New Release Books by Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter is the author of The Curious Puffer (2021), Rethinking the School (2020), British Trash Cinema (2019), Service Led Design (2017) and other 129 books.

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The Curious Puffer

release date: May 14, 2021
The Curious Puffer
In Luna Bay along the North Fork of Long Island, New York, Puffer the fish is making a batch of his famous chocolate chip cookies. While waiting for them to cook, he goes outside to water his seaweed garden, but then, disaster strikes! Puffer goes back inside to find someone has stolen his cookies. Puffer goes on a search to get his delicious cookies back. He travels through Luna Bay and asks his friends if they’ve seen his cookies anywhere, but nobody can help poor Puffer. Then, while retracing his steps, Puffer comes upon a big surprise. In The Curious Puffer, explore the charming underwater town of Luna Bay with Puffer and his adorable sea creature friends. In the colorful illustrations, see if you can spot some of the local landmarks that are well known to Eastern Long Island. Follow along with the enticing mystery of Puffer’s missing cookies, and see if you can figure out what happened to them.

Rethinking the School

release date: Aug 25, 2020
Rethinking the School
Educationalists have long worked to democratise our school system and purge traces of its religious origins. Rethinking the School shows that these efforts have been in vain. The bureaucratic organisation of schooling is here to stay, and Christian moral discipline is an integral part of the school as we know it. Hunter argues that both liberal and Marxian theory ignore the historical reality of the school. He does not see the school as the failed attempt to realise principles of social equality, complete personal development and intellectual enlightenment. Rather, he sees the modern school as an improvised apparatus for the training of good citizens and the guidance of souls. Rethinking the School is one of the first major applications of Foucault''s genealogical method to the school system, and will be widely debated by educationalists, policy-makers and those interested in the interaction of government and subjectivity. ''This is a serious piece of scholarship which breaks with much orthodoxy in educational theory and research. It brings new insights to old dilemmas and as such is a major contribution to a field which has in some respects lost its nerve. This is a book that must be read.'' - Professor Richard Smith, Australian Journal of Education ''Hunter. offers a detailed and fascinating account of the popular school. in a manner which reinvigorates modern debates regarding the relations between government and education. He makes us look and see differently, the hallmark of a powerful and original thinker.'' - Professor Tony Bennett, Institute for Cultural Policy Studies

British Trash Cinema

release date: Jul 25, 2019
British Trash Cinema
BRITISH TRASH CINEMA is the first overview of the wilder shores of British exploitation and cult paracinema from the 1950s onwards. From obscure horror, science fiction and sexploitation, to art-house camp, Hammer''s prehistoric fantasies and the worst British films ever made, author I.Q. Hunter draws on rare archival material and new primary research to take us through the weird and wonderful world of British trash cinema. Beginning by outlining the definitions of trash films and their place in British film history, Hunter explores topics including: Hammer''s overlooked fantasy films, the emergence of the sexploitation film in the 1950s and 60s, the sex industry in the 1970s, Ken Russell''s high camp Gothic and erotic adaptations since the 1980s, gross-out comedies, revenge films, and contemporary straight-to-DVD horror and erotica.

Service Led Design

release date: Mar 02, 2017
Service Led Design
For many years now, both private and public sector organizations have been dealing with the challenge of how best to improve corporate performance. HR has not escaped this scrutiny. The very same businesses that have spent recent years cost cutting, restructuring and streamlining, are putting the pressure on the HR ''overhead'' to prove that it is not just a cost centre but a function that provides added value through alignment to business needs and aspirations. The traditional, transaction-based HR service must, however, still be delivered. Understanding how to combine a renewed strategic focus with effective delivery of transactional and administrative services is the key to HR''s next generation of service delivery models. The authors'' work with HR functions includes an established set of service design criteria and an approach that differentiates between a successful implementation and what can be a costly backward step that only serves to alienate the business. They show how any prospective HR transformation should consider five fundamental issues in the service design phase to align the HR approach to the business strategy. These issues are critical to ensuring a fit for purpose HR function that can measure and demonstrate the value it adds. About The Gower HR Transformation Series: The Human Resources function faces a continuing challenge to its role and purpose, in many organizations it has suffered from serious under-representation at strategic, board level. Yet, faced with the challenges of globalism, the need to innovate, manage knowledge, attract and retain the very best employees, organizations need an HR function that can lead from the front. The process of transforming the function is complex and rarely linear. It involves designing a function that can manage its generalist and specialist roles with equal skills. The Gower HR Transformation Series will help; it uses a blend of conceptual frameworks, practical advice and global case study examples to cover each of the main elements of the HR transformation process. The books in the series follow a standard format to make them easy to read and reference. Together, the titles create a definitive guide from one of the leading specialist HR transformation consultancies; an organization that has been involved in HR transformation for clients as diverse as Bombardier Transportation, Marks & Spencer, Barnardo''s, Oxfam, Schroders, UnitedHealth Group, Nestlé, BP, HM Prison Service, Transport for London and Vodafone.

