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Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display
Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 27 Dec. 2010
What can be said that hasn't been said before? This is excellent. Works beautifully, feels right. Only possible improvement would be a touch screen, but I guess that's for the next incarnation. Brilliant.

Face of Britain: How Our Genes Reveal the History of Britain
Face of Britain: How Our Genes Reveal the History of Britain
by Robin McKie
Edition: Hardcover

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1.0 out of 5 stars Populist Tripe, 8 Jun. 2010
The entire premise for the 'Faces' aspect of this book and accompanying TV series is flawed from the off. We are told that the people of the West are 'Celts' - this is the books STARTING point,not it's conclusion. Then to take DNA from the West and compare it with DNA from the East is simplistic and ill-conceived. Of course the people in the East will have a slightly different DNA from those in the West, just as if we drew an imaginary line from South Wales to North Wales we would find the same gradual shift in genes - BECAUSE these regions were historically peopled by disparate groups and then regionally isolated over time, with more breeding taking place within ANY area than between areas. This study PROVES nothing. The Silures of South Wales were different people to the Deceangli of North Wales - this was observed by Caesar.

Let's think - Caesar arrived and found the people of the S.E of England to be tall, blonde, blue eyed and the people of South Wales to be short, dark skinned, dark haired and brown eyed. Now - where are the tall, blonde, blue eyed peoples pushed West by the 'SAxons'? Oh, they are still in the East of England. And where are the hosrt, dark haired and eyed ones? Oh, they are still in South Wales. Who has moved or been replaced? NO_ONE.... ALL Brits are descended from the Brits who were there in Pre-Roman times..... check out much better works by Oppenheimer and Sykes, which offer much more considered opinions on this subject.

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