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Budweiser Budvar Dark - Premium Czech Republic Lag&hellip by Budweiser
Not so fizzy; it keeps; enjoy slowly. Invest in a box of Budvar, keep it by you; great on grey days( great on any day).
Marsiglis Europe, 1680-1730: The Life and Times of&hellip by John Stoye
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What do we know about Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli? Not much. What do we know about the Austro-Hungarian Empire and its interactions with the Ottoman Empire? Not much. We should know more. We might make a start by looking at Marsigli and his adventures in Danubian lands. Find out more about Marsigli- and more about Danubia (Danubius Fluviorum Europae Princeps). Marsigli wrote a great book on the Danubian region; he was interested in a vast number of things and his multi-volume book on the Danube describes most of them. He, for example, invented oceanography via his experiments with the Black Sea. He did many things but for me the most impressive is noticeing the soil layers in the Danube… Read more
The Bee-eaters by C. Hilary Fry
The Bee-eaters by C. Hilary Fry
This is a remarkably good book; this is scholarly writing at its best. This is a book about bee eaters by a man who knows about bee eaters- and would like the world to know about bee eaters. I knew little about bee eaters; now I feel well informed; it is as though a whole academic discipline were rolled up and presented in one volume. I feel that some new form of criticism is required; its not really sufficient just to say its good or its well written or its informative; its a privilege to own this book; definitely a 5 star item.

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