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Oakley Men's Jupiter O-Matter Iridium Sunglasses
Oakley Men's Jupiter O-Matter Iridium Sunglasses

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, classic, and all Oakley, February 17, 2012
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An all-around great pair of glasses. The frames feel solid, look sleek, and fit well. The black lenses have a smooth mirror finish. Putting them on is where the Oakley quality shines. Crystal clear vision that remains sharp in the brightest of light. The curve of the lenses means your eyes are protected all over and provide a practically unobstructed view. Your eyes will thank you. Your sense of fashion will get a boost as well. And for the price being offered by Real Cyclist these Jupiters are nearly a steal.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely unique, December 26, 2008
I'll admit to being skeptical when my girlfriend suggested I give Blue Sugar a try. She's been wearing the female version Pink Sugar By Aquolina For Women. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces, and wanted me to have the matching scent. Blue Sugar smells sweet and light but not "girly" (I can pick up a hint of vanilla, sugar, and mandarin), and the overall scent only gets better the longer it's in contact with the skin. It's a very unique fragrance for a man and highly recommended for those looking to get away from the standard/popular "guy scents" like Aqua Di Gio, Cool Water, etc. It comes in a great looking bottle too!

Creative Zen Micro 5 GB MP3 Player Black
Creative Zen Micro 5 GB MP3 Player Black
3 used & new from $65.00

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The power of the palm of your hand, February 16, 2005
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I've been looking for a portable MP3 player for awhile now. With so many choices it was a tough decision. My first instinct was to go with an iPod. I visited quite a few forums and while the iPod is a great player I was concerned with the battery life and the inability to change them without breaking open the case.

I started looking at the Creative Zen Micro and after reading numerous reviews from message boards and magazines I decided I'd give the Zen a try. All I can say is what a wonderful choice! I ordered from Amazon and got the Limited Edition package that includes a free battery!

Upon opening the box I was confronted with this small cute little MP3 player. I popped one of the batteries in and to my surprised it started right up. The software included is an easy installation and you have the option of using the Creative software, Windows Media Player 10, or simply Windows Explorer to move music back and forth between your Zen Touch. I did a quick test by selecting a few files and copying them over and they loaded right in. Pressed play and I was off. The touch pad does take a little getting used to. I'm still trying to manage the thing myself, but I've found that if you put the sensitivity to low it is fine.

The package also comes with a USB cable, an AC adapter, a pair of headphones (they're okay until you get a better pair), a stand, and a microfiber pouch to carry your Zen Touch in.

Overall I'm incredibly impressed with my new Zen Touch. It's cute as anything and the glowing blue LED looks super cool around the edges. For the price I think this is a remarkably fun MP3 player. Enjoy!

Tales from Sacred Wind: Coming of Age in Appalachia: the Cratis Williams Chronicles. (Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies) (Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies, 8)
Tales from Sacred Wind: Coming of Age in Appalachia: the Cratis Williams Chronicles. (Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies) (Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies, 8)
by Cratis D. Williams
Edition: Paperback
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for those interested in Appalachian Studies, January 23, 2004
The stories of Cratis Williams are essential for the getting a glimpse of Appalachia. He is/was indeed the leading spokesperson and scholar of life in the Applachian Mountains. These stories deal mostly with his childhood growing up in rural Eastern Kentucky. These stories are unforgettable and profound.
Cratis Williams eventually came to Boone, North Carolina to teach school. He returned again after receiving his Ph.D. from New York University. Appalachian State University's graduate school is named for him.
"The Cratis Williams Chronicles: I Come to Boone" is another book that goes into detail about his coming to the high country of North Carolina. Highly Recommended.
If you're at all interested in peeling back the stereotypical images of Appalachia and peering into a region with soul and character, give Cratis Williams a read.

