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Check out writings from our CEO, John Mason.

John had his first work published in the 1960's and is still very active writing books, magazine articles, newsletters and blogs (including this one).
 
He has over had over 50 printed books and more than 80 ebooks published; has been editor for four different magazines; and today owns and operates a business that runs distance education colleges and publishing businesses in both Australia and the UK.

This blog presents extracts from work he has written both alone; and in collaboration with his staff; both old and new; and musings about what is happening in his world today.

Grand Order Ungulata, belongs in the Class Mammalia, and holds a diverse group of both wild and domesticated species, and surprisingly some aquatic species.

With such a diverse group of terrestrial and aquatic species we must ask, what makes an Ungulate?

 
In many parts of the world land is in short supply.  This can be due to the twin pressures of land for housing and industry on the one hand, and land for agriculture and forestry on the other.  However, there is some land that has been abandoned and is used for neither of these purposes.  In these cases the soil may have become unsuitable for all but the most resilient plants.  It may have been compacted and have no drainage, or it may have been contaminated by chemicals.  These areas are unsightly at best and a waste of valuable natural resources at the worst.
 
The global production of wine in 2015 was around 275 million hectolitres which worldwide was a steady decline over 5 years since 2010. Countries like China, Chile, Germany, South Africa, Spain and the United States have all seen steady rises in production since 2010.
 

Mushrooms - Stationary Animals

By ACS Bookshop UK on December 24, 2016 in | comments
To the casual observer mushrooms may look like plants that have forgotten to synthesize their green pigment.  Afterall they grow in soil, they do not move and do the things that animals do, and we buy them at the green grocer’s not at the butcher’s.  However, take a look at an evolutionary tree and you will find that fungi are the closest relatives of animals, not of plants.
 

Do you have a dream?

A job that you would love to do?

We may all aspire to a job that we would love to do, but never quite get there.  For some people, they may find a dream job, get that job and love it.  For others, it may not be so simple.  For some people, working for yourself can be just what they want.