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This issue contains reviews of Is the help helpful? How to create online help that meets your users' needs by Jean Hollis Weber; Communication and public participation in environmental decision making by Stephen P. Depoe, John W. Delicath, and Marie-France Aepli Elsenbeer,eds.; Science serialized: Representation of the sciences in ninteenth-century periodicals by Geoffrey Cantor; The distance education evolution: Issues and case studies by Dominique Monolescu, Catherine Schifter, and Linda Greenwood, eds.; Doing research in the real world by David E. Gray; The digital biomedical illustration handbook by Mike de la Flor; Thinking with type: A critical guide for designers, writers, editors, and students by Ellen Lupton; Rapid contextual design: A how-to guide to key techniques for user-centered design by Karen Holtzblatt, Jessamyn Burns Wendell, and Shelley Wood; Instructional engineering in networked environments by Gilbert Paquette; Selected essays of Jim W. Corder: Pursuing the personal in scholarship, teaching, and writing by Jim W. Corder, ed., James S. Baumlin and Keith D. Miller; Writing in the sciences: Exploring conventions of scientific discourse by Ann M. Penrose and Stephen B. Katz; The wealthy writer: How to earn a six-figure income as a freelance writer (no kidding!) by Michael Meanwell; Graphic designer's color handbook: Choosing and using color from concept to final output by Rick Southerland and Barb King; 2005 writer's market by Kathryn Brogan; Writer's market companion by Joe Feiertag and Mary Carmen Cupito; Beyond knowledge management by Brian Lehaney, Steve Clarke, Elayne Coakes, and Gillian Jack, eds.; Effective writing for health professionals: A practical guide to getting publushed by Megan-Jane Johnstone; The free agent marketing guide: 100+ marketing tips for free agents, independent consultants, and freelancers by Douglas Florzak; Designing a digital portfolio by Cynthia Baron; XML in a nutshell: A desktop quick reference by Elliotte Rusty Harold and W. Scott Means; Technical writing for success by Dalene Smith-Worthington and Sue Jefferson; E-education applications: Human factors and innovative approaches by Claude Ghaoul; Defensive design for the web: How to improve error messages, help, forms, and other crisis points by 37signals (Matthew Linderman with Jason Fried); The sage handbook of quantatative methodology for the social sciences by David Caplan, ed.; Multimedia-based instructional design by William W. Lee and Diana L. Owens; Designing for virtual communities in the service of learning by Sasha A. Barab, Rob King, and James H. Gray, eds.; Technically-write! by Ron Blicq and Lisa Moretto; Style: Ten lessons in clarity and grace by Joseph M. Williams; The non-designer's design book: Design and typographic principles for the visual novice by Robin Williams.

Document Type: Book Review

Publication date: August 1, 2005

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