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Pentel Stargrip Breast Cancer Campaign Ballpoint Pen, Box 12
Pentel Stargrip Breast Cancer Campaign Ballpoint Pen, Box 12
Price: 9.28

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good pens, 21 Jan 2011
I started using this pen without knowing it was the breast cancer pen, but its so comfortable to write with ive now decided to stock up=) Its a big + that for every buy a donation goes towards breast cancer, and you get a great item.


Dog Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas: A Colouring Atlas
Dog Anatomy: A Coloring Atlas: A Colouring Atlas
by Robert Kainer
Edition: Spiral-bound
Price: 32.30

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Vet students, 23 Oct 2009
I'm in my first year of veterinary and I love this book. It has very good images that helped me in both learning the different muscles, nerves, bones and in the actual dissections of the dog. It helps you learn the anatomy of the dog in an easy way. By colouring in the muscles one focuses on the structure and the colour helps separate the different parts. Next to each drawing is also extra information about each part, which again makes it easier to remember. This book makes the learning of anatomy fun and interesting. It is much easier to remember an image than just reading dry texts, struggling to remember the names and how they fit together.

I really think this was a great book; I'm still using it and every person in my class that I've shown it to wants to get one too!! I think each veterinary student should own a copy=)


The End of Mr Y
The End of Mr Y
by Scarlett Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.53

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book that gets you thinking!!, 4 Jun 2009
This review is from: The End of Mr Y (Paperback)
Not at all what I expected. The basic story is simple enough, a girl whose supervisor goes missing, aquires a cursed book which (as she finds out) belonged to him. As she reads, she finds the book is missing a page. When she finds the page in her supervisor's books, she discovers a formula and the curse. The book tells how to travel to a 'Mindspace' or Troposhere, a place where you can go into people's minds and see all about them and even travel through time using ancestors. Each troposphere is unique as it uses metaphors of the traveller's mind.

The book is filled with Quantum theory, theory of relativity, theories of a common ancestor and some is a bit confusing but when I read it again, it was clearer. A lot of the theory comes as a surprise in the narrative, but I found it extremely interesting.

With all these concepts in the book, it is not one to read when you are tired. I liked the simple explaination of some very tough concepts especially the distance=time theories used in the Troposphere.

But all in all the ideas that float in and out of the plot line are amazing, taking the reader for a ride through the idea of ideas. Enjoy


Shantaram
Shantaram
by Gregory David Roberts
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.09

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, 4 Jun 2009
This review is from: Shantaram (Paperback)
This book contains a great book to curl up with. It contains everything you need for a great read: love, crime and humor.

The book is about a guy, Lindsay, who escapes an Australian jail and arrives in Bombay on a fake passport. Here he befriends a guide of Bombay Prabakar, who finds him a place to live in a slum away from the eyes of the law. This slum is to be the home of Linbaba, as Lindsay is called, for the next few years. While he runs a first-aid center in the slum, he also engages in criminal activities like smuggling and counterfeiting, and eventually starts gun-running to Afghanistan. Lin's experiences in Bombay range from falling in love with the beautiful Karla, who introduces him to the world of prostitutes, to meeting the motherly Rukhmabai of Sundargaon, who christens him "Shantaram", or man of peace. After the first pages you develop a love and generosity towards the characters.

Shantaram is not just a book; it is a spiritual journey into life that shows that even the most complex and powerful systems have at their core a simple and beautiful pattern. As a great poet had once said "Simple is the seal of truth, and beauty is the splendour of truth." Shantaram reinforces one's belief in those words.


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