[back by popular demand 9/30/2011]
Wow! many of their titles have this invitation:
Instructors may request an evaluation copy for this title.
It’s like being a kid in a candy store! For the past few years since heading back to grad school, my budget has not allowed purchasing many books – being a professor and getting good books certainly beats out lunch-n-learns from jimmy johns or pizza hut. Yes, this is a faustian bargain with the implicit agenda of the publishers is to get me to select their book as the text for a class and to sell dozens of copies. I also know that from now on, I’ll be bombarded with emails and catalogs for the next decade or so.
So my initial whack at the piñata was for the textbook I’ve already assigned: Yeang, Ecodesign – A Manual for Ecological Design
and these books I’m curious about:
Kellert, Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life
Girardet, Cities People Planet – Urban Development and Climate Change 2nd edition
There were several others that I’m tempted to ask for, but I don’t want to get to greedy – though why do I hesitate?
I looked at Rizzoli, Timber Press, and a few others, but didn’t see anything worth requesting that I didn’t already have.
I can add Johns Hopkins Press – they charge a reasonable $5 shipping
routledge has a 60 day review period for some titles
University of Pittsburg Press just wants a faxed on letterhead request and $5 shipping per book
–I haven’t had a chance to review these publishers offerings or examination copy policy, but they’ve published some interesting books that caught my eye on Amazon: