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Chris Carter At Large

Author : Chris Carter
ISBN : 9781845840914
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Few people have been as deeply involved in motorcycle sport as Chris Carter, a larger than life character and raconteur who was for a great number of years a journalist, commentator and broadcaster at the very top level of motorcycle sport. This memoir is a funny, fascinating and unique insider view of professional motorcycling over more than six decades. From scrambling in the 1960s, to four decades of international road racing - including Daytona and Macau - as well as trials and speedway. Packed with remarkable stories and amusing anecdotes, as well as interesting reflections and astute observations, it is a light-hearted, highly readable autobiography which lifts the lid on an extraordinary world. In past times, racing paddocks were open and friendly, and Chris felt part of a big, happy family. He lived cheek by jowl with the very top riders and shared their triumphs and tragedies; to many, he was a friend and confidante. Honest, frank and direct, Chris tells things exactly as they were, and provides insights into a fast disappearing world.

Raymond Mays Magnificent Obsession

Author : Bryan Apps
ISBN : 9781845847869
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This biography of Raymond Mays includes complete histories of ERA and BRM, including race summaries, a foreword by Mays himself. Personal letters addressed to the author from Alfred Owen, David Brown, Tony Rudd, Rivers Fletcher, Bob Gerard, Ken Richardson, Juan Fangio, and many others add intimacy to the story. Illustrated with over 100 of the author`s colour paintings.

Skin

Author : Ben Mezrich
ISBN : 0783887787
Genre : Fiction
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Vespa The Story Of A Cult Classic In Pictures

Author : Günther Uhlig
ISBN : 9781845847906
Genre : Transportation
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Eighteen million Vespas have buzzed their way into the world since 1946. Stood end to end, they would form a line measuring 32,000 kilometres – 20,000 miles – in length. This is an almost inconceivable statistic, as with many things that transcend conventional measures and at some point achieve cult status. How did the little machine come so far? The answer is simple. The Vespa has always remained the Vespa, true to itself, and has what others lack: real character! This book tells the Vespa’s story via over 470 photos, corrects many misconceptions and lets the reader become immersed in the culture of Vespa and la bella vita.

Strategy

Author : Stewart R Clegg
ISBN : 1446245195
Genre : Business & Economics
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Lecturers - save time by clicking here to request an e-inspection copy of this textbook - no waiting for the post to arrive! Written by a team of leading academics, this groundbreaking new text is an invaluable guide to the core elements of strategy courses, that will challenge conventional thinking about the field. Key features: - Provides a coherent and engaging overview of the established 'classics' of strategy, while taking an innovative approach to contemporary issues such as power and politics, ethics, branding, globalisation, collaboration, and the global financial crisis. - A unique critical perspective that encourages you to reflect on the strategy process and strategic decision-making. - Packed with learning features, including a wealth of international case studies and accompanying discussion questions. - A website offering a full Instructors' Manual, video cases, podcasts and full-text journal articles. Visit the Companion Website at www.sagepub.co.uk/cleggstrategy Read the authors’ research paper ‘Re-Framing Strategy: Power, Politics and Accounting’ in which they make the case for a critically informed approach to studying strategy in the special issue of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (Vol 23, Issue 5) Praise for Strategy: Theory and Practice "Finally, something different in a strategy text! This new volume provides a broad view of strategy covering the conventional as well as less mainstream alternatives like the growing strategy-as-practice perspective. It also does a great job of providing balanced critiques of the existing orthodoxy and provides explicit connections to some of the more accessible academic articles providing more depth to the arguments presented. All in all, it is an excellent break from the unfortunate tendency to make strategy a narrow economic enterprise in a world that is far more complex and social than that. Strategy: Theory and Practice is a welcome addition to the available texts on strategy" - Nelson Phillips, Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behaviour Co-Editor, Journal of Management Inquiry "A super and overdue book. It embraces the central importance of organization theory and, especially, the play of power and politics both inside and outside the organization. This erudite, almost polemical book promises to redraw how we approach the study of strategy - and not before time!" - Royston Greenwood, Associate Dean, School of Business, University of Alberta "It explains where strategy originates from and how contemporary ideas and practices facilitate or constrain decision-making and action. In particular, this book illuminates the role of power and politics in strategy - an issue that has been overlooked in most textbooks in this area. Enjoyable and inspiring reading for students, researchers and practitioners" - Eero Vaara, Professor of Management and Organization Dean of Research Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki "The authors have managed to produce a unique and admirable combination of critical external engagement with 'strategy', understood as a complex object of organizational and political construction, and a useable insiders text book rich in illustrative cases. As such it is essential reading for academics, students and practitioners - all of whom will discover how theory and practice are more intertwined than they ever imagined" - Michael Power, Professor of Accounting, London School of Economics and Political Science

