Frozen Britain

How the Big Freeze of 2010 is the Beginning of Britain's New Mini Ice Age

Author: Gavin Cooke

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 184358204X

Category: Science

Page: 330

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Climatologist Gavin Cooke takes a comprehensive and detailed look at global warming and the 'Big Freeze' of 2010 to explain how Britain will freeze before it fries.Gavin Cooke takes a look at climate patterns, including the bad winters of years gone by, to predict what lies ahead for Britain as the warm weather of the Gulf Stream is bypassed by the weather fronts as they approach the UK from Siberia. There was no 'barbeque summer' in 2009 and no mild winter. The big freeze of 2009/10, the coldest in almost 50 years, is only the beginning. Predicting that from 2020 Britain will be hit by a mini ice age lasting 30 years or more, the nation will be left in a state of near anarchy if preparation is not taken today.
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Frozen Assets

British Mining, Exploration, and Geopolitics on Spitsbergen, 1904-53

Author: Frigga Kruse

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9491431331

Category: History

Page: 466

View: 9942

The focus of this book is the role of Great Britain in the industrial development of Spitsbergen. The primary aim of this study is to explain the British operations on Spitsbergen from a historical international comparative perspective. Hence, the central research question is: What were the driving forces behind the development of the British mining industry on Spitsbergen between 1904 and 1953?
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Frozen Britain

Author: Ian McCaskill,Paul Hudson

Publisher: Great Northern

ISBN: 9781905080984

Category:

Page: 160

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Looks at the advanced climatology theories and the effect on our weather patterns. This title explores reasons for harsh winters in UK and weather patterns. It presents the stories of the three worst winters of the twentieth century (1947, 1963, and 1979).
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British History 1815-1914

Author: Norman McCord,Bill Purdue

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199261644

Category: History

Page: 595

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This fully revised and updated edition of Norman McCord's authoritative introduction to nineteenth-century British history has been extended to cover the period up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. The authors chart the development of a modern state equipped with a large and expanding bureaucracy, the expansion of overseas territories into one of the world's greatest empires, and changes in religion, social attitudes, and culture. British History 1815-1914, Second Edition, divides the era into four chronological periods, with chapters on the political background, administrative development, and social, economic, and cultural changes in each period. This new edition explores such major themes as the massive increase in population, the question of class, the scope of state activity, and the development of consumerism, leisure, and entertainment. Featuring a select bibliography and biographical appendix, this volume provides the ultimate introduction to British history between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the First World War.
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Britain, Nasser and the Balance of Power in the Middle East, 1952-1977

From The Eygptian Revolution to the Six Day War

Author: Robert McNamara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135773033

Category: History

Page: 312

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A multi-archival documentary history of British policy towards Nasser's Egypt under the Churchill, Eden, Macmillan, Home and Wilson governments. The primary focus of the study is an enquiry into the causes of the Anglo-Egyptian Cold War from 1952 to 1967.
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International Macroeconomics

Theory and Policy

Author: Victor Argy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134961766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 6844

International Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy offers phenomenal coverage across the entire subject of international macroeconoimics in an open economy context. The book has four objectives: * to describe the evolution of and experiences with global exchange rate regimes * to introduce the reader to a rigorous analysis of open economy models * to apply the model framework to address key policy issues * to review individual country experiences of macro policy
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The British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: 690

View: 1192

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British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 8354

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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 9595

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Frozen Desire

An Inquiry Into the Meaning of Money

Author: James Buchan

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780330369312

Category: Money

Page: 320

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‘Frozen Desire is concerned with humanity itself. Describing a portrait of Judas, Buchan observes: “Money provokes people to act, for the sake of payment, in a fashion that, if they knew how the action would turn out, they would not contemplate.” This sustained, wide-ranging essay has a spiritual quality’ Paul Bailey, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year ‘A delightfully quirky book about one man’s obsession with everybody else’s obsession with money . . . a great read’ William Keegan, Guardian ‘An original, elegant, powerful and often beautiful work . . . Buchan in full flow is magnificent’ Nick Cohen, New Statesman ‘Easily the most pleasure I’ve had from a book this year . . . A journey through the dangerous and little-exposed country between the novelist’s rough pasture and the neat fields of the economist’ Martin Taylor, Sunday Telegraph ‘Buchan’s picture of monetary “culture” strikes me as irrefutable’ Michael Dirda, Washington Post ‘A fascinating book, full of learning and poetically written . . . For its many insight into what money has meant to different people in history, as well as for its passion, Frozen Desire deserves to be read’ The Economist
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Drawing and Painting Insects

