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The Colours of Infinity: The Beauty, the Power and the Sense of Fractals
Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon (Editor)
1904555055
July 2004
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Book Description
The world's founders and leaders of Fractal Geometry describe how the science has developed in the ten years since the making of the ground-breaking TV documentary.

About the Author
Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon has published poems and short stories in the UK, the US, and France. He formed his first film production company in 1976, and worked for Donovan, Pink Floyd, 10cc, Joe Cocker, Wings, and Leo Sayer. Gordon Films UK was formed in 1995 to produce the award-winning television documentary "The Colours of Infinity". His first book was "Introducing Fractal Geometry".


Curzon
David Gilmour
0374133565
June 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Gilmour-who learned much about Lord Curzon from writing a recent biography of Curzon's cousin, Rudyard Kipling-has produced an absorbing life, 200 pages longer than Kenneth Rose's stylish but misshapen Superior Person. Curzon had a distinguished career as viceroy of India, Edwardian politician and post-WWI foreign minister. Born in 1859, George Curzon was the ambitious eldest of a blue-blooded but unambitious brood of 11. His impatience, intolerance and arrogance were exacerbated by the stress of wearing a steel brace for a painful curvature of the spine. Still, he set himself a tremendous pace, from ascending perilous peaks in central Asia to climbing the risky political and social ladders. He also bedded a plethora of eager society ladies. To their dismay, in his mid-30s he married the daughter of a Chicago...


The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj
David Gilmour
0374283540
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
How much do we really know about the lives of the British in imperial India? Gilmour's deftly organized, encyclopedic account of the day-to-day existence of the members of the Indian Civil Service (ICS) upends the view of the British rulers as tyrannical, racist philistines, an image born out of such works as E.M. Forster's A Passage to India and advanced strenuously since postcolonial studies emerged in the 1970s. Gilmour, author of highly regarded biographies of Rudyard Kipling and Lord Curzon, assembles a wealth of light, amusing anecdotes on an astounding range of topics concerning the members of the ICS, including their college days, bad habits, job duties, gripes about the weather and courtship practices. Though lacking in analysis, the sympathetic general portrait gives a good insider's view of how these...


Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd
Nick Mason
0811848248
March 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
The landmark British psychedelic band Pink Floyd's founding drummer limns the group, named after two early bluesmen, in a profusely illustrated coffee-table tome. The band's spacey arrangements, instrumentation, and light shows made it famous; the drug-burnout fate of original leader Syd Barrett, who was later institutionalized, helped, too. As Barrett's legend grew, his former colleagues moved the band closer to the rock mainstream and scored massive hits with such albums as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. Mason tracks the outfit's progress from the members' meeting in art school a la the Who, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and other revered British rockers. He details the band's journey from jazzy R & B to the psychedelic explorations that eventually dominated its output. Given Pink Floyd's erstwhile...


The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling
David Gilmour
0374528969
May 2003
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From Library Journal
The events of September 11 and the war in Afghanistan have again brought attention to Kipling and the themes of imperialism, postcolonialism, and the role of the West in the Middle East. While essentially a Victorian in his values and art, Kipling died in 1936 on the eve of World War II, opposed to fascism and prophesying that the end of the British Empire would bring sectarian strife. During his life he witnessed the pinnacle and decline of the British Empire. While a spokesman for empire, Kipling was always cognizant of the complexity of the "white man's burden." Gilmour, who has written books on the politics of Spain and Lebanon, as well as a biography of Italian novelist Giuseppe di Lampedusa, offers a brief, sympathetic, well-informed, and highly readable account of Kipling. He focuses on Kipling's complex...


The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of Pink Floyd's Masterpiece
John Harris
0306813424
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Harris (Britpop!) provides a meticulous if rather circumscribed account of the talented people behind an enigmatic album that has sold so many copies (30 million) that, Harris notes, one British magazine speculated it was "virtually impossible that a moment went by without it being played somewhere on the planet." The author triumphs at using research and interviews with the Pink Floyd members to bring to life the dilemmas they faced while making the 1973 album, including the incapacitating mental illness of original leader Syd Barrett and the arrival of new member David Gilmour. Given Pink Floyd's dramatic, often challenging music and its undeniable air of mystery, the book also excels in humanizing the musicians through candid portrayals of their everyday highs and lows while The Dark Side of the Moon evolved....


Lost Between Houses
David Gilmour
0679310290
Mar 2000
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Review
"In its riveting evocation of teenage angst, Lost Between Houses recalls J.D. Salinger's classic Catcher in the Rye...Funny, surprisingly moving." -Maclean's

"Lost Between Houses is strongly reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye, and in fact I would go so far as to say it offers many improvements on it.-- Gilmour captures so many aspects of adolescence so well using the almost old-fashioned materials of interesting characters, carefully wrought scenes, sharp dialogue and genuine observations into human nature.... This book...is literature." -The Toronto Star


"Gilmour gives us an empathic, intelligent, and compelling narrator--The range of experiences and emotions Gilmour manages to convincingly and thrillingly express through Albright amazed me...


