Richard Wilson - Author

About the Author

Richard Wilson is head of comedy for Hat Trick Productions and executive producer of Have I Got News For You. He has also previously worked on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Room 101. He is the author of Can't Be Arsed: 101 Things Not To Do Before You Die and How Not to Talk Like an Arse.

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Management

Management

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/08/2018

Provides students and researchers with easy-to-understand entries on hundreds of important terms, principles and concepts allow readers to develop a deeper understanding of the field. Principles of Business: Management provides students and researchers with a solid understanding of the most important aspects of management, from leadership and operations to project management and entrepreneurship. An understanding of the fundamentals of management will serve job-seekers in all industries, alongside those who want to start their own business. Principles of Business: Management offers over 100 easy-to-understand entries covering the diverse field of business management. Entries include detailed coverage of: Business, Ethics & Society Competitive Strategy Copyrights Crisis Management Current Issues in Entrepreneurship Decision Making Under Uncertainty Disruptive Innovation Diversity in the Workplace Employee Selection Labor Legislation & Unions Negotiations Productivity Startup Incubation Teams & Team building . This new resource is a helpful tool for students and researchers who are just beginning their study of finance and need a solid background of the key terms and elements in the field. A must for all high school and undergraduate science programs.

Principles of Business: Accounting

Principles of Business: Accounting

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2018

Provides students and researchers with easy-to-understand entries on hundreds of important terms, principles and concepts allow readers to develop a deeper understanding of the field. Accounting is an integral part of any business's day-to-day operations, and accurate financial information is critical for decision making in the business world and government alike. With engaging, comprehensive entries written by experts in the field, this volume in an invaluable resource for readers seeking a clear introduction to accounting principles and applications. This volume includes 100 accessible entries that provide readers with a solid understanding of the topic, including: Quantitative Analysis for Business Accounting Systems for Managerial Systems Income Tax Accounting Cash Flow Accounts Receivable and Inventories Statistical Applications in Accounting Ethics in Accounting Accounting Fraud (or Creative Accounting) Principles of Business: Accounting covers essential topics that will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about what is involved in running a business, keeping accounts, or for those who are considering starting a business of their own.

Principles of Business: Economics

Principles of Business: Economics

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2018

Provides students and researchers with easy-to-understand entries on hundreds of important terms, principles and concepts allow readers to develop a deeper understanding of the field. The study of economics involves understanding and predicting the behavior of economies, markets, and economic variables. With engaging, comprehensive entries written by experts in the field, Principles of Business: Economics is an invaluable resource for those seeking an introduction to economics with a focus on its relevance to business. This volume includes 100 accessible entries that provide readers with a solid understanding of the topic, including: The US Financial Crisis of 2007-2010 Managerial Economics Business Cycle Economic Growth Principles of Macroeconomics Evolution of Economic Thought Globalization of emerging Markets Economics of Business Regulations Market Failure Money, Banking and the Economy Principles of Business: Economics covers essential topics that will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about what is involved in running a business, keeping accounts, or for those who are considering starting a business of their own.

42nd Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK(R): Richard Wilson. (vol. 2)

42nd Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK(R): Richard Wilson. (vol. 2)

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 18/03/2018

Richard Wilson (1920-1987) was a Nebula Award winning American science fiction writer and fan. He was a member of the Futurians, and was at his most prolific in the 1950s -- though he continued writing throughout his entire life. This volume focuses primarily on his science fiction (24 stories and a poem) from the 1950s and 1960s.Included in this volume are:THE MAN WITHOUT A PLANETTHE HOAXTERSIF YOU WERE THE ONLY-DOUBLE TAKEMARY HELL'STHE WASPCOURSE OF EMPIREDON'T FENCE ME INONE MAN'S INCHOH, YOU UFOTHE BIG FIXLONELY ROADTHE SONS OF JAPHETHIT'S COLD OUTSIDESUCCESS STORYTHE LOCUS FOCUSTHE ENEMYTIME OUT FOR TOMORROWKILL ME WITH KINDNESSTRAVELING COMPANION WANTEDTHE LITTLE WOMANDESERTERGREEN EYESTHE SOUTH WATERFORD RUMPLE CLUBTHE PURPLE BATIf you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

New Historicism and Renaissance Drama

New Historicism and Renaissance Drama

Author: Richard Wilson, Richard Dutton Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2017

New Historicism has been one of the major developments in literary theory over the last decade, both in the USA and Europe. In this book, Wilson and Dutton examine the theories behind New Historicism and its celebrated impact in practice on Renaissance Drama, providing an important collection both for students of the genre and of literary theory.

30 Day Wonder

30 Day Wonder

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2017

A different sort of alien invasion story. When the Monolithians decide to use a reporter to head up their public relations campaign, they know the average man has to be reached with their message. What could possibly go wrong?

Strategic Marketing Management

Strategic Marketing Management

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2017

This third edition of Strategic Marketing Management confirms it as the classic textbook on the subject. Its step- by- step approach provides comprehensive coverage of the five key strategic stages: Where are we now? - Strategic and marketing analysis Where do we want to be? - Strategic direction and strategy formulation How might we get there? - Strategic choice Which way is best? - Strategic evaluation How can we ensure arrival? - Strategic implementation and control This new revised and updated third edition has completely new chapters on 'The Nature and Role of Competitive Advantage' and 'The Strategic Management of the Expanded Marketing Mix', and extensive new material covering: The changing role of marketing Approaches to analysing marketing capability E-marketing Branding Customer relationship management Relationship management myopia The decline of loyalty The book retains the key features that make it essential reading for all those studying the management of marketing - a strong emphasis on implementation, up to date mini cases, and questions and summaries in each chapter to reinforce key points. Widely known as the most authoritative, successful and influential text in the sector, the new edition remains an irreplaceable resource for undergraduate and graduate students of business and marketing, and students of the CIM Diploma.

