Old 17th January 2002, 18:02   #1
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I went mad at amazon :\

I orderd a few books the other day from amazon, they arrive in a few weeks. But I got to browsing through the stuff they had and I kinda went mad. I've orderd:

1 of Manufacturing Consent : The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky; @ £11.84 each

1 of Thought As a System
David Bohm(Editor); @ £11.84 each

1 of Rogue States
Noam Chomsky; @ £10.99 each

1 "The Holographic Universe"
Michael Talbot; Paperback; @ 7.19 GBP each

1 "Three Roads to Quantum Gravity"
Lee Smolin; Paperback; @ 5.59 GBP each

I read A Brief History of Time and Chaos in the summer and really liked them so i was looking at the physics bit and found theese which all looked really good and cheap (well individually) So now I've spent about £55 on them and will have too much work in a bit to read them. Ah well.

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Old 17th January 2002, 18:07   #2
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I wonder what category this thread would be classified as. Hmmm.

[edit] sorry i got submit happy; i was wondering what payment method you use on amazon.com- because there is a choice for checks/money orders, but the one time i tried to order something (although the transaction was confirmed) i never received anything. weird huh? [/edit]

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Old 17th January 2002, 18:20   #3
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I used Switch, they better come or I'll have to ring them and faff about like an idiot

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Old 17th January 2002, 18:52   #4
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faff about? Don't know why, but I like that.

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Old 17th January 2002, 18:56   #5
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Must be a Yorkshire expression

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Old 17th January 2002, 19:20   #6
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I reckon so, the only people I've heard it from live north of Watford...
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Old 17th January 2002, 20:12   #7
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you would think people from inside the m25 wouldnt know there is a whole country out there. "innit". *cough*

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Old 17th January 2002, 20:45   #8
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you would think people from inside the m25 wouldnt know there is a whole country out there. "innit". *cough*
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is that where harry potters from?

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Old 2nd November 2003, 19:27   #12
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I listened to a four part MP3 of "Brief History of Time" but unfortunately, Stephen Hawking didn't narrate it
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I've read some of Hawking's papers/books - the man's a genius. He dind't narrate them - oh well.
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so how hard is it to take another speaker box w/software and crank it up?
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Old 9th November 2003, 10:34   #17
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Re: I went mad at amazon :\

Where the hell did this thread come from? I'll give a quick cap review of them all shall I?

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1 of Manufacturing Consent : The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky; @ £11.84 each
Still haven't read, been meaning to get round to it for way too long. I keep buying other books and reading them first, probably because they're easier to read than this one will be.

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1 of Thought As a System
David Bohm(Editor)
Brilliant book, discusses how the mind works to decieve us and what we need to achieve to really have free will and thought. You might not agree but it's a facinating read. Essentially it's a transcript from a seminar Bohm took over a few days with a group of friends.

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1 of Rogue States
Noam Chomsky;
Absolutly fantastic book, a must read for anyone interested in world politics. You might not like Chomskys writing style or his leftists views and conclusions, but it almost always near impossible to argue with them. This is thanks to the huge ammount of sources and masses of research that has gone into this book. The book argues that the one true rogue state in the world is not North Korea, Syria, Iran etc but the supposed land of the free, the US. It is argued that through political and military force the US is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Many cases are then discussed, from Columbia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Indochina, Indonesia, Vietnam etc etc. Each case sees the US abusing it's power and flaunting international law with the removal of democratically elected leaders around the world, often in favour of a brutal dictators whom are US supportive. All in an attempt to have the most power and influence. It is argued that almost everyone in the world is (or has been) at the recieving end of US foreign policy, and usually fr the worse.

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1 "The Holographic Universe"
Michael Talbot; Paperback
I'm not too sure about this book. It starts off looking like a science book but ends up talking about witchcraft and miracles as support for quantum physics being correct. I was let underwhelmed by its science and feeling like I'd just read a documentary on the adventures of Hoggwarts. I might have to read it again just to see if my opinions are fair, but it certainly isn't a proper science book a la A Brief History of Time. I think the main thrust of it is about a genuine scientific theory to rival, or perhaps compliment loop or string theory. David Bohm was one of the great thinkers on this subject but this book doesn't do justice to the subject and you should really seek out other books on the subject if at all possible.

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"Three Roads to Quantum Gravity"
Lee Smolin
A very interesting book written by a man at the leading edge of quantum physics. Lee Smolin often writes on www.edge.org and is one of the pioneers of loop quantum gravity. This book traces the evolution of the different paths physics has taken in the past 50 years. It inevitably concentrates on loop quantum gravity as this is Smolins forte, he has also worked on string theory for a while to try it out. After a while he gave up on it as it was not as well developed as loop theory. There is also a little bit at the end on the holographic universe theory but not a lot. The book is not incredibl difficult to read and understand, more taxing than ABHOT but still easily accessable. The maths is explained very well and put into context wonderfully.
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Old 9th November 2003, 13:49   #18
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I don't like amazon.
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Old 9th November 2003, 15:22   #19
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sorta related, with the new toll regulations within the EU, can you buy books from other countries within the union without having to pay extra toll, as you do with products from the american amazon?

EDIT:
holly smoke, the dollar is down at 6.50 DKK/0.86 EUR.... maybe it pays of buying from there after all
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