Life on Air

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.

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 9781849908528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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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 in the Air

This book is not just about air travel.

Author: Mark Gottdiener

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742500297

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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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

Life on Air

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Author: David Hendy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199550247

Category: History

Page: 518

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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.

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Life on Earth

Author: Diagram Group

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The Talking Cure

A popular New York radio host pens this hilarious memoir of life in Queens, recalling his work life, married life, and family life with surprising candor and and wit.

Author: Mike Feder

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781583220412

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 382

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A popular New York radio host pens this hilarious memoir of life in Queens, recalling his work life, married life, and family life with surprising candor and and wit.

Talking On Air A Broadcaster s Life in Sports

... Mike Garcia, Herb Score, Larry Doby, Al Rosen, and the like—they would think
I was name-dropping, just trying to impress them. So I kept my mouth shut. My
point is that I didn't trust my friends enough to share that part of my life with them.

Author: Ken Coleman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1613214960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 999

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Talking on Air: A Broadcaster's Life in Sports highlights the 40-year career of Ken Coleman. The book details a broadcasting life seen not only from inside the booth, but also from inside the minds and throughout the experiences of many of sports' greatest names. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Life in the Open Air

Author: Theodore Winthrop

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Category: American literature

Page: 374

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Radio Ingleside a Life on Air

The book opens with John's vivid imagination running away with him in his backyard in Emporia, Virginia. Soon, his fantasy centers on radio where reality comes on a pirate station in his basement.

Author: John Harding

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ISBN: 9780692696101

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Page: 318

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In Radio Ingleside; A Life On Air, John Harding traces his journey from a small southern town on the North Carolina border to the excitement of big time network news and a 33 year career with Virginia's largest and most influential radio station. The book opens with John's vivid imagination running away with him in his backyard in Emporia, Virginia. Soon, his fantasy centers on radio where reality comes on a pirate station in his basement. The young owner of the local station hears him and at the age of 14, a career path slowly emerges as John struggles to find his own identity in a very creative family. His mother was a poet and designer; his father was an accomplished woodworker and carver; sister Barbara was a successful artist and sister June was a Broadway, Television and Movie star. Finding his way, John wrecks the family car shortly after getting his license and flunks the 10th grade. Undaunted, his mother is determined he will go to college. Ultimately, John lands at WRVA in Richmond where he becomes a respected and honored newsman and secretly, the creator and voice of a fantasy character named "Millard The Mallard." With Foreword by Richmond Radio legend Lou Dean and back cover blurb by longtime radio personality Tim Timberlake, Radio Ingleside is a love story about radio and sadly, its undoing. "Radio Ingleside; A Life On Air" is an expanded version of the Kindle edition.

Hurrah for the Land We Love

Author: Henry De Marsan

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Essays on the Floating matter of the Air in Relation to Putrefaction and Infection

Another difference , pointing to differences in the unseen life of the air , was
shown by these tubes . The turbidity of the two mould - crowned ones was
colourless , exhibiting a grey hue . The third tube , the middle one of the three ,
contained a ...

Author: John Tyndall

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Category: Air

Page: 338

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Life on Land Water and Air Show Off Frog Animals Grades 2 3

Show-Off Frog: Frog was the fastest animal at the pond ... until Duck came along.

Author: Steck-Vaughn

Publisher: Steck-Vaughn Company

ISBN: 9781419006401

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Show-Off Frog: Frog was the fastest animal at the pond ... until Duck came along.

A physiological view of marriage with observations on the secret sin

They do not learn the laws of life -- the consequence frequently is , they toil for a
time and die . They work hard all day , with little or no exercise , and harder still
all night . They do not learn that they must , night and day , have plenty of pure air
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Life on the Mississippi

And there was a tropical sun overhead and a tropical swelter in the air. And at
this point, also. begins the pilots paradise: a wide river hence to New Orleans.
abundance of water from shore to shore. and no bars. snags. sawyers. or wrecks
in ...

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553904000

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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Fashioned from the same experiences that would inspire the masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain’s most brilliant and most personal nonfiction work. It is at once an affectionate evocation of the vital river life in the steamboat era and a melancholy reminiscence of its passing after the Civil War, a priceless collection of humorous anecdotes and folktales, and a unique glimpse into Twain’s life before he began to write. Written in a prose style that has been hailed as among the greatest in English literature, Life on the Mississippi established Twain as not only the most popular humorist of his time but also America’s most profound chronicler of the human comedy.

A winter in the city of pleasure or Life on the lower Danube

With many caressing words and gestures , she takes a tiny , impudent , white
Maltese terrier out of her muff , who jumps and frisks about his mistress , and
elevates his small black nose in the air , and gives a succession of shrill
indignant barks ...

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Life on the Range and on the Trail

While doing this work I one day heard that a man by the name of Treadwell ,
driving for Sim Holstein of Gonzales was looking for a couple of hands . I just
walked on air until I found him and got that job . Mr. Treadwell also hired my
boyhood ...

Author: Robert Jasper Lauderdale

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Page: 227

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Life on the Road and in the Air Travel Journal Girl Edition

Stepping out of your comfort zone is a scary yet very exciting experience.

Author: Daybook Heaven Books

Publisher: Daybook Heaven Books

ISBN: 9781683231448

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Stepping out of your comfort zone is a scary yet very exciting experience. There are so many sights to see outside your home, and so many new bonds to make with other people. Live in the moment but don't forget to write about the experience to freeze the memories forever. You can use this journal for documentation purposes. Write about your travels soon!

My Life on the Range

In this was an article describing life on the plains , the very plains that the reader
had passed over some weeks before . The picture caught " Teschie's ” fancy . It
whirled into a realm of imagination and great castles grew in the air . Here was ...

Author: John Clay

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Page: 365

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An American Journey

With six and a half decades on the national sports scene, Jerry Coleman's career has brought him acclaim and affection both on and off the baseball field.

Author: Jerry Coleman

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781600780646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

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With six and a half decades on the national sports scene, Jerry Coleman's career has brought him acclaim and affection both on and off the baseball field. As a brilliant second baseman, Coleman played on eight New York Yankee pennant-winning teams--six of them World Series champions--in the decade following World War II, when baseball was king and the Yankees dominated the game. As a highly decorated Marine Corps dive-bomber and fighter-attack pilot, Coleman was the only major league baseball player to serve in combat during World War II and the Korean War. As a broadcaster on television and radio--first with the CBS Game of the Week, then with the Yankees, and now in his 36th year with the San Diego Padres, a franchise he once managed--he is a hugely popular figure and a member of the broadcasters' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Jerry Coleman achieved all this in the face of an emotionally searing childhood in Depression-era San Francisco. For the first time, he describes the poverty and family violence he endured, the shadow it left on his psyche, and the inner strength he mustered amid the pressures of aerial combat and playing at Yankee Stadium in the age of DiMaggio and Mantle.

Ohio Medical and Surgical Journal

... and then, in some instances, the animal gave a few gasping inspirations about
the time when the heart was ceasing to act, which had the effect of restoring it to
life. On the other hand when such animals were made to breathe air containing ...

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