Living on the Volcano

The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager

Author: Michael Calvin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473506786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 4431

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015* A man punches the wall in a strategic show of anger. Another complains he has become a stranger to those he loves. A third relies on “my three a day: coffee, Nurofen and a bottle of wine.” Yet another admits he is an oddity, who would prefer to be working in cricket. A fifth describes his professional life as “a circus”. These are football managers, live and uncut. Arsene Wenger likens the job to “living on a volcano: any day may be your last”. He speaks with the authority of being the longest serving manager in the English game, having been at Arsenal for 17 years. The average lifespan of a Football League manager is 17 months. Fifty three managers, across all four Divisions, were sacked, or resigned, in the 2012-13 season. There were fifty seven managerial changes in the 2013-14 season. What makes these men tick? They are familiar figures, who rarely offer anything more than a glimpse into their personal and professional lives. What shapes them? How and why do they do their job? Award-winning writer Michael Calvin provides the answers. Insecurity is a unifying factor, but managers at different levels face different sets of problems. Depending on their status, they are dealing with multi-millionaires, or mortgage slaves. Living on the Volcano charts the progress of more than 20 managers, in different circumstances and in different phases of their career. Some, like Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez, are at the peak of their profession. Others, like Chris Hughton, Brian McDermott and Gary Waddock, have been sacked, and are seeking a way back into the game. They offer a unique insight into a trade which is prone to superficial judgement and savage swings in fortune. Management requires ruthlessness and empathy, idealism and cunning. Stories overlap, experiences intermingle, and myths are exposed.

Living on the Slopes of Volcano Mountain

Author: Ali Salehi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479747203

Category: Poetry

Page: 140

View: 1843

This is the first poetry book of Ali Salehi in English language, collected since 1994. The collection includes poems about life, love, dreams and humanity. Poems have been selected by him among his published Persian poems in literature journals and websites. Many non-published poems (because of governmental limitations in Iran) have been collected in this book too.

Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourself

Author: David Rothery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444132024

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 5038

Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.


Living on the Edge of a Volcano : the Eruption of Democracy and Its Enemies

Author: Kai Schmidt-Soltau

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cameroon

Page: 121

View: 4906

Earth's Fiery Fury

Author: Sandra Downs

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761314134

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9170

Explains such dynamic forces of nature as volcanoes, fumaroles, hot springs, and geysers.

The Cinema of Werner Herzog

Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth

Author: Brad Prager

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 3904

Werner Herzog is renowned for pushing the boundaries of conventional cinema, especially those between the fictional and the factual, the fantastic and the real. The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth is the first study in twenty years devoted entirely to an analysis of Herzog's work. It explores the director's continuing search for what he has described as 'ecstatic truth,' drawing on over thirty-five films, from the epics Aguirre: Wrath of God (1972) and Fitzcarraldo (1982) to innovative documentaries like Fata Morgana (1971), Lessons of Darkness (1992), and Grizzly Man (2005). Special attention is paid to Herzog's signature style of cinematic composition, his "romantic" influences, and his fascination with madmen, colonialism, and war.

Evening Flower

Author: R. Elizabeth Migliore

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1630044393

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 9983

Willi, a young Swiss geologist, and his wife Leny went to Indonesia in 1938. They lived on the tropical island of Borneo, learned the native language, and soon adjusted to their new exotic surroundings. In December 1941 the war broke out. They fled to the mountains of Java, but the Japanese invaded the island. The young family was unable to return to their homeland; they were stuck in the middle of a terrible war. A year later they moved to Bandung where Willi worked at the museum. The Japanese constantly watched them and reminded the Swiss that friends of the enemy were Japan’s enemy. Food was running out; each day was a struggle. Finally, at the end of 1945, about three months after the war ended, they were able to leave on a British battleship and return to Europe. After recuperating for several months they returned to Borneo for three more years.

