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Life On Air

Author : David Hendy
ISBN : 9780191580208
Genre : History
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Radio Four has been described as 'the greatest broadcasting channel in the world', the 'heartbeat of the BBC', a cultural icon of Britishness, and the voice of Middle England. Defined by its rich mix, encompassing everything from journalism and drama to comedy, quizzes, and short-stories. Many of its programmes - such as Today ,The Archers, Woman's Hour, The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, Gardeners' Question Time, and The Shipping Forecast - have been part of British life for decades. Others, less successful, have caused offence and prompted derision. Born as it was in the Swinging Sixties, Radio Four's central challenge has been to change with the times, while trying not to lose faith with those who see it as a standard-bearer for quality, authoritativeness, or simply 'old-fashioned' BBC values. In this first major behind-the-scenes account of the station's history, David Hendy - a former producer for Radio Four - draws on privileged access to the BBC's own archives and new interviews with key personnel to illuminate the arguments and controversies behind the creation of some of its most popular programmes. He reveals the station's struggle to justify itself in a television age, favouring clear branding and tightly-targeted audiences, with bitter disputes between the BBC and its fiercely loyal listeners. The story of these struggles is about more than the survival of one radio network: Radio Four has been a lightning rod for all sorts of wider social anxieties over the past forty years. A kaleidoscopic view of the changing nature of the BBC, the book provides a gripping insight into the very nature of British life and culture in the last decades of the twentieth century.
Category: History

Life On Air

Author : David Attenborough
ISBN : 9781846076527
Genre : Naturalists
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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. .
Category: Naturalists

Life In The Air

Author : Mark Gottdiener
ISBN : 0742500292
Genre : Social Science
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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
Category: Social Science

50 Faqs On Air Pollution

Author : Rupak Ghosh
ISBN : 9788179934531
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Migration The Biology Of Life On The Move

Author : Davis Hugh Dingle Professor in the Department of Entomology and Center for Population Biology University of California
ISBN : 9780198025771
Genre : Nature
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Migration is one of the most fascinating and dramatic of all animal behaviors. Historically, however, the study of migration has been fragmented, with ornithologists, entomologists, and marine biologists paying little attention to work outside their own fields. This treatment of the subject shows how comparisons across taxa can in fact illuminate migratory life cycles and the relation of migration to other movements. The book thus takes an integrated ecological perspective, focusing on migration as a biological phenomenon. The work is divided into four parts, each with a brief introductory section. Part I defines migration, gives examples, and places migration in the spectrum of movement behaviors, concluding with a chapter on methods for its study. Part II focuses on proximate mechanisms, including physiology and morphology (and the constraints associated with them), the interactions between migration and wind and current patterns, and the various orientation and navigation mechanisms by which migrants find their way about. Part III on the evolution of migratory life histories addresses the evolutionary and ecological basis for migration and the roles of migration not only in the lives of organisms, but also in the ecological communities in which they live. Part IV is devoted to a brief consideration of migration and its relation to pest management and conservation. As a major contribution to a vital subject, this work will be valued by all researchers and students in the field of animal behavior, ecology, and zoology.
Category: Nature

Why Is There Life On Earth

Author : Andrew Solway
ISBN : 9781406226324
Genre : Life
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Looks at what characteristics make Earth able to support life and determines that a wider range of conditions are survivable than once thought.
Category: Life

Life On Side B

Author : Mike Haszto
ISBN : 9781438985510
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction

Principles And Practices Of Air Pollution Control And Analysis

Author : J. R. Mudakavi
ISBN : 9789380026381
Genre : Air
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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.
Category: Air