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David Smith - Author

About the Author

David Smith was born in Warwickshire in 1961. He studied Economics at Cambridge and has worked in industry for over 30 years, including periods in Switzerland, the USA and Turkey. He is currently a Chief Financial Officer and lives in West Sussex with his wife and three teenage children. David published his first novel, Searching for Amber, in 2014, and his second, Death in Leamington, in 2015.

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Elves on the Naughty List

Elves on the Naughty List

Author: David Smith, Kaylee Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2018

Understanding GIS An ArcGIS Pro Project Workbook

Understanding GIS An ArcGIS Pro Project Workbook

Author: David Smith, Nathan Strout, Christian Harder, Steven Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

The first single-project GIS textbook on the market, Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS (R) Pro Project Workbook, Fourth Edition is an excellent resource for students and educators seeking a guide for an advanced, single-project-based course that incorporates GIS across a wide range of disciplines. In this third edition, readers progress through nine lessons (35 exercises), using ArcGIS Pro software from Esri to find the best location for a new park along the Los Angeles River in Southern California. Each exercise offers step-by-step instructions, graphics to confirm exercise results, and explanations of key concepts. The book includes access to ArcGIS Desktop software, which includes ArcGIS Pro. Project data-real data, all of it updated-is downloadable from the book's resource web page.

George Orwell Illustrated

George Orwell Illustrated

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

With 'alternative facts' and newspeak the order of the political day, a growing audience for George Orwell's work has emerged. Orwell is one of the most celebrated twentieth-century literary figures, and his dystopian novel, 1984, continues to be widely read. This illustrated narrative of his life is uniquely accessible and provides the insight needed to understand Orwell, with the kind of light touch that Orwell himself would appreciate.

Basketball Diet Winning Eating Habits for Basketball Games and Life

Basketball Diet Winning Eating Habits for Basketball Games and Life

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2018

David Smith Collected Writings, Lectures, and Interviews

David Smith Collected Writings, Lectures, and Interviews

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2018

This comprehensive sourcebook is destined to become a lasting and definitive resource on the art and aesthetic philosophy of the American artist David Smith (1906-1965). A pioneer of twentieth-century modernism, Smith was renowned for the expansive formal and conceptual ambitions of his broadly diverse and inventive welded-steel abstractions. His groundbreaking achievements drew freely on cubism, surrealism, and constructivism, profoundly influencing later movements such as minimalism and environmental art. By radically challenging older conventions of monolithic figuration and refuting arbitrary distinctions between painters and sculptors, Smith asserted sculpture's equal role in advancing modern art. A compilation of Smith's poems, sketchbook notes, essays, lectures, letters to the editor, reviews, and interviews, these previously unpublished texts underscore the varied ways in which his writing functioned as a means to examine and articulate his private identity and to promote the social ideals that made him a key participant in contemporary discourses surrounding modernism, art and politics, and sculptural aesthetics. All the documents in David Smith: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Interviews have been newly corrected against the original manuscripts, typescripts, and audiotapes. Each text in this collection is annotated with historical and contextual information that reflects Smith's own process of continually reviewing and revising his writings in response to his evolving aspirations as a visual artist.

David Smith Collected Writings, Lectures, and Interviews

David Smith Collected Writings, Lectures, and Interviews

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2018

This comprehensive sourcebook is destined to become a lasting and definitive resource on the art and aesthetic philosophy of the American artist David Smith (1906-1965). A pioneer of twentieth-century modernism, Smith was renowned for the expansive formal and conceptual ambitions of his broadly diverse and inventive welded-steel abstractions. His groundbreaking achievements drew freely on cubism, surrealism, and constructivism, profoundly influencing later movements such as minimalism and environmental art. By radically challenging older conventions of monolithic figuration and refuting arbitrary distinctions between painters and sculptors, Smith asserted sculpture's equal role in advancing modern art. A compilation of Smith's poems, sketchbook notes, essays, lectures, letters to the editor, reviews, and interviews, these previously unpublished texts underscore the varied ways in which his writing functioned as a means to examine and articulate his private identity and to promote the social ideals that made him a key participant in contemporary discourses surrounding modernism, art and politics, and sculptural aesthetics. All the documents in David Smith: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Interviews have been newly corrected against the original manuscripts, typescripts, and audiotapes. Each text in this collection is annotated with historical and contextual information that reflects Smith's own process of continually reviewing and revising his writings in response to his evolving aspirations as a visual artist.

Performance Management for the 21st Century The Seismic Shift to Regular Performance Coaching

Performance Management for the 21st Century The Seismic Shift to Regular Performance Coaching

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2018

David Smith's 3rd book : this one describing the latest changes to Performance Management. Essential reading if you want an approach to managing performance which works. If you are experiencing problems with your Annual Performance Appraisal process, but don't know how to replace it, this book has the answers for you.

Champion's Vision A Basketball Player's Before the Game Preparation Guide

Champion's Vision A Basketball Player's Before the Game Preparation Guide

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2017

Knowledge, Groupware and the Internet

Knowledge, Groupware and the Internet

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2017

Knowledge, Groupware, and the Internet details the convergence of modern knowledge management theory and emerging computer technologies, and discusses how they collectively enable business change and enhance an organization's ability to create and share knowledge. This compendium of authoritative articles explains the relationship between knowledge management and two major technologies enabling it: Groupware and the Internet. These critical technologies help an organization evolve from individual to group knowledge, quickly make tacit knowledge explicit, and enable people to use and apply this knowledge. Knowledge, Groupware and the Internet helps readers understand how to unite the people and technologies that define effective knowledge management.

