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Google Book Search: Buy That Book

I used Google Book Search this morning for an essay I’m writing about Palm Springs where I talk briefly about the Salton Sea (Marc Reisner’s smart, humorous description of the origins of this weird body of water is one reason Cadillac Desert is on my Favorite Books list).

This brief PowerPoint is a brief walk-through of my GBS experience this morning. The search pointed me to a restricted book that had been provided to Google courtesy of UC Press (a press affiliated with the public university of the state I live in). That, I understand. However, nowhere obvious or even unobvious, as far as I can tell, does GBS mention that this book is available in libraries, let alone UC libraries, even though the record is plainly available in Open WorldCat. Is that what we want?

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