Life on Air

A lot has changed since his first television documentary, and in this updated edition of Life on Air Sir David tells us of his experiences of filming in the 21st century.

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846076528

Category: Naturalists

Page: 416

View: 633

David Attenborough is one of the most influential and admired figures in English television. When 26, he applied for a job in the BBC - which then meant radio - and was promptly turned down. But someone saw his rejected application and asked, would he like to try television? He would, and sixty years later, he is still at it. Elegantly told, often very funny, here is his story. At home there is his rise to controlling BBC2, introducing colour television to Britain, encounters with Montgomery, Anthony Eden, singers, athletes, explorers, the Queen, Benjamin Britten. Abroad there are people just as remarkable, journeys up tropical rivers, to the interior of New Guinea or the Australian outback, dragons, birds of paradise, flying snakes and walls of cockroaches. Now updated to cover his work since 2009, Life on Air is a remarkable account of David Attenborough's passion for the natural world and his lifelong quest to understand it. .

Life on Air

A History of Radio Four David Hendy. DAVID HENDY revelatory NED SHERRIN
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Author: David Hendy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199550247

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 164

In this first major account of Radio 4's history, Hendy explores the station's struggle to justify itself in a television age amid passionate disputes with its fiercely loyal listeners. Life on Air provides a gripping insight into the very nature of British life and culture in the last decades of the twentieth century.

Life in the Air

This book is not just about air travel.

Author: Mark Gottdiener

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742500297

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 917

This book is not just about air travel. It is about the emergent social world of flying. It concerns air space and behavior in the air the way someone else might look at cities and street behavior. Economic, political, and cultural aspects are all considered. . . . Airports have now become specific places in their own right that, in a certain sense, now. . . are very much like cities. Frequent flying also has produced its very own culture. Rules of behavior are subscribed to in the air. Unique behaviors at terminals and in the passenger cabin have emerged that contrast with life on the ground. In chapters below I explore these interesting aspects of etiquette, eroticism, and bi-coastalism, a human activity that is only possible because of our present society's evolution. . . . Only now have we begun to appreciate our emergent global culture. The world is shrinking just as the opportunities for travel expand. -from the Introduction

50 FAQs on Air Pollution

know all about air pollution and do your bit to limit it Rupak Ghosh. Preface. A. ir
is vital to life and it surrounds the Earth like a blanket. It is because of this blanket
of air called atmosphere that life exists on Earth. But if anything additional – gas ...

Author: Rupak Ghosh

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179934535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

View: 490

Which substances are polluting air the most? What is the ozone hole? How much CO2 is emitted by burning 1 litre of petrol? Which country emits the maximum CO2 per person? What is BS-IV? How are climate change and air pollution related? What is the Kyoto Protocol? Which are the most and least polluted cities of India? Know the answers to these, and 42 more frequently asked questions, on air pollution, its various aspects, and impacts. Other titles in this series: 50 FAQS on Climate Change (ISBN: 9788179935392) 50 FAQs on Global Warming (ISBN: 9788179934524) 50 FAQs on Renewable Energy (ISBN: 9788179935415) 50 FAQs on Waste Management (ISBN: 9788179935408) 50 FAQs on Water Pollution (ISBN: 9788179934593)

Walking On Air

Eight years later, Nan couldn't say she'd gotten rich being a milliner-
cumseamstress, but she had managed to build a good life for herself and her
sister. Random and this shop had become their salvation, something Nan never
would have ...

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101611219

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 104

From “incomparable” (Fresh Fiction) New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson comes a heartfelt historical romance about lost souls, second chances, and love everlasting. Random, Colorado, is just another stop on the road for solitary gunslinger Gabriel Valance. Known for his drinking, gambling, and womanizing, he prefers to remain a stranger to anyone who crosses his path. But when an upstart gunslinger catches Gabe off guard and shoots him down, he regrets his empty, lonely life with his dying breath... Golden-haired beauty Nancy Hoffman settled in Random after fleeing an abusive past. Caring for her younger sister and working in a hat shop help her to forge ahead, Nacy remains fearful and mistrustful of men—and of marriage... Their paths will cross when Gabe gets a second chance at life and a divine mission: to sweep Nancy off her feet, gain her trust, and convince her to believe in his love. And in doing so, the once-hardened cowboy may just save himself.

Principles and Practices of Air Pollution Control and Analysis

Air is a vital link in the hydrological cycle transporting water vapour from oceans
to land and vice versa. Under ideal conditions, the air we breathe supports life on
the earth. The air that we breathe today is a heterogeneous mixture of nitrogen, ...

Author: J. R. Mudakavi

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9380026382

Category: Air

Page: 736

View: 349

Principles and Practices of Air Pollution Control and Analysis is a ready reference book for scientists and technologists. The subject matter has been presented in five sections and 25 chapters. First section introduces the student to air pollution and the second section deals with the current air pollution control technologies. The third section is informative in character and presents environmental issues related to air pollution such as acid rain, global climatic change, CFCs and ozone layer etc. The fourth section presents management aspects of air pollution and the final section has been dedicated to instrumentation and chemical has been structured to other clear understanding of the subject matter with illustrated examples. The book provides an essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Environmental Science and/ Engineering and provides an insight into the chemistry of air pollution. It will also be of interest for professionals and consultants working in the area of air pollution control.

The Science of Air

Air can dry, cool, warm, freshen, ventilate, or irritate us. Air is scientifically unique.
The combination of common and rare gases we breathe has made life possible.
Air, as with water, is the only chemical compound found naturally that affects ...

Author: Frank R. Spellman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420075335

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 808

Hailed on first publication as a masterful review of the topic, The Science of Air: Concepts and Applications quickly became a standard resource in the field. Clearly written and user-friendly, the second edition continues to provide the scientific underpinnings of the essence of air. Major expansions include: Air math and physics Air flow parameters Indoor air quality Regulatory updates related to indoor and outdoor air quality Updated air pollution control technologies The text follows a pattern that is nontraditional, using a paradigm based on real-world experience. It covers air resource utilization and air protection, contains regulatory updates related to air quality, and provides an update on pollution control technologies. In addition to the discussion of numerous mitigation and remediation procedures, this authoritative resource includes an expanded section on the fundamentals of air chemistry and physics, making it an indispensable text for those tasked with compliance to air pollution laws. The common thread woven through the fabric of this text is air resource utilization and its protection. Numerous examples exist on how understanding the science of air can assist in understanding global climate change, air pollution, radon, indoor air quality, and acid rain. To solve these problems and understand the issues related to air, air pollution control practitioners need a broad base of scientific information from which to draw — The Science of Air fills this critical need.

Life On Side B

In the book Radio Free Mickey, we were taken inside the life of Mickey Miller and
his wife Leigh, and meeting two of their ... who hailed from Long Island where
Mickey originated from, he believed in hiring local talent as on air personalities, ...

Author: Mike Haszto

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438985517

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 358

Life On Side B is the next adventure for co-owner Mickey Miller and V103, following their initial challenge of staving off a corporation wanting to buy radio station WVVV FM in "Radio Free Mickey". Approximately six months has gone by, and the station finds itself no longer atop the Arbitron Ratings in northeast Ohio, beset by recent staff issues and market changes. A tragedy hits the station, and obstacles present themselves as Mickey attempts to bring the station back to its old perch by sticking by what got V103 there in the first place...old time radio values and strong character. Put yourself once again on the staff of V103 as an intern, and feel involved with every detail of this second installment starring Mickey Miller as co-owner, Jimmy as his best friend and head of his own 'Pirate Radio' empire based in Marathon Florida, Stacey as Marketing and Promotions Director, and the entire staff of air personalities.

Walking on Air by George the Greek

BOOK SYNOPSIS This book is a story about the life of George Livieratos, whose
success personified the American Dream. It is a story of an adventurous life filled
with endless involvements. As a young child in Greece he becomes an orphan ...

Author: George Livieratos

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1414039794

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 692

View: 232

This book is a story about the life of George Livieratos, whose success personified the American Dream. It is a story of an adventurous life filled with endless involvements. As a young child in Greece he becomes an orphan during World War II when both of his parents were killed during a German bombing attack. Joining the merchant marines George traveled around the world and enjoyed the experiences of many cultures. At the age of 21 George immigrated to the United States. After 35 years of hard work and a lot of good times he reaches~ a financial plateau of rich and fame. He had become the Chairman of one of the fastest growing penny stock companies on Wall Street. In 1983 George became one of the first targets of the United States Organized Crime Task Force. This action brought him and his family into the lowest level of human despair, when ultimately led to the death of his son and the destruction of his financial empire. The story is very exciting, it tells how he made his deals and can help to mature students of business overnight. His deal making shows a simple way to do business using common sense and golden rules. George is a capitalist with a liberal heart. It takes courage and power to face the forces of evil, to defy them, provoke them, and ignore their ruthless power. The transcripts of his trials prove his courage and statements. This book tells how he stood up for his principles of loyalty, pride and self -respect. Sacrificing himself and taking a fall. Discover how the resolve of this Greek immigrant's mind and soul empowered him to defy incarceration and even death from his compelled oppressors. In 1986 when he was incarcerated and refused bail, pending his appeal, his morale remained as furious as ever. This story details how the U.S. Justice Department prosecuted and convicted Mr. Livieratos and his co-defendants. The story indicates that interpretation; politics and selective application of the law can lead to the conviction of the best intentioned, while protecting the potentially less desirable. His description of the Federal Prison System is in such detail and simplicity that it can be used by inmates as a Federal Prison manual. His characterization of governmental regulatory agencies depicts them as large bureaucratic quagmires, which complicates and destroys the interest of the victimized citizens. Although considered outrageous by some, he provides opinions on how he thinks organized crime and the mafia was a better alternative to the current drug infested street crime. His human instincts will open the public's eyes and hearts for a better society based on love and care for all humans. The author hopes this book will wake up Americans to strive for equal justice for all, regardless of your social status, color, or religion. The Authors main point is to expose his characterization of the hypocrisy of government officials who don't care about the people, but only the power they posses. His colorful sexual encounters and lustful desires add some levity to an otherwise tragic Greek epic.