Double Take

Double Take

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2017

The barn turned out to be a spaceship in disguise, and that was only the beginning. Before his strange adventure ended, young Paul Asher found himself going around in circles-very peculiar circles indeed!

Finance

Finance

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2017

Provides students and researchers with easy-to-understand entries on hundreds of important terms, principles and concepts allow readers to develop a deeper understanding of the field. The study of business touches virtually all aspects of modern society. Students and researchers who have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of business have an increased advantage when applying for a job, furthering their education, or looking to start a business on their own. Principles of Business: Finance offers over 100 easy-to-understand entries covering the broad field of finance. Entries include detailed coverage of: Business Forecasting Business in Emerging Markets Cash Flow Debt Valuation Exchange Rate Financial Derivatives Globalization Issues in International Banking Principles of Risk Management Real Estate Bubble Stock Markets Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2010 Urban Fiscal Policy Venture Capital and much more . This new resource is a helpful tool for students and researchers who are just beginning their study of finance and need a solid background of the key terms and elements in the field. A must for all high school and undergraduate science programs.

Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/01/2017

Christopher Marlowe has provoked some of the most radical criticism of recent years. There is an elective affinity, it seems, between this pre-modern dramatist and the post-modern critics whose best work has been inspired by his plays. The reason suggested by this collection of essays is that Marlowe shares the post-modern preoccupation with the language of power - and the power of language itself. As Richard Wilson shows in his introduction, it is no accident that the founding essays of New Historicism were on Marlowe; nor that current Queer Theorists focus so much on his images of gender and homosexuality. Marlowe staged both the birth of the modern author and the origin of modern sexual desire, and it is this unique conjunction that makes his drama a key to contemporary debates about the state and the self: from pornography to gays in the military. Gay Studies, Cultural Materialism, New Historicism and Reader Response Criticism are all represented in this selection, which the introduction places in the light not only of theorists like Althusser, Bataille and Bakhtin, but also of artists and writers such as Jean Genet and Robert Mapplethorpe. Many of the essays take off from Marlowe's extreme dramatisations of arson, cruelty and aggression, suggesting why it is that the thinker who has been most convincingly applied to his theatre is the philosopher of punishment and pain, Michel Foucault. Others explore the exclusiveness of this all-male universe, and reveal why it remains so offensive and impenetrable to feminism. For what they all make disturbingly clear is Marlowe's violent, untamed difference from the cliches and correctness of normative society.

Return to Camlann

Return to Camlann

Author: Richard Wilson, John Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2016

Mistaken identity... It happens. In Return to Camlann, the third book in the fast-paced thriller series featuring Hardington Tachman (aka Hardtack), Hardtack is repeatedly mistaken for an identical twin brother he doesn't even know exists. Following horrifying events in Africa and India, Hardtack has returned alone to America while his wife, Mei Li, who has lost her memory, lives in Italy with Tino, her new lover. Hardtack begins a desultory relationship with Maria who becomes desperate when Mei Li suddenly returns. Hardtack and Mei Li grope to mend their strained relationship by taking a trip to Mexico, but it is there that members of a drug cartel spot Hardtack. They mistake him for his brother, a drug enforcement agent and when they see Maria embracing him, her bother, the cartel chief, refuses to believe she's not a spy - with fatal consequences. Hardtack later travels to the American southwest for a conference and embarks on a relationship with Eva, as a consequence of his doubt about Mei Li's fidelity. The conference turns out to be a hoax, which leads to a final reckoning in the town of Camlann. In an explosive confrontation, true identities are uncovered and shocking secrets are unearthed. Return to Camlann is the third and final installment of `The Hardtack Diary' series, which will have readers on the edge of their seats. This fast-paced and intricately-written thriller will appeal to fans of Ian Fleming's James Bond series.

Return to Camlann

Return to Camlann

Author: Richard Wilson, John Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2016

Mistaken identity... It happens. In Return to Camlann, the third book in the fast-paced thriller series featuring Hardington Tachman (aka Hardtack), Hardtack is repeatedly mistaken for an identical twin brother he doesn't even know exists. Following horrifying events in Africa and India, Hardtack has returned alone to America while his wife, Mei Li, who has lost her memory, lives in Italy with Tino, her new lover. Hardtack begins a desultory relationship with Maria who becomes desperate when Mei Li suddenly returns. Hardtack and Mei Li grope to mend their strained relationship by taking a trip to Mexico, but it is there that members of a drug cartel spot Hardtack. They mistake him for his brother, a drug enforcement agent and when they see Maria embracing him, her bother, the cartel chief, refuses to believe she's not a spy - with fatal consequences. Hardtack later travels to the American southwest for a conference and embarks on a relationship with Eva, as a consequence of his doubt about Mei Li's fidelity. The conference turns out to be a hoax, which leads to a final reckoning in the town of Camlann. In an explosive confrontation, true identities are uncovered and shocking secrets are unearthed. Return to Camlann is the third and final installment of 'The Hardtack Diary' series, which will have readers on the edge of their seats. This fast-paced and intricately-written thriller will appeal to fans of Ian Fleming's James Bond series.

