New Release Books by Howard White

Howard White is the author of Here on the Coast (2021), Impact Evaluation of Development Interventions (2017), Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries (2013), Programme Aid and Development (2013) and other 178 books.

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Here on the Coast

release date: Mar 27, 2021
Here on the Coast
No matter where people live on the BC coast, says Howard White, they have certain shared experiences: frustration with rain and ferries, familiarity with gumboots, bumbershoots, seagull droppings and barnacles in the wrong places. But each little community clings to its own sense of uniqueness and considers itself the true West Coast. As a case in point, White offers fifty funny sketches of life as he has come to know it in sixty-odd years of living along that hundred-mile stretch of monsoon-prone shoreline ironically known as the Sunshine Coast. Included is what must be one of the most admiring testaments ever written about the virtues of the old-time outhouse; fond remembrances of saltwater fishing when a bad day meant you didn’t hook something in twenty minutes; and explorers who stooped to naming islands after favourite racehorses. We also meet a “bouquet of characters,” including a lyrical logger known as Pete the Poet; a diabolical seagoing remittance man; the saintly Quaker philosopher Hubert Evans and White’s barrier-busting Aunt Jean who taught him the advantages of “scientifically enlarging the truth.” Along with accounts of waste disposal wars and wry observations on modern technology, Here On the Coast offers a West Coast counterpart to such favourites as Letters From Wingfield Farm and Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.

Impact Evaluation of Development Interventions

release date: Dec 01, 2017
Impact Evaluation of Development Interventions
Impact evaluation is an empirical approach to estimating the causal effects of interventions, in terms of both magnitude and statistical significance. Expanded use of impact evaluation techniques is critical to rigorously derive knowledge from development operations and for development investments and policies to become more evidence-based and effective. To help backstop more use of impact evaluation approaches, this book introduces core concepts, methods, and considerations for planning, designing, managing, and implementing impact evaluation, supplemented by examples. The topics covered range from impact evaluation purposes to basic principles, specific methodologies, and guidance on field implementation. It has materials for a range of audiences, from those who are interested in understanding evidence on "what works" in development, to those who will contribute to expanding the evidence base as applied researchers.

Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries

release date: Sep 13, 2013
Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries
Getting accurate data on less developed countries has created great problems for studying these areas. Yet until recently students of development economics have relied on standard econometrics texts, which assume a Western context. Econometrics and Data Analysis for Developing Countries solves this problem. It will be essential reading for all advanced students of development economics.

Programme Aid and Development

release date: Sep 05, 2013
Programme Aid and Development
This important contribution to the literature on development economics analyses the effectiveness of programme aid - i.e. aid that is not given in the form of projects. Using real world examples from countries such as Nicaragua, Tanzania, and Vietnam this book deals with one of the core issues in development economics today.

Quarantine Queens

release date: Feb 10, 2021
Quarantine Queens
Quarantine Queens: The Stories of Forward-Thinking Women Entrepreneurs During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic is a collection of inspiring essays written by women entrepreneurs in various stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. When COVID-19 hit the U.S. in February of 2020, small businesses were among those hardest hit. Restaurants, hair salons, travel agencies, and more, all deemed non-essential, were paused in many states and their futures hung in the balance. Instead of bemoaning their uncontrollable circumstances, 30 women entrepreneurs came together every night for 30 nights via Zoom video conference calls and engaged in a month-long cocoon'' designed to help them rethink, reimagine, and relaunch their businesses in a post-COVID-19 world. Led by educator & serial entrepreneur Doretha White, these women redeemed the time of the quarantine by equipping themselves with new knowledge, new vigor, and most importantly, new, lifelong friendships and supporters.

Making Memories

release date: Jul 15, 2011
Making Memories
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME Who was she? The sudden amnesia chilled her blood. Particularly since she was dressed as a prostitute, lying in a disreputable alley—and straddled by a devastating, leather-clad stranger. Had he just rescued her from harm? Or was Jake McAlister jeopardy himself? Jake''s granite shoulders proved tempting to lean on…but the man was even more mysterious than she. Without a past—and with peril at every turn—could she build a future with this dangerous male? Or would she merely make some fragile new memories…as time was running out?

