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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Other books by David Smith

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 Release Date: 30/08/2018

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 Release Date: 26/07/2018

Aspects of Early English Keyboard Music to c.1630

Aspects of Early English Keyboard Music to c.1630

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2018

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 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 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.

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 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: Hardback 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: Finn, promise me one day you'll find out what really happened to your father. 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.

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 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 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 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 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.

Love in Lindfield

Love in Lindfield

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2016

As Harry researches locations for a BBC drama in rural Sussex, he begins to fall for Ellie, a spirited and independently-minded local artist. Ellie is cataloguing the former home of the largely forgotten Victorian stained glass artist Charles Eamer Kempe, at the request of its unscrupulous and domineering owner Serena Ross. The two unwittingly become embroiled not only in a tragic love triangle of their own, but also in the echoes of the life and loves of the great master himself. Little do they realise that the events that gradually engulf them are driven by a violent and ghoulish passion, born of a monstrous greed. Set in locations on the coast near Brighton and Kempe's adopted home of Lindfield, the story switches between Harry's surprising discoveries about Kempe's previously unrecorded loves and his modern-day interactions with the dysfunctional Ross family. Love in Lindfield will appeal to romantics, particularly those with a love of history and literature.

Camden 1780 The annihilation of Gates' Grand Army

Camden 1780 The annihilation of Gates' Grand Army

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2016

As the American Revolution continued, the British refocused their fight on the southern colonies in the hopes of triggering an outbreak of loyalism that would sweep the rebels aside. Under Sir Henry Clinton they captured Savannah at the end of 1778, and Charleston in May 1780, with Lord Cornwallis being left in command with just 8,500 men under him. Too thinly spread to guard the 15,000 square miles he was responsible for, Cornwallis went on the offensive, invading North Carolina and using Camden as a launch pad. This new history reveals how Cornwallis was able to use his aggressive strategy to great effect and how the overconfidence of the re-formed American forces under Horatio Gates was to result in a shocking defeat on the night of 15 August 1780 - a defeat that would allow Cornwallis to push deep into North Carolina the following year, where he would only be stopped by the American victory at Yorktown.

Texas Spirit

Texas Spirit

Author: David Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2016

In <B><i>The Texas Spirit</B></i> David M. Smith has written a series of spirited and insightful essays about the chemical industry, events and personalities in his life, and his views on trends in the national economy and other aspects of American life that concern him. The zesty style, folksy humor, and unabashed candor combine in this admirable example of the <i>Texas Spirit</i>.

Stations of Coastal Command Then and Now

Stations of Coastal Command Then and Now

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2016

Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars: IB History Print and Online Pack: Oxford IB Diploma Programme

Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars: IB History Print and Online Pack: Oxford IB Diploma Programme

Author: David Smith Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 08/10/2015

Drive critical, engaged learning and advanced skills development. Enabling comprehensive, rounded understanding, the student-centred approach actively develops the sophisticated skills key to performance in Paper 2. Developed directly with the IB for the 2015 syllabus, this Course Book fully supports the new comparative approach to learning. Cover the new syllabus in the right level of depth, with rich, thorough subject content Developed directly the with IB, with the most comprehensive support for the new syllabus with complete support for the comparative approach Truly engage learners with topical, relevant material that convincingly connects learning with the modern, global world Streamline your planning, with a clear and thorough structure helping you logically progress through the syllabus Build the advanced-level skills learners need for Paper 2, with the student-led approach driving active skills development and strengthening exam performance Integrate Approaches to learning with ATLs like thinking, communication, research and social skills built directly into learning Help learners think critically about improving performance with extensive examiner insight and samples based on the latest exam format The license is valid until 31st December 2023, for use by a single student or teacher Multiplatform access, compatible with a wide range of devices Your first login will be facilitated by a printed access card that will be sent to you in the mail

Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars Course Companion

Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars Course Companion

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Drive critical, engaged learning and advanced skills development. Enabling comprehensive, rounded understanding, the student-centred approach actively develops the sophisticated skills key to performance in Paper 2. Developed directly with the IB for the new 2015 syllabus, this Course Book fully supports the new comparative approach to learning. Cover the new syllabus in the right level of depth, with rich, thorough subject content Developed directly the with IB, with the most comprehensive support for the new syllabus with complete support for the comparative approach Truly engage learners with topical, relevant material that convincingly connects learning with the modern, global world Streamline your planning, with a clear and thorough structure helping you logically progress through the syllabus Build the advanced-level skills learners need for Paper 2, with the student-led approach driving active skills development and strengthening exam performance Integrate Approaches to learning with ATLs like thinking, communication, research and social skills built directly into learning Help learners think critically about improving performance with extensive examiner insight and samples based on the latest exam format Build an advanced level, thematic understanding with fully integrated Global Contexts, Key Concepts and TOK Also available as an Online Course Book

Ace Mathematics Games 3: 13 Exciting Activities to Engage Ages 7-8

Ace Mathematics Games 3: 13 Exciting Activities to Engage Ages 7-8

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2015

Easy to play and requiring only basic equipment, these games engage even the most reluctant of learners whilst boosting confidence for all.Great for teachers, parents, intervention workers, teaching assistants and private tutors, the flexible nature of this game pack offers: the promotion of problem solving and thinking skills through game strategy fun homework activities, ideal for engaging parents in positive mathematical activity practice for specific objectives from the new National Curriculum a great resource to: ensure students are engaged in learning and generate high levels of commitment to learning the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to: the social development of pupils at the school within curriculum time an effective assessment toolDavid Smith is an experienced practising teacher and author.

Ace Mathematics Games 1: 16 Exciting Activities to Engage Ages 5-6

Ace Mathematics Games 1: 16 Exciting Activities to Engage Ages 5-6

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2015

Easy to play and requiring only basic equipment, these games engage even the most reluctant of learners whilst boosting confidence for all.Great for teachers, parents, intervention workers, teaching assistants and private tutors, the flexible nature of this game pack offers: the promotion of problem solving and thinking skills through game strategy fun homework activities, ideal for engaging parents in positive mathematical activity practice for specific objectives from the new National Curriculum a great resource to: ensure students are engaged in learning and generate high levels of commitment to learning the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to: the social development of pupils at the school within curriculum time an effective assessment toolDavid Smith is an experienced practising teacher and author.

Ace Mathematics Games 2: 13 Exciting Activities to Engage Ages 6-7

Ace Mathematics Games 2: 13 Exciting Activities to Engage Ages 6-7

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2015

Easy to play and requiring only basic equipment, these games engage even the most reluctant of learners whilst boosting confidence for all.Great for teachers, parents, intervention workers, teaching assistants and private tutors, the flexible nature of this game pack offers: the promotion of problem solving and thinking skills through game strategy fun homework activities, ideal for engaging parents in positive mathematical activity practice for specific objectives from the new National Curriculum a great resource to: ensure students are engaged in learning and generate high levels of commitment to learning the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to: the social development of pupils at the school within curriculum time an effective assessment toolDavid Smith is an experienced practising teacher and author.

Jesus is Trying to Get Your Attention

Jesus is Trying to Get Your Attention

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2015

Do you find it difficult to share your faith with acquaintances who have tuned out the gospel message because of unpleasant past experiences with religious goofballs or church legalism? This collection of brief articles about God's love for us is conversationally written to introduce skeptics, agnostics, and the un-churched to the concept of a saving, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus Is Trying To Get Your Attention makes a great gift for anyone who hungers for the truth yet is turned off by organized religion and church-ianity.

Ethical Mindfulness

Ethical Mindfulness

Author: David Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2015

To promote health and well-being effectively, mindfulness practice must balance cognitive skills and ethical qualities. This balance facilitates the ability to view our lives from a new and much wider perspective through the application of critical thinking and an openness to questioning old ideas and core beliefs while developing new skills that support personal change and transformation.

Exploring Innovation

Exploring Innovation

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/03/2015

The third edition of Exploring Innovation offers an engaging new perspective on innovation. The book provides business students with a clear understanding of the nature of innovation and how it can be managed and fostered. Written in an accessible style, Exploring Innovation encourages students to challenge their pre-conceived ideas about innovation and to see it as a continuous, on-going process, by exploring some of the biggest developments in innovation. Lively discussions of key concepts are provide through numerous case studies, on a range of original products and services, bringing business theories to life. The new edition has been fully revised and updated with a more intuitive structure to now feature: A greater emphasis on what innovation involves.A new chapter on Value Capture.Expanded coverage on Services and Process Innovations.Two new chapters covering Global and Green trends in innovation.8 new major case studies and more than 40 new mini-cases including Twitter, Angry Birds, Netflick, Google and Toyota.