Reliability, Maintainability and Risk Practical Methods for Engineers

Reliability, Maintainability and Risk Practical Methods for Engineers

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2017

Reliability, Maintainability and Risk: Practical Methods for Engineers, Ninth Edition, has taught reliability and safety engineers techniques to minimize process design, operation defects, and failures for 35 years. For beginners, the book provides tactics on how to avoid pitfalls in this complex and wide field. For experts in the field, well-described, realistic, and illustrative examples and case studies add new insight and assistance. The author uses his 40 years of experience to create a comprehensive and detailed guide to the field, also providing an excellent description of reliability and risk computation concepts. The book is organized into five parts. Part One covers reliability parameters and costs traces the history of reliability and safety technology, presenting a cost-effective approach to quality, reliability, and safety. Part Two deals with the interpretation of failure rates, while Part Three focuses on the prediction of reliability and risk. Part Four discusses design and assurance techniques, review and testing techniques, reliability growth modeling, field data collection and feedback, predicting and demonstrating repair times, quantified reliability maintenance, and systematic failures, while Part 5 deals with legal, management and safety issues, such as project management, product liability, and safety legislation.

Letters to Strabo

Letters to Strabo

Author: David Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2017

Set in the late 1970s, Letters to Strabo is the fictional autobiography of Adam Finnegan Black, or 'Finn', an innocent young American who is insatiably curious about life. His ambition is to be a travel writer, like his heroes; Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and the ancient Greek 'father of geography', Strabo. When Finn was young, his father Jerry went missing in a scuba diving accident in 1960's Alexandria. After graduating from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, Finn sets out to fulfil a promise made to his mother at her death: "e;Finn, promise me one day you'll find out what really happened to your father."e; Along the way, he's inspired through a series of adventures by the landscapes and people he meets travelling round the Mediterranean, but especially by the Letters to Strabo, written by Eve, his long-distance pen pal whom he dreams, one day, will become his wife... Through these letters, Finn gradually learns more about himself but also about how Eve is, in turn, struggling with an emotional trauma that she won't fully reveal. This is both a love story and coming-of-age tale, painted on the canvas of the radiant literary, cultural and physical geography of the Mediterranean. It is funny and provocative as Finn recounts, with disarming honesty, the excitement and mistakes of youthful energy, but ultimately life-affirming in the emergence of new hope from personal tragedy. The style is both richly descriptive and intimately human and will appeal to lovers of literary fiction and good travel writing, incorporating quotes from classic works spanning from Homer to Hemingway.

6 Steps to Moving Your Training Online

6 Steps to Moving Your Training Online

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2016

What instructional topics are the best candidates for virtual classrooms? How can I know if I'm reaching my learners when I can't see their faces? Can't I just move my PowerPoint slides to a virtual platform? Starting off in the virtual training world presents a variety of questions. 6 Steps to Moving Your Training Online provides answers and helps develop an engaging, interactive, and effective virtual classroom experience. In 6 Steps to Moving Your Training Online, you'll learn: how technology has changed the world for learning and development (L&D) professionals and learners the benefits and challenges to live, virtual training how to adapt to the virtual classroom as an L&D professional the six steps to moving face-to-face training to online training.

William Howe and the American War of Independence

William Howe and the American War of Independence

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

The first major work on this enigmatic British general for more than 40 years, William Howe and the American War of Independence offers fascinating new insights into his performance during the revolution in America. From 1775 to 1777, Howe commanded the largest expeditionary force Britain had ever amassed, confronting the rebel army under George Washington and enjoying a string of victories. However, his period in command ended in confusion, bitterness and a parliamentary inquiry, because he proved unable to crush the rebellion. Exactly what went wrong has puzzled historians for more than 200 years. For most Howe has been relegated to the role of a bit player, but, with the help of new evidence, this book looks afresh at his army, his relationships with key military and political figures and his own personal qualities. The result is a compelling reassessment of a forgotten general that offers a new perspective on a man who won his battles, but could not win his war.

Studies in the Land The Northeast Corner

Studies in the Land The Northeast Corner

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2016

Drawing on primary documents such as farmer's diaries, small rural papers of the 19th century, and the publications of state agricultural societies, this provocative study presents an intelligent overview into the driving forces of that shaped American history in the Northeast.

Something Will Turn Up Britain's Economy, Past, Present and Future

Something Will Turn Up Britain's Economy, Past, Present and Future

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

As the prevailing winds of the global economy have changed, so Britain has been buffeted from boom to bust and back again. But how much is our country's economic landscape shaped by the huge forces of international capital - and the hope that 'something will turn up' - and how much by the individual men and women at the heart of our economic policy? David Smith forged his career as Britain's leading economic journalist during the country's traumatic transition from the 'workshop of the world' in the Midlands where he grew up, to an economy built on the sometimes shaky foundations of services and the City. Something Will Turn Up is his account of the chancellors, prime ministers, Bank of England governors and senior officials he has encountered and interviewed over the last five decades, and their impact on the realities of modern British life since the war. Smith leads us through the mire of government policy and long-term trends with wit and clarity to paint a vivid, personal picture of how we got to now - and where we might go from here.

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