Monday, August 22, 2005

Publishers; Honest or lazy

This table in Spacecraft Systems Engineering (second edition),Fortescue and Stark eds. published by John Wiley & Sons.; in 2003!

is a serious error.

A rough draft corrected version...

No errata sheet found

NYT says lazy
"Most publishers prefer to fix mistakes quietly, between editions. In
extreme cases a publisher may slip in an errata note, but this is
highly unusual."
"Falsehoods like these seep into the record, infecting newspapers and
magazines, which often rely on books as main sources."


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