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A Pocket Dictionary of Roman Emperors (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)
A Pocket Dictionary of Roman Emperors (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)
by Paul Roberts
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Aug. 2014
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Comprehensive and illustrated overview of all the Roman emperors.


Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace (Penguin Press Science)
Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace (Penguin Press Science)
by Leonard Mlodinow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

3 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not A Reader Friendly Book, 12 Sept. 2010
This book is written by a narcissistic author who thinks he can explain the history of geometry ("from parallel lines to hyperspace") in a reader friendly way, but sadly fails in this attempt. Already on the first page of his introduction, he has it wrong by writing "That the masts and sails vanish first, Aristotle saw in a flash of genius, is a sign that the earth is curved". Must be "that the hull vanishes first", of course ... Moreover, the author repeatedly brings his own children Alexei and Nicolai onto the stage in a vain attempt to explain difficult theories, adding only more confusion in the mind of the reader. Whereas "string theory" is concerned, after reading this book I still don't have a clue what it is (and yet my IQ is 140 ...).


The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall
The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall
by Jonathan Israel
Edition: Paperback
Price: £36.00

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 3 Dec. 2009
Nothing is overlooked by the author in this great book about the rise and fall of the Dutch republic. A must-read for every historian who wants to know where the seed of liberalism and tolerance, that was planted during the American and French revolutions, came from.


Signs in the Sky: (Opening the Stargate)
Signs in the Sky: (Opening the Stargate)
by Adrian D. Gilbert
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Conjectures and refutations, 29 Feb. 2004
This book is of a seldom seen poor quality in its genre. The author claims in his preface that what he has elaborated into this book "is based on fact and the logical evaluation of evidence". But as soon as I started reading the book, Adrian Gilbert continually uses expressions such as "it is quite probable", "it would seem that", "it is therefore well possible that" ... and then starts to make deductions of all these unproven facts. If Adrian Gilbert is honest, he will admit that is a "believer" of the theory that the Son of Man is in reality Orion, but nothing more than that.


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