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Chris Smith - Author

About the Author

Chris Smyth is a novellist and health correspondent at The Times. Over six years at the paper, he has written broadly on medicine, health policy, culture and politics. He has a PhD from Cambridge University and is the author of Dinner at Mine (2012).s

Featured books by Chris Smith

The Naked Scientist: Everyday Life Under the Microscope

The Naked Scientist: Everyday Life Under the Microscope

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Why use expensive beauty products when you can moisturise with jellyfish? Have you ever suspected pollution was to blame for your children's plummeting IQ? Ready to take a sea change ...on Mars? And how about chopping an onion that doesn't make you cry? This is the perfect present for enquiring minds. Compelling, quirky and packed fully of curious facts, The Naked Scientist: Life Under the Microscope is a treasure trove of cutting-edge research, far-flung factoids and the ability to see into our scientific future, answering those fascinating questions you never thought to ask.

Other books by Chris Smith

Step-by-Step SEO Basics Expert Advice, Made Easy

Step-by-Step SEO Basics Expert Advice, Made Easy

Author: Chris Smith, Mark Mayne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2017

Need help to generate traffic for your website or blog? This new guide is easy enough to get you started, but comprehensive enough to give you a deeper understanding of Search Engine Optimisation. It covers creative, marketing and technical considerations to help you improve rankings, drive traffic, and increase visibility in search engines. There are a great many elements to SEO, from the words on your page, the meta-data that sits behind it, and the way other sites link to each other on the web. This new book will help you structure your site in a way that both search engines, and your online readers will understand, quickly and easily.

iPhone 5, SE, 6 & 7 Made Easy

iPhone 5, SE, 6 & 7 Made Easy

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2017

The latest versions of the iphone have enhanced features and this guide will help you to get the most out of them. The iPhone 7 is an incredible, feature-rich phone and easy to use if you know how. As one of the most popular smartphones, almost everyone needs to know how to use this fundamental modern tool, so our handy little book provides information on all the basic capabilities, for those with iPhones 5, SE, and 7. Featuring step-by-step guides and clear, accessible text, the beginner will learn everything they need to know and may discover some unexpected invaluable functions as a bonus.

History Through Stories Teaching Primary History with storytelling

History Through Stories Teaching Primary History with storytelling

Author: Chris Smith, Adam Guillain, Nanette Noonan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2016

Collection of stories for teaching history in primary schools with a set of follow-up activities for each topic. Stories cover commonly taught topics and are designed to be learned and retold orally by students. Each story comes with engaging and inclusive ways to link that story to history teaching, English literacy skills and other subject areas. A one stop shop for primary history teaching with stories that have been tried and tested in the classroom.

The Conversion Code Capture Internet Leads, Create Quality Appointments, Close More Sales

The Conversion Code Capture Internet Leads, Create Quality Appointments, Close More Sales

Author: Chris Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2016

If you need more traffic, leads and sales, you need The Conversion Code. Neil Patel co-founder Crazy Egg We've helped 11,000+ businesses generate more than 31 million leads and consider The Conversion Code a must read. Oli Gardner co-founder Unbounce We'd been closing 55% of our qualified appointments. We increased that to 76% as a direct result of implementing The Conversion Code. Dan Stewart CEO Happy Grasshopper The strategies in The Conversion Code are highly effective and immediately helped our entire sales team. The book explains the science behind selling in a way that is simple to remember and easy to implement. Steve Pacinelli CMO BombBomb Capture and close more Internet leads with a new sales script and powerful marketing templates The Conversion Code provides a step-by-step blueprint for increasing sales in the modern, Internet-driven era. Today's consumers are savvy, and they have more options than ever before. Capturing their attention and turning it into revenue requires a whole new approach to marketing and sales. This book provides clear guidance toward conquering the new paradigm shift towards online lead generation and inside sales. You'll learn how to capture those invaluable Internet leads, convert them into appointments, and close more deals. Regardless of product or industry, this proven process will increase both the quantity and quality of leads and put your sales figures on the rise. Traditional sales and marketing advice is becoming less and less relevant as today's consumers are spending much more time online, and salespeople are calling, emailing, and texting leads instead of meeting them in person. This book shows you where to find them, how to engage them, and how to position your company as the ideal solution to their needs. * Engage with consumers more effectively online * Leverage the strengths of social media, apps, and blogs to capture more leads for less money * Convert more Internet leads into real-world prospects and sales appointments * Make connections on every call and learn the exact words that close more sales The business world is moving away from belly-to-belly interactions and traditional advertising. Companies are forced to engage with prospective customers first online the vast majority through social media, mobile apps, blogs, and live chat before ever meeting in person. Yesterday's marketing advice no longer applies to today's tech savvy, mobile-first, social media-addicted consumer, and the new sales environment demands that you meet consumers where they are and close them, quickly. The Conversion Code gives you an actionable blueprint for capturing Internet leads and turning them into customers.

