Martin Smith - Author

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Martin Smith was assistant sports editor of the Telegraph for many years. He has edited previous Telegraph anthologies for Aurum on the Tour de France, Formula One, Wimbledon, horse racing and cricket letters. He lives in Bedfordshire.

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Minion or Master second edition

Minion or Master second edition

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/12/2017

George Howden is young and inexperienced. In 1966 Costas Tinopolis, a Greek shipping millionaire, and his son Mercator persuade him to front a shipping company in Bermuda. George is shocked when Adrian Cuthbert a tea drinking, high flying civil servant, in a tense meeting, accuses him of breaking United Nations trade sanctions. He realises he has to change from being an obedient minion if he wants the people who have used him brought to justice. George is entranced by the looks and soul filled husky voice of Leonora. Her sister Jasmine is in New York pursuing a modelling career. George offers to look Jasmine up when he goes to New York to find out what has been going on with the ship Ocean Star involved with the sanctions busting. In three dangerous, action packed days George discovers Ocean Star is smuggling arms to Africa and Jasmine, working as a prostitute in gangster Sammy Santino's evil empire is hooked on drugs. George persuades Jasmine to trust him and helps her escape New York.

Mortal Wounds The Human Skeleton as Evidence for Conflict in the Past

Mortal Wounds The Human Skeleton as Evidence for Conflict in the Past

Author: Martin Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2017

Human beings have a violent past. Physical hostilities between people are at least as old as humanity and the roots of such behaviour go very deep. Earlier studies have been based on a range of sources including written documents, as well as archaeological evidence in the form of weapons, armour and defences. However, each of these is fraught with problems and there is in fact only one form of evidence that can both directly testify to past violence and which has also been present throughout the whole human story -the remains of past people themselves. This book brings together a wealth of recently recognised evidence from preserved human skeletons to investigate a range of questions regarding the ways human beings have used violence to achieve their aims, in a single volume presenting this continuous thread of unbroken evidence from the early Stone Age to the 19th century. Who engaged in violence? Who were the victims? How have styles and objectives of conflict changed over time? How old is war and why did it appear when it did? All these and further questions are addressed in this cutting-edge book, the first of its kind to be aimed at the general reader and written for an audience that may not be familiar with what we can learn from the human skeleton about our shared past and the changing face of human conflict.

Dearest Jean Rose Macaulay's Letters to a Cousin

Dearest Jean Rose Macaulay's Letters to a Cousin

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2017

These lively and candid letters from Rose Macaulay to her first cousin Jean Smith are previously unknown. Macaulay was one of the most versatile, successful, and significant writers in the first half of the twentieth century, Smith a talented but diffident and depressive poet who was briefly an Anglican nun before converting to Roman Catholicism. The letters throw fascinating and often amusing light not only on the writer's private life, unconventional character, and varied career, but also on the lively literary and social circles in which she moved. They are essential reading for all interested in British literary culture and women's writing. -- .

Minion or Master III

Minion or Master III

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/05/2017

To rescue their lovers George Howden and his shipping colleague Agios Kato come up against Triad gangsters in the 1967 world of Hong Kong and Macau. George Howden has to battle against the evil Mercator Tinopolis and the secretive international criminal Jamil El Hassan who have joined forces to destroy George Howden. George learns the truth from senior British Government officials about the enigmatic Triad Leader Ah Bok and is given the chance to help his country.

Precedent Library for the General Practitioner

Precedent Library for the General Practitioner

Author: Martin Smith Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/10/2016

This indispensable work gives you quick, manageable and affordable access to precedents that are likely to be used on a day-to-day basis. The precedents are organised into sections by area of practice. Each section starts with commentary, explaining the context for the subsequent precedents. The precedents are reproduced as separate files on CD-ROM to enable you to customise them swiftly and as needed. The third edition features: New personal injury precedents drafted by leading PI lawyer Kerry Underwood including a: * Conditional fee agreement * CFA analysis form * Contingency agreement for pre issue * Bridging agreement * CFA for CICA and for MIB claims. As well as: * Completely revised company and matrimonial sections to take account of widespread changes to law and practice * A long form of prenuptial agreement. Precedent Library for the General Practitioner contains over 200 precedents covering a wide area of practice in one volume and offers a cost-effective alternative to the often expensive, vast online libraries of precedents that you might never make full use of.

