If you could match the elements of a pinball machine with a theme park, you would end up with Pinball Thrillride. Based across 15 different amusement park...... more
If you could match the elements of a pinball machine with a theme park, you would end up with Pinball Thrillride. Based across 15 different amusement park rides, and three levels of play with adjustable features Thrillride not only offers great pinball action for yourself and three other friends, but also the option of posting you high scores on an Internet forum site, so you can compare how you've fared overall. If you're a fan of the Pinball games in the arcade and fed up of putting in pound after pound, this is definitely the cheaper option: what's more, 3D ultra is a recognised name for pinball madness so what better place to start than here.--Frances Barber
Corgi 1:50 Scania 110 Tandem Axle Tilt Trailer British Road Services Truck Model
Corgi 1:50 ‚Hauliers of Renown‚ Scania 110 Tandem Axle Tilt Trailer- British Road Services British Road Services (BRS) was formed following the nationalisation...... more
Corgi 1:50 ‚Hauliers of Renown‚ Scania 110 Tandem Axle Tilt Trailer- British Road Services British Road Services (BRS) was formed following the nationalisation of Britain's road haulage industry, under the British Transport Commission, as a result of the Transport Act 1947. The nationalised operation managed to create a strong and viable transport network with iconic workhorses such as the ERF KV, AEC MkV and Leyland (LAD) 8 wheel tipper, all of which, have been modelled by Corgi in the past. This Scania LB110 tandem axle tilt was brand new to the BRS Depot Swindon in 1971. This unit was originally ordered to allow the group to compare it against a Scammell Crusader using identical continental routes. It fared well in comparison in terms of driver comfort and servicing capability. -Limited Edition (one of 1,500 pcs worldwide) w/Certificate of Authenticity -Diecast metal with plastic components -Authentically detailed and historically accurate -Presented in customised packaging
Certain writers absolutely defy categorisation ‚ and China Miťville is most definitely of that rarefied company. His prose is exhilarating, poetic, coruscating...... more
Certain writers absolutely defy categorisation ‚ and China Miťville is most definitely of that rarefied company. His prose is exhilarating, poetic, coruscating with ideas and atmosphere ‚ and it has enhanced a body of work that has almost no parallels in modern writing. Heretofore, if Miťville has brushed shoulders with any identifiable genres, they are those of fantasy and science fiction ‚ which makes his remarkable new book, The City and The City, such a surprise. The author‚s publishers compare this novel to Philip K Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984 ‚ which at least gives a series of corollaries for this book, however tentative. There are elements here of the crime thriller, but very much refracted through Miťville‚s highly individual imagination. The body of a murdered woman is discovered in the remarkable, crumbling European city of BesŇļel. Such a crime is par for the course for Inspector Tyador Borlķ, who is the premier talent of the Extreme Crime Squad ‚ until his investigations uncover evidence that bizarre and terrifying forces are at work ‚ and soon both he and those around him will be in considerable peril. He must undertake an odyssey, a journey across borders both physical and psychical, to the city which is both a complement and rival to his own, that of Ul Qoma. Like all of China Miťville‚s work, The City and The City will not be to everyone‚s taste ‚ the very individuality of the prose and the surrealistic inventiveness will not attract those preferring more prosaic fare. But for readers who hanker after untrammelled imagination ‚ and look for literary fare unlike anything they have read before (even, it has to be said, by Miťville himself), then this is a journey to be undertaken. But with caution, perhaps‚¶ --Barry Forshaw
Tadeusz Lewandowski Dwight Macdonald on Culture: The Happy Warrior of the Mind, Reconsidered (Katowice Interdisciplinary and Comparative Studies Literature, Anthropology and Culture)
Dwight Macdonald was the most prominent excoriator of mass culture in the 1950s and '60s. Since that time his reputation has not fared well. Derided as elitist...... more
Dwight Macdonald was the most prominent excoriator of mass culture in the 1950s and '60s. Since that time his reputation has not fared well. Derided as elitist and passť, his tracts now represent everything wrong-headed about mid-century cultural criticism. Nonetheless, Macdonald remains relevant and deserves reconsideration. His detractors, though uncovering many of Macdonald's failings, have in part misunderstood him, while the field of cultural studies has misclassified his essays in the radical rather than conservative tradition of criticism. 'Dwight Macdonald on Culture' seeks to amend previous misconceptions, offering new perspectives on a figure who grappled with issues of culture that remain ever-pertinent.
