brent timothy saner on 24 Feb 2008 08:04:17 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Tech Book Publishers & Book Suggestions?

Art Alexion wrote:
> Unless you know what title you are looking for, its better to shop retail (vs. 
> online) where you can physically grab an armload, and browse them over a cup 
> of coffee and find out which one works for you.  Pick a few topics, use the 
> indices, and see which ones address the issue on a level that works for you.  
> You can't do that shopping online.

excellent suggestions, but i just would like to make a suggestion.
amazon usually has some sample pages available which give you a good
feel for the writing sample available. a lot of publishers (esp. the big
boys- O'Reilly et. al.) also provide the table of contents to their
books online.

Brent Saner

Bill Gates is to hacking as Sid Vicious was to the Sex Pistols:
no talent, everyone hates him, and he's just in it for the fame and money.

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