David Arnold - Author

About the Author

David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. He is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community. And chips. He believes fiercely in chips. Mosquitoland is his first novel. You can learn more at davidarnoldbooks.com and follow him on Twitter @roofbeam.

Featured books by David Arnold

Mosquitoland

Mosquitoland

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

When her parents unexpectedly divorce, Mim Malone is dragged from her beloved home in Ohio to the 'wastelands' of Mississippi, where she lives in a haze of medication with her dad and new (almost certainly evil) stepmom. But when Mim learns her real mother is ill back home, she escapes her new life and embarks on a rescue mission aboard a Greyhound bus, meeting an assortment of quirky characters along the way. And when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Other books by David Arnold

The Congress in Tamilnad Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937

The Congress in Tamilnad Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2018

Although primarily defined in cultural terms, as the land of the Tamil-speaking people, Tamilnad's geographical location in the south-eastern corner of the Indian sub-continent has enabled it to develop and maintain a distinctive character. The story of the Congress in Tamilnad has two essential themes. One is the evolution of the Tamil Congress as a regional political party. The second is the changing relationship between a nationalist movement and a colonial regime. Examining in close detail these themes, this book, first published in 1977, presents the story of the Congress in Tamilnad as a case-study of how nationalist parties evolved during the later stages of colonialism.

From Hackney to Horsham A Schoolmaster's Life

From Hackney to Horsham A Schoolmaster's Life

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/06/2018

This is an autobiography by a schoolmaster looking back to his birth in 1933, one week after the Kray twins, and on through the war, life at school, the army and Oxford, to forty-two years working in schools and colleges. It may interest former pupils and staff of Christ's Hospital, where he went to school, Clifton College, where he started teaching, Quintin School, in St John's Wood, and Stowe, at both of which he was Head of History, King George V School, Southport, where he was the Headmaster, and Collyer's in Horsham, where he was the Principal before retiring in 1999.

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2018

This is Noah Oakman sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend. Then Noah gets hypnotized. Now Noah sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn't there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, now rotates in the Marvel universe. Subtle behaviours, bits of history, plans for the future-everything in Noah's world has been rewritten. Everything except his Strange Fascinations . . .

Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

Author: David Arnold Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

';An epic wonder'* from the bestselling author ofMosquitolandThis is Noah Oakman sixteen, Bowie believer, concise historian, disillusioned swimmer, son, brother, friend.Then Noah gets hypnotized.Now Noah sees changesinexplicable scars, odd behaviors, rewritten historiesin all those around him. All except his Strange Fascinations . . .A stunning surrealist portrait,The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotikis a story about all the ways we hurt our friends without knowing it, and all the ways they stick around to save us.*Adam Silvera, bestselling author ofMore Happy Than NotandThey Both Die at the End

The Congress in Tamilnad Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937

The Congress in Tamilnad Nationalist Politics in South India, 1919-1937

Author: David Arnold Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2017

Although primarily defined in cultural terms, as the land of the Tamil-speaking people, Tamilnad's geographical location in the south-eastern corner of the Indian sub-continent has enabled it to develop and maintain a distinctive character. The story of the Congress in Tamilnad has two essential themes. One is the evolution of the Tamil Congress as a regional political party. The second is the changing relationship between a nationalist movement and a colonial regime. Examining in close detail these themes, this book, first published in 1977, presents the story of the Congress in Tamilnad as a case-study of how nationalist parties evolved during the later stages of colonialism.

Kids of Appetite

Kids of Appetite

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2016

KIDS OF APPETITE by David Arnold is a tragicomedy of first love and devastating loss for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Jennifer Niven. In the Hackensack Police Department, Vic Benucci and his friend Mad are explaining how they found themselves wrapped up in a grisly murder. But in order to tell that story, they have to go way back... It all started when Vic's dad died. Vic's dad was his best friend, and even now, two years later, he can't bring himself to touch the Untouchable Urn of Oblivion that sits in his front hall. But one cold December day, Vic falls in with an alluring band of kids that wander his New Jersey neighbourhood, including Mad, the girl who changes everything. Along with his newfound friendships comes the courage to open his father's urn, the discovery of the message inside, and the epic journey it sparks.

