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Book Source? - Dec 21, 2003 at 10:44AM
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JMDumoit
Texas
2 Posts

Any suggestions where I might get a good
deal on physics books?  Specifically I''m
looking for a copy of Kleppner''s Mechanics
and Landau Lifhsitz Fluid Dynamics.  I''ve
tried half.com and powels.com (both
excellent by the way) and they are still a
bit pricey for an undergrad :)  So I am
just wondering if anyone knows of a good
source out there of which I am unaware?


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books - Dec 23 2003 8:20AM
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

Steve Kanim, a professor and SPS advisor at New Mexico State, says that you can get UG books about half price from Amazon UK as compared to Amazon US...I don''t know the details but but I know that he has looked into this quite a bit and might have other hints...Gary


NSF Program Director (on assignment from the AIP and the Society of Physics Students to serve as the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Director at the National Science Foundation)


- Dec 29 2003 12:40PM
Skorch_2
1 Posts

try icampus.com



Half.com - Mar 17 2004 9:54AM
NicoleG
8 Posts

Half.com helped me out alot.  It's sometimes a hit or miss as to whether a book is being sold, but you get to pick your price (depending on the book quality.)  It's a subset of eBay.  

I'll have to check out the Amazon UK thing, too!



- Mar 19 2004 12:24AM
suzi
4 Posts

hey,
you could try looking on ebay.  i've found lots of great and obscure books that way.  most of the time they are old editions, but they work just as well.
happy hunting :)



- Apr 14 2004 5:53PM
javax
1 Posts

Buy your used book from www.abebooks.com. Excellent site.



try amazon marketplace - May 08 2004 10:22PM
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zyxtan
30 Posts

When EBAY does not have it, and you still need it fairly quick-Amazon Marketplace used is the way to go.



- May 10 2004 2:37PM
Greg Amenta
1 Posts

The amazon.co.uk trick sometimes works.  I remember seeing somewhere that Hassani's Mathematical Physics was much cheaper in the UK (costing about ~$40 new if I remember correctly), but they must have fixed the loophole, 'cause it's now about the same price as it is on American Amazon.  I just checked Marion and Thornton on both sites and the amazon.co.uk version is about half the amazon.com's price.  I've also heard about slight differences in international versions of texts, though, so you might want to be careful if the books aren't for self-study (although I haven't seen it first hand, so it may just be FUD).



books - May 13 2004 5:07PM
Arthur E. Michalak
1 Posts

Half.com has a nice assortment.  I bought a few there.  It is a cross between eBay (part of eBay, if memory serves) and Amazon.

Best,

-Art



- May 13 2004 11:54PM
VUCerberus
Valparaiso Indiana
1 Posts

The best I've found is amazon.co.uk combined with Amazon marketplace.  International editions generally run a lot cheaper than the US version of textbooks.