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All The Money In The World (Paperback, Film Tie-In Edition): John Pearson All The Money In The World (Paperback, Film Tie-In Edition)
John Pearson 1
R274 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R82 (30%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.

The Farther Corner - A Sentimental Return to North-East Football (Paperback): Harry Pearson The Farther Corner - A Sentimental Return to North-East Football (Paperback)
Harry Pearson
R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2020 'One of the funniest books I've read' Arthur Mathews, co-writer of Father Ted Widely regarded as one of the best football books ever written, The Far Corner was a vivid portrait of the sport in the north-east and of the people who bring such passion to it. Now, a generation later, Harry Pearson returns to the region to discover how much things have changed - and how much they have remained the same. In the mid-1990s, Kevin Keegan brought sporting romance and expectation of trophies to Newcastle, Sunderland moved the the Stadium of Light backed by a wealthy consortium, Middlesbrough signed one of the best Brazilians of the era and won their first major trophy - even little Darlington had a former safe-cracker turned kitchen magnate in charge, promising the world. The region even provided England's two key players in Euro 96 in Alan Shearer and Paul Gascoigne - the far corner seemed destined to become the centre of England's footballing world. But it never happened. Using travels to and from matches in the 2018-19 season, The Farther Corner will explore the changes in north-east football and society over the past twenty-five years. Visiting new places and some familiar ones, catching the stories, the sentiment and the sound of the supporters, locating where football now sits in the life of a region that was once proud to be what John Arlott suggested was 'The Hotbed of Soccer', it will be about love and loss and the happiness to be found eating KitKats and joking about Bobby Mimms on cold February days in coal-scented northern air. The region may have been left behind in the Champions League stakes, but few would doubt the power of its beating heart.

The Incredible Record Smashers (Paperback): Jenny Pearson The Incredible Record Smashers (Paperback)
Jenny Pearson; Illustrated by Erica Salcedo
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A record-smashing, feel-good adventure packed with heart, humour and Guinness World Records from Costa Award-shortlisted JENNY PEARSON, and Kid Normal illustrator Erica Salcedo Lucy is a fixer of broken things. But there's one thing she can't fix and that's her unhappy mum. Until she comes up with an INCREDIBLE plan. Along with her best friend, Sandesh, Lucy is going to SMASH a world record. Because she's convinced that starry Paul Castellini - Record Smashers TV host and singing legend - is the answer to her mum's problems. But breaking a world RECORD when watermelons, kumquats, two baddies and a 30 cm shatter-resistant school ruler are involved isn't quite as easy as Lucy thought. Can she learn that sometimes happiness doesn't come with a plan? "Breaks records for funny and touching storytelling." David Baddiel "One of the juiciest ideas for a story you've ever seen and super-miraculously Jenny Pearson makes it every bit as funny and tender as it could ever be." Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Age of Kill (DVD): Phil Davis, Vincent Reagan, Donna Air, Martin Kemp, Nick Moran, Anouska Mond, April Pearson, Sebastian... Age of Kill (DVD)
Phil Davis, Vincent Reagan, Donna Air, Martin Kemp, Nick Moran, …
R20 R15 Discovery Miles 150 Save R5 (25%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days
Step Up 5 - All In (English, French, DVD): Adam G. Sevani, Misha Gabriel Hamilton, Ryan Guzman, Chadd Smith, Briana Evigan,... Step Up 5 - All In (English, French, DVD)
Adam G. Sevani, Misha Gabriel Hamilton, Ryan Guzman, Chadd Smith, Briana Evigan, … 1
R30 R22 Discovery Miles 220 Save R8 (27%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

The fifth instalment in the teen dance drama franchise directed by Trish Sie and starring Alyson Stoner and Ryan Guzman. The film follows multiple crews from the previous four films as they battle it out in Las Vegas for the chance of securing their own show in the entertainment capital of the world. The supporting cast includes Briana Evigan, Izabella Miko and Adam G. Sevani.

