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The Art of SEO (Theory in Practice)
The Art of SEO (Theory in Practice)
Price: £20.52

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great SEO book, 13 Dec. 2012
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SEO is always changing and no book is ever going to be able to fully keep up with it. Also there are so many different elements of SEO and different issues connected with online marketing in general that it is very difficult to get the balance between depth, breadth and everything.

If you want a book on SEO then this book is as good or better as anything else you could get. My only criticism is that there are excellent online resources and articles that you may want to access instead of any book on the matter but this is a great single source and it is able to get across complex and technical information in an engaging and accessible way in ways that enable you to effectively action and develop your SEO skills.


Bionic Commando (PS3)
Bionic Commando (PS3)
Offered by Korte-EDV Internetmarketing & Vertrieb, Preise inkl. MwSt.
Price: £5.00

2.0 out of 5 stars This "Reloaded" version neither taps into the magic of the original or compares with the best modern games on the PS3, 13 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: Bionic Commando (PS3) (Video Game)
I enjoyed this game on the ZX Spectrum as a child and as I was able to get this very cheaply picked it up and the reviews I saw had been reasonably positive. There is nothing terribly wrong with the game, its just that games such as Arkham Asylum do everything it tries to do but with a far better story, much better graphics and much better game play.

On the spectrum the "arm" was an interesting feature that led to interesting game play and was not really like anything else at the time. Everything in the reloaded version just seems to be copied from better games. If you are a serious game player and have already played through everything else in your price range then by all means check it out. It is not an unpleasant gaming experience, it just that it does not tick the nostalgia box and there are much better modern games out there. Picked up cheaply it may pass a few hours of time at every point I was playing it I was reminded of better games I could be playing instead.


Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent articles at an excellent price, 16 July 2011
Setting up and launching a business and being interested in reading business and management materials I have been able to find a lot of excellent resources, mainly purchased through amazon. Finding information though that is current, is balanced and is well written is much harder. Many business books are either dry and out of date or very much coming from one perspective.

I have only read one issue yet but already I have read most of the contents within 36 hours and am very impressed. It focuses on relevant up to date issues and the coverage is first rate.

My only critisism is that the contents table is not the best to use. Articles appear or seem to appear under multiple sections and this gets a little confusing. But in terms of quality and value for money this is first rate.


The Very Best Of Jim Croce
The Very Best Of Jim Croce

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good collection of an oft neglected talent, 29 May 2003
Jim Croce had a very affecting voice, wrote great songs and along with Maury his long time collaborator arranged and played pretty good guitar to go with it all.
This collection has many of the key Croce tracks and if you want to hear him at his best without some of the so so numbers that make it onto the more completist Croce collections then this one is for you.


Apocryphal Tales: With a Selection of Fables and Would-be Tales
Apocryphal Tales: With a Selection of Fables and Would-be Tales
by Karel Čapek
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.01

3.0 out of 5 stars well known tales told in rather different ways, 2 Mar. 2003
Capek is a very important writer whose work has relevance far beyond the Czech Republic. These tales are amusing and for that alone they are worth reading (although not perhaps buying at this price). They consist of well know stories from history/myth/ shakespeare etc being retold either from an unusual perspective or in a way suggesting that they happened in a very different manner. They include for instance the story of the five loaves (jesus miracle) being told from the perspective of a disgruntled baker.
Capek was a phisophicial writer and all of these tales raise interesting philsophical political questions. Unfortunately I get they feeling that as well as these general issues there is also some link in many of the stories to recent goings on in Czech politics at the time. These refences/links are completely lost on me (as are the links in Swifts Gulivers Travels). For those wanting to give Capek a try they are better starting off with one of his other works. This book is really for the keen Capek fan who has everything that has been translated into English already or for someone who likes the idea of the format.


Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey [VHS] [2001]
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey [VHS] [2001]
VHS
Offered by pkeylock
Price: £14.90

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars an insight into what might have been, 2 Mar. 2003
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This is the cheapest way of seeing what might have been Bruce Lee's follow up to enter the dragon. All of the lost footage (at least all of the fight stuff) along with Lee's fight footage that had been butchered into Game of Death (a film with a completely different plot and using a double/ old footage for most of the scenes. Seeing the pagoda fight sequence (as it has survived) is very impressive and provides a good memorial to what was lost after bruce lee's premature departure from this world.
As a film I dont think it would have been that good - the plot sounds more like the plot of a computer game than of a movie and the surviving dialog is lame even by genre standards. Never the less the fighting is very well handled (amongst Bruces finest) and for this alone this VHS is worth having. It will irk that every time you want to see the fight footage you will have to watch (or fast forward) through a documentary that though ok will unlikely be of interest beyond a couple of viewings but it is a cheaper alterative to either buying a special edition DVD of Game of Death (if it contains the entire footage) or a DVD of this VHS.


The End of Lieutenant Boruvka
The End of Lieutenant Boruvka
by Josef Škvorecký
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars detective stories based shortly after Prague Spring, 2 Mar. 2003
Firstly I should point out that this review is based on a different edition of "The end of ..." which is slightly shorter in length and if it has the two stories mentioned above then they are given different names in my collection. The translator is the same and I can recommend this book strongly (as most if not all of the stories are probably the same). The stories are (loosely) based on actual cases and this adds an extra sense of reality to the book. These are not stories in which there is a clever solution that only the great detective is able to solve of the Sherlock Holmes/father Brown ilk. Whilst Lietenant B. is no slouch he is a very real and very normal person without superhuman capabilities. Similarly the crimes are all to real and there is no greatly elaborate puzzle that needs to be solved. Nevertheless these stories are compelling and proof that a good crime book does not need to rely on elaborate puzzles for the detective to solve.
These stories are set (predominently) in Prague and shortly follow the series of events known as the Prague Spring. They are set in a time when the country was heavily under communist/USSR control after a brief period in which the countries plotical set up looked like taking a very different course. These stories provide an insight into the human side of what life was like in Prague at an interesting period in history of the country now known as the Czech Republic just as Doyle provided an insight into London about a hundred years ago.
A very accessable insight for anyone interested in that particular part of history and an enjoyable collection of crime stories with a slightly political bent for everyone else.


Night Ride Home
Night Ride Home
Price: £5.39

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a minor joni classic, 6 Aug. 2002
This review is from: Night Ride Home (Audio CD)
If you have never listened to joni buy blue or her "hits" collection. If you know and love joni then search hard to add this to your collection. This album represents a return to her folk routes after her excursions into 80s pop with Dog Eat Dog and Chalkmark...This album contains several stand out tracks that rival her early work such as the superb night ride home.
The album also has one advantage over the early stuff for the person who has several of the early albums. This is a different older joni from the person singing about parking lots and cactus trees. She has lost nothing of her song writing ability and the music is tuneful and effective. This is not as intense as blue but some might few this as no bad thing. This album should be much more available than it is at present.
Not as consistant as blue or For the Roses this is still an excellent album for the person who either wants something more positive than blue or generally cannot get enough of Joni's faboulas music


Earthworks
Earthworks
by Brian Wilson Aldiss
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A memorable novel from a great author, 6 Aug. 2002
This review is from: Earthworks (Paperback)
A don't think I have read anything by Aldiss that I haven't enjoyed but I can safely say that I enjoyed this more than anything else by him. The book is short, exciting and yet still contains several very interesting ideas.
This novel is a little dated and a few small "historic" details now seem very unlikely. Despite this it is a great yarn and it is much more interesting than much of the rest of the SF in the market place. This is a very welcome reprint.


Journey: The Best of Jefferson Airplane
Journey: The Best of Jefferson Airplane
Price: £5.41

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good introduction to one of the greatest psychadelic bands, 6 Aug. 2002
Probably the best airplane compelation. Weighed suitably in favour of the early stuff this contains many of the essential airplane tracks.
Much of their stuff after crown of creation is a little uneven but many of the outstanding later tracks are included in this collection. This collection is a true asset to any record collection. The Baxters tracks (particulary The Ballad of you, me and Pooneil) dont work particularly well without the rest of the album and I was disappointed eskimo blue day and the choice of Crown of creation tracks seems to be from the blander end of the album. These however are minor critisisms. Otherwise this is a great collection and the tracks flow well together (unlike some "greatest hits" albums).
This album is a great investment but make sure you get the wonderful After Bathing at Baxters to really appreciate The Airplane at their creative best.


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