RE: Textbook writing

Subject: RE: Textbook writing
From: "Smith, Allyson" <as210028 -at- exchange -dot- SanDiegoCA -dot- NCR -dot- COM>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 14:15:06 -0500

This was my personal favorite:

"Researchers compiled 500 pages of errors, ranging from maps depicting the
equator passing through the southern United States to a photo of singer
Linda Ronstadt labeled as a silicon crystal."


-----Original Message-----
From: Ehr, Meg [mailto:Meg -dot- Ehr -at- smartworks -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 9:03 AM
Subject: RE: Textbook writing

>From the AP story

"The study's reviewers tried to contact textbook authors with questions, [NC
State physics prof. John] Hubisz [who headed the study] said, but in many
cases the people listed said they didn't write the book, and some didn't
even know their names had been listed. Some of the authors of a physical
science book, for example, were biologists."

and later:

"Hubisz said the researchers contacted publishers, who for the most part
either dismissed the panel's findings or promised corrections in subsequent

Reviews of later editions turned up more errors than corrections, the report

Meg Ehr

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