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Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science
Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science
by Carol Yoon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Natural philosopy, 2 Aug. 2013
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Carol Yoon have written a delightful book about how we relate to the world around us. Or how we _do not_ relate to it. Science goes in a direction that clashes with some primeval ability we seem to have buildt-in. From a sharp scientific background, it it delightful to follow Yoon as she seems to rediscover the childlike joy and wonder at the natural world.


The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
by Robert Fisk
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Fisk - none better, 2 Aug. 2013
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Clear, sharp, compassionate and engaging. Robert Fisk knows his stuff, and I would say he is the go-to source on European and Middle Eastern history.


Cartographies of Time
Cartographies of Time
by Daniel Rosenberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!, 23 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Cartographies of Time (Paperback)
this is a splendid book - delightful, insightful, fun and educational. I use it in my uni research, and i think this spans so many fields, it should be included in many courses.


Atonement
Atonement
by Ian McEwan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

18 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars atonement - disapponting to the end, 27 July 2008
This review is from: Atonement (Paperback)
It was hugely disappointing. It is NOT "smouldering with slow-burning menace". It rambles on and on, prattling endlessly, and trying to save the whole thing at the end, as being the manuscript of that annoying little brat now doddering old fool.

The basic story is simple enough, and this story could have been effectively told in a hundred pages. 372 is a major waste of paper, space and my patience.

The figures are flat and two-dimentional, the language pretentious and the aim way over the authors' abillities, it seems.
There is a real possibillity that the film will be ok, simply because the book was awful.


Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand
Edition: Paperback

19 of 66 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars drivel-, 22 Aug. 2006
This review is from: Atlas Shrugged (Paperback)
This book is pure nonsense and laughable drivel. Badly written, wafer-thin story, crap plot.

I wouldn't spend the energy rewiewing this, if it wasn't for all the misguided ejits that rate it highly- there should be a counter.

To echo another reviewer- avoid it now, thank me later.

It's the bigges pile of rubbish I've ever read, regardless of genre.

If the Amazon rating-system would allow me, I'd give it negative star rating.
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