Natasha Morgan

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Bootstrap by Jake Spurlock. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
PHP and MySQL Web Development
PHP and MySQL Web Development
PHP and MySQL Web Development by Luke Welling and Laura Thomson. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 112 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Cask of Amontillado (Dramatized)
The Cask of Amontillado (Dramatized)
The Cask of Amontillado (Dramatized) by Walter Zimmerman, John Chatty, et al.. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Die Ernte des Bösen: Cormoran Strike 3
Die Ernte des Bösen: Cormoran Strike 3
Die Ernte des Bösen: Cormoran Strike 3 by Robert Galbraith, Dietmar Wunder, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 108 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids
Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids
Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids by Warren Sande and Carter Sande. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
The Richest Man in Babylon
The Richest Man in Babylon
First off, this was probably the 20th book about (finance, getting rich, making $, etc) I read. For my adult life I struggled with $, debt, bills, etc.
While the info contained within this book certainly is no secret, the story spoke to me in a way that nothing else had. Maybe it was the context, language, or the historical time tested theory, I'm not sure but whatever it was, it resonated.
I started reading this book a few years ago in a hotel room on Christmas eve.
Something about the stories, lessons, and history really spoke to me. I made a commitment and the following year saw me get out of the hamster wheel of debt that I'd been running in since I was 18.... And establish a respectable savings.
Some won't appreciate the stories, some may dismiss the lessons as "common sense" (despite the fact that they aren't applying them and are broke.)
Other stories, lessons, formats, may speak better to you.... That's fine.
But for me,
This book along with the millionaire mind are head and shoulders the two books that have made the biggest impact on me.
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
First off, this book is not a textbook. You won't be reading it and doing homework or taking tests or solving equations and checking the back of the book to see if you got them right - thank goodness! This is a book that makes it possible for anyone (well, maybe not ANYONE, but anyone who is interested enough to try) to understand what Calculus is and the basics of how it works and why...

But why would you want to do that? Well, as the author asserts in the beginning of the book, Calculus is the language of God. Perhaps even more interestingly, he says that Calculus is the operating system or computer language that animates EVERYTHING from moment to moment and place to place.

So consider this; if you've EVER thought that maybe we are in a simulation - a virtual reality - then Calculus is the game engine code that our universe uses to draw the world we are playing the game in right now.

If you can imagine God as a computer game coder, and he set out to create a game called "Humanity" or "Life in the Universe As We Know It" - then instead of sitting down with UnReal Engine or Unity or Java or C++, he chose Calculus. Calculus is the language he programmed the Universe with and the more we understand the code, the more we understand the Universe.

That's kind of fascinating if you think about it - AND it is coexists with the Bible just fine. The Bible doesn't tell us the details of how God created the Universe or what he used to create it - The Bible just says he did it. Calculus is the "language" or a way for us to be able to tell what it is going to do next. My son and I have intense conversations about things like this - and this book makes them far more interesting.

I took Calculus in college several decades ago. I was a C student. I also took Differential Equations, and did much better. I felt like Calculus was the tools and D.E. was using the tools to do things. This book explains the tools and it is fascinating. I recommend it for anyone who is even a little curious about how our universe works, or also anyone who appreciates the artistic beauty of the order in our universe. Calculus is fascinating and even exciting if it is explained by the right person, and with Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe, Steven Strogatz is the right person to do it. I highly recommend this book if you are even slightly interested in how the universe and the world around you works.

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"It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done.": Motivation for Dreamers & Doers
"It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done.": Motivation for Dreamers & Doers
I love this little book. The best way to utilize it in my opinion is to simply open it up anywhere and read a few quotes. Every morning I will read a page or two to get my day motivated. I've given three away as gifts already. It's filled with great quotes. Only thing I'm not thrilled about it is there doesn't seem to be any order of the way the quotes are organized.
James Allen 21 Books: Complete Premium Collection
James Allen 21 Books: Complete Premium Collection
James Allen (1864 - 1912) war ein englischer Autor, der insgesamt 21 Bücher zum Thema Selbstbestimmung, Motivation und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung verfasst hat. Der in Leicester geborene Allen stammte aus einfachsten Verhältnissen. Nach dem Tod seines Vater musste er bereits mit 15 Jahren die Schule verlassen um seine Mutter und die beiden jüngeren Brüder zu erhalten.

