Michael Jones - Author

About the Author

Michael Jones was awarded a history PhD by Bristol University, and subsequently taught at Glasgow University and Winchester College. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the British Commission for Military History, and works now as a writer, media consultant and presenter. He has written books on the battles of Bosworth, Agincourt, Stalingrad and Leningrad, and most recently The Retreat: Hitler's First Defeat. For the last few years he has conducted battlefield tours of the Eastern Front.

Featured books by Michael Jones

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/12/2015

On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels also killed himself and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Donitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another ten days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history. Relations between the 'Big Three' - the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union - suddenly plunged to near breaking point. This book reveals that tumultuous story. After Hitler also looks at the wider canvas of the war and the terrible humanitarian catastrophe uncovered in Europe. It describes those who felt the joy of freedom, but also those who faced a highly uncertain future. As Red Army soldiers joined forces with their British and American allies, Stalin's East finally came face to face with Churchill's and Truman's West. After Hitler tells of their growing mistrust, but also of moments of remarkable goodwill and co-operation - the brief but poignant hope that these great nations could together fashion a new and safer future. This is a fascinating exploration of the brief but crucial period that shaped the emerging post-war world.

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2015

On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels also killed himself and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Donitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another ten days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history. Relations between the 'Big Three' - the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union - suddenly plunged to near breaking point. This book reveals that tumultuous story. After Hitler also looks at the wider canvas of the war and the terrible humanitarian catastrophe uncovered in Europe. It describes those who felt the joy of freedom, but also those who faced a highly uncertain future. As Red Army soldiers joined forces with their British and American allies, Stalin's East finally came face to face with Churchill's and Truman's West. After Hitler tells of their growing mistrust, but also of moments of remarkable goodwill and co-operation - the brief but poignant hope that these great nations could together fashion a new and safer future. This is a fascinating exploration of the brief but crucial period that shaped the emerging post-war world.

Other books by Michael Jones

AS/A-level English Literature Workbook: Measure for Measure

AS/A-level English Literature Workbook: Measure for Measure

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2018

Exam board: AQA A, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC Eduqas, CCEA Level: A-level Subject: English First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2016 (AS); Summer 2017 (A-level) Check, reinforce and improve critical skills and textual understanding to give students the best chance of success in their AS/A-level English Literature exams. Containing over 150 ready-made activities for Measure for Measure - with comprehensive answers provided online - this write-in Workbook: - Actively develops knowledge and skills as students practise questions that cover plot and structure, themes, characterisation, form and language, contexts and critical approaches - Ensures that every student achieves real progress with activities that gradually build in difficulty, plus additional 'Challenge yourself' tasks to target the top grades - Helps students make the transition from GCSE to AS/A-level, with guidance from experienced examiners and teachers on higher-level skills, such as analysing structure and using literary terminology - Focuses on exam skills with a separate section that includes practice essay questions and advice on: question types; essay planning; writing about extracts and whole texts; using evidence and context - Encourages independent learning as students use their Workbook at home or in class, throughout the course or for revision and exam preparation - Supports the AQA A, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC Eduqas and CCEA AS/A-level English Literature specifications through a wide range of activities suitable for every exam board

The Black Prince

The Black Prince

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/2018

'A clear-eyed and thrilling vision of the man behind the legend' DAN JONES. In 1346, at the age of sixteen, he won his spurs at Crecy; nine years later he conducted a brutal raid across Languedoc; in 1356 he captured the king of France at Poitiers; as lord of Aquitaine he ruled a vast swathe of southwestern France. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, but better known to posterity as 'the Black Prince'. Michael Jones tells the remarkable story of a great warrior-prince - and paints an unforgettable portrait of warfare and chivalry in the late Middle Ages.

