New Release Books by Peter Barry

Peter Barry is the author of Beginning theory (2017), Reading poetry (2016), Insanity (2020), English in Practice (2013), Modern Embedded Computing (2012) and other 63 books.

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Beginning theory

release date: Aug 08, 2017
Beginning theory
Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer readers the best single-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Beginning theory allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. The book has been updated for this edition and includes a new introduction, expanded chapters, and an overview of the subject (''Theory after "Theory"'') which maps the arrival of new ''isms'' since the second edition appeared in 2002 and the third edition in 2009.

Reading poetry

release date: May 16, 2016
Reading poetry
Witty, direct and articulate, Peter Barry illustrates the key elements of poetry at work, covering many different kinds of verse, from traditional forms to innovative versions of the art, such as ‘concrete’ poetry, minimalism and word-free poems. The emphasis is on meanings rather than words, looking beyond technical devices like alliteration and assonance so that poems are understood as dynamic structures creating specific ends and effects. The three sections cover progressively expanding areas – ‘Reading the lines’ deals with such basics as imagery, diction and metre; ‘Reading between the lines’ concerns broader matters, such as poetry and context, and the reading of sequences of poems, while ‘Reading beyond the lines’ looks at ‘theorised’ readings and the ‘textual genesis’ of poems from manuscript to print. Reading poetry is for students, lecturers and teachers looking for new ways of discussing poetry, and all those seriously interested in poetry, whether as readers or writers.

Insanity

release date: Sep 01, 2020
Insanity
16-year old Alan Crosthwaite is committed to a mental asylum when he takes action against an international oil company polluting the environment. The only reason he doesn''t end up in prison is because the company''s CEO is his father.In therapy, Alan writes about the doomsday scenario confronting our planet, his feelings for the girl he met at a School Strike for Climate demonstration, and his family. But it''s his preoccupation with the world''s political and business leaders'' persistent refusal to respond meaningfully to climate change that compels Alan to take one final, desperate step.Like many of his generation, Alan Crosthwaite feels compelled to take up the fight against the looming climate change catastrophe because big business and petty politicians, worldwide, have seemingly disclaimed all responsibility for the problem.Insanity is the disturbing story of a teenager who courageously confronts the challenge to our very survival: the rapidly accelerating and wanton destruction of our planet.

English in Practice

release date: Dec 19, 2013
English in Practice
Fully revised and updated, this new edition of English in Practice continues to be an essential practical guide to studying English at University. It is for all those who are about to embark on an English degree or are in the midst of completing one, and for those who want to re-engage with their reasons for teaching it. The second edition now includes new chapters offering practical advice on writing undergraduate dissertations and on taking your studies beyond undergraduate level, as well as a thoroughly updated chapter on getting the most of out of online resources. Written by an experienced writer and teacher, the book also covers such topics as: • Reading and interpretation • English and Creative Writing • Literary criticism and theory • The English language • Exploring historical contexts • Constructing an essay Including an annotated guide to further reading, English in Practice is an important resource for students keen to succeed in their study of English at University.

Modern Embedded Computing

release date: Jan 27, 2012
Modern Embedded Computing
Modern embedded systems are used for connected, media-rich, and highly integrated handheld devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. All of these embedded systems require networking, graphic user interfaces, and integration with PCs, as opposed to traditional embedded processors that can perform only limited functions for industrial applications. While most books focus on these controllers, Modern Embedded Computing provides a thorough understanding of the platform architecture of modern embedded computing systems that drive mobile devices. The book offers a comprehensive view of developing a framework for embedded systems-on-chips. Examples feature the Intel Atom processor, which is used in high-end mobile devices such as e-readers, Internet-enabled TVs, tablets, and net books. Beginning with a discussion of embedded platform architecture and Intel Atom-specific architecture, modular chapters cover system boot-up, operating systems, power optimization, graphics and multi-media, connectivity, and platform tuning. Companion lab materials compliment the chapters, offering hands-on embedded design experience. Learn embedded systems design with the Intel Atom Processor, based on the dominant PC chip architecture. Examples use Atom and offer comparisons to other platforms Design embedded processors for systems that support gaming, in-vehicle infotainment, medical records retrieval, point-of-sale purchasing, networking, digital storage, and many more retail, consumer and industrial applications Explore companion lab materials online that offer hands-on embedded design experience

Birds What's in a Name?

release date: Jul 01, 2017
Birds What's in a Name?
Have you ever looked through the names in a bird book and thought It''s all Greek to me! ? This entertaining and informative guide to bird names explains the meanings behind the names, many of which have fascinating origins and stories behind them. The universal system of `scientific'' names, based largely on Greek and Latin, is used in all good bird books and assists birdwatchers around the world in figuring out exactly what they are looking at. While some of the names are fairly self explanatory- such as Troglodytes for the wrens, meaning `cave-dweller'' - others are more mysterious. For example, did you know that the scientific name for the Ruff compares the bird to a jousting horseman - a reference to its spectacular display in the breeding season. Covering 600 bird species from around the world, Birds: What''s In A Name? includes explanations for names for everything.