1901 erschien sein erstes Buch "From Poverty to Power", zahlreiche weitere folgten. Auch Allens berühmtestes Werk "As A Man Thinketh" ist inkludiert: In diesem Buch, das aus der Bibel aber auch aus Aussprüchen des Buddha schöpft, liefert der Autor den Schlüssel zu einem selbstbestimmten Leben. Auch in seinen anderen Werken wird immer wieder die Kraft der Gedanken betont.

Die hier angebotene Werksammlung vereint auf 1415 Seiten alle 21 Bücher des Autors, die Titel sind über das interaktive Inhaltsverzeichnis komfortabel abrufbar, inklusiver verlinkter Kapitel innerhalb des jeweiligen Buchs. James Allens Werk ist auch in unserer Zeit nach wie vor aktuell, wer nach Wegen sucht seine Ziele zu erreichen oder sich für die Ursprünge der Motivationsliteratur interessiert, der findet in der vorliegenden Werksammlung viele Denkanstöße, ein Blick hinein lohnt sich in jedem Fall.
Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan [4 CD]
Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan [4 CD]
Wow. Just…wow. There are a lot of Dylan covers with a lot of artists on this 4 disc honorarium. I must admit that I’ve never owned or even heard a Dylan album. I couldn’t even name hardly any of his hits so I was surprised with how many songs of his that I’ve heard covered by other artists that I enjoy, rarely realizing that they were covering Dylan. On this collection Natasha Bedingfield provides an uplifting and lilting “Ring Them Bells” while one of my favorite artists, Johnny Indovina of Human Drama (never heard of him/them? Neither has anyone else apparently<<fumes>>), has covered the same. I really enjoyed World Party’s (Karl Wallinger of ex-Waterboys fame) “All I Really Want To Do” and now I know that this too was a Dylan cover, sung here by a warbling Sussan Deyhim. The Alarm long ago sang out “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” live at UCLA and I’m again reminded it was a Dylan-penned tune, this time turned in by Redone. My point is that while the vast number of these 60+ songs here are new to me I’ve already known a large amount without ever having known (or rarely knowing) that they were Dylan. The man is a living legend, and the music and variety on this release probably makes this a “must get” for any true Dylan-head but it sure is also a fine collection for the rest of us too!

I normally much prefer male vocals to female but I found that Dylan’s songs really lend themselves to the feminine octaves. Personal faves from this release are: (disc 1) Rise Against’s rusty rawhide rendition of “Ballad of Hollis Brown”; Charlie Winston’s bluesy, soulful “This Wheels On Fire”; the shimmery reverberations that Silversun Pickups applied to “Not Dark Yet”; and Sting’s “Girl From the North Country” that reminded me at once of Simon & Garfunkel and Daniel Lanois. (disc 2) Natasha Bedingfield’s peppy pop “Ring Them Bells”; Joan Baez’ storied “Seven Curses”; the bouncy “No Time To Think” by The Belle Brigade; and with a melody that reminds me of “Norwegian Wood” Oren Lavie supplies us with “4th Time Around”. (disc 3) Ximena Sarinana puts a postmodern twist on “I Want You”; Band of Skulls conjures up images of Sonny & Cher with their rendition of “It Ain’t Me, Babe”; and Sinead O’Connor’s shrill wailing in “Property of Jesus”. (disc 4) Carolina Chocolate Drops southern fiddle festive “Political World”; Seal & Jeff Beck tagging up on “Like A Rolling Stone”; Thea Gilmore’s lovelorn but lovely “I’ll Remember You”; and Michael Franti’s quirky rapping “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. Bob himself supplies the cover tune as the last song.
P&J Trading Summer Set of 6 Premium Grade Fragrance Oils - Peach, Strawberry, Plumeria, Coconut, Ocean Breeze, Pina Colada - 10ml
P&J Trading Summer Set of 6 Premium Grade Fragrance Oils - Peach, Strawberry, Plumeria, Coconut, Ocean Breeze, Pina Colada - 10ml
When ordering these I did not realize the health risks of artificial fragrances and differences between true essential oils and "fragrance oils. My mistake. I do not use these anymore. Several of the pack were unpleasant due to the synthetic smell. Ocean Breeze, for example sounded really nice. But it wasn't. Very synthetic and smelled nothing like what I was hoping for. Recently I stopped using all air fresheners because of their toxicity. I don't imagine these oils are much better. It is really concerning that they don't even post the ingredients in these oils on the packaging or here on the web description. Here is some information I found on "synthetic fragrance oils":

