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1. Trees of the Northern United States
$15.74
2. "I Am": The Selected Poetry of
$7.49
3. The John McPhee Reader
 
4. Elements of algebra / by S.F.
$19.08
5. John Berryman: Collected Poems
$19.02
6. Farrar's Illustrated Guide Book
 
$19.02
7. Farrar's Illustrated Guide Book
$19.02
8. Farrar's Illustrated Guide Book
$32.71
9. Farrar's Illustrated Guide Book
$17.08
10. Farrar's illustrated guide book,
$15.65
11. Report of a Board of Army Officers
$20.00
12. John Howard
$7.50
13. The Second John McPhee Reader
$39.95
14. ColdFusion 8 Developer Tutorial
$32.98
15. Illustrated Guide Book to the
16. Mirror to America: The Autobiography
$19.99
17. The proper names of the Bible:
 
18. Introduction to Legal Method
$21.85
19. An Elementary Treatise On Astronomy:
 
20. Law Reform and the Law Commission

1. Trees of the Northern United States and Canada
by John Laird Farrar
Hardcover: 502 Pages (1991-01-16)
list price: US$69.99 -- used & new: US$66.35
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Asin: 081382740X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Identifies in a full-color guide more than 300 species of conifer and broadleaf trees found in the upper United States (Virginia to northern California) and Canada. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Tree Steward
Timely arrival-- well packed and just the book that, as a Tree Steward, I needed.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of a kind for northern USA
This is an excellent book with clear photos of different parts of trees in its stated regional area.Maps are very good also and easy to see. I know what I am talking about since I have all the field guides available thru Peterson, Audubon,etc for North American coverage. Coverage of species native and introduced is thorough. This makes identifying them easier by narrowing your choices .Too big for field work,but good notes taken in the field with your significant other helping you with smaller regional guides and camera phones in tow will suffice when you get back to your home or motel.You can sip a glass of red wine together and share the day's fun in the Natural world!

5-0 out of 5 stars Another great book
This book is just about as complete as everyone else that has reviewed says.I really only wanted North American trees and that is precicely what I got.A very fine book that is well organized with abundant photos, drawings and discriptions.I am just a novice so the more complete of a book the better.The only thing I wish is that I had an old beat up one to take into the woods.

5-0 out of 5 stars The one I reach for
There is no one book that will satisfy all your tree needs, but this one comes closest. Though it is Canada-centric, it should be useful no matter where in the US you may live. The pictures and line drawings are excellent, but most importantly they are consistent throughout. The "Quick Recognition" bits are a wonderful feature.
It is organized as an identification book but I use it more as an encyclopedia and wish it was organized alphabetically by genus. This is a book you read, then go for a walk, then read again. Highly recommended to everyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best tree book
Every attempt I've made to identify a tree with this book has been successful. Worth every penny. ... Read more


2. "I Am": The Selected Poetry of John Clare
by John Clare
Paperback: 344 Pages (2003-11-15)
list price: US$27.00 -- used & new: US$15.74
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Asin: 0374528691
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Hail, humble Helpstone ...
Where dawning genius never met the day,
Where useless ignorance slumbers life away
Unknown nor heeded, where low genius tries
Above the vulgar and the vain to rise.
--from "Helpstone"

"I Am": The Selected Poetry of John Clare is the first anthology of the great "peasant poet"'s remarkable verse that makes available the full range of his accomplishments. Here are the different Clares that have beguiled readers fortwo centuries: the tender chronicler of nature and childhood; the champion of folkways in the face of oppression; the passionate, sweet-tongued love-poet; and the lonely visionary confined, in old age and senility, to asylums.
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3-0 out of 5 stars "I AM' Is All There Is
I purchased this book because of Clare's astonishingly beautiful poem "I Am," one of the best poems ever written.Clare's history of mental illness is well-documented, and "I Am" the poem expresses all the attendant pathos and longing beautifully.Most of the balance of this book, however, is filled with bland, bucolic, typically nineteenth-century poetry.Like an English countryside, there is much beauty here.But if you spend toomuch time here you'll need more than tea to perk up your afternoon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I was very happy with this prodcut. It was shipped very quickly and it was in great condidition when I recieved it. I will definitely be purcahsing more items from amazon!
Thank you for everything!