Ultimate Slasher Collection II (DVD): Bertie Higgins, J.D. Rudometkin, Debra Hopkins, Jasmine Waltz, Robert Thorne, Jay Wisell,... Ultimate Slasher Collection II (DVD)
Bertie Higgins, J.D. Rudometkin, Debra Hopkins, Jasmine Waltz, Robert Thorne, … 1
R37 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R8 (22%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Triple bill of horror films. In 'Devil Riders' (2009), lawyers Robert (Bertie Higgins) and Allen (J.D. Rudometkin) go on a five-stop motorcycle poker run, along with their wives Susan (Debra Hopkins) and Cheri (Jasmine Waltz), but on the way they encounter psychopaths Ray (Robert Thorne) and Billy (Jay Wisell). Before long Susan and Cheri are kidnapped and Robert and Allen are put through their paces in a number of horrific challenges as they attempt to get their wives back. In 'The Maze' (2010), five teenagers decide to explore a corn maze one night. Unbeknown to them, however, a murderous lunatic lurks within the maze and is luring them to their deaths. Will any of them make it out alive? In 'The Goatman Murders' (2011), a group of friends on a road trip to Florida experience some car trouble and end up in the Maryland countryside where an axe-wielding murderer, who is half-man, half-goat, begins to kill them one by one. Will there be any survivors?

Pearson REVISE OCR AS/A Level Biology Revision Workbook - for home learning, 2021 assessments and 2022 exams (Paperback): Kayan... Pearson REVISE OCR AS/A Level Biology Revision Workbook - for home learning, 2021 assessments and 2022 exams (Paperback)
Kayan Parker, Colin Pearson, Rebekka Harding-Smith 1
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The UK's best-selling revision guides now available for OCR AS and A level Science.

When She Was Bad - How and Why Women Get Away with Murder (Paperback): Patricia Pearson When She Was Bad - How and Why Women Get Away with Murder (Paperback)
Patricia Pearson
R308 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Dark Dawn - Band 05/Green (Paperback): Danny Pearson Dark Dawn - Band 05/Green (Paperback)
Danny Pearson; Illustrated by Markia Jenai; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Roar Like a Lion - 90 Devotions to a Courageous Faith (Hardcover): Levi Lusko, Tama Fortner Roar Like a Lion - 90 Devotions to a Courageous Faith (Hardcover)
Levi Lusko, Tama Fortner; Illustrated by Catherine Pearson
R359 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jacqueline Wilson (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015): Lucy Pearson Jacqueline Wilson (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015)
Lucy Pearson
R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over the last twenty years, Jacqueline Wilson has published well over 100 titles and has become firmly established in the landscape of Children's Literature. She has written for all ages, from picture books for young readers to young adult fiction and tackles a wide variety of controversial topics, such as child abuse, mental illness and bereavement. Although she has received some criticism for presenting difficult and seemingly 'adult' topics to children, she remains overwhelmingly popular among her audience and has won numerous prizes selected by children, such as the Smarties Book Prize. This collection of newly commissioned essays explores Wilson's literature from all angles. The essays cover not only the content and themes of Wilson's writing, but also her success as a publishing phenomenon and the branding of her books. Issues of gender roles and child/carer relationships are examined alongside Wilson's writing style and use of techniques such as the unreliable narrator. The book also features an interview with Jacqueline Wilson herself, where she discusses the challenges of writing social realism for young readers and how her writing has changed over her lengthy career.

