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Microsoft Windows 8 Standard 64 bit OEM, WN7-00403, English Version
Microsoft Windows 8 Standard 64 bit OEM, WN7-00403, English Version
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Infuriating, 4 Jun 2013
I am stuck with this awful operating system without any way to turn off the swipe gesture, which frequently keeps turning on the charm bar or the Windows start screen without wanting it. It's extremely annoying when you are in the middle of work and just want to move the cursor with the mouse. Appallingly designed. Do not upgrade to this.
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Sir Albert Howard in India and The Earth's Green Carpet
Sir Albert Howard in India and The Earth's Green Carpet
by Louise E Howard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Two in one, 27 Aug 2012
The advantage of this book is that you get these two important works on Sir Albert Howard's work in one volume. Anyone with an interest in colonial-era agriculture in India or the origins of the permaculture movement will regard this as an essential part of their book collection.


Dead Son Rising
Dead Son Rising
Price: £16.44

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Numan, 25 Oct 2011
This review is from: Dead Son Rising (Audio CD)
Atmospheric, haunting, layered and edgy. At times there's a primordial feel, yet the dark sci-fi vision endures. Numan at his best. Highly recommended.


Terminal World
Terminal World
by Alastair Reynolds
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.07

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Outside the Revelation Space safe-zone, 30 Aug 2010
This review is from: Terminal World (Hardcover)
I enjoyed this book, the concepts it introduced and its characters' stories. There are some familiar themes seen in Revelation Space: a mysterious child saviour, a megacity bogged down in its own corruption and degeneration, the morally ambiguous characters with dark pasts, the foreboding about an uncertain future. However, it is still a different novel and while Reynolds could spend his writing career in the same universe, this has a different story to tell in a deep future at the end of the world. When you approach it without expectations, it is a good novel in its own right - other authors may have been tempted to spin it out into a trilogy, since there is enough there for it, but I am glad he didn't. My criticism is that it seemed inconclusive with some strands not sewn up. Perhaps he had in mind a sequel, but I'm not sure where this would lead with the characters largely appearing to end their own personal journeys, apart from the main protagonist Quillon whose ending is left uncertain.


Hit
Hit
Price: £10.75

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic, 2 April 2007
This review is from: Hit (Audio CD)
This album will appeal to loyal Gabrielites. The "miss" CD is actually my favourite, containing his more experimental, quirky and intense tracks that were never likely to be commercial successes. I like it, but I'm sure that those who are only familiar with the "So" days will find it difficult. Both CDs give an overview of the artist's full range of musical styles.


Inversions
Inversions
by Iain M. Banks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

2 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very boring, 8 July 2002
This review is from: Inversions (Paperback)
I don't understand why Banks wrote this novel in the way he did, or even the point of writing it. Usually, Banks writes books with characters who display depth in plots that are multi-layered and thought-provoking. This book goes nowhere and says nothing. It's a book without a plot and without direction - the kind of stream-of-consciousness writing one associates with a bright but immature adolescent.


Babylon 5 - Dark Genesis - the birth of Psi Corps
Babylon 5 - Dark Genesis - the birth of Psi Corps
by J. Gregory Keyes
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disjointed and rushed, 8 April 2001
After reading Peter David's trilogy on the Centauri, I was anticipating a similar depth and fast-paced book to start the psi-cops trilogy. To be honest, it was a great disappointment. It was hard to keep up with the large numbers of one-dimensional characters Keyes involves in the rather confused plot. It wasn't clear why he needed to do this - perhaps he was under contract to produce something fast and along a story line not of his choosing. However, I have not felt the need to continue reading the next two books.


Conflict in Chiapas: Understanding the Modern Mayan World
Conflict in Chiapas: Understanding the Modern Mayan World
by Worth H. Weller
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars An honest personal account by a peace activist, 22 Oct 2000
Worth Weller's book is more of a personal account of his travels through Chiapas following the 1994 Zapatista uprising. It is rather romantic and sometimes not altogether coherent. Yet, it's got an honest charm about it. It's not a book from which to gain much of an insight into the facts surrounding the events in Chiapas. But it does give some human insight into the passions of those who are challenging the forces that have impoverished so many peasants in Mexico and elsewhere. It is a good antidote to some of the more hard and academic texts on this issue without degenerating into an ideological rant.


Zapatista Encuentro: Documents from the 1996 Encounter for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism (Open Media Pamphlet)
Zapatista Encuentro: Documents from the 1996 Encounter for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism (Open Media Pamphlet)
by Zapatistas
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A nice little book, 22 Oct 2000
This is a small compilation of the documents agreed that came out of the International Encounter of 1996. It reads more like a manifesto for the anti-capitalist movement and it's available elsewhere on the internet. Yet it's an irresistable pocket-sized little book that you feel gives you a little more impetus when fighting your boss or state.


Basta! Land and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas
Basta! Land and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas
by George Allen Collier
Edition: Paperback

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most instructive book on the Zapatistas so far, 22 Oct 2000
Collier's book is outstandingly written. Unlike most literature on the Zapatistas, Collier does not lapse into romanticism or ideology. Instead, he traces the events and processes that led up to the 1994 uprising in Chiapas. He examines how economic and sociological change - particularly its migratory effects within eastern Chiapas, the heart of the rebellion - affected the religious, cultural and political life of Chiapaneco campesinos. He is lucid, accurate and fair in his treatment of the subject, yet does not leave the reader baffled by facts or jargon. Definately a must for all those interested in Chiapas, the Zapatista movement and indigenous identity.


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