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"Nick Smirh"
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The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turnin&hellip by Ryan Holiday
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overcoming obstacles, 28 May 2014
While this book is an excellent read and presents a different and in my view a more realistic perspective on problem solving and overcoming adversity it does at times seem to be contradictory in its presentation. It's approach is based on the 'Stoic' school of philosophy and illustrates well the need to think 'outside the box' when it comes to problem solving. If I was to summarise the message of this book I would say, crying and moaning about problems does not solve them and is a waste of time and effort, action is called for, with planning and a clear goal. As Churchill would put it 'Action this day'.
Hieroglyphic Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Middl&hellip by Bill Petty PhD
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is an excellent pocket dictionary and comes in handy when in a museum or if you are visiting sites in Egypt, its a great memory aid also, especially when your middle egyptian is a bit rusty like mine. What I liked was the fact that the book is compact, handy and portable, it supports main text's and books on the subject, some of which can be quite weighty, I'm thinking of the seminal text 'Egyptian Grammar' by Alan Gardner. I give it 4 stars because I think as a quick reference book the layout could be improved with quick research tabs, having said that, the layout is good and the book is a useful reference tool.
Defining Magic: A Reader (Critical Categories in t&hellip by Bernd-Christian Otto
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is a collection of academic text on the nature of magic, it's meaning in contemporary society. For those studying magic as in a social and anthropological context I would highly recommend this book.

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