All Balls and Glitter

My Life

All Balls and Glitter

All Balls and Glitter is Craig's remarkable life story, beginning with the tale of his escape from his small-town home in Ballarat, Australia, aged just fifteen, to embark on a career as a song-anddance man (and drag queen), and revealing the intimate secrets of his straight marriage and gay relationships, as well as the treachery and heartbreak that accompanied them. Hear all the details of Craig's fascinating career as a performer, choreographer, director and - most recently - as a TV star on Strictly, Fame Academy and Celebrity MasterChef. All Balls and Glitter is unmissable, packed with breathtaking backstage gossip and showbiz secrets from one of the most captivating men on television.

Roberto Martinez - Kicking Every Ball

Roberto Martinez - Kicking Every Ball

The autobiography of Everton manager, Roberto Martinez. From his background in Catalonia, his time in Wigan as one of the 'Three Amigos' and then his fabulous success with Swansea City, this is the colourful autobiography of one of the most respected managers in British football.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Cat Lover's Companion

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Cat Lover's Companion

Curious and quick, smart and wily, cats are the monarchs of their domains. The relationship between cats and us lower animals cannot be summed up in mere words, but leave it to Uncle John to try anyway. Curl up with the Cat Lover’s Companion, and you’ll explore the unique, amusing, and mysterious side of the common housecat (Felis domesticus). Read about the origins of your favorite breeds, meet some kitty movie stars, and decipher those strange feline mannerisms. Then take a cat nap. Then run wildly around your house for no apparent reason. Then read about a cat raised by a gorilla, a cat that uses the toilet (for its intended purpose), and much, much more!

Ball Lightning

An Unsolved Problem in Atmospheric Physics

Ball Lightning

Down comes a deluge of sonorous hail, Or prone-descending rain. Wide-rent, the clouds Pour a whole flood, and yet, its flame unquenched, Th’unconquerable lightning struggles through. Ragged and fierce, or in red whirling balls, And fires the mountains with redoubled rage. Black from the stroke, above, the smould’ring pine Stands a sad shattered trunk; and, stretched below, A lifeless group the blasted cattle lie. James Thompson, “The Seasons” (1727) have been investigating ball lightning for more than two decades. I published a ball lightning report in Nature in 1976 that received worldwide publicity and I consequently many people wrote to me with accounts of their own experiences. Within a very short time, I had accumulated about 200 firsthand accounts, and the file has continued to grow steadily since then. Several things impressed me. Few of those who wrote to me had any detailed foreknowledge of ball lightning at the time of their observation. Nonetheless, once reports of other phenomena such as St. Elmo’s fire had been eliminated, the remaining descriptions were remarkably consistent. Furthermore, nearly all who contacted me were keen to have an explanation of what they had seen and seemed entirely sincere.

Court Miscellany

Or, Gentleman and Lady's New Magazine

Court Miscellany


Ball State Men's Basketball 1918-2003

Ball State Men's Basketball 1918-2003

Since 1918, Ball State men's basketball has gone from a small athletic endeavor at a teachers college to a highly respected Division I program in the Mid-American Conference and the NCAA. On several occasions during the past two decades, the team has participated in post-season tournaments. Using over 200 images and insightful narrative, Ball State Men's Basketball, 1918-2003 examines the evolution of this popular program and focuses on the coaches, players, and traditions that played a part in the development of this American pastime in Indiana.

The Best Ball of All

The Best Ball of All

This is the story of the Kingdom of Marmikel, the people who lived there, their king, and a very special contest. Not long ago, living in Marmikel wasnt very much different from living the way we do today, except of course it wasnt modern. In other words, there were no radios, no bowling alleys, no movie theatres, no shopping malls, no TV, no cell phones, no MP3 players, no Twitter, and no Facebook! So instead, the people of Marmikel gave balls. They gave birthday balls, Monday balls, winter balls, anniversary balls, and fall balls, just to name a few.

Physics of Baseball & Softball

Physics of Baseball & Softball

This book describes the physics of baseball and softball, assuming that the reader has a basic background in both physics and mathematics. The physics will be explained in a conversational style, with words and illustrations, so that the explanations make sense. The book provides an excellent opportunity to explain physics at a relatively simple level, even though the primary objective is to explain the many subtle features concerning the physics of baseball. For those readers who already know quite a bit of physics and who will be comfortable with mathematical equations, additional material of this nature will be provided in appendices. The latest research findings and statistical data have been incorporated by the author. The book also contains many simple experiments that the reader can perform to convince themselves that the effects described do indeed exist.