Life on Air

Author: David Hendy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199550247

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 7130


Radio Four has been described as 'the greatest broadcasting channel in the world', 'the heartbeat of the BBC', a cultural icon of Britishness. From its birth in 1967, Hendy explores its struggle to justify itself in a television age amid passionate disputes with its fiercely loyal listeners.

Worlds of Natural History

Author: H. A. Curry,N. Jardine,J. A. Secord,E. C. Spary

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108245439

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 8475


From Aztec accounts of hibernating hummingbirds to contemporary television spectaculars, human encounters with nature have long sparked wonder, curiosity and delight. Written by leading scholars, this richly illustrated volume offers a lively introduction to the history of natural history, from the sixteenth century to the present day. Covering an extraordinary range of topics, from curiosity cabinets and travelling menageries to modern seed banks and radio-tracked wildlife, this volume draws together the work of historians of science, of environment and of art, museum curators and literary scholars. The essays are framed by an introduction charting recent trends in the field and an epilogue outlining the prospects for the future. Accessible to newcomers and established specialists alike, Worlds of Natural History provides a much-needed perspective on current discussions of biodiversity and an enticing overview of an increasingly vital aspect of human history.

Public Issue Radio

Author: H. Chignell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230346456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 6487


Based on original and previously unseen written and sound archives and interviews with former and current radio producers and presenters, Public Issue Radio addresses the controversial question of the political leanings of current affairs programmes, and asks if Analysis became an early platform for both Thatcherite and Blairite ideas.

Life on Wheels

Author: Gary Karp

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781935281108

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

View: 5698


There are 1.7 million regular wheelchair users in the United State. Like anyone else, they work, marry, have children, travel, play sports, and are full members of their community. Life on Wheels makes sure they take full advantage of every available opportunity. It is the A-Z guide for all you need to know about every aspect of living with mobility impairment. This unique book offers an initial road map to the lifelong, complex, and fascinating road of the disability experience. Life on Wheels is primarily a guidebook for those with a mobility disability, offering practical information on how to: adapt your home choose a wheelchair explore your sexuality take care of your body and much more!

Walking on Air by George the Greek

Author: George Livieratos

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1414039794

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 692

View: 9274


This book is a story about the life of George Livieratos, whose success personified the American Dream. It is a story of an adventurous life filled with endless involvements. As a young child in Greece he becomes an orphan during World War II when both of his parents were killed during a German bombing attack. Joining the merchant marines George traveled around the world and enjoyed the experiences of many cultures. At the age of 21 George immigrated to the United States. After 35 years of hard work and a lot of good times he reaches~ a financial plateau of rich and fame. He had become the Chairman of one of the fastest growing penny stock companies on Wall Street. In 1983 George became one of the first targets of the United States Organized Crime Task Force. This action brought him and his family into the lowest level of human despair, when ultimately led to the death of his son and the destruction of his financial empire. The story is very exciting, it tells how he made his deals and can help to mature students of business overnight. His deal making shows a simple way to do business using common sense and golden rules. George is a capitalist with a liberal heart. It takes courage and power to face the forces of evil, to defy them, provoke them, and ignore their ruthless power. The transcripts of his trials prove his courage and statements. This book tells how he stood up for his principles of loyalty, pride and self -respect. Sacrificing himself and taking a fall. Discover how the resolve of this Greek immigrant's mind and soul empowered him to defy incarceration and even death from his compelled oppressors. In 1986 when he was incarcerated and refused bail, pending his appeal, his morale remained as furious as ever. This story details how the U.S. Justice Department prosecuted and convicted Mr. Livieratos and his co-defendants. The story indicates that interpretation; politics and selective application of the law can lead to the conviction of the best intentioned, while protecting the potentially less desirable. His description of the Federal Prison System is in such detail and simplicity that it can be used by inmates as a Federal Prison manual. His characterization of governmental regulatory agencies depicts them as large bureaucratic quagmires, which complicates and destroys the interest of the victimized citizens. Although considered outrageous by some, he provides opinions on how he thinks organized crime and the mafia was a better alternative to the current drug infested street crime. His human instincts will open the public's eyes and hearts for a better society based on love and care for all humans. The author hopes this book will wake up Americans to strive for equal justice for all, regardless of your social status, color, or religion. The Authors main point is to expose his characterization of the hypocrisy of government officials who don't care about the people, but only the power they posses. His colorful sexual encounters and lustful desires add some levity to an otherwise tragic Greek epic.

