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TOGAF® 9 Certified Study Guide - 2nd Edition (TOGAF Series)
TOGAF® 9 Certified Study Guide - 2nd Edition (TOGAF Series)
Price: £24.76

1.0 out of 5 stars Confusing, 13 May 2013
The Foundation version of this book is ok. This version for part 2 of the exam is downright confusing! The numbering of the contents does not follow the togaf doc. Since part 2 is an open book exam you need to know where the content is. Obviiously this book will confuse you. My suggestion is download the togaf doc itself from the web site or for ease of use buy the kindle version which is far easier to navigate and annotate. Hope this helps.


Growing Wings on the Way: Systems Thinking for Messy Situations
Growing Wings on the Way: Systems Thinking for Messy Situations
by Rosalind Armson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.26

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition, 9 May 2012
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Great book (see the other two reviews) but for all it's talk of systems thinking improving things the diagrams are illegible in the kindle edition! Since 50% of the book is about diagramming this is a big error!

It does not need to be like this. I have just read a 'for dummies' book and the complex diagrams are readable on the handheld kindle.

Very disappointed that the author and the publisher did not proof read their copy.
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System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr) 2007 R2 Unleashed: Supplement to System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed
System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr) 2007 R2 Unleashed: Supplement to System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed
Price: £21.15

1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition, 27 Sep 2011
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Thought the book was great. Then tried to use the support link to access the stuff you need to follow the tutorials. No go. It allows you to register the book but no support material given. No scripts , No additional info. Really frustrating

What a bummer! If this is the cloud give me a CD any day!


System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed: 1
System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed: 1
by Kerrie Meyler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £37.47

4.0 out of 5 stars kindle edition, 20 April 2011
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This is well formatted for Kindle. One of the reasons I bought Kindle was the ever increasing size of IT books. You don't get the accompanying CD which is a pain. However if you want to learn System Center it's worth getting. Not to sure about the other two negative reviews. It does what it says so I can't see a problem.


Meditation Without Gurus: A Guide to the Heart of Practice
Meditation Without Gurus: A Guide to the Heart of Practice
by Clark Strand
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Equally interesting is the authors life story, 19 April 2011
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I like this book. One because of it's approach to meditation and secondly because the author admits many 'mistakes' in his own journey. Conventional biographies are full of this goal was achieved then this etc, etc. Clark seems to have swung way off course then found his way again. This resonates with my own experience of life therefore I like it.


Status Anxiety
Status Anxiety
Price: £5.03

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition, 18 April 2011
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The Kindle Edition contains no table of contents and some pictures are missing when comparing it to the paper edition. This is the second book I have bought on Kindle where there is a lack of care on formatting.


Fighting Fit: Boxing Workouts, Techniques, and Sparring (Start-Up Sports, Number 12)
Fighting Fit: Boxing Workouts, Techniques, and Sparring (Start-Up Sports, Number 12)
Price: £4.91

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition, 18 April 2011
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The Kindle edition had some formatting errors with the straight right punch appearing in the description of the left hook. Could be confusing for the beginner.


The Pyjama Game: A Journey into Judo
The Pyjama Game: A Journey into Judo
by Mark Law
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Training at the Judokan, 5 April 2011
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The book contains a short chapter on Percy Sekine who ran the Judokan in Hammersmith, London. Percy passed away on the 19th October 2010. An online obituary was published in the Daily Telegraph. I thought it was important to let readers know.


Jeet Kune Do: A Core Structure Training Manual
Jeet Kune Do: A Core Structure Training Manual
by Dave Carnell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At last a well produced Martial Arts Book!, 29 Sep 2010
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First of all I have never trained in Jeet Kune Do. My background is entirely Wadoryu. My first comment is the book is well produced. The print and photography is very good. This is unusual for a MA book.

My main comment is the similarity with Wadoryu. The 'Wedge' looking like 'Hanmei Gamae' of Wadoryu. The 'Lead straight' and the chapter on interception is very similar to 'Nagasizuki' in Wadoryu etc,etc. The book is well worth a read. The 'attitude' of the author is entirely different to Wadoryu. There is a open questioning of each technique with explainations of how to investigate and improve it. It is very 'modern' as opposed to a 'classical' way of teaching. There is even a chapter on Grappling. Plus the author does not eulogise Bruce Lee but provides a short biography.

My one criticism is that there was no mention of self defence using the methods and work of Geoff Thompson. Surely this is one area that Bruce would have approved of and found room for in JKD.


Hidden Karate: The True Bunkai For Heian Katas And Naihanchi
Hidden Karate: The True Bunkai For Heian Katas And Naihanchi
by Gennosuke Higaki
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what's gone wrong with traditional karate c.f judo, 15 Jun 2009
Great book. The author makes the point (amongst many others) that there is a huge chunk of the karate syllabus missing!
He then compares it with judo which has a more structured approach. i.e Practise some techniques with a partner (this is the meaning of judo kata) then try your hand at free practise.
This is not rocket science. Why or why have so many westerners (I include myself) been bamboozled by the doing karate kata alone! Didn't know what we were doing and could not apply it. It's crazy and we never questioned our Japanese instructors. Groan.


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