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Chris Jones - Author

About the Author

CHRIS JONES has reported every Rugby World Cup for the Evening Standard since 1987 and is celebrating 30 years of covering England at international level in November 2013. A former Chairman of the Rugby Union Writers' Club and the Lawn Tennis Writers' Association. He was a member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup Media Organising Committee.

Featured books by Chris Jones

Secret Life of Twickenham The Story of Rugby Union's Iconic Fortress, the Players, Staff and Fans

Secret Life of Twickenham The Story of Rugby Union's Iconic Fortress, the Players, Staff and Fans

Author: Chris Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Twickenham Stadium is rightly venerated as the home of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). While it may bask in this fame, the stadium's beginnings were very humble. The land it was built upon was purchased in 1907 and would subsequently become the home to the Harlequins who would play the first ever match against Richmond. The first England test match didn't take place until 1910 and a home win ensured things got off on the right footing but cows, sheep and horses would be grazing on the pitch just four years later as the stadium became a farm during the First World War. The first Varsity match was played in December 1921, by which time the popularity of Twickenham had soared. Extra accommodation was created in the North Stand, built in 1925 by the legendary football stadium architect, Archibald Leitch. By 1931, the famous 'Twickenham Look' had come about. When the Second World War arrived, the ground became a Civil Defence depot, and the closest it got to being hit by enemy action was in July 1944 when a V1 flying bomb fell in the front garden of a house opposite the West Gate, injuring sixteen people. The car park was dug up and - appropriately given its original use - turned into allotments to generate much needed fresh food for the locals. The stadium today is at the heart of a multi-million pound business that the RFU controls, but how does it generate so much money from this one plot of land? With such a colourful and celebrated history The Secret Life of Twickenham will dig deeper into it's history to reveal the many men and women, cutting across all social backgrounds, jobs, and positions within the RFU who have helped to build this iconic stadium into a globally recognised brand. It will reveal to all fans of rugby union the true history of the most iconic sports stadium in the British Isles with a compendium of facts, dates, figures and revealing anecdotes of England's sporting fortress.

Other books by Chris Jones

Watershed Health Monitoring Emerging Technologies

Watershed Health Monitoring Emerging Technologies

Author: Chris Jones, R. Mark Palmer, Susan Motkaluk, Michael Walters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2019

Watershed Health Monitoring: Emerging Technologies is a concise reference that defines the concept of watershed health and explains that monitoring the health of watersheds is a critical precursor to adaptive resource management on a watershed basis. The focus of the text is a clear description of an innovative Closed Loop model that specifies four key aspects of successful monitoring programs: political linkages and support, sound scientific assessment techniques, a community education and awareness component; and a sustainable cost-recovery framework achieved through partnership. Divided into two sections, the book begins with an introduction that defines watershed health, explains how monitoring fits into watershed planning and management, describes frequent shortfalls of monitoring programs around the world (with an emphasis on North America) and proposes a Closed Loop approach that will help ensure successful programs. Subsequent chapters detail each component of the Closed Loop model with special emphasis on scientific assessment. The second part features a set of six case studies that describe successful real-world applications of the Closed Loop approach to watershed monitoring. Written in an easily understood manner with the practitioner in mind, Watershed Health Monitoring balances the need for a detailed yet concise treatment of the topic of watershed health monitoring. It is the first book to recognize the multidisciplinary nature of successful monitoring programs-programs that go far beyond science.

Radical Sensibility Literature and Ideas in the 1790s

Radical Sensibility Literature and Ideas in the 1790s

Author: Chris Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2017

First published in 1993. Radical Sensibility provides a detailed account of the interrelations of literature, ideas and history in the eighteenth century's Revolutionary decade. The book traces a continuity of ideas from Shaftesbury to Godwin and Wollstonecraft, and sets it beside a conservative tradition established in the work of Hume and Adam Smith. As a guide to the transformations of `sensibility' as a concept, Jones examines the trajectories of three writers who work spans the decade: Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams, and the early Wordsworth. A mixture of literary textual analysis and historical and political documentation, Radical Sensibility will be important reading for students and teachers of poetry, ideas and the novel.

Radical Sensibility Literature and Ideas in the 1790s

Radical Sensibility Literature and Ideas in the 1790s

Author: Chris Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2016

First published in 1993. Radical Sensibility provides a detailed account of the interrelations of literature, ideas and history in the eighteenth century's Revolutionary decade. The book traces a continuity of ideas from Shaftesbury to Godwin and Wollstonecraft, and sets it beside a conservative tradition established in the work of Hume and Adam Smith. As a guide to the transformations of `sensibility' as a concept, Jones examines the trajectories of three writers who work spans the decade: Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams, and the early Wordsworth. A mixture of literary textual analysis and historical and political documentation, Radical Sensibility will be important reading for students and teachers of poetry, ideas and the novel.