The White Book (<I>Liber Albus</I>) of Southwell 2 volume set

The White Book (Liber Albus) of Southwell 2 volume set

Author: Michael Jones, Julia Barrow, Trevor Foulds Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2018

with contributions from Neil Bettridge, Jean Cameron, Paul Cavill and Teresa Webber. The White Book of Southwell derives its name from its white vellum cover. Compiled between c.1350 and 1460, with a few later additions, its 500 pages record 620 individual documents from c.1100 onwards. They range widely from papal bulls and royal charters, quo warranto inquiries, privileges granted by many archbishops of York to the Chapter at Southwell, individual canons (or prebendaries) and the parishes where the Minster held lands or controlled livings. The majority date from c.1200-1460 and concern properties which the Chapter owned and administered through its courts, for which some rare proceedings are preserved. Because of their variety, the documents it contains are important not simply for ecclesiastical history but for broader social and economic trends in medieval Nottinghamshire either side of the Black Death. The volume also furnishes a remarkable amount of little-studied onomastic and linguistic evidence in medieval Latin, Anglo-Norman French and Middle English as well as strong traces of earlier Anglo-Scandinavian influences on Nottinghamshire. First brought to attention by the pioneering county historian Robert Thoroton (d. 1677), the White Book has been consulted in all subsequent generations. However, while some of its contents have been published in their original language or in translation, this is the first systematic, complete scholarly edition. A substantial introduction sets the White Book in context, describing its structure and content. Extensive commentary helps to date many undated individual documents and identify persons and places named, a detailed Fasti provides details on the personnel of the Minster and its appendant churches, while detailed indexes assist consultation.

Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2017

Medical Negligence provides a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the potential legal liabilities of healthcare professionals and hospitals arising out of the provision of healthcare. The principal focus is on the law of negligence as it applies in the medical context, but the book also includes extensive coverage of consent to medical treatment, defective products, confidentiality, the liability of hospitals, defences and limitation, the principles applied to the assessment damages, and procedural issues. This essential title is recognised as an authority in the area of medical negligence and provides insight into developing areas of the law: Analyses current case law and interprets applicable legislation Provides clear, concise analysis applicable to generalist and specialist practitioners Provides authoritative guidance New in this edition: Fully up-to-date, including discussion of relevant statutory provisions and Commonwealth case law Detailed discussion of developing caselaw on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Chapter on informed consent rewritten to take account of the Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board Discussion of the emerging tort of misuse of private information Full reference to relevant professional guidance issued by the General Medical Council (Good Medical Practice, 2013 and Confidentiality: good practice in handling patient information, 2017) Revised system of headings/sub-headings to provide easier navigation of the text Appendices Includes Appendices on: NHS Indemnity Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes Glossary of Medical Terms Rely on the experts Written by Michael A. Jones, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Liverpool, with the assistance of John McQuater, Head of Litigation at Atherton Godfrey. A selection of new cases included: Supreme Court/House of Lords/Privy Council: Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (2015) where the Supreme Court held that the Bolam test should no longer apply to the duty owed by a doctor to disclose information about the risks of proposed medical treatment and its alternatives, adopting in its place the prudent patient test Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James (2013) SC on the withdrawal of medical treatment being given to patients who lack capacity Cheshire West and Chester Council v P (2014) SC on the requirements for a lawful decision to deprive an incapacitated patient of their liberty Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Trust (2008) and Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (2012) on the potential liability under the Human Rights Act of medical professionals dealing with a patient who is at risk of attempting suicide Williams v The Bermuda Hospitals Board (2016) where the judicial committee of the Privy Council considered the material contribution to damage test of causation in a clinical negligence action A series of cases dealing with the principles of vicarious liability: Various Claimants v Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (2012); Mohamud v Wm Morrison Supermarkets Ltd (2016); Cox v Ministry of Justice (2016); and Armes v Nottinghamshire CC (2017) Woodland v Swimming Teachers Association (2013) and Armes v Nottinghamshire CC (2017) on an employer's liability in respect of non-delegable duties A series of cases dealing with the manner in which the Fairchild principle of causation should be applied: Sienkiewicz v Greif (UK) Ltd (2011); Durham v BAI (Run Off) Ltd (2012); and International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance Plc UK (2015) (holding that the common law rule for apportioning liability based on a defendant's contribution to the risk of developing mesothelioma established in Barker v Corus is still good law) Gray v Thames Trains Ltd (2009) and Patel v Mirza (2016) on the correct test for the illegality defence AB v Ministry of Defence (2012) on the claimant's date of knowledge for the purposes of the Limitation Act 1980 Court of Appeal: Farraj v King's Healthcare NHS Trust (2009) on the potential liability of a hospital for the work of an independent laboratory in analysing tissue samples and providing a diagnosis On liability for psychiatric harm to the relatives of a patient injured by medical negligence: Liverpool Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Ronayne (2015) Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust (2017) on the responsibility of a receptionist in an A&E department who gives incorrect information about waiting times FB v Rana (2017) on the duty of a senior house officer in an A&E department to take an adequate history (a basic skill which all hospital doctors are expected to possess) Webster v Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2017) on the doctor's duty, where there are two treatment options, to discuss the options and risks with the patient

