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Hotel Revolution: 21st Century Hotel Design (Interior Angles)
Hotel Revolution: 21st Century Hotel Design (Interior Angles)
by Howard Watson
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully photographed book., 18 Jan. 2007
As coffee table books go, this is one interesting enough to read. The photographs are simply amazing, and makes one want to rush out and stay at one of these properties ASAP!


Floating Dragon
Floating Dragon
by Straub Peter
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to the usual Straub genius., 18 Jan. 2007
I recently found this book in storage at my father's house. I read it again after 13 years, and noticed that it's not nearly as good as I remembered it. Having read most of Straub's books, I think that this is one of his weaker books. Having said that, it was still a page turner and good fun.


Generation RX: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies
Generation RX: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies
by Greg Critser
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly informative and a true eye-opener., 18 Jan. 2007
Anyone who has ever even popped an innocent Tylenol should read this. For those who take long term prescriptions, this book is also a recommended read. It will make you a much more savvy consumer and patient.


Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Studies in Food and Culture)
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Studies in Food and Culture)
by Marion Nestle
Edition: Paperback

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-read for anyone who is concerned about health and food., 9 Jan. 2004
I'm telling everyone I know to read this book. It helped me see through the collusion of government and industry in relation to what we eat everyday. It also dispelled any illusions I had that consumers have that much of a choice when it comes to the food they eat and buy. It sounds like a dire subject, but it's a very entertaining read, with many useful charts, photographs, and diagrams.


Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth
Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth
by Ms Blumberg
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful little science book!, 13 Jun. 2003
This is an entertaining and yet truly informative book on the science of body temperature. There were many interesting facts on how humans and animals regulate their heat, and many illuminating stories about misconceptions regarding how we get cold, shiver, etc.


The Times World Mythology
The Times World Mythology
by William G. Doty
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book with excellent illustrations, 13 Feb. 2003
This is a good reference source if one needs a quick overlook about different myths from all over the world. It is not comprehensive though, as each section only gives a superficial overview on different myths. To be fair, it's a good starting point and a worthy introduction to world myths. The photographs are of very high quality, and the various prints are very well reproduced. The only flaw in this coffee-table sized book is that there are many misspellings of place and god names, and in some sections a name is spelled differently on the same page!


Pink Samurai: The Pursuit and Politics of Sex in Japan
Pink Samurai: The Pursuit and Politics of Sex in Japan
by Nick Bornoff
Edition: Paperback

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very readable study of Japanese sexuality., 13 May 2001
Very interesting study of the Japanese and their attitudes towards sex. How their behaviours came about through history, and loads of examples.


The Mammoth Book of Murder and Science
The Mammoth Book of Murder and Science
by Roger Wilkes
Edition: Paperback

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real life stories about murders solved and unsolved., 13 May 2001
This is a compilation of different court cases involving murders that were either solved or unsolved using the aid of medical and forensic science. Interesting and captivating. It uses actual court transcripts and medical sources.


American Ghosts & Old World Wonders
American Ghosts & Old World Wonders
by Angela Carter
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully strange stories to set your mind alight., 13 May 2001
Most of these stories are uncannily interesting. There is one that is even written out as a screenplay, and it's hauntingly sad. Most enjoyable.


Book Of British Fairy Tales
Book Of British Fairy Tales
by Alan Garner
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny retelling of classic children's stories., 13 May 2001
Alan Garner reworks old fairy tales in a new, politically correct fashion. Much funnier than the originals!


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