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The Labyrinth of Time: The Illusion of Past, Present and Future
The Labyrinth of Time: The Illusion of Past, Present and Future
by Anthony Peake
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled by meaningless words, 30 April 2012
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It is not easy to be hard on an author because there is always commitment involved even in a mistaken view. However, a review is undertaken for other readers and this book is a construct of Wikipaedia abstracts fashioned into sentences without a fundamental base for the reasoning presented as a reality.

John Burnett
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Worlds in Collision
Worlds in Collision
by Immanuel Velikovsky
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable reference, 30 April 2012
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Velikovsky was for decades derided for his views by palaeontologists because he provided an explanation for a number of geological dichotomies. His work has been out of print for too long and it is pleasing to see it reprinted
John Burnett


The Second Brain
The Second Brain
by Michael D. Gershon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.04

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enteric nervous system, 30 April 2012
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Michael Gershon is a delightful author because from his great depth of experience he can draw upon the fundamentals to explain what would otherwise be complex and in doing so open a vista of understanding that would otherwise be closed to the lay view

John Burnett


Beurer FW20 Cosy Footwarmer
Beurer FW20 Cosy Footwarmer
Price: £33.85

5.0 out of 5 stars foot warmer, 16 Mar. 2012
I have been most impressed with this product. It is well made and does very efficiently what it is designed to do. The only problem has been that my cat thought I had bought it for her and considers the low setting the best
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Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.79

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mindfulness as a 'discovery', 11 Feb. 2012
This is a rather twee view of mindfulness with arch references to various mental states and not a book for experienced meditators. However, for newcomers to the field described as a 'state of mindfulness', it is an excellent introduction because it is free from the mumbo jumbo of spiritual religiosity and in plain language describes some of the entry points. It does overdo the ritualisation of mindfulness, which suggests the authors are themselves in new territory and do not have the depth of experience implied by their work. For anyone wishing to discover the realm of mindfulness, start here but be prepared for more.
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Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy
Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy
by Craig Cabell
Edition: Hardcover

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Deceit, 11 Feb. 2012
This is a blatant piece of deception. It is not written by TP and is a compilation of the writers narrow views on creativity and copious unrelated and irrelevant excerpts from other authors. Having ploughed through half of the book and skimmed the rest I returned it as being a blatant piece of deception that should have a health warning about the risks of high blood pressure


The Way I See It: Rants, Revelations And Rules For Life
The Way I See It: Rants, Revelations And Rules For Life
by Alan Sugar
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alan Sugar's views, 11 Feb. 2012
This is pure Alan Sugar. No frills or fancy views, just plain common sense and a delightful commentary on society today. Not unlike Defoe in the 17th century you get the whole man as well as his observations, which makes a change from other social commentators such as the "cloaked" newspaper hacks who peddle a proprietor's views. His speech in the House of Lords also lends support for the argument for an elected upper house. It is both 'a good read' and an interesting insight into the man


The origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind
The origin of consciousness in the breakdown of the bicameral mind
by Julian Jaynes
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A new angle, 30 Oct. 2010
Chipping way at the concrete of obscurantist and vacuous views on consciousness. Excellent first five chapters then as bit like the curate's egg


When the Earth Nearly Died: Compelling Evidence of a Catastrophic World Change 9500 B.C.
When the Earth Nearly Died: Compelling Evidence of a Catastrophic World Change 9500 B.C.
by D.S. Allan
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Asteroid strike, 6 Jun. 2010
This is a very well researched scientific examination of the last ice age, Noah's flood and an extermination of a previous race


Jesus Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them)
Jesus Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them)
by Bart D. Ehrman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.38

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cold Turkey, 29 April 2010
This is a chatty and thoughtful review of the discrepancies in the Bible for those agnostics who would like to clarify their position


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