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This issue contains reviews of Writing public policy: A practical guide to communicating in the policy-making process by Catherine F. Smith; Technical communication: A practical approach by William Sanborn Pfeiffer; Learning rants, raves, and reflections by Elliott Masie, ed.; The non-designer's type book by Robin Williams; Gurus, hired guns, and warm bodies: Itinerant experts in a knowledge economy by Stephen R. Barley and Gideon Kunda; The other blended learning: A classroom-centered approach by Diann Wilson and Ellen Smilanich; Developer to designer: GUI design for the busy developer by Mike Gunderloy; Professional CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web design by Christopher Schmitt, Mark Trammell, Ethan Marcotte, Dunstan Orchard, and Todd Dominey; Attitudes and opinions by Stuart Oskamp and P. Wesley Schultz; Publishing a blog with Blogger: Visual QuickProject guide by Elizabeth Castro; Getting the words right: 39 ways to improve your writing by Theodore A. Rees Cheney; Technical report writing today by Daniel G. Riordan; Managing e-learning strategies: Design, delivery, implementation and evaluation by Badrul H. Khan; Handbook of visual communication: Theory, methods, and media by Ken Smith, Sandra Moriarty, Gretchen Barbatsis, and Keith Kenney, eds.; Defining visual rhetorics by Charles A. Hill and Marguerite Helmers, eds.; The Zen of CSS design: Visual enlightenment for the Web by Dave Shea and Molly E. Holzschlag; Gainfully employed: A guide to resume writing, job hunting, and effective interviewing by Gary Michael Smith; Technical writing A-Z: A commonsense guide to engineering reports and theses by Trevor M. Young; Master VISUALLY creating Web pages by Joe Kraynak; Don't make me think : A common sense approach to Web usability by Steve Krug; Learning together online: Research on asynchronous learning networks by Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Ricki Goldman, eds.; Cross-cultural communication: Perspectives in theory and practice by Thomas L. Warren; New Hart's rules: The handbook of style for writers and editors by R. M. Ritter, adapter; Professional and technical writing strategies: Communicating in technology and science by Judith S. VanAlstyne; Exploring medical language: A student-directed approach by Myrna LaFleur Brooks; Bulletproof Web design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS by Dan Cederholm; Applications of nonverbal communication by Ronald E. Riggio and Robert S. Feldman, eds.; Write it right: The ground rules for self-editing like the pros by Dawn Josephson and Lauren Hidden; Associated Press stylebook by Norm Goldstein, ed.
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Document Type: Book Review

Publication date: 01 August 2006

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