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#1 desertstars

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:33 AM

Decided to track down a copy of Joseph Ashbrook's The Astronomical Scrapbook, and find two editions available: the original from the mid 1980s, and a paperback (same publisher) from 2009.

 

Does anyone know if there are any substantial differences between the two?


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 02:04 AM

I did not know about the paperback.  I got the hardback myself.  My guess would be that they are the same.  Kinda like Walter Scott Houston's Deep-Sky Wonders hardback/paperback.

 

It's a great book - by the way...


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:15 AM

I did not know about the paperback.  I got the hardback myself.  My guess would be that they are the same.  Kinda like Walter Scott Houston's Deep-Sky Wonders hardback/paperback.

 

It's a great book - by the way...

I get that impression, just from how often it's referenced in Epic Moon by Sheehan and Dobbins (my current astronomy read). I'll pick up a copy of the '85 edition, since I prefer hardcover editions when I can get them.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 04:07 PM

I've read "The Astronomical Scrapbook" numerous times and highly recommend it. waytogo.gif


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:50 PM

Decided to track down a copy of Joseph Ashbrook's The Astronomical Scrapbook, and find two editions available: the original from the mid 1980s, and a paperback (same publisher) from 2009.

 

Does anyone know if there are any substantial differences between the two?

AFAIK, there was only one version. the original hardbound was published by Sky Publishing (S&T). the paperback, same page length, was published by Cambridge University Press. so different ISBNs.

 

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:57 AM

AFAIK, there was only one version. the original hardbound was published by Sky Publishing (S&T). the paperback, same page length, was published by Cambridge University Press. so different ISBNs.

 

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:38 PM

One of my favorite books!



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 08:04 PM

A very unique book.  Ashbrook's column was one of the first things I'd turn to in S&T.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:14 AM

A great book -- a treasure in my astronomy library.



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 05:54 PM

Finally found a copy through Alibris. It's on its way.



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:30 PM

I'll have to re-read my copy.  Not all of the S&T columns are in the book.  If you have the DVD collection of S&T or the hard copies, look up the other Astronomical Scrapbook columns.  Ashbrook was truly a Renaissance astronomer. 


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Posted 28 April 2020 - 11:22 AM

Today I gave in to the temptation/desire and scored a used copy in "very good" condition on Amazon at a very reasonable price.

I can't wait to get my hands on it, although I'm sure it'll probably take a couple of weeks to arrive.

Thanks for posting about this, Thomas!

 

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 08:30 AM

Today I gave in to the temptation/desire and scored a used copy in "very good" condition on Amazon at a very reasonable price.

I can't wait to get my hands on it, although I'm sure it'll probably take a couple of weeks to arrive.

Thanks for posting about this, Thomas!

 

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You won't regret it. waytogo.gif


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