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LUPO 2.5 Sata to USB Hard Drive Caddy HDD Enclosure Case Laptop and PC parts - BLACK
LUPO 2.5 Sata to USB Hard Drive Caddy HDD Enclosure Case Laptop and PC parts - BLACK
Offered by LUPO STORE
Price: 2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars simple and effective, 21 Oct 2012
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This isn't a deluxe bit of kit - it is a metal box a small board with chips and the adapter that plugs into your laptop hard drive. Fitting the drive into the case is OK - it's a tight fit but that stops it rattling around. The two USB connectors are required - one for the data and both for the power I guess. Works fine. Good value overall.


The Life and Selected Works of Rupert Brooke
The Life and Selected Works of Rupert Brooke
by John Frayn Turner
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.02

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars soft and sickly sweet, 29 Jun 2005
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I live in Cambridge and have enjoyed Brooke's poems especially the Grantchester poem. I wanted to get to know the man better. I have found this account of Brooke's life to be overly sentimental and sycophantic. There are unecessarily intimate descriptions of what RB experienced which are clearly nothing other than fantasy.
I don't regret reading this book but I wouldn't recommend it highly.


Caesar
Caesar
by Christian Meier
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.99

11 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great doesn't mean good, 29 Jun 2005
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This review is from: Caesar (Paperback)
Well, so much has been said about Julius Caesar. This book gives an insight into the incredible pride of a man who's ego was so big that he really seemed to believe that he deserved the world. I have taken some inspiration from him - that those who expect often get. But moderation isn't something that one really learns from Caesar (although he tried his hand at magnanimity).
Interesting account of Vertingetorix and his fate.


Selected Works (Classics)
Selected Works (Classics)
by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

16 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some things never change, 29 Jun 2005
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Cicero was a name that kept cropping up in books about Julius Caesar, the Christian Meier book is good. He seemed to be a good man - he supported democracy (in as much as the elite should be able to vote) and believed in helping one's fellow man (he was even nice to his slaves!?!). This book is a selection of writings that gives a flavour to the man. He was a thinker but not profoundly original. He writes a moving letter to his son (who he never saw again before he died) - the tender encouragments that he gives would be quite at home in the 21st century. He describes the depravity of Mark Anthony in hilarious detail (vomiting in the Senate etc). He writes on the benefits of old age (he was old when he wrote it and me thinks he protests too much!).
This is a book that is worth reading. You will come away with a better feel for a great name from ancient times.


Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
by Steven Pressfield
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.48

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Now that's why the first world war was such a blood bath, 29 Jun 2005
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I have often wondered what it was about Sparta that produced an adjective and inspired the British public schools. The Spartan dedication to honour and doing the right thing by the gods and one's homeland pushed these ancient warriors to feats of courage that terrified their enemies. Unfortunately this sort of courage didn't work so well with warfare at a distance (missiles and machine guns etc) - perhaps it was the story of Thermopylae that inspired the officers who ordered their men out of the trenches.
This book is a brilliant depiction of what the dreams and aspirations of those Spartans might have been. It deals in a moving way with the courage of the women who accepted that the fate of their menfolk was to be warriors, with no greater honour than to die in their youth for their country.
A great book, inspirational in a strange way.... " if I were an ancient I would like to be like that" - but I don't think that it gives a practical philosophy for living today.
Buy this book and read it


Love & Affection: Classics 1975 - 1983
Love & Affection: Classics 1975 - 1983
Offered by Media Vortex
Price: 21.99

3 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh sound to my ears, 26 Sep 2004
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First Armatrading CD I have bought. Found her voice and singing refreshing. Deals with real issues in the songs.


Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease (Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Series)
Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease (Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Series)
by David Dawbarn
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good summary of the hot topics in Alzheimer's research, 8 Aug 2001
This book is a collection of chapters on various topics which are hot in Alzheimer's research. The overview chapters are excellent, I particularly liked the first three. There is inevitably some repetition and some inconsistency of view between authors but the overall themes come out clearly. Not much on transgenic animals.


A Canticle For Leibowitz: Book One: The Saint Leibowtiz Series
A Canticle For Leibowitz: Book One: The Saint Leibowtiz Series
by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deeply depressing but thought inspiring, 23 April 2001
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At first glance this book is about a group of post-holocaust Catholic monks. The philosophy behind the book is not Catholic at all though - proposing, as it does, the progression of history through an ongoing cycle of birth, death and rebirth. It is a book which you should read in private, don't get me wrong you will enjoy it - however when you tell your friends you are reading a novel about techno monks flying into space they will give you a few funny looks!


Neuroanatomy: An Illustrated Colour Text
Neuroanatomy: An Illustrated Colour Text
by A. R. Crossman
Edition: Paperback

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear basic neuroanatomy, 9 Oct 2000
I use this to teach neuroanatomy to medical students in Cambridge. It doesn't cover all that is in the lectures but then most of the students don't want/need to know that much. If you read this book you get a clear view which you can build on if required. I thoroughly recommend this book.


Neuromancer
Neuromancer
by William Gibson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars far sighted, atmospheric but you better not put it down, 28 Aug 2000
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The concepts of cyberspace and virtual reality are used to add a fresh (and integral) layer of the storyline. I liked this book - I have named my new computer Wintermute - but if you take your eye off the plot for a minute it's easy to get lost!


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