Between Probability and Certainty What Justifies Belief

Between Probability and Certainty What Justifies Belief

Author: Martin Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2016

Martin Smith explores a question central to philosophy-namely, what does it take for a belief to be justified or rational? According to a widespread view, whether one has justification for believing a proposition is determined by how probable that proposition is, given one's evidence. In the present book this view is rejected and replaced with another: in order for one to have justification for believing a proposition, one's evidence must normically support it-roughly, one's evidence must make the falsity of that proposition abnormal in the sense of calling for special, independent explanation. This conception of justification bears upon a range of topics in epistemology and beyond, including the relation between justification and knowledge, the force of statistical evidence, the problem of scepticism, the lottery and preface paradoxes, the viability of multiple premise closure, the internalist/externalist debate, the psychology of human reasoning, and the relation between belief and degrees of belief. Ultimately, this way of looking at justification guides us to a new, unfamiliar picture of how we should respond to our evidence and manage our own fallibility. This picture is developed here.

Between Probability and Certainty

Between Probability and Certainty

Author: Martin Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2016

Martin Smith explores a question central to philosophy-namely, what does it take for a belief to be justified or rational? According to a widespread view, whether one has justification for believing a proposition is determined by how probable that proposition is, given one's evidence. In the present book this view is rejected and replaced with another: in order for one to have justification for believing a proposition, one's evidence mustnormically support it-roughly, one's evidence must make the falsity of that proposition abnormal in the sense of calling for special, independent explanation. This conception of justification bears upon a range of topics in epistemology and beyond, including the relation between justification and knowledge, the force ofstatistical evidence, the problem of scepticism, the lottery and preface paradoxes, the viability of multiple premise closure, the internalist/externalist debate, the psychology of human reasoning, and the relation between belief and degrees of belief. Ultimately, this way of looking at justification guides us to a new, unfamiliar picture of how we should respond to our evidence and manage our own fallibility. This picture is developed here.

The Telegraph Book of Sporting Champions An Anthology of the Greats Throughout the Sporting Year

The Telegraph Book of Sporting Champions An Anthology of the Greats Throughout the Sporting Year

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/01/2015

How do you achieve sporting immortality? How do you develop a winning mentality? What seprates the best from the rest? While sporting greatness is for the few, there is much that the rest of us can learn from them. From the era - defining brilliance of Muhammad Ali to the tactical genius of Sir Alex Ferguson, gathered together here for the first time are the rare insights into what made some of the best sports men and women from the past century. Drawn from the Telegraph archives, this collection of interviews, contemporary accounts and first - person articles covering everyone from Michael Phelps to Dame Ellen MacArthur, Roger Federer to Michael Schumacher, Sir Steve Redgrave to Nicole Cooke, give a rare glimpse of how these individuals conquered the world. Through the snow, mud, ice and sun of the sporting calendar, The Telegraph Book of Champions features one hundred champions from thirty - one sports. Side by side, in this unique collection, they line up as a reminder of what it takes to be the best, why success at the very top is only for the few, and what the rest of us mere mortals can learn from them.

High Pub Walks in the Peak District

High Pub Walks in the Peak District

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/03/2014

The Peak District National Park is noted for more than just its scenery. It also has a wealth of real ale pubs, many of which lie above 1000 feet (304 metres). It's these pubs that feature in this book. What better way to visit them than on foot? All these pubs welcome walkers, many do food, have accommodation and real ale from local independent breweries. The book describes 30 walks and also has lots of information about the areas through which the various routes pass. The walks vary in length from a mere 21/2 miles to 12A miles, so there's something suitable for everyone here. The walks generally start from the pub and with certain rare exceptions, can be reached by public transport, so you can leave your car at home and savour the liquid products on offer.

