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Manual Reference Pages  -  WWW::SCRAPER::ISBN::AMAZONUS_DRIVER (3)

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NAME

WWW::Scraper::ISBN::AmazonUS_Driver - Search driver for Amazon.com

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

See parent class documentation (WWW::Scraper::ISBN::Driver)

DESCRIPTION

Searches for book information from the (US) Amazon online catalog.

METHODS

search() Creates a query string, then passes the appropriate form fields to the Amazon (US) server.

The returned page should be the correct catalog page for that ISBN. If not the function returns zero and allows the next driver in the chain to have a go. If a valid page is returned, the following fields are returned via the book hash:



  isbn          (now returns isbn13)
  isbn10
  isbn13
  ean13         (industry name)
  author
  title
  book_link
  thumb_link
  image_link
  pubdate
  publisher
  binding       (if known)
  pages         (if known)
  weight        (if known) (in grams)
  width         (if known) (in millimetres)
  height        (if known) (in millimetres)
  depth         (if known) (in millimetres)



The book_link, thumb_link and image_link refer back to the Amazon (US) website.

REQUIRES

Requires the following modules be installed:

WWW::Scraper::ISBN::Driver, WWW::Mechanize,

SEE ALSO

WWW::Scraper::ISBN, WWW::Scraper::ISBN::Record, WWW::Scraper::ISBN::Driver

BUGS, PATCHES & FIXES

There are no known bugs at the time of this release. However, if you spot a bug or are experiencing difficulties that are not explained within the POD documentation, please send an email to barbie@cpan.org or submit a bug to the RT system (http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=WWW-Scraper-ISBN-Amazon_Driver). However, it would help greatly if you are able to pinpoint problems or even supply a patch.

Fixes are dependent upon their severity and my availability. Should a fix not be forthcoming, please feel free to (politely) remind me.

AUTHOR



  Barbie, <barbie@cpan.org>
  for Miss Barbell Productions <http://www.missbarbell.co.uk>.



COPYRIGHT & LICENSE



  Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Barbie for Miss Barbell Productions

  This distribution is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
  modify it under the Artistic Licence v2.



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