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Below you will find information about books that I have read and written a review on. If you would like to read the actual review, click on the link for the book you are interested in. Hopefully you will find this useful.

Programming Windows Presentation Foundation
Publisher:  O'Reilly
Author(s):  Chris Sells
Ian Griffiths
ISBN:  0-596-10113-9

The book is not an introduction to programming. An assumption is made that the reader has previous knowledge of programming in .NET and C#. Starting with the first chapter, the reader is thrown into the world of WPF with the oh-so-important "Hello World" example, aptly renamed "Hello WPF". The first chapter gives the reader a good overview of XAML followed by a brief glimpse of what will be covered in the remaining chapters. Each topic is covered briefly in the first chapter, then in more detail in its corresponding chapter.

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Digital Photography Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools
Publisher:  O'Reilly
Author(s):  Derrick Story
ISBN:  0-596-00666-7

Digital Photography Hacks is one of those neat little books that has a lot of really usable tips and tricks for taking digital pictures. In my opinion, amateur and experienced photographers can probably get useful information from the book. The book is not an instruction manual for photography. It is a collection of helpful tips for doing common tasks. As the author states, "Here, hack is defined as a clever solution to an interesting problem."

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