Recent Book Purchases

After buying three iPad development related books on Friday i noticed that i haven’t updated my book purchase list for over a year. What a shame. So for the record my book purchases since i left off. (Only books that somehow relate to this blog, coarsely categorized, in anti-chronically order):

Development

iPhone Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
(Aaron Hillegass & Joe Conway, Addison-Wesley Professional, ISBN: 9780321706249)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
HTML & CSS: The Good Parts
(Ben Henick, O’Reilly Media, ISBN: 9780596157609)
Direct Buy (US)::
Amazon (US) O'Reilly (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making App Store Apps Without Objective-C or Cocoa
( Jonathan Stark, O’Reilly Media, ISBN: 9780596805784)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US) O'Reilly (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Agile Web Development with Rails, Third Edition
(Sam Ruby & Dave Thomas & David Heinemeier Hansson, Pragmatic Bookshelf, ISBN: 9781934356166)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
The Ruby Programming Language
(David Flanagan & Yukihiro Matsumoto, O’Reilly Media, ISBN: 9780596516178)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US) O'Reilly (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
OpenStreetMap: Die freie Weltkarte nutzen und mitgestalten (German)
(Frederik Ramm & Jochen Topf, Lehmanns, ISBN: 9783865413208)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Advanced System Administration v10.5
(Edward R. Marczak, Peachpit Press , ISBN: 9780321563149)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers
(Steve Souders, O’Reilly Media, ISBN: 9780596529307)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US) O'Reilly (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Using Google App Engine
(Charles Severance, O’Reilly Media, ISBN: 9780596800697)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US) O'Reilly (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
FBML Essentials: Facebook Markup Language Fundamentals
(Jesse Stay, O’Reilly Media, ISBN: 9780596519186)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US) O'Reilly (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World
(Joe Armstrong, Pragmatic Bookshelf, ISBN: 9781934356005)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Expert Python Programming: Best practices for designing, coding, and distributing your Python software
(Tarek Ziadé, Packt Publishing, ISBN: 9781847194947)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Practical Django Projects
(James Bennett, Apress, ISBN: 9781590599969)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)

Computer Science

Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions
(Toby Segaran & Jeff Hammerbacher, O’Reilly Media, ISBN: 9780596157111)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US) O'Reilly (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Natural Language Processing with Python
(Steven Bird & Ewan Klein & Edward Loper, O’Reilly Media, ISBN: 9780596516499)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US) O'Reilly (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)

IT

Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior
(Tom Demarco & Peter Hruschka & Tim Lister & Suzanne Robertson & James Robertson & Steve McMenamin, Dorset House, ISBN: 9780932633675)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Coders at Work
(Peter Seibel, Apress, ISBN: 9781430219484)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)

Content

The New York Times: The Complete Front Pages, 1851-2008
(The New York Times, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, ISBN: 9781579127497)Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Modell Bauhaus. 1919-2009 (German)
(Hatje Cantz Verlag, ISBN: 9783775724142)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)

Maps

The Agile Rabbit Book of Historical And Curious Maps
(Pepin Press, ISBN: 9789057680519)
Direct Buy (US):: Amazon (US)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)
Atlas der Globalisierung: Sehen und verstehen, was die Welt bewegt (German)
(TAZ, ISBN: 9783937683256)
Direct Buy (DE):: Amazon (DE) Lehmanns (DE)

links for 2010-06-01

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