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Skara Brae

Skara Brae

Author: David Clarke, Historic Scotland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

The Neolithic village known as Skara Brae was continuously occupied for about 300 to 400 years, before being abandoned around 2500 BC. Despite severe coastal erosion, eight houses and a workshop have survived largely intact, with their stone furniture still in place. This is the best-preserved settlement of its period in northern Europe, and thousands of artefacts were discovered during excavations of the site. Who lived here? How did they live? And why did they ultimately abandon the village? In this lively account, Dr David Clarke, who led major excavations at Orkney's Skara Brae, describes the details of the site and explores some of the enigmas posed by this extraordinary survival.

Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow

Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow

Author: David Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

How Astronomy contributed to the educational enlightenment of Glasgow, to its society and to its commerce. The words 'Astronomy' and 'Glasgow' seem an incongruous juxtaposition, and yet the two are closely linked over 500 years of history. This is a tale of enlightenment and scientific progress at both institutional and public levels. Combined with the ambitions of civic commerce, it is a story populated with noteworthy personalities and intense rivalries. It is remarkable to realise that the first Astronomy teaching in the Glasgow 'Colledge' presented an Earth-centred Universe, prior to the Copernican revolution of the mid sixteenth Century. Glasgow was later known astronomically for the telescope observations of sunspots made by Wilson in the 1760s, but less well known are the ideas related to mono-chromaticity within light, to dew point and hoar frost, and Herschel's discovery of infra-red energy in solar radiation by application of Glasgow-made thermometers. This engrossing and entertaining scientific history includes the story of Glasgow's 'Big Bang' of 1863, the controversy over 'Astronomer Royal for Scotland' and a historical survey of the eight observatories that once populated Glasgow. David Clarke brings us a complex weave of science and accompanying social history in this unique and fascinating work. It is a comprehensive narrative of 500+ years of Glasgow's connections with Astronomy. Contributions made to Astronomy directly by Glasgow University, and new ideas developed there and picked up by others outside its walls are related. It provides short biographies of colourful contributors to the Astronomical scene in Glasgow. It presents the history, architecture and structures of eight Glasgow observatories. It gives insight on social aspects of Astronomy within Glasgow, its relationships with commerce, and the upsurge of interests in Astronomy by the general public.

The Europeans

The Europeans

Author: David Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Constructions of Victimhood

Constructions of Victimhood

Author: David Clarke Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2019

The post-war Federal Republic of Germany faced the task of addressing the plight of the victims of state socialism under the Soviet occupation of eastern Germany and in the German Democratic Republic, many of whom fled to the west. These victims were not passive objects of the West German state's policy, but organized themselves into associations that fought for recognition of their contribution to the fight against communism. After German unification, the task of commemorating and compensating these victims continued under entirely new political circumstances, yet also in the context of global trends in memory politics and transitional justice that give priority to addressing the fate of victims of non-democratic regimes. Constructions of Victimhood: Remembering the Victims of State Socialism in Germany draws on the constructivist systems theory of Niklas Luhmann to analyze the role of victims organizations, the political system, and historians and heritage professionals in the struggle over the memory of suffering under state socialism, from the Cold War to the present day. The book argues that the identity and social role of victims has undergone a process of constant renegotiation in this period, offering an innovative theoretical framework for understanding how restorative measures are formulated to address the situation of victims. As such, it offers not only insights into a neglected aspect of post-war German history, but also contributes to the ongoing academic debate about the role of victims in process of transitional justice and the politics of memory.

Cambridge International AS/A Level Psychology Revision Guide 2nd edition

Cambridge International AS/A Level Psychology Revision Guide 2nd edition

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

Exam board: Cambridge Assessment International Education Level: A-level Subject: Psychology First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Reinforce and practise skills learned with step-by-step support from experts to help you achieve your maximum potential. - Avoid mistakes and common misconceptions with step-by-step support, advice and clarification of key points from an expert author. - Build knowledge of key theories and studies with research summaries and evaluation notes. - Test and consolidate your knowledge with exam-style questions and answers. - Have confidence in your study with end-of-topic questions and answers to enable you to tick off each subject as you complete it, and a revision planner to help pace study.

