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Meet our Authors: Chima Osakwe - June 2019 14 June 2019

Chima Osakwe received his PhD with a specialization in postcolonial literatures from the University of Toronto. His publications have appeared in various scholarly journals including ARIEL, Journal of African Literature Association, Modern Drama and Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, among others. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the English Department of York University, Canada.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Chima has authored The Revolutionary Drama and Theatre of Femi Osofisan.

Chima describes his experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“Publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an experience I will always recall with pride. The personnel at Cambridge Scholars gave my manuscript their diligent attention, responded to my inquiries with minimum delay and were very respectful in their choice of language during our entire correspondence. Cambridge Scholars blends efficiency with professionalism in a commendable fashion. I proudly recommend this publishing outfit to any author with an interest in academic publication."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on The Revolutionary Drama and Theatre of Femi Osofisan. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th July 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Farhad Malekian - June 2019 14 June 2019

Farhad Malekian is a Persian-Swedish leading authority in substantive criminal law, international criminal law, comparative international criminal law and criminal justice. His works have been used as course literature across the world. He was recognised by L’Association Internationale de Droit Penal as one of the “leaders in the field of international criminal law” in the twentieth century.

Farhad has been a distinguished leading authority on comparative international criminal law and procedure since 1992. He is the author of twenty books and a plethora of articles, which have been recommended sources and reading literature in law faculties from Europe to Vietnam.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Farhad has authored, co-authored or co-edited nine books. His most recent three books are;  Allegation by Political LaunderingClassical Morality in International Peremptory Criminal Law, and Corpus Juris of Islamic International Criminal Justice.


Farhad explains his reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, emphasising the freedom that authors have throughout the whole publishing process:

“I should like to start by conveying my sense of great honour which Cambridge Scholars Publishing has given me by inviting me to write my thoughts about the process of publishing a book with them. Cambridge Scholars Publishing have respected my writing and, without interference, have permitted me to freely lay bare my creative understanding of the relevant legal discipline.

There are publishers which may have different policies regarding publication, but with CSP one feels free of different restrictive ties and I have been able to develop my creative ideas with complete support from the publishing side. This not only includes the time schedule, but also continued communication with the author and necessary cooperation about the process of adoption of the work throughout the different levels of progress.  In addition, the publisher fully understands that it is solely the writer who is responsible for the metaphysics of the work and certainly not the publisher.  Otherwise, any judgments would be unjust. This means that CSP entirely respects the principles of freedom of expression.

Having thought much about the publisher’s function in our living academic world, I am confident in the ability of CSP to bring the voice and the message of the author to each relevant individual in the world. I also invite all good lawyers who care for the process of publishing - which is as equal as the process of writing a manuscript - to submit to CSP and consequently promote their work.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Allegation by Political LaunderingClassical Morality in International Peremptory Criminal Law, and Corpus Juris of Islamic International Criminal Justice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th July 2019.


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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - 2019 June 31 May 2019

This month, our Editorial Advisory Board member Dr. Shamini Srivastava has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our most recent titles in psychology. Dr Shamini Srivastava obtained her BSc (Bio) from D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, India, her MA in Applied Psychology (Gold Medalist) from V.B.S. Purvanchal University, India, and her PhD  from the Department of Psychology at Banaras Hindu University, India. Currently she is H.O.D in Psychology at Feroze Gandhi College, affiliated to Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, India. Previously she has worked as a guest lecturer at UNSIET Jaunpur and HRIT Ghaziabad, India.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Shamini’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABJUN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st July 2019.


Dr. Shamini Srivastava’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Applied Social Psychology

Editors: Patricia-Luciana Runcan, Georgeta Raţă  

The concept of applied social psychology aims at using social psychology theories and principles to improve the functioning of institutions and individuals. The five chapters of this book contain carefully selected essays that approach both academic issues and empiric research results covering a wide range of interests. The ways in which vulnerable groups rely on psychological mechanisms in their adjustment to concrete situations, and new research in the sphere of mental health are two such subjects covered here.  


