JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,
JLS
jlsjlsjls

So THAT's why ...

I went on an update/expand-my-palaeontology stuff binge not long ago, which meant some serious net-scouring for books that went beyond the standard here-is-a-picture-of-a-dinosaur-and-here's-how-big-it-was ... I like a little meat on my extinct creature's bones (within deduced and theoretical reason, of course). One yummy-looking title, Digging up deep time : fossils, dinosaurs and megabeasts from Australia's distant past wasn't obtainable through work ... for some reason we don't deal much with Australian imports ***pout***. So went on my own hunt ... all the Alibris listings were for Australian dealers, but Abebooks had a North American dealer ("Bob's Books" in New Jersey) offering a new copy. Yippee ... that'll save a chunk o' postage. So promptly placed my order and had a "book shipped" email within 24 hours. Figured it was likely coming on the cheapest rate/slowest method, so assumed it'd likely take about three weeks to arrive. And that's how long it took ... with a New Zealand postmark! Naughty, naughty Bob ... you're supposed to have the book in stock in YOUR store. But I won't tattle ... I wasn't gouged on shipping, I've got my treasure, and it looks great ... a good-sized section of colour plates, lots of b&w photos and illustrations, and text that, on sampling a couple of pages, is written to be interesting as well as informative. Everything a good nonfiction book should have. :-)
Tags: reading
Subscribe

  • Fibre things

    Still here, work still closed to the public and on 4-day weeks, though for May we've switched to closed on Mondays instead of on Fridays. I'm still…

  • Life in the great indoors

    Work has gone to a four-day work week for April (closed on Fridays) and May (closed on Mondays) and we're all encouraged to work at home whenever…

  • From the Cataloguer's Desktop

    The book notes have been piling up so I finally got 'round to posting a new title list over at catdesk … enjoy!!! This entry was…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments