|Is it a map? Çatalhöyük, Turkey, 6000 BC
go to London and use it in the British Library. Can't afford to - £15 a day each day I need to go, which will be many - perhaps 20
Can't afford to - each volume changes hands at around £150 and there are seven.
use it online.
This is what I'm doing. The whole thing is available as PDFs from the UCP website - which is a brilliant resource and very generous of them.
|It is a map - Jianxi, China, 18th century
I am hugely grateful that it's there, but I would SO MUCH prefer to use paper copies. Then I could flick through to find pictures of maps I want to discuss. I wouldn't have to wait for hi-res images to appear on the page (not normally a problem, but after my poor computer has buffered about 50 of these it starts to get tired).
The frustration with using the electronic version will probably boost sales of the paper copies. I'm going to be filling in recommendation slips for CUL to buy all the volumes. But this is just the sort of book that should be a real, paper book.