Yearly Archives: 2015

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  • 23 Dec 2015
    happy holidays - pandas on a sleigh
    Andrew Martin

    Happy Holidays!

    We’d like to thank you for reading the fifteeneightyfour blog from Cambridge University Press during 2015. We’ll be back in January 2016, with more great articles, discussions and interviews with our authors. We wish you a very happy holiday season.  

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  • 22 Dec 2015
    Donald Trump. Photo: Greg Skidmore via Creative Commons.
    Éric Montpetit

    The Media Game and Policy-Making

    Éric Montpetit, author of In Defense of Pluralism: Policy Disagreement and its Media Coverage (2016), takes a look at how the media handles political stories.

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  • 21 Dec 2015
    Medieval manuscript. Photo: Walters Art Museum via Creative Commons.
    Tim William Machan

    Medieval Language and / or Literature

    Tim William Machan, editor of Imagining Medieval English - Language Structures and Theories 500-1500 (2016) explores the significance of the phrase 'language and literature'.

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  • 18 Dec 2015
    Cyberspace. Image: John Suler
    John Suler

    Why I Still Like Cyberspace

    John Suler, author of Digital Age: Humans Become Electric (2015), explains why he remains a fan of cyberspace.

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  • 17 Dec 2015
    Salpingoeca sp. - Choanoflagellate. Photo: Barry S. C. Leadbeater.
    Barry Leadbeater

    The Choanoflagellates – Evolution, Biology and Ecology

    My interest in choanoflagellates came about by accident. In 1970 I spent a month in Norway attempting to collect coccolithophorids (calcified phytoplankton) which are usually present in coastal waters during summer. However, August 1970 proved to be an exception in that there were no coccolithophorids but instead I encountered mysterious looking single-celled flagellates each within […]

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  • 16 Dec 2015
    The Future. Photo: Kristian Bjornard via Creative Commons.

    The future of the internet

    In the final part of our cyberpsychology roundtable discussion, our 4 authors look forward to reveal what they think the future holds for the internet and the impact it will have on our society.

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  • 15 Dec 2015
    Oil Barrels. Photo: Remco van der meer via Creative Commons.
    Hussein A. Amery

    The Hydrological Benefits of Low Oil Prices

    Dr Hussein A. Amery, author of Arab Water Security: Threats and Opportunities in the Gulf States (2015) explores the hydrological benefits of low oil prices.

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  • 14 Dec 2015
    Expert button. Photo: GotCredit.

    Harnessing the Power of Experts

    Relying on expert judgement is a risky but necessary business, requiring the right tools ... and the right experts.

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