Today I felt positively overwhelmed by the delivery of my book order. I had shelled out my Christmas cash and had to lug 20 kilo books home today. *grins* Good for me that I have strong friends. I would have broken my back trying to get that box up the stairs alone: twelve hardcover volumes of Urania Tier- und Pflanzenreich.
Years ago, in '86 I believe, I got the volume about mammals as a gift. I wanted the others since then. But now you don't get single volumes anymore, you have to buy the newest edition of 2000 as complete collection. Because of this I had hesitated almost two years before I finally ordered them.