Often, you will
be able to find books for sale on the Internet (in the U.S. and elsewhere) that are advertised as being
identical to the original. These claims are false, and often the books are
illegal, poor quality copies of the originals. The books are full of subtle
errors, and will cause you innumerable problems. There are legal proceedings
against people that violate international copyright law, but that process is
To protect yourself, and ensure that your book will be supported
(illegal books are not supported by this web site), we urge you not to
purchase illegal books. The money you save will be expensive in the end.
THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ARE NOT SUPPORTED:
Avoid this book. The publisher is PHI in India.
They call themselves Prentice-Hall India, but they have nothing to do with
Pearson/Prentice-Hall, the legal publisher of the book. We have had numerous
complaints about missing pages and figures, and poor quality in general. You can identify
these books by looking on the front or the back cover. If you see a label
that says PHI, you have a book with problems.
Another book is a book published in India that has the serial number
9788131719343 OR 9788131726952. This book is
supported ONLY in the Indian Subcontinent.
Books with the ISBN numbers 9780135052679, 9788871925066,
and 9780132345637 are international editions and
are not supported in North America..
Finally, if you have a book that looks like the one shown below, has the
ISBN number 9780131687288, but does not have a serial
number in the upper left of the back cover, you have been sold an
illegal book printed overseas and sold illegally to unsuspected
readers. We suggest that you return it immediately to the place where
you purchased it and demand a refund. This book is full of subtle errors
that will cause you a lot of grief.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU'VE BEEN SOLD ONE OF THE ABOVE BOOKS? Return the
book immediately to the place where you bought it and demand your money
back. Then purchase a book that does not have any of the characteristics