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Old Monday 29th January 2018, 09:41   #451
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I've had mine from NHBS for about a month - would have had before Christmas, but there was a mix up with delivery address.
I'm starting to think I'm being spun a line?

I wonder if my supplier has some kind of spat with Lynx?

I'm not desperate for it, it's not like I'm going on holiday next weeek and waiting for an indespensible field guide but it is odd that they have such issues and if they did have a spat with Lynx, I'd rather know. I'll remain loyal to my supplier anyway as they've been good to me over the years but it does make me wonder what's happening and if I'm getting the real story.

I was told today that NHBS are having problems with the stock they've had (binding issues) and that they currently don't have any either?


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Why does anyone order from another supplier, rather than from Lynx direct? Am I missing something?

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Why does anyone order from another supplier, rather than from Lynx direct? Am I missing something?

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I have a deal with Christ Media Natur since 2009. So I've got all follow up volumes automatically without placing a new order.
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Why does anyone order from another supplier, rather than from Lynx direct? Am I missing something?

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Habit and supporting a small, UK business which I know matters not to many.


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I'm starting to think I'm being spun a line?

I wonder if my supplier has some kind of spat with Lynx?

I'm not desperate for it, it's not like I'm going on holiday next weeek and waiting for an indespensible field guide but it is odd that they have such issues and if they did have a spat with Lynx, I'd rather know. I'll remain loyal to my supplier anyway as they've been good to me over the years but it does make me wonder what's happening and if I'm getting the real story.

I was told today that NHBS are having problems with the stock they've had (binding issues) and that they currently don't have any either?


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Was binding ever an issue with HBW? I did not subscribe so I do not know. Your supplier told you this reason for a delay with an earlier volume as I recall
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Was binding ever an issue with HBW? I did not subscribe so I do not know. Your supplier told you this reason for a delay with an earlier volume as I recall
Honestly Kevin, I can't remember the reason for the last delay but it was a long one! I think I remember being told that a delivery arrived and that they were all 'damaged' and had to be sent back.

My supplier did tell me that trade dealers are being supplied last, those who ordered direct from Lynx, get theirs first.

Has anyone had to send one back with a faulty binding?

In regard to NHBS and that they had none for the same reason, that's not what it says on their website, 'in stock' it says having previously noted a 1-2 week period for despatch.

It will be here when it gets here I suppose!


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Mine arrived sometime in February, binding seems fine and I've never had issues with that on either HBW or HBM
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Lynx website advises that volume 8 will be published in June 2018. A list of the families covered is shown on the website, all orders other than bats that have not already been covered will be included. A special chapter on Conservation priorities for several orders will be included.
And Melanie will be pleased to know that it is now titled Insectivores sloths and colugos

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My Vol 7 will finally arrive today.!!



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Hope you enjoy it Andy. I think that the next volume is published in June to get in before the new Walkers Mammals volume is issued.

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I am looking for reviews of HMW in professional mammal journals or similar publications. Anybody?
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Hope you enjoy it Andy. I think that the next volume is published in June to get in before the new Walkers Mammals volume is issued.
I don't think that the proposed publishing date in June will be uphold. By the way the book title has been changed into Insectivores, Sloths and Colugos.

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I am looking for reviews of HMW in professional mammal journals or similar publications. Anybody?
On the Lynx website ,up to volume 6, reviews are published in the "more information" panel at the top right of the page.

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On first glance, many of the small rodents in Vol 7 will remain, unidentified for me and I'm surprised that such a seminal work, does not include illustrations of dentition?

I also find it odd that these volumes, rarely, print on the back of the illustration pages, cheapens the look somewhat for me?


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.............I also find it odd that these volumes, rarely, print on the back of the illustration pages, cheapens the look somewhat for me?


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That is a very smart policy as the likelihood of getting the print to show though is very high. Evidence being the last book by Bill Cooper on pigeons and doves of Australia. They did a second printing supposedly using denser paper. But as I have shown in another thread, the difference was rather minor.
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Lynx website advises that volume 8 will be published in June 2018. A list of the families covered is shown on the website, all orders other than bats that have not already been covered will be included. A special chapter on Conservation priorities for several orders will be included.
And Melanie will be pleased to know that it is now titled Insectivores sloths and colugos
That is very good news indeed. Though I also think they will not be able to uphold that publication date. But I'll be happy if it is not shifted too far into the future. At any rate, this will now become one of my favorite volumes, I'm sure. Lots of groups I know very little about.

This will be the volume with the lowest number of color plates, according to the LYNX info.
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That is a very smart policy as the likelihood of getting the print to shine though is very high. Evidence being the last book by Bill Cooper on pigeons and doves of Australia. They did a second printing supposedly using denser paper. But as I have shown in another thread, the difference was rather minor.
When you say 'shine', do you mean that the print will show through on the plate?

They do print on the back of some plates though.


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When you say 'shine', do you mean that the print will show through on the plate?

They do print on the back of some plates though.


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Yes, I have corrected my wording in the original post. Thanks.
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Sample plates,photos and accounts now available on the Lynx website for volume 8.
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Sample plates,photos and accounts now available on the Lynx website for volume 8.
Wow, they seem to really be pushing it. Many plates are apparently not full pages. Seems like Tony Llobet had a somewhat easier job for this volume.
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