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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Introduction to Electrodynamics (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: David J. Griffiths
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Well written, but not a good standalone.


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: Essential ASP.NET With Examples in C#
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Fritz Onion
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Essential but not advanced


Having read previous reviews of this book, it sounded like it cut to the chase, no blurb or waffle. I was dissapointed to find that whilst it does go into a level of detail and is certainly not aimed at beginners, it lacks one thing. It does not go into advanced topics. You can certainly follow the a-b-c but when you want to take further, the d-e-f it doesn't give any pointers. Good for its size but by no means brilliant - I'm beginning to wish I'd bought asp.net unleashed.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: ERP: A-Z Implementer's Guide For Success
Publisher: Resource Pub
Authors: Travis Anderegg
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A great book for who are interested in ERP


The book provides you all you need to know about the implementation of ERP and it'll greatly help build your background on this issue. The book is not about "how" to implement for a specific software but is about "why" and "what" you should know about implemenation. You need retain sufficient knowledge to help your company make wise decisions, rather than let consultants make decision for you and your company. I am a recent MBA graduate and I found this book is a great supplement to the area that I lack from my education.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking Protocols (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Radia Perlman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
An informative and enjoyable reference on bridges and router


This book covers a wide range of topics in packet switching, both routers (layer 3) and bridges (layer 2). While there are other books that cover routing well, books about bridging are much harder to find. Radia discusses the two side by side, showing similarities and differences, drawbacks and benefits of each.
If you're used to the traditional dry and impersonal textbook style, this book will come as a refreshing surprise. You will get lots of facts -- and also opinions. If Radia thinks some particular technique is not a good thing, she'll simply say "I think this is a mistake". Nice.
The book covers both recent practice and historical background. Learning how these protocols evolved will help the reader understand why they now look the way they do. And discussions of "lessons learned the hard way" shows what design principles are important for reliability. The final chapter "Protocol design folklore" is a valuable addition to this second edition.