Applied Social Psychology represents a landmark for the interdisciplinary approach to social psychology by focusing on the different and burning issues of modern society. First of all, it focuses on theoretical approaches to psychology, which considerably focused on the frame for today’s orientation in the area of applied psychology. Furthermore, it deals with this concerned field with special reference to school psychology. In this area this book focuses on the attitude of students towards their career, and how social identity is represented among the students. This book also offers a large amount of empirical evidence for the better understanding of these issues. It is very appreciable that this book also deals with the role of media in relation to teenagers and their personal development and interpersonal relationships in the cultural context. This section is very useful and beneficial in understanding the behavior of teenagers in the social context. It is really impressive that this book also tackles some current societal issues such as addiction and media structure in a new era. Internet addiction is the most pervasive and challenging issue in recent years. That is why this book is very unique and impressive. Lastly, this book focuses on the extremely sensible area of social psychology i.e. on mental health issues which differentiate between a normal and a pathologic person. Different mental health issues are covered in this section with special focus on postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer disease, schizophrenia. It is a very noteworthy point, and this becomes a key chapter for the readers and should also attract students and academics to study more and more in the field of psychology. Further, those who are professionally trained and want to deepen their knowledge about the applied social psychology should read this book. 


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Book of the Month - June 2019 30 May 2019

Our June ‘Book of the Month’ is The Death of Childhood: Reinventing the Joy of Growing Up by Victor Strasburger.

Strasburger provides a sobering look at what it means to grow up in America today. It is both an obituary to childhood and a work which offers solutions on how to restore the charm and innocence of youth. 


Written by an international expert on the effects of media on children, The Death of Childhood provides a fascinating—and sobering—look at what it means to grow up in America today. Following in the footsteps of Neil Postman, Marie Winn, and Mary Pipher, this riveting and heart-breaking book is an obituary to childhood, exploring its origins and tracing its progress to what could be its bitter end in the early 21st century—if we don’t act now to resuscitate it.

No longer are we raising children in the idyllic world that many of today’s grandparents and parents remember—a world filled with kick-the-can, unsupervised bike adventures and dog-walking, and the freedom to explore. Now, thanks to the Internet, new technology, and social networking, the complexion of childhood has changed and there are no adult “secrets” anymore—the answer to every question exists a fingertip’s reach away in cyberspace. It’s not just technology and media that are changing, childhood is also suffering the effects of underfunded schools, inattentive parents, a plethora of guns, and a hostile society. Despite all of that, this book shows that there is hope, and offers solutions to restore the charm and innocence of childhood.


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 BOMJUN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th June 2019.

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


“It is a much different world for children today. The Death of Childhood helps us navigate this complex terrain. [It is a] must-read for educators, parents, researchers, and policy makers.”
Ed Donnerstein, PhD
Dean Emeritus, University of Arizona

“Raising children is probably the most important job parents have, but it is a tough job (to say the least). Parents want to get it right, but often don’t know where to turn for valid and reliable information about how to raise their children. I suggest that they turn to Dr. Victor Strasburger’s book, The Death of Childhood. This is a well-documented book that provides parents useful and accurate answers to their most important questions (such as, how much media is too much?)."
Brad Bushman, PhD
Professor of Communications, Ohio State University

“I found [this book] impressively researched and documented... [It is] a powerful, well-documented argument for rethinking childhood and our approach to it from the parenting to the educational perspectives.
David Elkind, PhD
Professor of Child Development Emeritus, Tufts University

“This book is timely, easy to read, [and] is well-researched. It will greatly benefit parents and grandparents who read it and children in the care of such people. Anyone who cares about children or the future of our society also should pay close attention to the key public policy issues raised in this book. How do we teach and socialize children into adolescence and into a physically and emotionally healthy young adulthood? How do we regulate digital space in ways that foster positive growth and an accurate understanding of the world and our place in it? How can we reclaim a positive historical role for childhood, one that keeps the fun and enjoyment of learning and growing with others and that simultaneously uses modern technologies to enhance childhood rather than destroying it? Vic Strasburger hits on these issues in an engaging, often humorous, way.”
Craig A. Anderson
Editor-in-Chief, Aggressive Behavior; Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University

“The Death of Childhood boldly explains the myriad challenges and threats facing kids and teens today. From our gun culture to the obesity epidemic (and so much more!), Dr Strasburger’s insights are seen through his unique lens as an expert on media. This book will inform the knowledge, attitudes, and response of parents, educators, mental health experts, pediatricians and other healthcare providers, as well as policy makers.”
Marjorie Hogan
Former Chair, AAP Committee on Communications; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, USA

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World Refugee Day - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 30 May 2019

June 20th is the annual World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day is a day that is organised by the United Nations in order to "commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee." For more information about this hugely important day please click here to go to the UN website.