Public Issue Radio

Talks, News and Current Affairs in the Twentieth Century H. Chignell. 76. Ibid. 77.
File on Four, 14 April 1987. 78. As discussed at length in Hendy, Life on Air, 221–
47. 79. Particularly striking in Helen Boaden's critical look at the NHS in File on ...

Author: H. Chignell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230346456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 271

Based on original and previously unseen written and sound archives and interviews with former and current radio producers and presenters, Public Issue Radio addresses the controversial question of the political leanings of current affairs programmes, and asks if Analysis became an early platform for both Thatcherite and Blairite ideas.

Why Is There Life on Earth

The gases in the air are also vital to life. Animals and plants depend on oxygen
from the air to help turn their food into useful energy During the day plants use
carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for photosynthesis. Without carbon dioxide ...

Author: Andrew Solway

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406226327

Category: Life

Page: 48

View: 761

Looks at what characteristics make Earth able to support life and determines that a wider range of conditions are survivable than once thought.

The Girl Who Lived on Air

That vague but fortunately ubiquitous commodity hasbeen therein many similar
cases, but has often not been enough to reclaim the sufferer back into life. By the
time of her death, the young woman was 'skin and The Problems Love Can ...

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher: Seren

ISBN: 1781720703

Category: History

Page: 164

View: 783

For two years Sarah Jacob was the Welsh Fasting Girl who 'lived on air'. Did she really take neither food or drink in that time? Although Sarah lived in remote rural Carmarthenshire in the 1860s she became a national sensation through the newspapers - people from all over Britain traveled to see this miraculous young girl, leaving gifts of money... Was she really miraculous? Sarah's case stood on the dividing line between belief and the evolving rationalism of science, and shortly after a team of nurses arrived from London, she died. After her death, her parents were sentenced to hard labour for her starvation. This fascinating new book unravels the many strands of the Sarah Jacob mystery - medical, spiritual, religious, legal, political, ethical, social, family - and its place in mid-Victorian Britain at the height of Empire. Author Stephen Wade provides new insight into what was a 'sensation' but also an all too human story.

An Astronaut s Guide to Life on Earth

On Earth, it's just a given that if you put a fork on the table, it will stay there. But
remove that one variable, gravity, and everything changes. Forks waft away;
people sleep on air. Eating,jumping, drinking from a cup—things you've known
how to ...

Author: Chris Hadfield

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144725712X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 919

Back on the earth after three spaceflights, Chris Hadfield's captivating memoir An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth reveals extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield's success – and survival – is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst – and enjoy every moment of it. In his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement – and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counter-intuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff. You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Colonel Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights in this book will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth – especially your own.

Life of Richard Trevithick

By a cylinder of 10 feet diameter, through which the public would ascend to the
top, bored and screwed together, in which a hollow floating sheet-iron piston,
with a seat round it, accommodating 25 persons ; a steam-engine forces air into
the ...

Author: Francis Trevithick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108026680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 430

View: 156

Cornishman Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) was one of the pioneering engineers of the Industrial Revolution. Best remembered today for his early railway locomotive, Trevithick worked on a wide range of projects, including mines, mills, dredging machinery, a tunnel under the Thames, military engineering, and prospecting in South America. However, his difficult personality and financial failures caused him to be overshadowed by contemporaries such as Robert Stephenson and James Watt. This two-volume study by his son Francis, chief engineer with the London and North-Western Railway, was published in 1872, and helped to revive his neglected reputation. It places its subject in his historical and technical context, building on the work of his Father, Richard Trevithick Senior, and the Cornish mining industry. It contains much technical detail, but is still of interest to the general reader. Volume 2 continues examining his work thematically, and includes his work in Peruvian mines.

Religion and Public Life

... as we know, the collisions occasionally result in earthquakes where hundreds
of thousands can perish. We're dependent for life on air and warmth and water
which form an ecological balance which itself shows signs of catastrophic
change.