The Black Prince

The Black Prince

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

'A clear-eyed and thrilling vision of the man behind the legend' DAN JONES. In 1346, at the age of sixteen, he won his spurs at Crecy; nine years later he conducted a brutal raid across Languedoc; in 1356 he captured the king of France at Poitiers; as lord of Aquitaine he ruled a vast swathe of southwestern France. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, but better known to posterity as 'the Black Prince'. Michael Jones tells the remarkable story of a great warrior-prince - and paints an unforgettable portrait of warfare and chivalry in the late Middle Ages.

Black Prince

Black Prince

Author: Michael Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

'A clear-eyed and thrilling vision of the man behind the legend' DAN JONES. In 1346, at the age of sixteen, he won his spurs at Crcy;nine years later he conducted a brutal raid across Languedoc;in 1356 he captured the king of France at Poitiers;as lord of Aquitaine he ruled a vast swathe of southwestern France. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, but better known to posterity as 'the Black Prince'. Michael Jones tells the remarkable story of a great warrior-prince - and paints an unforgettable portrait of warfare and chivalry in the late Middle Ages.

Sardinian Syntax

Sardinian Syntax

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/08/2016

Sardinian Syntax presents the first comprehensive synchronic description of Sardinian syntax available in English. Michael Jones combines a detailed coverage of the language with a theoretical approach that draws on contemporary linguistic theory. The book provides an extensive reference grammar and an invaluable source of information for all linguists whose interests extend beyond the world's major languages.

24 Hours at Agincourt

24 Hours at Agincourt

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Agincourt was an astonishing clash of arms, a pivotal moment in the Hundred Years War and the history of warfare in general. King Henry V's exhausted troops were preparing for certain defeat as they faced a far larger French army. What was to take place in the following 24 hours, it seemed only the miraculous intervention of God could explain. Interlacing eyewitness accounts, background chronicle and documentary sources with a new interpretation of the battle's onset, acclaimed military historian Michael Jones takes the reader into the heart of this extraordinary feat of arms.

Talking and Learning with Young Children

Talking and Learning with Young Children

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2015

Children learn to talk through interaction including involvement in many thousands of conversations with adults and other children. These conversations provide the framework for exploring relationships, understanding the world, and learning - in its widest sense. This book explores how children learn to communicate using language, how they use language to learn and the role of adults in the process. It examines how adults can support children to learn by involving them in positive interactions, meaningful conversation and by helping them play, explore and talk with each other. The book includes: examples of children and adults talking and learning together case studies of successful approaches that support language and learning in early years settings points for reflection and practical tasks Informed by the author's own experience working with young children, families and practitioners, and from his involvement in the England-wide Every Child a Talker (ECaT) project, it links key research findings with successful practice to inspire practitioners to develop skills when talking with children, influence how adults plan for talk in settings and gain insight into how language develops in the home.

Talking and Learning with Young Children

Talking and Learning with Young Children

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/11/2015

Children learn to talk through interaction including involvement in many thousands of conversations with adults and other children. These conversations provide the framework for exploring relationships, understanding the world, and learning - in its widest sense. This book explores how children learn to communicate using language, how they use language to learn and the role of adults in the process. It examines how adults can support children to learn by involving them in positive interactions, meaningful conversation and by helping them play, explore and talk with each other. The book includes: examples of children and adults talking and learning together case studies of successful approaches that support language and learning in early years settings points for reflection and practical tasks Informed by the author's own experience working with young children, families and practitioners, and from his involvement in the England-wide Every Child a Talker (ECaT) project, it links key research findings with successful practice to inspire practitioners to develop skills when talking with children, influence how adults plan for talk in settings and gain insight into how language develops in the home.

Art of Empire The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple

Art of Empire The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple

Author: Michael Jones, Susanna McFadden Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

The Luxor Temple of Amun-Re, built to commemorate the divine power of the pharaohs, is one of the iconic monuments of New Kingdom Egypt. In the 4th century C.E., the Roman Imperial government, capitalizing on the site's earlier significance, converted the temple into a military camp and constructed a lavishly painted cult chamber dedicated to the four emperors of the Tetrarchy. These frescoes provide fascinating insight into the political landscape of the late Roman Empire and, as the only surviving wall paintings from the tetrarchic period, into the history of Roman art. The culmination of a groundbreaking conservation project, this volume brings together scholars across disciplines for a comprehensive look at the frescoes and their architectural, archaeological, and historical contexts. More than 150 stunning illustrations present the paintings for the first time in their newly conserved state, along with a selection of 19th-century documentary watercolors. This remarkable publication illustrates how physical context, iconography, and style were used to convey ideology throughout Rome's provinces.

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/12/2015

On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels also killed himself and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Donitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another ten days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history. Relations between the 'Big Three' - the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union - suddenly plunged to near breaking point. This book reveals that tumultuous story. After Hitler also looks at the wider canvas of the war and the terrible humanitarian catastrophe uncovered in Europe. It describes those who felt the joy of freedom, but also those who faced a highly uncertain future. As Red Army soldiers joined forces with their British and American allies, Stalin's East finally came face to face with Churchill's and Truman's West. After Hitler tells of their growing mistrust, but also of moments of remarkable goodwill and co-operation - the brief but poignant hope that these great nations could together fashion a new and safer future. This is a fascinating exploration of the brief but crucial period that shaped the emerging post-war world.

The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 6, c.1300-c.1415

The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 6, c.1300-c.1415

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

The sixth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the fourteenth century, a period dominated by plague, other natural disasters and war which brought to an end three centuries of economic growth and cultural expansion in Christian Europe, but one which also saw important developments in government, religious and intellectual life, and new cultural and artistic patterns. Part I sets the scene by discussion of general themes in the theory and practice of government, religion, social and economic history, and culture. Part II deals with the individual histories of the states of western Europe; Part III with that of the Church at the time of the Avignon papacy and the Great Schism; and Part IV with eastern and northern Europe, Byzantium and the early Ottomans, giving particular attention to the social and economic relations with westerners and those of other civilisations in the Mediterranean.

Accounting for Biodiversity

Accounting for Biodiversity

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2014

`Biodiversity' at its simplest, refers to the variety of species inhabiting Planet Earth. It is essential to the well-being of the planet. There is now a scientific consensus around the current ongoing crisis in biodiversity arising from both climate change and human activities. Experts believe we are in the middle of a mass extinction of biodiversity with devastating consequences for our planet. Accounting for Biodiversity explores the need for companies to actively protect, conserve and improve biodiversity within their sphere of operation. The 14 chapters written by a selected team of experts investigate the ways in which companies are embracing their responsibility through a variety of biodiversity initiatives and innovative models designed to improve the recording, reporting and valuing of biodiversity. Global case studies look at biodiversity accounting in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and South America. Overall, this book provides a comprehensive set of reflections on accounting for biodiversity and recommendations for the future. This book is essential reading for all those interested in the contribution that accounting can make to the preservation of biodiversity. As we see increasing awareness of the importance of sustainability and ecological responsibility in business activity it is relevant and should prove informative to students, managers, accountants and those in business more generally. It is also important for all those interested in conserving biodiversity.

Accounting for Biodiversity

Accounting for Biodiversity

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

`Biodiversity' at its simplest, refers to the variety of species inhabiting Planet Earth. It is essential to the well-being of the planet. There is now a scientific consensus around the current ongoing crisis in biodiversity arising from both climate change and human activities. Experts believe we are in the middle of a mass extinction of biodiversity with devastating consequences for our planet. Accounting for Biodiversity explores the need for companies to actively protect, conserve and improve biodiversity within their sphere of operation. The 14 chapters written by a selected team of experts investigate the ways in which companies are embracing their responsibility through a variety of biodiversity initiatives and innovative models designed to improve the recording, reporting and valuing of biodiversity. Global case studies look at biodiversity accounting in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and South America. Overall, this book provides a comprehensive set of reflections on accounting for biodiversity and recommendations for the future. This book is essential reading for all those interested in the contribution that accounting can make to the preservation of biodiversity. As we see increasing awareness of the importance of sustainability and ecological responsibility in business activity it is relevant and should prove informative to students, managers, accountants and those in business more generally. It is also important for all those interested in conserving biodiversity.

