John Harrison - Author

About the Author

John Harrison has been growing vegetables for over 30 years. He has been a member of Garden Organic (previously the Henry Doubleday Research Association) since 1976 and is also a member of the National Vegetable Society, currently serving as Secretary for Crew and Nantwich District. He runs the UK's Number One allotment website: www.allotment.org.uk.

Featured books by John Harrison

The Complete Vegetable Grower

The Complete Vegetable Grower

Author: John Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2011

Whether you're lucky enough to have your own garden, run an allotment or only have enough room for a few pots and containers, you can successfully grow your own fresh vegetables to feed your family. John Harrison's practical guide gives you all the information you need to prepare the soil and start sowing your seeds. Learn all about: preparing the vegetable patch; getting the most from your land; tackling weeds and pests; benefiting from greenhouses and polytunnels; making your own compost and organic fertilizers; successional growing; and, saving and sowing your own seed. It includes a month-by-month guide to help you plan your gardening year. The Complete Vegetable Grower contains, in one comprehensive volume, all John's tips and tried-and-tested methods for successful vegetable growing. It includes an indispensable A to Z guide to vegetables, month-by-month advice to help you plan your gardening year, and an easy-to-follow sowing and harvesting chart. And, for the first time, his practical advice is illustrated with hundreds of beautiful colour photos.

Other books by John Harrison

Luck In The Head

Luck In The Head

Author: John Harrison, Ian Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2018

Low-Cost Living 2nd Edition How to Live Well for Less Money

Low-Cost Living 2nd Edition How to Live Well for Less Money

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

When economic conditions are tough, we all need to watch our spending. John Harrison's simple, tried and tested methods will help you to enjoy a better standard of living while saving money and helping the environment. Discover the benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables, raising chickens, making butter, cheese and bread, and brewing your own beer. Save energy, save on your bills. Harvest food for free and avoid waste. Play the supermarkets at their own game and get the best deals. See how to recycle, re-use, make do and mend. Find out if solar power is right for you and whether wind power makes domestic sense.

How to Store Your Home Grown Produce

How to Store Your Home Grown Produce

Author: John Harrison, Val Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/2017

It's wonderful to grow your own fruit and vegetables but what do you do when it all ripens at once? How do you cope with the glut which threatens to overwhelm you? Will help all those who grow their own fruit and vegetables to store their produce properly so that it will last for months and feed the family when the garden's bare. Easy and practical advice on how to bottle, dry, freeze and even salt home grown fruit and vegetables. Discover the taste of your delicious homemade jams, chutneys and ketchups. John and Val Harrison reveal just what you can do with that bountiful harvest and share their 30 years' experience of growing fruit and vegetables and you'll never waste another tomato or courgette again. Praise for John Harrison: 'Britain's greatest allotment authority'. Indpendent on Sunday.

Shadow Play

Shadow Play

Author: John Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2016

Shadow Play is the spellbinding continuation of the story started in Shadow Dance. This second book of the Shadow Saga carries the adventure to a whole new level of danger and intrigue! The next steps of the prophecy are moving toward fruition and the world hangs in the balance. Dark forces reveal their plots as the forces of good struggle to uncover them. At each turn, those aligned with light are cut off from their own and lost in the chaos that surrounds them. With Aras's death, only his wife and the future heir to the throne are left to combat the growing darkness. Within all of this, Namir and his friends find themselves consumed by enemies, burdened by woes and thrust into the fray against their will. Namir must find the courage to face those who would stop him from fulfilling his fate. All the while, his best friend, Nurn, searches valiantly to find his missing brother.

Bells and Bellringing

Bells and Bellringing

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Handel called Britain 'The Ringing Isle' because he heard bells ringing everywhere he went. Behind the quintessentially English sound of bells ringing lies a unique way of hanging bells and a special way of ringing them that evolved in the late sixteenth century. Ringing has since developed and spread, with some 6,000 towers worldwide with bells hung in the English style, and most of them in England. Over 40,000 active ringers keep alive the traditions and skills of change ringing that have been handed down over many generations. The book is an introduction to the world of bells and bell-ringing. It explains how bells are made and how a ringing installation works. It explains the nature of change ringing, which has mathematical as well as musical aspects. It provides insights into the ringing community its origins and culture as well as its relationships with the Church and the community.

