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Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods from B.C. 146 to A.D. 1100 Part Two (Greek Edition)
Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods from B.C. 146 to A.D. 1100 Part Two (Greek Edition)
by E. A. Sophocles
Edition: Paperback
Price: $26.10
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You'll want your money back!, November 30, 2005
Sophocles' lexicon itself is mediocre, yet useful enough for anyone working with Greek literature from the late ancient or medieval period; I use it daily. This edition, though, is execrable. The print quality is so poor that at points the text is virtually unreadable. Page 1187 appears where page 1087 belongs; page 1086 doesn't appear anywhere, it seems. Watch out for missing text at the bottom of pages, as well. A reviewer of another edition of this work states, "It has a fairly complete 'Authors Referred To...' section in the introduction which identifies all of the in-text references." If a section entitled "Authors Referred To . . ." is to be found anywhere in Kessinger's shoddily produced two-volume set of Sophocles' lexicon, it is very well hidden; I haven't come across it in months of regular use. If you know how I can find out what cryptic citations like "Lyd. 127" mean, please let me know.

I recommend that potential buyers spend a bit more money and acquire a serviceable--and complete--edition of Sophocles' lexicon.
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The Psychology of Proof: Deductive Reasoning in Human Thinking
The Psychology of Proof: Deductive Reasoning in Human Thinking
by Lance J. Rips
Edition: Hardcover
31 used & new from $45.62

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Execellent cursor examination, October 13, 2005
Review based on a cursory examination by University of Phoenix students in Philosophy 251.

We have found the book to be well organized, and detailed. The structure placed the information in an easy to read and presentable manner.

The use of strong and sound proofs by experiment and examples supported the overall logic of reasoning in a clear and concise manner.

We have found the book to be well thought out and laid out so the reader can learn and follow what is being explained.


Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol 9
Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol 9
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Think I Love You!, December 31, 2004
This review is a collaborative writing project of a PHL/323 class at the University of Phoenix in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is based on our listening to track 17, "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie," on an ordinary laptop computer without special amplification, so what we heard was presumably quite similar to what listeners heard in the 1940s, when this recording was first released.

Holiday's version of this much-recorded song displays her vocal qualities to good effect. The song itself is notable primarily for its simplistic and repetitive lyrics. It does, however, seem to reflect Holiday's own love life, striking themes of betrayal and mistrust. Its message may thus mean more on her lips than on--say--John Denver's. As students in an ethics class, some of us feel that the song carries an important message: people--mostly men--often are not honest enough in relationships and thoughtlessly use the words "I Love You" simply in order to gain an advantage.

Musically, the instrumental interlude toward the end of the song may be preferable to the monologue that is sometimes encountered in popular recordings of this song.


The Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers, Fourth Edition
The Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers, Fourth Edition
by Bruce Ballenger
Edition: Paperback
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Curious DeVry Researchers, November 18, 2004
This review is a collaborative writing project completed by a section of ENGL/135 students at DeVry University in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is based on the students' experiences in using Ballenger's book as a textbook during the first three weeks of the class.

We give this book an ecstatic thumbs up! Here are just a few examples of its excellencies:

* Includes good examples.

* Focuses specifically on formal research papers.

* Provides up-to-date guidelines for both internet and library research.

* Presents the reader with a step-by-step guide to writing research papers.

* Is easy to read and well formatted.

* Demystifies its subject.

* Maintains a friendly tone.

* Contains comprehensive instructions on both APA and MLA formats.

* Explains exactly how to format footnotes, citations, and references.

* Discusses ways to find a topic and includes a large list of examples.

* Helps ESL students to master the complexities of formal English writing.

Our only suggestion for improvement: we'd like to see Ballenger elaborate more on such matters as punctuation and grammar in research papers.

Overall, we have found this book to be very useful in our ENGL/135 composition class.


Little Criminals
Little Criminals
Offered by MEGA Media
Price: $18.84
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Lesson on Cultural Diversity, October 27, 2004
This review is from: Little Criminals (Audio CD)
This review is a collaborative writing project completed by a section of "Cultural Diversity" students at the University of Phoenix in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. It focuses on the best-known of the album's songs, "Short People."

We find "Short People" to have a catchy tune--as one class member puts it, "happy-snappy, but tacky." Another student exclaims, "It would be a wonderful theme song to a sit-com."

