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David Miller - Author

About the Author

David Miller was born in Norfolk. He has worked in advertising as a copywriter, and later as a creative director.

He has travelled widely all over the world and has lived and worked in Malaysia and Singapore. Shark island was inspired by his experiences while visiting a small island off the coast of Malaysia.

David now writes full-time and lives in Hampshire with his wife, Su'en and his daughter, Hanna.

Author photo © Laurie Gilbert

 

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That Glimpse of Truth The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

That Glimpse of Truth The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable of almost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories ever written ranges from the essential to the unexpected, the traditional to the surreal. Wide in scope, both beautiful and vast, this is the perfect companion for any fiction lover. Here are childhood favourites and neglected masters, twenty-first century wits and national treasures, Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates. Featuring an all-star cast of authors, including Kate Atkinson, Julian Barnes, Angela Carter, Anton Chekhov, Richmal Crompton, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Penelope Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Alice Munro, V.S. Pritchett, Thomas Pynchon, Muriel Spark and Colm Toibin, That Glimpse of Truth is the biggest, most handsome collection of short fiction in print today.

Solved How the World's Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis

Solved How the World's Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis

Author: David Miller, Bill McKibben Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2020

If our planet is going to survive the climate crisis, we need to act rapidly. Taking cues from progressive cities around the world, including Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Oslo, Shenzhen, and Sydney, this book is a summons to every city to make small but significant changes that can drastically reduce our carbon footprint. We cannot wait for national governments to agree on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and manage the average temperature rise to within 1.5 degrees. In Solved, David Miller argues that cities are taking action on climate change because they can - and because they must. Miller makes a clear-eyed and compelling case that, if replicated at pace and scale, the actions of leading global cities point the way to creating a more sustainable planet. Solved: How the World's Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis demonstrates that the initiatives cities have taken to control the climate crisis can make a real difference in reducing global emissions if implemented worldwide. By chronicling the stories of how cities have taken action to meet and exceed emissions targets laid out in the Paris Agreement, Miller empowers readers to fix the climate crisis. As much a how to guide for policymakers as a work for concerned citizens, Solved aims to inspire hope through its clear and factual analysis of what can be done - now, today - to mitigate our harmful emissions and pave the way to a 1.5-degree world.

The Liberty Reader

The Liberty Reader

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2020

The quest for liberty has driven political movements across the globe, inspiring revolutions in America, France, China and many other countries over the centuries. Even today, Western governments justify their military interventions in the name of promoting freedom. But what is this liberty that is so fervently pursued? Does it mean a private space for individuals, the capacity for free and rational choice, or collective self-rule? What is the difference between positive and negative liberty, or the relationship between freedom and coercion? Reflecting on these questions reveals a surprisingly rich landscape of ideas, as well as further questions. The Liberty Reader, edited and introduced by the distinguished political philosopher Professor David Miller, collects some of the most important and insightful essays written in the past century by philosophers, political theorists and other thinkers who have reflected on the nature of liberty and how to achieve it.The essays have been chosen to represent a wide range of political perspectives - liberal, libertarian, socialist, feminist and republican - and a carefully structured bibliography allows the reader to pursue particular topics in greater depth. It is essential reading for students of social and political theory, political philosophy, and anyone searching for a deeper understanding of the variety of ideas and visions that lie behind perennial human strivings for liberty. Features contributions from: *Hannah Arendt * Gerald C. MacCallum Jr *Isiah Berlin * David Miller *G. A. Cohen * Philip Petit *T. H. Green * Quentin Skinner *F. H. Hayek * Hillel Steiner *Nancy J. Hirschmann * Charles Taylor Key Features: *collects12 essential essays on liberty written during the 20th century *provides a range of political perspectives: liberal, libertarian, socialist, feminist and republican *introduction provides a comprehensive overview of the historical development of ideas about liberty *structured bibliography allows students to pursue topics in greater depth *student-friendly: essays have been chosen for their accessibility to undergraduates

Command Decisions: Langsdorff and the Battle of the River Plate

Command Decisions: Langsdorff and the Battle of the River Plate

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2019

This compelling new study of the Battle of the River Plate concentrates on Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff, the commander of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee - it is written from his point of view. The story of his mission at the start of the Second World War to prey on merchant shipping is graphically retold, and Langsdorff's command decisions are the primary focus of David Miller's gripping narrative. He considers in vivid detail the factors Langsdorff had to consider as he assessed the situation of his ship and choose his course of action. He describes the intelligence Langsdorff received and his knowledge of the position and strength of the forces of the Royal Navy that were arrayed against him. Langsdorff's interpretation of his mission and the tense calculations he had to make in order to carry it out are the essential elements of this dramatic story. Langsdorff, operating alone and thousands of miles away from home and with no prospect of support, had to grapple with the enormous burden of a lone command. He made grave mistakes, and these are ruthlessly exposed. But this fascinating re-examination of his actions and his leadership does nothing to diminish his reputation as a brave and honourable officer.

Is Self-Determination a Dangerous Illusion?

Is Self-Determination a Dangerous Illusion?

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Claims to self-determination are rife in world politics today. They range from Scottish and Catalonian campaigns for independence to calls for the devolution of power to regions and cities. But is self-determination meaningful or desirable in the twenty-first century, or merely a dangerous illusion? In this book, David Miller mounts a powerful defence of political self-determination. He explains why it is valuable and argues that geographic proximity alone is not enough for groups to have the capacity for self-determination: group members must also identify with each other. He explores the different political forms that self-determination can take, and he suggests some realistic constraints on how it can be achieved, concluding that people exercising their collective agency is still both feasible and important. Anyone concerned by the theoretical issues raised by the various secessionist and nationalist movements around the world should read this book.

Is Self-Determination a Dangerous Illusion?

Is Self-Determination a Dangerous Illusion?

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Claims to self-determination are rife in world politics today. They range from Scottish and Catalonian campaigns for independence to calls for the devolution of power to regions and cities. But is self-determination meaningful or desirable in the twenty-first century, or merely a dangerous illusion? In this book, David Miller mounts a powerful defence of political self-determination. He explains why it is valuable and argues that geographic proximity alone is not enough for groups to have the capacity for self-determination: group members must also identify with each other. He explores the different political forms that self-determination can take, and he suggests some realistic constraints on how it can be achieved, concluding that people exercising their collective agency is still both feasible and important. Anyone concerned by the theoretical issues raised by the various secessionist and nationalist movements around the world should read this book.

The Regional Governing Of Metropolitan America

The Regional Governing Of Metropolitan America

Author: David Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2019

The book explores the regional governing of metropolitan America in a comprehensive and systematic fashion. It reviews the financial system of state and local government at the broadest possible level?the national level?and explores the relationships between the federal government, the 50 state governments, and the 86,000 local governments that con

ISE Measurement by the Physical Educator: Why and How

ISE Measurement by the Physical Educator: Why and How

Author: David Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2019

Measurement by the Physical Educator: Why and How, helps the physical education, exercise science, or kinesiology major develop the necessary confidence and skills to measure and assess student' knowledge and physical performance in physical education classes. Beyond just providing measurement techniques, this instructive, readable text also teaches the reason for the measurement and how to apply the results of assessment to the design of learning activities that will meet students' physical activity needs. This book prepares future physical educators for work in a variety of settings, both school and non-school, by providing practical methods of measuring skills, knowledge, physical performance, and physical fitness.

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