Kids of Appetite

Kids of Appetite

Author: David Arnold Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2016

The bestselling author of Mosquitoland brings us another batch of unforgettable characters in this tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss.Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic's father. It ends with the murder of Mad's uncle. The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between. This is a story about: 1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey. 2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter. 3. One dormant submarine. 4. Two songs about flowers. 5. Being cool in the traditional sense. 6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards. 7. Simultaneous extreme opposites. 8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country. 9. A story collector. 10. How to listen to someone who does not talk. 11. Falling in love with a painting. 12. Falling in love with a song. 13. Falling in love.Cast of Narrators:"e;Vic"e; read byMichael Crouch"e;Mad"e; read byPhoebe Strole"e;Baz"e; read byRyan Vincent Anderson*Bonus PDF Includes a Cast of Characters ListFrom the Compact Disc edition.

Mosquitoland

Mosquitoland

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

When her parents unexpectedly divorce, Mim Malone is dragged from her beloved home in Ohio to the 'wastelands' of Mississippi, where she lives in a haze of medication with her dad and new (almost certainly evil) stepmom. But when Mim learns her real mother is ill back home, she escapes her new life and embarks on a rescue mission aboard a Greyhound bus, meeting an assortment of quirky characters along the way. And when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Everyday Technology Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Everyday Technology Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2015

Everyday Technology is a pioneering account of how small machines and consumer goods that originated in Europe and North America became objects of everyday use in India in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Rather than investigate big technologies such as railways and irrigation projects, Arnold examines the assimilation and appropriation of bicycles, rice mills, sewing machines, and typewriters in India, and follows their impact on the ways in which people worked and travelled, the clothes they wore, and the kind of food they ate. But the effects of these machines were not limited to the daily rituals of Indian society, and Arnold demonstrates how such small-scale technologies became integral to new ways of thinking about class, race, and gender, as well as about the politics of colonial rule and Indian nationhood.

Mosquitoland

Mosquitoland

Author: David Arnold Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2015

I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the ';wastelands' of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Sherlock (Solo Piano)

Sherlock (Solo Piano)

Author: David Arnold, Michael Price Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2014

This songbook contains sheet music for the Main Theme, Watson's Theme and Heroes Theme from the multi award winning television series, Sherlock, beautifully arranged for solo Piano.

Hursey in Conflict A Story of Love and Victory

Hursey in Conflict A Story of Love and Victory

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2013

Everyday Technology Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Everyday Technology Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Author: David Arnold Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2013

In 1909 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on his way back to South Africa from London, wrote his now celebrated tract Hind Swaraj, laying out his vision for the future of India and famously rejecting the technological innovations of Western civilization. Despite his protestations, Western technology endured and helped to make India one of the leading economies in our globalized world. Few would question the dominant role that technology plays in modern life, but to fully understand how India first advanced into technological modernity, argues David Arnold, we must consider the technology of the everyday. Everyday Technology is a pioneering account of how small machines and consumer goods that originated in Europe and North America became objects of everyday use in India in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Rather than investigate big technologies such as railways and irrigation projects, Arnold examines the assimilation and appropriation of bicycles, rice mills, sewing machines, and typewriters in India, and follows their impact on the ways in which people worked and traveled, the clothes they wore, and the kinds of food they ate. But the effects of these machines were not limited to the daily rituals of Indian society, and Arnold demonstrates how such small-scale technologies became integral to new ways of thinking about class, race, and gender, as well as about the politics of colonial rule and Indian nationhood. Arnold's fascinating book offers new perspectives on the globalization of modern technologies and shows us that to truly understand what modernity became, we need to look at the everyday experiences of people in all walks of life, taking stock of how they repurposed small technologies to reinvent their world and themselves.

Love and War Commander Hursey's Story

Love and War Commander Hursey's Story

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/11/2012

Abelian Groups and Representations of Finite Partially Ordered Sets

Abelian Groups and Representations of Finite Partially Ordered Sets

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2012

The theme of this book is an exposition of connections between representations of finite partially ordered sets and abelian groups. Emphasis is placed throughout on classification, a description of the objects up to isomorphism, and computation of representation type, a measure of when classification is feasible. David M. Arnold is the Ralph and Jean Storm Professor of Mathematics at Baylor University. He is the author of Finite Rank Torsion Free Abelian Groups and Rings published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Mathematics series, a co-editor for two volumes of conference proceedings, and the author of numerous articles in mathematical research journals.

