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Christopher Russell - Author

About the Author

Christopher Russell had his first radio play broadcast in 1975. At this time he was a postman - having given up a job in the Civil Service to do shift work and so have more daytime hours for writing. He has been a full time script-writer since 1980 and has worked on many television and radio programmes including Eastenders, A Touch of Frost and Midsomer Murders. Christopher lives on the Isle of Wight.
 

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Managing Energy From the Top Down Connecting Industrial Energy Efficiency to Business Performance

Managing Energy From the Top Down Connecting Industrial Energy Efficiency to Business Performance

Author: Christopher Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Written in accessible, understandable prose, this book explains the connection between energy and business performance. It delineates how day-to-day choices relate to the risks and rewards of energy use. Concise, to-the-point chapters explain how energy is invested, preserved, and ultimately positioned to create wealth. Hard-nosed business leaders should appreciate the section with examples that show a strong financial case for energy improvements, including the save-or-buy criterion, the economic penalty for doing nothing, the break-even cost, and the budget for supporting design and analysis work.

Divinity's Twilight Rebirth

Divinity's Twilight Rebirth

Author: Christopher Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

A world consumed by war . . . An ancient evil resurrected . . . A millennia old bargain comes due . . . When two blades clash, the third will fall, and the fate of all will be jeopardized. To save Lozaria, the failures of the past must be atoned for by a new generation of heroes. The time has come for mortals to cast off sight and, in doing so, truly come to see . . . Victory is never absolute Seven centuries ago, the forces of order won the Illyriite War on the plains of Har'muth. Darmatus and Rabban Aurelian slew their elder brother, Sarcon, the despotic architect of the conflict, then sacrificed themselves to banish the cataclysmic vortex opened with his dying breath. The first advent of the Oblivion Well was thwarted. Even without their vanished gods, the seven races of Lozaria proved themselves capable of safeguarding their world. Or so the story goes. The year is now 697 A.B.H. (After the Battle of Har'muth). Though war itself remains much the same, the weapons with which it is waged have evolved. Airships bearing powerful cannons ply the skies, reducing the influence of mages and their spells. Long range communication has brought far flung regions of Lozaria closer than ever before. At the center of this technological revolution are the three Terran states of Darmatia, Rabban, and Sarconia, who have fought a near ceaseless campaign of 700 years in an attempt to best each other. The roots of their enmity lie buried beneath the wasteland of Har'muth, a place all three nations consider best forgotten. However, an ancient power sealed within Har'muth has not forgotten them, and the descendants of those who fought on that field must now take a stand to rectify the mistakes of the past. Christopher Russell presents the first book in his gripping fantasy series: Divinity's Twilight.

Mockstars Four boys. One band. No chance.

Mockstars Four boys. One band. No chance.

Author: Christopher Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Four boys. One band. No Chance. Chris and George are best friends, and they want to be rockstars. Unfortunately, a childhood spent playing in the school orchestra and listening to Jimmy Nail has left them a little fluffy around the edges, and at the age of 23, their acoustic duo Satellite doesn't resemble Bon Jovi nearly as much as they'd planned. So how do two ordinary boys from a sleepy village go about taking on the cut-throat world of rock 'n' roll? They're just going to have to fake it. True to life, funny and uplifting, Mockstars is a coming-of-age story about friendship and chasing the rock 'n' roll dream. Inspired by the real-life tour diaries of the author's band The Lightyears, Mockstars is a refreshingly different musical odyssey. Praise for Mockstars: 'Very funny... Induced three inner chuckles and one belly laugh in just over four minutes.' Kevin Sampson, author of Powder 'Finally, a rock 'n' roll novel that people can properly relate to.' Ciaran Jeremiah, The Feeling 'Hilarious - it's The Inbetweeners meets Spinal Tap!' Alex Marsh, author of Sex & Bowls & Rock and Roll What readers are saying about Mockstars: '...for all the folk I annoyed the hell out of with explosive laughter and giggling - I recommend that you read this in public and get your own back.' 'A really honest and amusing account of the camaraderie between the band members. A great read, funny yet poignant.' 'The new Bridget Jones brought to life in a male, aspiring rock star from the home counties. Littered in equal measure with laugh out loud and hide under the covers, did he really write that?, moments.' 'Very, very funny book. I had to stop reading it on the train as I was in a quiet compartment.' 'If Richard Curtis and Douglas Adams got together and wrote a book about a struggling rock-band you'd get this. Fast paced, brimming with charm and frankly hilarious. I laughed so hard I coughed tea through my nose and nearly ruined my iPad.'