(the book is a great tool in my British Literature college class)

4-0 out of 5 stars Why should we read the poems of John Clare?
Everyone knows of Coleridge's 'Kubla Khan,' Keats' 'The Eve of St. Agnes,' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias.' These and other memorable poems of the Romantic period have been read and enjoyed by many and for very good reasons. Their authors were talented and accomplished writers whose poems bring us real pleasure.

If we think about it, however, we need to consider that these poems werewritten in the comfort of warm studies by fairly well-off bookish men whose sensibilities, certainly in the case of Coleridge and Shelley, had been formed by an education in the classics - by the study of Latin and Greek mythology and of Homer, Virgil, etc. - by, in short, the products of long-dead civilizations.

Clare, in complete contrast to these men, was far from comfortably well-off. As an uneducated farm laborer living in a cramped and drafty cottage his entire life was a struggle with poverty, ill health, and a multitude of other misfortunes. But this, ironically, was his great advantage.

Springing as he did from the common people, the English folk who were products of a still living and vital traditional culture, he exhibited, unlike many of his supposed 'betters,' a sensibility deeply rooted in the 'real' as opposed to what was merely fashionable, pretentious, and ultimately superficial.

His life, though one of poverty in one sense, was extremely rich in another since it was lived in contact with a vibrant folk culture and with the earth and its living creatures, things filled with a superabundant vitality in which he took great delight and which entered deeply into the fabric of his sensibility.

His poems, in celebrating what I tend to think of as 'the importance of the ordinary,' spread before us a banquet that can never cease to nourish because Clare, in what a fellow reviewer has described as "his simplicity and innocence and utter goodness" saw that nothing, in fact, is ordinary since everything is a miracle, and it is this inspired vision of the sheer wonder of ordinary everyday things that he bequeaths to us.

Clare, in short, rescues us from fantasies and brings us back in touch with realities; he enables us, as Van Gogh did with his amazing paintings of sunflowers and chairs and cypresses and boots, to grasp their essence more fully and see more deeply into their truth.

That is why we should read him, though preferably in Eric Robinson's edition* since "Clare is not improved by regularizing him" as Bate has done here; he is in fact spoiled.

*John Clare Major Works (Oxford World's Classics)



5-0 out of 5 stars Poet of loss, at last gaining recognition
Underrated for so long as a result of the same English academic snobishness that leads intelligent people to deny that a homely man of Stratford-upon-avon could have written Hamlet, its good to see that John Clare is finally being recognised as the great poet that he was. Its often said that he was a consistantly good poet, without composing any real classic. Yet read the title poem 'I Am' a few times, learn of its context in the final admission of Clare into a lunatic asylum, and I defy you to remain unmoved by lines such as
'I long for scenes, where man has never trod,
A place where women never smiled or wept'.

4-0 out of 5 stars AN ENTREATY
As I love you all, I entreat you (yes, ENTREAT you) to read the poetry of John Clare. Being a woman of very inefficient words, I have found a bowl of cherries, a box of chocolates of things to say to express how I feel (you see what I mean?)

If you in love (as I am), please do not neglect to read this book. It will tell you how you feel, and then you can tell them, rather more eloquently than any of us mere mortals generally can.

I am a poet myself. I have been published in an anthology. I'm pretty good. This guy is awesome. His simplicity and innocence and utter goodness (All things which I, very unfashionably, greatly admire) astound me. He fills my heart with joy. That's what good writing is supposed to do, isn't it? Forget prozac, take Clare. ... Read more


3. The John McPhee Reader
by John McPhee
Paperback: 416 Pages (1982-06-01)
list price: US$21.00 -- used & new: US$7.49
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Asin: 0374517193
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The John McPhee Reader, first published in 1976, is comprised of selections from the author’s first twelve books. In 1965, John McPhee published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are; a decade later, he had published eleven others. His fertility, his precision and grace as a stylist, his wit and uncanny brilliance in choosing subject matter, his crack storytelling skills have made him into one of our best writers: a journalist whom L.E. Sissman ranked with Liebling and Mencken, who Geoffrey Wolff said “is bringing his work to levels that have no measurable limit,” who has been called “a master craftsman” so many times that it is pointless to number them.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Walking Around
In this collection, a distillation taken from his many books, John McPhee describes a premier basketball player, Bill Bradley.Also featured is his, McPhee's, headmaster, Frank Boyden, of Deerfield Academy.Boyden practiced a form of management by walking around.

