dlenmn wrote:Thoughts? Anyone else making these kind of decisions? I know what the Great Garden said, but I like my books on dead trees...
I agree. Dead trees are definitely easier on the eyes. (Unless you get a Kindle from Amazon -- that is the coolest thing ever. But expensive.)
I never used Purcell or Taylor, but I have met people who love the Shankar book. My philosophy on good texts is "the more the merrier." (I have 2 different graduate EM books and 3 grad QM books and then several others in .djvu format on my comp.) Multiple view-points, examples, problem sets are always a good thing.
So you should sell off the books that you KNOW you'll never use again. And thanks for the idea, I've been so busy thinking of packing that I haven't thought about selling off all those books that will be rotting in my garage.