To mark this day, and to try and help educate on this issue of paramount importance, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling titles that are related to refugees and their struggles.

To redeem your discount, simply add the book(s) to your basket and enter the promotional code WORLDREFUGEE19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th June 2019.

Intersections of Displacement Operating at different scales and imagined places, homelessness and asylum seeking are issues of fundamental social justice typically viewed as a problem of cities and crises of national and international concern respectively. However, over the past two decades in particular, the increasing and volatile numbers of asylum seekers arriving in the West have created a new form of homelessness, mainly hidden, often vulnerable, and located in the interstices of international and local displacement. Considering refugee settlement in London, England, and Toronto, Canada, this book argues that this new form of homelessness also requires a new perspective in order to be properly understood, and this perspective should come from refugees themselves.   

The author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will be contributed to the Canadian Council for Refugees.

International Migration in the 21st Century: Problems and Solutions - This collection tackles the problems surrounding international migration, raising the question of the reasons for, and consequences of, being a migrant in the 21st century. Some of the issues it focuses on include migrant identities, integration, voting behavior, citizenship, and child health encountered in Europe and Turkey. The book also provides psychological, economic and micro-level analysis, together with social and judicial perspectives. It contributes to the endeavor to understand the global parameters on migration and potential solutions for a boundless global community.

Exploring Intervention - Drawing on nine case studies and innovative empirical material from various regions of Uganda, this edited volume focuses on the interplay between humanitarian, economic and academic intervention on the one hand and mobility, permanent transit and (re-)settlement on the other – not least against the background of the versatile trajectories of flight and displacement and cultural practices that can be observed in the diverse environment of the country. In doing so, on a methodological level, this volume casts light on multifaceted processes of academic entanglements and knowledge production, on self-positioning processes of the researcher and the various role conflicts connected to research in complex settings.

Processes of Immigration in Rural Europe - Contemporary immigration processes, such as forced migration and labour-induced mobility, as well as lifestyle and leisure-oriented movements, increasingly affect areas in Europe that are considered as peripheral or rural. This edited collection sheds light on the diversity of in-migration, its specific implications for development and strategies for coping.

The structure of the volume therefore follows four main themes: (1) conceptual reflections on immigration to peripheral rural areas and development prospects; (2) patterns and types of immigration processes, drawing on various case studies from all over Europe; (3) realms of integration: namely, housing, economy and social life; (4) immigration management with a special emphasis on regional and local strategies, undertaken by policy-makers, the private sector and civil society.


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Meet our Authors: Maria Vodenska - May 2019 14 May 2019

Prof. Maria Vodenska received her Master’s degree in Geography of Tourism from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Geology and Geography, in 1974, and her PhD from Moscow Academy of Sciences in 1978. She has worked at the “Geography of Tourism Department” of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” from 1979-2017 and was heading the department in the period 1994-1999. In 1994-2003 she was consecutively Deputy Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Geology and Geography. From 2011 to 2015 Prof. Vodenska was the Deputy Chairperson of the Sofia University’s General Assembly. Now she is a Professor at the International Business School-Botevgrad in Bulgaria. She has over 100 research papers and books, mainly in Bulgarian and English.

In 2018 she was a part of the Editorial team and also a contributor to a book published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing under the title Traditions and Innovations in Contemporary Tourism. This book presents significant theoretical and empirical approaches towards various hospitality and tourism aspects concerning both traditions and innovations in tourism development.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Maria has most recently edited Hospitality and Tourism in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis.


