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The Guitar Handbook by Ralph Denyer
The Guitar Handbook by Ralph Denyer
Having recently purchased a Stratocaster with Marshall amp after years of not playing, I needed a refresher on my chosen instrument. What a wealth of information I found in this fabulously illustrated and organized book.
Once I picked this book up I couldn't put it down. It covers about everything you wanted to know that is related to guitar playing. The author gives you a concise bio of 20 different legendary guitar players, a complete background of guitar manufacturing and specs, guitar playing, maintenance and repair, soundstage and recording. You can jump around to whatever chapter interests you and read it in any order you desire. Every single page is filled with information… Read more
The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of t&hellip by Stephen Hawking
This short book is a collection of lectures given by this eminent physicist.
Unfortunately, the content of the book reads more like a Sunday afternoon discussion than a serious and intense investigation into what the title of the book promises. I always hate to be mislead and the title of this book is misleading to me. If an author is going to be as bold as to adopt the title of his book as the "Theory of Everything" and the "Orgin and Fate of the Universe," then I expect something more than a recapitulation of a series of theories that may lead up to a theory of everything.
The brevity of the book leaves so much unexplained. If I had not already read other… Read more
MCSE Windows 2000 Network: Exam 70-216 by Hank Carbeck
This book actually got me confused when I read it after taking the Microsoft Official Curriculum course. I thought I understood most everything at the end of the MOC course. Then while studying for the exam I read this Exam Cram and found myself in a worse position. Week areas of the book include IPSec, security, remote access and routing.
I found the book so unsatisfactory that I read and studied the Syngress/Osborne 216 book just get my bearings again. Wish I could return the Exam Cram book to Coriolis, but wouldn't you know it -- they just went out of business.