The price of erudition

Did you know that the three-volume Handbook of Paleoanthropology is a thousand dollars from Amazon?

A thousand dollars! I thought that the prices of edited volumes had gotten out of control, but wow! I like open access because I know when I write something, I want people to be able to read it without worrying about how to afford it.

Anyway, it looks like the books can be had for $500 from other sellers. Don’t know why Amazon is so high. I was looking for one of the articles, and couldn’t figure out why the library keeps them on permanent reserve. Guess now I know – they’re too expensive to replace!