlock (Solo Piano)
This songbook contains sheet music for the Main Theme, Watson’s Theme and Heroes Theme from the multi award winning television series, Sherlock, beautifully arranged for solo Piano.

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

release date: Sep 27, 2013
The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600
The Age of Discovery explores one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period: when voyagers from Western Europe led by Spain and Portugal set out across the world and established links with Africa, Asia and the Americas. This book examines the main motivations behind the voyages and discusses the developments in navigation expertise and technology that made them possible. This second edition brings the scholarship up to date and includes two new chapters on the important topics of the idea of "discovery" and on biological and environmental factors which favoured or limited European expansion.

The Big Catch

release date: Jul 15, 2019
The Big Catch
A book for dads and mums who love the outdoors and want to share the value of honesty and family participation with their children. This story includes fishing, family pets, humour, and a fun re-purposing of the classic 'just how big was the one that got away' fish story!

Monsters Don't Scare Me, Very Much

release date: Jan 15, 2019
Monsters Don't Scare Me, Very Much
A bedtime story featuring 'Leon' (the Flyin Lion) along with a colorful assortment of imaginary 'monsters'. From the juvenile book series, Flyin Lion and Friends' the story helps parents to ease the process of children learning to sleep in their own beds by using the family tradition of reading a bedtime story that portrays that monsters aren't really hiding in the dark closet or under a bed but that they only exist in a child's imagination and the moment a light comes on - they disappear.

Hursey in Conflict

release date: Aug 01, 2013
Hursey in Conflict
Hursey in Conflict continues the story of Reserve Commander Warwick Hursey during World War II and is the sequel to the first book of the series, Love and War. This is a graphic and realistically told story of action at sea and romance ashore. Warwick participates in clandestine missions and plots to deceive the Axis, eventually escaping with a large, captured Italian warship after a short incarceration as a POW in Sardinia. He falls in love with Evona, a beautiful Croatian spy working for the Admiralty. Warwick is honoured by the King and personally appointed to his next mission by Winston Churchill. Hursey in Conflict: A Story of Love and Victory takes historical fiction to a whole new level.

Flyin Lion and Friends Shooting Star

release date: Oct 26, 2018
Flyin Lion and Friends Shooting Star
Leon the lion and friends have some fun with feel-good stories to share with young children. Flyin Lion and his friends inspire children to reach for their dreams and do their best in everything that they do. Soothing bedtime verses are told through cute animal characters that show children how special they are and how they can aspire to be anyone or anything. Stories teach about diversity and help children understand that we are all different yet the same in many ways.

Everyday Technology

release date: Jun 07, 2013
Everyday Technology
In 1909 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on his way back to South Africa from London, wrote his now celebrated tract Hind Swaraj, laying out his vision for the future of India and famously rejecting the technological innovations of Western civilization. Despite his protestations, Western technology endured and helped to make India one of the leading economies in our globalized world. Few would question the dominant role that technology plays in modern life, but to fully understand how India first advanced into technological modernity, argues David Arnold, we must consider the technology of the everyday. Everyday Technology is a pioneering account of how small machines and consumer goods that originated in Europe and North America became objects of everyday use in India in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Rather than investigate “big” technologies such as railways and irrigation projects, Arnold examines the assimilation and appropriation of bicycles, rice mills, sewing machines, and typewriters in India, and follows their impact on the ways in which people worked and traveled, the clothes they wore, and the kind of food they ate. But the effects of these machines were not limited to the daily rituals of Indian society, and Arnold demonstrates how such small-scale technologies became integral to new ways of thinking about class, race, and gender, as well as about the politics of colonial rule and Indian nationhood. Arnold’s fascinating book offers new perspectives on the globalization of modern technologies and shows us that to truly understand what modernity became, we need to look at the everyday experiences of people in all walks of life, taking stock of how they repurposed small technologies to reinvent their world and themselves.

Quacky Ducks in Their Wacky Trucks

release date: Sep 28, 2018
Quacky Ducks in Their Wacky Trucks
A Collection of Trucks and their Driver Ducks! Some are what you might see everyday and some are maybe not! Fun & Colorful Great for bedtime or in the car or TRUCK. Just right for every boy & girl that love trucks and or ducks that are on the move!

Pringles the Party Clown and Friends!

release date: Jul 10, 2018
Pringles the Party Clown and Friends!
Pringles, a psychotic, serial killing clown and his demented brother Uncle Creepy embark on a journey to O.C. CA to retrieve his son's, Baby Pringles 15th birthday present after his best friend of 4 years is viciously thrown into the bonfire at his beach party. Captain Gloomshu is relentless in his pursuit of the deadly duo in their wake of daring home-invasions, ghastly road-side assasinations, brutal road rage, graphic sexual scenarios and Big-Time drug deals gone WAY wrong! The whole deadly circle of friends, Slappy the ALSO Clown and his two zany offspring, Snak-Pak & Neck-Bone, Bobby Gobbles & Willy Skwat, Humberto Perfecto and his gay lover Sippy-Cup, Flappy-Jack, Sharon Needles and Father Dearhands all get caught up as Baby Pringles and his fat, black, buck-toothed girlfriend Propeesha, his hairless puppy Lupus, and his one true love Vanessa make their get-away with hundreds of thousands of dads stolen drug money, all of them, unknowingly, on the Highway to Hell!

A Christmas Wish

release date: Jun 11, 2018
A Christmas Wish
A holiday story about Christmas family traditions including gift giving, Santa Claus, the birth of Jesus, Christmas trees, the family Christmas dinner and reindeer that fly! A fun and easy bedtime or naptime story with bright and colorful illustrations to enjoy reading with children during the holidays. Catch some holiday spirit with the magic of the Flyin Lion and Friends!

From Hackney to Horsham

release date: Jun 22, 2018
From Hackney to Horsham
This is an autobiography by a schoolmaster looking back to his birth in 1933, one week after the Kray twins, and on through the war, life at school, the army and Oxford, to forty-two years working in schools and colleges. It may interest former pupils and staff of Christ's Hospital, where he went to school, Clifton College, where he started teaching, Quintin School, in St John's Wood, and Stowe, at both of which he was Head of History, King George V School, Southport, where he was the Headmaster, and Collyer's in Horsham, where he was the Principal before retiring in 1999.

Institutions and Ideologies

release date: Feb 01, 2013
Institutions and Ideologies
Informative, timely and accessible introduction to the study of South Asia by leading scholars in the field.

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
This simple, comprehensive tool teaches readers that the suffering, distress, and frustration they've encountered are not outside the assistance of God's grace.

Poetry & Language Writing

release date: Nov 01, 2007
Poetry & Language Writing
It has been variously labelled ‘Language Poetry’, ‘Language Writing’, ‘L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing’ (after the magazine that ran from 1978 to 1981), and ‘language-centred writing’. It has been placed according to its geographical positions, on East or West coasts; its venues in small magazines, independent presses and performance spaces, and its descent from historical precursors, be they the Objectivists, the composers-by-field of the Black Mountain School, the Russian Constructivists or American modernism à la William Carlos Williams and Gertrude Stein. Indeed, one of the few statements that can be made about it with little qualification is that ‘it’ has both fostered and endured a crisis in representation more or less since it first became visible in the 1970s. In Poetry & Language Writing David Arnold grasps the nettle of Language poetry, reassessing its relationship with surrealism and providing a scholarly, intelligent way of understanding the movement. Poets discussed include Charles Bernstein, Susan Howe, Michael Palmer and Barrett Watten.

Photography and the Science of Empire

release date: Mar 10, 2022
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