Boom! 50 Fantastic Science Experiments to Try at Home with Your Kids

Boom! 50 Fantastic Science Experiments to Try at Home with Your Kids

Author: Chris Smith, Dave Angel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2016

This amazing book from the famous Naked Scientists offers a fun way to introduce science to children, with 50 simple experiments that produce spectacular results. Want to know how to create fireworks from a bag of crisps? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a soft drink bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave? The results will amuse, astound and educate in equal measure, whether you're 8 or 80.Most of these activities can be performed with commonplace materials that are probably lying around the house. Concise scientific explanations are included on how and why the experiments actually work. Each activity is straightforward and manageable, yet impressive enough to get anyone interested in science. So whether it's racing jam jars, making a bowl invisible, or instantly freezing a soft drink before your eyes-with the Naked Scientists' help, you'll never have a dull rainy day again!

Apple iOS & iPhone Basics Expert Advice, Made Easy

Apple iOS & iPhone Basics Expert Advice, Made Easy

Author: Chris Smith, Mark Mayne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/04/2015

Apple created iOS, the incredible operating system that their iPhones use. With so many apps and new features being added all the time, this book will help you to get started. Learn how to use this great modern system in a way that is suited to your needs. This handy guide will take you through the best apps, tips and tricks for everyday use and has a troubleshooting guide if you get into trouble. With step-by-step instructions and clear, practical text, a novice to the iPhone will learn everything they need to know.

iPhone 5C, 5S and 6 Made Easy

iPhone 5C, 5S and 6 Made Easy

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2015

The latest versions of the iphone have enhanced features and this guide will help you to get the most out of them. The iPhone is an incredible phone that is feature-rich and easy to use if you know how. As one of the most popular smartphones, almost everyone needs to know how to use this fundamental modern tool, so this handy little book provides information on all the basic capabilities. Featuring step-by-step guides and clear, accessible text, the beginner will learn everything they need to know and may discover some unexpected invaluable functions as a bonus.

Digital Photography Made Easy Straightforward Advice

Digital Photography Made Easy Straightforward Advice

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2015

A comprehensive practical guide and reference aimed at beginner and intermediate photographers, Digital Photography Made Easy introduces the basics of taking, making, managing and sharing digital photos. The main features range from how digital cameras and smart phones work, how to take great photographs and how to get the best from your computer, to creating photo libraries, sharing images by email and cloud networks, shooting specific projects and an in-depth section on computer hardware, software and image manipulation.

The Naked Scientist: Everyday Life Under the Microscope

The Naked Scientist: Everyday Life Under the Microscope

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Why use expensive beauty products when you can moisturise with jellyfish? Have you ever suspected pollution was to blame for your children's plummeting IQ? Ready to take a sea change ...on Mars? And how about chopping an onion that doesn't make you cry? This is the perfect present for enquiring minds. Compelling, quirky and packed fully of curious facts, The Naked Scientist: Life Under the Microscope is a treasure trove of cutting-edge research, far-flung factoids and the ability to see into our scientific future, answering those fascinating questions you never thought to ask.

Looking After Your Mac Made Easy Mend, Maintain, Set-Up

Looking After Your Mac Made Easy Mend, Maintain, Set-Up

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2014

The iMac or MacBook still sits at the centre of many people's lives. Fitting it in and around the multitude of other devices (iPhones, ipads, bluetooth connections, music and TV servers) makes it all the more important to know how to manage your computer. This straightforward new book helps answer those awkward questions - 'why has my computer become so slow?', 'How do I set up wi-fi in my home?' - and covers other essential tasks such as backing up, using the Cloud and dealing with child-protection measures.

147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell.

147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell.

