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Gods of the Dawn: The Message of The Pyramids and The True Stargate Mystery
Gods of the Dawn: The Message of The Pyramids and The True Stargate Mystery
by Peter Lemesurier
Edition: Hardcover

2.0 out of 5 stars A small amount of history and a lot of fanciful conjecture, 24 July 2007
Like other readers I knew little of the wonders that that Pyramids hold, both in terms of the structural engineering and the lives of those who built them, and the reasons behind their enormous undertakings. Sadly, after reading the book, I still know little about these elements. The book started well, with some interesting quasi-scientific interpretations of the structures and messages encoded by the pyramids architecture and construction. However, towards the end the author seems to have taken an acid tablet, and ventures in to sweeping conclusions about messages from alien life and faster-than-light travel. A shame, as it did promise a lot, and delivered little more than a rather far-out personal view of alien intelligence.


Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care (Oxford Medical Handbooks)
Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care (Oxford Medical Handbooks)
by Ian Greaves
Edition: Paperback
Price: £29.69

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A useful summary of the discipline, 28 Mar 2007
I was looking for an all-encompassing text to replace having to lug around the BNF, the resuscitation council guidelines, a book of algorithms, MIMMS, and various other emergency care textbooks to serve as a quick reference guide 'in the field'. Whilst somewhat confusingly it mixes both current and out of date Resus guidelines, it does largely encompass that aim. There is a concise wealth of information on management of both medical emergencies and trauma, including handy summary information on major incidents, the structure and function of various emergency services, notes on emergency planning and scene management, a paediatric section and a formulary. There is a particularly useful section on trauma during pregnancy - missing from a lot of other similarly priced texts. Whilst I don't think it is presented with enough summary 'quick-reference' style algorithms to be my primary reference in an emergency setting, I can see myself finding certain aspects very useful as a reference in a non time-critical setting, and as a good revision guide for higher pre-hospital care exams. As a concise summary-style reference book for the discipline (like all Oxford Handbooks - it assumes you have some knowledge) it represents good value for money.


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