A Hero at Heart

release date: Jul 15, 2011
A Hero at Heart
THE BEST MAN Strong, honorable, compassionate—Nathan Garner was a good man, and a man to be reckoned with. But somewhere along the way, he''d lost his faith. In himself…and in love. He''d returned home to find peace, but what he discovered there was the one woman who had the power to rattle his self-control and inflame a desire that hadn''t dimmed with time. The woman who should have been his wife…. In the past, like now, Rachel Holcomb stirred Nathan''s protective instincts…and his very soul. But Nathan had always believed Rachel deserved better—she deserved a hero. And now, with the fight of her life on her hands, Rachel had turned to him. Could he be Rachel''s hero, after all?

Believe to Achieve

release date: Jun 30, 2008
Believe to Achieve
Sometimes we need a hand to help us get to the gifts locked inside us. Believe to Achieve is that helping hand, daring readers of all ages to reach for their most cherished dream and giving them the tools to get there. Author Howard "H" White tells us extraordinary people are simply ordinary people on fire with desire -- and he knows. As Nike, Inc.''s liaison for athletes such as Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, "H" has had plenty of experience with superstars. But he did not start there. He has known extraordinary people his whole life, from his family and friends to his coaches and teachers. All along the way, Howard has met people who have opened his eyes to his own abilities, and he has spent his life doing the same for others. Full of behind-the-scenes moments with favorite athletes as well as funny anecdotes, Believe to Achieve is an exuberant collection of wisdom that will help you recognize the potential in yourself and see the path to success. It is a handbook for all people who have a goal they do not know how to reach or who want to help others discover their gifts. As Howard says, you can never tell what people are capable of just by looking at them -- even you.

Targeting Development

release date: Nov 20, 2003
Targeting Development
The Millennium Development Goals accepted by the UN in 2000 are, along with the targets set by the OECD in 1996 the subject of this expertly written book. Is development achievable in the time frames given? How useful were the goals in the first place? How far have we come in solving the aching problems of the developing world? These questions and

A Picnic with Nana and Grandad

release date: Feb 01, 2020

Writing in the Rain

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Writing in the Rain
Raincoast Chronicles, Spilsbury''s Coast, The Accidental Airline, A Hard Man to Beat, The Men There Were Then. . . and now another one to top off the list. Writing in the Rain features the same fascination with British Columbia and the same ability to bring its stories to life that have brought Howard White numerous awards and accolades, including the Canadian Media Club Award for best feature and the Canadian Historical Association Award for Regional History. Here, among others, are stories about the magic of the tides; about Minstrel Island, one-time logging hub turned ghost village; the perils of roaring down the Sunshine Coast Highway in a decrepit Volvo, and of navigating the same highway in a dumptruck full of fish guts, all told with Howard White''s wit, intelligence and insight.

African Poverty at the Millennium

release date: Jan 01, 2001
African Poverty at the Millennium
This explores the complex nature of poverty in Africa. It identifies its political and social causes and assesses the impact of recent economic growth on the welfare of poor people. To permanently reduce poverty, it calls for realistic, home-grown policy initiative, governmental commitment, a realignment of the donor community''s role, and the development of institutional structures, such as poverty monitoring systems, that can hold the governments accountable.

A Mysterious Humming Noise

release date: Sep 13, 2019
A Mysterious Humming Noise
Poetry. Howard White says, "Some poets try to capture rare butterflies in their writing. The things I go after are more like houseflies." The comparison does him no favours but it is true inasmuch as his writing is notably unpretentious and concerned with common and everyday realities. That is, if your everyday realities include such things as sinking docks, driving bulldozers, arguing about sand, baseball, pouring without a funnel, dancing in the street, thought guns, coition, brain farts, not sending sympathy cards, not shooting your father, and sea otters. In this book he also writes quite a bit about writing, not so much the kind of personal writing he does in this book so much as that which he has done as an "accidental chronicler" in his work as a memoirist and publisher. It''s hard to read a White poem without cracking a half-smile, and if there is one thing that holds his remarkable mental meandering together it is humour. You can see why they gave him the Leacock Medal: he seems incapable of writing a line that humour doesn''t sneak into.

