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    The Planet Remade

    Oliver Morton
    This book explores the history, politics, and cutting-edge science of geoengineering, weighing both the promise and perils of these controversial strategies and putting them in the broadest possible context.
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    Strange Country

    Kimberly Campanello.
    Kimberly Campanello’s new collection  is an exciting new work, that through the theme of the mythical Sheela na gig, explores the light and dark of Modern Ireland.
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    Padraig Og O Ruairc
    On 8 July 1921 a Truce between the IRA and British forces in Ireland was announced, to begin three days later. However, in those three days at least sixty people from both sides of the conflict were killed. In 'Truce', Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc goes back to the facts to reveal what actually happened in those three bloody days, and why.
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    Ben Richardson
    There is more sugar in the world's diet than ever before, but life is far from sweet for the exploited producers making nature's 'white gold' and the unhealthy consumers eating it. Ben Richardson examines why the billion-dollar sugar trade has created such inequities and argues that the answer to this question can be found in the dynamics of global capitalism.
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    Utopianism in Eighteenth-Century Ireland

    Deirdre Ní Chuanacháin
    This book explores the varieties of utopianism in eighteenth-century Ireland. Based on what is recoverable and what has been recovered to date it reveals that a distinct utopianism emerged in the early decades of the eighteenth century based on the improving visions of the Dublin Society, the imperative to improve, the interface between the languages, Irish and English, between the cultures of the Catholic and Protestant communities, and between colonial and anti-colonial writings.
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    Lacan on Love

    Bruce Fink
    Can psychoanalysis – with ample assistance from philosophers, poets, novelists, and songwriters – give us a new perspective on the wellsprings and course of love? This first-ever commentary on Lacan’s Seminar VIII, Transference, provides readers with a clear and systematic introduction to Lacan’s views on love.
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    Avenue of Mysteries

    John Irving

    John Irving's new novel is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past - in Mexico - collides with his future.

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    Kevin Curran
    This novel creates a conversation across a century, between two disparate characters, in one unique interwoven story that combines the historical epic with contemporary cultural commentary. 
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    Who's Who in the Dublin Rising 1916

    Joseph E. A. Connell,Jnr
    This book lists those who made up the garrisons during Dublin's Easter Rising in 1916, and gives a short biography of them.
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    Unthinkable: Great Ideas for now

    Joe Humphreys
    Irish Times journalist and author Joe Humphreys tracks down leading thinkers to answer some of the most pressing questions facing humanity. Drawn from his absorbing columns in The Irish Times, Unthinkable seeks to road-test your reasoning, and raise the quality of public debate.
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    Surveillance After Snowden

    David Lyon
    Surveillance expert David Lyon guides the reader through Snowden’s ongoing disclosures: the technological shifts involved, the steady rise of invisible monitoring of innocent citizens, the collusion of government agencies and for-profit companies and the implications for how we conceive of privacy in a democratic society infused by the lure of big data.
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    Shane O'Neill

    Ciaran Brady
    An account of Shane O'Neill's key role in sixteenth century Ireland, returning this neglected and misunderstood historical figure to the centre of a turbulent period in Irish history.
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    Revolutionary Lives: Constance and Casimir Markievicz

    Lauren Arrington

    Drawing from new archival material, including previously untranslated newspaper articles, the book explores the interests and concerns of Europeans invested in suffrage, socialism, and nationhood; and brings Casimir Markievicz into the foreground of the story and explains how his liberal imperialism and Constance's socialist republicanism arose from shared experiences, even as their politics remained distinct.

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    The Cambridge Companion to Petrarch

    Albert Russell Ascoli and Unn Falkeid
    A wide-ranging study of Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, 1304–1374), best known for his influential collection of Italian lyric poetry dedicated to his beloved Laura, was also a remarkable classical scholar, a deeply religious thinker and a philosopher of secular ethics.
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    Meanings of Life in Contemporary Ireland

    Tom Inglis
    Tom Inglis explores the meanings of life as told by one-hundred ordinary people living around Ireland.
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    Irish Economic Development

    Eoin O'Leary
    An exploration of how Ireland’s export-led growth is associated more with the attraction of foreign-assisted businesses than with the development of critical masses of internationally competitive indigenous businesses; and considers future opportunities offered by the EU’s smart-specialization policy and future threats from increased international tax competition.
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    Ireland and its Elsewheres

    Harry Clifton
    In this, the second volume in UCD Press's The Poet's Chair series publishing the public lectures of the Ireland Professors of Poetry, the distinguished Dublin poet Harry Clifton - who has lived and worked all over the globe - focuses on locating himself and other Irish poets in relation to the literary traditions of Britain, Europe and the United States.
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    Marina Carr
    In this play, Marina Carr’s bold response to Euripides (‘the most intensely tragic of all poets’ — Aristotle), there's a demand for further bloodshed.
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    The Hotel Years

    Joseph Roth

    In the 1920s and 30s, Joseph Roth travelled extensively in Europe, leading a peripatetic life living in hotels and writing about the towns through which he passed.

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