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Kafka On The Shore (Vintage Magic)
Kafka On The Shore (Vintage Magic)
by Haruki Murakami
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought with my sub-sidy, 18 Jan 2014
Nakata like this book very much. Nakata like the story and the characters. Nakata not too bright so can't give big explanation.


HTML5: Designing Rich Internet Applications (Visualizing the Web)
HTML5: Designing Rich Internet Applications (Visualizing the Web)
by Matthew David
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.53

5.0 out of 5 stars <embed> this in your collection!, 25 Dec 2013
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I bought this when it first came out and found it to be a very useful piece for learning and for reference. It is well-written, well laid-out and with plenty of useful examples. Slightly more advanced Javascript and CSS projects feature. With enough time invested in reading and practicing with the code provided, you'll find yourself having all the tools necessary to throw together modern and professional projects for the web.


Stephen Hawkings Universe & Inside Planet Earth [DVD]
Stephen Hawkings Universe & Inside Planet Earth [DVD]
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £10.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of This World!, 25 Dec 2013
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In this, Stephen Hawking's "Universe", the professor does a wonderful job in describing the beauty and complexity of the Universe to the most universal of audiences. I think what sets it apart from other similiar shows, is its reach. Even the most scientifically illiterate or scientifically disinterested person is likely to enjoy it. I say this because, if my mother can find it entertaining, anyone can! Beautiful CGI tops it all off--alongside a low, low price-tag and a rather insightful "Inside Planet Earth" freebie. For these reasons and more, its a must have!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Knocked my socks off., 25 Dec 2013
I noted many positive reviews before deciding to buy a pack of these. When they arrived, I didn't think they looked that special. In fact, I was convinced that they weren't going to be elasticated enough--they looked very loose around the ankle. Fortunately, after slipping on a pair, I immediately felt that I had made a worthwhile purchase. Incredibly comfortable socks (very soft to the touch) and well fitting without being too loose or too clingy. Bamboo, you have me converted!


50 Religious Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series)
50 Religious Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series)
by Peter Stanford
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but I Torah few pages out., 28 July 2013
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This book, as with many '50 Ideas' titles, is jam-packed with highly readable and succinct content matter that proves a joy to read. Its a useful, albeit basic, reference piece in which the core tenets of major world religions are outlined. Quotations from various figures add value and context. Historical significance of belief systems are imparted by way of the ol' "50 ideas" timeline along the bottom of each page. The three great monotheisms are particularly well served.

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I do, however, take issue with the way in which atheism is so negatively and wrongly portrayed in this book. It shouldn't even be mentioned. Atheism is not a religion nor is it faith in any real sense. One "condensed idea" proposes that "Atheism is a faith". || Edited for clarity: No atheist will tell you they are **certain** or have *faith* that gods don't exist. "Atheist" is a label that often runs parallel with "agnostic".|| Perhaps the content on atheism comes from a blip in the author's objectivity, or a failure to completely leave to one side his "denominational attachment." It is evident in his stance on 'The God Delusion', which, in his words, "feeds and embolden[s] anti-religious prejudice."

Prejudice (Noun):
Preconceived opinion not based on reason or experience.

I wish the author could elaborate on how Dawkins' opinions fail in either reason or experience. (obvious bias!)
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Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics (Interactive Technologies)
Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics (Interactive Technologies)
by Tullis
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential "Must Have" UX Literature, 5 Jan 2013
In my quest for UX enlightenment, I found an abundance of books, journals and online materials that presented the subject in a rather glossarial fashion. Learning new terms and procedures is an important part of the learning process, sure, but until I purchased this book, I lacked certain skills needed for quantifying user experiences in an efficient and professional manner. As someone with a design/development background in digital media, I had a basic grasp of statistics, but had never dealt with it in the context of data analysis from usability testing. This book filled in all the gaps in what I wanted and needed to know and regularly serves as an important reference.

As the authors have made the book so readable and interesting (a great user experience!), I can safely recommend it as both an introductory text for students and as refresher for seasoned UX professionals, who themselves may even learn a few things. Worth every penny.


Interactive Media: The Semiotics of Embodied Interaction
Interactive Media: The Semiotics of Embodied Interaction
by Shaleph O'Neill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £62.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy purchase, 20 Sep 2010
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As a 4th year Interactive Media student (Edinburgh Napier), I'm finding this book to be a very useful study aid indeed.

It is carefully written and full of content from a range of academic subjects of interest, such as computer science, cognitive psychology and technologically-inspired philosophy--such as the highly contentious area, "technological deterministism". You will learn about important figures, such as Martin Heidegger, Marshall McLuhan, Raymond Williams and Don Norman and how their works have shaped and demystified the "Interactive Media"/technological landscape. For this historical worth and more, you could argue that this book is timeless.

All in all, it's one that I won't hesistate to recommend. Particularly useful for those aspiring to work in the field of HCI.


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