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Posted April 29, 2005
I think book reviews are for the content of the book not for the manner in which it is purchased. I paid $75 for a used copy and it was worth it because the book was not only easy to understand but very useful in my course. There aren't many instrumental analysis books out there probably because this one covers everything.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 6, 2005
I am a bit disappointed that local university bookstores- a bureaucratic undertaking if one ever existed- is selling the combined package of Skoog's 'Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 5th Edition' ALONG WITH the complementary solutions manual for a shade more than what you are asking for the book alone! More specifically, your list price is $130.46, while my state-run university is asking $148.50 for the package. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the profit margin of your publishing company, if only a vehicle for capitalism, would sizably increase if your publishing firm, Brooks/Cole, offered lower premiums to the students. Instead, however, it appears that two learning institutions are rather in cahoots- flying in the face of hypocrisy- to persecute the student. But again, perhaps I am approaching this devilry from the wrong perspective. Perhaps the carrot on the end of your stick is the cold reality that Skoog's book is as good as another's. In such a way, your role in the process would be reduced to playing the sacraficial lamb, victim, gull, and unwitting chump; certainly better than being characterized as a coconspirator. I am disappointed at the foundation of politics upon which the 'hard sciences' are built. Your response is welcomed, but not expected.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.