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The miners of the North-East, working in the most dangerous of conditions, supplied the coal which fuelled the engines of the Industrial Revolution and provided heating and lighting to millions of homes. Throughout much of County Durham and Northumberland pit communities sprang up because of the need for coal. Mining was fundamental to the development of the region. Illustrated with numerous colour photographs, Echoes of the North-East Miners throws the spotlight on the physical heritage left by the pitmen and their communities, including the numerous memorials and banners which speak so eloquently of their struggles in the face of adversity, their compassion and their enduring spirit of friendship.
What are folk desperate for these days? A laugh, we reckon. And fortunately the readers of The Herald newspaper agree, as over the past year they have sent the newspaper's Diary column their funniest moments, whether it's about the daft things that happen in their office, the outrageous comments they are told in the pub, or just the eyebrow-raising observations they overhear on the train into town. They even have the occasional smile over politics, would you believe. And the very best of them are gathered in this handy volume. So if you want to know why Scotsmen still cannot understand their partners, the funniest claims made on the golf course, and the outrageous shenanigans of police officers, apprentices, shop-workers and school teachers, then look no further.
Readers of The Herald's Diary love a laugh, especially if they spot a sign with a double meaning, a hilarious misspelling, or an attempt at English abroad which didn't quite mean what was intended. Fortunately, with camera phones they could ensure the best of them lived on in The Herald's daily Diary column. This title features the funniest.
An annual favourite, The Herald Diary takes a selection of the funniest stories of the year that appear in The Herald's `Diary' column. From the political trials and tribulations of the year, sports and celebrity scandals and triumphs, and hilarious stories overheard on the street, The Herald Diary has it all, and is a perfect summary of the year.
Ken Smith (1938-2003) was a major voice in world poetry, his work and example inspiring a whole generation of younger British poets. His politically edgy, cuttingly colloquial, muscular poetry poetry shifted territory with time, from rural Yorkshire, America and London to the war-ravaged Balkans and Eastern Europe (before and after Communism). His early books span a transition from a preoccupation with land and myth to his later engagement with urban Britain and the politics of radical disaffection. The pivotal work marking this shift was his long poem Fox Running (1980), brought to recent attention when an archive recording of him reading it was broadcast by BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please in 2016. His Collected Poems brings together poetry from four decades, including all the work from two earlier retrospectives, The Poet Reclining: Selected Poems 1962-1980 (1982) and Shed: Poems 1980-2001 (2002), together with the posthumously published You Again: last poems & other words (2004). The book is introduced with essays by Roger Garfitt and Jon Glover. Publication coincides with his 80th birthday and with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Bloodaxe's first title, Ken Smith's Tristan Crazy (1978).
So what did Scots have to smile about this year? The fallout from Brexit continued, snap elections ensued, and we're all still thoroughly bemused as to how a strangely coiffed son of a Scotswoman became President of the United States. But, despite the threat of all-out nuclear war, readers of The Herald still had a lot to laugh about in the past year. In their quieter moments they recalled the patter of street traders, daft conversations overheard on buses, how they still cannot fathom the opposite sex, and why we all go mad at the first sign of sunshine. All these and more made up The Herald's funniest stories of the year, published every day in the newspaper's `Diary' column. And now the very best have been gathered here for you to enjoy all over again.
This Handbook of Visual Communication explores the key theoretical areas and research methods of visual communication. With chapters contributed by many of the best-known and respected scholars in visual communication, this volume brings together significant and influential work in the discipline. The second edition of this already-classic text has been completely revised to reflect the metamorphosis of communication in the last 15 years and the ubiquity of visual communication in our modern mediated lifestyle. Thriteen major theories of communication are defined by the top experts in their fields: perception, cognition, aesthetics, visual rhetoric, semiotics, cultural studies, ethnography, narrative, media aesthetics, digital media, intertextuality, ethics, and visual literacy. Each of these theory chapters is followed by an exemplar study or two in the area, demonstrating the various methods used in visual communication research as well as the research approaches applicable for specific media types. The Handbook of Visual Communication is a theoretical and methodological handbook for visual communication researchers and a compilation for much of the theoretical background necessary to understand visual communication. It is required reading for scholars, researchers, and advanced students in visual communication, and it will be influential in other disciplines such as advertising, persuasion, and media studies. The volume will also be essential to media practitioners seeking to understand the visual aspects of how audiences use media to contribute to more effective use of each specific medium.
This book tells the story of Newcastle's Town Moor, an almost timeless green space at the heart of a busy conurbation. Famously bigger than Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath, every year it hosts the Hoppings, one of the biggest travelling funfairs in Europe. The moor has witnessed coalmining, horse racing, political meetings, ambitious exhibitions. Parks and gardens, hospitals and roads have encroached upon it, but cattle have always grazed there. They belong to the Freemen of Newcastle, who, with the City Council, are guardians of the remarkable Town Moor.
Creating a resilient leadership team, Creating clarity, and Communicating clarity are the three C's of organizational cohesiveness and this book will provide law enforcement leaders with a blueprint for achieving it.
