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Using Microsoft Access 97
Published in Paperback by Que (15 January, 1999)
Authors: Susan Harkins, Joel Goodling, Craig Eddy, Lisa Price, Thomas Armitage, and Heath White
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Using Access '97 doesn't touch on all of the capability...
This book goes rather in depth of using all the wizards which come with Access 97, which is great if you've never ever created your own database before. However, absolutely no theory or explaination is given as to when or why you would (or wouldn't) want to do this or that in any of the examples. I do have a computer science degree, and a database class was required in our curiculum. So, i know a lot of the theory of relational databases, normalization and entity relationships. Unfortunatley, this text very breifly mentioned those concepts. They are *extremely* improtant when designing the underlying data structure. Also, the text did give a lot of VBA examples, unfortunately the examples were given under the assumption that you know VBA. Only if you're brand-spanking new to access development would this book be of any use. I can't recomend it though to any person who is a development professional. I just purchased Access 97 Bible 97, Gold edition. I've heard many good things about it. That text only lightly covers VBA usuage, which is a good thing, since VBA is an interpreted scripting tool, which means it's VERY VERY slow. HINT: dont EVER use VBA, for anything. The same goes for Java. Stay away from anything interpreted.

It is a great reference for beginning Access Programming!
This book is great and it was simple to follow and the pictures in the book make it a good buy adding value to the customer. Also, Good descriptions in the Macros section make it easier to find what Action you need. VBA couldn't be explained any easier. May need to watch for a few flaws in the graphs unfortunately but that shouldn't be the only reason for buying this book.

If you've taken the intro course and want to know more,
this is a great resource to help you add some of the bells and whistles you want to have in your application to make it easier to navigate your database. Pictures of the screens you will need to manipulate make the processes easy to understand and follow. There is also a great introduction to Visual Basic for those who just aren't sure about taking that next step.

Vbscript Unleashed
Published in Paperback by Sams (01 December, 1996)
Authors: Evangelos Petroutsos, Bill Schongar, Paul Lagasse, Craig Eddy, Keith Brophy, Owen Graupman, Brian Johnson, and Timothy Koets
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Find a different VBScript Book!
This book has so many errors and inaccurate statements that it would definitely place a newcomer to VBScript (which it was obviously written for and by) on the WRONG track. I purchased this book as an aide to prepare for a class I was teaching, and I wasted my money. Do not buy this book!

Exactly what I was looking for!
I wanted a good primer and reference guide to VBScript - this book was both. There are a few typos here and there, but I think it's a great book and have gotten a lot of use out of it. This was the second book I have bought from the "Unleashed" series and I just bought a third!

VBScript well EXPLAINED!
With all the other reviews I was apprehensive in buying the book. I bought the book anyway, just like any other computer programming references you would get ideas and techniques here that other books do not offer. A definite must have if you want to improve your skill in SCRIPTING!

Church Manual of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts
Published in Paperback by Writings of Mary Baker Eddy (June, 1995)
Author: Mary Baker Eddy
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Time worth investigating
The manual of the mother church is extremely controlling and limiting. Take for instance the by-law that only authorized Christian Science literature can be purchased and read. How does someone get a true view of Christian Science and Eddy if only one slanted side is given. Also note on page 130, the change of citizens to residents. The board of directors petitioned the state of Massachusetts to make a change. The manual states Eddy is "Leader". Is Eddy or Jesus our Lord and savior your Leader.

Helen Wright's book "If Mary Baker Eddy's Manual Were Obeyed" is an eye opening account of all the changes make to the manual after the death of Eddy.

It is sad to see people who blindly follow people like Eddy and are not allowed to hear the real truth of Science and Health and how it came about.

a committment worth making
I have been a Christian Scientist my whole life, and becoming a member of The Mother Church has been the most important step I've taken. The Bylaws in this Manual are much more than a mere outline of Mary Baker Eddy's church - they have become the structure of my way of life. As an example, the following from Article VIII, Section 1, entitled "A Rule for Motives and Acts" reads:

"Neither animosity nor mere personal attachment should impel the motives or acts of the members of The Mother Church. In Science, divine Love alone governs man; and a Christian Scientist reflects the sweet amenities of Love in rebuking sin, in true brotherliness, charitableness, and forgiveness. The members of this Church should daily watch and pray to be delivered from all evil, from prophesying, judging, condemning, counseling, influencing or being influenced erroneously."

