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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Introducing Maya 6: 3D for Beginners
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Dariush Derakhshani
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great for beginers


Excellent book for the new user, like me.Good job of going over controls and menus. Projects files included on disc. The book touches on all of the relevant subjects but doesn't get too complicted right off the bat like other books. There are inspirational pictures of other begining Maya user although I don't think they learned it all from this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Danny Goodman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Well worth the time spent reading it.


I received this book as part of a class I took through Outsource Labs, and it was an excellent supplement to the course materials. I learned plenty about CCS Platforms and still reach for this one as I manage Web page content for my group at work. All of the tags, from <OBJECT> to <TFOOT> are described clearly and completely. If you're confused about event handlers, this book makes them clear with examples and lists of attributes. If you have Kennedy & Musciano's HTML: The Definitive Guide and this book by Goodman, your Web page management library is just about complete until you venture into Java. A worthwhile buy.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Python in a Nutshell
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Alex Martelli
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A+


Alex Martelli reveals his teaching experience and deep knowledge of Python with this highly readable, information rich book.
Compared to other python books, it has more thorough coverage, more instructive examples, and is the most up-to-date.
While intended as a desktop reference, the book is highly instructive and can be read straight-through. Each section contains both reference material and text packed with core concepts, examples, rules-of-thumb, and practical advice.
Rather than duplicate existing documentation, the author has been highly selective and guides you to the most important parts of CPython, Jython, and third-party extensions. Without this book, expert assistance would be needed to effectively select the best python toolsets.
For people with older Python books, this one will best bring you up to speed with Python 2.2 and beyond. It offers the clearest treatment of new-style classes, generators, the email module, unittests, doctests and XML tools.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: GarageBandThe Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)
Publisher: Pogue Press
Authors: David Pogue
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Easy to read, beginner to advanced topics, well done


GarageBand is great fun and so easy it doesn't come with any kind of manual - without this book I was able to easily throw some loops together and create "music". Even my four year old daughter was able (with a minimum amount of help) to put together some piano, guitar and drum loops that sounded great. However, after the cool-factor wore off, GarageBand went back into a dusty corner of the Applications folder, until I picked up this book.

The value of this book is in the descriptions and explanations of GarageBand's features for the the Non-musician (I.e. Me). This book uncovers plenty of useful tips and suggestions to get the most out of GarageBand. I had great fun playing with the effects, now that I know what they mean - besides, it's fun to be able to use "flanger" properly in a sentence.