McPhee tells of the famed oranges of Indian River, Florida.Florida was the only wilderness in the world that attracted middle-aged pioneers.After the Civil War more orange growing developed.Harriet Beecher Stowe bought some land at Mandarin.The orange fever of the 1880's attracted a high portion of Englshmen.The land was as fair and as fine as the promoters intimated.There had been a killer freeze in 1835.Then there was the Great Freeze of 1895 which happened in two stages, one in December, and the other in February.The freeze reduced the number of shipped oranges 97%.

In the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, the most populous state geographically, there are only fifteen people per square mile.The rivers of the Pine Barrens are cedar water.The people of the pines came to be known as pineys.There is a stigma to the term that has never been eliminated.

Thomas Hoving moved from Parks Commissioner to Director of the Metropolitan Musem of Art.Both Hoving and the writer attended Princeton.James Rorimer invited Hoving to work at the Metropolitan Museum when he was a graduate student in art history at Princeton.He became a curatorial assistant in the medieval department.Rorimer had developed The Cloisters.He was a medievalist.

Hoving traveled with Rorimer through Europe.He learned to trust his first impression in regard to the authenticity of a work of art.One has to be saturated with art to know art history.When Hoving was Parks Commissioner he initiated the Happenings.He sought to create vest pocket parks.

Having traced a superb cross the museum purchased to Bury St. Edmunds, Hoving was able to date the cross, 1181-1190.Collecting, of necessity, is done in secrecy so that the prices do not rise.Following Hoving, there is a piece on Arthur Ashe.

Next the Highlands are treated.Crofters are protected by the Crofters' Holding Act.English is spoken at school and Gaelic is spoken at home.There used to be sheep dog trials.There is a piper on the island of Colonsay, Andrew Oronsay.Pipers were important in the era of the clans.The Highlands sound romantic.The reality is that pastures provide rough-grazing, for example.The present laird feels his father was guilty of misplaced benevolence.

Wilderness preservation is a contentious matter.East of the hundreth meridian there is sufficient rainfall for farming.West of it there is not.David Brower is haunted by the lost worlds of Utah overrun by the existence of the dam at Glen Canyon.He was the first executive director of the Sierra Club.

One of the excerpts was written when Jimmy Carter was Governor of Georgia.A characteristic of John McPhee's writing is precision.This is a wonderful sampling of his work.

5-0 out of 5 stars The finest reporting and prose in the English language
This collection is an inspiration to any reporter or writer. McPhee gets inside his subjects to such a degree that you feel as though you know them, perhaps, better than they know themselves. The first "Reader" contains sections from many of his best known works. ... Read more


4. Elements of algebra / by S.F. Lacroix ; translated from the French for the use of students of the University at Cambridge, New England, by John Farrar
by Silvestre Francois (1765-1843) Lacroix
 Hardcover: Pages (1825)

Asin: B004125FDA
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5. John Berryman: Collected Poems 1937-1971
by John Berryman
Paperback: 512 Pages (1991-08-01)
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Asin: 0374522812
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This volume brings together all of Berryman’s poetry, except for his epic The Dream Songs, ranging from his earliest unpublished poem (1934) to those written in the last months of his life (1972). A definitive edition of one of America’s most distinguished poets.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Definitive Berryman
All the poems but the /Dream Songs/, which are collected separately (also from Amazon).The included /Sonnets/ are from the original ms carbons, unemended, but with the five extra of the 1964 first edition.
Easy typeface and size, stanzas properly divided.
Adequate bio for all but Berryman scholars.
You like Berryman in whole or part, or you don't, and this is where you'll find out.If you do, a must-have (also the /Dream Songs/).