Island Colonization

The Origin and Development of Island Communities

Author: Ian Thornton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462318

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 7875

New or recently sterilized islands (for example through volcanic activity), provide ecologists with natural experiments in which to study colonization, development and establishment of new biological communities. Studies carried out on islands like this have provided answers to fundamental questions as to what general principles are involved in the ecology of communities and what processes underlie and maintain the basic structure of ecosystems. These studies are vital for conservation biology, especially when evolutionary processes need to be maintained in systems in order to maintain biodiversity. The major themes are how animal and plant communities establish, particularly on 'new land' or following extirpations by volcanic activity. This book comprises a broad review of island colonization, bringing together succession models and general principles, case studies with which Professor Ian Thornton was intimately involved, and a synthesis of ideas, concluding with a look to the future for similar studies.

Skills in Non-Fiction

Author: Geoff Reilly,Wendy Wren

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748765423

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 5856

A comprehensive Key Stage 3 English scheme that reflects National Literacy Strategy priorities by spanning both non-fiction and fiction text-types in twin student books. Nelson Thornes Framework English equips your department with complete reassurance.

Living on the Edge

Breaking up to breakdown to breakthrough

Author: Elizabeth Wilde McCormick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265161

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 8060

'This is a complex book. It offers clarification and a sense of reassurance, but does not intend to provide answers, and is not for those seeking concrete direction. This will be a powerful read for many in a place of loss, chaos or existential angst' - Alison Cooper, Psychothearpy and Counselling Drawing on sources as diverse as medical and psychological theory, anthropology, religious and spiritual tradition, art and poetry, experienced psychotherapist Elizabeth Wilde McCormick explores the different elements of the edge - the images, dangers, safe places, and offers a unique handbook which charts that often lonely and alien territory.


Includes Pompeii, Vesuvius & Herculaneum

Author: Nick Bruno

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1908206942

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 6624

From swanky yachts to shadowy streets, layers of history make this area an enthralling one for any visitor: wherever you are in the Bay of Naples, Vesuvius dominates the landscape. This combination of volcanology with society has created the intoxicating city of Naples, and formed the fascinating historical site of Pompeii. This Footprint Focus guide ensures you make the best of your trip, including details on the best places to eat, sleep and enjoy it bel far niente (the beauty of doing nothing). • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius & Herculaneum • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from finding the finest art to the tastiest pizza. • Detailed maps for Milan and other key destinations. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, Footprint Focus Naples (Includes Pompeii, Vesuvius & Herculaneum) provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of Italy’s most captivating regions. The content of the Footprint Focus Naples (Includes Pompeii, Vesuvius & Herculaneum) guide has been extracted from Footprint’s Naples & Amalfi Coast Full-Colour Guide.

Unter dem Vulkan


Author: Malcolm Lowry,Karin Graf

Publisher: Reinbek bei Hamburg : Rowohlt

ISBN: 9783499135101


Page: 444

View: 4422

Stars on the Earth

Domes and Stargates, and How to Interact with Them

Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595851452

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 458

View: 4798

Discover the wonderful secret the Earth holds for us-that the stars of the galaxy live on our planet. Holograms of high-magnitude stars over holy mountains. Physical travel to other planets through stargates on the Earth's surface. Near instantaneous transportation across the planet through quick-way portals. Outrageous science fiction or sober geomantic fact? Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton takes you on a wild tour of three geomantic features of our planet and reveals that what science fiction has dreamed the Earth in fact offers us. Stars on the Earth combines scholarship, clairvoyance, and field experience with the latest discoveries of geology and astrophysics and the timeless insights of the world's myths to open the planetary door to the stars. It's all part of the Earth's unsuspected but staggeringly rich endowment as a designer planet. Our planet was precisely designed and implemented for us, and it's equipped with a visionary geography that mirrors features of the galaxy and Heavens. Why are so many of the Earth's mountains said to be holy, producing visions and encounters with the "gods?" They all have canopies of light called domes, each transmitting the presence of a galactic star. What is the geomantic origin of the Bermuda Triangle? Two dysfunctional stargates. If working properly, they and the Earth's other two million stargates could transport us rapidly to other planets. Is there a way to travel quickly across the planet without using cars, airplanes, boats, or trains? Yes, and it's called a traversable wormhole, and the Earth has thousands of them awaiting our discovery and use. Come join the tour of a planet you've never seen before: our own star-infused Earth.

