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Laura Thompson s grandmother Violet was one of the great landladies. Born in a London pub, she became the first woman to be given a publican s licence in her own name and, just as pubs defined her life, she seemed in many ways to embody their essence. Laura spent part of her childhood in Violet s Home Counties establishment, mesmerised by her gift for cultivating the mix of cosiness and glamour that defined the pub s atmosphere, making it a unique reflection of the national character. Her memories of this time are just as intoxicating: beer and ash on the carpets in the morning, the deepening rhythms of mirth at night, the magical brightness of glass behind the bar Through them Laura traces the story of the English pub, asking why it has occupied such a treasured position in our culture. But even Violet, as she grew older, recognised that places like hers were a dying breed, and Laura also considers the precarious future they face. Part memoir, part social history, part elegy, The Last Landlady pays tribute to an extraordinary woman and the world she epitomised.
Explore Ireland with this handy format route-planning atlas in full colour, complete with information on places of tourist interest. There are also fully indexed town centre plans of Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Londonderry. Now with places of interest marked including famous film locations. This atlas, at A5 size, contains mapping of the whole of Ireland at 9 miles to 1 inch (1:570,240). The mapping is beautifully designed with colour classified roads and subtle layered height tinting. The atlas is ideal for residents, visitors and tourists alike. Key features of the atlas include: * All Ireland route planning maps * Town centre plans * Places of interest including TV and film locations such as Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Harry Potter * Blue Flag and Green Coast beaches map * List of tourist information centres * Full index to place names and places of interest * Information on airports, ferries and radio stations * Mileage chart
The "Introduction to Communication" series is a seven-book series developed by the Department of Communication of the University of South Africa (UNISA) as a successor to the Communicamus monographs. Covering topics in interpersonal, small-group, organizational and mass communication, the series forms the basis of UNISA's undergraduate programme in communication studies. Its graphic, interactive format complemented by an informal style makes it suitable for use by anyone needing insight into one of our most natural but complicated tools - communication. Each chapter gives the reader an overview, a list of key terms and a set of learning objectives before introducing its content. Activities reinforce and expand learning through self-evaluation, a concluding summary contextualises new knowledge and suggested-reading lists encourage further learning. The communication series is being revised and modularised along outcomes based education principles. The new series will be very suitable for semesterised courses.
This forward-thinking Handbook draws on the expertise of established and emerging scholars to provide a comprehensive review of the current state and future direction of theory and practice in US public administration. Chapters offer a cross-disciplinary, holistic review of the field, pulling together leaders from subfields such as public administration, public and nonprofit management, finance, human resource management, networks, nonprofits, policy, and politics. Chapter authors conclude that the field is intellectually rich and highly nuanced, but also identify numerous opportunities for growth and expansion in the coming years. The Handbook charts an agenda for future research in the field. The Handbook of American Public Administration is geared toward academics, researchers, and advanced graduate students. As an authoritative text on the history and state of US public administration, it proves equally suitable for national and international audiences. Practitioners who may be looking for background information or state-of-the-art knowledge about practice will also benefit from this Handbook.
Stay wild and free There's a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Spark your wanderlust with this little book, packed with beautiful quotes and affirmations from the world's greatest travellers and adventurers, and be inspired to dream, explore and discover!
Poppy, Branch and the rest of their colourful, hair-tastic Trolls friends are back for more fun-filled adventures in the DreamWorks Trolls Annual 2019. As well as featuring great stories and activities based on the hugely popular movie, it also includes all-new content based on the fun new TV special, Trolls Holiday. With stories, colouring, mazes, puzzles, games and more there's plenty to keep all Trolls fans entertained.
The DreamWorks Trolls Annual 2019 is a must-have present for all Trolls fans.
Is happiness catching? Are your friends making you fat? Can your sibling make you smart? Is wealth contagious? Where is true love found? Does free will exist? Based on exciting discoveries in mathematics, genetics, psychology and sociology, `Connected' is an innovative and fascinating exploration of how social networks operate. Think it's all about who you know? It is. But not the way you think. Turns out your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. And a happy friend is more relevant to your happiness than a bigger income. Our connections - our friends, their friends, and even their friends' friends - have an astonishing power to influence everything from what we eat to who we sleep with. And we, in turn, influence others. Our actions can change the behaviours, the beliefs, and even the basic health of people we've never met. In this brilliantly original and effortlessly engaging exploration of how much we truly influence one another. Pre-eminent social scientists Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler explain why obesity is contagious, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, with revelatory implications for everything from our notion of the individual to ideas about public health initiatives, `Connected' will change the way you think about every aspect of your life, and how you live it.
