Unfortunately now criminals, scammers, con artists and worst of all those acting technically within the law but supplying a product that is a con trick inside the law, have infiltrated this friendly small world.
The latest of these technically legal scams is lifting articles from Wikipedia, bunching about one hundred pages worth of vaguely related articles into a paperback book and the advertising the book online as though the whole book was about the subject.
Here is an example of an Amazon listing
“ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ramsgate-Harbour-Railway-Station-Lambert/dp/6133677554/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295117184&sr=8-1 this is what it say on the Amazon page
Ramsgate Harbour Railway Station [Paperback]
Lambert M. Surhone (Editor), Mariam T. Tennoe (Editor), Susan F. Henssonow (Editor)
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And this is the article you actually get for your money http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsgate_Harbour_railway_station
Here is a description of the book ISBN 6133677554
“High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ramsgate Harbour railway station is a former railway station in Ramsgate, in the Thanet district of Kent, England. Opened in 1863 as part of the Kent Coast Railway company's extension of its line from Herne Bay, it was conveniently More...