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Map of Scandinavia Educational Poster - 58x76 cm
Map of Scandinavia Educational Poster - 58x76 cm
Offered by Poster Revolution UK
Price: £18.98

2.0 out of 5 stars Not so educational, 20 Aug. 2013
This a map of Nordic Countries, not just Scandinavia. Neither Finland nor Iceland belongs to Scandinavia so it would be good to rename the item.


DELL 860-10161 - UltraSharp U2412M 24 INCH LED monitor Black
DELL 860-10161 - UltraSharp U2412M 24 INCH LED monitor Black
Offered by PCBuyIT Limited
Price: £203.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't beat it for this price, 30 Aug. 2012
I have been using this screen for almost half a year now. It is brilliant - for this price you will not find another 16:10 1920x1200 screen with IPS display and so much flexibility (multiple inputs, usb hub, height adjustment, pivot, etc.).

The picture is crisp, colours are great and changing viewing angles doesn't affect image at all. Bear in mind, I am not a graphics designer - I use this screen for daily work (programming, music production) as well as web surfing and (occasionally) gaming. Speaking of gaming - I have played several games (Mass Effect 2, Skyrim, Fallout New Vegas) and they all look great - no ghosting whatsoever.

As a matter of fact, I love this monitor so much that I am planning to buy another one soon and have a dual screen setup.

While I cannot say much about its usefulnesses for graphics / photo work (I have no experience here) I can fully recommend it for every day use and gaming!

My only criticism is lack of HDMI input but then you get VGA, DVI and two Display Ports...plenty of choices and still 5 stars from me! :-)
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SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide (CX-310-065): Exam 310-065
SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Study Guide (CX-310-065): Exam 310-065
by Kathy Sierra
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.43

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource!, 3 May 2011
I have not passed my certification yet, but so far I have found this book extremely useful for learning and revision of exam objectives.

First point to remember - this book has been written by people who actually work for Sun/Oracle and who prepare the real exam questions. To be honest, this is a single good reason to go for this book instead of others.

Another huge advantage is the extra contents that comes on CD - you get hundreds of mock questions and an exam simulator with two modes: real exam and a learning mode that gives you hints and points you to the specific chapters in the book. In addition, you get a PDF version of the book as well as another(yes!) book in electronic format that covers Sun Certified Java Developer examination. Great, isn't it?

The book covers 100% of exams objectives in a great level of detail. It also adds some stuff that is outside the objectives - not too much to distract your attention though. This means that after you have passed your certification you can still find something useful and keep it as a reference material.

Finally, there is one more point to mention. Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates have very unique writing 'style', full of humour. Some people might not like it. But I do :-) It's simply a great book to read!

PS. Couple this book with additional exam simulator by Enthuware, sign up for JavaRanch forums and you will have all the resources to study and pass the exam.


Leaving Eden
Leaving Eden
Price: £12.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Work of genius, 29 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Leaving Eden (Audio CD)
What can I say...the three previous reviewers said almost everything about this piece of music art. Leaving Eden is one of the finest examples of melancholic songwriting and (sadly) probably one of the most overlooked albums of the last few years. The voice, the instruments, the melodies and compositions - it all fits together perfectly.

You really need to own it!


Strata
Strata
Price: £13.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 26 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Strata (Audio CD)
Two fantastic musicians produced a beautiful marriage of electronic soundscapes, acoustic instruments and percussion. If you're a fan of slow, atmospheric ambient - you will not be disappointed!


First German Reader: A Beginner's Dual-language Book (Dover Dual Language German)
First German Reader: A Beginner's Dual-language Book (Dover Dual Language German)
by Harry Steinhauer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.49

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT for beginners..., 8 April 2010
That's true. This book is not for beginners!! It's a good introduction into real German literature & poetry but only for upper-intermediate language users. So the title is VERY misleading...

There is on more important point to mention - the book was prepared half a century ago. The selection of texts you will find inside is not really representative of modern German language so keep it in mind while buying!!

I found it quite a challenge but ultimately enjoyed some parts of this book (especially biographical texts about famous Germans and a very interesting and concise introduction to German philosophy).


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