New Release Books by Paul Graham

Paul Graham is the author of In Memory of Bread (2016), Rawls (2015), An Introduction to Political Theory (2013), Arc 1.1 (2012), Alpine Spaniel Activities Alpine Spaniel Activities (Tricks, Games & Agility) Includes (2016) and other 236 books.

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In Memory of Bread

release date: Jun 07, 2016
In Memory of Bread
The funny, poignant memoir of one man’s struggle to come to terms with his celiac diagnosis, forcing him to reexamine his relationship with food. When Paul Graham was suddenly diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of thirty-six, he was forced to say goodbye to traditional pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and more. Gone, too, were some of his favorite hobbies, including brewing beer with a buddy and gorging on his wife’s homemade breads. Struggling to understand why he and so many others had become allergic to wheat, barley, rye, oats, and other dietary staples, Graham researched the production of modern wheat and learned that not only has the grain been altered from ancestral varieties but it’s also commonly added to thousands of processed foods. In writing that is effortless and engaging, Paul explores why incidence of the disease is on the rise while also grappling with an identity crisis—given that all his favorite pastimes involved wheat in some form. His honest, unflinching, and at times humorous journey towards health and acceptance makes an inspiring read.

Rawls

release date: Nov 05, 2015
Rawls
‘The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance’ – John Rawls, A Theory of Justice What is justice? How can we know it? How can we make our society more just? The most significant political philosopher since John Stuart Mill, John Rawls (1921 – 2002) grappled with such dilemmas. His work has been the source not only of academic argument, but also of political debate and legislative reform, arguing that we have a moral duty to organise society so as to rectify undeserved inequality. In the first introduction to Rawls’s work which encompasses his entire career, Dr Paul Graham combines lucid exposition with thought-provoking criticism. Locating Rawls in the rich history of political thought, Graham explores a theory that remains fiercely relevant as the developed world sees unprecedented levels of inequality. For anyone concerned with how society works, this is a vital introduction to one of the great modern philosophers and to a subject that is crucial to how we live.

An Introduction to Political Theory

release date: Sep 13, 2013
An Introduction to Political Theory
"This book provides an engaging and intellectually challenging introduction to political ideologies, while at the same time giving an accessible route into the subject for those new to politics. Supported by an outstanding companion website, it has strong claims to be the best undergraduate textbook on ideologies on the market." Dr. Mike Gough, University of East Anglia Introduction to Political Theory is a text for the 21st century. It shows students why an understanding of theory is crucial to an understanding of issues and events in a rapidly shifting global political landscape. Bringing together classic and contemporary political concepts and ideologies into one book, this new text introduces the major approaches to political issues that have shaped the modern world, and the ideas that form the currency of political debate. Introduction to Political Theory relates political ideas to political realities through effective use of examples and cases studies making theory lively, contentious and relevant. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition contains new chapters on global justice and political violence, as well as an expanded treatment of globalisation and the state. A wide range of pedagogical features helps to clarify, extend and apply students’ understanding of the fundamental ideologies and concepts. This is comprised of: · Case studies demonstrate how political ideas, concepts and issues manifest in the real world · ‘Focus' boxes encourage students to appreciate alternative viewpoints · A range of thought provoking photographs challenge students to examine concepts from a different angle · Suggestions for further reading and weblinks are also provided to help students to further their understanding Introduction to Political Theory is accompanied by an innovative website with multiple choice questions, biographies of key figures in political theory, further case studies and an innovative ‘how to read’ feature which helps students get to grips with difficult primary texts.

Arc 1.1

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Arc 1.1
Arc, a new publication from the makers of New Scientist, explores the future through cutting-edge science fiction and forward-looking essays by some of the world’s most celebrated authors, alongside columns by thinkers and practitioners from the worlds of books, design, gaming, film and more.

Alpine Spaniel Activities Alpine Spaniel Activities (Tricks, Games & Agility) Includes

release date: Sep 28, 2016
Alpine Spaniel Activities Alpine Spaniel Activities (Tricks, Games & Agility) Includes
A unique approach on a very useful book. Enjoy learning and carrying out these great tricks, games and even agility! A must have addition to your book shelf.

