• Zoology & animal sciences
      March 2007

      China's Livestock Revolution

      Agribusiness and Policy Developments in the Sheep Meat Industry

      by Scott Waldron. Edited by Colin G Brown, John W Longworth, Zhang G Cungen.

      China is one of the world's largest developing agricultural countries and dominates the international livestock revolution in terms of its aggregate size and growth rate. While the sheep meat industry is still in the early stages of development, it is an

    • Agriculture & related industries
      March 1995

      Agribusiness Reforms in China

      The Case of Wool

      by John W Longworth, Colin G Brown

      China is emerging as an agribusiness giant. Domestic reforms and the readmission of China to GATT will integrate rapidly the massive Chinese agribusiness sector into international markets. China has already become a dominant player in world wool markets.

    • June 2017

      WTO Dispute Settlement: a Check-up

      by Mary Footer, Colin Brown, Bernard Hoekman, Adrian Hoven, Lorand Bartels, Christian Tietje, Lothar Ehring, Dirk Bièvre, Louise Johannesson, Jacob Grierson, Darya Galperina, Freya Baetens, P.-J. Kuijper, Petros Mavroidis, Geert A. Zonnekeyn, Reinhard Quick,

      The dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organisation has been referred to as the jewel in the crown of the WTO. Reviewing more than twenty years of the system’s operation, this volume takes stock by providing an in-depth analysis of key issues th

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2018

      Lady M

      The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751-1818

      by Colin Brown

      At a time of emerging women leaders, the life of Elizabeth Milbanke, Viscountess Melbourne, the shrewdest political hostess of the Georgian period, is particularly intriguing. It was Byron who called her ‘Lady M’ and it was Byron’s tempestuous and very public affair with Elizabeth’s daughter-in-law Lady Caroline Lamb that was the scandal of the age. Lady M rose above all adversity, using sex and her husband’s wealth to hold court among such glittering figures as Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, the Whig leader and wit Charles James Fox and the playwright Sheridan. Her many lovers included Lord Egremont, Turner’s wealthy patron, and the future George IV. Elizabeth schemed on behalf of her children and her ambitions were realised when her son William Lamb (‘Lord M’) became the young Queen Victoria’s confidant and Prime Minister. Based upon primary research – diaries, archives and extensive correspondence between Lady M and Lord Byron – Colin Brown examines the Regency period and its pre-Victorian code of morals from the perspective of a powerful and influential woman on the 200th anniversary of her death.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2016

      Operation Big

      The Race to Stop Hitler's A-Bomb

      by Colin Brown

      ‘We ourselves were almost awestruck, not so much at the power of the Bomb, for this we had expected, but because the Americans had used it with so little notice.’ R. V. Jones, head of wartime British Scientific Intelligence Marcial Echenique, a Cambridge professor, recently became curious when he found wiring concealed under the floorboards of his country mansion, Farm Hall. The manor had an astonishing past as an MI6 staging post for some of the most secret operations of the Second World War. But in April 1945, Farm Hall was to play an even more astounding role, housing ten of Germany’s top nuclear physicists captured in daring raids. Amid the chaos of the disintegrating Third Reich they were flown to England covertly in a mission code-named Operation Big. Every word they uttered was bugged by MI6 eavesdroppers using the wires found by the professor. After the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, these men would claim they could have developed A-bombs for the Third Reich, but did not ‘for the greater good of mankind’. Most believe this to have been a lie. But was there an even greater deception? Were they captured not to stop Hitler, but to stop Stalin? Did the US drop the Bomb as a show of power not to the Japanese, but to the Soviets? Colin Brown guides us through a world of espionage, scientific discovery and questions of morality as he reveals the extraordinary truth surrounding Hitler’s atomic bomb.

    • Business strategy
      August 2004

      The Practice of Making Strategy

      A Step-by-Step Guide

      by Ackermann, Fran; Eden, Colin; Brown, Ian

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