Summer Exhibition Illustrated A Selection from the 248th Summer Exhibition

Summer Exhibition Illustrated A Selection from the 248th Summer Exhibition

Author: Richard Wilson, Abdallah Nauphal Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2016

The Royal Academy's popular Summer Exhibition has been an annual event since 1769. Today, around a thousand works are chosen each year from over 12,000 entries. The exhibition, which includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, architectural designs and models, is the largest open-submission show in the UK. First published in the 1870s, the Summer Exhibition Illustrated presents the highlights of each year's selection and is a fascinating barometer of changing artistic tastes. Spectacular installation shots of the galleries and numerous reproductions of the works on display complement an introduction to this year's exhibition.

Free Will

Free Will

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2016

Free Will: Art and power on Shakespeare's stage is a study of theatre and sovereignty that situates Shakespeare's plays in the contraflow between two absolutisms of early modern England: the aesthetic and the political. Starting from the dramatist's cringing relations with his princely patrons, Richard Wilson considers the ways in which this 'bending author' identifies freedom in failure and power in weakness by staging the endgames of a sovereignty that begs to be set free from itself. The arc of Shakespeare's career becomes in this comprehensive new interpretation a sustained resistance to both the institutions of sacred kingship and literary autonomy that were emerging in his time. In a sequence of close material readings, Free Will shows how the plays instead turn command performances into celebrations of an art without sovereignty, which might 'give delight' but 'hurt not', and 'leave not a rack behind'. Free Will is a profound rereading of Shakespeare, art and power that will contribute to thinking not only about the plays, but also about aesthetics, modernity, sovereignty and violence.

Free Will

Free Will

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2016

Free Will: Art and power on Shakespeare's stage is a study of theatre and sovereignty that situates Shakespeare's plays in the contraflow between two absolutisms of early modern England: the aesthetic and the political. Starting from the dramatist's cringing relations with his princely patrons, Richard Wilson considers the ways in which this 'bending author' identifies freedom in failure and power in weakness by staging the endgames of a sovereignty that begs to be set free from itself. The arc of Shakespeare's career becomes in this comprehensive new interpretation a sustained resistance to both the institutions of sacred kingship and literary autonomy that were emerging in his time. In a sequence of close material readings, Free Will shows how the plays instead turn command performances into celebrations of an art without sovereignty, which might 'give delight' but 'hurt not', and 'leave not a rack behind'. Free Will is a profound rereading of Shakespeare, art and power that will contribute to thinking not only about the plays, but also about aesthetics, modernity, sovereignty and violence.

Worldly Shakespeare The Theatre of Our Good Will

Worldly Shakespeare The Theatre of Our Good Will

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2016

In Worldly Shakespeare Richard Wilson proposes that the universalism proclaimed in the name of Shakespeare's playhouse was tempered by his own worldliness, the performative idea that runs through his plays, that if `All the world's a stage', then `all the men and women in it' are `merely players'. This book is a comprehensive rereading of Shakespeare's plays in light of current debates about free speech and toleration.

Worldly Shakespeare The Theatre of Our Good Will

Worldly Shakespeare The Theatre of Our Good Will

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2016

In Worldly Shakespeare Richard Wilson proposes that the universalism proclaimed in the name of Shakespeare's playhouse was tempered by his own worldliness, the performative idea that runs through his plays, that if 'All the world's a stage: then 'all the men and women in it' are 'merely players'. Situating this playacting in the context of current concerns about the difference between globalisation and mondialisation, the book considers how this drama offers itself as a model for a planet governed not according to universal toleration, but the right to offend: 'But with good will'. For when he asks us to think we 'have but slumbered' throughout his offensive plays, Wilson suggests, Shakespeare is presenting a drama without catharsis, which anticipates post-structuralist thinkers like Jacques Ranciere and Slavoj Ziiek, who insist the essence of democracy is dissent, and 'the presence of two worlds in one'. Living out his scenario of the guest who destroys the host, by welcoming the religious terrorist, paranoid queen, veiled woman, papist diehard or puritan fundamentalist into his play-world, Worldly Shakespeare concludes, the i dramatist instead provides a pretext-for our globalised communities in a time of Facebook and fatwa, as we also come to depend on the right to offend 'with our good will'.

Inhabited

Inhabited

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

In this fascinating tale from the height of science fiction's golden age, the inhabitants of Earth become vessels that are colonized by a telepathic species of aliens on the prowl for an exciting new world to conquer. It's a compelling look at twentieth-century life from an outsider's perspective.

Inhabited

Inhabited

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

In this fascinating tale from the height of science fiction's golden age, the inhabitants of Earth become vessels that are colonized by a telepathic species of aliens on the prowl for an exciting new world to conquer. It's a compelling look at twentieth-century life from an outsider's perspective.

Double Take

Double Take

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

In this fast-paced gem of a tale from the golden age of science fiction, befuddled protagonist Paul Asher finds himself maneuvering a speeding vehicle at the behest of a mysterious female passenger. When the car pulls in to what looks like a large barn, the adventure becomes even more bizarre.

