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How to Escape from Prison

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The Remarkable Story of How One Man Defied the Odds At 18, Paul Wood thought he had lost everything. He had committed an act he knew would send him to prison for many years. To a young man like Paul, it might as well have been for the rest of his life. Plunged into a nightmarish world of extreme violence, solitary confinement, gang allegiances, drugs, vindictive wardens and regular stabbings, Paul spent the next 11 years confined in some of New Zealand's toughest jails. Based on an account of his experiences he wrote while still inside, How to Escape from Prison chronicles Paul's road to redemption and a new life as a doctor of psychology, helping others strive to fulfil their potential and develop the resilience to flourish, even in adversity. This is a gripping read about a man who sank to the depths of despair, before scaling the heights of true freedom. 'Paul's transformation is unbelievable. We are sometimes brought up to think a zebra can't change its stripes. Paul Wood's story is proof that anyone can change. It gives you great courage that you can do anything.' - Sir John Kirwan
Author: Paul Wood
Published by HarperCollins on 07/01/2019
Book details: 336 pages.

London is a Forest

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Can a city be a forest? At first glance, this does not chime with our childhood idea of the ‘wild wood’ – a dark entanglement of trees, where humans fear to tread. But a forest does not need to be dense and impenetrable, and it’s not unheard of for people to live in them either. In London, 8.6 million people are crammed into just 600 square miles alongside 8.3 million trees, and millions upon millions of other plants, insects and animals. According to one UN definition, this makes the city a forest. The Forestry Commission agree, describing London as the world’s largest urban forest. And it’s a very special, urban forest at that. Following a number of trails through the rich diversity of London, this book will look closely at the urban forest, our relationships with it and attitudes towards it and will uncover the fascinating stories and secrets it holds. Through these paths that meander through the urban forest, author Paul Wood explores its geography, its past and future, and looks at the remarkable variety of life supported in this unique metropolitan ecosystem. From the edgelands to the beating heart of the clamorous 21st century megacity, a wealth of arboreal details, history, legend and anecdotes will be revealed along the way. You’ll discover some of the species found here, and the people who have helped to shape this remarkable environment over many centuries. Complementing the trails, Wood will look in more detail at the fascinating stories of some of the iconic, and some of the more hidden species that define the urban forest. These will include familiar tree species like the London Plane, Oaks, Cherries and Hornbeam, alongside the rare Wild Service Tree and the surprising Tree of Heaven. Other inhabitants of the forest such as parakeets, urban foxes and, of course, humans will also be featured.
Author: Paul Wood
Published by Hardie Grant Publishing on 05/02/2019
Book details: 192 pages.

Western Art and the Wider World

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Western Art and the Wider World explores the evolvingrelationship between the Western canon of art, as it has developedsince the Renaissance, and the art and culture of the Islamicworld, the Far East, Australasia, Africa and the Americas. Explores the origins, influences, and evolving relationshipbetween the Western canon of art as it has developed since theRenaissance and the art and culture of the Islamic world, the FarEast, Australasia, Africa and the Americas Makes the case for ‘world art’ long before thefashion of globalization Charts connections between areas of study in art that long wereconsidered in isolation, such as the Renaissance encounter with theOttoman Empire, the influence of Japanese art on the19th-century French avant-garde and of African art on earlymodernism, as well as debates about the relation of‘contemporary art’ to the past. Written by a well-known art historian and co-editor of thelandmark Art in Theory volumes
Author: Paul Wood
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 12/16/2013
Book details: 320 pages.

Thomas Reid on Mathematics and Natural Philosophy

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Thomas Reid was an intellectual polymath interested in all aspects of Enlightenment thought. Paul Wood reconstructs Reid's career as a mathematician and natural philosopher and shows how he grappled with Sir Isaac Newton's scientific legacy.
Author: Paul Wood
Published by Edinburgh University Press on 08/31/2017
Book details: 304 pages.

Varieties of Modernism

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This work discusses the art of the middle third of the twentieth century. It consists of a short general introduction and four parts, each concentrating on a key aspect of the art of the period.
Author: Paul Wood
Published by Yale University Press on 07/16/2019
Book details: 411 pages.

Themes in Contemporary Art

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This work discusses the art of the final third of the twentieth century. In seven related chapters, it looks at different aspects of the postmodernism that has dominated art since the 1960s.
Published by Yale University Press on 07/16/2019
Book details: 326 pages.

Art of the Avant-gardes

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02 This gorgeous book presents and discusses the oils, works on paper, and other artistic creations of William Holman Hunt, one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. This gorgeous book presents and discusses the oils, works on paper, and other artistic creations of William Holman Hunt, one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood.
Published by Yale University Press on 07/16/2019
Book details: 462 pages.

Biodiversity and Democracy

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The world's species, genes, and ecosystems are going extinct at analarming and unprecedented rate, largely as a result of humanactivities. If this trend continues, human civilization itself is atrisk. Yet we remain either unaware or unconcerned. In Biodiversityand Democracy, Paul Wood looks at this dilemma from anotherperspective. He argues that the problem can be traced back to how wethink about both biodiversity and democratic societies. He examines theconcept of biodiversity, recasting it as an essential environmentalcondition that is being irreversibly depleted, not a biologicalresource that can simply be replaced. He then demonstrates howdemocratic policies cater to short-term public preferences, with littleor no concern for the long term.
Published by UBC Press on 07/16/2019
Book details: 237 pages.

Art of the Twentieth Century

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This reader, a companion to The Open University’s four-volume Art of the Twentieth Century series, offers a variety of writings by art historians and art theorists. The writings were originally published as freestanding essays or chapters in books, and they reflect the diversity of art historical interpretations and theoretical approaches to twentieth-century art. Accessible to the general reader, this book may be read independently or to supplement the materials explored in the four course texts. The volume includes a general introduction as well as a brief introduction to each piece, outlining its origin and relevance.
Published by Yale University Press on 07/16/2019
Book details: 346 pages.

The Challenge of the Avant-garde

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The Challenge of the Avant-Garde is the fourth of six books in the series Art and its Histories, which form the main texts of an Open University course. The course has been designed for students who are new to the discipline but will also appeal to those who have undertaken some study in this area. This volume traces the challenge posed to the academic canon by the emergent avant-garde of the early and mid-nineteenth century.It looks at significant shifts in the development of the concept, both in moves away from the sense of social leadership to a desire for artistic autonomy in the later nineteenth century and then a reverse movement to bridge the gap between art and life in the revolutionary avant-gardes of the early twentieth century. The book closes with an examination of the eventual incorporation of the avant-garde as a form of modern canon by the eve of World War II. Throughout, it seeks to relate the discourse of artistic avant-gardism in all its forms to contemporary social and political histories.
Published by Yale University Press on 07/16/1999
Book details: 284 pages.
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