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Books by John Wood

Computers

Computers

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

Bees

Bees

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

Worms

Worms

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

Immigration

Immigration

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

Spiders

Spiders

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

Plankton

Plankton

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2018

Volunteering & Activism

Volunteering & Activism

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2018

Mapping The Weather

Mapping The Weather

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Harry the Hamster Feels Happy

Harry the Hamster Feels Happy

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Freddie the Fox Feels Frightened

Freddie the Fox Feels Frightened

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2018

Relationships & Consent

Relationships & Consent

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2018

Ancient Astronomy, Modern Science, and Sacred Cosmology

Ancient Astronomy, Modern Science, and Sacred Cosmology

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Moviemaking Technology: 4D, Motion Capture and More

Moviemaking Technology: 4D, Motion Capture and More

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Medical Technology: Genomics, Growing Organs and More

Medical Technology: Genomics, Growing Organs and More

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Space Technology: Landers, Space Tourism, and More

Space Technology: Landers, Space Tourism, and More

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Gaming Technology: Streaming, VR and More

Gaming Technology: Streaming, VR and More

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Sports Technology: Cryotherapy, LED Courts, and More

Sports Technology: Cryotherapy, LED Courts, and More

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Travel Technology: Maglev Trains, Hovercraft and More

Travel Technology: Maglev Trains, Hovercraft and More

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Verner?s Pride

Verner?s Pride

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2018

Hardy Perennials

Hardy Perennials

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2018

Verner?s Pride

Verner?s Pride

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2018

Hardy Perennials

Hardy Perennials

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2018

People Who Help Us

People Who Help Us

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Moving Home

Moving Home

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Illness

Illness

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Feelings

Feelings

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Deserts

Deserts

Author: John Wood, Holly Duhig Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Source of the River Oxus

Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Source of the River Oxus

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Ancient Astronomy, Modern Science, and Sacred Cosmology

Ancient Astronomy, Modern Science, and Sacred Cosmology

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

Anita the Alligator Feels Angry

Anita the Alligator Feels Angry

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2017

Sam the Sloth Feels Sad

Sam the Sloth Feels Sad

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2017

Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers

Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers

Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Barwick Folly murders

The Barwick Folly murders

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2017

In his latest book, The Barwick Folly Murders Detective Chief Inspector Loveluck is confronted with a gruesome murder at the the Fish Tower. The murder victim is identified as a London hit man and Loveluck realises he is up against dangerous people. The investigation brings Loveluck and his team into conflict with the seemingly innocent Sherborne Monday night crowd. He turns his attention to, what he now learns, are three remaining London hit men. But still the Monday night mob continue to irritate him. This mix of cunning and violence tests Loveluck to the limit. And there are still three more follies....

Design for Micro-Utopias Making the Unthinkable Possible

Design for Micro-Utopias Making the Unthinkable Possible

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/09/2016

Everyone is already painfully aware of our predicament - ecological extinctions, dwindling fossil fuel reserves and economic chaos. The solutions are less obvious, despite the many opportunities that surround us. We have never had more access to resources, knowledge and technology but this is not the problem. What we lack most is creative thinking, fuelled by collective optimism. In a pragmatic world run by careerist experts this is hardly surprising. As voters and consumers we are trained to choose and complain, but not how to envisage what we really, really want. How can we design a better world unless we revive the art of dreaming? For without dreams we are lost. Perhaps it should be the duty of all citizens to imagine alternative futures; in effect, to think more like designers. After all, designers have always been dreamers, and have often found ways to realize their dreams. Design for Micro-Utopias does not advocate a single, monolithic Utopia. Rather, it invites readers to embrace a more pluralized and mercurial version of Thomas More's famous 1516 novel of the same name. It therefore encourages the proliferation of many 'micro-utopias' rather than one 'Utopia'. This requires a less negative, critical and rational approach. Referencing a wide range of philosophical thinking from Aristotle to the present day, western and eastern spiritual ideals, and scientific, biological and systems theory, John Wood offers remedies for our excessively individualistic, mechanistic and disconnected thinking, and asks whether a metadesign approach might bring about a new mode of governance. This is a daring idea. Ultimately, he reminds us that if we believe that we will never be able to design miracles we make it more likely that this is so. The first step is to turn the 'impossible' into the 'thinkable'.

Jock Sturges

Jock Sturges

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2016

Immigration

Immigration

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Dino Valls: Ex Picturis II Paintings 2000-2014

Dino Valls: Ex Picturis II Paintings 2000-2014

Author: John Wood, Steven Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2016

Hand of Glory

Hand of Glory

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/12/2015

When three bodies are discovered in hotel bedrooms, Inspector Loveluck begins a complicated investigation which involves pagan rituals and the secrets of a dynasty and its inheritance. When the 'Psychic Fair and Witches Exhibition' rolls into Sherborne bringing Psychics, Witches and thousands of the public in its wake, a story going back twenty five years begins to unfold and forces from the warring factions of Sherborne Witches and New Forest Witches whose feuding goes back hundreds of years line up against each other giving Loveluck new headaches and taking him and his team into unfamiliar territory. This second of the Loveluck mysteries once again pitches the team against clever adversaries who will stop at nothing.