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2014

147 classic stories from oral traditions from a variety of sources arranged by year group, fully classified and indexed with an introduction explaining how use the Collection. A key part of the literacy programme from Storytelling Schools. How to use this Collection; 147 Stories for: Year 1; Year 2; Year 3; Year 4; Year 5; Year 6; Indexes by Topic; Values; Plot type; Genre; Alphabetical; Country of origin)

Storytelling School, The : Handbook for Teachers

Storytelling School, The : Handbook for Teachers

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2014

This dynamic approach to developing literacy helps children improve their writing, listening, empathy, speaking, reading, comprehension, performance, memory, imagination and confidence. It shows teachers the stages for learning how to tell stories, how to use stories in their teaching and how to teach children to tell their own stories with easy to use methods. In a storytelling school, all children learn how to be storytellers as a way to improve literacy and learning subjects across the curriculum.

Adventures of a Bi-Curious WM

Adventures of a Bi-Curious WM

Author: Chris Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2013

Adventures of a Bi-Curious WM discusses how the author became involved in the bisexual subculture through online advertisements and hookup sites. He discusses his first encounters and how they made him both more anxious for gay encounters and also disturbed by the nature of what he had found. The reader will learn how bisexual men maintain heterosexual relationships and masculine identities while meeting up with other men for quick and easy sex. While other books have described the African American "e;down-low"e; culture, Adventures details the bisexual culture of white men and other races, which is significantly different. Smith describes a broad spectrum of sexual and practice, as well as a variety of ways that men approach their ambiguous identities. He describes his own struggle with his feelings, which are not simply gay or straight, and his demand to be able to freely choose his identity. In this way, he rejects those who would say that sexuality is so conditioned that one is compelled by genes or environment to act in a particular way. In the end, regardless of your sexuality, Smith makes the case for deep and committed love and acceptance.

iPhone Made Easy

iPhone Made Easy

Author: Chris Smith, Kieran Alger Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2013

iPhone 4S Made Easy is the user-friendly guide to everyone's favourite smartphone. It's rather more than a phone of course - this straightforward book tells you exactly what you need to know: learn how to email, navigate, listen to music, play games, take photos, search the internet, use apps for every conceivable function and much more.

How to Succeed at the Medical Interview 2E

How to Succeed at the Medical Interview 2E

Author: Chris Smith, Darryl Meeking Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2013

How to Succeed at the Medical Interview provides candidates with a competitive edge. It reduces the likelihood of unexpected questions or situations and helps improve confidence before and during the medical interview. This new second edition includes updated content on changes to the structure of healthcare and how this affects both the application and interview process. It details the types of questions that will be asked at medical interviews and also provides improved guidance for overseas doctors and healthcare professionals and for those seeking to practice abroad. How to Succeed at the Medical Interview is the ideal guide for Foundation Programme trainees, Specialist Registrars and General Practitioner trainees. It is also valuable for healthcare professionals facing competitive medical interviews at any stage of their career.

Microsoft Powerpoint Made Easy

Microsoft Powerpoint Made Easy

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2013

@font-face { font-family: Times New Roman ; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Times New Roman ; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: Times New Roman ; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }Microsoft Powerpoint Made Easy will help you unlock the potential of this dynamic presentation tool. With step-by-step guides on how to use templates, add slide transitions and insert graphics and videos, you will soon be able to create high-quality multi-media presentations. From professional presentations to showing off your holiday snaps, this practical guide tells you all you need to know to get the most out of this handy piece of software.

Securing Your Financial Future Complete Personal Finance for Beginners

Securing Your Financial Future Complete Personal Finance for Beginners

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2012

When it comes to personal finance, the rules may have changed, but the time-tested principles of sound personal financial management haven't. Those starting out on their paths to financial security just need to learn them better and apply them earlier than ever before - ideally, right from the start. Previous generations have had some help in achieving financial security that young people can't count on today: generous employer pensions, steady housing price increases, and a well-funded Social Security program, to name a few. In short, the old muddle through approach won't cut it anymore - not even close. A steady income is still a must, but parlaying this into long-term financial security is now an entirely different proposition than ever before. The institutions of the past can no longer be relied upon to handle the process; each person now needs to manage the long-term financial planning and decision making on their own. Fortunately, though, anyone just starting out can still achieve a very strong financial future from almost any income level - but only by doing the right things to make it happen. Those things aren't particularly hard to understand or to do, but it is important to do them right, to do them consistently, and to do them in the right order. Most importantly, if you get an early start, the risks are minimal and the payoff is substantial. But each year that passes, the risks go up and the payoff goes down. If you have just started out in your financial life, or if you are just about to, and you want a complete and practical education in the fundamentals of personal finance for a secure future, then this book is for you. Chris Smith guides readers through the basics of saving, investing, and financial planning in language that is clear, accessible, and lively, making difficult concepts understandable to the novice, and enjoyable to those who already have some understanding. He shows readers how to apply this knowledge, and to avoid the most common pitfalls, to insure the best possible outcome for long-term financial security.

