| WINNER OF THE BRIDGING LANGUAGES AND SCHOLARSHIP (BLS) INITIATIVE | This book adds to existing scholarship in architecture by offering a series of perspectives on the question of sustainable architecture and design. The book’s evocative title ‘Sustainable Architecture - Between Measurement and Meaning’ situates sustainability within a fresh spectrum of meaning that includes both qualitative and quantitative approaches. [...] A significant attribute of this book is its inclusion of a diverse range of positions and methods regarding the question of sustainability in architecture. The proposed collection of essays is a timely contribution to the subject and is easy to read and follow. The references in the bibliographies of each chapter are also excellent, allowing the reader to use this book as a gateway to other primary sources."Dr. Terrance Galvin, Laurentian University
Theories normally seek to explain something. '118 Theories of Design[ing]' asks us to question those explanations. By focusing on a broad range of somewhat overlooked and undervalued essays, papers, book articles, words, terms, authors and phenomena that swirl around design[ing], the reader is encouraged to read, reflect and question everything. This original book will appeal to a global market of university faculty heads and deans, museum directors, design educators, design researchers, key design practitioners, publishers, members of the design media, and undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral students of design."
The book is consistently scholarly and informative, often original, and at times entertaining. Gloria Clavería Nadal hits the nail on the head as to why the topic is of interest: “Old words have actually become the most natural way for modern languages to name these new worlds created on a daily basis” (p.29), most obviously, but not only, in non-linguistic fields such as science and medicine. Thus this book will make clear why ‘cultured borrowings’ should not be dismissed as irrelevant, as they have tended to be in the past."Roger Wright, Emeritus Professor of Spanish, University of Liverpool
The city, born to be a place of meeting and exchange, has for several decades taken as a default model the strong citizen, man, adult and worker, thereby transforming it into a hostile space for the weakest: the elderly, the disabled, the poor and the children. The automobile, the toy of choice for the privileged citizen, is also taken to be the principal 'citizen' of the city, thus endangering the health, aesthetics and mobility of the rest of us. This book proposes a new philosophy of city governance that takes children as the default citizens, with the confidence that a city sensitive to the needs of childhood will be healthier for everybody."
| Highly Recommended by CHOICE, July 2021 Vol. 58 No. 11 | This book is the culmination of over a decade of research into wildfires and arson; taking an interdisciplinary approach to review current international knowledge and present new findings on political, spatial, psychological, socio-ecological and socio-economic risk factors. [...] argues that all prevention approaches must be utilised, broadening from heavy reliance on environmental modification and calls for a coordinated and collaborative approach across sectors, including place-based, state and country coordination, as well as an international body."
The book is written with commendable clarity, dealing with the conceptual side of the film directing. Skilled artistry and a high level of craftsmanship results in a high-quality product. And that’s the premise of this book. This book will equip the readers with the necessary knowledge and practical experience, ensuring they are highly qualified and capable for any director’s position."Milos Forman, Film director, screenwriter, and professor. Nominated for a total of 33 Academy Awards, with 13 wins including the coveted Best Director and Best Picture awards.
Through enlightened examinations of women in media, both onscreen and behind it, such as these, we can recognize the triumphs and struggles of women of all ages and ethnicities throughout the world in the face of continued patriarchal and economic oppression.[...] illustrates the great diversity and vitality in current feminist scholarship. This collection will provide a strong basis for film studies classes for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students."Prof. Thomas Slater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Transhumanism and the role of artificial intelligence is one of the most pressing moral issues of our time. This superb collection of essays brings an informed and engaged approach to these questions from multiple perspectives. Academics, practitioners, and others come together for a fruitful dialogue exploring the intersection of the central issues confronting the increased role of technology in our lives. The essays found here are sure to move the discussion forward and deserve the widest possible reading."Timothy Harvie, St. Mary’s University, Calgary
'Pioneers of Machinima' surfaces and celebrates the history of a medium whose early days were almost entirely hidden from view. Well researched and engaging, the book focuses on the creators whose passion, ingenuity and humor brought a new medium to life while also foreshadowing the profound impact the ability to produce, post, and share videos online would have on a generation of kids born into games."Katie Salen Tekinbas, University of California, Irvine
While differing in style and purpose, each essay is excellently written and cogent to a wide array of readers. Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene is an essential book in the catalogue of environmental humanities scholarship by contextualizing the possibilities for environmentally engaged visual arts."Prof. David Taylor, Stony Brook University
[...]a series of novel approaches that deepen our understanding of GVCs and bridge the gap between the micro and macro analysis. Using state-of-the-art network analysis, the book provides new insights on the interdependencies that characterise trade, investment and global production."Sébastien Miroudot, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Directorate for Trade and Agriculture, OECD
...Even though the study of art and of design are theoretical, Dr. Avital has come closer than anyone to approaching them as if they were empirical. His clear and rigorous parsing of the issues in The Confusion Between Art and Design dares disagreement and will do much toward concluding the argument."Prof. Mel Byars, Design Historian, author of The Design Encyclopedia
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Congratulations to Jean-Pierre Chupin, Carmela Cucuzzella and Georges Adamczyk, the editors of the book The Rise of Awards in Architecture that just received a review published on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books by John Hill (editor-in-chief of the 'World-Architects Magazine'.) January 23, 2023.
