[meteorite-list] Norton Book burning / giveaway!
From: almitt <almitt_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:47 2004
Hi Tom and all,
You had me going until I got to the bottom of your email. I don't know what
un-informed person told you that bit of information but it is obvious they need to do
a bit of research if they are capable of understanding it.
Richard Norton is certainly one of the best informed people around and his books are
really excellent. One of the books I recommend most often to people wanting to know
more about meteorites. He covers so much ground so very well for meteorite
I seriously doubt that any book published has perfect information in it. This is for
three reasons. First things change or are learned that changes the facts in books from
the time they are written. Second even if research is done very well (think of all the
odds and ends you would have to chase down in a book that size) there can always be
misunderstood or misrepresented information. Third when you send a book out to be
printed, there can be typos beyond the authors control. Why we have additional
printings for correcting some items.
Even printing a 24 page catalog like I have done in the past had more mistakes than I
liked. I could certainly take my lessons from Richard and get it done better. It's
great to have books still in print by the author. Best!
Received on Mon 08 Mar 2004 05:28:48 PM PST