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6. Farrar's Illustrated Guide Book to the Androscoggin Lakes: And the Head-Waters of the Connecticut, Magalloway, and Androscoggin Rivers ...
by Charles Alden John Farrar
Paperback: 372 Pages (2010-04-20)
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Asin: 1148930833
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


7. Farrar's Illustrated Guide Book to the Androscoggin Lakes: And the Head-Waters of the Connecticut, Magalloway, and Androscoggin Rivers, Dixville Notch, ... and Correct Map of the Lake Region, Also Co
by Charles Alden John Farrar
 Paperback: 366 Pages (2010-03-29)
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Asin: 1148107975
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


8. Farrar's Illustrated Guide Book to the Androscoggin Lakes, and the Head-Waters of the Connecticut, Macalloway, and Androscoggin Rivers ...: Also, Contains ... and Fish Laws of Maine and New Hampshire ...
by Charles Alden John Farrar
Paperback: 366 Pages (2010-02-14)
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Asin: 1144474574
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


9. Farrar's Illustrated Guide Book To The Androscoggin Lakes And The Headwaters Of The Connecticut, Magalloway, And Androscoggin Rivers (1887)
by Charles Alden John Farrar
Hardcover: 372 Pages (2008-10-27)
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Asin: 1437257143
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Dixville Notch, Grafton Notch, And Andover, Maine And Vicinity. With A New And Correct Map Of The Lake Region, Drawn And Printed Expressly For This Book. Also, Contains A Valuable Treatise On Camping Out, And The Game And Fish Laws Of Maine And New Hampsh ... Read more


10. Farrar's illustrated guide book, to Rangeley, Richardson, Kennebago, Umbagog, and Parmachenee lakes, Dixville Notch, and Andover, Me., and vicinity ..
Paperback: 298 Pages (2010-06-24)
list price: US$28.75 -- used & new: US$17.08
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Asin: 1175533319
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


11. Report of a Board of Army Officers Upon the Claim of Maj. Gen. William Farrar Smith: U.S.V., Major U.S. Army (Retired) That He, and Not General Rosencrans, ... the Relief of Chattanooga in October, 1863
by John Rutter Brooke, William Farrar Smith
Paperback: 236 Pages (2010-03-20)
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Asin: 1147631352
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


12. John Howard
by John Farrar
Paperback: 126 Pages (2009-08-15)
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Asin: 0217495389
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This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: Brown, Shattuck in 1833 in 298 pages; Subjects: Social Science / Criminology; Social Science / Penology; ... Read more


13. The Second John McPhee Reader
by John McPhee
Paperback: 416 Pages (1996-02-28)
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Asin: 0374524637
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This second volume of The John McPhee Reader includes material from his eleven books published since 1975, including Coming into the Country, Looking for a Ship, The Control of Nature, and the four books on geology that comprise Annals of the Former World.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Another great collection
Not quite as wonderful as the first John McPhee reader. But that may be because the first collection inspired me as I was beginning my career as a reporter. Objectively, the second "Reader" is every bit as inspiring in its lucid, meticulous prose and McPhees ability to convey the details about a person or a place that make them come alive on the page. ... Read more


14. ColdFusion 8 Developer Tutorial
by John Farrar
Paperback: 400 Pages (2008-07-02)
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Asin: 1847194125
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In Detail

Adobe ColdFusion is an application server, renowned for rapid development of dynamic websites, with a straightforward language (CFML), powerful methods for packaging and reusing your code, and AJAX support that will get developers deep into powerful web applications quickly.

This book is the most intense guide to creating professional ColdFusion applications available. Packed with example code, and written in a friendly, easy-to-read style, this book is just want you need if you are serious about ColdFusion.

This book will give you clear, concise and, of course, practical guidance to take you from the basics of ColdFusion 8 to the skills that will make you a ColdFusion developer to be reckoned with.

ColdFusion expert John Farrar will teach you how about the basics of ColdFusion programming, application architecture, and object reuse, before showing you a range of topics including AJAX library integration, RESTful Web Services, PDF creation and manipulation, and dynamically generated presentation files that will make you the toast of your ColdFusion developer town.

This book digs deep with the basics, with real-world examples of the how and whys, to get more done faster with ColdFusion 8.

This book also covers the new features of ColdFusion 8 Update 1.

What you will learn from this book?

  • The basics of ColdFusion
  • Basic debugging and exception handling techniques, and conditional processing
  • Making your ColdFusion Components (CFCs) come alive with methods, using object inheritance, connecting to a database through the internal methods of our object/CFCs
  • Keeping your object/CFCs thread safe when multiple users are running the same code segments
  • Managing multiple products through common forms for listing, editing, and adding data
  • Passing information into a custom tag, different methods of storing and accessing tags and tag libraries
  • Wrapping the ThickBox JavaScript gallery functions into a custom tag for simple functional reuse
  • Wrapping a Google map library into our code with a custom tag for simplified interactive maps, and creating a multi-state form list wrapped in a custom tag
  • Controlling site content based on current user permissions
  • ColdFusion AJAX Layout features and ColdFusion widgets
  • Enhancing the user interface with AJAX
  • Searching with a database, features of Verity search solution, how to integrate a third-party search solution
  • Managing files, emails, and images for a dynamic website
  • Integrating Feed, REST, and SOAP web services for interacting with other sites
  • Creating data-driven reports in ColdFusion with several styles and interactions
  • Presenting dynamic contents on your site using CFPresentation

Approach

This book is a fast-paced tutorial to developing ColdFusion applications, with an emphasis on real-world skills. Packed with examples and careful explanations, the book leads you through all the topics relevant to today's ColdFusion developer.

Who this book is written for?

This book is for web developers working with ColdFusion 8.

If your goal is to get a good grounding in the basics of the language as quickly as possible and put a site together quickly, this book is ideal for you. If you want to learn more about professional programming of ColdFusion, this book is definitely for you.

No prior knowledge of ColdFusion is expected, but basic knowledge of general web and software development skills is assumed.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Technical Book
The book has been needed for some time. What I liked best
was that the book did not get too technical. The reader can follow
along. I was a developer that stayed at one level for very long..
and most books were a gigantic leap into so much technical jargon
that I was lost. This book is the next step if you are a cold fusion
developer that knows some of the basics or a developer new to Cold Fusion who catches on very quickly. Thank you!

4-0 out of 5 stars This book has some good tips
First off, I think some of these reviews were very unfair to this author. Look at the bad reviewers history, they just love to complain. Being an author of ColdFusion books myself I think this book had some really good ideas and some tips I found very useful as a developer. These bad reviewers were most likely people that never had the opportunity to write or can't write to they use this as their outlet.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very poorly written and extremely disorganized
The author has a very clumsy writing style: indeed, it is difficult to believe that he is a native speaker of English.Even simple concepts are explained so badly that they are difficult to understand:

"You can nest structures inside the structures in addition to actual variable storage containers.It is the first step towards packaging your data inside the application."

He is trying to say that structures can contain other structures, and that this can help to organize data.

Here's another gem:

"Most of the failed web pages come when we start getting interactive."

He is explaining that people sometimes make mistakes when they program in ColdFusion.

Despite all this verbiage, when there is a need to explain something properly, he doesn't bother.For example, it is important to know when to use # in CF.His explanation is:

"This is required for functions to work properly."

Since # is not usually used inside functions - and the example he gives is actually a tag rather than a function - the reader isn't any the wiser.

Here's more:

"Computers see upper case letters differently from lower case letters.So THIS proved the point that strings are case sensitive."

[In English] The function find() searches for sub-strings and is case sensitive.

Note that he doesn't explain what the function find() actually does: indeed, at this point in the book (p.14) he hasn't even introduced functions.

I seriously doubt that anyone could learn anything useful from this book: it's truly dreadful. Even the cover picture makes no sense (cold fusion - i.e., fusion at low temperatures - is supposed to take place at room temperature.It doesn't need ice.)Buy Ben Forta's books, which are more coherent, more accurate and much better written.Or use the manuals which are free to download from Adobe.com.


Packt is a publisher to be avoided.I have read another one of their books - Object Oriented JavaScript - and that also had obviously not been properly proof-read.

2-0 out of 5 stars OK curriculum but grade school level writing
Clarity of writing is vitally important in any sort of technical / instructional book. The material Farrar covers is fairly extensive, but the actual writing is atrocious. An example from the beginning of Chapter 2:

"This object will be a reflection of the common attributes and methods that we will use to model a product (object). Our product (object) has attributes and methods. Let us work through this whole chapter again before you form an opinion of CFCs in code."

Another example from a few pages earlier:

"Earlier, we forgot about the Boolean variable type. The conditional statements inside the 'if' statements evaluate to either true or false. These are the Boolean values. You will also find that you can use either a zero, or a non-zero number to represent a Boolean logical evaluation. Therefore, any expression that evaluates to either zero or false has the same results. The other non-zero numbers and values such as true, yes, and no are valid Boolean conditions. You can just take the same code and assign it to a variable. Then you could use the variable inside the 'if' statement instead of evaluating the logic inside the statement. Normally, place it inside the statement, which is more meaningful."

