Welcome to _What's Tha Mean, Tha Jacking In?_, the fifth volume of Martyn Johnson's acclaimed series of stories about policing during the 1960s and 1970s. Whether 'on the beat' or 'as CID', once again Martyn enthrals, surprises and shocks his readers with tales set in an almost forgotten era: a veritable Lost World of people, places and phrases in his beloved Sheffield. Steven Spielberg please note. This book will focus on Martyn's final years as a beat bobby, with more unbelievable true life tales told with Martyn's wicked sense of humour and candour. As usual, Martyn's down-to-earth honesty and humour shines through the pages; but he never loses sight of the human condition in all its forms: good, bad, sad and happy.
'Many times I heard people say that you'll have no friends if you're a policeman. How wrong they were. If you were right with them, they were right with you.' PC Martyn Johnson is back on the beat with more hilarious and heart-warming stories from the golden age of policing. With his nose for trouble and a knack for mischief, there's no such thing as a quiet shift for the friendly Yorkshire bobby - from drunken dogs and runaway horses to high-speed chases after Burglar Bill, there's always something to keep him busy and always another troublemaker to put to rights. And with a cuppa-tea stop and a familiar face on every corner of his beat, he's never far from a friend.
'A wonderful slice-of-life autobiography' Daily Express 'I've turned boys into men and policemen into coppers,' said the Sergeant. 'Policemen have got brains, but coppers, they've got brains and common sense.' No two days were ever the same for bobby-on-the-beat Martyn Johnson. Come rain or come shine, he patrolled his patch with a sharp eye for troublemakers and a kind word for those in need of a friend. Whether he was pursuing unlikely coal thieves, tracking down peacocks gone AWOL or investigating mysterious flying saucers over Sheffield, PC Johnson faced every new challenge with a smile and a healthy dose of his copper's common sense. In his charming and funny memoir, Martyn Johnson recalls the rogues, cheats and scoundrels - as well as the many friends - who made his life on the beat so unforgettable.
Martyn Johnson continues his wonderful stories about policing during the 1960s and 1970s. As with his previous two volumes the book is written from the heart, not so much nostalgia as a genuine feeling for the people, animals, places and history of Sheffield.
My Personal Involvement in the Age-old Quest for the Size and Shape of the Earth with a Running Commentary on Life in a Government Research Office
Author: Irene K. Fischer
Geodesy (the measurement of the size and shape of the earth), fascinating since the time of Erathosenes, became a basic science for the space program. Irene Fischer was a leader in the construction of the World Geodetic System (has an Earth reference ellipsoid named in her honor) when it was still being done by surveyors, piecing together terrestrial, gravitational and astronomical data. By the 1970s, satellite geodesy and marine geodesy were just coming into their own. Using her career, Fischer revels in explaining how the science unfolded, and how misunderstandings occur across scientific fields, e.g., why the "standard ocean" and the geoid do not easily translate across the fields of oceanography and geodesy. Her account should appeal to those writing the history of women in science. Government science, too, is less well studied than academic science even though some fields, such as geodesy, were always government led. Fischer provides food for thought, as well, to those who claim to study the management of science in bureaucratic settings different from those of industry or academia. Peppered among these themes are Fischer's solutions to historical mysteries such as why Columbus' used a figure for the size of the earth's circumference that was so much smaller than Erastothenes' or Posidonius' (with the added benefit of making it easier to persuade his patrons).
Every pastor, catechism teacher, and serious student of the catechism will want to have a copy of this valuable resource in his or her library. This volume may serve as a... - sermon series for pastors - devotional for members of the parish - new member handbook - guide for catechetical students "As I reveiwed the 52 devotional sermons on Luther's Small Catechism... I was impressed by the quality. I can well imagine a congregation and its pastor making use of these sermons to delve more deeply into the treasures of the Small Catechism." A. L. Barry, President The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod James A. Lucas earned degrees from Concordia College and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has engaged in additional study at McCook Community College in Nebraska and received Chaplain Officer basic and advanced military training. He is currently a candidate for the S.T.M. degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
God spoke to Moses, Paul, and other spiritual giants of the Bible. Does he also speak to each of us? Is it possible that he's communicating to us, but we don't recognize his voice? New author Theodore John Sanborn addresses this theme in his inaugural book, What's that Noise? Listening for God in a Busy World. Sanborn draws us into the topic with thoughtful questions regarding our beliefs and applies his own experiences to craft a compelling case for the reality of God's desire to converse with us. Hear his story and consider how God might be trying to communicate with you.
This book is a curriculum for students with autism, AS, learning and developmental disabilities, designed to help them understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal hygiene. Simple factual information is accompanied by cartoons that emphasize how others view someone with poor hygiene.
Children's questions reflect a philosophical subtlety that is often not fully appreciated. Their stock question: "what's that"? can be equated with Plato's own presumed stock question: "what is x"? (x=justice, virtue, good, love, etc.). As well, their other nagging question: "why"? can be construed as a quest after immediate and ultimate reasons and clarity in the construction of their own edifice of knowledge. These and their other philosophical approaches to their common experiences are discussed in this book.