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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Financial Modeling - 2nd Edition
Publisher: The MIT Press
Authors: Simon Benninga
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A very useful book in the practice of Financial Management

Thank you for your very excellent text on financial analysis. I found the writing excellent and the examples very useful in developing models. I will be using the specific subjects of "Financial Statement Modeling", "Valuation Analysis" and "Lease Analysis" in my practice. I congratulate you on a well written and documented book. I would very much like further discussion on the calculation of terminal value in chapter 2, page 30....Again, thank you for a most excellent tool. I will continue to use this text in my future work.
Steve Schroder

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Effective C++: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Design (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Scott Meyers
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great, practical C++ ideas and rules

The day I got this book I sat down and read the first 17 "Items" without stopping. Not only is this book a wonderful guide to the many arcane details of C++, it's also a pleasure to read. I personally have a strong history in C, and know the basics of C++. This book was just what I needed to fill in the gaps of my C++ knowledge.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning CSS : Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Richard York
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Well Written Introduction to CSS

Sub-Title: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design

One of the Programmer to Programmer books from Wrox.com. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a relatively new standard that allows web programmers to specify something not unlike the Page Setup function in Microsoft Office. That is, a style of appearance including fonts, colors and the like can be defined once and remain consistent throughout a web site.

CSS are replacing the individually crafted page layouts that were previously required to be repeated on each page. CSS is intended to replace the presentational portion of the HTML language - such as the font tag.

This book is intended to be a beginners guide. It starts with a simple command to set color to be black. It then adds the font family, the font size and goes on to ever more complex tasks until the full range of the language. Mr. York is a very good writer. The text is both informative and very understandable. For the beginning designer, this book is highly recommended.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Another great Visual Quickstart guide!

Author Elizabeth Castro does an excellent job in another of the Visual Quickstart series!
I've been coding HTML for about seven years, but I still can't remember *everything*, and this book serves wonderfully as a reference for those experienced in HTML. There are enough tips, tricks, and extras to keep the advanced author interested, while Castro does a great job presenting core HTML so that beginners will understand, too.
The table of contents is very well organized and comprehensive, and the index extremely thorough; it is hard to miss what you're looking for. Once you find a topic of interest, the Visual Quickstart style makes comprehension almost a guarantee: the text is clear and concise, and nearly every single page in the book has several screenshots illustrating the material at hand.
Whether you are just starting out in HTML, or have several years of experience under your belt, this is really an excellent book to have. Even with the advent of "WYSIWYG" editors, you still need an understanding of how HTML works -- if nothing else, to clean up the sloppy code they generate!
Highly recommended.