Granddad's Glasses

release date: Mar 01, 2018
Granddad's Glasses
Grandad''s Glasses, a cute and funny children''s book, written by debut author, Howard White. The story is based on himself and he''s talent for losing every pair of glasses he owns... how will Grandad figure out how to stop losing his glasses?

Real Dads Real Leaders: Over 40 Stories to Help Men Be Better Dads.

release date: Aug 09, 2018
Real Dads Real Leaders: Over 40 Stories to Help Men Be Better Dads.
Real Dads Real Leaders is a compilation of over 40 stories by fathers and daughters about lessons learned that they still utilize today. Real Dad Real Leaders is designed to help men be better dads. It is through the lessons learned in these short stories and the implementations of the growth thoughts at the end of each story men will grow to be better dads. There are stories of triumph, neglect, good times, bad times, love and lack. Just remember that in all of our stories there are lessons to be learned. Real Dads Real Leaders is must for any DAD in your life.

Raise a Glass to Inspector Morose

release date: Oct 04, 2017
Raise a Glass to Inspector Morose
"You pair of hedgehog graters, this evidence is utter cack!" Chief Inspector Morose, the miserable b**tard, returns as Oxford Police''s most useless and most plastered detective in six new stories. THRILL as he survives a stay in hospital. GAPE as he deals with unusual smuggling activities. BE JOLLY IMPRESSED as he falls over a lot. Warning. Contains rude words and cartoon violence. Squares, Royalists, lefties, dullards, whingers, OCD freaks and Health & Safety officials, will hate it. "On a par with Milligan, Cleese and Adams at their best" - Russell Woodward

Combining the Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Poverty Measurement and Analysis

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Combining the Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Poverty Measurement and Analysis
This study examines the impact of paddy irrigation investments, operations, and maintenance in Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as the conclusions of a performance audit of flood control schemes at three sites in Bangladesh. Findings from the review contradict the dominant model for government-operated, gravity-fed irrigation schemes in the humid tropics. The irrigation schemes are performing less well than expected at appraisal, mainly because of falling paddy prices, overoptimism about the crop area served, and project design faults. Results emphasize the value of co-production, involving pragmatic approaches to operation and maintenance under which public irrigation agencies, local authorities, and farmers work together to address specific problems and strengthen appropriate incentives.

Implementing Projects for the Poor

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Implementing Projects for the Poor
Annotation This book reviews the World Bank''s experience with implementing 67 poverty reduction projects approved by the International Development Association (IDA) during fiscal years 1988-90. The report discusses academic and practical approaches to assessing the effectiveness of projects for the poor. Useful tables and figures present capsule data on the 67 projects, and detailed "benefits at a glance" tables document specific achievements for each project.

