Greg's great book giveaway!

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Too long have my books sat unloved! It's time to do something about it!

I'm willing to ship my used books to PF members for free. Yes free!

All you have to do is be the first to claim a book when I list it in this thread.

Here are the conditions:
1. One book per member per month
2. Member must have registered at least 1 month from book listing date
3. Member must have at least 25 posts
4. Member must live within the Continental United States

If you meet the conditions, to claim a book simply write a post saying so. I'll verify and if everything checks out, I'll private message you for your mailing address and ship the book out within a week.

That's it! Easy! The first 5 books will be posted shortly. More books will be listed at random intervals. Check back often!
 
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Here are the first 5 books. Claim them now! If you miss out, don't worry, I'll be posting more each week.

Title: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0385477058/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Author: Michio Kaku

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Title: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0385484992/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Author: Michio Kaku


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Title: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0061965804/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Author: James Rollins

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Title: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0684818221/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Author: Paul Davies

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Title: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0061929387/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Author: Michael Crichton

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Title: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0439023521/?tag=pfamazon01-20
Author: Suzanne Collins

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That's great but if you shared your ebooks, it'd have been greater!:biggrin:
 
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dlgoff
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Wow. A glimpse into your life. :approve:
 
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Well, this is awesome. Cheers.
 
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Here are the first 5 books. Claim them now! If you miss out, don't worry, I'll be posting more each week.

No computer science? =/ ... =)
 
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4. Member must live within the Continental United States.
Bummer.
 
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That's great but if you shared your ebooks, it'd have been greater!:biggrin:

Personally I still like to turn pages :D
 
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No bites yet! How about some feedback? Uninteresting books? Difficult conditions? Books are passe now? :)
 
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The title makes me think you're going to share your books as free downloads. :DD
 
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I should also add that book recipients receive an exclusive PF pen! :)
 
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Wait, I don't have an exclusive PF pen. :oldcry:
 
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An easy solution might be to grab a book.
 
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Great initiative! Any left-over books can also be marked with PF, registered with bookcrossing.com and left in public places "if you love your books, let them go" - The New York Times.
 
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Giving books away to the crowd who hang out around here is not unlike "carrying coals to Newcastle."
 
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Giving books away to the crowd who hang out around here is not unlike "carrying coals to Newcastle."
Though I don't know exactly what carrying coals to Newcastle means, I can imagine. But maybe I should read more books about Newcastle :nb).
But then, you cannot only feed the hungry or starving - gluttony in respect to knowledge is the best kind I can think of. The mortality directly connected to people not eating enough books should be pretty low. o0)

...

Or wait, maybe not? :))

The bottom line is: I think this is a cool initiative, though I cannot grab any books. But I can understand that. I once ordered a small device (3 lbs) from the USA and got charged around 60 US$ for shipping. But I am still thinking the shop did not cut the best deal for me.
 
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(3 lbs) from the USA and got charged around 60 US$ for shipping
Overseas is brutal. I've heard of worse.

Edit: $1.50 - $2.00 a pound to ship to the antipodes; then $55 a pkg. for it to be X-rayed, EMP'ed, folded, spindled, mutilated, sniffed & piddled on by drug dogs, fumigated and quarantined on either end --- not too bad.
 
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Thanks for the rescue, jedishrfu!

$1.50 - $2.00 a pound to ship to the antipodes; then $55 a pkg. for it to be X-rayed, EMP'ed, folded, spindled, mutilated, sniffed & piddled on by drug dogs, fumigated and quarantined on either end --- not too bad.
Wow I must be pretty naive. Never thought of that. But if you take away the slight exaggeration this is probably not untrue.
 
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May I claim
Great Ideas in Physics?
:)
 
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Claimed! PM me your mailing address :)
Thanks.
Some review I read about the book warned against some wrong physics in the book. For example a review said that the book incorrectly says that all molecular motion (including vibration) stops at absolute zero.
What is your view regarding the accuracy of physics in the book?
 
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Wait, I don't have an exclusive PF pen. :oldcry:
How about a pencil instead? :olduhh:
 
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How sad I don't live in the US. :(
 

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