Paul Robinson This book matters to all those who seek results, because every outcome is churned out from the whirlpool of high performance. Now make high performance as quintessential quality in all that you do.
Delve deeper into the behavioural kinetics of leadership and discover your unique leadership style-action oriented, people oriented or system oriented.
Paul Robinson When a routine paranormal investigation turns up a hand written note leading to a mythical book, John Fairbourne sets about a chain of events that will see his entire world tip on its head, where family and friends turn out to be more than what they seem. He begins to have flashbacks into various parts of another mans life, leading him to the fabled JANUS Codex and bringing him to the attention of a shadowy organisation led by a figure known only as Xavier. Forced on the run, John is rescued by a group of allies following the instructions of a man that died eighty years before John was even born, a legendary Victorian adventurer by the name of Nathaniel Lone Wolf Fairbourne. With the help of his friends and new allies, John must follow the clues left by his ancestor in a race against time to bring about the reformation of a specialist group, formed with the sole purpose of stopping Xavier from achieving his nefarious goals. Along the way, John will unravel the mystery behind his ancestor, a man who was always in the right place at the right time.A legend known throughout history. Lone Wolf.
Paul Robinson This study presents the first examination of the influence of ideas of honour on the causes, conduct and ending of wars from Ancient Greece to the present day.
Paul Robinson begins with a theoretical examination of the concept of honour, to clearly explain the many contradictions and tensions inherent within honour systems. He then shows how honour has often contradictory and paradoxical effects on the conduct of war and illustrates this through seven case studies: Classical Greece; Ancient Rome; mediaeval Chivalry; Elizabethan England; the American Civil War; the British Empire; and the Western world after World War II (including the Vietnam War and the current conflict in Iraq).
Key topics covered include:
honour and virtue
honour and the causes of war
honour as a motivation for fighting
honours and rewards
death and honour
honour and the conduct of war
honour and the enemy
honour and the ending of wars
women and honour
This book reveals that the often contradictory behaviour of soldiers during war is a product of the contradictions inherent in the concept of honour.
This book will be of great interest to all students of military ethics, military history, politics, international relations, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and the history of ideas.
Paul Robinson This unique compendium is based on more than two hundred nineteenth century news stories and gives a fascinating glimpse into the Black Country at its industrial peak. From short news snippets to longer articles, the stories range from sad to amusing to truly shocking.
The stories include all manner of crime, from petty theft to brutal murder, along with accidents and disasters in and around the canals, railways, collieries, factories, streets and homes of the area. Further articles tell of the diseases that afflicted the towns, how they were spread and eventually controlled.
Unlike some general interest local history books, precise sources are quoted for every article. The book also includes a handy list of almost five hundred surnames, streets and businesses mentioned in the text, to assist those who wish to engage in further research.
Please note that many of the stories are unsuitable for children.
Paul Robinson, Emile Greenhalgh & Silvestre Pinho Polymer matrix composites are increasingly replacing traditional materials, such as metals, for applications in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries. Because of the relatively recent development of these composites there is extensive on-going research to improve the understanding and modelling of their behaviour – particularly their failure processes. As a consequence there is a strong demand among design engineers for the latest information on this behaviour in order to fully exploit the potential of these materials for a wide range of weight-sensitive applications. Failure mechanisms in polymer matrix composites explores the main types of composite failure and examines their implications in specific applications.
Part one discusses various failure mechanisms, including a consideration of manufacturing defects and addressing a variety of loading forms such as impact and the implications for structural integrity. This part also reviews testing techniques and modelling methods for predicting potential failure in composites. Part two investigates the effects of polymer-matrix composite failure in a range of industries including aerospace, automotive and other transport, defence, marine and off-shore applications. Recycling issues and environmental factors affecting the use of composite materials are also considered.
With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors Failure mechanisms in polymer matrix composites is a valuable reference for designers, scientists and research and development managers working in the increasing range of industries in which composite materials are extensively used. The book will also be a useful guide for academics studying in the composites field.Discusses various failure mechanisms, including manufacturing defectsReviews testing techniques and modelling methods for predicting potential failureInvestigates failure in aerospace, automotive, defence, marine and off-shore applications
Don Carrick, James Connelly & Paul Robinson Following on from Ethics Education in the Military (eds. Paul Robinson, Nigel de Lee and Don Carrick: Ashgate 2008) which surveyed and critically analyzed the existing theory and practice of educating soldiers, sailors and airmen in the ethics of 'old fashioned' warfaring, this volume considers the extent to which such theory and practice is adequate to prepare members of the military to meet the more complex ethical challenges faced when engaging in irregular warfare in the 21st century. In recent years, events in Iraq and Afghanistan have highlighted the requirement that Western military personnel, drawn from the armed forces of many different countries, should behave in an ethical manner at all times. The contributors to this volume come from various disciplinary backgrounds, several are serving or former military officers and most are actively engaged in ethics education. The volume advances theoretical understanding of different approaches to ethics education and provides practical conclusions.
Paul Robinson This collection of stories from nineteenth century Penkridge covers a diverse range of events, from drunken brawls to burglary, drownings, railway accidents, child neglect and animal cruelty. It includes surprising revelations about poverty and neglect in the village, tragic loss of life and a number of gruesome and unexplained deaths.
Read about the activities of the village fire-fighters and policemen, and how the local courts and workhouse dealt with those who wouldn't obey the law or couldn't look after themselves. Meet brazen fraudsters, runaway husbands, feuding families and the foul-mouthed fighting women of Penkridge past!
Paul Robinson The book 'Six Years in the Prisons of England', published anonymously in the 1860s, offers a fascinating glimpse into the harshness of Victorian prison life. Written by a once wealthy and respectable Dundee jute merchant, the author's first-hand account describes the conditions under which he and fellow convicts were kept and exposes the many failings in the prison system of the day.
Now, a century and a half after his story was first told, the author is identified and the events leading to his fall from grace, his imprisonment and subsequent release are laid out alongside the original text.
'The Rise, Fall and Redemption of James Fairweather' provides a detailed and unique accompaniment to a fascinating human story and an important social commentary.