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Principles of London Underground Operations (Ian Allan abc)
Principles of London Underground Operations (Ian Allan abc)
by John Glover
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thorough and detailed explanation, 11 Jan 2003
This book explains in detail how the underground works. It is suitable for those with an interest in the details of operations and the various constraints. The book should be of interest to enthusiasts and professionals alike. No detailed mathematical knowledge is required.


Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians and Activists
Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians and Activists
by Joel Best
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Summary of the background to social statistics, 16 Sep 2001
Interesting explanation of the background to social statistics and the bias that can result from activist's interests. Easy to read book that requires no more than a basic maths ability.


Out of the Crisis
Out of the Crisis
by W Edwards Deming
Edition: Paperback
Price: 18.33

7 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing book, now dated., 28 Jun 2001
This review is from: Out of the Crisis (Paperback)
A thorough view of Deming's prescription for American industry in the 1980s. There are many examples simply explained which is good. However, the text is inevitably dated and in particular he makes much of control charts, 'x' and 'R' charts without any simple explanation of what they mean or how they are derived. The book " Four days with Dr Deming" looks much better in this respect.


Applied Transport Economics: Policy Management and Decision Making
Applied Transport Economics: Policy Management and Decision Making
by Stuart Cole
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thorough text of passenger transport issues, 1 Jan 2001
Chapters focus on demand, elasticity ,supply, costing,pricing, forecasting and aspects of public policy. Concentrates on UK with up to date(1998) examples. Unfortunately the book has not been well proof-read and there are many mistakes where the wrong word has been used in error.


Stagecoach: A Classic Rags to Riches Tale from the Frontiers of Capitalism
Stagecoach: A Classic Rags to Riches Tale from the Frontiers of Capitalism
by Christian Wolmar
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read account of the rise of Stagecoach., 8 Dec 2000
The press reviews give a good summary of what this book is all about. It covers the company history and its operations style. You are unlikely to rush out to drive one of their buses.
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The Complete Guide to Letting Property
The Complete Guide to Letting Property
by Liz Hodgkinson
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and easy to read guide, 3 Dec 2000
Clear guide to all aspects of letting residential property including suggested payback periods, furnishing etc. Aimed at people who intend to let a well presented flat.


The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artefacts - from Forks and Pins to Paperclips and Zippers - Came to be as They are (Vintage)
The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artefacts - from Forks and Pins to Paperclips and Zippers - Came to be as They are (Vintage)
by Henry Petroski
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Detailed evolutionary history of several everyday objects, 13 Nov 2000
Emphasis is on historical development of objects which is very detailed. I suggest that Donald Norman's "The design of everyday things" is a better read and gives more ideas for the designer today.


German With Michel Thomas Complete Course CD
German With Michel Thomas Complete Course CD
by Michel Thomas
Edition: Audio CD

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to German Grammar, 21 Oct 2000
Additional to comments already made: - good high mental retention of material. - concentrates on grammar-very little vocab. - packaging by publisher very poor - suggest avoid the shorter course (won't learn much)


The Design of Everyday Things
The Design of Everyday Things
by Donald Norman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.52

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good and thorough study of user design issues, 16 Sep 2000
Interesting explanation of design issues, mainly looking at 'everyday things' but also covering some examples of industrial settings and the issue of human faliability. Adequate examples, mainly UK and US based.


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