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Practices of Selfhood
Practices of Selfhood
by Zygmunt Bauman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Practices of Selfhood, 29 Jun. 2015
This review is from: Practices of Selfhood (Paperback)
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When I was younger, I had a phase reading a lot of philosophy books after reading the cult classic, 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle maintenance'. I was interesting return to philosophical musings as detailed in the ZYGMUNT BAUMAN , REIN RAUD well received work 'Practices of the Self'.
Detailing the cultural, philosophical and social conditioning which defines 'self' in the 21st century, the authors take us on something of a magical mystery tour of modern structural forces which impinge on the individual's self awareness and social independence. Forces which emerge quite often from unforeseen areas. I.E. both technological and political advances and changes in societal policy. Particularly in advanced Western societies where concepts of selfhood have changed far more perceptibly than in particularly, third world agrarian cultures where religion and poverty maintain timeless constructs.
An interesting read..


Philips Avent Classic+ Bottle Feeding Essential Set SCD383/01
Philips Avent Classic+ Bottle Feeding Essential Set SCD383/01
Price: £69.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Phillips Avent Cassic Bottle feeding kit., 29 Jun. 2015
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I got one of these sets for my daughter last year and now by good chance, I've had the opportunity to get another similar Phillips set for my son who is expecting their first child later this year. My daughter has been saying what a great bit of kit it has been for her and how she wouldn't be without it. The set includes Set includes a microwave steriliser, bottles, extra soft and soft teats, thermabag, milk powder dispenser, bottle and teat brush.
It gets a big thumbs up!


Napoleon: On War
Napoleon: On War
by Bruno Colson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.02

4.0 out of 5 stars Napoleon: On War, 26 Jun. 2015
This review is from: Napoleon: On War (Hardcover)
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Military historian, Bruno Colson has undertaken something of a mission impossible. That is, writing the definitive book on Napoleon's military strategies that the Emperor himself never completed. Although historically speaking, there is evidence the he did indeed set down his military theories in print before destroying the manuscript.
Using a range of material sourced from contemporary writers and translating empirical and anecdotal evidence, Colson constructs an entirely believable theoretic work which convinces and which is written in a straightforward style.
Was Napoleon the greatest military strategist and battle general of all time? Possibly not as his disastrous excursion into Russia proved when a smaller less well organised force lured his battle hardened army into following them into the harsh Russian interior as winter was closing in and using a scorched earth policy, left Napoleon's forces suffering a terrible fate. Starved, frozen and unable to fight off the guerrilla strikes from the Russian forces who followed them on a parallel line.

Fascinating stuff indeed.


Sealy Posturepedic Optimal Latex Pillow - Firm
Sealy Posturepedic Optimal Latex Pillow - Firm
Price: £60.35

4.0 out of 5 stars Sealy Posturepedic Latex Pillow, 23 Jun. 2015
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Used for the first time last night,this Sealey Posturepedic latex pillow is made from that memory foam latex which moulds itself to your body shape or in this case-your head. It's quite firm and heavy so those who favour a soft light pillow might find it a strange sensation if they haven't slept on one before. However, I found it quite comfortable-I did have a second softer pillow underneath- and as someone who suffers the occasional twangs of shoulder and neck pain, it didn't provoke any discomfort through its firmness.I guess the makers would claim that as it is a 'posturepedic pillow' it should actually alleviate discomfort.
At £60 (current price) it's not cheap but if it helps you sleep then that is indeed priceless!


Carmex Cherry Tube and Pot - (Pack of 2)
Carmex Cherry Tube and Pot - (Pack of 2)
Price: £5.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Carmex Cherry lip balm, 22 Jun. 2015
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Obtained for a daughter who suffers from dry lips. Carmex lip balm is an established brand which has been going since 1937. The balm has a moisturizing effect and apparently has a pleasant taste and smell. The makers claim it can be used as a pre lipstick foundation.Comes in a tube and small pot and offers good value.


Analogies and Theories: Formal Models of Reasoning (Lipsey Lectures)
Analogies and Theories: Formal Models of Reasoning (Lipsey Lectures)
by Itzhak Gilboa
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Analogies and Theories., 22 Jun. 2015
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Authors, Itzhak Gilboa,Larry Samuelson, and David Schmeidler are Jewish mathematicians working in Israel and the US who apply their field of expertise to the theories and practices surrounding predictive event management. Working through an applied formula based on empirical evidence and research, the authors bypass political, cultural and social criteria and maintain an scientific and mathematical model to evidence outcomes.
For the lay person, this can be an incredibly dry and challenging read but those working in the area or involved in academic research, Analogies and Theories will, I'm sure, be a thought provoking and valuable work.


Gourmet Mon Petit Indulgent New Meat Recipes with Game Liver and Beef Wet Cat Food (Pack of 8)
Gourmet Mon Petit Indulgent New Meat Recipes with Game Liver and Beef Wet Cat Food (Pack of 8)
Price: £15.92

4.0 out of 5 stars For Pampered Moggies!, 19 Jun. 2015
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I have four cats who all have different appetites. Two of them will eat dry food, two of them won't. Some will eat anything that's given them no matter how cheap or expensive while at least one refuses to change her regular wet cat food. So, I was interested to see how they would cope with this Gourmet food?
So far so good. they've all eaten it straight off with no refusals. The packets are only 50g so by my reckoning that's only 1/8th of a tin of cat food. That works out quite expensive so I guess it's for pampered moggies only!


AnySharp ABS Plastic Multi-Tool and Knife Sharpener, Blue
AnySharp ABS Plastic Multi-Tool and Knife Sharpener, Blue
Price: £12.33

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AnySharp knife and tool sharpener, 16 Jun. 2015
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This actually arrived this morning and I quickly tore open the box to give it a try on a collection of pretty blunt kitchen knives I've been labouring with for a while now. With its easy grip handle, the twin slotted sharpener (one slot for knives, the other for scissors and tools) is easy to use and highly effective. The diagram inside the carton shows you which way to draw the blade and without using too much pressure, a dozen or so strokes really sharpened the knives I ran through it, very quickly and effectively. My old (and useless!) knife sharpener is going in the bin. This is just the job!


Taf Toys I'm Happy Baby Book
Taf Toys I'm Happy Baby Book
Offered by MMP Living
Price: £13.41

4.0 out of 5 stars Taf Toys sofy fold out baby book, 16 Jun. 2015
This review is from: Taf Toys I'm Happy Baby Book (Toy)
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Obtained for a young grandson who is a few months old, this Taf Toys fold out soft book is designed to be placed in a baby's cot to offer stimulation or as a tactile experience. Bright and colourful, the pictures on this double sided fold out book will be enjoyed by young babies who are starting to investigate their small world.


Philips S7370/12 Series 7000 Electric Shaver for Sensitive Skin with Beard Trimmer
Philips S7370/12 Series 7000 Electric Shaver for Sensitive Skin with Beard Trimmer
Price: £169.78

4.0 out of 5 stars Phillips Series 7000 rechargable shaver, 16 Jun. 2015
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I've an old Phillips shaver which has served me well for years. This rather expensive it has to be said, Series 7000 shaver, designed for sensitive skin is everything the maker claims and more. It's comfortable in the hand and glides over the skin without grating like old shavers. With easy fit snap on heads you can adapt as a beard trimmer and the rechargeable battery, so far, really holds a charge well which is useful if you are taking it away with you for a few days and haven't got anywhere to recharge it.
As stated, it's not cheap but it should last a long time if other Phillips shavers are anything to go by.


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