The Walk

release date: Jun 13, 2017
The Walk
An unsettling novel in which a starving African is brought to London to perform for the cameras for charity.

Poetry Wars

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Poetry Wars
Poetry Wars is an account of the six-year battle at the National Poetry Society during the 1970s when this highly conservative institution and its journal Poetry Review were taken over by radical poets. The story is told from primary sources, including the Arts Council''s Records at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Eric Mottram Archive at King''s College London, and the Barry MacSweeney Collection at Newcastle University, and from contemporary newspaper accounts. The story has never been made public before in documentary detail, though brief reference is often made to it in accounts of contemporary poetry, and anecdotes and hearsay about these events have been in circulation for over twenty years. The repercussions continue to reverberate, and struggles of the same nature continue in the Poetry Society and other cultural institutions today. The question of how an avant-garde ''negotiates'' with the ''centre'' it seeks to displace remains crucial, and this issue is of increasing importance to the study of literature and the arts in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.The book is in three sections: the first, ''Chronology'' (chapters 1-5), tells the story of the events; the second, ''Themes'' (chapters 6-9), considers the events from various thematic viewpoints, and includes a detailed chapter on the writing, teaching, and editing practice of Eric Mottram, and another on the characteristics of the ''British Poetry Revival'' of the 1970s. The third section, ''Documents'', reproduces a series of contemporary documents from the relevant archives, along with new summary data about the personalities involved.

I Hate Martin Amis Et Al

release date: Jan 01, 2011
I Hate Martin Amis Et Al
It is 1995. Milan Zorec, an aspiring yet rejected novelist, travels from England to Bosnia to join the Serbian forces as a sniper in Sarajevo, in the final months of the longest siege in history. He''s determined to find a story that no publisher will be able to damn with the words, ''I feel I''ve seen this before.'' In doing so Milan journeys from innocence into the slow burning grip of darkness. Among his fellow snipers, the lost souls who make up Ratko Mladic''s army, Milan gains the ammunition to write his masterpiece - the novel that hasn''t been written before. Alternating between London and Sarajevo, I Hate Martin Amis et al is a chilling, blackly humorous novel that will appeal to both lovers of the word and anyone who''s fallen short of their ambitions. Peter Barry''s stunningly original, award winning debut isn''t just about literary failure, though. It''s a compelling portrait of the dreamer, and bores down into the very centre of things - why we write, why we read, how we might live in these, the strangest of times.

Contemporary British Poetry and the City

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Contemporary British Poetry and the City
Peter Barry explores a range of poets who visit and celebrate the "mean streets" of the contemporary urban scene. Poets discussed include Ken Smith, Iain Sinclair, Roy Fisher, Edwin Morgan, Sean O''Brien, Ciaran Carson, Peter Reading, Matt Simpson, Douglas Houston, Deryn Rees-Jones, Denise Riley, Ken Edwards, Levi Tafari, Aidan Hun, and Robert Hampson writing on Hull, Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Belfast, Glasgow, and Dundee.

Defining Madness

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Defining Madness
". . . Dr Shea''s fascinating history and analysis of mental health law in New South Wales from its earliest days ... a lucid and scholarly account of the medico-legal concept of mental illness. Members of both professions and many others besides will profit from his research and have a much clearer understanding of the importance of the policy issues involved and the inherent difficulty of attempting to solve them in the words of a statute. ... Far from being a dry legislative history, this is an absorbing account of the attempt to set out the circumstances that would justify a person being involuntarily detained in a mental hospital."Michael Sexton SC, Solicitor-General for NSW Dr Shea focuses on the central point of tension in mental health legislation - the need to balance an individual''s right, in normal circumstances, to liberty and privacy, with the need to protect the general community including members of the individual''s family. In Australia that debate has been conducted largely through the definition of a "mentally ill person". A person admitted as "a mentally ill person" can be confined for the length of their treatment; the definition, accordingly, raises a special need for a system of safeguards. Dr Shea charts the changes to the definition from Lunacy Act 1843 to the 1997 amendments to the Mental Health Act 1990. He discusses not only the various statutory provisions but also the numerous committee reports and parliamentary debates in which the issue is explored.