The Countrywide Effects of Aid

release date: Jan 01, 1994

Being Morose

release date: Apr 17, 2016
Being Morose
In a dystopian parallel world, Oxfordshire Police have a hopeless drunk and an over worked Geordie novice, working on crime solving mysteries, along with a cast of shady characters in the force, and very dodgy residents, their families, pets, and gardens. Anarchy alcoholic fug and rude words abound "There was no answer from the old scrote. Robbie pressed the doorbell with his elbow, while repeatedly pressing the "call" button on his mobile phone. 11.20am, and all of Oxford was in uproar about the murder of Sir Edward Jayward, their MP, and - and - the man leading the investigation wasn''t even answering the door! Stupid old git! Drunken buffoon! Hopeless addled turd! INSIDE the flat, Morose was also flat. On his back. He was listening to ''I''m Forever Blowing Bubbles, '' by the Cockney Rejects, on repeat, while he hid under a duvet on the couch. Oooh, the light! The light! 11.20am and there was this awful, blinding light!!! And that confounded banging inside his head. And outside his head. And some ringing in his ears, and ringing outside his ears too! Unless..... Carefully, Morose peeled off the duvet, and cautiously looked around the room. Yes, it was still there. Planet Earth, that is. Cursing his luck, he became vaguely aware that the banging and ringing outside his head, was due to the front door being battered in, and the phone ringing next to him. Taking things one at a time, he wrenched the phone off the wire, and then walked - well, staggered - to shoot the little git hammering on the door. He paused to load his revolver. That prankster out there stood no chance against "Dead - eye Morose," shooting champion of 1988 in the firearms division. Robbie was now using a rock to knock through the panelling on the door. It was 11.22am, and he was getting desperate, the pub would be open soon and Morose would have his mental SATNAV geared for it. 11.23am, and Morose took a deep breath, released the safety catch on the door, and on his revolver. Things were not looking good for either of them. The door swung open. To Robbie''s sudden shock there was Morose, and there was a gun pointed at him. "Never answer the door without your trousers on, Sir" "Good point, Robbie" "And a pair of underpants is also advisable, sir" 1. SINS OF THE FEATHERS Left alone with Inspector Morose, Robbie Harris prays for a good murder and promptly gets one in the shape of their local MP. Grilling the entire household, it becomes apparent, that all is not as it should be. Anywhere. But at least there''s a full drinks cabinet. 2. MORONIC MYSTERIES An attempt is made on Inspector Morose''s life. Sadly it fails, and a guard is set on him as it becomes apparent that a cop killer is out for revenge as is Mrs Harris''s bank manager. As Morose begins to recognise familiar patterns in the killers'' modus operandi the chase is on. 3. CHERUBIM AND TURPENTINE A missing schoolgirl turns up at the police station and attempts to out-drink Inspector Morose. Modern beat combo music is singled out, as no-one can think of anything else to blame today''s disaffected youth on. Daily Mail readers will love it. 4. LAST SEEN SWEARING Morose vanishes on a bender, around the same time as a public school teenager vanishes from the planet. While a trail of bodies and frustrated teachers builds up an off licence is trashed to jolly things - and Morose - up, and Newcastle United visit for some light relief. 5. GEEKS BEARING GIFTS Oxfords'' Geordie-Greek community is being culled for reasons unknown. Mrs Harris has a go at culling the bank staff and celebrities start culling each other, while the big chief gets too big headed for his own good. 6. DRIVEN TO DESTRUCTION While Mrs Harris starts a new job, Morose is trying to frame a used-car dealer for random murders. Robbie Harris feels Morose is barking up the wrong tree. A specialist in violence against women feels Morose is just barking. Mindless violence & homicides follow. Follow Morose on Fac

Sphere of Influence, Star of Empire

release date: Jan 01, 1992

The Mother of His Child

release date: Jan 01, 1995
The Mother of His Child
The Mother Of His Child by Ann Howard White released on Jan 25, 1995 is available now for purchase.

The Sunshine Coast

release date: Oct 28, 2011
The Sunshine Coast
British Columbia''s Sunshine Coast is a sublimely scenic 160-kilometre stretch of waterfront between Howe Sound and Desolation Sound, reached by a 40-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver. Join Howard White, award-winning humorist and lifelong coast denizen, on a guided tour from Gibsons, where the long-running TV series The Beachcombers was filmed, to Powell River, the largest community in the region. Along the way, sojourn in Roberts Creek, whose patron saint, the irrepressible Harry Roberts, invented the name "Sunshine Coast." Stop over in Sechelt, named for the Shi''sha''lh or Sechelt Nation who once occupied the bulk of the Sunshine Coast territory. Follow the seriously twisty highway to visit Pender Harbour, where some local fishing folk still do their Saturday shopping in kicker boats. Drop anchor in Princess Louisa Inlet, and discover why the likes of John Barrymore and Andrew Carnegie once came to marvel at its canyon-like splendour. With paintings by local artists, poems by local poets, tall tales by local characters, miracles by Sechelt medicine men, tips on predicting the weather, a fair share of risqué gossip about historical figures, a good mix of bold opinions and hard facts and over 150 beautiful colour photographs, The Sunshine Coast is a book to be treasured, not just by residents and visitors, but by anyone with an eye for fascinating places. First published in 1996, this fully revised edition contains updated text and all new photographs of coast life from the area''s most talented photographers including Dean van''t Schip and Keith Thirkell.

