This book is for everyone with an interest in whether there is extraterrestrial life. Recent discoveries of planets beyond the solar system (more than 4000 of them) suggest that the question is not 'whether?' but 'where?'. This book enables general readers to understand current endeavours to answer this question and the related one of 'what kind?'
It is now forty years since the discovery of AIDS, but its origins continue to puzzle doctors and scientists. In this updated edition of his acclaimed book, Jacques Pepin traces the origins and amplification of AIDS, and describes the events that transformed a chimpanzee virus into a global pandemic.
By extending our view of early black British writing beyond traditional questions of slavery and abolition, Ryan Hanley places black agency at the heart of a new social and cultural history of Georgian Britain. Combining historical research and literary analysis, he shows how black writers helped to make British society.
The first book-length history of female husbands: people assigned female at birth who transed gender to live fully as men in the United States and United Kingdom. Jen Manion draws on a wealth of sources to offer a dynamic, varied, and complex history of the LGBTQ past.
This book looks at the last years of Henry VIII's life, 1539-47, conventionally seen as a time when the king persecuted Protestants. The book argues that Henry's policies were much more ambiguous, and that it was during these years that English Protestantism's eventual identity was determined.