Three children. One prince. A mysterious treasure as ancient as the world, itself. Lauren, Ben, and Charlie lead normal lives until the day an ailing, old army captain knocks on their door. He has a secret that he refuses to take to the grave with him. It's a secret that has the potential to unlock the past and change the future; a treasure that must never fall into the wrong hands. The lives of Lauren, Ben, and Charlie are destined to never be the same, especially when they drop in for a visit with one history's most famous conquerors, Alexander the Great. A single, burning question remains: Will they make it back home before time runs out?
AMENHOTEP IV, namesake and middle son of Egypt's beloved Pharaoh, is tormented by puzzling visions that come to him in the form of dreams each night and foretell of a future that he can't quite comprehend. It is a future that hints at greatness when the pantheon of Egyptian gods will bow down in reverence to this awkward, self-conscious young man. Reaching out to the priests of Amun, the wealthy and powerful priesthood that has grown fat at the right hand of more than one pharaoh, Amenhotep seeks interpretation for these visions. He is told that he must cease having the dreams or risk his soul being devoured and entrance into the eternal afterlife denied. Cease dreaming? Easier said than done. This is the story of the man who would come to be known as "Akhenaten," heretic pharaoh, husband of the beautiful Nefertiti, father of Tutankhamun. It is a story of frightening visions come true. It is a story of war and deceit. Ultimately, it is a tale of love lost...and death found.
These are the poems where normal human emotions are sorted, sifted and warmed to define our innermost feelings, often thought, too often left unsaid. Here are the words of soft and tender expressions of gratitude and love to those who matter most, and realize the total comfort and contentment of being in love. These poems are a sanctuary and an invitation to quietly contemplate the mysteries of our personal loves, hopes and fantasies. That's how it is
Ken Smith was a rural boy of 18 in 1951 when the U.S. government asked him to serve. Despite his flat feet, he signed up with the U.S. Coast Guard and began a three-year adventure that took him from the frigid North Atlantic to an atoll in the South Pacific called Ulithi. Coast Guard Follies is Smith's fond recollection of his time in the service, when the only dangers came from the "push-push" girls, the bad judgment of Lieutenant "Lard-Ass" and an ungrounded goose-neck lamp. This is a hilarious story that will appeal to all old "Coasties" and landlubbers alike.
The whole story of the Tyne's most famous shipyard is told with illustrations from the official Swan Hunter Archive, pictures from the Shipyard Magazine and memories from the workers. The tale is brought up to date as the phoenix of the new Swan Hunter rises from the ashes of the old shipbuilding industry.
The story of beer and brewing in Britain is a diverse tale. Like a deep, amber ale, the development of the brewing industry is rich and full of depth. The history of brewing in Britain is a cornerstone of the country's culture. Dating back to the Domesday Book, where more breweries were recorded than wineries, through to the glory days of the Victorians, the industry and the popularity of brewing in Britain has sky-rocketed in the past twenty years with the rise of the micro-brewer. Proving that real ale will never die, the huge number of small craft brewers across Britain show that demand for the industry is still high. In this illustrated book, the Brewery History Society divulge images from their extensive archive to tell the intriguing story of the growth of this significant industry. First setting the scene with the foundation of Sumerian brewing, detailed chapters look at the development of the industry during the medieval period through to the Victorians and the modern brewers of today. Filled with anecdotes and interesting facts, they explore the history of the industry and its important role in the national heritage of Great Britain.
Ken Smith was a major voice in world poetry, his work and example inspiring a whole generation of younger British poets. He collected his poetry from four decades in two volumes, the second being Shed: Poems 1980-2001, published the year before his untimely death in 2003. You Again includes all his last poems as well as other uncollected work, along with tributes from other poets, photographs, a biographical portrait and interviews covering the whole range of his life and work. Ken Smith's poetry shifted territory with time, from rural Yorkshire, America and London to the war-ravaged Balkans and Eastern Europe (before and after Communism). His early books span a transition from a preoccupation with land and myth to his later engagement with urban Britain and the politics of radical disaffection.
E.H. Carr said: \u201cBefore you study the history, study the historian.\u201d Written history often tells us more about the historian's own times than it does of the times about which he is writing. The historians and the way in which each generation has rewritten history in the light of its own preoccupations is the subject of The Changing Past. This is the first book-length survey in English that covers all the main trends in South African historiography. Starting with the first documents and histories, it goes on to trace the 19th century. British and settler \u201cschools,\u201d Afrikaans historiography from its pre-academic 19th century phase to the present, and the liberal historians who struck out in a new direction from the 1920s. The book highlights the break with the past that historians of the \u201cnew radical school\u201d have made in the last 15 years, and surveys the position of historical writing to the present. The canvas is delineated in bold strokes that sketch in the main outlines rather than seek an exhaustive treatment of all existing literature. This, together with a conscious effort to minimize theoretical discussion, makes it a highly readable text.
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