Journey to a Waterfall A Biologist in Africa

Author: Robert Cowie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304669394

Category: Travel

Page: 290

View: 1409


From the age of ten, the author was determined to be involved with African wildlife. This memoir recounts how he was able to fulfil this dream, travelling through Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Egypt, as well as the Yemen, which biologically is almost Africa. He tells of being captured by Eritrean guerillas, seeing Gelada baboons in the Ethiopian highlands and the huge migrations of zebra and wildebeest in the Serengeti, doing research on termites in Darfur as well as assessing agricultural problems in the highest fastnesses of the Yemeni mountains, gazing in awe at the Pyramids of Giza and marvelling at the Victoria Falls in full flow.

Handbook of Research on Microbial Tools for Environmental Waste Management

Author: Pathak, Vinay Mohan,Navneet,

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522535411

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 7885


The remediation of environmental pollutants has become a relevant topic within the field of waste management. Advances in biological approaches are a potential tool for contamination and pollution control. The Handbook of Research on Microbial Tools for Environmental Waste Management is a critical scholarly resource that explores the advanced biological approaches that are used as remediation for pollution cleanup processes. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as biodegradation, microbial dehalogenation, and pollution controlling treatments, this book is geared towards environmental scientists, biologists, policy makers, graduate students, and scholars seeking current research on environmental engineering and green technologies.

Pinkoes and Traitors

Author: Jean Seaton

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847659160

Category: History

Page: 766

View: 9925


This compelling account of a turbulent period in the history of the BBC opens at a time of national decline under the Labour governments of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan, and ends during Margaret Thatcher's iconoclastic Conservative premiership. The intervening years saw mass unemployment, trade union strikes and war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands - as well as legendary BBC programmes such as Live Aid, Fawlty Towers and Dad's Army, The Singing Detective and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and David Attenborough's Life on Earth. Comprehensively revised and expanded for this new edition, Jean Seaton's perceptive study presents an absorbing analysis of an institution that both reflects Britain and has helped to define it.

50 FAQs on Air Pollution

Author: Rupak Ghosh

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179934535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

View: 3672


Which substances are polluting air the most? What is the ozone hole? How much CO2 is emitted by burning 1 litre of petrol? Which country emits the maximum CO2 per person? What is BS-IV? How are climate change and air pollution related? What is the Kyoto Protocol? Which are the most and least polluted cities of India? Know the answers to these, and 42 more frequently asked questions, on air pollution, its various aspects, and impacts. Other titles in this series: 50 FAQS on Climate Change (ISBN: 9788179935392) 50 FAQs on Global Warming (ISBN: 9788179934524) 50 FAQs on Renewable Energy (ISBN: 9788179935415) 50 FAQs on Waste Management (ISBN: 9788179935408) 50 FAQs on Water Pollution (ISBN: 9788179934593)

A Good Life on a Finite Earth

Author: Daniel J. Fiorino

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190605804

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 1192


The potential conflict among economic and ecological goals has formed the central fault line of environmental politics in the United States and most other countries since the 1970s. The accepted view is that efforts to protect the environment will detract from economic growth, jobs, and globalcompetitiveness. Conversely, much advocacy on behalf of the environment focuses on the need to control growth and avoid its more damaging effects. This offers a stark choice between prosperity and growth, on the one hand, and ecological degradation on the other. Stopping or reversing growth in mostcountries is unrealistic, economically risky, politically difficult, and is likely to harm the very groups that should be protected. At the same time, a strategy of unguided "growth above all" would cause ecological catastrophe.Over the last decade, the concept of green growth - the idea that the right mix of policies, investments, and technologies will lead to beneficial growth within ecological limits - has become central to global and national debates and policy due to the financial crisis and climate change. As DanielJ. Fiorino argues, in order for green growth to occur, ecological goals must be incorporated into the structure of the economic and political systems. In this book, he looks at green growth, a vast topic that has heretofore not been systematically covered in the literature on environmental policyand politics. Fiorino looks at its role in global, national, and local policy making; its relationship to sustainable development; controversies surrounding it (both from the left and right); its potential role in ameliorating inequality; and the policy strategies that are linked with it. The bookalso examines the political feasibility of green growth as a policy framework. While he focuses on the United States, Fiorino will draw comparisons to green growth policy in other countries, including Germany, China, and Brazil.