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By hogloid, 6 years ago, In English

I found the official site of "Looking for a challenge" (http://www.lookingforachallengethebook.com/) updated and now the site has order form. I really want the book, so I ordered one.But unfortunately, there have been no response.

Does anyone get the book ordered by the form, or receive any response?

UPD: On 23rd May, I got a response!

UPD: I couldn't get the book; so I asked the IOI team leader of Japan to get some copies directly from Poland Team. Fortunately, because the trouble was transportation, I got a copy.

 
 
 
 
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How long have you waited for a response?

I ordered the book yesterday, so I don't know yet if I'll get a response.

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    My acquaintance ordered 5 days ago ,and he haven't received any response yet. (Actually I ordered today myself)

    It's a bit early to worry,but no response , although e-mail address is sent, is strange, I think.

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I've ordered a copy as well. I'll post here if I get any response.

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    BTW, i got my copy

    i just saw someone was mentioning that the book is hard to get

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Can anyone provide more details about the book? It contains some tutorials or only problems and their solutions?

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    It contains a collection of Polish tasks and detailed model solutions.

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Really great book! I encourage you all to get it, if you haven't got one so far :)!

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    I got mine as a gift more than a year ago. It's impressive not only the content also is a well designed book.

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    Great book even for reds? oO

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      Yes, of course. There are some easy problems, there are some medium ones, but most of them are really hard problems, but explained in such a way that even beginners can understand! And authors give their own stories, thoughts or opinions why they chose this problem to describe, so it is really nice to read, not simply just solutions! And I think that fact that tomek, marek.cygan, meret, marcina007, tomasz.kociumaka, tomekkulczynski and 4 winners of ACM ICPC (2 mentioned so far) are coauthors is the best advertisement itself :)!

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    How did you get your copy? :(

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      Hah, I'm from Poland and they were given for free on every competition, camp etc. :P. I got even 2 copies, but if I wanted to I could get few more :P.

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        Even in IOI 2013, team leader of Poland had some copies and distributed them to those who want it.I regret that I missed the chance :/

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      Each team got one copy of the book at IOI 2012. This was a very nice surprise from Poland.

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        Each? It seems we've been to different IOIs :)

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        Are you sure? =(

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          I'm sure. That was a funny story, because of some weird reasons books were in Poland, when they were supposed to be in Italy (don't ask me for clarifications :P) and there was a search for anybody who can transport them from Poland to Italy and finally, if I'm not mistaken, someone from family of one of our leaders brought them by car. Pretty hilarious :P.

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    Swistakk Can you help me about get one? I'm from Mexico.

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Don't really understand why one needs paper books nowadays when all Internet is in your disposal.

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Does PDF version on the site contain the full contents of the paper book?

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Has anyone of you tried contacting through this site: http://www.lookingforachallengethebook.com/contact-us.html ?

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    I haven't. But you seem to have inside contacts, so could you tell them that folk are waiting for the books here...

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      They are informed about the delay ;). Not by me, but this is not the most important issue :P.

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Great content...I just previewed the book so I'm getting a copy right now. Always wanted a guide to give me insight on solving difficult problems. Hope it could help improve my skills.

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Codility has monthly challenges and the winner of contest wins a t-shirt+"Looking for a challenge". You can try it :)

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They really should do PayPal, by the way, or something other than bank transfer. International wire transfers are a major PITA.

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how much is the price??it's not written in the site.

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Any updates? :(

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Is any pdf version of this book?

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Hope :(

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    I ordered and got it =) But I haven't read it, because my colleague took it.

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      I ordered it too and already paid the money, but the guy just disappeared after that :D

      UPD Ok, guys, I'm deeply sorry. It was the coach of ACM ICPC team, so it's obvious delay in his answer.

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        Where you can order? It's seems to me the official order page doesn't work..

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Are the problems that the book talks about available for readers to solve on some online judge??

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Is this book still available? I try to contact via contact us but they didn't response me for a month, and the reserve copy doesn't work for me.. Anyone could help? Thank you..

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    I think it is because I've got it like a month, bit it takes a while for them to respond.

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I can't find PDF version for the book any help of getting it ? really hard to order !!

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Would someone be willing to sell their copy of the looking for a challenge book? I am interested in buying it for a reasonable price.

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