Author: Dixe Wills
Publisher: AA Publishing
Take an eccentric look at lost Britain through its railway request stops. Perhaps the oddest quirk of Britain's railway network is also one of its least well known: around 150 of the nation's stations are request stops. Take an unassuming station like Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire--the scene of a fatal accident involving thousands of carrots. Or Talsarnau in Wales, which experienced a tsunami. Tiny Stations is the story of the author's journey from the far west of Cornwall to the far north of Scotland, visiting around 40 of the most interesting of these little used and ill-regarded stations. Often a pen-stroke away from closure--kept alive by political expediency, labyrinthine bureaucracy, or sheer whimsy--these half-abandoned stops afford a fascinating glimpse of a Britain that has all but disappeared from view. There are stations built to serve once thriving industries--copper mines, smelting works, cotton mills, and china clay quarries where the first trains were pulled by horses; stations erected for the sole convenience of stately home and castle owners through whose land the new iron road cut an unwelcome swathe; stations created for Victorian day-tripping attractions; a station built for a cavalry barracks whose last horse has long since bolted; and many more. Dixe Wills will leave you in no doubt that there's more to tiny stations than you might think.
Methodologies and Architectures
Author: Nadia Nedjah,Luiza de Macedo Mourelle
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Modern cryptology, which is the basis of information security techniques, started in the late 70's and developed in the 80's. As communication networks were spreading deep into society, the need for secure communication greatly promoted cryptographic research. The need for fast but secure cryptographic systems is growing bigger. Therefore, dedicated systems for cryptography are becoming a key issue for designers. With the spread of reconfigurable hardware such as FPGAs, hardware implementations of cryptographic algorithms become cost-effective. The focus of this book is on all aspects of embedded cryptographic hardware. Of special interest are contributions that describe new secure and fast hardware implementations and new efficient algorithms, methodologies and protocols for secure communications. This book is organised in two parts. The first part is dedicated to embedded hardware of cryptosystems while the second part focuses on new algorithms for cryptography, design methodologies and secure protocols.
Author: Simon Jenkins
Publisher: Penguin UK
The perfect new gift from the bestselling author of Britain's 1000 Best Churches It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture. And yet so little do we look at the railway station. Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of Great Britain, from Waterloo to Wemyss Bay, Betws-y-Coed to Beverley, to select his hundred best. Blending his usual insight and authority with his personal reflections and experiences - including his founding the Railway Heritage Trust - the foremost expert on our national heritage deftly reveals the history, geography, design and significance of each of these glories. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of our social history shows the station's role in the national imagination; champions the engineers, architects and rival companies that made them possible; and tells the story behind the triumphs and follies of these very British creations. These are the marvellous, often undersung places that link our nation, celebrated like never before.
23rd Annual International Cryptology Conference, Santa Barbara, California, USA, August 17-21, 2003, Proceedings
Author: Dan Boneh
Crypto 2003, the 23rd Annual Crypto Conference, was sponsored by the Int- national Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy and the Computer Science Department of the University of California at Santa Barbara. The conference received 169 submissions, of which the program committee selected 34 for presentation. These proceedings contain the revised versions of the 34 submissions that were presented at the conference. These revisions have not been checked for correctness, and the authors bear full responsibility for the contents of their papers. Submissions to the conference represent cutti- edge research in the cryptographic community worldwide and cover all areas of cryptography. Many high-quality works could not be accepted. These works will surely be published elsewhere. The conference program included two invited lectures. Moni Naor spoke on cryptographic assumptions and challenges. Hugo Krawczyk spoke on the ‘SI- and-MAc’approachtoauthenticatedDi?e-HellmananditsuseintheIKEpro- cols. The conference program also included the traditional rump session, chaired by Stuart Haber, featuring short, informal talks on late-breaking research news. Assembling the conference program requires the help of many many people. To all those who pitched in, I am forever in your debt. I would like to ?rst thank the many researchers from all over the world who submitted their work to this conference. Without them, Crypto could not exist. I thank Greg Rose, the general chair, for shielding me from innumerable logistical headaches, and showing great generosity in supporting my e?orts.
Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit –
Author: Anthony Powell
Publisher: Elfenbein Verlag
Der zwölfbändige Zyklus »Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit« — aufgrund seiner inhaltlichen wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Marcel Prousts »Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit« verglichen — gilt als das Hauptwerk des britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehört zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von dem gleichnamigen Bild des französischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die späten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich-Erzählers Jenkins — der durch so manche biografische Parallele wie Powells Alter Ego anmutet — bietet der »Tanz« eine Fülle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und aufschlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedankenwelt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwürdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. Der historische Hintergrund — im fünften Band ist es der Spanische Bürgerkrieg ab 1936 — scheint dabei immer wieder überraschend schlaglichtartig auf.
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
While humanity has been telling fantastic stories for millennia, fantasy fiction has only come into its own as a genre in the latter half of the twentieth century, as the works of such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard have found a wide audience. This wonderful collection celebrates fantasy's heyday with 33 masterpieces of short fiction, ranging from 1940s stories by L. Sprague de Camp, H.L.Gold, Fritz Leiber, and Manly Wade Wellman to more recent tales by such towering modern talents as Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, James P. Blaylock Suzy McKee Charnas, John Crowley, Tanith Lee, Michael Swanwick, Judith Tarr, Howard Waldrop, Jane Yolen, and Roger Zelazny. Just as Gardner Dozois's Modern Classics of Science Fiction has helped longtime fans and new readers alike discover the genre's finest short stories, so too shall this anthology allow readers to find in one volume more than two dozen masterworks of fantasy.
A Study of the Bluegrass State
Author: James C. Klotter
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Originally published in 1992 in conjunction with Kentucky's bicentennial observations and designed for use in the high school classroom, Our Kentucky remains one of the most concise, well-written introductions to the Bluegrass State. While the focus is on history, specialists in other fields contribute chapters that provide a comprehensive description of Kentucky's people and their past, present, and future. This expanded edition brings the scholarship up to date, ensuring the book's continued availability for students and general readers. State historian James C. Klotter, together with a teachers' advisory group, has gathered nineteen authorities on the Commonwealth, each of whom has written a section in his or her area of expertise. The topics range widely, from architecture to women's rights, from Native Americans to Kentucky's future -- and much in between. Well-respected authors from various disciplines -- including geography, history, literature, religion, journalism, education, and political science -- have crafted concise and stimulating chapters that help explain the state's past, present, and future. Designed for use in the Kentucky Studies high school elective course, the book has been praised for covering so many aspects of Kentucky life and for bringing together such a wide array of writers. A special feature is the inclusion of seventeen award-winning essays written by high school students. These brief "sidebars" demonstrate the level of work that can be done by today's young Kentuckians. The combination of essays by students, chapters by experts, and a generous selection of photographs and original documents results in a book that will inform and delight all Kentucky readers.
A Personal History of a Lost Land
Author: Patrick French
Publisher: Penguin UK
Tibet has long fascinated the West, but what really lies beyond our romantic image of a mystical mountain kingdom of peace and spirituality? Patrick French set out to discover the truth, and his extraordinary account has been widely acclaimed. Travelling through the country, French meets exiled monks, nomads and a nun secretly fighting Chinese rule, but also young Tibetans with a more pragmatic attitude to their situation. Interweaving these encounters with little-known stories of war and turmoil from Tibet's past, he reveals a more nuanced, fascinating and surprising picture of this complex place than any other book has done.