The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres

The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres

Author: Christopher Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2016

Dawn is the first mission to orbit a main belt asteroid and the first scientific mission to use ion propulsion. Major objectives of this mission include mapping of the surfaces of 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres, determining its topography from stereo measurements, determining its mineralogy, measuring its elemental composition and obtaining gravity data. This book describes the Dawn mission, its exploration and scientific objectives, the instruments that accomplish those objectives, the operations plan and the education and outreach plan. It is directed to those studying asteroids and the evolution of the solar system. This volume will be a valuable reference for anyone who uses data from the instruments of the DAWN mission. Previously published in Space Science Reviews, Vol. 163/1-4, 2012.

Essential Primary History

Essential Primary History

Author: Christopher Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2016

This book is an essential handbook on teaching primary history, combining subject knowledge with practical teaching ideas to ensure your teaching of history is both imaginative and creative. Emphasizing the importance of history and its wider skillset, the book explores the concepts and skills that are the fundamental building blocks of history teaching such as: * Chronological understanding * Concepts and skills * Interpretation and evidence Each chapter offers a structured approach and provides a range of activities that both address specific elements of the history curriculum and help develop this wider skillset. It includes practical ideas for lessons through an essential toolkit of ideas, teaching strategies and activities, with each activity designed to focus on a key skill or attribute associated with teaching primary history. The practical insights accompanied by a grounded rationale for each aspect of history will help you learn the best methods for approaching the teaching of history in the primary school, as well as plan and deliver effective history lessons. This book is ideal if you are training to teach as it will help you with your assignments and your teaching placements. It is also recommended if you are a more experienced practitioner or history coordinator and want to provide the very best experiences in primary history to children in your school. An essential and inspirational guidebook for the successful teaching of history within the primary classroom! If you are in any way involved with the teaching of history, you owe it to yourself to read this book. A 'must have' for all history coordinators and teachers within the primary sector, from trainees to the experienced, who wish to raise the profile of history within their school. Closely tied to the new primary curriculum, it is enriched with excellent ideas to make history in the classroom a fun and memorable experience. Julia Wilson, Primary Teacher, Hensingham Primary School, UK This book is easy to read and will enable all teachers (whatever their stage of career development) to become even better at teaching History. The chapter about the history of the curriculum is particularly interesting because it helps us all to understand what has influenced curriculums and pedagogies over time, whereas the Planning, Assessment and Toolkit chapters are useful on a more practical level. What is particularly ideal for trainee teachers is the Theory into Practice chapter that blends the pedagogy of History with learning theory. I will certainly be recommending this text to all my student teachers. Maggie Webster, Senior Lecturer and RE Subject Coordinator, Edge Hill University, UK Chris Russell has provided a gem of a guide with lots of practical advice for the student and practising teacher of history in the primary classroom, as well as a good book to read in its own right. Marian Hodgson, Head Teacher, St Philips CE Primary School, Litherland, UK

Die Schafgaaang 5: Kommt ein Lammchen geflogen

Die Schafgaaang 5: Kommt ein Lammchen geflogen

Author: Christopher Russell, Christine Russell Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2015

Da ist er, der goldene Gral! Aufgeregt traben die funf Rasseschafe der Eppingham Farm los. Sie mussen ihn an sich nehmen. Koste es, was es wolle! Nur so konnen sie die Schafheit vor dem drohenden Untergang bewahren. Was sie nicht wissen: Bei dem goldenen Gral handelt es sich um den Pokal einer Sportveranstaltung. Jede Menge Familien sind in Disziplinen wie Dreirad-Fahren, Wettrutschen und Hupfburgen-Springen angetreten, um den Pokal zu gewinnen. Als die Sportler und die Schafgaaang aufeinandertreffen, versinkt die Veranstaltung im Chaos ... "e;Die coolste Gang seit Schafsgedenken."e; Stiftung Lesen"e;Eine herrlich verrckte Verfolgungsgeschichte!"e; Stuttgarter Zeitung

Managing Energy from the Top Down:  Connecting Industrial Energy Efficiency to Business Performance

Managing Energy from the Top Down: Connecting Industrial Energy Efficiency to Business Performance

Author: Christopher Russell Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2013

In a world with increasingly constrained resources, energy captures top management attention. Using language that is accessible to as many readers as possible, this book explains the connection between energy and business performance. Corporate leaders, production managers, machine operators, policy advocates, and technology providers will all learn how day-to-day choices relate to the risks and rewards of energy use. Concise, to-the-point chapters explain how energy is invested, preserved, and ultimately positioned to create wealth. Hard-nosed business leaders should appreciate the section with examples that show a strong financial case for energy improvements, including the save-or-buy criterion, the economic penalty for "e;doing nothing,"e; the break-even cost, and the budget for supporting design and analysis work. Managing Energy from the Top Down is written with the goal of making the challenges and opportunities of energy use accessible to all readers that have a stake in industrial competitiveness.

Pattern Book

Pattern Book

Author: Christopher Russell, Holly Myers, Kevin Killian Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2013

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