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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Data Warehouse Toolkit: Practical Techniques for Building Dimensional Data Warehouses
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Ralph Kimball
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The best book on dimensional modeling


IBM and Teradata say that Kimball is dangerous. I say he is "right on". What he describes make a lot of sense. And, he is a hands on practitioner. Not like the people that naysay him.
Anyway, buy the book and READ IT!! You won't be sorry you did - I promise.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Classical Electrodynamics
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: John David Jackson
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
As if we needed more disincentives for physics grad school.


Reading Jackson ranks in enjoyment somewhere between having your teeth pulled and getting a spinal tap. It's a shame that this book has become the de facto standard for graduate electromagnetism. It is dry, uninspriring and full of problems designed to test your aptitude for looking up definite integrals in Russian mathematical handbooks. We won't take this any more -- students of the world unite -- if at all possible, refuse to buy this book. Jackson should not be allowed to reap the profits obtained by terrorizing thousands of graduate students.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Photoshop Elements 3 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Scott Kelby
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Right on the Mark


Looking for a clearly written step-by-step book on how to perform the most common functions in Photoshop Elements 3.0? You've found it! The Photoshop Elements 3 Book for Digital Photographers is low on fluff and big on expanding your knowledge through practical well thought out steps.

I use both Photoshop CS (on my PC Desktop) and Photoshop Elements 3.0 (on my laptop), and I must say Scott Kelby's concise steps on how to effectively master PS Elements 3.0 for the most common corrective techiques will keep your learning curve very short. The simplistic approach presented in the book is perfect and serves as a quick, yet practical reference when you forget a step or simply want to learn somoething new.

Purchase it - it's worth every penny. If you retouch one photo for a client, that will pay for this book and then some!



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: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent and quick!


this book is really a "visual quickstart guide." I learned HTML very quickly reading this book. I was able to write code within days. And it has about 1:1 pictures to words ratio. This helps a lot. The explanations of the tags are to the point and the diagrams and examples help you understand a lot.
I have two other HTML books way thicker than this one, but i use this one for reference allways! It's a very good book. I recommend it for beginners, or for reference purposes for advanced users.