I have found that living by this rule has freed me from numerous illnesses, and also has restored business and personal relationships that had appeared unfixable. It is what cements my marriage and keeps my thought open to infinite possibilities.

Being a member of The First Church of Christ, Scientist (also known as The Mother Church) is a constantly renewed committment to practicing brotherly love and forgiveness that is shared by individuals from practically every culture. I am glad to be among them.

Published in Paperback by Trafalgar Square (01 October, 1998)
Author: Eddy Brimson
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utter dross
a very poor attempt to fictionalise the world of the soccer hooligan. Badly written, badly plotted and an ending so obvious it might as well have been in the preface.

Save your money or better still purchase a copy of either The Crew or Top Dog by Dougie Brimson.

So realistic I could almost feel the pain!
An excellent book, following the explosive violence of the fictional London football firm, the CBA. It is an insight into the way the hooligans operate as an intelligent unit to get a buzz from what they love most, fighting , and being the top boys.

Metates and Manos
Published in Paperback by Museum of New Mexico Pr (June, 1964)
Author: Frank W. Eddy
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morphology and other thinks
The argument is correct and it is being investigated, never the less the morphology is weak, the morphological characteristics cannot be compared with exactness with other items found at other archaeological sites, this is to say that no other standard typeological taxonomy exists that guaranties that we refer to the same item found in other sites or they are of the same specific morphology as those manufactures in other places. On the other hand not all indiginous places use the name "metates2 to say grind stone, never the less thisname is funtional in archeology becouse grind stone is part of a wide group of lithic artifacts in which are included "mortars", crushers and molcajetes among others, derriving from this group of grinding stone the metates that we are familiars with aas term used in archeology. On the other hand metates are non make specifically in specialized factories, since grind stone made in the present time have been seen in places where the roads are not favorable for easy access for normal comerce, impeding their transport to the market place. Never the less owing to the fact that these implements are so necessary for food preparation that becouse of cultural consideration the local population is so accostumed to, and at same time the raw material for producing these implements is readily available so that the people prefer to make their own implements, even thougk the finished product int perfect and their tools are not conventional. To talk about the subject of metates and manos is to go into in a diversity of fields that include a part of the domestic area of the society, tigether with other areas that conform the general culture. In thios sense, this type of study must be incomplete because it is possible to cover everything about this subject in only one study. Among the subject that should br inclouded in this study in addiction to the conception archeological basic and its mophology also can be included economic areas, abstractions in the morphological styles, raw material and the geology of these materials, the useful value, riyual significances, morphological evolution in time and space, the importance of the instrument to the society at the present time, importance in prehispanic societies, their connections with other cultural areas amoung other things.

Who Tampered With the Bible
Published in Paperback by Winston-Derek Pub (May, 1993)
Authors: Patricia G. Eddy and Pat Eddy
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What did Jesus say and what was added afterward?
Largely about the work of the "Jesus Project" to tease out the actual words of Jesus from those added, for various motivations, by early church figures, the book makes me want to read something more substantial in this area, preferably by one of the Project's principals, since this book is too second-hand about it, the author being more a reporter on than a contributor to their work.

Eddy Merckx: The Greatest Cyclist of the 20th Century
Published in Hardcover by Velo Press (October, 1996)
Author: Rik Vanwalleghem
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Total agreement with the first 4 reviewers. Van Welleghem should not be writing, and if he has an editor, the editor should find another occupation. Eddy Mercxx was an idol of mine as a teenager, and still inspires my riding and racing today, several decades later. Unfortunately, this book is very poorly written--utterly repetitious, without inspiration or insight--it's making a fascinating subject a chore to explore.

