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Time
by Stephen Baxter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars science, 4 Mar 2005
This review is from: Time (Paperback)
Baxter is a fantastic author! I read this book after Space the follow-up but still managed to appreciate the tack of the manifold series. This series is fantastic it got brain around a lot of cutting-edge science all wrapped up under the guise of the Fermi Paradox. Read this triology.


The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
by Neal Stephenson
Edition: Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 30 Oct 2004
This is one of the few SF books which fully explore nanotech and it's potential impact on society. If you liked Snow Crash you'll probably like this. Stephenson's conception of tribal order with technology is astounding. This book is a must for all those who like some of the ideas put forth in K Eric Drexlers book. Great read.


The Novice: Book 2 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
The Novice: Book 2 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
by Trudi Canavan
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy at its finest, 8 Sep 2004
This book is a fantastic read. If you love Raymond Feist or David Eddings then you'll love this book and it's prelude. In "The Novice" Sonea's character develops and we see her begin to see the full potential of her powers. The idea that a slum girl will be a greater a magician than the progeny of the rich houses in the inner city drives Sonea to have many enemies - in this book through circumstance we see her skill develop as she studies 24/7. Can't wait for book 3.


Hacker Disassembling Uncovered
Hacker Disassembling Uncovered
by Kris Kaspersky
Edition: Paperback

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 5 Nov 2003
What a fantastic book. This book took me some time to read and I've since read it a second time. It is required reading for all software developers that have to protect their code from being cracked and understand how the cracking process works. The first few chapters of the book ease you into the subject matter well and only require a basic knowledge of C and assembler. In latter sections of the book there is a comprehensive analysis on how to recognise assembler sections and back-engineer them into C code. Buy this book if you ever intend to securely deploy an application and need to understand how it can and will be cracked and pirated - and how to mitigate this risk.


The 36 Billion Bargain: U.S. Aid to Israel and American Public Opinion (Strategy and Politics in Us Assistance to Israel)
The 36 Billion Bargain: U.S. Aid to Israel and American Public Opinion (Strategy and Politics in Us Assistance to Israel)
by A F K Organski
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.47

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasic, 15 Dec 2002
This book cuts straight to the chase - considering the tens of billions in military support Europe effectively gets through signed military agreements, Egypt gets through its cold peace - this book's title is justified Israel is a bargain for the US. The level of charitable contribution that has left the US for national causes has been anathema to their own survival and led to tax-free channeling of monies to the holy land fund etc. by staunch arab extremists that have plotted the demise of the US and the death of its citizens - it makes it all the more relevant that this blind oversight has now been rectified and Israel is entitled to tax deductible contributions where ironically it uses it to prolong its own suvival and challenge the aforementioned illicit minions in the arab world that have used the US to fund (tax-deductible) international terrorism. This book is hard-hitting and backed up with intelligent analysis and ledger. A must read.


At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land
At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land
by Yossi Klein Halevi
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awe-inspiring!!, 28 Sep 2001
This book should be read by anybody who values the freedoms of worship and wishes to see how the bonds between Christianity, Judaism and Islam are incredibly strong. The author shows that prayer worship in one religion can be enjoyed by all monotheistic religions and establishes that the presence of all three religions in the holy land is what makes it truly holy. This book is a must for all Jews, Christians and Muslims who want to come to terms with who they are. The author appeases no one group more than any other and discusses issues relating to each culture and shows the beauty encompassed in each of the three forms of prayer and affirmation of the same G-D.


Professional C# (Programmer to programmer)
Professional C# (Programmer to programmer)
by Simon Robinson
Edition: Paperback

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding!, 7 Sep 2001
Fantastic use of csharp an ideas of potential csharp development. I've read most of the sections about 3 times now... The section on remoting is the most thorough I've seen anywhere on the internet including the MSDN website. This exemplifies the standard that we have come to expect from Wrox.


A Programmer's Introduction to C#
A Programmer's Introduction to C#
by E. Gunnerson
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 15 Jun 2001
I bought this book in October and have read it 3 times now. Currently it is without doubt the best book on the market. There are many things in the text which are undisputably non-introductory. It covers topics like IServiceObjectProvider interfaces for formatting and IComparer/IComparable for custom array sorts as well as other advanced features of c# and .NET which I haven't found in print elsewhere. A must for anybody who wants to understand detailed use of c# within the .NET framework.


Inside C# (Microsoft Programming)
Inside C# (Microsoft Programming)
by Tom Archer
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good reference, 15 Jun 2001
Tom Archer's book makes a very good reference. Like many of the other c# books on the market it covers core c# as opposed to c#'s use within the .net framework. It does however make a good reference for developers who know c# or a good learning tool for developers who are beginning. The internet community has embraced c# very well and I would recommend this book to beginners of c#. Currently there are no other books that deal with advanced c# but the amount of internet resources for something that is only in Beta 1 is phenomenal. I would start with csharpindex after reading this book.


Introducing .NET (Programmer to programmer)
Introducing .NET (Programmer to programmer)
by WROX Development
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview, 7 Feb 2001
Very good overview of .NET. Only criticism is the size of the book. .NET is a vast area of development and in this small book there is only so much you can include. Should have been a bigger book. Also, the majority of examples were in VB which is fine but the standard for .NET is now c#. It would have been nice to see more examples in this.


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