1519 A Journey to the End of Time

1519 A Journey to the End of Time

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/08/2015

When Hernan Cortes met the Mayans, Aztecs and other cultures of the gulf coast of Mexico in 1519, it was the first extended contact between the peoples of continental America and Europe. The Spanish found cities larger and better run than any in Europe, and pyramids greater than Egypt's. The Aztecs believed time was running down and they lived in the final age of the world. Many Spaniards believed Christ's millennium was approaching, and God's revelation of Americas had opened the final act: the conversion of the remote races of the earth. After the Day of Judgement God's experiment with man was over. The laboratory, the physical world, would be destroyed. Both cultures were acting out the last days. Halfway through researching this book John Harrison had a scan which told him he would not live to write it; he was seeing out his own days. The Aztec people were concerned with the transitory nature of worldly things; some of their rulers were revered as much for their philosophical poetry as their conquests. John Harrison follows Cortes's route along the Mexican coast and across country to modern Mexico City, home of the Aztecs.A journey within journeys to the end of time, the book becomes a meditation on time, on mortality and self, from a modern master of travel writing.

Shadow Dance

Shadow Dance

Author: John Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2015

Novelist John Harrison has captured the feeling of adventure in this new novel set in a dark time. A prophecy cast from the dawn of time is coming to be fulfilled in a time when almost all hope of salvation is lost. The lands are in chaos and everyone is trying to survive. The last queen was slain through treachery and decades have passed since there has been any form of solid rule in Cennicus. In the interim the races have split from one another and are amassing for a war that threatens to consume them all. This is a time of legends and need. Somehow wrapped up in it all is one boy searching for his past and the keys to his future. Namir and his friends valiantly search out vestiges of his father's past...a trek that may lead them into the very heart of darkness itself. This is the first book of the Shadow Saga, a must read for any fantasy enthusiast. Join with us as we explore the darkness that is Cennicus. Will they lead us to salvation? Or deeper into the very darkness we seek to escape?

THE MEGAS, Issue 1

THE MEGAS, Issue 1

Author: John Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2014

Created by acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Mostow, (Terminator 3; U-571; Surrogates)From the visionary director of Terminator 3, Jonathan Mostow, we enter the world of The Megas. Beautiful. Powerful. Better. They're everything you've ever wanted to be. But at the heart of this dystopic society lies a regime struggling for control over a populace that may just be tired of being inferior. Agent Jack Madison finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom as he struggles to solve a crime and come to terms with a truth he's not ready to face. Not to mention a mysterious symbol and the seeds of rebellion.

THE MEGAS, Issue 2

THE MEGAS, Issue 2

Author: John Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2014

Created by acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Mostow, (Terminator 3; U-571; Surrogates)As Jack Madison continues to investigate the puzzling apparent suicide of a prominent Mega, he finds out more than he bargained for about the structure he's always put his faith in. Meanwhile a visit from his girlfriend creates more problems than it solves and he's left wondering if he can hold onto anything he holds dear.

THE MEGAS, Issue 3

THE MEGAS, Issue 3

Author: John Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2014

Created by acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Mostow, (Terminator 3; U-571; Surrogates)With the impending death of their most beloved King, both Mega and Commoner alike brace themselves for the inevitable chaos his absence will create. While the most elite of the Megas ready themselves to select a new leader, Detective Jack Madison finds his murder investigation hampered by corruption and his loyalties tested by the most shocking person of all.

THE MEGAS, Issue 4

THE MEGAS, Issue 4

Author: John Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2014

Created by acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Mostow, (Terminator 3; U-571; Surrogates)Timing is running out for Agent Jack Madison to uncover who is behind the murder of Mega Prince Ellington Boudreaux. His mission is more important than ever since learning that a plot to massacre the Conclave is not an aim of the anti-Royalists, but a ploy by another, more shocking faction. But nothing can prepare Jack for the shock of who the culprit is working for...