This is Sarah Palin level nonsense, three times longer than it needs to be, unnecessarily confusing, and neither concise nor clear. It sounds almost computer-generated. It's certainly not acceptable for a professional book at this price point.

5-0 out of 5 stars What is a good ColdFusion Book these days?
You know, I read books on ColdFusion all the time (I fly a lot) to stay up to par with things, but mostly to get different perspectives on how people see and use ColdFusion in their own lives. We all have our own perspective and uses; and I like to see how others use it and/or teach it.. (the teach it part intrigues me, because I teach it too.. so i do my best to learn from others and see what works and what doesn't so I can do it better myself).

Recently, I got my hands on a copy of John Farrar's [ColdFusion 8 Developer Tutorial] and I have to say.. I think it's clearly written...it covers a broad range of subjects, but I think what I like the most is that it goes above and beyond most books. He clearly focuses on the readers and does everything possible to get you to get it... (if that makes sense).

I am not one to recommend books, I think tutorials and "demonstrations" work better when it comes to learning things, but I think that this book can teach people quite a bit and really get them to understand and master the coding logic that is needed to become a good developer.

If you have yet to read this book, I suggest you pick up a copy.. It's not only worth the cash.. but will also be a good reference later on.. Lots of Ajax in there too.. which I haven't seen in many other books (other than WACK... but that is another story!).

Overall, I would give this book a 4.5 (out of 5 stars) because it delivers a good range of topics, clear communication, and most importantly it helps with next steps!

Great Job John!
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15. Illustrated Guide Book to the Androscoggin Lakes
by Charles Alden John Farrar
Hardcover: 344 Pages (2008-12-09)
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16. Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin
by John Hope Franklin
Kindle Edition: 416 Pages (2007-04-15)
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John Hope Franklin lived through America’s most defining twentieth-century transformation, the dismantling of legally protected racial segregation. A renowned scholar, he has explored that transformation in its myriad aspects, notably in his 3.5-million-copy bestseller, From Slavery to Freedom. Born in 1915, he, like every other African American, could not help but participate: he was evicted from whites-only train cars, confined to segregated schools, threatened—once with lynching—and consistently subjected to racism’s denigration of his humanity. Yet he managed to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard; become the first black historian to assume a full professorship at a white institution, Brooklyn College; and be appointed chair of the University of Chicago’s history department and, later, John B. Duke Professor at Duke University. He has reshaped the way African American history is understood and taught and become one of the world’s most celebrated historians, garnering over 130 honorary degrees. But Franklin’s participation was much more fundamental than that.

From his effort in 1934 to hand President Franklin Roosevelt a petition calling for action in response to the Cordie Cheek lynching, to his 1997 appointment by President Clinton to head the President’s Initiative on Race, and continuing to the present, Franklin has influenced with determination and dignity the nation’s racial conscience. Whether aiding Thurgood Marshall’s preparation for arguing Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, marching to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, or testifying against Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987, Franklin has pushed the national conversation on race toward humanity and equality, a life long effort that earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in 1995. Intimate, at times revelatory, Mirror to America chronicles Franklin’s life and this nation’s racial transformation in the twentieth century, and is a powerful reminder of the extent to which the problem of America remains the problem of color.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Excellent service. The vendor went "beyond the call of duty" to fill my order. Thanks for everything.

4-0 out of 5 stars Positive
This book was inspiratinal to me.I am very grateful I was allowed to stumble accross it.It helped me to gain a higher degree of respect for Dr Franklin considering what he has done and when he accomplished those achievements(along with maintaining his family). This book also gave me a greater appreciation of the opportunities that are now open to African-Americans as a people.I had originally checked this book out at the library and in the course of reading it decided that I should own a copy.

