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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
by Naomi Klein
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.00

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is essential reading for anyone who would like a measured, 12 Nov 2014
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This book is essential reading for anyone who would like a measured, reasoned but deeply critical review of the impact of capitalism on climate. Statements tend to be supported by evidence, and the reader must persist and ponder. It is not a read-in -one-sitting breeze, but requires reflection, and will demand it, or should, from decision-makers and power-brokers. (But I doubt that it will.)


Danube (Panther)
Danube (Panther)
by Claudio Magris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

4.0 out of 5 stars A book to immerse yourself in, 12 Nov 2014
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Bought at the same time as Nick Thorpe's recent book which goes upstream and is entirely different. This one is permeated with references to European culture and history and is written by someone who has read voraciously, digesting every slab, chunk and morsel. It takes persistence, and I put it aside to read the Thorpe. However, it rewards the effort. It predates the massive changes of the nineties but gives a deep perspective on European culture.


The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
by Nick Thorpe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.09

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I have read in any genre, 12 Nov 2014
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Humane, all-embracing, with a deep understanding of historical, geographical and even ecological themes. Beautifully written. Proportionately there is more on eastern Europe, which is understandable as to many of us it is a blank on the map, or inhabited by unscrupulous bandits who want to come here and live on welfare. Nick Thorpe sees the humanity in people and the often sad beauty of the river.


Benbecula and South Uist/Beinn Na Faoghla Agus Uibhist a Deas (OS Explorer Map Series)
Benbecula and South Uist/Beinn Na Faoghla Agus Uibhist a Deas (OS Explorer Map Series)
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Go there and explore, 1 Oct 2014
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Map addict - great detail, exotic location. Yes. exotic.


Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and Sanday (OS Explorer Map Series)
Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and Sanday (OS Explorer Map Series)
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Map
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars On sandays i canna not muck about eating eigg washed down with rum, 1 Oct 2014
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Map addict - great detail, exotic location. Yes. exotic.


Shetland: Mainland North West (OS Explorer Map Series)
Shetland: Mainland North West (OS Explorer Map Series)
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Map
Price: £7.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Wild frontier, 1 Oct 2014
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Map addict - great detail, exotic location. Yes. exotic.


Orkney: Hoy, South Walls and Flotta (OS Explorer Map Series)
Orkney: Hoy, South Walls and Flotta (OS Explorer Map Series)
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Map
Price: £6.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Oct 2014
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Map addict - great detail, exotic location. Yes. exotic.


5Ft X 3Ft 5'X3' Flag United Nations Peace
5Ft X 3Ft 5'X3' Flag United Nations Peace
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Price: £3.79

3.0 out of 5 stars Brothers and sisters unite, 1 Oct 2014
The artwork is a bit coarse - lines are thick. The badge seems bigger in relation to the flag than it should be.


The Middle East: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
The Middle East: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
by Philip Robins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A useful context for what's going on now., 5 Sep 2014
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Just what I wanted. Not bang up to date, but provides the context to understand current developments. A few surprising errors that may be more than just typos, but I forgive them in the context of what is overall a pretty masterful survey.


Goodbye to All That (Collectors Library)
Goodbye to All That (Collectors Library)
by Robert Graves
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I bought this small hardback as this is a book I would like to last and not yellow, 5 Sep 2014
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I read this book many years ago. I bought this small hardback as this is a book I would like to last and not yellow. His account of his war experiences is riveting, and while his life before and after was more humdrum, he is an engaging writer, and his account is never less than interesting.


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