Raise bids to $120: Encyclopedia Britannica (32 vols.)!

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Unix | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 22 2013 4:11 PM

Please raise Your bids for the Encyclopedia Britannica (32 vols.) in order for it to some day make it into production!

See NB.Mick's review for a reason: "Our libraries are full of books that come from the era where this edition of EB was the latest and greatest scholarship. In other words: For better or worse, what the authors of that day had in mind when they reflected on animals, plants, ancient cultures, geographical locations, cultural aspects etc (or worse: just used a word without reflecting on it) will probably be more along the lines of an EB entry than current-day's wikipedia article."

Currently stalled at 5½%, it has been on CP since July 1. 2013.

I'm in with two accounts, this one $120, the other one $140.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 22 2013 4:16 PM

OK, I have raised my bid from $100 to $140. This one is going to take a lot more bidders. We won't be able to raise our bids high enough to bring it into production.

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Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 22 2013 5:35 PM

Sorry but I can't see paying that much for an Encyclopedia that as published in 1911. That is way out of date for a scientific resources.

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 22 2013 5:51 PM

Stephen:

Sorry but I can't see paying that much for an Encyclopedia that as published in 1911. That is way out of date for a scientific resources.

same here

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 22 2013 7:03 PM

Stephen:
That is way out of date for a scientific resources.

I don't think Unix was suggesting we buy it for scientific reference but more for sociological reference. We could ask ourselves why buy a background commentary when post-modern Christianity has little to do with the original intent of the authors. Devil

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 22 2013 8:41 PM

Super.Tramp:
when post-modern Christianity has little to do with the original intent of the authors. Devil

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Tom Reynolds | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 3:51 AM

My problem is that it's not old enough. If it was 1800 years older I would buy it in a heartbeat!!

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toughski | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 6:12 AM

I would rather spend the money on English Dictionary

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 6:49 AM

Well, there ARE a lot of older dictionary/encyclopedia type resources available for bidding but they're not going anywhere.   Reading Sacred Bridge, one I'd like to see hooked to the Logos mapping would be Eusebius's geographic book of Palestine.  Even Jerome thought it was an excellent volume.

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 6:50 AM

Unix:

I'm in with two accounts, this one $120, the other one $140.

I'm not understanding the strategy.  How does that help?

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 7:03 AM

Stephen:
an Encyclopedia that as published in 1911. That is way out of date for a scientific resources.

That depends, doesn't it? If you're researching a person who died in 1905, or an event that took place in 1898, a 1911 encyclopedia may well be considerably better than a 2011 one.

Denise:
one I'd like to see hooked to the Logos mapping would be Eusebius's geographic book of Palestine

I've asked for it multiple times. In the meantime, I think you can find it on the web.

Steve:
How does that help?

Of course it helps if he buys two instead of one.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 7:12 AM

fgh:

Steve:
How does that help?

Of course it helps if he buys two instead of one.

It makes me wonder  how many other individuals place bids from multiple accounts.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 7:18 AM

fgh:

Steve:
How does that help?

Of course it helps if he buys two instead of one

But two different price points?

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 8:07 AM

One Unix wants it more than the we-know-its-really-Unix.

Hi Unix!

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 8:24 AM

Denise:
One Unix wants it more than the we-know-its-really-Unix.
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Daniel Yoder | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 23 2013 8:35 AM

I would love to have this in my library, simply because I love encyclopedias.  I finally placed a bid, although we apparently need many more bids before this even has a dream of going into production. 

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 9:38 AM

bump!

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Everett Headley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 10:07 AM

I'm a bit lost as to why a 100 year old encyclopedia is worth over $100?  Especially with the internet right at hand... I think I remember seeing that one of the major encyclopedia publishers closed up shop recently, even after going digital.  Maybe those who are bidding on it can help me understand/convince me?

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 1:05 PM

Everett Headley:

I'm a bit lost as to why a 100 year old encyclopedia is worth over $100?  Especially with the internet right at hand... I think I remember seeing that one of the major encyclopedia publishers closed up shop recently, even after going digital.  Maybe those who are bidding on it can help me understand/convince me?

My thoughts exactly.  I have place bids for some old works from CP because my strategy is to resell them afterwards due to my CP price being an awesome deal; plus, I can profit a little bit, but as far as this encyclopedia goes, I wouldn't profit from it at all.  $120 is just way too expensive.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 4 2014 1:35 PM

Here's an article on it. 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2012/apr/10/encyclopedia-britannica-11th-edition

I'm not going to pay $100 for it, but I love having general encyclopedias in Logos, especially for the biographical entries.  I use the Columbia Encyclopedia all the time (no longer available from Logos), but it's pretty concise and I would love a larger work.

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