Til I Want No More (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Robin W Pearson Til I Want No More (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Robin W Pearson
R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Battle of Britain - The pilots and planes that made history (Paperback): Simon Pearson, Ed Gorman Battle of Britain - The pilots and planes that made history (Paperback)
Simon Pearson, Ed Gorman
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A useful contribution to an overcrowded field of history by giving deserved attention to the ordinary men and unsung machines that aren't usually included in the dramatic narrative.' - The Times 'A great read and a real eye-opener to anyone who thinks the Battle of Britain is only about Brits and Germans and Messerschmitts and Spitfires. The value in this account is also the way the back stories of many previously unheralded pilots come to life.' - General Sir David Richards, former Chief of the Defence Staff *** In Battle of Britain: The pilots and planes that made history, Ed Gorman and Simon Pearson paint a vivid picture of the men and their machines as the battle for air superiority over Britain is played out across the skies of Europe, from the west of Ireland to the German capital. We experience the battle chronologically through the remarkable stories of eighteen airmen from across the world. Some will be new to many readers: the New Zealander who "borrowed" a seaplane from the Royal Navy to set up a freelance air-sea rescue service that saved the lives of dozens of British and German pilots; the Swiss baron who claimed to have destroyed six British fighters in a day; the vainglorious commander whose RAF squadron was wiped out trying to disrupt Nazi invasion plans; and the German bomber pilot who fought the first battle involving foreign troops on British soil since Culloden - before repairing to a pub for a pint with soldiers who had taken him prisoner. Illustrated with contemporary photographs of the pilots and their aircraft, this is an enthralling and original account from both sides of a conflict that shaped the modern world, full of courage, endeavour and, above all, humanity.

Night of the Chickens - Band 04/Blue (Paperback): Danny Pearson Night of the Chickens - Band 04/Blue (Paperback)
Danny Pearson; Illustrated by Cesar Samaniego; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. The 7+ books are designed for children aged 7+ who need more practice to acquire phonics skills. They have age-appropriate content, more mature images, and are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 3-5. One night, by the light of the moon, zombified chickens take over a sleepy country village. The chickens pop up anywhere and everywhere on the quest for food - making their way into other animal's homes and gardens. In this humorous graphic novel, we follow the town's residents as they try desperately to stop the chickens and find out who has put them in a trance ... and why! Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. The focus sounds in this book are: /ch/ /sh/ /th/ /ng/ /ai/ /ee/ /igh/ /oa/ /oo/ /oo/, and adjacent consonants. Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Slimkoppe Lees! Vlak 4 Boek 3: In die nag: Vlak 4;Boek 3: Graad R - 2 (Paperback): M Faure, I. Badenhorst, Pearson Slimkoppe Lees! Vlak 4 Boek 3: In die nag: Vlak 4;Boek 3: Graad R - 2 (Paperback)
M Faure, I. Badenhorst, Pearson
R80 R71 Discovery Miles 710 Save R9 (11%) In stock

Die Slimkoppe-leesreeks is deur onderwysers en leesspesialiste spesiaal ontwikkel om kinders met selfvertroue aan die lees te kry en by hulle 'n liefde vir lees aan te wakker. Die reeks is perfek vir kinders wat geskrewe woorde begin herken. Elke boek slu

Pearson's Canal Companion : Leicester Line & River Nene (Paperback): Michael Pearson Pearson's Canal Companion : Leicester Line & River Nene (Paperback)
Michael Pearson
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Coverage: Grand Union Canal - Stoke Bruerne to Leicester; River Soar ; Erewash Canal; Trent Navigation - Derwent Mouth to Cromwell & River Nene - Northampton to Peterborough

Why Marianne Faithfull Matters (Paperback): Tanya Pearson Why Marianne Faithfull Matters (Paperback)
Tanya Pearson
R347 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R63 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First as a doe-eyed ingenue with "As Tears Go By," then as a gravel-voiced phoenix rising from the ashes of the 1960s with a landmark punk album, Broken English, and finally as a genre-less icon, Marianne Faithfull carved her name into the history of rock 'n' roll to chart a career spanning five decades and multiple detours. In Why Marianne Faithfull Matters, Tanya Pearson crafts a feminist account that explains the musician's absence from the male-dominated history of the British Invasion and champions the eclectic late career that confirmed her redemption. Putting memoir on equal footing with biographical history, Pearson writes about Faithfull as an avid fan, recovered addict, and queer musician at a crossroads. She's also a professional historian unafraid to break from the expectations of the discipline if a "titty-centered analysis" or astrology can illuminate the work of her subject. Whether exploring Faithfull's rise to celebrity, her drug addiction and fall from grace as spurned "muse," or her reinvention as a sober, soulful chanteuse subverting all expectations for an aging woman in music, Pearson affirms the deep connections between listeners and creators and reveals, in her own particular way, why Marianne Faithfull matters.

