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Wednesday, September 19, 2007


One of my favorite e-book sites, Project Gutenberg, just released the 1919 edition of Babcock & Wilcox's classic title: Steam : its Generation and Use. This title is still in print and no stranger to electronic publication; the 41st edition was just released with the complete text on an accompanying CD. The longest continuously published engineering text of its kind, the editors at Project Gutenberg have done a wonderful job. Be sure to see the "Readme" file from the book's main site for information on errors that they have corrected (while allowing for display of the original text), and don't miss the separate List of Illustrations.

Attentive readers might realize by now that this isn't Kelly writing--it's Heather! I'm a new contributor, and spend my days working in a maritime history library in an odd mix of high technology and old-world, traditional book repair. I hope to bring you news of maritime books--newly written as well as old books newly available--so be sure to send along your book news!

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