I just picked up a copy of "Cosmos-A Field Guide" in the Bargain Book section at Borders Books in the Mesa Superstition Mall for $20. This is a 14" x 17" large format splashy book like many before, but it is of amazing quality and interest. The stars are commonly pinpoints rather than blobs and nearly all the images are of better quality than I have seen printed before. Extraordinary quality, really. The 5-frames showing growth of the Monoceros light echo are worth the price alone. So is the high resolution image of Io in front of Jupiter. So is...ah well, you get the point. There is also tons of useful information. I quit buying splashy astro image books long ago because I thought the images looked better on my computer screen. This book is better, IMHO. No, I have no financial or other interest in the book or in Borders. It's just that the Arizona Monsoon is a-cummin'in soon and this will be the best we can do for a while. There were about 7 copies left there. I don't know if it is at other Borders,and I don't see it on their web site. It is shown at Amazon for about twice the price, but it has a different cover. The jacket price on mine is UK 50 pounds. I don't know if the Amazon version is the same printing or as good. Just a heads-up. Paul Knauth -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.