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on 13 September 2010
I'm an OAP who takes an active interest in geographical studies, the sciences, and computing.

Following on from the excellent second edition (which I bought second hand some time ago) this is an informative, well written, and well illustrated volume in the classic style of the American university text book. This new edition includes much from the second edition but brings the book further into the modern world with much more reference to web based resources.

My only complaints are:
Some of the many illustrations are a bit dark and are not perfectly sharp.
The physical (paperback) book is quite floppy due to the very thin paper used
Care should be taken in handling the pages, they really are thin.

The volume size conforms to the North American Letter (or Quarto) format.

Highly Recommended.
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on 18 February 2011
This edition compares unfavourably with the second edition in terms of production quality. It certainly does not have the same "look and feel" of the previous edition, it actually looks and feels quite cheap and it looks like the whole thing was layed out in Word. The paper is far too thin for supposedly a reference book. They have clearly cut costs on production. If I had the choice again, I would buy the second edition or wait to see what the hardback version is like.
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on 10 January 2012
As a software developer having 6 years of experience in developing GIS applications I can say that this book is a great one in this important domain. It covers all aspects of the discipline in great detail. It is well written and organized.

A must book for everyone interested in GIS and related fields.

Four stars are due to the production quality of the paperback edition.
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on 22 November 2010
Amazing, great for a first timer, with no prior knowledge in the subject, very well written and presented, good for all with an interest.
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on 23 November 2011
This book was a god send for my compleation of a GIS module. Very helpfull and explanitive text and diagrams throughout. A must have for anyone doing a GIS module as part of your science degree.
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on 13 November 2011
This book is fantastic when it comes to explaning what GIS is. It gives the reader the basic thing he/she need to know about GIS.
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on 7 November 2014
Great!
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