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Good news! Amazon.com will give you 2% off the MSRP—saving you $200.97 off the suggested retail price of $8,039 on Selected Nuclear Materials and Engineering Systems. At 503 pages, it works out to about $15.58 per page. But the Amazon.com reviews are the real gems here—and they're free!

I know what you're thinking : crystallographic and thermodynamic data of ternary alloy systems is a such a hackneyed plot device. But Landolt-Börnstein work their magic in such a subtle and layered way that at 3am when you are reading just one more page, you suddenly realise how they have completely turned everything on its head and produced the most breathtakingly original work. Not to mention the most spellbinding.

It is a little lightweight on the intellectual side and perhaps should be included in the tweens section, but overall well worth 5 stars. I got it before the 20% discount became available and am delighted. So it really is an absolute steal right now.

· How Do You Review a $7,000 Book? [GalleyCat]
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