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This issue contains reviews of Beyond bullet points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentations that inform, motivate, and inspire by Cliff Atkinson; Powerful proposals: How to give your business the winning edge by David G. Pugh and Terry R. Bacon; Communication of complex information: User goals and information needs for dynamic Web information by Michael J. Albers; Understanding your users: A practical guide to user requirements methods, tools, and techniques by Catherine Courage and Kathy Baxter; Online communication: Linking technology, identity, and culture by Andrew F. Wood and Matthew J. Smith; Managing learning and communication systems as business assets: How to engineer organizational performance and demonstrate value by Diane M. Gayeski; Designing surveys: A guide to decisions and procedures by Ronald Czaja and Johnny Blair; Your own words by Barbara Wallraff; Usability and internationalization of information technology by Nuray Aykin, ed.; Voice user interface design by Michael Cohen, James P. Giangola, and Jennifer Balogh; Taming HAL: Designing interfaces beyond 2001 by Asaf Degani; The elements of international English style: A guide to writing correspondence, reports, technical documents, and internet pages for a global audience by Edmond H. Weiss; Twisted rails, sunken ships: The rhetoric of nineteenth century steamboat and railroad accident investigation reports, 1833-1879 by R. John Brockmann; Writing for magazines and trade journals-Finding them, writing for them, and getting paid by them by Gary Michael Smith; The Chicago guide to writing about numbers by Jane E. Miller; Good style: Writing for science and technology by John Kirkman; Technical communication and the World Wide Web by Carol S. Lipson and Michael J. Day, eds.; Communication design: Principles, methods, and practice by Jorge Frascara; Imperfect XML: Rants, raves, tips, and tricks…from an insider by David Megginson; Creating more effective graphs by Naomi B. Robbins; The education of a typographer by Stephen Heller, ed.; Business and technical communication: An annotated guide to sources, skills, and samples by Sandra E. Belanger, Susan Lee Kendall, Toby Leigh Matoush, and Yuhfen Diana Wu, eds.; User interface design and evaluation by Debbie Stone, Carolina Jarrett, Mark Woodroffe, and Shailey Minocha.

Document Type: Book Review

Publication date: 2005-11-01

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