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A fascinating, almost hard to believe life of a pilot. In a meandering, conversational tone, Mike recalls a number of dramatic events occurring during his career as a pilot. I like the narrative voice, it felt like I was listening to Mike share an anecdote over dinner. I found that the story delivers enough information to keep you curious, while hopping through several interlocking events. I would say that this is a book that you need to dedicate your full concentration to, distracted reading could leave you a little confused about the changes in direction. I think that this applies in particular to the start of the book, there's a great deal of "we'll get to that in a second" which, although amusing, did leave me feeling slightly adrift. The author writes with self-deprecating humour and this larger-than-life tale told with Mike’s incredulity puts you at ease with the narrator while making the events (as unbelievable as they seem) more plausible and enjoyable to read. There’s a lot of technical detail throughout (with threats of a test at the end), and I think that anyone who knows about, or enjoys learning about planes would get extra enjoyment from this book. The main plot, without giving anything away, is action-packed, with some events akin to a scene in an action movie. I think Never Answer To A Whistle is a fascinating autobiography which gave me new insight into the life of an executive pilot, although I’d guess that not every pilot has had quite the same exciting career as Michael Howard. I would recommend this book.
Majkl Govard - odin iz stolpov amerikanskogo teatra, akter, rezhisser i uzhe bolee 50 let prepodavatel' akterskogo masterstva. On vozglavlyal otdeleniya dramaticheskogo iskusstva v Dzhul'yardskoj shkole i Jel'skom universitete i vospital celuyu pleyadu akterov i teatral'nyh pedagogov v osnovannoj im Michael Howard Studios. "e;Napisat' ehtu knigu menya spodvig tot udivitel'nyj opyt poiska sebya, kotoryj pomogaet prochuvstvovat' akterskuyu professiyu, zhit' scenoj. Konechno, net universal'nogo otveta na vopros o tom, chto zastavlyaet nas idti vpered, hotya est' tysyachi veskih prichin vse brosit'. No za sem'desyat s chem-to let v mire dramaticheskogo teatra mne ne nadoelo iskat', zadavat' voprosy i, vozmozhno, - nahodit' otvety, kotorymi ne grekh i podelit'sya. EHta kniga ne o tom, kak razobrat'sya v sisteme akterskoj igry, ne posobie, v kotorom izlagaetsya nekaya uchebnaya metodika (podobnyh rabot bylo mnozhestvo). Ona skoree o tom, kak stroit' svoyu zhizn', kak razvivat' v sebe tvorcheskoe nachalo i nauchit'sya poluchat' udovletvorenie ot raboty v haotichnom mire teatra, kak raskryt' i obogatit' svoe vnutrennee "e;ya"e; i nauchit'sya gordit'sya soboj v momenty tvorcheskih udach. YA sobral zdes' interesnye sluchai iz sobstvennoj zhizni i istorii drugih akterov, chtoby razobrat'sya, kto my, aktery, takie i pochemu my takie. Nadeyus', chto moj trud najdet otklik u moih chitatelej i ostanetsya v ih pamyati"e;. (Majkl Govard)
The Actor Uncovered is certainly not a set of rigid rules advocating one method or one singular truth. Departing from the common guidebook format, Michael Howard uses a unique approach to teaching acting, reflecting on his own history and sharing his own experiences as an actor, director, and teacher. How he writes about the process and craft of acting is at once intensely personal and relatable by others. Readers are invited to participate as though present in this master teacher's classes. Each human being, and thus each actor, is unique. Howard encourages actors to uncover their own ways of working, using their particular abilities and personality traits. Going beyond the craft and into human psychology and the importance of acting as a life force, readers will see new and deeper ways to study and practice, to be introspective, and to arrive at places of revelation about their craft.The Actor Uncovered will have much to say to beginners, to those who are advanced, and to professional and working actors. Howard discusses such topics as: Techniques, styles, and methods in a changing society Relaxation, concentration, and the breath The relationships among actor, director, and writer Memory On camera versus on stage Obstacles After more than seventy years as a professional actor, director, and teacher, Howard shows how living creatively and invoking one's own personality can lead to a successful career as an actor.
This is an in-depth study of the important educational topic of developing the 'will' of our children, as well as developing their bodies and minds. After exploring the nature of the will, Michael Howard then offers some practical exercises and activities for teachers and parents. Projects include indoor sandboxes, form modelling, seed drawing, sand modelling, modelling human and animal forms, stone carving, wooden spoons and bowls, and working with platonic solids. Comprehensively illustrated, this is a challenging and thought-provoking book for all educators.
