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Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. It seems like a good topic to write a book on. There are so many good ways to approach a topic like this, and the online society desperately needs people who understand the importance of this topic. Unfortunately, I found whenever I read this book I was looking for a reason to put it down. Each page just went on about information that, to me, was useless. For example, at one point in the book they brought up business management for an entire two pages! A small reference or analogy is good, but thats a bit far.

Of course, the book does have the wonderful layout of all O'Reilly books, and, if you can read through (mostly) useless information for a bit, this book would provide you the knowledge you need to go out and create good websites, both internal and external. If you really need a book on information architecture, this book will suffice, although it is a ways away from being up to O'Reilly's spectacular quality.

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Chapter 1. Data References and Anonymous Storage 
Chapter 2. Implementing Complex Data Structures
Chapter 3. Typeglobs and Symbol Tables
Chapter 4. Subroutine References and Closures
Chapter 5. Eval
Chapter 6. Modules
Chapter 7. Object-Oriented Programming
Chapter 8. Object Orientation: The Next Few Steps
Chapter 9. Tie
Chapter 10. Persistence
Chapter 11. Implementing Object Persistence
Chapter 12. Networking with Sockets
Chapter 13. Networking: Implementing RPC
Chapter 14. User Interfaces with Tk
Chapter 15. GUI Example: Tetris
Chapter 16. GUI Example: Man Page Viewer
Chapter 17. Template-Driven Code Generation
Chapter 18. Extending Perl: A First Course
Chapter 19. Embedding Perl: The Easy Way
Chapter 20. Perl Internals
Appendix A. Tk Widget Reference
Appendix B. Syntax Summary

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