The Naked Scientist The Science of Everyday Life Laid Bare

The Naked Scientist The Science of Everyday Life Laid Bare

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Is it possible to tell how happy a dog is by watching the way it wags its tail? Why is the Eiffel Tower 15 centimetres taller in mid-summer than it is in mid-winter? Does sound travel faster in water or air? Can one really read other people like a book? Why do so many people hate eating their greens? Firmly in the tradition of DOES ANYTHING EAT WASPS? new scientific kid on the block Chris Smith - aka THE NAKED SCIENTIST - explores present-day predicaments and tomorrow's technologies, from the most surprising facts to the most innovative new inventions, from staggering stats to serious developments that will transform the world around us. In this fascinating book, top scientist Chris Smith uses his wit and charm to lift the lid on the curious, crazy and compelling - and answer those questions you never thought to ask.

Return of the Naked Scientist

Return of the Naked Scientist

Author: Chris Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

More Scientific Secrets of Everyday Life Laid BareWhy use expensive beauty products when you can moisturise with jellyfish? Have you ever suspected pollution was to blame for your children's plummeting IQ? Ready to take a sea change . . . on Mars? Science does not sit still and, continuing on from the success of Chris Smith's first book, The Naked Scientist, comes the equally compelling and curious follow-up. In The Return of the Naked Scientist, you will discover a treasure trove of cutting-edge research, far-flung factoids and the ability to see into our scientific future. Well known for his popular slot on ABC's Radio National and co-writer of Mythconceptions in the Good Weekend, top scientist Chris Smith once again answers the questions you never thought to ask.

Stripping Down Science

Stripping Down Science

Author: Chris Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2010

56 massive science myths laid bareWhy does a lap dancer earn bigger tips when she's at her most fertile? Can just the whiff of a woman send a man's hormones surging? And were dinosaurs hot-blooded too? Is it true that diet portions actually make people fatter? Can toads really predict earthquakes? And what causes those ... what's the word I'm looking for ... tip-of-the-tongue experiences? Thankfully not lost for words in this enlightening and humorous foray into the world of science, Dr Chris Smith - The Naked Scientist - strips down science to its bare essentials to sort fact from fiction and replace myths and misinformation with some seriously interesting medical, technological and biological breakthroughs.

Crisp Packet Fireworks Maverick Science to Try at Home

Crisp Packet Fireworks Maverick Science to Try at Home

Author: Chris Smith, Dave Ansell Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2008

Want to know how to create fireworks from a crisp packet? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a lemonade bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave?In this book, you'll find these and over 40 more incredible experiments to try at home. Easy and fun to do, whether you're 8 or 80, they will amuse, astound and educate in equal measure - see the amazing results then find out why it works!So whether it's racing jam jars, making Pyrex invisible or instantly freezing a fizzy drink before your eyes - with the Naked Scientists' help, you'll never have a dull rainy day again!A tempting self-purchase as well as the perfect gift.

The Diabetic Chef's Year-Round Cookbook A Fresh Approach to Using Seasonal Ingredients

The Diabetic Chef's Year-Round Cookbook A Fresh Approach to Using Seasonal Ingredients

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/06/2008

Are you tired of uninspired, bland meals? Then you're ready for tasty, creative dishes from The Diabetic Chef. Carefully crafted to take advantage of seasonal foods available from month to month, The Diabetic Chef(R)'s Year-Round Cookbook gives you a year of amazing, market-fresh meals. Whether you're looking for the perfect hors d'oeuvres to start off a dinner party or just the right main dish to delight your family on a normal weeknight, The Diabetic Chef(R) has a recipe to satisfy your needs.

The Long and Winding Road

The Long and Winding Road

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2008

Despite suffering a life-threatening illness after rescuing a young girl from the River Dee, Detective Constable Dominic Strider of Chester CID still gets tangled-up in the hunt for a serial killer stalking students in the medieval city. He also clashes with a nasty new police chief, uncovers an international sex slave scandal, probes a spate of mysterious disappearances, and makes a most tragic discovery. It seems Strider's convalescence in the run-up to Christmas is anything but relaxed!

