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Namibia (Lonely Planet Travel Guides)
Namibia (Lonely Planet Travel Guides)
by Deanna Swaney
Edition: Paperback

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Travel Guide, 27 Mar. 2003
Just like most of the Lonely Planet travel guides, this guide to Namibia is very comprehensive and manages to fit a lot of information into a surprisingly small amount of space. This book contains all the information you will ever need to know about Namibia and more. The book has been deliberately kept to a smallish size. This is very useful in that you can easily take the book to Namibia with you and it will not weigh you down. The only disadvantage of having so much information crammed into such a small space is that the writing is quite small. It would have also been nice if more of the pictures and illustrations were in colour. This, however, is a small gripe. This is a great book and if you are going to Namibia then I warmly recommend that you buy it.


Botswana (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
Botswana (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
by Paul Greenway
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Travel Guide, 27 Mar. 2003
I am very pleased with this book. It contains all the information that I could ever want to know about my forthcoming trip to Botswana. The book has sections on: 1. general facts about Botswana 2. Facts for the visitor 3. travel to and from Botswana 4. Travel within Botswana 5. Gaborone (the capital) 6. Eastern Botswana 6. A Wildlife Guide 7. North-Eastern Biotswana 8. The Kalahari 9. Victoria Falls 9. Language.
In short this book has a bit of everything. This book has made me feel like an expert on Botswana. My only complaint about the book is that the writing is a bit too small. I will forgive the publishers for this however as the small writing is due to the publishers wanting to get as much information as possible into a book that is small enough to be taken on holiday with you. If you are going to Botswana, then this is the book you should get.


The Atlas of the Human Body: A Complete Guide to How the Body Works
The Atlas of the Human Body: A Complete Guide to How the Body Works
by Peter H. Abrahams
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb in Every Way, 27 Mar. 2003
This is a great resource for understanding and learning how the body works. It is designed for the average person who may be a bit curious about their body works. It is not an academic book although it is written by a professor. The pictures of the different parts of the body are all in full colour and are easy to understand. The explanations are simple enough to understand, but they still contain a lot of information. I love this book. I am glad I bought it. It is the perfect book for anybody who is interested in what makes them tick.


Star Trek 6 - The Undiscovered Country [VHS] [1992]
Star Trek 6 - The Undiscovered Country [VHS] [1992]
VHS
Offered by londonstorehouse
Price: £12.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How Star Trek Should Be, 21 Feb. 2003
This film is great classic Star Trek. It is the last film to star the original Star Trek crew, and boy they go out with a bang. This is the best Star Trek film since Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. This is not surprising as this film has the same director. Kirk and the rest of the Enterprises crew may be looking a bit old but they can still pull their punches. The story line is the best type there is in Star Trek. Without spoiling the plot, Kirk is put into a no win situation and the rest of the film is Kirk and the Enterprises crew desperately attempting to win from this no win situation. Naturally they do win, but the film is nerve wracking until the last possible moment. An excellent film for the Classic Star Trek crew to bow out with and a must see film for any Star Trek fan.


Teach Yourself World Faiths, New Edition
Teach Yourself World Faiths, New Edition
by Paul Oliver
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Introduction to the Main Religions of the World, 21 Feb. 2003
The author, Paul Oliver, has written an excellent, clear, consise, easy to read book on the main religions of the world. The book has introductory and concluding chapters on aspects of religion in general and then chapters on twelve of the worlds leading faiths. The book covers Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Bahaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, The religion of the Parsis, and Sikhism. If you do not know much about the world's religions or if you want to contextualize your personal beliefs into the wider human realm of beliefs, then this is the book for you. It does a very good job in giving a snapshot of each major religion and I warmly recommend this book to you.


World Religion (Teach Yourself 101 Key Ideas)
World Religion (Teach Yourself 101 Key Ideas)
by Paul Oliver
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection Bookified, 21 Feb. 2003
This book is little but great. It is written in the style of a little dictionary. It therefore can be read as a normal book or used to look up a particular aspect of religion you want to know more about. This book covers all the basic ideas that are contained in the world's main religions. Even if you are a religion expert, this book will still be a good read for you as there is bound to be some concept that you have not heard of before that the book mentions. While each concept only gets the slightest of explanations, it is enough to make you understand and respect that concept. This book is not supposed to be in depth, it is supposed to be in breadth. This book is very cheap as well, which makes it a must buy for every person on the planet!