Neue Fischer Weltgeschichte. Band 11

Neue Fischer Weltgeschichte. Band 11

Author: David Arnold Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2012

Eine dramatische, farbige und wichtige GeschichteDer indische Subkontinent wird in seiner ganzen Geschichte in Band 11 der Neuen Fischer Weltgeschichte behandelt. Der renomierte englische Indienspezialist David Arnold schildert auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung stets sachlich sowie anschaulich Blute- und Unruhezeiten, jahrhundertealte Traditionen sowie umwalzende Bewegungen des von Macht- und Religionsstreitigkeiten immer wieder heimgesuchten Erdteils.Die "e;Neue Fischer Weltgeschichte"e; ist die erste umfassende Universalgeschichte des 21. Jahrhunderts. Ihr stringentes Konzept setzt Mastabe, die Lesbarkeit ihrer Darstellungen erfullt hochste Anspruche. Die 21-bandige Reihe wird - wie ihre legendare Vorgangerin - Standardwerk auf Jahre hin sein: in Schule, Studium, Weiterbildung, fur alle wissenshungrigen Leserinnen und Leser.

Threat Games

Threat Games

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2011

Threat Games

Threat Games

Author: David Arnold Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2011

Poetry & Language Writing Objective and Surreal

Poetry & Language Writing Objective and Surreal

Author: David Arnold Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2007

It has been variously labelled `Language Poetry', `Language Writing', `L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing' (after the magazine that ran from 1978 to 1981), and `language-centred writing'. It has been placed according to its geographical positions, on East or West coasts; its venues in small magazines, independent presses and performance spaces, and its descent from historical precursors, be they the Objectivists, the composers-by-field of the Black Mountain School, the Russian Constructivists or American modernism a la William Carlos Williams and Gertrude Stein. Indeed, one of the few statements that can be made about it with little qualification is that `it' has both fostered and endured a crisis in representation more or less since it first became visible in the 1970s. In Poetry & Language Writing David Arnold grasps the nettle of Language poetry, reassessing its relationship with surrealism and providing a scholarly, intelligent way of understanding the movement. Poets discussed include Charles Bernstein, Susan Howe, Michael Palmer and Barrett Watten.

Discipleship Manual

Discipleship Manual

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2005

Telling Lives in India Biography, Autobiography, and Life History

Telling Lives in India Biography, Autobiography, and Life History

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/12/2004

This book serves as a window into the rich and revealing lives and self-representations of the particular individuals who have produced the life histories. In so doing, it makes very important broader points about the use of life histories in social science research in general and in the study of South Asian social-cultural life in particular. -Sarah Lamb Life histories have a wide, if not universal, appeal. But what does it mean to narrate the story of a life, whether one's own or someone else's, orally or in writing? Which lives are worth telling, and who is authorized to tell them? The essays in this volume consider these questions through close examination of a wide range of biographies, autobiographies, diaries, and oral stories from India. Their subjects range from literary authors to housewives, politicians to folk heroes, and include young and old, women and men, the illiterate and the learned. Contributors are David Arnold, Stuart Blackburn, Sudipta Kaviraj, Barbara D. Metcalf, Kirin Narayan, Francesca Orsini, Jonathan P. Parry, Jean-Luc Racine, Josiane Racine, David Shulman, and Sylvia Vatuk.

Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India

Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/12/2004

Interest in the science, technology and medicine of India under British rule has grown in recent years and has played an ever-increasing part in the reinterpretation of modern South Asian history. Spanning the period from the establishment of East India Company rule through to Independence, David Arnold's wide-ranging and analytical survey demonstrates the importance of examining the role of science, technology and medicine in conjunction with the development of the British engagement in India and in the formation of Indian responses to western intervention. One of the first works to analyse the colonial era as a whole from the perspective of science, the book investigates the relationship between Indian and western science, the nature of science, technology and medicine under the Company, the creation of state-scientific services, 'imperial science' and the rise of an Indian scientific community, the impact of scientific and medical research and the dilemmas of nationalist science.

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2002

The Age of Discovery explores one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period: when voyagers from Western Europe led by Spain and Portugal set out across the world and established links with Africa, Asia and the Americas. This book examines the main motivations behind the voyages and discusses the developments in navigation expertise and technology that made them possible. This second edition brings the scholarship up to date and includes two new chapters on the important topics of the idea of discovery and on biological and environmental factors which favoured or limited European expansion.