Theory of Technology

Theory of Technology

Author: David Clarke Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2017

The history of technology is often troubled by good ideas that do not, for one reason or another, take off right away--sometimes for millennia. Sometimes, technology comes to a standstill, and sometimes, it even reverses itself. Thus, unlike science, which seems to proceed at a reasonable and calm rate, the progress of technology is difficult to theorize about. While in science many developments are predictable to a certain extent and this predictability may, at times, direct or stymie science's progress--as with stem-cell research and cloning--technological advances, such as the Internet, are often sudden and unpredictable, and therefore frightening. In Theory of Technology, David Clarke brings together nine authors who try to understand technology from a variety of viewpoints. Rias van Wyk, in Technology, parses the concept into many angles, including its anatomy, taxonomy, and evolution. Karol Pelc, in Knowledge Mapping, discusses tracking the evolution of the emerging discipline of technology management. Jon Beard, in Management of Technology, pursues a similar mapping endeavor, but looks to the patterns of the literature of technology management. Thomas Clarke, in Unique Features of an R&D Work Environment and Research Scientists and Engineers, takes the reader on a tour of how people of technology present unique challenges to not just management but whole organizations. Richard Howey, in Understanding Software Technology, places enterprise software into a meaningful pattern of technology management. Fred Foldvary and Daniel Klein, in The Half-Life of Policy Rationales, discuss how new technology affects old policy issues. John Cogan, in Some Philosophical Thoughts on the Nature of Technology, maintains that our Aristotelian search for the essence of technology is doomed. And Peter Bond, in The Biology of Technology, establishes a basis for the development of a socio-biological approach to understanding the phenomena of technological society and technical change.

Trams & Recollections: Sunderland Trams in the 1950s

Trams & Recollections: Sunderland Trams in the 1950s

Author: David Clarke, Michael H. C. Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2017

In this 85th volume: We travel back to the streets of Sunderland in the 1950sSunderland's trams had an appeal to tram enthusiasts that was as great as any other British system. Possibly it was the fact that many were second-hand from other systems, or was it their (almost unique) pantographs in their later years? Like many others, David Clarke was fascinated by trams from an early age. He can remember looking out of the first-floor front window of his house (they lived above a shop where his father was manager) and noticing not the few motor cars, which were all black, or the trade vans, or even the fairly ordinary shops and houses, but the brightly coloured red and cream trams that seemed to pass by every few minutes. This was North London, not Sunderland, but the effect would have been the same anywhere. Trams were the conspicuous things, and they were beautiful to behold. When he was just short of two years old they were taken away and trolleybuses substituted, and he can remember asking his mother what had happened to them. The trolleys somehow did not command the presence that the trams had held. His first visit to Sunderland was in February 1953. he spent the day riding the trams and securing a few photographs of them. The memory of that first ride to Seaburn (Sealane) in the glorious midday sunshine will stick forever. And those elegant centre-entrance cars! He later discovered similar trams in Blackpool and Aberdeen, but these were his first experience of something quite modern. The reason (or excuse) for producing this new book of Sunderland tram photographs is the recent discovery of the excellent collection of the late Peter Mitchell. Peter was a friend of David who lived close by in North London and they occasionally met up at David's home or went on public transport visits together. Peter was working and could afford a good camera; David was on pocket money and had a cheap box camera. So it is Peter's superb pictures, and some views by Clarence Carter, that are presented here, together with 11 of Richard Wiseman's excellent photographs, which he has kindly allowed to be to used. This book is not a intended to be a definitive history of the trams or the system, this book is just sheer nostalgia. It is hoped that it will have appeal not only to tram enthusiasts but also to locals (and ex-locals) of Sunderland who remember the trams, and the streets they ran in, before the great Motor Car Age arrived.

Cop Under Fire

Cop Under Fire

Author: David Clarke Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2017

America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years. With growing racial tension, animosity toward law enforcement professionals, government corruption, and disregard for the constitutional process, there seems to be no easy answer in sight. But Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke knows where we must begin: we must stop blaming others; look at our problems with open eyes; take ownership of our family, community, and country; and turn to God for solutions. Deeply rooted in Sheriff Clarke's personal life story, this book is not a dry recitation of what has gone wrong in America with regard to race. It's about the issues that deeply affect us today-both personally and politically-and how we can rise above our current troubles to once again be a truly great people in pursuit of liberty and justice for all.