Double Take

Double Take

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

In this fast-paced gem of a tale from the golden age of science fiction, befuddled protagonist Paul Asher finds himself maneuvering a speeding vehicle at the behest of a mysterious female passenger. When the car pulls in to what looks like a large barn, the adventure becomes even more bizarre.

23rd Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK (R):  Richard Wilson

23rd Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK (R): Richard Wilson

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2015

Richard Wilson (1920-1987) was a Nebula Award winning American science fiction writer and fan. He was a member of the Futurians, and was at his most prolific in the 1950s -- though he continued writing throughout his entire life. This volume focuses on his science fiction (24 stories) from the 1950s, but also includes a "e;non fiction"e; ghost story and a brief autobiography written in the 1980s. Included are:MURDER FROM MARSSTEPSONS OF MARSDATELINE: MARSVISITOR FROM THE VOIDNEW WEAPONBACK TO JULIE, by Richard WilsonHAVE IT YOUR OWN WAY KILLER IN THE CRIBINSIDE STORYWHEN I GROW UPSHOW YOUR MIGHTTHE FUTILE FLIGHT OF JOHN ARTHUR BENNGEORGE ALL THE WAYDENY THE SLAKEQRMQUOTA FOR CONQUESTCHANGE OF VENUETHE IN-BETWEENSTHE VENUS PAPERSGRAND PRIZEJUST CALL ME IRISHTHE VOICE OF THE DIAPHRAGMAUNT FRITZITHE LITERARY CAREER OF RICHARD WILSONIf you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see more of the 250+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Girls from Planet 5

Girls from Planet 5

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 13/04/2015

When the beautiful invaders took over, only Texas fought back! A "e;different"e; science fiction novel by award-winning author Richard Wilson. Originally published in 1955, this is a science fiction romp that pokes fun at the B-Movie notion of beautiful alien invaders.Richard Wilson (1920-1987) was a Nebula Award winning American science fiction writer and fan. He was a member of the Futurians (alongside such notables as Isaac Asimov, Donald A. Wollheim, and C.M. Kornbluth). His books included the novels The Girls from Planet 5 (1955); 30-Day Wonder (1960); and And Then the Town Took Off (1960); and the collections Those Idiots from Earth (1957) and Time Out for Tomorrow (1962). His short stories included "e;The Eight Billion"e; (nominated for a Nebula Award as Best Short Story in 1965); "e;Mother to the World"e; (nominated for the Hugo for Best Novelette in 1969 and winner of the Nebula in 1968); and "e;The Story Writer"e; (nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1979).

The Furnace of Hell The Hardtack Diary: Book 2

The Furnace of Hell The Hardtack Diary: Book 2

Author: Richard Wilson, John Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2014

This second book in the blistering thriller series featuring Hardington Tachman (aka Hardtack) sees him and his wife Mei Li in Karindu, West Africa, at the start of a new life following their first adventure. Their world is blown apart when they are caught up in a violent, student-led jihadist movement and ensnared in a world of strange prophecies and ritualistic violence. Mei Li is abducted by a crazed juju priestess in league with the jihadists, but is rescued by a Touareg warrior and spirited north into the desert. During this frightening journey, Mei Li loses her memory of Hardtack and of the horrifying events in Karindu. Anchorless, she becomes an unwilling courier, carrying a map that reveals the location of a secret uranium deposit in West Africa. Many people are desperate to obtain this information and will stop at nothing to get it. A transcontinental chase ensues. Reunited with Hardtack in London, Mei Li, who no longer recognises her husband, flees to Istanbul, then to Varanasi in India, where - amidst funeral pyres on the River Ganges - Hardtack will face the fires of cremation, unless Mei Li relinquishes her fatal possession...

Furnace of Hell

Furnace of Hell

Author: Richard Wilson, John Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2014

This second book in the blistering thriller series featuring Hardington Tachman (akaHardtack) sees him and his wife Mei Li in Karindu, WestAfrica, at the start of a new life following their first adventure. Their world is blown apart when they are caught up in a violent, student-led jihadist movement and ensnared in a world of strange prophecies and ritualistic violence. Mei Li is abducted by a crazed juju priestess in league with the jihadists, but is rescued by a Touareg warrior and spirited north into the desert. During this frightening journey, Mei Li loses her memory of Hardtack and of the horrifying events in Karindu. Anchorless, she becomes an unwilling courier, carrying a map that reveals the location of a secret uranium deposit in West Africa. Many people are desperate to obtain this information and will stop at nothing to get it. A transcontinental chase ensues. Reunited with Hardtack in London, Mei Li, who no longer recognises her husband, flees to Istanbul, then to Varanasi in India, where - amidst funeral pyres on the River Ganges - Hardtack will face the fires of cremation, unless Mei Li relinquishes her fatal possession...

Free Will Art and Power on Shakespeare's Stage

Free Will Art and Power on Shakespeare's Stage

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2014

Free Will: Art and power on Shakespeare's stage is a study of theatre and sovereignty that situates Shakespeare's plays in the contraflow between two absolutisms of early modern England: the aesthetic and the political. Starting from the dramatist's cringing relations with his princely patrons, Richard Wilson considers the ways in which this 'bending author' identifies freedom in failure and power in weakness by staging the endgames of a sovereignty that begs to be set free from itself. The arc of Shakespeare's career becomes in this comprehensive new interpretation a sustained resistance to both the institutions of sacred kingship and literary autonomy that were emerging in his time. In a sequence of close material readings, Free Will shows how the plays instead turn command performances into celebrations of an art without sovereignty, which might 'give delight' but 'hurt not', and 'leave not a rack behind'. Free Will is a profound rereading of Shakespeare, art and power that will contribute to thinking not only about the plays, but also about aesthetics, modernity, sovereignty and violence. -- .

