Alan Wright - Author

About the Author

Alan Wright was born, and still lives, in Wigan. A graduate of Leeds University, he taught English for several years in secondary schools but now works as a Secondary Consultant for the Graduate Teacher Programme. In 2009 Alan was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, and has written three musical plays. He is married with three grown-up children, and loves all things Victorian.

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Their Day Has Passed Gypsies in Victorian and Edwardian Surrey

Their Day Has Passed Gypsies in Victorian and Edwardian Surrey

Author: Alan Wright Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2017

This book throws fresh light on the experiences of Gypsies in Surrey and South London at the dawn of the modern era. It uses a wide range of records to paint a detailed picture of people who left few written records themselves. It shows how external forces including enclosure, urban expansion, changing economic circumstances and ever-intrusive legislation, increasingly challenged their way of life. The parallel struggles of local communities and institutions to respond effectively and the development of perceptions and prejudices have a contemporary resonance that should interest the general reader as well as academics and local and family historians.

Windows 10 Absolute Beginner's Guide (includes Content Update Program)

Windows 10 Absolute Beginner's Guide (includes Content Update Program)

Author: Alan Wright Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/2015

Book + Content Update Program Make the most of your new Windows 10 device-without needing to be a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to take control of Windows 10, and use it to create, connect, and discover... simplify and organize your whole life... learn more, play more, do more, live better! This book will show you how to do what you want, the way you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Windows 10 has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple Windows 10 could be? This is the easiest, most practical beginner's guide to using your new Windows 10 desktop, notebook, or tablet... simple, reliable instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here's a small sample of what you'll learn: Make the new Windows 10 Start menu work just the way you want Tweak Windows to reflect your personality and maximize your security Reliably connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi Master the speedy new Microsoft Edge web browser Install and use the best new Windows Store apps Enjoy all of your digital photos, videos, movies, and music Find whatever you're looking for-or let Cortana find it for you Use free OneDrive cloud storage to store, sync, and back up your files Play games and media through Xbox Live Manage all email from one easy app: Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo!, and more Share files and printers the easy way with Homegroups Retrieve up-to-the-minute news, sports, weather, and financial data Set up the notifications you want-and turn off those you don't want Create efficient virtual desktops to get more done faster Connect multiple monitors to one computer Keep your computer safe and healthy-painlessly Alan Wright has spent a decade providing IT support to enterprises, small businesses, and residential users. He holds several certifications from CompTIA and Microsoft, was technical editor on Using Windows 8 and Microsoft Project 2013 In Depth, and co-authored both Windows 8.1: Absolute Beginner's Guide and Visio 2013: Absolute Beginner's Guide.

Film on the Faultline

Film on the Faultline

Author: Alan Wright Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2015

Film has always played a crucial role in the imagination of disaster. Earthquakes, especially, shift not only the ground beneath our feet but also herald a new way of thinking or being in the world. Following recent seismic events in countries as dissimilar as Chile and Haiti, Japan and New Zealand, national films have emerged that challenge ingrained political, economic, ethical, and ontological categories of modernity. Film on the Faultline explores the fractious relationship between cinema and seismic experience and addresses the important role that cinema can play in the wake of such events as forms of popular memory and personal testimony.

Mrkusich The Art of Transformation

Mrkusich The Art of Transformation

Author: Alan Wright, Edward Hanfling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2009

The story of twentieth-century art is dominated by a major shift from representation to abstraction, from Cezanne's paintings of hills and houses to Pollock's pictures of nothing. Yet in New Zealand we know a lot about Rita Angus and Colin McCahon but little about the post-representational art that now dominates the art world. This book is the first account of the work of New Zealand's leading abstract painter, Milan Mrkusich. Trained as an architect and working for the innovative design firm Brenner Associates in the 1940s, Mrkusich quickly established a new mode of painterly abstraction. Drawing on ideas from alchemy, phenomenology, and modernist thinkers, Mrkusich soaked up the work of international artists to establish his own New Zealand modernism. This book traces Mrkusich's work from the early emblem paintings, through the triumphant corner works of the 1960s, and on to the artist's broad recognition from the 1970s. Milan Mrkusich is New Zealand's most powerful modernist. For him, a painting is paint on canvas first and foremost: 'it's not the Kaipara mudflats. It's a painting. It's paint. To me it's just a whole lot of grey paint.' MRKUSICH shows how an artist growing up around the Kaipara mudflats can produce abstract art admired around the world.

Genes and Common Diseases Genetics in Modern Medicine

Genes and Common Diseases Genetics in Modern Medicine

Author: Alan Wright Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Genes and Common Diseases presents an up-to-date view of the role of genetics in modern medicine, reflecting the strengths and limitations of a genetic perspective. The current shift in emphasis from the study of rare single gene disorders to common diseases brings genetics into every aspect of modern medicine, from infectious diseases to therapeutics. However, it is unclear whether this increasingly genetic focus will prove useful in the face of major environmental influences in many common diseases. The book takes a hard and self-critical look at what can and cannot be achieved using a genetic approach and what is known about genetic and environmental mechanisms in a variety of common diseases. It seeks to clarify the goals of human genetic research by providing state-of-the art insights into known molecular mechanisms underlying common disease processes while at the same time providing a realistic overview of the expected genetic and physiological complexity.

Genes and Common Diseases Genetics in Modern Medicine

Genes and Common Diseases Genetics in Modern Medicine

Author: Alan Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Genes and Common Diseases presents an up-to-date view of the role of genetics in modern medicine, reflecting the strengths and limitations of a genetic perspective. The current shift in emphasis from the study of rare single gene disorders to common diseases brings genetics into every aspect of modern medicine, from infectious diseases to therapeutics. However, it is unclear whether this increasingly genetic focus will prove useful in the face of major environmental influences in many common diseases. The book takes a hard and self-critical look at what can and cannot be achieved using a genetic approach and what is known about genetic and environmental mechanisms in a variety of common diseases. It seeks to clarify the goals of human genetic research by providing state-of-the art insights into known molecular mechanisms underlying common disease processes while at the same time providing a realistic overview of the expected genetic and physiological complexity.

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