Megas Graphic Novel, Volume 1

Megas Graphic Novel, Volume 1

Author: John Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2014

From the visionary director of Terminator 3, Jonathan Mostow, we enter the world of The Megas. Beautiful. Powerful. Better. They're everything you've ever wanted to be. But at the heart of this dystopic society lies a regime struggling for control over a populace that may just be tired of being inferior. Agent Jack Madison finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom as he struggles to solve a crime and come to terms with a truth he's not ready to face. Not to mention a mysterious symbol and the seeds of rebellion."e;The Megas is a book that anyone can enjoy. If you are tired of the spandex set, or are just in the mood for a good mystery, then I suggest picking up a copy from your local comic shop."e; -Broken Frontier"e;The only time I really get into political thrillers is when they are written very well, with a plot and characters I can relate to, and an art direction style that is engaging. The Megas has all this and more...(4 out of 5 stars)"e; - Majorspoilers.com"e;Jonathan Mostow and John Harrison's script has a great balance of talking heads and exposition with motion and excitement. A love scene, a chase scene and a steady escalation of things into almost Tom Clancy-esque levels."e; - Comic Book Resources

Forgotten Footprints: Lost Stories in the Discovery of Antarctica

Forgotten Footprints: Lost Stories in the Discovery of Antarctica

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2014

Hard on the heels of his masterful and critically acclaimed Wales Book of the Year, Cloud Road: A Journey Through the Inca Heartland, John Harrison's Forgotten Footprints is the untold story of the sailors, sealers and eccentrics who discovered the last continent: Antarctica. A thrilling record of lost triumph and tragedy, a saga of adventure and ambition against all odds, and a compelling insight into extraordinary personalities and the times that shaped them, Forgotten Footprints captures the fascination of this most extreme, mysterious and beautiful of environments in John Harrison's characteristically vivid and affecting prose.

Rebirth of a Palace The Royal Court at Stirling Castle

Rebirth of a Palace The Royal Court at Stirling Castle

Author: John Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2014

Begun in 1538, Stirling Palace was, and remains, one of the finest Renaissance buildings in Great Britain. Its structure and decoration - interior and exterior - were designed as a flamboyant expression of wealth, power and sophistication. It was commissioned by King James V as a residence fitting for himself and his French bride Mary of Guise, the mother of Mary Queen of Scots. But it was abandoned as a royal palace in the early 1600s, and soon fell into decline. In 2001 Historic Scotland launched a major programme of conservation and research at Stirling. A wealth of new information was gathered about the Palace's history, and about the nature and significance of its decoration. This was used to inform a re-presentation of the Palace as it may have looked on completion. Its highlights are a set of seven Unicorn tapestries, The Hunt of the Unicorn, and the replica Stirling Heads, closely modelled on the wooden roundels that once adorned the Palace's ceilings. The original Heads are now at the heart of a permanent exhibition. In this lavishly-illustrated book, Stirling historian John G Harrison describes the revolutionary ideas that formed this magnificent building, the court it was designed to serve, and the long, painstaking process that has brought Stirling Palace back to life.

International Aviation and Terrorism Evolving Threats, Evolving Security

International Aviation and Terrorism Evolving Threats, Evolving Security

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2012

This book examines terrorism's impact on the international aviation security regime, with a focus on the role of the United States. Tracing the historical development of the international civil aviation system, the volume examines how it has dealt with the evolving security environment caused by international terrorism. It begins by exploring the practical implications of the debates over the meaning of 'terrorism' and how the international civil aviation community developed practical solutions to avoid the debilitating debates over the concept while crafting important, if weak, international conventions. As a major civil aviation power, the United States was a predominant influence in security developments in the 1960s and 1970s, yet US civil aviation policy failed to keep pace with the changing nature of the terrorist threat. The commanding position that the United States maintains in international civil aviation provides a microcosm of the promise and perils faced by the world's sole superpower. The author examines US efforts to upgrade civil aviation security in the wake of 9/11 and the impacts of these developments on the international civil aviation system. The detailed discussion of terrorism past and present places the threat in its proper context for both the international civil aviation community and its largest individual actor, the United States. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism, aviation security, international security and IR in general. John Harrison is an Assistant Professor at the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Head of Terrorism Research at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research.

