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  • Added on: August 1st, 2005
This might not attract much interest, but it may well act as a beacon to how many use eBooks.

Firstly, anyone? Personally I don't actually own any at the moment, mainly because the books I want aren't in eBook format, but I'd like to know what books are that are worth reading.

So ladies and gentlemen; do you have an eBook to recommend?
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  • Added on: August 1st, 2005
If you havent seen it: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/e

My favorite ebook would have to be the US Army Welding manual:

http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/PDFs/US%20Army%20Welding%20Manual.pdf

A bit dry, but very cool reading... at least for me.

As far as US military manuals go the two basic headings that make it easier to search are FM for field manual and TM for technical manual. You can find a manual about anything that you might have an intrest in for free on the web.

Try here: http://www.tpub.com/

Another source that I use fairly often is the county extension office/ cooperative extension office's. Plug in a n argicultural topic on google with either of those added behind it and you have more information than you could ever want.

Lastly the google directory is a goldmine for finding obscure documents... Although you likely arent going to find a PDF type "E-book" you might get what your looking for.
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  • Added on: August 25th, 2005
I found this site where you can download FREE eBooks that are TRAVEL related! Woohoo!

Not sure if they're any good, but I've downloaded them onto my Palm to read on route.
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  • Added on: August 25th, 2005
There are some good ebooks out there. I have a few stored on my comp downloaded from kaza. Wouldn't recommened reading LOrd of the Rings on ebook format though. You migh need new eyes after.
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  • Added on: August 25th, 2005
Maybe I'm just old, but ebooks don't work for me. But, I tend to write with a pen in hand, underlining, blocking off things, etc. And there's somehting nicer to me about being able to stretch out on the couch and read a book.

I can handle articles, but that's about it. If I download a pamphlet or something from a government website, I usually end up printing it out to make it easier to read.

But then again, I'm a nerd.
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  • Added on: August 25th, 2005
I'm the same way Chris... But last I checked I'm not that old.

I get a kick going to a library in the darkest depths where all the cobwebs and dust settles... find books that are 60 years old that havent been checked out in 20 years.

Turning the page is something I enjoy... scrolling down is as if the darn thing never ends. Satisfaction of reaching the end after peeling through like the book is an onion...

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  • Added on: February 13th, 2016
Things have changed a lot in the last ten years. eBook sales have overtaken those of traditional books. I enjoy both and there is a place for both.

At home we have a library with a few hundred safari and wildlife photography books but when we go on safari the last thing we need is to be lugging kilograms of heavy books with us and this is where the eBook is so great. I have a few hundred eBooks on my Samsung Note 4 and I read both PDF eBooks and Kindle books.

We prefer the 'how-to' books as we want to add value to our safari vacations and we have found two sites that provide eBooks with practical information:

This site has eBooks for sale on southern African parks like Etosha in Namibia, Pilanesberg in South Africa and Kgalagadi in Botswana:
http://www.kruger-2-kalahari.com/photog ... books.html

This site has 7 free eBooks on travel secrets, from secluded beaches to bargain hotels, exotic foods and expert travel tips:
http://www.tripbase.com/travelsecrets/download.do



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