The Old Rules of Marketing Are Dead: 6 New Rules to Reinvent Your Brand and Reignite Your Business (Paperback): Timothy Pearson The Old Rules of Marketing Are Dead: 6 New Rules to Reinvent Your Brand and Reignite Your Business (Paperback)
Timothy Pearson
R355 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The "New York Times" and "USA Today" Bestseller

Reinvent your marketing to keep up with an ever-changing marketplace

"A must-read for any business leader or marketer. It explains how brands must be true to their essence and be reinvented to remain relevant in this radically changed, information-rich, and Internet-oriented world."
--Robert Hanson, President, Global Levi's(R) Brand, Levis Strauss & Co.

"Pearson makes the clearest statement yet about the new world of marketing, as he makes the difficult and complex concepts of brands and reinvention understandable to everyone."
--Bob Jeffrey, CEO, JWT

"When it comes to global brands, Pearson has no peers. His understanding of how companies and enterprises that breakaway from their competitors and reinvent their businesses will inherit the next era of global commerce is revolutionary."
--Michel Recalt, Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

""The Old Rules of Marketing are Dead" presents a new reality: marketing must be reinvented if it is to remain relevant by placing a premium on business acumen, strategy and communications."
--MaryLee Sachs, Chairman U.S., Hill & Knowlton

"Pearson has distilled 27 years of business experience into a book that shows the old ways of marketing have been replaced by new more up-to-date approaches and concepts to reinvent businesses and brands--and drive profitable sales."
--Stephen G. Butler, retired Chairman / CEO, KPMG International / KPMG LLP

"Tim Pearson's name is synonymous with strategy, value-proposition development, and marketing. From now on, it will be synonymous with reinvention and the new 'do or die' rules of business."
--Mark A. Emkes, retired Chairman, CEO and President, Bridgestone Americas

"Every leader and company director must learn the fundamental rules and principles of reinvention that will bring marketing into the 21st century. Reinvention must be the byword for this post-Great Recession era and the changes it requires that will make companies and businesses of all sizes great."
--R. David Hoover, Chairman, President and CEO, Ball Corporation

About the Book:

Revolutionary new technologies developed over the past decade have completely changed the way humans communicate and transact business. Not exactly late-breaking news for most people of the world . . . except for those who are supposed to be marketing to them. While consumers, customers, and marketplaces have adapted to these new realities, most marketers have not.

Renowned marketing expert Tim Pearson explains why you need to sever your ties to the comfortable old ways of marketing--and bring your company's marketing into the twenty-first century.

Too many marketers still operate as if strategy necessarily depends upon predetermined budgets; advertising is the catch-all to every problem; and marketing results can't be measured. It all adds up to the age-old belief that marketing is an art, not a science--which couldn't be further from the truth.

"The Old Rules of Marketing Are Dead" is a road map for breaking out of old, established--and increasingly ineffective--routines and reinventing your organization's marketing by: Positioning marketing as a business partner--not as a tool for meeting a strategic objective Holding marketing accountable for results with the application of hard data-- not vague qualitative measurements Providing leadership within your organization--not following the direction of everyone else

From research frameworks and concept development to planning, budgeting, media placement, and program implementation, marketers have not kept up--to the detriment of themselves and their companies. Completely revamping old-school marketing is the only way to drive profitable sales, create growing brands, and increase market share in today's post-Great Recession business landscape.

Pearson calls for nothing short of a marketing revolution. You must throw out almost everything you hold dear and embrace technology, a new role in business, and real accountability. "The Old Rules of Marketing Are Dead" has what you need to reinvent your products, your services--and your future.

Letter to an Unborn Child (Paperback): C.A. Pearson Letter to an Unborn Child (Paperback)
C.A. Pearson
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Chris Stewart is haunted by an old secret. Betrayed by her husband and supported by her daughter, Alice, and best friend, Babs, she struggles to keep the past at bay. However, when she discovers that she is pregnant by another man, Chris's life is shattered. In Letter to an Unborn Child, C.A. Pearson follows Chris's descent into despair and attempted suicide. the story is a harrowing account of a journey into that other world which is the human psyche: Pearson's sensitive account helps us to understand that it is love that destroys but that, ultimately, it is only love that can heal.

