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Heligoland
Heligoland
by Shena Mackay
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Would have been better as a short story, 30 Sep 2003
This review is from: Heligoland (Hardcover)
This had no plot whatsoever and seemed to be an exercise in creative writing. The place names in the story (most of it was based in and around Norwood, South London)seemed thrown in like she was name dropping. It would only appeal to those who lived in this area as other than that there was no story and I found it very hard to finish.


Norwood Past
Norwood Past
by John Coulter
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all Norwoodians!, 7 April 2002
This review is from: Norwood Past (Hardcover)
This book is a real gem for those living in the Norwood area who want to find out about its emergence. The Victorians came to Norwood as a country retreat and had mansions many of which have since been demolished.
The best bit is finding out if your road is featured in the book. From the book I found out my house was built in the 1850s or 60s when I thought it was built at the turn of the century.
Great photos and excellent detail...


Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas
Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas
by Ian R. MacKenzie
Edition: Paperback

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This atlas is not really that useful, 29 Jan 2001
I bought this atlas and basically all it is really is pretty pictures. Not worth the money. If you want real help in mineralogy then buy "A practical introduction to optical mineralogy" by Gribble and Hall instead.
The colour atlas is a real beginner's guide which shows the perfect examples of various rocks in thin section and the more popular minerals. The section on feldspars is ok, but could go into more detail - it only shows sanidine, microcline and plagioclase for some odd reason.
As it result this book lay unused for three years and was a sheer waste. Spend your loans on other books by MacKenzie - but not this one!


Mathematics Second Edition: A Simple Tool for Geologists
Mathematics Second Edition: A Simple Tool for Geologists
by David Waltham
Edition: Paperback
Price: 39.95

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for those who didn't do A-level maths, 29 Jan 2001
A great catch-up for students of geology who did not study maths at A-level. The maths is combined with geological problems which makes it relevant. The chapter on statistics is especially good for those studying geochemistry. The graphs section covers stereonets and triangular diagrams such as those used for sedimentary rocks. At the end of each chapter are test questions with answers at the back of the book.
It got me through a degree in Geology at Imperial College several years ago. So if you are floundering in intergration and differentiation and struggling with the chain rule then buy this book!


The Big Dig
The Big Dig
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: 21.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Go Mahonie!, 29 Nov 2000
This review is from: The Big Dig (Audio CD)
This band are totally funkt out. "Watching people speaking when you can't hear what they're saying" has to have one of THE best guitar riffs that you can really dig into. I have followed this band from their first gig in the King's Head, Crouch End to seeing their record in the shops. Fantastic. Even John Peel was impressed.


Trumpet
Trumpet
by Jackie Kay
Edition: Paperback

5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars original book with gripping storyline, 31 Oct 2000
This review is from: Trumpet (Paperback)
All the time I was reading this book I was thinking - why did Josephine become Joss, but then in the end when I read Joss's letter to Colman I realised that Joss revealed all...
What he was doing was reaffirming that it doesn't matter where you came from but who you are in life that counts.
A book to race through to the end.


Blech
Blech
Price: 12.40

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gosh this CD is classic!, 18 Sep 2000
This review is from: Blech (Audio CD)
I've had this CD for a few years and cannot believe it hasn't been reviewed here! What a classic album compilation. It's got Autechre, Rae and Christian, Red Snapper and some Nightmares on Wax stuff! Fantastic!


A Fish Caught in Time
A Fish Caught in Time
by Samantha Weinberg
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating account of evolution and adventure, 26 Jun 2000
This review is from: A Fish Caught in Time (Hardcover)
At first I thought the way this book was written (ie; simplified journalistic style) would grate on my nerves throughout the book. I was pleasantly suprised, however, to be swept up into the Indian Ocean with the Coelacanth. This book is great because it is so well illustrated.
The odd thing was I distinctly remember a university lecturer tell me about a fossil fish found in a market - how could this have been in late 1997 when I finished geology at Imperial College in early 1997? Perhaps the academic world were one step ahead - did Weinberg get her dates right?


Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood
Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood
by Rebecca Wells
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars girl power, 26 Jun 2000
When I read this book I was soooooo jealous of the friendship the Ya Ya's had - so close that even their husbands felt excluded and just put up with it. The character of Sidda got on my nerves though - she was totally affected! I mean it was only one bad thing that her mother did and she reckoned it messed up her life - ha!
Go Ya Ya's!


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