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              The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters

              The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nichols, Tom

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Technology and increasing levels of education have exposed people to more information than ever before. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issue...s. Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism. Tom Nichols' The Death of Expertise shows how this rejection of experts has occurred: the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine, among other reasons. Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. When ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy or, in the worst case, a combination of both. An update to the 2017breakout hit, the paperback edition of The Death of Expertise provides a new foreword to cover the alarming exacerbation of these trends in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election. Judging from events on the ground since it first published, The Death of Expertise issues a warning about the stability and survival of modern democracy in the Information Age that is even more important today.
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              ISBN 9780190865979
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe: Picturing the Social Margins
               

              Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe: Picturing the Social Margins (Hardback, New edition)

              Edited by Nichols, Tom

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Focuses on the visual representation of marginal and outcast people in early modern Europe. This volume offers a comprehensive analysis of a range of images featuring Jews and Turks, roguish beggars, syphilitics and plague victims, the 'deserving poor', toothpullers, beggar philo...sophers, black slaves, itinerant actors and street hawkers.
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              ISBN 9780754655572
              Released NZ 25 Apr 2007
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Renaissance Art: A Beginner's Guide

              Renaissance Art: A Beginner's Guide (Paperback)

              By Nichols, Tom

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              The fifteenth century saw the evolution of a distinct and powerfully influential European artistic culture. But what does the familiar phrase Renaissance Art actually refer to? The author explores the truly original and diverse character of the art of the Renaissance.

              ISBN 9781851687244
              Released NZ 12 May 2010
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Beginner's Guides
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              Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe: Picturing the Social Margins

              Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe: Picturing the Social Margins (Paperback)

              Edited by Nichols, Tom

              • RRP: $98.99
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              Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe is the first book to focus directly on the visual representation of marginal and outcast people in early modern Europe. The volume offers a comprehensive and groundbreaking analysis of a wide range of images featuring Jews and Turks, rog...uish beggars, syphilitics and plague victims, the 'deserving poor', toothpullers, beggar philosophers, black slaves, itinerant actors and street hawkers. Its broad geographical and chronological scope allows the reader to build a wider picture of visual strategies and conventions for the depiction of the poor and the marginal as they developed in countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Britain and Ireland. While such types had often been depicted in earlier centuries, the essays show that they came to play a newly significant and formative role in European art between 1500 and 1750. Marking a clear departure from much previous scholarship on the subject - which has tended to view representations of poverty as passive by-products of non-visual forces - these essays place the image itself at the centre of the investigation. The studies show that many depictions of socially marginal people operated in essentially hegemonic fashion, as a way of controlling or fixing the social and moral identity of those living on the edge. At the same time, they also reveal the inventiveness and originality of many early modern artists in dealing with this subject matter, showing how the sophisticated visuality of their representations could render meaning ambiguous in relation to such controlling discourses.
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              ISBN 9781138254053
              Released NZ 6 Mar 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Renaissance Art
               

              Renaissance Art (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Nichols, Tom; Read by English, Paul

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              The fifteenth century saw the evolution of a distinct and powerfully influential European artistic culture. But what does the familiar phrase Renaissance Art actually refer to? Through engaging discussion of timeless works by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, and M...ichelangelo, Tom Nichols offers a masterpiece of his own as he explores the truly original and diverse character of the art of the Renaissance.
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              ISBN 9781743105269
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Bolinda Beginner Guides
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              The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters

              The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters (Hardback)

              By Nichols, Tom

              • RRP: $36.99
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              From the anti-vaccination movement to citizen blogging to uninformed attacks on GMOs, the nation has witnessed a surge in intellectual egalitarianism. While increased access to information undoubtedly brings some societal benefits, the leap to enlightenment that millions of light...ly educated people believe they make after scouring WebMD or Wikipedia undermines established sources of knowledge.
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              ISBN 9780190469412
              Released NZ 16 Mar 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Renaissance Art: A Beginner's Guide
                

              Renaissance Art: A Beginner's Guide (EPUB ebook)

              By Nichols, Tom

              • RRP: $39.99
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              The 15th century saw the evolution of a distinct and powerfully influential European culture. But what does the familiar phrase "Renaissance Art" actually describe? Through engaging discussion of timeless works by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo,... Nichols produces a masterpiece of his own as he explores the truly original and diverse character of the artistic Renaissance. Tom Nichols is a lecturer in Renaissance Art History at the University of Aberdeen, UK.
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              ISBN 9781780741789
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2012
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              Series Beginner's Guides
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              Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance
               

              Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance (Paperback, New edition)

              By Nichols, Tom

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              This comprehensive, highly illustrated new study examines Titian's long career and varied output. Tom Nichols argues that Titian's works were self-consciously original, freely and intentionally undermining the traditional, more modest approach to painting in Venice at that time.

              ISBN 9781780236742
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2017
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              Renaissance Art in Venice: From Tradition to Individualism: From Tradition to Individualism

              Renaissance Art in Venice: From Tradition to Individualism: From Tradition to Individualism (Hardback)

              By Nichols, Tom

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              Art and architecture have always been central to Venice but in the Renaissance period, between c1440 and 1600, they reached a kind of apotheosis when many of the city's new buildings, sculpture and paintings took on distinctive and original qualities. This book presents a richly ...illustrated and easily navigable study of Venetian Renaissance art.
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              ISBN 9781780678511
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2016
              Publisher Laurence King Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Renaissance Art
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              Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO
                

              Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nichols, Tom; Stuart, Dr Douglas; McCausland, Director for European Studies Jeffrey D (United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

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              NATO has been a nuclear alliance since its inception. Nuclear weapons have served the dual purpose of being part of NATO military planning as well as being central to the Alliance's deterrence strategy. For over 4 decades, NATO allies sought to find conventional and nuclear force...s, doctrines, and agreed strategies that linked the defense of Europe to that of the United States. Still, in light of the evolving security situation, the Alliance must now consider the role and future of tactical or non-strategic nuclear weapons (NSNWs). Two clear conclusions emerge from this analysis. First, in the more than 2 decades since the end of the Cold War, the problem itself-that is, the question of what to do with weapons designed in a previous century for the possibility of a World War III against a military alliance that no longer exists-is understudied, both inside and outside of government. Tactical weapons, although less awesome than their strategic siblings, carry significant security and political risks, and they have not received the attention that is commensurate to their importance. Second, it is clear that whatever the future of these arms, the status quo is unacceptable. It is past the time for NATO to make more resolute decisions, find a coherent strategy, and formulate more definite plans about its nuclear status. Consequently, decisions about the role of nuclear weapons within the Alliance and the associated supporting analysis are fundamental to the future identity of NATO. At the Lisbon Summit in Portugal in November 2010, the Alliance agreed to conduct the Deterrence and Defense Posture Review (DDPR). This effort is designed to answer these difficult questions prior to the upcoming NATO Summit in May 2012. The United States and its closest allies must define future threats and, in doing so, clarify NATO's identity, purpose, and corresponding force requirements. So far, NATO remains a nuclear alliance, but it is increasingly hard to define what that means.
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              ISBN 9781288228294
              Released NZ 29 Oct 2012
              Publisher Bibliogov
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