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July 3, 2011 9:09 AM   Subscribe

Free PDFs of The History of Cartography, vol. 1 and 2, from University of Chicago Press.
posted by Stan Carey (13 comments total) 94 users marked this as a favorite

 
If you skip the rest, do yourself the favor of at least downloading the illustrations. These are from volume one. These are from volume two, gallery one and gallery two.
posted by Toekneesan at 9:42 AM on July 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Excellent post! Thanks!
posted by Renoroc at 9:49 AM on July 3, 2011


Thanks! (there goes my spare time this week)
posted by mollweide at 10:05 AM on July 3, 2011


Great post; great resource. Thanks Stan Carey.

For the convenience of those who don't want to download 34 PDFs; here are the combined files:
Torrent: here

posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj at 10:44 AM on July 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


U. of Chicago Press also offers a free ebook every month if you sign up to be notified. I did it last year when the book was Adiran Johns' Piracy. This month, it's the first of Robert van Gulik's Judge Dee mysteries, which they're bringing back into print.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 11:26 AM on July 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Wow, that terrific—I remember seeing the first volume in a bookstore when it came out and wishing I could afford it. Many thanks!
posted by languagehat at 2:19 PM on July 3, 2011


This is great! Thanks.
posted by tatma at 3:15 PM on July 3, 2011


!!!

Thank you. Wow.
posted by mykescipark at 3:41 PM on July 3, 2011


Anybody with a spare thousand dollars, you now know what to get me for Christmas. TIA!
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:40 PM on July 3, 2011


For the convenience of those who don't want to download 34 PDFs; here are the combined files: Torrent: here

It is wonderful that the torrent is being offered, but be aware that it only contains Volume 1 and Volume 2 Book 1, not V2 Books 2 and 3; and also that the files have been combined (or perhaps are from another source) and look to be of somewhat degraded quality.
posted by Barking Frog at 12:32 PM on July 4, 2011


I would point out something else about that torrent PDF. The publisher is offering the content for free, but I would imagine they would really appreciate folks using their version on their site. Not only is it a version of record that they stand behind, but I'll bet the metrics they get about the number of downloads and just what is downloaded is actually very valuable to them. If you want to thank the University of Chicago Press for giving away two books that probably cost them in the neighborhood of a quarter of a million dollares to produce, you might start by using their PDFs and helping them learn a little about how their content is used.
posted by Toekneesan at 4:19 PM on July 4, 2011


Horace Rumpole: U. of Chicago Press also offers a free ebook every month if you sign up to be notified

Is requesting the download by putting in your email also signing up? I want to sign up!
posted by mnfn at 4:35 AM on July 5, 2011


This just came to my attention and I thought folks who liked this post would probably find this resource quite useful. Here's the most comprehensive list I've yet to come across of publishers with Open Access book programs, with links to those programs. More free smarty pants books are just a few clicks away.
posted by Toekneesan at 6:16 AM on July 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


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