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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The UNIX Programming Environment
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Brian W. Kernighan, Rob Pike
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Classic and still the best introduction Unix


I can't believe the reviewer who gave two stars to this book saying it's "outdated". Yes, it's dated. Yes, it doesn't tell you about Linux and FreeBSD and GNOME and KDE. But it's still absolutely the best introduction to the Unix *Programming* environment. Whatever else it is, Unix is a programmer's delight. And this book is the best companion you can have to explore Unix.
The book covers a lot of territory. Starting with a good introduction to the Unix command line, it covers Unix tools like sed and awk, shell scripting, system programming with C. It even covers lex and yacc. Never mind, the books age - it's still the best computing book I've ever read and I will gladly recommend it for any one new to Unix.
The authors' writing style is excellent. There is a certain amount of dry humor that I grew to appreciate in subsequent readings. For example, about AWK's name, the commentary dryly says "naming the program after the authors' names shows a certain poverty of imagination"! Remember that Brian Kernighan (one of the book authors) is one of the creator's of AWK. Go and buy this book. NOW.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Authors: Max S Peters, Klaus D Timmerhaus, Ronald E. West, Max Peters
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
solution


I'm going to reading the book solution. please,give a solution(pp.857.problem.15.cost for producing butadiene sulfone)for me(my e-mail). thank you.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Mastering Digital Printing, Second Edition
Publisher: Muska & Lipman/Premier-Trade
Authors: Harald Johnson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Required Reading for UCLA Extensions Class


I am teaching a course at UCLA Extension's Graphic Arts Department called "Mastering Fine Art Printing" and this is THE textbook that we use. With the release of this book, I now have a solid reference point for the material that I present in the course. I'm glad that Johnson has included the many facets of fine art printing because so many people have no idea that a revolution is taking place in the fine art community.
This book provides a great starting for both beginning and advanced printmakers. Johnson exhaustive research and insight make this book a must have for anyone wanting to take their fine art printmaking to the next level. There is plenty of practical information that is easy to follow and will definately help your abiltiy to create great prints.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network Programming with Perl
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Lincoln D. Stein, Lincoln D. Stein
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The nirvana


Just to say this is a big introduction (from starts to experts) to the network stuff through the magnific language that is perl.Do you want to be a hacker? do you know enought of perl? Do you feel the only you need to be a hacker is some specific book that prepares to it? this is the one, BUY IT, at the end you will think this is one of the best books you have already read, i promise you.
(if you already know the net, it explains how to do the stuff in perl in an exciting way!)