Maria explains her reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, emphasising the efficient nature of our work, and the special attention given to her as an author and editor:

Cambridge Scholars contacted our Tourism Department at Sofia University in 2017 and offered to publish selected papers of our international 50 anniversary conference. The reason we decided to accept the offer was that it promoted itself as an ‘upmarket’ niche publisher and that was what we were looking for for our contributors. The process of handling the legal side (contracts, agreements, etc.) was extremely quick and efficient and the production process was conducted in an efficient and pleasantly friendly manner. The editorial guidance given to us has always combined with support and encouragement. In the earliest stages the editorial team put me on the right track, and provided assistance that was valuable. I especially appreciated the prompt replies whenever we had any queries concerning the manuscript, e.g. its layout, scope, or any other particular section like the cover design.

As a result of our joint and good productive work I was invited by CSP to become a member of the Advisory Board of Travel and Tourism Management and the Advisory Board of Sociology of Leisure and Tourism and Travel books.

Later in 2018 I offered another international book for publication by CSP. The proposal was gladly accepted and we enjoyed the same satisfactory process of going through all publication stages. Texts were checked very thoroughly, and often sent back to authors with explicit comments to make sure they meet the highest standards of publication. Questions were answered promptly and special concerns of mine were adequately handled.

I am really glad I chose to publish with Cambridge Scholars and I plan to continue this fruitful collaboration. I am pleased and would recommend them to other scholars without hesitation!


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Hospitality and Tourism in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Galina Weinstein - May 2019 14 May 2019

Dr Galina Weinstein specializes in the work of Albert Einstein and in the history and philosophy of the Special and General Theories of Relativity. She is currently a Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, Israel. She has received several prestigious awards in recent years, including a GIF (German Israeli Foundation for Research) grant to conduct extended research in the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, and several post-doctoral fellowships. She worked as an invited Guest Research Associate in REHSEIS at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, and in the Center for Einstein Studies at Boston University, USA.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Galina has authored Einstein's Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity (2nd Edition).

Galina describes her experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

"It is my pleasure to write this recommendation on behalf of Cambridge Scholars. I believe any scholar will enjoy publishing their book with Cambridge Scholars. They showed kindness from the very first contact with me shortly after I was in search of a publisher for my first book. For my second manuscript, it was clear to me that Cambridge Scholars would be the right publisher, capable of creating a perfect academic book (book manuscripts were already reviewed before signing the contract). Cambridge Scholars' workers have impressed me with their flexibility and understanding of the marketing process. Future writers should feel confident that their manuscripts will be published on time and with consistent quality. In the typesetting process, the workers were thorough but prompt, clean and sharp in their execution. They have paid close attention to details and were ready to reformulate until the desired effect was achieved."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Einstein's Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity (2nd Edition). To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th June 2019.


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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - 2019 May 01 May 2019

This month's recommended read is one of our recent titles in the environmental science domain and was decided on by our Editorial Advisory Board member Sukanchan Palit as his recommended read.

Sukanchan is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India. He reached this impressive point by obtaining his BChE in Chemical Engineering in 1992 and his MChE in 1994 in Chemical Engineering, both from Jadavpur University, India. He has 23 years of experience in the fields of industry, teaching and research.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Sukanchan’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st June 2019.


Sukanchan Palit’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Global Climate Change, Environment and Energy: Global Challenges and Opportunities to Global Stability

Editor: Filiz Katman

Global climate change is the result of natural climate change and man-made climate change damaging the global atmosphere over a comparable time period. Despite its overwhelmingly negative connotations, it also brings about opportunities such as the possibility of a green economy.This book covers both sides of this debate in providing comprehensive information concerning climate change, environment and energy.


"Human civilization and human scientific progress are today in the path of newer vision and newer scientific rejuvenation. Sustainable development whether it is environmental, energy, social or economic are the utmost needs of human civilization today. The science of climate change and environmental protection today stands at the crucial juncture of deep scientific profundity and scientific redemption. Water, air and soil pollution are a bane to human civilization. The authors deeply reaffirm and pointedly focus on the scientific success, the scientific excellence as well as scientific vision in the research pursuit in climate change and environmental sustainability. Thus, humanity will surely embark on a newer scientific venture and a newer scientific vision in the field of environmental engineering science and environmental process engineering in decades to come.” 


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Book of the Month - May 2019 30 April 2019

Our May 'Book of the Month' is The Da Vinci Globe by Stefaan Missinne.

