Effective Java / Joshua Bloch, Addison-Wesley, 2008
“I sure wish I had this book ten years ago. Some might think that I don’t need any Java books, but I need this one.” — James Gosling, inventor of Java.
“This is a truly excellent book done by the guy who designed several of the better recent Java platform API’s (including the Collections API).” — James Clark, of XML fame.
Dreamweaver CS3: the missing manual / David Sawyer McFarland, Pogue Press/O’Reilly, 2007.
With 1000 pages of text, and small pictures of dialogs every second page or so, this book might be the best way to learn Dreamweaver. No code examples! The book is not written by David Pogue, but his picture and bio are prominent on the back cover. The author deserves more credit for writing an excellent book.
Enhancing a Dreamweaver CS3 web site with Flash Video / by David Karlins, Peachpit, 2008
Just 100 pages showing pictures of GUIs and telling where to click. You can add a video to your web site without understanding how it works (egads).
Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3 / Stephanie Sullivan and Greg Rewis,
New Riders, 2008
Just 350 pages and nicely designed, this book might be the quickest way to get good with Dreamweaver.
The essential guide to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP / David Powers, Friends of ED, 2007
Here is a good introduction to web app programming using Dreamweaver. 720 pages, mostly well written text, with a few pictures of dialogs. Not many code examples. Recommended.
Master visually Dreamweaver CS3 and Flash CS3 professional / by Sherry Kinkoph Gunter, Wiley , 2008
This book shows pictures of Dreamweaver GUI windows, and tells you where to click. Likewise with Flash. It might be the quickest way to start with these GUI’s for some people.
Google Earth for dummies / by David A. Crowder, Wiley, 2007
It used to be that a GIS package cost thousands, and you had to attend university to learn how to use it. Now there is Google Earth and related sites that are free unless you want a pro version. Here is the user manual!
Google.pedia : the ultimate Google resource / Michael Miller, Que Pub., c2008
Here is a user manual for Google, and it’s a thick one! You might think you could learn everything just by browsing the Google site, but I learned several things from this book.
Planet Google : one company’s audacious plan to organize everything we know / Randall Stross, Free Press, 2008
This very readable book charts the history and prospects for the Google company. It is not technical, but it will interest anyone planning a profitable business.
Java : the complete reference / Herbert Schildt. McGraw-Hill, 2007.
1024 pages, Updated and expanded for Java SE 6. I wish I had time to read this.