Eating Vegan in Vegas Guidebook, Second Edition

release date: Apr 23, 2014
Eating Vegan in Vegas Guidebook, Second Edition
For all vegans/vegetarians traveling to Las Vegas and needing a guide to both where to eat and why to be vegan, written by one of Las Vegas’ leaders on living a plant-based life.

Does Yellow Run Forever?

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Does Yellow Run Forever?
"Paul Graham’s Does Yellow Run Forever? comprises a series of photographs touching upon the ephemeral question of what we seek and value in life--love, wealth, beauty, clear-eyed reality or an inner dream world? The work weaves in and out of three groups of images: photographs of rainbows from Western Ireland, a sleeping dreamer, and gold stores in the United States. The imagery leads us from reality to dream and illusion, between fact and spectral phenomena, each entwined one within the other"--Publisher’s Web site.

Irishman in Iraq

release date: Dec 01, 2013
Irishman in Iraq
It's a tough thing being a mercenary in Iraq. It takes guts. Courage. Self-sacrifice. It requires a steadfast spirit and the desire to be instrumental in changing the world for democracy's sake. No, it's not for everyone.This best book of Iraq military memoirs, Irishman in Iraq, chronicles author Paul Graham's experiences in post-war Iraq when democracy struggled and death was always a possibility. It's not a tale of blood and guts, breath-taking heroism, or daring in the face of insurmountable odds—it's a story of a life-changing journey. Irishman in Iraq lays bare the behind-the-scenes efforts of an often maligned and misunderstood group of warriors who live in tents, many times without comforts, as they strive to educate Iraqi locals in police training so they can defend themselves, and others. Veterans of former cultural conflicts, many of Graham's mercenary colleagues served their countries as soldiers, police officers, or both, many approaching middle age. Yes, they put their lives on the line for the promise of good wages, but also for the adventure—the once-in-a-lifetime chance to set foot on soil others only hear about without understanding of its true nature. Graham draws back the curtain, exposing the secretive world of the private security operative, including the bitching and backstabbing.He contends Irishman in Iraq is likely to draw complaints from the modern-day mercenaries who prefer and choose to remain cloaked in shadows. In mystery. “Too bad,” Graham comments, acknowledging their discontent. “This is a 'warts and all' book—the backstabbing, intrigue, in-house politics, and general nonsense—nothing is sacred.” Graham's book spills the beans, and strips naked the allure of being a mercenary—a soldier of fortune—and, he's proud of his contribution to a society and culture grappling with change. Graham knew his reflections of experiences in war-torn Iraq would be his legacy to his children and grandchildren. Even on days when he was exhausted by 120° F. heat, he journaled each day's events for he knew its potential as a book—not a glossy, boastful snapshot, but something real. Honest. Earthy. You'll live alongside the British and U.S. armies, traveling and spending time waiting in strange places. You'll learn what the Iraqis think about issues, their lives, and adjusting to life under foreign occupation. In the middle of relationships with co-workers, you'll learn how they soured quickly for trivial reasons. You'll understand that guns for hire are no longer overthrowing banana republics—they're taking up slack for governments needing experts on short notice for dangerous places.At its core, Graham's book is a tale about a fish out of water.It's a story of an Irishman in Iraq.

Crazy Season

release date: Jul 01, 2012
Crazy Season
In eleven stories, CRAZY SEASON reveals the tiny fractures in the otherwise stable American lives of lovers, spouses, friends, and strangers. Spanning WWII England to Upstate New York, from the backyards of adolescence to the dark corners of adulthood, these varied tales follow characters confronting the costs of sexual desire and restraint, the haunting of memory, and the limits of gender and understanding. With a mixture of sly humor, deep empathy, and objectivity, Graham creates fiction that bears resemblance to the work of such writers as Andre Dubus, Richard Bausch, and Joyce Carol Oates.

