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Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas
      #5593240 - 12/28/12 07:59 PM

I've searched back a few months in this forum and can't find a thread on this.

Can someone who owns this book tell me how comprehensive it really is? I know it's somewhere between Rukl and Kaguya in coverage; but what actually is covered - how much of the Moon? How many pages is it? And, is there a key chart like most lunar atlases have? Is there any standardization, as in all the images being at the same sun angle, and things like that? Does it cover the far side? Are the images in order, so that you can get a continuous progression of adjacent images?

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5593274 - 12/28/12 08:16 PM

That's one Moon atlas I don't have.

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5593318 - 12/28/12 08:47 PM

The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas
#5459844 - 10/07/12 08:49 PM
@Rick.....there's a pretty informative thread in the LUNAR OBSERVING dept.!!!....Hope this helps!!


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5593560 - 12/28/12 11:32 PM

The Cambridge is an excellent book Rick, though I don't classify it as an atlas in the traditional sense; it's more of a cross between an atlas and Chu's "Photographic Moon Book", with more detail and coverage. I believe this is the link you were looking for: Cambridge Atlas thread

It's graphics and pictures are excellent quality, almost as detailed as the Kaguya. But unlike Kaguya it has 100% coverage of the nearside of the Moon with detailed info and images on the more prominent regions. It's printed and bound on an oversize 10" x 14" format so the images are larger than if on a std 8.5" x 11". All in all, well worth the money. Just IMHO I find Rukl and Cambridge Atlases are about all I need for the Moon; they go side by side and complement each other well. Of course I have more, but they're just bonus material next to the Rukl/Cambridge combo.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5593582 - 12/28/12 11:49 PM

You asked about pages, there are 191 pages inside, including the index. And the front and back inside covers both have photos of five various phases from waxing cresent to full, with pointers to the specific page where a notable feature or crater can be found.

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5593743 - 12/29/12 02:38 AM

Thanks guys.
Robert, I found that thread after I had already started this one; but it didn't really answer my question about coverage. But Steve says 100% near-side coverage, which is what I was hoping for.
Guess I'll be firing up the ol' credit card here pretty quick.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5594007 - 12/29/12 09:46 AM

Rick,

I wonder how the CPMA compares to the Photographic Moon Book that can be downloaded as a PDF file? They are both written by Alan Chu. AFAIK, no one has brought this up. I am very surprised that this has not come up either in this CN thread or the other one cited.

Here's the link to Chu's PDF Moon Atlas:

Alan Chu's Photographic Moon Book

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For those unfamiliar with this free publication, it is a photographic guidebook to the moon containing nearly 300 annotated images of lunar features with complete feature descriptions in 33 map sections--- and too much more useful information to list here. It is an excellent (I feel the very best available, free or otherwise) observer's guide to our Moon. The latest is the version released Mar. 2011. 257 pages.




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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5594011 - 12/29/12 09:48 AM

By the way, I have a Barnes & Nobles $50 gift card that I'm looking to burn through. I wonder if I should go for the CPMA? I've already ordered Charles Wood's new Moon Atlas. When does one have too many lunar atlases? Maybe I should buy yet another book on the Messiers instead?


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5594095 - 12/29/12 10:28 AM

Quote:

Rick,

I wonder how the CPMA compares to the Photographic Moon Book that can be downloaded as a PDF file? They are both written by Alan Chu. AFAIK, no one has brought this up. I am very surprised that this has not come up either in this CN thread or the other one cited.

Here's the link to Chu's PDF Moon Atlas:

Alan Chu's Photographic Moon Book

Quote:

For those unfamiliar with this free publication, it is a photographic guidebook to the moon containing nearly 300 annotated images of lunar features with complete feature descriptions in 33 map sections--- and too much more useful information to list here. It is an excellent (I feel the very best available, free or otherwise) observer's guide to our Moon. The latest is the version released Mar. 2011. 257 pages.




Mike




Mike,

My posts above Ricks might answer your question. I did just bring it up and address that to a point. The Cambridge is not an atlas in the traditional sense, but more of a cross between the Photographic Moonbook and a regular atlas. It's also, at 10x14, a larger printed and bound format allowing better quality pictures than in the Moonbook.

The Photographic Moonbook, seems to me more of a detailed reference book or encyclopedia including geologic information, whereas the Cambridge is more "atlas-like", with better photos and without all the encyclopedia of info.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5594163 - 12/29/12 11:00 AM

Steve,

Yes, sorry. I see now that you did mention it above. I was wondering if Chu's PDF was sort of a dress rehearsal for the printed Atlas. But it seems they are different critters after all.

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5594185 - 12/29/12 11:17 AM

I wonder about that too, and don't know either Mike. I've also wondered if the photo quality would be better if a professional printer and better quality glossy stock paper would improve the Moonbook. Unfortunately, I don't have the money to test it.

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5594788 - 12/29/12 05:53 PM

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... When does one have too many lunar atlases?


