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books for your bookshelf right by the computer

Postby gozer » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:30 am

the following make a good addition to the usual dictionaries and other writing references:

depraved and insulting english -- peter novobatsky and ammon shea, © 2001 harcourt books, orlando, fla -- isbn 0 15 601149 2 (a consolidation of two 1999 books by the same authors)
the superior person's book of words -- peter bowler, © 1982 methuen australia, melbourne -- isbn 0 97923 556 x
the superior person's second book of weird & wondrous words -- peter bowler, © 1992 david r godine, publisher, jaffrey, new hampshire -- isbn 0 87923 928 x
the superior person's third book of well-bred words -- peter bowler, © 2001 david r godine, publisher, jaffrey, new hampshire -- isbn 1 56792 161 2 (these three are consolidated into the 2001 volume the completely superior person's book of words by the same publisher as well as bloomsbury publishing plc, isbn 978 1 4088 0635 7)
the superior person's field guide to deceitful, deceptive & downright dangerous language -- peter bowler, © 2008 david r godine, publisher, jaffrey, new hampshire -- isbn 1 56792 337 2 / 978 1 56792 337 7

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Re: books for your bookshelf right by the computer

Postby chainsawcurtis » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:47 am

Snow Leopard - The Missing Manual by David Pogue 900 pages most of which is great info.

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Re: books for your bookshelf right by the computer

Postby gozer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:43 am

chainsawcurtis wrote:Snow Leopard - The Missing Manual by David Pogue 900 pages most of which is great info.



yes, that is a wonderful series . . . imperfect as the google organisation might be, the engine is the gold standard and useful for any number of things as well as ubiquitous . . . the big three are right up top on the shelf near the monitor with the four ellie quigley by example books (perl, unix shells, php, javascript) too:

google: the missing manual (milstein, biersdorfer & mac donald, © 2009, 0 596 10019 1)
google hacks (dornfest, bausch & calishain, © 2006, 0 596 52706 3)
google pocket guide (calishain, dornfest & adams, © 2003 0 596 00550 4)

as well as o'rielly's programming, nutshell, cookbook and pocket reference for the various programming languages and operating systems

microsoft press' inside out, administrators' pocket consultant and resource kits for the windows type operating systems as well


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