12.0077 online bookshops; imaging book

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 15 Jun 1998 22:26:53 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 77.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "Charles L. Creegan" <ccreegan@ncwc.edu> (5)
Subject: Re: 12.0072 online bookshops

[2] From: Peter Evans <peterev@alles.or.jp> (17)
Subject: Re: 12.0072 online bookshops

[3] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (16)
Subject: imaging

Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 14:50:57
From: "Charles L. Creegan" <ccreegan@ncwc.edu>
Subject: Re: 12.0072 online bookshops

Contrary to a previous posting, Blackwells do accept credit card orders on
the web at <http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk>...been there done that and
checked it just now.

Charles L. Creegan    N.C. Wesleyan College    ccreegan@ncwc.edu

--[2]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 17:00:11 +0900 From: Peter Evans <peterev@alles.or.jp> Subject: Re: 12.0072 online bookshops

I can recommend BookPages <http://www.bookpages.co.uk> as a British counterpart to Amazon. (In fact BookPages has just been absorbed by Amazon.)

I don't have any experience of the Internet Book Shop, but tentatively recommend BookPages over the Internet Book Shop as Timothy Mason portrays it. As for Blackwell's, recommended by An Sonjae, I like the shops in Oxford and have found their mail/Internet service reliable, but have also been continually irritated by the poverty of their web database: I think of a fairly mainstream sort of book (e.g. a Routledge paperback that Blackwell's-the-physical-bookshop had in stock a few months earlier) and Blackwell's website won't have heard of it whereas BookPages will. (My apologies to Blackwell's if they have revamped their site in the last month or so.)

Incidentally, MX BookFinder <http://www.mxbf.com/> is worth a look as a sort of (American) meta book dealer. Or rather--since it polls the Advanced Book Exchange <http://www.abebooks.com> and the like--a meta-meta book dealer. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Peter Evans <peterev@alles.or.jp>

--[3]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 13:21:50 +0100 From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> Subject: imaging

Humanists concerned with imaging may wish to know about the recent book, Felice Frankel and George M. Whitesides, Images of the Extraordinary in Science (Chronicle, 1997). Frankel is a photographer "who collaborates with scientists... [and] is an articulate speaker for the power of visual thinking and visual communication, and for their impact on scientific research" (HMS Beagle BioMedNet review by Marina Chicurel and Sally Kuzma, 12/6/98). "Frankel is now engaged in a National Science Foundation project called Envisioning Science and Engineering, where she and colleagues will set standards and methodologies for imaging. The project will, in part, incorporate a visual vocabulary of science into curricula, and develop a guidebook for students and researchers."

WM - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801 e-mail: Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/wlm/>

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