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The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals (Princeton Pocket Guides)
The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals (Princeton Pocket Guides)
by Jonathan Kingdon
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.92
45 used & new from $13.97

4.0 out of 5 stars Stands alone as a complete field guide to African mammals, July 21, 2015
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Unlike its parent volume, "The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals," the pocket guide includes indexes to both scientific and English names, a distinct advantage in addition to its more compact size that facilitates use in the field while saving space in packing. Illustrations are sized to serve as well as those of the larger work, although descriptions are necessarily far more concise. A number of the range maps entail a frustrating compromise wherein the area of Africa included to effectively illustrate species distributions is so small as to require a more intimate knowledge of the continent's geography than many likely users will possess. This caveat notwithstanding, the pocket guide is the finest reference of its size.


Dove Men+Care Spray Gel, Control & Medium Hold Thickening 6.7 oz
Dove Men+Care Spray Gel, Control & Medium Hold Thickening 6.7 oz
Price: $6.89
9 used & new from $6.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to its claim., July 21, 2015
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Dove Men+Care Thickening Spray Gel comes in a 6.7 oz. pump spray dispenser. The product is effective in holding hair in place in light winds as claimed. It has a thickening effect that should increase one's confidence that a style will remain in place, rather than become windblown in the slightest breeze. It leaves hair manageable, yet washes out readily in the shower.


Coffee Blenders Relax Cup Single Serve Cups for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 16 Count
Coffee Blenders Relax Cup Single Serve Cups for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 16 Count
Price: $20.94
2 used & new from $16.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great taste, nearly always works, July 28, 2014
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Coffee Blenders Escape won the approval of my coffee-connoisseur wife for taste. She prefers it slightly over Coffee Blenders Lean and decidedly over Hills Bros. Premium Gourmet by comparison among single serve cups for Keurig K-Cup Brewers. She experienced one of the containers rupturing in the brewer and assumed she had installed it improperly until finding the same problem reported in other user reviews. She has had only the one failure and enjoys the results well enough to continue using the product.


Pilot Acroball Pro Retractable Advanced Ink Ball Point Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Color Inks, 3-Pack (31922)
Pilot Acroball Pro Retractable Advanced Ink Ball Point Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Color Inks, 3-Pack (31922)
Price: $7.48
11 used & new from $6.62

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal pen for a steady hand, July 28, 2014
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I found Pilot Acroball Pro, Medium Point pens very comfortable writing instruments. The rubberized grip of the lower third of the barrel is quite slip-proof, contributing to a firm grasp of the pen. The "hybrid" ink flows very readily, producing higher contrast than a typical ball-point pen. Being left-handed I appreciate that this ink dries so rapidly as to leave no smear from my trailing hand. Provided that your hand is very steady, I can imagine this becoming your favorite pen. With my hand no longer quite as steady as it once was, I prefer the more conventional Bic Round Stic Medium Point pen that requires a bit firmer pressure and yields a smoother result for me.


Crooked River: A Novel
Crooked River: A Novel
by Valerie Geary
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $15.80
93 used & new from $0.52

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sam and Ollie, July 13, 2014
This review is from: Crooked River: A Novel (Hardcover)
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A nice summer read that is likely to hook you from page 1, "Crooked River" is a fine accomplishment as its author's first book. A dollop of credulity will aid in assimilating this novel written in narrative format with alternating chapters by its protagonist, Sam, and her younger sister, Ollie. I would appreciate more grammatical correctness with respect to personal pronouns here and there, but otherwise would not hesitate in recommending "Crooked River" to young readers for its environmental ethic and particularly its reverence for bees.


