Whoops forgot to insert news story and opening preamble
Here's an old science book that is still in use. Is it an anomaly? Is there still a lot of old science worth reading?http://www.nzherald.co.nz/the-country/news/article.cfm?c_id=16&objectid=11797586
Not because of the historical value aspect of old books but because of the rapidity of change in the science disciplines or new science. Out with the old, in with the new they say. Does the constant change in the scientific landscape make old science obsolete and worthless as a reference? I can easily find old science books in libraries and when someone like myself can see that the information in them has gone the way of the Dodo, I have to wonder if anyone cares or whether a library is a good dumping ground for out of date reference material. I'm thinking that the best thing to do for old science text is to recycle the paper or is that too harsh. This stuff is probably on databases also, so who actually accesses old scientific literature for information these days?