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Vivobarefoot Mens Breatho Trail M Running Shoes 300005-03 Lime 8 UK, 42 EU
Vivobarefoot Mens Breatho Trail M Running Shoes 300005-03 Lime 8 UK, 42 EU
Offered by footworks-uk
Price: 59.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Getting used to skinny shoes, 4 Aug 2014
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My first pair of "barefoot" shoes were from New Balance I quite liked them but thought it would be worthwhile trying a few alternatives. For conventional shoes I'd stuck with Saucony for about ten years. These are a bit heavier and have more room round the toes. They, like the NB, seem to work best without socks. The extra room at the front make these much nicer running downhill. Other than that a pretty good all round shoe. I might well settle


New Balance Mens MT10GL2 Grey/Lime Running Shoes 8 UK, 42 EU
New Balance Mens MT10GL2 Grey/Lime Running Shoes 8 UK, 42 EU

4.0 out of 5 stars Just the job for a 62 year old!, 19 July 2014
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It's about three years since I made a serious attempt to stop pounding my heels and get up on my toes; only when I was seeing all the wear on my conventional Saucony trainers across the front of my foot did I start looking at "barefoot" running shoes. These were a revelation; they just felt so light and fast. It should have been fairly obvious that with barefoot shoes you don't wear socks but it took a couple of bruised toenails for me to make the connection. Anyway, that saves on buying running socks every few months. My one moan about them is that I managed to wear a hole through the sole after just over six months running about four miles a day mainly on country roads. I can recommend these but I am switching for my next pair just to explore what is available. Good running to you all.


Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany and the Winning of the Great War at Sea
Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany and the Winning of the Great War at Sea
Price: 4.79

5.0 out of 5 stars One cock-up after another, 17 Feb 2014
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There are lots of positive reviews here so I will restrict myself to one point. During this and indeed most wars, all sides make mistakes; some are small some are massive and can determine the future of the world for centuries. When all is over and the dead lie in their graves or on the bottom of the sea it all comes down to who commits the smallest number of unforced errors. That both sides miscalculated again and again shows a profound lesson on the human condition.


Conspiracies: The Facts. The Theories. The Evidence
Conspiracies: The Facts. The Theories. The Evidence
Price: 3.60

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Clever nonsense, 17 Feb 2014
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This is an unusually clever book from the world of conspiracy nerds. By adopting a "reasonable" attitude and proposing to reject the more hare-brained conspiratists, Thomas draws the reader slowly along as he makes the argument that LBJ was responsible for the assassination of JFK, that the Duke of Edinburgh was behind the death of Princess Diana and ultimately that we are all at the mercy of the occult New World Order who intend to cull 90% of the human population. For anyone wanting to get a glimpse of the world of the obsessive and obsessed, this is a good introduction. It is worth pointing out that some of the scandals that he highlights probably do bear investigation. The death of the scientist David Kelly has always seemed a bit fishy but that is on a different level of reality from fake moon landings or believing that the US government staged 9/11. A genuinely enjoyable read.

BTW - you're right, I am obviously a paid agent for the Lizard rulers of the universe
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A Female Genius: How Ada Lovelace Started the Computer Age
A Female Genius: How Ada Lovelace Started the Computer Age

3.0 out of 5 stars Not much maths!, 6 Feb 2014
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Ada Lovelace may well have been a great mathematician but you will not find much evidence for it in this book. It tells the reader that she wrote the "first computer program" but there is no detail that would allow an understanding of what she did. The book is, in fact, totally devoid of mathematics. What it is is a competent biography of someone with an interesting parentage and some interesting friends. One thing that I did learn was the close relationship with Faraday as well as Babbage. As the electric relay was invented in 1835, this makes Babbage's continued pursuit of an impractical mechanical solution even more puzzling.


ORLANDO (Illustrated)
ORLANDO (Illustrated)
Price: 0.77

5.0 out of 5 stars So, who is afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 30 Dec 2013
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What else is there to say about this other than to fill out the necessary word-count. Oh, another one required!


X-15: Extending the Frontiers of Flight
X-15: Extending the Frontiers of Flight
Price: 1.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed outline of a brilliant piece of engineering, 30 Dec 2013
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This is a very detailed account of the X-15 project from concept to completion. It is a very detailed technical account so it's not for those who just want to read about exciting flying. If you are interested in the nitty gritty engineering of what is still the fastest, highest flying aeroplane (excepting the space shuttle) then it's a terrific read. For me, despite having worked in aerospace, it was a real eye-opener on the nature of the project and the level of challenges involved. The role that the pilots, including Neil Armstrong, played in the engineering is made clear - Armstrong had a PhD in aeronautics and ended his career as a Professor of Engineering.


BLACK LARGE OUTDOOR STEEL LOCKABLE/LOCKING HOUSE MAILBOX/POSTBOX LETTER/MAIL/POST BOX
BLACK LARGE OUTDOOR STEEL LOCKABLE/LOCKING HOUSE MAILBOX/POSTBOX LETTER/MAIL/POST BOX
Offered by SDE Online
Price: 29.95

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rather wet!, 30 Dec 2013
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The box is pretty robust but if installed outside be aware that water pours in through the top and forms a pool in the bottom soaking all the letters. I fixed this relatively easily with a rubber seal but it is something that the manufacturer should have done. Other than that, I did need a spare key but when approached the supplier couldn't supply one which is pretty poor service - so don't lose the keys!


The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium
The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium
by Pope Francis
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.95

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this!, 22 Dec 2013
I cannot praise this document too highly. At last a Papal document that reads as if it has been written by a human being and one with a sense of humour at that. But do not buy this; go to the Vatican website, choose your preferred language and download the pdf. All you then need to do to read it on a Kindle is email it to your Kindle's email address with the word "convert" in the title line. It will make a pretty decent, but not perfect, job of fitting it to you Kindle.
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God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion
God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion
by Guy Consolmagno
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Debate, 22 Sep 2013
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Most participants in the current debate about science and religion either know little of science, little of theology or, in many cases, not very much about either. Here we have a serious scientist with a Jesuit's training in theology and philosophy giving his contribution. That has to be worth a read.


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