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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Publisher: Basic Books
Authors: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Physician/brain-author:most influential book of my career!!!


It's a classic book and it's becoming old. I've read it when I'm in High Scholl. After 20 years it is amazingly refreshing. But I think that some parts is becoming outdated ( However, a classic book never loses its charm). Being an unsual work, between Knuth's "The Art of Computer Programming" and Carl Sagan's "Broca's Brain", it's somewhat difficult to read. Written in a pre-internet (as we use today), it loses some appeal for the young ones ( except for the gifted ones). I hope that Mr. Hofstadter has some plans to update and refresh with new format, new insights and appeal to the young ones.



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
A Masterpiece


I am enrolled in the upper division sequence of Electromagnetism as a physics major. I, along with most others in my class agree that the book needs more examples, and at least the odd numbered problems need to be printed in the back of the book. We need to study more examples to learn technique. When we attempt to solve the problem sets, we have no idea whether or not we're getting the right answers. The layout of the book is okay, and the text is written in a "matter of fact" informal style which I find unique and uncommon in textbooks of this type- but I feel I need to buy another textbook to make up for the other shortcomings.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The Mathematica Book, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Wolfram Media
Authors: Stephen Wolfram
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
I'll tell you why you should buy this book


Can't take a computer to bed and read? Have a long commute on a train, going for a ride? Any number of reasons can be thought of to buy this book. It's an app book. Great resource when something is tapping on the inside of your head. Recommended.
Go used, and save a few bucks.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Starting an eBay Business for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Marsha Collier
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Gave me the tools I needed!


I would rate this book lower than one star if there was an option for that. I cannot say this book is a complete loss, you may use it for a door stop. It has not one iota of what people want to know in a book of this type. It doesn't even address the subject, where to find things to sell. If you are looking for a book on starting and on line store forget this book.