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The world is changing, and at a faster rate than perhaps ever could have been envisaged. Globalization is no longer an aspiration; it is a fact of life. The networked economy is rewriting traditional business thinking of ownership and creating alternative business models based on interdependent and complementary capabilities. The supply chain is giving way to the concept of a more holistic value chain but one factor remains constant: relationships are a core ingredient for successful business.
The power of reason is extraordinary, and it has made possible an extraordinary range of human achievements. But reason is also fallible, and it has a tendency to run out on us just when things get really interesting. In this fascinating book, John Hendry explains in a straightforward way how reason works together with our other faculties. He explores what it can do for us in different fields of enquiry, how and where it runs out on us, what the practical and political implications are, and how we might reasonably respond.
Samatya An Egyptian Woman Among the Children of Israel is the monotheistic story of love triumphing over faith intermingled with murder and tragedy. Hori is a poor farmer who lives with his beloved Egyptian wife, Samatya, in the hills overlooking the Nile. Hori dreams of a better life for his family and follows a new career that takes him away from his beloved Samatya. Great hardship, suffering and destruction all resulting from Samatya and Hori’s differences in their religious beliefs will test their faith and courage.
John Hunt was born in 1948 into a family of teachers. In one incarnation or another his life has been spent in and around schools. Schooled for Life is a personal history of education in England from 1945 to the present. It grew from a long-standing interest in the ways in which political, social and economic forces have shaped educational policy and practice in this country. The work weaves together historical narrative, autobiographical detail and analysis of the extent to which the policies of successive governments have brought about their planned for outcomes.
Think of shipbuilding on the Mersey and, instantly, Cammell Laird comes to mind. That business, in its various guises over nearly two hundred years, represents the greatest achievement in the industry that the region ever made. But she was by far not alone in this business: at one time there were many industrialists working in the Mersey valley on maritime enterprises ranging from shipbuilding to engine and sail manufacture and the supply of any materials needed to make vessels seaworthy.
John Hobson has compiled this light-hearted collection of snippets of knowledge in the form of rhyming couplets. He found it great fun and hopes his readers do too.
Energy can be produced from many a natural source,
waterfalls, volcanic steam, the tides and wind of course.
Another with potential to out-do them all by miles
is the mc² created by renewing people’s smiles.
Michael Ashton’s work for Excalibur Securities takes him to some dangerous places.
Go into any church or cathedral in Britain and you are likely to see memorials to the departed. Many will be in white stone sometimes with red-brown veining which can be mistaken for marble. If the memorial dates from before 1670 the stone is most likely to be alabaster which is a crystalline form of gypsum whose source was centred on the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and North Somerset.
The Burdz are simple creatures who live in a place called Burdle. They like to eat brikake, which are made of compressed leaves, vegetables and herbs. They are partial to their own home-brewed cordials made from berries and other juicy things. The Burdz are very adventurous and inquisitive creatures and one of their most remarkable attributes, it has to be said, is that they are not afraid of anything at all. The Burdz cannot fly using their wings but they are very inventive, and build all sorts of contraptions in order to get airborne.
An Asian man is found shot dead on a remote moor road between Bradford and Halifax and a police search begins to discover his identity. Meanwhile, an Asian woman reports that her husband has gone missing. The two are found to be connected and the police believe this to be an honour killing. This is the story of the police investigation culminating in a trial of those thought to be responsible. A powerful, intense and compelling read.