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From: Geneva, Switzerland
Registered: May 2006

posted 10-24-2009 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone is familiar with this publisher and/or have any thoughts regarding what they're proposing?

I'm providing one example below- there are numerous other space-related "publications"... I put that word in quotes because if you zoom on the picture there's a green sticker that says: "High quality content by Wikipedia articles". So basically and judging from what a reviewer has posted, those are simply a reproduction of Wikipedia articles, with no editing.

I've tried several times to get in touch with them without success. So many questions come to mind:

  • are Wikipedia articles that trustworthy as to be published in books?
  • aren't prices outrageously expensive?
  • are those books, in your opinion, worth noting?
My answers are no, yes and no respectively. But I would be interested in what others might think.

Saturn V: Saturn V. S- II, S- IVB, Saturn V Instrument Unit, Saturn INT- 21, Skylab, Apollo program
Edited by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome and John McBrewster

  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Publisher: Alphascript Publishing (October 6, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 613006554X
  • ISBN-13: 978-6130065546


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From: Cumbria, UK
Registered: May 2006

posted 10-24-2009 05:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spoon   Click Here to Email Spoon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hadn't heard of them previous to this, but if you click on the 'editors' name, a Mr. Frederic P. Miller, other publications as diverse as 'Diseases of the honey bee' and 'History of Dalmatia' reveal themselves, all with poor reviews concerning the price and measly page content, but most importantly, the fact that the articles are lifted directly from Wikipedia!

Good spot, Chris. Steer clear, methinks!

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