Free Will Art and Power on Shakespeare's Stage

Free Will Art and Power on Shakespeare's Stage

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2014

Free Will: Art and power on Shakespeare's stage is a study of theatre and sovereignty that situates Shakespeare's plays in the contraflow between two absolutisms of early modern England: the aesthetic and the political. Starting from the dramatist's cringing relations with his princely patrons, Richard Wilson considers the ways in which this 'bending author' identifies freedom in failure and power in weakness by staging the endgames of a sovereignty that begs to be set free from itself. The arc of Shakespeare's career becomes in this comprehensive new interpretation a sustained resistance to both the institutions of sacred kingship and literary autonomy that were emerging in his time. In a sequence of close material readings, Free Will shows how the plays instead turn command performances into celebrations of an art without sovereignty, which might 'give delight' but 'hurt not', and 'leave not a rack behind'. Free Will is a profound rereading of Shakespeare, art and power that will contribute to thinking not only about the plays, but also about aesthetics, modernity, sovereignty and violence. -- .

Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns 15th International Conference, CAIP 2013, York, UK, August 27-29, 2013, Proceedings, Part II

Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns 15th International Conference, CAIP 2013, York, UK, August 27-29, 2013, Proceedings, Part II

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2013

The two volume set LNCS 8047 and 8048 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, CAIP 2013, held in York, UK, in August 2013. The 142 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 243 submissions. The scope of the conference spans the following areas: 3D TV, biometrics, color and texture, document analysis, graph-based methods, image and video indexing and database retrieval, image and video processing, image-based modeling, kernel methods, medical imaging, mobile multimedia, model-based vision approaches, motion analysis, natural computation for digital imagery, segmentation and grouping, and shape representation and analysis.

Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns 15th International Conference, CAIP 2013, York, UK, August 27-29, 2013, Proceedings, Part I

Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns 15th International Conference, CAIP 2013, York, UK, August 27-29, 2013, Proceedings, Part I

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2013

The two volume set LNCS 8047 and 8048 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, CAIP 2013, held in York, UK, in August 2013. The 142 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 243 submissions. The scope of the conference spans the following areas: 3D TV, biometrics, color and texture, document analysis, graph-based methods, image and video indexing and database retrieval, image and video processing, image-based modeling, kernel methods, medical imaging, mobile multimedia, model-based vision approaches, motion analysis, natural computation for digital imagery, segmentation and grouping, and shape representation and analysis.

Hardtack Diary

Hardtack Diary

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2013

A man will do many things for the woman he lovesA mysterious man requests a private meeting with Hardington Tachman, university professor and naval intelligence officer. The visitor weaves a tale of intrigue that propels Hardtack, as he is better known, across the Pacific from Mexico to China - in pursuit of a missing weapon of mass destruction. On the journey, Hardtack falls in love with Mei Li, an exotic young Chinese-American who is kidnapped in Hong King and disappears into the clutches of the Chinese mafia. Hardtack tracks her across China, while becoming ensnared in a plot to entangle the USin a war with China. This page-turning thriller unfolds toward a climax in the sordid brothels of Taipei, culminating in a final reckoning. This is the first in a new series featuring the adventures of the memorable Hardtack.

American Redemption

American Redemption

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2013

This is a compelling personal narrative of a young man consumed by ambition. The story contrasts humor and grief, explores how death impacts individual lives, and reveals how excessive greed brings ruin in its wake. Sex and fidelity are mixed together in a topsy-turvy brew. Who has not dreamt of fabulous wealth and wondered how to grasp riches and fame? Will Davison did not wonder. With the instincts of a pirate, he pursued money and position, brushing aside the objections of a twin brother, his wife and others. On Wall Street, in the Navy and in his sex life, he grabbed what he wanted, and always more. Poor Will. Like America he worked hard and was sometimes lucky. But something was twisted, and he didn't know it. Following the death of his wife, Will entered a dubious relationship with a criminal financier. Little did he realize that this route to wealth would one day lead to the suicide of his brother. When disaster struck he was cut adrift, overwhelmed by loss and crushed by crippling malaise. As he grappled with the truth of his life, he was shadowed by values that had long been rejected. Slowly, with the aid of a woman with a past as murky as his own, he forged a new path from the embers of his shattered life. It was not the one he had dreamed of, but it brought him closer to an acceptance of himself. The page turning drama unfolds to a climax with a startling revelation and a reaffirmation of the bonds that cement people one to another.

American Redemption

American Redemption

Author: Richard Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2012

This is a compelling personal narrative of a young man consumed by ambition. The story contrasts humor and grief, explores how death impacts individual lives, and reveals how excessive greed brings ruin in its wake. Sex and fidelity are mixed together in a topsy-turvy brew. Who has not dreamt of fabulous wealth and wondered how to grasp riches and fame? Will Davison did not wonder. With the instincts of a pirate, he pursued money and position, brushing aside the objections of a twin brother, his wife and others. On Wall Street, in the Navy and in his sex life, he grabbed what he wanted, and always more. Poor Will. Like America he worked hard and was sometimes lucky. But something was twisted, and he didn't know it. Following the death of his wife, Will entered a dubious relationship with a criminal financier. Little did he realize that this route to wealth would one day lead to the suicide of his brother. When disaster struck he was cut adrift, overwhelmed by loss and crushed by crippling malaise. As he grappled with the truth of his life, he was shadowed by values that had long been rejected. Slowly, with the aid of a woman with a past as murky as his own, he forged a new path from the embers of his shattered life. It was not the one he had dreamed of, but it brought him closer to an acceptance of himself. The page turning drama unfolds to a climax with a startling revelation and a reaffirmation of the bonds that cement people one to another.

