Book of the Month - March 2018 28 February 2018

Our March Book of the Month is Architectural Voices of India: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos by Apurva Bose Dutta.

The field of architecture has gradually evolved from being a mere profession to becoming a representation of the society in which we live. Architects form the voice of this profession, and an in-depth discussion with them allows a greater understanding of their theories, visions for architecture, and contributions towards the field, and how they are managing the non-linear societal evolution in a comprehensive manner.

The book will appeal to architectural and building industry practitioners and students of architecture, as well as the general reader, as it speaks about architecture as an integral part of building a nation. It traverses the architecture journey in India, and bestows a clarity on the directions still to be taken.

To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMMAR18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd April 2018.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:

“Architectural Voices contains the first-ever frank and honest narration made by the featured Indian architects about their journey and understanding of the profession and architectural practice, which is sure to go a long way in helping and directing the younger generation of architects in making appropriate choices in the profession. It must find appropriate place and should form an integral part of academic circles of the profession, especially the libraries of the architecture schools.”

—Professor Jit Kumar Gupta, Founder Director of College of Architecture, IET, Bhaddal

“Conducted and edited by Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta, this new publication offers a kaleidoscopic overview of post-independence architecture of India and a nearer view into the last three decades. [...] A must read for all students and young architects who are in need of direction for their own careers, this book can provide studied insights and critical thoughts.”

—Professor Sathya Prakash Varanashi, RV College of Architecture

“Architects and planners, being in a creative field in which imagination has no boundaries, reveal much diversity in their building genres, philosophies, theories, specialisations, visions and handling of core issues of architecture. This book not only celebrates this diversity but also builds a framework in which architecture and its various facets - its role, education standards, trending themes, the social responsibility of architects and the way forward - can be discussed.”

—L'Avenir Elevator Digest, December 2017

“The design dialogue between the author and the eminent design personalities makes an interesting read for not only those that are part of the design fraternity but also for a layman to understand the nuances of architecture and the scenario of urban development across the country. The language is fluid and easy to understand for the reader. [...] Architecture is indeed an integral part of everyone's daily life and irrespective of the on-going discussion on whether architecture shapes the society or the society influences the architects, the idea of writing about the architects who unlike their western counterparts seldom write about themselves or their work is worth appreciating.”

—BuildoTech, October-December 2017

“Apurva needs to be complimented on taking the road less travelled. Very few young architects would like to make a profession out of architectural writing—here is to a determined one!”

—Rajnish Wattas, Former Principal of Chandigarh College of Architecture

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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - March 2018 28 February 2018

This March, our Editorial Advisory Board member Narcís Bassols has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Narcís is currently a full-time lecturer and researcher in Tourism at the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia. He also has practical experience in his field, having worked for several years in the manufacturing industry as an export salesman as well as in the hospitality industry.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Narcís’ pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAR18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd April 2018.

Narcís Bassols’ ‘Recommended Read’:

Privileged Mobilities: Tourism as World Ordering

Editors: Mekonnen Tesfahuney and Katarina Schough.

Privileged Mobilities contributes to a growing school of critical studies of tourism. Mobility is about power and space. In this anthology, a series of questions are raised regarding privileged mobiles – who travels, where and whence, and why – not least from the standpoint of class, gender, ethnicity and citizenship.

This volume is a collective effort by Swedish researchers in the tradition of critical studies in tourism. The authors remind us that tourism can be a source of inequalities, exploitation and continued colonialism. The chapters address topics as varied as tourism in Africa and tourism and gender in order to prove how tourism has pervaded most (if not all) life compartments of today’s individual. Through this mobile individual, domination of the poorer countries has continued in many ways. Firmly grounded in sociological and anthropological traditions, particularly those of tourism, and showing the problems posed by the current understanding of tourism, the book is a clear call to those involved in the industry and the general public to build more equal and socially sustainable tourism.” 

For further information on Narcís, please click here.

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Meet our Authors: Elizabeth McNamer – February 2018 14 February 2018

Dr Elizabeth McNamer is Assistant Professor and holder of the Zarek Chair of Religious Thought at Rocky Mountain College, USA. She serves on the Board of the Bethsaida Excavation Project, and has authored the book The First Century of Christianity in Jerusalem as well as several articles on archaeology and scripture.

