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Anthony Smith - Author

About the Author

Anthony Smith began life as a cartoonist - working for Marvel Comics, Knockabout and various other publishers before getting himself a BA Honours Degree in Advertising and Graphic Design from Bucks University. He writes and illustrates the ‘Learn to Speak Cat’ cartoon for the Metro newspaper.

Featured books by Anthony Smith

The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft

The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Octogenarian Anthony Smith's journey was originally inspired by both the Kontiki Expedition of Thor Heyerdahl (who he knew) and the incredible story of the survivors of a 1940 boat disaster, who spent 70 days adrift in the Atlantic, eventually reaching land emaciated and close to death. While this might sound like a voyage no-one would wish to emulate, to octogenarian Anthony Smith it sounded like an adventure, and he placed a typically straightforward advertisement in the Telegraph that read Fancy rafting across the Atlantic? Famous traveller requires 3 crew. Must be OAP. Serious adventurers only. In his inimitable style, Smith details their voyage and the hardships they endured with a matter-of-fact air that makes his story seem all the more impressive. His advanced age allows him a wider perspective not only on the journey but on life itself, and his never-say-die attitude to the difficulty of the journey is inspirational. 'Old men ought to be explorers' said T.S. Eliot, and this book certainly gives a compelling argument in his favour. It is both a great story (a huge storm on the final night of the voyage almost wrecked them on a reef) and a call to action for the older generation - do not go quietly, says Anthony Smith, but seek out adventure as long as you are able.

The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft

The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Octogenarian Anthony Smith's journey was originally inspired by both the Kontiki Expedition of Thor Heyerdahl (who he knew) and the incredible story of the survivors of a 1940 boat disaster, who spent 70 days adrift in the Atlantic, eventually reaching land emaciated and close to death. While this might sound like a voyage no-one would wish to emulate, to octogenarian Anthony Smith it sounded like an adventure, and he placed a typically straightforward advertisement in the Telegraph that read Fancy rafting across the Atlantic? Famous traveller requires 3 crew. Must be OAP. Serious adventurers only. In his inimitable style, Smith details their voyage and the hardships they endured with a matter-of-fact air that makes his story seem all the more impressive. His advanced age allows him a wider perspective not only on the journey but on life itself, and his never-say-die attitude to the difficulty of the journey is inspirational. 'Old men ought to be explorers' said T.S. Eliot, and this book certainly gives a compelling argument in his favour. It is both a great story (a huge storm on the final night of the voyage almost wrecked them on a reef) and a call to action for the older generation - do not go quietly, says Anthony Smith, but seek out adventure as long as you are able.

The Latest Mews Learn to Speak Cat 2

The Latest Mews Learn to Speak Cat 2

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2014

Other books by Anthony Smith

Gangster Hamsters

Gangster Hamsters

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2017

I Love You More Than the Cat

I Love You More Than the Cat

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2017

I Love You More Than The Cat

I Love You More Than The Cat

Author: Anthony Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 24/01/2017

Do you love someone even more than the furry feline in your life? If so, buy this book and dedicate it to the one you cherish above all others. (But whatever you do, don't tell the cat.)

Gangster Hamsters

Gangster Hamsters

Author: Anthony Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2016

Take a little trip through the underworld of mini-mobsters... From seedy joints to the Ferret Bureau of Investigation, by way of downtown squeakeasies. And discover what happens when hamsters go bad. Crime. Love. Violence. Peanuts. Just some of the themes that spin around in this book.

Gangster Hamsters

Gangster Hamsters

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Laruelle A Stranger Thought

Laruelle A Stranger Thought

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2016

Francois Laruelle's non-philosophy or non-standard philosophy represents a bold attempt to rethink how philosophy is practiced in relation to other domains of knowledge. There is a growing interest in Laruelle's work in the English-speaking world, but his work is often misunderstood as a wholesale critique of philosophy. In this book Anthony Paul Smith dispels this misunderstanding and shows how Laruelle's critique of philosophy is guided by the positive aim of understanding philosophy's structure so that it can be creatively recast with other discourses and domains of human knowledge, from politics and ethics to science and religion. This book provides a synthetic introduction to the whole of Laruelle's work. It begins by discussing the major concepts and methods that have framed non-philosophy for thirty years. Smith then goes on to show how those concepts and method enter into traditional philosophical domains and disempower the authoritarian framework that philosophy imposes upon them. Instead of offering a philosophy of politics or a philosophy of science, Laruelle aims at fostering a democracy of thought where philosophy is thought together and equal to the object of its inquiry. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars interested in contemporary French philosophy, and anyone who wants to discover more about one of its foremost practitioners.