Curzon: Imperial Statesman
David Gilmour
0374530246
February 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Gilmour-who learned much about Lord Curzon from writing a recent biography of Curzon's cousin, Rudyard Kipling-has produced an absorbing life, 200 pages longer than Kenneth Rose's stylish but misshapen Superior Person. Curzon had a distinguished career as viceroy of India, Edwardian politician and post-WWI foreign minister. Born in 1859, George Curzon was the ambitious eldest of a blue-blooded but unambitious brood of 11. His impatience, intolerance and arrogance were exacerbated by the stress of wearing a steel brace for a painful curvature of the spine. Still, he set himself a tremendous pace, from ascending perilous peaks in central Asia to climbing the risky political and social ladders. He also bedded a plethora of eager society ladies. To their dismay, in his mid-30s he married the daughter of a Chicago...


Guitar World Presents the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
Guitar World Magazine
0634046195
October 2002
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Book Description
This exciting book from the editors of Guitar World is a treasure trove for any guitarist. Featuring electrifying profiles of everyone from hard rock gods (Wes Borland, Dimebag Darrell, Tony Iommi) to British giants (Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, even Nigel Tufnel) to trailblazing bluesmen (John Lee Hooker, Reverend Gary Davis) to country gents (Clarence White, Albert Lee) to the founding fathers (Chuck Berry, Dick Dale) as well as jazzmen, progressive rockers, punks and rockabilly superstars, Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitarists puts all these inspiring masters at your fingertips. But the fun doesn't stop there. Guitar World has also assembled the riveting stories behind the 100 greatest guitar solos. You know them note-for-note, from David Gilmour's transcendent phrasing in "Comfortably Numb" to Jimi Hendrix's rich...


The French and Their Revolution
Richard Cobb
1565845404
April 1999
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Book Review
Rather than write yet another biography of Robespierre or another examination of Girondists or Jacobins, Francophile Richard Cobb chose to spend most of his career writing social histories of Revolutionary France.

These essays are broadly representative of his work, focusing on les petites gens, their influence on the revolution, and the revolution's influence on them. Several pieces provide wonderfully detailed portraits of the individuals inside the masses--within the army, the Sans-Culottes, or simply the common people. In the final essay, Cobb recounts the melancholy testimony of unwed mothers making a déclaration de grossesse to identify their seducer, request a place in the foundling hospital for their unborn children, or both, and points out that, for them, the revolution is not nearly as important as their...



Cities of Spain
David Gilmour
156663248X
Apr 1992
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Gilmour has established his knowledge of Spain and its history in such previous publications as The Transformation of Spain ( LJ 12/85). In this unique addition to travel literature, he turns his attention to the country's cities. Claiming that regional identities in Spain are stronger than in most of Europe, he paints very different pictures of nine intriguing Spanish cities. Gilmour has admittedly chosen only those cities he enjoys and knows well. Readers will travel with him as he skillfully interweaves history with its contemporary remains. Literary in nature, his book is also easily digestible. With its timely publication date--given the Olympic-generated interest in Spain--this volume also provides lasting appeal to both student and traveler. Recommended for most travel or cultural collections.- Jane...


Play Guitar With David Gilmour
Wise Publication
0711972877
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The guitarist from Pink Floyd, Dave Gilmour, provides musicians with six of his greatest hits with specially recorded CD backing tracks. Plus matching music book featuring both guitar tabulature and standard notation of each song with chord symbols and complete lyrics. Included: Learning To Fly, On The Turning Away, Take it Back, and more.


Cities of Spain
David Gilmour
0929587928
April 1992
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Gilmour has established his knowledge of Spain and its history in such previous publications as The Transformation of Spain ( LJ 12/85). In this unique addition to travel literature, he turns his attention to the country's cities. Claiming that regional identities in Spain are stronger than in most of Europe, he paints very different pictures of nine intriguing Spanish cities. Gilmour has admittedly chosen only those cities he enjoys and knows well. Readers will travel with him as he skillfully interweaves history with its contemporary remains. Literary in nature, his book is also easily digestible. With its timely publication date--given the Olympic-generated interest in Spain--this volume also provides lasting appeal to both student and traveler. Recommended for most travel or cultural collections.- Jane...


Sparrow Nights
David Gilmour
1582432031
May 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The "whack, whack, whack" of the flapping flag on his neighbor's property keeps middle-aged college academic Darius Halloway awake at night. So he sneaks out in darkness and cuts the flag's rope. When another neighbor's dogs disturb his concentration, Darius poisons them, and when, at a resort hotel, he's bothered by the noise of a neighbor's air conditioner, he climbs a ladder and stuffs a glue-soaked sock into the machine's works. Self-absorbed, prone to paranoia and obsession, enamored of young women and fine wine, Darius is the brilliantly constructed protagonist and coolly lucid narrator of this new, excellent novel from Canadian writer Gilmour (Lost Between Houses). Darius's extreme responses to life condense into his erotic longing for Emma Carpenter, a young, equally impulsive graduate student whom he...

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