HR Business Partners

release date: Apr 29, 2016
HR Business Partners
This book highlights the changes and challenges to the role of the HR Business Partner, overviewing the emerging service delivery models for the HR function (in particular the development of shared services and outsourcing options) and what this means for the HR Business Partner (HRBP) in the modern enterprise. The purpose of this book is to provide a conceptual framework and practical advice, based on real life case studies and recent research, into how HR Business Partners best add value to the organization. The authors have extensive experience of working in the area of HR restructuring (having been HR Directors in blue chip organizations and senior advisers in leading consultancies) and have consistently come up against confusion and contradiction about what is the new role of the HR Manager/Business Partner in supporting business managers in the delivery of strategic and tactical objectives. Theory and conceptual models are used to underpin this book but it has been written as a pragmatic, hands-on guide that will help its readers think through how best they might fulfil the role of the HRBP. The book contains checklists, case study examples and self-assessment tools. It is supported by supplementary material (updates, further case studies, templates and tools) which are available via the authors'' website.

Quillan Creek and the Little War

release date: Feb 28, 2020
Quillan Creek and the Little War
Jessie Mason has troubles enough in her young life. Orphaned and shunned, her aunt has been the one constant in her life. But when her aunt inexplicably disappears, and Jessie discovers her mother''s Time Stone, events at the upstate New York children''s home land Jessie in mortal peril. Her escape is a summons, to a world of conflict, upheaval and fear, 250 years in her past, and to three unlikely companions: Tip, Kes and Abe. The aged shaman, Nishkamich, takes them under his wing, promising an education in the powers of the stones which they each possess. Jessie, disbelieving all explanations of where she is, reluctantly agrees to remain in the hostile Onondaga village and listen to his instruction.Over one long summer, Jessie warms to her strange new life, and the growing bond between her unpredictable fellow apprentices. But as Tip and Abe reveal the paths of destruction which brought them to the village, the friends have to consider that their stones are being ruthlessly hunted through history. Disturbed by these revelations, Nishkamich leaves in search of the truth, and their education ceases.In ice and snow, a hunting trip suddenly becomes a deadly trial which will test their friendship, their wits, and the limits of their endurance, in the face of nature''s unforgiving winter and one man''s determination to seize what is theirs.

The Great Ones Are Always Cracked

release date: Aug 28, 2019
The Great Ones Are Always Cracked
In 2010, ex Kooks bass player, and six times platinum songwriter, Max Rafferty, recorded his debut solo album at Leeders Farm studios with Dan Hawkins of The Darkness. Everyone from music industry moguls, fellow musicians, and friends, were unanimous in their praise of this astonishing new album. However, it was never to see the light of day. This is the incredible true story of what happened and why genius often has a high price on the soul.

Six Sigma in HR Transformation

release date: Sep 28, 2012
Six Sigma in HR Transformation
In the business world, especially in manufacturing or quality management, the term Six Sigma usually refers to a set of tools and methodologies developed by Motorola to improve processes by eliminating defects. So why should the HR professional care what Six Sigma is or how it can be applied in the HR function? According to the specialists at Orion Partners, there are ten key reasons: ∗ to create excellence in process delivery; ∗ to reduce defects; ∗ to increase efficiency; ∗ to create a quality focused mindset; ∗ to benefit from best practice; ∗ to bring clarity to the processes of HR; ∗ to use a structured scientific approach; ∗ to speak the same language and improve communication; ∗ to gain control over your processes; ∗ and to strengthen your business case. Mircea Albeanu and Ian Hunter explain some of the basic concepts to show how applying Six Sigma tools and methodologies can be used to manage the practical challenges of improving HR operations to meet your organization''s expectations at a lower cost and with greater efficiency. To help illustrate some of the key messages examples are drawn from Orion Partners'' work using Six Sigma tools with international organizations over the last seven years. This concise guide is ideal for project and programme managers involved in business transformation, and for HR managers as well as Six Sigma specialists seeking to understand its applications within human resources. About The Gower HR Transformation Series: The Human Resources function faces a continuing challenge to its role and purpose, in many organizations it has suffered from serious under-representation at strategic, board level. Yet, faced with the challenges of globalism, the need to innovate, manage knowledge, attract and retain the very best employees, organizations need an HR function that can lead from the front. The process of transforming the function is complex and rarely linear. It includes the practical challenges of improving HR operations to meet customer expectations at lower cost and with greater efficiency. The Gower HR Transformation Series will help; it uses a blend of conceptual frameworks, practical advice and global case study examples to cover each of the main elements of the HR transformation process. The books in the series follow a standard format to make them easy to read and reference. Together, the titles create a definitive guide from one of the leading specialist HR transformation consultancies; an organization that has been involved in HR transformation for clients as diverse as Bombardier Transportation, Marks & Spencer, Barnardo''s, Oxfam, Schroders, UnitedHealth Group, Nestlé, BP, HM Prison Service, Transport for London and Vodafone.

HR Transformation Technology

release date: Sep 28, 2012
HR Transformation Technology
HR Transformation Technology is a complete, business-orientated guide to the planning, design and delivery of HR information systems. It spells out the full scope of the applications required to support HR shared services, centres of excellence and business partner roles and goes on to set out the step-by-step process for managing the delivery of a major HR information system project, and ensure it remains on schedule and on budget. HR Transformation Technology provides: • An understanding of the role of IT in HR and the way in which it supports key elements such as the HR shared service centre and HR Business Partners; • A clear picture of the features and benefits of the main types of HR IT application and an overview of what can commonly go wrong; • The knowledge to build and communicate a definitive business case for the project; • Details of the processes to be followed when defining what you need and selecting the partners who can deliver it. The book also provides up to date, practical examples of what other major organizations have achieved along with an invaluable top ten list of dos and don''ts for the HR systems project manager. This book is indispensable for anyone with responsibility for delivering HR systems.

Pseudonyms

release date: Aug 27, 2019
Pseudonyms
After the murder of his best friend and the implosion of his band, Sebastian Eliot has left small town England on a quest to reinvent himself. It''s 1995 and London is once more the eye of the musical hurricane. The Britpop phenomenon is about to explode across the globe, and in Camden Town every night is Friday night. Sebastian Eliot can be anyone he wants to be, but it''s not long before his dreams of pop stardom see him sucked into a dark world where no one is quite who they seem. The same is true of Sebastian Eliot. He doesn''t really exist.

Scaredy Jack

release date: Apr 25, 2012
Scaredy Jack
This is the story of Jack, a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mixed breed, and Frankie, a young boy who''s curiosity always tends to steer him into trouble. Frankie, Jack''s eventual owner, finds that their lives have many similarities, and they have grown a deep love for one another. A routine trip to the park becomes scary when Frankie''s curiosity gets the best of him. What happens to Frankie? Will Jack save the day? Find out in this edition of Scaredy Jack.

Three Interludes

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Three Interludes
In the electronic world we live in, everything - including love - seems to take place on the Internet. In Ian Hunter''s fourth novel, Three Interludes, John has been in his e-World relationship with Nathalie for two years. They have reached a point where they plan to meet, three times. These are the Three Interludes. John is mature, experienced and a self-confessed sensualist, based in New York City. Nathalie is much younger, lives in Baku, Azerbaijan, and attracts John with her vivacious personality and voluptuous appearance. Both are ready to further explore their e-relationship. The question is, will the planned meetings actually happen, given the distances involved? If so, will their Three Interludes fulfill their deepest desires? There are surprises.

Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star

release date: Oct 05, 2018
Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star
Ian Hunter''s Diary of a Rock ''n'' Roll Star has received a litany of plaudits and been described as "an enduring crystallization of the rock musician''s lot, and a quietly glorious period piece" by The Guardian. A brutally honest chronicle of touring life in the 1970s, and a classic of the rock writing genre, Diary of a Rock ''n'' Roll Star remains the gold standard for rock writing. This edition includes new content from Hunter and a foreword from Johnny Depp.

Time Stones I

release date: Aug 12, 2018
Time Stones I
Life has dealt Jessie a handful of trouble. Orphaned and friendless, her aunt Helen has furnished companionship and care for as long as Jessie can remember. But when her aunt inexplicably disappears, events at the New York State care home land an injured Jessie in mortal peril. Her escape is not to freedom. Instead, she is summoned into a foreign world of conflict and upheaval, 250 years in her past. With three strange, prickly new friends and the Onondaga shaman, Nishkamich, Jessie reluctantly accepts a new life in the lakeside village. Nishkamich begins their education, knowing the power that they each possess, and the perils they will face in completing the task he demands of them. In the depths of winter, the four friends embark on a journey, exposed to all the dangers which nature and man can throw at them.

Second Christmas Book of Ghosts

release date: Apr 30, 2018
Second Christmas Book of Ghosts
All money earned from this ebook by the publisher and authors will go to Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.Collected are 17 tales of terror, from writers, old and new.Find out what lies inside the trinket box.Will O''Hare and Callaghan uncover the secret of the Great Australian Vampyre, or will the secret devour them?Find out how some can be haunted by the living themselves.A book full of sentient rubbish, time travel, murder, ghouls, murderers, funerals and...oh yes, lots of ghosts.Featuring tales by Duncan Lunan, Neil Williamson, Jo Thomas, Ian Hunter, M.J. Steel Collins, Marco Piva, Jon Arnold, Kevin Biggs, Michael S. Collins, Dan Barratt, Thomas Jordan, Paul Gill, Jenny Shirt, Ana Prundaru, Jim Steel, Vaughan Stanger and Gavin Inglis."There they were. Footsteps coming up behind him. Light footstep. Children perhaps, but why would children be out on a night like this? Laughing children. Glanced around in every angle. No tell tale shadows. Just the sound. Of threatening feet. Chasing feet. Running footsteps. He was in no doubt though. Children. Many children. Running. Running after him! Light and fast. Gaining on him. His heart pounded. He tasted fear. Knots in the stomach. A cold sweat. Breathing issues. He turned and ran. He wasn''t sure what he was running from. He ran as fast as he could. As if, his life depended on it. From every angle, he heard the footsteps chasing after him.Henry ran. Between streets he''d know well in better light and weather. Didn''t know where he was. Still he could hear the footsteps. Directly behind him. In front of him. All around. "

Human Resources Outsourcing

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Human Resources Outsourcing
This Orion Partners'' report addresses the main considerations for an organization considering a large-scale transference of HR transactional activity to an outsource provider. The report also provides an overview of the market for HR outsourcing services in Europe. There are sections profiling each of the main outsourcing providers in the UK and continental Europe and case studies drawn from both the public and private sector. Human Resources Outsourcing agreements, which typically run for seven years or more, have a critical influence on any organization''s ability to deliver its long-term strategy. The Orion Partner''s report is a valuable contribution to identifying the right model, locating the right partner and realising the value of one of the most important elements in the current strategic investment for large organizations. It also provides helpful advice on how to manage the impact of outsourcing on the retained HR team.

Lipstick Lass

release date: Jan 01, 2006

Malcolm Muggeridge

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Malcolm Muggeridge
This biography of Malcolm Muggeridge traces the varied life of one of the most brilliant and controversial men of the twentieth century. The author, Ian Hunter, was given full access to all of Muggeridge''s unpublished material, letters, and diaries. The result is an objective, well-researched, and honest account that is sometimes at variance with Muggeridge''s own recollection of events. Ian Hunter captures the humor, the intellect, the rawness of perception, the abandoned honesty of a man engaged in knowing himself, his world, and his God. Malcolm Muggeridge was not merely a "vendor of words," as he invariably described himself, but was also a celebrated author, broadcaster, lecturer, debater, traveller, journalist and television personality, a one-time ardent admirer of the Soviet system, a World War II intelligence agent, and a former agnostic turned committed Christian. To many people, however, Malcolm Muggeridge was admired above all for his superb use of the English language. It is to the credit of Ian Hunter that after reading this biography one has a clearer understanding of an extraordinary man. Dr. Ian Hunter is professor emeritus at the University of Western Ontario. His articles and reviews have appeared in many Canadian and American poublications. He edited two collections of Muggeridge''s writings: Things Past and The Very Best of Malcolm Muggeridge; he also wrote a biography of Muggeridge''s friend, Hesketh Pearson (Nothing to Repent: The Life of Heskerth Pearson).

Theory and Design of Microwave Filters

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Theory and Design of Microwave Filters
Microwave filters are vital components in a variety of electronic systems, including mobile radio, satellite communications and radar. This graduate-level reference provides a thorough explanation of filter design, including descriptions of basic circuit theory, network synthesis and the design of a variety of microwave filter structures. Theories are followed by specific examples, with numerical simulations of each design. The text is aimed at designers, engineers and researchers working in microwave electronics who must design or specify filters.

Montague Mole and the Spectacle Maker

release date: Nov 16, 2015
Montague Mole and the Spectacle Maker
Montague mole embarks on a journey to better his life. His friend Bertram bunny goes with him to help along the way but Montague soon discovers that the life he has is fine just the way it is.

Rival Enlightenments

release date: Jan 11, 2001
Rival Enlightenments
A 2001 reinterpretation of early modern German intellectual history, treating the civil and metaphysical philosophers as rival intellectual cultures.