The Present

release date: Jan 01, 2012
The Present
Street photography is perhaps the defining genre of photographic art. Seminal works by Walker Evans, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand display photography s astonishing dance with life, and its unique role in forming our perceptions of the modern world.The Present is Paul Graham s contribution to this legacy. The images in this book come unbidden from the streets of New York, but are not quite what we might expect, for each moment is brought to us with its double two images taken from the same location, separated only by the briefest fraction of time. We find ourselves in sibling worlds, where a businessman with an eye patch becomes, an instant later, a man with an exaggerated wink; a woman eating a banana walks towards us, and a small focus shift reveals the blind man right behind her. Although there are flashes of surprise a woman walks confidently down the street one moment, only to tumble to the ground a second later for the most part there is little of the drama street photography is addicted to. People arrive and depart this quiet stage, with the smallest shift of time and attention revealing the thread between them. A suited young businessman crosses the road, only to be replaced by his homeless alternate; a woman in a pink t-shirt is engulfed with tears, but seconds later there is a content shopper in her place. The Present gives us an impression quite different to most street photography where life is frozen rigid. Here we glimpse the continuum: before/after, coming/going, either/or. A present that is a fleeting and provisional alignment, with no singularity or definitiveness; a world of shifting awareness and alternate realities, where life twists and spirals in a fraction of a second to another moment, another world, another consciousness. The Present is the third in Paul Graham s trilogy of projects on America which began with American Night in 2003 and was followed in 2007 by a shimmer of possibility (winner of the Paris Photo Book Prize 2011 for the most significant photo book of the past 15 years). The Present takes Graham s reputation as a master of the book form to new heights, employing multiple gatefolds to convey passages of time and the unfolding of urban life.

The Blueprint of Life

release date: Aug 16, 2011
The Blueprint of Life
This book takes you on a journey --the journey of life. The Blueprint of Life takes you into the master plan that God has for your life. This plan is centered on the fullness of who God is. When you see who you are in Him, you can see the plan He has for you. Your life can be built solidly, firmly, and will last no matter what happens to it. No matter how much shaking takes place, you are built by the Master Craftsman according to the blueprint--and you can live a victorious life of abundance. The Blueprint of Life reveals how you can: Journey into God's fullness. Enjoy and walk in a pleasing way with Him that is according to His Word. Be reconstructed in a way that nothing can move who you are in Him. Your life will be changed and transformed by the truths found within these pages.

A Shimmer of Possibility

release date: Jan 01, 2009
A Shimmer of Possibility
First published in late 2007, New York-based photographer Paul Graham's "A Shimmer of Possibility" was hailed as "one of the most important advances in contemporary photographic practice that has taken place in a long while" and was said to "redefine what a photobook can be." Inspired by Chekhov's short stories, the book is a series of photographic vignettes--taken from 2004-2006--of quotidian moments in contemporary American life, which Graham occasionally punctuates with the sublime. For example, there is an image of a man mowing his lawn while it begins to rain and the sun illuminates each drop. These filmic haiku avoid summation; life simply flows past, enveloping the viewer in its beauty. Comprised of 12 individual hardcover books, the first limited edition of 1,000 copies sold out immediately. This new paperback edition, published concurrently with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, unites the 12 books in one volume.

Where Did Pluto Go?

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Where Did Pluto Go?
A modern hands-on introduction to the solar system incorporates the latest research and technology, providing beginner-level stargazers with a removable turn-the-wheel planisphere and coverage of the 2005 debate about planet definitions.

The End of European Integration

release date: Jan 01, 2008
The End of European Integration
This book provides an innovative examination of the European Union as it departs from its path of integration. Indeed, so far has it departed that it could be described as having entered a new reality. The original reality was that captured in the evocative phrase in its founding agreement, the Treaty of Rome, that it should be an ever-closer union of peoples. Largely that was the path followed until the 1990s, but by the early twenty-first century there have been signs that it is turning into an ordinary international organization in which there is little overriding sense of purpose. This book discusses the indications of this development and explains why it happened only a decade or so after a peak of popular enthusiasm in the early 1990s. The question was whether the EU would become less important for the member states, as seemed to be the case for the British, or whether the German pattern, in which the EU remained important, would prevail. This book concludes that the former is more likely in part because of problems with the policies of the European Union and its conduct, but more specifically because of the current prevailing political culture in Western Europe. Paul Taylor warns that the current problems are underestimated and that there is the risk of casually throwing away the considerable achievements of the integration process. The End of European Integration will be of interest to all those with an interest in European integration, whether for or against. It will also interest students of European studies, European politics, and politics and international relations in general.

