You may well ask what the word "scribend" means. Well ... it is a "piece of writing" .. not quite scribbling and not quite doodling ... but more along the lines of exploring associations of ideas coupled with associations formed by serendipitous googling and sometimes ideas and thoughts that come to me during Quaker Meeting for Worship.
Most of the books and items mentioned in these "scribends" can be found in the Internet Technical Bookshop. However because it is impossible for small specialist bookshops to compete with the likes of Amazon we are providing Amazon Associate links so that you can obtain them over the internet, and we can earn a little bit of money. Of course, you will be most welcome to come to Carshalton and visit us and purchase these books and browse around in the "traditional bookshop way". If the weather is nice we can even provide tables and chairs to relax with a quiet game of chess, or scrabble or backgammon.
If you come and visit the shop on Saturday you may bump into a discussion group including the odd 5th DAN or higher in various martial arts disciplines, eccentric, and not so eccentric scientific types, and regular folk also. Usually these sessions are accompanied by a copious supply of tea, coffee and biscuits and range over a very wide set of interests.
As already mentioned, the books reviewed here will be in stock at our bookshop. Do please come and browse if you have a free Saturday morning or afternoon. You may be able to obtain these books e.g. via Amazon (its almost impossible to compete with them on price) if you are in a hurry. If you want to support this local community oriented shop then just send us an email (andrew dot eliasz at gmail dot com) and we will reply with cost of book and postage.
- Scribends where the main theme is mathematical
- Scribends where the main theme is to do with Computing and Computer Science
- Programming as a Second Career pt1.
- Programming as a Second Career - Embedded Systems Programming and IoT
- Programming as Basic as Basic Can Be
- Scribends where the main theme is to do with Robotics and Embedded Systems
- Scribends where the main theme is political
- Scribends where the main theme is spiritual
- Scribends where the main theme is scientific
- Scribends where the main theme is poetry, drama and literature oriented
- Scribends where the main theme is to do with teaching and education
- Scribends where the main theme is to do with psychology and psychoanalysis
- What we can learn of humans from primates, Melanie Klein and Psychoanalysis
- What we can learn from Ants, Jung and Adler and Psychoanalysis and some Thurber
- Scribends where the main theme is to do with exercise, sports, martial arts and fitness
- Scribends where the main theme is to do with peace as opposed to war