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Medicarn Extreme Door Bar Pull Up Gym, Pull up, Chin up Exercises Get Abs Like Iron(new model)
Medicarn Extreme Door Bar Pull Up Gym, Pull up, Chin up Exercises Get Abs Like Iron(new model)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of equipment, 27 Feb. 2009
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This pull-up bar is easy to assemble (10 mins max.), very sturdy and allows for numerous variations of pull-ups (wide grip, narrow grip, etc.). You aught to measure your door frame before ordering to make sure it fits, but basically it will fit into pretty much all modern door frames. Like an other reviewer, I got 10 long screws instead of 8 long, 2 short. This doesn't matter at all and I suspect that this is normal and that Medicarn merely forgot to update their manual. The nuts do tighten, but you will need to use a screwdriver and spanner. The brackets for fixing the bar are not necessary as long as you use the equipment sensibly. I guess they put them in in order to be on the safe side of the law. Though Amazon say that they don't dispatch this abroad, they in fact do. I ordered from Internetukshop via Amazon on Tuesday evening and it arrived in Germany on Friday. All in all highly recommended. Great value for money.


Traditional Chinese Therapeutic Exercises: Standing Pole
Traditional Chinese Therapeutic Exercises: Standing Pole
by J.P.C. Moffett
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction, 16 Dec. 2008
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This really is a good book, giving a lot of advice concerning zhan zhuang chi kung. The reader ought to be aware, however, that the other books of this author are indeed rubbish (contrary to his words, he never learnt from Wang Xiang Zhai). This little book, however, gives excellent insights into this particular style of chi-kung. It predominantly deals with health and is rather excellent in this field. If you are a practitionar of this particular style of chi-kung, then this book is for you, and there is indeed a lot to be learnt from Wang! But remember not to read his other works: they are poor, to say the least.


Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Volume 1
Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Volume 1
by J.F. Campbell
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Scottish version of Grimm, 16 Dec. 2008
This - and the other three volumes - is a collection of Scottish fairy tales. The stories are given in the original Gaelic with an English translation. This really is a comprehensive and exhaustive collection of these tales. The English translations are extremely accurate, so much so that they are often hard reading, and perfectly portray the original Gaelic. In contrast to the tales of the Brothers Grimm these texts are neither cleansed nor purified. They are thus often quite raw, in parts even chaotic. This is thus true oral tradition! At the end of each tale there is an in-depth commentary, including history and comparisons to other European tales.
All in all an excellent edition. This ought to be compulsory reading - certainly in Scotland! But above all: this collection is truly a joy to read!


Karl Marx Dictionary
Karl Marx Dictionary
by Morris Stockhammer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.35

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A register, not a dictionary, 23 July 2008
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This is not properly a dictionary at all but rather a register containing most of Marx's terms. These terms are then defined solely through citations of Marx. No reference is given to the original German terms, no explaination is given as to why these terms were used instead of others. This book is thus only useful to students who cannot be bothered to read Marx, yet who want to fool their teacher into thinking they have. For serious readers, this is a waste of time.


Marx-Engels Dictionary.
Marx-Engels Dictionary.
by James W. Russell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £42.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but not essential, 17 July 2008
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This book is a fairly simple dictionary, explaining the English terms of Marx and Engels in English to the English reader. It is thus of use to those who have not read these chaps. As a dictionary, the quality is rather low: most English terms are given and explained, if somewhat simply. The German original terms are, however, wholly ignored, thus making this book uselsess to the researcher. Basically, if you're reading Marx and Engels and do not understand it, then this may be usefull to you. If you know your Marx and Engels, stay clear of this cheep, cheesy volume!!! On the other hand: good binding, hard cover.


Hegel Dictionary (Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries)
Hegel Dictionary (Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries)
by Michael Inwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £29.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential!!!, 11 July 2008
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Inwood's Hegel dictionary is absolutely brilliant. After a thorough introduction into the intricacies of the German language, Inwood delves into the peculiar language of Hegel. He describes virtually each of the important termini, explaines their usage in German and gives various accurate (!) English translation, again explaining why these terms are to be used, etc. At the end of the day this book will be of value to the following people: a) students wishing to understand Hegel, but who are too lazy to learn German, b) translators of Hegel and c) those wishing to delve deeper into the thoughts of this great thinker.
I warmly recommend this excellent study. Well done Mr. Inwood!


Jewish Supremacism
Jewish Supremacism
by David Duke
Edition: Hardcover

51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant analysis, 9 July 2005
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David Duke's book "Jewish Supremacism" is a must for all who realise that there is something seriously wrong with our (European/American) leadership. Duke has collected an amazing amount of material, and has elucidated the problem of Jewish supremacism with extraordinary clarity. Contrary to media opinion, this book is not anti-Semitic; it is honest and down to earth. - Well worth reading!


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