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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (Oxford Paperb&hellip by Simon Blackburn
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I believe I have the 2005 'Second Edition' of this book with the statement "New Edition" posted on it. Hopefully the newer versions have been improved and not just reprinted. I am academically studying philosophy (which is seen as a bit of a joke I know) and need to be able to reference the philosophically based definitions of terms before I can do anything with them. So I was advised to get a dictionary of philosophy to provide very importantly the *accurate* definitions I need (if you cite a term in an exam without saying accurately what it means you can get no or fewer marks), one focused in the area of philosophy as most dictionaries leave out more obscure philosophical terms or do not… Read more
John Adams Microscope Set by John Adams
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Impractically small, 28 Nov 2010
I confess first of all I have not opened the box this microscope came in (for returning purposes) which is why I have given the product the liberty of two stars.
I am after a microscope for my young cousin to encourage an interest in science. You can see through the plastic screen in the box how shockingly small it is, and is made of a lightweight plastic (nothing like the metal seen in the picture). It seems nothing more than novel with little potential for practical use. However I do press the point, I have not actually used it so could be very wrong. But for present purposes it looks more like a joke than a useful or thoughtful gift, so I am instead returning this and going for one… Read more
Western Digital TV HD 1080i Mini Media Player (dis&hellip by Western Digital
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job well, 28 Nov 2010
The only reason for giving this product four and not five stars is because of its few limitations, and that there are other products doing the same job for less money (I paid only £50 though). I would put the value down by at least £10 personally as it is a very simple piece of equipment, and attribute the price to the demand for media translators.

I can only use it to play AVI and MP4 films (there are a few other formats it plays but I have never had or seen any films formatted that way), which isn't a real problem for me given they are the two most popular film formats I have (about 95% out of the few hundred I have are AVI). It can also not play especially high resolution… Read more