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The Hidden History of the Human Race (The Condensed Edition of Forbidden Archeology)
The Hidden History of the Human Race (The Condensed Edition of Forbidden Archeology)
Price: £6.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent condensed version of doorstep original, 29 Sep 2014
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Excellent condensed version of the doorstep original. The examples keep coming and coming of how we have clearly got so much wrong in our understanding of our origins and many of our theories on evolution and the emergence of modern man need to be radically re-thought but it's an uphill battle, because existing theories and scientific speculation have become Recieved Knowledge that cannot be questioned, and any examples that emerge that serious do so, are either at first studiously ignored or if that doesn't work, debunked by a propaganda machine Geobbels would have been proud of. An intelligent, cogent book, that anyone with a serious interest in archaeology and primeval history must read.


State of Crisis
State of Crisis
by Zygmunt Bauman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Cogent, thought-provoking, essential, 29 Sep 2014
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Bauman cannot be criticised for his lack of work ethic [and he'd be more than excused for slowing down after his excellent output over many years now] but the books keep coming, most now in collaboration with other writer-thinkers, and all are gems.

This is a digestible and rewarding book that looks with Bauman's usual critical clarity at the state of western civilisation in the first couple of decades of the 21st century. Bauman has always been ahead of the curve with his analysis of modernity and has shown just how fluid it has become through the now ubiquitous neo-liberal prism, that has a hegemonic hold over not just western but much of global politics, economics and the resultant culture. The modern state is not what it used to be, and this has down as well as up sides and as we more often than not default to cheer-leading the waning power of the state, we would do well sometimes to step back and be careful about what we wish for.

Although many of us in the West have been largely numbed to the reality beyond our own narrow sphere of interests [and not by accident], we live in very dynamic times at the moment and not just our national, but global culture is going through immense change. The 2008 financial crisis alone, has shown us how different this century is shaping up to the last one and great changes are unfolding and, in terms of personal liberty and national security, it's not going to all entirely positive. If you want to understand the forces inherent in those changes cogently explained in a way that really makes you take stock and think, this is the book for you.


Kid Galaxy Morphibians Terrapin
Kid Galaxy Morphibians Terrapin
Price: £20.44

4.0 out of 5 stars Robust and great fun, 29 Sep 2014
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A very robust no-frills RC toy that for the price is great value. Needs 3 AA batteries and a 9V for the remote [not included] and the unit isn't particularly battery hungry so you get a good period of play out of the AAs, which of course power the Terrapin. The remote control is simple and you get the hang of it very quickly and you are soon sending the car into the far beyond. We had a lot of fun with it yesterday in a field and farmyard with plenty of amphibious challenges and it dealt with them really well. All round an an excellent RC toy that is great for smaller children in particular and a good entry level try-out before moving onto more sophisticated things, if you wish too. Great fun.


Can Science Fix Climate Change?: A Case Against Climate Engineering (New Human Frontiers Series)
Can Science Fix Climate Change?: A Case Against Climate Engineering (New Human Frontiers Series)
by Mike Hulme
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Lucid and essential, 25 Sep 2014
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A very balanced, clear-sighted take on the current climate change debate and pursues an argument that scientic methods alone cannot cure the phenomenon of climate change. This is a much needed argument in a culture that verges on scientism much of time, believing blindly that more science can solve the problems science itself has created. Hulme argues that a more clear-sighted, human dimension needs to be incorporated into the solution-search and that technological developments alone are not enough and indeed, as many ordinary people are beginning to sense these days, may be more dangerous to implement than the actual process of climate change itself.

A vital addition to climate change literature and a lucid, holistic narrative that really needs to be listened to and as importantly, understood. An essential book.


Breaking Big: The Business Doctors' No-Nonsense Guide to Achieving Breakthrough Growth for Your Business
Breaking Big: The Business Doctors' No-Nonsense Guide to Achieving Breakthrough Growth for Your Business
by The Business Doctors
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.09

4.0 out of 5 stars Well-structured and clear SME development handbook, 25 Sep 2014
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The one word clue to the overall feel and drive of this book is in the title- no nonsense. And the essence of that is exactly what this book achieves, a well structured, simple and clear handbook full of excellent, practical advice for SMEs. It's comprehensive enough to cover all business sectors but targeted enough to be effective, and at the end of the day a book that is well worth referring back to after first digesting it.


BETA Adult Terriers with Chicken, 2 kg (Pack of 4)
BETA Adult Terriers with Chicken, 2 kg (Pack of 4)
Price: £23.36

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly nutritious, high quality dry dog food, 24 Sep 2014
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Put a bowl of this in front of our dogs with a bit of wet food on top and it is wolfed down in no time so that, I reckon, is a result. The formulation is excellent as with all Purina foods and actually very good value if you can afford to buy in bulk as the nutrition levels of this food is high enough to allow for smaller servings. An excellent dog food all round.


Emotional Intelligence: Managing Emotions to Make a Positive Impact on Your Life and Career
Emotional Intelligence: Managing Emotions to Make a Positive Impact on Your Life and Career
by Gill Hasson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

3.0 out of 5 stars Good for a general understanding of emotions but perhaps a missed opportunity, 24 Sep 2014
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I really enjoyed Hasson's 'Mindfulness' and so had high expectations for this book, but unfortunately it fell short of them. Emotional intelligence as a concept has almost been worked to death now in the self-help world of motivating soundbites and this book adds little to the millions of words already written about it. It has some good basic explanations of what emotions are, how they affect you in varying ways that can include the physical [an aspect often overlooked] but on the whole the book is rather rudimentary and repetitive with no real thought-provoking passages to think of. A decent enough, slim volume for a grounding in a general understanding of emotions, but not much more substantial than that unfortunately, at the end of the day.


Brand Famous: How to Get Everyone Talking About Your Business
Brand Famous: How to Get Everyone Talking About Your Business
by Linzi Boyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.49

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4.0 out of 5 stars Snappy and innovative guide to brand development, 24 Sep 2014
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A very effective book that practises what it preaches- a snappy, accessible and eye-catching and well designed item in its own right. It takes theories about the modern brand by the scruff of the neck, shakes them and comes up with a very contemporary take on how to evolve your brand and take it to whatever commercial level you wish to go. if you have a business brand or are thinking of developing one, this book is well worth looking at.


The Social Media MBA Guide to ROI: How to Measure and Improve Your Return on Investment
The Social Media MBA Guide to ROI: How to Measure and Improve Your Return on Investment
by Christer Holloman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Cutting edge analysis of social media in a commercial context, 24 Sep 2014
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Social media is such a dynamic area of commerce and will be for the foreseeable future and it's quite a challenge to develop and then explain evolving, cogent models to capitalise on it. Christer Holloman has done a very good job of it though in this book. It isn't entry-level stuff, you need to have a good understanding of the mechanics of social media beyond the rudimentary to get full value from this book,and so this is very much a professional-orientated in its target audience. But the content is comprehensive, lucidly explained and challenging. If you want a cutting edge analysis of where commerce is with social media mid-decade, this is the book to look at.


GOODOGS CAPRICE Can Snack for Dogs, Small
GOODOGS CAPRICE Can Snack for Dogs, Small
Price: £2.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Good dog treats from natural ingredients, 23 Sep 2014
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Pretty good training aid these and our dog loves them- understandable really considering the high meat content. The treats though are sealed in a nice little tub with an airtight lid so it's easy to carry and dispense from. Just don't leave them handy for your dog to get hold of... the contents will disappear in no time. Very good, reasonably priced product made from natural ingredients. Worth a try.


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