She has lectured all over the world, including in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, the UK, New Zealand, and across mainland Europe. She is the co-author of ‘Scripture from Scratch’ videos, a basic Bible study program, and was the editor of the pamphlet Scripture from Scratch (published by Saint Anthony Messenger Press) for 12 years.

Elizabeth has been featured on the History Channel and Public Television in several documentaries, including 'The Lost Years of Jesus: In Search of Christmas'; 'Search for the Historical Jesus'; 'The Fifth Gospel'; and 'The Land and Sea of Galilee'. She has also received numerous awards for community service and is a life time runner, and has run the Boston marathon.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Elizabeth has authored The Case for Bethsaida after Twenty Years of Digging: Understanding the Historical Jesus, and according to EDGE Media Network’s reviewer not only “covers all the archaeological evidence in her book, but also paints a vivid picture of Bethsaida”.

Elizabeth explains the background to her research and why she chose to publish the results of her work with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

For over 20 years I have participated in the Bethsaida archaeological excavations in Israel. My main interest is the historical Jesus. Much of the ministry of Jesus was carried out in this town, which was destroyed by an earthquake in the early part of the second century and never rebuilt. It was lost for 2000 years. Everything that is found here goes back to the time of Jesus, which cannot be said of any other place associated with him. I presented papers at many international conferences, where interest in Bethsaida grew, and I compiled these papers into a book: The Case for Bethsaida after Twenty Years of Digging: Understanding the Historical Jesus. Cambridge Scholars showed great interest in my project. They were courteous, attentive, responsive, and quick to answer any concerns. I was very pleased with the way they managed my project from start to finish.

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on both the hardback and paperback editions of The Case for Bethsaida after Twenty Years of Digging: Understanding the Historical Jesus. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAFEB18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th March 2018.

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Meet our Authors: Goretti Faya Ornia – February 2018 14 February 2018

Dr Goretti Faya Ornia is a graduate in Translation and Interpreting (Spanish, English and German) from the University of Valladolid, Spain, and specialised in medical and technical translation from both the University Jaume I and the University of Seville.

Being a professional translator, she performed her doctoral thesis on the translation of medical brochures in the Department of English, German, and French Philology of the University of Oviedo, where she worked for six years. Simultaneously, she collaborated with the online University Isabel I and the online Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Currently, she is working as a lecturer and researcher in the Department of English Philology at the University of Valladolid.

Goretti has participated in a number of international conferences and research projects, and published several papers and books about medical language, communicative problems in the medical environment, translation and interpreting in healthcare contexts, text typologies, contrastive linguistics, and the use of corpora in translation. Because of her teaching experience, she is also interested in the area of English phonetics and phonology, and is currently conducting research in this field.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Goretti has authored Medical Brochure as a Textual Genre, which is “a book whose theoretical, methodological and descriptive sections can benefit both academics and practitioners of translation” according to Dr Patricia Rodríguez-Inés of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and, more recently, A Handout on Medical English for Health Professionals, co-authored with Héctor Hernández Lázaro.

Goretti explains her reasons for publishing with Cambridge Scholars:

I chose Cambridge Scholars because I wanted to publish the results of my research in an international and well-known publishing company, and at the same time I wanted to work with a clear and easy-to-contact company. I read carefully about Cambridge Scholars’ policies and research interests on their website, and as I liked their approach very much I went forward with publication. So far, I have published a couple of books with Cambridge Scholars, and I can say that they have proved to be a high-standard publishing company. Everything is very clear from the very beginning, and all the stages of the process are well-structured and well-organised. Cambridge Scholars have always complied with every single issue stated in the agreement as well as with the deadlines established in advance. They have always shown an excellent willingness to help (which I do really appreciate) and a great interest in getting a high-quality result (which, I think, has been achieved). Working with Cambridge Scholars has been a real pleasure and I will definitely recommend them to my colleagues!

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Medical Brochure as a Textual Genre. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAFEB18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th March 2018.

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 31 January 2018

We are very proud of the international spectrum of our authors, editors and contributors at Cambridge Scholars, many of whom will be celebrating the Chinese New Year this month.

This traditional festival is celebrated by more than 20% of people around the world, and this year the Chinese New Year falls on 16th February. The celebrations continue thereafter for another two weeks with the Spring Festival, and we would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.

To bring in the Chinese New Year, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our titles on China and Chinese Studies. To find out more about each title, click on the image.

To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code CHINA18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 28th February 2018.

