New Release Books by Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson is the author of Mad Eyed Misfits (2022), Radial Flow Turbocompressors (2021), C'mon Man! (2020), Tales of My Uncle Bob (2017) and other 70 books.

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Mad Eyed Misfits

release date: Mar 11, 2022
Mad Eyed Misfits
One of the most stylistically original and provocative writers in animation returns with this informal sequel to his previous books on indie animation, Unsung Heroes of Animation and Animators Unearthed. In this collection, award-winning writer, Chris Robinson, looks at a wide range of films and filmmakers including cult favourites Don Hertzfeldt, Adam Elliot, Masaaki Yuasa, Wong Ping, Bruce Bickford, Jodie Mack, Rosto, Suzan Pitt, Clyde Henry, Cartoon Saloon and many many more. Eclectic, opinionated, passionate and personal, Robinson's writing will amuse, confuse, infuriate and enlighten while introducing readers to some of the most astonishing and important animation artists from around the world.

Radial Flow Turbocompressors

release date: Jun 10, 2021
Radial Flow Turbocompressors
An introduction to the theory and engineering practice that underpins the component design and analysis of radial flow turbocompressors. Drawing upon an extensive theoretical background and years of practical experience, the authors provide descriptions of applications, concepts, component design, analysis tools, performance maps, flow stability, and structural integrity, with illustrative examples. Features wide coverage of all types of radial compressor over many applications unified by the consistent use of dimensional analysis. Discusses the methods needed to analyse the performance, flow, and mechanical integrity that underpin the design of efficient centrifugal compressors with good flow range and stability. Includes explanation of the design of all radial compressor components, including inlet guide vanes, impellers, diffusers, volutes, return channels, de-swirl vanes and side-streams. Suitable as a reference for advanced students of turbomachinery, and a perfect tool for practising mechanical and aerospace engineers already within the field and those just entering it.

C'mon Man!

release date: Nov 25, 2020
C'mon Man!
C’mon, Man! shines a light on challenges, kept in the dark by too many for too long, that are faced by men. It provides useful tools for addressing these challenges head on.

The author, Chris Robinson, uniquely identifies with men through his refreshing blend of humor, story-telling and practical experience. His southern style is relaxed and comfortable, converting the ridicule of the statement C’mon, Man! to an open invitation for men to focus on values, connection and relationship. C’mon, Man! is for every man who has ever dealt with struggles or questions related to: life balance, control, addictions, communication, fear, identity, transitions, leadership, forgiveness or spirituality, to name just a few. It is both revealing and personal, equipping men to be better businessmen, friends, fathers, partners and husbands. C’mon, Man! – don’t miss this opportunity to explore the fulfilling and purposeful life and legacy that was meant for you

Tales of My Uncle Bob

release date: Mar 01, 2017
Tales of My Uncle Bob
Uncle Bob is a drover, a shearer, and a hero in the Northern Australian outback. The things that he does are often difficult to believe, but where he livesin the lonely, isolated deserts of Australiaanything is possible. From the time he was discovered by cigar-smoking Mary OToole, Uncle Bob learned that being himself as well as he could be was the most important thing. He didn't need money or fame to be happy. Sometimes you realize that the richest people in the world might have no money at all. What they do have are other things inside that are all their own. These are some of his stories. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed reading them in his letters.

Healing Child Trauma Through Restorative Parenting

release date: Jun 21, 2016
Healing Child Trauma Through Restorative Parenting
How can we help heal children who have been abused or neglected? Healing Child Trauma Through Restorative Parenting details how children can be helped to recover with the use of Restorative Parenting, an innovative model informed by psychological and neurological understanding of trauma and its effects. It explains the critical role that people, relationships and the environment play in a child's recovery. It shows what constitutes a therapeutic environment, whereby a child experiences therapy not as one-to-one sessions but as a lived experience. The authors show how other components of the model - building therapeutic relationships, promoting positive education and encouraging clinically informed life style choices - are intimately linked, each critical to the re-parenting which the child undergoes. This book will be welcomed by professionals working with children, including those in residential, health and foster care, psychology, education and health, as well as those commissioning services. The models, concepts and practices are transferable to public, private and charitable agencies.

