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Beethoven: Complete String Quartets
Beethoven: Complete String Quartets
Price: £30.04

0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Technically faulty disks, 14 Jun. 2015
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I got round to this purchase today, !3th June, 2015. Caught by the returns policy, this set of CDs suffers from a technical fault; CD players and my computer do not recognize the eight disks, it is impossible to play them. When I click on drive D I get the message: insert a disk.
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Gustav Mahler: The Complete Symphonies &  Kindertotenlieder
Gustav Mahler: The Complete Symphonies & Kindertotenlieder
Price: £18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Mahler set, 18 May 2015
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A fabulous set of CDs! All are remakes from way back and the sound could not be better, every instrument is there!


The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science
The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science
Price: £6.55

3 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A cynical and ignorant rant, 31 Mar. 2015
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Tim Ball’s book is a cynical and ignorant rant against the current understanding of the greenhouse effect. Some criticisms follow.
TB: Global warming due to overpopulation accepts the assumption that human addition of CO2 to the atmosphere is the cause and that adding more people will produce more CO2. Not only is this claim wrong, but also CO2 in total is not the cause. How many times does it have to be said that temperature increases before CO2 in every single record?
JB: Before human activity any natural change in global temperature was indeed followed by appropriate changes in CO2 and consequential further temperature changes. A natural temperature decrease is accompanied by more CO2 dissolving in the ocean and a further temperature decrease ensues. A natural temperature increase is accompanied by more CO2 entering the atmosphere from the ocean and contributing to a further temperature increase. The increase in atmospheric CO2 since the beginning of the industrial revolution has caused global temperature to rise by about 0.9°C due to its spectral properties. To deny this is to deny the underlying physics.
TB: Chapter 6; Structure and procedures of the IPCC were designed to prove that human production of CO2 was causing global warming. They did not do as Popper said and falsify the theory. They deliberately thwarted the scientific method.
JB: This is a misunderstanding of the role of the IPCC and of Popper’s philosophy which was to test theories by attempting to falsify them. There is nothing false about the physics of global warming.
TB: Toward the end of Chapter 9: AGW advocates and governments talk about reducing greenhouse gas, but they mean CO2. Few know it is less than 4% of all the greenhouse gases and the human portion is just a fraction of the 4%. Indeed, the amount we produce is within the error factor of the estimates of three natural sources.
JB: The values are incorrect. The atmospheric concentrations of the main greenhouse gases are well known. CO2 represents 18% by volume, not 4%. The human input of CO2 by fossil fuel burning is 30% of the current 400 ppmv; 5.4% of the total greenhouse gas concentration. The effectiveness of the greenhouse gases is known. They are effective because they strongly absorb radiation given out by the surface and the atmosphere, thus increasing the time that energy stays in the system and that causes the system to be warmer. Estimates of the contributions of greenhouse gases to global warming indicate that of water vapour is 50% and that of CO2 is 19%. Clouds contribute 25% and all the rest account for only 7%.
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Kuhn Rikon 24 cm Easy Ceramic Induction Frying Pan, Black
Kuhn Rikon 24 cm Easy Ceramic Induction Frying Pan, Black
Price: £23.88

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent addition to the kitchen, 26 Aug. 2014
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An excellent addition to the kitchen. The ceramic surface is far better than the teflon coated ones and is very easy to wash


Brahms: The Piano Concertos / Fantasies, Op 116
Brahms: The Piano Concertos / Fantasies, Op 116
Price: £11.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 Aug. 2014
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A fabulous performance of the two works


Earth Transformed
Earth Transformed
by W. F. Ruddiman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must read for those interested in climate ..., 26 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Earth Transformed (Paperback)
This is a must read for those interested in climate change. It traces changes since the last ice age in a very scholarly manner and is an important contribution to our understanding of global warming


Mens Derby Tweed Flat Cap Teflon Coated Hat Fishing Hunting Walking Shooting by WWK / WorkWear King (Large - 59cm, Dark Green)
Mens Derby Tweed Flat Cap Teflon Coated Hat Fishing Hunting Walking Shooting by WWK / WorkWear King (Large - 59cm, Dark Green)
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Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 Aug. 2014
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A very useful hat, it fits well and resists the rain


Cascamite Powdered Resin Wood Glue 220g
Cascamite Powdered Resin Wood Glue 220g
Price: £4.97

5.0 out of 5 stars It is an excellent glue and the excess is easily removed if the ..., 26 Aug. 2014
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I always use Cascamite for serious woodworking. It is an excellent glue and the excess is easily removed if the wood near the joints is treated with wax.


Ronseal CWDIR250 250ml Colron Wood Dye - Indian Rosewood
Ronseal CWDIR250 250ml Colron Wood Dye - Indian Rosewood

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 Aug. 2014
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An excellent product for use with softwoods and for repairing errors in finishing real rosewood constructions


Irwin Marples M750 Splitproof Soft Touch Chisel 1/8in
Irwin Marples M750 Splitproof Soft Touch Chisel 1/8in
Price: £15.65

5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful to finish the parts of dovetail joints that other ..., 26 Aug. 2014
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Very useful to finish the parts of dovetail joints that other chisels can't reach. Also it can be hit with a mallet without any damage to itself.


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