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    Re: The History of Celestial Navigation (2020)
    From: Bill Lionheart
    Date: 2020 Jul 29, 13:16 +0100

    Worth checking if your national library can procure it. In the UK the
    national copyright libraries in principle have a copy of every book
    that is copyrighted in the UK, they don't necessarily chase this if no
    one asks for it.
    It is only fairly recently that private citizens developed the
    expectation that they can buy any book they need, and for specialist
    books it is what libraries are for.  Some libraries now have schemes
    that allow one to borrow electronic books for a limited period.
    There is another debate about work that is publicly funded being open
    access.  I think it should but...  In the UK my research that is
    funded by a grant gets the gold  open access fees paid by the
    university.  See how in the Journal of Navigation George Kaplan's
    paper is Gold open access. Mine is not as work on navigation not
    covered by a grant. Its not a hobby, exactly and my time is paid for
    by the university but not on a grant.  But with a bit of persistence
    one can find copies of my paper as "green open access", ie a preprint
    or link to a non-printable version.
    Bill Lionheart
    On Wed, 29 Jul 2020 at 07:02, James F Campbell
    > Who are these scholars to whom this book is supposedly aimed?
    > Are we NAVLISTERS, not scholars of cel nav?
    > The price is unreasonable, for all.
    > J. Campbell
    > On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 11:31 AM Geoffrey Kolbe  wrote:
    >> Dale Lichtblau said:
    >> "$160? I don't think so."
    >> This is not a "popular" book. It is a book for "scholars" with an 
    expectation of a limited market. That being the case, the price is actually 
    quite reasonable...
    >> Geoffrey Kolbe
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