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Large Deep Chrome Clock - 45cm
Large Deep Chrome Clock - 45cm
Offered by Lascelles London
Price: £85.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent clock that looks great and works fine, 16 April 2015
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Has a nice hand movement too. Looks great. Only downside is it's probably a tad expensive for what it is.


iPad Mini Neoprene Case / Sleeve / Pouch / Skin By Shocksock - Red
iPad Mini Neoprene Case / Sleeve / Pouch / Skin By Shocksock - Red
Offered by Terrapin Accessories
Price: £3.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Feb. 2015
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Brilliant value for money. There are more flash cases, but at this price point this is pretty unbeatable.


Ion Beams in Materials Processing and Analysis
Ion Beams in Materials Processing and Analysis
by Wolfhard M. Ller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £144.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 2 Feb. 2015
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Very good text, thorough and detailed


Smoke (Alma Classics)
Smoke (Alma Classics)
by Ivan Turgenev
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lesser known great, 5 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Smoke (Alma Classics) (Paperback)
Ok so I am a huge fan of Turgenev. But this book is something special, it mixes the idiosyncrasies of the Russian mindset with Western cultural dominance. Not a new idea for such offers but beautifully executed. Great love story to boot.


The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin Classics)
The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin Classics)
by Plato
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Socrates at his best, 11 Sept. 2013
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This has to be one of the best introductions to Socrates work. It is far easier to read than the republic, symposium etc. considering he is speaking for his life, there are some pretty amusing sarcastic remarks to boot. Well worth a go even if you think philosophy is hard - this really isn't.


Diamondoid Molecules: With Applications in Biomedicine, Materials Science, Nanotechnology & Petroleum Science
Diamondoid Molecules: With Applications in Biomedicine, Materials Science, Nanotechnology & Petroleum Science
by G. Ali Mansoori
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £89.00

3.0 out of 5 stars could be better, 4 Mar. 2013
This is a nice overview and not too expensive for a limited circulation textbook. Unfortunately, a lot of the figures have been reproduced with poor resolution and are hard to make out. This is a bit of a disaster in places. The discussion of detonation nanodiamond is also a bit lightweight, ok the book isn't about that but it borders on the inaccurate (perhaps out of date is more fair).

Another irritating thing is I bought it with the early purchase discount which I never got, not even a reply to my email to the publisher. Just plain bad manners. This is nothing to do with amazon though.


Rechargeable Mini Dehumidifier - 2 Pack Set
Rechargeable Mini Dehumidifier - 2 Pack Set

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ok for very moderate applications, 26 Oct. 2012
Like other reviews have said, these things saturate very quickly and take over 24 hours to dry out again. Even in a small cupboard I found this to be a big problem and went with the usual disposables which last about a month and cost under 2 quid. No brainer really as I am sure you use a fair amount of energy to dehumidify these once they are saturated. They do also start to split. Basically not a great idea, you would be better off microwaving silica gel yourself.


The Physics of Solids
The Physics of Solids
by Richard John Turton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £47.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 15 Jan. 2011
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This is the best introductory text on solid state physics I have read. Turton avoids maths like the plague which is reminiscent of Feynman, except Turton takes it to the extreme. It is true that in places this will make your overall understanding slightly superficial but it is an introductory text and you can hurt your brain with Rosenberg (ouch) or Kittel (double ouch) afterwards. This is a great reference for a quick concept look up with well thought out sections, questions and further reading. Also worth reading by the same author is "The Quantum Dot".


Canon Lide 25 Colour Flatbed Scanner
Canon Lide 25 Colour Flatbed Scanner

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 24 Aug. 2008
So far so good, works great with mac os x (leopard), via the included software or acrobat etc twain driver. Dirt cheap, small and bus powered. great all rounder.


Fable: The Lost Chapters (Mac)
Fable: The Lost Chapters (Mac)

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant!, 9 Jun. 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I bought this and neverwinter nights 2. I gave up on NN2, too much boring video and convoluted plot. I think it takes itself way too seriously. Fable however is a wonderfully refreshing breath of fresh air. I like the idea of starting as a young kid etc and building up your characters morality etc instead of just his swords etc. The characters are much more interesting and there is a decent amount of humour to keep interest. The voices of the other people is great for a start, such as a market keeper talking in a birmingham accent, welsh and scottish characters all around. Of course the bad guys have cockneys accents but I digress. The whole fighting i also way more interesting than most rpg type games and it just feels much deeper than neverwinter nights.


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