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Electrophosphorescent Materials and Devices

Electrophosphorescent Materials and Devices

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2020

101 Facts You Didn't Know About Space

101 Facts You Didn't Know About Space

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Did you know a compost heap generates as much energy as the Sun? Or that dung beetles use the Milky Way to navigate? Maybe you have not been into space but if you have then you will know that astronauts have feet as soft as babies! 101 Space Facts You Didn't Know (Note : Have we confirmed this title?) takes you on a wild journey around the Universe bringing you facts galore. Whether you are a space enthusiast or a newcomer you will find plenty of facts in here to keep you amused and entertained.

Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines

Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The Philippines is a fascinating example of a poor country democracy where issues of economic development and poverty, political participation and stability, as well as ethnicity and migration are crucial. The Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines provides a comprehensive overview of the current political, economic, social, and cultural issues of the country. The Handbook is divided into the following four sections concentrating on a different aspect of the Philippines: domestic politics; foreign relations; economics and social policy; cultures and movements. In terms of domestic politics, chapters discuss clientelism, bossism, dynasties, pork barrel and corruption as well as institutions - the presidency, congress, the judiciary, the civil service, political parties, and civilian-military relations. The Philippines is confronted with many overseas challenges, with the foreign relations section focused on the country's relationship with China, Japan, and the USA as well as assessing the impact of the Filipino diaspora community around the world. Regarding economics and social policy, authors examine industrial policy, capital flight, microfinance, technocracy, economic nationalism, poverty, social welfare programs, and livelihoods. The final section on Philippine cultures and movements highlights issues of customs, gender, religion, and nationalism while also examining various social and political forces - the peasantry, the middle class, indigenous peoples, NGOs, the left, trade unionism, the women's movement, and major insurgencies. Written by leading experts in the field, the Handbook provides students, scholars, and policymakers of Southeast Asia with an interdisciplinary resource on the evolving politics, society, and economics of the Philippines.

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Exploring Outer Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Exploring Outer Space

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2020

Imagine journeying millions of kilometres into deep space! But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science. This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand why the speed of light matters, how to communicate in binary and how dust can turn into a planet. Discover a Martian volcano and what happens when meteorites smash into Earth or the Moon - and lots, lots more! This book is part of the Space Science series; the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what' and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond! Space Science covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations. For readers aged 9+ Titles in this series: Science for Exploring Outer Space Science for Looking into Space Science for Rocketing into Space Science for Surviving in Space

101 Facts You Didn't Know About Space

101 Facts You Didn't Know About Space

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Did you know a compost heap generates as much energy as the Sun? Or that dung beetles use the Milky Way to navigate? Maybe you have not been into space but if you have then you will know that astronauts have feet as soft as babies! 101 Space Facts You Didn't Know takes you on a wild journey around the Universe bringing you facts galore. Whether you are a space enthusiast or a newcomer you will find plenty of facts in here to keep you amused and entertained.

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Rocketing into Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Rocketing into Space

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Imagine building a rocket and blasting off into space! But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science. This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand why gravity matters, and how to power a rocket and land safely back on Earth. Discover why rockets are rocket-shaped and what happens when you create a chemical reaction - and lots, lots more! This book is part of the Space Science series, which covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations. Space Science is the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what', and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily-available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond! For readers aged 9+ Titles in this series: Science for Exploring Space Science for Looking Into Space Science for Rocketing Into Space Science for Surviving in Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Surviving in Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Surviving in Space

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Imagine living on an alien planet! But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science. This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand how force fields help us, why taking a shower is space is tricky and how tiny specs of space dust can be deadly. Discover why insulation is important and what would happen if you went out into space without a spacesuit - and lots, lots more! This book is part of the Space Science series, which covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations. Space Science is the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what', and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond! For readers aged 9+ Titles in this series: Science for Exploring Space Science for Looking Into Space Science for Rocketing Into Space Science for Surviving in Space

Disputed Decisions of World War II

Disputed Decisions of World War II

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

A former Harvard professor of decision science and game theory draws on those disciplines in this review of controversial strategic and tactical decisions of World War II. Allied leadership-although outstanding in many ways-sometimes botched what now is termed meta-decision making or deciding how to decide. Operation Jubilee, a single-division amphibious raid on Dieppe in August 1942, illustrates the pitfalls of groupthink. Prior to the invasion of North Africa in November, American and British leaders fell victim to the planning fallacy, going in with rosy expectations for easily achievable objectives. In the conquest of Sicily, they violated the millennia-old principle of command unity-now re-endorsed and elaborated on by modern theorists. Had Allied tacticians understood the game-theoretic significance of the terrain and conditions for success at Anzio, they might well not have and landed two-plus divisions there to fight a months-long stalemate in the first half of 1944.

