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Which books from ESRI Press can you recommend? Anticipate your suggestion that i should give a specific topic I just want to know what can you recommend as you like the most (can be any topic- because ESRI Press has the most books related to GIS topic).

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Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop: for learning the BASICS of GIS

Designing Geodatabases: Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling :This book provides a good introduction of steps and principles in designing geodatabases

A to Z GIS: An Illustrated Dictionary of Geographic Information Systems: AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF GEOGEPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volume 1: Geographic Patterns & Relationships The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis: Volume 2: Spatial Measurements and Statistics :An extremely basic, starting point for any would-be GIS Analyst

and maybe more....

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  • Designing Better Maps is great resource, even if you don't use ESRI products.
  • Modeling Our World was helpful for me as well, especially at the begining of my adventure with GIS. It seems this book has been updated, however I haven't had a chance to see 2nd edition.
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'Modeling Our World' was very helpful for me for a quick start in (Arc)GIS. It explains all the basics and more advanced topics like (ESRI's own) data structures and database design. –  AndOne Nov 19 '10 at 13:22

Getting to Know ArcObjects An awesome book that I still reference regularly.

Need something of a similar standard, but updated around .NET instead of VBA. (VBA is being deprecated)

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I have not read this but have heard good things ... Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map and your going to need to know about projections.

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Fun with GPS: on the lighter side, it has lots of ideas for doing GPS with kids (and kid-minded adults)

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Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps is excellent, and is the most popular non-GIS book published by ESRI.

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GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making is a must-read for anyone interested in GIS for local governments. The authors go over specific case studies for 27 jurisdictions and shows the specific ROI they experienced from their GIS projects.

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