Bosworth 1485 Psychology of a Battle

Bosworth 1485 Psychology of a Battle

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

In 1485 the Battle of Bosworth marked an epoch in the lives of two great houses: the house of York fell to the ground when Richard III died on the field of battle; and the house of Tudor rose from the massacre to reign for the next hundred years. Michael Jones, co-author of The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III, rewrites this landmark event in English history. He shifts our perspective of its heroes and villains and puts Richard firmly back into the context of his family and his times.

The European Landscape Convention Challenges of Participation

The European Landscape Convention Challenges of Participation

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2013

This important and insightful book provides, for the first time, a broad presentation of ongoing research into public participation in landscape conservation, management and planning, following the 2000 European Landscape Convention which came into force in 2004. The book examines both the theory of participation and what lessons can be learnt from specific European examples. It explores in what manner and to what extent the provisions for participation in the European Landscape Convention have been followed up and implemented. It also presents and compares different experiences of participation in selected countries from northern, southern, eastern and western Europe, and provides a critical examination of public participation in practice. However, while the book's focus is necessarily on Europe, many of the conclusions drawn are of global relevance. The book provides a valuable reference for researchers and advanced students in landscape policies and management, as well as for professionals and others interested in land-use planning and environmental management.

Accounting

Accounting

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2013

Accounting 3e provides a very accessible and easy-to-follow introduction to accounting. It is intended as a core textbook for students studying accounting for the first time: either those following an undergarduate degree in a business school, or non-business studies students stuyding an accounting course. This includes students on both accounting and non-accounting degrees and also MBA students. Designed to be both engaging and accessible to the student, Accounting 3e features: * A lively presentational style integrating cartoons and soundbites * Company Camera boxes presenting financial data from a wide variety of international companies, such as Heineken, Nokia and Volkswagen. * Real Life Nuggets offering contemporary examples from the business press that give the body of the text a real-life resonance. * End of chapter questions of escalating difficulty, together with accompanying answers, enabling the student to develop their understanding of the key concepts discussed in the text. * A rich supporting website including solutions, extra question material and powerpoint slides for lecturers, multiple choice quizzes and an online glossary for students.

Total War

Total War

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2012

In February 1943, German forces surrendered to the Red Army at Stalingrad and the tide of war turned. By May 1945 Soviet soldiers had stormed Berlin and brought down Hitler's regime. Total War follows the fortunes of these fighters as they liberated Russia and the Ukraine from the Nazi invader and fought their way into the heart of the Reich. It reveals the horrors they experienced - the Holocaust, genocide and the mass murder of Soviet POWs - and shows the Red Army, brutalized by war, taking its terrible revenge on the German civilian population. For the first time Russian veterans are candid about the terrible atrocities their own army committed. But they also describe their struggle to raise themselves from the abyss of hatred. Their war against the Nazis - which in large part brought the Second World War in Europe to an end - is a tarnished but deeply moving story of sacrifice and redemption.

Litigating Psychiatric Injury Claims

Litigating Psychiatric Injury Claims

Author: Michael Jones, Jenny Kennedy, David Marshall, Rehana Azib Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Litigating Psychiatric Injury Claims provides practitioners with an essential guide to handling the complex legal and practical issues arising from psychiatric injury. The authors are the highly experienced solicitors David Marshall and Jenny Kennedy, from specialist London firm Anthony Gold, and barrister Rehana Azib, from leading chambers 2 Temple Gardens. Specialist chapters have also been contributed by Dr Martin Baggeley on the medical aspects and District Judge Elizabeth Batten on mental capacity. The book provides practitioners with a practical guide to dealing with the complex legal issues arising from psychiatric injury. It deals with the development of law and practice over the last ten years, particularly in the area of stress at work and the growing role of rehabilitation. It provides a clear guide to the complexities of establishing liability, as well as practical assistance in running psychiatric claims. Contents includes: Liability and compensation for psychiatric injury: an overview; Primary victims of negligence: shock cases; Primary victims of negligence: non-shock cases; Secondary victims of negligence; Intentional acts and other liability; The illness; Capacity; Compensation; Practical steps; Appendices.