William Howe and the American War of Independence

William Howe and the American War of Independence

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2015

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.

Death in Leamington

Death in Leamington

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2015

Death in Leamington is more than a crime story; it is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Set in the genteel Regency town of Royal Leamington Spa, the murder of an elderly foreign visitor sets off an intricate chain of events, surprising literary encounters and one too many unexplained and gruesome deaths. Inspector Hunter and his new assistant DC Penny Dore race to solve the murders, but as the body count mounts and each new lead evaporates; Hunter becomes more and more convinced that there are darker forces involved. Death in Leamington will appeal both to those who enjoy solving a crime mystery and those with an interest in history, art and music. The story is a celebration of the literary and folk heritage of this elegant Warwickshire town, incorporating many of the characters from its history, and a few literary ghosts from its past, including quotations from works as diverse as The Faerie Queene, The Scarlett Letter, Alice in Wonderland and even Shakespeare's Queen Mab puts in an appearance.

Death in Leamington

Death in Leamington

Author: David Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2015

Death in Leamington is more than a crime story; it is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Set in the genteel Regency town of Royal Leamington Spa, the murder of an elderly foreign visitor sets off an intricate chain of events, surprising literary encounters and one too many unexplained and gruesome deaths. Inspector Hunter and his new assistant DC Penny Dore race to solve the murders, but as the body count mounts and each new lead evaporates; Hunter becomes more and more convinced that there are darker forces involved. Death in Leamington will appeal both to those who enjoy solving a crime mystery and those with an interest in history, art and music. The story is a celebration of the literary and folk heritage of this elegant Warwickshire town, incorporating many of the characters from its history, and a few literary ghosts from its past, including quotations from works as diverse as The Faerie Queene, The Scarlett Letter, Alice in Wonderland and even Shakespeare's Queen Mab puts in an appearance.

Searching For Amber

Searching For Amber

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2014

Under the fluid metal of a steel-blue sky, the body of a young woman strokes silently through the dawn waves... When Jade, a passionate young photographer, is attacked by drug pushers and saved by the brooding shipwright Martin, she becomes increasingly obsessed with her reluctant hero's tragic back-story. Her pursuit of Martin's affection and her consequent obsessive search for Martin's lost sister, Amber, ultimately leads Jade to discover the truth about her own mother, who abandoned her as a baby in the late 1950s, and the tragic events that led to her disappearance. The inner lives of the main characters, their friends and the forces of sea and storm that confound them, unfold and intertwine over three distinct time periods; 1950s Aldeburgh, late 1970/80s Suffolk, and 1990s London and Essex, where they eventually reunite. Searching for Amber is an engaging exploration of love, violence, betrayal and loss, told through beautiful writing, natural imagery and poetry. It is a story that takes into its sweep the breathtaking seascapes of Britten's Suffolk, the rural idyll of Coggeshall and its Martyrs, and the brash vibrancy of Thatcher's London. In creating this lyrical tale, David Smith has been inspired by Benjamin Britten's Four Sea Interludes, Graham Greene's Brighton Rock and Shakespeare's The Tempest, as well as his memories of romantic weekends spent in Aldeburgh with his wife. This book will appeal to romantics with a love of the sea, and those with an interest in history, art and music.

Searching For Amber

Searching For Amber

Author: David Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2014

Under the fluid metal of a steel-blue sky, the body of a young woman strokes silently through the dawn waves... When Jade, a passionate young photographer, is attacked by drug pushers and saved by the brooding shipwright Martin, she becomes increasingly obsessed with her reluctant hero's tragic back-story. Her pursuit of Martin's affection and her consequent obsessive search for Martin's lost sister, Amber, ultimately leads Jade to discover the truth about her own mother, who abandoned her as a baby in the late 1950s, and the tragic events that led to her disappearance. The inner lives of the main characters, their friends and the forces of sea and storm that confound them, unfold and intertwine over three distinct time periods; 1950s Aldeburgh, late 1970/80s Suffolk, and 1990s London and Essex, where they eventually reunite. Searching for Amber is an engaging exploration of love, violence, betrayal and loss, told through beautiful writing, natural imagery and poetry. It is a story that takes into its sweep the breathtaking seascapes of Britten's Suffolk, the rural idyll of Coggeshall and its Martyrs, and the brash vibrancy of Thatcher's London. In creating this lyrical tale, David Smith has been inspired by Benjamin Britten's Four Sea Interludes, Graham Greene's Brighton Rock and Shakespeare's The Tempest, as well as his memories of romantic weekends spent in Aldeburgh with his wife. This book will appeal to romantics with a love of the sea, and those with an interest in history, art and music.

