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South Africa's Greatest Batsmen (Paperback): Ali Bacher, David Williams South Africa's Greatest Batsmen (Paperback)
Ali Bacher, David Williams
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R179 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R80 (45%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

South Africa has produced some of the best batsmen in the world, with AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla dominating the recent ICC rankings. Previous teams and generations have included their own legends. But who are the greatest of them all? Following the success of their book Jacques Kallis and 12 Other great South African all rounders, Ali Bacher and David Williams now turn their attention to South Africa’s top batsmen. The book features early legends such as Herby Taylor and Dudley Nourse; the world-beating Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards, whose careers were cut short by isolation; the unshakeable Gary Kirsten and Jacques Kallis, who built the foundation of the Proteas’ postisolation success; the big-scoring captain Graeme Smith and his South African-born England counterpart Kevin Pietersen; and the swashbuckling Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, who dominate the current game. It also considers two players who, but for apartheid, might have been their equals in the Test-match arena. South Africa’s greatest batsmen provides fascinating insights about each man’s background and career, his batting technique, and his main achievements at the crease. Based on new interviews, the book will take the reader down memory lane as former and current players reminisce about their most important innings, the bowlers they most feared and the teammates they most respected. Written by cricket legend Ali Bacher and top journalist David Williams, this is a book that no cricket fan can be without.

South Africa's Greatest Bowlers (Paperback): Ali Bacher, David Williams South Africa's Greatest Bowlers (Paperback)
Ali Bacher, David Williams
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Who are South Africa’s greatest bowlers? The South African cricket team has always had a formidable bowling attack, feared by batsmen around the world. Kagiso Rabada appears near the top of the recent ICC rankings, and previous teams and generations have included their own legends. But who are the greatest of them all? Following the success of their books on all-rounders and batsmen, Ali Bacher and David Williams now turn their attention to South Africa’s top bowlers. The book features early legends such as Hugh Tayfield, Neil Adcock and Peter Pollock; post-isolation stars Allan Donald, Fanie de Villiers, Makhaya Ntini and Paul Adams; and recent speedsters Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada. It also considers players who, but for apartheid, might have been their equals. South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers provides fascinating insights into each man’s background and career, their technique and their main achievements. Based on new interviews, the book will take the reader down memory lane as former and current players reminisce about their most important matches, the opponents they loved and hated bowling to, and the teammates they most respected. Written by cricket legend Ali Bacher and top journalist David Williams, this is a book that no cricket fan can be without.

Techniques for Pollination Biologists (Paperback): Carol Ann Kearns Techniques for Pollination Biologists (Paperback)
Carol Ann Kearns; Edited by David William Inouye
R1,055 Discovery Miles 10 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Techniques for Pollination Biologists" is the first book to incorporate all techniques published in the pollination literature as well as unpublished methods compiled from practicing pollination biologists. The bibliography includes 1,200 references from more than 200 journals, plus books and previously unpublished materials.

Appendices list sources for all the equipment and chemicals needed.

This book presents the newest techniques such as fluorescence microscopy to examine pollen tubes, high-pressure liquid chromatography for nectar analysis, and using particle counters to count pollen grains and nuclear magnetic resonance for floral odor analysis. In addition to these sophisticated methods, basic techniques are described for labeling plants, manipulating flowers, marking or excluding, and designing simple but elegant experiments with small budgets. The book also examines potential pitfalls for pollination studies and offers cautionary advice about designing and implementing different types of pollination experiments.

First Time We Met the Blues - A Journey of Discovery with Jimmy Page, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards (Paperback):... First Time We Met the Blues - A Journey of Discovery with Jimmy Page, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards (Paperback)
David Williams
R313 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R44 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

David Williams grew up in Epsom, Surrey and was a childhood friend of future Led Zeppelin guitar legend, Jimmy Page. Together they discovered what was for them an intriguing and very different kind of music: the blues. As their interest grew into a passion, they befriended other teenage enthusiasts -- among them Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards -- becoming part of a movement that ultimately brought about the '60s rock revolution. Part-biography, part-history, "The First Time We Met The Blues" is packed full of great anecdotes and unique insights into the early British blues scene, Page's formative years as a musician, the beginnings of the Rolling Stones, and much more besides. It culminates with a detailed account of a momentous expedition by van from London to Manchester to see the American Folk-Blues Festival in October 1962 -- the first time ever that Williams and his friends had an opportunity to see legendary American bluesmen like T-Bone Walker, Willie Dixon and John Lee Hooker in action -- and an assessment of its far-reaching aftermath.

