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GeneralCairncross "Minerals and Gemstones of East Africa"

17th Nov 2019 08:31 UTCLuís Martins

I've found two distinct covers for the the book "Minerals and Gemstones of East Africa" by Bruce Cairncross. One shows a tanzanite, the other a garnet.
Are those the same book? Why two different covers?

17th Nov 2019 08:32 UTCLuís Martins

The cover with the garnet.

17th Nov 2019 08:59 UTCKeith Compton Manager

I might be wrong but I think that the tanzanite cover is for the e-book and the garnet is the print version

17th Nov 2019 11:32 UTCLuís Martins

Copyright © Jolyon Ralph
There seems to be a printed version with the tanzanite. Very confusing!

18th Nov 2019 15:07 UTCDebbie Woolf Manager

Sorry to those that replied I messed up, I deleted my reply and everything else went with it unintended.

It seems the publishers sent the garnet photo with the pre-publication details but since then a firm decision was made to use the tanzanite and a very good choice too.

Again my apologies for the lost replies maybe they can be restored.


18th Nov 2019 20:33 UTCFrank K. Mazdab Manager

Hi Debbie,

you didn't mess up.  The system did.

Everyone has a right to delete a message they wrote if they feel it's no longer applicable, or for that matter for whatever reason.

That the system would remove all the subsequent replies was an original criticism of the new organization of messages, and a hypothetical became an unfortunate reality.

And related, I'm still finding myself plopped down in the middle of long threads and then searching for where the new messages are... I can see the bold red (barely), but sometimes there's bold red in more than one place... grrr.

19th Nov 2019 01:35 UTCKeith Compton Manager

Such power Debbie !!

But essentially nothing is really missing from the above

19th Nov 2019 04:55 UTCLuís Martins

All, from what I could see in the answers that got deleted the garnet cover was a temporary one, and the tanzanite is the final one.
Thank you all for the input!
Bruce, I will now buy the book!

19th Nov 2019 09:50 UTCBruce Cairncross Expert

Thanks Luis, apologies for the confusion!
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