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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: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
There has got to be a better book...

This is my all time favorite reference/learning guide. I purchased the 4th edition and it was the most used guide of my collection of over 50 various tech books. The 4th edition of HTML, touched on CSS which I wished there was more information on this topic. Ah, but my wish came through. With CSS on the 5th edition, I'm pretty sure this book would be used even more than the previous edition. If I can give out guarantee's, I would guarantee you will not find a better HTML book, hands down. Now if only she'd write a XSLT book.....

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: PMP Exam Prep (4th Edition)
Publisher: Rmc Pubns Inc
Authors: Rita Mulcahy
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
This book was my key to passing the exam

I was very frightened of taking the exam as I did not take any of the 1000+ dollar courses. Instead I ordered this book, got the flash cards and studied for about a month every day. I found this book to be extremely helpful and I passed the first time!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Exchange Server Training
Publisher: Microsoft Pr
Authors: Kay Unkroth
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A useful resource for the Exchange 5.5 exam

Having worked my way through this massive book, I was quite surprised by some of the negative reviews it has received.
I used this book to supplement my main Sybex text and I was impressed by the depth of coverage. It covers everything you would every need to know about Exchange and then some. The labs are clear and structured, and fun to work through. The book is well illustrated throughout.
Perhaps its only shortcoming is that the end of chapter questions are not "exam like". This may certainly cause problems if the book is used as the only resource for the 70-081 exam. Combine it though with the Sybex or a decent "test prep" book and you have a virtually unbeatable combination.
Outside the exam the book is useful reference material and unlike purely "examcentric" books will certainly not be relegated to the garage after the exam.
Be prepared for long nights though as this book is almost 1400 pages!
I got 933 on the exam. A fair portion of the material on the exam was covered by this book and not by the Sybex book.
Well worth the money!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Publisher: Basic Books
Authors: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Godel Eternally Bandied Eventually Gets Boring

If you're new to computer science, then this book introduces you to some interesting topics in decideability and recursion. These ideas have implications for people who contemplate the possibility of intelligent computers or the design of intelligent systems.
Since most of the computer science theory is over 50 years old, none of it is new to anyone who is familiar with the subject. That said, the presentation is a rather weak play on Lewis Carroll combined with the cloying childishness of A. A. Milne.
Most readers claim to find the book fascinating. They're either genuinely fascinated by the AI topics, which are great - just not the author's own ideas. Or they're faking it because you're supposed to say you like stuff that sounds clever. Or they're faking it.