Probability with Martingales (Paperback): David Williams Probability with Martingales (Paperback)
David Williams
R1,031 R900 Discovery Miles 9 000 Save R131 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a masterly introduction to the modern and rigorous theory of probability. The author adopts the martingale theory as his main theme and moves at a lively pace through the subject's rigorous foundations. Measure theory is introduced and then immediately exploited by being applied to real probability theory. Classical results, such as Kolmogorov's Strong Law of Large Numbers and Three-Series Theorem are proved by martingale techniques. A proof of the Central Limit Theorem is also given. The author's style is entertaining and inimitable with pedagogy to the fore. Exercises play a vital role; there is a full quota of interesting and challenging problems, some with hints.

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Complete Series (DVD): Ed Bishop, Janna Hill, Liz Morgan, Charles Tingwell, Donald Gray,... Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Complete Series (DVD)
Ed Bishop, Janna Hill, Liz Morgan, Charles Tingwell, Donald Gray, …
R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

All 32 episodes of Gerry Anderson's cult Supermarionation series chronicling Captain Scarlet's battle to save Earth from a Mysteron invasion. The episodes are: 'The Mysterons', 'Winged Assassin', 'Big Ben Strikes Again', 'Manhunt', 'Avalanche', 'White As Snow', 'The Trap', 'Operation Time', 'Spectrum Strikes Again', 'Special Assignment', 'The Heart of New York', 'Lunarville 7', 'Point 783', 'Model Spy', 'Seek and Destroy', 'Renegade Rocket', 'Crater 101', 'Shadow of Fear', 'Dangerous Rendezvous', 'Fire at Rig 15', 'Treble Cross', 'Flight 104', 'Place of Angels', 'Noose of Ice', 'Expo 2068', 'The Launching', 'Codename Europa', 'Inferno', 'Traitor', 'Flight to Atlantica', 'Attack On Cloudbase' and 'The Inquisition'.

The Rebecca Riots - A Study in Agrarian Discontent (Paperback): David Williams The Rebecca Riots - A Study in Agrarian Discontent (Paperback)
David Williams
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Rebecca Riots in west Wales began in the summer of 1839. They ceased as suddenly as they had started, and for three and a half years the countryside was undisturbed. Then, in the winter of 1842, they broke out again with greater violence. By day the countryside seemed quiet, but at night fantastically disguised horsemen, many dressed as women, careered along highways and through narrow lanes on their mysterious errands. The movement has been unusually been represented as the uprising of an oppressed peasantry, particularly against the burden of the toll-gates. Its causes, however, were far more deep-seated than that.

The Future of Phylogenetic Systematics - The Legacy of Willi Hennig (Hardcover): David Williams, Michael Schmitt, Quentin... The Future of Phylogenetic Systematics - The Legacy of Willi Hennig (Hardcover)
David Williams, Michael Schmitt, Quentin Wheeler
R2,679 R2,499 Discovery Miles 24 990 Save R180 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Willi Hennig (1913-76), founder of phylogenetic systematics, revolutionised our understanding of the relationships among species and their natural classification. An expert on Diptera and fossil insects, Hennig's ideas were applicable to all organisms. He wrote about the science of taxonomy or systematics, refining and promoting discussion of the precise meaning of the term 'relationship', the nature of systematic evidence, and how those matters impinge on a precise understanding of monophyly, paraphyly, and polyphyly. Hennig's contributions are relevant today and are a platform for the future. This book focuses on the intellectual aspects of Hennig's work and gives dimension to the future of the subject in relation to Hennig's foundational contributions to the field of phylogenetic systematics. Suitable for graduate students and academic researchers, this book will also appeal to philosophers and historians interested in the legacy of Willi Hennig.

