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Macintosh iLife, The: An interactive guide to iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD
Macintosh iLife, The: An interactive guide to iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD
by Jim Heid
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply excellent, Aug. 12 2003
The combination of clear prose, outstanding book design and efficient use of the resources that the DVD offers as a complement to a book, makes this book not only a pleasure to read, but a unique learning experience. I could not put it down. I know many people who can't read past the first few pages. They will lose the enthusiasm soon. Not with this book. It is a standard to be followed. Concise and precise but at the same time so comprehensive and wonderful to read.

United (Frn)
United (Frn)
Price: CDN$ 14.62
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond enjoyable, June 8 2003
This review is from: United (Frn) (Audio CD)
The music on this CD is not only enjoyable, but also of a deep and beautiful melody. It is hard to find a CD where you like almost every song. This CD is one of them.

Mac OS X v. 10.2 Jaguar Killer Tips
Mac OS X v. 10.2 Jaguar Killer Tips
by Scott Kelby
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 46.99
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4.0 out of 5 stars May look too simple but it is beyond that, Feb. 16 2003
When reading this book, it is easy to think that the author will more often than not use simple things as tips, that the book could also be a lot smaller. But there is nothing more wrong than that. Those who persist will find gold hidden among the very ilustrative and pleasant pages. The humor is unfortunately annoying instead of light and supportative. But don't get distracted by that. There is a of value in it. Highly recommended.

Data Mining: A Tutorial Based Primer
Data Mining: A Tutorial Based Primer
by Richard Roiger
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 92.90
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique approach and many insights, Feb. 16 2003
Using an Excel-based tool to provide a hands-on approach, this book covers diverse areas in data mining from statistical patterns to data warehousing to the semantic web. Easy to read and with many insights.

Foundation ActionScript for Flash MX
Foundation ActionScript for Flash MX
by Sham Bhangal
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 39.04
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much and too little, Oct. 15 2002
There is a reason why this book is big. Too much time is spent to explain small things. A reader can easily get lost in the details or lose any interest. ActionScript is best taught by using the object-oriented programming paradigm. Little effort is done in this direction. The programming style is not poor, but not brilliant either. It is also a dull book, in spite of the imaginative chapter titles. With so many other better books in the market, only a naive reader would actually choose this one.

Flash MX Express
Flash MX Express
by Glen Rhodes
Edition: Paperback
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2.0 out of 5 stars The old way once more and the same mistakes, Oct. 14 2002
This review is from: Flash MX Express (Paperback)
This book suffers from the basic mistakes that the early books on Flash had. Animation is only taught later in the book and some of the most exciting features are not covered. By the time the reader gets to anything interesting, he/she will have lost any interest or looked for a different book. This is the kind of book that challenges any novice to go beyond the first 30 pages. Some do, many don't. And the book still gets sold. It also helps to sell more Flash books, since the reader will often think the problem lies with himself/herself. Not too bad?

Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance
Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance
by Michael E. Porter
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 29.47
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5.0 out of 5 stars A master work, Sept. 20 2002
Few books define the field where they are. This is one of them. But often these books are great in content but not so much in clarity. This book also beats that. Porter's style is at the same time brilliant and clear, engaging and deep, motivating and enlightening. You will have a hard time trying to put this book down. You will learn the rules many companies live by. But you will also do it for the sheer intellectual pleasure of following a sharp mind in full motion and telling you all with so much clarity. Just don't miss his other two classic books.

Photoshop 7 Bible
Photoshop 7 Bible
by Deke McClelland
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 27.71
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique style and coverage, Sept. 20 2002
This review is from: Photoshop 7 Bible (Paperback)
There are a great number of Photoshop books in the market. Yet this is unique. Deke's style and comprehensive coverage can not be beaten. He is a master of Photoshop and of teaching it. You will learn that extra bit that makes all the difference. Also look for the Photoshop TotalTraining CD-ROMs where you can watch Deke in action (his sense of humor and clarity come through and shine there -- no written word could grasp that). Many people avoid these thick books, but this is the one that you can simply not ignore. Not for its size, but for its excellence.

Java and Object Orientation: An Introduction
Java and Object Orientation: An Introduction
by John Hunt
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The same excellent book, Sept. 14 2002
I have bought the first edition and now the second. I also have other books written by John Hunt. His writing is as always clear, sharp and insightful. It shows through in this book too. Whereas some other bible books would need 1,000 pages, John can do with much fewer ones. And yet it can be much more far reaching. Teaching solid OO concepts while bringing the best out of Java, this book is a pleasure to read. So much that it will keep you wondering why other books never manage to be so clear and at the same time so complete. You will not be sorry.

Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control
Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control
by Jeannette Dewyze
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.27
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book will shock you -- and help you greatly, Aug. 9 2002
You may think that the perfectionist is the rigid and serious guy everyone has once met. But after you read this book, you may seem him right in your mirror. It will scare you, it will shock you. And it will literally free you.
A great work. Do not miss it. Even if you are not too perfect.

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