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Gresley's A4's

Gresley's A4's

Author: John Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2020

In the mid-1930s, eminent locomotive engineer Sir Nigel Gresley produced plans for the A4 Class Pacifics, which were specially built to work a new high-speed express, the 'Silver Jubilee'. From the start, the class caused a sensation and immediately secured the admiration of the general public. Gresley's A4s captures these worldfamous locomotives throughout their life, with over 300 excellent colour and black and white images present in this collection, which is arguably the greatest ever assembled on the class. Photographs of every locomotive in the LNER and BR periods are included. Overa dozen A4s feature in a chapter dedicated to the 1946 renumbering, which lasted only two/three years, making pictures of them particularly rare. The A4s are shown at major centres on the East Coast Main Line, such as King's Cross station, Peterborough, Grantham, Doncaster, York, Darlington, Newcastle and Edinburgh Waverley. Also, images taken during the twilight years in Scotland are included. The surviving engines are seen at several locations in the country - Aberdeen, Glasgow and Perth. A number of images are from the lineside at various points, or wayside stations and water troughs. Some classmembers have been photographed at sheds when being serviced, or under repair at workshops. Many of the famous trains worked by the A4s are presented, such as the 'Silver Jubilee', 'Coronation', 'West Riding Limited' and 'Flying Scotsman', then later the 'Capitals Limited', 'Elizabethan', 'The Talisman', etc. The class were often selected to head special trains and there are several examples of this in Gresley's A4s. The pictures are accompanied by interesting and informative captions that provide details from the history of each locomotive, as well as the class.

Ireland from A.D. 800 to A.D. 1600

Ireland from A.D. 800 to A.D. 1600

Author: John Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Clifford Algebras in Analysis and Related Topics

Clifford Algebras in Analysis and Related Topics

Author: John Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2019

This new book contains the most up-to-date and focused description of the applications of Clifford algebras in analysis, particularly classical harmonic analysis. It is the first single volume devoted to applications of Clifford analysis to other aspects of analysis. All chapters are written by world authorities in the area. Of particular interest is the contribution of Professor Alan McIntosh. He gives a detailed account of the links between Clifford algebras, monogenic and harmonic functions and the correspondence between monogenic functions and holomorphic functions of several complex variables under Fourier transforms. He describes the correspondence between algebras of singular integrals on Lipschitz surfaces and functional calculi of Dirac operators on these surfaces. He also discusses links with boundary value problems over Lipschitz domains. Other specific topics include Hardy spaces and compensated compactness in Euclidean space; applications to acoustic scattering and Galerkin estimates; scattering theory for orthogonal wavelets; applications of the conformal group and Vahalen matrices; Newmann type problems for the Dirac operator; plus much, much more! Clifford Algebras in Analysis and Related Topics also contains the most comprehensive section on open problems available. The book presents the most detailed link between Clifford analysis and classical harmonic analysis. It is a refreshing break from the many expensive and lengthy volumes currently found on the subject.

The history and antiquities of the county of Carlow

The history and antiquities of the county of Carlow

Author: John Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

John Ryan's Express

John Ryan's Express

Author: John Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2019

John Ryan's model railway at Over Peover, Cheshire is a story on continual development. He first became interested in model railways at the age of five when his father took him to see A4s, A2s and A1s hurtling through Doncaster railway station on the East Coast Main Line. At Christmas 1955, he acquired his first train set a Hornby-Dublo three-rail `Duchess of Montrose'. Other train sets were acquired and layouts constructed - all OO gauge - until the fascination for O gauge took control. This was in the early 1980s and when, a little later, success and finances became available all his OO gauge locomotives and rolling stock were sold or swapped for O gauge models and he began constructing one of the largest layouts of its type in the country. The switch to O gauge coincided with his teaming up with Norman Solomon, an expert track-builder, who has been involved in the various stages of John's present enormous layout. Other people have supplied stations, goods sheds, coal hoppers, viaducts etc. John runs models of the locomotives he saw whilst a youngster in Doncaster during the 1950s and many are illustrated here. He also has a keen interest in the LNER locomotives built at Doncaster so that the layout can be operated in two periods - 1930s and 1950s. Carriages and wagons also fall into these two periods. Some of John's most impressive carriages include the `Silver Jubilee', `Coronation' and Pullman sets. Text within the book follows the development of model railways in Britain, Doncaster Plant Works' association with locomotive, carriage and wagon building, John's various railway layouts as well as touching upon his business interests. Photographs in the book show in fine detail and from different angles all aspects of the layout to such an extent that the viewer almost believes they are part of a real railway.

The History and Antiquities of the County of Carlow

The History and Antiquities of the County of Carlow

Author: John Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2018

The History and Antiquities of the County of Carlow

The History and Antiquities of the County of Carlow

Author: John Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2018

The History and Antiquities of the County of Carlow

The History and Antiquities of the County of Carlow

Author: John Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2018

The History and Antiquities of the County of Carlow

The History and Antiquities of the County of Carlow

Author: John Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2018

The Sound of Falling Snow

The Sound of Falling Snow

Author: John Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2018

The Sound of Falling Snow

The Sound of Falling Snow

Author: John Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2018

Towards a Resilient Eurozone

Towards a Resilient Eurozone

Author: John Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2015

This book examines the Eurozone crisis and the possibility of fiscal and political union in Europe, with contributions from some of the most respected experts on these topics. The book explains the complex, multidimensional crises in competitiveness, fiscal matters, banking and politics. During the crisis Germany has been criticized for misjudging the causes, focusing too much on fiscal deficits and insisting that the solution is fiscal consolidation and austerity. For many, especially those inspired by Keynesian economics, Germany has been seen as pushing the whole continent into a depression. By misjudging the causes of the crisis, insisting on widespread austerity, constraining the European central Bank (ECB) in its role of Lender of Last Resort for the sovereigns, rejecting the mutualization of Eurozone debt and providing financial help in small amounts and too late, Germany is perceived to be responsible for the possible break-up of the Eurozone. The aim of this book is to analyse whether this description, one that is shared by numerous policymakers, academics, pundits and opinion leaders, means that there is a lack of resilience in the Eurozone's economic, monetary and fiscal policies.

The Global Currencies Conundrum

The Global Currencies Conundrum

Author: John Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2014

This book discusses the emergence of a multi-polar currency system. With the US Dollar's hegemony as global reserve currency in question, it examines the role of the Federal Reserve in its decline, the emergence of the Euro in a multi-polar currency system and the Chinese influence in this most important policy arena. China's concerns about its US Dollar reserves are being amplified by the low returns of some of its investments in the United States. Today's reserve currency system effectively results in China lending to the US at very low interest rates. China needs to diversify out of the Dollar and it is this monetary policy that will fundamentally change the global currency scenario. China has been supportive of the Euro since its creation and is also lending support to the IMF's special drawing rights. At the same time, Chinese policy targets the internationalisation of the Renminbi and with that the creation of a multi-polar monetary order.

Canvas LMS Course Design

Canvas LMS Course Design

Author: John Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2014

This book is intended for educators who want to use Canvas to enhance their teaching or for educators whose institution has adopted Canvas as its learning management system. Whether you are brand new to online learning or you are a seasoned expert, you will be able to master both the basic functions and the advanced features of Canvas with this book.

Pugwash Aloft

Pugwash Aloft

Author: John Ryan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/06/2012

Arcadia

Arcadia

Author: John Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2011