"Synthetic fragrance oils may contain any number of toxins: Benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, propylene glycol, parabens, and sulfates just to mention a few. In all, there are dozens of commonly used chemicals in these products, 95% of them derived from petroleum byproducts.
Manufacturers of synthetic fragrances must add toxic solvents to make their synthetic fragrances spread and dissipate into the air. They also add toxic chemicals to make the airborne fragrance molecules become sticky so they will cling to clothing, hair, furniture, and skin. This causes the smell to persist for hours or days or months. You get a longer lasting effect but of unhealthy chemicals."
Epure Venezia Collection 8 Piece Hurricane Glass Set - Perfect for Drinking Pina Coladas, Cocktails, Full-Bodied Beer, Juice, and Water (Pina Colada (15.5 oz))
Epure Venezia Collection 8 Piece Hurricane Glass Set - Perfect for Drinking Pina Coladas, Cocktails, Full-Bodied Beer, Juice, and Water (Pina Colada (15.5 oz))
These are really sturdy glasses of medium size. not too large or delicate. Great if you're looking for something a bit sturdier than the usual martini glass. Really like these. They're not fancy so not really "giftable" unless you want to give a sturdy glass as a gift. The height is a bit shorter than usual which i like because it hangs nice from the bar without interfering too much with other things. I recommend!
Webcam with Microphone - Full 1080P HD PC Webcam Portable Compatible with Most of Device & App, Plug and Play Webcam for Online conferencing Gaming Live Streaming Laptop Desktop USB 2.0 Web Camera
Webcam with Microphone - Full 1080P HD PC Webcam Portable Compatible with Most of Device & App, Plug and Play Webcam for Online conferencing Gaming Live Streaming Laptop Desktop USB 2.0 Web Camera
 Buscaba una tablet barata, pero con suficiente potencia para manejar ciertas aplicaciones de dibujo y retoque fotográfico. (Sketchbook Pro / Snapseed / Photoshop). Después de leer valoraciones de bastantes productos me decanté por este, cuya marca, VANKYO, no conocía, pero parecía fiable, pues incluso asistió al CES 2019.

El producto vino en una caja con imágenes del mismo, muy al estilo Xiaomi. Dentro de ella encontramos la tablet, un cargador, un cable USB Type-C, la garantía y el manual.

La pantalla es de una calidad más que aceptable, con una resolución de 1280x800 píxeles, lo que significa que tenemos una pantalla con una resolución algo superior al HD. Los ángulos de visión son muy buenos para ser un panel LCD IPS. Personalmente, entiendo que incluya este panel, sobre todo por temas de autonomía, pero en mi caso hubiera preferido menos duración de la batería a cambio de un panel Full HD / 2K. A destacar el modo lectura que configura la tablet en blanco y negro, principalmente diseñado para leer, y que garantiza que la batería dure aún más.

Mención aparte merece el sonido. Más que la calidad del mismo, la cual es buena sin más, destaco sobre todo la potencia. Éste sí es sonido estéreo de verdad, puesto que disponemos de dos altavoces situados en la parte inferior de la tablet, colocada en vertical.

En cuanto a la batería, podemos estar ante su mayor fortaleza, pues cuenta con 6000mAh. A mí me viene genial, pues si dibujo en apaisado, dispongo del puerto de carga en un lateral, por lo que no hay problema en cargarla. Y si dibujo en vertical, simplemente abuso de la batería, pues he llegado a estar 4 y 5 horas seguidas dibujando sin tener que enchufarla a la corriente.

