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Understanding Mars
Understanding Mars
by Iain Gilmore
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate, 31 Aug 2013
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Originally a course textbook for an Open University Level 1 short course on Mars and aspects of planetary science relevant to its study, this book with many diagrams, illustrations and self-test questions (answers supplied for checking) will appeal to anyone with a desire to learn, in a non-trivial way, more about the planet that is the focus of so much attention currently. Subsequent missions have provided additional material which is not included, but what is included is otherwise up to date, highly informative and relevant. Some basic maths skills helpful.
Tomos


A Level Physics
A Level Physics
by Roger Muncaster
Edition: Paperback
Price: £43.81

4.0 out of 5 stars Thorough and rigorous., 31 Aug 2013
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This is a well-established and reputable Physics textbook which gives a thorough and rigorous treatment of Physics at "A" -level and even first year undergraduate level. The content is largely up to date but the approach is thoroughly academic and a bit "dry" and dated compared with more user-friendly modern texts. However, serious students who want a deep understanding of the topics covered need such a text to complement the perhaps more attractive and motivating modern offerings.
Tomos


Bang!: The Complete History of the Universe
Bang!: The Complete History of the Universe
Price: £3.08

4.0 out of 5 stars A good, introductory overview., 31 Aug 2013
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A readable but non- trivial introduction to astronomy and astrophysics. However, there is a slight tendency towards a "hand-waving" and "broad brush" approach and over-simplification in parts, where the absence of even basic mathematics inhibits deeper and more rigorous understanding of the topic. Provide the reader is aware of this, this is a good overview.
Tomos


The Citadel (Bello)
The Citadel (Bello)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read., 31 Aug 2013
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Apart from a few rather dubious made-up "Welsh" place names and names and at times a tendency to over-emphasise how appalling the Welsh industrial areas were without balancing this with the deeply-held religious, cultural, social and political convictions of many of the people there, this is a great story and an enjoyable read. The protagonist, Manson, finally returns to the high ethical and moral standards which motivated him at the start of his career in industrial Wales after a disastrous flirtation with the shallow, unethical, money-grabbing, ladder-climbing social elite in London. Much of what underlies Mason's story still applies to an increasingly amoral, materialistic and less idealistic society, where immediate gratification and self-advancement and status are increasingly dominant themes.
Tomos


Only Fools and Horses - The Complete Collection [DVD] [1981]
Only Fools and Horses - The Complete Collection [DVD] [1981]
Dvd ~ David Jason
Price: £35.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely essential for any fan of the seies!, 31 Aug 2013
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As Del boy would say: "Need I say more?". The whole lot all in one place to watch whenever you like! CUSHTY!
Tomos


A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy
A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy
by Daniel Fleisch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.89

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I expected and wanted., 31 Aug 2013
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Superb overview of the basic algebra, trig, geometry and arithmetic required to acquire a deeper, non-trivial understanding of astronomy/astrophysics short of extensive use of calculus and other more advanced mathematics.
Tomos


How Green Was My Valley (Penguin Modern Classics)
How Green Was My Valley (Penguin Modern Classics)
Price: £4.68

3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but not true to my experiences, and those of my parents and grandparents, of the historic Welsh mining communities., 31 Aug 2013
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Entertaining but rather irritatingly there are many places and ways in which it is clear that the author, born in rural Pembrokeshire which he left at the age of 8, to live in colonies abroad and then returned to London and a career in the media world, has no real grasp or first-hand experience of the TRUE reality of life, culture and dialect in Welsh mining communities. This prevented me from giving it more than just an "OK". I would caution non- Welsh readers or those abroad with Welsh ancestry NOT to take this as a reliable portrayal of life and culture in historical Welsh mining communities. By the way, the American film based on the book is even less realistic and more misleading! I have watched it once, read the book once, and will do neither again.
Tomos


Frasier: The Complete Seasons 1-11 [DVD]
Frasier: The Complete Seasons 1-11 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kelsey Grammer
Price: £53.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute fabulous!, 31 Aug 2013
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Exactly what I expected - the whole collection of Frasier in one box so any one of the excellent episodes can be watched at any time - ideal to get us through the dark days and nights of winter. Superb value!
Tomos


Storage Options 52578 miScroll 7 Inch Android 2.3 Touch-Screen Tablet PC with Changeable Cover & Replaceable Battery (Battery Pack & Selection of Vibrant Coloured Covers Available Separately)
Storage Options 52578 miScroll 7 Inch Android 2.3 Touch-Screen Tablet PC with Changeable Cover & Replaceable Battery (Battery Pack & Selection of Vibrant Coloured Covers Available Separately)

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Storage Options MiScroll 7" Tablet PC, 7 Sep 2011
Storage Options 52578 Options MiScroll 7 inch Tablet PC
I am very plesed with this purchase. An i-pad it is not but for the price it represents excellent value. I have downloaded Amazon Kindle for Android (free), an office suite compatible with windows (just£9.50), Adobe reader (free),and it comes with an effective browser and more.The display is bright and clear, it needs quite a firm touch but not unreasonably so, and there are lots of downloadable apps., many free.Recommended.


LogicPro 802.11g High Speed Linux / Ubuntu Wireless Internet USB Adapter Wifi Dongle
LogicPro 802.11g High Speed Linux / Ubuntu Wireless Internet USB Adapter Wifi Dongle

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOGICPRO USB WIFI ADAPTER LINUX/WINDOWS, 30 April 2011
EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE WITH WINDOWS AND 3 LINUX DISTROS. eASY, NO-PROBLEM INSTALL, GOOD SERVICE AS ALWAYS FROM AMAZON.

TJD


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