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    Where to get text books for distance / online learning.

    I'm enrolled in a couple of distance learning classes back in the US at a uni in Washington State. I'm knocking out about 30 credit hours of prerequisites that will assure me acceptance in whatever program of study I choose to enter with no hassle.

    Anyways, this post is about getting text books here in Bangkok that I need for my classes. Where do you get your books? I've been down to Chula Books, they have 2 of the 5 that I need this quarter and they say the others are a month out on special order. That's not going to work as classes start in 2.5 weeks. I've also checked with DK books and they may have a better line on one of the 3 remaining books I need but still not the one stop shopping I was hoping for.

    Hopefully those of you who have done distance learning already can offer some other suggestions for obtaining US text books here. As a last resort I will have them shipped from the uni's bookstore to my family's house who will then forward the books on to me in BKK. It will be quite expensive though, I hope it doesn't come to this.
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    Re: Getting a degree by distance

    pm me what books you need. If they're available in ABAC's library I can borrow them and get them copied for you. Couple of hundred baht each to get books copied.

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    Re: Getting a degree by distance

    Got two mates doing an OU over here....quite cheap and relatively easy it seems!!!

    Eric....as with the contact lenses...I'm happy to help (if I can) with any stuff mailed over here.
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    Re: Getting a degree by distance

    Quote Originally Posted by robitusson View Post
    pm me what books you need. If they're available in ABAC's library I can borrow them and get them copied for you. Couple of hundred baht each to get books copied.
    Thanks robi, excellent idea. I'm going to go ahead and list the books I need here in case others at good schools with good libraries, like ABAC, might be able to find some of them for me.

    1. Fundamentals of Oceanography, 5th Edition, by Keith A Sverdrup, Alyn C. Duxbury, Alison Duxbury
    Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education; 5Rev Ed edition, March 1, 2005
    ISBN-10: 0071117121 ISBN-13: 978-0071117128

    2. Artforms, 8th Edition, by Patrick L. Frank, Duane Preble, Sarah Preble
    Publisher: Prentice Hall, February 5, 2005
    ISBN-10: 0131930818 ISBN-13: 978-0131930810

    3. Hear Me Talkin' To Ya': The Story of Jazz By the Men Who Made It, by Nat & Nat Hentoff Shapiro
    Publisher: Rinehart & Company, 1955
    ISBN-10: 0486217264 ASIN: B000YI2XGW

    4. Jazz: The First 100 Years (with Audio CD), 2nd Edition, by Henry Martin, Keith Waters
    Publisher: Schirmer; 2 edition, March 2, 2005
    ISBN-10: 0534628044 ISBN-13: 978-0534628048

    5. Jazz: The First 100 Years CDs (2 CD set), by Henry Martin, Keith Waters
    ISBN-10: 0534628060 ASIN: B000VEYRMW

    I'll shout for beers or have anyone who can help with this over for a nice Italian dinner.
    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Eric; 4th June 2008 at 14:56. Reason: Edited after splitting from original thread.

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    Re: Getting a degree by distance

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric C View Post
    Fundamentals of Oceanography,
    Don't have it. They do have.

    Essentials of oceanography. 1 2. The new world of the oceans : men and oceanography. 1 3. Oceanography. 3 4. Oceanography : an introduction. 2 5. Oceanography, a view of earth.

    None of the other ones either actually. Sorry.

    Try Thammasat. They'll copy books for you in the library itself. No need to borrow them.

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    Re: Getting a degree by distance

    Thanks robi, I'll try Thammasat.

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    Re: Getting a degree by distance

    Browse this list and see if any of the titles are any good to you.
    Assumption University Library
    Au Electronic & Digital Library : Online Catalogue
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    Re: Getting a degree by distance

    Eric....have you tried Googling to see if they're on any torrents???

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    Re: Getting a degree by distance

    KK, I did try looking for a torrent of the audio CDs but I suppose some of these books could have been scanned and are now downloadable. Will give it a go.

    This is a good thread before I diverted it looking for books so I'm going to split off the posts about the books to a new thread "Where to get text books for distance / online learning." in the resource pool.

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    Re: Getting a degree by distance

    ^ Tozer downloads a lot of scanned in text books mate...worth a shot I reckon!!!

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    Re: Where to get text books for distance / online learning.

    I have both Oxfords and McGraw Hills rep number if that will help. Direct cell phone lines.
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    Re: Where to get text books for distance / online learning.

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif View Post
    Tozer downloads a lot of scanned in text books mate
    Sorry mate, I dunno who Tozer is. Can you put us in touch?
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    I have both Oxfords and McGraw Hills rep number if that will help. Direct cell phone lines.
    That might be very helpful but let me try to run down some other options first. Thanks!

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    Re: Where to get text books for distance / online learning.

    Am finding some of the titles I need at Thammasat Rangsit campus library. Here's a link to their library web site:

    Thammasat University Libraries

    Here's a few more links that might be helpful for someone.

    Kasetsart University Library Network

    Chulalongkorn University Library

    Mahidol University Library
    Last edited by Eric; 7th December 2008 at 07:17. Reason: Added links

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    Re: Where to get text books for distance / online learning.

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    Killing two sausages with one stone. Why do you need to study more?

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    Re: Where to get text books for distance / online learning.

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
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