Por otro lado, en cuanto a memorias, disponemos de 3GB de RAM, lo que debería bastarnos para tener unas cuantas aplicaciones encendidas a la vez sin lagazos. Obviamente, el Fortnite y el PUBG igual funcionan tirando a mal, pero no suele ser el tipo de aplicaciones a las que se dirige una tablet de este tamaño. Además, disponemos de 64GB de almacenamiento interno con posibilidad de ampliarlo mediante tarjetas SD de hasta 128GB. Yo, personalmente, no he sido capaz de llenar nunca los 64GB de ninguna tablet o móvil que he tenido, por lo que genial.

En cuanto a las tripas de la tablet, encontramos un procesador Unisoc SC9863a, el mismo que usan smartphones como el ZTE Blade V10 o el LG W10 Alpha. Este es un procesador Octacore ideal para tablets de gama baja y que aprovecha muy bien su enorme batería. Habría que añadir que la tablet viene de fábrica con Android 9.0 y sin bloatware, lo que permite al sistema correr con fluidez. (Mi Xiaomi Mi5s no pasa de Android 8.1)

Por último, la tablet dispone de las 2 cámaras típicas. Una delantera de 5 Mp para algún que otro selfie, y una trasera de 8 Mp algo más decente que nos vendrá bien para escanear documentos o para realizar algunas fotos siempre que nos acompañe una buena luminosidad, pues en condiciones de poca luz no sale bien parada como es lógico, pues hay que recordar que nos movemos en la franja de los 100€.

También hay que destacar que, ergonómicamente, la disfrutaremos más si la usamos con teclado o si tenemos las manos grandes, pues las 10,1 pulgadas no son para todos los públicos. Eso sí, el peso es ideal para sujetarla sin cansarnos. Principalmente debido a que está construida en aluminio lo que le proporciona una calidad soberbia (odio las tablets de gama baja de plástico) y un peso mínimo.

En resumen, está claro que tiene puntos muy mejorables, pero es que es una tablet de 100€. La veo ideal para ofimática, dibujo, lectura o incluso para niños. Si buscáis disfrutar de contenido multimedia a máxima calidad igual es mejor optar por algo más caro y con mejor pantalla. Por mi parte recomendada con seguridad.
7.5 Inch Edible Cake Toppers – Avengers Infinity War: Thanos Themed Birthday Party Collection of Edible Cake Decorations
7.5 Inch Edible Cake Toppers – Avengers Infinity War: Thanos Themed Birthday Party Collection of Edible Cake Decorations
I was worried it would be thin and tear easily, but it was thick and laid down on top of the cake nicely. I'll have to cut holes with a knife to poke candles in it, but that's fine. It doesn't taste horrible; it just doesn't really taste like anything, so probably guests will just peel it off before they eat it. It says 7.5 inches but I had to use a 9 inch cake pan because the edges were hanging off when I compared it to the 8 inch pan I had planned to use, so keep that in mind.
Ranma 1/2 nº 19/19 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
Ranma 1/2 nº 19/19 (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
El último volumen de Ranma 1/2 en su formato Big Comic es fabuloso. No solo porque la historia por fin llegue a su desenlace, sino porque en este tamaño leerlo es un auténtico placer. Poder leer una obra tan bien traducida y deleitarte la vista con las escenas finales a esta escala, es glorioso para los verdaderos fans de la obra.

Es de agradecer que hayan convertido los 38 volúmenes originales en "tan solo" 19.

Empecé a coleccionarlos cuando Glenat se encargaba de ello, y también tengo algunos con su cambio de nombre a EDT. El resto vinieron de la mano de Planeta.

Agradecer a planeta infinitamente que se haya hecho cargo de continuar con esta obra a medio publicar en este formato, a pesar de que cambiaron un poco la calidad de las portadas.