The European Landscape Convention Challenges of Participation

The European Landscape Convention Challenges of Participation

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2011

This important and insightful book provides, for the first time, a broad presentation of ongoing research into public participation in landscape conservation, management and planning, following the 2000 European Landscape Convention which came into force in 2004. The book examines both the theory of participation and what lessons can be learnt from specific European examples. It explores in what manner and to what extent the provisions for participation in the European Landscape Convention have been followed up and implemented. It also presents and compares different experiences of participation in selected countries from northern, southern, eastern and western Europe, and provides a critical examination of public participation in practice. However, while the book's focus is necessarily on Europe, many of the conclusions drawn are of global relevance. The book provides a valuable reference for researchers and advanced students in landscape policies and management, as well as for professionals and others interested in land-use planning and environmental management.

The Retreat

The Retreat

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/06/2010

The thrilling history of the turning point of the Second World War, when Hitler's armies were halted on the Eastern Front At the moment of crisis in 1941 on the Eastern front, with the forces of Hitler massing on the outskirts of Moscow, the miraculous occurred: Moscow was saved. Yet this turning point was followed by a long retreat, in which Russian forces, inspired by old beliefs in the sacred motherland, pushed back German forces steeled by the vision of the ubermensch, the iron-willed fighter. Many of Russia's 27 million military and civilian deaths occurred in this desperate struggle. In THE RETREAT, Michael Jones, acclaimed author of LENINGRAD, draws upon a mass of new eye-witness testimony from both sides of the conflict to tell, with matchless vividness and comprehensiveness, of the crucial turning point of the Second World War - the moment when the armies of Hitler could go no further - and of the titanic and cruel struggle of two mighty empires.

Leningrad State of Siege

Leningrad State of Siege

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2009

When the German High Command encircled Leningrad it was a deliberate policy to eradicate the city's civilian population by starving them to death. As winter set in and food supplies dwindled, starvation and panic set in. A specialist in battle psychology and the vital role of morale in desperate circumstances, Michael Jones tells the human story of Leningrad. Drawing on newly available eyewitness accounts and diaries, he shows Leningrad in its every dimension including taboo truths, long-suppressed by the Soviets, such as looting, criminal gangs and cannibalism. But, for many ordinary citizens, Leningrad marked the triumph of the human spirit. They drew deeply on their inner resources to inspire, comfort and help one another. At the height of the siege an extraordinary live performance of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony profoundly strengthened the city's will to resist. When German troops heard it in their trenches one remarked: 'We began to understand we would never take Leningrad. Yet, Leningrad's self-defence came at a huge price. When the 900-day siege ended in 1944 almost a million people had died and those who survived would be permanently marked by what they had endured, as this superbly insightful and moving history shows.

Closet Secrets

Closet Secrets

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/12/2008

Leningrad

Leningrad

Author: Michael Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2008

All offers of surrender from Leningrad must be rejected, wrote Adolph Hitler on September 29, 1941, at the outset of Operation Barbarossa. In this struggle for survival, we have no interest in keeping even a proportion of the citys population alive.During the famed 900-day siege of Leningrad, the German High Command deliberately planned to eradicate the citys population through starvation. Viewing the Slavs as sub-human, Hitler embarked on a vicious program of ethnic cleansing. By the time the siege ended in January 1944, almost a million people had died. Those who survived would be marked permanently by what they endured as the city descended into chaos.In Leningrad, military historian Michael Jones chronicles the human story of this epic siege. Drawing on newly available eyewitness accounts and diaries, he reveals the true horrors of the ordealincluding stories long-suppressed by the Soviets of looting, criminal gangs, and cannibalism. But he also shows the immense psychological resources on which the citizens of Leningrad drew to survive against desperate odds. At the height of the siege, for instance, an extraordinary live performance of Shostakovichs Seventh Symphony profoundly strengthened the citys will to resist.A riveting account of one of the most harrowing sieges of world history, Leningrad also portrays the astonishing power of the human will in the face of even the direst catastrophe.

