eBooks, freEbooks

Some of you will have seen the freEbooks link our our homepage where we list a few electronic books which have especially been made available via Scholars.

There is, of course, another euniverse out there, filled with ebooks, ereaders and eso on.. Of particular note is the World Public Library which has a huge selection of titles that are available as PDF files- the image on the right is from Louise Field's Peter Rabbit goes to School, which given the legend, was quite the picture to go with this post!

The 4th Annual World eBook Fair is on from July 4 to August 4, and can be reached at this site. One can download from two million PDF eBooks, so this is quite a choice! The Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, the World Public Library.... All within reach. And there are many excellent titles in a wide range of subjects. Not just Peter Rabbit, but also, for instance, high quality advanced texts, like say Introduction to Mechanics and Symmetry: A Basic Exposition of Classical Mechanical Systems, by Jerrold E. Marsden and Tudor S. Ratiu, a Springer publication for which I recall paying an outrageous amount...

Do check out whats on offer at the eFair. This is definitely going to be one way that many of us will read in the future... And regardless of how comforting the feel of an actual book is, an eReader is much lighter than a library!

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