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Looking Into Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Looking Into Space

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

Imagine looking into the farthest reaches of the Universe! But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science. This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand why spinning and orbiting matter, how to find an alien world and why the Sun is such an important star. Discover what happens to light in a spectroscope and build your own telescope - and lots, lots more! This book is part of the Space Science series; the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what' and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond! Space Science covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations. For readers aged 9+. Titles in this series: Science for Exploring Space Science for Looking Into Space Science for Rocketing Into Space Science for Surviving in Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Looking Into Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Looking Into Space

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Imagine looking into the farthest reaches of the Universe! But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science. This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand why spinning and orbiting matter, how to find an alien world and why the Sun is such an important star. Discover what happens to light in a spectroscope and build your own telescope - and lots, lots more! Space Science is the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what', and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond! This book is part of the Space Science series, which covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations. For readers aged 9+.

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Exploring Outer Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Exploring Outer Space

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Imagine journeying millions of kilometres into deep space! But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science. This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand why the speed of light matters, how to communicate in binary and how dust can turn into a planet. Discover a Martian volcano and what happens when meteorites smash into Earth or the Moon - and lots, lots more! Space Science is the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what', and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond! This book is part of the Space Science series, which covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations. For readers aged 9+ Titles in this series: Science for Exploring Outer Space Science for Looking into Space Science for Rocketing into Space Science for Surviving in Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Rocketing into Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Rocketing into Space

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2019

Imagine building a rocket and blasting off into space! But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science. This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand why gravity matters, and how to power a rocket and land safely back on Earth. Discover why rockets are rocket-shaped and what happens when you create a chemical reaction - and lots, lots more! Space Science is the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what', and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily-available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond! This book is part of the Space Science series, which covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations. For readers aged 9+

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Surviving in Space

Space Science: STEM in Space: Science for Surviving in Space

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2019

Imagine living on an alien planet! But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science. This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand how force fields help us, why taking a shower is space is tricky and how tiny specs of space dust can be deadly. Discover why insulation is important and what would happen if you went out into space without a spacesuit - and lots, lots more! Space Science is the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what', and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond! This book is part of the Space Science series, which covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations. For readers aged 9+

El Greco und ich

El Greco und ich

Author: Mark Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2018

Es ist der Sommer 1968, J. J. und sein bester Freund Tony "e;El Greco"e; Papadakis sind zehn und unzertrennlich. Ihr geheimes Revier ist der Hafen einer stillgelegten Konservenfabrik - hier konnen sie unbemerkt geklaute Zigaretten rauchen, den Mowen nachschauen und Plane fur die Zukunft schmieden. Und von dem Tag traumen, an dem sie endlich den gewaltigen Pazifik sehen werden (denn der Atlantik ist im Vergleich nur eine Pfutze). Immer ofter jedoch gratscht die Realitat in die jugendlichen Traume; und wahrend eines Roadtrips entlang der Ostkuste zeigt sich den Jungen eine bisher ungekannte Seite der USA, die ihren Blick auf das Leben und die Menschen fur immer verandert. Woodstock und die erste Mondlandung, Rassenunruhen und der Vietnamkrieg bilden den Hintergrund zu diesem oft unwiderstehlich komischen, zuweilen herzzerreiend traurigen Roman ber zwei Freunde, deren groe Prfung erst noch bevorsteht.

Enough Said

Enough Said

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2017 How do we discuss serious ideas in the age of 24-hour news? What was rhetoric in the past and what should it be now? And what does Islamic State have in common with Donald Trump? We've never had more information or more opportunity to debate the issues of the day. Yet the relationship between politicians, the media and the public is characterised by suspicion, mistrust and apathy. What has gone wrong? Enough Said reveals how political, social and technological change has transformed our political landscape - and how we talk about the issues that affect us all. Political rhetoric has become stale and the mistrust of politicians has made voters flock to populists who promise authenticity, honesty and truth instead of spin, evasiveness and lies. Featuring Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin, Tony Blair and George Osborne, Silvio Berlusconi and many more star performers, Enough Said shows how public language is losing its power, and how an ominous gap is opening between the governed and those who govern. The result of decades of first-hand experience of politics and media, this is an essential, brilliant diagnosis of what we should stop doing and what we should start doing in order to reinvigorate Western democracy.

Bomber: The Whole Story

Bomber: The Whole Story

Author: Mark Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2017