Selected Nuclear Materials and Engineering Systems by Materials Science International Team MSIT (Kindle Edition - Feb 27, 2007) - Kindle eBook
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Didn't think it was a problem or priced out of line, just pointing out that 200 dollars wasn't that high a price.jmiked said:I don't see what the problem is. There are specialized books that might take years to research and write, and will sell only a handful of copies to people that really need that esoteric info. They aren't intended for the casual reader who wants a vampire romance porn novel. Before I retired, I routinely bought technical books in the $500 to $1,000 range that had info that just couldn't be obtained anywhere else.
Did you read some of the reviews lol? I think they're jokes :Laura Lond said:...And the book has a sales rank, and positive reviews.
Some public domain books are edited, including notations, commentary, and an introduction essay. You find this with Homer and Jane Austen a lot (those are so common that they aren't too much money), but as you progress to lesser known or more difficult translations, these editions are very handy and have always been well worth the money.history_lover said:The ones I don't understand are the public domain books which are priced at like $40-50. Really? You'd have to be pretty clueless to spend that much on something you can get for free!
These don't appear to have anything additional though - they're the kind with just a plain, generic green/black cover, no description and no additional authors. Just go to the historical fiction section of Kindle and sort by Price: High to Low:Krista D. Ball said:Some public domain books are edited, including notations, commentary, and an introduction essay. You find this with Homer and Jane Austen a lot (those are so common that they aren't too much money), but as you progress to lesser known or more difficult translations, these editions are very handy and have always been well worth the money.
For example, Henry Stephen's Book of the Farm. I'm happy to pay $75 to have the print book shipped to me in Canada from the UK because the edition notation is outstanding.
I teach in a medical program in a medical school and we have required textbooks that routinely cost $200 or more. Since all the students have access to the electronic library resources, we often assign textbooks that are available through the e-library. There are times that a text better suited is not available through the e-library.Tara Maya said:Books that sell to corporations probably aren't looking for a lot of buyers, but the academic books are hurting their authors at those prices. Ordinary students would buy the books if they were reasonably priced, not just check them out from libraries. But what grad student can afford $200 books? It's ridiculous.