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

Author: David Arnold Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/04/2002

The Age of Discovery explores one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period: when voyagers from Western Europe led by Spain and Portugal set out across the world and established links with Africa, Asia and the Americas. This book examines the main motivations behind the voyages and discusses the developments in navigation expertise and technology that made them possible. This second edition brings the scholarship up to date and includes two new chapters on the important topics of the idea of discovery and on biological and environmental factors which favoured or limited European expansion.

Abelian Groups and Representations of Finite Partially Ordered Sets

Abelian Groups and Representations of Finite Partially Ordered Sets

Author: David Arnold Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2000

The theme of this book is an exposition of connections between representations of finite partially ordered sets and abelian groups. Emphasis is placed throughout on classification, a description of the objects up to isomorphism, and computation of representation type, a measure of when classification is feasible. David M. Arnold is the Ralph and Jean Storm Professor of Mathematics at Baylor University. He is the author of Finite Rank Torsion Free Abelian Groups and Rings published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Mathematics series, a co-editor for two volumes of conference proceedings, and the author of numerous articles in mathematical research journals.

Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India

Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India

Author: David Arnold Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2000

Interest in the science, technology and medicine of India under British rule has grown in recent years and has played an ever-increasing part in the reinterpretation of modern South Asian history. Spanning the period from the establishment of East India Company rule through to Independence, David Arnold's wide-ranging and analytical survey demonstrates the importance of examining the role of science, technology and medicine in conjunction with the development of the British engagement in India and in the formation of Indian responses to western intervention. One of the first works to analyse the colonial era as a whole from the perspective of science, the book investigates the relationship between Indian and western science, the nature of science, technology and medicine under the Company, the creation of state-scientific services, 'imperial science' and the rise of an Indian scientific community, the impact of scientific and medical research and the dilemmas of nationalist science.

Nature, Culture, Imperialism Essays on the Environmental History of South Asia

Nature, Culture, Imperialism Essays on the Environmental History of South Asia

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/1997

Environmental history is a fast developing field of critical enquiry. In both ecological and cultural terms, South Asia is characterized by its diversity. Ecological degradation, and the social conflicts that have come in its wake, have underlined the need for historical research in this field. This work should be of value to ecologists, environmentalists, historians, sociologists and those interested in peasant studies and India's environment.

The Problem of Nature Environment and Culture in Historical Perspective

The Problem of Nature Environment and Culture in Historical Perspective

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/1996

This book considers how nature - in both its biological and environmental manifestations - has been invoked as a dynamic force in human history. It shows how historians, philosophers, geographers, anthropologists and scientists have used ideas of nature to explain the evolution of cultures, to understand cultural difference, and to justify or condemn colonization, slavery and racial superiority. It examines the central part that ideas of environmental and biological determinism have played in theory, and describes how these ideas have served in different ways at different times as instruments of authority, identity and defiance. The book shows how powerful and problematic the invocation of nature can be.

Institutions and Ideologies A SOAS South Asia Reader

Institutions and Ideologies A SOAS South Asia Reader

Author: David Arnold, Peter Robb Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/1995

Informative, timely and accessible introduction to the study of South Asia by leading scholars in the field.

Institutions and Ideologies A SOAS South Asia Reader

Institutions and Ideologies A SOAS South Asia Reader

Author: David Arnold, Peter Robb Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/1995

Informative, timely and accessible introduction to the study of South Asia by leading scholars in the field.

Colonizing the Body State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India

Colonizing the Body State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India

Author: David Arnold Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/08/1993

In this innovative analysis of medicine and disease in colonial India, David Arnold explores the vital role of the state in medical and public health activities, arguing that Western medicine became a critical battleground between the colonized and the colonizers. Focusing on three major epidemic diseases - smallpox, cholera, and plague - Arnold analyzes the impact of medical interventionism. He demonstrates that Western medicine as practiced in India was not simply transferred from West to East, but was also fashioned in response to local needs and Indian conditions. By emphasizing this colonial dimension of medicine, Arnold highlights the centrality of the body to political authority in British India and shows how medicine both influenced and articulated the intrinsic contradictions of colonial rule.

Famine Social Crisis and Historical Change

Famine Social Crisis and Historical Change

Author: David Arnold, R. I. Moore Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/11/1988

In this original and timely work, David Arnold draws upon the history of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, to explain the origins and characteristics of famine. He considers whether some societies are more vulnerable to famine than others, and contests the assumption that those affected by famine are simply passive 'victims'. He compares the ways in which individuals and states have responded to the threat of mass starvation, and the relation of famine to political and social power.

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