Mick Kinane Big Race King

Author: Michael Clower
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Limited
ISBN: 9781840180022
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Mick Kinane is widely recognised as one of the best jockeys in the world and as a supreme big race specialist. He is the only jockey in history to have won Australia's Melbourne Cup, the Belmont Stakes in America, the Epsom Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He has been Ireland's champion jockey ten times and he caused a media sensation early in 1993 when he turned down the best job in racing - first jockey to Sheikh Mohammed. The world's biggest racehorse owner made a second approach to him later that year and Kinane became retained by the Sheikh as well as by the powerful Dermot Weld stable. Kinane is an intensely private man and in Mick Kinane - Big Race King Michael CLower tells not just the jockey's life story but also gives a rare insight into his character, as well as detailing the factors that have influenced him and the reasons for his phenomenal success.

Airline Finance

Author: Peter S. Morrell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754671343
Size: 67.66 MB
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Revised and updated in its third edition, this internationally renowned and respected book provides the essentials to understanding all areas of airline finance. Designed to address each of the distinct areas of financial management in an air transport industry context, it also shows how these fit together, while each chapter and topic provides a detailed resource which can be also consulted separately. Thoroughly amended and updated throughout, the third edition reflects the many developments that have affected the industry since 2001. It features several important new topics, including Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), fuel hedging and US Chapter 11 provisions.

A Political Philosophy

Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826480361
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Presents a defence of social order, beginning from philosophical first principles which aims to be a systematic answer to liberal egalitarianism, and also a defence of the Western social, religious, cultural and political inheritance. This book also demonstrates that this inheritance is a reflection of the deepest truths about human nature.

Fashion And Celebrity Culture

Author: Pamela Church Gibson
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 0857852302
Size: 45.46 MB
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The interrelationship between fashion and celebrity is now a salient and pervasive feature of the media world. This accessible text presents the first in-depth study of the phenomenon, assessing the degree to which celebrity culture has reshaped the fashion system. Fashion and Celebrity Culture critically examines the history of this relationship from its growth in the nineteenth century to its mutation during the twentieth century to the dramatic changes that have befallen it in the last two decades. It addresses the fashion-celebrity nexus as it plays itself out across mainstream cinema, television and music and in the celebrity status of a range of designers, models and artists. It explores the strategies that have enabled visual culture to recast itself in the new climate of celebrity obsession, popular culture and the art world to respond adaptively to its insistent pressures. With its engaging analysis and case studies from Lillian Gish to Louis Vuitton to Lady Gaga, Fashion and Celebrity Culture is of major interest to students of fashion, media studies, film, television studies and popular culture, and anyone with an interest in this global phenomenon.

Advances In Project Management

Author: Professor Darren Dalcher
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472429141
Size: 67.31 MB
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On the evidence of the authors of Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Unchartered Territory, there is a sea change coming. That change will affect the way projects are perceived, lead and governed, particularly in the context of the wider organisation to which they belong; whether that is in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. Many organisations have struggled to apply the traditional models of project management to their new projects in the global environment. Anecdotal and evidence-based research confirms that projects continue to fail at an alarming rate. A major part of the build-up to failure is often the lack of adequate project management knowledge and experience. Advances in Project Management covers key areas of improvement in understanding and project capability further up the management chain; amongst strategy and senior decision makers and amongst professional project and programme managers. This collection, drawn from some of the world’s leading practitioners and researchers and compiled by Professor Darren Dalcher of the National Centre for Project Management, provides those people and organisations who are involved with the developments in project management with the kind of structured information, new approaches and novel perspectives that will inform their thinking and their practice and improve their decisions.

Action Learning For Managers

Author: Mike Pedler
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566088636
Size: 37.41 MB
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Mike Pedler explains with the help of pictures and text the idea that action and learning in groups is beneficial, and that all organisations can benefit from this managerial methodology as long as they are willing to try it.

Abc Of Action Learning

Author: Reg Revans
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409460681
Size: 62.43 MB
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Reg Revans based his theories of Action Learning on 30 years of work and observation. This revised and updated reissue of the definitive text, ABC of Action Learning, is a clear, easily-read primer for anyone wishing to learn about and apply his methods. It offers a succinct, practical guide to integrating action learning into every-day situations, and enhancing the practical and managerial skills of the workforce.

A Short Guide To Fraud Risk

Author: Helenne Doody
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409458717
Size: 34.47 MB
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A Short Guide to Fraud Risk is for: ∗ anyone who needs to better understand fraud risks, either company-wide, or in a specific business unit; ∗ directors and managers who would like to add value by building fraud resistance into their organization and to demonstrate to shareholders, regulators or other stakeholders that they are managing fraud risks, rather than just reacting to incidents; ∗ regulators, auditors and compliance professionals who need to assess the effectiveness of an organisation's fraud prevention measures. The book gives a concise but thorough introduction to the risk of fraud based on a six-element strategy. It includes practical steps to assess and treat fraud risks across an organisation, including those relating to executive directors. It also provides practical steps to develop fraud awareness across an organisation and how to implement an effective fraud detection and incident management program. The application of the principles is illustrated with example documents and numerous case studies aimed at assisting the reader to implement either individual elements or a complete fraud risk management strategy.

Affect And Legal Education

Author: Mrs Caroline Maughan
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409497771
Size: 70.92 MB
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The place of emotion in legal education is rarely discussed or analysed, and we do not have to seek far for the reasons. The difficulty of interdisciplinary research, the technicisation of legal education itself, the view that affect is irrational and antithetical to core western ideals of rationality – all this has made the subject of emotion in legal education invisible. Yet the educational literature on emotion proves how essential it is to student learning and to the professional lives of teachers. This text, the first full-length book study of the subject, seeks to make emotion a central topic of research for legal educators, and restore the power of emotion in our teaching and learning. Part 1 focuses on the contribution that neuroscience can make to legal learning, a theme that is carried through other chapters in the book. Part 2 explores the role of emotion in the working lives of academics and clinical staff, while Part 3 analyses the ways in which emotion can be used in learning and teaching. The book, interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its reference, breaks new ground in its analysis of the educational lifeworld of situations, communities, actors and interactions in legal education.

Advanced Biology

Author: C. J. Clegg
Publisher: Hodder Murray
ISBN: 9780719576706
Size: 35.92 MB
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This A Level Biology textbook covers all the requirements of the AS and A2 Biology specifications. This second edition has been updated to include: revisions to the content to reflect changing AS and A Level specifications; revised chapters on the underlying principles of ecology and modern biotechnology; a new chapter on genetic engineering; updated examination questions from recent past papers; and the use of full colour throughout.