Hardy Perennials and Old-Fashioned Garden Flowers - Describing the Most Desirable Plants for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies, Including Foliage as Well as Flowering Plants

Hardy Perennials and Old-Fashioned Garden Flowers - Describing the Most Desirable Plants for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies, Including Foliage as Well as Flowering Plants

Author: John Wood Format: eBook Release Date: 22/10/2015

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Source of the River Oxus

Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Source of the River Oxus

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Ancient Astronomy, Modern Science, and Sacred Cosmology

Ancient Astronomy, Modern Science, and Sacred Cosmology

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Ordinary Lives Extraordinary Mission

Ordinary Lives Extraordinary Mission

Author: John Wood Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2012

These are difficult times for the Catholic Church and the United States of America. There is only one solution to the problems we face... saints! Becoming a saint is a choice, and we must begin choosing the saint within each of us. The biggest crisis of our time is not ecomomic, health care, or vocations, but is an identity crisis. We have forgotten our mission to become saints and forgotten our story as Catholics. We must rediscover that mission and hold each other accountable to accepting responsibility for that mission. Business as usual is not going to cut it. We need heroic Catholicism. We must stop talking, and start walking... stop crying, and start sweating... stop defining ourselves by our sins, and start realizing we are saints in the making! Everything we need to accomplish our mission is in the Church... but the Catholic Church is a sleeping giant. It is time we wake the sleeping giant! This book is a five step guide to choosing the saint within you. The world doesn t need another John Paul II or Mother Teresa. The world needs YOU. Your ordinary life has an extraordinary purpose.

The Most Remarkable Woman in England Poison, Celebrity and the Trials of Beatrice Pace

The Most Remarkable Woman in England Poison, Celebrity and the Trials of Beatrice Pace

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2012

This book offers the first in-depth study of one of the most gripping trials of inter-war Britain, that of farmer's wife Beatrice Pace for the arsenic murder of her husband. A riveting tale from the golden age of press sensationalism, the book offers insights into the era's justice system, gender debates and celebrity culture. Based on extensive research, it locates the Pace saga in the vibrant world of 1920s press reporting and illuminates a forgotten chapter in the history of civil liberties by considering the debates the case raised about police powers and the legal system. Spanning settings from the Pace's lonely cottage in the Forest of Dean to the House of Commons and using sources ranging from meticulous detective reports to heartfelt admirers' letters, The most remarkable woman in England combines serious scholarship with vivid storytelling to bring to life the extraordinary lives of ordinary people between the wars. -- .

The Most Remarkable Woman in England Poison, Celebrity and the Trials of Beatrice Pace

The Most Remarkable Woman in England Poison, Celebrity and the Trials of Beatrice Pace

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2012

This book offers the first in-depth study of one of the most gripping trials of inter-war Britain, that of farmer's wife Beatrice Pace for the arsenic murder of her husband. A riveting tale from the golden age of press sensationalism, the book offers insights into the era's justice system, gender debates and celebrity culture. Based on extensive research, it locates the Pace saga in the vibrant world of 1920s press reporting and illuminates a forgotten chapter in the history of civil liberties by considering the debates the case raised about police powers and the legal system. Spanning settings from the Paces' lonely cottage in the Forest of Dean to the House of Commons and using sources ranging from meticulous detective reports to heartfelt admirers' letters, The most remarkable woman in England combines serious scholarship with vivid storytelling to bring to life the extraordinary lives of ordinary people between the wars. -- .

Reactivity of Solids

Reactivity of Solids

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

This vo1ume contains all the papers presented at the 8th International Symposium on the Reactivity of Solids. The Symposium, the 1a test of aseries started in 1948, was held at Cha1mers University of Techno10gy, Goteborg, Sweden, between June 14th and June 19, 1976. This was the second occasion on which a symposium in this series had been held in Goteborg. On the first occasion, in 1952, the Symposium was arranged by Professor J. Arvid Hedva11, the pioneering scientist in the fie1d of Solid State Chemistry, Profes- sor at Cha1mers University since 1929 and one of those responsib1e for promoting the ear1y symposia of this series. It was a cause of regret to his friends and co11eagues that he died in the interval between the venue for the Eighth Symposium being announced and the meeting taking p1ace. In memory of Arvid Hedva11, an exhibition of his books and writings was arranged and put on display for the ben- efit of participants in the Symposium. The Symposium comprised 112 papers, about 60% of those or~g~n- a11y submitted, and was attended by approximate1y 250 participants from all over the wor1d. For the first time in the series, papers were presented in two forms, in over1apping but not parallel ses- sions. Approximate1y one half of the papers were presented in the form of a poster display. For these, each paper was disp1ayed for 10nger periods to a110w for all the material to be digested.

