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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
Simple, but what did you expect?

I got this book not to learn html, but as a review. I got lazy and used Dreamweaver for awhile and this was a great buy. HTML is the perfect thing to learn with a book like this.

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: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good introduction

This book does not cover any advanced topics. For example, it will not teach you how to program DTS or how to spot performance problems due to bad indexing. It does, however, provide a very rock solid instruction on how to perform 95% of SQL administrative tasks. Cynically speaking, this book will teach you how to become a very successful button pushing SQL monkey. If you want to become something better, than I strongly suggest you buy and master "SQL 2000 Unleashed" and "Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Performance Optimization and Tuning".

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The C++ Programming Language (Special 3rd Edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Bjarne Stroustrup
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This book is not for dummy!

This is the inventor of C++. This book has everything you want to know about C++. I am a student and it is a easy reading book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The iPod Book : Doing Cool Stuff with the iPod and the iTunes Music Store
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Scott Kelby
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
For beginners only!

This book would be great for iPod newbies. It guides you, with clear pictures and humorous text, through setting up your iPod, putting songs on and listening to the music.

But I found the subtitle "Doing Cool Stuff with the iPod and iTunes Music Store" very misleading - is buying a song from the music store a "cool" thing? What about clicking the Power Search button? Worst was the "Faking having your iPod in your car" (in case you do not have a tape deck, fm player or audio-in jack but do have a cd player). The "cool idea"? Mix your favorite songs up in iTunes and burn some cds with them in shuffled format! HUH!??!?!? you don't even need an iPod at all to do that.

The advertisements for various products made me feel like I was looking at a bulky iPod catalog. If I was new to iPod, I would have liked this book - at least it explains in simple language the basics. But I am not new to iPod, I am well-versed in iPod and wanted to learn something "cool". If you are like me, find another book.