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    Re: historic astronomical publications online
    From: R.H. van Gent
    Date: 2007 Jul 6, 09:58 +0200

    Hi,
    
    I must apologize for not mentioning that you can only download the whole
    document - which, given the size of most documents, is only feasible if you
    have a high speed connection.
    
    On the other hand, you can choose from different formats and you could first
    download the one smallest in size and after that decide whether you want to
    invest time in downloading a higher resolution copy.
    
    What I like about this site is that the quality of the scanned documents is
    generally much better than that offered on GOOGLE BOOKS.
    
    And you can make URL's to the items in this repository - for instance,
    
    http://www.archive.org/details/americanpracnavi00bowdrich
    
    will direct you to a 1914 edition of Bowditch's classic text. Just add a
    page number if you want to be more specific.
    
    Robert van Gent
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: NavList@fer3.com
    > [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Paul Hirose
    > Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 7:47 AM
    > To: NavList@fer3.com
    > Subject: [NavList 2994] Re: historic astronomical publications online
    >
    >
    > 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=m
    oa;q1=Spherical%>
    20astronomy;rgn=subject;idno=AJN3556.0002.001;didno=AJN3556.00
    > 02.001;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.
    >
    > --
    > I block messages that contain attachments or HTML.
    >
    > >
    
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