ATM, Volume I: Foundation for Broadband Networks (2nd Edition)

Author: Uyless Black
List Price: $79.00
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ISBN: 0130832189
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR (15 January, 1999)
Edition: Hardcover
Sales Rank: 233,069
Average Customer Rating: 1.29 out of 5

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Rating: 2 out of 5
Hard to learn from and hard to look up anything
Any valuable content in this book is totally overshadowed by a lack of organization and a very poor typographic presentation. Although the book was published in 1999, the diagrams appear to be created an DOS 3.0 drawing program. This book needs an editor and a designer.

The book is over 400 pages, yet the index is only 2 pages and omits dozens of terms one would need when using the book as a reference. Apart from the index there are close to 5 pages of abbreviations, but with no page numbers referenced, they're not too much help.

No amount of useful information (which I am still looking for) or good writing within it can make up for the fact that this book is poorly *made*. If you are looking for a book to teach or learn from, this is not it.


Rating: 2 out of 5
A broad but disorganised coverage
The preceding panalopy of one star anonymous reviews for this book seem somewhat false to me. In truth, while there is little order or sense to the content of this book, it does contain useful information, and is not wholely indecipherable. Having worked with ATM during the period when forum White Papers were nearly the only real informational resource available, this book does represent a step foward in that it forms a viable shortening of the information load needed to comprehend ATM networking. While I cannot regard it as a masterfully crafted book, it has its place in my library. Better to read this tome to begin with than to attempt to face that tower of White Papers without guide again.


Rating: 1 out of 5
A Hard to read book
This the most hard to read book I've ever met. The new people to the ATM will get lost in a short time in the words, and experts of ATM can not find any useful information in a short time. The writer never explain the new concept and abbreviation clearly. It seems that he is not writing this book to let readers read, but murmuring to himself. Don't wast time on this book like the victim as me.

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