For a long time, the idea of China as a culture and society which was voluntarily secluding itself from the rest of the world was dominant. But, in reality, China has always been part of the world, just as the world has always sought to penetrate China. China's Development from a Global Perspective presents an analysis of China from a global perspective within a broad temporal and spatial spectrum. It reveals the early relations established between the Roman Empire and China, the dynamics developed with the countries of the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia and Japan, and the gradual path of Europeans and Americans towards China. The book reviews the development of diplomatic relations, the signing of agreements and alliances, and the rise and resolution of conflicts. It also analyses the forging of economic relations, the establishment of commercial exchanges and the creation of companies, professional bodies and institutions of collaboration.

Deep in the fir woods of southwestern China, in a village called Dimen, live several women who are masters of many cultural arts. Following the centuries-old lifestyle of their ancestors, they are the living repositories of their civilization. They carry the unwritten history and wisdom of the Kam people in their songs, weave cloth that is smooth and strong, and dye fabric to the richest indigo blue. Through everyday activities, lessons in craft, folk stories and songs, the women weave a patchwork of Kam culture and reveal its hidden treasures in fibers, textiles, papermaking as well as ethnography, anthropology, and Sinology. Kam Women Artisans of China: Dawn of the Butterflies presents an opportunity to learn from the past long lost in Western tradition, explore contemporary rural life in China, and experience ancient culture metamorphosing under the pressure of technology.

The Chinese Continuum of Self-Cultivation explores a transcultural philosophy of education based on the Neo-Confucian concept of the universal nature of self in the co-creative process of self-cultivation (xiushen 修身). This ancient approach to knowledge synthesis and consolidation informs and enhances the educational theories of John Dewey, creating a cross-cultural educational template for the 21st century. The Confucian-Deweyan educational model explored is not only a transcultural educational approach in the changing face of globality, but also a means to encourage and foster humanitarian and communitarian values in the learner. The model of education developed herein enables the phenomenon of glocalization to be pragmatically addressed in cross-cultural contexts, promoting economic, environmental, cultural and human sustainability for the future. This work will appeal to comparative philosophers, educationalists, and designers of pre-tertiary curricula.

Zeng Shiqiang and the Chinese Style of Management illustrates and develops Professor Zeng Shiqiang’s interesting and insightful observations on the essence and mainframe of the Chinese style of management science, which has developed around how to enhance management effects by integrating modern management strategies with ancient Chinese philosophical wisdom and ideology. In order to facilitate a wonderful reading experience for the reader, the research team have sorted out the main viewpoints proposed by Professor Zeng and put forward some discussion topics, as well as some tangible case studies to give the reader guidance. Through elaborate management case studies that illustrate philosophical wisdom, this book presents a magnificent picture of the Chinese style of management.

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Book of the Month - February 2018 31 January 2018

Our February Book of the Month is Land Writings: Excursions in the Footprints of Edward Thomas by James Riding.

Whilst out walking one day in the shade at the age of thirty-six, with the First World War looming, Edward Thomas decided to become a poet. In the few years that followed, believing he belonged nowhere, he tramped across rolling chalk downland, stitching himself to the landscape. Gently slanting from the door of his stone cottage, the South Downs – a range of chalk hills that extend across the southeastern coastal counties of England from Hampshire in the west to Sussex in the east – became day by day the mainspring of his poetry. As a perennial poet and essayist of the South Downs, Edward Thomas remains an enduring presence a century later in the downland he trampled daily, treading and documenting a series of paths around the village of Steep, East Hampshire, where he lived until enlisting. Arranging itself around a number of journeys in pursuit of the early twentieth century poet and nature writer, this book provides a personal and moving tale of encountering literature in landscape, retreading Edward Thomas’s footprints from the beginning of his epically creative final four years, to the site where he died in 1917, during the Battle of Arras.

To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMFEB18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 28th February 2018.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:

“Elegant, scrupulous and excitingly experimental, James Riding’s walking-acts find new ways back into – and out from – Edward Thomas’s life and work. His book, Land Writings, sets out the political worth of being artistic in an era when the humanities are under widespread pressure.”

—Robert Macfarlane, Reader in Literature and the Geohumanities, University of Cambridge

“Riding offers us a strikingly original take on Thomas, and at the same time delivers a very different way of writing geography imaginatively. Journeying by stages and phases, the worlds his words evoke are anguished, eloquent, tormented, candid, addled, claustrophobic, schizoid, snarky, scabrous, enigmatic, dizzying, difficult, daring, grotty, crotchety, conversational, melancholic, sensational, and magical. And that’s not the half of it.”

