[NTLK] OT - Off topic - Looking for dimensions of Encyclopaedia Britannica (2010 edition)
tjggriffin1 at gmail.com
Tue May 23 17:29:24 PDT 2023
>From the Amazon product page
- Publisher : Encyclopedia Britannica Inc; 15th edition (September
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32640 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1593398379
- ISBN-13 : 978-1593398378
- Item Weight : 133.5 pounds
- Dimensions : 36.73 x 26.73 x 57.01 inches
This says 133.5 lbs. That puts the average weight per volume at 1.89 kg.
I'm sure the weight varies per volume. The height would be consistent, if
it were cm instead of inches and it is the height, not the width. I've got
nothing to say about the 36.73 number. This article
says it fills a metre and a half of shelf space. 57 in = 1.45 m. The weight
matches the Amazon listing.I think this is good data.
On Sun, May 21, 2023 at 4:24 PM NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:
> This is so off-topic that I'd suggest you don't read it. Unless, of course,
> you want to help me :-)
> I'm looking for the weight and the dimensions of a complete set of the
> latest printed edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. My favorite
> Artificial Intelligence told me that this was the 2010 edition which
> consisted of 32 volumes, with each volume weighing about 1,5kg and having a
> height of 26.5cm. ChatGPT isn't aware of either the width or the thickness
> of a volume.
> If you happen to have that encyclopedia sitting on your shelf: Could you do
> me a favor and let me know the shelf space required for this edition? Or at
> least the width and the thickness of a single volume? Amazingly, I wasn't
> able to find this info in our worldwide web, although I've been searching
> for the better part of an hour. I admit that it might be Frank who's the
> problem here, not the worldwide web.
> And now back to our usual Newton topics...
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