Agape & Eros

Agape & Eros

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2013

This true story takes place in the 1950s and is set in England, the Middle East and Africa. It tells of a young man undertaking National Service and his slow realization that he is homosexual.At university, where he is training for the priesthood, he battles with moral, spiritual and intellectual problems. He finds peace eventually only to be faced with tragedy.

Delina : A Middle Tennessee Crossroads Community Named for Her Beautiful Name and Still More Beautiful Character

Delina : A Middle Tennessee Crossroads Community Named for Her Beautiful Name and Still More Beautiful Character

Author: David Smith, Haskell Roden Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2013

A history of the early settlement of Delina, a small crossroads community in southern Middle Tennessee named for Mrs. Delina Marshall. Haskell Roden's original research into the history of Delina is edited and additional materials added. Some photographs have also been added.

Agape & Eros

Agape & Eros

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2012

This true story takes place in the 1950s and is set in England, the Middle East and Africa. It tells of a young man undertaking National Service and his slow realization that he is homosexual.At university, where he is training for the priesthood, he battles with moral, spiritual and intellectual problems. He finds peace eventually only to be faced with tragedy.

Free Lunch Easily Digestible Economics

Free Lunch Easily Digestible Economics

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

The economy has never been so relevant to so many people as it is now, and it's vital that we understand how it affects our lives. 'There's no such thing as a free lunch' is the one phrase everyone has heard from economics - not even for bankers. But why not? What does economics tell us about the price of lunch - and everything else? Free Lunch makes the economics pages of the newspaper intelligible and addresses the concerns that worry us all. It will enable you to understand - and challenge - the claims made by politicians Set out like a good lunch-time conversation, the book will guide you through the mysteries of the economy. Your guides will be some of the greatest names in the field, including Smith, Marx and Keynes. This clever and witty introduction to economics costs less than even the cheapest meal. It is essential reading in these times of economic uncertainty, and is far more satisfying than even the most gourmet banquet.

Soccer Drills A Guide for all Levels of Ability

Soccer Drills A Guide for all Levels of Ability

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2012

Soccer Drills provides a wide variety of training drills for all levels of youth and adult soccer teams. Each drill is broken down into step-by-step diagrams, with possible variations on each drill given, making the book a valuable resource for coaches. The book is structured by drills according to age and skill level, providing progressive training for teams.

Evil Relations (formerly published as Witness) The Man Who Bore Witness Against the Moors Murderers

Evil Relations (formerly published as Witness) The Man Who Bore Witness Against the Moors Murderers

Author: David Smith, Carol Ann Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2012

The chief prosecution witness in the Moors Murders trial gives his account of the case after more than four decades of silence Despite standing as chief prosecution witness in the Moors Murders trial, David Smith was vilified by the public due to the accusations thrown at him by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady about his involvement in their crimes. Hindley's later confession that she and Brady had lied in an attempt to reduce their sentences did little to diminish the slurs against his name. For over four decades, Smith was asked by writers and film-makers to tell his story. Apart from a handful of brief interviews, he always refused. Carol Ann Lee met Smith during her research for One of Your Own, her critically acclaimed biography of Hindley, following which he finally agreed to reveal all. In Evil Relations (previously published as Witness), interviews, archival research and, most significantly, David Smith's own vivid memoir are fused to create an unforgettable, often harrowing account of his life before, during and after the Moors Murders. David Smith lived in rural Ireland with his wife prior to his death in May 2012. He is survived by four children and several grandchildren. Carol Ann Lee is an acclaimed biographer and has written extensively on the Holocaust. Her most recent publication, One of Your Own, focused on the life and death of Myra Hindley.

