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    Re: historic astronomical publications online
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2007 Jul 05, 22:46 -0700

    Gent van R.H. wrote:
    > Another very useful site with dozens of 19th and early 20th-century books on
    > astronomy, navigation and other topics is
    >
    > http://www.archive.org/details/texts
    
    Unhappily, I see no way to view a book at that site, except to download
    the entire thing. Even if it's easy to get with a high speed connection,
    a complete document may not be what's needed. In order to "quote" a
    passage from an old book during an email discussion, it's useful if you
    can do something like this:
    
    
    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=moa;cc=moa;q1=Spherical%20astronomy;rgn=subject;idno=AJN3556.0002.001;didno=AJN3556.0002.001;view=image;seq=00000106
    
    Ideally, a site should let you view single pages, or download the
    complete document. Also, it should be possible to generate a link to
    each page, or at least each chapter or article. A couple sites that I
    use make that impossible, or force you to do some non-obvious URL
    editing to make a link that can be sent via email.
    
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