Eddy Merckx: The Dullest Cyclist of the 20th Century?
Don't get me wrong: in cycling terms, Eddy Merckx is and will be the greatest rider who ever lived (Jeannie Longo another candidate, arguably). It is impossible to imagine anyone else being able to win 30% of the races he entered in a sport where just finishing is often a big deal, let alone owning the yellow, green and polka dot jerseys at the end of a single Tour de France. Eddy Merckx was a prodigious talent but, judging from this book, an astonishingly dull person. The author concentrates on Merckx the man rather than the racer and we find a lower-middle class Belgian with no schooling, no outside interests and a tendency towards complete silence. At the end of this poorly-structured and repetitive book, we feel nothing about the great dramas of the Cannibal's sporting life, his motivitations, his training methods. It seems he got on his bike, won the race and got off. Nothing heroic about any of this yet Merckx rode some of the most dramatic bike races ever.

The definitive Merckx book remains to be written. Save your money until then.

Eddy Merckx
It's a shame that Rik Van Walleghem's abilities as a writer fall so far short of Eddy Merckx's brilliance on a bicycle. This book is flabby, repetitive, poorly edited and, in the end, not very informative. The only other book I have read on bicycle racing is the equally dismal An Intimate Portrait of The Tour de France by Phillippe Brunel. In my experience, cyclists aren't stupid. They deserve better than this.

Xml in Plain English
Published in Paperback by Hungry Minds, Inc (15 January, 1999)
Author: Sandra E. Eddy
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Very helpful for beginners. Good reference, too.
Very helpful for beginning XML. Starts at the beginning explaining what XML is for. Also, this is a great reference of all the tags and syntax. I bought two books for XML before this and didn't like them too much. I haven't used them since I got this one. I really like this book!

Good thing to have on your shelf - could be better
First of all, this is a book for people who know their stuff and need to be able to go an extra mile without spending an hour wading through deteriorating Web. Even tutorial part is for people who know and understand a lot and that is how it should be for a book which is already too heavy.

Things that could be better - information on case sensitivity of Xpath functions and patterns, marking up which stylesheet elelments are in CSS1, which in CSS2 and which in neither, more complete table of Unicode character references (to include full ASCII for example including interpunction), 8-bit Character set tables and mapping to Unicode, font, leading, and even margins could be a level smaller to make book thinner, lighter and more dense for everyday use, the "Releted Properties,Objects etc." could go to a small print to both not eat up the space and be faster to spot when needed.

Diamond in the Rough
Yikes! I'm surprised to see such poor reviews on this book, which I consider to be one of the best XML reference books I've purchased. The title is misleading, it should be called, "The most comprehensive XML/XSL/XPath/XPointer/XLink/Style-Sheet reference book you'll ever see."

A hold-your-hand tutorial it is not. An information packed grammar (EBNF form no less!) & syntax reference on XML, DTD's, XSL/XSLT, XPath, XPointer, XLink, and Style-sheets it is. The information density of this book is astounding. Tutorial books you use once, reference books you use forever.

My job required me to learn XML, XSLT & XPath. The learning I did online and it made me realize I needed a reference book; I consider this book to be one of the best deals I've gotten on this subject. When I found it I immediately recognized it as a diamond among XML books, which I have confirmed as I use it every time I work with XML.

Poor points: although this book purports to include a tutorial, it is very brief (the last 1/4 of the book). The tutorial section is more of a refresher if you've already learned the concepts in detail elsewhere. The usage examples in the reference section of the book (the first 3/4) are a bit weak and not always enlightening. There is a lot of "related info" cross references that doesn't seem useful to me.

This is the kind of book that will remain on your desk long after the "XML for Dummies" books have been digested and are collecting dust. I would definitely reccomend this reference book for the serious XML/XSL/XPath/XPointer/XLink user as a comprehensive reference guide.

Stairway to Hell: The 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums in the Universe
Published in Paperback by DaCapo Press (April, 1998)
Author: Chuck Eddy
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Stairway to Awful
Chuck Eddy knows absolutely nothing about heavy metal. How could anyone dare to list "essential" metal albums and not include Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, or Rainbow. Also, with the exception of Diamond Head and Venom, he virtually ignores the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Hey Chuck, since you don't know, here are some important developments in the history of Heavy Metal:

Judas Priest's late 70's albums-they were a huge influence on countless 80's bands.

New Wave of British Heavy Metal-another huge influence

Iron Maiden-set the standard for early to mid 80's metal

Metallica-Ride the Lightning- pretty much changed the course of metal - yeah its in this book, but buried in the middle

Steer clear of this book. This guy thinks Def Lepard are gods. Enough said. Buy Martin Popoffs books. He knows what he's talking about.

