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The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse: The End of a Battleship Era?
The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse: The End of a Battleship Era?
by Martin Middlebrook
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A very good, very thorough description of an iconic battle, 2 July 2014
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Absolutely riveting stuff. A very good, very thorough description of an iconic battle. I was gripped from the start. The only criticism I would have is that he mentions Billy MItchell a few times without saying who he was, but I guess the interested reader could look him up. Very well written.


Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
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3.0 out of 5 stars The subject matter is of great interest to me but I struggled with this one ..., 2 July 2014
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A tough read. The subject matter is of great interest to me but I struggled with this one even though I know something about the subject. The examples he gives are elaborate and require careful thought. When I got there I did feel I had a deeper knowledge though.


Sea Fort
Sea Fort
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4.0 out of 5 stars l enjoyed this one as much as the previous one (Bad ..., 2 July 2014
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Another Jack Crane thriler. l enjoyed this one as much as the previous one (Bad faces). The character of Jack Crane is a likeable hero.


Forecasting: principles and practice
Forecasting: principles and practice
by Rob J Hyndman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to forecasting, 11 Jun 2014
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I recommend this to engineers who need to know about forecasting. A very good introduction from the author of the R package 'forecast'.


Extending the Linear Model with R: Generalized Linear, Mixed Effects and Nonparametric Regression Models (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
Extending the Linear Model with R: Generalized Linear, Mixed Effects and Nonparametric Regression Models (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
by Julian J. Faraway
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £51.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to extensions of the linear model, 28 May 2014
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I am familiar with this material and was looking for something for references purposes rather than for learning it for the first time time. I was very impressed with the clarity of the explanations.

Of course, because it's a 'with R' book as soon as a concept is explained you can have an example with actual R code so you can implement it straightaway. There is a lot of stuff on model diagnostics, which is something that (in my opinion) practitiioners don't do enough of. Lots of good examples given.

Highly recommended.


Probabilistic Risk Analysis: Foundations and Methods
Probabilistic Risk Analysis: Foundations and Methods
by Tim Bedford
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £64.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Very readable and useful., 1 May 2014
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This a useful book with lots of good examples and it's written in a very readable style. I enjoyed reading it as well as having it for reference.


5 Cities® Lightweight Hard shell Travel Luggage Suitcase- 4 Wheel Spinner Trolley Bag 21" Fits 55x40x20cm, 26" 63x48x28cm, 29" 73x56x32cm (5 Years Guarantee) (25", Purple 525)
5 Cities® Lightweight Hard shell Travel Luggage Suitcase- 4 Wheel Spinner Trolley Bag 21" Fits 55x40x20cm, 26" 63x48x28cm, 29" 73x56x32cm (5 Years Guarantee) (25", Purple 525)

4.0 out of 5 stars Very stylish, roomy suitcase, 1 May 2014
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It looks good, the price is good and it will be easy to spot on the carousel. I would have given it 5 stars but there are no instructions as to how to use the lock.


Method of Edge Waves in the Physical Theory of Diffraction
Method of Edge Waves in the Physical Theory of Diffraction
by P. Ya. Ufimtsev
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Crucial to the history of stealth technology, 6 April 2014
I don't have this book, nor have I read it. I just want to point out its story.This author, a mathematical physicist in the Soviet Union, published this book internationally without the Soviet authorities realising that it contained information of enormous military significance. It contains details of how to calculate the radar cross-section (RCS) of objects. The book was translated into English by the US Air Force and it was passed to Lockheed. Denys Overholser at Lockheed absobed its content and used these methods to work out how to design an aircraft with startlingly low RCS. The 'Have Blue' technology demonstrator was the result, and that led directly to the development of the the F117A Nighthawk, the first operational aircraft with such advanced stealth technology.


Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects
Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful review of principles and issues, 3 April 2014
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This book goes beyond the simplistic rhetoric and examines the issues raised by nuclear weapons in a way that is both honest and realistic. The author draws on his own extensive experience as a policy maker.


Bayesian Essentials with R (Springer Texts in Statistics)
Bayesian Essentials with R (Springer Texts in Statistics)
by Jean-Michel Marin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £41.30

5.0 out of 5 stars New version of Bayesian Core, 30 Mar 2014
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This is a revised version of the authors' book Bayesian Core, which has been made a little bit more accessible. The maths has been toned down and more R code has been put in. Very interesting material and very well presented,


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