Study Skills for Criminology

Study Skills for Criminology

Author: John Harrison, Mark (Barrister) Simpson, Olwen Harrison, Emma Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/12/2011

The new edition of this best-selling study skills book provides a practical guide for success for individuals at every level of their criminology and criminal justice degree. The new edition of this best-selling study skills book is a practical guide to success for individuals at every level of their criminology and criminal justice degree. Fully revised to reflect changes in the curriculum, the book continues to provide students with practical and relevant information for their degree, including topics on choosing modules, sourcing and researching, applying theory to practice, writing essays, presentation skills, revision, taking exams and careers after your degree. New to the second edition: a chapter on plagiarism developments in virtual learning environments and e-resources expanded coverage of internet and e-learning skills advice on moving from A-level to university. Maintaining its student-friendly approach and useful pedagogy - tips, activities, glossary, key terms and issues - Study Skills for Criminology is an essential purchase for any student of criminology or criminal justice looking to excel in their degree. John Harrison, formerly of Teesside University Mark Simpson is Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Law at Teesside University. Olwen Harrison, formerly of Teesside University. Emma Martin is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Teesside University. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Study Skills for Criminology

Study Skills for Criminology

Author: John Harrison, Mark (Barrister) Simpson, Olwen Harrison, Emma Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/12/2011

The new edition of this best-selling study skills book provides a practical guide for success for individuals at every level of their criminology and criminal justice degree. The new edition of this best-selling study skills book is a practical guide to success for individuals at every level of their criminology and criminal justice degree. Fully revised to reflect changes in the curriculum, the book continues to provide students with practical and relevant information for their degree, including topics on choosing modules, sourcing and researching, applying theory to practice, writing essays, presentation skills, revision, taking exams and careers after your degree. New to the second edition: a chapter on plagiarism developments in virtual learning environments and e-resources expanded coverage of internet and e-learning skills advice on moving from A-level to university. Maintaining its student-friendly approach and useful pedagogy - tips, activities, glossary, key terms and issues - Study Skills for Criminology is an essential purchase for any student of criminology or criminal justice looking to excel in their degree. John Harrison, formerly of Teesside University Mark Simpson is Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Law at Teesside University. Olwen Harrison, formerly of Teesside University. Emma Martin is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Teesside University. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Theorem Proving with the Real Numbers

Theorem Proving with the Real Numbers

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2011

This book discusses the use of the real numbers in theorem proving. Typ- ically, theorem provers only support a few 'discrete' datatypes such as the natural numbers. However the availability of the real numbers opens up many interesting and important application areas, such as the verification of float- ing point hardware and hybrid systems. It also allows the formalization of many more branches of classical mathematics, which is particularly relevant for attempts to inject more rigour into computer algebra systems. Our work is conducted in a version of the HOL theorem prover. We de- scribe the rigorous definitional construction of the real numbers, using a new version of Cantor's method, and the formalization of a significant portion of real analysis. We also describe an advanced derived decision procedure for the 'Tarski subset' of real algebra as well as some more modest but practically useful tools for automating explicit calculations and routine linear arithmetic reasoning. Finally, we consider in more detail two interesting application areas. We discuss the desirability of combining the rigour of theorem provers with the power and convenience of computer algebra systems, and explain a method we have used in practice to achieve this. We then move on to the verification of floating point hardware. After a careful discussion of possible correctness specifications, we report on two case studies, one involving a transcendental function.

Backgarden Chickens and Other Poultry

Backgarden Chickens and Other Poultry

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

The essential guide to keeping your own poultry from the bestselling author of Vegetable Growing Month by Month. A practical and indispensable guide which covers all you need to know about keeping poultry in your own back garden. Find out: What housing and basic equipment you need. How to choose and obtain the right poultry for the space you have available. Which are the best breeds of chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and quail for your circumstances. How to help your poultry settle into their new homes. How to feed and care for your poultry. How to breed your ownHow to store eggs and increase production. And even how to cull your birds.

The Complete Vegetable Grower

The Complete Vegetable Grower

Author: John Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2011

Whether you're lucky enough to have your own garden, run an allotment or only have enough room for a few pots and containers, you can successfully grow your own fresh vegetables to feed your family. John Harrison's practical guide gives you all the information you need to prepare the soil and start sowing your seeds. Learn all about: preparing the vegetable patch; getting the most from your land; tackling weeds and pests; benefiting from greenhouses and polytunnels; making your own compost and organic fertilizers; successional growing; and, saving and sowing your own seed. It includes a month-by-month guide to help you plan your gardening year. The Complete Vegetable Grower contains, in one comprehensive volume, all John's tips and tried-and-tested methods for successful vegetable growing. It includes an indispensable A to Z guide to vegetables, month-by-month advice to help you plan your gardening year, and an easy-to-follow sowing and harvesting chart. And, for the first time, his practical advice is illustrated with hundreds of beautiful colour photos.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

Author: John Harrison, Tim Worfolk Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/01/2011

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka is the first fully comprehensive, modern field guide to this ornithologically fascinating country. All of Sri Lanka's official avian species are described in the text and depicted in a collection of stunning colour plates painted by Tim Worfolk, one of Britain's leading bird artists. The text, accessible to experienced ornithologists and beginners alike, highlights the important identification features such as plumage variations, size, calls and songs, range, distribution, and status for every species. The plates illustrate the various plumage variations for each bird, and show the birds perched and also in flight, where relevant to their identification. An introduction to the guide describes briefly some of the best sites for watching Sri Lanka's abundant avifauna, and provides useful contact addresses for the prospective traveller. This will be an essential purchase for all birdwatchers travelling to the region; the beautiful plates and clearly-written text will also make it a must-have for anyone who loves birds, and Sri Lankan birds in particular.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

Author: John Harrison, Tim Worfolk Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2011

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka is the first fully comprehensive, modern field guide to this ornithologically fascinating country. All of Sri Lanka's official avian species are described in the text and depicted in a collection of stunning colour plates painted by Tim Worfolk, one of Britain's leading bird artists. The text, accessible to experienced ornithologists and beginners alike, highlights the important identification features such as plumage variations, size, calls and songs, range, distribution, and status for every species. The plates illustrate the various plumage variations for each bird, and show the birds perched and also in flight, where relevant to their identification. An introduction to the guide describes briefly some of the best sites for watching Sri Lanka's abundant avifauna, and provides useful contact addresses for the prospective traveller. This will be an essential purchase for all birdwatchers travelling to the region; the beautiful plates and clearly-written text will also make it a must-have for anyone who loves birds, and Sri Lankan birds in particular.

Cloud Road A Journey Through the Inca Heartland

Cloud Road A Journey Through the Inca Heartland

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2010

In every atlas there is a country missing from the maps of South America: the Andean nation. For five months John Harrison journeys through this secret country, walking alone into remote villages where he is the first gringo the inhabitants have ever seen, and where life continues as if Columbus had never sailed. He lives at over 10,000 feet for most of the trip, following the great road of the Incas: the Camino Real, or Royal Road. Hand built over 500 years ago, it crosses the most difficult and dangerous mountains in all the Americas, diving into sweltering canyons and soaring up into the snows. 1500 miles, half of it on foot, takes him from the Equator to Cuzco and the most magical city of all: Machu Picchu. He is attacked, gets lost and is trapped by floods, but only when he goes home does he lose what he wants most.

Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Growing in Small Spaces

Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Growing in Small Spaces

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2010

Whatever the size of your garden - whether it's a tiny patio or even if you only have a windowbox available - John Harrison can help you to grow fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, runner beans and much more to provide delicious food for your table. * Discover which are the easiest vegetables and fruit to grow in your particular situation * Make the most of your containers and growbags * Find out about dwarf fruit varieties * Benefit from John's practical experience and his no-nonsense advice * Enjoy the taste of homegrown produce, free of chemical residues

Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America The Quest for the New Moral World

Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America The Quest for the New Moral World

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2009

Robert Owen and the Owenites were associated with the rise of an early industrial society in Britain and with the development of an agricultural, frontier society in the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century. This book, originally published in 1969, was the first to use both British and American source material, and tells the story of Robert Owen and the movement associated with his name, from the standpoint of comparative social and intellectual history. The book directs new light on Owenism, and at the same time illuminates general problems of the history of social movements and social change in modern societies.

Nitrogen Pollution and Greenhouse Gases in Yaqui Valley Streams

Nitrogen Pollution and Greenhouse Gases in Yaqui Valley Streams

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2009

Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America The Quest for the New Moral World

Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America The Quest for the New Moral World

Author: John Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2009

Robert Owen and the Owenites were associated with the rise of an early industrial society in Britain and with the development of an agricultural, frontier society in the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century. This book, originally published in 1969, was the first to use both British and American source material, and tells the story of Robert Owen and the movement associated with his name, from the standpoint of comparative social and intellectual history. The book directs new light on Owenism, and at the same time illuminates general problems of the history of social movements and social change in modern societies.

Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America (Routledge Revivals)

Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America (Routledge Revivals)

Author: John Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2009

Robert Owen and the Owenites were associated with the rise of an early industrial society in Britain and with the development of an agricultural, frontier society in the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century. This book, originally published in 1969, was the first to use both British and American source material, and tells the story of Robert Owen and the movement associated with his name, from the standpoint of comparative social and intellectual history. The book directs new light on Owenism, and at the same time illuminates general problems of the history of social movements and social change in modern societies.

Easy Jams, Chutneys and Preserves

Easy Jams, Chutneys and Preserves

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2009

This book explains all you need to know to make your own delicious jams, jellies, marmalades, fruit butters, fruit cheeses, chutneys and pickles, including details of all the necessary equipment, how to choose the best fruit and vegetables to use, and how to make sure the jam sets properly to produce the best results. In these straitened times, more and more people are keen to save money by making jams, jellies and chutneys from the surplus of their own homegrown fruit and vegetables or from free fruit, such as blackberries, available in nearby hedgerows. Val and John Harrison show how easy it is to collect together the required ingredients and start making your own produce.

Low-Cost Living Live better, spend less

Low-Cost Living Live better, spend less

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2009

When economic conditions are tough, we all need to watch our spending. John Harrison's simple, tried and tested methods will help you to enjoy a better standard of living while saving money and helping the environment. Discover the benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables, raising chickens, making butter, cheese and bread, and brewing your own beer. Save energy, save on your bills. Harvest food for free and avoid waste. Play the supermarkets at their own game and get the best deals. See how to recycle, re-use, make do and mend. Find out if solar power is right for you and whether wind power makes domestic sense.

The Essential Allotment Guide How to Get the Best out of Your Plot

The Essential Allotment Guide How to Get the Best out of Your Plot

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2009

In recent years allotments have grown in popularity with demand far outstripping supply. John Harrison shows how to improve your chances of getting an allotment and move up the waiting list. In this all-encompassing guide, he also advises on clearing an allotment, planning what to grow and how, building compost bins, using raised beds - plus detailed instructions on growing the best vegetables and fruit. Praise for John Harrison's Vegetable Growing Month by Month: ...solid words of advice, written in a way that everyone will understand. Medwyn Williams, Chairman of the National Vegetable Society and member of the Fruit and Vegetable Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Handbook of Practical Logic and Automated Reasoning

Handbook of Practical Logic and Automated Reasoning

Author: John Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2009

The sheer complexity of computer systems has meant that automated reasoning, i.e. the ability of computers to perform logical inference, has become a vital component of program construction and of programming language design. This book meets the demand for a self-contained and broad-based account of the concepts, the machinery and the use of automated reasoning. The mathematical logic foundations are described in conjunction with practical application, all with the minimum of prerequisites. The approach is constructive, concrete and algorithmic: a key feature is that methods are described with reference to actual implementations (for which code is supplied) that readers can use, modify and experiment with. This book is ideally suited for those seeking a one-stop source for the general area of automated reasoning. It can be used as a reference, or as a place to learn the fundamentals, either in conjunction with advanced courses or for self study.

International Aviation and Terrorism

International Aviation and Terrorism

Author: John Harrison Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2009

This book examines terrorism's impact on the international aviation security regime, with a focus on the role of the United States. Tracing the historical development of the international civil aviation system, the volume examines how it has dealt with the evolving security environment caused by international terrorism. It begins by exploring the practical implications of the debates over the meaning of 'terrorism' and how the international civil aviation community developed practical solutions to avoid the debilitating debates over the concept while crafting important, if weak, international conventions. As a major civil aviation power, the United States was a predominant influence in security developments in the 1960s and 1970s, yet US civil aviation policy failed to keep pace with the changing nature of the terrorist threat. The commanding position that the United States maintains in international civil aviation provides a microcosm of the promise and perils faced by the world's sole superpower. The author examines US efforts to upgrade civil aviation security in the wake of 9/11 and the impacts of these developments on the international civil aviation system. The detailed discussion of terrorism past and present places the threat in its proper context for both the international civil aviation community and its largest individual actor, the United States. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism, aviation security, international security and IR in general. John Harrison is an Assistant Professor at the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Head of Terrorism Research at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research.

