[SIGCIS-Members] CBI offers deal on "Napier Tercentenary Celebration" volume

tmisa at umn.edu tmisa at umn.edu
Wed Mar 19 07:20:03 PDT 2008

Dear colleagues,

CBI has a deal for you: "Free books!"  "Going fast !!"  "Act now !!!"

Volume 3: Handbook of the Napier Tercentenary Celebration or Modern 
Instruments and Methods of Calculation edited by E. M.Horsburgh; (1914); 
New introduction by M. R. Williams; 8-1/2"x11"; 384 pp.; illus; notes; ISBN 
0-262-08141-5; $45.00

This is one of the Tomash/CBI reprints in the history of computing. These 
are very classy volumes, beautifully done, with introductions by leading 
figures in the field. (Mike Williams is former ANNALS editor and 2007 
IEEE-CS president.) http://www.cbi.umn.edu/research/reprints.html

Here's the deal -- Send CBI a donation that can cover postage/handling, and 
we'll mail you a brand-new copy. We have a number in our basement, and have 
been looking for a productive use for them. Just $5 for U.S. domestic 
shipping (1-3 volumes); $20 overseas (each volume).

On-line, you can use a credit-card and make a donation to CBI here: 
https://www.foundation.umn.edu/pls/dmsn/online_giving.start_null (<new 
gift> --> "I would like to support" <Technology, Institute of> and "Special 
instructions for your gift": <'Charles Babbage Institute'>). Finally, email 
us <cbi at umn.edu> your mailing address.

Alternately, send a check and your address to us:

Best wishes, 

Tom Misa

P.S. The fine print is true: up to 3 volumes for only $5.  
"This deal won't last forever !!!!"

On Mar 19 2008, Brian Randell wrote:

>One of the best i know, though slightly out of your time frame, is:
>Napier Tercentenary Celebration: Handbook of the Exhibition, ed. E. 
>M. Horsburgh, pp. 124-127, Edinburgh, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 
>1914. [(Also published as Modern Instruments and Methods of 
>Calculation: A Handbook of the Napier Tercentenary Celebration 
>Exhibition, G. Bell and Sons, London, 1914.)]
>Brian Randell

Thomas J. Misa

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