The following is an excerpt. For the full review, please follow this link.
"The Rise of Awards in Architecture is an examination of the title phenomenon from the 1980s to the present. [...] In addition to an introduction by the editors, The Rise of Awards in Architecture consists of ten essays by academics, most of them, like the editors, from Canada. Each essay focuses on a niche of awards in architecture: the Pritzker Prize, the Prix de Rome, sustainable awards, heritage awards, book awards, and awards and education."
The book is available to order here: The Rise of Awards in ArchitectureJanuary 24th 2023
Highly Recommended by CHOICE, Feeling the heat: International perspectives on the prevention of wildfire ignition, has received an extraordinary review published on Natures Sciences Sociétés 30, 2, 207-221 (2022). Congratulations to Janet Stanley, Alan March, James Ogloff, Jason Thompson!
The following is an excerpt, but for the full review, please follow this link.
"In their new book, Feeling the heat. International perspectives on the prevention of wildfire ignition [...] Janet Stanley, Alan March, Jason Thompson (University of Melbourne) and James Ogloff (Swinburne University of Technology) offer a much wider perspective than is traditionally given to wildfire. They move their boundaries of concern, admitting new dynamics that offer the reader a systems perspective, one that is highly germane to the way we ought to think and act in relation to fire."
The book is available to order here: Feeling the heat: International perspectives on the prevention of wildfire ignition.
January 18th 2023
Congratulations to Caterina Nirta and Andrea Pavoni, editors of Monstrous Ontologies: Politics Ethics Materiality, that just received a review from Pázmány Péter (Catholic University, Budapest) appearing on the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies.
[...] a valuable academic contribution to Philosophy and Monster Studies, and does manage to show new paths in the exploration of the monster and the monstrous, directing our attention to how the concept of the monster may be a useful tool to interpret the world that surrounds us.
The book is available to order at Monstrous Ontologies: Politics Ethics Materiality. The full review can be found at Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies February 2022 issue.December 12th 2022
Congratulations to Magie Burns, whose book Publishing Northanger Abbey: Jane Austen and the Writing Profession, has received an excellent review from Claire Grogan at the Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature journal.
“Publishing Northanger Abbey: Jane Austen and the Writing Profession” provides illuminating and suggestive ways to understand the curious publishing history of Jane Austen’s novel Northanger Abbey (1818), which has been the subject of much scholarly speculation.
[…] Access to and scrutiny of innumerable digitized sources helps provide new material and insights into the publishing world and business. Burns offers careful and extensive reading of advertisements, including those for “Susan,” in newspapers, magazines, and end pages of other publications.
[…] the study offers some valuable and fascinating primary material for scholars and fans of Austen alike.
The book is available to order at Publishing Northanger Abbey: Jane Austen and the Writing Profession. The full review can be found at 'Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature' (41.2), Fall 2022 issue.November 21st 2022
Congratulations to Jolene Mairs Dyer, Conor McCafferty, and Cahal McLaughlin, whose book has been reviewed by The Law Society Gazette.
The following is an excerpt, but for the full review, please follow this link.
"This is an interesting account of a project to record history that is real and relevant now. It is somewhat academic and the participants’ reflections on the past are the most interesting. People change their views and move on. Preserving personal accounts is important and this is principally about people, not politics."
The book is available to order here: The Prisons Memory Archive: A Case Study in Filmed Memory of Conflict.November 14th 2022
Congratulations to Valerie Derbyshire, whose book has received an excellent review from Rachael Isom (Arkansas State University).
