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iText in Action by Bruno Lowagie

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By combining introductions, overviews, and how-to examples, the In Action books are designed to help with learning and remembering. According to research in cognitive science, the things people remember are things they discover during self-motivated exploration.

Although no one at Manning is a cognitive scientist, we’re convinced that for learning to become permanent, it must pass through stages of exploration, play, and, interestingly, retelling of what is being learned. People understand and remember new things, which is to say they master them, only after actively exploring them. Humans learn in action. An essential part of an In Action book is that it is example driven. It encourages the reader to try things out, to play ...

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