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Something isn't going quite right for the Sherwood Strikers. Richest side in the League, packed with star players - and wallowing down near the bottom of the table. Is the answer really to bring in a mantra-chanting American football trainer from the States who thinks soccer is a game that's had its day? Veteran manager Joss Morecombe is a hard man to face up to, but he seems to have given up caring. Has he lost his touch? In a barnstorming climax, Morecombe's young players take matters into their own hands, with exciting results...
This aspirational, near-reality series carries a sly slant on recognisable names, faces and issues from the world of football, providing the glitz and excitement of the Premier League.'
From 1988 to 2017 David Ross was the Highland Correspondent of The Herald. His patch stretched from the Mull of Kintyre in the south to the Shetland island of Unst in the north; and from St Kilda, in the West, to the whisky country of Speyside in the east. From his home on the Black Isle he covered all the big stories, from the fight against a nuclear waste dump in Caithness to plans to remove half a mountain on the island of Harris. He helped the first community land buyout in modern times in Assynt, covered in depth the anti-toll campaign on the Skye Bridge, the efforts to save Gaelic and protect ferry services. In Highland Herald he reflects on the important issues which affected the Highlands and Islands during his time. He tells how his late father-in-law, the Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean, helped him. He had never written in depth about Sorley when he was alive, as it would have been `excruciatingly embarrassing for both of us', but does so now.
From abandoned structures that have long ceased to take you anywhere to today's feats of engineering, Bridges is a pictorial celebration of 150 suspension bridges, iron bridges, stone bridges, aqueducts, viaducts, railway bridges, footbridges and rope bridges. Organised in sections such as abandoned bridges, classic bridges and superstructures, the book contains an immense range of wooden, stone, iron, steel and concrete bridges. There are tiny village bridges and vast bridges, narrow bridges and motorway-wide bridges, bridges that act as dams and bridges that support buildings, covered bridges, famous bridges and little-known gems. From San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge to the 21st century Millau Viaduct in France - the tallest bridge in the world, from the Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain, to farmers still building bamboo bridges, the book draws examples from all over the world. Ranging from the Rocky Mountains to Siberia and Iran, a picture emerges of not only how new technologies have made it possible for bridges to be built, but also how bridges have themselves been catalysts for social change. And when they have been abandoned, such as in former gold rush towns, these bridges tell their own stories of how the world moves on. Presented in a landscape format and with 150 outstanding colour photographs, Bridges is a stunning collection of images.
From early jets to the F-22 Raptor, from the Centurion A41 tank to the Bradley M2, from aircraft carriers to nuclear submarines, Military Aircraft, Tanks & Warships Visual Encyclopedia is a fascinating guide to aircraft, tanks and ships from the beginning of the Cold War to the present day. Arranged by type and then chronologically within each type, each entry or variant is illustrated with an excellent full-colour artwork, showing in great detail its characteristics and markings, and completed with an informative caption and technical specifications. Ranging from the Korean War to Vietnam, from India and Pakistan to the Arab-Israeli conflict, from the Falklands to Afghanistan and Iraq, the book includes main battle tanks, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, amphibious tanks, fighter jets, interceptors, bombers, transport aircraft, Stealth bombers, aircraft carriers, destroyers and submarines. With 850 outstanding colour artworks, Military Aircraft, Tanks & Warships Visual Encyclopedia is an authoritatively researched book that will appeal to anyone with an interest in modern military technology.
British indie drama telling the story of the intense and destructive relationship between two teenagers who first meet on a suicide website. Obsessive-compulsive Nikko (Harry Treadaway) and beautiful loose cannon Stevie (Emma Booth) embark on a rollercoaster relationship that ultimately distances Nikko from his life, his friends and his obsession with bird-spotting.
The Scots-English English-Scots Dictionary is a fascinating and up-to-date guide to the language that developed alongside English in the northern parts of the British Isles. As well as including such well-known words as dreich, sassenach, kirk and kittle, it contains thousands of the other words that have enriched Scotland's cultural heritage over the centuries.
A student of Plato and a teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle is one of the towering figures in Western thought. A brilliant thinker with wide-ranging interests, he wrote important works in physics, biology, poetry, politics, morality, metaphysics, and ethics. In the Nicomachean Ethics, which he is said to have dedicated to his son Nicomachus, Aristotle's guiding question is what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness. "Happiness," he wrote, "is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world." But he means not something we feel, not an emotion, but rather an especially good kind of life . Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both ones that contribute to our flourishing as members of a community, and ones that allow us to engage in god-like contemplation. Contemporary ethical writings on the role and importance of the moral virtues such as courage and justice have drawn inspiration from this work, which also contains important discussions on responsibility, practical reasoning, and on the role of friendship in creating the best life. This new edition combines David Ross's classic translation, lightly revised by Lesley Brown, with a new and invaluable introduction and explanatory notes. A glossary of key terms and comprehensive index, as well as a fully updated bibliography, add further value to this exceptional new edition. Features * This new edition of one of the founding texts of moral philosophy combines David Ross's classic translation, lightly revised by Lesley Brown, with a new and invaluable introduction and notes to aid readers in their understanding of Aristotle's intricate arguments. * Widely admired translation, sparingly revised to retain its qualities while paying special attention to key terms, enhancing understanding, eliminating unintentional ambiguity, and incorporating the latest scholarly thinking. * Invaluable introduction covers Aristotl
There is glamour, excitement and great satisfaction in being a young star footballer. Thomas Headley's skills have made him a national hero. But magic feet on the pitch don't prevent injuries. And family problems can happen to anyone. As Thomas' younger brother becomes a rising star for England Juniors, Thomas has to confront injury, family disruption and a vicious case of professional jealousy. Even as Thomas fights for the form that will keep him in the side, he finds himself branded a thief. Someone is out to get him...
The emergence of the submarine in 1914 as a major strategic weapon was swift and unexpected. On 5 September 1914, a British light cruiser, HMS Pathfinder, was sunk by the German submarine U-21, becoming the first victim of a free-fired torpedo. The basis of naval warfare had been changed forever. Submarines offers a highly illustrated guide to all the main classes of submarines to be used in naval warfare from the beginning of World War I to the present day. Divided by era, campaign and country, the book includes sections on submarine forces in 1914, technical developments during the 1930s, the Atlantic convoy war during World War II, Soviet submarine development during the Cold War, the introduction of nuclear-powered submarines, submarines of the Falklands War, and the latest ICBM carriers. Special emphasis is given to the U-Boats of World War II, arranged by flotilla. All the main types are included, from the World War I-era German U-1 and British F-class, through the Type VII U-boats and US Gato class of World War II, and coming up-to-date with the latest missile submarines, such as HMS Astute, USS Virginia, the Russian Borei class, the Chinese Shang class and the INS Arihant.
One day lighthouses stand watchfully over serene waters, the next they are bombarded with waves. They can look out on the world's most spectacular views, adjoin a community or be placed in some of the most desolate locations. They witness the most extremes of weather, from heavenly sunsets to being encased in ice. To seafarers they are guiding lights in dangerous waters, but, once abandoned and rusting, they acquire a spooky air of mystery. Lighthouses celebrates 150 structures and the stunning vistas surrounding them. Taking examples from around the world, the book features lighthouses in all weathers - from storms to tranquil waters to those that have become ice palaces. From working lighthouses to eerie, long abandoned ones, from those in beautiful locations to those with a darker history, such as the lighthouse in Alcatraz Island, the book features in immense range of striking images. With 150 colour photographs and captions explaining the location, construction and story of each entry, Lighthouses is a fascinating visual exploration of some of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth.
England hosts the World Cup finals - and Sherwood Strikers provide the home squad with five players, including midfielder Thomas Headley. But the national coach is under a cloud, the team is no happy family and the opposition is the world's best. They say that England likes to win through from an underdog position - but can it really be done? In the high-pressure chamber that is Wembley, Thomas Headley faces the toughest test of his career.
From poverty to great wealth and obscurity to world fame, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. While giving full treatment to their great engineering exploits, this authoritative biography also explores their domestic lives, personalities and relationships, and their involvement with the ideas of the time. The result is a rounded and highly readable portrayal of the father and son - strikingly different characters - who, it can be said, set the modern world in motion.
