|Project Description: ||This project is the design and implementation of an Internet-based, comparison shopping search agent. The search agent is designed to retreivve and compile pricing information for books from on-line booksellers. The agent accepts various input parameters such as keywords, author, title, or ISBN, and scans the pre-configured list of on-line booksellers for pricing information. The composite results are displayed in a tabular format. Barious special abilities are included in the agent design. The agent adapts to sub-optimal network condidtions and searches merchants using an efficiency heuristic. An object-oriented extensible framework allows for the inclusion of other goods.