Cop Under Fire

Cop Under Fire

Author: David Clarke Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2017

America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years. With growing racial tension, animosity toward law enforcement professionals, government corruption, and disregard for the constitutional process, there seems to be no easy answer in sight. But Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke knows where we must begin: we must stop blaming others; look at our problems with open eyes; take ownership of our family, community, and country; and turn to God for solutions. Deeply rooted in Sheriff Clarke's personal life story, this book is not a dry recitation of what has gone wrong in America with regard to race. It's about the issues that deeply affect us today-both personally and politically-and how we can rise above our current troubles to once again be a truly great people in pursuit of liberty and justice for all.

Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult

Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult

Author: David Clarke, Alison Ketchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2016

Nurses in all areas of clinical practice must be able to recognise, assess and manage changes to a patient's condition. With a strong focus on pathophysiology, the comprehensive new edition of this essential textbook retains the case study approach that made the first edition so popular with students and educators alike. Offering further reading resources and definitions of key terms to aid learning it develops nurses' key skills such as identifying and explaining the pathophysiology of sepsis; recognising and managing hypovolaemic shock; assessment and management of cardiovascular, neurological and traumatic injury; and understanding priorities in initial stroke assessment and management, including nursing care following administration of a thrombolytic drug. Written by contributors from a range of clinical and academic backgrounds, Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult is essential reading for all students within the adult branch of nursing, a comprehensive book guide to understanding the common signs and symptoms related to serious acute illness in adults.

Railways of Telford

Railways of Telford

Author: David Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2016

Why did Telford need railways? Shropshire was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution in England. The railways provided a way of getting raw materials into the works and finished products to market, and the network grew steadily with the industries of the time; mining. brick and tile making, iron smelting and forging. Author David Clarke covers the history of the railway network and lines in Telford, from its early industrial beginnings to the present day. The book examines the importance of the coal and engineering industries to the region, and covers the rolling stock, signals, signal boxes and locomotive depots of the network. It details the variety of traffic that was generated in the area and traffic passing through. It also gives details never before published of the workings in and out of Hollinswood Yard.

Early Medieval Scotland

Early Medieval Scotland

Author: David Clarke, Alice Blackwell, Martin Goldberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2015

The elaborately carved Hilton of Cadboll stone, the house-shaped Monymusk Reliquary and the sumptuously decorated Hunterston brooch (all on view in the National Museum of Scotland) are evidence of the sophistication of Scottish craftsmen in the time AD 300-900. A pioneering partnership between National Museums Scotland and The Glenmorangie Company has supported a major programme of research into the archaeology of Scotland during the Early Medieval period. This is the paperback edition of the book first published in 2012.

ARC

ARC

Author: David Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Top 10 Most Outrageous Couples of the Bible Study Guide

Top 10 Most Outrageous Couples of the Bible Study Guide

Author: David Clarke Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

Readers can improve their marriageand have some fun along the waywith Christian psychologist David Clarke's latest book, The Top 10 Most Outrageous Couples of the Bible. Now, the insights of the book are enhanced by this ten-week study guide for couples and groups. Drawing on the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and Rachel and Leah (yeah, one guy with two wives), and several others, Clarke provides both biblical teaching and real-life counseling expertise to help readers see and discuss what will workand not workin their marriage today.

LMS/BR Class 7 4-6-0 Rebuilds

LMS/BR Class 7 4-6-0 Rebuilds

Author: David Clarke Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/02/2014

A comprehensive look at the LMS/BR Class 7 4-6-0 rebuilt locomotives, including the rebuilt Jubilees, the rebuilt Patriots and the rebuilt Royal Scots. The book includes hundreds of photographs and feedback from the original crews that operated the engines.

The UFO Files

The UFO Files

Author: David Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2012

'What does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to? What can it mean? What is the truth?' Winston Churchill, prime minister's personal minute, 28th July 1952 The UFO Files tells the story of over 100 years of UFO sightings, drawing on formerly secret government documents at the National Archives in London. Alongside extraordinary reports by ordinary people, it reveals details of official interest and investigations stretching back more than 80 years. In this remarkable book, fully updated for this second edition, David Clarke reveals an array of startling stories from possible UFO reports hidden among Met Office investigations of aerial phenomena in the 1920s to the conclusions of Project Condign, the secret British Intelligence UFO study completed in 2000. As well as covering Roswell and Britain's own Rendlesham Forest mystery, Clarke raids the records for dramatic stories of abductions and close encounters, ghost aircraft and crop circles, and UFO reports by both civilian aircrew and military personnel. Dramatic witness statements and interviews combine with rarely seen photographs, drawings and newly available documents to offer a unique guide to one of our most intriguing mysteries.