The eighth edition of Design and Analysis of Experiments continues to provide extensive and in-depth information on engineering, business, and statistics-as well as informative ways to help readers design and analyze experiments for improving the quality, efficiency and performance of working systems. Furthermore, the text maintains its comprehensive coverage by including: new examples, exercises, and problems (including in the areas of biochemistry and biotechnology); new topics and problems in the area of response surface; new topics in nested and split-plot design; and the residual maximum likelihood method is now emphasized throughout the book.
Join Ash and Pikachu for more sunny adventures in the Pokémon Annual 2019. There’s plenty to explore in the Alola region, as Ash’s quest to become a Pokémon Master continues.
Discover rare Pokémon in the Alola A–Z, enjoy action-packed stories from TV series 21 and try your hand at lots of fun puzzles and activities including sodoku games, step-by-step instructions for drawing Rowlet, mazes, spot the difference puzzles, word searches, making your very own Litten mask and much more!
The Pokémon Annual 2019 is a must-have gift for all Pokémon fans.
Cold War Steve has been acclaimed as the Brexit Bruegel and a modern-day Hogarth or Gillray. His Twitter feed, McFadden's Cold War, has become a cult phenomenon, with over 120,000 followers (and counting). This book contains the prime cuts of his elaborate, satirical photo collages from his Twitter feed, with further exclusive, unseen new work. Begun as a personal reprieve from an often-bleak political climate, Cold War Steve (Christopher Spencer in real life) started collaging images of longstanding Eastender Steve McFadden (aka Phil Mitchell) into Cold War-era scenarios, using a GBP3 smartphone app while commuting. As `Brexit Britain' begins to take shape his output has taken an increasingly surreal, satirical turn - in what some are calling `furious absurdism' - creating dystopian, absurdly funny Brexit-era landscapes populated with a rotating cast of political, cultural or otherwise newsworthy (or not) figures, and ever-present Fray Bentos pies. A pitch-perfect marriage of Internet meme culture and the political lampoon, Cold War Steve satirizes our increasingly incongruous-seeming popularpolitical culture with quintessentially British humour. In a time when the UK's exit from the EU looms large, Cold War Steve offers us a satirical escape from a world that seems to have slipped its moorings from reality.
There's a whole new world of beer out there to explore, but do you know your Pilsner from your Pale Ale? Tired of your usual tipple and in need of something different? The Pocket Guide to Beer will point your taste buds in new directions. This handy, fun and informative guide takes you on a journey using the BeerTubeMap, a unique flavour map that links beers by taste and style. Covering a huge range from around the world, it includes both traditional and new-wave beers. It also includes specific recommendations for each style, as well as practical tips about buying beer, what to eat with it, and lots more besides. Its straightforward, no-nonsense style makes it a great starter guide for beer newbies whilst providing inspiration for more seasoned drinkers too.
The Anatomy of Peace will instil hope and inspire reconciliation. Through a series of moving stories about once-bitter enemies reunited, it shows us how we routinely misunderstand the causes of conflict - and perpetuate the very problems we're trying to solve. The Anatomy of Peace shows you how to: - Focus on helping things go right, rather than 'fixing' things that go wrong - Think about others as people with fears of their own, not obstacles in your way - Stop worrying about how the world sees you - Learn to move away from blame and bitterness
Government and politics might seem twisted today, but they've always been strange. There's something about public office that, throughout time, has transcended normalcy. Politics Weird-o-Pedia presents some of the oddest and most interesting political absurdities and tidbits from around the world, from Peter the Great's tax on beards to a lawmaker's mistress whom he kept on the congressional payroll despite her admission that "I can't type, I can't file, I can't even answer the phone." Eminences include: Some of America's Founding Fathers wanted to jail newspaper reporters. A Mongolian conqueror liked to build cement walls out of the bodies of his vanquished opponents (while they were still alive). An all-female resistance to nuclear missiles in Britain resulted in a protest that lasted for nineteen years-long after the missiles were gone. Politics Weird-o-Pedia doesn't stand still for a minute. It is intriguing, funny, and occasionally startling. It is more than a collection of trivia, adding bits of context and historical vignettes that make it clear that no matter how dysfunctional politics and government might seem today-we've been through it all many times before.
