Best Selling Books by Chris Harris

Chris Harris is the author of East from 'Frisco - on the Trail of America's Soul (2010), The Alphabet's Alphabet (2020), I'm Just No Good at Rhyming (2017), Posting the Word (2022) and other 134 books.

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East from 'Frisco - on the Trail of America's Soul

release date: Aug 26, 2010
East from 'Frisco - on the Trail of America's Soul
This work is not ''just another travelog'' '' it is a light-hearted blend of observation, anecdote, humour and history. The book was inspired by a USA coast-to-coast expedition from San Francisco to Washington DC to raise funds for charity (Motor Neurone Disease), undertaken for much of the way in a 30-year-old open top ''classic'' car along the historic Route 66. Little escapes critique '' from cow-chip throwing to IndyCar racing; from poker running to the deeply ingrained religiosity of the American people. The story ranges from the sparkling waters of San Francisco Bay, via Amarillo in the Texas panhandle, to shipwreck in the pounding Atlantic surf off Cape Hatteras. The quirks and idiosyncrasies of people and places, and the tragedies and triumphs of American history, are all sympathetically portrayed through the pen of a visitor from Europe. The style is the author''s own '' although he likes to think it is inspired by the best of Bryson, RL Stevenson and JK Jerome. Enjoy!

The Alphabet's Alphabet

release date: Sep 29, 2020
The Alphabet's Alphabet
For fans of P is for Pterodactyl comes this groundbreaking spin on the ABCs from an acclaimed bestselling author and artist duo! Here''s a totally twisted take on the alphabet that invites readers to look at it in a whole new way: An A is an H that just won''t stand up right, a B is a D with its belt on too tight, and a Z is an L in a tug-of-war fight! Twenty-six letters, unique from each other -- and yet, every letter looks just like one another! Kind of like...one big family. From two bestselling masters of wordplay and visual high jinks comes a mind-bending riddle of delightful doppelgängers and surprising disguises that reveal we''re more alike than we may think. You''ll never look at the alphabet the same way again!

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming

release date: Sep 26, 2017
I'm Just No Good at Rhyming
The instant New York Times bestseller featured on NPR''s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon! B. J. Novak (bestselling author of The Book With No Pictures) described this groundbreaking poetry collection as "Smart and sweet, wild and wicked, brilliantly funny--it''s everything a book for kids should be." Lauded by critics as a worthy heir to such greats as Silverstein, Seuss, Nash and Lear, Harris''s hilarious debut molds wit and wordplay, nonsense and oxymoron, and visual and verbal sleight-of-hand in masterful ways that make you look at the world in a whole new wonderfully upside-down way. With enthusiastic endorsements from bestselling luminaries such as Lemony Snicket, Judith Viorst, Andrea Beaty, and many others, this entirely unique collection offers a surprise around every corner. Adding to the fun: Lane Smith, bestselling creator of beloved hits like It''s a Book and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, has spectacularly illustrated this extraordinary collection with nearly one hundred pieces of appropriately absurd art. It''s a mischievous match made in heaven! "Ridiculous, nonsensical, peculiar, outrageous, possibly deranged--and utterly, totally, absolutely delicious. Read it! Immediately!" --Judith Viorst, bestselling author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Posting the Word

release date: Feb 01, 2022
Posting the Word
Posting the Word recounts the origins of Life Light Home Study Courses – a distance learning organization for biblical and theological study for Catholic lay people.

Capitalizing on Lean Production Systems to Win New Business

release date: Dec 14, 2013
Capitalizing on Lean Production Systems to Win New Business
Although there are many organizations that have implemented Lean production systems and become more profitable as a result, there can be a gap between what those organizations currently do and how they should plan for and profit from new business. Capitalizing on Lean Production Systems to Win New Business: Creating a Lean and Profitable New Product Portfolio explains how to create a Lean product portfolio to fill that gap so you can become more profitable from that new business. Providing a fundamental understanding of the Lean enterprise production system, this book can help an organization take its current Lean knowledge and translate that knowledge into a step-by-step methodology to win and launch new business. Lean topics covered include: Value Stream Mapping Plan for Every Part Process Design and Standard Work Scheduling and Material Flow Machine Changeover Quality and Continuous Improvement By developing the New Product Acquisition and Launch Portfolio presented in this book, you can dramatically improve your ability to produce the products customers desire and deliver them on time. Focusing on the concepts that are critical to the longevity of your Lean enterprise system, this book will help you understand how to deliver a product that meets the quality and delivery standards of your customer. It will also help you understand how this new product fits into your Lean enterprise system. Detailing how to achieve a successful new product launch through upfront planning, this book provides you with the tools to enhance efficiencies throughout your supply chain.

Lean Connections

release date: Jun 02, 2008
Lean Connections
Dependable information flow is a necessary prerequisite to the successful implementation of lean production principles. But while most managers understand how to make materials and manpower flow, the flow of information tends to be much more underdeveloped. Even companies that excel at recognizing waste and are otherwise adept at implementing the principles of lean production are often challenged to provide satisfactory information flow. Lean Connections: Making Information Flow Efficiently and Effectively isdesigned to help you rethink the way your organization views information flow. It provides the building blocks of a comprehensive information-flow system, showing you calculations and methods that will allow you to get the necessary information to those individuals who need it, when they need it. Following a logical and detailed progression, this manual shows how to make information flow in lean production facility— From the end customer through materials control to the production floor On the production floor at the operator, team, and value stream level And then from the production floor to the management of the facility Employing a workbook format, this manual follows RNA Manufacturing, a fictional company, through its implementation of a comprehensive lean production system. As the authors outline RNA’s methods and thought processes, they employ exercises that ask questions about your own production system. Your challenge is to think deeply about the answers, as well as the changes that need to be made to effectively make information flow through your facility. Make certain that everyone gets the information that they need when they need it

Adaptive Modelling, Estimation and Fusion from Data

release date: Oct 05, 2012
Adaptive Modelling, Estimation and Fusion from Data
This book brings together for the first time the complete theory of data based neurofuzzy modelling and the linguistic attributes of fuzzy logic in a single cohesive mathematical framework. After introducing the basic theory of data based modelling new concepts including extended additive and multiplicative submodels are developed. All of these algorithms are illustrated with benchmark examples to demonstrate their efficiency. The book aims at researchers and advanced professionals in time series modelling, empirical data modelling, knowledge discovery, data mining and data fusion.

101 Ways to Save Your Life

release date: Aug 01, 1996

7 Steps to Hiring Great Drivers

release date: Oct 04, 2016

Christopher's Precious Little Life 2

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Christopher's Precious Little Life 2
Christopher is back! This time he talks about his family, friends, and school. As you are all aware, Christopher has Autism and holds a special place in my heart. He is determined to show that just because you have Autism, does not mean that you are Handicapped! Come share a little of Christopher''s life and allow him to take you on a journey of fun and adventure!. Remember proceeds from this book will be donated to Autism Speaks!

Raising Ballers

release date: Oct 01, 2018
Raising Ballers
How To Inspire Character Driven Student-Athletes Who Win At Sports & Life

Utility and Welfare Optimization

release date: Sep 30, 2015
Utility and Welfare Optimization
Utility and Welfare Optimization in Electricity Market s lays out clear optimization strategies for understanding the economic foundations of regulatory supply measures, further cementing electricity''s role as an asset class with fixed and variable costs.