Getting to Know ArcObjects (With CD-ROM)
Getting to Know ArcObjects (With CD-ROM)
by Robert Burke
Edition: Paperback
Price: $39.66
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners.., January 23, 2004
I'm using this book for a lab section of GeoComputation, and after working through the first few exercises and looking through the rest of the book, I am impressed.
The CD included with the book contains all of the data you'll need to complete the exercises. I found Burke's writing to be fluid and insightful. Each chapter begins with a good overview and background of what will be done. There are many diagrams, as well, so you can see the expected results.
This isn't a programming book in the C++ range. It is a book detailing how to customize and make ArcView 8.x work for you using Visual Basic for Applications. Recommended. Enjoy

Robotech Remastered - Volume 1 Extended Edition
Robotech Remastered - Volume 1 Extended Edition
DVD ~ Robert Axelrod
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6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Robotech?!, January 19, 2004
The release of Robotech on DVD has caused the series to surge in popularity. And with this popularity increase brings more DVDs, and to some, more confusion with 85 episodes across three different sagas.
Many Robotech fans, myself included, picked up the box sets that were issued a couple years ago. The quality was good, but the series was showing its age. Well now that's about to change. ADV films is reissuing the Robotech series, remastered, on DVD. Included are new opening and ending sequences, 5.1 audio, and other odds and ends that will bring Robotech up-to-date.
This release will include the first 12 episodes of the Macross saga.
For those of us who shelled out big bucks for the original DVDs this may come as hard pill to swallow. Many may opt not to purchase this set. But for Robotech newbies, you can't go wrong owning a remastered piece of animation history.

Skinny Legs and All
Skinny Legs and All
by Tom Robbins
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.37
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.., October 14, 2002
This review is from: Skinny Legs and All (Paperback)
Not many books can make you laugh out loud while reading them, but Tom Robbins has that certain knack. I finally picked up "Skinny Legs and All" after hearing how much I had to read one of his books.
It does not disappoint. The story and characters are so absurdly comedic that it's impossible not to fall in love with them. Following Ellen Cherry and Boomer's romance across the country was a delight. How does a waitress working in a resurant owned by an Arab and Jew manage to find true love with a guy who is an unrealized artist? What does a sentient sock, can of beans, conch shell, and silver spoon's journey to Jerusalem have to do with it all? You'll have to read and find out.
I'm currently reading Robbins's "Still Life With Woodpecker" and it is as witty and stylish as Skinny fact, read 'em both. Every page will be savored.

Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by Herman Melville
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.61
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An American classic., December 31, 2001
Last semester in college I had the opportunity, for the first time, to read various chapters from Herman Melville's "Moby Dick". I became so enthralled with what I had read I decided to purchase the novel as soon as possible. I just so happened to pick up Penguin's 150th Anniversary Edition. All in all I am quite pleased with this edition from the cover to the pages that are printed clearly and crisply.
Moby Dick may not be everyone's cup of tea, it can be rather long and tedious to get through as Melville likes to lecture almost as much as tell a story. But from the first line "Call me Ishmael" it's hard not to be sucked into the story as we follow Ishmael on his journey across the sea with the nefarious Captain Ahab. The story centers around Ahab's quest to find and destroy the White Whale. Of course Ishmael plays just as important of a part.
Melville's use of language is spectacular and he truly did write a classic novel. This is a fascinating tale of adventure that shouldn't be missed.

Dali: The Paintings (Midi)
Dali: The Paintings (Midi)
by Gilles Neret
Edition: Paperback
35 used & new from $6.03

48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of Dali, December 31, 2001
While it may be hard to get a hold of here at Amazon, "Dali: The Paintings" is worthwhile in searching for. I found it at a local bookstore and snatched it up immediately. It's a gorgeous book at nearly 800 pages. It has a black cover with a classic image of Dali and his mustache ends sticking straight up on the cover.
The real meat of the book is the paintings, drawings, and sketches. Over 1600 of them to be exact, almost all of them produced in vivid color. The book progresses year to year, giving a glimpse into Dali's changing techniques and styles. Thoughtful commentary by Robert Descharnes and Gilles Neret compliment the works of art.
Overall this is one of the best and most comprehensive Dali books around. A must for any serious Dali fan, or even the casual admirer.
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Crazy Little Life
Crazy Little Life
15 used & new from $2.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed.., September 6, 2001
This review is from: Crazy Little Life (Audio CD)
Acoustic Syndicate have been the Southeast's best kept secret for some time now and they're finally getting the recognition they deserve. Living in the mountains of North Carolina, AS is a regular sound throughout my town and on the college radio. They just played here a few nights ago in fact.
They're not your typical blue grass sounding band, however, as they incorporate different styles into their music. You'll never hear a banjo sound this good, it's amazing. Great instrument playing, great lyrics, and an unforgettable record. And if you're ever up this way you can actually go and see the Brown Mountain Lights. Enjoy.

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