Check Barnes and Noble for in-stock Mastering Civil 3D 2008

The first “wild” copy of Mastering Civil 3D 2008 has been spotted- on my doorstep.  I noticed that Barnes and Noble was claiming they could ship the text in 24 hours while Amazon appears to be struggling to keep it in stock. Being the geek that I am, I ordered a copy to see if they were serious.  The book arrived 48 hours later.

Barnes and Noble is a little more expensive than Amazon for this title, but it includes free 2-day shipping. If you are dying to get your hands on a copy, try them.  Also look on

Mastering Civil 3D 2008 at Barnes and


  1. TimStalin says:

    Speaking of a little more expensive, us Canadians are still paying book prices about 15% higher than the US regardless of the slide in the US dollar lately.

    So you authors had better make sure that you’re getting an extra cut for any books sold in the North. Oh … and insist on getting paid in Canadian dollars.

    Whatever the price I know it will be worth it because after I make it through the 840 pages I will never see another fatal error, right?

  2. Randy Randolph says:

    Amazon will have one less book to ship here. B&N is about to get busy I predict. Thanks for the tip Dana.

  3. Anthony Rhodes says:

    I currently have Harnessing Autodesk Civil 3D 2007. It is a great book but I would like something that goes into more detail about the program. Could I expect that from your book or should I look elsewhere? Sorry if this is not the correct place to make this post. I could not find a better one.

  4. Scott M. Olson, P.E. says:

    Just got my book from Barnes & Noble, looking forward to getting the information I’ve been longing.

    I thought the book was supposed to come with a trial version of Civil 3D? I have Civil 3D 2007 on my computer, my reseller is out of 2008 Trial Version Disks, and I don’t know what to do to get up and running this weekend short of hanging out at work.

    Anyway, I’ve glanced through the book, definately worth the investment!

    Thanks for a great book!


  5. Sybex (our publisher) have quit including trial versions of software in their books. It’s easy enough to get from the reseller, and less issues with licensing, etc.

    If you have access to your office media, or to AOTC, all versions of C3D will install for 30 days without licensing, etc. There’s nothing magic about the trial discs at all.

    Sorry to have disappointed.

  6. Scott M. Olson, P.E. says:

    That’s alright, I didn’t expect to get my book so soon, and my reseller is out of trial discs (they had a trade show here in Anchorage not to long ago), but hopefully, I’ll have my work home use license this week.

    Still digging in, like the format.