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Lab Spare Parts Microbiology Stainless Steel Staining Rack 30 Slots
Lab Spare Parts Microbiology Stainless Steel Staining Rack 30 Slots
Offered by Ascot City
Price: £5.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, very well made, great price., 4 July 2017
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Great value, well made - very good price!


GT Sonic 2 Liter Digital Display Ultrasonic Cleaner with Timer Setting Adjutable Used for Scientific Lab,Industry,Jewelry Manufacturing,Medical and Dental Labs
GT Sonic 2 Liter Digital Display Ultrasonic Cleaner with Timer Setting Adjutable Used for Scientific Lab,Industry,Jewelry Manufacturing,Medical and Dental Labs
Offered by FUDISI Tech
Price: £119.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Puny - does very little - works poorly..., 4 July 2017
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Well-made it seems, and a handy size. It takes nowhere near 2L though - about 1.4L is all that will be OK in it. Also, it's, well, a bit 'puny' and hardly moves the water at all - and yess I know it's only supposed to vibrate the water not make it bubble! Doesn't really clean very well - tried it on eye-glasses - didn't do a very good job, not even the lenses were properly cleaned.....

Plain glass slides - poor result also.
Little metal box about the 1/2 size of a match-box - barely cleaned at all.

So far, and it's early days - I'd consider returning it as it seems very under-powered and pretty useless.

Unimpressed I'm afraid.


Nutley's 8oz Hexagonal Jam Jar with Screw-Top Lid - Gold (Pack of 6)
Nutley's 8oz Hexagonal Jam Jar with Screw-Top Lid - Gold (Pack of 6)
Price: £6.50

5.0 out of 5 stars As described and expected - perfectly good jars., 1 Feb. 2017
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As described - very nice and worth the money.


FIXKIT Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer, Non-contact Accurate Surface Temperature Gun with Laser Sight MAX Display (-58℉~842℉/-50℃~450℃)
FIXKIT Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer, Non-contact Accurate Surface Temperature Gun with Laser Sight MAX Display (-58℉~842℉/-50℃~450℃)

5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly useful, accurate and reliable., 1 Feb. 2017
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Works very well indeed - extremely useful device and very reasonably priced.


The Physiology of Flowering Plants
The Physiology of Flowering Plants
by Helgi Öpik
Edition: Paperback
Price: £59.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Dull and poorly edited, 1 Feb. 2017
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Pretty dismal and very poorly edited - cheap enough but not an enjoyable book to read - dull & old-fashioned....


A Handy-Book to the Collection and Preparation of Freshwater and Marine Algæ, Diatoms, Desmids, Fungi, Lichens, Mosses and Other of the Lower Cryptogamia
A Handy-Book to the Collection and Preparation of Freshwater and Marine Algæ, Diatoms, Desmids, Fungi, Lichens, Mosses and Other of the Lower Cryptogamia
by Johann Nave
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, superbly bound & reproduced..., 1 Feb. 2017
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Excellent book, cleanly reproduced (scanned) and very nicely bound.


TRIXES Holder Clip Smoking Accessory for Electronic Cigarette
TRIXES Holder Clip Smoking Accessory for Electronic Cigarette
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £4.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too tight for 'Vivid' brand e-cig - good quality and value however., 1 Feb. 2017
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Hi, bought two of these at a very reasonable price to 'see if they fit' my Wife's 'Vivid' e-cig (the pen-shaped ones that are sold by Asda) Well, they do fit - but they are tighter than you would want them to be - needing too much force to remove the e-cig without a danger of coming unstuck from whatever they are attached to (in our case the car's plastic dashboard).
I've read reviews saying this but thought I'd give them a try - they are so cheap after all. So, they're really pretty small but will work OK for the smaller pen-type e-cigs, being a little tight (but usable) with for example the 'Vivid' e-cig.
They're nicely finished in a shiny black plastic and the e-cig clips in and out smoothly enough - well worth the money.
My 3-star 'it's OK'' rating is purely a reflection of the fact that they are a little small for our particular e-cig.....


