However, while his art has been welcomed for decades, few of his enthusiasts have been aware of his prior career, as a fighter pilot in the U.S. 8th Air Force during World War II. Fortunately Fogg left behind a detailed diary of his experiences, which illuminate this brief but exciting aspect of his life, as he engaged in direct combat with the Luftwaffe at the controls of a P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustangs.
Articulate and insightful, his diary offers a frank and fascinating glimpse into the life of a fighter pilot, both in the sky and in wartime England. Written during 1943 and 1944 it offers a confidential perspective of life as a “flyboy,” during which Howard flew 76 combat missions and was awarded the Air Medal with three clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross with one cluster.
Presented in its entirety, with supplementary material by Richard and Janet Fogg, and supporting illustrations from Fogg himself, including satirical cartoons, military and railroad artwork, Fogg in the Cockpit paints with a broad brush, from the smallest details of a pilot’s day-to-day existence. to air combat, and the strategic and political decisions that influenced the course of the war.
An Atlas of the Smaller Maps in Orientable and Nonorientable Surfaces is the first book to provide complete collections of maps along with their vertex and face partitions, number of rootings, and an index number for cross referencing. It provides an explanation of axiomatization and encoding, and serves as an introduction to maps as a combinatorial structure. The Atlas lists the maps first by genus and number of edges, and gives the embeddings of all graphs with at most five edges in orientable surfaces, thus presenting the genus distribution for each graph. Exemplifying the use of the Atlas, the authors explore two substantial conjectures with origins in mathematical physics and geometry: the Quadrangulation Conjecture and the b-Conjecture.
The authors' clear, readable exposition and overview of enumerative theory makes this collection accessible even to professionals who are not specialists. For researchers and students working with maps, the Atlas provides a ready source of data for testing conjectures and exploring the algorithmic and algebraic properties of maps.
When police are called to a murder scene in the Liverpool suburbs, even the most jaded officers are disturbed by what they find.
DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case. But the police have no leads, except the body of the bird - and the victim's missing eyes.
And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn't to the people of Liverpool after all - it's to the police.
PRAISE FOR A TAPPING AT MY DOOR
'Cody is up there with the best in every sense . . . A thrilling series opener'
'A harrowing page-turner from a writer who seems to know your darkest fears. Terrific!' David Mark, bestselling author of Dark Winter
'The Liverpool setting makes for an interesting change, the characters are well drawn and the plot builds to a taut and tense conclusion. In all, a worthy addition to the annals of British detective fiction'The Sydney Morning Herald
'The best crime fiction novel I've read. It's an outstanding book, and it's one that I am going to be recommending to everybody' Book Addict Shaun
'A deliciously dark and compelling investigation . . . a well-executed thriller, with plenty of scope and a firm foundation for a projected series' Raven Crime Reads
'I was sucked in and had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. At other points, I just couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Jackson's writing is flawless' Rebecca Bradley, Murder Down to A Tea
On a bitterly cold winter's night, Liverpool is left stunned by a brutal murder in the grounds of the city's Anglican Cathedral. A killer is on the loose, driven by a chilling rage.
Put on the case, DS Nathan Cody is quickly stumped. Wherever he digs, the victim seems to be almost angelic - no-one has a bad word to say, let alone a motive for such a violent murder.
And Cody has other things on his mind too. The ghosts of his past are coming ever closer, and - still bearing the physical and mental scars - it's all he can do to hold onto his sanity.
And then the killer strikes again . . .
PRAISE FOR DAVID JACKSON
'Recalls Harlan Coben though for my money Jackson is the better writer' Guardian
Introducing Detective Callum Doyle, in David Jackson's gripping and acclaimed debut novel
Where can you turn when your very presence brings death to those around you?
That's the question Detective Callum Doyle is about to face. It begins with the calculated murder of his partner on a vacant lot. But more death is to follow, and when the chilling anonymous messages arrive, Doyle is left in no doubt that this is about him.
You cannot go near your friends, your colleagues, or even your family. Because if you do... they will be killed.
To save others, Doyle is forced to cut himself off from society. But with the investigation getting nowhere and his isolation becoming unbearable, Doyle has to ask himself how much he's willing to sacrifice to get his life back.
"Recalls Harlan Coben - though for my money Jackson is the better writer" --The Guardian
In New York's East Village a young girl is brutally raped, tortured and murdered. Detective Callum Doyle has seen the victim's remains. He has visited the distraught family. Now he wants justice.
Doyle is convinced he knows who the killer is. The problem is he can't prove it. And the more he pushes his prime suspect, the more he learns that the man is capable of pushing back in ways more devious and twisted than Doyle could ever have imagined.
Add to that the appearance of an old adversary who has a mission for Doyle and won't take no for an answer, and soon Doyle finds himself at risk of losing everything he holds dear. Including his life.
Contents:Deuterium-Labelling in Mechanistic Studies on Heterogeneous Acid-Base Catalysts (J Sommer & S Walspurger)Application of 14C Radiotracer for the Study of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions (Z Paál)Use of 35S Radiotracer in Catalytic Studies (P Tétényi)Tritium in Catalysis (J R Jones & S-Y Lu)Isotopic Exchange of Oxygen Over Oxide Surfaces (J S J Hargreaves & I M Mellor)Oxygen and Hydrogen Surface Mobility in Supported Metal Catalysts. Study by 18O/16O and 2H/1H Exchange (D Duprez)Investigation of Reaction at the Site Level Using SSITKA (S Pansare, A Sirijaruphan & J G Goodwin, Jr.)Positron Emission Profiling — The Ammonia Oxidation Reaction as a Case Study (A M de Jong, E J M Hensen & R A van Santen)
Readership: Academic and researchers, as well as postgraduate students in catalysis.
Key Features:Addresses a unique niche in the market, outlining the breadth and depth of the application of isotopic methodsContributions by internationally leading groups in the area of heterogeneous catalysisOf general global interest without geographical restrictionsKeywords:Heterogeneous Catalysis;Isotopes;Carbon-14;Oxygen-18;Sulfur-35;Deuterium;Tritium;Kinetics
Along the way they receive help and sometimes hindrance from one or possibly two hedgehogs, a shotgun-wielding preteen, and a Russian veterinarian, and Oscar finds much more than he was ever looking for, including being beaten practically senseless, his archenemy Ron in case you forgot that guy, fatherhood, muggings, burglarly, buggery (actually I think he was looking for that), rats in charge of society, demonic possession, and at least one nuclear explosion.