A Must (To Avoid)
When Chuck Eddy wrote this, he was a regular at The Village Voice....thus I knew what to expect from STAIRWAY TO HELL. For those unfamiliar with the Voice, two rules apply:

1) No matter what the 'subject' is, it's ALWAYS really about sociopolitics

2) Any Voice writer purporting to dig metal is ALWAYS a poser pretending to dig a jumping-off point for looka-me essays showing off their sneering superiority to the music and its fans

Eddy's a good writer, but he's also a phony. His intention with this book was subversive - to sucker Judas Priest & Megadeth fans into buying this so he could slyly steer them towards punk & hardcore bands. As if those of us who don't write for The Voice and drink at dives on Ave C are too dim to tell the difference. Bad job all around.

One add'l note: I'm no metalhead, and if anything I share a lot of Eddy's disdain for bands like Iron Maiden. But a book so titled (and expressly target-marketed to the metal fan) should play fair with its audience: this one blows a raspberry at its readership after suckering it out of the cover price. Let's see a critical history of hip-hop that blows off Wu-Tang & Ice Cube in favor of Jimmy Osmond's "Killer Joe" & Blondie's "Rapture" and see if the critics respond with the same hosannas...

Mildly Addicted to this book
Chuck Eddy is pretty rad for writing this book. He spews scorn at self-righteous hipsters who view any music that isn't indie rock or post punk as kitsch. At the same time he mocks stupid metal dorks who believe that all music should be unlistenable and contain classical guitar solos and use lyrics that deal with the rapings of medieval women.
I think Chuck Eddy is in many ways the johnny Rotten of rock critiscizm in that he wants to see it all destroyed. He tries to do this in this book by building a list of albums that are only really similar in that they contain loud guitars on a few songs. Reading this book will take you on a journey to the center of Chuck's mind. It is like a stream of consciousness novel. I don't agree with all of his tastes, but I appreciate Chuck's determination to not believe the hype.

The Destiny of the Mother Church (Twentieth-Century Biographers Series)
Published in Hardcover by Writings of Mary Baker Eddy (September, 1991)
Author: Bliss Knapp
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Casting down imaginations
This book contains nothing but the ramblings of a mad man deifying his subject.... Poor Bliss, I think he missed the mark.

Who is, and What Does Mrs Eddy Represent?
Does this book encourage worshiping of the Leader of Christian Science?

Perfect Mind, Divine Love, does not know anything but His own perfection. Therefore it is impossible for that Mind to select, chose, or pick up anyone.

The leader of Christian Science advanced spiritually to a point where she was able to, progressively along her life, reflect, express and live the love and harmony she understood and perceived.

Now that Science and Health is reaching millions and powerfully transforming the universe it is the time to recognize, the incomparable role Mary Baker Eddy plays in the liberation of mankind from mental, emotional, and human slavery.

According to Knapp, Mrs. Eddy should not to be worshiped but understood in her prophetic signification: an open door for Divine light. See also Mary Baker Eddy Her Spiritual Footsteps, by Gilbert C. Carpenter.

Knapp - a CSHeretic?, then so were her closest students!
The ignorance of the views on Mrs. Eddy by her own closest associates by the detractors of this book is astounding. Most of these detractor, though ignorant of the orgins of this view are of the so-called Chicago/Kimball School. Kimball, while a fine lecturer, turned down Mrs. Eddy's request to work in her household and never understood Mrs. Eddy's relation to Biblical Prophecy. I have heard Knapp's views described as the "Knapp heresy". If so, then let us call it the Laura Sargent, Calvin Frye, Irving Tomlinson, Victoria Sargent, Calvin Hill, Adam Dickey, Martha Wilcox, and about 50 others of her closest associates heresy) because virtually all of them shared this view of her. That this is ignored demonstrates the considerable comparative IGNORANCE of modern day Christian Scientists to the history of their own movement. If Knapp was wrong, so were the CS Board of Directors, who issued the below 6 point statement in the July 1943 CS Journal called Mrs. Eddy's Place after 3 years of research in the church archives. The findings of the editors and former editors paralleled Knapp's view. A change in the Board makeup with the passing of several members who actually knew and worked for Mrs. Eddy brought the current so-called orthodox Kimball based view. Between 1931 and 1999 only one non-Kimball line CS teacher has taught the CS Normal Class (1961)