Es una joyita.
In a People House (Bright & Early Books(R))
In a People House (Bright & Early Books(R))
I bought this book for my daughters. It was my favorite as a little girl and wanted to share this story with them. They love it! It is a simple book for my 5 year old to be able to read and practice common words as well as household words (like chair and house). The book came in excellent condition, very quickly.
One Piece, Vol. 39: Scramble (One Piece Graphic Novel)
One Piece, Vol. 39: Scramble (One Piece Graphic Novel)
One Piece es una leyenda, ha trascendido el Shonen, incluso el manga, es una obra con identidad propia que está por derecho propio en el top de obras más importantes de la cultura popular de finales del siglo XX y principios del XXI.
Le Petit Nicolas s'amuse (French Edition)
Le Petit Nicolas s'amuse (French Edition)
Ideal für Leser, die die französische Sprache wiederentdecken oder mit mittleren Kenntnissen der französischen Sprache. Die Geschichten des kleinen Nicolas sind entzückend geschrieben.
Naruto, Vol. 16: Eulogy
Naruto, Vol. 16: Eulogy
We get the end of the Konoha Invasion, the end of Naruto's fight with Gaara, the end of Orochimaru vs The Third, a funeral, and the appearance of two Akatsuki members. As a Kakashi fan, I love this book because his fight with Itachi was really well done in my opinion. In fact, I believe the handful of books after this highlight the best years for Kishimoto's art. It's that perfect blend of the early messy style and the later crisp, realistic Part 2 style. Look at the panel where Sasuke first learns his brother Itachi is in town. Priceless! That is one crazed kid, and I adore Kishi's work more and more everytime I flip through it. Must have for any Sharingan lovers!

SPOILER NOTE: If you are looking for the fight between Sasuke and Itachi, go to next volume. This one ends right before it.
Skitter: A Novel (The Hatching Series Book 2)
Skitter: A Novel (The Hatching Series Book 2)
So, Skitter is the follow up to The Hatching (the review of which you can check out here) and it's absolutely bloody fantastic for reasons which I'm about to explain. 

After the demise of the first wave of spiders, Dr Melanie Guyer predicts that it's only a matter of time before the second wave hatches (either from creepy vibrating egg sacs, or the stomachs of poor, unsuspecting hosts). If we - characters and readers alike - thought the first wave was horrific, they're nothing compared to the second wave (well, not quite nothing, but, well, a smidgen less terrifying maybe? Like 0.01% of a smidgen?). I liked the differentiation between the two strains of spiders. Despite this being an eventual trilogy, Ezekiel is managing to keep the horror fresh. There wasn't a single moment throughout my reading of Skitter where I thought "Oh yeah, but someone was killed like that in The Hatching." There's hand-over-mouth-and-eyes-widening-in-horror moments aplenty in this book.

Skitter gives us a chance to catch up with the cast of characters we were first introduced to in The Hatching but, not only that, it adds a very human touch to the overall narrative. In my review for The Hatching, I talked about the chapters from the unnamed characters' perspectives and how I found these effective; the anonymity of these characters meant that they could be anyone. They could have been me or you, our best friends or parents, our colleagues or neighbours, which I felt increased the realism for the reader. This form of narrative is carried over into Skitter, but I felt it made more of an impact. Some of the chapters are perhaps half a page long - a mere breath in time - but the weight of emotion contained within those few words are beyond comprehension. Some of the moments captured - for example, the couple in Chicago towards the end of the book - are heartrendingly intimate and so very real. The Hatching has a somewhat comedic element to it, while Skitter focuses more on the human tragedies resulting from the invasion of these ancient spiders. 

I enjoyed The Hatching and I enjoyed Skitter even more. Needless to say, I'm extremely excited for the final book, Zero Day, which is due to be published in February 2018! 
Richard Scarry's Nursery Tales (Look-Look)
Richard Scarry's Nursery Tales (Look-Look)
Very happy that I was able to find this book since reading it to my own children,starting in the early '70's,the only difference being my book was hard cover and this one is not. Small disappointment though, after leafing through the pages,seeing all of the cute animals portraying the old,standard nursery tales,it was a step back in time. This is a gift to my niece who is expecting her first baby soon and I know for a fact that she and her husband will spend many nights reading these bedtime stories,creating happy memories. Thank you.
The Race (Isaac Bell series Book 4)
The Race (Isaac Bell series Book 4)
I am a Clive Cussler fan and also am a fan of his co-authored books. I have grown to love the Isaac Bell series and always wait with anticipation for the next installment. Unfortunately this one left me a little wanting. I had a hard time getting through it.

The premise is great and the writing is fine. The action comes like you would expect from a Clive Cussler novel, it is plentiful and suspensefull at times. But for whatever reason I felt a lack of development of characters in the story.