Maths Friend

release date: Oct 28, 2014
Maths Friend
The entire focus of Maths Friend is to help students improve their grade at GCSE. Author Chris Robinson can’t promise that his guide will turn you into a maths genius, but what he knows it will do is help students make the most of their talents. Maths Friend does not pretend that maths is fun. “I know from tutoring that many students believe maths is just an instrument of torture invented by schools and by examiners!” admits Chris. Maths Friend fills in gaps left by the textbook and the revision guide, and at times gives a different way of looking at things than the one normally given in class. Much of the book is directed to answering exam questions. Chris shows how the examiner takes the maths you learn and twists it around to make it look unusual. Stay calm, read this book and see through the examiner’s tricks. We all make silly mistakes, especially under exam pressure. If there is time, checking your work is vital, but it’s not easy to do properly. This book will help the student make those checks. The most common errors are laid out in a spot-the-blunder section. Here, extra marks can be gained for no extra maths knowledge and that can make all the difference to the final grade. Maths Friend also covers aspects that textbooks do not deal with, that won’t be found in revision guides or online help, and that teachers have not got the time to cover. Maths Friend is a must-have guide for pupils aged 14-16 studying for their maths GCSE.

Ottawa Senators

release date: Sep 15, 2013
Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators have had a long and storied history as one of the original -- and dominant -- Canadian hockey franchises. Stocked with skilled and adventurous players, the early Senators were known for their aggressive play and never-say-die attitude. The fascinating story of the team continues into the present with the thrilling account of how a new franchise was secured, complete with hopes for Stanley Cups in the future.

Maurice Richard

release date: Nov 01, 2011
Maurice Richard
The incredible story of hockey star Maurice Richard's which coincides with a transitional period in Quebec history and expresses the emergence of a self-confident Quebec society.

Penitentiary Metamorphosis

release date: Jul 18, 2020
Penitentiary Metamorphosis
This material is an introspection into my life journey. It's intended for all young adults that are unsure about which direction to take in their next steps in life. It is for individuals who made enough unconscious decisions and at the crossroads for a change. It is for those who seek direction and encouragement. For all older brothers and sisters, uncles and aunties, big homie and OGs who influence someone's life. It's time to stop being so passive and start making a difference in one person's life. Make it your mission to add value to someone's life and impact them positively. We are a part of the problem if all we do is to sit back and watch the youth head for destruction. Instead, we should lend our voice in leading them in the right direction. Throughout my penitentiary metamorphosis, I sew the game. I shared my personal experiences that fuel my perseverance through 81 /2 years of incarceration. I come with peace and respect for all readers and hope to expose, encourage, and impact you. My mission is to expose you to an unfortunate event in life that turned into a journey of lessons and blessings in the life of a young, ambitious warrior.

Ray the Rainbow

release date: Jan 31, 2020
Ray the Rainbow
When rainbows are little, they are only black and white. No colours at all. But something special happens on their 7th birthday! Through a tale of morality and self-discovery, Ray learns some very important aspects about himself and the world and we also discover the secret behind the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Electoral Systems and Voting in the United Kingdom

release date: Jul 13, 2010
Electoral Systems and Voting in the United Kingdom
A key feature of the New Labour government's constitutional reform agenda has been the introduction of a number of alternative methods of voting for both existing elections and for those to new political institutions. This book examines the workings of these various systems of elections, looking specifically at how they operate within the United Kingdom and their direct impact on representation and governance. It also considers voting behaviour in the UK, with reference to the context of the electoral system being used. In conclusion there is an attempt to discover the extent to which the introduction and operation of different electoral systems has affected voter behaviour.

