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Non-Fiction: Web Design



Dick Oliver

Teach Yourself HTML 4 in 24 Hours - FROM AMAZON.COM
SAMS Teach Yourself HTML 4 in 24 Hours

OR BUY THIS UPDATED EDITION FROM AMAZON.CO.UK!
This book is an excellent resource. Roberto bought it for me when I was already a fairly accomplished HTML programmer - I had managed to put this page together and a few others as well. I found that it taught me a great deal. I had picked up all I knew as I went along, and missed a great many useful bits of information. This book is suitable for a beginner, but if you have never been formally trained in HTML and think you know it, trust me, this book is for you too.




 

Non-Fiction: Health







Cecil Helman

Culture, Health and Illness - FROM AMAZON.COM
Culture, Health and Illness:
An Introduction for Health Professionals

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If you are interested in humans and how we understand our bodies, in illness and in health, this book is for you.

A work of Medical Anthropology, it is a general text peppered with ethnographic examples. Extremely interesting, yet very easy to read, it was one of the major sources for my paper Power Relations in the Biomedicalised Birth Process.

The book is particularly useful for anyone who has to work in the health care sector, especially if they work directly with large numbers of people. Don't fool yourself into thinking that an anthropological approach is only for those working in a remote village. Anthropology is about culture, and you will find culture wherever you find human society. The book allows one to understand many aspects of our clinical and medical systems.

South African-born Helman, now in the United Kingdom, covers topics such as pain, nutrition and reproduction in the community and the clinical context, and is a must for those working in medical anthropology, nursing and primary health care - in fact anywhere in the field of medicine.





 

Non-Fiction: Museums / Anthropology / History





Kenn Harper

Give Me My Father's Body - FROM AMAZON.COM
Give Me My Father's Body
The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo

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The gripping biography of Minik, who was brought to New York along with his father and a group of other Eskimos (the term used by the author) by celebrated explorer Robert E. Peary. Displayed as ethnographic curiosities by the American Museum of Natural History, almost all members of the group died of disease within a few months of their arrival. When the only other survivor managed to return to Greeland, only six year old Minik remained - along with the skeletons of his father and the other members of the group, which were displayed and studied in the Museum.

Those of you who know me know that I am extremely interested in the ethics of the study and display of human remains in museums. This book, which I found at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., tells a fascinating story.





 

Non-Fiction: Travel





Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine

Last Chance to See... - FROM AMAZON.COM
Last Chance to See

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Adams, far better known for his humorous science fiction The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy series, teams up with internationally-known zoologist Mark Cawardine to create this exceptional book. Along with various members of the BBC team, the two travel through the world looking for six of the most endangered animals in the world, and coming across a number of other unique and, unfortunately, rare species of plants and animals. As the authors state, "Mark provided the knowledge, the experience and the expertise, and Douglas provided the ability to point at things in trees and say 'Gosh, what's that?' a lot."

Somehow I can identify with Adams as, from his position of relative ignorance, he is exposed to incredibly beautiful and incredibly sad experiences as he goes on his Last Chance to See these creatures. Nowhere does it say whether he took his towel.

His writing is, as usual, hilariously funny, but even while one laughs, one is confronted with the extremely ironic tragedy our world is facing.

Carwardine writes:
"For millions of years, on average, one species became extinct every century. But most of the extinctions since prehistoric times have occurred in the last three hundred years.
And most of the extinctions that have occurred in the last three hundred years have occurred in the last fifty.
And most of the extinctions that have occurred in the last fifty have occurred in the last ten.
It is the sheer rate of acceleration that is as terrifying as anything else. We are now heaving more than a thousand different species of animals and plants off the planet every year."

Most readers of this book will never have the chance to see the animals that Adams and Carwardine had the privilege of finding...




Lonely Planet

Latin American Spanish Phrasebook - FROM AMAZON.COM
Latin American Spanish Phrasebook

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I cannot tell you how much this little book helped me in my first visit to Chile and my first months after I settled here in 1998. I have never thought of myself as the 'phrasebook' type, and would probably never have bought it myself, but Roberto sent it to me in South Africa along with the Lonely Planet Guide to Chile and Easter Island (another GREAT book), and it got me through transits in Argentina, basic purchases and necessary conversations, in a time when the only Spanish I knew was some words I had picked up from really bad westerns as a kid, and Hola, tu cara es como de monito, gracias, adios!(long story).

It amazed me how many useful phrases and words were included in such a small, easy to carry book. And how spot on the compilers were! For my first visit and about two months of my living here, there wasn't a single word which I needed and could not find. Words typical to particular countries are included. In fact, I actually managed to teach myself a fair amount from this little book.

As well as the more usual type of words and phrases, it includes a number of useful sections, designed for handicapped travellers, travellers for small children, gay travellers, people looking for work, encounters with the police, and a great deal more. One thing I had to laugh at was the section entitled Dating and Romance. It includes such pertinent phrases as Por favor, no pare ("Please, don't stop") and Dame un beso ("Kiss me!") as well as a handy section called Afterwards with phrases like No puedes quedarte aqui esta noche ("You can't sleep here tonight").

