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Quartet [DVD]
Quartet [DVD]
Dvd ~ Maggie Smith
Price: 4.50

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air, 11 May 2013
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The cast list is impressive and they deliver what you would expect, given their reputations. It is almost entirely set in a retirement home for musicians and has a very British feel to it. I love CGI and all the super hero stuff, but in reality, it is characters like these that sustain my interest in cinema. Treat yourself and buy it!


Wasting Police Time: The Crazy World of the War on Crime
Wasting Police Time: The Crazy World of the War on Crime
Price: 1.75

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evening officer., 14 April 2013
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Loved it. Not just funny but also sad in places. Just like teaching and the NHS, it appears as though there are too many chiefs and not enough indians in the police force. Good holiday read.


Letter To A Christian Nation
Letter To A Christian Nation
Price: 4.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Tell it as it is, 13 April 2013
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Cannot get enough of this type of book at the moment - Sam Harris, Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett have all helped me on the way to thinking more critically about religion. This book is in response to letters he has received from christians and seems therefore to be mostly targeted towards them.

It is a short but worthwhile read. I particularly liked the way he seems to describe how christians and muslims view each other, and then compares those views with his own towards them both.


God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please read this book...., 2 April 2013
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Hitchens gives very clear evidence as to why religion really does spoil everything in a sometimes brutal account of how and why current religion came into being. This is a much easier read than his Portable Atheist title but no less inspirational. Why is it that so many people with nothing but nonsense to spout are given a so much louder voice than people like Hitchens?


In Code: A Mathematical Journey: A Mathematical Adventure
In Code: A Mathematical Journey: A Mathematical Adventure
by David Flannery
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars So clever..., 13 Mar 2013
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Another book on codes by a very talented young lady; inspiration to all GCSE students. It also has one of my favourite problems in it. Its the one about the insurance salesman, but you will have to buy the book to find out more.


Euler : The Master of Us All
Euler : The Master of Us All
by William Dunham
Edition: Paperback
Price: 25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read., 13 Mar 2013
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This would be a very good book for students who have done the further maths A level. The book is funny in places and very entertaining, although there were a number of places where I needed to get out the paper and pencil. It would be very helpful if equations were kept on the same page as the text that describes them as I found myself having to flick between pages quite a bit. I found myself asking `how on earth did Euler think of that' quite a bit, but then I suppose he was a genius... One of the best maths books I have read, both entertaining and instructional.


Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
by John Derbyshire
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply the best... so far., 13 Mar 2013
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Another excellent book on the Riemann Hypothesis. This one seems to go further with the maths than any of the others I have read so far. Very good explanation of the Euler product rule and I think I now understand the relevance of the Mobius Mu function. Whilst the book starts by providing all the maths you need as it goes, inevitably the explanations thinned out as the complexity increased and I found it difficult to grasp much of what he was saying, mathematically, as I got closer to the end. He also uses that east/west stuff! Why do they do that? It is difficult to imagine someone able to understand the Euler product rule but not the idea of increasing/decreasing x!
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The Music of the Primes: Why an Unsolved Problem in Mathematics Matters
The Music of the Primes: Why an Unsolved Problem in Mathematics Matters
by Marcus Du Sautoy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Prime reading, 13 Mar 2013
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I first saw Marcus Du Sautoy at the HP Laboratories in Bristol, UK where he was giving a lecture based around this book. I found his use of points of the compass to describe where the zeroes lie a little confusing, but then I did fail geography at school! Well worth a read.


The Cracking Code Book
The Cracking Code Book
by Simon Singh
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent starter..., 13 Mar 2013
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A very easy to read book, ideal for year 7 onwards. It explains why codes are necessary, provides a lot of history about how they were used, covers the Enigma machine, the development of RSA coding, and touches on quantum coding.


The Man Who Knew Infinity: Life of the Genius Ramanujan
The Man Who Knew Infinity: Life of the Genius Ramanujan
by Robert Kanigel
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars True genius., 13 Mar 2013
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Inevitably there is much on Hardy in this book. At the beginning there is a lot of material on India and the difficulties he had finding someone clever enough to recognise his genius. Would have liked to have seen more maths in it, but it is still enjoyable.


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