Ben Bennetts

Biography

Dr R G ‘Ben’ Bennetts is a retired engineer, now spending his time walking long-distance trails in the countryside, socializing with his children, their partners, and his grandchildren, and writing articles and books. During his professional career, he authored two technical books and just under one hundred technical papers. Since retiring he has written a further five books on a variety of topics: religion (he's an atheist), his professional career (electronics engineer and consultant), walking long-distance trails, his boyhood in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and, most recently, a collection of essays on various topical and personal subjects.

Books

Tales from the Trails, Part 2 non-UK Trails
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Tales from the Trails Part 2: non-UK Trails is a follow on from Part 1 (UK trails, 2014) and covers long-distance walking in the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal and India, the lower Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain, and along the levadas of Madeira.
The Wondrous Wacky World of Words
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,440. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Essay » Literature
How are you on words? Can you define the word ‘word’ without using the word ‘word’? Confused over oxymorons, tautologies, alliterations, euphemisms, acronyms and homophones? Bamboozled by onomatopoeias and palindromes? Perplexed by nonce words? Bewildered by spoonerisms and malapropisms? If so, here’s a light-hearted walk through the wondrous wacky world of words that will amuse and amaze you.
Quickie Table Wines
Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Wine
In 1977, I published a booklet “Quickie Table Wines”; a simple “do this, do that” set of instructions producing palatable home-made fruit-based table wines within 4 to 5 weeks. The booklet became a UK best seller, selling just under 12,000 copies before publication ceased around the mid-‘80s. Here it is again. The prices are out of date but the technique is ageless.
Fingers to the Keyboard: 2000 - 2014
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,500. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Essay » Sociology
Fingers to the Keyboard is an eclectic mix and collection of essays on topics such as the stupidity of politicians, the idiosyncrasies of English grammar, the baiting of scammers, the trials and tribulations of being hard of hearing, commentaries on various sports, religious extremism, the beauty of mathematics, film and book reviews, and a miscellany of grumpy old man moans and groans.
Tales from the Trails, Part 1 UK Trails
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,090. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Walking is good for you. It provides physical exercise and stimulates the senses. It gets you out and about. You see places that can only be reached on foot. It also has its moments, sometimes funny sometimes dangerous, plus mishaps and other adventures. This book is a collection of observations, stories, advice and photographs from the long-distance walks made by the author.
On One Occasion ... Ivory Tower and Road Warrior Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00)
The author, a retired electronics consultant engineer, spent eleven years as a researcher and lecturer at Southampton University (the Ivory Tower) and a further twenty-eight years in industry, mostly as a one-man-band consultant roving the world (the Road Warrior). These are his stories: some funny, some sad, and some just interesting.
Memories of RAF Negombo Ceylon, 1950 - 1952
Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Essay » Author profile
As a young boy, I lived for two years between 1950 and 1952, in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, with my parents and sister. My father was in the Royal Air Force and we were based at RAF Negombo, not far from Colombo. This is an account of my life there.
The Religion Business: Cashing in on God
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,360. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science
Although God’s existence has never been proven, many people make lots of money from the belief that “he” does exist. This book, written by an atheist, lays bare the money-making machinery that lies behind God and the many other mythical supernatural beings. Religion is a business, marketing and selling a product in exchange not only for money but also mind control of a large group of people.

Ben Bennetts' tag cloud