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Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 Scanner
Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 Scanner
Offered by sotel-germany
Price: £93.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says, 30 Oct 2011
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This is the 3rd Canon scanner I have had over the years. Still works well and neat as it gets its power from the USB. Only really use it for scanning documents not photos, s/w control panel could be better - as an ex software writer I always wonder if the larger companies ever get a user to test the stuff! Supplier was excellent got it in 2 days on normal free delivery


Professional Rapid Zap 30W Ultra Violet Fly Zapper Insect Killer Pest Control
Professional Rapid Zap 30W Ultra Violet Fly Zapper Insect Killer Pest Control
Offered by Direct Sales
Price: £59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value and the looks compliment the kitchen, 30 Oct 2011
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Does what it says on the tin! Excellent value, much cheaper than some of the others, easy to install and works!
Have 2 of these, one for a kitchen and one for a tack room. Cant fault either the product or the supplier.


Black Leather Slip Case & Screen Protector Kit for New Apple iPhone 4 4G HD
Black Leather Slip Case & Screen Protector Kit for New Apple iPhone 4 4G HD

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 30 Oct 2011
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This is what it says - a nice neat slip case for the Iphone - I don't use the screen covers but they are a nice touch as they are free. Good quality and looks and feels expensive. This is the 3rd cover I have had - the others were more expensive and poor quality


FoxHunter 12V 2000LB Remote Operated Electric Recovery Winch with Cable Saddle Plate and Remote Control
FoxHunter 12V 2000LB Remote Operated Electric Recovery Winch with Cable Saddle Plate and Remote Control
Offered by KMS Distributions LTD
Price: £59.90

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As advertised and great value for money, 16 Oct 2011
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Cannot fault this item at all. It is ideal for attaching to a trailer

The construction is good and the kit complete

If you are looking for a high usage heavy duty item this may not satisfy your requirements but for normal use it is ideal


Cosmic Numbers
Cosmic Numbers
by Stein James D.
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.76

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not waste your money, 16 Oct 2011
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This review is from: Cosmic Numbers (Hardcover)
I am forced to rate this 1 star to publish this review - I would have given it none

This book is both badly written and suffers from a complete lack of any diagrams (at least in the Kindle version and I assume also in the print edition), the author preferring to go into extensive descriptions whereas a simple diagram would have clarified everything.
For example I understand Keplers Laws but after reading about them in this book I found it very difficult to follow the author's argument! He uses equations embedded and scattered in the sentence structure which makes the sentence difficult to read and the equations difficult to follow - even if you have the maths background. He is obviously writing for an American audience and if you are not American the language is irritating.

If you have the background (probably A level maths and science) needed to follow some of it you will be bored and irritated by most of it, if you do not have this background you will struggle to understand what he is trying to describe and explain anyway.

Compared to Stephen Hawkings brilliantly written "A Brief History of Time" or Brian Green's "The Fabric of the Universe" this book is awful.

There are far better books on this subject.


Andrew James Compact Counter Top Ice Maker Machine - New Slimline Model - 15kgs of Ice per 24hrs - No Plumbing Required + Includes 2 Year Warranty
Andrew James Compact Counter Top Ice Maker Machine - New Slimline Model - 15kgs of Ice per 24hrs - No Plumbing Required + Includes 2 Year Warranty
Offered by Andrew James UK LTD
Price: £199.95

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value and the looks compliment the kitchen, 13 Sep 2011
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Have had several icemakers over the years and this one is fast and efficient and looks good on the worktop (unlike some monsters). It came with a bundled ice crusher which is great for summer drinks (if we ever get a summer!). Delivery was prompt and as advertised - well pleased


Storm of Steel (Penguin Modern Classics)
Storm of Steel (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Ernst Junger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing, 17 Aug 2011
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Like most personal histories of WW1 this is a disturbing book - the way death was just accepted as an everyday event even when not in the front line is hard to comprehend today. Written from the German perspective its similarity of experience to the personal memoirs of allied servicemen is striking. Well worth reading by anyone interested in WW1. It has been suggested that some of this book is fiction, I cannot comment on this except to say it jibes so well with other accounts I have read that even if there are fictional passages they do not, in my opinion, lessen the book.


The First World War: An Illustrated History (Penguin Books)
The First World War: An Illustrated History (Penguin Books)
by A J P Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent treatment by an excellent writer, 17 Aug 2011
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AJP Taylor's books, like his lecture when alive, are a lesson to anyone in how to present clearly and simply the most obtuse facts. An excellent book for laymen interested in the WW1 and for historians alike


Design-Go Cabin Bottles -
Design-Go Cabin Bottles -
Offered by General Stores Online
Price: £8.14

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK but a little on the dear side, 20 Jun 2011
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Good product but they do seem a little on the expensive side for what they are. On the other hand they didn't charge postage so swings and roundabouts. They certainly do the job anyway


The Roman Republic (Fontana History of the Ancient World)
The Roman Republic (Fontana History of the Ancient World)
by Michael Crawford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Annoying use of Abbreviations - not really for the lay reader, 5 Dec 2008
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This book jumps about a lot and uses abbreviations for first names (eg Ti for Tiberius) which while standard are not explained anywhere and unless you are familiar with them is extremely irritating. Not the best written or easiest to read compared to other books in the series which is supposedly aimed at the general public. Having said that it is excellent starting point for a detailed study of the era.
Why do academics, who should know better, insist on using conjunctions to start sentences that add nothing to the impact or meaning and could so easily be omitted?


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