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How Children Succeed
How Children Succeed
by Paul Tough
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars The importance of executive funcion beside and a bit over IQ, 20 Dec. 2013
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The latest results from nobel laureate JJ Heckman's re-analysis of the Perry Preschool and Abecedarian trials and from Neuroscience should have profound consequences on how we help our children lead fulfilling lives. The book is a bit short on research and a bit looooong on case stories for my liking. Still, just came in as no 4 on the top 75 New York Times best-selling Education books in 2013.


Cyrano De Bergerac [DVD]
Cyrano De Bergerac [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gérard Depardieu
Offered by generationcine
Price: £7.30

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This version has no subtitles, 20 May 2012
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It is a recurring problem in Amazon manuvering and dechiphering different 'version' of the same product be it books, CDs, and in this case a DVD. This one does NOT have any subtitles - and I missed that completely in my hunt for the version with English subtitles based on a GOOD English translation - which apparently is a MAJOR problem with this otherwise marvelous version of Cyrano


Masterpiece Theater: Me & Mrs Jones (2002) [DVD] [US Import]
Masterpiece Theater: Me & Mrs Jones (2002) [DVD] [US Import]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspends your disbelief, 1 Mar. 2012
A prime minister conducting a spur of the moment clandestine affair. A hack with a conscience. How unreal can you get? This is the quintessential chick pic and should be watched as such. Watch it for the great acting on behalf of both the main and the supporting characters, some pretty sparkling dialogue, and not to mention the goose bump evoking dance scene - Robson Green dances beautifully.


Using Evidence: How research can inform public services
Using Evidence: How research can inform public services
by Sandra M. Nutley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal Systematic Review of Knowledge Translation & Exchange, 8 Aug. 2011
This is as good as it gets. Not an easy topic, translation and exchange between public policy and social science research. Policy makers across the globe are forever trying to understand why the positive effects of new interventions found by researchers don't translate into the real world (read: they more or less disappear). This book summarizes the research in the area, thinks about the quality of this research, and summarizes what is known. A good place to start, if you would like your effectiveness to look more like your efficacy - or in other words - if you would like to tackle the scaling-up challenge in a more qualified way.


Science: A Four Thousand Year History
Science: A Four Thousand Year History
by Patricia Fara
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.25

18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Long on emotions - short on analyses, 6 July 2011
Patricia Fara departs from five hypotheses: (1)"Women scientists do not get the respect they deserve", (2) "objective measurement is an illusion", (3) "scientific breakthroughs are never the work of a single scientist", (4) "scientists are vain and controlled by money and power", and (5) "the scientist with the better personal promotional skills allways wins in the end". She could have taken a detached analytical approached (scientific?) and looked at which cases substantiated and which falsified her five hypotheses. Instead, she chooses to follow each case study with a very carefully selected subset of these five "facts" - depending on which of them can be substantiated by this particular case. Add to that, that every time she says QED wrt one of her five "facts" it happens in a tone of clear moral indignation. Oh, and by the way, I'm sure prof. Fara would put this review down to "fact" no (1).
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Bad Science
Bad Science
by Ben Goldacre
Edition: Paperback

2 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More message less Mr Goldacre, 28 Jun. 2009
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The second-to-none important message in this book: "Enlightenment is the best thing that ever has happend to mankind" is delivered in a fragile vessel - a column writing witty young daredevil. All the bravadour occasionally gets in the way of the evidence - a bit like what is the problem with Bjorn Lomborg and global warming. The book could have benefitted tremendously from a lot tighter editing. And Mr. Goldacre - do check the Cochrane Library - the current best evidence is that there is no such thing as a placebo effect.
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Perlmanns Schweigen
Perlmanns Schweigen
by Pascal Mercier
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.95

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Central European highbrow literature at its worst, 28 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Perlmanns Schweigen (Paperback)
We all have our touch of OCD - mine's not being able to give up on a book that I have begun reading. And this book have blocked my night stand for three months. Night after night, I have picked it up with trepidation and trotted through yet another few pages. Rarely have I come across a more thoroughly boring, navelgazing and absolutely stochastic main character (ie. book - because he is all domineering). This book just leaves you with a sad sense of loss - all those hours that could have been put to some constructive use - both by the undoubtedly intelligent author and by me the reader.


Maybe Baby [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Maybe Baby [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by M and N Media US
Price: £30.79

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cathartic experience for those in the know, 13 Jun. 2008
If you have been so fortunate as to watch this movie in a proper movie theatre you could have spotted all the people who have actually been subjected to ART - those would have been the ones laughing the most. It was a revelation for me that something so personal and traumatic could be transformed into something so hilarious - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!


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