Animators Unearthed

release date: Jun 03, 2010

The Core Connection

release date: Dec 30, 2008
The Core Connection
A revolutionary fitness book by Chris Robinson that will change your body and your life Personal trainer Chris Robinson has helped celebrities, athletes, top executives, and ordinary people from coast to coast tone their muscles and melt away pounds in a matter of weeks with a simple workout philosophy: train from your core. To most, the core is synonymous with washboard abs, but it also encompasses twenty-nine muscles in and around your trunk, pelvis, hips, buttocks, and lower back. A strong core gives you the stability and mobility you need for better posture and balance, reduced back pain, and a more effective overall workout. In The Core Connection, Chris invites a team of five brave men and women with busy, stressful lives to follow his life-changing regimen for six weeks. The result -- a combined total weight loss of 78 pounds! Chris's unique program integrates the important principles of Pilates -- emphasis on core strength, muscle control, breathing, and correct posture -- into standard cardio and weight-bearing exercises for a total body workout. By learning to engage all the muscles in your core, you also increase your calorie burn and reduce your risk of injury. The Core Connection is a safe, effective, portable workout that is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Chris's explicit, easy-to-understand instructions are accompanied by clear illustrations that will help you check your form as he focuses on the specific aspects of alignment, muscle control, and breath that are essential for achieving the maximum benefit from each exercise. He offers a plan for simple, total body workouts that include mat work to help you find and feel your core muscles, cardio, and strength training -- with the option of using weight machines or your own body weight. He also shares important tips for improving your diet without completely giving up the foods you love. The Core Connection is more than just a workout plan. It's a totally new approach to your life. Your body is only as strong as its core. With Chris Robinson's help, you can look and feel better than ever.

Wha's Like Us?

release date: Mar 13, 2008
Wha's Like Us?
The people of Scotland have a reputation for being many things, but what makes us who we are? In Wha's Like Us? Chris Robinson explores the Scottish character and uncovers some amazing facts about the Scots and the words we use to describe ourselves. Are we generous or mean, serious or seriously funny, outgoing or thrawn? Wha's Like Us? takes an informative and amusing look at how we see ourselves, at our attitudes to work, love, money, envy, anger and entertainment and at the Scots words and phrases we use to describe the Scottish psyche. And you might not be so surprised to know that there are far more Scots words for sinners than for saints!

Scottish Wildlife

release date: Mar 13, 2008
Scottish Wildlife
Scotland is a country brimful of beasties, and for every bird, animal and insect that you see as you travel through towns, farmland, mountains, glens, rivers, lochs and sea, the Scots language will provide a Scots word. In Scottish Wildlife, Chris Robinson of Scottish Language Dictionaries will introduce you to Big Beasties, Wee Beasties, Creepy-Crawlies and our Feathered Friends and will inform and entertain as she explains how they got their names, where to find them and how to recognise them. So welcome to the world of the coos, yowes, horney gollachs, blethering Tams and many, many more.

Scottish Weather

release date: Mar 13, 2008
Scottish Weather
The Scottish weather is rich in variety, full of lights and shades, drama, romance and beauty. We have snow in winter, sunshine in summer, strong winds in spring and autumn and all four seasons can happen in one day. But, at least when it rains, the Scots tongue has myriad words to cheer you up while you are getting drenched. In Scottish Weather, Chris Robinson and Eileen Finlayson take a tour of the country to discover how we describe our weather conditions from coast to country and town to city. The weather is a constant topic of conversation in all our communities so whether it's dreich, smirry, hairst or simmer, Scottish Weather will help explain the weather around you.

Canadian Animation

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Canadian Animation
A unique look into the lives of Canada's most important animators

Estonian Animation

release date: Feb 20, 2007
Estonian Animation
Ever wonder why Estonian animation features so many carrots or why cows often perform pyramids? Well, neither question is answered in Chris Robinson’s new book, Estonian Animation. Robinson’s frank, humorous, and thoroughly researched book traces the history of Estonia’s acclaimed animation scene from early experiments in the 1930s to the creation of puppet (Nukufilm) and cel (Joonisfilm) animation studios during the Soviet era, as well as Estonia’s surprising international success during the post-Soviet era. In addition, Robinson writes about the discovery of films by four 1960s animation pioneers who, until the release of this book, had been unknown to most Estonian and international animation historians.

War of the Archangels

release date: Feb 01, 2007
War of the Archangels
Eons ago God created the terrestrial universe filled with billions of galaxies for the Angelic citizens of Heaven, who cultivated these innumerable planetary systems and created vast empires. The Archangels ruled these galactic realms under God's directives and governmental system known as, The United Federation Of Kingdom Nations. Lucifer, whose heart became rot with sin, sparked a revolution of destruction, taking with him one third of the Angels, creating the Unholy Six Galactic Alliance. The fallen ones were turned into hideous Red Dragons called, Draco-Reptilians, known as the Draconians, who waged an all out war throughout the Kingdom in the hopes of taking the very Throne of Heaven. To counter the supreme Serpentine-Dragon, Satan, the dark sorcerer of Rahab, Yeshua established the Guardian Knights, led by Michael, who traverse the universe waging war against the evil empire and delivering liberty, freedom, and justice to all. And so it begins...

