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Revolutionary Iran
Revolutionary Iran
by Axworthy Michael
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive account of post 1979 Iran, 31 July 2014
This review is from: Revolutionary Iran (Paperback)
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This is an impressive, lucid analysis of Iran and a fascinating read.

Iran is a very misunderstood country in so many ways and having a read of this book will increase your understanding of it considerably. A well structured and readable account of Iran since 1979- well worth a look.


Distant Love
Distant Love
by Ulrich Beck
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and very readable, 31 July 2014
This review is from: Distant Love (Paperback)
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I enjoy the work of Ulrich Beck and this is an interesting academic study of long distance relationships.

It looks at the phenomenon from a number of angles- the economic, the social and emotional- and is a great, studied 'snapshot' of our current times, ladened as they are with economic pressures and cultural expectations more often than not imposed on us by a ubiquitous media. A good book well worth a look.


Will the Middle East Implode? (Global Futures)
Will the Middle East Implode? (Global Futures)
by Mohammed Ayoob
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent contemporary overview of middle eastern politics, 30 July 2014
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A timely read considering what is going on in Gaza at the moment and an excellent introduction to the complexities of middle eastern politics. The dynamics of recent events in particular are well charted and although one feels better informed after reading this book, you can't help but feel desperately pessimistic about there being any solutions or positive outcomes any time soon.

A great book though part of what is developing into a very good series.


The Age of Ecology
The Age of Ecology
by Joachim Radkau
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 30.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed and comprehensive but a specialist read, 30 July 2014
This review is from: The Age of Ecology (Hardcover)
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This is a comprehensive look at the development of the ecology movement and the myriad issues involved. It's a large, detailed book and I have to say not for the faint-hearted. It can be extremely dry in places and not a wonderfully accessible read, but all the same it includes a vast range of knowledge and insight worth making the effort for- just a shame it's not presented in a more engaging way and structured a bit differently but that's just a personal point of view. If you are studying ecological issues or it's central to your professional work this I would imagine is a very useful book to have. It's not for casual reading though.


Fresh Prints: 25 Easy and Enticing Printing Projects to Make at Home (Simple Makes)
Fresh Prints: 25 Easy and Enticing Printing Projects to Make at Home (Simple Makes)
by Christine Leech
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and practicable, 29 July 2014
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This is a very useful book well presented and accessible/practicable without being too simplistic or 'coffee-table' style over substance. The patterns are of a particular style that although appealing to me may not to everyone although it is a very contemporary one at the moment. Whatever beside that, the advice on how to set out printing with a whole range of techniques and materials is clear and well explained. A pleasant book all round worth getting hold off if you fancy trying this craft.


Rapid Infection Control Nursing
Rapid Infection Control Nursing
by Shona Ross
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential handbook and top rate resource for medical practitioners and ..., 29 July 2014
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Essential handbook and top rate resource for medical practitioners and students this well presented book gives you all the most up-to-date information you need to control the spread of infection in both clinical and community situations.


NOCO BLSOLAR2 Solar Battery Charger
NOCO BLSOLAR2 Solar Battery Charger

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality, handy solar charger, 28 July 2014
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This is a useful charger that can be attached to a wall or your vehicle to be charged. It's not really targeted I would say for use with a modern car in frequent use- if you need to keep a modern battery topped up there's something fundamentally wrong with the car or battery itself- but what this solar charger is invaluable for is infrequently used batteries in vehicles [or say a caravan or boat] that only get periodic use. Fix this up, give it a couple of hours and you get a pretty good top up.

The unit is sturdy and well designed and effective when used in the right context.


Knitting Smitten: 20 Fresh and Funky Hand-knit Designs (Simple Makes)
Knitting Smitten: 20 Fresh and Funky Hand-knit Designs (Simple Makes)
by Jessica Biscoe
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well presented and useful book for starter and experienced knitters alike, 28 July 2014
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Got this for my wife who is a keen and expert knitter and she reckons this a great, well presented book that has a good variety of patterns for both those starting out as well as the more experienced. It also provides practical advice on needles, types of yarn to use etc which is very useful. All round an excellent, colourful little book.


Goo.ey for Samsung Galaxy S4 (Red) - Skin
Goo.ey for Samsung Galaxy S4 (Red) - Skin
Price: 14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful base skin for securing your smartphone, 27 July 2014
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This is a base for your galaxy phone that 'sticks' it to a compatible surface. It doesn't use an adhesive but some sort of suction technique and to be honest it works very well and overall it's actually a lot more useful than it first sounds.

It's therefore not a case as such but if you need to keep your phone in one place on a glass or metal like surface [even marble apparently but haven't tested that] then this is the under skin for you.


Goo.ey for Apple iPhone 5/5s (Aqua) - Skin
Goo.ey for Apple iPhone 5/5s (Aqua) - Skin
Price: 14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful high quality adhesive pad for iphone, 27 July 2014
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This is an innovative phone cover that sticks your iphone to a compatible surface. It's actually a lot more useful than it first sounds and the quality of the pad is very good and the stickiness exceptional. Be careful if you are expecting a case though- this isn't one, it's more of a pad that sticks to the base of your phone but for what it is, if this is the sort of thing you are looking for, you can't really go far wrong with this product.


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