Question on Howard's book
J. Paul Robinson
jpr at flowcyt.cyto.purdue.edu
Fri Feb 13 22:03:10 EST 2004
I am sure that there will be lots of comments here -
BUT....the blue one is 3rd Edition and is expensive....the
white/orange cover is the 4th editions and is
$119.....quite cheap actually.
at 680 pages that makes it about 17 cents per page.
Now you can print color copies on a regular laser printer
at around 7 cents a page - so that makes Howard's
words worth about 10 cents per page (because it already
has words on it as well!).
Now there are around 848 words per page (106 lines at 8
words/line) so that means he is worth about 1/100 of a
cent per word.
So, when Howard tells us "Here are my 2 cents worth" -
you can interpret that as being worth at least 200 words.
(By the way that would make a talk by Howard worth
So, now you know at least that the white/orange book is
much better value, although if you really think about it,
Howard's advice in the older edition, costs much more,
so does that mean it is better?
I have probably totally confused you....just buy the $119 -
its cheap!! and Howard's advice is definitely worth more
than 2 cents!
J. Paul Robinson
On 12 Feb 2004 at 18:16, Barbara Oppenlander wrote:
> Dear Flowers:
> Howard's book has been out a while, but I am finally getting around to
> purchasing one. My question is: Online Amazon offers Practical Flow Cytometry
> by Howard M Shapiro $195.00 with a blue cover and Wiley-VCH offers Practical
> Flow Cytometry by Howard M Shapiro with a top 1/2 pictures, bottom orange,
> August 2003 for $11900.
> What is the difference, besides price, in these two books?
> Thank you for your help.
> Barbara Oppenlander
> oppenb at msn.com
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