David Jenkins - Author

About the Author

David Jenkins hitchhiked to France the day he left school. He has waited tables in Switzerland, sprayed crops in Israel, scrubbed urinals in Australia and crewed yachts around the Pacific. He became a teacher in Rio and a professor in Japan before starting his own business - delivering newspapers across Africa.

Now known as The Alphabet Traveller, David trots the globe visiting countries according to their spelling and writes accounts of his incredible adventures.

His other interests include Rod Stewart, crocodiles and Manchester City.

Featured books by David Jenkins

The Ten-Letter Countries More Zany Adventures of The Alphabet Traveller

The Ten-Letter Countries More Zany Adventures of The Alphabet Traveller

Author: David Jenkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2012

David Jenkins is The Alphabet Traveller. Having previously made an 85 000 mile journey to visit all countries in the world whose names are made up of four letters, David is now off to explore 12 countries which all have ten letters to their name. He heads to Bangladesh in search of the elusive Bengal tiger but disaster strikes quickly and worse is to follow. After a bungled attempt to break into a Luxembourg jail he sets off to cross the Stans of Central Asia by horse, jeep and bicycle only to stumble upon the world's most notorious heroin trail. Assaulted by customs officials and hi-jacked at gunpoint, he manages to escape across the mountains and make it safely over the Steppes in a Lada full of vodka. To a land of oil, pelicans and naked men beating themselves with branches. He follows the Silk Road and the spread of Islam to the deserts of Mauritania and makes the rail journey of a lifetime through the mountains of tiny Montenegro. In the sparkling Indian Ocean he uncovers the sinister side of the seductive Seychelles, finds himself at the helm of an aircraft over the islands of Mozambique and takes a razor attack in his stride to enjoy the wacky wildlife of magical Madagascar...David Jenkins hitchhiked to France the day he left school and has trotted the globe ever since. He has waited tables in Switzerland, sprayed crops in Israel, crewed yachts around the Pacific and cleaned urinals at Sydney Cricket Ground. He became a professor in Japan and then ran a business school in Rio de Janeiro before setting up his own company delivering newspapers across Africa. Now based in Cambridge, David's first book The Four-Letter Countries, was widely featured in the national media.

Other books by David Jenkins

Manual on the Causes and Control of Activated Sludge Bulking, Foaming, and Other Solids Separation Problems, 3rd Edition

Manual on the Causes and Control of Activated Sludge Bulking, Foaming, and Other Solids Separation Problems, 3rd Edition

Author: David Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2017

The most common activated sludge operating problems causing poor plant performance are related to solids separation. Especially common are bulking and foaming. Without a proper scientific foundation to support the efforts of wastewater treatment plant management, many attempts to thwart bulking and foaming have failed. Manual on Solving Activated Sludge Bulking, Foaming, and Other Solids Separation Problems provides the critical scientific and practical underpinnings needed to understand and combat these problems. The third edition of this flagship text is a comprehensive, concise guide to the microbiological and technical aspects of controlling all types of solid separation problems. The scientific theory is applied to real-world scenarios, greatly increasing the number of real-world examples of successful control methods. New information is also included on filamentous organism growth and its application in the control of sludge bulking and foaming. Now plant operators, regulators and wastewater engineers have a complete guide for battling these formidable design and operating problems.

Pax Britannica

Pax Britannica

Author: David Jenkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2017

Pax Africana

Pax Africana

Author: David Jenkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2017

Moonwalk: The Story of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Moonwalk: The Story of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Author: David Jenkins, Adrian Buckley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Written for children, but with parents very much in mind, this book tells the Apollo 11 story through the medium of artist Adrian Buckley's atmospheric imagery. From President Kennedy's call to put a man on the moon to the celebratory ticker tape parade in Manhattan, this is a story of three extraordinary men and their incredible achievement: Mission Commander Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Buzz Aldrin and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins. On 21 July 1969, when Neil Armstrong opened the hatch in the Lunar Module and descended the ladder to set foot on the surface of the Moon, he became in an instant the greatest traveller in human history. Full of period detail and fascinating insights, this is a book to be explored and enjoyed.

An Igloo on the Moon Exploring Architecture

An Igloo on the Moon Exploring Architecture

Author: David Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2015

- A fun and engaging introduction to the basic principles of engineering and architecture - Encourages environmental awareness - Aimed at the next generation of architects An excellent resource for educating and inspiring young minds on the subjects of architecture, engineering, and the built environment - Architect's Toy Box Aimed at young, enquiring minds, An Igloo on the Moon explores how and why we build. Beginning with the igloo, whose origins are lost in time, and culminating in the latest 3D-printing technology for lunar habitation, the book weaves together themes and ideas to create an unfolding visual story. Illustrated with a sequence of extraordinary collages, specially created by artist Adrian Buckley, the book ranges through history and across continents. Underlying the narrative is an awareness of environmental issues and the need to reconnect with sustainable patterns of building. It is a book to engage the next generation of architects - and their parents and teachers.