The very intellectual Dr. Franklin has written this book in a way that seems to convey his personality.I felt like I got to know him, the man, every so slightly in a personally way.I wish I had read this earlier in my life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding; a must-read!
I just listened to the audio version of this book.Franklin's life was indeed fascinating--truly achieving against the odds!It's too bad that
Publishers Review refers to the details as minutiae...Franklin had a way of being eloquent and folksy at the same time.The details certanly added to the life story.And as for Publishers Review that "missing entirely is the emotional response to the ubiquitous racism"--Franklin clearly lived it but lived above the racism.If one wants to know about the racism in our country, there are dozens of other books by both Franklin and others to be read.Franklin--and others--analyzed the life of African Americans and racism in America but also by example helped to uplift all--white and black--and not just focus on the negative.

4-0 out of 5 stars Recommended
This document is the picture America needs to read. It shows that although with a black president, black people still need to be taken seriously as a people by the majority of this country. Only compliant I have is the constant story of his moving processes. The story of segregation in housing was fine but many of the others could have been better. Franklin is an important testament of what blackness is. You don't have to be bombastic as Al Sharpton or as appeasing as Barack Obama to get your point across. His focus was on educating himself and others. Through his actions, he felt he could change students' minds which could change a nation. He played his position and influenced thousands. Definitely insightful.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing - Have To Agree With Publisher's Weekly Review
I was only able to make it through Chapter 7 (first 102 pages), and decided at that point, to read a chapter further on in the book to see if the author would drop what was a boastful litany of his honors received and high praise from others.Unfortunately, two pages into a later chapter I found no change, and decided to stop reading.

Mr. (Prof.) Franklin's career and experiences seem so unique and important, that I was really looking forward to this autobiography.I have to agree with the unfavorable review from Publisher's Weekly.I've never before read an autobiography where the author couldn't pause in expressing such a high opinion of his/herself long enough to get their story told!Perhaps this is what Pres. Gould of St. Augustine's College saw in him, prompting Gould to 'lecture' Prof. Franklin on not letting his ego get the better of him, as opposed to offering congratulations on Franklin's Harvard PhD.

I will have to try one of his non-biographical works at some point, as with his credentials, he surely would have his history down to a science.I only wish he'd been able to humble himself enough to make his autobiography palatable.

I'm reviewing the book at 2 stars rather than 1, as behind the bragging are real successes and accomplishments, at at time when minority achievement was terribly difficult in the larger, U.S. society.From that standpoint, it could be a good "yes you can!" touchstone for those who struggle to overcome the disadvantages of bigotry, in any form.

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17. The proper names of the Bible: Their orthography, pronunciation, and signification. With a brief account of the principal persons, and a description of the principal places
by John Farrar
Paperback: 276 Pages (1855-01-01)
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This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's large-scale digitization efforts. The Library seeks to preserve the intellectual content of items in a manner that facilitates and promotes a variety of uses. The digital reformatting process results in an electronic version of the original text that can be both accessed online and used to create new print copies. The Library also understands and values the usefulness of print and makes reprints available to the public whenever possible. This book and hundreds of thousands of others can be found in the HathiTrust, an archive of the digitized collections of many great research libraries. For access to the University of Michigan Library's digital collections, please see http://www.lib.umich.edu and for information about the HathiTrust, please visit http://www.hathitrust.org ... Read more


18. Introduction to Legal Method
by John H. Farrar, Anthony M. Dugdale
 Paperback: 338 Pages (1990-06)

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This is an exploration of the underlying questions of legal method and the place of law in society. In the first of the three books the authors examine the nature and functions of law, explain traditional classifications and comment on the use of law to control social behaviour. The second book considers the sources of law and methods of legal reasoning, while the third examines the wider dimensions of the law, exploring the concepts of "justice" and "policy". Also included is a discussion of the legal systems of other cultures. Two appendices with updated specimen sources will be useful to the student, as will the bibliography of further reading. This book aims to be a blend of philosophy, law and social science and will be useful to law students at A-level, students from different disciplines and lawyers in other jurisdictions. ... Read more


19. An Elementary Treatise On Astronomy: Adapted to the Present Improved State of the Science : Being the Fourth Part of a Course of Natural Philosophy, Compiled ... of the University at Cambridge, New England
by John Farrar, Jean-Baptiste Biot
Paperback: 496 Pages (2010-01-11)
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


20. Law Reform and the Law Commission (Modern Legal Studies)
by John H. Farrar
 Hardcover: 166 Pages (1974-05-30)

Isbn: 042117790X
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