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Tom Smith - Author

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Books by Tom Smith

Firework Displays: Explosive Entertainment A Guide to Getting the Most from Your Firework Displays for Designers, Firers and Event Organisers

Firework Displays: Explosive Entertainment A Guide to Getting the Most from Your Firework Displays for Designers, Firers and Event Organisers

Author: Tom Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2018

This new book, with over 180 illustrations and over 50 tables of data, is designed for firework display firers, designers and organisers of outdoor events. From the enthusiastic amateur firer who wants to get the most from the legally available fireworks, all the way up to the seasoned professional, this book will benefit those needing more information about the ways professionals plan and use fireworks to the greatest effect.Dr. Smith's book covers the areas of: ? Ancient and modern history of firework displays ? Types and effects of fireworks ? Types of displays most commonly used today ? Newly created diagrams of firework types and effects, from both an aesthetic and safety point of viewSpecific sections on: ? Display safety, risk assessment and fallout issues ? Planning and rigging of the display site ? Research on mortar rack safety ? Display design philosophies and choosing the appropriate fireworks ? Colour theory and synchronisation of fireworks to music ? Electric firing ? Legal issues, international standards and environmental effects ? Case studies of displays, large and small ? Future developments in fireworks and displays ? What happens when things do not go to plan.

Poet Steals Headlines

Poet Steals Headlines

Author: Tom Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2018

Taking off from actual headlines from a variety of scandal sheets, tabloids, and even the New York Times, Tom Smith has created original poems with humor, irony, satire, whimsy, fantasy, and even some sensuality, featuring such characters (or creatures) as Steven Spielberg, Liberace, a talking fish in the Bronx, and an escaped ape in Boston.

One for My Baby

One for My Baby

Author: Tom Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2015

This is the story of Frank Sinatra with a twist: an account of his life and art from an unconventional point of view - his prodigious appetite for alcohol. There are more than enough tales and anecdotes to make a compelling case that his fondness for booze was an integral element of his character, his lifestyle, his marriages and extramarital relationships and his creative output. The book doubles as a practical cocktail manual, containing over fifty recipes for preparing the fancy drinks associated with the singer and his entourage, as well as providing information on some of his personal drinking lore and traditions he followed or inspired. There are accounts of Sinatra's favourite watering holes and profiles of famous drinking buddies, such as Humphrey Bogart, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Mike Romanoff and Joe E. Lewis, and a selection of drinking stories. The book opens with a consideration of his most enduring persona, the Last Saloon Singer, and ends with the Rat Pack. In between there are chapters on classic bourbon drinks, Sinatra's especial partiality to Jack Daniel's and Martinis, exotic booze combinations, hangover remedies and the people who kept him company through the wee small hours.

One for My Baby Cocktails with Frank Sinatra

One for My Baby Cocktails with Frank Sinatra

Author: Tom Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2015

The book introduces us to Sinatra's life and art seen from an unconventional point of view: Ol Blue Eyes prodigious appetite for alcohol. Drinking was an integral part of his character, his lifestyle and (by extension) his creative output. This book also functions as a practical cocktail manual, containing more than 30 detailed recipes for preparing and presenting fancy drinks he was known to enjoy himself; as well as providing information on some of Sinatra s own personal drinking lore and some of the traditions he followed or inspired. There are also accounts of some of his favorite watering holes (from legendary saloons such as Toots Shor s and Jilly s to Villa Capri or Monte s Venetian Room), profiles of famous drinking buddies (such as Humphrey Bogart or Mike Romanoff) and a selection of drinking stories. The book begins with an essay looking at the role drink played throughout his life and ends with a consideration of his most enduring persona The Last Saloon Singer. In between there are chapters on Classic Bourbon drinks, the Martini, Exotic Booze, Hangover Remedies and The Rat Pack.

The Unique Grief of Suicide Questions and Hope

The Unique Grief of Suicide Questions and Hope

Author: Tom Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2013

The Unique Grief of Suicide Questions and Hope

The Unique Grief of Suicide Questions and Hope

Author: Tom Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2013

Drumore Echoes, Stories from Upstream

Drumore Echoes, Stories from Upstream

Author: Tom Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2011

Drumore Echoes, Stories from Upstream

Drumore Echoes, Stories from Upstream

Author: Tom Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2011

Firework Displays: Explosive Entertainment A Guide to Getting the Most from Your Firework Displays for Designers, Firers and Event Organisers

Firework Displays: Explosive Entertainment A Guide to Getting the Most from Your Firework Displays for Designers, Firers and Event Organisers

Author: Tom Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2011

This new book, with over 180 illustrations and over 50 tables of data, is designed for firework display firers, designers and organisers of outdoor events. From the enthusiastic amateur firer who wants to get the most from the legally available fireworks, all the way up to the seasoned professional, this book will benefit those needing more information about the ways professionals plan and use fireworks to the greatest effect. Dr. Smith's book covers the areas of: ? Ancient and modern history of firework displays ? Types and effects of fireworks ? Types of displays most commonly used today ? Newly created diagrams of firework types and effects, from both an aesthetic and safety point of view Specific sections on: ? Display safety, risk assessment and fallout issues ? Planning and rigging of the display site ? Research on mortar rack safety ? Display design philosophies and choosing the appropriate fireworks ? Colour theory and synchronisation of fireworks to music ? Electric firing ? Legal issues, international standards and environmental effects ? Case studies of displays, large and small ? Future developments in fireworks and displays ? What happens when things do not go to plan

Tom Smith's Cricket Umpiring And Scoring Laws of Cricket (2000 Code 4th Edition 2010)

Tom Smith's Cricket Umpiring And Scoring Laws of Cricket (2000 Code 4th Edition 2010)