Ein Iglu auf dem Mond

Ein Iglu auf dem Mond

Author: David Jenkins, Adrian Buckley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2015

The Long Decade How 9/11 Changed the Law

The Long Decade How 9/11 Changed the Law

Author: David Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2014

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated significant legal changes over the ensuing ten years, a long decade that saw both domestic and international legal systems evolve in reaction to the seemingly permanent threat of international terrorism. At the same time, globalization produced worldwide insecurity that weakened the nation-state's ability to monopolize violence and assure safety for its people. The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law contains contributions by international legal scholars who critically reflect on how the terrorist attacks of 9/11 precipitated these legal changes. This book examines how the uncertainties of the long decade made fear a political and legal force, challenged national constitutional orders, altered fundamental assumptions about the rule of law, and ultimately raised questions about how democracy and human rights can cope with competing security pressures, while considering the complex process of crafting anti-terrorism measures.

Shipowners of Cardiff A Class by Themselves

Shipowners of Cardiff A Class by Themselves

Author: David Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2013

From 1875 to the present day, the Cardiff and Bristol Channel Incorporated Shipowners' Association has been the representative body for shipowners in Cardiff and other Bristol Channel ports. This study looks at some of the most representative periods in its history: the reaction of the Association to the proposal to build new docks in Barry in the 1880s, the Seaman's Strike in 1911, and the schism which split the Association in 1912-14. David Jenkins also reveals that a barrage across the estuary of the rivers Taff and Ely was first proposed as early as 1920. Nothing came of that proposal, but in 1929 a similar scheme was once more under consideration, comprising a dam with two locks across the tidal channel, between Penarth Head and Queen Alexandra lock.

Shipping at Cardiff Photographs from the Hansen Collection

Shipping at Cardiff Photographs from the Hansen Collection

Author: David Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2013

One of the greatest treasures in the archives of the Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum is the Hansen Collection, consisting of over 4500 negatives of shipping taken at Cardiff Docks between 1920 and 1975. Lars Peter Hansen, a native of Copenhagen, settled in Cardiff in 1891 and he and his third son Leslie established a photographic business in the docks; taking pictures of ships for sale to seamen and shipowners was an important part of their business. Following the retirement of Leslie Hansen in 1975, the museum purchased the negative collection. Its historical value cannot be overstated and this album is intended as a tribute to the Hansens, who through their work have bequeathed to Wales a pictorial record of shipping activity at the nation's premier port.

Norman Foster: 6 Works 6

Norman Foster: 6 Works 6

Author: David Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2012

Winner of the Pritzker Prize and the Praemium Imperiale, Norman Foster is one of the most innovative and forwardthinking architects at work today. This volume features more than 1,000 plans, sketches, and photographs of some of Foster's most renowned projects, including London's new Wembley Stadium, Germany's Dresden Station, and Beijing's new international airport. These and other important structures, along with lighting systems, furniture collections, and memorials, reveal the enormous range of Foster + Partners' work. In addition to offering insights into individual projects, this volume contextualizes Foster's work, identifying themes and connections, discussing influences and inspirations, and invoking a host of historical, cultural, and architectural references. A final chapter looks forward to forthcoming projects, further detailing a momentous career highlighted by creativity, innovation, and achievement.

From Ship's Cook to Baronet Sir William Reardon Smith's Life in Shipping, 1856-1935

From Ship's Cook to Baronet Sir William Reardon Smith's Life in Shipping, 1856-1935

Author: David Jenkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2011

Sir William Reardon Smith (1856-1935) was one of the foremost figures in south Wales in the early twentieth century. His was a classic story of 'rags to riches' - starting life as a deck-hand and ship's cook, he made a fortune in the shipping industry at the zenith of the Welsh coal trade.

Inspirations of Faith

Inspirations of Faith

Author: David Jenkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Measuring Performance A Toolkit of Traditional and Alternative Methods

Measuring Performance A Toolkit of Traditional and Alternative Methods

Author: David Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2009

Do your performance measures seek primarily to detect and control undesirable activities, rather than sharing and rewarding productive behaviour? Every organisation needs to measure its performance and that of the people it employs; David Jenkins shows you how to make more productive use of such measures. For measures to be accurate and reliable there are fundamental rules that need to be applied. Ignoring or misapplying them undermines performance and impedes the achievement of the corporate goal. For any enterprise, data must be available across the whole spectrum of activity in which it is engaged. The quality of that information will depend on the way it is measured. In some commercial organisations data is regularly gathered at local level. Instead of being used at this point, it is often fed into a corporate information system which, having recycled it, issues the result in a form that does not always meet needs. In Measuring Performance, David Jenkins examines the more traditional measures of performance and highlights their shortcomings as well as assessing the merits of the alternative approaches that are currently available. The book concludes with a step-by-step guide to reviewing the effectiveness of your organisation's existing systems for measuring performance and identifying ways of improving them.