Larabar Renola Grain-Free Granola, Cinnamon Nut,  1.25 Ounce (Pack of 15)
Larabar Renola Grain-Free Granola, Cinnamon Nut, 1.25 Ounce (Pack of 15)
Price: $22.49
10 used & new from $22.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Reinventing granola, July 5, 2014
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[RE]NOLA is Larabar's shorthand for "reinventing granola" and the result justifies the claim. The contents of each 1.25 ounce packet comprise 200 very good-tasting calories. With no grain included, the packet provides a gluten-free snack that should stay with you. I particularly appreciate Larabar's assurance that this delicious blend of nuts, fruits, and seeds is completely non-GMO. In looking over previous user reviews, I'm truly mystified by the four 3-star ratings this product has received. It definitely is not "soggy," is only mildly cinnamon-flavored, and tastes pleasantly sweetened by molasses. I noted that the nine reviewers according it 4 stars seemed to like it quite well. Yes, its cost is rather high but I could not feel justified in lowering my rating based on that criterion. If you're willing to spend about $25 for a box of 15 packets, I believe you'll still like it enough to rate it 5 stars.


BIC 4-Color Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Assorted Ink, 3-Count
BIC 4-Color Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Assorted Ink, 3-Count
Price: $5.48
30 used & new from $2.24

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful, well-designed ball pen, June 26, 2014
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I like BIC pens, including the 4-color design, and consider it the most convenient pen available for applications where I frequently need to use different colored inks while writing. A slight depression of the plunger of any of the other three colors causes retraction of the pen with the color one is using, and continued depression clicks the pen of the color indicated by that plunger into place. Switching from blue to green to red to black ink could not be simpler. My only qualification concerns the intensity of the ink produced. If I need only black ink, for example, I prefer the darker line produced by the BIC Round Stic medium point with black ink. I recommend that you stick with BIC regardless of the job at hand.


Hills Bros Coffee Gourmet Medium Roast, 12 Single Serve Cups, 3.8 Ounce
Hills Bros Coffee Gourmet Medium Roast, 12 Single Serve Cups, 3.8 Ounce
Price: $10.23
3 used & new from $10.23

4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, but quite good, June 26, 2014
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The Hills Bros. single serve cups are designed for and work nicely with Keurig coffee brewers. They consistently produce a good cup of medium roast coffee. My wife, who is the family coffee connoisseur, likes them quite well but stops short of according this coffee "gourmet" status. She feels that she definitely has tasted better coffee.


Verbatim 8 GB Dog Tag USB Flash Drive, Black 98505
Verbatim 8 GB Dog Tag USB Flash Drive, Black 98505
Price: $7.99
51 used & new from $7.10

4.0 out of 5 stars Its name says it all, June 22, 2014
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This Verbatim 8 GB flash drive comes fairly securely snapped into a simulated dog tag. It is accompanied in the package by a 34" chain that can be inserted through an aperture in both flash drive and dog tag and worn around the neck should one be so inclined. With the chain attached in this fashion, the flash drive and dog tag case are essentially inseparable. A slight reservation concerns the flash drive not snapping all too firmly into the dog tag receptacle, allowing for the possibility of the two inadvertently becoming separated with the flash drive subsequently lost. With the cost of this item being somewhat high for an 8 GB flash drive, much of its value resides in its dog-tag design and accompanying chain. For anyone with a direct or family military association, the design should easily justify the cost differential for an 8 GB flash drive. In all technical aspects the flash drive operates quite satisfactorily.


Speed Stick Gear Deodorant, Fresh Force, 3 Ounce
Speed Stick Gear Deodorant, Fresh Force, 3 Ounce
Offered by LaBelle Company
Price: $4.41
28 used & new from $0.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong performance with strong scent, June 8, 2014
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Speed Stick Gear Fresh Force Deodorant seems to perform quite well in providing 24-hour protection from odor. When applied and for awhile thereafter both you and your associates should be aware of its presence as it definitely has a strong scent. Although not my preferred fragrance, I find it not unpleasant but must disagree with reviewers' claims that it isn't strong. It definitely would be inappropriate for anyone desiring an unscented deodorant. I do not find it chalking on clothing if allowed to dry thoroughly before being covered. I do not interpret the "24/7 PROTECTION" on its label as implying that said protection would last a week from a single application, but believe this result would be achieved with daily applications. I would anticipate that its protection would not diminish in the absence of the FD&C Blue No. 1 and Yellow No. 5 dyes listed among its ingredients, so would recommend their omission by Colgate-Palmolive even though this would result in the loss of the product's blue-green color.


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