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Road Ahead
Road Ahead
by Bill Gates
Edition: Paperback
60 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars It was interesting to see what's on Bill's mind, Dec 17 2001
This review is from: Road Ahead (Paperback)
The book was without a doubt designed to be more of an advertisement of self and Microsoft, but there is no actual boasting and self-focus there. I enjoyed it. Of course in terms of predicting the future the book failed, still the history of technology and general trends are outlined quite well. Ingenuity and innovation are not the greatest Bill Gates' and Microsoft's strengths, they are very good at making money, bying or burying competitors and using somebody else's ideas. However I must admit that Bill has outstanding entrepreneurial talents and surely can market himself and his company. I was curious what the richest man in the world was about, and I wasnt disappointed. Bill (or his ghost writers) can write very well, readers will enjoy the language and dynamics of the book, and throughout "The Road Ahead" you are very subtly and indirectly lead to believe that Bill has been the main engine in the PC revolution. Job well done.

Pathology for the Health-Related Professions, 2e
Pathology for the Health-Related Professions, 2e
by Ivan Damjanov
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 89.24
24 used & new from CDN$ 5.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Pathology explained for dummies, Dec 16 2001
I am a biologist, and found this book very intelligible and easy.

NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions
NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions
by Richard A. Spears
Edition: Hardcover
12 used & new from CDN$ 3.17

5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference, good for learning, Dec 16 2001
It has a perfect price/size ratio, and it has about 90% of words and expressions I hear on TV. This dictionary can be used as a textbook as well, you can read through it several times and become "an insider" among native speakers. Bigger dictionaries are not good as textbooks. When I cant find a word in the NTC's i look it up in Webster's online.

Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual
Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual
by Sambrook
Edition: Paperback
8 used & new from CDN$ 170.06

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for molecular biologists, Dec 16 2001
I love this book, however some areas are better covered in Current Protocols in Molecular Biology, and vice versa. So I would recommend having both.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster Frederick C. Mish
Edition: Hardcover
13 used & new from CDN$ 8.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful book, I love it, Dec 16 2001
It's not very big, but contains 99% of words I need; in those rare cases when a word is not listed (...)

Direct From Dell
Direct From Dell
by Michael Dell
Edition: Audio Cassette
9 used & new from CDN$ 23.19

3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, but there isnt something dramatically new, Dec 16 2001
This review is from: Direct From Dell (Audio Cassette)
Michael is no doubt an outstanding businessman, who being a college dropout became one of the richest people in the world. However I didnt like the style of his book. At times he's boasting and also presents obvious things as "revolutionary". This direct model has been around for thousands of years, big deal.
Other people who really invented something and made a huge difference never boast in their books. Nonetheless it was interesting to follow the rise of Dell Computer and various problems faced by fast-growing and big companies. "The secrets" that Michael presents in his book are quite obvious, you dont have to be a genius to derive these rules if you are in big business. However, very very few people become big entrepreneurs, and Michael doesnt tell you whether it's sheer luck or there are some real secrets.

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
by Erich Gamma
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 39.68
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classical book on the subject, but not good for beginners, Dec 16 2001
I recommend Shalloway's "Design Patterns Explained" as an introductory book, after that you can read the introduction of the gang of four book, learn the intents of all 23 patterns and use the rest of the book as a reference.

Molecular Cell Biology & CD-ROM with CDROM
Molecular Cell Biology & CD-ROM with CDROM
by Harvey Lodish
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 130.45
36 used & new from CDN$ 5.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Good textbook, Dec 16 2001
I liked this book, it is complementary to the Alberts' book in many areas. However as any textbook it is good for learning the basic concepts, but in real science is useless and outdated, for up-to-date information you should search MedLine and latest issues of scientific journals.

Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve
Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve
by George Soros
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 29.60
45 used & new from CDN$ 0.65

5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting!!, Dec 16 2001
Self-made billionaire immigrant George Soros talks about his biography and views on finance, philosophy, politics and other things. The book is structured as a series of interviews, and easy to follow for people who are ignorant on the subject of finance and investing. Very down-to-earth and strong person and a role model for prospective entrepreneurs.

Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design
Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design
by Alan Shalloway
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best introduction to design patterns!, Dec 16 2001
I loved this book, i recommend it to newbies as an introductory book to "Design Patterns" by the Gang of Four. Actually upon reading Shalloway's book you don't have to read the whole gang of four book, you can use it as a reference, provided you familiarize yourself with basic features of all 24 patterns.

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