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Adam R. Norman "adamnorman" (Toronto, Ontario Canada)

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1.0 étoiles sur 5 When will Amazon stop selling this crap?, Oct. 31 2012
This isn't a book, it's a printed Wikipedia article. The 'authors' use a computer program to make "Print on Demand" books through Amazon and then try to fleece unsuspecting suckers.

History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario, Containing an Outline of the History of the Dominion
History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario, Containing an Outline of the History of the Dominion
by Mulvany Charles Pelham
Edition: Hardcover
Prix : CDN$ 80.44
5 used & new from CDN$ 80.44

1.0 étoiles sur 5 Available for free on the internet, July 26 2011
This is an expensive printout of a book available for free, legally, on the internet. The original is entirely in the public domain.

Seiko Men's 5 Automatic SNL047 Silver Stainless-Steel Quartz Watch with Black Dial
Seiko Men's 5 Automatic SNL047 Silver Stainless-Steel Quartz Watch with Black Dial

3.0 étoiles sur 5 Not an automatic watch, July 8 2011
It may be a very nice watch, but it's not automatic. It's a 'kinetic' watch'a kind of hybrid between quartz and mechanical. A rotor that is rotated by the wearer's movement charges a small battery, which powers an accurate quartz movement.

The Complete Joy Of Homebrewing Third Edition
The Complete Joy Of Homebrewing Third Edition
by Charles Papazian
Edition: Paperback
43 used & new from CDN$ 0.66

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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Less enamoured than others, Sept. 3 2010
I know I'm in the minority, but I don't love this book.

To start with, it's out of date. For instance, Papazian recommends boiling the beer mixture before starting the fermentation. No concentrate manufacturer I have found recommends this. Several recommend *against* it, saying that it will boil off the good flavours.

Beginners will find little of value here. Making beer is very simple, but Papazian makes it seem very hard (while using a breezy style, as if he is clarifying great mysteries). You really can explain how to make beer on the back of a can.

Intermediate and advanced brewers might like it more. I am not one, so I can't really say. But, as a beginner, I approached my first beer with trepidation having read "The Joy of Home Brewing". When I started my second batch, I threw it away and followed the instructions on the can. They were easy.

Combat Jiu Jitsu
Combat Jiu Jitsu
by Norman Leff
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 24.22
19 used & new from CDN$ 4.05

1.0 étoiles sur 5 Pretty much worthless, Oct. 10 2007
This review is from: Combat Jiu Jitsu (Paperback)
This is not a good book.

The author is clearly more familiar with old-school, no-resistance jiu jitsu practiced in the dojo, not the ring. Accordingly, the book is filled with dumb moves, not techniques--preposterous stuff like "While the guy leaves his hand hanging in space, grab it, circle around him, and twist his arm behind his back. "

Skip it.

HarperCollins College Outline History of Philosophy
HarperCollins College Outline History of Philosophy
by Dion Scott-Kakures
Edition: Paperback
26 used & new from CDN$ 1.56

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Loved it, Nov. 15 2005
Ahhh, the autumn leaves, the sweaters, the girls, the parties; it must be university in the movies.
Ahhh, the internal bleeding, the hair loss, the ulcers, the tears--exam time in real life.
This book spared me (at my master's level!) many hours of misery and allowed me a few more moments of skirt chasing and beer drinking. It was, if I can remember it clearly through the blur of beer and tears, a fabulous, fabulous book.

Ju-No-Kata: A Kodokan Textbook
Ju-No-Kata: A Kodokan Textbook
by Keiko Fukuda
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 24.95
18 used & new from CDN$ 16.59

3.0 étoiles sur 5 A woman's judo text on one wee kata, Dec 8 2004
This isn't really a text for learning judo; it's a text for learning one kata. Don't be fooled by the 'textbook' part of the title.
It seems fine enough,though.

The Essential Galbraith
The Essential Galbraith
by John Kenneth Galbraith
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 22.46
18 used & new from CDN$ 15.76

4.0 étoiles sur 5 1 a.m. and I'm still reading an economics book, Dec 6 2001
Perhaps Galraith's greatest appeal as an economist is the disdain he holds his own profession in. He is a merciless critic of thoughtlessness, ignorance, and the status-quo--and he's quite fun to read.
Because this is an anthology of his life's work, themes are occassionally repeated. But you don't need to know much economics, and the writings are current.

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