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A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries)
A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries)
by Yukio Tono
Edition: Paperback
Price: 26.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly perfect, 18 Jun 2014
The book explains in detail the thorough methodology used to compile the frequency list, and then provide a list of every word (including particles, endings, etc.) followed by one sentence to illustrate how each word is used, without providing grammar. My only complaint is the lack of furigana or any other pronunciation clues, which is the main flaw of the book. The whole books uses about 1700 kanjis, which is great for a solid fundation, but I wished they had done a book with more than 5000 words.


AQA Physics A AS: Student's Book
AQA Physics A AS: Student's Book
by J Breithaupt
Edition: Paperback
Price: 24.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money, 30 Sep 2012
Although many of the numerous mistakes have been corrected in newer versions (e.g. wrong Feynman diagrams), it does not offer useful exam tips and deals with topics which, interesting as they may be, are not going to be in the exam. Many of the revision questions at the end of each topic are weird and/or unrelated to those in the real exam, and the true exam questions offered at the end of each chapters come without solutions!


Pain Is Good Batch # 114 Jamaican Hot Sauce
Pain Is Good Batch # 114 Jamaican Hot Sauce
Offered by We Luv Shopping
Price: 8.59

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good flavour, not so hot, 23 May 2012
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Despite the name, it is not as hot as you might expect: someone used to hot stuff should be able to taste a teaspoon of this stuff and enjoy a nice lasting burning sensation equally distributed throughout the mouth and the tongue, and swallow it without any harsh feeling in the throat. Those who eat habaneros like peanuts won't find it particularly hot; there are many sauces out there a lot hotter than this. Of course, who are not used to strong chili sauces should go easy to begin with, because it is hotter than most of the stuff you can buy in a normal supermarket.

The good thing about the sauce is the flavour; it is not just about being hot, but also enjoying the taste. I can't speak for everybody, but to me, it has a very nice balance of ingredients: the typical taste of the habaneros is definitely there, not too salty, with a hint of tomato, garlic and a bit fruity, but not too much (I don't buy sauces with added sugar or too sweet). It goes really well with kebabs, sausages, burgers... or any meaty stuff where you want to pour a chilli sauce straight over it.


Blair's Mega Death Sauce in Coffin
Blair's Mega Death Sauce in Coffin
Offered by Creative Winemaking
Price: 12.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very hot, but..., 18 May 2012
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Excellent packaging, quick delivery, and extremely hot: use carefully. Although I am happy with the 'heat', I don't find the flavour particularly good; it is too vinegary for my taste, so I have to add another (less hot) sauce to improve the flavour.


Brainstorm Toys 50cm Mega Globe
Brainstorm Toys 50cm Mega Globe
Price: 8.69

1.0 out of 5 stars Nice ball, but not a good globe., 1 May 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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The globe is large, it looks nice and it seems durable enough, but someone needs a lesson in geography:

The shape of some countries seems very inaccurate. Madrid seems to be a hundred miles away from its real location, London seems to be on the West rather than on the East, at least 200 miles from the real location, the capital of Western Sahara has been renamed from "El Aaiún" (Laayoune) to "El Aalun", and Ankara now is in the coast. Who knows how many more mistakes are there. I also wonder why do they include names for islands as small as Guadeloupe, but not a huge city like Misk, the capital of Belarus.


Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You
Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You
by Uffe Ravnskov
Edition: Paperback
Price: 17.69

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential read if you thought colesterol is bad, 1 Feb 2012
Uffe Ravnskov is one of those brave scientists that is not afraid to expose facts that go against current dogma and the food and drug industry interests. These facts are never mentioned by doctors or typical magazines, even though they can be found in scientific journals, and it is very important that you know both sides of the story before reaching an informed decision. This is a very good starting point to begin reconsidering how much of what you have always taken for granted is true. Dr. Ravnskov himself has dozens of peer-reviewed research papers to his name.