Jacques Kallis and 12 Other Great South African All-rounders (Paperback): Ali Bacher, David Williams Jacques Kallis and 12 Other Great South African All-rounders (Paperback)
Ali Bacher, David Williams; Foreword by Sir Garfield Sobers 1
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R230 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R131 (57%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

South Africa has produced more great cricket all-rounders than any other country, and Jacques Kallis and 12 Other Great South African All-Rounders, a first on these remarkable players, is based on records, articles and interviews with living players as well as archival research of early players.

Over a hundred years ago, there was Jimmy Sinclair, the first man to score a century and take six wickets in an innings in a test match. More recently was the brilliant era of Eddie Barlow, Tiger Lance, Mike Procter and Clive Rice, as well as Tony Greig and Basil D’Oliveira, South Africans who played for England. A great tradition was established for the modern era: since re-admission in 1992 there has been Brian McMillan, Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusener and, the greatest of them all, Jacques Kallis. Jacques Kallis and 12 Other Great South African All-Rounders is about the 13 men each of whom were worth two or three players in one, worth their place as batsmen or bowlers, adored by the fans, and capable of changing a game with either of their skills.

With a readable mix of anecdotes, commentary and statistics, Jacques Kallis and 12 Other Great South African All-Rounders is the first book about these multitalented heroes of cricket. A very special feature of the book is the inclusion of the careers of four black allrounders who were unable to play for national teams because of their race.

Developments in Electrochemistry - Science Inspired by Martin Fleischmann (Hardcover): Derek Pletcher, Zhong-Qun Tian, David... Developments in Electrochemistry - Science Inspired by Martin Fleischmann (Hardcover)
Derek Pletcher, Zhong-Qun Tian, David Williams
R1,989 R1,798 Discovery Miles 17 980 Save R191 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Martin Fleischmann was truly one of the fathers of modern electrochemistry having made major contributions to diverse topics within electrochemical science and technology. These include the theory and practice of voltammetry and in situ spectroscopic techniques, instrumentation, electrochemical phase formation, corrosion, electrochemical engineering, electrosynthesis and cold fusion. While intended to honour the memory of Martin Fleischmann, Developments in Electrochemistry is neither a biography nor a history of his contributions. Rather, the book is a series of critical reviews of topics in electrochemical science associated with Martin Fleischmann but remaining important today. The authors are all scientists with outstanding international reputations who have made their own contribution to their topic; most have also worked with Martin Fleischmann and benefitted from his guidance. Each of the 19 chapters within this volume begin with an outline of Martin Fleischmann s contribution to the topic, followed by examples of research, established applications and prospects for future developments. The book is of interest to both students and experienced workers in universities and industry who are active in developing electrochemical science.

Directors' Theatre (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020): Peter M Boenisch, David Williams, David Bradby Directors' Theatre (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020)
Peter M Boenisch, David Williams, David Bradby; Contributions by Edith Cassiers, Timmy De Laet, …
R1,907 Discovery Miles 19 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This extended new edition of a seminal text marks the 30th anniversary of the original book's major intervention in the discipline. Bradby and Williams' field-defining book introduced the continental-European approach to directing, recognising the work of the modern stage director as an artist in his or her own right for the first time. Now edited by Peter M. Boenisch in collaboration with David Williams, this new edition includes an additional four chapters by leading contemporary experts on theatre direction. Covering recent practices and developments, as well as new trends in the academic research on directing, Directors' Theatre interrogates working ethics and performance aesthetics, directors' work with actors as a central creative source and their responses to the ongoing reassessment of theatre's role and function in contemporary culture. This long-awaited reissue will make a classic, authoritative study on directors and directing accessible to a new generation of students, scholars and artists. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Theatre, Performance Studies and Directing.

