Pathfinder Aircrew

Author: Jennie Mack Gray

Publisher: Perardua Books

ISBN: 1999331788

Category: History

Page: 300

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Who were the RAF Pathfinders in the Second World War? Who led them? What gave them the courage to carry on despite flak, night-fighters, and the many other hazards of air warfare? The Path Finder Force was RAF Bomber Command's only official elite Force, and it played a vital part in the Command's campaigns against Nazi Germany. This detailed and sympathetic account, based on 25 years' research, vividly describes what sort of people the Pathfinders were, what sustained them during their highly dangerous operations, and how their comrades, friends and families dealt with the all-too frequent losses - at sea, in Occupied Europe, in Germany, or in terrible accidents on British soil. Most of the personal documents used in Pathfinder Aircrew have never been published before. Based almost entirely on wartime or immediate post-war records, including aircrew letters and diaries, this book tells a very human story of members of an elite which was a byword for perseverance, technical excellence, and the most magnificent bravery.

The Pathfinder

Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752585536

Category: Fiction

Page: 529

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1864.


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Housing market renewal

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102951295

Category: Political Science

Page: 48

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This NAO report examines the Government programme of Housing Market Renewal, established to tackle problems of acute low housing demand in the North of England and the Midlands. Neighbourhood decline and deprivation has resulted where there are high concentrations of properties that are difficult to let or sell, where there is a loss of population and an inability to attract new households. Nine new sub-regional partnerships or "pathfinders" were set up, with considerable freedom in determining their approach to low housing demand. The NAO has set out a number of recommendations, including: the Department of Communities and Local Government should clarify arrangements for the delivery of the Housing Market Renewal programme alongside local authority housing market assessments; the Department should also clarify the role of Government Offices in helping to support regional delivery as well as the terms of reference for both Government Offices and the Department in matters of leadership, oversight and monitoring of the programme; the Department should be clearer about its expectations for the renewal programme's contribution to delivering non-housing regeneration, such as better schools, transport and neighbourhood management; that any Housing Market Renewal demolition schemes are based on up-to-date market analysis; the Department should also clarify how it is expected to achieve alignment with regional strategies for higher housing growth; the Department should also develop the performance framework, including value for money indicators and that there should be a comparison of outcomes between low demand areas subject to Housing Market Renewal and those low demand areas that are not.

Mapping Scientific Frontiers

Author: Chaomei Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447151283

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 5167

This is an examination of the history and the state of the art of the quest for visualizing scientific knowledge and the dynamics of its development. Through an interdisciplinary perspective this book presents profound visions, pivotal advances, and insightful contributions made by generations of researchers and professionals, which portrays a holistic view of the underlying principles and mechanisms of the development of science. This updated and extended second edition: highlights the latest advances in mapping scientific frontiers examines the foundations of strategies, principles, and design patterns provides an integrated and holistic account of major developments across disciplinary boundaries “Anyone who tries to follow the exponential growth of the literature on citation analysis and scientometrics knows how difficult it is to keep pace. Chaomei Chen has identified the significant methods and applications in visual graphics and made them clear to the uninitiated. Derek Price would have loved this book which not only pays homage to him but also to the key players in information science and a wide variety of others in the sociology and history of science.” – Eugene Garfield “This is a wide ranging book on information visualization, with a specific focus on science mapping. Science mapping is still in its infancy and many intellectual challenges remain to be investigated and many of which are outlined in the final chapter. In this new edition Chaomei Chen has provided an essential text, useful both as a primer for new entrants and as a comprehensive overview of recent developments for the seasoned practitioner.” – Henry Small Chaomei Chen is a Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, and a ChangJiang Scholar at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Information Visualization and the author of Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2012) and Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer, 2004, 2006).