Body Horror

Author: John Taylor
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719037220
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Freedom of information

Asks why anyone would want to look at shocking photographs. The text questions what happens when the press uses gruesome images to represent accidents and disasters, murder and execution, grief and death. It examines how the press pictures the dead and injured bodies of foreigners, with particular reference to the special conditions of photographing the horror of wars in the Gulf, Bosnia and Rwanda. It argues that hard-hitting documentary photography contributes to public knowledge and helps to define the freedom of the press.

Patterns of Abuse

Author: John H. Taylor, S.
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595143528
Release Date: 2000-11-01
Genre: Fiction

There has been a cover-up in Washington-a conspiracy that will rock the White House to its foundation. On the eve of a top-secret raid by the United States to rescue hostages in Lebanon, Charles Sampson, a young and ambitious reporter, learns of the plan and intends to disclose it before the actual raid. Exposure will abort the painstakingly detailed mission. Yet despite a personal plea from President Hoskins, the popular leader seeking reelection, the reporter refuses to sit on this scoop. Out of desperation, the President makes an arbitrary, unilateral decision to "confine" Sampson until the rescue mission is completed. But he does not reckon on the reporter's accidental death en route to a safe house. The raid is successful and Eugene Hoskins, more of an American hero than ever before, coasts into the White House for a second term. Meanwhile the murky details of Sampson's sudden death disturb his unscrupulous editor, George Stevens. His self-serving maneuvers set into play a series of events that threatens to destroy established careers and topple an administration.

A Dream of England

Author: John Taylor
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719037247
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Art

This work explores English society and its relationship to the landscape, as seen through photography and tourism over the last 100 years. The major tourist venues are covered, including Stonehenge, National Trust houses, the Lake District and Shakespeare country.

Classical Mechanics

Author: John Robert Taylor
Publisher: University Science Books
ISBN: 189138922X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Science

'Classical Mechanics' is intended for students who have studied some mechanics in an introductory physics course. A particular highlight is the chapter on chaos, which focuses on a few simple systems to give truly comprehensible coverage.

Greek Unseen Translation

Author: John Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472502742
Release Date: 2016-05-12
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is a useful collection of 120 passages from Greek authors, ideal for students at GCSE and A-level. The first half contains twenty adapted passages building up to GCSE level, thirty lightly adapted ones for AS, and ten easy unadapted passages to introduce the translation of verse. The second half contains thirty prose and thirty verse passages of A2 standard, unadapted except by minor omissions. Vocabulary beyond the core assumed at each level is glossed.