From planet Earth to the furthest reaches of the known universe, this book lives up to its promise. In these pages you'll find everything you need to know (and more) about this fascinating subject. Starting with the planets and stars visible to the naked eye, this trail-blazing book takes the reader on an unforgettable journey into outer space. Along the way you'll encounter the wonders of our solar system, key astronomical breakthroughs, the first manned space flights, the Apollo landings, the major constellations, local and deep space galaxies, black holes, dark matter, red dwarfs and quasars. You'll also learn about the Big Bang Theory and discover just how close we've come to answering the eternal question - are we alone? Besides covering everything you need to know, this book is packed with visually stimulating and easy-to-remember illustrations, bar graphs, pie charts, timelines and diagrams. This book is also perfect for kids - including those of the adult variety - who are keen to learn all the important stuff they'll need to know in a way that they'll never forget. Word count: 35,000
SAGE IBM (R) SPSS (R) Statistics Base Integrated Student Edition Flash Drive, Version 23.0 This student version is a single-user licence that provides affordable access to statistical analysis, modeling and survey research tools that can support your coursework and enable you to develop the advanced analytical skills employers seek. This program is intended only for academic persons, including students, professors, and other academic professionals for use solely in connection with a course offering. It may only be used in combination with academic textbooks for the sole purpose of teaching and learning analytics. Use of this program is limited to course work as defined by the course syllabus. Any other use of the program is prohibited. Please note that this program may not cover all topics that are covered in the text with which it is bundled. This program is intended to be an introduction to IBM SPSS only. This version of the program: * is for a 12-month period, beginning on the date of customer installation * is limited to two installations * does not allow for add on SPSS modules * is limited to 1500 cases and 50 variables * does not allow for SPSS Command Syntax to be used * does not allow customers to merge or aggregate files, but students can transpose (flip) files * does not allow for scripting, automation, and programmability * cannot customize toolbars * cannot create custom dialogs with the Custom Dialog Builder. However, students can install custom dialogs * cannot connect to IBM SPSS Statistics Server * cannot export to Microsoft PowerPoint * cannot read and write IBM SPSS Data Collection data sources This student version can be bundled with any SAGE text at a discount. For more information about the capabilities of this program and bundle pricing, please visit our FAQ page.
The new edition of this bestselling and trusted dictionary has been fully updated and revised to take account of recent developments in nursing practice and related fields. Updates to this edition cover many areas, with a particular focus on areas such as nutrition, medical research, lymphology, and critical care nursing. Written by medical and nursing specialists, and offering more than 10,300 clear and concise entries on the theory and practice of nursing, the dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions. As well as nursing-specific terms, there are also many entries in the fields of medicine, anatomy, physiology, ethics, psychiatry, nutrition, statistics, and pharmacology. Almost 100 helpful illustrations and tables, and 17 appendices covering the Code of Conduct 2015, the calculation of drug dosages, essential skill clusters, religion and nursing practice, recommended alcohol intake, and much more, make this an essential reference tool for all nursing students and professionals.
Ripley's is back with another compendium of mind-boggling facts that will delight anyone drawn to the weirder side of life on Earth. Read about the scariest, grossest and funniest stories from around the world, including: EEK! The huge spider that spins webs that are stronger than steel. WOW! The woman who can smash 920 roof tiles every minute - with her bare hands. YUCK! The Japanese crab that grows as much as six metres long. . . . and much, much more. Crammed with incredible photos and fascinating stories, and complete with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 is the perfect Christmas gift for kids who are fascinated by the disgusting, the scary and the peculiar.
'The ultimate Camp statement: it's good because it's awful.' These two classic essays were the first works of criticism to break down the boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture, and made Susan Sontag a literary sensation. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
Research matters is an introductory research title aimed at undergraduate students. In an accessible and comprehensive manner, it explains research in its entirety to the novice researcher. The book aims at equipping the inexperienced researcher with the necessary skills and confidence to tackle the research process. The chapters provide a theoretical underpinning and an overview of the three most common research paradigms and how these paradigms impact on the way in which researchers conduct their research. Qualitative and quantitative methods are covered in detail as are the practicalities of referencing, proposal and report writing, and determining the limitations of research. The important topic of ethics in research is also included.
Candid, fearless and provocative - the author of American Psycho on who he is and what he thinks is wrong with the world today. Bret Easton Ellis is most famous for his era-defining novel American Psycho and its terrifying anti-hero, Patrick Bateman. With that book, and many times since, Ellis proved himself to be one of the world's most fearless and clear-sighted observers of society - the glittering surface and the darkness beneath. In White, his first work of non-fiction, Ellis offers a wide-ranging exploration of what the hell is going on right now. He tells personal stories from his own life. He writes with razor-sharp precision about the music, movies, books and TV he loves and hates. He examines the ways our culture, politics and relationships have changed over the last four decades. He talks about social media, Hollywood celebrities and Donald Trump. Ellis considers conflicting positions without flinching and adheres to no status quo. His forthright views are powered by a fervent belief in artistic freedom and freedom of speech. Candid, funny, entertaining and blisteringly honest, he offers opinions that are impossible to ignore and certain to provoke. What he values above all is the truth. `The culture at large seemed to encourage discourse,' he writes, `but what it really wanted to do was shut down the individual.' Bret Easton Ellis will not be shut down.
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