Ah. Well, I say sliver; it's almost an eighth-of-an-inch. I'll give that a try. I finished my calculus sequence. I'm just reviewing some sections before my Diff. Eq. and Vector Analysis courses this fall.Elmer's glue. Dab it in the binding with a toothpick or use small drops.
I once bought a textbook on Mathematical Physics that had about 12 leaves missing (~24 pages). Fortunately, I found another edition with the pages and just Xeroxed them.
Well, I'm keeping all my math and physics books. I want them in near-perfect condition as possible.For any really valuable book (collector's item or heirloom), then you definitely should have a professional do it. If you just don't want the thing falling apart, the aforementioned techniques (except duct tape) will work fine.