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Martin Smith - Author

About the Author

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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Are We Doing the Stelvio Today?

Are We Doing the Stelvio Today?

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

When seven weekend adventurers from either side of the Atlantic meet in Geneva, the trip that follows turns into the most memorable journey... Pack your bags and join Martin Smith on a rip-roaring journey through the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Filled to the brim with tips about route planning and packing, readers can also soak up the stunning scenery and meet the many of the brilliant personalities who joined Martin along the way.

Mortal Wounds

Mortal Wounds

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

Dearest Jean

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback / softback 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. -- .

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

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.

High Pub Walks in the Peak District

High Pub Walks in the Peak District

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

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 / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Dearest Jean

Dearest Jean

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. -- .

People of the Long Barrows

People of the Long Barrows

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

Human remains can answer all sorts of questions about our ancestors - what sort of diet they ate, what age they lived to, what sort of living conditions they experienced and how they died. The Neolithic is the earliest period from which significant numbers of human burials survive in Britain. This book looks at the history of the study of such burials and how new scientific techniques have massively expanded what we know about our Neolithic ancestors. As well as the treatment of the dead, issues such as health and subsistence are considered, along with evidence of conflict and also the extent to which the people of Neolithic Britain can be considered a distinct population. This is the only book specifically dedicated to human remains from the Neolithic and fills an important gap left by other books on the period.

Surviving Fears in Health and Social Care

Surviving Fears in Health and Social Care

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback / softback 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)

Burma (Myanmar)

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

Uncertain Europe

Uncertain Europe

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

Burma

Author: Martin Smith Format: Paperback / softback 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: Paperback / softback 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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