The Multichannel Retail Handbook 2016 Edition

The Multichannel Retail Handbook 2016 Edition

Author: Chris Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2015

The march of the internet into retail is relentless. Online is where customers spend their time and, increasingly, their money. The internet is also changing. The rise of mobile is giving web access to millions more developing nation consumers, while simultaneously resetting the expectations of customers in highly developed markets. No retailer, anywhere in the world, can afford to be without a response to these fundamental changes in the way their customers are shopping. This is a handbook for planning, implementing, operating and enhancing that response. Packed with statistics, case-studies and examples, The Multichannel Retail Handbook is above all a practical guide. It provides useable tools and decision-frameworks. It offers actionable advice and recommendations. It takes the retailer to from why-what-how through to when . The 2016 Edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changes that have taken place in this rapid-moving sector since the original edition was published.

The Secret Life of Twickenham The Story of Rugby Union's Iconic Fortress, The Players, Staff and Fans

The Secret Life of Twickenham The Story of Rugby Union's Iconic Fortress, The Players, Staff and Fans

Author: Chris Jones, Lawrence, OBE Dallaglio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Twickenham Stadium is rightly venerated as the home of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). While it may bask in this fame, the stadium' s beginnings were very humble. The land it was built upon was purchased in 1907 and would subsequently become the home to the Harlequins who would play the first ever match against Richmond. The first England test match didn' t take place until 1910 and a home win ensured things got off on the right footing but cows, sheep and horses would be grazing on the pitch just four years later as the stadium became a farm during the First World War. The first Varsity match was played in December 1921, by which time the popularity of Twickenham had soared. Extra accommodation was created in the North Stand, built in 1925 by the legendary football stadium architect, Archibald Leitch. By 1931, the famous ' Twickenham Look' had come about. When the Second World War arrived, the ground became a Civil Defence depot, and the closest it got to being hit by enemy action was in July 1944 when a V1 flying bomb fell in the front garden of a house opposite the West Gate, injuring sixteen people. The car park was dug up and - appropriately given its original use - turned into allotments to generate much needed fresh food for the locals. The stadium today is at the heart of a multi-million pound business that the RFU controls, but how does it generate so much money from this one plot of land? With such a colourful and celebrated history The Secret Life of Twickenham will dig deeper into it' s history to reveal the many men and women, cutting across all social backgrounds, jobs, and positions within the RFU who have helped to build this iconic stadium into a globally recognised brand. It will reveal to all fans of rugby union the true history of the most iconic sports stadium in the British Isles with a compendium of facts, dates, figures and revealing anecdotes of England' s sporting fortress.

Bigger, Brighter, Louder 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago Tribune Critics

Bigger, Brighter, Louder 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago Tribune Critics

Author: Chris Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2013

The first known Chicago Tribune theater review appeared on March 25, 1853. An anonymous notice, it shared the page with two other announcements - one about a pair of thousand-pound hogs set to be slaughtered and another trumpeting the largest load of lumber ever to leave Chicago. And thus Chicago's priorities were starkly laid out right there on that page, begins Chris Jones in the introduction to this new collection. Hog butcher for the world and windy self-promoter, specializing in commerce-driven superlatives. The arts came a poor third. Critics would rail against that perceived set of civic priorities for years. The Chicago of today, on the other hand, is regarded as one of the world's premier cities for theater, and no one has had a more consistent front-row seat to its ascendance than the Chicago Tribune theater critics. Bigger, Brighter, Louder weaves together more than 150 years of Tribune reviews into a compelling narrative, pairing full reviews with commentary and history. With a sharp eye for telling details and a keen sense of historical context, Jones, longtime chief Tribune theater critic, takes readers through decades of highs and lows, successes and failures. The book showcases fascinating early reviews of actors and shows that would go on to achieve phenomenal success, including a tryout of A Raisin in the Sun with newcomer Sidney Poitier and the first major review of The Producers. It also delves into the rare and the unusual, such as a previously unpublished Tennessee Williams interview and a long conversation with Edward Albee's mother. Bigger, Brighter, Louder offers a vital store of primary documents about Chicago arts and a riveting look at the history behind the city's rise to theatrical greatness.

Cameron Jack and the Three Kings

Cameron Jack and the Three Kings

Author: Chris Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library

Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library

Author: Chris Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

The University of Canterbury in New Zealand is the guardian of a rich and varied inheritance, which is reflected in the diverse material held by its libraries, and this unique book presents reflections on some of the distinctive and exceptional items in the University's keeping. From an original printing of the 1611 King James Bible to the papers of Karl Popper and the Pacific Leprosy Foundation Archive, the stories behind these objects offer insight into the minds of kings, intellectuals, musicians, artists, and explorers, while also charting the history of an emerging nation.