Literature in Contexts

release date: Jun 15, 2012
Literature in Contexts
Is it possible to return the literary text in all its particularity to the center of literary study, without going back to the "words-on-the page" myopia of the past? That is the primary question which Literature in Contexts engages with. In the 1980s, the study of the study of literary theory eclipsed the study of the literary text, but today, we are told, we are "post theory." Yet, as it emerged from the shadow of theory, the literary text was eclipsed all over again by the study of context. Historicist contextualization became the dominant orientation in literary studies, and this (not quite) New Historicism spread in turn through period after period, from the Early Modern, through Romanticism, and on to the Victorian era. "Is English History?" people began to ask, as it became impossible to attend an academic conference without being subjected to a diet of history lessons. This book seeks to problematize the very notion of context, which has remained for the most part stubbornly un-theorized and un-examined, and it seeks out – in a series of contextualizing experiments – contexts which are text-specific, or author-specific, or literary rather than historical, putting forward a distinction between "deep" and "broad" contexts, and arguing that we need to counter the prevalence of the latter if literary studies is to avoid becoming a minor branch of history.

We All Fall Down

release date: Jan 01, 2012
We All Fall Down
A vivid and compelling narrative of middle class friends and families, relationships and the contemporary workplace.

Financial Management in Agriculture

release date: Nov 21, 2011
Financial Management in Agriculture
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Financial Management in Agriculture, Seventh Edition, introduces students to modern concepts and tools of finance, developed and applied to the agricultural sector. Using case studies, practical problems, and a lucid presentation, the text focuses on planning, analyzing, and controlling business performance in agriculture and related financial markets. This new edition addresses recent structural changes in the food system, covering important topics such as the growth in vertical coordination within the food and fiber system, and the significant implications for financial analysis and risk management by those managing or financing the agricultural sector.

Practice Tests for Igcse English As a S

release date: Apr 01, 2006

Psychiatry in Court

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Psychiatry in Court
The role of the psychiatrist in the court is on the increase. In this book, the author''s main concern is twofold. ''The court has to be capable of understanding:exactly what it is that the psychiatrist is trying to tell the court about the accused;the limitations of the language and the concepts that the psychiatrist is using.''The reviews conclude that the author succeeds."This book, by a psychiatrist, is written for lawyers. But it is a thoroughly good read and will prove fascinating to lay people. [Shea] is eminently qualified in the field. ... The legal profession and the judiciary ... will be well advised to read it and have it available for reference. ... This long overdue text explains, in a clear and illuminating manner, the language and concepts of psychiatry..."Robert Hayes, President, Mental Health Review Tribunal (New South Wales)

Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport

release date: Apr 18, 2003
Paediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Transport
Sick babies and children are moved between hospitals for many reasons, often to receive specialist care and treatment not available locally. For the transfer to be safe and effective it is necessary to plan carefully for these occasions, and for the doctors and nurses attending the transport to be able to provide intensive care on the move. The book provides guidance in both of these major areas. The first section - ''Planning for Safe and Effective Transport'' - details issues to be considered by senior staff in setting-up or modernising a transport programme. General principles and relevant physiology are outlined, and vehicles and equipment are discussed in depth. The second section - ''Practical Transport Management'' - is concerned with different patient groups and key clinical issues. These include the distinctive features of neonatal and paediatric patients, and management of airway, breathing and circulation. Other chapters discuss airborne transport, pharmacology, trauma, and special interventions for transport such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and inhaled nitric oxide.

Essential Maths Skills

release date: Aug 01, 1997
Essential Maths Skills
Third in a series of seven mathematics workbooks for primary school students, based on recent development in the maths curriculum. Focuses on student outcomes and covers the strands of number, space, measurement, chance and data. Provides progressively structured units of work and includes material for more able students.

A Concise Guide to Geopressure

release date: Jan 01, 2021
A Concise Guide to Geopressure
"Geopressure drives fluid flow and is important for hydrocarbon exploration, carbon sequestration, and designing safe and economical wells. This concise guide explores the origins of geopressure and presents a stepby-step approach to characterizing and predicting pressure and least principal stress in the subsurface. The book emphasizes how geology, and particularly the role of flow along permeable layers, drives the development and distribution of subsurface pressure and stress. Case studies, such as the Deepwater Horizon blowout, and laboratory experiments, are used throughout to demonstrate methods and applications. It succinctly discusses the role of elastoplastic behaviour, the full stress tensor, and diagenesis in pore pressure generation, and it presents workflows to predict pressure, stress, and hydrocarbon entrapment. It is an essential guide for academics and professional geoscientists and petroleum engineers interested in predicting pressure and stress, and understanding the role of geopressure in geological processes, well design, hydrocarbon entrapment, and carbon sequestration"--
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