Father Son And The Pennine Way

Author: Mark Richards
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ISBN: 9781973269908
File Size: 29,26 MB
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"Brilliantly written, insightful, brutally honest and laugh-out-loud funny." "A great read I would recommend to anyone with even the remotest sense of humour."Five days on the Pennine Way with my youngest son: the challenges we faced and the experiences we shared. What we learned about ourselves and about each other. And the sorry tale of how I came to walk a mile in my underpants... In February 2016 I asked Alex, my youngest son, if he wanted to come for a walk with me. Why? Because I wanted a physical challenge before I was too old for a physical challenge - and I wanted some father/son time before Alex went to university and things were never quite the same again.But I wasn't a walker: I was a writer: someone who spent his days slumped over a desk. The furthest I'd walked was four miles with the dog on a sunny day. So I had to get fit, I had to find out if I could walk 90 miles in 5 days - and I had to come face to face with the ghosts that had haunted me for ten years. "I absolutely love it. Such an easy read and very humorous." 'Father, Son and the Pennine Way' takes you from the February afternoon when I asked Alex to come for a walk with me, to the day we sent off from Malham in North Yorkshire, to the moment we strode up the final hill into Dufton, just outside Carlisle. ...But it's not a book about walking. This is a book about a father/son relationship told through a walk. If you want a traditional guidebook, don't buy the book. But if you want to be entertained, inspired, amused and taken on a wonderful journey through the Yorkshire Dales, then you'll love this book. "A brilliant story. Really well put together and very funny."

Great Mountain Days In The Lake District

Author: Mark Richards
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849653801
File Size: 75,29 MB
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An inspirational guidebook to 50 memorable walks through the high fells of the Lake District. From the favourite summits of Scafell, Bowfell, Great Gable, the Crinkle Crags, to lesser-known fells, this guide offers only the best walks to explore all that is pure Lakeland. Some of the 50 walks described in is this larger format book are well known classic challenges - such as Scafell Pike and Esk Pike, or the Gable Girdle - while others approach a favourite mountain from a new angle or combine several in a testing way. Each one can be crammed into a single, long day or backpacked over two to spend a little longer in this rugged and addictive landscape. The circular walks are all graded, making this guidebook equally suitable for less experienced walkers looking for new summits and undiscovered areas of the Lake District, as well as experienced walkers looking for a challenging day out on the fells. All routes are illustrated with Harvey maps and the author's pictorial route diagrams.

Java Transaction Design Strategies

Author: Mark Richards
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411695917
File Size: 38,17 MB
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Understanding how transaction management works in Java and developing an effective transaction design strategy can help to avoid data integrity problems in your applications and databases and ease the pain of inevitable system failures. This book is about how to design an effective transaction management strategy using the transaction models provided by Java-based frameworks such as EJB and Spring. Techniques, best practices, and pitfalls with each transaction model will be described. In addition, transaction design patterns will bring all these concepts and techniques together and describe how to use these models to effectively manage transactions within your EJB or Spring-based Java applications. The book covers: - The local transaction model - The programmatic transaction model - The declarative transaction model - XA Transaction Processing - Transaction Design Patterns

The Art Of Fire

Author: DANIEL. HUME
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 9781784758424
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Fire can fascinate, inspire, capture the imagination and bring families and communities together. It has the ability to amaze, energise and touch something deep inside all of us. For thousands of years, at every corner of the globe, humans have been huddling around fires: from the basic and primitive essentials of light, heat, energy and cooking, through to modern living, fire plays a central role in all of our lives. The ability to accurately and quickly light a fire is one of the most important skills anyone setting off on a wilderness adventure could possess, yet very little has been written about it. Through his narrative Hume also meditates on the wider topics surrounding fire and how it shapes the world around us.

Fundamentals Of Radar Signal Processing

Author: Mark A. Richards
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071776486
File Size: 72,78 MB
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Advances in DSP (digital signal processing) have radically altered the design and usage of radar systems -- making it essential for both working engineers as well as students to master DSP techniques. This text, which evolved from the author's own teaching, offers a rigorous, in-depth introduction to today's complex radar DSP technologies. Contents: Introduction to Radar Systems * Signal Models * Sampling and Quantization of Pulsed Radar Signals * Radar Waveforms * Pulse Compression Waveforms * Doppler Processing * Detection Fundamentals * Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) Detection * Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Imaging

Just Off For A Walk

Author: Stephen Reynolds
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780244018368
File Size: 78,75 MB
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What happens when a 37-year-old office worker, who exercises marginally less than the average cheese sandwich, decides to walk 630 miles of challenging coastline in one go? Will he go on an epic voyage of self-discovery... or just get really knackered? Find out the answers to these important questions, and many more, by joining him on a grand adventure that takes in 26,719 steps, 921 stiles, 302 bridges, 91,000 feet of climbing and descending, 1 seal, 0 basking sharks, lots of chips and 1 overweight, oversized backpack.

Follow The Acorn

Author: John Haughton
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780244928452
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A must read book of enormous interest to anyone planning on walking any part of one of the most popular walking trails in the world - The English South West Coast Path. If you've already done it, or made a start, then relive your memories through the eyes of a man who has walked every inch of this glorious 630 miles. Every section from Minehead in North Somerset to Poole in Dorset is covered. Written on a day by day basis over an 8 week period, discover what went especially well and occasionally almost disastrously wrong. Experience the pain and the joy with someone who at the age of 58 had never previously undertaken any long distance walking. Learn about the pitfalls and the astonishing highs. Informative and entertaining, it will move and inspire you. You'll laugh out loud as you follow his progress all around this amazing coastline.

The Path To Rome

Author: Hilaire Belloc
Publisher:
ISBN:
File Size: 64,13 MB
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Java Message Service

Author: Mark Richards
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596555603
File Size: 42,86 MB
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Java Message Service, Second Edition, is a thorough introduction to the standard API that supports "messaging" -- the software-to-software exchange of crucial data among network computers. You'll learn how JMS can help you solve many architectural challenges, such as integrating dissimilar systems and applications, increasing scalability, eliminating system bottlenecks, supporting concurrent processing, and promoting flexibility and agility. Updated for JMS 1.1, this second edition also explains how this vendor-agnostic specification will help you write messaging-based applications using IBM's MQ, Progress Software's SonicMQ, ActiveMQ, and many other proprietary messaging services. With Java Message Service, you will: Build applications using point-to-point and publish-and-subscribe messaging models Use features such as transactions and durable subscriptions to make an application reliable Implement messaging within Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) using message-driven beans Use JMS with RESTful applications and with the Spring application framework Messaging is a powerful paradigm that makes it easier to uncouple different parts of an enterprise application. Java Message Service, Second Edition, will quickly teach you how to use the key technology that lies behind it.

Tramp Alone

Author: Frank Pearce
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515204312
File Size: 55,17 MB
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Contained within these pages is the story of a man who deliberately removed himself from society to live alone like a tramp. Living in a tent, travelling around the British Isles, foraging and fishing; that man was me. One day I found a hidden cave which I made my home. Now I feel it's time to share the highlights of my life alone.