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And Man Created God: Kings, Cults and Conquests at the Time of Jesus
And Man Created God: Kings, Cults and Conquests at the Time of Jesus
Price: 5.03

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating from beginning to end, 18 May 2014
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Excellent book, well researched and put together. Provides a novel view on the beliefs of the civilisations of Africa and Eurasia at the height of Rome's power.


Discrete Mathematics (Modular Mathematics Series)
Discrete Mathematics (Modular Mathematics Series)
by Chetwynd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 23.51

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lack of solutions for review questions lets this book down, 26 May 2011
This book is obviously designed for degree-level students to follow in or out of class, with an expectation that the solutions will be discussed in tutorials, or during lectures.

Unfortunately, for those of us studying the book alone, no solutions are available for us to check our answers to review questions. This is a serious let down, and as a result I'm stuck on the chapter on Logic, unable to go any further because I'm unsure of the answers I've provided to some of the questions.

I'm going to attempt to get through logic using a Schaums Outlines book on the subject. Books in that series usually have answers to review questions available at the back.


Hsaba: Burmese Cookbook
Hsaba: Burmese Cookbook
by Tin Cho Chaw
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 8 May 2009
This beautifully presented book has shed light on a hitherto little known form of Asian cooking. Many books exist on South East Asian cooking, covering dishes from Vietnam and Thailand, as well as more general and Westernised "Asian cooking" texts. Burmese cooking has, however, been sadly overlooked. This book does a good job of setting this situation to rights; providing recipies that range from the quick and simple to reasonably challenging. The book also includes instructions on making condiments which are used with many of the dishes; although access to a store which supplied ingredients such as fish sauce is still essential. A supporting website also provides up to date material, including some instructional videos.

If I were to recommend recipes to get started with; I would suggest attempting "Slow cooked pork belly" (which is positivly addictive), and "Duck and potato curry". Both of these are simple, and yield instantly satisfying results. I have also developed quite a taste for "Mohingar" (fish noodle soup - the national dish), although this does require somewhat more in the way of preparation.


Flood
Flood
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Price: 14.24

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Whatever happened to theses guys, they were great?, 28 Nov 2004
This review is from: Flood (Audio CD)
Headswim brought this album out in 1994, and in my opinion its one of the better rock albums of the 1990s. Although these guys didnt get the same exposure bigger name bands such as Placebo, Metallica, etc. They influenced my taste in music more than those other, larger bands ever did. This is an album you can listen to again and again without getting tired of.
If you like emotive lyrics, roaring guitars (ala. Therapy, Placebo or Nirvana), and music that makes your head swim.. then buy this album, you wont be dissapointed.


Yellow Dog
Yellow Dog
by Martin Amis
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decidedly average, 28 July 2004
This review is from: Yellow Dog (Paperback)
This is the first book by Martin Amis that I've read, and if its indicative of the quality his other books, then I think it will be my last.
Some of the characters (Xan, his wife and his niece for staters) are unbelievable to the extent that its very difficult to empathise with them, or understand their actions. Parts of the book are totally unintelligable, with several of the plot lines (Xans recovery, Clint Smokers email liason, the plane in trouble) given conclusions which are either impossible to decipher or downright unbelievable.
To give Mr. Amis his due, the caricatures of the East-end hard-man, the has-been footballer, and the sordid tabloid reporter all regularly raise a chuckle or two. But the book as a whole is too scatty, too inconsistant, and just too darned cyptic.
The wit gets it 3 stars despite the occasionally annoying prose and poor characterisation.


The Chris Kent Kickboxing Course [2003] [DVD]
The Chris Kent Kickboxing Course [2003] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Chris Kent
Price: 18.19

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely dire, 24 Feb 2004
And I'm not joking. This is the worst exercise DVD I have ever seen. The picture quality is awful, the content is thin and padded out with extended scene's of people kickboxing to cheesy electric guitar solo's.
The only positive note is that at least there is a semi-decent illustration of various different strikes with the hands and feet. Not enough to drag it above 1 star though.
It would have been funny if I hadnt spent money on it.


The  C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
The C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
by Brian W. Kernighan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 34.39

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for any serious Computer Scientist, 24 Oct 2003
This book is frequently sited in reading lists as a "Must have", which I found difficult to understand until I purchased it. The book as a whole is well written, clear and concise; the programs used within the text are useful, elegant, simple and well written.
Even if you have no intension of ever using C I recommend that you read this book, well written texts on programming languages are like gold dust, they are extremely hard to come by, and are a pleasure to read.
On a final note though I would say that this is not a text for beginner programmers unless you have someone to hand to explain certain things within the text to you. The book makes certain assumptions about the reader, including a knowledge of universal programming language features such as conditionals, loops, data structures and so on. However, if you learn from this book in combination with a more begginer-oriented text I can assure you'll be a more than decent C programmer at the end.


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