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5595249 - 12/29/12 10:29 PM

Quote:

The Cambridge is an excellent book Rick, though I don't classify it as an atlas in the traditional sense; it's more of a cross between an atlas and Chu's "Photographic Moon Book", with more detail and coverage. I believe this is the link you were looking for: Cambridge Atlas thread

It's graphics and pictures are excellent quality, almost as detailed as the Kaguya. But unlike Kaguya it has 100% coverage of the nearside of the Moon with detailed info and images on the more prominent regions. It's printed and bound on an oversize 10" x 14" format so the images are larger than if on a std 8.5" x 11". All in all, well worth the money. Just IMHO I find Rukl and Cambridge Atlases are about all I need for the Moon; they go side by side and complement each other well. Of course I have more, but they're just bonus material next to the Rukl/Cambridge combo.




I can easily see myself using this book as Steve describes. Received a copy as a holiday gift. I'm still reading the text up front (very basic stuff, but nicely presented and should be very good for new lunar observers), but I've taken a good look through it and am very impressed. CPMA and Rukl's atlas are likely to be my guides of choice in the near future.

The catch is the size of CPMA. Need to leave lots of room on the observing table, or find some way to prop it up and open. A heavy-duty copy holder or an old music stand would do the trick.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5595488 - 12/30/12 02:23 AM

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When does one have too many lunar atlases?




Seriously, one can't; the Moon changes its appearance in a matter of minutes, and each atlas is either a compromise, or a view at a given moment. The identification or investigation of a particular feature can depend on having a representation of it under the right conditions. The more reference points you have, the better the chance of having what you need.

I have Alan Chu's Moon Book; but, I'm just not an electronic book guy. I relate far better to printed material.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5595759 - 12/30/12 09:48 AM

Quote:

Thanks guys.
Robert, I found that thread after I had already started this one; but it didn't really answer my question about coverage. But Steve says 100% near-side coverage, which is what I was hoping for.
Guess I'll be firing up the ol' credit card here pretty quick.




I highly recommend this book, man!! You won't be sorry!! My favorite part, is the gorgeous photography!!!!


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5595767 - 12/30/12 09:53 AM

Quote:

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When does one have too many lunar atlases?




Seriously, one can't; the Moon changes its appearance in a matter of minutes, and each atlas is either a compromise, or a view at a given moment. The identification or investigation of a particular feature can depend on having a representation of it under the right conditions. The more reference points you have, the better the chance of having what you need.

I have Alan Chu's Moon Book; but, I'm just not an electronic book guy. I relate far better to printed material.




Totally with you, Rick!! Books are COOOOLL!!!! ....especially the "Old School" copies!!!

....uh, by the way!...what does "When does one have too many lunar atlases?"...mean????


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: RobertED]
      #5595862 - 12/30/12 10:40 AM

Well, I may have reached the saturation point in lunar atlases. I passed on the CPMA. I must already have at least a dozen lunar atlases.

I had a $50 gift card for Barnes & Nobles. I bought "Cosmic Challenge: The Ultimate Observing List for Amateurs" and "Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objects." I only have about four books on the Messiers. Besides, my copy of Wood's "Lunar Atlas" is on it's way. Enough is enough.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5596121 - 12/30/12 12:57 PM

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Enough is enough.






Careful... I said that about eyepieces once, and a crowd of people came after me with torches and pitchforks...


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: desertstars]
      #5596309 - 12/30/12 03:01 PM

Even Jim Barnett, the Eyepiece Hooligan, has thinned out his herd. Rumor is he has only about 200 eyepieces now.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5596557 - 12/30/12 04:55 PM

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.

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....uh, by the way!...what does "When does one have too many lunar atlases?"...mean????




Dude, seriously, don't ask me!


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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'...


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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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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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      #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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      #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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      #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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      #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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      #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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      #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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      #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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: rookie]
      #5604957 - 01/04/13 02:47 PM

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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.




You know, I'm starting to think the only way for people like us to get the shelf space we need is to build it. Building a good, solid, basic bookshelf isn't complicated, and you end up with a unit that serves your needs far better than a cheap store-bought one, at a lot less expense. Granted, it won't be fancy furniture (unless you're good at woodworking), but paint it dark and nobody will ever notice.

That's the only way to get that complete floor-to-ceiling wall-to-wall book shelving we all need.
And, I want one of those ladders that are on a rail at the top and have wheels on the bottom, so I can roll along the top of the bookcase. And with a little platform, so I can peruse a volume without coming down the ladder. *sigh* Unfortunately, I don't have the mansion with 20-foot ceilings required for that.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5610194 - 01/07/13 12:59 PM

My copy of this book just arrived. It's a beautiful-looking book, and I'm looking forward to a detailed trek through it.

BUT:

It's a Cambridge book. I have never, ever, EVER had a new book arrive from them undamaged, and this one is no exception. It's always the same damage, too - it was dropped on its upper right corner (as you face it), and the corner is crushed! What is wrong with those people that they can't pack a book properly?? Everyone else on Earth seems to be able to. I get used books, bought for a couple of bucks, that arrive packed to withstand a bomb blast! I mean, how hard would it be to put it in a freaking box??

