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07-01-2012, 03:46 PM
Treasures of the Southern Sky
Gendler, Robert, Christensen, Lars Lindberg, Malin, David
2012, 190 p. 148 illus. in color.
This new book has lots of great images in it, of course.
There is a historical introduction.
The book is arranged by seasons - Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring.
There are images of 6 open clusters, 3 globular clusters, 36 nebulae, 3 dark nebulae, 4 planetary nebulae and 33 galaxies.
The OC are M7, M11, NGCs 3293, 4755, 6193 and 6520
GC are omega Cen, M22, 47 Tuc
PN are NGCs 2440, 5189, 6302 and 7293
07-01-2012, 04:07 PM
Sure is a beautiful book Glenn. I got it at a pre release price from Amazon and cost me less than $40 (and that included postage). I notice that this book is selling it Australia for anywhere between $80 to $98. The Amazon price is only $30 plus postage. I still fail to see how "online" book stores in Australia have to charge so much. Probably because they can :D
Thanks Glen, this looks a fabulous book. :D
Yikes, Book Depository (in the UK) is asking around $68 and fishpond $59.
Angus & Robertson here in Aussie want $99.
I'm wandering if the prices of the Book Depository have gone up as I used to buy plenty of books over there that sell here for around $100 and pay no more than $50 over in the UK. :question:
I have to have this book at some stage so will have to $$$save.
07-01-2012, 05:13 PM
Looks like a good asset to have in your Astro Library:D
Just ordered through the Book depositary for Au $36.83 Free postage :)
Link here email@example.com
07-01-2012, 05:16 PM
Suzy, Check again:question::question::question:
I have just ordered it for $36.83,it is on its way :D:D:D
Ron, I'm confused.
See here (http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Treasures-Southern-Sky-Robert-Gendler/9781461406273)Book Depository currently $67.64
07-01-2012, 07:27 PM
Definitely some strange things happening at the Book Depositary:shrug::shrug:
We got three different prices for the same book :question: :screwy::screwy::screwy:
07-01-2012, 07:30 PM
Hi Suzy, Amazon US have it for USD30.71 and it will cost about USD12.00 for postage, so $50.00 seems too high.
07-01-2012, 08:20 PM
Prices for books in Oz, when compared to the US, are always high. They sell a lot more of them to a much larger market, so they can afford to drop the prices. However, there seems to be a thing with Oz where we should be selling a book for, say, $40 and the booksellers out here put a premium on the book and make you pay $60 or more. That's over and above any markup and such. Unless I see a bargain, I hardly ever buy a book in a store anymore. I usually go online and get it there.
07-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Peter, I have already ordered it for Suzy for AU $40.00 with free postage :D
08-01-2012, 12:03 AM
Book Depository US (http://www.bookdepository.com/Treasures-Southern-Sky-Robert-Gendler/9781461406273) has it for AUD$36.83
Book Depository UK (http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Treasures-Southern-Sky-Robert-Gendler/9781461406273) has it for AUD$67.64
Both with free worldwide shipping.
I know which site I'm going to choose on this occasion...
08-01-2012, 12:31 AM
That's great Ron, don't you just love this community.:)
Looks like the mystery is solved.
I've just googled the Book Depository U.S.A. and there it was at Ron's price. I had no idea they were in the U.S.A as well. Ron thought he was ordering from the U.K as we normally do, so it looks like the mistake turned into our favour. :D And boy that's a big difference in price between the two! :rolleyes:
:love:Aye, we look after each other really well here,:love: that we do! :love:
Thanks Peter for your input re Amazon, appreciate it. :thumbsup:
08-01-2012, 01:03 AM
Oh!! I had no idea there was a US site as well - I always thought it was just the UK.... Thanks Ron! :thumbsup:
08-01-2012, 01:14 AM
A great site for second hand books is ABE Books. www.abebooks.com
This site is a co-operative of all second hand book stores from across the globe.
I get a lot of astro books from that site. Last year I bought the three volume set of Burnham's in "hard cover" for $3.00 each, plus freight which was about $20.00. The description said that they were is excellent condition, but I wasn't expecting much, as my three soft covers had literally fallen to pieces.
When they arrived they were like new! Even hand plastic covers as well. But not all books arrive in this condition though, had one rare one that was a little worn, but that's to be expected.
All books ordered were received and in good time. It is a great site for those hard to find items. Often cheap too, but not for the really hard to find or antiquarian collectables.
Thanks Peter for explaining all of that- I always wondered what Abebooks was all about as quite often if the Book Dep. was out of stock they would say to try there. What is the service and shipping time like?
It seems the mystery book price isn't fully solved after all.:question:
Ron's just checked his order- on his account it's come up as Book Depository.co.uk - NOT the U.S. site.
