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1.0 out of 5 stars Should be pulled from Kindle. Formatting is problematic., October 18, 2011
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I bought this thinking I could save some money, take advantage of Kindle's highlighting and search, and be more compact. At this point my experience is so bad I suggest Amazon pull Kindle edition. The first issue I noticed was that many images were blank with the note that copyright for an electronic presentation had not been secured. If it were one or two cartoons from the New Yorker that would be acceptable but epidemiological charts were missing. These rights should either be secured or a paper copy should be mailed along. The next problem was the tables written by the author himself. In one of the chapter questions the cells had moved. Epidemiology is filled with tables and moving one cell over will make calculations incorrect or impossible. Perhaps there are more errors, but I haven't finished my class nor this book. I found an older paperback edition and I must say it is a beautifully presented. The beauty I realize I sacrifice when I buy electronic, but the sad if not incorrect presentation of information makes this a nonstarter. Do not buy.
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Initial post: Jan 16, 2012 5:00:12 PM PST
b says:
If I see one more gray square with the caption "Rights were not granted to include this figure in electronic media", I'm going to SCREAM! Should have taken your review into consideration. :( I hope I can find a printed book to borrow while I'm enrolled in this class.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2013 1:49:36 PM PDT
S. Sabourin says:
I completely agree with this post. I am shocked that Amazon would sell this book in this format. The kindle version should guarantee the same text and images as a regular hard copy. While I enjoyed having a kindle addition of this book, I was greatly disappointed with the missing images.
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