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Subject: How can I find new release edition of textbook?
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: iwanttoknowthat-ga
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Posted: 04 Dec 2005 15:23 PST
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Question ID: 601395
How can I find new release edition of textbook?
For example, ISBN:0130930032. I would like to know when will new
edition will be released.

I must be able to search by ISBN for textbook.
Subject: Re: How can I find new release edition of textbook?
Answered By: jdb-ga on 05 Dec 2005 09:09 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I am following up on your question. Frequently, simply entering an
ISBN number in a Google search finds the book, but here are websites
that search specifically by ISBN:

Google Book Search - Advanced Book Search - Advanced Search
Or use:
Barnes & - Advanced Book Search - more options*&first_ed=&signed=&currency=USD&world_english=
Or use:

I hope this is helpful. Let us know if we can be of further assistance. jdb-ga

Request for Answer Clarification by iwanttoknowthat-ga on 06 Dec 2005 22:00 PST
Thank you for your information. I really like
( But other links didn't provide "Other editions" at

Do you have any other websites that have "Other editions" information?

Many thanks

Clarification of Answer by jdb-ga on 10 Dec 2005 11:30 PST

I am following up on your question. New editions by definition are
published by the same publisher as earlier editions, so you will need
to go to the publisher websites. I am an academic librarian, and I do
not find any newer editions of either this title or by this author. I
describe the search approaches I use below. As a librarian, my next
suggestion is to search for newer materials on the same subject, and
the Library of Congress Subject Heading for this book is Wireless
Communication Systems.

In the case of the ISBN you gave as an example, lists the
publisher as "Prentice Hall PTR" and a Google search for this using
quotation marks for a phrase search finds:

Prentice Hall PTR

A Title search finds that the 2002 edition you have the ISBN for is
the only one listed:

Google also has incorporated WorldCat library catalog records, and you
can use this by searching for book titles and adding the phrase "find
in a library":

"Principles of Wireless Networks" "find in a library"
Or use:

The first search result listed is the WorldCat link:
Or use:

This also shows the 2002 edition you are aware of. 

Subsequent books on the same and similar subjects may be offered by
the same publisher and/or the same author, and a similar search using
the principle author's name:

"Kaveh Pahlavan" "find in a library" - finds only earlier titles by this author:

Or use:

A search for "Wireless Communication Systems" "find in a library":

Or use:

Google's WorldCat access is not as thorough as the actual WorldCat
database, which you can use in most large academic libraries. Public
libraries will usually have Books in Print, which you can also use to
look up Subjects and editions Titles and Authors.

The Google Directory category for your subject is:

Computers > Internet > Protocols > Transmission Protocols > Networking
Resources > Books
Or use:

I hope this is helpful. jdb-ga

Clarification of Answer by jdb-ga on 10 Dec 2005 11:32 PST
P.S. To ask if and when a new edition of a specific book might be
published, contacting the publisher is necessary. In the case of your
title, contact information for publisher Prentice Hall PTR is at:

Clarification of Answer by jdb-ga on 18 Dec 2005 02:07 PST
Hello iwanttoknowthat-ga,

Thank you and good luck!

iwanttoknowthat-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Thank you very much

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