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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces Are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth
Publisher: Crown Business
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
You are Caught! And Your are It

Juan Enriquez's book covers a highly complex and hard to understand set of developments that has challenged the brightest minds of the planet. Yet, he has done this very skillfully so that the layman can understand the monumental implications of these accomplishments. He engages us in a conversation and in a very unconventional manner plays with font sizes and dazzles us with enticing and easy to understand graphics. To the casual observer this might seem to have been easily done, but this would be deceiving. Similar to dancing, things that seem to have been easily done actually took more skill rather than ease.I read this book after 9/11, and I find that it is just as valuable now if not more so since 9/11.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Adobe GoLive CS Tips and Tricks
Publisher: Adobe Press
Authors: Adam Pratt, Lynn Grillo
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent Book

I just got the book and found it to be just what I needed. The authors did a great job. The book is an easy read and has a multitude of good tips!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Software Project Survival Guide
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Steve C McConnell
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Book Author quick to respond to questions

As a new Manager of an outsourcing IT program. I'm living the "anti-mangers life" that Mcconnel points out in this book.
While reading this book several of the situations in this book were happing in "real-time" to me. i.e., "test addiction", non-existent requirements, et al.
I've seen proof of what McConnel outlines in this book-when you don't do a good job of gathering requirements early on you pay for it much more later.
I also like the fact that when questioned about a definition in this book, the author reqponded within an hour! Impressive

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Introduction to Data Compression, Second Edition
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Authors: Khalid Sayood
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Very well-written book, software not so good

The book is one of the clearest I have read as a text book. Why cant everybody write like this?? There is very good flow throughout the text.
Only complaint is the software. It looks the software has not kept pace with the book itself. Some additional software has to be added (for Transform coding, for instance), and some references in the text book to the software are incorrect. If the accompanying software is upgraded, as it should be, I will rate this book a clear 5-star.