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Biography of Albert Einstein

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Dear booklovers, here is new book about Albert Einstein.


By the author of the acclaimed bestseller Benjamin Franklin, this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.

Labour Law Books

Monday, April 30, 2007

Happy Labour Day for all Malaysian and for those who celebrate Wesak Day, drive carefully. Take a rest if tired. Happy holiday for all. Labor law or labour law is the body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which address the relationship between and among employers, employees, and labor organizations, often dealing with issues of public law. It is distinguished between employment law which deals only with employment contracts and issues regarding employment and workplace discrimination and other private law issues. (Source: wikipedia.org)

A lot of books on labour law, locally and abroad. Better find one and read it for our own protection.

Don’t forget the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fare. The KLIB 2007 will be held from 27 April to 6 May 2007 – Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its aim is to exhibit the latest publications, including educational materials, published and produced locally and abroad. Besides that it will also be a meeting point for publishers, book traders and readers from around the globe.

What is an eBooks?

There are tons of websites that offer eBooks, most of them are free. What is an eBooks? An eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book that can be read by using a personal computer or by using an eBook reader. (An eBook reader can be a software application for use on a computer, such as Microsoft's free Reader application, or a book-sized computer that is used solely as a reading device.

Users can purchase an eBook on diskette or CD, but the most popular method of getting an eBook is to purchase a downloadable file of the eBook (or other reading material) from a website (such as Amazon.com) to be read from the user's computer or reading device. Generally, an eBook can be downloaded in five minutes or less (depending on which type of internet access you are using; broadband is better).


Although it is not necessary to use a reader application or device in order to read an eBook (most books can be read as PDF files), they are popular because they enable options similar to those of a paper book - readers can bookmark pages, make notes, highlight passages, and save selected text. In addition to these familiar possibilities, eBook readers also include built-in dictionaries, and alterable font sizes and styles.


Typically, an eBook reader hand-held device weighs from about twenty-two ounces to three or four pounds and can store from four thousand to over half a million pages of text and graphics. A popular feature is its back-lit screen (which makes reading in the dark possible).


Some eBooks can be downloaded for free or at reduced cost, however, prices for many eBooks - especially bestsellers - are similar to those of hardcover books, and are sometimes higher. Most eBooks at Amazon.com, for example, are comparable in price to their traditional print versions. (Source: WhatIs.com)


Nevertheless, I don’t know when an eBooks can replace paper based books that dominated the market for a very long time. To be honest, I still don’t see any drastic change in people’s habit to see, touch and hold books. In Malaysia, eBooks seems not popular, yet.

I love reading fiction. What are your favourite authors? Mine are Tom Clancy, Micheal Cricton, R.J. Pineiro, Clive Cussler, Neal Stephenson, Dan Brown, Dale Brown, Robert Ludlum, John LeCarre, Frederick Forsyth, W.E.B. Griffin, John Sandford, Vince Flynn and Jeffery Deaver. The latest hi-tech thriller I was reading is Exposure by R.J. Pineiro.