Judgment Day The Rise of the Dragon and the Beasts

Judgment Day The Rise of the Dragon and the Beasts

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/2011

Judgment Day The Rise of the Dragon and the Beasts

Judgment Day The Rise of the Dragon and the Beasts

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2011

Level 3: Leaving Microsoft to Change the World Book and MP3 Pack

Level 3: Leaving Microsoft to Change the World Book and MP3 Pack

Author: John Wood Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 09/03/2011

'Penguin Readers' are edited into simplified text together with audio CD recordings containing the full simplified text. They are ideal for all English language students.

Level 3: Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

Level 3: Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/02/2011

In 1998 John Wood worked for Microsoft in Australia. He was a busy, successful man. Then he went on vacation to Nepal and visited a school in a Himalayan village, this changed his life. He helped the school and decided to change the World! He started the charity 'Room to Read'...

Woody's World Turns Left...into Australia

Woody's World Turns Left...into Australia

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/12/2009

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2009

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2009

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2009

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2009

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2009

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Memoir of Henry Wilkes, D.D., LL.D. His Life and Times

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World An Entrepreneur's Quest to Educate the World's Children

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World An Entrepreneur's Quest to Educate the World's Children

Author: John Wood Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2008

In 1998 John Wood was a rising executive at Microsoft . Then a trip to Nepal inspired him to set up schools and libraries in the developing world. Fuelled by the same drive that made him a top executive, Wood took his business acumen into the charity sector and created Room to Read, a stunningly effective organisation that has created a network of more than 2,000 schools and libraries throughout Asia and Africa in only six years. Leaving Microsoft to Change the World chronicles John Wood's incredible journey, his first years at Microsoft, his life-changing decision to leave, and the adventure that followed. Wood shares the methods he uses to manage Room to Read, taken from the boardroom of one of the world's most influential companies and applied successfully in a very different setting. His story is an inspirational example of how to create success on your own terms and change your world. After earning an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management, John Wood joined Microsoft in 1991. He quickly ascended to become Microsoft's director of business development in China and the surrounding regions. In 1999, he founded Room to Read, a charity that promotes literacy throughout the developing world. He lives in San Francisco.

Design for Micro-Utopias Making the Unthinkable Possible

Design for Micro-Utopias Making the Unthinkable Possible

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/2007

Everyone is already painfully aware of our predicament - ecological extinctions, dwindling fossil fuel reserves and economic chaos. The solutions are less obvious, despite the many opportunities that surround us. We have never had more access to resources, knowledge and technology but this is not the problem. What we lack most is creative thinking, fuelled by collective optimism. In a pragmatic world run by careerist experts this is hardly surprising. As voters and consumers we are trained to choose and complain, but not how to envisage what we really, really want. How can we design a better world unless we revive the art of dreaming? For without dreams we are lost. Perhaps it should be the duty of all citizens to imagine alternative futures; in effect, to think more like designers. After all, designers have always been dreamers, and have often found ways to realize their dreams. Design for Micro-Utopias does not advocate a single, monolithic Utopia. Rather, it invites readers to embrace a more pluralized and mercurial version of Thomas More's famous 1516 novel of the same name. It therefore encourages the proliferation of many 'micro-utopias' rather than one 'Utopia'. This requires a less negative, critical and rational approach. Referencing a wide range of philosophical thinking from Aristotle to the present day, western and eastern spiritual ideals, and scientific, biological and systems theory, John Wood offers remedies for our excessively individualistic, mechanistic and disconnected thinking, and asks whether a metadesign approach might bring about a new mode of governance. This is a daring idea. Ultimately, he reminds us that if we believe that we will never be able to design miracles we make it more likely that this is so. The first step is to turn the 'impossible' into the 'thinkable'.

The Photographic Arts

The Photographic Arts

Author: John Wood Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/1997

Included in this seminal work are essays on the western American daguerreotype, contemporary daguerreotypy, the American autochrome, the art of the cyanotype, European pictorialism, and American symbolism in photography. Wood's fresh use of the diaries and journals of gold field miners and his penetrating vision of the near extermination of indigenous peoples - the American holocaust - enable him to contrast between the reality and the mythology manifested in the faces of the photographed participants. His equally ingenious view of American symbolist photography and the primary myth to which most of this work refers, the Grail Quest, leads him to some striking conclusions in the context of Visions of Spirituality and Desire. His survey both of the history of the cyanotype process and of a contemporary practitioner, his dissenting opinion of the controlling influence of Alfred Stieglitz on the pictorialist movement, and his groundbreaking view of the autochrome process in America are still other important and unique contributions to the field of photographic history.