Developing a Lean Workforce

release date: Feb 23, 2007
Developing a Lean Workforce
Changing an organization from a mass manufacturing environment to a lean environment is significant and affects all levels of the company if the implementation is done correctly. Many times, however, lean implementers become so involved with the nuts and bolts of lean implementation that the "people" side of the business is neglected. Transform your HR Department into an Agent of Change during Lean Implementation. With an HR perspective, veteran consultants Chris Harris and Rick Harris walk readers through a simple, step-by-step proven method for transforming a mass production workforce into a lean thinking one that possesses the necessary skills, training, and attitude to march in a new direction. They explain the role of human resources in a lean-oriented facility, emphasizing systematic training that continues for all employees. They also discuss the value of promoting employees from within a facility to team leader and group leader positions, and the importance of flexibility. This critically acclaimed book includes sample training sessions with explanations. Most of us are now far enough down the path in lean production to realize that the results lie in the details. This short volume presents all of the details you will need to create a frontline workforce and system of direct supervision that can effectively plan, do, reflect, and adjust, as you move your own operations steadily ahead. --James Womack, Chairman, Lean Enterprise Institute

Families in Transition

release date: Jul 30, 2008
Families in Transition
This book analyses the specific ways in which family lives have changed and how they have been affected by the major structural and cultural changes of the second half of the twentieth century.

Don't Go Europe!

release date: Sep 01, 1994
Don't Go Europe!
The world''s first anti-travel guide gives you the dirt on where not to go, why not to go there, and what not to do once you''ve arrived.

Electricity Markets

release date: May 18, 2006
Electricity Markets
Understand the electricity market, its policies and how they drive prices, emissions, and security, with this comprehensive cross-disciplinary book. Author Chris Harris includes technical and quantitative arguments so you can confidently construct pricing models based on the various fluctuations that occur. Whether you?re a trader or an analyst, this book will enable you to make informed decisions about this volatile industry.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-defense

release date: Jan 01, 1999
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-defense
Offers advice on basic self-defense techniques including how to prevent assault, protect children, and the pros and cons of carrying a firearm.

Lean Supplier Development

release date: Apr 19, 2016
Lean Supplier Development
In the global marketplace, no business is a self-contained island. No matter how effective your internal material movement, to be a future-thinking business, you must go to the next step and develop long-term supplier partnerships built on a dedication to continuous improvement and the basic concepts of Lean implementation. Lean Supplier Development: Establishing Partnerships and True Costs Throughout the Supply Chain provides step-by-step instruction on how to build partnerships of mutual improvement and success through supplier development. Offering the same advice that they have successfully applied to corporations across the globe, award-winning consultants Chris Harris, Rick Harris, and Chuck Streeter — Provide criteria on how to choose suppliers that will make good long-term partnerships Demonstrate proven methods for employing Plan for Every Part (PFEP) to link your facility to the supply base Present a true cost model that eliminates guesswork when choosing suppliers to develop Show how to develop and maintain efficient information flow all along your supply chain Use real-world examples to cover likely contingencies Provide a sample quarterly supplier review that you can adapt for your own use Lean is a journey, not a destination. It requires flexible leaders at the helm who can readily adjust to ever-changing conditions and it requires like-minded partners all along the supply chain. Finding and developing these partners is not about good fortune, it is all about an uncompromising approach to continuous improvement and the application of systematic methods that will build working partnerships that broaden your definition of what is possible

If You Laugh, I'm Starting This Book Over

release date: Jan 01, 2022
If You Laugh, I'm Starting This Book Over
"Readers are challenged not to laugh in a series of increasingly hilarious prompts and jokes that lead to a serious message about the pleasures of laughter"--

Railways and Recollections

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Railways and Recollections
In this volume: We travel back to the year 1969. For the younger reader there are pictures of trains, real trains. There will, for example, be tank engines, steam engines, electric trains and multiple units and many more varieties besides!

Swarm

release date: Apr 24, 2020
Swarm
They landed back on Earth and now the planet they once called home is unrecognisable. Warring tribes threaten their survival. But a greater threat than the power struggle between humans presses in, and they must choose sides to protect themselves from the terrifying plague sweeping over the continent during darkness. They must survive the Swarm.