—Hayden Lorimer, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Glasgow

“This is a complex, rich and risk-taking piece of work - a fascinating read. It is memorable, 'gets you', and makes theoretical arguments current in human geography about landscape, poetics, authorship, embodiment, memory and experience. What really struck me was its swooping quality, whether it was swooping through Thomas' poetry and life from tranquil rural England to the hell of trench warfare, being swept through the streets of central London in a peaceful protest met by police violence, or just freewheeling down a hill on a bike at dangerous speed.”

—Ian Cook, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Exeter

“As he trails Edward Thomas and leads us hand in hand, James Riding’s questing and questioning reflections in, on and about the British landscape - personal, sceptical, celebratory, performative - help to refashion our attitudes to notions of place once more. A significant and provocative addition to new writing in geography, in a challenging range of registers that wear their scholarship easily.”

—Mike Pearson, Emeritus Professor of Performance Studies, Aberystwyth University

“As he journeys in imaginary fellowship with Thomas, Riding goes to the heart of a landscape methodos: a mode of thinking about place that is also a way of travelling through it, linking the walk to the peripatetics of memory and mood, intimation and association. A quiet and beautiful book, Thomas’s poetry is never far away from this most personal of engagements.”

—Jessica Dubow, Reader in Cultural Geography, University of Sheffield

“In this breakthrough text, James Riding establishes himself as a significant land writer and voice in contemporary cultural geography. Riding’s work arrives at a time when there is much discussion and debate regarding ‘creative turns’ in cultural geography. In this context, Land Writings offers a sustained, full-throttle engagement with traditions of narrating landscape, selfhood, memory and travel, and one that is notably shorn of the timidity and qualifying that often accompanies academic ventures into creative registers. From the start, you hear a confident, original voice, and as the chapters unfold, so does a story quite different from the one you might imagine.”

—John Wylie, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Exeter

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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - February 2018 31 January 2018

This February, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Giovanna Summerfield has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Giovanna, a Professor in Italian and French, currently serves as the Associate Dean for Educational Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, USA.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Giovanna’s pick. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABFEB18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 28th February 2018.

Professor Giovanna Summerfield’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Encounters with the Real in Contemporary Italian Literature and Cinema

Editors: Loredana Di Martino and Pasquale Verdicchio.

This volume explores the Italian contribution to the current global phenomenon of a “return to reality” by examining the country’s rich cultural production in literature and cinema. The resulting interactions will aid the reader in understanding how the critical arts respond to the triumph of hyperrealism in the current era of the virtual spectacle.

The volume ‘Encounters with the Real in Contemporary Italian Literature and Cinema’ is not only an exploration of the contemporary literary and cinematic works contributing to a “return to reality” to raise awareness and have a social impact on readers or viewers, but also an invitation to scan our own minds and souls as artists and art lovers to become changers. In Italian cinema and literature, we have a very rich legacy of changers, artists who did not use the writing or cinematic medium as entertainment but as a social engagement. This volume’s contributors showcase here a series of wonderful current examples, like Prunetti and Valenti, Piccinni and Foschini, Scurati and Siti as well as Saviano and Crialese, Garrone and Sorrentino, Marazzi and Taviani. As we are continuously bombarded by ways of distracting and enjoying ourselves, the theories and works presented here delightfully bring back the crucial mission of impegno (engagement). This is definitely a book and a topic that are paramount in our classrooms, our cultural centers, and our own living rooms.” 

For further information on Professor Summerfield, please click here.

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Featured Review - Mr Justice McCardie (1869-1933): Rebel, Reformer, and Rogue Judge 31 January 2018

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars in their respective fields. We put our authors at the centre of everything we do, and this month we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a particularly noteworthy review.

This month, we are delighted to showcase David Foxton, Q.C.’s review of Antony Lentin’s title Mr Justice McCardie (1869-1933): Rebel, Reformer, and Rogue Judge, which was recently featured as our Book of the Month. David has been consistently ranked as a leading commercial barrister by professional directories, and is currently both a Deputy High Court Judge and a Visiting Professor in Commercial Law at the University of Nottingham. In his review, David judged that “Lentin argues his cause with a passion and skill of which his subject would have been proud.”