Inside the Divide One City, Two Teams . . . The Old Firm

Inside the Divide One City, Two Teams . . . The Old Firm

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2012

Since 1888, Rangers and Celtic football clubs have been locked into an intense and frequently explosive rivalry: Rangers the product of West Scotland's Protestant establishment, Celtic the team founded to raise money for the Catholic underclass of Glasgow. On 2 January 2010 the two teams met in the Old Firm's New Year Derby, a fixture that had been banned for ten years because of the trouble it brought with it. Richard Wilson puts that game at the centre of a book which delves into the history and widens out to the cultural resonance of the fixture within Scotland. It is a potent mix of close-up observation and big-picture thinking, with insight, understanding and depth.

Energy for the Year 2000

Energy for the Year 2000

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2011

The Third International School on Energetics was devoted to the subject of Energy for the Year 2000. By this title we hoped to avoid discussion of such matters as the role of OPEC in raising oil prices. In one sense, therefore, our task was made easier; we could merely look into our crystal balls. The choice of lecturers was made with the idea that no reason- able source of energy can be overlooked. We omitted detailed lectures on oil and natural gas because we took it as a given fact that we would continue to use as much of these fuels as we can get at a reasonable price. To give us an overview we started the School by discussing U.S. energy policy and possible U.S. energy scenarios. As might be ex- pected, there was some disagreement about the current energy program in the U.S., but little disagreement about the facts presented.

Drug Abuse Prevention

Drug Abuse Prevention

Author: Richard Wilson, Cheryl Kolander Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2010

Using an evidence-based approach, Drug Abuse Prevention: A School and Community Partnership, Third Edition teaches students and practitioners the important concepts and skills needed to design effective drug prevention programs. Written to cover more than just the facts about drugs, this text provides a background of drug use and abuse, presents the principles and skills of prevention, with particular focus on adolescents and school settings, and reinforces the importance of schools forming community partnerships with key institutions and the application of policy tools to enhance the impact of education alone.

Don't Even Think About It! 101 Dangerous Things NOT To Do Before You Grow Old

Don't Even Think About It! 101 Dangerous Things NOT To Do Before You Grow Old

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2009

It's a grim fact that the world isn't as nice as it used to be. People are ruder, more greedy, more selfish and more violent. And even though those hardback retro books with flock covers and embossed titles look nice, they won't help turn back the clock. Making a tin-can telephone, skimming stones and whittling wood isn't going to bring world peace. In fact, the world is only made more dangerous by people making their own bunsen burners and careering down hills in home made soap-box carts. Well, here's an alternative book for boys - one that teaches us the joy and pleasure of staying indoors, keeping safe and staying out of trouble. Included within is Richard's hilarious thoughts on home made fun, snooping, wholesome entertainment, good old fashioned adventure, bonding holidays with dad and useful information on the nutters throughout history who have made life much more dangerous for us because of their idiocy.

Don't Get Fooled Again A Sceptic's Handbook

Don't Get Fooled Again A Sceptic's Handbook

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Why is it that, time and again, intelligent, educated people end up falling for ideas that turn out on closer examination to be nonsense? We live in a supposedly rational age, yet crazy notions seem increasingly mainstream. New Age peddlers claim to cure Aids with vitamin tablets. Media gatekeepers stoke panic and regurgitate corporate press releases in the name of 'balance'. Wild-eyed men in sandwich boards blame it all on the CIA.Even the word 'sceptic' has been appropriated by cranks and conspiracy theorists bent on rewriting history and debunking sound science. But while it may be easier than ever for nonsense to spread, it's never been simpler to fight back. Don't Get Fooled Again offers practical tools for cutting through the claptrap and unravelling the spin - tackling propaganda, the psychology of deception, pseudo-news, bogus science, the weird cult of 'Aids reappraisal', numerous conspiracy theories (including the one about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq), and much more. Richard Wilson's book is user-friendly, enjoyable, shot through with polemic - and argues forcefully for a positive solution.