Author: Tom Butler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144116085X

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 808

For more than twenty years, Bishop Tom Butler has related religious belief to the events of public life, both national and global, in regular contributions to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day. Each 'Thought' is prompted by current events, without knowing how the news will develop, thereby illustrating how religion relates to contemporary life and how the insights it offers may develop over time. Here, Tom Butler explores themes ranging from The Gulf Wars and Terrorism via Science, Medical Ethics and Political Life to Religion itself. Drawing on (and incorporating) a selection of Thought for the Day scripts covering a twenty-year period, he charts the developing relationship between religion and public life and explores the Church's role of bringing religious values and insights to bear on topical issues and restating the public's hopes and fears in religious language.

Life on the Edge

Just as I clawed free and gasped for air, churning water hit me in the face and
gurgled into my lungs. Again, I came up coughing and sputtering before taking
another trip below the surface. By then I was desperate for air and keenly aware
that ...

Author: James C. Dobson

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414355688

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 126

As a young adult, you will face crucial questions about identity, education, marriage, career, God's will, and much more. Some of the most dramatic and permanent changes in life will occur during the “critical decade”—those ten years between 16 and 26. Are you prepared to make the right choices? You can be. Like a trusted friend who understands, Dr. James Dobson candidly addresses the issues that today's young adults face. In his warm, conversational style, he reveals principles to help you make right choices and get the direction you need in order to look forward to a bright and successful future.

One Hundred Years of Air Power and Aviation

Moreover, aircraft life was extended to several decades, due to modifications and
complete rebuilding, in part because neither crews nor airframes flew many
hours. In airliners, the turbo-prop and the pure jet became so costly that airlines
had ...

Author: Robin D. S. Higham

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585442416

Category: History

Page: 435

View: 933

In this precise, interpretive and informative volume, Higham looks at everything from the roots of strategic bombing and tactical air power to the lessons learned and unlearned during the invasion of Ethiopia, the war in China and the Spanish Civil War. He also considers the problems posed by jet aircraft in Korea and the use of Patriot missiles in the Persian Gulf. He covers anti-guerrilla operations, doctrine, industrial activities and equipment, as well as the development of commercial airlines.

The Invention of Air

One of Priestley's greatest scientific discoveries involved the cycle of energy
flowing through all life on Earth, the origin of the very air he was breathing there
on the deck as he watched his thermometer line bob in the waters of the Atlantic.

Author: Steven Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440685312

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 852

From the bestselling author of How We Got To Now, The Ghost Map and Farsighted, a new national bestseller: the “exhilarating”( Los Angeles Times) story of Joseph Priestley, “a founding father long forgotten”(Newsweek) and a brilliant man who embodied the relationship between science, religion, and politics for America's Founding Fathers. In The Invention of Air, national bestselling author Steven Johnson tells the fascinating story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protégé of Benjamin Franklin, friend of Thomas Jefferson—an eighteenth-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the discovery of oxygen, the uses of oxygen, scientific experimentation, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the United States. As he did so masterfully in The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson uses a dramatic historical story to explore themes that have long engaged him: innovative strategies, intellectual models, and the way new ideas emerge and spread, and the environments that foster these breakthroughs.

The Environment Understanding the Delicate Balance of Life on Earth

This form of air pollution is particularly threatening to health. Winds transport
atmospheric pollutants to other regions, where they fallin the form ofacid rain.
industrial waste Automobile traffic is one of the main causes of Some household
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Québec Amerique

ISBN: 2764408951

Category: Ecology

Page: 96

View: 467


Coming Up for Air

He goes through his life on a different plane, a sort of light-comedy plane, though
in the case of blokes in side-shows at fairs, or in fact anyone over twenty stone, it
isn't so much light comedy as low farce. I've been both fat and thin in my life, ...

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547564029

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 836

An insurance salesman desperately tries to recapture his youth in this “charming” comic novel by the iconic British author (The New York Times). George Bowling is having a crisis. Not a loud, unsightly one, but a small, desperate one. His days are occupied by an unfulfilling insurance job; his nights spent worrying about his mortgage, marriage, expanding waistline, and what seems to be a certain prospect of World War II looming on the horizon. So when George unexpectedly hits it big on a lucky horse, he spends the windfall on the only thing he ever knew to make him happy: his childhood. George travels back to his boyhood home of Lower Binfield, swimming in vivid memories of worry-free bliss, sights, sounds, smells, and emotions of a pre-war world. But while the idyllic village in George’s head may not have seen battle, the reality may be more sobering than he is prepared to deal with. Penned with Orwell’s trademark insight and passion, Coming Up for Air is an elegiac look at memory and desire at a desperate moment in England’s history.