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Handheld Digital Wood Moisture Meter with LCD display MD-812
Handheld Digital Wood Moisture Meter with LCD display MD-812
Offered by DecentGadget
Price: 19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Despite some draw backs it warrants four stars!, 6 Jan 2014
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This meter only reads from zero to 40% so its no good for some jobs I suspect. However, for firewood its fine -stick the pins in a log, if it reads 41% (the max in the meter) then dont burn it!


Bosch AKE 40-19 S Chainsaw (40 cm Bar Length)
Bosch AKE 40-19 S Chainsaw (40 cm Bar Length)
Price: 120.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Good little saw, 6 Jan 2014
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Got this for logging firewood for my stove. Easy to put together and, once ready to use, it feels robust and sits nicely in the hand (a comfortable saw to use). The 1900 watt motor and 13m/s chain speed means it flies through any log. Happily recommend for similar uses.


AMOS 160x to 200x Zoom LED Microscope Jewellery Jeweller's Pocket Portable Magnifier Magnifying Loupe Glass Eye Lens Pieces with Extreme Zoom Focus and Illuminated LED Light
AMOS 160x to 200x Zoom LED Microscope Jewellery Jeweller's Pocket Portable Magnifier Magnifying Loupe Glass Eye Lens Pieces with Extreme Zoom Focus and Illuminated LED Light
Offered by CostMad-UK
Price: 5.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars tiny and a bit duuf, 6 Jan 2014
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Feels cheap, image too bright and blurry. For the money its OK I suppose but there are other better ones for not much more money.


Illuminate Microscope Magnifying Glass 60x-100x Loupe
Illuminate Microscope Magnifying Glass 60x-100x Loupe
Offered by Digiflex
Price: 7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 6 Jan 2014
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for the money this little pocket scope is pretty good indeed. bright and reasonably clear image, easy enough to use in the field.


Stovax Stove Fire Glass, Aga, Rayburn & Oven Cleaner Gel 500ml
Stovax Stove Fire Glass, Aga, Rayburn & Oven Cleaner Gel 500ml
Offered by Plumbing Supermarket
Price: 8.05

5.0 out of 5 stars This stuff really does work!, 6 Jan 2014
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My stove glass was pretty dirty, not just soft soot but a hard burnt on residue. I put a coat of this on the glass, made a cup of tea, wiped the Stovax off and my glass was like new. Brilliant, nuff said!!


The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe
The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe
by Michael Jordan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most useful beginers fungi guide, 5 Dec 2013
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By all means buy the Collins fungi guides and Roger Phillips "mushrooms" but those books leave you sifting through endless photos trying to match a fungus. It can be enough to put a learner off!

This book is different - it has a simple key to genera/groups of fungi which gets you in the right place to start with and narrows your search down straight away. Other field guides (such as the new black Collins guide) can then be used to confirm ID.

As someone new to mycology I would NOT BE WITHOUT IT!!!


The Practical Geologist
The Practical Geologist
by Dougal Dixon
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.22

1.0 out of 5 stars OK for kids, 2 Jun 2013
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Ok for kids but if you know anything much about geology don bother with this and get the Open University "Geological Field Techniques"


Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
by Milton Friedman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.46

14 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The other side of the coin, 15 Nov 2011
The world in 2011 is seeing the policies set out in this book operating in their full. Whilst Democratically Elected Politicians are forced to resign (the Greek and Italian leaders being the latest) the "Tecnocrats" step in and sell off State Assets well below their true value.

There is an unpalatable yet inescapable fact that lurks beneath the surface here - friedmanism cannot function in a democracy - or rather freidmanism stops democracies from functioning properly. Darker still is the "shock therapy" that is required for friedmanism to see its full expression. I would point readers to "The Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein before they sing the praises of this man or the policies he expounds in this book.
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The Mammoth Book of Native Americans: The Story of America's Original Inhabitants in All Its Beauty, Magic, Truth and Tragedy (Mammoth Books)
The Mammoth Book of Native Americans: The Story of America's Original Inhabitants in All Its Beauty, Magic, Truth and Tragedy (Mammoth Books)
by Jon E. Lewis
Edition: Paperback

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hard read but worth it, 17 Dec 2010
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An achingly painful read, one that shows western white "civilization" at its worst. The book eloquently tells the story of the first Americans and their dealings with White Men. It gives a broad overview of the history and culture of the various nations. The most striking aspect though is the fact that over 350 pages detail the murder, violence, treachery and hatred dealt to these people by the Whites. At the turn of every page one prays for some respite for them, some hope, some tiny kindness from the Whites.....it doesnt come.
As a gauge of how abused these tribes were and have been until very recent times it takes just 25 pages to summarise the better things that have happened in more recent times.


Opticron Discovery WP PC 10x42 Binoculars
Opticron Discovery WP PC 10x42 Binoculars
Price: 179.00

49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant value for oney, 20 Jan 2010
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Just got a pair of these delivered. Look good and sturdy and not too heavy. Compared them to a 600 pair of Leicas and to be honest these are just as good with lovely bright crisp optics and generally good build. If I was to moan about anything (which I don't want to) it is that the right hand twist out eyepiece is meant to stop at a half way out point (as well as fully out). This halfway point is not as positive a "click" as it is on the left side. Anyway this is very minor and slight. Perhaps the extra hundreds for leicas etc goes into build quality etc but optically these are just as good.

They came with strap, case etc and will focus onto your foot so are good for insects etc as well as birding.

All in all I would highly recommend them to anyone who has always dreamt of owning a pair of excellent bins but who could never quite bring themselves to shell out many hundreds of pounds!


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