Asda Magic - The 7 Principles of Building a High Performance Culture

Asda Magic - The 7 Principles of Building a High Performance Culture

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/12/2011

This book charts the turnaround of the Asda business, from the perspective of culture and people. The author discusses 7 principles which businesses can use as practical tools to generate high performance through engagement. This is a business book which uses the technique of story telling to stimulate the reader, and uses case study material to back up the learning. The reader will take away a practical agenda, to improve the performance of any business. It is thought provoking, simple and effective. If you want to engage your people and drive higher levels of performance, this book is for you.

100 Classic Toys

100 Classic Toys

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2011

This fascinating book covers one hundred classic toys that have enchanted, captivated and enthralled generations of children. From the simplest building blocks to the most sophisticated robots, each toy included is still being manufactured or is easily available through sites like eBay. Why do some toys become classic? There are many reasons why particular toys stood out from their competitors. Perhaps the limitless creative possibilities of the LEGO brick, the timeless appeal of the dolls' house or the comforting presence of a favourite bear - whatever the secret, these toys and games have earned a special place in the hearts of millions of children (and former children). The author presents the background on how each toy was created and explains why it has become a classic. He also provides information about the manufacturer and how to find the toy - even in cases where it might not still be in production. Anybody flicking through the pages of 100 Classic Toys will be able to see a toy and say, I used to have one of those! This is a book for toy collectors, for parents and grandparents, for anyone who has ever played with a toy!

Death in Dibba

Death in Dibba

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2011

Dream On A Demi-memoir

Dream On A Demi-memoir

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2010

For 30 years David Smith reported from across our world. He was there in the final days of the last of Europe's fascist dictators. He was there when two Popes died in the space of just 33 days. He was there as the sun set on the British Empire in Africa. He saw war in the Middle East, and the collapse of the Soviet Union in Moscow. In Washington, he came to know every president from Bush Sr. to Barack Obama, and witnessed everything in between - the wars, the impeachment, the rise of the American Superpower, and the crash that followed. Then he decided to seek a new challenge, and write another chapter in a remarkable life. He embarked on the eternal quest of making a great wine. This demi-memoir from David Smith, one of Britain's most experienced Foreign Correspondents, is a book about hope, risk, love, taking chances and seeking new frontiers.

Voices from the Bridge

Voices from the Bridge

Author: David Smith, John Johnson-Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2010

Based on interviews and written accounts from over 50 contributors, this title vividly depicts the experiences of the deck officer, from pre-sea training and cadetship through the ranks to the eventual achievement of a Master's authority and responsibilities.

IR35 Defence Strategies From Contracts to Commissioners

IR35 Defence Strategies From Contracts to Commissioners

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2009

Practical IR35 information for tax professionals This practical guide to IR35 features a practical combination of case law analysis and procedural guidance. Written by a well-known name in the IR35 field, this is a unique opportunity to access the author's wealth of experience in taking IR35 cases to HMRC You will feel confident when advising clients and handling HMRC enquiries on IR35, even to the point of a tax tribunal. Specialist IR35 knowledge for accountancy and tax practitioners: - How to accurately define tax status - The taxation of intermediaries - Detailed procedural guidance - Specialist tax law information for your limited company clients - Practical tax tips and technical suggestions - Information on how HMRC now tackle IR35 cases This is an excellent opportunity to access information and advice from a top IR35 expert. The detailed technical information covers the latest 2008/09 legislation plus the practical 'how to' aspects of IR35. It outlines the techniques needed to help define tax status. This excellent value book will ensure your clients pay, or save, the correct amount of tax. About the author David Smith is a former tax inspector with extensive experience of General and Special Commissioners appeals. He specialises in IR35 status disputes and contentious technical arguments.

No Rain in Those Clouds

No Rain in Those Clouds

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2008

The Space Sieve

The Space Sieve

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2008

A gifted adolescent finds an alien Device and intuits its function, bringing excitement and wonder to his life and to the lives of many others. But his own failings and weaknesses cause a dark side to all of it as well. He learns that as exciting as it is to control the Device, it is even more important to first learn to control himself. The story is a satisfying adventure for technical types of all ages.

