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The Magician's Land: A Novel (The Magicians Book 3)
The Magician's Land: A Novel (The Magicians Book 3)
Offered by Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Price: $11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, October 2, 2014
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Not as good as the first two


The Island of Crimea
The Island of Crimea
by Vasiliĭ Pavlovich Aksenov
Edition: Paperback
30 used & new from $4.55

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books about Russia, July 9, 2002
This review is from: The Island of Crimea (Paperback)
Excellent literature. Rich style and intriguing plot. It is impossible to close the book once began reading. And once its finished, the reader will not remain the same person anymore. The deep emotionality of characters and sometimes seemingly irrational behaviours leave one pondering on the mysteries of human nature and national characters.


The Atlas of Languages: The Origin and Development of Languages Throughout the World
The Atlas of Languages: The Origin and Development of Languages Throughout the World
by Bernard Comrie
Edition: Hardcover
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice overall idea, but bad implementation, March 10, 1999
The book would please everyone interested in language genealogy and geography. It presents surveys of language families of approximately equal size giving no preference to any taxonomy branch. Thus one interested particularly in indo-european or nostratic might be disappointed a bit. I am no linguist and I cannot point any semantic errors, but being native Russian speaker I found that even modern cyrillic is not presented correctly (e.g. "e rotated" shouldn't be written like "3" as book suggests). So, I cannot believe the book's presentation of all other alphabets. Moreover, there is NO FULL LANGUAGE GENEALOGY TREE in the book, and it is hard to reconstruct the tree from the text, because authors do not put strict boundaries between geographical and genealogical aspects of language classification. Book is full of nice examples, but it fails to bring order into the described diversity.


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