All 52 episodes from seasons 1-8 of the BBC sci-fi comedy series following the adventures of Lister (Craig Charles), the last human in the universe, his hologram colleague Rimmer (Chris Barrie), android Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) and Cat (Danny John-Jules). Episodes are: 'The End', 'Future Echoes', 'Balance of Power', 'Waiting For God', 'Confidence and Paranoia', 'Me 2', 'Kryten', 'Better Than Life', 'Thanks for the Memory', 'Stasis Leak', 'Queeg', 'Parallel Universe', 'Backwards', 'Marooned', 'Polymorph', 'Timeslides', 'Bodyswap', 'The Last Day', 'Camille', 'DNA', 'Justice', 'Dimension Jump', 'White Hole', 'Meltdown', 'Holoship', 'The Inquisitor', 'Terrorform', 'Quarantine', 'Demons and Angels', 'Back to Reality', 'Psirens', 'Legion', 'Gunmen of the Apocalypse', 'Emohawk - Polymorph II', 'Rimmerworld', 'Out of Time', 'Tikka to Ride', 'Stoke Me a Clipper', 'Ouroboros', 'Duct Soup', 'Blue', 'Beyond a Joke', 'Epideme', 'Nanarchy', 'Back in the Red (Part 1)', 'Back in the Red (Part 2)', 'Back in the Red (Part 3)', 'Cassandra', 'Krytie TV', 'Pete', 'Pete II' and 'Only The Good...'.
At the top of the Premier League, it's battlefield in more ways than you'd think. Fast and furious action on the pitch is what Sherwood Strikers are famous for. But for some of the team, it doesn't stop there. They ride the thrills and they take the spills. They're big boys; they can cope. But for Thomas Headley there's a dilemma. Just how do you concentrate on your international chances when you're little brother has run away - because of you?
Thomas Headley, new idol of the Sherwood Strikers fans, thinks he can handle the limelight, and is getting used to the attention, the offers, the photo-calls. But there's another side to being a football star, as Thomas soon discovers. The pressure mounts as media mogul Redman Forster attempts to enlist Thomas's help to oust the club's management. As a potential buy-out looms, loyalties within the team are sorely tested and Thomas begins to realize that sometimes you need better footwork off the pitch than you do on it. The book also contains league tables and player charts, together with diagrams of the pitch--increasing the involvement for young lovers of the game.
On 9 May 1912 the first airplane take-off from a ship was made from the deck of the HMS Hibernia. In July 1918, seven Sopwith Camels launched from the converted battlecruiser HMS Furious damaged the German airbase at Tonder and destroyed two zeppelins. The age of the carrier was born. In the interwar years the Lexington, Akagi and Courageous class carriers were developed, but it was only during World War II that the aircraft carrier finally came into its own. Fleet carriers carrying 30-40 aircraft allowed the Japanese and US navies to project air power across the vast Pacific Ocean, with the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor presaging a new kind of warfare. With the sinking of hundreds of ships during World War II, including the German battleship Bismarck in 1941, by the end of the war carriers ruled the waves and the era of the battleship had passed. The World's Greatest Aircraft Carriers features 52 of the most significant flat tops and amphibious assault ships built since the 1920s until the present day, from the USS Yorktown, which survived direct hits during the battle of Midway (1942), through the Falklands War veteran HMS Invincible, to the mighty Nimitz class, the core of the US Navy's carrier battle groups today. Also included are significant amphibious assault ships, such as the USS Tarawa and French Mistral. Each entry includes a brief description of the ship's development and history, a colour profile view or cutaway, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World's Greatest Aircraft Carriers is a colourful guide for the naval warfare enthusiast.
In 1776, American Patriots attempted to destroy the British flagship Eagle using a man-operated semi-submersible, the Turtle, in New York harbour. The attack failed, but the idea stuck. Almost 90 years later, the CSS Hunley successfully rammed into the Federal sloop USS Housatonic with a spar torpedo. The Housatonic became the first ship in naval history to be sunk by a submarine. The World's Greatest Submarines features the most significant submarines built, from the German U-9 - which sank three British cruisers on 22 September 1914 - through the huge Japanese I-400 class to the great nuclear-powered submarines of the Cold War, such as the USS Los Angeles and Soviet Oscar class. Also included are the `undersea cruiser' Surcouf; the highly successful Type VII U-boats of World War II; and the latest attack and ballistic missile submarines, such as HMS Astute, USS Virginia, the Chinese Type 094 and the Russian Yasen class. Each entry includes a brief description of the submarine's development and history, a colour profile or cutaway, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World's Greatest Submarines is an accessible guide for those interested in naval history.