New York 1776 The Continentals First Battle

New York 1776 The Continentals First Battle

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2008

Moving Towards Emmaus Hope in a Time of Uncertainty

Moving Towards Emmaus Hope in a Time of Uncertainty

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2007

For Christians, the retreat from Jerusalem after the crucifixion and the loss of hope of the two walkers to Emmaus seems to parallel so many aspects of the post-Christendom context, and helps to make sense of what is otherwise baffling for many. But the story connects too with many contemporary humanists who have their own reasons for uncertainty today, and with Muslims who may also be found as companions in dialogue on the Emmaus road. Each chapter of the book reflects on an aspect of the biblical narrative, and is followed by a 'Dispatch from Emmaus, in which a writer (eg Albert Camus, Jacques Ellul or Tatiana Goricheva) is allowed to testify concerning the particular topic under discussion. The result is what amounts to a dialogue between faith and unfaith, allowing the expression of both despair and the recovery of hope.

Sherman's March to the Sea 1864 Atlanta to Savannah

Sherman's March to the Sea 1864 Atlanta to Savannah

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2007

Riding on the wave of his victory at Atlanta, Union General W. T. Sherman abandoned his supply lines in an attempt to push his forces into Confederate territory and take Savannah. During the entirety of their 285-mile 'March to the Sea,' the army lived off the land and destroyed all war-making capabilities of the enemy en route. Despite the vilification that this brutal tactic earned him, the march was a success. Supported by contemporary photographs, detailed maps, bird's eye views, and battlescene artwork, this title explores the key personalities, strategies, and significant engagements of the march, including the battles of Franklin and Nashville, and the ultimate fall of Savannah to the Union, to provide a detailed analysis of the campaign that marked the 'beginning of the end' of the American Civil War.

Breath Analysis For Clinical Diagnosis & Therapeutic Monitoring (With Cd-rom)

Breath Analysis For Clinical Diagnosis & Therapeutic Monitoring (With Cd-rom)

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/05/2005

This book describes how the analysis of the trace gases in exhaled breath can be used for non-invasive clinical diagnosis of disease and for monitoring the effectiveness of therapy. This approach offers an important addition to the diagnostic techniques available to medicine, having the advantage that on-line breath analysis can provide information to the clinician immediately and thus facilitate rapid diagnosis and treatment. The book is a compilation of contributions to a conference held in Dornbirn, Austria, 23-26 September 2004 on various aspects of this new topic. Written by the foremost workers in the field, it will provide clinicians and others in the medical fraternity with an up-to-date summary of the status of the subject. The wide scope of the chapters ranges from descriptions of the analytical methods that are available, through the use of breath analysis in the study of physiological phenomena, to the identification of biomarkers of particular injury and disease.The proceedings have been selected for coverage in:

Mary, Worthy of All Praise Reflections on the Virgin Mary

Mary, Worthy of All Praise Reflections on the Virgin Mary

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2004

Correspondance Generale d'Helvetius Appendices et Index

Correspondance Generale d'Helvetius Appendices et Index

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2004

This fifth and final volume completes the critical edition of the letters of French philosopher Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715-1771), author of the controversial De l'Esprit (1758), and of his wife, nee Anne Catherine de Ligniville (1722-1800), who ran her own salon in Auteuil after her husband's death. The essential component in this last volume is the detailed index - an indispensable instrument for researchers who wish to make full use of the correspondence. The volume also includes four new letters discovered since the appearance of the first four volumes, errata, additions and modifications to the critical apparatus, the text of letters excluded from the edition proper, genealogies of the families of Helvetius and his wife, and a chronological list of all letters mentioned in the edition.The previous volumes of this edition have enjoyed international acclaim. All students of the French Enlightenment will be deeply indebted to D.W. Smith and his team for this superbly conceived and organized collaborative achievement. When complete the Toronto Helvetius will rank among the truly outstanding examples of twentieth-century editorial and bibliographical scholarship. (David Williams, French Studies)

Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2004

Evidence-based practice - what it might mean, how it can be achieved, whether it should be aspired to - is the subject of much debate and argument in social work. Covering areas of social work practice that are well established and those in which evidence is just beginning to become available, the authors address issues such as: * What is to count as evidence, and who decides this? * If relevant evidence is agreed on, how should it be used in practice? * How can the thing that made the difference be identified? * Does success result from the theory employed by the worker, or because the worker is skilled, conscientious and effective? * How predictable, controlled and orderly can social work become? Exploring these issues within a range of contexts - from child abuse and domestic violence to looked after children and disability - the authors demonstrate why evidence-based practice is important, but also why it is important to think clearly and carefully about its implications for the social work profession and the users of social work services. Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice will enable practitioners, managers and policy makers to deepen and coordinate their understanding of the key themes in evidence-based practice.