Laruelle A Stranger Thought

Laruelle A Stranger Thought

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2016

Francois Laruelle's non-philosophy or non-standard philosophy represents a bold attempt to rethink how philosophy is practiced in relation to other domains of knowledge. There is a growing interest in Laruelle's work in the English-speaking world, but his work is often misunderstood as a wholesale critique of philosophy. In this book Anthony Paul Smith dispels this misunderstanding and shows how Laruelle's critique of philosophy is guided by the positive aim of understanding philosophy's structure so that it can be creatively recast with other discourses and domains of human knowledge, from politics and ethics to science and religion. This book provides a synthetic introduction to the whole of Laruelle's work. It begins by discussing the major concepts and methods that have framed non-philosophy for thirty years. Smith then goes on to show how those concepts and method enter into traditional philosophical domains and disempower the authoritarian framework that philosophy imposes upon them. Instead of offering a philosophy of politics or a philosophy of science, Laruelle aims at fostering a democracy of thought where philosophy is thought together and equal to the object of its inquiry. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars interested in contemporary French philosophy, and anyone who wants to discover more about one of its foremost practitioners.

The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft

The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Octogenarian Anthony Smith's journey was originally inspired by both the Kontiki Expedition of Thor Heyerdahl (who he knew) and the incredible story of the survivors of a 1940 boat disaster, who spent 70 days adrift in the Atlantic, eventually reaching land emaciated and close to death. While this might sound like a voyage no-one would wish to emulate, to octogenarian Anthony Smith it sounded like an adventure, and he placed a typically straightforward advertisement in the Telegraph that read Fancy rafting across the Atlantic? Famous traveller requires 3 crew. Must be OAP. Serious adventurers only. In his inimitable style, Smith details their voyage and the hardships they endured with a matter-of-fact air that makes his story seem all the more impressive. His advanced age allows him a wider perspective not only on the journey but on life itself, and his never-say-die attitude to the difficulty of the journey is inspirational. 'Old men ought to be explorers' said T.S. Eliot, and this book certainly gives a compelling argument in his favour. It is both a great story (a huge storm on the final night of the voyage almost wrecked them on a reef) and a call to action for the older generation - do not go quietly, says Anthony Smith, but seek out adventure as long as you are able.

D'Amour et d'Amazone

D'Amour et d'Amazone

Author: Anthony Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2015

Partez a l'aventure en suivant l'incroyable expedition d'Isabel GodinL'expedition dirigee par La Condamine, qui hissa les voiles vers le Perou en 1735, perdit la plupart de ses membres dans de tragiques circonstances. L'un de ses rares survivants, Jean Godin des Odonais, tomba amoureux et fonda une famille a Riobamba, ville aujourd'hui situee en Equateur, avant de repartir explorer l'Amazone.Malheureusement pour le jeune marie, les remous politiques propres a l'Amazonie du dix-huitieme siecle, terre de conflits d'influence et de dangers multiples, le condamnerent a un exil force a Cayenne, en Guyane francaise.Apres vingt ans de separation, une expedition est enfin organisee pour qu'Isabel Godin puisse descendre l'Amazone et rejoindre son bien-aime. De ses quarante-deux membres, Isabel fut la seule qui ne succomba pas a la noyade, la variole, la folie, les armes ou la faim.Le recit de cette expedition ressemble a l'un de ces miracles que nous reserve parfois l'Histoire, un miracle du au courage, a l'ardeur et a l'inebranlable determination d'une femme amoureuse.Dans ces annees qui precederent de peu la Revolution francaise, l'incroyable epopee d'Isabel fit le tour des salons parisiens.Un recit biographique et historique en terre guyanaise richement documenteEXTRAITLa ville de Saint-Amand-Montrond se trouve a environ deux cents kilometres au sud de Paris. Aujourd'hui, elle est jumelee avec Riobamba, a cent cinquante kilometres de Quito, capitale de l'Equateur. Ce qui les unit est a la base meme de cette histoire.Les Europeens savaient, certainement depuis 1492, qu'il existait un territoire de l'autre cote de l'ocean Atlantique. Son statut etait vague. On pensa d'abord que c'etait une extension du continent asiatique, mais plus on multipliait les invasions, plus on etait sur qu'il s'agissait la d'un Nouveau Monde : deux nouveaux continents et une myriade d'iles, petites et grandes. A mesure que le XVIe siecle s'avancait, il se confirma qu'on etait en presence d'un immense territoire dont on n'avait jamais soupconne l'existence sauf dans quelques anciens recits de Scandinavie ou d'ailleurs. Quand Pedro Cabral fit route vers les Indes, il repera par hasard quelques arpents sur lesquels il fit valoir les droits du Portugal, mais ce furent des bateaux espagnols qui en explorerent la majeure partie et un Espagnol, Vasco Balboa, qui, le premier, decouvrit qu'un ocean s'etendait de l'autre cote de ce Nouveau Monde.CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUE - "e;L'histoire qui en constitue la trame reunit tous les ingredients dignes d'un best seller."e; (Carole Chanrion, L'Echo du Berry)- "e;La realite surpasse la legende !"e; (Librairie Itineraires, Paris 1er)

The Uncommon Ally

The Uncommon Ally

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/12/2014

A teenage boy named Joey Princeton must defy the forces of evil from destroying all of humanity. On his incredible journey, Joey will face obstacles and must make decisions that will change everything.