"Innate instincts""A Scotsman likes to feel that, almost by instinct, he could guddle a trout (palm it out of the water) or gralloch a deer (disembowel it with his knife), even if he spends his day driving a bus or designing software.""" "A kilty cover-up""If the Scots were to shed their seriousness, they would be noisier than the Neapolitans and wilder than the dancing Dervishes. Their reserve is not a defense against the rest of the world: it is a protective cover, like the lid of a nuclear reactor.""" "Rob joy""Calvinism is still deeply ingrained in the Scottish soul. A Scottish poet, overcome by the joy of sunshine and blue sky, once cried out what a fine day it was. The woman to whom he spoke replied, "We'll pay for it, we'll pay for it."""" "Cunning and clever""The Scots respect cleverness and like to feel that they possess plenty of it themselves. In Scotland there is nothing wrong with being clever, so long as you show it by words or actions, rather than by bragging. You don't have to hide it. To say of someone that "he has a good conceit of himself" is neither praise nor blame, just a statement of fact."
Robbie Burns, (Rabbie Burns) is called Scotland's favourite son, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, and he is seen as a leader of the Romantic movement. After his death he was a source of inspiration to the founders of liberalism and socialism and today he is a cultural icon not just in Scotland. His work is taught in many countries such as Russia and Canada. He is regarded as one of the greatest Scots and known for world-famous songs such as Auld Lang Syne and the world-famous poem 'A Red, Red Rose' and 'Tam o' Shanter'.
The first four series of the spin-off featuring Boycie (John Challis), Del's fellow rogue trader from the BBC comedy classic 'Only Fools and Horses'. The series follows Boycie and his wife Marlene (Sue Holderness) as they swap their Peckham mansion for a rambling farmhouse in the middle of the Shropshire countryside. Series 1 episodes are: 'Keep On Running', 'A Rocky Start', 'The Country Wife', 'Hay Fever', 'Pillow Talk', 'Sex and the Country' and 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock'. Series 2 episodes are: 'Testing Times', 'Here's to You, Mrs Boyce', 'Bothered and Bewildered', 'Mother Earth', 'Schoolboy French', 'More Questions Than Answers', 'Brothers and Sisters' and 'From Here to Paternity'. Series 3 episodes are: 'But Is It Art?', 'The Lonely Herdsman', 'If You Go Down to the Woods', 'Sweet Sorrow', 'Fifteen Minutes', 'The Final Curtain', 'Lust in Translation' and 'The Special Relationship'. Series 4 episodes are: 'The Path of True Love', 'Home Brew', 'Calendar Boys', 'Animal Instincts', 'Your Cheating Art', 'The Departed', 'I Done It My Way', 'One Man's Junk' and 'For Richer for Poorer'.
Charles Edward Stuart (31 December 1720 - 31 January 1788), was commonly known in Britain during his lifetime as The Young Pretender, and Bonnie Prince Charlie. He was the second Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He was born in Italy and was the eldest son of James Francis Edward Stuart, who was the son of James II of England. Charles instigated the unsuccessful Jacobite uprising of 1745, in which he led an insurrection to restore his family to the throne of the Great Britain, which ended in defeat at the Battle of Culloden. That battle that ended the Jacobite cause. Charles's flight from Scotland after the uprising has rendered him a romantic figure of heroic failure in some later representations. In 1759 he was involved in a French plan to invade Britain which was abandoned following British naval victories.
Alan Bleasdale pens this original television adaptation of Dickens' classic novel. Having grown up in the workhouse of Mr Bumble (David Ross), young orphan Oliver (Sam Smith) has only ever known hardship and poverty. When he ends up on the streets of London, he is taken in by Fagin (Robert Lindsay) and inaugurated into the ways of the pickpocket, and it is while attempting to master this new craft that Oliver encounters a family who hold the key to his own hidden past.
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