Best Books of 2007

Top 10 Editors' Picks: Computers & Internet

The iPhone Book, Scott Kelby and Terry White's hands-on guide to the favorite grown-up toy of the year, tops our list of the best arts and photography books of 2007. See more editors' picks and customers' favorites in our Best of 2007 Store.


1. The iPhone Book: How to Do the Things You Want to Do with Your iPhone
The iPhone Book: How to Do the Things You Want to Do with Your iPhone
by Scott Kelby
4.1 out of 5 stars (27 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Peachpit Press
September 1, 2007
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There are basically two types of iPhone books out there: (1) The ... Read more

2. Halo 3: The Official Strategy Guide (Prima Official Game Guides)
Halo 3: The Official Strategy Guide (Prima Official Game Guides)
by Piggyback
4.6 out of 5 stars (27 customer reviews)
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Prima Games
September 25, 2007
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·Detailed annotated maps for all levels·Learn how to dominate multiplayer matches with information on weapon locations and expert tips·Learn about every enemy, vehicle and weapon — their strengths and weaknesses and how you can exploit them·Confidently navigate the huge Campaign mode with our exclusive maps and step-by-step walkthrough·Complete list of ... Read more

3. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
by Anthony D. Williams
3.8 out of 5 stars (143 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Portfolio Hardcover
December 28, 2006
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The word "wiki" means "quick" in Hawaiian, and here author and think tank CEO Tapscott (The Naked Corporation), along with research director Williams, paint in vibrant colors the quickly changing world of Internet togetherness, also known as mass or global... Read more

4. Rule the Web: How to Do Anything and Everything on the Internet---Better, Faster, Easier
Rule the Web: How to Do Anything and Everything on the Internet---Better, Faster, Easier
by Mark Frauenfelder
4.6 out of 5 stars (28 customer reviews)
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St. Martin's Griffin
June 12, 2007
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"Frauenfelder knows the answer to every question you have ever asked. Luckily he has written it all down here for you, on non-electric pages which even you can understand."--John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise and correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart "Frauenfelder doesn't just live ... Read more

5. The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers
The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers
by Scott Kelby
4.5 out of 5 stars (176 customer reviews)
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New Riders
August 15, 2007
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"This is not some reprint of an old book, but new text with tons of great, new ideas on how to polish your images. Our capture devises while good don... Read more

6. Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
by David Weinberger
3.8 out of 5 stars (50 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Times Books
May 1, 2007
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Human beings are information omnivores: we are constantly collecting, labeling, and organizing data. But today, the shift from the physical to the digital is mixing, burning, and ripping our lives apart. In the past, everything had its one place--the physi... Read more

7. Windows Vista Inside Out
Windows Vista Inside Out
by Carl Siechert
4.2 out of 5 stars (66 customer reviews)
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Microsoft Press
January 18, 2007
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You’re beyond the basics, so dive right in and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Windows Vista—and challenge yourself to new levels of ... Read more

8. Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire
Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire
by Cliff Atkinson
3.9 out of 5 stars (42 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Microsoft Press
October 10, 2007
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Unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation—and forget boring bullet points forever! Now updated for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, this widely-acclaimed book includes seven new examples of compelling presentations from board room to classroom. Communications expert Cliff Atkinson guides you, step by step, through his revolutionary three-step method ... Read more

9. Devices of the Soul: Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines
Devices of the Soul: Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines
by Steve Talbot
3.0 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)
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O'Reilly Media
May 7, 2007
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From the very first chapter, which presents a creative re-reading of Homer's Odyssey, author and professor Talbott (In the Belly of the Beast) takes his elegant treatise on technology and humanity in some surprising, discipline-hopping directions. With one... Read more

10. Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly))
Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly))
by Elliotte Rusty Harold
3.5 out of 5 stars (52 customer reviews)
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O'Reilly Media
July 6, 2007
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