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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Establishing a System of Policies and Procedures
Publisher: Project Management Institute
Authors: Stephen Page
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Most Informative Book Ever Read on Procedures!


I found this book to be exactly what I have been looking for; it contains all of the information that I need to do my job. I found that the WRITING STYLE is welcomed because this author did try to write in a personal style, I felt like I was a part of the book. I love his writing style and can't understand why anyone would say anything else about this wonderful book. I just can't say enough. I have bought an additional 20 books for the managers of my company.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Authors: Richard Phillips Feynman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Absolutely unique!


We cannot complain about lack of science books for laymen. Among them, many are of very good quality, describing sectors of science with competence and, sometimes, charm. The books by Gamow, for instance, are notable, as are those by Jeremy Bernstein. Then there are books which not only explain physics to you, but give you tools so that you can, by yourself, understand new things. These are very rare. I can think of two. Cosmology, by Harrison, allows you to derive by yourself consequences of the universe expansion by the trick of moving mirrors, a nice, simple and useful tool. But it is restricted to this rather esoteric corner of science. Then there is Feynman?s QED. This is unique. By the clever trick of a clock attached to each photon and by the use of it in combination with his breakthrough idea of summing over all paths, he succeeds in extracting not only the specialized phenomena of high energy physics, but magically renews the good old optics of mirrors and refraction. Using his simple rules you can understand light "like a pro", and even do your own little research projects. I published papers on quantum field theory, yet, learned quite a bit from this small and precious book.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Donald E. Knuth
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The classic work of Computer Science


Some of the reviews here talk about how this book is not immediately useful for practical ends, and go on to say how MIX is obsolete, one doesn't have to know assembly anymore and so forth. I think they have missed the point. This series of books definitely emphasize the Science in Computer Science. They are scientific works, and are not meant to be immediately useful so that you can learn how to program an e-commerce site on a Windows 2000 server. If you want to learn that, go buy another book. If you want to learn about the most efficient algorithms capable of solving problems, if you want to learn the mathematical basis of how problems can be solved with computers, and how to do it on the underlying hardware, directly, with assembly code, this is the book for you. This is Knuth's life work, and an attempt to really contribute to capital C Computer capital S Science. It is not "Teach yourself programming PHP in 30 Days", if that is what you're looking for, you should certainly buy another book. If you are looking for what Knuth intended, this is the best that's currently out there.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Stuart J. Russell, Peter Norvig
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Survey type of book, shallow but good for reference


i got this book from my local bookstore. This book covers most topics in AI. It is more comprehensive than most AI book i have read. However i dislike the writing style employed in this book. The author needs to refine his writing style and review the contents to include more interesting examples and some humor. It is not wise to have long paragraphs in thick books. The author should also include pratical examples of AI applications and some AI codes instead of general theories. Still a great book !