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Old Saturday 28th July 2018, 17:30   #476
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There is also an updated edition of Walkers Mammals of The World:
https://www.nhbs.com/series/walkers-...s-of-the-world

Unfortunately it covers only small part of mammals, and it is not clear if further volumes will be printed. Nevertheless, I liked earlier editions. Not least, because while HMW is 'stuck in the present', Walkers dealt also with historic distribution of mammals which was often much broader than handful of todays reserves.
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Got mine this morning (Southern France). Should'nt be too long for the rest of Europe.
Got a message yesterday that my book has been sent.
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As usual, mine will be weeks if not months, away.
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Got a message yesterday that my book has been sent.
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 illustrations, including some birds as predators.

So there is one more volume to go, wonder how long we'll have to wait for it. Volume 8's appearance was surprisingly fast after the previous one.
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Old Tuesday 14th August 2018, 08:19   #481
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The dispatching of my copy is delayed until next week as there are currently transport space problems at Lynx Edicions.
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Old Wednesday 15th August 2018, 00:40   #482
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Received my copy yesterday. As always it is an excellent book. It has the silky anteaters split into 7 species as opposed to 1 species in Walkers Mammals. Walkers benefits in having a run down of each order,whereas HMW sometimes repeats information in each family account that could have been mentioned once.
As HMW has already called for submissions of bat photographs the next volume may not be too far away.
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Old Thursday 23rd August 2018, 10:28   #483
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I've received my copy today.
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Old Sunday 21st October 2018, 13:31   #484
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There is a first review on HMW7 (2017).

http://www.mammalwatching.com/wp-con...16/08/HMW7.pdf
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There is a first review on HMW7 (2017).

http://www.mammalwatching.com/wp-con...16/08/HMW7.pdf
Again, my supplier is telling me that he's sent a significant number back due to binding issues?
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There is a first review on HMW7 (2017).

http://www.mammalwatching.com/wp-con...16/08/HMW7.pdf
Looks like I had been fooled when posting my first assessment (post #431). I can now see at least some examples for using the same illustrations multiple times, but only elements of them. So the animals still look different. In my opinion, it's a more severe mistake when blackish species are shown in brown, though. But I'm not a mammal specialist. At any rate, thank you Melanie for this link, a real eye-opener!.
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Again, my supplier is telling me that he's sent a significant number back due to binding issues?
Does your supplier get all the copies with binding issues, or is he particularly picky? I can't imagine that there is such a significant number that has binding problems, and that repeatedly over several volumes. But then, as I have always ordered directly from Lynx, maybe they sort them out there and we don't get the magnitude of the issue?
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Does your supplier get all the copies with binding issues, or is he particularly picky? I can't imagine that there is such a significant number that has binding problems, and that repeatedly over several volumes. But then, as I have always ordered directly from Lynx, maybe they sort them out there and we don't get the magnitude of the issue?
I agree Robert, the excuse is starting to wear thin and I'm a biot pissed off with getting mine, an average of three months after everyone else! Having said that, I haven't checked where they are printed and a lot of books seem to have quality issues these days, far more than has been the norm over the years.

Thank goodness the set is nearly complete, I wonder, will Lynx issue a 'Mammal families of the World' volume or similar as they did with birds to stretch their income?
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…………. I wonder, will Lynx issue a 'Mammal families of the World' volume or similar as they did with birds to stretch their income?
I agree, Lynx will most likely follow up with such a volume. But despite the fact that it is a "stretching" strategy, I think such compilations would be a welcome addition. I did not go for the "Bird Families.." volume as I have the full set of the detailed HBW series. But I cherish the "Illustrated Checklists" of the birds, and they are by far the volumes I use the most of the whole HBW series. So I would most likely get a similar "Illustrated Checklist.." compilation for the mammals, provided it would follow a systematic approach. HMW volumes were clearly patterned along the attractiveness scale.
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Lynx website shows the illustrations for the Bats volume to be done by IIian Velikov not Toni Llobet. I wonder why this is so?
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Lynx website shows the illustrations for the Bats volume to be done by IIian Velikov not Toni Llobet. I wonder why this is so?
No idea why, but at least they will be of high quality. Velikov recently illustrated the new European Reptiles and Amphibians field guide and those are very good.
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Lynx website shows the illustrations for the Bats volume to be done by IIian Velikov not Toni Llobet. I wonder why this is so?
I hope the work shared between various artists mean that we will have higher quality plates rather than clones...
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It's a pity that they don't have asked the customers whether there should be one or two volumes on bats. There are around 1400 bat species in the world and I don't think that It would look good to create only 30 or 40 plates for such are large amount on species. Two volumes would have been better.

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It's a pity that they have asked the customers whether there are should be one or two volumens on bats. There are around 1400 bat species in the world and I don't think that I would look good to create only 30 or 40 plates for such are large amount on species. Two volumes would have been better.




Illustrations are largely irrelevant in identifying many Bat species..
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I think most of the entries will have "no information" for many of the subjects covered and one volume will be enough
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Stephen Rossiter and Tony Hudson are among the authors of HMW 9

https://evolve.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/rossi...phen-rossiter/
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Lynx website advises that HMW9 is due to be published in September 2019. Unlike other volumes it has multiple illustrators.
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HMW 9 can be preordered from now on

https://www.lynxeds.com/product/hand...orld-volume-9/
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Not sure if this is the right forum, but I am at last on the final proofs of the Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds, with final selection of photos almost complete and payment to be organised thereafter. I am still in need of Black-capped Catbird Ailuroedus melanocephalus, I have Northern Catbird A. jobiensis, managed to get an Arfak Catbird too, but am missing both Huon Catbird A. astigmaticus and Black-capped Catbird and White-eared Catbird (Arfaks and West Papuan Is) in the narrow sense. Also looking for Eastern Parotia and Yellow-breasted Satinbird, can anyone help? We can offer a small payment.
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Bowerbirds are not mammals. So the answer is no.
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