We were logged on to the U.K. site at the same time re-checking the prices, yet he's gotten the same, cheap price as the U.S. site, while I was getting the more expensive price.
Go figure. :screwy:
08-01-2012, 01:41 AM
The service is great. The website is sent up in Canada, I think, and you can search and pay the one place and then the item is shipped from whatever second hand book store has the item. It could be anywhere in the world.
The books have a full description of condition, location, publish dates and if anything is missing, i.e. disc, if it accompanies a book, and whether it is ex library etc.
I have ordered quite a few books from them, in the hundreds of dollars (not all at once), and they all have arrived in a timely manner, but I can't give you an exact idea, as I don't take much notice of delivery times. I can say this though, a couple of deliveries have taken me by surprise, having arrived in days instead of the week or two that I expected.
The site has an easy search engine. But, try using different search terms when doing general search, i.e. astronomy and observing will bring up different results. Use more specific terms in advanced search if required.
Have received everything I have ordered. Often the cost of postage has exceeded the cost of the book, but only because the cost of the books are sometimes ridiculously low. I ordered a book last week for $1.00, cost me about $5.00 for postage.
Overall, I have had a great experience on this site.
08-01-2012, 01:45 AM
One other thing Suzy. For those hard to find items you need to check regularly. I search at least once a month.
Thanks so much Peter. :thumbsup:
I was just a tad worried re shipping times as Adrian from here ordered a book from them and it took a good month if not more to arrive so I wondered if perhaps that was a one off. At least he was told about the delay when he ordered.
08-01-2012, 08:34 AM
Ron, thanks for finding the US site.:thumbsup: I just ordered at $40.86 with free shipping!!
Last week I ordered "The Stars and Planets" from the UK site here....
at $21.24 with free shipping and now I see it on the US site here.....
for $18.83 with free shipping!!!
We will have to check both sites in future.
This is a good community.:)
08-01-2012, 10:37 AM
Thanks everyone for the feed back on this. :thanx:
I used to think the UK prices on books was cheaper than the USA, but have now been pleasantly surprised :)
I still have not worked out how I got USA prices from the book depositary UK site :shrug:
Not that I am complaining :D
I suppose it will pay to check both site in the future :)
08-01-2012, 11:06 AM
Well Ron the prices have changed since yesterday it's now $40/$47.
I only knew there were 2 sites as they get listed on www.booko.com.au (http://www.booko.com.au) which is a great way of comparing book prices for shipping to Oz. (Just remember that for orders of books over £25 they will ship free to Oz)
08-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Adam,I have always had my books shipped for free from the UK as will the two books be I have ordered :D
Thanks for the link :thanx:
Dually Book Marked :thumbsup:
Mike, the "Stars & Planets book is my most used and favorite book. I can't wait for you to get it and enjoy it. :D:thumbsup:
Looks like this new book Treasures of the Southern Sky is a hit really quick. I know what we're all going to be reading come the end of next week.:lol:
As noted by Adam re new price on this book.
I just got an email from The Book Depository UK, wishlist price drop- book now $47.84 :rolleyes:. U.S. still cheaper though ($40.86).
I did say in an earlier post that I don't pay more than $50 for a book from there if they sell here for around $100.:P That's why I didn't buy when I did- just didn't sound right. :screwy:
As noted before, well worth keeping an eye on both sites.
08-01-2012, 08:02 PM
Yes, it can take a while to receive some books, but then, we often can't get them from any other source anyway, so we just have to live with that. But having said that, the majority of books have arrived within a couple of weeks. Sometimes it arrives quickly and other times it takes longer, but I am OK with that, after all, I am paying for "snail mail" rather than the extra cost for "expedited" mail. Of course, expedited mail usually arrives within a few days to a week, but the cost is way too prohibitive, unless you need a particular item "yesterday"! :D
08-01-2012, 08:14 PM
Hi again Suzy,
One other thing that I forgot to mention. The service is such that they keep you well informed and if, for instance, postage is a lot more than quoted, they inform you before shipping and seek your authorisation.
You might get the impression that I like ABE books, well yes, I do, a lot.
I have been able to acquire every "hard, and not so hard, to find astronomy book" I have wanted, except for one fairly rare item, from ABE Books. The only item I haven't been able to find is the Atlas of Galactic Nebulae Vol 1-3. It is quite rare. I had it once and stupidly sold it, as I needed the money at the time. I have it on DVD but am still looking for the printed version.
09-01-2012, 05:37 PM
Suzy, thanks for the endorsement of "Stars and Planets". I saw it mentioned in this Cloudy Nights discussion and thought I would take a chance.
Now I am really looking forward too getting it.:D
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