The Dance of Siva Religion, Art and Poetry in South India

The Dance of Siva Religion, Art and Poetry in South India

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/11/2003

This is a full account of Siva's Dance of Bliss, which has become a popular symbol in the West for Hinduism and Eastern Mysticism. Siva is one of the two main gods of Hinduism, and his worshippers comprise half of all Hindus. Siva's Dance of Bliss is based on a remarkable Sanskrit poem written by Umapati Sivacarya, Saiva theologian and temple priest in Cidambaram, South India, in the fourteenth century. Starting with the bronze image of Nataraja, King of Dancers, thereafter the Cidambaram temple, its myth and its priests are viewed in the light of the poem. Umapati's Saiva theology is discussed in relation to his life and also in relation to Vedanta and yoga. The iconography and mythology of the Goddess and of other forms of Siva provide necessary perspective. Art from Cidambaram and neighbouring sites illuminates the text.

Mission After Christendom

Mission After Christendom

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2003

Mission after Christendom discovers 'new frontiers' for witness in a globalised world. It eloquently describes and analysis the crisis in mission and proposes a new way forward in the light of a series of brilliant and surprising studies of relevant biblical narratives.

Hinduism and Modernity

Hinduism and Modernity

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/12/2002

This innovative book offers a dynamic analysis of Hinduism in the perspective of Western notions of modernity. After reviewing definitions of modernity and Hinduism and looking at modernity in India, the author considers Hinduism in relation to Islam and the West. The second half of the book presents key aspects of Hinduism, ancient and modern, in the light of their contrast with modernity. The scope of the book is extremely broad, covering topics such as Orientalism, women, goddesses, gods, and the central problem of contemporary Hinduism - the rise of Hindu nationalism. The book will be of interest not only to students of Hinduism but also to all those interested in the sociology of religion more broadly, and indeed everyone interested in the conjunction of modernity and tradition.

Hinduism and Modernity

Hinduism and Modernity

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/12/2002

This innovative book offers a dynamic analysis of Hinduism in the perspective of Western notions of modernity. After reviewing definitions of modernity and Hinduism and looking at modernity in India, the author considers Hinduism in relation to Islam and the West. The second half of the book presents key aspects of Hinduism, ancient and modern, in the light of their contrast with modernity. The scope of the book is extremely broad, covering topics such as Orientalism, women, goddesses, gods, and the central problem of contemporary Hinduism - the rise of Hindu nationalism. The book will be of interest not only to students of Hinduism but also to all those interested in the sociology of religion more broadly, and indeed everyone interested in the conjunction of modernity and tradition.

In Five Seconds Mused Moments

In Five Seconds Mused Moments

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2002

Studies in the Land The Northeast Corner

Studies in the Land The Northeast Corner

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2002

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.

Patios, Driveways, and Plazas The Pattern Language of Concrete Pavers

Patios, Driveways, and Plazas The Pattern Language of Concrete Pavers

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2002

Concrete pavers are one of the hottest pavements around homes, commercial buildings, and urban spaces. Designers know that the selection of pavement patterns and colors have a big influence on the character of these places. In this book, you'll learn the design vocabulary of basic paving patterns and progress to more intricate variations. Each of the 300-plus color photos demonstrates how specific patterns, colors, and textures enhance every outdoor environment - including patios, walkways, drives, and grand urban plazas. Some of the best projects from across North America illustrate this book. Written for landscape architects, architects, contractors, and homeowners alike, this is the design handbook for concrete pavers. Besides presenting a wealth of ideas, the book will enrich and build your design vocabulary and pattern language using concrete pavers.