Governing the World? - Cases in Global Governance (Hardcover, New): Sophie Harman, David Williams Governing the World? - Cases in Global Governance (Hardcover, New)
Sophie Harman, David Williams
R2,654 Discovery Miles 26 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

`Global governance' has become a key concept in the contemporary study of international politics, yet what the term means and how it works remains in question. Governing the World: Cases in Global Governance takes an alternative approach to understanding the concept by exploring how global governance works in practice through a set of case studies on both classical issues of international relations such as security, labour and trade, and more contemporary concerns such as the environment, international development, and governing the internet. The book explores the processes, practice and politics of global governance by taking a broad look at issues of human rights governance and focusing on detailed aspects of a topic such as torture and rendition to help explain how governance does, or does not, work to students and researchers of international politics alike. Bringing together a diverse and international group of scholars, each chapter responds to a set of questions as to what is being governed, how and who by and offers issue-specific case studies and recommended reading to develop a full understanding of the issue explored and what it means for global governance.

The Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology (Hardcover): Luna Centifanti, David Williams The Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology (Hardcover)
Luna Centifanti, David Williams
R3,150 R2,820 Discovery Miles 28 200 Save R330 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology offers a concise, up-to-date, and international overview of the study of developmental psychopathology. Examines the cognitive, neurobiological, genetic, and environmental influences on normal and abnormal development across the lifespan Incorporates methodology, theory, and the latest empirical research in a discussion of modern techniques for studying developmental psychopathology Considers the legal, societal, and policy impacts of changes to diagnostic categories in the light of the transition to DSM-5 Moves beyond a disorder-based discussion to address issues that cut across diagnostic categories

Complete Works of Voltaire 3B - The English Essays of 1727 (English, French, Hardcover, Critical edition): Voltaire Complete Works of Voltaire 3B - The English Essays of 1727 (English, French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
Voltaire; Volume editing by David Williams, Richard Waller
R3,589 Discovery Miles 35 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

By May 1727, when he had been resident in England for about a year, Voltaire had determined to present prospective English readers of "La Henriade", due to be published in a new and splendid edition, with a dual introduction: the "Essay on epic poetry" would provide the literary framework and the "Essay on the Civil Wars of France" the historical background. The latter work is not merely the small beginning of an immense output of historical writing; it is the first time that Voltaire writes for a reading public in prose on matters political and religious. Voltaire saw these two essays as one work, designed to promote interest in "La Henriade".

Rich Man's War - Class, Caste and Confederate Defeat in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley (Hardcover, New): David Williams Rich Man's War - Class, Caste and Confederate Defeat in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley (Hardcover, New)
David Williams
R842 Discovery Miles 8 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In "Rich Man's War" historian David Williams focuses on the Civil War experience of people in the Chattahoochee River Valley of Georgia and Alabama to illustrate how the exploitation of enslaved blacks and poor whites by a planter oligarchy generated overwhelming class conflict across the South, eventually leading to Confederate defeat.

This conflict was so clearly highlighted by the perception that the Civil War was "a rich man's war and a poor man's fight" that growing numbers of oppressed whites and blacks openly rebelled against Confederate authority, undermining the fight for independence. After the war, however, the upper classes encouraged enmity between freedpeople and poor whites to prevent a class revolution. Trapped by racism and poverty, the poor remained in virtual economic slavery, still dominated by an almost unchanged planter elite.

The publication of this book was supported by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.

Human Factors in Air Transport - Understanding Behavior and Performance in Aviation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Erik Seedhouse,... Human Factors in Air Transport - Understanding Behavior and Performance in Aviation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Erik Seedhouse, Anthony Brickhouse, Kimberly Szathmary, E. David Williams
R1,517 R1,380 Discovery Miles 13 800 Save R137 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This textbook provides students and the broader aviation community with a complete, accessible guide to the subject of human factors in aviation. It covers the history of the field before breaking down the physical and psychological factors, organizational levels, technology, training, and other pivotal components of a pilot and crew's routine work in the field. The information is organized into easy-to-digest chapters with summaries and exercises based on key concepts covered, and it is supported by more than 100 full-color illustrations and photographs. All knowledge of human factors required in aviation university studies is conveyed in a concise and casual manner, through the use of helpful margin notes and anecdotes that appear throughout the text.

