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The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination (Silliman Memorial Lectures)
The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination (Silliman Memorial Lectures)
by Jacob Bronowski
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Illuminating, 6 Feb 2013
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Bronowski has an intellect that illuminates everything he addresses and to be fair, I must admit to a bias because he, like Fred Hoyle before him, can go out on a reasoning limb that almost seems unsafe, yet retain a firm grasp of his subject. The breadth of his intellect is in itself a challenge because one must retain a clear view of his reasoning as he develops his thesis and there is none of the fatuous post modern obscurantism


To Set Prometheus Free: Essays on Religion, Reason and Humanity (Oberon Masters Series)
To Set Prometheus Free: Essays on Religion, Reason and Humanity (Oberon Masters Series)
Price: 3.08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A clear eyed view of reality, 6 Feb 2013
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The clarity of his view is well conveyed by skilful writing and perspicacity. As Grayling says, there are three separate debates in motion but they are skilfully managed and are drawn together in a telling summary of his views. If this were a book in my library it would be defaced with side lining and underlining galore. It is challenging but well worth the time for those with an enquiring mind


Creationist
Creationist
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1.0 out of 5 stars Deceitful and mendacious, 6 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Creationist (Kindle Edition)
This is not a book but merely a two page soliloquy with a pretentious claim to some form of certainty


Trains and Lovers: The Heart's Journey
Trains and Lovers: The Heart's Journey
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pot boiler, 7 Jan 2013
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AMS is a skillful author who obviously enjoys writing as much as I enjoy his delightful characterisations and descriptive passages. There is an exuberance about his writing that one can enjoyably share as an experience. It is for this reason that I feel disgruntled and slightly cheated. AMS should never have offered this to his publisher and his commissioning editor should have politely refused. The plot is ramshackle and the characterisation sketchy when compared with the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. A great disappointment


Rockport Mens Suede Mule Slippers I33165 Black 8 UK, 42 EU
Rockport Mens Suede Mule Slippers I33165 Black 8 UK, 42 EU
Price: 30.98

3.0 out of 5 stars Mules, 4 Jan 2013
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As a mid -80's user they suit my life style and at my age fashion is not important, but they are rather bulky. They do on the other hand provide a comfortable house wear alternative to outdoor shoes and can be ew3asily slipped into


Pet Corp Glass and Wood Classic Pet Door, White
Pet Corp Glass and Wood Classic Pet Door, White
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Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cat flap, 24 Dec 2012
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It is a practical solution to a number of possible cat flap situations and types of door. In my case it had to be an opening in a wall


Think Your Way To Success: How to Develop a Winning Mindset and Achieve Amazing Results
Think Your Way To Success: How to Develop a Winning Mindset and Achieve Amazing Results
Price: 6.79

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A practical approach to life, 24 Dec 2012
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Mark Rhodes uses an uncomplicated style to present some practical approaches to life that my own experience confirms as sound. He is very good on Goal setting and uses a range of visualization techniques elsewhere. Like all books in the 'development' oeuvre all authors have their preferred emphases because they develop experientially, and for some they might prefer a different approach. My advice would be read them all and then choose your preferred position and definitely include Mark Rhodes in the list. There is a long road ahead of him but he is well on they way.


Ninepins
Ninepins
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3.0 out of 5 stars Earth Mother in action, 13 Dec 2012
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I should not be reviewing this book because many years ago we were crew on a yacht and I bought it out of interest in her writing style. If you are seeking an insight into the 'emotional realities' of motherhood I would think this would be apt.


Am I Alone in Thinking: Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph
Am I Alone in Thinking: Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph
Price: 6.17

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Correspondence column harvest, 13 Dec 2012
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An amusing insight into both the letter editor's and the writer's view of life. An ideal book to while away a train journey, or when waiting for some important event. It would benefit from the editor's observations associated with a given choice, however, the observation might be considered libelous, and there is sufficient not to wish for more.


500 Juices and Smoothies
500 Juices and Smoothies
by Christine Watson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A novices view, 20 Nov 2012
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As a novice to the subject I feel less than qualified to review the recipes but as an introduction to the subject I found it enormously helpful. My original thoughts about the distinction between 'juice' and 'smoothies' were revised and where I shied away from the high price of a 'juicer' (99.00+) the Argos Cookware juicer at 24 became interesting and even more to my surprise I found 5 carrots made the best "Bloody Mary" with a shake of Worcester sauce that I have tasted. The only fly in the ointment at the moment (until I can appraise the 'meta-data') is an Australian study showing a connection between liver damage and fructose but frankly I suspect the findings, as we were originally hunter gatherers and presumably have an appropriately designed metabolism to digest fructose.
If you are interested in widening your diet this should be a great help


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