Star Trek 5 - The Final Frontier [VHS] [1989]
Star Trek 5 - The Final Frontier [VHS] [1989]
VHS
Offered by minipack
Price: £10.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Classic... Classic Star Trek, 3 Feb. 2003
Star Trek 5 lives up to the belief that the odd numbered films are not as good as the even numbered Trek films. It does however have some good moments within it, although the overall story is not so good. The moment when Captain Kirk is climbing the cliff edge at the beginning is great. Also it works really well to have Spock's emotional (but fully Vulcan) half brother as the bad guy. The interplay between Spock and Sybok is really great and reveals interesting things about the Vulcan character that we didn't know before.
All in all, if you are not a Star Trek fan then this film is probably not worth buying, but if you are a Star Trek fan then this film is definitly worth buying.


Star Trek 4 - The Voyage Home [VHS] [1987]
Star Trek 4 - The Voyage Home [VHS] [1987]
VHS
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £6.09

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Star Trek With a Difference, 2 Feb. 2003
This film is a great Star Trek movie. It really makes up for the disappointment of the previous movie (The Search for Spock)
The great thing about this film that sets it apart from all the other Star Trek films is that it takes all our favourite Trek characters out of their normal setting and puts them into one that is alien to them but familiar to us (present day America). In doing this we get the chance to laugh at the flawed attempts of these incredible people from the future to cope with the world that we live in. Spock is especially amusing in this scenario. This film helps fans and none fans of Star Trek connect with the characters in a way like they have never done before.
This is the most successful Star Trek film ever and it is easy to understand why. I recommend this film to everybody alike. It is great.


Star Trek 3 - The Search For Spock [VHS]
Star Trek 3 - The Search For Spock [VHS]
VHS

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor by Star Trek Standards, 1 Feb. 2003
This film is poor by the standards of Star Trek. Its one sole purpose is to bring Spock back to life. Spock died at the end of the previous Star Trek film, to save the crew (The real reason was that Leonard Nimoy, the actor that plays Spock, did not want to play Spock ever again and wanted his character to die, but then changed his mind). The film succeeds in bringing Spock back to life and thereby preserving one of Star Trek's all time favorite characters, but it achieves litte else. Compared to the Wrath of Khan this film is poor. The story is completely subservient to the task of bringing Spock to life and as a result suffers. If you are not a Star Trek fan then don't watch this film, but if you are a Star Trek fan then do buy this film as it does provide you with some important information which will enhance your viewing of over films in the Star Trek series.


Star Trek 2 - The Wrath Of Khan [VHS] [1982]
Star Trek 2 - The Wrath Of Khan [VHS] [1982]
VHS

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the Best Trek Movie, 1 Feb. 2003
This, the second of the Star Trek movies is very possibly the best of them. The Wrath of Khan and the first Trek film started a patter that has survived to this day. The first film was more of a psychological and dramatic nature. It was therefore decided that Star Trek 2 needed to be an action film. This pattern has followed through all ten Star Trek movies, a psychological followed by an action. The action ones have always proved to be much better than the psychological ones resulting in the saying that the even films are much better than the odds.
This film had quite a low budget, but this was good in that it meant concentration was put on the story and the action rather than on special effects. In the Story, Kirk and the Enterprise are the victims of a hugh and deadly surprise attack by the genetically enhanced Khan (the best bad character in all Trek history). Kirk then has to fight against all the odds to beat this mentally and physically superior human being and his crew. The fact that the enterprise is badly damaged from Khan's opening attack and that it only has a student crew onboard makes Kirks job seem almost impossible. It is this putting a great man in Admiral Kirk, into a seemingly no win situation and then watch him fight against impossibility and eventually snatch victory from the moment of sure defeat that makes this film so incredibly good.
Star Trek will never again produce a film so good as this. In two words "Buy It!"


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