Leonardo Da Vinci is renowned as being one of the greatest artists, inventors and diversely talented individuals to have ever lived. The 2nd May 2019 is the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci's death, and this book celebrates his life as it brings the reader through a fabulous journey of scholars, maps, riddles, rebuses, iconographic symbols and enigmatic phrases to illuminate the da Vinci globe.


A chance discovery at a distinguished London map fair in 2012 by a Belgian globe collector produced the most unique of finds: a distinct globe with mysterious images, such as old ships, sailors, a volcano, a hybrid monster, pentimenti, waving patterns, conic individualised mountains, curving rivers, vigorous coastal lines, chiaroscuro and an unresolved triangular anagram, which remains an enigma. The globe is hand-engraved in great detail on ostrich egg shells from Pavia by a left-handed Renaissance genius of unquestionable quality. It shows secret knowledge of the map world from the time of Columbus, Cabral, Amerigo Vespucci and Leonardo da Vinci. Central and North America are covered by a vast ocean. The da Vinci globe originates from Florence and dates from 1504. It marks the first time ever that the names of countries such as Brazil, Germania, Arabia and Judea have appeared on a globe. The da Vinci globe now takes its rightful place, surpassing the Lenox globe, its copper-cast identical twin, as the most mysterious globe of our time. As such, this monograph is an essential text in Leonardo studies and in the history of cartography.


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 BOMMAY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st May 2019.

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


“Dr. S. Missinne‘s thorough research on the da Vinci Globe has been of great personal interest and an update of the newest most convincing evidence took place last August during our meeting in Rome and the Vatican. Dr. Missinne's detailed investigations provide irrefutable arguments towards the conclusion that the Ostrich Egg Globe and it’s twin are from the hand of nobody else than Leonardo da Vinci.“

Johan Ickx, Università Europea di Roma and Head of the Archive in Vatican City

“A gigantic, six-year labor of love, with hard to find research, proofs, and new information on Leonardo da Vinci! As a great canvas painting artist, da Vinci's technique was also engraved in intaglio style, to even the smallest detail. The Da Vinci Globe traces the history of an ostrich egg (a symbol of great wealth ) to a garden, where ostriches were kept five hundred years ago in Italy, and upon which a map has been engraved, which only could be made by left-handed engraving typical to Da Vinci - the engravings are also paste-print, two dimensional, of great optical quality, and interesting in science, and map reading/navigation. […] Missinne, a student of Pedretti, lives up to the knowledge and analysis with a fun, fact-filled research tome which is generational in quality and academic research. It takes one thing to know a Da Vinci but it is quite another to prove one. And in this, Missinne’s book provides a great read to the world. Here, European artists are shown to be expert in more than one field, proficient in more than one area. This greatly enlarges our view of European art history and illuminates new paths of knowledge.”

J. Constable, Italian Renaissance Expert, Cambridge, USA

“One of the first globes ever made and it was by Da Vinci. This book is a thoroughly documented and researched proof that not only proves that this amazing globe is one the first to exist but that is also was made by DaVinci! Kudos to the author for a job well done.“

B. Gordon, Globe and Historical World Map Expert, New York

“Based on a very sound methodology, Missinne offers irrefutable evidence for Da Vinci´s authorship of the so-called ‘Ostrich Egg Globe’ dating from 1504 and for its identical twinn, the Lenox globe a the New York Public Library. By investigating in detail the miniature globe engraved on the ostrich egg, Missinne extends his analysis not only to the technical peculiarities of Leonardo da Vinci but also to the geographical and social context in which this artifact was conceived. [...] Missinne´s valid interdisciplinary methodical approach supported by numerous international scholars, will certainly draw a large readership. I enjoyed this book very much and I therefore recommend it to anybody interested in the life and of this universal Italian genius author of the oldest globe to depict the new World.“

Elisabetta Gnignera, Specialist in Italian Renaissance Dress History

“Leonardo's intellectus is far from being completely explored: we have now to face an unexpected discovery, casting new light on the genius from Vinci. Prof. Missinne not only found, but deeply studied and researched what was considered a lost creation, a terrestrial globe that Leonardo had made for himself, tracing its surface according to Amerigo Vespucci’s latest discoveries, including a map of South America. This astonishing item has been analyzed from a historical, physical, chemical, iconographic, stylistic and symbolic point of view: all findings neatly demonstrate that this globe is his, and moreover that it is the model from which the famous Lenox Globe was cast. More intriguing than a novel, prof. Missinne’s volume accompanies the reader, page after page, to the final conclusion that this little treasure, made from two ostrich shells, appeared unnoticed to the antiquarian market a few years ago, does really come from the hands and from the mind of the most celebrated among Renaissance geniuses.“