Nordic Landscapes Region and Belonging on the Northern Edge of Europe

Nordic Landscapes Region and Belonging on the Northern Edge of Europe

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2008

\u201cNorden\u201d-the region along the northern edge of Europe bordered by Russia and the Baltic nations to the east and by North America to the west-is a particularly fruitful site for the examination of the ever-evolving meaning of landscape and region as place. Contributors to this work reveal how Norden\u2019s regions and people have been defined by and against the dominant culture of Europe while at the same time their landscapes and cultures have shaped and inspired Europe\u2019s ways of life. Together, the essays provide a much-needed picture of this culturally rich and geographically varied part of the world. Contributors: Ingvild Austad, Sogn og Fjordane U College; Gabriel Bladh, Karlstad U; Tomas Germundsson, Lund U; Jens Christian Hansen, U of Bergen; Kirsten Hastrup, U of Copenhagen; Leif Hauge, Sogn og Fjordane U College; Maunu H\u00e4yrynen, U of Turku; Margareta Ihse, Stockholm U; Ari Aukusti Lehtinen, U of Joensuu; Anders Lundberg, U of Bergen; W. R. Mead, U College London; Ann Norderhaug, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research; Venke Asheim Olsen; Anssi Paasi, U of Oulu; Helle Sk\u00e5nes, Stockholm U; Bo Wagner S\u00f8rensen, Roskilde U; Ulf Sporrong, Stockholm U; Nils Stor\u00e5, Abo Academy U; Arne Thorsteinsson. Michael Jones is professor of geography at the University of Trondheim. Kenneth R. Olwig is professor of landscape theory at the Department of Landscape Architecture of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Alnarp (SLU-Alnarp).

Enterprise Analytics

Enterprise Analytics

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2007

This book is the first book to cover both the theory and practice of quantitative modelling, looking at these aspects in the overall context of the faster response and tighter integration which is required in today's world of straight-through processing (STP) and immediate pricing.

A Forever Family

A Forever Family

Author: Michael Jones, John Houghton Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2007

After John Houghton and his wife learned that they could not have children of their own they adopted three siblings, two boys and a girl, who were looking for 'a forever family', as the adoption agencies put it. What happened next is all too common in adoptive families, but it is rarely talked about in public. From the start, the children were difficult. Strange fears and tantrums were accompanied by much more disturbing kinds of behaviour.Eventually the full truth of the children's dreadful past was brought home in the most shocking way, as terrible forms of abuse resurrected themselves and all but destroyed the new family.

Second-Hand Stories

Second-Hand Stories

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/10/2006

Second-Hand Stories: 15 Portraits of Louisville is a compilation of articles by award-winning journalist Michael L. Jones. The book includes profiles of the indie band Rachel's, former James Brown trumpeter Richard Kush Griffith, sculptor Ed Hamilton, painter Bob Thompson, the seminal indie rock club Tewligan's and the history of Louisville Jug Bands.

Between France and England Politics, Power and Society in Late Medieval Brittany

Between France and England Politics, Power and Society in Late Medieval Brittany

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2003

'Between France and England' characterises the role played by most rulers of the duchy of Brittany during the late Middle Ages, before it was finally united with Valois France. These essays (including three appearing for the first time in English) explore political and institutional aspects of the changing relationship between France and Brittany, within the context of Anglo-French relations, as well as social consequences of the development of a largely autonomous state within the larger French kingdom during a period dominated by war and economic crisis. The transformation of medieval France into an early modern state changed the traditional relationship between the king and his great feudal princes. But some princes reacted by imitating the crown, creating their own more advanced administrations and an ideological base for claims to exercise 'regal rights' within their lordships, often expressed in striking visual and symbolic form. These trends are evident in the late medieval duchy of Brittany where the Montfort dynasty all but succeeded in nullifying royal control.

The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 6, c.1300-c.1415

The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 6, c.1300-c.1415

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/04/2000

The sixth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the fourteenth century, a period dominated by plague, other natural disasters and war which brought to an end three centuries of economic growth and cultural expansion in Christian Europe, but one which also saw important developments in government, religious and intellectual life, and new cultural and artistic patterns. Part I sets the scene by discussion of general themes in the theory and practice of government, religion, social and economic history, and culture. Part II deals with the individual histories of the states of western Europe; Part III with that of the Church at the time of the Avignon papacy and the Great Schism; and Part IV with eastern and northern Europe, Byzantium and the early Ottomans, giving particular attention to the social and economic relations with westerners and those of other civilisations in the Mediterranean.

Sardinian Syntax

Sardinian Syntax

Author: Michael Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/1993

Sardinian Syntax presents the first comprehensive synchronic description of Sardinian syntax available in English. Michael Jones combines a detailed coverage of the language with a theoretical approach that draws on contemporary linguistic theory. The book provides an extensive reference grammar and an invaluable source of information for all linguists whose interests extend beyond the world's major languages.

Exploring Folk Art

Exploring Folk Art

Author: Michael Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/1993

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