Plant Anatomy (Pergamon international library)
Plant Anatomy (Pergamon international library)
by A. Fahn
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - akin to Esau!, 3 Oct. 2016
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This is a superbly detailed book written in a very easily-understood style. This book is so useful I would dare to say that it approaches the mighty Esau's book. Full of excellent line-drawings (these can be far more use for tiny details than a photograph) and photomicrographs. Many light-microscope and EM pictures also included - superbly rich accompaniment to the text.

I would thoroughly recommend this book for the serious study of botany - I make my own Botanical microscope slides and this book is a God-send for me.
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Home Parts ltd - Carbon brushes & Holders Zanussi Sole motor for Zanussi Electrolux AEG Pack of 2
Home Parts ltd - Carbon brushes & Holders Zanussi Sole motor for Zanussi Electrolux AEG Pack of 2
Offered by Home Parts Ltd
Price: £8.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fitted perfectly - worked perfectly immediately., 22 Sept. 2016
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Bought these to replace worn-out brushes on our Hotpoint Aquarius model 'WT540/1P' washing machine. These brushes were EXACTLY the same as the original ones and so fitted perfectly. I cleaned the copper (commutator?) spinning contact that the brushed are in contact with and fitted these new ones, bought for £9 including £3 for express delivery!
The machine worked perfectly and smoothly (and above all - much more quietly than before) immediately. Ran the machine through a slow-spin 3 times then a fast-spin twice and the new brushed are now 'bedded in' and the machine is running like new! These brushes are excellent and fir this machine (with the ACC/'SOLE' motor) perfectly.
See pictures.
Note - fit brushes with the tiny tags that hold the brushes inside their sleeves intact, then pull them off with a thin plier, result = perfectly-aligned contact with the copper contact.
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An Introduction to Plant Structure and Development: Plant Anatomy for the Twenty-First Century
An Introduction to Plant Structure and Development: Plant Anatomy for the Twenty-First Century
by Charles B. Beck
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £51.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Un-impressively spartan & over-priced, 26 Aug. 2016
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Very nicely 'constructed' - the hardcover is beautifully done, the pages pristine silky white and the binding is very good. A very professionally manufactured book if contents are considered separately. As a book - very nicely manufactured and printed.
Contents - a surprisingly non-technical book - I expected something more detailed. Anyway - each page is printed to occupy only the left-side 2/3 of each page! A huge blank margin approx 30% of the page-width is on each RH-side of every page. In this space there are picture keys but these are just the usual little boxes with the picture numbers and description within them.
First impression is therefore that this book, which isn't a large book format to begin with, is rather empty of content. There are NO colour pictures at all - OK in an academic book for sure - it's perfectly possible to use crisply-photographed and printed B & W images to illustrate plant-tissue, often a good high-quality and high-contrast B & W image is actually better - not in this book however!
The images (photomicrographs) are all of poor quality in terms of their reproduction in this book - often low contrast (you may even think 'faded') and almost always 'fuzzy' and of seemingly low resolution. They are also all pretty small. True that a lot of diagrammatic representations accompany many of the photomicrographs but they are all strangely familiar to me and look as though they have been gleaned from (far) earlier publications - they are certainly not digital images I'm certain - they all look no better (mostly far worse) that the old copy of Esau's beautiful book that I treasure. This book is very like a rehash of Esau without anywhere near the content or clarity. It's nicely written but as a whole it's a very 'budget-produced book' printed well. Shame the pictures are clearly all 'second-hand'!

So, in my opinion, and yours may of course differ greatly, this book is a very nice book but very limited and low on content - it could have been printed with half the number of pages easily - huge amount of 'white-space' on each page. Tragically old re-hashed pictures when one considers the price of this book - it's just about worth half the £39 I paid for it..... I love Botany and like this book only for it's novelty to be honest - there are far better books available that are also worth their price - this one in my opinion isn't.

My advice - forget this over-priced underpopulated rehashed attempt - buy an old Esau or perhaps Raven's superb book, or Simpson's likewise - see my reviews for the superb Botanical books I've purchased from Amazon before this one - all better value and content than this one I'm afraid to say - money not well spent as far as I'm concerned.. Sorry to be so negative but this book simply doesn't deliver, regardless of the inflated price.


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