Hackers & Painters

release date: May 18, 2004
Hackers & Painters
"The computer world is like an intellectual Wild West, in which you can shoot anyone you wish with your ideas, if you're willing to risk the consequences. " --from Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham We are living in the computer age, in a world increasingly designed and engineered by computer programmers and software designers, by people who call themselves hackers. Who are these people, what motivates them, and why should you care? Consider these facts: Everything around us is turning into computers. Your typewriter is gone, replaced by a computer. Your phone has turned into a computer. So has your camera. Soon your TV will. Your car was not only designed on computers, but has more processing power in it than a room-sized mainframe did in 1970. Letters, encyclopedias, newspapers, and even your local store are being replaced by the Internet. Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham, explains this world and the motivations of the people who occupy it. In clear, thoughtful prose that draws on illuminating historical examples, Graham takes readers on an unflinching exploration into what he calls "an intellectual Wild West." The ideas discussed in this book will have a powerful and lasting impact on how we think, how we work, how we develop technology, and how we live. Topics include the importance of beauty in software design, how to make wealth, heresy and free speech, the programming language renaissance, the open-source movement, digital design, internet startups, and more.

Hackers and Painters

release date: May 18, 2004
Hackers and Painters
"The computer world is like an intellectual Wild West, in which you can shoot anyone you wish with your ideas, if you're willing to risk the consequences. " --from Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham We are living in the computer age, in a world increasingly designed and engineered by computer programmers and software designers, by people who call themselves hackers. Who are these people, what motivates them, and why should you care? Consider these facts: Everything around us is turning into computers. Your typewriter is gone, replaced by a computer. Your phone has turned into a computer. So has your camera. Soon your TV will. Your car was not only designed on computers, but has more processing power in it than a room-sized mainframe did in 1970. Letters, encyclopedias, newspapers, and even your local store are being replaced by the Internet. Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham, explains this world and the motivations of the people who occupy it. In clear, thoughtful prose that draws on illuminating historical examples, Graham takes readers on an unflinching exploration into what he calls "an intellectual Wild West." The ideas discussed in this book will have a powerful and lasting impact on how we think, how we work, how we develop technology, and how we live. Topics include the importance of beauty in software design, how to make wealth, heresy and free speech, the programming language renaissance, the open-source movement, digital design, internet startups, and more.

MMS

release date: Nov 21, 2003
MMS
MMS has evolved from the huge popularity of the SMS text service for GSM networks. It is a departure from the transport mechanism used for SMS (which is based on the GSM signalling channels) to the use of IP to transport messages within the MMS network. To this end MMS has similarities with Internet email and standard IETF protocols. As with any new technology it is difficult to accurately predict the position within the next 5 years, although based on previous experience with WAP and SMS it would be fair to say that these protocols will increase in usage over the next 5 years and become legacy for a further 5 years following which, users will migrate onto the next wave of messaging. Significant revenue growth and data usage is expected to be driven by consumer usage of MMS. But MMS technology offers more than just a broadening of message content. With MMS, it is not only possible to send your multimedia messages from one phone to another, but also from phone to email, and vice versa. This feature dramatically increases the possibilities of mobile communication, both for private and corporate use. Multimedia messaging will reshape the landscape of mobile communication, making it more personal, more versatile, and more expressive than ever before. MMS: Is the first book to address how MMS (and the use of IP to transport messages) will affect existing infrastructure and business models Covers the fundamental changes to mail and billing systems Includes future recommendations, such as interoperability and evolution Presents an overview of the MMS technology components Drawing on the authors hands-on experience in the implementation of MMS technology (developing, billing and delivering services) at BT, this innovative book will appeal to engineering managers, network operators, market analysts, business decision makers, content providers and operator organizations.

End of an Age

release date: Jan 01, 1999
End of an Age
"Portraits are one of the most profound things that one can do - to express who we through our material presence ..." Paul Graham

New England, 2006

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Louisiana, 2005

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New York & North Dakota, 2005

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