A Very Short Fairly Interesting And Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Strategy

Author : Chris Carter
ISBN : 9781446200247
Genre : Business & Economics
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'If strategy is the queen of business, then this book offers us the perfect introduction to her court! It is accessible, lively, and informative. The book repays the reader with wonderful account of how strategy works. It also lets the reader in on some of the darker secrets of strategy' - André Spicer, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, Warwick Business School Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the “Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap” series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. Studying Strategy is a welcoming, lively and thought provoking account that helps students get to grips with strategy's key issues and broad debates and introduce them to the latest ideas. Suitable for students of strategy at Undergraduate, Masters and MBA level, professionals involved in strategic decision making and anyone interested in how strategy works.

Hillock

Author : Anne Sherry
ISBN : 9781546280903
Genre : Fiction
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This story is about a unique and secret place: Hillock. Hillock is a government base that trains animals to work with humans, doing amazing things. Animals had to be trained with keepers and had to be bonded, but as each trainer either moved on or left the program, the animals had refused to work with new people and had to be retired off and replaced. As each new animal were introduced to the program, more problems had been found as the animals would only work with people they chose. Age was another problem; the older the keepers were, the less they could keep up with the animals. As more problems crept up, the program had to be rearranged, and it was decided that older teens were the answer. However, teens could not be pulled off the streets and they had to have certain abilities and stamina. It was then that a plan was organized. Young juveniles were researched; they had to have certain qualities, abilities, and the right kind of personality. A social worker would be employed and would keep in touch with the police. The right kind of teen would be selected and taken to a correction facility, and from there to Hillock, they would be introduced to the animals and, if selected, would join the team. Over the years, several groups of teens had been researched, but only a few had been chosen to work with the animals. However, only one or two of them had succeeded, until now. As a new group of teens were brought to Chippingham, the correction facility, five young people stood out from the rest: Nathan and Jemma Jackson, Liam and Ashley Denver, and Naz Weza. Would they be chosen to join the team?

Apocalypse Culture Ii

Author : Adam Parfrey
ISBN : 0922915571
Genre : Social Science
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A sequel to the ground-breaking 1987 analysis of apocalypse culture continues to explore this fascinating and trenchant topic, focusing on biological warfare, taboo art, sexual fetishism, corporate manipulation, sexual slavery, creepy pop stars, and other evidence that the old order is rapidly crumbling. Original. Tour.

First Principles

Author : Norman Burr
ISBN : 9781845845285
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book chronicles the life of Keith Duckworth OBE, the remarkable engineer famous for being co-founder of Cosworth Engineering and creating the most successful F1 engine of all time, the DFV. Although the company's engines are given due prominence, this isn’t an intricate technical examination of their design, but a more rounded look at the life and work of their designer – work which included significant contributions to aviation, motorcycling, and powerboating.

Monsters Of The Week

Author : Zack Handlen
ISBN : 9781683353508
Genre : Performing Arts
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In Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files, TV critics Zack Handlen and Emily Todd VanDerWerff look back at exactly what made the long-running cult series so groundbreaking. Packed with insightful reviews of every episode—including the tenth and eleventh seasons and both major motion pictures—Monsters of the Week leaves no mystery unsolved and no monster unexplained. This crucial collection includes a foreword by series creator Chris Carter as well as exclusive interviews with some of show’s stars and screenwriters, including Carter, Vince Gilligan, Mitch Pileggi, James Wong, Robert Patrick, Darin Morgan, and more. Monsters of the Week is the definitive guide to The X-Files—whether you’re a lifelong viewer or a new fan uncovering the conspiracy for the first time.

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