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This issue contains reveiws of User and Task Analysis for Interface Design by JoAnn T. Hackos and Janice C. Redish; Designing Visual Language: Strategies for Professional Communicators by Charles Kostelnick and David D. Roberts; The Essential Guide to User Interface Design: An Introduction to GUI Design Principles and Techniques by Wilbert O. Galitz; The GUI Design Handbook by Susan Fowler; GUI Design Essentials for Windows 95, Windows 3.1, World Wide Web by Susan Weinschenk, Pamela Jamar, and Sarah C. Yeo; Technical Writing Style by Dan Jones; Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary by Microsoft Press; Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse by Ann M. Penrose and Steven B. Katz; The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication by James G. Paradis and Muriel L. Zimmerman; Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence by George B. Dyson; Procedural and Declarative Information in Software Manuals: Effects on Information Use, Task Performance and Knowledge by Nicol Ummelen; An Introduction to Digital Media by Tony Feldman; Connections: A Guide to On-line Writing by Daniel Anderson, Bret Benjamin, and Bill Paredes-Holt; Persuasion and Privacy in Cyberspace: The Online Protests over Lotus Marketplace and the Clipper Chip by Laura J. Gurak; The SGML FAQ Book: Understanding the Foundation of HTML and XML by Steven J. DeRose; SGML CD: A Complete SGML Tookkit by Bob DuCharme; Ethics in Technical Communication: Shades of Gray by Lori Allen and Dan Voss; Creating the Virtual Classroom: Distance Learning with the Internet by Lynnette R. Porter; Building a Web-based Education System by Colin McCormack and David Jones; Reporting Technical Information by Kenneth W. Houp, Thomas E. Pearsall, and Elizabeth Tebeaux; Technical Writing: Principles, Strategies, and Readings by Diana C. Reep; Writing in the Workplace by Jo Allen; How to Set Up and Maintain a World Wide Web Site by Lincoln D. Stein.

Document Type: Book Review

Publication date: 1998-08-01

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