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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Modern Control Systems (9th Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Richard C. Dorf, Robert H Bishop
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
good and bad


I used this book as an undergrad. Its a compendium of techniques that can hardly be covered or understood in a one semester. I didn't learn much from the class or the book. Later I read some other books (smaller) that gave better understanding and a big picture overview. So, now that I have some basics I pickup this book and it starts to make more sense. I would say this is not a good undergrad teaching book, but a good reference book for someone a little more experienced. Its too detailed for the novice but in depth for the intermediate and expert.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme, Third Edition
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Robert K. Wysocki, Rudd McGary
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Don't Like it


In the fist chapter alone it tries to define several terms and fails miserably. Later the book redefines the terms it defined earlier in the book. For example it first defines a resource as "assets, such as people, equipment, physical facilities, or invintory that have limited availibilities . . . " (Pg 9).

In the next section it simply states "Resources are any consumables used on the project." (Pg 9).

Define a term once and use it consistantly.

A lot of the terms it defines are long winded, and could be shorter. It almsot seems like the author was simply attempting to fill pages.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Official Final Fantasy VII Strategy Guide
Publisher: Bradygames
Authors: David Cassady
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Final Fantasy VII, The Greatest Game Created.


Ok in my opinion this is the best game I have ever played in my life. The stunning and amazing storyline is like no other, you are a 21 year old named Cloud, he wants to go and join the army group called SOLDIER, he wants to be like the amazing Sephiroth. He is leaving for the city of Midgar. He goes, and he ends up not making it to SOLDIER. He becomes a mercenary and he ends up working for the rebel assault team named AVALANCHE, they want to help to save the earth, they want to destroy all the mako reactors that suck all the energy out of the planet. At first he doesn't care about them trying to save the earth, he just wants to get paid and leave. He changes throughout the game and he ends up joining AVALANCHE and he wants to save the earth now from Sephiroth, and from the company of Shinra, Cloud takes . What started as a job for Cloud, suddenly became a race to save the earth from his mentor, and his idol. The rest of the storyline is amazing, I just don't want to spoil it for you, you should buy this game and play it. You won't be sorry.
I suggest you buy this game it is the best game you will ever play in your life. Even if you don't like RPG's this one will change your mind forever about RPG's, it did it for me.
Out of a possible 100% I would give this game a definate 100%. The music is brillant, the storyline is amazing, the characters are exeptional, and the battle system is absolutely the best battle system out of all the Final Fantasy's. I play this game all the time, it got me hooked, it's such an amazing game. I recommend it to anyone...



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Final Fantasy VIII Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Bradygames
Authors: David Cassady
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Useful but full of errors


It's a good guide, and it doesn't give away the story. However, the maps section of the book isn't very well organised and there are a whole lot of errors in the book (from Ultima weapon having 1068HP to zillions of typos). Buy it only if you really can't play the game without the book.