In this concise and important treatise Michael Howard delineates between various modern neo-pagan Wiccan traditions, cunning folk traditions, heathen folk or the 'pagani, ' and an assortment of ritual magicians and pathworkers in order to present a 'gramarye' distinctly for those who aspire to the 'Old Craft.' An experienced practitioner, writer, researcher, folklorist and magazine editor of the respected witchcraft magazine, The Cauldron (since 1976), Howard elucidates important elements of the Traditional Craft, including preparation rituals, tools of 'the Arte, ' fellowship of the coven and the casting of circles, finally taking us through the Great Wheel of the Year and the assortment of sacred rites as performed within. The seasonal rituals are based on traditional witchcraft and folklore sources and have been specially written for this boo
Discusses the impact of public sector in economic development. This title analyzes public goods, market failure, the role of government, public choice and political business cycles, and government revenues and expenditures. It also explores issues such as poverty alleviation, and the operation of the value-added tax in developing countries.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Eradicate the Most Notorious Insecure Designs and Coding Vulnerabilities Fully updated to cover the latest security issues, 24 Deadly Sins of Software Security reveals the most common design and coding errors and explains how to fix each one-or better yet, avoid them from the start. Michael Howard and David LeBlanc, who teach Microsoft employees and the world how to secure code, have partnered again with John Viega, who uncovered the original 19 deadly programming sins. They have completely revised the book to address the most recent vulnerabilities and have added five brand-new sins. This practical guide covers all platforms, languages, and types of applications. Eliminate these security flaws from your code: SQL injection Web server- and client-related vulnerabilities Use of magic URLs, predictable cookies, and hidden form fields Buffer overruns Format string problems Integer overflows C++ catastrophes Insecure exception handling Command injection Failure to handle errors Information leakage Race conditions Poor usability Not updating easily Executing code with too much privilege Failure to protect stored data Insecure mobile code Use of weak password-based systems Weak random numbers Using cryptography incorrectly Failing to protect network traffic Improper use of PKI Trusting network name resolution
Brings together the articles and lectures of Sir Michael Howard during his time as Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford between 1980 and 1989. Some of the articles in this work reflect on contemporary events, but most are concerned with the historical process which underlies international politics.
Michael Howard's ancestry, part Quaker, part German Jew, made him unpromising material for a commission in the Brigade of Guards. The three years he spent with his regiment were equally inappropriate perparation for the university chairs that he went on to hold at London, Oxford and Yale. In this autobiography he describes how these varied strands in his life came together. First there was a childhood in a world of privilege almost as remote from today as is that of the Roman Antonines. Then there came war service in Italy, a mixture of terror, tedium and Lucullan enjoyment. Finally, he was to persue an academic career in which he would pioneer the study both of war as an aspect of 'total history' and of international relations in the nuclear age. In addition to holding the Regius Chair of Modern History at Oxford he was to play a leading role in founding both the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the world-famous Department of War Studies at King's College London. His works (some translated into sizxteen languages) have him the Duff Cooper Prize,the Wolfson History Prize and the Chesney Gold Medal of the Royal United Services Institute.He ended up as a Fellow of the British Academy, a Companion of Honour and a member of the Order of Merit. So the discordant elements in his background and experience eventually harmonized very well. Professor Sir Michael Howard was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford and Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. Amongst his most celebrated books are The Franco-Prussian War, War in European History and The Invention of Peace.
This essential book for all software developers--regardless of platform, language, or type of application--outlines the 19 deadly sins of software security and shows how to fix each one. Best-selling authors Michael Howard and David LeBlanc, who teach Microsoft employees how to secure code, have partnered with John Viega, the man who uncovered the 19 deadly programming sins to write this much-needed book. Coverage includes: Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Perl, and Visual Basic Web, small client, and smart-client applications
In 1900 Queen Victoria still ruled over the British Empire, the imperial Manchu dynasty over China, and the Romanov Tsars over Russia. The cinema was in its infancy, with radio and television still to be developed. The earliest cars were on the road, but air travel was yet to come. Before antibiotics and effective vaccines against many common diseases, death rates were high. Over the course of the twentieth century, the human population of the world tripled, space travel left the realms of science fiction and became reality, two cataclysmic world wars and a host of other conflicts were fought, the internal combustion engine replaced the horse as the basic means of transport, and computer technology revolutionized communications. In this ambitious book, some of the most distinguished historians in the world survey the momentous events and the significant themes of recent times, with a look forward to what the future might bring.
Today over 2000 Palaung--a group of mountain peoples speaking Mon-Khmer--live in a handful of villages north of Chiang Mai in Thailand. They fled from Burma in the 1980s to escape the fighting between communist insurgents and Burmese army troops. Though granted sanctuary, in the late 1990s many of the Palaung in Thailand found themselves involved in a new conflict over land use in northern Thailand's environmentally degraded highlands. This is the first book written on the Palaung in Thailand, a compelling collaborative effort by anthropologist Michael Howard and Thai artist Wattana Wattanapun. They introduce the Palaung culture and way of life, telling the story of the Palaung's flight from Burma and settlement in Thailand. Howard's photographs and Wattana's drawings enliven the account.
This book explores not only the formal constraints on the conduct of war throughout Western history but also the unwritten conventions about what is permissible in the course of military operations. Ranging from classical antiquity to the present, eminent historians discuss the legal and cultural regulation of violence in such areas as belligerent rights, the treatment of prisoners and civilians, the observing of truces and immunities, the use of particular weapons, siege warfare, codes of honor, and war crimes. The book begins with a general overview of the subject by Michael Howard. The contributors then discuss the formal and informal constraints on conducting war as they existed in classical antiquity, the age of chivalry, early modern Europe, colonial America, and the age of Napoleon. They also examine how these constraints have been applied to wars at sea, on land, and in the air, planning for nuclear war, and national liberation struggles, in which one of the participants is not an organized state. The book concludes with reflections by Paul Kennedy and George Andreopoulos on the main challenges facing the quest for humanitarian norms in warfare in the future.