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Bath University Press

The Bath University Press publishes selectively in the fields of academic, literature, and local studies.

For more details about any of the titles listed below: including availability, please contact Debbie Barnes <d.l.barnes@bath.ac.uk>

To request an ISBN, ISSN or DOI, please refer to the following information: Obtaining an identifier.

Catalogue of Published titles




Engineers and Engineering

R Angus Buchanan (Ed.)
1996, 226pp
ISBN 0 86197 118 3

This is a collection of essays by members of the Rolt Fellowship which was set up to encourage interest in the history of technology.

The subjects range widely over engineering history, but there is much common ground in their effort to illuminate central engineering preoccupations, and here are a number of clear themes such as marine engineering and engineering biography.
Underwater Electracoustic Transducers


Underwater Electracoustic Transducers

Denis Stansfield
1991, 413pp
ISBN 0 86197 082 9

Although underwater transducers are vital elements in any underwater acoustic system, they have received little attention in the scientific literature.  This book is aimed at filling the gap by describing the principles and practical aspects involved in their design. out of print

Acoustics and the Sea-bed Conference proceedings

Ed. Pace, 1983 out of print



Good Clinical Practice and Ethics in European Drug Research

Peter N Bennett (Ed.)
1994, 159pp
ISBN 0 86197 121 3

This publication arises from a Symposium organised by the ethical Review Committee in March 1993 at the European Parliament Building in Brussels.

Contributions from several countries and a variety of disciplines address issues related to the ethics of the clinical evaluation of drugs.



Ethical Responsibilities in European Drug Research

Ed. P.N. Bennett, 1991



FEMS Symposium: Homeostatic Mechanisms in Micro-organisms

Ed. Whittenbury et al, 1988



FEMS Symposium Natural Antimicrobial Systems Part 2: AS in Milk

Ed. G W Gould et al, 1986



FEMS Symposium Natural Antimicrobial Systems Part 1: AS in Plants and Animals

Ed. G W Gould et al, 1986



Local History



P Forrest, 1992
ISBN: 0861971159



An Illustrated Chronicle

M Gifford Brown, 1990



Memoirs of a Street Urchin

L Stride, 1985 out of print



Bath - Walks within the walls

Smithson, 1980 out of print



History & History of Science



Brenda J Buchanan (Ed.)
1996, (Reprinted 2006), 403pp
ISBN: 0 86197 134 5

The book is based upon papers contributed by many of the leading authorities in the field, attending the 22nd Symposium of The International Committee for the History of technology, (ICOHTEC) held at the University of Bath in 1994.

This volume provides for the first time a comprehensive coverage of the subject at international level, revealing the problems faced in its manufacture and showing the world-wide significance of gunpowder, in terms of the transfer of ideas and techniques and transport of raw materials and finished goods.



A Pox on the Provinces!

Guy and Rolls et al, 1991



Pounds or Pinfolds and Lockups: Beast and man in custody

B.M. Willmott Dobbie, 1979
ISBN: 900843349



Early Horticultural Catalogues

J Harvey, 1973



Early Horticultural Catalogues, supplement

J Harvey, 1973



Industrial Archaeology & Architectural History


Bath: Museum or City?

Ed. Hones, 1978 out of print



The Industrial archaeology of Bath

R A Buchanan, 1969
SBN 900843047



Ethics & Politics


Bath and Belfast - Two Cities: One Nation?

(University of bath Twelfth Convocations/Students' Union Lecture)
Chris Patten, 1985



Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

Ed. H Collins, 1982



Science and religion: The Re-opening Dialogue

Ed. G Walters, 1970
SBN: 900843071



Language & Literature


The Dictionary Men: Their Lives and Times

R.W. Holder
August 2004

This fascinating books tells the lives of Samuel Johnson, Noah Webster, George Smith, James Murray and Joseph Wright, not simply as biography but by looking at their careers and friendships in the industrial, political, artistic and social environment of their times



Bath and the 18th Century Novel

Mary K Hill
1989, 76pp 40 illus
ISBN 086197072 1

Virtually every literary figure of the eighteenth century lived in or visited Bath, including such notables as Jane Austen, James Boswell, Fanny Burney, William Cowper, Daniel Defoe and Henry Fielding.

This comprehensive study shows the enormous influence which the City of Bath had on the development of the novels of the eighteenth century.



The Linguistics Business

Crofts, 1988 out of print



Dictionary of American and British Euphemisms

Holder, 1987
ISBN: 0861970696



Thinking about Management

R.W. Holder
ISBN: 0861971167



Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Edwards, 1982 reprint 1987 out of print



Local Interest: University of Bath


The University of Bath: The Formative Years

Moore, 1982 out of print



Some speeches of a chancellor

Lord Hinton of Bankside, 1981



Campus Cookbook

Ed. Lock, 1980, reprint 1987 out of print



A technological university: An Experiment in Bath

Ed. Walters, 1966



University of Bath Site History: a summary of records of the prehistory and history of Bathampton Down and the University site

Patrick Crooke, 1965 (reprinted 1980) Now out of print.


The proposed University of Bath: Development Plan Report No. 1