The Man Who Was Robinson Crusoe A Personal View of Alexander Selkirk

The Man Who Was Robinson Crusoe A Personal View of Alexander Selkirk

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2009

2009 marked the 300th anniversary of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk, the Fife mariner who became the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe . The story is told not only by the author but also through the words of those who knew Selkirk with three colourful contemporary accounts of Selkirk's island experiences on Juan Fernandez - two by the sailors who rescued him from the island, 300 miles off the coast of Chile (Capt Edward Cooke and Capt Woodes Rogers) and one by Sir Richard Steele, who talked with Selkirk after his homecoming. Selkirk had spent four and a half years on the island. Wilson also delves into Defoe's construction of Crusoe from Selkirk's experiences and his youth in Fife. He also covers the dramatic circumstances of his abandonment on the island when he asked to be stranded rather than risk drowning in the unseaworthy Cinque Ports. Selkirk was right, the ship sank and the crew perished. Having been adopted as master of the ship that rescued him, Selkirk got his privateering career immediately back on track and, thanks to the success of this expedition, became a rich man. When he returned as such to Lower Largo - entering the church in all his new finery - his family and the common people almost fell at his feet. But this triumphant moment did not last. He became bored and nostalgic for his island (often sitting at a point overlooking the Forth to try to conjure it up) and, after starting a relationship with a local girl, he - and she - went back down to London. The story does not have a particularly happy ending. While his Fife lass felt uncomfortable in London society, Selkirk abandoned her in two ways - he took another woman as a wife and went off to sea again, as lieutenant aboard HMS Weymouth. While the ship was sailing off the west coast of Africa in 1723, it was struck by yellow fever and Alexander Selkirk was among the many crew members who died. He was aged 47 and the 'new' woman finally won the long and ugly tussle over his remaining fortune.

Can't Be Arsed

Can't Be Arsed

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2008

Books, television shows and websites are forever ordering us around - 100 things to do before you're 30; 50 albums you must own; this year's must-have handbag; change your life in two weeks. Why - is this an increasingly desperate search for happiness? Perhaps you can in fact attain happiness not by going anywhere or doing anything but instead by actually reducing your ambitions. This is the philosophy behind '101 Things Not To Do Before You Die'. Each chapter begins with a diatribe, followed by a detailed look at the alternative side of the 101 most frequently cited must do's, revealing ugly details not mentioned in existing guidebooks and giving off-putting facts and statistics to quote at holier-than-thou thrillseekers. Here, at last, is the timely antidote to the plethora of '101 things' books so beloved by vaunting adventurers. After all, why must we swim with dolphins? Or read Kafka in Prague? Or go paintballing? Wish-fulfillment lists take heed...

Don't Get Fooled Again The Sceptic's Guide to Life

Don't Get Fooled Again The Sceptic's Guide to Life

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Why is it that, time and again, intelligent, educated people end up falling for ideas that turn out on closer examination to be nonsense? We live in a supposedly rational age, yet crazy notions seem increasingly mainstream. New Age peddlers claim to cure Aids with vitamin tablets. Media gatekeepers stoke panic and regurgitate corporate press releases in the name of 'balance'. Wild-eyed men in sandwich boards blame it all on the CIA.Even the word 'sceptic' has been appropriated by cranks and conspiracy theorists bent on rewriting history and debunking sound science. But while it may be easier than ever for nonsense to spread, it's never been simpler to fight back. Don't Get Fooled Again offers practical tools for cutting through the claptrap and unravelling the spin - tackling propaganda, the psychology of deception, pseudo-news, bogus science, the weird cult of 'Aids reappraisal', numerous conspiracy theories (including the one about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq), and much more. Richard Wilson's book is user-friendly, enjoyable, shot through with polemic - and argues forcefully for a positive solution.

Shakespeare in French Theory King of Shadows

Shakespeare in French Theory King of Shadows

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/2006

At a time when the relevance of literary theory itself is frequently being questioned, Richard Wilson makes a compelling case for French Theory in Shakespeare Studies. Written in two parts, the first half looks at how French theorists such as Bourdieu, Cixous, Deleuze, Derrida and Foucault were themselves shaped by reading Shakespeare; while the second part applies their theories to the plays, highlighting the importance of both for current debates about borders, terrorism, toleration and a multi-cultural Europe. Contrasting French and Anglo-Saxon attitudes, Wilson shows how in France, Shakespeare has been seen not as a man for the monarchy, but a man of the mob. French Theory thus helps us understand why Shakepeare's plays swing between violence and hope. Highlighting the recent religious turn in theory, Wilson encourages a reading of plays like Hamlet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelth Night as models for a future peace. Examining both the violent history and promising future of the plays, Shakespeare in French Theory is a timely reminder of the relevance of Shakespeare and the lasting value of French thinking for the democracy to come.

Shakespeare in French Theory King of Shadows

Shakespeare in French Theory King of Shadows

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/12/2006

At a time when the relevance of literary theory itself is frequently being questioned, Richard Wilson makes a compelling case for French Theory in Shakespeare Studies. Written in two parts, the first half looks at how French theorists such as Bourdieu, Cixous, Deleuze, Derrida and Foucault were themselves shaped by reading Shakespeare; while the second part applies their theories to the plays, highlighting the importance of both for current debates about borders, terrorism, toleration and a multi-cultural Europe. Contrasting French and Anglo-Saxon attitudes, Wilson shows how in France, Shakespeare has been seen not as a man for the monarchy, but a man of the mob. French Theory thus helps us understand why Shakepeare's plays swing between violence and hope. Highlighting the recent religious turn in theory, Wilson encourages a reading of plays like Hamlet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelth Night as models for a future peace. Examining both the violent history and promising future of the plays, Shakespeare in French Theory is a timely reminder of the relevance of Shakespeare and the lasting value of French thinking for the democracy to come.