The Biblical Red Dragon does 2 things to hide Mrs. Eddy's Place, 1. It hides the actual historical facts of the commonality of this view among her closest associates, an undeniable historical fact to anyone willing to consider the actual written evidence. 2. Failing that it resorts to the common practice of lumping all these views under the heading of "deification of personality" this practice, abhorrent even to Bliss Knapp, when he is metaphysically understood, is concerned with her physical personality. While the view of Mrs, Eddy as typifying the "Woman of Prophecy" is concerned with her spiritual individuality. This reviewer was originally on the side condemning the book but was forced to 180 degree alter his view after 2 years of research. He will happily provide considerable documentary evidence to any inquirer. Here's an example, When Victoria Sargent CSD came to Boston during the so-called Next Friend's suite in 1907 and had a conference with Mrs. Eddy, it is recorded a biograpical sketch by her V's CS association the following, "Recognizing the high quality of her (Victoria's) mental work, Mrs. Eddy called Mrs. Sargent to Concord, (NH) in 1907, to help handle the error arising from the lawsuit known as the "Next Friends" lawsuit. Mrs. Sargent went to Concord and remained several weeks. She was able to go to Pleasant View a number of times, where she visited her sister, Laura, and with Mrs. Eddy. On one of these visits Mrs. Sargent addressed her Leader thus, "My students recognize you to be God's witness and mouthpiece. They are convinced that God is guiding you in this work which you are carrying on for the cause of Christian Science. They feel that you fufill the prophecies of the Scriptures -- that you represent the God-crowned woman mentioned in the Apocalypse." Source Biographical sketch by a committee elected from Victoria Sargent's Students Association, October 1951

Note that there is a difference between saying that Mrs. Eddy "represents" or "typifies" the Woman of Prophecy and and that she "IS" the woman. No mortal finite physical personality could BE the Woman.

The July 1943 Statement by the CS Board follows: Author: The Christian Science Board of Directors Source: The Christian Science Journal, July 1943 Page #: 412 MRS. EDDY'S PLACE The position of The Mother Church as to Mary Baker Eddy's place in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy is clearly set forth in the following paragraphs. These conclusions are not new; they are confirmed by our Leader's writings, and the steadily unfolding fruitage of Christian Science bears witness to their truth. 1. Mrs. Eddy, as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, understood herself to be the one chosen of God to bring the promised Comforter to the world, and, therefore, the revelator of Christ, Truth, in this age. 2. Mrs. Eddy regarded portions of Revelation (that is, Chapter 12) as pointing to her as the one who fulfilled prophecy by giving the full and final revelation of Truth; her work thus being complementary to that of Christ Jesus. 3. As Christ Jesus exemplified the fatherhood of God, she (Mrs. Eddy) revealed God's motherhood; she represented in this age the spiritual idea of God typified by the woman in the Apocalypse. 4. Mrs. Eddy considered herself to be the "God-appointed" and "God-anointed" messenger to this age, the woman chosen by God to discover the Science of Christian healing and to interpret it to mankind; she is so closely related to Christi-an Science that a true sense of her is essential to the understanding of Christian Science; in other words, the revelator cannot be separated from the revelation. 5. This recognition of her true status enabled her to withstand the opposition directed against her by "the dragon" (malicious animal magnetism); she was touchingly grateful to those who saw her as the woman of prophecy and who therefore trusted, obeyed, and supported her in her mission. 6. This same recognition is equally vital to our movement, for demonstration is the result of vision; the collecting of this indisputable evidence of our Leader's own view of herself and of her mission marks a great step forward; wisely utilized, this evidence will stimulate and stabilize the growth of Christian Scientists today and in succeeding generations; it will establish unity in the Field with regard to the vital question of our Leader's relation to Scriptural prophecy. As we record these important facts, we remind Christian Scientists of our Leader's words (Mis. 308), "The Scriptures and Christian Science reveal 'the way,' and personal revelators will take their proper place in history, but will not be deified.,' --- The Christian Science Board of Directors

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