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    Looks like no PDF of course. Only slow-loading web viewer is available. Still cool though, may be better when they adjust to high traffic

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      Also, it looks like they disabled the service. Reason:

      Due to performance issues caused by unprecedented demand and reported misuse, we have had to temporarily remove the free access to textbooks. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and are working to address these concerns to reinstate free access as soon as possible.

      It’s an interesting approach to hide the content in databases so you need a proprietary browser based reader to with access control. On the other side, I have seen software that extracts these database based ebooks from web sites such as Amazon. Just another step in the copyright war (…)

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        I am so sure someone abused their API and grabbed every page 🙂