Marisa Addomine, Italy, Horological researcher and historian

“The account that Professor Missinne has presented on his remarkable discovery is absolutely overwhelming, so much so that I sincerely believe that it will soon become acknowledged as one of the most significant discoveries of the 21st century. Through his hard work and great enthusiasm, Professor Missinne was able to gather extremely important and enlightening information concerning this unique and mysterious sphere. As settled in this book, due to his arduous in-depth and meticulous research, there is indeed credible evidence that the Globe here presented to the world is a work of the unrivaled greatest artist of the Renaissance times, Leonardo Da Vinci himself!”

António de Almeida Ribeiro, Ambassador of Portugal to Austria

“From old ships, sailors, waves, and monsters, to the meandering courses of the rivers, the clearly-outlined mountain ranges, the isolated peaks of the volcanoes: a very high quality item, such a perfect one it was suspected that behind it it could not be the work of a cartographer, but it would have been made by an extremely gifted artist. So it came to pass that in 2012, a Belgian collector, Stefaan Missinne, scholar of the renowned late professor Carlo Pedretti, the most important expert on Leonardo da Vinci’s life and works, suspected that the little precious globe, beyond being the oldest cartographic evidence of Southern America on a globe, it might have been produced by the genius hand of Leonardo himself. The discovery had international resonance, but now, after several years of deep research, it is presented again to a wider public with a full repertoire of documents and proofs. The analysis of the engraving techniques showed that the maker was left-handed (as Leonardo was); Carbon 14 testing was done to identify its age; the breeding place of the Ostriches from where the eggshells originate was with the highest probability the garden of the Viscounts of Pavia, and a number of details, cross checked and confirmed by several experts on Leonardo’s production and Renaissance cartography scholars, like Professor Leonardo Rombai from the University of Florence, all confirmed professor Missinne’s´ thesis. The research needed an interdisciplinary approach: The Renaissance world was an interdisciplinary one as well! The author has been crossing data from mathematics, art history, cartography, iconography, physics, cosmology, engraving techniques, graphology, not to mention all the most modern methods he appropriated (from electron microscopy to CTs). This globe is actually the oldest engraved globe and Leonardo could make it thanks to geographical information he obtained first hand from his friend, Amerigo Vespucci. Professor Missinne also spotted a drawing by Leonardo, kept at the British Library, and formerly classified as a representation of the Moon surface: he demonstrated that the drawing is a prepatory one for this globe. Symbols, enigmas and an anagram – not yet solved – are engraved on this wonderful globe. The whole research is well described in Missinne’s book The Da Vinci Globe, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing; a book to be read while waiting for the celebrations of Leonardo’s´ five hundred year anniversary in 2019.“ 

Francesca Grego News Editor, (c) 2018 ARTE.IT Rome

“Missinne demonstrated (2013) quite convincingly that the Ostrich Egg Globe (OEG) was actually the original pattern (lost for 500 years) for the mold in which the Lenox globe was cast.""And now, five years later, after what has clearly been a huge research undertaking in which he travelled widely and apparently spared no expense, he is back to proclaim that Leonardo da Vinci was, in fact the one and only author and fabricator. There is a good deal to be praised here: Dr. Missinne has obviously devoted himself to his task, tracking down many obscure sources, subjecting the globe to many scientific tests, and providing dozens of high-quality photographs of both the OEG and the Hunt-Lenox globe, as well as numerous color photographs from Leonardo’s notebooks and manuscripts. The microphotography is superb....""" The book positively bristles with documentation, as if every citation, no matter how little it bears on the OEG, serves to bolster the case for Leonardo as author.""Dr. Missinne is a very lucky man." "I’m not an expert on ostrich egg art, but I’ve looked at a great many early maps and to my curatorial eye, it “looks right.” "I see no explanation for the uncanny concordance of the OEG and the Lenox globe other than a cast made directly from the OEG before the halves of the egg were cemented together. I even find the argument for Leonardo’s authorship pretty convincing, especially given his known experiments with casting metals and the extraordinary depiction of waves (quite unlike the water on any other map I know of, and reminiscent of his other depictions of water and human hair).“ 

Robert W. Karrow Jr (map curator (retired) Newberry Library) The Portolan, Spring 2019 pp. 60-63


"Most grateful for his visit and with warmest congratulations for his Leonardo studies."

