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Bugatti VELA - Blender Yellow by Bugatti
1.0 out of 5 stars Looking for parts, 8 July 2013
I received this item in red as a gift. It is very beautiful, but now very useless. The locking mechanism on the base snapped on the third use. I contacted Casa Bugatti, but they don't even sell spare parts for this issue
(though at one point I believe you could buy the glass jug). In trying to fix the problem, further plastic parts broke off the base. It is extremely flimsy given the weight of the jug. I believe nearly 300 was spent on my blender. I would strongly advise not buying the product, if you intend using it.
Guide to Ogam by Damian McManus
Guide to Ogam by Damian McManus
I purchased this when writing a piece on ogham stones and their use throughout time. It seems to be the go-to academic text on ogham. It is not a light read, but a fascinating insight nonetheless.

A word of caution, it does seem to be written more from a historical-linguistics rather than an archaeological or historical viewpoint. I did not study linguistics, and spent some time trying to figure out terms like lenition. If it is re-printed or republished, a glossary for the uninitiated would be helpful.

His much shorter text The Ogam Stones at University College Cork (University Heritage)would be better… Read more
The Osteology of Infants and Children (Texas A&m U&hellip by Brenda J. Baker
I purchased this during my course on human osteology. I found it very helpful for infant and juvenile remains, particularly the back of the book as a quick reference guide for aging and identification. The book has 1:1 drawings of individual bones, at varying ages and stages of development, which are very handy for lab work.

The start of the book also touches on recovery of delicate human remains, and provides advice on storage and stabilization, however this seems geared towards dry climate contexts.

The current size and shape of the book, which may have been to accommodate drawings, can be a little awkward, when compared to something like… Read more

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