Other useful books for those interested in Chile:

Chile and Easter Island - FROM AMAZON.COM
Lonely Planet
Guide to Chile and Easter Island


OR BUY IT FROM AMAZON.CO.UK!
Lonely Planet: Santiago de Chile - FROM AMAZON.COM
Lonely Planet:
Santiago de Chile


OR BUY IT FROM AMAZON.CO.UK!
Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile - FROM AMAZON.COM
Travels in a Thin Country:
A Journey Through Chile

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Chile in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture - FROM AMAZON.COM
Chile in Focus:
A Guide to the People,
Politics and Culture

OR BUY IT FROM AMAZON.CO.UK!
The Chilean Kitchen: Authentic, Homestyle Foods, Regional Wines and Culinary Traditions of Chile - FROM AMAZON.COM
The Chilean Kitchen:
Authentic, Homestyle Foods,
Regional Wines and Culinary
Traditions of Chile

OR BUY IT FROM AMAZON.CO.UK!
Pablo Neruda's Veinte Poemas de Amor Y Una Cancion Desesperada - FROM AMAZON.COM
Pablo Neruda's
Veinte Poemas de Amor Y Una Cancion Desesperada,
with the English translations
(Twenty Poems of Love
and a Desperate Song)

Pablo Neruda's Separate Rose - FROM AMAZON.COM
Pablo Neruda's Separate Rose,
with English translations

OR BUY IT FROM AMAZON.CO.UK!
Why Women Protest: Women's Movements in Chile - FROM AMAZON.COM
Why Women Protest:
Women's Movements in Chile

OR BUY IT FROM AMAZON.CO.UK!




 

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Absolutely Fabulous: Series 1-4 Box Set - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Fawlty Towers Series 1 and 2 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Black Adder Series 1-4 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Life of Brian - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Monty Python Box Set - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Lord of the Rings Trilogy Box Set - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Josh Groban DVD PLUS CD - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Meet Joe Black - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Life is Beautiful - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Amelie - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Haunted Mansion - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Peter Pan - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Wallace and Gromit Box Set - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Heathcliff - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Labyrinth - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK The BFG - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Wilde Stories - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK The Borrowers - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Asterix and Obelix Take on Caesar - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Barney - Beach Party - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Barney's Great Adventure - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Kids' Movies Box Set - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Monsoon Wedding - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK< Johnny English - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Educating Rita - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Flatliners - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK In the Name of the Father - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

The Joy Luck Club - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Elizabeth - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK The Madness of King George - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Wilde - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Picnic at Hanging Rock - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Steel Magnolias - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Friends Series 10 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Friends Series 1 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Friends Series 2 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Friends Series 3 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Friends Series 4 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Friends Series 5 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Friends Series 6 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Friends Series 7 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Friends Series 8 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Friends Series 9 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK



Books (Fiction):



The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy - FROM AMAZON.COM

Harry Potter Companion - FROM AMAZON.COM

One Hundred Years of Solitude


Possessing the Secret of Joy - FROM AMAZON.COM

Corelli's Mandolin - FROM AMAZON.COM

The Handmaid's Tale - FROM AMAZON.COM

Streets of Ankh-Morpork, by Terry Pratchett - FROM AMAZON.COM Hogfather - FROM AMAZON.COM Eric - FROM AMAZON.COM Maskerade - FROM AMAZON.COM

Books (Non-fiction):

Last Chance to See... - FROM AMAZON.COM Salt - FROM AMAZON.COM Cape Town Landmarks - FROM AMAZON.COM Stormchasers - FROM AMAZON.COM

Brotherhood - FROM AMAZON.COM Cheese Primer - FROM AMAZON.COM We Interrupt This Broadcast: Relive the Events That Stopped Our Lives...from the Hindenburg to the Death of Princess Diana - FROM AMAZON.COM

Visual Basic 6 -FROM AMAZON.CO.UK BUSINESS IN GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY

Please check that guidebooks are latest edition before purchase!

Lonely Planet Guide to Australia - FROM AMAZON.COM Lonely Planet Sydney City Guide - FROM AMAZON.COM Lonely Planet Sydney City Maps Series - FROM AMAZON.COM Lonely Planet Guide to New Zealand - FROM AMAZON.COM

Lonely Planet Guide to Switzerland - FROM AMAZON.COM Lonely Planet Guide to Ireland - FROM AMAZON.COM Lonely Planet Hong Kong City Guide - FROM AMAZON.COM Lonely Planet Hong Kong City Map - FROM AMAZON.COM Lonely Planet Singapore - FROM AMAZON.COM Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei - FROM AMAZON.COM Lonely Planet Guide to Sri Lanka - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

Lonely Planet Tasmania : Australia Guide - FROM AMAZON.COM
Lonely Planet
Tasmania : Australia Guide
Lonely Planet Tasmania : Australia Guide (2nd Edition) - FROM AMAZON.COM
Lonely Planet
Tasmania : Australia Guide (2nd Edition)
Lonely Planet Walking Guide to Switzerland - FROM AMAZON.COM
Lonely Planet
Walking Guide to Switzerland



Music:



Affirmation - FROM AMAZON.COM

Strictly Ballroom - FROM AMAZON.COM

CD: On How Life Is - FROM AMAZON.COM

CD:Diva - FROM AMAZON.COM

Back to Titanic - FROM AMAZON.COM Tight Fit, Back to the 60s - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Josh Groban DVD PLUS CD - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK Norah Jones: Come Away With Me - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK
Or buy it from Amazon.com!

Top Gun - Soundtrack - FROM AMAZON.COM St Elmo's Fire - Soundtrack - FROM AMAZON.COM Iron Eagle - Soundtrack - FROM AMAZON.COM Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces - FROM AMAZON.COM




Other:

SwissCard - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK  - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK AutoCad LT 2005 - FROM AMAZON.CO.UK








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