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RobertED
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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: desertstars]
      #5596644 - 12/30/12 05:55 PM

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!!....lol...

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: desertstars]
      #5596970 - 12/30/12 09:41 PM

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Erm, as I recall, he was leading the mob. Well, not leading, exactly. More like standing back at a safe distance and urging them on.




Maybe he was merely priming the mob to buy up his own cullings when the time came? I'm just sayin'...


Mike


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5597028 - 12/30/12 10:17 PM

Having had a chance, now, to take a long and detailed look at this new lunar offering...

Yo, Rick! What are you waiting for?

Seriously, this is a worthy addition to the overburdened bookshelf.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: desertstars]
      #5597632 - 12/31/12 10:01 AM

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Having had a chance, now, to take a long and detailed look at this new lunar offering...

Yo, Rick! What are you waiting for?

Seriously, this is a worthy addition to the overburdened bookshelf.




I agree. I already have Rukl, so I figure that once my copy of Wood's 21st Century Atlas of the Moon comes in the mail, I'll have all I could ever want in lunar atlases, well at least until the next uber-awesome one comes along.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: turtle86]
      #5597974 - 12/31/12 01:28 PM

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Having had a chance, now, to take a long and detailed look at this new lunar offering...

Yo, Rick! What are you waiting for?

Seriously, this is a worthy addition to the overburdened bookshelf.




I agree. I already have Rukl, so I figure that once my copy of Wood's 21st Century Atlas of the Moon comes in the mail, I'll have all I could ever want in lunar atlases, well at least until the next uber-awesome one comes along.




I'll order it this week. There was never really any doubt, I suppose.

Rob: I'm gonna call your bluff: Do you have the "Times Atlas of the Moon"?
No?? (Hmph! - all the atlases you could ever want, indeed!)


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RobertED
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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5598013 - 12/31/12 01:44 PM

GO Rick-y, Go Rick-y, go Rick-y!!!!!!

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5599371 - 01/01/13 10:59 AM

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Quote:

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Having had a chance, now, to take a long and detailed look at this new lunar offering...

Yo, Rick! What are you waiting for?

Seriously, this is a worthy addition to the overburdened bookshelf.




I agree. I already have Rukl, so I figure that once my copy of Wood's 21st Century Atlas of the Moon comes in the mail, I'll have all I could ever want in lunar atlases, well at least until the next uber-awesome one comes along.




I'll order it this week. There was never really any doubt, I suppose.

Rob: I'm gonna call your bluff: Do you have the "Times Atlas of the Moon"?
No?? (Hmph! - all the atlases you could ever want, indeed!)




I was afraid you'd call my bluff!

Now I want the "Times Atlas of the Moon" too. Trouble is, with all the atlases I've purchased lately, I'm running out of bookshelf space!


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: turtle86]
      #5599680 - 01/01/13 01:59 PM

Yeah - and, this one has to lay flat, unless you have really tall shelves.
I'm having the same bookshelf problem. Helluva problem to have!


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5600276 - 01/01/13 08:28 PM

I'm running out of shelf space too!!....That's what dining room tables are for! Just lie 'em flat in easy access piles!!!

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5600352 - 01/01/13 09:18 PM

Books really can be an expensive luxury. First I spend all that money on books to begin with. Then I need to spend more money to have enough bookshelves. The next step is surely buying a bigger house, now that I'm out of room for new book shelf units.



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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: desertstars]
      #5600420 - 01/01/13 10:05 PM

I'm in a bookcase shortage too. I've been to the furniture stores today to look for bookshelves. The "solid woods" are thin boards with laminates. I couldn't find anything made of single thick boards. I'm sure these will all bow with time and they are not cheap. I have to keep looking.

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: rookie]
      #5600656 - 01/02/13 01:46 AM

I have 12 bookshelves--all over the house--two floors--all crammed full. I am trying to read as much as I can and then give the books away. Lately, my son has threatened to put me in long term care if I give away anymore of his legacy.

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: desertstars]
      #5601025 - 01/02/13 10:57 AM

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Books really can be an expensive luxury. First I spend all that money on books to begin with. Then I need to spend more money to have enough bookshelves. The next step is surely buying a bigger house, now that I'm out of room for new book shelf units.






I sure wouldn't mind owning one of these libraries, though I have a sneaking suspicion we'd find a way to fill them with astro books soon enough!


http://www.beautiful-libraries.com/3000-5.html


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: turtle86]
      #5601097 - 01/02/13 11:34 AM

A few years ago I counted all my books. At that time, I had over 4000! And this is in a small, two-story condo. But I really can't (shouldn't) move because there are good schools here for my daughter and my mom lives in the next court.

The best method of finding more room for new books is to get rid of some of the ones you already have. Sell them or give them to charity. I've given away hundreds of books in the last few years. Why hang on to what you don't need? Nostalgia is not always a healthy emotion.

Mike


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5601587 - 01/02/13 05:00 PM

A couple of years ago my wife and I moved to a smaller place, and I culled about 1/2 of my books. One day I just started putting boxes on the sidewalk (we lived in a high traffic neighbourhood) with a "Free books" sign. Over the next few hours a bit of a party atmosphere developed as I kept bringing down boxes...sometimes they ever cheered!
I sell books for a living, and the sight of so many people so excited for my books really was wonderful. It was worth much more than the pittance that a used book dealer might have given me.

Out of 26 boxes put out, only 4 remained when the recycling truck came. The great thing is, I use the books I kept much more now, because they aren't surrounded by books for which I no longer have an interest.

BTW, I kept ALL of my astronomy and ATM books.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: operascope]
      #5601626 - 01/02/13 05:24 PM

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BTW, I kept ALL of my astronomy and ATM books.




You mean you had other kinds of books?


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5601896 - 01/02/13 08:30 PM

My wife and I are both academics and have a lot--I mean a lot-- of books. They were everywhere: shelves, tables, stacks on the floor. One day she said, "Books are ruining our lives." We took boxes and boxes of them to the library and some we thew out. It felt wonderful.

This was five years ago, and once again, books are beginning to ruin our lives. Time for another BIG purge.

Bill


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: la200o]
      #5602028 - 01/02/13 09:58 PM

We have a charity not far from our house that takes contributions of books to be given to underdeveloped countries. But many remain to be resold here at a very reasonable price. (Maybe those books aren't suitable for foreign schools and libraries?) I intend to box up a lot of my books and give them to that charity. It's called B.I.G. (Books for International Goodwill). They take good care of the books given to them.

I have given books to the regular Goodwill (NOT B.I.G.), but I did not like the way their workers treated books that were donated. Books should not be thrown around and dumped into big boxes. I wish I hadn't seen that. I probably won't donate books to Goodwill again.

Mike


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5603571 - 01/03/13 07:27 PM

Just ordered one.

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5603888 - 01/03/13 11:24 PM

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BTW, I kept ALL of my astronomy and ATM books.




You mean you had other kinds of books?




YOU mean there are other kinds of books ?


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