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    Need the following books for my course, I would appreciate it if someone could help me find a good price on them.

    "Materials science and engineering, an introduction" by W.D Callister 7th ed. (or newer)
    isbn : 0-471-73696-1

    "Engineering Mathematics" K.A. Stroud 6th ed (or newer)
    isbn : 978-1-4039-4246-3

    "fluid mechanics" - J. Douglas 5th ed. (or newer)
    isbn 0-13-129293-5


    Would really appreciate it if you helped me find a good price
    , thanks in advance.

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    Original Poster

    currently:
    Fluid mechanics is £44.64
    Engineering maths £34.19
    Material science £37.00
    on amazon.co.uk

    Fluid mechanics is £46.99
    Engineering maths £37.99
    Material science £38.95
    at blackwells.co.uk

    OP I've had a fair search and the prices are fairly "samey" on all retailers (which stinks !) Amazon do appear to be the cheapest.

    One thing you could bear in mind and that is Waterstones are forever sending out between 10% and 20% codes.
    If you are in no great hurry and can't source the books any cheaper you might want to wait for one of these discounts to appear. There are obviously none about at present.

    I can't believe in this day and age of high tech that these books are not available as a download either to hire or buy or is it a case you actually have to carry the books with you to lectures etc ?
    (Sorry I'm an oldy with no knowledge of uni's and the like)

    Also is there no established second hand retailer of these kind of books ?

    Original Poster

    thank you both. I prefer hard copies, easier on the eyes and it means i can carry them about. also means i don't need to have the computer powered on to read them.

    There is no hurry for them, i've got the library copies which i can renew every week, but i get fined a lot for missing the renewal date. Student loan can pay for those books, just means i'll be £150 more into debt

    I would recommended renting all the textbooks as much as you can as throughout the year you'll use them 2/3 times, I made the mistake of buying fluids, maths, structures & stress, concrete text books for them all to gather dust.

    I find notes taken during lectures and past exam papers are more relevant that taking the textbook to the lecture.

    vbeardmore;1466456

    Easy peasy! This is a great book site which searches for the best price … Easy peasy! This is a great book site which searches for the best price including p%p so there are no hidden charges: Hope this helps: http://www.bookprice24.co.uk/ Materials science and engineering, an introduction: http://www.bookprice24.co.uk/isbn/9780471736967Engineering Mathematics: http://www.bookprice24.co.uk/isbn/9781403942463fluid mechanics: http://www.bookprice24.co.uk/isbn/9780131292932



    That's a very handy site vbeardmore, hadn't seen that one before.

    Rep to you for a great post, thanks, will come in handy. :thumbsup:

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    That's a very handy site vbeardmore, hadn't seen that one before.Rep to … That's a very handy site vbeardmore, hadn't seen that one before.Rep to you for a great post, thanks, will come in handy. :thumbsup:



    Thanks ever so much! Yeah, I use it all the time, you just have to take notice of the delivery time sometimes - but it states it on the list. Some of these are sellers on amazon like thebookdepository for example, but if you go straight to their web site, its always cheaper and no hidden delivery charges, which can catch me out esp on amazon. Enjoy!
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