, Beer and bikes: can they ever mix? What's the best way to cycle in a summer dress? How much bike do you get for GBP70? Or GBP10,000? "The Guardian" bike blog is one of the most vibrant sections of the newspaper's website. Here, a cycling community from around the world gives their views, rants, complaints, and every clever tip available - from keeping warm in winter to beating the bike thieves. Along with brilliant advice there are also plenty of biking tales, from the sublime (a ride by moonlight on the summer solstice) to the ridiculous (the mysterious world of naked rides). "Cyclebabble" is the truest, funniest and most useful collection of cycling voices there is.
, This book adopts a practical, example-led approach to mathematical analysis that shows both the usefulness and limitations of the results. A number of applications show what the subject is about and what can be done with it; the applications in Fourier theory, distributions and asymptotics show how the results may be put to use. Exercises at the end of each chapter, of varying levels of difficulty, develop new ideas and present open problems.
, Is it possible to see famines coming, to be prepared and to save possibly hundreds of thousands of lives? Or is this the wrong question? A famine is not a single natural catastrophe: it has different stages. Many societies have sophisticated strategies for coping - but these are becoming dramatically limited. "Famine Early Warning System" is about the people who are caught up in the process of famine. Peter Walker looks at how they perceive their predicament and what they do to avert mass starvation: and at what genuinely useful help can be offered in order to prevent irreversible disaster. It was originally published in
, An authoritative and colourful guide to the key sites visited by Jesus, written and compiled by an experienced tour guide of the Holy Land who is also a theology lecturer at the University of Oxford. The focus of the book is on Jesus and the sites that are likely to be authentic. The text follows the chronology of Jesus' life and so has an overall 'story line'. Each chapter (or site description) includes: a description of the biblical event, any relevant previous history or associations of the site, a site description in terms of geography and archaeology, any relevant later history, and what it looks like today (maps and photographs).
, This engaging book brings together the author's expertise in Biblical studies and his extensive experience in leading tours around the Holy Land. Following the chronological sequence of the key events in Luke's gospel, the book comprises previous and later history of the sites where these events occurred, geographical and archaeological descriptions, maps of the relevant areas, a description of the sites today and full colour photography throughout. Suitable for the traveller and the 'armchair pilgrim' alike, In the Steps of Jesus offers vivid insights into Jesus' life and travels.
X, Drawing mainly on Luke's account in Acts, as well as on Paul's own letters, Peter Walker reconstructs Paul's wide-ranging travels, detailing some of the most important sites of the early church. We begin in Damascus, then follow Paul on his first and second 'missionary journeys', then trace his final visit to Jerusalem and Caesarea, and eventually arrive in Rome. Each chapter focuses on a particular site and includes: an opening section telling Paul's story within that location; a list of key dates giving readers an overview of significant events associated with that place; and a final section exploring the location as a visitor might encounter it today. Readers are transported to the rugged 'Cilician Gates' of southern Turkey, the market places of Athens, Corinth and Ephesus, the bleak expanses of ancient Galatia, and the wintry, wind-swept shores of Malta.
, 'I wish that I had been able to obtain such a guide when I started dealing with enquiries' - "Managing Information". 'By the time I got to it 3 staff had noticed it on the desk and written a note saying really good and can we have a copy' - "BBOB News". 'This is certainly a comforting and very useful guide for the information worker, particularly inexperienced or unqualified, staffing a general enquiry desk' - "New Library World". There is a queue, the phone is ringing, the photocopier has jammed and your enquirer is waiting for a response. You are stressed and you can feel the panic rising. Where do you go to find the information you need to answer the question promptly and accurately?Answering queries from users is one of the most important services undertaken by library and information staff. Yet it is also one of the most difficult, least understood subjects. There are still very few materials available to help frontline staff - often paraprofessional - develop their reader enquiry
, Peter Walker and Partners (PWP) was formed in Their projects, executed worldwide, vary both in scale and type: urban design and planning, corporate headquarters and university campuses, parks, plazas and gardens. Exploring the relationships between art, culture and context, Peter Walker re-forms the landscape - whether urban or natural - and challenges traditional concepts of design. This book features the company's work from the last seven years, all of which brilliantly showcases the firm's range. It includes sixteen built projects in Europe, Asia and the United States - parks, corporate headquarters, foundations, museums and urban plazas; seven works in progress, including the American Embassy in Beijing and the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City; and ten site planning and urban-design projects, among them millennium parklands in Sydney, Australia and Novartis Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. The book opens with a short essay about the organization and philosophy