Gavin Morrice

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (22 of 34)
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
 

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Norwegian-English Dictionary by Einar Haugen
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need, 6 Jan 2009
This Norwegian-English dictionary is essential when trying to learn more complex Norwegian. Once you get past the "Hello" and "How are you" stage you'll find that you need something like this to decipher the vast differences in dialect throughout the language.

As well as including slang, swearwords and differences in spelling, the dictionary shows examples of the word in context. This is the best reference I have found for improving my Norwegian vocab and understanding of the language.

Note- This dictionary only translates from Norwegian to English
Bad Thoughts: A Guide to Clear Thinking by Jamie Whyte
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Jamie Whyte has given a much needed introduction to logical thought.

As the book points out with several examples, most people seem adverse to thinking logically. Whyte makes a point of highlighting areas where we lack logical thought and points out better ways to approach these issues.

I agree with almost every point he makes in this book and can't help but share Whyte's frustration.

Really well written, great for those who like to challenge themselves a little.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Di&hellip by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point is really well written and it's an enjoyable read.

More importantly, the ideas in it seem to be valid making them powerful tools for anybody looking to start anything new.

Gladwell gives plenty of examples to back up the ideas and shows how they were applied to a multitude of things from suicides in Micronesia, to Blues Clues and the American revolution.

It's one of those books that I can't read for more than five minutes at a time before stopping to share an interesting point with the people around me.

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