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Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python
Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python
by Simon Monk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars deeply frustrating, 26 April 2014
having worked through a couple of raspberry pi books with short chapters about python programming i decided to dig deeper and bought this book.
There are a number of errors in the code which made it a hugely frustrating book to use.
There is a webpage for the book with corrections and downloads of the code but these dont help much either.
Your confidence can take a denting and i lost faith in the book unwilling to type code out for fear of it not working.
Some of this may be my fault but i havent encountered so many errors in other books code that i typed.


Celt and Saxon (Celtic interest)
Celt and Saxon (Celtic interest)
by Peter Berresford Ellis
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars bias over emphasised, 24 April 2013
accusations of bias are vastly overemphasised by other reviewers i feel. this is a very readable account of the period packed full of information on all manner of related things. language is covered in some detail as is the development of christianity.
chapters are:
the end of empire
mutiny of the mercenaries
the coming of the saxons
arthur fact or fiction
the british celtic kingdoms
the saxon consolidation
massacre, migration or assimilation
cadwallon and penda
the celtic church
the conversion of the saxons
saxon expansion
the triumph of the picts
the vikings
asser the celt: advisor to alfred
the prophecy of great britian
do the british really exist (this chapter is an almost tongue in cheek look at what britishness is)
it also contains an extensive chronology and bibliography
maybe some of the ideas are outdated but thats ok this criticism is also made of sir frank stenton who will continue to be read.


To Turn the Perfect Wooden Bowl
To Turn the Perfect Wooden Bowl
by Ron Roszkiewicz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.64

5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding, 19 April 2013
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inspiring full of great pictures of vessels and work in progress shots excellent profile of a super craftsman
also contains a fair amount of practical notes


St ILLTYD's WALK by G Colin Davies
St ILLTYD's WALK by G Colin Davies
Offered by IR-Illuminators
Price: £3.25

5.0 out of 5 stars fun, 8 April 2013
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only a small booklet really but a great guide to a great walk.compliment it with an OS map. buy it and hit the road.


Early English Art and Architecture
Early English Art and Architecture
by Lloyd & Laing, Jennifer Laing
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars full, 8 April 2013
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a great book full of information on the period from early saxons until the norman conquest. very useful to newcomers to the field plenty of illustrations, photos and a section of colour plates. chapters are:
the first saxon settlers
the pagan kingdoms
the beginings of christianity
the late saxons
the saxo-norman overlap
plenty of context as well as artifacts


Woodturning: A Foundation Course (Woodturning Woodturning)
Woodturning: A Foundation Course (Woodturning Woodturning)
by Keith Rowley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.51

5.0 out of 5 stars perfect, 10 Nov 2012
excellent the only turning book i have. it has helped me cover loads of ground the best how to book on any subject i have ever used


Making and Mastering Wood Planes
Making and Mastering Wood Planes
by James Krenov
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars detailed, 23 Mar 2012
this is a very good detailed book on the subject, includes sections on making an adjusting hammer, planing wood and a host of other things. the pictures and drawings are clear and informative. it may be that the book has to much information and causes one to stall. may be worth trying fine woodworking working with handplanes which contains a number of artices on a number of different scrapers and a krenov style wood plane.


The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages (New Horizons)
The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages (New Horizons)
by Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.36

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a good start, 27 Feb 2012
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surely a good book for a taste of the subject. the new horizon series are however very small books with a frustrating layout of text pictures and captions. the document section at the rear is worthwhile and is a good book to flick through. wishing to study the subject in some detail this book feels like a false start. it is packed with very good illustrations and photos


Glassblowing
Glassblowing
by Frank Kulasiewicz
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars it doesnt blow, 19 Feb 2012
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cheapest book I could find on a subject that became of passing interest to me so im no expert.

it seems to cover all you would expect. An american book so has all the usual pitfalls of a technical craft book written for an american reader. First chapter shows you how to build a kiln to melt your glass which looks as involved as building a blacksmiths forge. The author takes a very unpretentious, humble and straightforward approach with the emphasis on making and adapting equipment rather than spending a fortune on equipment that never gets used.
Its actually shown me glassblowing wont be an option so good job I found this book instead of spending £15 on another technical manual.


The Aquisitive Society
The Aquisitive Society
by R H Tawney
Edition: Hardcover

2.0 out of 5 stars hard going, 17 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Aquisitive Society (Hardcover)
Sadly not what i was expecting. Not really a book about why we cannot stop spending our money on things we dont need, or on why things are not made to last or the constant encouragement we get to spend spend spend but as it says on the back:

Proffesor Tawney has undertaken in this book a critical and constructive examination of the principles upon which our society rests. What are, in fact, the relations between rights and functions, between work and pay, between industry and ownership?

I would say the ideas in this book are dated.
Also the style of writing is hard going

Chapters are

rights and functions
the aquisitve society
the nemesis of industrialism
property and creative work
the functional society
the liberation of industry
the vicious circle
the new condition of efficency
the position of the brain worker
porro unum necessarium


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