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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good book but just too wordy.

The reviews I read about this book are pretty accurate, except this book is too wordy. It could be 1/2 the size it is if the authors would have gotten to the point faster. A lot of explanations go on and on and I am left wondering when am I going to get to read what the point is?! Get to it!
The two authors are certainly qualified to author this book, judging by what their backgrounds are. For the most part, the chapters are interesting, informative, and thought provoking. Most of the ideas are not what the average, or above average programmer would think of.
Some of the ideas though are not worth the paper to print them on, and many of them are not explained well enough. Given the amount of words for explanations, this should not have been. Therefore, I can only give this book three stars. Overall I feel that the book is too drawn out and not to the point enough.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Introduction to Electrodynamics (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: David J. Griffiths
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Exceptional review of introductary E&M

This book is by far in a class of it's own. I had the pleasure of going throught the entire book and loved every page of it. It is clear that Griffiths loves teaching, and his wit and humor throughout the book keeps a light atmosphere. One flaw: not nearly enough on transmition lines and the relativity section could use some work.

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: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good book, although author's web site stinks

This book lays down easy to follow examples, and specifies what CSS and (X)HTML tags will and won't work in older browers. The naming of elements and classes could use a little more emphasis. It's there, but you can't run by fast.
I would have given this book Five Stars but the author's companion website is so poorly designed and formatted that you can barely read it. It's so bad that it is a credibility issue to the book.
Standing on its own, the book is excellent.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Absolute Beginner's Guide to C (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Greg Perry
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great for Absolute Beginners!

The reviews here are spot-on! If you have been trying to get started in programming but just can't get off the ground, this is the book for you. Not only will you get through it, but you will have fun! I can't put this book down, and when I started I didn't know the first thing about C or programming.