The story is about an airplane race from coast to coast. Starting on the East Coast and ending on the West Coast in San Francisco. It takes place in the early 1900's when air flight was still in its infancy. So, to think that a lone pilot could fly a monoplane across the country is almost unbelievable. That's what Preston Whiteway is banking on. The Newspaper magnet wants to attract attention from a public that needs a new American hero. He wants to give them that hero in the guise of "The Sweetheart of the American Airways." In steps Josephine, a simple farm girl who just happens to have a love for flying. She is going to challenge a large group of men for the Whiteway Cup and the $50,000.00 prize. Can she do it? Can any of them do it?

Now enters our antagonist, Harry Frost, the former husband of Josephine. He is angry at her for what he feels is her immoral relationship with her aircraft mechanic, Marco Celere. The book starts with Harry killing Marco, or did he? It then has him fleeing from the law but making a commitment to kill Josephine before she can either start or finish this race.

The Van Dorn Detective Agency is brought in to protect Josephine from Harry and to do their best to catch him and bring him to justice. Isaac Bell is given the task of overseeing this protection detail and the hunt for Harry Frost. Harry and Isaac have a history that goes back 10 years to when Isaac was just starting out as a detective.

The story is going to revolve around Josephine, Harry, Isaac and Marco Celere. Our other characters from previous books have appearances, such as James Dashwood and Isaac's fiancé Marion. But this is where I think we loose some of the wonderful story development that is characteristic of Clive Cussler novels. These other characters take a backseat much more than they ever have in other books. They are not woven into the story as well as they could be.

Even Harry Frost is developed as much as I would like for the antagonist. Then there are several other characters brought in, such as the other pilots, the daughter of an aircraft designer, several young machinists, etc. They make appearances and have parts in the story, but they seem to come and go at odd times and not developed as much as they could be.

One final point from me, I was a bit disappointed in the ending. I felt that several things were left undone, not tied up like they could or should have been. Maybe it was just me.

Anyway, I still enjoyed the read, I like the chase, I like the logic games that Isaac and Harry delve into. I also liked the details about the flying machines.

I think if you like Clive Cussler you will like this book, it just won't end up being your favorite of his writings.

Enjoy!
Angels Everywhere (An Angels Anthology Book 1)
Angels Everywhere (An Angels Anthology Book 1)
Angels Everywhere was GREAT!!! I loved rading how Goodness, Mercy and Shirley were going to help each person who was in their care and how much trouble they could get into trying to help. I could see these little angels giggling after they realized they were in trouble for some of their antics. They really helped the people through a lot of problems. I loved this book as I love all the books I have read that Debbid Macomber has written. She is such a good writer.
Thank You,
コスモフリートスペシャル 超時空要塞マクロス SDF-1マクロス(TV Ver.) 約20cm PVC製 塗装済み完成品フィギュア
コスモフリートスペシャル 超時空要塞マクロス SDF-1マクロス(TV Ver.) 約20cm PVC製 塗装済み完成品フィギュア
I am very disappointed... in other reviewers!

This is a fantastically detailed and functional model. You can really pose this transformable model and display it in any way you can imagine. While the model is on the smaller size it doesn't lack in stature. There are many movable joints and parts that make this easy to pose. This is really a must have for any fan of the series. I had been looking for a model of the SDF-1 for a long time but was put off by models that had to be built and even painted - not something I have any skill in and I wanted something ready to go out of the box and this gave me exactly what I wanted for a reasonable price. I highly recommend it.

For some great images please check out some of the other reviewers on this page.
Les Aventures d'Alice au Pays des Merveilles [ou Alice au Pays des Merveilles] (Illustré) (French Edition)
Les Aventures d'Alice au Pays des Merveilles [ou Alice au Pays des Merveilles] (Illustré) (French Edition)
Lewis Carroll's classic comes across well in the French edition. I have to confess I've started this story in English and lost interest several times. In the French version I was more patient with Dodgson's intentional confusion, and less distracted by thinking about possible allegorical implications. This is a fine book for strengthening your French reading skills, but it includes some odd vocabulary, tricky verb tenses, and intentional plays on words. Don't try this as your first foray into French after several years.