Career Opportunities

release date: Apr 18, 2015
Career Opportunities
Jason Hart lives for three things. Casual sex, cheap drugs, and rock ''n'' roll. By the age of 18 he had come to realize that access to the first two was greatly increased by participation in the third. Jason and his band, The Angels, sail the roads of England like some latter day pirate crew, robbing, pillaging, and entertaining their way from one outrageous and hilarious disaster to the next. Lying, thieving, and thoroughly repugnant, you will find it impossible not to love Jason and his musical miscreants, The Angels. Nothing is off the menu; not even murder.

Murder in Lancashire

release date: Nov 15, 2014
Murder in Lancashire
Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter of the CID, retired, is a good old fashioned copper. He has been at the heart of the investigations into some of Lancashire''s most notorious murders, including the ''Handless Corpse'' Case, the ''Black Panther'', and the ''Mad Dog of Pudsey''. In this revealing book, Detective Hunter tells us how, in these and other hideous murders across the county, the perpetrators were finally brought to justice. Modern science can certainly help to convict a criminal, but as these accounts show all too clearly, without instinct, observation and sheer bloody hard work at the start, no case would ever be solved.

Write That Essay! Tertiary Edition

release date: Feb 01, 2013
Write That Essay! Tertiary Edition
Presents a guide to composing academic essays, covering such topics as writing clear introductions, producing a logical structure, avoiding common pitfalls, making convincing arguments, and referencing.

Culture and Government

release date: Dec 13, 1988
Culture and Government
Since the Romantics culture has been identified with the promise of a complete development of human capacities and, typically, the ''rise of English'' has been viewed in terms of the (true or distorted) fulfilment of this promise in the education system. This book presents a sustained and historically informed challenge to that view.

Love's Anatomy

release date: Aug 01, 2012
Love's Anatomy
Helena and John fall madly and desperately in love. It is that worst of all worlds: love at a distance. Things move on. Changes are made. Meetings come and go. The oscillating feelings both clarify and confuse. Geographical moves convey commitment that forge new dynamics. They generate the elation and agony of blind love. It is a heady concoction. There is a final stage as the relationship climbs into a tempestuous phase of passion and other things. The anatomy of love is the sheer range of emotion and desire possible between two people.

Nothing to Repent

release date: Jan 01, 1987

Write That Essay! Student Workbook

release date: Jan 11, 2012
Write That Essay! Student Workbook
"Writing well takes practice; it can also be fun and interesting. This student workbook is packed with charts, examples, worksheets, exercises and sample essays, everything you need to improve your high-school essay writing"-- Back cover. Suggested level: secondary.

Briscoes

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Briscoes
"Founded in Wolverhampton in 1781, Briscoes began trading in New Zealand in 1862. The company supplied everything from picks and shovels for gold miners, iron to construct wharves, dynamite to open tunnels and reclaim land, as well as the crockery, lamps, and cutlery that adorned colonial homes. But Briscoes is much more than just a story of hardware. The red-tiled roofs that adorn thousands of New Zealand homes and businesses are Briscoes Marseilles roofing tiles. And it was Briscoes that supplied and fixed the magnificent pressed-steel ceilings that grace thousands of villas. By the 1980s, Briscoes was struggling. The company had passed through several owners, and after a string of losses, Briscoes future appeared uncertain. It was the 1990 purchase of Briscoes by retail entrepreneur Rod Duke that saw a revival of the old New Zealand company. Re-established as New Zealand''s leading supplier of homewares, the company has since expanded tenfold in size, and in the face of a global recession remains one of the consistent success stories of New Zealand industry: something it has been doing for 150 years."--Book jacket.

The Secularisation of the Confessional State

release date: Oct 27, 2011
The Secularisation of the Confessional State
Christian Thomasius (1655-1728) was a tireless campaigner against the political enforcement of religion in the early modern confessional state. In a whole series of combative disputations - against heresy and witchcraft prosecutions, and in favour of religious toleration - Thomasius battled to lay the intellectual groundwork for the separation of church and state and the juridical basis for pluralistic societies. In this 2007 text, Ian Hunter departs from the usual view of Thomasius as a natural law moral philosopher. In addition to investigating his anti-scholastic cultural politics, Hunter discusses Thomasius'' work in public and church law, particularly his disputations arguing for the toleration of heretics, providing a revealing comparison with Locke''s arguments on the same topic. If Locke sought to base toleration in the subjective rights protecting Christian citizens against an intolerant state, Thomasius grounded it in the state''s duty to impose toleration as an obligation on intolerant citizens.

Farmers, Your Store for 100 Years

release date: Oct 01, 2009
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