Tell Me No Lies - How to Stop Lying to Your Partner-And Yourself-In the 4 Stages of Marriage (Paperback): Peter T. Pearson,... Tell Me No Lies - How to Stop Lying to Your Partner-And Yourself-In the 4 Stages of Marriage (Paperback)
Peter T. Pearson, Ellyn Bader, Judith D Schwartz
R391 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R64 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Lying-For Better or Worse

Everybody lies. Friends lie to friends. Children lie to their parents. Politicians lie to constituents. And, inevitably, husbands and wives lie to each other. Lies between lovers have tremendous potential to both nurture and destroy a relationship. It is easy to underestimate the power that lies-even seemingly harmless lies-can wield in your marriage. Tell Me No Lies explores the complexity of honesty versus deception in marriage and reveals the many reasons behind the lies we tell our partners (and ourselves).

Learn the four marital stages:
* The Honeymoon
* Emerging Differences
* Freedom
* Together as Two

Discover how to recognize how lying can lead to serious trouble at each stage. The signs include:
* The Dark Side of the Honeymoon, when couples refuse to acknowledge any problems
* The Stalemate, when couples fight and brutalize each other with exaggerated truths
* Freedom Unhinged, when independence outweighs togetherness and marital anarchy ensues.

Offering a new way of thinking about truth and deception, this book will help you understand the dynamics of your marriage in the context of the marital stages. If you can identify your marital stage, you can overcome the barriers to honesty and move on to a happier and more fulfilling marriage!

Dogopolis - How Dogs and Humans Made Modern New York, London, and Paris (Hardcover): Chris Pearson Dogopolis - How Dogs and Humans Made Modern New York, London, and Paris (Hardcover)
Chris Pearson
R1,823 Discovery Miles 18 230 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Stroll through any American or European city today and you probably won't get far before seeing a dog being taken for a walk. It's expected that these domesticated animals can easily navigate sidewalks, streets, and other foundational elements of our built environment. But what if our cities were actually shaped in response to dogs more than we ever realized? Chris Pearson's Dogopolis boldly and convincingly asserts that human-canine relations were a crucial factor in the formation of modern urban living. Focusing on New York, London, and Paris from the early nineteenth century into the 1930s, Pearson shows that human reactions to dogs significantly remolded them and other contemporary western cities. It's an unalterable fact that dogs-often filthy, bellicose, and sometimes off-putting-run away, spread rabies, defecate, and breed wherever they like, so as dogs became a more and more common in nineteenth-century middle-class life, cities had to respond to people's fear of them and revulsion at their least desirable traits. The gradual integration of dogs into city life centered on disgust at dirt, fear of crime and vagrancy, and the promotion of humanitarian sentiments. On the other hand, dogs are some people's most beloved animal companions, and human compassion and affection for pets and strays were equally powerful forces in shaping urban modernity. Dogopolis details the complex interrelations among emotions, sentiment, and the ways we manifest our feelings toward what we love-showing that together they can actually reshape society.

Dreaming of Columbus - A Boyhood in the Bronx (Hardcover, 1st ed): Michael Pearson Dreaming of Columbus - A Boyhood in the Bronx (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Michael Pearson
R467 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R82 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A moving memoir, Dreaming of Columbus illuminates place as a force that shapes lives. Through recollection and reportage, Michael Pearson recreates the Bronx of the 1950s and 60s, the place of his youth, that "precisely known world, safe and claustrophobic, " an Irish Catholic culture filled with light and shadows.

Pearson renders time and place vividly through his lyrical narrative voice and generous spirit toward his characters. In a work that is both comic and sad, he juxtaposes descriptions of adolescent escapades with the grim discipline of parochial schools. It is in this Bronx that dreams of escape fuse with bittersweet memories.

The driving force behind Pearson's story is its people -- an enigmatic father, a steadfast mother, an eccentric and influential writing teacher, the boys and girls who shared his neighborhood, the high school girl who shared his vision and his life -- and the books that made escape and return seem possible.