Bad Dog, No Biscuit

Bad Dog, No Biscuit

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

SharePoint 2013 User's Guide Learning Microsoft's Business Collaboration Platform

SharePoint 2013 User's Guide Learning Microsoft's Business Collaboration Platform

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2013

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 provides a collection of tools and services you can use to improve user and team productivity, make information sharing more effective, and facilitate business decision-making processes. In order to get the most out of SharePoint 2013, you need to understand how to best use the capabilities to support your information management, collaboration, and business process management needs. The SharePoint 2013 User's Guide is designed to provide you with the information you need to effectively use these tools. Whether you are using SharePoint as an intranet or business solution platform, you will learn how to use the resources (such as lists, libraries, and sites) and services (such as search, workflow, and social) that make up these environments. In the fourth edition of this bestselling book, author Tony Smith walks you through the components and capabilities that make up a SharePoint 2013 environment. He provides step-by-step instructions for using and managing these elements, as well as recommendations for how to best leverage them. The author has brought together this information based on his extensive experience working with these tools and with business users who effectively leverage these technologies within their organizations. These real-world experiences were incorporated into the writing of this book to make it easy for you to gain the knowledge you need to make the most of the product. Pick up a copy of the SharePoint 2013 User's Guide today.

The Weather

The Weather

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2002

Our weather is changing, almost everyone agrees. But what really lies behind this? Very few of us understand that we live on a planet, and that the way our planet operates largely dictates our weather. Only when we know some surprising global fundamentals can we discover what is genuinely new and what is cyclical about today's weather - and what we can do about it. In a magnificent mixture of scientific fact, personal apprehension, global experience and intriguing revelation, the distinguished science writer, Anthony Smith, takes us on a tour of our world, showing in a new light what we often take for granted. Within this framework all the disturbing contemporary manifestations of our weather - global warming, ozone depletion, glacial retreat, drought, rising sea levels, the disruption of currents such as el Ni-o - and even catastrophes such as major volcanic eruptions and meteor impact - make more sense. And through it he tackles today's most urgent question: are we truly altering basic weather patterns to the detriment of life on Earth?

Television: An International History

Television: An International History

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/1998

From its earliest beginnings, television was destined to become one of the great new forces at work in the twentieth century. This new edition (which includes six completely new chapters) greatly expands the original and unique historical coverage of this most influential cultural phenomenon. Written by a distinguished international team of specialists, the book describes the history of television from its technical conception in the nineteenth century right through to the bewildering multi-media developments of the present. Alongside this historical account, chapters provide important discussion of the central debates affecting television world-wide, from America, Canada, and Britain to Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, China, South Asia, the Arab world, Australia, Africa, and the Third World. All genres of programme making -news, sport, drama, comedy -are examined in the light of key questions: how viewing practices affect particular societies; how standards of taste and decency are arrived at; the influence of television of government power; the role of public service broadcasting; and the relationship of television to terrorism and violence. A thought-provoking Epilogue ponders the likely impact and influence of television in the coming years. This book is accessibly written and is a major exploration of the world's most dominant medium. QUOTES FROM THE FIRST EDITION `Those who wish to take a close look at the way television has affected the lives of people in other countries as well as their own will find all the information they need here . . . a work which will earn its keep in the reference libraries, but also merits a place on the bookshelves of individuals.' THES `For those desiring to fully understand the medium that has dominated the later twentieth century.' The Business of Film `What a terrific assembly of contributors to document an international story of television . . . so many outstanding features in this book . . . an important addition to documenting the global story of television in a single volume.' Journalism History

Explorers of the Amazon

Explorers of the Amazon

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/1993

The history of Amazonian exploration, wonderfully told by Anthony Smith, is awash with madness--an extravagant mixture of the malevolent and the miraculous. --Stephen Mills, Times Literary Supplement

Books to Bytes Knowledge and Information in the Postmodern Era

Books to Bytes Knowledge and Information in the Postmodern Era

Author: Anthony Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1993

How do the so-called New Technologies alter the way our minds and personalities evolve? How should we understand - and how should we govern - the changing functions of the Arts? This series of lectures and essays by one of Britain's media experts, examines how all the processes of the intellect and of the emotions have been steadily redefined and modified in the comples encounters between information technologies and people over the last 400 years. This text presents the issues, offers insights and speculations about future trends concerning libraries and the Arts - television and computers, public interest and the nation.