Author: Tom Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2011

The essential and fully revised guide to interpreting the Laws of Cricket. Tom Smith first wrote his guide for umpires and scorers in 1980. Since then, his indispensable guide has gone through six fully-revised editions. The 'new' Tom Smith is the first to be fully redesigned and updated for the 21st century. Its publication coincides with international recognition that there should be one universal standard for the training of umpires whatever country they operate in. The 'new' Tom Smith incorporates the full 2000 Code of the Laws of Cricket with subsequent amendments as ratified by the MCC and international and national cricket bodies. The freshly drawn diagrams are easy to follow and will be of value not only to umpires and scorers, but to all lovers of the game of cricket. As Richie Benaud, the great Australian cricketer and commentator, has said, he never goes without his copy of 'Tom Smith'. Nor should any spectator who wishes to feel fully qualified in discussing the application of the Laws of Cricket to the game. David Lloyd says, 'Tom Smith is just as valuable a piece of kit as Hawkeye, Snicko and Hotspot in the Sky Sports commentary box, its interpretation of the Laws of the game is the first thing we turn to regarding decisions. it's a must-have alongside the Laws of cricket.'

Discovery of the Americas, 1492-1800

Discovery of the Americas, 1492-1800

Author: Tom Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2009

In 1492, Christopher Columbus led an expedition sponsored by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain to find the passage to the west to the riches of India. Instead, he discovered the islands of present-day Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Columbus' voyage inspired others to venture west to the Americas in search of wealth and exploration. Other expeditions, undertaken by such explorers as Amerigo Vespucci, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Hernando de Soto, and George Vancouver, changed life in both hemispheres. Discovery of the Americas, 1492-1800, Revised Edition tells the stories of explorers whose travels made major contributions to world history. Coverage of this title includes: Vasco Nunez de Balboa's sighting of the Pacific Ocean in 1513; Hernan Cortes's conquest of present-day Mexico and how his letters to Charles V taught; European people about Aztec civilization; Francisco Pizarro's claim of the area that is now Peru for Spain in the early 16th century; and, the establishment of missions in present-day California by Father Junipero Serra during the late 18th century.

Going Loco

Going Loco

Author: Tom Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Author of the bestselling A Seaside Practice...Picking up from where his first memoir left off, Dr Tom is back with more of his gloriously eccentric stories. Still based as a locum in his beloved Scottish highlands, he now takes time out from the surgery for stints as a medical researcher, travelling wherever he is called, from Rio to Miami, Vienna to Buenos Aires. Part memoir, part travelogue, Going Loco takes us on a dizzying journey around the medical world - from the challenge of a make-shift surgery in the African bush, to the terror of smuggling beagles into Amsterdam on behalf of a global pharmaceutical company. We encounter extraordinary characters on the way - impossible patients, brave souls and more than a smattering of crazy doctors. Going Loco is a gripping read, full of the colour and charm of Dr Tom's previous book - this young doctor on the move is great company.

Going Loco Further Adventures of a Scottish Country Doctor

Going Loco Further Adventures of a Scottish Country Doctor

Author: Tom Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Picking up from where bestselling A Seaside Practice left off, Dr Tom Smith is back with more of his gloriously eccentric stories. This time, as a young locum and medical researcher, he goes much further afield. Although based in his beloved Scottish highlands, he now has to travel wherever he is called, from Rio to Jerusalem, Vienna to Singapore. Part memoir, part travelogue, Going Loco takes us on a dizzying journey around the medical world - from the challenge of a make-shift surgery in the African bush, to the terror of smuggling beagles into Amsterdam on behalf of a global pharmaceutical company. We encounter extraordinary characters on the way - impossible patients, brave souls and more than a smattering of crazy doctors. Going Loco is a gripping read, full of the colour and charm of Dr Tom's previous book - this young doctor on the move is great company.

Seaside Practice Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor

Seaside Practice Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor

Author: Tom Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/12/2008

When he arrives to take up his first posting as a GP in Collintrae, a small fishing village on the West coast of Scotland, young Tom Smith isn't quite sure what to expect. Certainly, nothing in his medical training could have prepared him for what he finds - a baker with nine lives, Mad Maggie in the River Muck, and a gaggle of giggling nuns, to name but a few of the extraordinary cases that he comes up against in his first few years there. Heartwarming, gloriously eccentric, Dr Tom's stories will touch everyone with their easy comic charm. They capture the beauty of the Scottish lowlands, the joys and sorrows of its inhabitants, and the richly rewarding experiences of life as a Scottish country doctor. Whoever thought that a job could be so wildly unpredictable -

The Northern Isles Orkney and Shetland Sea Kayaking

The Northern Isles Orkney and Shetland Sea Kayaking

Author: Tom Smith, Chris Jex Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/03/2007

Their relative isolation, stunning scenery and Norse history make Orkney and Shetland a very special place. For the sea kayaker island archipelagos are particularly rewarding ...none more so than these. Illustrated with superb colour photographs and useful maps throughout, this book is a practical guide to help you select and plan trips. It will provide inspiration for future voyages and a souvenir of journeys undertaken. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, this book does much to stimulate interest in the environment. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history, geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals.

Jack's Beans A Five Year Diary

Jack's Beans A Five Year Diary

Author: Tom Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2007

Discovery of the Americas, 1492-1800

Discovery of the Americas, 1492-1800

Author: Tom Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2005

Interesting topics Include: Books and printing in the age of Columbus; The Inca Empire; The horse in North America; The legend of El Dorado; The Nootka Convention; The Pueblo Revolt; The role of California missions.

Waiting on Pentecost

Waiting on Pentecost

Author: Tom Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/1999