Univ. Prof. Dr. Carlo Pedretti (1928-2018), Former Armand Hammer Chair in Leonardo Studies at the University of California, Former Member of the Permanent Commission for the National Edition of the Manuscripts and Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.  


"A fascinating discussion of a 1504 global map by Leonardo da Vinci, engraved on ostrich egg shell, displaying the artist´s knowledge of recent geographical discoveries."

Award winning Author University Prof. Dr. Margaret L. King, Expert in Italian Renaissance (the classical tradition), Graduate Center of the City University of New York, History, Emirita


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Diversity Day - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 29 April 2019

May 21st is the annual World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, or ‘Diversity Day’, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly. Diversity Day aims to demonstrate that cultural diversity leads to economic growth alongside moral, intellectual and emotional growth.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing wholeheartedly believes in - and operates on the premise of - helping to develop a dialogue among civilisations and cultures, while fostering respect and mutual understanding.

To mark Diversity Day, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling titles on diversity.

To redeem your discount, simply add the book(s) to your basket and enter the promotional code DIVERSITY19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 1st June 2019.

This book shows that the potential for evolution is based on the tenets of diversity and freedom, which also underlie most of the ethical and moral values that people cherish, whatever their beliefs. Those values can apply to everything that has evolved or will evolve, whether they are humans, other organisms, machines or memes. There is potential for all people who believe in the power of evolution, whether they link that to other spiritual beliefs or not, to unite in a congregation of evolutionists. This will not only help reduce present-day conflicts; it will also be important in the future when we have to face other challenges, such as machine self-awareness. Evolution has made humans not only self-aware, but aware of the universe. As they are a part of the universe, that means that the universe is self-aware in the same sense as any other entity is self-aware, and this gives enormous potential to change the future that mainline physicists tell us will be dark and dead.

This anthology is the official publication of World without Anger (WWA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote peace. This collection of peer-reviewed papers stemmed from presentations given at the 6th International WWA conference, titled “Global Peace and Emotional Intelligence for Education, Cultural Diversity, Harmony and Behavior Management”. The contributions reflect diverse, international perspectives on peace-related subjects. The topics include anger cognition and management; the study of self-referential and inclusive language; indigenous perspectives on peace; associations of stress with cardiovascular parameters; strategies to reduce anger through dance; personality traits including agreeableness among public employees; human resource development; emotional intelligence and technology project outcomes among ethnic minorities; the association of emotional maturity and academic performance; and emotional awareness and decision-making.

While gender issues are almost always multidimensional and complex, this book discusses them from a cultural angle and with a focus on crossing borders, to represent their concepts meaningfully and to illuminate their realities as sharply as possible. Its five parts detail specific aspects and issues within that focus, namely communication, literary representation, equality and violence, work and politics, and cross-cultural connections. This combination of a wide topical range with specific discussions of gender issues makes the volume’s insights worthwhile for a wide range of readers, from individuals and groups engaging with current gender challenges, to institutional and political decision-makers entrusted with improving gender relations on national or international levels, up to social, economic or educational institutions empowered to implement such solutions in everyday reality. 

This volume presents seventeen essays critically reflecting on the collaborative work of the contemporary ethnographic museum with diverse communities. It invites the reader to think about the roles and values of museums internationally, particularly the wide range of creative approaches that can progress dialogue and intercultural understanding in an age of migration that is marked by division and distrust. Against a troubling global background of prejudice and misunderstanding, where elections are increasingly returning right-wing governments, this timely book considers the power of an inclusive and transformative museum space, specifically the movements from static sites where knowledge is transmitted to passive audiences towards potential contact zones where diverse community voices and visibilities are raised and new knowledge(s) actively constructed.


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