No More Lonely Nights

No More Lonely Nights

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2007

A crime-wave threatens to engulf the quiet city of Chester, forcing Detective Constable Dominic Strider to single-handedly deal with a rape, armed robbery, arson, burglary and malicious letters sent to the local M.P. whose implication in a high-class prostitute's death prompts a cover up! Reeling under the strain of a broken marriage and with the threats of dismissal, a vicious murderer on the loose and attempts on his life, what better time for Strider to fall in love?

Teaching Gifted and Talented Pupils in the Primary School A Practical Guide

Teaching Gifted and Talented Pupils in the Primary School A Practical Guide

Author: Chris Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2005

'This book is a joy to read. It is full of good sense and, what teachers always hope to find, lots of good, practical ideas...This is a valuable resource and every staffroom should have a copy' - Gifted and Talented Update 'Smith's research interests in inclusive and gifted education are reflected in her publications and this book is no exception. This is essentially a user-friendly practitioner's text, aimed at primary school educators...I would recommend this as a useful addition to the practising teacher's repertoire of resource texts' Susen Smith, former primary school teacher 'The suggestions here, many of them photocopiable, are clearly tried and tested. All primary teachers will find them helpful' - Michael Duffy, The Times Educational Supplement `A very useful aid to any staff room bookshelf. Easy to read, use and understand- National Association of Gifted Children Newsletter `A must read for all teachers. This book not only sets out very clearly the needs of Able Gifted and Talented pupils, but also helps teachers reappraise their classroom practice and the role of the learner' - Johanna M Raffan, Director of NACE, National Association for Able Children How can we provide challenges for the gifted and talented primary school pupil in an inclusive classroom setting? Using tried and tested examples, this book shows the busy teacher how to challenge able children in their mixed-ability class - where time and resources are usually limited. The practical tasks will show you how carefully designed activities can cater for a range of abilities. The book has sections on: - creating a working environment that helps more able pupils to thrive; - varying the way you ask pupils questions; - thinking about multiple intelligences and ways to develop them; - developing different levels of challenge in classroom activities; - allowing pupils some choice in the activities they do; - advice on how to run whole-class research projects. A glossary of key terms and a range of photocopiable material are included. Class teachers, GATCOs, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Teachers, trainee teachers and LEA advisers looking for practical teaching ideas to challenge gifted children will find this book ideal for use in their settings.

Teaching Gifted and Talented Pupils in the Primary School A Practical Guide

Teaching Gifted and Talented Pupils in the Primary School A Practical Guide

Author: Chris Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2005

'This book is a joy to read. It is full of good sense and, what teachers always hope to find, lots of good, practical ideas...This is a valuable resource and every staffroom should have a copy' - Gifted and Talented Update 'Smith's research interests in inclusive and gifted education are reflected in her publications and this book is no exception. This is essentially a user-friendly practitioner's text, aimed at primary school educators...I would recommend this as a useful addition to the practising teacher's repertoire of resource texts' Susen Smith, former primary school teacher 'The suggestions here, many of them photocopiable, are clearly tried and tested. All primary teachers will find them helpful' - Michael Duffy, The Times Educational Supplement `A very useful aid to any staff room bookshelf. Easy to read, use and understand- National Association of Gifted Children Newsletter `A must read for all teachers. This book not only sets out very clearly the needs of Able Gifted and Talented pupils, but also helps teachers reappraise their classroom practice and the role of the learner' - Johanna M Raffan, Director of NACE, National Association for Able Children How can we provide challenges for the gifted and talented primary school pupil in an inclusive classroom setting? Using tried and tested examples, this book shows the busy teacher how to challenge able children in their mixed-ability class - where time and resources are usually limited. The practical tasks will show you how carefully designed activities can cater for a range of abilities. The book has sections on: - creating a working environment that helps more able pupils to thrive; - varying the way you ask pupils questions; - thinking about multiple intelligences and ways to develop them; - developing different levels of challenge in classroom activities; - allowing pupils some choice in the activities they do; - advice on how to run whole-class research projects. A glossary of key terms and a range of photocopiable material are included. Class teachers, GATCOs, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Teachers, trainee teachers and LEA advisers looking for practical teaching ideas to challenge gifted children will find this book ideal for use in their settings.

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