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posted 12-29-2011 01:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Partnership in Space: The Mid to Late Nineties
by Ben Evans
April 12, 2011 was the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis has produced a mini-series of books that reveals how humanity's knowledge of flying, working, and living in space has grown in the last half century.

"Partners in Space" focuses on the early to late 1990s, a time in the post-Soviet era when relations between East and West steadily - though not without difficulty - thawed and the foundations of real harmony and genuine co-operation were laid for the first time with Shuttle-Mir and the International Space Station. This book explores the events which preceded that new ear, including the political demise of Space Station Freedom and the consequences of the fall of the Soviet Union on a once-proud human space program. It traces the history of "the Partnership" through the often traumatic times of Shuttle-Mir and closes on the eve of the launch of Zarya, the first component of today's International Space Station.

  • Springer-Praxis, Softcover, November 28, 2012
  • 580 p. 100 illus.
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3277-7

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posted 03-11-2013 06:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New release date is August 31, 2013.

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posted 08-03-2013 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More likely to be late 2013, early 2014.

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posted 08-05-2013 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was signed off by the author/editor some time ago and is now somewhere in Springer's system.

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posted 08-19-2013 04:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I emailed the "Springer System" because the retail price is now....$186, hoping that's a typo (I pre-ordered mine for $33.08! from amazon).

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posted 08-27-2013 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No word from Springer (not really surprising) but Amazon also gives a list price of $186...but you can pre-order for $33.74! That's probably the largest discount I've ever seen on Amazon!

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posted 09-10-2013 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too late. Now you can pre-order for $50.34.

Still no answer from Springer regarding the retail price of this final volume ($189).

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posted 09-10-2013 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pollux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This isn't the last volume — this series is a pentalogy in six parts.

According to the preface of volume 4, agreement was reached to extend the series by a further volume to allow it to be completed with the same amount of detail as it started.

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posted 09-10-2013 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, there will be six volumes in the series.

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posted 09-10-2013 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, my mistake. Thanks for the info. And the latest volume will fetch for what, $250?

I fail to see the logic — if there's one — in the pricing of the series and compared to other Springer-Praxis space exploration books.

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posted 11-15-2013 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
Still no answer from Springer regarding the retail price of this final volume ($189).
Needless to say that nobody (from Springer) cared to explain the retail price for this volume. On the other hand, all pictures are in color...

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