Tuesday 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

Happy Christmas to all readers of That's Christmas!

And a Happy and joyous New Year!

Monday 23 December 2013

Don't Panic at Christmas! Keep your cool in the face of disaster!

Don't Panic at Christmas! Keep your cool in the face of disaster! How?

Let's imagine that it is now fairly late on Christmas Eve and that it is now certain that the one present that you really cannot afford to be missing from under the Christmas tree will be missing.

It might be a present for your spouse, your significant other, a parent or grandparent and due to bad weather, bad luck, a problem with the delivery firm, the retailer or the manufacturer, it will not be there for Christmas Day.

How to you get around this? Using Publisher, Word, Open Office, etc., you can create them a gift certificate for the missing item which you can then place with the other presents so they will not feel they are missing out.

You can also go to retailers with an online presence and download and print out a gift certificate for the love of your life!

Sunday 22 December 2013

That's Books: The Elephant Tree

That's Books: The Elephant Tree: The Elephant Tree is a book for children by Melanie Dore. It tells the story of how a family move from their modern home to an older, some...

That's Books: Who or what was Lee Harvey Oswald? New book has st...

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That's Books: "Map" found at Stonehenge

That's Books: "Map" found at Stonehenge: The second edition of The Stonehenge Enigma by Robert John Langdon has been published. In it Mr Langdon claims that a map, dating back som...

Saturday 21 December 2013

That's Books: Beardog's Big Adventure

That's Books: Beardog's Big Adventure: Beardog's Big Adventure is a charming book by Susie Tinson about a very friendly, very large and somewhat strange looking dog who is cal...

Thursday 12 December 2013

Explore Electricity an ideal Christmas present for ages 6 to 9

Explore Electricity is a book written by Carmella Van Vleet. It is published by Nomad Press.

It helps children explore electricity, how it is made, what it is and how it can be used.

It has a fascinating timeline from the earliest understanding of electricity in 600BC, right through to tpday.

It helps children learn ans also explore with 25 projects that they can enjoy, safely.

It encourages children to make and keep their own scientific journal, how to make a simple circuit, how to build your own working switch with a paperclip, how to build your own nightlight and so on.

It also covers the concept of 'green' electricity, what electromagnetism is, how to make a compass move and much more, besides.

It's a paperback book and is priced at $13.95 or £8.61.

It is available through Amazon at a reduced price.

The ISBN is 978 1 61930 180 1.

Tuesday 10 December 2013

New book from doctor is ideal stocking filler!

A new autobiographical book from retired doctor, 88 year-old Dr. G. Alan Rose is called 'Sex & Alcohol in Retirement.'

It's about what happened to Doctor Rose after his retirement. The alcohol part is about his work as an expert witness in a large number of drink driving cases.

However, if Doctor Rose realised that the client was trying to pull a fast one he gave them the advice to plead guilty. He didn't want to see innocent people railroaded, but then again, neither did he want to see guilty people wrongfully let off.

The sex part of his retirement came about when he helped set up a clinic to help parents determine the sex of their children.

Although this is a somewhat controversial area of medicine it is Doctor Rose's contention that, "Sex selection does not change the balance of the sex ratio if ethical guidelines are followed."

The book is highly amusing and very well-written.

This is a fascinating and well-written book. It is available in print form as a paperback and as an e-book, from Trafford Publishing, the retail price for the print edition is  £9.87 or $16.20, the ISBN is 978-1-42690-051-8. Please note that VAT is applicable to e-books, but not print books.