Lois Kivipelto

Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (8 of 11)
Location: Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 447,592 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 11
Excelling at Dog Agility Book 2 : Sequence Trainin&hellip by Jane Simmons-Moake
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed, Aug. 24 2009
This is a step by step guide for the training of both yourself and your dog in pursuing the agility courses. I didn't buy the first of this series of three books because I had already in my possession, a book on introducing your dog to agility obstacles. Unfortunately, this book on sequence training refers to lessons in Book 1 that my book on teaching obstacles doesn't have. I would recommend purchasing all three of the series. There are also three videos available and I have just ordered them for further illustrations and hopefully the first one will cover what I don't know from Book 1.
Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Respons&hellip by Cameron Sinclair
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is an interesting book with one foot in Architecture and the other in Political Science and Cultural Anthropology. The book is full of pictures and stories of various projects in designing temporary shelters, transitional housing, and community infrastructure. There are some interesting interviews and the collection of designing experiences is from around the world. Many of the designs are contributions to project design contest. Many of the best designs are not used because of the problems of bureaucracy. The delivery of materials can cost as much as the materials themselves. The more successful designs utilize local materials and expertise.

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Life  Money & Illusion by Mike Nickerson
Life Money & Illusion by Mike Nickerson
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Food for Thought, Nov. 20 2007
An excellent overview of macro-economics and critique of the market system.

I was most intrigued with the chapter on Monetary Reform. Alternate currency systems are explored and the history of our present monetary system critiqued. A monetary system is analysed as having 2 essential functions and (optionally) 3 additional functions. The non-essential function, the speculative market, is described as a distraction from the "real economy". Three monetary systems are described. The Interest Bearing Monetary System is our present system. A Money System Requiring no Interest was experienced in Canada when the Bank of Canada was first established. Another system is the… Read more