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Old 18-02-2023, 06:39 PM
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Luna Cognita

My copy (3 Volume Set) of Luna Cognita - A Comprehensive Observerís Handbook of the Known Moon finally arrived.
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Old 19-02-2023, 10:01 AM
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That looks quite good. Do let us know how you find it, I'd be interested in your thoughts.
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Old 19-02-2023, 10:04 AM
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I have to say I am rather fond of texts like these.
Looks impressive!

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Far too tempting. Just ordered the set from Amazon.
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They are a great set of handbooks and extremely comprehensive. I am in the process of ordering a set for a friend as I already have my own which I purchased last year. Springer nature (www.springernature.com) currently offer a 40% discount which worked out to be $85 AUD landed here and shipped direct from Germany.
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Old 18-03-2023, 02:08 PM
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I've recently ordered mine, and apprently they're now en-route. What will happen when they get to the tender mercies of Australia Post is anyone's guess...
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Old 18-03-2023, 09:03 PM
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Hi Warren,

Did you get the 40% discount?
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Old 19-03-2023, 07:49 AM
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Hi Warren,

Did you get the 40% discount?

Sadly, no. I got a 12% discount. I think they must be at the end of their discount stage. Ah well.
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Old 19-03-2023, 08:30 PM
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I've recently ordered mine, and apprently they're now en-route. What will happen when they get to the tender mercies of Australia Post is anyone's guess...
I haven't had any issues with Australia Post deliveries over many years. Regarding my order for the Luna Cognita from Springer Nature in Germany they have kept me informed at every stage, the latest telling me :

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Cleared and awaiting international departure

FRANKFURT (DE), GERMANY


This was on March 2nd, in fact the tracking number was provided with the Australia post link. Considering the rather weighty books are inclusive of postage I don't mind the waiting time which is most likely a reflection of the current world situation. I went through the same process last year when I ordered my first set and delivery was rather quick from Australia Post once the books had arrived on our shores.
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This was on March 2nd, in fact the tracking number was provided with the Australia post link. Considering the rather weighty books are inclusive of postage I don't mind the waiting time which is most likely a reflection of the current world situation. I went through the same process last year when I ordered my first set and delivery was rather quick from Australia Post once the books had arrived on our shores.

I have no issues with the current world situation. Everyone is affected. My experience with Australia Post has been a bit hit 'n' miss over the years. From perfect, speedy delivery, to crushed boxes and damaged contents, and everything in between. It's a bit of a dice roll for me...
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Well I saw his description of the tides in a preview and it was so crappily wrong that I lost all faith in trusting anything else in the book. Didn’t buy it.
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