International Aviation and Terrorism Evolving Threats, Evolving Security

International Aviation and Terrorism Evolving Threats, Evolving Security

Author: John Harrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2009

This book examines terrorism's impact on the international aviation security regime, with a focus on the role of the United States. Tracing the historical development of the international civil aviation system, the volume examines how it has dealt with the evolving security environment caused by international terrorism. It begins by exploring the practical implications of the debates over the meaning of 'terrorism' and how the international civil aviation community developed practical solutions to avoid the debilitating debates over the concept while crafting important, if weak, international conventions. As a major civil aviation power, the United States was a predominant influence in security developments in the 1960s and 1970s, yet US civil aviation policy failed to keep pace with the changing nature of the terrorist threat. The commanding position that the United States maintains in international civil aviation provides a microcosm of the promise and perils faced by the world's sole superpower. The author examines US efforts to upgrade civil aviation security in the wake of 9/11 and the impacts of these developments on the international civil aviation system. The detailed discussion of terrorism past and present places the threat in its proper context for both the international civil aviation community and its largest individual actor, the United States. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism, aviation security, international security and IR in general. John Harrison is an Assistant Professor at the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Head of Terrorism Research at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research.

The Library of Isaac Newton

The Library of Isaac Newton

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/12/2008

When Newton died in 1727 he left a library of some 2,100 volumes. This was largely a collection of books regarded by him as a set of working tools - several of the well-thumbed surviving items are evidence of this. The books Newton owned are of considerable interest and importance principally to Newtonian scholars and to historians of science, as well as to booksellers, librarians and book-collectors. The library was kept virtually intact until 1920 when more than half the volumes were auctioned and subsequently dispersed. Scholars have hitherto had to rely on the unpublished Huggins List (1727) and Musgrave Catalogue (c. 1766), or on their less than satisfactory transcription issued in 1931. John Harrison has now remedied this deficiency by compiling a complete and comprehensive catalogue of Newton's library.

Euripides: Hecuba

Euripides: Hecuba

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2008

Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities. Hecuba is suitable for students of both Classical Civilisation and Drama. Useful features include full synopsis of the play, commentary alongside translation for easy reference and a comprehensive introduction to the Greek Theatre. Hecuba is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.

Vegetable Growing Month-by-Month The down-to-earth guide that takes you through the vegetable year

Vegetable Growing Month-by-Month The down-to-earth guide that takes you through the vegetable year

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Whatever the size of your garden or allotment, you can grow your own vegetables. Even if you only have a balcony or a small paved area outside your kitchen, you can grow more than you ever thought possible in pots, containers and raised beds. Experienced vegetable grower John Harrison takes you through the entire vegetable year so that, for all the main vegetables, you'll know exactly when you should sow your seeds, dig your plot and harvest your crops. Choose the most appropriate vegetables for your particular soil and select the right position so that they flourish. Discover how to make your own compost and organic fertilisers, as well as the best methods of controlling pests. Find out how to extend the season by buying or building your own cloches and cold frames. Put an end to worries that your shop-bought vegetables contain chemical residues or to concerns about the air miles such vegetables have flown en route to your table!

Roy's Fish And Seafood

Roy's Fish And Seafood

Author: John Harrison, Roy Yamaguchi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2005

Off the Map A Journey Through the Amazonian Wild

Off the Map A Journey Through the Amazonian Wild

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2004

Synaesthesia The Strangest Thing

Synaesthesia The Strangest Thing

Author: John Harrison, Simon Baron-Cohen Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2001