The Animation Pimp

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The Animation Pimp
Presents a collection of columns that cover the world of animation and animated film festivals.

Plymouth

release date: Aug 01, 2010
Plymouth
With a helpful timeline, fun, imaginary accounts, cool old photographs of places you'll recognise and amazing facts and information, you will discover things you never knew about Plymouth.

Great Left Wingers

release date: Oct 01, 2005
Great Left Wingers
Recounts the stories of the best left wingers of the golden age, some known for their speed, some for their accuracy, others for their sneaky dekes, but all were admired for the power behind the plays that took their team to the top.

Chosen in the Furnace

release date: Apr 01, 2011
Chosen in the Furnace
What causes clinical depression? Should Christians suffer from clinical depression? Is it wrong for Christians to go to psychiatrists? Are medications for mental or emotional disorders dangerous? Is depending on medical treatments for depression in conflict with faith? Author Chris Robinson addresses these questions and more in Chosen in the Furnace. Chris writes of her journey through the labyrinth of clinical depression and relates her difficulties in dealing with the emotional disorder due to strong preconceived ideas. Throughout the book, husband and coauthor, Jim, provides clinical information about depression and theological insights regarding the Christian faith. Over the years, Chris has found that God has not always given quick and easy answers to her questions. Even so, He has provided sufficient understanding and encouragement that enables her to go on. Chosen in the Furnace is written so that others who struggle with clinical depression will be strengthened by finding they are not alone in their "furnace of affliction." With God's help, they, too, can go on.

It Came to Our Door

release date: Jan 01, 2005
It Came to Our Door
This text presents a first-hand eyewitness account of Plymouth in World War II by Western Morning News/Evening Herald war correspondent Pat Twyford.

Japanese Animation

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Japanese Animation
While visiting Japan, animation writer Chris Robinson gets lost. As he drifts through Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto he happens upon a number of mysterious figures including Bob Dylan, Haruki Murakami, Sumo wrestlers, Big Bird and, by good chance, many famous Japanese animators—both living and dead. Each of these characters takes Robinson into a deep, dark, mysterious world of Japanese animation that does not include Godzilla, Akira, Anime, Manga, or Hasao Miyazaki. This inventive and unusual study rewrites the history of Japanese animation looking at the work of Atsushi Wada, Taku Furukawa, Renzo and Sayoko Kinoshita, Maya Yonesho, and many more.

Ballad of a Thin Man

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Ballad of a Thin Man
Ballad of a Thin Man explores the life, work and times of Ryan Larkin, a brilliant Academy Award-nominated animator, whose short film "Walking," made in 1969, is considered one of the most influential animated films of all time. Yet, soon after this early

Power Paragraphs

release date: Jul 01, 1997
Power Paragraphs
Power Paragraphs is a writing workbook that uses a simple and memorable analogy: that the parts of an essay are like the parts of a sandwich. The "bread" at the top and bottom represents the main idea; the "meat" of the essay is the topic sentences; the "lettuce" develops with supporting ideas; the "mayo" and "mustard" are transitional elements. Add a "garnish" at the top for an interest statement and your sandwich is complete, delicious, satisfying, and easy to read and understand. The book is ideal for writers at all levels because, in one memorable picture, the organizational pattern of any piece of writing can be easily stated and easily understood. Use this book to improve your personal communications or in classes for English language speakers at any level.

Dream Detective

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Dream Detective
Since 1989, Chris Robinson has been dreaming of various crimes, terrorist acts and natural disasters through sub-conscious messages received while he sleeps. During the past five years, he has had over 150 specific dreams and about 50 per cent of them have proved to be accurate. Chris has been helping the police with as many cases as possible and two particular Detective Chief Inspectors are in constant contact with him. Examples of his dreams are: the 1991 St Alban's bombing; the 1991 mortar attack on Downing Street; the 1993 Graaf diamond robbery; and the Canary Wharf bombing.
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