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Old 08-06-2006, 12:53 PM
Emily Smykla
 
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i have a question about a couple of my books. i'm in poli-sci 8, political ideologies, and i have to buy a zillion little books. i'm trying to get them on amazon, and i just want to know if the translators are important. in the drew bookstore a specific translator is listed with some book titles, but i can't find them on amazon. does it really matter, or should i just buy them through drew? thanks!

I would just buy them from Drew. I checked out the books you need, and even though there's a lot of them, they're all cheap. You probably wouldn't get them much cheaper elsewhere, especially when you factor in shipping and handling (if you order from Drew, you can just pick them up at the bookstore before classes start, so no s&h costs...ordering from amazon, even if you find good deals, can be pricey, since, if you order from several different people, you're gonna be paying a few bucks for each for shipping). So, for small paperbacks like that, I'd say just go with Drew. It's much less of a hassle and it's not a ripoff after all is said and done. Plus, that way you can rest assured you'll have the right editions and everything if it actually is important.
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:54 PM
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Heyyy, I have a question. I went to drew.bkstr.com and entered the division, department, course, and section of my class (Engl 9, section 2), and it said there was "no information received for this course," but then I searched section 1 of the same course, and it had books listed...are the books the same for each section or do I have to wait until all sections have their books posted to be sure?

Each section of the course is taught by a different professor, and each professor uses different books to teach his/her class. I would definitely wait until your specific section's books are posted.
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:56 PM
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Oh yeah, and ALWAYS request used books from Drew. They might not have all of them and they might give you some new, but always say you want used if available.
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:52 PM
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a specific translator is listed with some book titles, but i can't find them on amazon. does it really matter?

Specific Books can make a major difference or none at all, A few years Ago in a financial management class, half the kids had to get the early edition of the book because the college had a backorder on the book, the teacher had a lot of trouble teaching out of two books because the two editions where so different. So my suggestion is to get the specific edition your teacher asks for, every time.
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:33 AM
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hrm...i'd stick with the edition listed, sadly enough. with fields like soc and psych and anth, especially, you're going to have lots of new field data and case studies in the newer editions - especially when the publishing dates are five and ten years apart. i know it's painful, but check out amazon and ebay and half.com and you SHOULD be able to find the books for at least slightly less than the cover price.

What iiiiiiif... I needed the 7th editon of a sociology book, and online it's going for $40 (used), yet the 6th edition is $7? Haha...

ETA: who can we email about bookstore-related queries?

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Old 08-08-2006, 08:20 AM
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What iiiiiiif... I needed the 7th editon of a sociology book, and online it's going for $40 (used), yet the 6th edition is $7? Haha...

ETA: who can we email about bookstore-related queries?

painful, isn't it? :-/ i mean, you can always try your luck and just tell the professor you were sent the wrong edition, and hope that he/she understands and says it's okay, or that you find someone who will share, or that it's not THAT different. but i'd say that, since it's a soc book, there will be a lot of differences between them, and you WILL use it often [unlike in, say, a comp sci class where the book costs about $80 and you NEVER use it...glad i got a good deal on mine]. remember, it's only $7 because no one uses it anymore :-p

as for bookstore queries...i'm not really sure. it's probably on the bookstore site somewhere? you could probably find someone here to answer it, though. the bookstore's pretty predictable, heehee.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:07 PM
Jackie DiLorenzo
 
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painful, isn't it? :-/ i mean, you can always try your luck and just tell the professor you were sent the wrong edition, and hope that he/she understands and says it's okay, or that you find someone who will share, or that it's not THAT different. but i'd say that, since it's a soc book, there will be a lot of differences between them, and you WILL use it often [unlike in, say, a comp sci class where the book costs about $80 and you NEVER use it...glad i got a good deal on mine]. remember, it's only $7 because no one uses it anymore :-p

as for bookstore queries...i'm not really sure. it's probably on the bookstore site somewhere? you could probably find someone here to answer it, though. the bookstore's pretty predictable, heehee.

I need the ISBN number for a book called Muhammed... I searched it on Amazon and got, oh, five trillion results. Also, the 3rd edition of a book that's listed doesn't seem to exist... and another book I can't find anywhere.


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Also, it's going to be a pain in the ass if the pages are differently numbered which they probably are. I started buying my books, all on half.com, and ive still spent about 140 on three books.... thank you science classes....

Go half.com. I'm at around $140 on 8 books... which is truly awesome. But yeah, good point about page numbering.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:20 PM
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hahaha. wow, sounds like you've got quite a crop of books there.

doesn't it tell the author so you can distinguish one muhammad from another? if not, actually, i would email the professors themselves, not the bookstore. i doubt the bookstore would even know that information, but the professor listing the books should be able to help.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:20 PM
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I need the ISBN number for a book called Muhammed... I searched it on Amazon and got, oh, five trillion results.

ISBN for Muhammad=0-19-287605-8
I'm assuming that's the Michael Cook one, yes?
Just make sure that's the right edition (I think there's only one). Good class, btw. I took it last year and really enjoyed it. Great professor, too. Just make sure you write very detailed papers. Are you thinking of minoring or majoring in middle eastern studies?
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:24 PM
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middle eastern studies = awesome!
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