A Hard Man to Beat

release date: Jan 01, 2011
A Hard Man to Beat
Bill White (1905-2001) was an itinerant ranch hand and trapper, a member of the RCMP and an Arctic traveller, but he was best known for his work as the head of the Vancouver Labour Council and president of the Marine Workers and Boilermakers Union, the largest local union in Canada in his time. It was a position he held for eleven straight years during WWII, the heyday of the West Coast shipbuilding industry. Known as "Bareknuckle Bill," White was fierce and unrelenting in his condemnation of the companies and governments that refused to treat their workers like human beings. He personally fought one of the first big right-to-work cases in BC history, all the way to the Privy Council of England. From the scaffolds and docks of the shipyards to the battleground of the bargaining table, White''s stories about the struggle for labour and human rights in Vancouver in the ''40s and ''50s make for harrowing and fascinating reading. A Hard Man to Beat not only covers all the major labour events of the period, but brings to life the personality of the man, Bill White, in his own colourful--and sometimes expletive-filled--language. Author Howard White spent years of intensive research and worked closely with Bill to create this oral history, which sold out its first printing in two days when it was first published in 1983. A Hard Man to Beat is one of ten Vancouver 125 Legacy books, an initiative created by the City of Vancouver, the Office of Vancouver''s Poet Laureate Brad Cran and the Association of Book Publishers of BC to bring back into print a collection of books to celebrate Vancouver''s 125th anniversary.

The Welfare Impact of Rural Electrification

The Welfare Impact of Rural Electrification
It has long been claimed that rural electrification greatly improves the quality of life. Lighting alone brings benefits such as increased study time and improved study environment for school children, extended hours for small businesses, and greater security. But electrification brings more than light. It''s second most common use is for television, which brings both entertainment and information. The people who live in rural areas greatly appreciate these benefits and are willing to pay for them at levels more than sufficient to cover the costs. However, the evaluation of these and other benefits, as well as of their distribution, has been sparse. This report reviews recent methodological advances made in measuring the benefits of rural electrification (RE) and commends them. It also notes that the understanding of the techniques shown in project documents is sometimes weak, and quality control for the economic analysis in project documents lacking. This study shows that willingness to pay for electricity is high, exceeding the long-run marginal cost of supply. Hence, in principle, RE investments can have good rates of return and be financially sustainable. But caveats are in order. The first caveat is that attention needs to be paid to ensuring least cost supply, including limiting system losses. Second, continued attention needs to be paid to achieving the right balance between financial sustainability and reaching the poor.

Data File Handling for the IBM PC and XT

release date: Jan 01, 1985

The Airplane Ride

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Airplane Ride
"Recommended... 3 stars out of 4." -Stephanie Yamniuk, "CM Magazine." Since its publication in 1993, thousands of children have enjoyed the whimsical text and illustrations of "The Ferryboat Ride" and its companion volume, "The Ferryboat Ride Colouring Book," These bestselling titles have garnered praise from teachers, parents and young people, with more than 12,000 copies sold to date. Now, Greta Guzek takes her colourful paintings to the air, this time accompanied by text by award-winning author Howard White. In "The Airplane Ride," a young boy gets on a plane for the first time to go visit his grandparents, and we experience the newness of his journey along with him. From the sculptures of the Vancouver Airport to the expanse of the Rockies, the Prairies and the Great Lakes, "The Airplane Ride" captures the grandeur of the Canadian landscape. With its delightful combination of winning illustration and simple, playful text, "The Airplane Ride" is a surefire children''s classic.

Maintaining Momentum to 2015?

Maintaining Momentum to 2015?
This report addresses the issue of what publicly-supported programs and external assistance from the Bank and other agencies can do to accelerate attainment of targets such as reducing infant mortality by two-thirds. The evidence presented here relates to Bangladesh, a country which has made spectacular progress but needs to maintain momentum in order to achieve its own poverty reduction goals. The report addresses the following issues: 1. What has happened to child health and nutrition outcomes and fertility in Bangladesh since 1990? Are the poor sharing in the progress which is being made? 2. What have been the main determinants of MCH outcomes in Bangladesh over this period? 3. Given these determinants, what can be said about the impact of publicly and externally-supported programs—notably those of the World Bank and DFID—to improve health and nutrition? and 4. To the extent that interventions have brought about positive impacts, have they done so in a cost effective manner?
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