As Alice warns at the beginning, the story would be more fun with more pictures. But overall it's a classic madcap dream sequence.
The Tycoon She Shouldn't Crave
The Tycoon She Shouldn't Crave
My stepdaughter gave me this book to read and it was the first time that I'd even heard of Harlequin and that was like thirty years ago. When I first read this book it was called You Owe Me. And I thought the title was appropriate. I don't know why they changed the title on this I don't like the new title, but I love the book and will read it again after all these years.
Loved Chris and Slater and hated, hated Natalie she was a self-centered, spoiled brat and what she did to her own daughter was really sick.
Planet Of The Apes Evolution Collection | 7 Discs | NON-USA Format | Region B Import - Australia
Planet Of The Apes Evolution Collection | 7 Discs | NON-USA Format | Region B Import - Australia
This review if for the package, Planet of the Apes: Evolution Collection.

Three of the seven discs are defective; will not play at all on a US Blu-ray player. (I don't know if they'll play on a European player, but for me, they're worse than worthless.) The four movies that will play show the movie but none of the other features normally available with Power DVD16 (disc menu, extra features, menus, remembering where it was in playing an interrupted movie) are available.

Nifty packaging, though: Seven individual plastic jewel boxes for the seven movies.

There is the compound annoyance that I cannot print a return label, so I requested that a label be mailed to me and after a week, no label has arrived in the mail; nor is there any way to on the Amazon web site to check on the request for a printed label.

In the future, I will avoid all Blu-ray items that display European region codes, no matter what their claims about region-free compatibility.
Harry Potter Adult Mens' House Crest Plaid Pajama Pants - All 4 Houses Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, Hufflepuff
Harry Potter Adult Mens' House Crest Plaid Pajama Pants - All 4 Houses Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, Hufflepuff
These pants are actually very nice. However on the back of waistband It looks like they ran out of thread and they sewed about 5 in of the back with plastic thread. Yes, I said plastic thread. I didn't even know it existed. It's extremely itchy and actually kind of hurts. I think it might be a fluke. If the company were to send me another. Pair, I'd be very happy I'm willing to change my star status because like I said, I think it was a factory error. If not, I will have to find a way to so something over top of that part. Because there's no way I can wear these Without it totally irritating my skin.
The Scepter's Return (The Scepter of Mercy Book 3)
The Scepter's Return (The Scepter of Mercy Book 3)
This is the third volume and climax to the "Scepter of Mercy" Trilogy, which consists of the following books:

1) The Bastard King
2) The Chernagor Pirates
3) The Scepter's Return

Although he used the pen-name Dan Chernenko, these books were actually written by Harry Turtledove. Apparently he felt the books were different from his usual subject matter and wanted to see the reaction they would get without his name. The most recent printings actually do have his name on the cover, followed by "writing as Dan Chernenko".

In the previous volumes, unusual political manouvers result in the situation where the Kingdom of Avornis had two kings at the same time: King Lanius, descended from a long line of kings, and King Grus, the son of a guardsman.

The Kingdom of Avornis is beset by enemies on all sides, particularly by barbarians to the south, in territory ruled by the immortal "Banished one" who used to be a God before the other Gods expelled him from heaven. King Lanius has discovered that the Banished one was previously worshipped as Milvago, the principal god. Milvago has stolen from Avornis a powerful talisman for peace, the Scepter of Mercy, which had been given to the Kingdom of Avornis by the Gods who supplanted him.

Strong rivalry remains between Lanius and Grus, but neither wants to tear the country apart in civil war when they have so many dangerous enemies: both would like to get the Scepter of Mercy back from the Banished one. But strife between Lanius and Grus is not the only possible threat to the peace of Avornis: King Grus has been watching his fellow King like a hawk as long as they have shared the throne but neglected to consider a possible threat from even closer to home.

Meanwhile Lanius has thought of an ingenious scheme to recover the Scepter of Mercy ...

Strongly recommended. This series does have both the strengths and weaknesses of many of Harry Turtledove's books. For example, there is a strong storyline, well crafted and believable characters - but he does tend to repeat things an awful lot. I also had some difficulty with the fact that the Banished One seems to have a kind of selective omniscience: if that sounds like an oxymoron it's because what he knows and doesn't not do not quite make sense.

