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    Re: Lunar refernce
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2006 Apr 12, 17:45 -0400

    Dear George,
    Thank you for your interesting message mentioning several
    books.
    
    > I wish that I could recommend an alternative for a beginner in lunars to read,
    
    But you do not mention the Internet.
    I've read about a year ago an introduction to the Lunars you posted once
    on the Internet,
    is it still available ?
    
    > There isn't such a book. It doesn't
    > exist. It would be good if someone were to produce one,
    
    Then why don't you develop those files you once posted into a book?
    
    There are several aspects of the matter of course.
    One can write a sort of "history book" like Dava Sobel,
    non-technical, for "general public",
    or one can write a book for a "practitioner". With formulas, tables
    and "how to" recommendations. Of course, there will be much fewer
    readers (and fewer publishers willing to publish) of a book of the second
    kind.
    (One evidence of this is that Dover allowed Chauvenet to go out
    of print).
    So for this kind of technical texts, for very limited group
    of people, one probably
    has to be satisfied by
    the Internet.
    
    From my own point of view, Chauvenet (for the theory) and the messages on
    this list
    discussing all practical aspects of the Lunars, are all I need:-)
    One can make an excellent "handbook" from the discussions on this
    list btw:-)
    Though I would certainly appreciate a good "history book" as well.
    
    Alex.
    
    
    

       
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