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Old Friday 24th January 2020, 14:00   #1
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Multimedia Identification Guide to North Atlantic Seabirds: Shearwaters: Jouanin's &

Available for pre-order,
always expensive at NHBS plus £5.50 postage but can't find it available elsewhere.

https://www.nhbs.com/multimedia-iden...eid=7d80fd0c35
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Wildsounds do intend to stock this title I'm now told.
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Wildsounds do intend to stock this title I'm now told.
Title is found in their webshop now
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Title is found in their webshop now
It's one to buy early, not sure of the print run but they soon become harder to get.
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The latest offering to come with a USB memory stick.......https://www.wildsounds.com/cgi-bin/l...=9780956886736

I saw an interesting article today regarding the fact that magnetic North of the Earth, is shifting, bare with me here.....https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52550973

I'm wondering if there could be any ramifications for geo location data, I quote from the book.

'The large-format colour range maps are based on the latest geolocator and observational studies,'
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As long as the earth keeps spinning the way it does geolocator data is fine Andy, it works by calculating astronomical midday & midnight & time of sunrise & sunset & then you can get a position by comparing that with UTC
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As long as the earth keeps spinning the way it does geolocator data is fine Andy, it works by calculating astronomical midday & midnight & time of sunrise & sunset & then you can get a position by comparing that with UTC
Thanks Dave, the articles does state what I include below, hence my uninformed query.

'And this rapid movement has required more frequent updates to navigation systems, including those that operate the mapping functions in smartphones.'

Apologies, I have another thread going on it too so maybe comment there Dave.

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=389426
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I can't really add anymore Andy, like others have said it should probably only really affect compasses, & I don't know know enough about smartphones to know how their mapping works but if you think you're heading north & you've got your declination wrong it won't take long until you're a long way from where you want to be!
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Posted in the other thread Dave:

A typical smart phone has three magnetic field sensors, fixed perpendicular to each other, which are used to work out the local direction of Magnetic North.

In addition, they have three accelerometers which sense gravity to give tilt information and to help work out which way is down.
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The Wildsounds price is very slightly cheaper than ordering direct from Bob Flood's Scilly Pelagics site but Bob does say that orders to him will have priority.

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The Wildsounds price is very slightly cheaper than ordering direct from Bob Flood's Scilly Pelagics site but Bob does say that orders to him will have priority.

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I'd assume though Steve that Wildsounds will have ordered a whole batch, size dependant on pre-orders so there should be no significant delay, if any?
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Just had an e-mail from NHBS which looks like it’s been put back to July.

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Just had an e-mail from NHBS which looks like itís been put back to July.

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'Looks like'...?
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It’s been a looooooong day. States it’s due in July. For some reason i thought it was end of May.

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It’s been a looooooong day. States it’s due in July. For some reason i thought it was end of May.

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Wildsounds have it as 'early July', according to the spreadsheet which I keep so I know what I have and what is due, that I want, it was due on 8th May.
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Out now and they will start dispatching copies next week (at least if ordered directly through Scilly Pelagics)
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Out now and they will start dispatching copies next week (at least if ordered directly through Scilly Pelagics)
We've all paid the same price, (I actually pre-paid weeks ago) and I wouldn't expect to get it any later or earlier than anyone else, dependant on where I bought it.
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We've all paid the same price, (I actually pre-paid weeks ago) and I wouldn't expect to get it any later or earlier than anyone else, dependant on where I bought it.
then you should take that up with your book supplier, and tell them that you want your book and that they should also work in the weekend to make sure you don't have to wait longer than anyone else. You surely can't expect them to be able to compete with Bob and Ash posting them out directly?
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then you should take that up with your book supplier, and tell them that you want your book and that they should also work in the weekend to make sure you don't have to wait longer than anyone else. You surely can't expect them to be able to compete with Bob and Ash posting them out directly?
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I'd hope that this is what they're doing?
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I'd hope that this is what they're doing?
You know more about books than most Andy, but do places like NHBS work 7 days a week, 24 hours a day? My point is having seen the photos on Twitter of Bob packing books up this weekend there is a chance that people who bought directly will get them before people who ordered via other sources?
Although posting from Scilly may add a day?
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You know more about books than most Andy, but do places like NHBS work 7 days a week, 24 hours a day? My point is having seen the photos on Twitter of Bob packing books up this weekend there is a chance that people who bought directly will get them before people who ordered via other sources?
Although posting from Scilly may add a day?
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I'd have hoped, that other sellers e.g Wildsounds where I get most of my books, would have already received their allotment from Bob and would be distributing as he is. I don't think NHBS work weekends but I know Wildsounds have in the past, probably dependant on workload?

It's a very competitive business with very small margins so it's a good idea to keep your customers happy!
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the Wildsounds orders are also being posted directly by Bob (just saw on twitter),
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That would make perfect sense, why post them twice!
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That would make perfect sense, why post them twice!
I wondered, as they are printed on the mainland, if batches would have been sent directly to people like Wildsounds,
Canít wait to see it!
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I wondered, as they are printed on the mainland, if batches would have been sent directly to people like Wildsounds,
Can’t wait to see it!
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That's what I'd have expected.

I may, were I Bob, have also considered appointing a mainland distribution agent, NHBS or Wild sounds. I know margins are tight and sending boxes of books to the Scillies and posting out from there, won't be cheap but they must know what they're doing by now.
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