We believe that our instructor introduced us to this song because "it has to do with cultural diversity in the genetic department," which is right next to garden supplies, in Aisle 3A. If one listens closely to the words, he or she may discover that "Short People" advocates tolerance and acceptance."

Overall assessment: six thumbs up!


Metamorphoses
Metamorphoses
by Rolfe Humphries
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.32
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123 of 129 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware: Reviews Discuss Wildly Disparate Works, September 11, 2004
This review is from: Metamorphoses (Paperback)
The five stars are for Ovid. This note discusses the Indiana University Press edition of Rolfe Humphries' translation of the _Metamorphoses_.

Humphries provides a clear, workmanlike translation.

So far as I can tell, of all the editorial reviews and customer reviews currently (9/11/04) displayed on the page for Rolfe Humphries' translation of Ovid's _Metamorphoses_, only the customer review posted by "elemental master" clearly refers to the Humphries translation.

The _editorial_ reviews describe a Cambridge University Press _Latin_ edition containing only Book Thirteen. Humphries' translation includes all fifteen books, of course. Several customer reviews evaluate books containing translations by Dryden, Innes, and Melville. Often, it is not possible to determine which translation a reviewer is considering. The work offered for sale on the page for Rolfe Humphries' translation of Ovid's _Metamorphoses_ contains only Humphries' translation.

In short, shoppers should be aware that the reviews displayed on the page for Rolfe Humphries' translation of Ovid's _Metamorphoses_ actually discuss wildly disparate works; most of them have little or nothing to do with the book being offered for sale.
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Halting the Hacker: A Practical Guide to Computer Security (Bk/CD-ROM)
Halting the Hacker: A Practical Guide to Computer Security (Bk/CD-ROM)
by Donald L. Pipkin
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for "Halting", August 16, 2004
This review is a collaborative writing project completed by the students in a "Technology and Ethics" class at DeVry University in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is based on a quick look at the book under consideration.

This book has several virtues. It provides a simple step-by-step process to keep hackers out. It also provides supportive links where you can download software to protect your hardware as well as business information. The simple wording allows you to concentrate on your work while helping you protect what you are working on.

Although this book is outdated, it would still be helpful in setting up a security policy. The illustrations in this book would not be suitable for some business environments; however they would be useful for the individual computer user.

I would recommend this book to beginners in the computer technology field. This book comes with a useful CD-ROM that contains software and added resources.


Safe & Secure: Secure Your Home Network, and Protect Your Privacy Online
Safe & Secure: Secure Your Home Network, and Protect Your Privacy Online
by Arman Danesh
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars This Book Can Save You Time or Money, August 16, 2004
This review is a collaborative writing project completed by a "Technology and Ethics" class at DeVry University in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is based on a quick look at the book under consideration.

This book has an appropriate title: it discusses how to keep home and business computers safe and secure. It is very informative; it explains the different options that users have to protect their investments in computer technology. It provides enough detail to be of genuine assistance to readers: for instance, it doesn't simply say, "Watch out for viruses!" Rather, it explains the different types of computer viruses and gives guidelines for responding to them. It also helps readers distinguish between viruses and virus hoaxes. The book is well organized, making it user-friendly.

All in all, this looks like a helpful book.


Hardball for Women: Winning at the Game of Business
Hardball for Women: Winning at the Game of Business
by Pat Heim PhD
Edition: Paperback
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Learn to play hardball--woman style, August 14, 2004
This review is a collaborative writing project completed by a ENGL/227 class at DeVry University in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This book teaches you how to be a team player as well as a leader. Playing hardball doesn't mean being ruthless or heartless. Highlights include using nonverbal cues to your advantage, using "power talk" to come across as confident, and making the most out of criticism. The only thing we would change is the book's cover design. It is very outdated. All in all we would recommend this book to all professionals, men and women. :)


For the Last Time: Live from the Astrodome
For the Last Time: Live from the Astrodome
Price: $11.18
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3 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars COMM/215 Collaborative Review-, August 7, 2004
This review is an in-class collaborative-writing exercise of a University of Phoenix COMM/215 class.

Those of us who like country music think that "Write This Down" is a well-written song with a positive message.

Those who are not so fond of country music suggest that Mr. Strait improve his vocabulary by finishing grade school.
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