Secret Shakespeare Studies in Theatre, Religion and Resistance

Secret Shakespeare Studies in Theatre, Religion and Resistance

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2004

Shakespeare's Catholic context was the most important literary discovery of the last century. No biography of the Bard is now complete without chapters on the paranoia and persecution in which he was educated, or the treason which engulfed his family. Whether to suffer outrageous fortune or take up arms in suicidal resistance was, as Hamlet says, 'the question' that fired Shakespeare's stage. In 'Secret Shakespeare' Richard Wilson asks why the dramatist remained so enigmatic about his own beliefs, and so silent on the atrocities he survived. Shakespeare constructed a drama not of discovery, like his rivals, but of darkness, deferral, evasion and disguise, where, for all his hopes of a 'golden time' of future toleration, 'What's to come' is always unsure. Whether or not 'He died a papist', it is because we can never 'pluck out the heart' of his mystery that Shakespeare's plays retain their unique potential to resist. This is a fascinating work, which will be essential reading for all scholars of Shakespeare and Renaissance studies. -- .

History of the Harvard Cyclotrons

History of the Harvard Cyclotrons

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2004

In 1937, Harvard University built its first cyclotron, which was subsequently requisitioned by the U.S. Army and taken to Los Alamos in 1943. The second cyclotron, one of the world's longest-running accelerators, was finished in 1949 and operated until 2002. In its first 20 years, the cyclotron's primary use was for nuclear physics, particularly for understanding the interaction between two nucleons. During the next 30 years, the emphasis switched to treating patients with proton radiotherapy. A total of 9,115 patients were treated by this method and the treatment has been copied all over the world. This book describes the work of the Harvard cyclotron during its 50 years of operation and includes references to about 500 publications and 40 student theses from the work.

Risk-benefit Analysis

Risk-benefit Analysis

Author: Richard Wilson, Edmund Crouch Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2001

Over the centuries, mankind has slowly reduced the risks and hazards that even as recently as a century ago kept life expectancy to a mere 45 years. Our average life span has improved to 77 years by remarkable progress in public health and safety. But with this improvement has come a demand for greater efforts to improve both life expectancy and the quality of life. The first edition of this book, published in 1982, was a pioneer in the development of logical, yet simple, analytic tools for discussion of the risks which we all face. This new edition, revised, expanded, and illustrated in detail, should be of value both to professionals in the field and to those who wish to understand these vital issues.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2001

Julius Caesar: A New Casebook provides students and academics with a selection of important essays by leading contemporary critics on Shakespeare's first Globe play. New historicist, feminist, psychoanalytic and Marxist readings of the tragedy have been chosen to highlight the urgency with which this drama of prophecy, interpretation and political crisis speaks to twenty-first century concerns about democracy, the media and mass communication.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2001

Julius Caesar: A New Casebook provides students and academics with a selection of important essays by leading contemporary critics on Shakespeare's first Globe play. New historicist, feminist, psychoanalytic and Marxist readings of the tragedy have been chosen to highlight the urgency with which this drama of prophecy, interpretation and political crisis speaks to twenty-first century concerns about democracy, the media and mass communication.

Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/1999

Christopher Marlowe has provoked some of the most radical criticism of recent years. There is an elective affinity, it seems, between this pre-modern dramatist and the post-modern critics whose best work has been inspired by his plays. The reason suggested by this collection of essays is that Marlowe shares the post-modern preoccupation with the language of power - and the power of language itself. As Richard Wilson shows in his introduction, it is no accident that the founding essays of New Historicism were on Marlowe; nor that current Queer Theorists focus so much on his images of gender and homosexuality. Marlowe staged both the birth of the modern author and the origin of modern sexual desire, and it is this unique conjunction that makes his drama a key to contemporary debates about the state and the self: from pornography to gays in the military. Gay Studies, Cultural Materialism, New Historicism and Reader Response Criticism are all represented in this selection, which the introduction places in the light not only of theorists like Althusser, Bataille and Bakhtin, but also of artists and writers such as Jean Genet and Robert Mapplethorpe. Many of the essays take off from Marlowe's extreme dramatisations of arson, cruelty and aggression, suggesting why it is that the thinker who has been most convincingly applied to his theatre is the philosopher of punishment and pain, Michel Foucault. Others explore the exclusiveness of this all-male universe, and reveal why it remains so offensive and impenetrable to feminism. For what they all make disturbingly clear is Marlowe's violent, untamed difference from the cliches and correctness of normative society.

Richard Wilson Deep End

Richard Wilson Deep End

Author: Richard Wilson, Gabriella Le Grazie Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/1995

New Historicism and Renaissance Drama

New Historicism and Renaissance Drama

Author: Richard Wilson, Richard Dutton Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/04/1992

New Historicism has been one of the major developments in literary theory over the last decade, both in the USA and Europe. In this book, Wilson and Dutton examine the theories behind New Historicism and its celebrated impact in practice on Renaissance Drama, providing an important collection both for students of the genre and of literary theory.

Energy for the Year 2000

Energy for the Year 2000

Author: Richard Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1980

The Third International School on Energetics was devoted to the subject of Energy for the Year 2000. By this title we hoped to avoid discussion of such matters as the role of OPEC in raising oil prices. In one sense, therefore, our task was made easier; we could merely look into our crystal balls. The choice of lecturers was made with the idea that no reason- able source of energy can be overlooked. We omitted detailed lectures on oil and natural gas because we took it as a given fact that we would continue to use as much of these fuels as we can get at a reasonable price. To give us an overview we started the School by discussing U.S. energy policy and possible U.S. energy scenarios. As might be ex- pected, there was some disagreement about the current energy program in the U.S., but little disagreement about the facts presented.

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