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 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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The Boss

Author: Aqkay

Publisher: Galaxy e-Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 224

View: 9129

They say to be successful in life you have to be the right person, in the right place, at the right time... "Mr Chance... is being there". In the case of Fred it was "Mr Chance-less ... being nowhere". But using his imagination and power of deductions, he unlocked the secrets of the Universe and solved the mystery; who killed the dinosaurs? He knows he has a chance....Will he become the boss?
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The Green Factory

Creating Lean and Sustainable Manufacturing

Author: Andrea Pampanelli,Neil Trivedi,Pauline Found

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498707866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

View: 6775

This book proposes a new model, the Lean and Green Business Model (L&GBM), where the environmental aspect of sustainability is integrated with Lean thinking in order to create a way of thinking that contributes to and balances the three sustainability dimensions of people, profit, and planet. The model presented uses a kaizen approach that will help readers improve mass and energy flows in manufacturing environments that already possess a deployment level in applying Lean. The Green Factory: Creating Lean and Sustainable Manufacturing tells the story of how GKN, a major British multinational corporation with operations in more than 30 countries, developed and implemented a Lean and Green Business Model in two of its automotive facilities in Brazil. It provides practical insight into how GKN was able to develop and deploy Lean and Green in a manner that resulted in environmental and cost benefits in the automotive facilities that operated in Brazil’s high-inflation environment. Detailing proven concepts and sustainable models derived from the first-hand experiences, the book supplies information against the backdrop of GKN’s automotive manufacturing environment. The authors take an inside-out approach, describing the real issues Environmental Health & Safety professionals face when implementing sustainable manufacturing policies. The book covers the corporate issues of balancing profit with environmental concern and the behavioral issues of engaging the workforce to identify and reduce environmental waste. All the concepts and models presented in the book have come about through the authors’ real life experiences in live kaizen events as well as their extensive academic research in the subject area.
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I Can Make You Hate

Author: Charlie Brooker

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571295037

Category: Humor

Page: 432

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Would you like to eat whatever you want and still lose weight? Who wouldn't? Keep dreaming, imbecile. In the meantime, if you'd like to read something that alternates between laugh-out-loud-funny and apocalyptically angry, keep holding this book. Steal it if necessary. In his latest collection of rants, raves, hastily spluttered articles and scarcely literate scrawl, Charlie Brooker proves that there is almost nothing in this universe, big or small, that can't reduce a human being to a state of pure blind hatred. It won't help you lose weight, feel smarter, sleep more soundly, or feel happier about yourself. It WILL provide you with literally hours of distraction and merriment. It can also be used to stun an intruder, if you hit him with it correctly (hint: strike hard, using the spine, on the bridge of the nose). ONLY A PRICK WOULDN'T BUY THIS BOOK. DON'T BE THAT PRICK.
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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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International Business and National War Interests

Unilever Between Reich and Empire, 1939-45

Author: Ben Wubs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134116527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9805

This book deals with the activities of the Anglo-Dutch multinational during the war. Given the various threats faced by Unilever during the Nazi period, Ben Wubs argues that it was not self evident that the company would survive the war. Based on research into company sources which were hitherto unavailable, he shows the effect of the war on Unilever as well as the changing conditions in the European food, oil and fats and soap industries. Wubs makes an analysis of the company’s strategy, structure and performance in this period. Simultaneously, it explores the external conditions, which helped the company to survive the war. The author argues that Unilever survived World War II because the group had prepared itself legally well in advance. As a consequence, the company could easily be split in two autonomous parts. Unilever’s highly decentralized operating structure helped the company to survive the ambitious of the Nazi State. The deteriorating war conditions for Nazi Germany eventually worked to the advantage of the company. Besides, Unilever’s innovative attitude helped the company to adapt to completely new conditions of resource allocation.
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Frozen Assets

"British mining, exploration, and geopolitics on Spitsbergen, 1904-53"

Author: Frigga Kruse

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9491431692

Category: History

Page: 480

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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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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: 7905

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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

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We Danced All Night

A Social History of Britain Between the Wars

Author: Martin Pugh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448162742

Category: History

Page: 512

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Bounded by the Great War on one side and by the looming shadow of the Second World War on the other, the inter-war period has characteristically been portrayed as a time of great and unrelenting depression. In Martin Pugh's lively and thought-provoking book, however, the acclaimed historian vividly shows how the British people reacted to the privations of wartime by indulging in leisure and entertainment activities of all kinds - from dancing and cinema going to smoking, football pools and paid holidays. He explodes the myths of a nation of unwed women, revealing that in the 1930s the institution of marriage was reaching its heyday, and points to a rise in real incomes, improvements in diet and health and the spread of cheap luxuries. The result is an extraordinary, engaging work of history that presents us with a fresh perspective and brings out both the strangeness and the familiarity of this point in time.
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A Frozen Field of Dreams, Science, Strategy, and the Antarctic in Norway, Sweden, and the British Empire, 1912-1952

Author: N.A

Publisher: Stanford University

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The dissertation examines how actors in Norway, Sweden, and the British Empire conceived the Antarctic as a space for science during the years 1912 to 1952. Instead of tracing a narrative of enlightenment, how science became the dominant form of activity in the Antarctic, I examine a series of episodes with particular attention to why particular kinds of science held sway within specific political, cultural, and economic contexts. Concerned more with how Antarctic science was planned and justified than how it was executed in the field, the project draws upon recent scholarship in geography and geopolitics, as well as the history of exploration. The six case studies involve an aborted Anglo-Swedish Antarctic expedition in 1912; Britain's interwar Antarctic whaling research program; debates among whaling magnates and their associates over the relationship between Antarctic science and whaling in interwar Norway; the culture of polar exploration that emerged at Cambridge (and to some extent Oxford) between the world wars; the approach to polar exploration and quantitative glaciology pioneered by the Swedish geographer Hans Ahlmann; and the complicated history of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1949-52). I conclude with an epilogue arguing that the rise of international science in the Antarctic during the 1950s reflected the geopolitical dynamics of the Cold War, rather than the triumph of science over politics.
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Sugar y azúcar

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 1077

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