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Old Wednesday 26th September 2018, 08:39   #176
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Others have mentioned re other titles, LYNX's 'stretching' (to the absolute limit) of material which already exists. Basically they're taking existing plates and text and just replicating them across several titles so they'll hope to sell at least two titles here, that we're aware of, rather than one.
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Have you looked at the guides? Whilst many of the original plates are being used, a lot of new illustrations have been / are being commissioned. The text is new and purpose written. HBW text was oriented more towards use at home or in a museum, which is appropriate for a handbook. You will find that Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides text is written for field use. Yes, of course there will be some degree of duplication between countries with very similar avifaunas, as there is with other field guides series. However, both text and plates will reflect specific national identification challenges, racial variation, vocal variation, etc. New range maps and distributional revision are another key strength.

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Old Wednesday 26th September 2018, 14:04   #177
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Have you looked at the guides? Whilst many of the original plates are being used, a lot of new illustrations have been / are being commissioned. The text is new and purpose written. HBW text was oriented more towards use at home or in a museum, which is appropriate for a handbook. You will find that Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides text is written for field use. Yes, of course there will be some degree of duplication between countries with very similar avifaunas, as there is with other field guides series. However, both text and plates will reflect specific national identification challenges, racial variation, vocal variation, etc. New range maps and distributional revision are another key strength.

Best wishes, Chris
Hi Chris,
haven't actually seen it yet as I'm in Russia but I have had it delivered and it's waiting for me in Nottingham.

Thanks for your input.

How is it over there, I recently wrote to Cecilia Herrera to enquire if she's ok but have had no reply. I was contemplating a trip to the Venezuelan Andes and parts we didn't do last time but seems a no go right now?
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Old Wednesday 26th September 2018, 20:19   #178
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Hi Andy

Reviews of the Thailand guide have been positive. See what you think.

Venezuela is tough, a deepening humanitarian crisis. I ran into Ceci in Bello Monte in March and she was fine. I'll let her know you're trying to contact her, though she has not replied to my last email. Internet is becoming a scarce luxury.

Have a good trip! Chris
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Reviews of the Thailand guide have been positive. See what you think.

Venezuela is tough, a deepening humanitarian crisis. I ran into Ceci in Bello Monte in March and she was fine. I'll let her know you're trying to contact her, though she has not replied to my last email. Internet is becoming a scarce luxury.

Have a good trip! Chris
Good to know Chris, hope things start to normalise soon, stay safe,
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This English monograph on the Stellar's Sea Eagle taken from Russian literature looks interesting. Seeing them in Hokkaido during the winter is high up on my bucket list.
https://www.nhbs.com/stellers-sea-eagle-book
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Snake guru Mark O'Shea has just pusblished a richly illustrated book on the 600 snake species of the World

The Book of Snakes: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Snakes-L.../dp/022645939X
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There are about 3000 snake species.
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A few months before the HMW bat volume there will be another interesting book on bats. But only with 300 species.

Marianne Taylor: Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species

https://www.nhbs.com/bats-an-illustr...818&ad_id=2946
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https://www.nhbs.com/search?q=Ardnam...&qtview=218226

I think this will be on my Christmas list.
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A few months before the HMW bat volume there will be another interesting book on bats. But only with 300 species.

Marianne Taylor: Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species

https://www.nhbs.com/bats-an-illustr...818&ad_id=2946
Bats are so frustrating, even with good photos, many simply cannot be identified to species without a bat detector or in hand examination of the dentition.

I think this and the fact that they are often just a tiny dot, flying around at Mach 2, is why the appeal is relatively small among amateur naturalists?
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I think this will be on my Christmas list.
I have a signed copy which I got at the Aberfeldy Watermill Bookshop. Not read it all yet just a few chapters but what I've read so far is very good! Nice photos too!
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I have a signed copy which I got at the Aberfeldy Watermill Bookshop. Not read it all yet just a few chapters but what I've read so far is very good! Nice photos too!
That's good to know Nicola - cheers. Unfortunately I couldn't wait until Christmas so I ordered a copy today. Hopefully I'll be reading it with a nice glass of Red wine on Saturday after Wales beat the Boks

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