Estonia Independence and European Integration

Estonia Independence and European Integration

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/06/2001

In 1998, Estonia became the first of the former Soviet republics to enter membership negotiations with the European Union. Since then it has been hailed as 'the model pupil' amongst the current applicants. This study traces the remarkable reforms that have propelled Estonia from the USSR to the threshold of the EU in less than a decade. The work also explores the tensions inherent in the concept of a postcommunist 'return to Europe'. Since 1991, membership of western transnational organizations has been consistently portrayed as the best guarantee of Estonia's independence. Yet the membership criteria imposed by these organizations have frequently confllicted with the nationalist priority of restoring a sovereign Estonian nation-state. At the same time, Estonia's geopolitically-sensitive location poses a dilemma for the West, thereby ensuring that the country will remain the 'litmus test' - not just of Russia's intentions towards Europe, but of the 'New Europe' as a whole.

Natural Gain in the Grazing Lands of Southern Australia

Natural Gain in the Grazing Lands of Southern Australia

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2000

The central theme of this text is that the introduction of agricultural and pastoral systems in Australia's temperate grazing lands has often created dynamic and sustaining ecosystems. The author argues that while these ecosystems are not native, and while they are not problem-free, they have made an immense contribution to the building of the country - largely in terms of increased soil fertility. This has been done by adding trace elements, superphosphate and legumes, thereby developing a new ecosystem, probably just as self-sustaining as the one it replaced.

Knowledge, Groupware and the Internet

Knowledge, Groupware and the Internet

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2000

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.

Nutrition in Britain Science, Scientists and Politics in the Twentieth Century

Nutrition in Britain Science, Scientists and Politics in the Twentieth Century

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/1996

This volume brings together for the first time a collection of essays, based on original research, which focus on the history of nutrition science in Britain. Each chapter considers a different episode in the development and application of nutritional knowledge during the twentieth century. The topics covered include: the chewing cult of Horace Fletcher, dietetic education, the popularization of milk, the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, and wartime involvement in policy making. The selection of essays in Nutrition in Britain provide valuable new insights into the social processes involved in the production and application of scientific knowledge of nutrition. This book will be fascinating reading to historians of science or medicine, as well as to medical sociologists, nutritionists, home economists, health educators, food activists and anyone with a professional or general interest in food and nutrition.

The Dance of Siva Religion, Art and Poetry in South India

The Dance of Siva Religion, Art and Poetry in South India

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/1996

This is a full account of Siva's Dance of Bliss, which has become a popular symbol in the West for Hinduism and Eastern Mysticism. Siva is one of the two main gods of Hinduism, and his worshippers comprise half of all Hindus. Siva's Dance of Bliss is based on a remarkable Sanskrit poem written by Umapati Sivacarya, Saiva theologian and temple priest in Cidambaram, South India, in the fourteenth century. Starting with the bronze image of Nataraja, King of Dancers, thereafter the Cidambaram temple, its myth and its priests are viewed in the light of the poem. Umapati's Saiva theology is discussed in relation to his life and also in relation to Vedanta and yoga. The iconography and mythology of the Goddess and of other forms of Siva provide necessary perspective. Art from Cidambaram and neighbouring sites illuminates the text.

Criminology for Social Work

Criminology for Social Work

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/1995

Criminology for Social Work critically reviews the major strands in criminological theory and research in terms of their implications for social workers in the criminal justice system. While acknowledging the complexity of the links to be made, it argues that they are able to enhance practice by making it more critical and realistic. Individual chapters discuss criminological psychology, the labelling perspective, the concentration of crime and victimisation in particular localities, the contributions of feminist criminology, and the evidence of racism in criminal justice. They also cover the connections between criminology and policy. The conclusion suggests how criminology could be enriched by feminist philosophy and psychology.

Criminology for Social Work

Criminology for Social Work

Author: David Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/1995

Criminology for Social Work critically reviews the major strands in criminological theory and research in terms of their implications for social workers in the criminal justice system. While acknowledging the complexity of the links to be made, it argues that they are able to enhance practice by making it more critical and realistic. Individual chapters discuss criminological psychology, the labelling perspective, the concentration of crime and victimisation in particular localities, the contributions of feminist criminology, and the evidence of racism in criminal justice. They also cover the connections between criminology and policy. The conclusion suggests how criminology could be enriched by feminist philosophy and psychology.

Lewis Jones

Lewis Jones

Author: David Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1982

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