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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Design for Communication : Conceptual Graphic Design Basics
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Elizabeth Resnick
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Finally, a graphic design text with depth

There are so many books out there on graphic design that are merely pretty picture books, and focus only on what a piece LOOKS like. What students need is something with depth, something that addresses the conceptual aspects that can be so difficult to grasp. Resnick's book really targets this need, by presenting an integration of formal and conceptual issues and respecting the students' intelligence in the process. It shows them how FORM influences and strengthens CONCEPT, which I haven't seen in any other text. This is one of the most important (and elusive) issues in graphic design education.
The book is illustrated entirely with student work, all high quality. Students will love this approach; they are used to being shown only the work of experienced professionals.
The book is also going to be really useful for instructors who want to improve the rigor and depth of their assignments but aren't sure how to go about it.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft SQL Server(TM) 2000 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (It-Administrator's Pocket Consultant)
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: William R. Stanek
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The best for day-to-day administration

This is the top book for SQL 2000 administration. Mr. Stanek has put together a great book for day-to-day administration of SQL Server 2000. I can't recommend this book strongly enough. It goes beyond the basics and goes a long way answering those questions that you ask yourself everyday and instead of hunting on the Internet every time you need a solution, you should carry this book with you. It shows you the types of tips and real world info that you only get from years of experience. This is like having an expert by your side. The best part about this book is the style in which it is written. Its not too technical and very easy to read. I read this book cover to cover and I have also been using it to help me prep for the exams. This book belongs on every DBA's bookshelf.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Numerical Recipes in C++: The Art of Scientific Computing
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Authors: William T. Vetterling, Brian P. Flannery
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Other Edition, but same C++hit

This book was a good idea 20 years ago. However, if you want to understand numerical algorithms then you're better off using the WWW to find the pages you want OR buying a real Numerical Methods text. (Amazon has them all!)
If you are a developer who just needs the recipe then these aren't the best algorithms to use. The Gnu Scientific Library is a much better place to start, the code is more modern.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: After Effects in Production: A Companion for Creating Motion Graphics
Publisher: CMP Books
Authors: Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Very useful

If u own their first book, you can't miss this book also.