RE: tc-list Baker withdraws COMFORT book
- Speaking as an interested non-specialist, I was looking forward to
Comfort/Barrett as a means of obtaining access to a wider range of mss at a
reasonable cost. Of course, I realize that the problems with the book we
have discussed here render the book not very useful for serious research,
but I really have no allusions that any investigations I might pursue
qualify as serious research. In many ways, I had hoped this would something
like a 16" reflector (a wonderful instrument) for an amateur astronomer.
Perhaps not in the same category as the telescopes used by professional
astronomers, but something that would be a real leap forward for most
amateurs. Unfortunately, many of the errors seem to be, well, errors, not
inadequacies. All I can say is that I do hope that there will be a corrected
version or a similar work forthcoming at some point.
Gregory Woodhouse <gregory.woodhouse@...>
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Standards are wonderful; everyone should have one of their own.