A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: John Clements
Date: 2021 Jan 9, 13:54 -0800
I went looking for a copy of Jean Meeus' Astronomical Algorithms, and it looks like the publisher, Willmann-Bell, is ... out of business? As of now, the home page at https://www.willbell.com/ states "
We are closed for business.
New orders are no longer accepted.
... which could simply indicate that they're on holiday in Mallorca, but rather leads one to believe that the closure is more permanent. Does anyone know if they plan to transfer their assets to another publisher? Copies of Astronomical Algorithms are now going for very high prices ($160, $200) on alibris.com and amazon.com.
I suppose this also might be a great opportunity for some of you; if people are really willing to spend $150 for Astronomical Algorithms, this could be your lucky day. Please note that *I* am not among the people looking to spend that much :).