Milvago has enough awareness of what Lanius and Grus are plotting to be able to send both the kings themselves, but also one of the key players in their plans, horrible nightmares to try to put them off. Yet he doesn't seem to know enough to give his supporters some fairly simple instructions by which he should have been able to make the plan impossible. I suppose since his heroes were up against a defrocked God, Turtledove had to put some limits on how their enemy could use his powers to give the heroes a chance.

Apart from these minor flaws this is a really enjoyable trilogy.
Mr. Nice Guy Acoustic
Mr. Nice Guy Acoustic
Mr. Nice Guy Acoustic by Erised. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "erised" category.
Race Car Aerodynamics: Designing for Speed (Engineering and Performance)
Race Car Aerodynamics: Designing for Speed (Engineering and Performance)
This is my first book review since high school (52 years ago), so please keep that in mind.
My interest in racing is in making a 36 HP (modified) Volkswagen go as fast as it can in a straight line at Bonneville and other tracks, which is very much affected by the aerodynamics of the situation, so I was interested in finding out what this book has to say about it. Many race cars are also required to go around corners fast, which is what this book is mostly concerned with. Author Katz explains that the aerodynamic forces that push a car down onto the ground very greatly affect the cornering (and braking) ability of the car. The book is very much concerned with down force on the car resulting from the shape of the car. There are many pictures, explanations of how aerodynamic forces work, equations, and examples of the various aerodynamic effects caused by the shape of the car. The equations are simple enough that no one should be afraid of them.
The book contains many explanations of boundary layer, lift and drag coefficients, effects of air density and viscosity, Reynolds number, and other factors, all of which are explanations of how air flow over a car affects its movement at high speed.
My concern with the various devices to increase down force on the car is limited to what is required to keep aerodynamic lift from affecting the stability of the car at high speed (for me, 100 mph). Although I want to understand these down forces, I would have liked to learn more about what it takes to reduce drag at high speed. There is a list of references at the end of each chapter, some of them probably answering this question, so I will be interested in checking them to see what they say about drag.
As explained by the author, a stable situation at high speed results when the down force on the rear wheels increases more than the down force of the front wheels. How to do this is what I want to know, and the book explains how wings and underbody shape can do this. I am still considering how to do this with my VW.
I obtained the first edition from the library and bought the second edition. This book will be part of my library on old VWs, and I expect to be rereading it often. If the author or anyone else reads this review, I would like to receive any comments on it.
A Taste of South Africa
A Taste of South Africa
Such a charming show!! I had no idea how diverse South Africa is in both food and people. And alcohol, apparently. I want this guy's job.
Introduction to the Philosophy of History: With Selections from the "Philosophy of Right" (Hackett Classics)
Introduction to the Philosophy of History: With Selections from the "Philosophy of Right" (Hackett Classics)
Hegel is not as dense or obscure as reported. The language is somewhat stilted and verbose, but I imagine is the Germanic translation coming through. His idealist perspective is obviously outdated, but he writes with a clear and modern conviction about issues in political philosophy still relevant today. If you want to understand the dialectic, the dawn of the psychological subject, and many primordial concepts that Kierkegaard, Marx, and Freud and countless others responded to or reworked, start here.
Tata Sampann Unpolished Toor Dal/Arhar Dal, 1kg
Tata Sampann Unpolished Toor Dal/Arhar Dal, 1kg
rat eaten hole was there and so much of Dal was spared in the box. but i was not able to return bcoz of the policy... it was my 1st and last order of grocery item as i cant buy rat eaten product and throughing in dusterbin every time. Poor policy amazon u will not able to lead in grocery segment if this policy continue
Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners 1 Pack (8 Liners Total)
Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners 1 Pack (8 Liners Total)
I use my slow cooker a lot, and the chore of having to clean it, especially since it's not non-stick and food does sometimes stick to the bottom and sides, was always a pain. These bags saved the day! Although I have occasionally had little bit of moisture on the bottom, from any steam that hits the lid and seeps down the sides, there is literally no clean up. I wipe out the inside with a dry towel and it's ready to use again! I love, LOVE this product!

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