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The Great War at Sea: 1914 - 1918
The Great War at Sea: 1914 - 1918
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Nearly Book, 3 Sept. 2016
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Almost excellent but it could be improved by a few carefully chosen diagrams. Inevitably, it concentrates on the big ships which even at the time were the focus of attention. "How many capital ships to build" was a major topic of debate before the Great War. In fact of course, one does not build a battleship in isolation; one has a minor fleet of smaller ships to guard and service it. Sometime, I would like to read about them.


Return of the Black Death: The World's Greatest Serial Killer
Return of the Black Death: The World's Greatest Serial Killer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and spell-binding, 3 Sept. 2016
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This is a thought-provoking book and should be read widely. In part it reads like a horror detective story: the trouble is that it is probably a true and accurate reconstruction of actual events. The implications are horrendous.


War and Peace: With bonus material from Give War and Peace A Chance by Andrew D. Kaufman
War and Peace: With bonus material from Give War and Peace A Chance by Andrew D. Kaufman
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it, 5 Mar. 2016
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Justifiably this is a classic and worth every second of the reader's time. The notes on the strategy of the war are illuminating. One very minor criticism is that it was not clear to me whether these notes were by Tolstoy or by the translator; either way they were very helpful. Readers should note that it is useful to take notes of the characters' family relationships and the names by which they are known by friends of their respective families.


Android Tablets For Dummies
Android Tablets For Dummies
Price: £12.24

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money, 3 Feb. 2016
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I recommend any owner of an Android tablet to read a book like this one because there are many ''useful features'' that are not immediately obvious in the language. Whilst I cannot comment on any other book, I can say that this one was most helpful to me..


How to Make Videos for YouTube (for Free!)
How to Make Videos for YouTube (for Free!)
Price: £3.82

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 27 July 2014
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My daughter has submitted many videos.


SanDisk SDSDX-064G-FFP SD Extreme 45 MB/s 64 GB Card - Frustration-Free Packaging (Packaging Varies)
SanDisk SDSDX-064G-FFP SD Extreme 45 MB/s 64 GB Card - Frustration-Free Packaging (Packaging Varies)

5.0 out of 5 stars Use in a Camera, 27 July 2014
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I got it for my Nikon digital camera and it seems to work giving me the ability to save 9k best quality images - more than enough!
For what it is worth, my small Nikon camera is very picky; some sd cards don't work at all. I think it is an issue with the physical size of the cards as opposed to their capacity.


Bleak House
Bleak House
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, 9 July 2014
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This review is from: Bleak House (Kindle Edition)
This is Dickens, the great social reformer, taking on the legal establishment of his time by pointing out its self-serving ways but wrapping it around a love story. There are lots of lovable characters as well.


4400mAh Laptop Battery for eMachines 350 eM350 AO532G UM09H75 UM09C31
4400mAh Laptop Battery for eMachines 350 eM350 AO532G UM09H75 UM09C31

5.0 out of 5 stars A new life for an older netbook!, 13 Nov. 2013
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There is little to be said except that it was not expensive; it was delivered quickly and coupled with some extra RAM and a new operating system my netbook has been revitalised


The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything
The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything
by Olivier Lecarme
Edition: Paperback
Price: £35.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all. That's what it is!, 13 Nov. 2013
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GIMP is the best known and most fully featured open source editing programme for digital photographs and is highly recommended. It is a good book but, in my opinion, it is more suitable as a follow-on book rather than an introductory one. In particular, a lot of space is devoted to detailed examination of the menus of GIMP's multitude of editing tools. As I stand at this moment, the book is bit too advanced but if I progress (fond hope!), I expect that this book will become my principal helpmate.


GIMP 2.8 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software
GIMP 2.8 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software
by Klaus Goelker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.00

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have Book for digital photographers, 13 Nov. 2013
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Digital photographers who want to progress beyond the scope of simple computer software for digital editing to that of highly advanced software should read this book; it describes simply and clearly in "tutorial-style" how to use the best known open source, multi-platform digital editing programme "GIMP". Many sample photographs are provided on the attached DVD for use in following the tutorials. The disk also contains the GIMP software and various extensions to it. Be aware, however, that as with all advanced software there is a "steep learning curve" so even with this book it will take a determined effort to become modestly proficient. Even so, I am sure that the book will be worthwhile.


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