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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 24th August 2018, 10:06
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By Swissboy
Of course, the soft corners of the paperbacks...

Of course, the soft corners of the paperbacks wear out as well. In the end, they usually look worse in less time.

But I also prefer soft covers, particularly those that come with some type of...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 23rd August 2018, 20:43
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Swissboy
Thanks for this link. Definitely impressive! And...

Thanks for this link. Definitely impressive! And I notice their range maps do go beyond the borders. Thus parts of Yucatan are included. Just a bit more to the North and East would have been great...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 10th August 2018, 19:44
Replies: 174
Views: 39,962
Posted By Swissboy
I presume the vast majority of the assured copies...

I presume the vast majority of the assured copies are aimed at the library market (as long as real books are still being bought by them). So the authors/publishers need to make sure they can recover...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 7th August 2018, 21:46
Replies: 482
Views: 116,508
Posted By Swissboy
one of my favorites!

My copy arrived today, and I'm fascinated. Shrews can't get me very much excited, but they make up maybe a third or less. It's that other major part that has me captivated. Like always, superb...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 5th August 2018, 18:27
Replies: 482
Views: 116,508
Posted By Swissboy
Got a message yesterday that my book has been...

Got a message yesterday that my book has been sent.o:)
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 27th July 2018, 16:52
Replies: 149
Views: 14,543
Posted By Swissboy
But for FGs and similar-use sources it really...

But for FGs and similar-use sources it really would not matter. The "truth" one wants in such sources is info on identification and possibly "life history".
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 26th July 2018, 13:09
Replies: 149
Views: 14,543
Posted By Swissboy
I would not mind DIY taxonomy in such books if...

I would not mind DIY taxonomy in such books if the basic sequence remained the same. ;) :eat:
At the very least, these attempts show that things can as well be viewed differently and that there is no...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 15th July 2018, 15:37
Replies: 248
Views: 51,711
Posted By Swissboy
Did they also tell you how it would be correct?...

Did they also tell you how it would be correct? Here in Switzerland we also have many people with the family name of Koch, some also of German origin. The plural form as we use it here would be "die...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 25th June 2018, 21:21
Replies: 174
Views: 39,962
Posted By Swissboy
I basically agree with you. There would be one...

I basically agree with you. There would be one exception, if many local people want a FG, one that concentrates on their own country would be an excellent start. My question for that is, however,...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 23rd June 2018, 15:01
Replies: 174
Views: 39,962
Posted By Swissboy
It was my understanding that I was also on that...

It was my understanding that I was also on that list. Anyway, I have now placed my order. Looks really attractive. And it will likely push my need for a phone that can use those QR codes. :-O So far,...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 23rd June 2018, 14:49
Replies: 174
Views: 39,962
Posted By Swissboy
At least, it can now be found on the LYNX...

At least, it can now be found on the LYNX website: https://www.lynxeds.com/product/birds-thailand-0
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 22nd June 2018, 20:54
Replies: 174
Views: 39,962
Posted By Swissboy
How come such interesting info goes to just some...

How come such interesting info goes to just some selected individual(s)? :-C
Forum: Swarovski Monday 18th June 2018, 21:59
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By Swissboy
Not sure what this historic designation has got...

Not sure what this historic designation has got to do here. These days, there is no such team, I think.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 10th June 2018, 08:47
Replies: 149
Views: 14,543
Posted By Swissboy
Waiting for a clearance sale!8-P Not really, but...

Waiting for a clearance sale!8-P

Not really, but this might well become a candidate. I hope not, after all the efforts that have been put into this magnificent set. But somehow, I wonder whether...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 4th June 2018, 19:36
Replies: 121
Views: 24,293
Posted By Swissboy
No real reviews, but some impressions. Mine are...

No real reviews, but some impressions. Mine are in post #55. And several others posted from there on. There is a link to a review in post #87. (Edit: That's the one you already found.) I also suggest...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 4th June 2018, 19:25
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Swissboy
Mammals of China, Princeton Pocket Guide was what...

Mammals of China, Princeton Pocket Guide was what I tried. CA is essentially just at the edge. Not fully satisfactory! Maybe there is something better now?
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 3rd June 2018, 20:16
Replies: 98
Views: 52,932
Posted By Swissboy
I have been unable to find anything that would...

I have been unable to find anything that would support the claim.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 30th May 2018, 22:06
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Swissboy
The thread's title was too non-descript! I simply...

The thread's title was too non-descript! I simply felt like not "burying" my review effort. Sorry. If the title of the thread would have been "New FG for Nicaragua" or something along those lines, I...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 29th May 2018, 20:29
Replies: 82
Views: 52,429
Posted By Swissboy
New FG for Nicaragua

Zona Tropical has published a new FG for Nicaragua. I wrote a brief review: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=362364
No need to repeat it here. But its conclusion is that this is a FG that...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 29th May 2018, 19:01
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Swissboy
Birds of Nicaragua A Field Guide, a review

This is a brand new addition to the Zona Tropical Publications, and it is patterned along the lines of the previous FGs in the series, Birds of Costa Rica and Birds of Panama. Illustrations are by...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 25th May 2018, 20:14
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By Swissboy
That is Howell and Webb with its doubtful FG...

That is Howell and Webb with its doubtful FG qualities (as outlined in post #15) despite otherwise being a great book.

Van Perlo covers it all, but it plays in a lower class league when it comes to...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 25th May 2018, 20:03
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By Swissboy
I must admit that I do not know this book. But I...

I must admit that I do not know this book. But I have several earlier books by Edwards, and they have never really impressed me. Thus, I'm open to any convincing arguments, but from the description...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 25th May 2018, 19:47
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By Swissboy
We can "nit pick" about whether central and...

We can "nit pick" about whether central and middle are the same or not, as well as about other details. The facts remain that Howell and Webb is a book that is simply too bulky to be taken into the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 21:34
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By Swissboy
To me Mexico is definitely also part of Central...

To me Mexico is definitely also part of Central America when it comes to birds. But we still need a decent and compact FG for the whole country. So I don't feel all of Central America has been...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 16th May 2018, 18:41
Replies: 149
Views: 14,543
Posted By Swissboy
Same here. Pretty much a "déja vue" feeling,...

Same here. Pretty much a "déja vue" feeling, reminding me of the many similarly looking books on my bookshelves that I must have looked at just a few times when I bought them, but never since. Of...
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