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Books by Jonathan Rees

Food Adulteration and Food Fraud

Food Adulteration and Food Fraud

Author: Jonathan Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2020

What do we really know about the food we eat? A firestorm of recent food-fraud cases - from the honey-laundering scandal in the USA, to the forty-year-old frozen `zombie' meat smuggled into China, to horsemeat passed off as beef in the UK - suggests fraudulent and intentional acts of food adulteration are on the rise. Jonathan Rees examines the complex causes and surprising effects of adulteration and fraud across the global food chain. Covering comestibles of all kinds from around the globe, Rees describes the different types of contamination, the role and effectiveness of government regulation and our willingness to ignore deception if the groceries we purchase are cheap or convenient. Pithy, punchy and cogent, Food Adulteration and Food Fraud offers an important insight into this vital problem with our consumption.

The Resilience Toolkit Powerful ways to thrive in blue-light services

The Resilience Toolkit Powerful ways to thrive in blue-light services

Author: Jonathan Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2019

Today's workplace is fast-paced, highly complex, and sometimes even life-threatening. Yet it is possible to thrive in the `pressure cooker' of modern work life. We all have the right to enjoy rather than just endure work. In the unpredictability of even the most challenging environments, the route to success and fulfilment at work is to build our resilience. This ground-breaking book provides a highly effective toolkit that will empower you to survive, thrive and flourish in the dynamic and fast-changing context of blue-light services. Discover how to: Be ready for the unexpected, feel calm and confident under pressure and avoid burnout Reduce stress and anxiety by understanding the essential components of a resilient work life Evaluate your own resilience factor with the Workplace Resilience Instrument Jonathan Rees shows us through bright examples and actionable exercises that we, too, can thrive under pressure. Our own resilient behaviors can be modeled to match the situations we face. Although reading about what makes people resilient can be insightful, Jonathan's battery of self-assessment tools provides the reader with specific feedback to be more effective and view adverse situations as opportunities more so than danger. Dr. Larry Mallak, Western Michigan University, Author of 'The Workplace Resilience Instrument (WRI)' This book represents the next stage of Jonathan's work and provides any senior leader in the public sector with an opportunity to learn and refresh the practical skills that will help them in these challenging roles. Whether you are a senior leader in policing, the NHS or elsewhere in the public sector I would recommend that you read this book and adopt its principles. I promise that it will help you to survive and thrive in the pressure cooker. Chief Superintendent Ian Wylie, Vice president, Police Superintendents' Association.

Before the Refrigerator How We Used to Get Ice

Before the Refrigerator How We Used to Get Ice

Author: Jonathan Rees Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans depended upon ice to stay cool and to keep their perishable foods fresh. Jonathan Rees tells the fascinating story of how people got ice before mechanical refrigeration came to the household. Drawing on newspapers, trade journals, and household advice books, Before the Refrigerator explains how Americans built a complex system to harvest, store, and transport ice to everyone who wanted it, even the very poor. Rees traces the evolution of the natural ice industry from its mechanization in the 1880s through its gradual collapse, which started after World War I. Meatpackers began experimenting with ice refrigeration to ship their products as early as the 1860s. Starting around 1890, large, bulky ice machines the size of small houses appeared on the scene, becoming an important source for the American ice supply. As ice machines shrunk, more people had access to better ice for a wide variety of purposes. By the early twentieth century, Rees writes, ice had become an essential tool for preserving perishable foods of all kinds, transforming what most people ate and drank every day. Reviewing all the inventions that made the ice industry possible and the way they worked together to prevent ice from melting, Rees demonstrates how technological systems can operate without a central controlling force. Before the Refrigerator is ideal for history of technology classes, food studies classes, or anyone interested in what daily life in the United States was like between 1880 and 1930.

