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  1. Lifestyle - Books - MATHEMATICS

    Book review: Zombies & Calculus, by Colin Adams

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Zombies & Calculus by Colin Adams Princeton University Press A book which aims to teach university students the basics of calculus by integrating maths lessons with a story about a zombie attack may seem a ridiculous idea, but Zomb ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - GEOPOLITICS

    Book review: The South China Sea- The Struggle for Power in Asia, by Bill Hayton

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... Ben Richardson The South China Sea – The Struggle for Power in Asia by Bill Hayton Yale University Press Disputes over the South China Sea can seem as unfathomable as the storm-swept waters that batter its contested cluster of tiny islands, uninhabitable ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Blue Notes by Robin Lynam

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Jazz fans who can only manage one night out this week have a tough choice to make: to catch the Alex Sipiagin Quintet on Thursday or the Eddie Gomez Quartet on Friday. For many, the combination of bassist Gomez's jazz-legend status and the presence i ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Book reviews: Lavish tomes offer insight into architects' work

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord Lavish tomes offer insight into architects' work Ando, Complete Works 1975-2014 Piano, Complete Works 1966-2014 edited by Philip Jodidio Taschen   Compendious, meticulously researched, lavishly produced and beautifully realised, these tw ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    E-/audiobook reviews: fiction

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by James Kidd

    ... The teenage girl ponders Carol's life and work (her day job as an economist paid for her night-time art), and recalls a visit to the Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara, Italy, to see the frescos ... and later believes her iPad is a votive tablet. The novel plays with images of art and audience, originality and repetitions as George and Francesco live out each other's life. A moving ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    E-books/audiobooks: non-fiction

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... by Dr Judy Melinek, contains true-life stories, which makes some of them hard to read, unless you enjoy knowing things such as brains have the consistency of jelly when they come out of heads ... and professional life, read by Bernadette Dunne, may not seem particularly "daring" today. But that underscores how far the fight for equality has come.     ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Album of the Week: Queen of the Clouds, by Tove Lo

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... Madeline Gressel Queen of the Clouds Tove Lo Island/Universal In case you aren't sure what Tove Lo's delectable debut is about, she provides tidy little subject headings: The Sex, The Love, The Pain. Each heading introduces a new chapter, which charts that timeless transition from lust to love to loss. As in life, The Pain is the longest chapter. Tove Lo has more ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    'Digital story' takes reader to heart of rape victim's ordeal

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by Victoria Burrows

    ... it is set in New Delhi, where the real-life rape and eventual death of a student in December 2012 sent shockwaves around the world and sparked protests across India. Here, fiction feels ... scholar, sometimes it will open up a statistical graph or even a cartoon or interactive animation. Being issue-based fiction that takes its cue from real-life events- which spawned heated debates, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    Videogame: Forza Horizon 2, by Playground Games

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... setting without a doubt and, while not exactly life-size in scale, offers an unfettered sense of sandbox freedom stretching from slippery snow-capped mountains, across ancient medieval-style ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

    Book review: Adventures in Stationery, by James Ward

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... mover behind the Boring Conference, Ward is a self-confessed addict who aims to retrieve the forgotten stories of everyday things from life's waste-paper bin. Unfortunately, this book feels ...




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