"The book is written with verve and enthusiasm, and with exceedingly few errors […] The breadth of research is very impressive. The personal papers of judges generally offer thin gruel, and McCardie’s are no exception. Lentin overcomes this by very thorough research of more extensive collections to glean the passing references to McCardie, and by extensive reliance on contemporary newspapers (national, local and even the boxing periodical The Ring). […] While Lentin and the reviewer hold very different views on McCardie’s merits as a judge, and perhaps on what makes a good judge, Lentin argues his cause with a passion and skill of which his subject would have been proud."

–David Foxton, Q.C., Law Quarterly Review (2017)

To find out more about Mr Justice McCardie (1869-1933): Rebel, Reformer, and Rogue Judge, click here.

We are always very happy to hear from authors with reviews of their titles and have published an ever-increasing number of reviews on our website. Being well-reviewed is a strong selling point for any book, and at Cambridge Scholars we have a number of ways in which we can help authors and editors to this end.

In the first instance, following publication our dedicated Reviews Editor will contact individuals and publications from our wide-ranging list of contacts. We have up to 20 review copies to send directly to any interested scholars or publications as standard. We appreciate that our authors have specialist knowledge in their subject areas, and we always welcome suggestions of potential reviewers both during and after publication.

For more information on the post-publication process, please visit our dedicated Post-Publication page by clicking here or email

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A new focus on sciences 19 January 2018

We are now accepting publishing proposals in Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences, as well as continuing to publish in our core field of Social Sciences.

We are being helped to do this by our expanded Advisory Boards, and you can see a range of recent and forthcoming titles by clicking on the links above, and in the Advisory Board categories.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing continues to offer fast and fair review, a focus on inclusivity and diversity, international sales and distribution, with books printed in attractive hard covers as well as available in ebook formats. But we now do so with an expanded scope into Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences as well as Social Sciences.

To submit a proposal, please click here. To apply to join an Advisory Board, please click here

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Meet our Authors: Jarmo Valkola – January 2018 12 January 2018

Jarmo Valkola is a Professor and Doctor of Philosophy, having received his doctorate from the Department of Art Education at the University of Jyväskylä. He is Docent at Aalto University in Helsinki, Docent Professor at the University of Lapland, and Docent at the University of Jyväskylä. He is also Associate Professor of Film History and Theory at Baltic Film, Media, Art and Communication Institute of Tallinn University, Estonia. From time to time, he also works at Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, and the University of Vienna.

His research interests are wide-ranging, and include cognition, cognitive science, phenomenology, art, visual arts, audiovisuality, perception, pictorialism, media, cognitive media theory, media education, philosophy of the image.

He has written 17 books and 50 scientific articles on cinema, art, and aesthetics in various languages, including Finnish, English, French, Italian, Turkish, Greek, Estonian and Hungarian.

Jarmo is currently working on his next book, with the working title of Cognitive Analysis of Cinema, which integrates psychological and phenomenological approaches to understanding the complexity of media.

He is currently engaged in Tallinn as a Professor in two international programs called Kinoeyes and Viewfinder. The former is a joint project with the Lusófona University, Lisbon, and Screen Academy Scotland, Napier University, while Viewfinder is a collaboration with the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest (SZFE) and the National Film School at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.  In 2017, he was involved in a symposium on Péter Forgacs's films and in 2018 will be involved in another symposium on Arab cinema.

Jarmo is the author of Pictorialism in Cinema: Creating New Narrative Challenges, which explores the unique phenomenon of pictorialism and its connection with other arts in film and media studies. He describes the process of publishing the title with Cambridge Scholars:

The publishing process started with my letter to Cambridge Scholars, and I was pleased to get information about their publishing policies. I sent them a copy of the manuscript, and I got positive feedback about my research. After a while I received the answer that they had accepted my manuscript, after which there was a quite long period during which the manuscript, especially the language, was checked very carefully. After all this work, it was ready for printing. There were, of course, other issues like the cover image, which I got from my son who was making a short film up north. At the top of Finland there is a small piece of land, which belongs to Norway, called Finnmark, which is where the cover image was taken. I was very pleased with the whole publishing process, and I appreciated the thoroughness that the publisher and the people who work at Cambridge Scholars took with their jobs.

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Pictorialism in Cinema: Creating New Narrative Challenges. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJAN18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th February 2018.

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