Essential Biomaterials Science (Hardcover): David Williams Essential Biomaterials Science (Hardcover)
David Williams
R1,883 Discovery Miles 18 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This groundbreaking single-authored textbook equips students with everything they need to know to truly understand the hugely topical field of biomaterials science, including essential background on the clinical necessity of biomaterials, relevant concepts in biology and materials science, comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all existing clinical and experimental biomaterials, and the fundamental principles of biocompatibility. It features extensive case studies interweaved with theory, from a wide range of clinical disciplines, equipping students with a practical understanding of the phenomena and mechanisms of biomaterials performance; a whole chapter dedicated to the biomaterials industry itself, including guidance on regulations, standards and guidelines, litigation, and ethical issues to prepare students for industry; informative glossaries of key terms, engaging end-of-chapter exercises and up-to-date lists of recommended reading. Drawing on the author's forty years' experience in biomaterials, this is an indispensable resource for students studying these lifesaving technological advances.

Grace Under Pressure (Paperback): David Williams, Paul Dwyer Grace Under Pressure (Paperback)
David Williams, Paul Dwyer
R427 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R160 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Oral Microbiology (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Philip D. Marsh, Michael A.O Lewis, Helen Rogers, David Williams, Melanie... Oral Microbiology (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Philip D. Marsh, Michael A.O Lewis, Helen Rogers, David Williams, Melanie Wilson
R1,843 R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Save R659 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Marsh and Martins' Oral Microbiology continues to offer the essentials of oral microbiology in an easy-to-read, readily digestible format. Commencing with a description of the healthy mouth and the properties of the resident oral microbiota, the new edition of this popular textbook then explores the formation and consequences of plaque development, plaque-mediated disease, orofacial infection, antimicrobial agents and prophylaxis, orofacial fungal and viral infections, and the relationship between oral microbiota and systemic disease. The book is completed by a chapter on infection control. Each chapter is succinct and includes essential information in a concise format - thereby saving the reader valuable time. The book is presented with an abundance of tables, photographs and artworks to make the subject as engaging as possible - numerous 'Key Point' boxes aid retention. Marsh and Martins' Oral Microbiology is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, research workers, and a wide range of clinical dental professionals. Successfully describes the complex relationship between the resident oral microbiota and the host in health and disease Retains a unique ecological approach to the subject which provides a clear set of principles to explain whether the microbiota will have a beneficial or an adverse relationship with the host at a particular site Exploration of the biological and clinical significance of the oral microbiota in the form of a biofilm on dental and mucosal surfaces Completely updated throughout by a new author team! Self-assessment questions in each chapter allow readers to monitor their progress Updated design with 'Key Points' throughout aids learning Reflects the impact that the genomic era has had on the field Expanded sections on infection control as well as therapeutic and prophylactic antibiotic use New sections on the benefits of the resident oral microbiota and on current concepts of factors driving dysbiosis in periodontal disease New chapter on the emerging role of oral microorganisms in systemic diseases

Argentine, Mexican, and Guatemalan Photography - Feminist, Queer, and Post-Masculinist Perspectives (Paperback): David William... Argentine, Mexican, and Guatemalan Photography - Feminist, Queer, and Post-Masculinist Perspectives (Paperback)
David William Foster
R479 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R63 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the important cultural responses to political and sociohistorical events in Latin America is a resurgence of urban photography, which typically blends high art and social documentary. But unlike other forms of cultural production in Latin America, photography has received relatively little sustained critical analysis. This pioneering book offers one of the first in-depth investigations of the complex and extensive history of gendered perspectives in Latin American photography through studies of works from Argentina, Mexico, and Guatemala. David William Foster examines the work of photographers ranging from the internationally acclaimed artists Graciela Iturbide, Pedro Meyer, and Marcos Lopez to significant photographers whose work is largely unknown to English-speaking audiences. He grounds his essays in four interlocking areas of research: the experience of human life in urban environments, the feminist matrix and gendered cultural production, Jewish cultural production, and the ideological principles of cultural works and the connections between the works and the sociopolitical and historical contexts in which they were created. Foster reveals how gender-marked photography has contributed to the discourse surrounding the project of redemocratization in Argentina and Guatemala, as well as how it has illuminated human rights abuses in both countries. He also traces photography's contributions to the evolution away from the masculinist-dominated post-1910 Revolution ideology in Mexico. This research convincingly demonstrates that Latin American photography merits the high level of respect that is routinely accorded to more canonical forms of cultural production.

The Combing of History (Paperback, 2nd Ed.): David William Cohen The Combing of History (Paperback, 2nd Ed.)
David William Cohen
R778 Discovery Miles 7 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How is historical knowledge produced? And how do silence and forgetting figure in the knowledge we call history? Taking us through time and across the globe, David William Cohen's exploration of these questions exposes the circumstantial nature of history. His investigation uncovers the conventions and paradigms that govern historical knowledge and historical texts and reveals the economic, social, and political forces at play in the production of history.
Drawing from a wide range of examples, including African legal proceedings, German and American museum exhibits, Native American commemorations, public and academic debates, and scholarly research, David William Cohen explores the "walls and passageways" between academic and non-academic productions of history.

Energy Studies - Problems And Solutions (Paperback): William Shepherd, DAVID William Shepherd Energy Studies - Problems And Solutions (Paperback)
William Shepherd, DAVID William Shepherd
R1,028 Discovery Miles 10 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A natural complement to the book Energy Studies by the same authors, this book contains solutions to 370 existing and new problems, many with illustrations, and updated Tables of Data on fuel supply.This book is also available as a set with Energy Studies.Energy Studies considers the various options of renewable energy, including water energy, wind energy and biomass, solar thermal and solar photovoltaic energy. And should the nuclear option remain open? The book examines the environmental implications and economic viability of all fossil and renewable sources, introduces more distant future options of geothermal energy and nuclear fusion, and discusses a near-future energy strategy.

Towards a Reconstructed Past - Historical Texts from Busoga, Uganda (Hardcover): David William Cohen Towards a Reconstructed Past - Historical Texts from Busoga, Uganda (Hardcover)
David William Cohen
R1,036 R869 Discovery Miles 8 690 Save R167 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The texts, both written and aural, provide valuable perspectives on the second half of the 19th century in particular.

Complete Works of Voltaire 51B - Writings of 1760-1761 (II) (French, Hardcover, Critical edition): David Williams, Francois... Complete Works of Voltaire 51B - Writings of 1760-1761 (II) (French, Hardcover, Critical edition)
David Williams, Francois Moureau, et al; Voltaire
R3,405 Discovery Miles 34 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the wide range of essays, poems and pamphlets contained in this volume we witness Voltaire exercising his polemical powers on a remarkable multiplicity of fronts, only a matter of months before he got involved in the Calas affair. Most notably, he offers a spirited defence of French classical theatre against English influence in "Appel a toutes les nations", he launches a fierce attack against Rousseau in "Lettres sur la Nouvelle Heloise" and "Rescrit de l'empereur de la Chine", and exposes the injustice of the excommunication of actors in "Conversation de M. l'intendant des Menus". Confrontation between the embattled encyclopedistes and an increasingly confident and aggressive anti-philosophe faction in the Paris Parlement and Versailles also links a number of miscellaneous texts together in this volume.

J. Samuel White & Co., Shipbuilders (Paperback): David Williams, Richard P. Kerbrech J. Samuel White & Co., Shipbuilders (Paperback)
David Williams, Richard P. Kerbrech
R350 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

J. Samuel White & Company was the oldest firm on the Admiralty List and built 252 ships for the Royal Navy alone. The yard's closure in 1966 ended 300 years of shipbuilding during which time the company had gained acclaim from mercantile and naval customers alike. Famed early on for fast Revenue cutters and naval brigs, in its final years Royal Navy destroyers earned it great distinction. Highly innovative, it developed and patented many pioneering products while other innovations included semi-diesel engines, heat exchangers, air conditioners and compressors, besides a range of marine thruster units. Not only did the company build ships and boats but it also constructed a range of marine aircraft. During the First World War, White's production accounted for 100 ships, including twenty-seven destroyers, and 201 seaplanes. Production during the Second World War added up to 317 ships, among them twenty-six destroyers and a large minelayer. Illustrated with photographs of these and many of the company's other products, this book tells the story of J. Samuel White and its subsidiary concerns, a business built on a reputation of quality which earned it the slogan: "White's-built - well-built!".

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