Coursemate for AQA C GCSE Geography

Author: Lynda Evans

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748790753


Page: 136

View: 5131

The New Wider World Coursemate for AQA C GCSE Geography provides summaries of key content and key ideas to support AQA's 2001 Geography C specification.

Mein Spiel

Author: Johan Cruyff

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426440806

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3086

»Ich stehe für eine Ära, in der bewiesen wurde, dass Fußball gleichzeitig attraktiv und erfolgreich sein kann«, sagt Johan Cruyff im Rückblick auf die 1970er Jahre. Wie kein anderer steht Cruyff für dynamischen, leidenschaftlichen Angriffsfußball. Als Kapitän der niederländischen Nationalmannschaft, bei Ajax Amsterdam und später beim FC Barcelona hatte er mit dieser Taktik legendäre Erfolge erzielt. Der magische Spieler mit der Rückennummer 14 ist der Begründer der Fußball-Philosophie, die in den letzten Jahren vor allem von seinem Schüler Pep Guardiola perfektioniert wurde. Nun erzählt Cruyff, der in einem Atemzug mit Superstars wie Pele, Beckenbauer, Maradona und Messi genannt wird, von den ruhmreichen Stationen seiner Karriere als Spieler und Trainer. Mein Spiel ist eines der erhellendsten und klügsten Bücher, das in den letzten Jahrzehnten über den Fußball geschrieben wurde.


Author: Kathleen M. Middleton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780752400693

Category: Travel

Page: 159

View: 1808

The Volcano Dancer

Author: Brad Keena

Publisher: Majestic 43 Productions

ISBN: 0692388206

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

View: 6563

One morning, Nikolette Allen discovers a man sitting in her aunt’s kitchen, bleeding from a shoulder wound. A friend of her brother, Rick Morrow is a drifter on a quest to find Liam Channing, a federal investigator with deep connections within the government. Rick explains he needs Liam's help to penetrate government secrecy shrouding an incident that claimed the lives of his wife and daughter. Reluctant at first, Nikolette offers to drive, helping Rick find Liam. Agreeing to take the case, Liam sends Rick and Nikolette on a cross-country search for information while he investigates the secretive agency behind the mystery. Meeting up with them a week later, Liam has made a shocking discovery about the night Rick’s wife and daughter perished. With intriguing character studies and a vivid narrative, Brad Keena masterfully weaves together the intricate plot of a political crime thriller inspired by actual events. A story of hope and persistence, The Volcano Dancer is the journey of two unlikely companions discovering each other's hidden strengths in the climb from tragedy to ultimate justice.



Author: John Grattan,Robin Torrence

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598742698

Category: Nature

Page: 307

View: 3263

Contributors to this volume from anthropology, archaeology, environmental studies, geology, and biology show that human societies have been incredibly resilient and adaptive from the impacts of volcanic eruptions over human history and prehistory."

Natural Resources and Social Conflict

Towards Critical Environmental Security

Author: M. Schnurr,L. Swatuk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137002468

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 1426

This volume brings together international scholars reflecting on the theory and practice of international security, human security, natural resources and environmental change. It contributes by 'centring the margins' and privileging alternative conceptions and understandings of environmental (in)security.


The Racial War Saga:

Author: A.J. O'Connell

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781449017835

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 2592

Fuming with rage and bitterness six friends band together to avenge the destruction of a small human settlement. Through sheer determination and stoic resolve they succeed, though at what cost? Because of their actions, one of them will fall to the enemy and Velthanjantle, the demonic avatar of Kargonis is resurrected. Though weak, the demon breaks free to reign havoc once again upon the world. Fifteen years later, the demon is fully healed and searching for the mysterious Three Chains of Gold; relics from the War of the Gods, when united, will bring about new balance among the Greater Realms. If Velthanjantle is able to find the chains the dark god could be free once more to walk among mortals. It falls on those who released the demon to gather their forces, train their armies and prepare their guilds to stop the end of the world. Together or separated, six mortals must set in motion the events necessary to save Reality from ultimate doom. From demonic plots and greedy dragons to hardened assassins and pious priests, the demon Velthanjantle quickly becomes the least of their problems.