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Hanover Street [DVD] [1979] [2002]
Hanover Street [DVD] [1979] [2002]
Dvd ~ Harrison Ford
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing to see Harrison Ford in such a bad film. After 5mins of watching the film, 10 Feb. 2016
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Disappointing to see Harrison Ford in such a bad film. After 5mins of watching the film, I could tell straight away that it was going to be long and boring.... A cliché love story with nothing really in it. Harrison Ford is quite mediocre and so is Lesley Anne Down. Christopher Plummer is good and his command of the German language is very convincing and impressive. But that's about all. Also the daughter is very annoying, one of these very confident and spoiled kid who talks rubbish all the time with a very high pitched voice.....Spend your money on something else..


Tamrac 5374 Gray/Black Adventure 74 Photo Backpack (Gray/Black) [Camera]
Tamrac 5374 Gray/Black Adventure 74 Photo Backpack (Gray/Black) [Camera]
Offered by WestBase Direct - UK Registered Company. VAT receipt included
Price: £44.95

5.0 out of 5 stars It is a great outdoor bag and feels secure for long treks, 10 Feb. 2016
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TheTamrac Adventure 74 photo rucksack is very compact but I can fit in my Canon 1200D + my Sigma 150mm f2.8 + my 18-55mm Canon + my pair of binoculars and I still have plenty of room for other lenses if I wanted to fill the bag entirely. I've had a Tamrac Expedition 5 for 20 years which was a lot bigger but this bag feels more confortable on the back and is not so heavy (even when empty). It is a great outdoor bag and feels secure for long treks. The bag has 2 secure straps to carry a tripod if needed. I don't think one can fit a laptop in the front pocket but a tablet would fit in nicely. It has also a strap across the chest and a strap across the waist. It is well padded and your gear will be well protected.. It looks like it is weather proof but in case of heavy rain I have bought a rain cover to make sure that the bag is fully protected. (Tamrac do not supply the rain cover and there is no mention on the description that the bag is rain proof). In all a great bag at a very reasonable price. Grab one when you can.


The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
by David Allen Sibley
Edition: Flexibound

4.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best !, 17 July 2013
I found this book to be the most comprehensive and easiest to use during my birding trip to California and without it I would have been very frustrated. It is as good as the Collins European birds guide. Illustrations show birds in flight and detailed distribution maps, habitat is carefully described and helpful for identification. The summary of each bird family at the start of each chapter showing bird plates and page numbers means that you don't have to waste time looking through the pages to find what you want.


Britain's Hoverflies: An Introduction to the Hoverflies of Britain (WILDGuides)
Britain's Hoverflies: An Introduction to the Hoverflies of Britain (WILDGuides)
by Stuart Ball
Edition: Paperback

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book, 12 April 2013
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This is a very comprehensive book and a must have for anybody interested in these small but very interesting insects. You will find in it most of the species that you will see in the field. Although it is essentially an identifying guide, it also gives a lot of information on the life cycle/behaviour of the hoverflies (information that will make you whisper - Gosh! I did not know that!). It also helps you to identify difficult groups by looking at the veins on the wings with crystal clear pictures and comments. There are distribution maps for each species as well as status. The book is not heavy and compact and can be put in a rucksack for field use. I really can't find anything negative about it!


Complete Mediterranean Wildlife: Photoguide
Complete Mediterranean Wildlife: Photoguide
by Paul Sterry
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth buying, 9 Jun. 2009
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Disappointing! I expected a good selection of species found exclusively in the Mediterranean region but many pages described species also found in the UK and Northern Europe. It is a shame, Paul Sterry could have done a lot better by selecting a bit more carefully and by giving a bit more space to species such as bees for example(only half a page in the book).


Turkish Riviera, West: -Antalya - Kemer - Fethiye Road & Leisure Map (Ountry Mapping S.)
Turkish Riviera, West: -Antalya - Kemer - Fethiye Road & Leisure Map (Ountry Mapping S.)
by Freytag & Berndt
Edition: Map
Price: £8.99

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average, 8 April 2009
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Be aware that the borders showing on the back of the map does not correspond to the actual map. Looking at the borders of the map, we were sure that Gocek was included but it was not.
However, if you stay between Fethiye and Antalya, this map will be a good map to travel with.


The Snakebite Survivors' Club: Travels Among Serpents
The Snakebite Survivors' Club: Travels Among Serpents
by Jeremy Seal
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Did not like the book at all....., 11 Mar. 2009
If you are a keen herpetologist, this book will not be for you. It will make you scream with anger!
The author who has a phobia of snakes, would have been better off travelling with herpetologists who would have taught him a lot about snakes and who would have problably helped him to get rid of his phobia. Instead he goes and visits some unstable people who do not know anything about snakes, ill treat them and do not have any consideration for their welfare: I was disgusted when I read that in the USA they inject gas into rattlesnakes holes to get them out of their burrows and then kill them... so much ignorance in this world. The worse thing is that Jeremy Seal stands quietly by their side and watches them doing this.... I could not finish the book, these ignorant people do not deserve such a publicity.


Reptiles and Amphibians: The Visual Guide to More Than 400 Species from Around the World (DK Handbooks)
Reptiles and Amphibians: The Visual Guide to More Than 400 Species from Around the World (DK Handbooks)
by Mark O'Shea
Edition: Flexibound

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice reference book, 9 Mar. 2009
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This Dorling Kindersley publication is certainly a very nice reference book to have. The photographs are crystal clear and the description for each species is quite thorough including habitat, distribution map, status with an indication for species which are extremely venomous.
There is a graph at the beginning explaining the different groups and families which is very useful as well as a section on reproduction, behaviour and conservation.
Although this book covers 400 species all over the world, you will need another identification guide for a specific region, most of our European species were missing.


Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe (Collins Field Guide)
Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Europe (Collins Field Guide)
by Nicholas Arnold
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £26.94

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best guide on the market, 29 Aug. 2006
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This guide has helped me to identify some of the species I have photographed on my travels and it's probably the only best guide available on the market at the moment.

However, I only give 3 stars to this book as I find that having to look at the plates which refer you to a page number for the full text description which sends you to a map number at the end of the book for distribution, really annoying, frustrating and time wasting. I have at home a new publication on dragonflies of Europe where everything (plates/text/distribution map) is on the same page!! Why can't Collins do that?

This publication is certainly very useful for the identification of species in general but contains some errors on the distribution of some species (maybe in need to be updated). For example, I have found some Common Tree Frogs in the Camargue (South of France) where the book shows that they are inexistant in the area.

Apart from that, the keys for identification are very good, the plates are excellent and the text description is full of useful information (habitat, detailed description including colour, length etc., similar species...). This is a book for any enthusiastic herpetologists.
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Past Mortem
Past Mortem
by Ben Elton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gruesome but quite entertaining, 17 May 2006
This review is from: Past Mortem (Paperback)
I don't normally go for that sort of book but Ben Elton got me hooked for a couple of days. The story begins with a very gruesome murder and carries on that way until the detective finds the murderer. Some of the scenes are very graphic and can be a little bit disturbing in some pages but the plot is good and fairly well thought (although some characters were not very convincing, and did not need to be included in the story).


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