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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Stuart J. Russell, Peter Norvig
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not the best I've ever seen

I used this book in my AI class and found it to be a good text with excellent historical information and very approachable and understandable explanations of the material. I found it to be a competent treatment of all the major AI topics and I happily read the first 20 chapters. As it turned out, reading the book was a more rewarding experience than learning from the professor in lecture. :-)

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Photoshop 7 Wow! Book
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Jack Davis
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
The worst ever

this is by far the wirst book I read ever, its hard to follow, not an easy read and its very confusing... save your mony and run away from it

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Authors: Joe Celko
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
A lot of ideas, but little instruction

This book gives many tips for how to structure your database and about the behavior of some SQL commands (much of which is common sense anyway), but does nothing to help the reader actually learn the language. Examples are scarce and many of them are C code rather than SQL. I was very disappointed with this book and must continue my search for an SQL textbook.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Advanced Windows (Advanced Windows)
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Jeffrey Richter
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very good book for discussion of Win32 APIs.

This book is the "Bible" of Windows programming. It is the most complete view of the Win32 API I have ever seen, and shows real world application of some sophisticated topics, yet it is written in such a way that it's easy for anyone with a little computer experience to understand.
Even when I have to use API functions in VB, I find myself reaching for this book to explain the API calls better than the Win32 help file that comes with VC++.
This book really is a must read for anyone serious about programming in Windows.