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7dayshop Headphones AERO 7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Aeroplane Kit and Travel Case
7dayshop Headphones AERO 7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Aeroplane Kit and Travel Case
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Price: £39.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great headphones - but from my experience they break easily, 13 Jun. 2017
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Great headphones - but from my experience they break easily. I have bought two - and both have suffered from the same fault, with the headphone ear detaching from the arch. The manufacturer told me that this is due to "excessive force" but since when did putting headphones on your head count as "excessive force"!
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 24 Jun. 2012
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I bought this device a week ago and have been disappointed to find that its functionality as a SatNav is surprisingly bad. The device has Windows, can play video, games and do all sort of things - but unbelievably the Navigation software doesn't appear to allow you to navigate using postcodes - rather you have to provide a full street address. Despite the amazing price, I would not recommend buying this.
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Faster Than The Speed Of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation
Faster Than The Speed Of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation
by João Magueijo
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book!, 15 Sept. 2003
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This book has received quite a mixed verdict so far. I would like to recommend it to you.
It covers his recent work on VSL theories very well, I think. The reader gets a good grasp of the reasoning behind the theory without the mathematical detail. It is also a very entertaining look at the workings of modern scientific academia. In the second part of the book, we get onto Joao's dealings with the scientific world, and we have some fairly provocative opinions! Mostly true, I think.


The Days of Wine and Roses: The Owl Years 1981-1985
The Days of Wine and Roses: The Owl Years 1981-1985
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Price: £20.20

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, 9 Sept. 2003
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I was disappointed by this collection of Michel Petrucciani. Solo piano features heavily, and it's all a little too over-sentimental for my liking. Mr Jean-Jacques Pussiau selected the tracks from the Owl catalogue. "I hear a rhapsody" is a great one. But unfortunately it's the exception.


Project Orion: The Atomic Spaceship 1957-1965 (Penguin Press Science)
Project Orion: The Atomic Spaceship 1957-1965 (Penguin Press Science)
by George B. Dyson
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Project Orion, 30 Jun. 2003
The life of this US military research program on nuclear propulsion rockets is well documented in this book. The author is the son of the physicist Freeman Dyson, one of the main guys involed in the project. The book has clearly been a labour of love for the author, containing many interviews with his father's former colleagues and carefully referencing many of the their research papers.
My criticism of the book lies with the editing. The structure of the book is not very logical for the reader. As a historical account, it is certainly not chronological. It jumps around, following the topics as brought up by the interviewed scientists. So there's a lot of repitition of the core material and the book could have been shorter. Also, the 'techie' language remains in the book in all its glory. Some of it is eloquent, some quite crude.
But I forgive the book for all this. It's not a text book on the subject, nor yet another diluted popular science book. Instead it's scientists reminiscing about their lost work on an ambitious space exploration project which was terminated before its dreams could be realised.


World Music: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
World Music: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Philip Vilas Bohlman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The academic study of music, 23 Nov. 2002
As with the "Short Introduction to Music", this should rather be called an introduction/history to the academic study of world music. From these two books I have read, I'm not convinced that the academic musicologists are worth that much. The academic work swings from light philosophy and sociology (the encounter of one musician with an another - or more importantly, it seems, the encounter of a musicologist with a musician) ... and the market forces/CD sales which drive the music industry. Fairly simple ideas with pretty complex jargon employed.
The interaction of western academics with the music they find around them is not that interesting. Much more interesting is the development of world musics, and their interaction with one another - which is touched upon a little.
Perhaps I'm being unfair on this book. Despite the jargon used, the ideas are well described. The book reminds us that the concept of 'World Music' is relatively new (about as new as the WM section in your local HMV). And of course the work carried out by the ethnomusicologists in documenting and recording World Musics is extremely important.


Godel: A Life Of Logic, The Mind, And Mathematics
Godel: A Life Of Logic, The Mind, And Mathematics
by John L. Casti
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great introductory piece, 12 Sept. 2002
I don't know how this compares with other books about Godel's life and work, but I've found this an enjoyable read. The main ideas are explained very clearly. The impact of Godel's work on the fields of computer science, cognitive science... is very interesting.


Medeiros
Medeiros

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the better album, 9 Dec. 2001
This review is from: Medeiros (Audio CD)
I would recommend this over their later album, Hope & Adams, which I felt lacked songs and was overproduced. The songs shine more with the LoFi feel of this album, leaving your mind to fill in the gaps. Songs such as death car, karmic episodes, summer, leslie west are particularly good. If you like this, try Pavement.


Any Other City
Any Other City

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars he's the shaker baby!, 4 May 2001
This review is from: Any Other City (Audio CD)
This is really refreshing record. It'll put a smile on your face. The music has got great spirit and vitality. The Leanover (their debut single) is excellent, and this CD sees an even better recording of this song. Juno, Envoys and Sorrow are also particularly good. The music has got a great rough LoFi feel to it. I like it lots.


A Gershwin Songbook
A Gershwin Songbook
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fireworks on the piano!, 16 Dec. 2000
This review is from: A Gershwin Songbook (Audio CD)
Wayne Marshall plays the piano and organ, and manages to span the gap between classical and jazz. He has great technique, and likes to play pieces at an amazing speed. He plays with great clarity in rhythm and dynamics. When are heard this recording, I rushed out to buy the music. The preludes are pure genius, they're so short, yet have amazing detail. This performance couldn't be better - it captures the excitement and emotion of the music. I wish I could find similar piano pieces from other composers. The solo piano improvisation on Gershwin works is inspiring - "fascinating rhythm", "Summertime", and "I got rhythm" are particularly good.


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