Synaesthesia is a confusion of the senses, whereby stimulation of one sense triggers stimulation in a completely different sensory modality. A synaesthete might claim to be able to hear colours, taste shapes, describe the colour, shape, and flavour of someone's voice, or music, the sound of which looks like 'shards of glass'. Throughout history, many notable artists and writers have claimed to suffer from synaesthesia, including, Arthur Rimbaud, Wassily Kandinsky, Vladimir Nabakov, and David Hockney. The condition remains as controversial now as when first brought to the public eye many years ago - one notable scientist dismissing it as mere 'romantic neurology.' In Synaesthesia: the strangest thing, a world authority on synaesthesia takes us on a fascinating tour of this mysterious condition, looking at historical incidences of synaesthesia, unraveling the theories for the condition, and additionally, examining the claims to synaesthesia of the likes of Rimbaud, Baudelaire, and others. The result is an exciting, yet scientific account of an incredible condition - one that will tell us of a world rich with the most unbelievable sensory experiences. From the foreword by Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge '...Aside from inspiring fellow researchers, this book will do much to educate the general public about the important but often overlooked point that we do not all experience this universe in the same way. For the most part, synaesthetes would not wish to be free of their synaesthesia and if anything feel somewhat sorry for the rest of us as we go about our unisensual existence. My guess is that John Harrison's valuable book will ring a colourful bell for many people who until now did not realize that their experience had a name, and who will now be able to identify themselves with like-minded others. For all these reasons, this is quite a book.'

Office Procedures 4th Edition - Paper

Office Procedures 4th Edition - Paper

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/1996

The fourth edition has been revised and fully updated in line with the latest criteria for the NVQ levels 1 and 2 administration courses. It contains new units on work planning and scheduling, travel arrangements and organising meetings and other events. It also covers the latest developments in computer technology relating to office administration and includes current banking and mail services.The theory is written and presented clearly and is fully illustrated with photographs, diagrams and realistic examples of forms and other business documents to aid understanding. Each unit contains a progress check which includes both multiple choice and short answer questions, the answers to which are given at the back of the book. These help students to ascertain their level of knowledge and comprehension of the topics covered. Helpful advice is also given on tackling assignments and preparing for the external examination.The main features of this book include:totally in line with the latest NVQ criteria up-to-date with the latest computer technology, banking and mail services end-of-chapter progress checks assess student's knowledge contains recent Pitman Qualifications office procedures examination questions and a student's guide to assessment to help with examination success has a companion book with tasks enabling students to put theory into practice clearly written and well illustrated, making the text easy to followIdeal for students taking S/NVQ levels 1 and 2 administration and Pitman Qualifications office procedures levels 1 and 2. It is also a useful reference book for those working in an office.

Holidays

Holidays

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/1996

Rose, faced with a further spread of cancer, has come, on her counsellor's advice, to a lonely Yorkshire cottage. For a week she will live alone, without the aid of her smothering husband, and make some decisions about where she is going. Embracing her solitude avidly, she nevertheless reckons without Ralph, a very unusual odd-job man, who proves to be not the solution she seeks but the catalyst to her ultimate decision.

Secretarial Duties 10th Edition - Paper

Secretarial Duties 10th Edition - Paper

Author: John Harrison Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/1996

Having sold over one million copies worldwide since it was first published, Secretarial Duties is well-established as a combined textbook and workbook which covers everything the secretary needs to know. The tenth edition has been completely revised using a new format and layout, and updated to take account of the new NVQ specification, and LCCI and PEI syllabi. It also focuses on the increasing role now played by computer technology in business adminisration. Recent advances in areas such as data storage and retrieval, the internet, speech recognition, automatic call distribution systems, video phones and desktop publishing are all covered. A wide range of in-tray exercises based on realistic case studies are provided at the end of each unit using examples of real forms and other business documents. In working through these realistic simulated business activities, the student is required not only to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations, but is also encouraged to develop NVQ and GNVQ standards of competence. Further practice is provided with recent examination questions from LCCI and PEI examinations. The inclusion of a list of worldwide Chambers of Commerce and forms of address for letters to Europe provides a good reference source for those studying or working overseas. Key features retains proven features which have made this book a bestseller covers knowledge for current NVQ elements of competence provides sample examination questions for student practice includes new international reference sources for overseas students up-to-date with new computer technology, postal and banking services fully illustrated with photographs, diagrams and forms Students on NVQ level 2 and 3 administration, LCCI private secretary's certificate and PEI office procedures level 2 courses will find this book invaluable. It will also be useful for adult returners on NVQ level 2 and 3 business courses. For PAs and secretaries, it provides a comprehensive reference source.

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