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Old 01-29-2010, 04:40 PM   #48
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So, as a change of pace from my usual bio/paleo mentions, I just finished reading a great astronomy book, The Hunt for Planet X, and was about to recommend it. I started looking for the ebook pricing, and found myself in the depths of insanity of Lovecraftian proportions-- the only (legit) electronic version I can find costs $25-- per section. So a full copy of the book would cost you $250.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-0-387-77804-4

so if you want it you are stuck with the print copy

http://www.amazon.com/Hunt-Planet-Wo...dp/0387778047/

or getting it by other means (cough, cough).

It is a very nice historical book starting from the discovery of Uranus, going to the Brown/Oritz kerfuffle and the disemplanetizing of Pluto, and summing up with mention of a few future/current projects for finding outer solar system objects. It is really too bad that on the ebook front the publishers can't discover Theiranus with both hands and a flashlight.
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