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when planning a Grand Tour of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. You'll find a healthy mix of big cities, small towns, and exciting regions, including: London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, and BarcelonaRothenberg, Siena, Toledo, Hallstatt, and GimmelwaldProvence, the French Riviera, the Romantic Road, the Berner Oberland, and the Cinque Terre Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to find the right bus in Rome, an inexpensive crêpe in Paris, and which museums and sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Author: Laurie Lee
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
‘A Moment of War’ is the magnificent conclusion to Laurie Lee’s autobiographical trilogy begun in ‘Cider with Rosie’ and ‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’. It was December 1937 when the young Laurie Lee crossed the Pyrenees and walked into the bitter winter of the Spanish Civil War. With great vividness and poignancy, Lee portrays the brave defeat of youthful idealism in Auden’s ‘low dishonest decade’. Writing in the Literary Review, John Sweeney praised the memoir as, ‘A great, heart-stopping narrative of one young Englishman’s part in the war in Spain ... crafted by a poet, stamping an indelible image of the boredom, random cruelty and stupidity of war’
Author: Pie Corbett
Teachers who want to cut planning time and save energy should welcome this series. It will help teachers to: cover every sort of writing type they need to at Key Stage with a model provided for each one; fine tune lessons by following key teaching points for each model; deliver the literacy hour to pupils of every ability using different versions of the same model.
Twelve Great British Railway Journeys
Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: Random House
This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables. On the Slow Train will reconnect with that long-missed need to lift our heads from the daily grind and reflect that there are still places in Britain where we can stop and stare. It will tap into many things: a love of railways, a love of history, a love of nostalgia. This book will be a paean to another age before milk churns, porters and cats on seats were replaced by security announcements and Burger King. These 12 spectacular journeys will help free us from what Baudelaire denounced as 'the horrible burden of time.' Updated for the paperback.
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success
Author: Entrepreneur Press
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Category: Business & Economics
Your Complete Package for Success—Signed, Sealed and Delivered! Busy families no longer need to take the time to run to the mall and shop for the perfect item. They simply click their mouse and have their treasures delivered from any corner of the country right to their doorstep. Shopping has never been so convenient and the opportunity for starting and running a successful mail order business has never been so great! If you want to work from home, running a lucrative business that costs little to start and requires no specialized skills, mail order may be for you. Working from a kitchen table, you can take orders, process payments and dispatch shipments picked up by a parcel service from a remote warehouse run by yet another vendor. This exclusive guide to mail order takes you step by step covering every aspect of startup and operations, including hard-won advice and helpful hints from successful mail order entrepreneurs. Learn how to: • Stay on top of market and industry trends • Choose products that sell • Set your pricing and other policies • Fulfill orders • Build an internet presence • Create a winning catalog or brochure • Choose a high-response mailing list • Use the best resources and tools in the industry With the boom in online shopping, mail order businesses are more profitable than ever, and Entrepreneur gives you everything you need to get started. Don’t wait! Start your mail order business today!
A New History of the Railways in Britain
Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.
1000 Ultimate Travel Experiences
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
This updated edition of Make the Most of Your Time on Earth: 1000 Ultimate Travel Experiences, is a book that will inspire everyone, now boasting 20% all-new suggestions for world-class destinations and experiences. Perfect for both the seasoned traveler and the armchair dreamer, it brings you the very best in travel - extraordinary landscapes, jaw-dropping architecture, white-knuckle adventures, and the world's best beaches. The guide's suggestions range from Intrepid travel adventures such as trekking to the source of the Ganges, cycling the Karokoram Highway, and hiking Corsica's GR20 to suggestions for the perfect places to stay-have you ever tried sleeping in a yurt in Inner Mongolia or chilled out at the Ice hotel in Sweden? For amazing wildlife, why not look for lemurs in Madagascar or go platypus-watching in Australia? Don't forget the world's most spectacular festivals including Queen's Day in Amsterdam, Trinidad's carnival, and the camel fair in Pushkar, India. Whether you are tempted by living in an African village or tagging dolphins on the Spanish coast, there's all manner of ethical travel experiences to fuel your wanderlust! The very best things to see or do-not before you die. Now available in epub format. KEY NEW ENTRIES INCLUDE: ? Going on a frog safari in Zululand ? Climbing Britain's highest lighthouse on Lundy Island ? Spotting bushbabies by moonlight in Queensland ? Touring on the only private icebreaker in the world in Finland ? Bathing in the Belle Epoque resorts of the Kaisers in Baltic Germany ? Chowing down on retro pie at the re-opened 'Fray Bentos' factory in Uruguay ? Climbing Lenin Peak in the Pamirs, Tajikistan ? Experiencing sci-fi plants of Mount Kenya
Author: Julian Symons
Publisher: House of Stratus
Gilbert Welton’s life changed one breakfast time – his wife, Virginia, announced she was leaving him. Perhaps not the expected beginning of a comedy, but Symons employs his customary skill and brilliant wit to reveal the funny side of the tale. The result is a hilarious and riotous look at the life of a very ordinary middle-aged man.