Minion or Master

Minion or Master

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2013

Setting Up and Managing a Legal Practice A Guide for Solicitors

Setting Up and Managing a Legal Practice A Guide for Solicitors

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2012

This invaluable bestselling guide has been completely updated. Informed by the author's extensive experience, it provides a practical and straightforward guide for practitioners who are looking to start a small practice and those already running a small practice and looking for ways to improve performance.

Goodbye, Philip Roth

Goodbye, Philip Roth

Author: Martin Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2011

Goodbye, Philip Roth

Goodbye, Philip Roth

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Dearest Jean Rose Macaulay's Letters to a Cousin

Dearest Jean Rose Macaulay's Letters to a Cousin

Author: Martin Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2011

These lively and candid letters from Rose Macaulay to her first cousin Jean Smith are previously unknown. Macaulay was one of the most versatile, successful, and significant writers in the first half of the twentieth century, Smith a talented but diffident and depressive poet who was briefly an Anglican nun before converting to Roman Catholicism. The letters throw fascinating and often amusing light not only on the writer's private life, unconventional character, and varied career, but also on the lively literary and social circles in which she moved. They are essential reading for all interested in British literary culture and women's writing. -- .

Relationship-Based Social Work Getting to the Heart of Practice

Relationship-Based Social Work Getting to the Heart of Practice

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2010

Relationship-based practice is founded on the idea that human relationships are of paramount importance and should be at the heart of all good social work practice. This book provides a thorough guide to relationship-based practice in social work, communicating the theory using illustrative case studies and offering a model for practice. Case examples cover the different service user groups including children, families, older people, refugees, people with disabilities and people with mental health difficulties. The book explores the ranges of emotions that practitioners may encounter, and covers working in both short-term and long-term relationships. It also outlines key skills for the individual such as how to establish rapport with the client and using empathy to build a relationship, and explores systemic issues such as incorporating service user perspectives and building appropriate support systems for practice, management and leadership. This book will be an invaluable textbook for undergraduate and post-graduate social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work and allied professionals.

Russia and NATO since 1991 From Cold War Through Cold Peace to Partnership?

Russia and NATO since 1991 From Cold War Through Cold Peace to Partnership?

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2009

This is the first comprehensive analysis of the development of relations between Russia and NATO since 1991. Since the re-emergence of Russia as an independent state in December 1991, debates and controversies surrounding its evolving relations with NATO have been a prominent feature of the European security scene. This is the first detailed and comprehensive book-length analysis of Russia-NATO relations, covering the years 1991-2005. This new volume investigates the nature and substance of the `partnership' relations that have developed between Russia and NATO since the end of the Cold War. It looks at the impact that the Kosovo crisis, September 11th, the Iraq War and the creation of the NATO-Russia Council have on this complex relationship. The author concludes that Russia and NATO have, so far, developed a pragmatic partnership, but one that may potentially develop into a more significant strategic partnership. This book will appeal to students and scholars of international relations, European politics and European security.

People of the Long Barrows Life, Death and Burial in the Earlier Neolithic

People of the Long Barrows Life, Death and Burial in the Earlier Neolithic

Author: Martin Smith, Megan Brickley Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2009

A unique look at the dead of Neolithic Britain and the contribution they can make to our understanding of the period.

The Somerset and Dorset Files

The Somerset and Dorset Files

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2008

The Somerset and Dorset Files

The Somerset and Dorset Files

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2008

The Somerset and Dorset Files

The Somerset and Dorset Files

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Where is Nato Going?

Where is Nato Going?

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2007

Since the end of the Cold War, and especially since September 11 2001, the future of NATO has been the subject of intense debate. This book brings together a group of international relations specialists in order to offer fresh perspectives on the Alliance's current and future purposes and roles. Rather than revisiting long-standing debates in areas such as NATO enlargement, the contributors focus instead on relevant contemporary issues. These include the prospects for NATO `going global', NATO's role in the US-led `war on terror' and the challenges posed by the transatlantic `capabilities gap' and the emergence of a military dimension to the European Union. The paradox facing NATO today is that, whilst it is busier than it has ever been before, it still does not appear, to many observers, to have found a viable core role or roles in the contemporary international security arena. By exploring key issues and debates on NATO's current agenda, this book helps us to better understand the prospects for its long-term survival and viability. This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading journal, Contemporary Security Policy.

