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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Principles of Color Design
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Wucius Wong
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5

This is not the best book out there. The first section of the 5 section book goes into form and shape theory, which although useful in design, is just filler to give the book more pages. The color theory sections are fairly basic. I think there are better books out there, especially for the price.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Publisher: Basic Books
Authors: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Interesting Hypothesis, however non factual

This epic voyage into the world of the philosophy of AI and human intelligence is made accessible by Hofstadters absorbing style. One gets the impression that no matter how many times one read the dialogues, based around 4 / 5 characters, there would always be more to find. The layers of complexity in the dialogues makes for an amazing read, especially as layers of complexity is one of the main themes of the book. This book covers all the bases, it will set you thinking in totally new ways.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Internetworking with TCP/IP Vol.1: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture (4th Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Douglas E. Comer
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Excellent Reference

Comer's book is an excellent comprehensive reference source and one of the few books that travels with me anytime I need to do network troubleshooting. It is an undoubtedly dry read, but indespensable, nonetheless. Suitable for beginning or advanced networking engineers.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Excel Best Practices for Business: Covers Excel 2003, 2002, and 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Loren Abdulezer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Turning Software Analysis into Hard Answers

Spreadsheets are one of the hidden backbones of strategic business analysis. In a sea of data, many corporate professionals are left to figure out on their own how to leverage the spreadsheet tools which are so crtical to success and sometimes even survival.
'Excel Best Practices for Business' goes further, than any book I have found, to turning this challenge into the opportunity that Excel always promised and can now deliver on.
The book is real, hands-on and gets the reader to productive answers -directly and efficiently. Answers, sometimes to questions you didn't know to ask. Concrete answers that help meet business deadlines and achieve tangible success.
Layout, organization and clarity of language all went a long way to making this book's tools accessable and consumable by a businessman who no one would confuse with a technical expert.
As I have used this book, I have discovered a partner in Mr Abdulezer, and his book, to help me in business and to support customers and clients in gaining strategic insights that they need to succeed.
As a user of Excel 2003, with all of its additional capabilities, I am especially appreciative of a resource that can help me leverage the potential for this new program and its expanded range of applications. Specifically, I found a whole new side to Excel as I discovered insights about Spreadsheet Portals, XML and Web services.
Bottom Line: This book is a powerful tool for productivity -- as important as Excel itself. Anyone using Excel should consider this book a fundamental part of their Microsoft investment - both in terms of time and money. Why buy only half the solution? This book has allowed me to fill in the missing insights I needed so badly.
Well done and thank you for this gift to my business.