I just bought the book. I only spent a few minutes looking through it, so I can't write a review, but what's up with the 2004 Copyright? From http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html#noc
The notice for visually perceptible copies should contain all the following three elements:
1. The symbol © (the letter C in a circle), or the word "Copyright," or the abbreviation "Copr."; and
2. The year of first publication of the work. In the case of compilations or derivative works incorporating previously published material, the year date of first publication of the compilation or derivative work is sufficient. The year date may be omitted where a pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work, with accompanying textual matter, if any, is reproduced in or on greeting cards, postcards, stationery, jewelry, dolls, toys, or any useful article; and
3. The name of the owner of copyright in the work, or an abbreviation by which the name can be recognized, or a generally known alternative designation of the owner.
Also, the web address for "example files for a book" should be in a more obvious place than on the last page. Not all the scripts in the book are included in those online example files, and there is no CD. There is a script of over four pages that I'll have to type in myself, unless I missed some instructions on where to find the files. I'd be glad to send in proof of purchase for the privilege of being able to download the scripts or receive them through email. This is a throw-back to the 1980's, when I had to type in programs from computer magazines and books.
And there is no animal on the cover! Just some kind of old trowel!
20031117 Edit by jeffa: Changed title from 'Spidering Hacks '