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Re: book copy

Not to get too side/off tracked, but this reminds me of the time I made the mistake of asking an undergraduate if they really understood the field of psychoacoustics. "Understand it?", she said, "I can't even spell the word!".

On 15 Apr 2009, at 16:13, Bob Carlyon wrote:

I like the "minor edgewear & no tears" in the description.

I have always thought that "psychoacoustics without tears" was a distinct possibility, and now we have proof....


Tollin, Daniel wrote:

I am a used-book junkie, particularly classic books on audition, vision, perception, physiology, mathematics and experimental psychology. I am particularly fond of books that are signed by the scientists that owned them. Needless to say I was quite pleased when Harris' book arrived and it turned out to have been owned previously by Creelman. I am saddened that this book appears to have been taken from you. I'd be more than happy to return the book to you.

I always keep the receipts for my books. Looks like I purchased Harris' book while I was a Post-doc at Wisconsin for $30 on August 16, 2000 from a Toronto bookseller "Dr. Hoff's Therapeutic Bibliotheca" http://www.drhoff.com/books.htm
Dr. Tory Hoff, Psychologist
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1009, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3
(at College Street subway stop on Yonge)
phone: 416-429-9767
fax: 416-489-3351

You might be able to follow up with Dr Hoff to see who sold him the book.

Here's the description from the bookseller at the time:

"Harris, J. Donald (editor).: FORTY GERMINAL PAPERS IN HUMAN HEARING. A SOURCE BOOK IN PSYCHOACOUSTICS; Groton, CT Journal of Auditory Research 1969 1st edition Size: 7x10 [xiv, 442p, references, index] psychology psychoacoustics audition sound loudness threshold binaural hearing Cream paperback with black lettering, minor edgewear & no tears, covers lightly soiled & creased, spine area lightly browned, owner signature in ink at top of front cover, page ends lightly soiled, internally very good, tight & clean copy, VERY GOOD 7901 psycogn . USD30."

Daniel J. Tollin, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Department of Physiology and Biophysics/Mail Stop 8307
Research Complex 1-N, Rm 7120
12800 East 19th Ave
PO Box 6511
Aurora, CO 80045
Tel:  303-724-0625
Fax: 303-724-4501

-----Original Message-----
From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ] On Behalf Of Douglas Creelman
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:52 PM
To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: book copy

Hello, Daniel -
I am glad someone appreciative has the copy of that book of readings edited by Haris that I lost years ago. It vanished when I left it out for students in a seminar, for them to read selections. I would be fascinated to know the provenance, the path it took to Denver.
Best wishes,
Doug Creelman

Dr. Bob Carlyon
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