The Great Migration: Rural-Urban Migration in China and Indonesia
This fascinating study compares and contrasts the immense internal migration movements in China and Indonesia. Over the next two decades, approximately...... more
This fascinating study compares and contrasts the immense internal migration movements in China and Indonesia. Over the next two decades, approximately two-thirds of the rural labour force is expected to migrate, transforming their respective societies from primarily rural to urban based. Whilst both countries face similar challenges as hundreds of millions of people move, the policies implemented and their consequences are very different. Using an extensive range of qualitative and quantitative data, the contributors explore the impact of migration on migrants and their families, as well as the rural communities they leave behind and the urban communities they enter. They discover that migrants earn less and face discrimination in the urban labour market, although more so in China where there are greater restrictions. However migration contributes to a more equal distribution of income in urban China and to lowering poverty in rural China, and migrants fare better on health and poverty indicators in Indonesia. The Great Migration will strongly appeal to researchers, economists and sociologists with a special interest in migration and development studies. Policy-makers in both China and Indonesia will also find much to fascinate them within this highly original book.
Diocesan Dispositions and Parish Voices in the Roman Catholic Church
The diocesan studies examine how six bishops and their advisers and key personnel, endeavour to make the best use of the scarce human and financial resources...... more
The diocesan studies examine how six bishops and their advisers and key personnel, endeavour to make the best use of the scarce human and financial resources available given the complex problems facing the Church. The parish studies explore the reality at local level. A recurring theme is the shortage and ageing of priests and the issue of clerical-lay collaborative ministry. The question of diocesan and parish allegiances is discussed. Around 500 people were involved. Their views are not simply impressions from individual experience but are based on careful and structured interviewing. The findings are reflected upon by two theologians, a sociologist, an accountant and an organisation specialist. The book contains the first comparative study of diocesan resources and their use to be published. The studies examine the growing complexity, especially financial, of dioceses and resultant needs for organisational planning. They contrast the uses of resources in various dioceses. Overall the contributors ask how dioceses and parishes will fare as they face up to change or resist it.
Graham Slee The Voyager Portable Headphone Amplifier
Well its finally here nearly 2.5 years in the making we are now totally certain it has been worth the wait. Featuring all of Graham Slee's knowledge and the...... more
Well its finally here nearly 2.5 years in the making we are now totally certain it has been worth the wait. Featuring all of Graham Slee's knowledge and the know how to apply it we have a mini (portable) headphone amplifier (battery USB and plug top powered) that can take any line level source amplify and improve it to give real volume and kick to any headphones or earphones. With a form the size of an IPod Classic (6th generation) but being thicker the IPod can sit easily in the front recess of the Voyager mating together to create a formidable partnership. A number of other Pod players also fit. A separately available 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable allows the 'headphone out' of the player to go into the 'line in' giving excellent results and superb volume and bass. However when you buy a port to 3.5mm adapter bypassing the amp circuits of the Pod player and there inferior digital volume control this allows the Voyager to really impress. We compared it against newer and older model Solos and we liked greatly what we heard. The Voyager is light weight similar in feel to that of a classic pod player and comes fitted street-wear contour switch that is designed to improve the tonal range of street-wear headphones. For use with domestic and studio players that use Hi-Fi or studio headphones the flat position is generally more appropriate. The Voyager can be used in the office taking its input from line-out sources like the 3.5mm jack on many computers. While in use at the desktop it can be powered by a spare USB cord having a mini AB plug. The Voyager is supplied with an AC adapter that can power it when used at home or in the office. In use so fare we have chargers our G6 IPod 80Gb 4 times for 1 charge of the 200mAh NIMH PP3 9v cell and Its still going. Hi-Fi and studio quality stereo headphones can be used with the Voyager. When using high impedance headphones at home (typically 300 Ohm types and above) it is best used with high output line-level sources like a CD player ampli.
Advantages: Colour, variety, atmosphere, bargains Disadvantages: Too many markets to fit into a tight schedule
...foodstuffs ? honey, jam, cakes and cheeses. By all accounts there?s some delicious fare to be found at the Fira, but having foolishly neglected to ensure my visit encompassed the relevant weekend, this is one I missed.
On any Sunday morning, though, just south-east of here in the elegant PlaÁa Reial, you can find the
Fira de Numismŗtica
Which is to say, the market for rare coins...
Advantages: really sticks well Disadvantages: no idea when it will run out!
...I have tried a variety of different glue sticks over the years for when either myself or the grandchildren have been doing arts and crafts but nothing has ever compared to the quality of this brand so although you may be able to find cheaper alternatives I definitely don't think that they compare to these at all!
This glue is what my grandchildren refer to as 'twist glue' as...
...goes' tone works well for "Men In Black", but unfortunately, the movie bogs down when it goes for standard summer action fare about halfway through. It's also a shame that director Barry Sonnenfeld couldn't find more for the excellent Linda Fiorentino to do in this film.
Still, even when "Men In Black" resorts to standard action-flick conventions (the street chase, for example), the tongue...