Strange Likeness The Use of Old English in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Strange Likeness The Use of Old English in Twentieth-Century Poetry

Author: Chris Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2010

Strange Likeness provides the first full account of how Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) was rediscovered by twentieth-century poets, and the uses to which they put that discovery in their own writing. Chapters deal with Ezra Pound, W. H. Auden, Edwin Morgan, and Seamus Heaney. Stylistic debts to Old English are examined, along with the effects on these poets' work of specific ideas about Old English language and literature as taught while these poets were studying the subject at university. Issues such as linguistic primitivism, the supposed 'purity' of the English language, the politics and ethics of translation, and the construction of 'Englishness' within the literary canon are discussed in the light of these poets and their Old English encounters. Heaney's translation of Beowulf is fully contextualized within the body of the rest of his work for the first time.

Cameron Jack and the Ghosts of World War 2

Cameron Jack and the Ghosts of World War 2

Author: Chris Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2010

The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook

The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook

Author: Chris Jones, Genevieve Jolliffe, Andrew Zinnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2010

This title distills the essence of The Guerilla Film Makers brand into one new, up-to-date, amazingly concise book. Making your own film can be complicated, infuriating, crazy, and expensive - not to mention incredibly hard work. Luckily, The Guerilla Film Makers Pocket Manual is crammed with tips, facts, checklists, and more - all of the stuff you need to know, and none of the stuff you don't. Never set up an office before? You'll need to, and we can tell you how. Worried about putting together - and sticking to - a realistic budget for your movie? No problem, we can show you how to do that, too. Ever had to feed a hungry film crew? We know what they like to eat, and how to make it cheaply. How about a press kit for your movie, for the upcoming festival? Yup, all covered in here. We've seen it, done it, and learned the hard way. Now it's your turn. The authors have made their own low budget movies, given hundreds of workshops, and sold over 100,000 copies of their filmmaking handbooks. Now, they've distilled everything they know into this brand new book.

Hedge Funds Of Funds A Guide for Investors

Hedge Funds Of Funds A Guide for Investors

Author: Chris Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2008

Hedge Funds of Funds: A Guide for Investors is a comprehensive guide to investing in hedge funds of funds. Written by an experienced practitioner in clear, concise and jargon free language, this book gives an inside view of this often opaque area and empowers readers with the tools to get to the bottom of how hedge funds of funds really work. Key features include: A full description of the skill sets and facets needed in all areas of a hedge funds of funds; A wide-ranging set of questions to ask when assessing every area of a hedge fund of funds; Advice on every part of the process when investing in a hedge fund of funds, from short-listing through to mandate design and benchmarking; Two comprehensive practical examples of investment reports on both a hedge fund and a hedge fund of funds; A comprehensive analysis of recent developments in the field; A glossary of hedge fund terminology to help the reader de-code the jargon associated with the area. This book is essential reading for all those interested in developing depth to their understanding of how to invest in hedge funds of funds and how they, in turn, invest with hedge funds.

The Little Book of Backgammon Tips

The Little Book of Backgammon Tips

Author: Chris Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

This guide shows how a simple understanding of the dice-throw can improve your every move. There's advice on opening throws, how (and when) to block and run, hitting and being hit, bearing off, back games, using the doubling cube, and lots more. You're odds-on to double and redouble your success with this Little Book on board.

Too Far From Home A Story of Life and Death in Space

Too Far From Home A Story of Life and Death in Space

Author: Chris Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2008

On February 1, 2003, ten astronauts were orbiting the planet. Seven headed back to Earth on the space shuttle Columbia. They never made it. And the three men left behind found themselves too far from home. Chris Jones chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered Mission Control in Houston and Moscow as they work frantically against the clock to bring their men safely back to Earth, ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot. Yet even amid the danger, the call of space is a siren song, and Too Far From Home details beautifully the majesty and mystique of space travel, while reminding us all how perilous it is to soar beyond the sky.

Financial Economics

Financial Economics

Author: Chris Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2008

Whilst many undergraduate finance textbooks are largely descriptive in nature, the economic analysis in most graduate texts is too advanced for latter year undergraduates. This book bridges the gap between these two extremes, offering a textbook that studies economic activity in financial markets, focusing on how consumers determine future consumption and on the role of financial securities. Areas covered in include: an examination of the role of finance in the economy using basic economic principles, eventually progressing to introductory graduate analysis a microeconomic study of capital asset pricing when there is risk, inflation, taxes and asymmetric information an emphasis on economic intuition using geometry to explain formal analysis an extended treatment of corporate finance and the evaluation of public policy.

Financial Economics

Financial Economics

Author: Chris Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2008

Whilst many undergraduate finance textbooks are largely descriptive in nature, the economic analysis in most graduate texts is too advanced for latter year undergraduates. This book bridges the gap between these two extremes, offering a textbook that studies economic activity in financial markets, focusing on how consumers determine future consumption and on the role of financial securities. Areas covered in include: an examination of the role of finance in the economy using basic economic principles, eventually progressing to introductory graduate analysis a microeconomic study of capital asset pricing when there is risk, inflation, taxes and asymmetric information an emphasis on economic intuition using geometry to explain formal analysis an extended treatment of corporate finance and the evaluation of public policy.

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