PBS Book Service ?

AW awilson@avonia.com
Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:25:39 PDT
As a matter of interest I did a check on the availabiliy of the instance
that Dylan  brought up, Salter's thesis on Oxalis (1944). According to
Google it was unavailable, so far as I could see, from any bookseller,
anywhere. So, I checked its avilability at libraries. This time Google
obliged and provided a list of 26, ranging from the Huntington Library about
100 miles from here to the Piertermaritzburg University some 10500 miles
away. The Huntington is a private library and does not lend to others
(certainly not those in San Diego). The next closest avaliable was at
Berkeley at 440 miles. There, I could have it sent to the local University
of Calfornia campus but only if I became inscribed in the UC system, a
matter of  $100 for a year (not  available to non-California residents). The
book is loaned to the local UC campus for two weeks. There are quite a lot
of forms required to become inscibed. 

No, it's not impossible to view the tract but it is a time consuming and
expensive process. I guess I'll just have to wait until Google or somebody
else makes it available in digital form. 

San Diego 

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