Few writers go home again as successfully as Michael Pearson. When he literally and imaginatively revisits the all-but-unrecognizable Bronx of his youth, longing for its intense life, he concedes it was "close to paradise." We understand perfectly.

Writing Arizona, 1912-2012 - A Cultural and Environmental Chronicle (Paperback): Kim Engel-Pearson Writing Arizona, 1912-2012 - A Cultural and Environmental Chronicle (Paperback)
Kim Engel-Pearson
R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the year of Arizona's statehood to its centennial in 2012, narratives of the state and its natural landscape have revealed - and reconfigured - the state's image. Through official state and federal publications, newspapers, novels, poetry, autobiographies, and magazines, Kim Engel-Pearson examines narratives of Arizona that reflect both a century of Euro-American dominance and a diverse and multilayered cultural landscape. Examining the written record at twenty-five-year intervals, Writing Arizona, 1912-2012 shows us how the state was created through the writings of both its inhabitants and its visitors, from pioneer reminiscences of settling the desert to modern stories of homelessness, and from early-twentieth-century Native American ""as-told-to"" autobiographies to those written in Natives' own words in the 1970s and 1980s. Weaving together these written accounts, Engel-Pearson demonstrates how government leaders' and boosters' promotion of tourism - often at the expense of minority groups and the environment - was swiftly complicated by concerns about ethics, representation, and conservation. Word by word, story by story, Engel-Pearson depicts an Arizona whose narratives reflect celebrations of diversity and calls for conservation - yet, at the same time, a state whose constitution declares only English words ""official."" She reveals Arizona to be constructed, understood, and inhabited through narratives, a state of words as changeable as it is timeless.

Whose Health Is It, Anyway? (Paperback): Sally Davies, Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard Whose Health Is It, Anyway? (Paperback)
Sally Davies, Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard
R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Covid-19 has shown how vulnerable society, our economy, and day-to-day lives are to illness, but despite this we have not yet valued the pivotal role of good health. Our healthcare system is now an illness service with little resilience, importing illness rather than exporting health into communities, not leveraging the digital technology innovations harnessed in other industries. Whose Health Is It, Anyway? outlines why health is truly our most untapped opportunity for prosperity and happiness in the 21st century, individually and jointly as whole nations. Through collectively valuing health - civil society and the private sector - we can radically change the wider health environment which will pay off for all. This book outlines how a 21st century healthcare system should expand the founding principles of the NHS, from illness to a true health service, and encompass a National Care Service. The authors outline the entities and processes that could underpin a new total health system, one that could serve to take us into a happier and more prosperous future.

Dogopolis - How Dogs and Humans Made Modern New York, London, and Paris (Paperback): Chris Pearson Dogopolis - How Dogs and Humans Made Modern New York, London, and Paris (Paperback)
Chris Pearson
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Stroll through any American or European city today and you probably won't get far before seeing a dog being taken for a walk. It's expected that these domesticated animals can easily navigate sidewalks, streets, and other foundational elements of our built environment. But what if our cities were actually shaped in response to dogs more than we ever realized? Chris Pearson's Dogopolis boldly and convincingly asserts that human-canine relations were a crucial factor in the formation of modern urban living. Focusing on New York, London, and Paris from the early nineteenth century into the 1930s, Pearson shows that human reactions to dogs significantly remolded them and other contemporary western cities. It's an unalterable fact that dogs-often filthy, bellicose, and sometimes off-putting-run away, spread rabies, defecate, and breed wherever they like, so as dogs became a more and more common in nineteenth-century middle-class life, cities had to respond to people's fear of them and revulsion at their least desirable traits. The gradual integration of dogs into city life centered on disgust at dirt, fear of crime and vagrancy, and the promotion of humanitarian sentiments. On the other hand, dogs are some people's most beloved animal companions, and human compassion and affection for pets and strays were equally powerful forces in shaping urban modernity. Dogopolis details the complex interrelations among emotions, sentiment, and the ways we manifest our feelings toward what we love-showing that together they can actually reshape society.

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