Time and Time Again
Author: Wentworth M. Johnson
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
It seem that someone has murdered an actress. Who would believe the actual truth? Howard thinks a wandering Viking is the guilty party and Donavon Merryville gets the blame. In order to appease mad Albert and solve the murder, Donavon enters on a fantastic voyage through the centuries. He discovers and falls in love with Anneke, a siren from the 1800s. Forced by Albert, driven by love and inexorably channelled by time itself, Don blunders into the Viking wars of East Anglia and discovers a plot to assassinate Winston Churchill, the wartime English Prime Minister. This terrible situation must take priority and Don defeats all odds and befriends Major Howard. Albert again takes control of Don’s life and he is forced into marriage. An exciting honeymoon ensues with the bride and groom running away after causing havoc in the 1860’s. Eventually Donavon returns to Bloodisland House with his tail between his legs and settles down to married life only to restart the cycle and get the blame for the murder of an actress.
A Collection of the Nation's Overlooked Little Treasures
Author: Dixe Wills
The very first compendium of Britain's most interesting diminutive attractions, written in an amusing, accessible style. * Puts the spotlight on Britain's tiniest treasures for the first time and uncovers fascinating facts and anecdotes about all 60. * Includes up-to-date practical information on getting to each tiny place via public transport * Highlights special features to look out for. Praised by BBC Countryfile Magazine for writing 'intelligently and amusingly, with evident excitement and imagination', Dixe Wills unleashes his trademark style on the tiniest attractions in Britain. Beautifully presented in full colour throughout, the book uncovers 60 of the country's loveliest and most diminutive places to visit. Be it a castle, cathedral, cinema or pub, a museum, theatre, wood or stately home, these little gems are all united in their lack of size, making many of them so easily overlooked they are known only to locals. Often representing a microcosm of British local history and attitudes, many of these tiny places date from a time when big and brash was frowned upon and small was definitely beautiful. Each entry features information on how to get there using public transport, when best to visit the attraction, a concise round-up of its history and any must-see features.
Author: Ally Condie
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow. Look for CROSSED, the sequel to MATCHED, in Fall 2011! Watch a Video
Author: Dixe Wills
Publisher: AA Publishing
While traveling all over Britain on his pushbike, non-flying travel writer Dixe Wills is forever popping into old churches to look around, grab a moment of tranquility, or just to shelter from the elements. Extending his love of all things tiny into yet another area, this book is his guide to 60 of the loveliest and most diminutive churches that Britain has to offer, many of which are known only to locals or tourists who are simply lucky enough to stumble across them. Each church is so tiny that only about 30 people could fit comfortably inside, and each is open to the public. Representing a unique slice of British local history and attitudes, tiny churches are the great survivors of the world. Unlike grand cathedrals, they were built to serve more humble ends, but they withstood centuries of religious unrest (and the Victorian "church improvers") to survive into this most irreligious of centuries. Today, scattered all over Britain, these atmospheric places retain the essence of what they were when the stonemasons, laborers, smiths, carpenters, and glaziers were corralled together to build them.