Where is Nato Going?

Where is Nato Going?

Author: Martin Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2005

Since the end of the Cold War, and especially since September 11 2001, the future of NATO has been the subject of intense debate. This book brings together a group of international relations specialists in order to offer fresh perspectives on the Alliance's current and future purposes and roles. Rather than revisiting long-standing debates in areas such as NATO enlargement, the contributors focus instead on relevant contemporary issues. These include the prospects for NATO `going global', NATO's role in the US-led `war on terror' and the challenges posed by the transatlantic `capabilities gap' and the emergence of a military dimension to the European Union. The paradox facing NATO today is that, whilst it is busier than it has ever been before, it still does not appear, to many observers, to have found a viable core role or roles in the contemporary international security arena. By exploring key issues and debates on NATO's current agenda, this book helps us to better understand the prospects for its long-term survival and viability. This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading journal, Contemporary Security Policy.

Surviving Fears in Health and Social Care The Terrors of Night and the Arrows of Day

Surviving Fears in Health and Social Care The Terrors of Night and the Arrows of Day

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2004

Fear can have significant and complex effects on the lives of those working in health and social care, yet it is rarely discussed or investigated. Drawing on powerful first-hand accounts, this book explores the fears experienced when working in child protection, mental health, and with marginalized groups of people, and suggests how these fears can be understood and managed. The author provides helpful suggestions for good practice and training and describes the vital roles of supervision, management and workplace culture in helping practitioners cope with their distress. He also looks at how family members, colleagues and the police can provide support and discusses the benefits of recognizing and confronting openly the repercussions of fear, as well as celebrating its potentially positive and life-enhancing impact on practice. Offering innovative new ways of thinking about and coping with fear, this book is essential reading for health and social care professionals, trainers, and managers who need to be aware of issues surrounding fear and anxiety within their organizations.

Burma (Myanmar) The Time for Change

Burma (Myanmar) The Time for Change

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2002

Uncertain Europe Building a New European Security Order?

Uncertain Europe Building a New European Security Order?

Author: Martin Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2001

This timely book considers the topical issue of the enlargement processes of the European Union and NATO. The contributors examine issues including: the dual enlargement process and German and Russian relationships with it; NATO and the pan-European security agenda; East European reactions to enlargement; and concepts of security in the new Europe. This book provides a cohesive overview of the pan-European security debate and is an essential resource for students and academics interested in the development of the European Union.

Burma Insurgency and the Politics of Ethnic Conflict

Burma Insurgency and the Politics of Ethnic Conflict

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/1999

Burma remains a land in deep crisis. The popular uprising of 1988 swept away 26 years of military rule under General Ne Win in name only. The National League for Democracy of Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in the 1990 election. But, as this book relates, the military remained in control and the future of Burma looks more problematic than ever. With unparalleled command of largely inaccessible Burmese sources and interviews with many of the leading participants, Martin Smith charts the rise of modern political parties and unravels the complexities of the long-running insurgencies waged by opposition groups, including the Communist Party of Burma, the Karen National Union and a host of other ethnic nationalist movements. It is essential reading for those interested in the conditions giving rise to guerrilla warfare, the character of national liberation movements, and the impact of ethnicity on political conflict.

Geologic and Mine Modelling Using Techbase and Lynx

Geologic and Mine Modelling Using Techbase and Lynx

Author: Martin Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1999

This text provides a process oriented discussion of the theory, methodology and philosophy of geologic and mine modelling using two commercial software packages: Techbase, a leader for mineral exploration and modelling bedded deposits; and Lynx, for modelling geology.

Geologic and Mine Modelling Using Techbase and Lynx

Geologic and Mine Modelling Using Techbase and Lynx

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1999

This text provides a process-oriented discussion of the theory, methodology and philosophy of geologic and mine modelling using two commercial software packages: Techbase, a leader for mineral exploration and modelling bedded deposits; and Lynx, for modelling geology.

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