Before the Refrigerator How We Used to Get Ice

Before the Refrigerator How We Used to Get Ice

Author: Jonathan Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans depended upon ice to stay cool and to keep their perishable foods fresh. Jonathan Rees tells the fascinating story of how people got ice before mechanical refrigeration came to the household. Drawing on newspapers, trade journals, and household advice books, Before the Refrigerator explains how Americans built a complex system to harvest, store, and transport ice to everyone who wanted it, even the very poor. Rees traces the evolution of the natural ice industry from its mechanization in the 1880s through its gradual collapse, which started after World War I. Meatpackers began experimenting with ice refrigeration to ship their products as early as the 1860s. Starting around 1890, large, bulky ice machines the size of small houses appeared on the scene, becoming an important source for the American ice supply. As ice machines shrunk, more people had access to better ice for a wide variety of purposes. By the early twentieth century, Rees writes, ice had become an essential tool for preserving perishable foods of all kinds, transforming what most people ate and drank every day. Reviewing all the inventions that made the ice industry possible and the way they worked together to prevent ice from melting, Rees demonstrates how technological systems can operate without a central controlling force. Before the Refrigerator is ideal for history of technology classes, food studies classes, or anyone interested in what daily life in the United States was like between 1880 and 1930.

Refrigeration Nation A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America

Refrigeration Nation A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America

Author: Jonathan Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2016

Only when the power goes off and food spoils do we truly appreciate how much we rely on refrigerators and freezers. In Refrigeration Nation, Jonathan Rees explores the innovative methods and gadgets that Americans have invented to keep perishable food cold-from cutting river and lake ice and shipping it to consumers for use in their iceboxes to the development of electrically powered equipment that ushered in a new age of convenience and health. As much a history of successful business practices as a history of technology, this book illustrates how refrigeration has changed the everyday lives of Americans and why it remains so important today. Beginning with the natural ice industry in 1806, Rees considers a variety of factors that drove the industry, including the point and product of consumption, issues of transportation, and technological advances. Rees also shows that how we obtain and preserve perishable food is related to our changing relationship with the natural world.

Refrigeration Nation A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America

Refrigeration Nation A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America

Author: Jonathan Rees Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2013

Only when the power goes off and food spoils do we truly appreciate how much we rely on refrigerators and freezers. In Refrigeration Nation, Jonathan Rees explores the innovative methods and gadgets that Americans have invented to keep perishable food cold-from cutting river and lake ice and shipping it to consumers for use in their iceboxes to the development of electrically powered equipment that ushered in a new age of convenience and health. As much a history of successful business practices as a history of technology, this book illustrates how refrigeration has changed the everyday lives of Americans and why it remains so important today. Beginning with the natural ice industry in 1806, Rees considers a variety of factors that drove the industry, including the point and product of consumption, issues of transportation, and technological advances. Rees also shows that how we obtain and preserve perishable food is related to our changing relationship with the natural world.

Managing the Mills Labor Policy in the American Steel Industry During the Nonunion Era

Managing the Mills Labor Policy in the American Steel Industry During the Nonunion Era

Author: Jonathan Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2003

Managing the Mills uses the steel industry between the years 1892 and 1937 as a case study in employer motivation for opposition to organized labor. No American industry was more successful in its efforts to keep unions out of its facilities during this period, and no industry was more vocal about its reasons for doing so. The book reconstructs the management culture of this industry and shows how it interacted with the economics of steelmaking to shape particular labor policies like the twelve-hour day, welfare capitalism and the use of spies in the workplace.

Managing the Mills Labor Policy in the American Steel Industry During the Nonunion Era

Managing the Mills Labor Policy in the American Steel Industry During the Nonunion Era

Author: Jonathan Rees Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2003

Managing the Mills uses the steel industry between the years 1892 and 1937 as a case study in employer motivation for opposition to organized labor. No American industry was more successful in its efforts to keep unions out of its facilities during this period, and no industry was more vocal about its reasons for doing so. The book reconstructs the management culture of this industry and shows how it interacted with the economics of steelmaking to shape particular labor policies like the twelve-hour day, welfare capitalism and the use of spies in the workplace.