The Mond Family’s Support for Public Institutions in Western Europe from 1890 to 1938
Author: Thomas Adam
View: 9165This book provides a collective biography of the Mond family and explores the philanthropic activities of Ludwig Mond and of his two sons Alfred and Robert in the field of art collecting, the fight against early childhood mortality, the advancement of research and of higher education, archaeological excavations in Egypt and Palestine, and for the founding of the State of Israel from the 1890s to the late 1930s. These activities resulted in the creation of the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, the donation of Ludwig Mond’s art collection to the National Gallery in London, the funding of the excavation of the sacred Buchis Bulls at Armant in Egypt, the establishment of the Children’s Hospital in London, and the support of many natural science institutes and associations in England, France, Germany, and Italy.
Military Innovation and Change in the British Army, 1914–1918
Author: Aimée Fox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 7753Learning, innovation and adaptation are not concepts that we necessarily associate with the British army of the First World War. Yet the need to learn from mistakes, to exploit new opportunities and to adapt to complex situations are enduring and timeless. This revealing work is the first institutional examination of the army's process for learning during the First World War. Drawing on organisational learning and management theories, Aimée Fox critiques existing approaches to military learning in wartime. Focused around a series of case studies, the book ranges across multiple operational theatres and positions the army within a broader context in terms of its relationships with allies and civilians to reveal that learning was more complex and thoroughgoing than initially thought. It grapples with the army's failings and shortcomings, explores its successes and acknowledges the inherent difficulties of learning in a desperate and lethally competitive environment.
A New History of the British Chemical Industry
Author: Colin Archibald Russell
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
View: 5839This is the first book to look critically at the whole development of industrial chemistry in the UK in the context of its effects on the environment.
Author: Frank Sainsbury
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the Institute of Historical Research by Oxford University Press
Category: Essex (England)
View: 2751This supplement to the 1959 bibliography ofA History of the County of Essexlists recently published books, pamphlets, sales catalogues, and articles, as well as some newly discovered material, that shed light on the county, the history of its families, and on individual places and regions.
History of a Multinational Family Firm
Author: Kenneth Bertrams,Nicolas Coupain,Ernst Homburg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
View: 2114Ernest Solvay, philanthropist and organizer of the world-famous Solvay conferences on physics, discovered a profitable way of making soda ash in 1861. Together with a handful of associates, he laid the foundations of the Solvay company, which successfully branched out into other chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Since its emergence in 1863, Solvay has maintained world leadership in the production of soda ash. This is the first scholarly book on the history of the Solvay company, which was one of the earliest chemical multinationals and today is among the world's twenty largest chemical companies. It is also one of the largest companies in the field to preserve its family character. The authors analyze the company's 150-year history (1863–2013) from economic, political and social perspectives, showing the enormous impact geopolitical events had on the company and the recent consequences of global competition.