Escape the Diet Trap
Escape the Diet Trap
by Dr. John Briffa
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this, 1 Feb 2012
This review is from: Escape the Diet Trap (Paperback)
This is one of many books explaining why most people have the wrong ideas (mainly for economical and political reasons) and why. Anyone who has failed to lose weight with diets and exercise should read it without preconceptions and decide whether the arguments make sense. My experience and that of many people I know (some of which are medical doctors) is consistent with most of the arguments of the book, and although this are anecdotal cases, you may ask yourself how come they worked so well against current medical mainstream... exactly as the book says they should have worked. Give it a try; it is likely to make you reconsider many premises about diets and weight loss.

If you want a more technical and thoroughly referenced one, try "Good Calories, Bad Calories"; it will take you weeks (if not months) to check all the scientific articles.


Carbs & Cals: A Visual Guide to Carbohydrate & Calorie Counting for People with Diabetes
Carbs & Cals: A Visual Guide to Carbohydrate & Calorie Counting for People with Diabetes
by Chris Cheyette
Edition: Paperback

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More nonsense, 1 Feb 2012
You are welcome to disagree, but counting carbohydrates calories is a futile exercise, if you ask me, and here is why. First of all, different carbohydrates are absorbed at different rates, and it is the ones being absorbed fastest that cause the insulin to spike up, theoretically increasing the likelihood of resulting in diabetes, and in any case, if you already have diabetes, it worsens the condition. In order to manage diabetes you need to prevent these spikes, and this book does not help much, because the rate of absorption depends also on what foods you consume at the same time. A blood glucose monitor is a much more useful tool for this, since it tells you exactly what is going on in your body in response to your food. If you do the test, you will see that most carbohydrates are absorbed more slowly, for example, if you take some fat with them (e.g. olive oil, butter,...), helping you controlling your sugar levels. And yet, the book recommends to keep your fats low, like most people following the current dogma, even though there is no scientific evidence to back up such idiotic ideas; fats have zero effect on your blood sugar, and they are more satiating than carbohydrates (and often they are not fully absorbed, since they can be disposed in the stools). It also recommends a fair amount of cereals, grains and other carbohydrates that are absorbed very fast, which -again, just check your glucose monitor- make your blood sugar go over the roof. Don't check the amount of carbs on an idealized food product, but the effect that real food products in your kitchen have in your body.


DGT Easy Game Timer - Black Beyond - Chess Clock
DGT Easy Game Timer - Black Beyond - Chess Clock
Offered by Schachagent
Price: 28.40

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The clock is fine, but..., 1 Feb 2012
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Ok, this is probably useless information to most people in Amazon, but the "Spanish" part of the manual of instruction is the worst translation I have ever seen in my life; it is an absolute disgrace. The manufacturers obviously decided not just to use a machine translator, but to use the worst one ever conceived, even though many free ones do a much better job. Most sentences read something like "The clock in take with here later through my of without"; most sentences are almost impossible to understand, and there must be more mistakes than wods. A 3 year old child would have done a better job. This carelessness about the finished product makes me wonder whether they put the same amount of effort (i.e. zero!) and care with the actual parts of the product, or whether they think Spanish speakers are retards, but in any case, I am very disappointed.
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Trick and Treat: How Healthy Eating is Making Us Ill
Trick and Treat: How Healthy Eating is Making Us Ill
by Barry Groves
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential read, 4 Dec 2011
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The book is fascinating and thoroughly researched, as the extensive reference section shows. Whether you agree or not with every single point the author makes, the evidence he presents, alone, makes you reconsider a lot of things you took for granted. He tackles numerous aspects of health, food chemistry, pharmaceutical and food industry issues... that anyone should really know. I would make this book compulsory reading at secondary schools and for all doctors, if I could; in the meantime, I am recommending it to all my friends and colleagues. This could easily be one of the most enlightening books you have ever read.


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