The Bermuda Form

release date: Oct 06, 2011
The Bermuda Form
Explaining the origin, structure and purpose of the Bermuda Form, this book gives a commentary on the meaning and effect of its terms and is written by expert practitioners with a wealth of experience in insurance law and dispute resolution.

Railways and Recollections 1963

release date: Mar 01, 2008
Railways and Recollections 1963
Includes the dramatic scenes of the railways of 1964 when the Beeching Report was published which was to reshape the railways in the years that followed.

America the Wrong Way

release date: Jan 01, 2006
America the Wrong Way
''America the Wrong Way'' is not an insightful exposé of the Bush-Schwarzenegger Texas-Hollywood axis, nor is it a critique of the might of the Military-Industrial-Globalisation complex. It is a light-hearted account of a coast-to-coast journey across America in a west to east direction, attempting to follow the historic Route 66 for much of the way and travelling in an old open-top gas guzzler. This story is not ''just another travelogue.'' An anecdotal style highlights the beauty and warmth of America and its people, and tells the very human stories of people and places encountered en route. The foibles and idiosyncrasies of characters, and the tragedies and triumphs of American history, are seen through the perceptive but sympathetic eyes of a visitor from Europe. This pathfinding journey was the warm-up act for an all-girl tribute band on the run, drawn from a troop of sprightly swingers the wrong side of sixty, as an unsuspecting America faced the biggest outbreak of trans-Atlantic musical mayhem since the Beatles hit New York''s Shea Stadium in 1965. ''America the Wrong Way'' was originally born out of a project to raise money for charity, and a contribution from net proceeds goes to support sufferers from Motor Neurone Disease.

Losing Larissa

release date: Nov 18, 2017
Losing Larissa
Losing Larissa is the story of a young woman''s struggle against an extremely rare, debilitating disease; Rasmussen''s encephalitis. This is a true story told from a mother''s sad and broken heart. The effects this has, not only on her and her mother but on the rest of her family is unfathomable. Her mother takes you alongside her on a roller coaster ride of highs and lows; giving you an insight into the hell of living with a child who has an incurable disease. You will experience the full gamut of raw emotions; at times joy and hope to complete and utter devastation and finally the ultimate experience of grief and loss. The ups and downs of the disease and the experiences with medical staff and institutions is a definite eye-opener. Larissa''s determination and strength to fight this insidious opponent over many years was truly remarkable and is a story that needs to be told. Her memory will live on forever; she will be loved forever and missed forever.

Make Your Own Newspaper

release date: May 01, 1993
Make Your Own Newspaper
A book children can use to hone their drawing, writing, and composition skills--and actually enjoy! Children can follow the simple instructions in the manual to plan, edit, and rewrite stories for a newspaper. Includes an oversized, multiple-section color newspaper kids fill in with the news of their own lives.

Zc One

release date: Jan 10, 2019
Zc One
It was intended to eradicate the common cold; instead it eradicated most of the human race.A genetically modified virus killer mutates, transforming everyone it infects into zombies. As it rapidly spreads across the globe, small groups of survivors battle to stay alive and escape the growing hordes of flesh eaters.Tom, Becky and their two children are on a family holiday when the virus hits. Follow them as they try to fight their way to safety, gathering others along the way.They soon realise that their best chance of survival will be to reach an ancient symbol of power and strength.Their future and safety lie behind a castle''s walls.Together they must undertake a daunting one hundred mile journey. Will they make it?

Neurofuzzy Adaptive Modelling and Control

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Neurofuzzy Adaptive Modelling and Control
Describes several adaptive neural and fuzzy networks and introduces the associate memory class of systems. The Albus CMAC, the B-spline network and a class of fuzzy systems are described and analyzed. Their desirable features, such as local learning, are stressed and the algorithms are evaluated.

Balance of Ethics

release date: Jan 01, 1987
Balance of Ethics
Land rights and the environment movement.

Whos in Charge ?.

release date: Jan 01, 1999

Back to Jack Ep

release date: Jan 01, 2011
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