Isom states that "Derbyshire’s book is a valuable resource for students and scholars of Charlotte Smith, as well as those interested in the confluences of visual art and fiction during the Romantic age. By drawing the critical eye to Smith’s personal artistic networks, Derbyshire shows how novelistic artistry allows Smith to question dominant narratives, redefine women’s roles, and expose the artificial inequities of eighteenth-century British society. Most importantly, this book demonstrates Smith’s deep and lasting effect on the way women’s stories are told during the Romantic age and beyond."
The Picturesque, The Sublime, The Beautiful's review can be read in the journal 'Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature' (41.2), Fall 2022 issue.
Derbyshire's book is available to order here: The Picturesque, The Sublime, The Beautiful: Visual Artistry in the Works of Charlotte Smith (1749-1806)November 11th 2022
Congratulations to the author!
The book offers a comprehensive analysis of the multifaceted socio-criminological dimensions of the HIV epidemic and positively contributes to the ongoing sociological debate on infectious diseases. In this volume, the author intends to create an independent epistemology of HIV to explicate the social forces that impact and determine the course and experience of the epidemic and also seeks to reframe the popular discourse on HIV to reflect sociological conceptualizations.
The book, which had already received words of praise by academics such as Prof. Ronald V. Clarke and Prof. Rick Sarre, was also winner of the Bridging Languages and Scholarship (BLS) Initiative award, and has been recently translated into and published in Spanish by Vernon Press.
Congratulations to Bruno Meini for this wonderful book and prize!
September 19th 2022
Congratulations to Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan, who has received a positive review from Craig Turp-Balazs, editor of Emerging Europe.
The review deemed Al-Rodhan's work to be a "timely new book" which "questions human authenticity, meritocracy, fairness, and the norms and regulations which will be required to guide our future course". He sets out to investigate the nature and future of power in an "accessible, incisive and highly provocative" way, and, by considering the basic and fundamental neurochemistry of power, discusses how power can be used for "the improvement of human life rather than its destruction".
To read the full review and Turp-Balazs' interesting insights on the Emerging Europe site, please follow this link: On Power: review
Al-Rodhan's book is available to order here: On Power: Neurophilosophical Foundations and Policy Implications
March 9th 2022
At Vernon Press, we are committed to providing a home for ideas of international importance and supporting pluralism and intellectual diversity. In accordance with this mission, our Bridging Languages and Scholarship (BLS) initiative aims to extend the reach of selected titles by facilitating or financing translations into other languages, and to support the production of multilingual and translingual publications for the international markets we serve. To recognize high-quality scholarship, we have committed to cover the cost of a small number of translations into Spanish. Our selection is based on the recommendations of independent peer reviewers (all selected manuscripts must have been among our best scoring manuscripts in terms of originality, rigor, and potential impact) and our internal market assessment.
We are excited to announce the three lucky winners of our BLS Initiative 2021:
Munévar's work is a "lively, interesting, and informative" discussion, which draws on an "impressive" range of examples to develop an interesting evolutionary view of the nature of science.
Tracy Gaynor Harwood and Ben Grussi, Pioneers in Machinima: The Grassroots of Virtual Production
This book has been deemed to be a "much-needed and powerful" read, that offers a "unique perspective" in its telling of the story of machinima.
Janet Stanley, Alan March, James Ogloff and Jason Thompson, Feeling the Heat: International Perspectives on the Prevention of Wildfire Ignition
Highly Recommended by CHOICE, this book has a timely topic and is considered an important study in its field.
Congratulations to our 2021 winners, and thank you to all the authors who applied for the 2021 cycle of our BLS Initiative.
The next round of proposals for BLS runs until October 31, 2022. If you would like your manuscript to be considered for a translation financed by us or have secured funding to cover the translation fee, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the BLS Initiative, please see our website https://vernonpress.com/bls.February 23rd 2022
Understanding and preventing wildfire ignition is now more relevant than ever. Recent years have witnessed some of the most catastrophic wildfires ever recorded. Sharing knowledge from countrywide and international practice is one of our best defenses against wildfires.
‘Feeling the heat: International perspectives on the prevention of wildfire ignition’ is the culmination of over a decade of research into wildfires and arson. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to comprehensively review current international knowledge and present new findings on political, spatial, psychological, socio-ecological and socio-economic risk factors. It argues for an integrated prevention approach, away from current heavy reliance on environmental modification. It calls for a coordinated and collaborative approach across sectors, including place-based, state and country coordination, as well as an international body.
Beyond researchers and students from a range of disciplines and interests, this original and timely book will be of particular interest to government planners and policymakers, emergency services, counsellors and NGOs, and those in agriculture and forestry.August 31st 2021
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