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#26 genethethird

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:38 PM

Looking over my copy, I saw on the back page that it was printed two days before I received it. Fresh off the press!

#27 Alfonso

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 12:18 PM

I purchased online my copy yesterday, 23 May, from good ol' Barnes n Noble. I can't wait to get it and with my new Vixen a70lf go moon crater hunting. It's gonna be fun.

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

I ordered mine just now....5/24/14 at 10pm. I'm not sure what to expect at this point!!! Will give it a good inspection when it arrives! I really don't think another "Moon Book" is a bad thing for my collection!!!!

#29 Doc Willie

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:29 PM

Got mine. As good as described above.

I want Volume II: "Features of the Near Side Moon."

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 04:20 PM

Got mine today (Fri. 5-30-14). ....one day before Amazon's estimated delivery date!! Cool! I'm pretty happy with it...nice big and heavy book! Photos are fine....and everything here is printed straight and on an 'even keel!' (Has a May 24, 2014 'Made on' date!). :jump: :applause:

#31 kraterkid

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 09:17 PM

Quote " I want Volume II: "Features of the Near Side Moon." "
Doc, that sounds like a great follow on edition to this wonderful atlas.

Robert, I thought you'd enjoy this one.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:40 PM

Absolutely!!!.....I could use a volume II, as well!!!!! :whistle: :wron: :imawake:

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 10:03 AM

I've noticed that a LOT of libration-area craters are missing. There is no "the making of" or "this was my plan" section in the book, so I'm not sure if that was intentional or not. Does anyone have some insight into this?

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:02 PM

I purchased online my copy yesterday, 23 May, from good ol' Barnes n Noble. I can't wait to get it and with my new Vixen a70lf go moon crater hunting. It's gonna be fun.

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How quickly did Barnes & Noble get your copy to you?

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:33 PM

Thomas,
I received my copy yesterday, Monday 2 Jun. Earlier this evening I took my Vixen a70lf and the book out for some moon exploration and had a blast. The book was very useful and informative.
As I'm sure most of you know some of these craters have rims that are 200-500 meters high !!!! Some have peaks in the center that are miles high !!!!
Some of these craters are miles deep !!!!
I was looking at Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina and checking the book and found some interesting things about them. This book is really cool. The craters are listed alphabetically and there is also a listing based on 4 quadrants: NE, NW, SE and SW. So if you see a crater and want to know the name and other stuff just find it on the quadrant map and then look it up when you find the name.
This book will make exploring the moon even more fun. Also as you guys probably know some of these craters are tens of miles wide !!!!
The high today was about 107 f yet after sunset the sky was steady and seeing was okay. I also took out my Explore Scientific AR102 and checked out some doubles, Mars and Jupiter. Saturn was lovely and moved across the fov with a steady march.
Tomorrow night and for the next few days, according to weather.com, the skies should be clear . . . and the temps around 110 f. That's okay . . . I'll take out my AR102 and check out more of the moon.
This is a wonderful book and urge all moon explorers to get a copy. You'll love it. It'll occupy a regular place next to your telescope, along with your eyepieces.

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Alfonso

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:55 AM

Thanks!

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:08 AM

I intend to order one.

Maybe John's next book should be exclusively about non-crater features, such as rilles, domes and rupes. I'd also like to see a separate volume showing claire obscure, but maybe that's an acquired taste.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:31 AM

Hi. I ordered the book from Amazon on June 12, and they still haven't shipped. They keep sending email asking for my approval to postpone shipping (which I give). If the book is print-on-demand, this isn't making any sense. Any ideas?? Thanks.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:41 PM

Only thing I can think of is the author has uploaded new files to the printer, and they're being reviewed. That can take a few days. How long has this been going on?

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:01 PM

Thomas, I ordered on June 12, so that's about 2 weeks.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

Thomas, I ordered on June 12, so that's about 2 weeks.

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D'oh! Sorry, you did say that in the first post, didn't you? :foreheadslap:

Those notices are, I believe, an automated system. I'd contact Amazon's customer service and ask them to check. The system might have a glitch.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:32 AM

LOL, Thomas. I did contact them thru a live chat. All the rep could tell me was "I can see here that the book needs an approval or the stocks that we have needs an approval" and "I can see here that the problem is in the inventory of the item and there's no exact reason provided." (Those are exact quotes.) Definitely something glitchy in their system. The rep said she'd stay on top of it, though, so we'll see what happens.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:28 AM

For my books "needs approval" means I changed something and they haven't processed the change in the manuscript file. Apparently the author of this book hasn't changed the book, just the product description as it exists with the printer. Why this would lead the book to require approval is a mystery to me. In any case, going by my own experiences again, that approval process normally takes only a couple of days at most. I'd say Amazon has something screwed up, for sure. Hope they resolve it quickly!

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:31 AM

It took several months when I ordered "Mapping and Naming the Moon". If its not mainstream then im guessing it has to jump lots of hoops and not kept on hand.

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:28 PM

I received my copy last week after a 12 day wait. So the book will come. I am thinking that the publisher waits until they get a minimum number ordered then print a batch. But I have to say the book is well worth the wait!!

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:45 PM

Well, whatever the cause of the delay, the book finally arrived (a 17-day wait) on my doorstep -- a Sunday UPS delivery! I never even knew there was such a thing. Mike, your explanation that the publisher waits for a minimum number of orders sounds plausible, but on the other hand, sort of messes up the definition of "print on demand." Anyway, it's an entrancing book. Don't you wish it could be used as a hiking guide? Someday...

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 09:16 PM

They don't wait for a minimum number of orders, unless the people at CreateSpace have flat out lied to me(more than once). Paperback sales of my books are so sporadic that if this were, indeed, the practice, no one would have received a paperback of anything I've published yet.

Glad Amazon finally got their act together and delivered the book. My own budget has not yet allowed me to place an order. Getting a bit envious here in Tucson. ;)

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:56 AM

I just ordered  a copy from Amazon.

 

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:11 PM

My copy is on its way. Estimated delivery date is this Saturday.

 

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:00 AM

Thanks for reminding me about this book. Will order it soon as I just ordered the RASC Observer's Handbook for now.








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