[Modern IDL](http://modernidl.idldev.com) is now [listed](http://books.google.com/books?id=zAd1Y0-bOrsC&printsec=frontcover) in Google Books! This should make a fair amount of content of the book available for reading online. Even better, you can do text searches of the entire book, which gives snippets and a page number that you can look up in your [hardcopy version](http://modernidl.idldev.com).
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Modern IDL offers IDL programmers one place to look for explanation, techniques, and reference material, for beginners and advanced users alike.
"... But I've always wanted a thorough, concise, up-to-date overview of the the IDL language and its vast capabilities. This is exactly what Mike's book provides in 464 very informative pages... Highly recommended!"
I'm a software developer focusing on high-performance computing and visualization in scientific programming. I work mostly in IDL, but occasionally use C, CUDA, and Python.
I currently work for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory. Previously, I worked for Tech-X Corporation, where I was the main developer for GPULib, a library of IDL bindings for GPU accelerated computation routines.
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