Manual on the Causes and Control of Activated Sludge Bulking, Foaming, and Other Solids Separation Problems, 3rd Edition

Manual on the Causes and Control of Activated Sludge Bulking, Foaming, and Other Solids Separation Problems, 3rd Edition

Author: David Jenkins, Michael G. Richard, Glen T. Daigger Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2003

The most common activated sludge operating problems causing poor plant performance are related to solids separation. Especially common are bulking and foaming. Without a proper scientific foundation to support the efforts of wastewater treatment plant management, many attempts to thwart bulking and foaming have failed. Manual on Solving Activated Sludge Bulking, Foaming, and Other Solids Separation Problems provides the critical scientific and practical underpinnings needed to understand and combat these problems. The third edition of this flagship text is a comprehensive, concise guide to the microbiological and technical aspects of controlling all types of solid separation problems. The scientific theory is applied to real-world scenarios, greatly increasing the number of real-world examples of successful control methods. New information is also included on filamentous organism growth and its application in the control of sludge bulking and foaming. Now plant operators, regulators and wastewater engineers have a complete guide for battling these formidable design and operating problems.

Pierre Koenig

Pierre Koenig

Author: David Jenkins, James Steele Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2002

Pierre Koenig (b.1925) is a leading figure of the Modern movement in America, and a guiding influence in the Case Study House Program. This monograph, the first ever to document his pioneering work, provides an unparalleled insight into the evolution of Modernism on the West Coast. Koenig designed and built his first exposed steel house in 1950. In 1957 he was chosen by Arts and Architecture Magazine to design Case Study Houses #21 and #22. These homes, two of the most innovative buildings in the programme, have since become iconic, and capture the intense excitement and optimism of the period. This book, a comprehensive study of Koenig's career, includes both newly commissioned and vintage photographs together with the architect's original drawings of his refined and dramatic architecture.

The History of Insurance Vol 4

The History of Insurance Vol 4

Author: David Jenkins, Takau Yoneyama Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2000

This set gathers together key writings which chart the formative years of insurance and reviews important stages in the history of the subject from contemporary perspectives.

The History of Insurance Vol 3

The History of Insurance Vol 3

Author: David Jenkins, Takau Yoneyama Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2000

This set gathers together key writings which chart the formative years of insurance and reviews important stages in the history of the subject from contemporary perspectives.

The History of Insurance Vol 5

The History of Insurance Vol 5

Author: David Jenkins, Takau Yoneyama Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2000

This set gathers together key writings which chart the formative years of insurance and reviews important stages in the history of the subject from contemporary perspectives.

The History of Insurance Vol 7

The History of Insurance Vol 7

Author: David Jenkins, Takau Yoneyama Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2000

This set gathers together key writings which chart the formative years of insurance and reviews important stages in the history of the subject from contemporary perspectives.

The History of Insurance Vol 6

The History of Insurance Vol 6

Author: David Jenkins, Takau Yoneyama Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2000

This set gathers together key writings which chart the formative years of insurance and reviews important stages in the history of the subject from contemporary perspectives.

The History of Insurance Vol 1

The History of Insurance Vol 1

Author: David Jenkins, Takau Yoneyama Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2000

This set gathers together key writings which chart the formative years of insurance and reviews important stages in the history of the subject from contemporary perspectives.

The History of Insurance Vol 8

The History of Insurance Vol 8

Author: David Jenkins, Takau Yoneyama Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2000

This set gathers together key writings which chart the formative years of insurance and reviews important stages in the history of the subject from contemporary perspectives.

The History of Insurance Vol 2

The History of Insurance Vol 2

Author: David Jenkins, Takau Yoneyama Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2000

This set gathers together key writings which chart the formative years of insurance and reviews important stages in the history of the subject from contemporary perspectives.

The History of Insurance

The History of Insurance

Author: David Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2000

This set gathers together key writings which chart the formative years of insurance and reviews important stages in the history of the subject from contemporary perspectives.

Shipowners of Cardiff A Class by Themselves

Shipowners of Cardiff A Class by Themselves

Author: David Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/1997

From 1875 to the present day, the Cardiff and Bristol Channel Incorporated Shipowners' Association has been the representative body for shipowners in Cardiff and other Bristol Channel ports. This study looks at some of the most representative periods in its history: the reaction of the Association to the proposal to build new docks in Barry in the 1880s, the Seaman's Strike in 1911, and the schism which split the Association in 1912-14. David jenkins also reveals that a barrage across the estuary of the rivers Taff and Ely was first proposed as early as 1920. Nothing came of that proposal, but in 1929 a similar scheme was once more under consideration, comprising a dam with two locks across the tidal channel, between Penarth Head and Queen Alexandra lock.

Whispers and Wonders

Whispers and Wonders

Author: David Jenkins, Jo Dennison Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/1996

God's promises are not meant for us to have our way, but to reveal God's way. Denson's experiences are a guidebook to instruct the reader on how to seek God in his own life.

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