Author: Andrew Tyzack

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976255

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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Drawing and Painting Insects is a beautiful and inspiring guide. Whatever your experience, whether new to the subject or a seasoned entomologist, this book will help you capture the beauty of insects by helping you understand their structure and appreciate their behaviour, movement, colour and habitat. Advice on finding insects to draw and paint, including how to raise your own insect models; Guide to the anatomy and life cycles of the insect for the artist; Step-by-step demonstrations of drawings, looking at perspective, tonal values and mark-making techniques; Examples of watercolour and oil paintings representing insects in precise, scientific renditions through to more creative interpretations; Introduction to other uses of insect illustration, including printmaking, sculpture, leather and glass; Illustrated with examples and insights from leading artists. A beautiful and inspiring guide to drawing and painting insects, of inspiration to botanical artists, natural historians, wildlife artists and biologists. Gives advice on finding insects to draw and paint, understanding their structure, appreciating their behaviour, movement, colour, habitat and much more. Superbly illustrated with examples and insights from leading artists - 541 colour illustrations in total. Andrew Tyzack is a graduate from the Royal College of Art and is well known for his painting of beekeepers and engravings of bees.
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Pantologia

A New Cabinet Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Pantologia

A New Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged; with a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Words ... Illustrated with Engravings, Those on History Being from Original Drawings by Edwards and Others ...

Author: John Mason Good,Olinthus Gregory,Newton Bosworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Frozen in Time

Author: Ian McCaskill,Paul Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905080090

Category: Cold waves (Meteorology)

Page: 160

View: 5725

Journeying back into history to a time when 'frost fairs' were routinely held on the frozen River Thames, this book explains why such winters happen and why they might return. It also tells the stories of the three worst winters of the 20th century - arguably the worst winters ever.
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Aspects of British Political History 1914-1995

Author: Stephen J. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134790406

Category: History

Page: 448

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Aspects of British Political History 1914-1995 examines all the major themes, personalities and issues of this important period in a clear and digestible form. It: * introduces fresh angles to long-studied topics * consolidates a great body of recent research * analyses views of different historians * offers an interpretive rather than narrative approach * gives concise treatment to complex issues * is directly relevant to student questions and courses * is carefully organised to reflect the way teachers tackle these courses * is illustrated with helpful maps, charts, illustrations and photographs.
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Edge of Chaos

Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth—and How to Fix It

Author: Dambisa Moyo

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465097472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8984

From an internationally acclaimed economist, a provocative call to jump-start economic growth by aggressively overhauling liberal democracy Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established governments and turned to political extremes. Liberal democracy, history's greatest engine of growth, now struggles to overcome unprecedented economic headwinds--from aging populations to scarce resources to unsustainable debt burdens. Hobbled by short-term thinking and ideological dogma, democracies risk falling prey to nationalism and protectionism that will deliver declining living standards. In Edge of Chaos, Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability, and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today. Rather than turning away from democracy, she argues, we must fundamentally reform it. Edge of Chaos presents a radical blueprint for change in order to galvanize growth and ensure the survival of democracy in the twenty-first century.
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Americanizing Britain

The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Author: Genevieve Abravanel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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How did Great Britain, which entered the twentieth century as a dominant empire, reinvent itself in reaction to its fears and fantasies about the United States? Investigating the anxieties caused by the invasion of American culture-from jazz to Ford motorcars to Hollywood films-during the first half of the twentieth century, Genevieve Abravanel theorizes the rise of the American Entertainment Empire as a new style of imperialism that threatened Britain's own. In the early twentieth century, the United States excited a range of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who might ordinarily seem to have little in common-H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Virginia Woolf-began to imagine Britain's future through America. Abravanel explores how these novelists fashioned transatlantic fictions as a response to the encroaching presence of Uncle Sam. She then turns her attention to the arrival of jazz after World War I, showing how a range of writers, from Elizabeth Bowen to W.H. Auden, deployed the new music as a metaphor for the modernization of England. The global phenomenon of Hollywood film proved even more menacing than the jazz craze, prompting nostalgia for English folk culture and a lament for Britain's literary heritage. Abravanel then refracts British debates about America through the writing of two key cultural critics: F.R. Leavis and T.S. Eliot. In so doing, she demonstrates the interdependencies of some of the most cherished categories of literary study-language, nation, and artistic value-by situating the high-low debates within a transatlantic framework.
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