1. I'm interested in buying the WoW Programming book, but I've yet to actually purchase it as one thing confuses me:

    Searching for it on the internet I find that it is sometimes listed as having around 1000 pages and sometimes about 700. On at least one occation the book with more pages also weighed more, ruling out the hypothesis that it was a smaller book with less text on each page. These books all have the same ISBN (0470229810), so it seems strange to me that there'd actually be 300 pages worth of material missing from some of these, even though I don't know enough to be sure.

    I could play it safe and buy the one listed as having more pages, but the cheapest store is listing it as having 750 pages, and obviously I'd prefer a cheap store to an expensive one if I would end up with the same book!

    Could someone please help me shed some light on the subject?

    I'm interested in buying the WoW Programming book, but I've yet to actually purchase it as one thing confuses me:

    Searching for it on the internet I find that it is sometimes listed as having around 1000 pages and sometimes about 700. On at least one occation the book with more pages also weighed more, ruling out the hypothesis that it was a smaller book with less text on each page. These books all have the same ISBN (0470229810), so it seems strange to me that there'd actually be 300 pages worth of material missing from some of these, even though I don't know enough to be sure.

    I could play it safe and buy the one listed as having more pages, but the cheapest store is listing it as having 750 pages, and obviously I'd prefer a cheap store to an expensive one if I would end up with the same book!

    Could someone please help me shed some light on the subject?

    When we were first in the process of writing the book, the estimated page count was around 750. This is the number that was given to book stores/sites so they could start taking preorders. After all was said and done, it ended up being ~1022 pages. Any sites you see that list a smaller page count simply don't have updated information. The books themselves should be identical though.

    Thanks a lot :) I'll purchase it right away then!