The damage isn't quite severe enough to go through all the hassle of returning it for a replacement (which I've done many times before!); just enough to really tick me off. I'm just going to bite the bullet; but I'm never in my life going to order a new book from Cambridge again! I'll wait for a good used copy to come available from someone who respects books. This was the last straw for these guys!

Sorry for the rant. But Cambridge has lost my new book business for good, now.
Grrr!


Edit: I changed my mind, and requested an undamaged replacement copy. It's the principle: We shouldn't have to go through this every time!


Edited by Rick Woods (01/07/13 01:36 PM)


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5610319 - 01/07/13 02:21 PM

Rick, the same thing happened to me when I ordered a copy from Amazon. The book was simply thrown into a big box with a couple of those worthless air pillows. No protection for the corners whatsoever, so one of the corners got dinged pretty badly during shipment. I've had a few annoying experiences like that with Amazon lately, and I was ticked off enough to return my copy for a refund and then order another copy from Barnes and Noble, which arrived in fine shape. Anyway, it's a beautiful atlas and I'm sure you'll enjoy it too.

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5610375 - 01/07/13 02:50 PM

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It's a Cambridge book. I have never, ever, EVER had a new book arrive from them undamaged, and this one is no exception. It's always the same damage, too - it was dropped on its upper right corner (as you face it), and the corner is crushed! What is wrong with those people that they can't pack a book properly??





I made the same experience with Cambridge and was burnt on several occasions. I am sorry for the following harsh words, but it is the sad reality that their book packaging "standard" is nothing else than poor and ignorant. Even on expensive and heavy books, absolutely NO padding is standard with Cambridge, warranting that you get most likely a damaged copy with at least one bumped corner or edge.
I stopped wasting my time and nerves with their *BLEEP* packaging/shipping service. Instead, I order Cambridge publications through a local bookstore and inspect the books upon arrival before paying anything.

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5610541 - 01/07/13 04:33 PM

Well, the seller doesn't have another copy; so I'll be sending it back and looking for another one unless they'll give me a substantial discount, in which case I'll just pretend it's a used copy in not-great condition. Gah!

On the flip side, it's a beautiful book. I've only spent a few minutes going through it, but here are my initial impressions:

- Almost all the photography is by amateurs; a remarkable feat!

- Many of the photos are sublimely beautiful; but a large portion of them seem to suffer from a bit of over-processing. The intended sharpness enhancement comes off as artificial. The sunlit faces of craters are too bright, and the overall impression is kind of a double-image sensation. Example: The photo of Taruntius on the lower right page of section 7 is absolutely stunning; then, look at the pictures of Aristoteles in part 23. See what I mean? Sort of "too sharp", it just doesn't look right to me. Maybe it's all in my mind, I don't know.
But this is not a serious flaw in the book IMO; it's beautifully produced, and I can certainly live with the processing decisions made by the authors.

- It's not really an "atlas"; it's much more of a guide book to interesting formations on the Moon. If you're looking for a comprehensive atlas, the Rukl or Times atlases are much more appropriate. That said, it looks like a very good guide book! (But again, I've only spent a few minutes with it).
If I ever get a satisfactory resolution to my damage problem, I think this will ultimately become a very useful book.

In another thread I started here about "How many atlases do you need?", I complained about a particular view of the Altai Scarp not appearing on a single page in any of my atlases. This book contains the exact image I was searching for. So, there it is!


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5616033 - 01/10/13 06:39 PM

Well, happy ending; I got the seller to discount the book 20%, and just kept it. I'm not that sensitive to a little crushed corner (it isn't really very bad); I'm just sensitive to paying full price for a new book, and having it pre-dinged for me! I don't know if it was damaged in transit, or before they sent it; but I'm OK with this outcome.

Still not going to buy any new Cambridge books online anymore, though. I suspect it was already dinged before they sent it; even though the wrapping was inadequate (just paper), no corners were damaged on the wrap. And if you've held that book, you know that cover is *really* heavy and strong - it took a serious fall to do this damage, which would surely have torn the paper.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5616108 - 01/10/13 07:29 PM

Rick...

Thank you for your review of the Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas. That is too bad about the damage to the book; however, if you are satisfied with the price adjustment then all's well that ends well.


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: BobinKy]
      #5616499 - 01/10/13 11:31 PM

Yep; and it really is a good book.

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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5631912 - 01/19/13 05:28 PM

Rick,
I have the Moon Book too, but alo like paper for such references. I sent the PDF to Kinko's and had them print, bind, & cover it for me. Give it a try, you'll like it. Gotta go and order my CPMA

Edited by atnbirdie (01/19/13 05:30 PM)


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Re: Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlas new [Re: atnbirdie]
      #5645142 - 01/26/13 09:12 PM

I really love this book. There are often several pictures of the same feature to show different light and shadow plays. The pictures also demonstrate subtle colorful hues, and strong shadow contrasts. My favorite pictures are of the Aristarchus plateau. Nothing replaces the telescope and eyepiece, but this book is a good substitute for a cloudynight.

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