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Maidens' Trip
Maidens' Trip
by Emma Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read, 17 Sept. 2013
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Everyone visiting the canals should have a copy of Maidens' Trip with them. This edition has several photographs of Emma Smith and her chums. A wonderful nostalgic read!


Eurosonic Plug in Cordless Door Chime (Pack of 2)
Eurosonic Plug in Cordless Door Chime (Pack of 2)
Offered by Top Deals 4 You - UK
Price: £9.34

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 17 Sept. 2013
I bought two sets hoping to switch them to the same callsign (front and back doors) but the callsign is hard-soldered, not switched, making it difficult to change.

They boast 24 different chimes - but each chime is slightly more naff than the previous one. Not a single chime I would want guests to hear.


Mining The Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets (Helix Book)
Mining The Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets (Helix Book)
by John S. Lewis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, 11 April 2013
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It seems quite clear that man's future lies in the spaces between planets, employing the easily reached resources in asteroids to build habitable structures. John S Lewes, professor of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona, is the acknowledged expert on asteroids and comets, what resources they offer. He deftly compares the costs of mining near Earth asteroids (NEOs) compared to winning materials and water from the Moon. Lewes indulges himself with quirky forewords to may chapters written from the perspective of the next century, which I found rather off-putting, until justified by material in the later chapters.

Lewes is keen for readers to grasp the astronomical numbers, explaining for instance that shared equally between the 7 billion people on Earth today, your own share of the iron in asteroids is worth £5 billion. Or that if we chose to build an O'Neil cylindrical habitat 5 miles in diameter, there are resources enough to make it several billion miles in length - if you chose to drive your car from one end of the cylinder to the other, the trip might take 30,000 years. And Lewes estimates we have resources to accommodate 10 million times Earth's current population.

I read that Deep Space Industries, a business formed in January 2013 with the aim of mapping and commercially exploiting asteroids, has more recently made John S Lewes their chief scientist.

This is a facinating book with mind-boggling ideas all carefully explained. It cannot help but change your view about the problems that confront people with earth-bound horizons.


Rain Of Iron And Ice: The Very Real Threat Of Comet And Asteroid Bombardment (Helix Books)
Rain Of Iron And Ice: The Very Real Threat Of Comet And Asteroid Bombardment (Helix Books)
by John S. Lewis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally informative, 11 April 2013
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Although published in 1996 this authoritative introduction to the Asteroid Age is an excellent primer, explaining why western science was until recently so willfully blind to the significance of asteroids. John S Lewes, professor of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona is the acknowledged expert in this field. He carefully describes the zoo of asteroids and comets, the risks they pose to life on planets, the impact they have had for instance in removing 90% of Mars' atmosphere, while filling Earth's low lying land with ocean. Rain of Ice and Iron is a great prelude to Lewes' next book "Mining the Sky" which describes the incredible wealth available for mankind within easy reach.

John S Lewes has recently become Chief Scientist at Deep Space Industries, a company newly launched to lead the asteroid goldrush.


TeckNet® iPad Mini Dual-View Leather Case With Built-in Auto Sleep/Wake + Screen Protector + 2-in-1 Stylus Pen - Purple
TeckNet® iPad Mini Dual-View Leather Case With Built-in Auto Sleep/Wake + Screen Protector + 2-in-1 Stylus Pen - Purple

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, 5 Dec. 2012
This iPad cover does just what I hoped it would do, protects the iPad, makes it easier to grip, allows it to stand up on flat or sloping surfaces in several different ways while allowing sound out, images in and access to the sockets and switches. The classy colour is a bonus.


AURAGLOW 6w LED GU10 Light Bulb, Warm White, 50w Equivalent
AURAGLOW 6w LED GU10 Light Bulb, Warm White, 50w Equivalent

5.0 out of 5 stars At last - an LED to replace tungsten kitchen spotlights, 11 Oct. 2012
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For a long time LEDs have been slightly disappointing - calculating that each lamp will save me £300 during its lifetime cannot compensate for the slightly grey illumination from a 3W LED. But the new AURAGLOW 6w LEDs are brilliant. I replaced all the tungsten GU10 over our kitchen worktop with them and my wife instantly remarked how much brighter the kitchen was. Ask me in 30 years about their lifetime - but in the meanwhile the future look bright - we are well pleased.


Q-Connect KF03567 Corkboard Wooden Frame, 600 x 900 mm
Q-Connect KF03567 Corkboard Wooden Frame, 600 x 900 mm
Offered by Goods Wholesale Ltd
Price: £7.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased, 31 July 2012
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I ordered 4 corkboards to display group information for a newly started U3A. The price was excellent, they arrived withing 48 hours of ordering, and they are of better quality than I had hoped. They even have cork on both sides.


Casio AQ-230A-7DMQ Mens Combi Bracelet Watch
Casio AQ-230A-7DMQ Mens Combi Bracelet Watch
Price: £26.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent watch, 22 Sept. 2011
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This Casio watch is so slim, elegant, clear and convenient it is the second one of its kind I have bought. When travelling I adjust the analog dial to local time, and keep UK time on the digital display.


The KML Handbook: Geographic Visualization for the Web
The KML Handbook: Geographic Visualization for the Web
by Josie Wernecke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £36.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Create a new world for yourself, 24 May 2010
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Never seen such a wonderful introduction to a new language. If you have ever wrestled with HTML or BASIC you will find KML the Geograpgic Markup Language, with Josie Wernecke holding your hand, a complete breeze.

I bought Josie's "The KML Handbook: Geographic Visualization for the Web" to answer simple problems using Google Earth and Google MyMaps. First I was amazed by what she describes people as achieving in Google Earth. Within 24 hours I too was confidently doing those things - such as creating a 3-D model of my house and adding it to Google Earth, labelling the trees and plants in my garden, publishing detailed 16-mile rambles round Langstone harbour and displaying all 400 navigation marks (buoys, race marks, lights, withies) in Chichester harbour. This to relate the exquisit images of channels and mudbanks visible in Google Earth with the marks that one can see when sailing.

Every element in KML is concisely explained, with working examples in text, illustrated in a plate, and downloadable. Never has learning new skills been such a joy!


Toolzone 150mm (6") Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper
Toolzone 150mm (6") Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper
Offered by Best Deal-UK
Price: £8.95

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 13 Nov. 2009
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This digital caliper worked perfectly - as you might expect. It also came with a spare battery, which turned out to be all my battered old model needed to get it going again. I am amazed how robust these things are even after years of dust, oil, and occasinal dropping!


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