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Biochemistry
Biochemistry
by Lubert Stryer
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lehninger vs Devlin vs Stryer, 5 April 2009
This review is from: Biochemistry (Hardcover)
I am a medical student in Italy. As far as I know, almost everyone in my University use Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, as it said to be the most comprehensive.
I find it just too stuffed with "words", a feature which puts off students who really want to learn this fantastic subject.

On the contrary, Stryer's Biochemistry is systematic and very well structured. The explanations are clear and concise.

As to Devlin's biochemistry, it must be said that it offers many more medical insights than the others, but it seems to me to lack clear and easy-to-study explanations upon more "traditional" concepts: glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation and so on.


The Art of Love and Other Poems (Loeb Classical Library): 002
The Art of Love and Other Poems (Loeb Classical Library): 002
by Ovid
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not simply a historical record..., 28 Feb 2009
In some way, ancient texts hardly find room in everyday reading.
They are left on dusty shelves waiting for a specialist to skim through their pages longing for historical records or ancient teachings.

I actually can't deny that both aspects are here present, but they are presented to the reader in such a fresh and fine way that makes him eager to read more.
Ovid's thoughts on love and "flirting" (including tips on seduction) reveal a somehow great knowledge of the feminine nature.


CAE Practice Tests: Book With Answers: with Key
CAE Practice Tests: Book With Answers: with Key
by Mark Harrison
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars among all CAE books, the best, 27 Aug 2008
Just a few words: the tests it contains are more difficult than those you will find at the exam itself and than those you can find in other books like cambridge's -of course, they are past papers- but also longman's - which are the most used where I live probably because they have the big advantage of giving tips and explanations. Probably, the only rival -and winner over this as well- is New Proficiency Testbuilder...


Rewriting Conceptual Art (Critical Views)
Rewriting Conceptual Art (Critical Views)
by Peter Osborne
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good book, but for professionals.., 27 Aug 2008
As it is clear from the synopsis, this book provides a series of very interesting critical views on conceptual art. however two remarks must be done; first, some of them can turn out to be very tough to understand the meaning. Second, don't expect to find a clear definition or description of the mouvement: in that case, fall back upon Conceptual Art: Brilliant Concepts by Daniel Marzona


Common Mistakes at Proficiency...and How to Avoid Them
Common Mistakes at Proficiency...and How to Avoid Them
by Julie Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.10

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars buy it for what it is... but be aware of the content, 27 Aug 2008
It is a very very short analysis of common mistakes at CPE: few example given in a banal way.
Just a couple of pounds you say? don't waste them..


The Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary
The Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary
by James Morwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.15

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent reference to start with., 10 Feb 2008
having studied Ancient Greek for 5 years now, I would say that this book may turn out to be very useful sometimes, expecially when in a hurry or not at home: it is very user-friendly and clear.
However, if you want to have a deeper insight into Ancient Greek and the different translations/connotations of words, then choose something more professional.


Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent and classic, but not for learners., 4 Jan 2008
It contains any word you will ever dream to look up; it has finely made definitions; everyone uses it in the US, as far as I now; however, it is not for learners. there are not enough examples and sometimes it is hard to understand the definitions.


Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
by Longman
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a thousand stars, not just five!, 4 Jan 2008
This is the best English dictionary ever written.
I am a "learner" and I started using it when I was 14 and I still fall back upon it when it comes to look a strange word up.
If you study literature, you may not find some very "uncommon" words (for those, the Web turns up to be always helpful), but if you are a learner, then you will need: simple and clear explanations and a lot of examples that show you when and how to use each word. (including tips about how to avoid common mistakes). that's exactly what you can find here.
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Phonetics for Learners of English Pronunciation
Phonetics for Learners of English Pronunciation
by Marianne Jordan
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good - not deep insight, 4 Jan 2008
Aged 15,I bought this book in Ireland when I was studying English there. I just wanted to put order in what I already knew about English pronunciation and this book somehow disappointed me; in fact, it is absolutely true that it is very very clear, but it does not provide a deep insight into the subject.
Overall, it is a good book to start with, but it is not one of those you fall back on when in need.


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