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Education for Democracy

Advantages: A call to reflect on the purpose and value of (higher) education
Disadvantages: Rather US-focused and not convincing on all points

Education, particularly at university level, is increasingly regarded in economic terms. With many UK students now paying up to £9,000/year in fees, many of them expect a return on this investment, usually in the form of a well-paid job at the end. Politi ...

a-true-ben 26.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Not For Profit - Martha Nussbaum

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BY JOVE I THINK I'VE GOT IT.

Advantages: Engaging, informative, un-assuming and clear.
Disadvantages: None.

...I recently embarked upon an Open University (OU) Degree. 'Discovering Science' is my first course. When the OU send out the materials, they enclose a list of set books for your course. 'The sciences good study guide' is the book recommended for my particu ...

L0BSTER_QUADRILLE 08.12.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Sciences Good Study Guide - J. Thomas, A.Northedge

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This book provides the basis for science study

Advantages: Very good book for long time non reader to help explore scientific fields as well as reference book for the experienced science student
Disadvantages: Doesnot include very complicated scientific stuffs but provides very useful basics

...had been away from school for 4 years and I had forgotten most of the basic scientific formulae and theories. This book was provided by the Open University and I was to undergo a science course. I was nervous whether I will be able to cope with the ...

khemgurung 27.10.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Sciences Good Study Guide - J. Thomas, A.Northedge

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Be prepared to think

Advantages: Interesting for a technical discussion of its topic
Disadvantages: For the specialist, assumes a good level of mathematical ability

Jayant Narlikar's 'Introduction to Cosmology' has a simple enough title, but do not be deceived. This is a graduate-level textbook on one of the most difficult subjects around--mathematical, theoretical explorations of large-scale universal structures. ...

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Review of An Introduction to Cosmology - Jayant V. Narlikar

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A new way to look at design - it will change your perspective

Advantages: Well thought out, good examples.
Disadvantages: Lengthy and over technical in places - slightly confusing layout and self-reference

Think about design! Think about the goals of a user and how they might expect to achieve them. Then, think about how your product can present its manner of operation to make the achievement of the user's goals obvious. This book contains a plethora of ...

ashleyfrieze 24.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The Design of Everyday Things - Donald A. Norman

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