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Andy Adcock

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England
Disappointed to note that The Mammals of China, a European publication on the Mammals of Asia, opts for the Americanised 'Gray', throughout.
 
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Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Larger US market compared to UK/Australia/etc?

No idea, more and more common for Europeans to use American spellings. I think some, genuinely do not realise there is a difference and it's becoming commoner for kids in ther UK to make the same error.

Go to www.lynxeds.info and use code CHINA920 for a checklist download.
 

Mysticete

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United States
well, if it makes you feel better, I regularly interchange spellings, so at least some Americans do the same thing.
 

pbjosh

missing the neotropics
Switzerland
I actually generally find British spelling more elegant, with few exceptions. I generally don't use it, though, as I feel it makes a non-Brit look a bit of a poser. That aside, though, at this point "American" english has effectively become "international" english, for better or for worse. So it's not surprising that international projects or things that target international audiences increasingly use "international" spelling. I've seen it in other areas as well. Being a Spanish company, I don't see that they have any particular reason to use British english, and it doesn't really effect my life in the least, but I am generally not a fan of loss of character / loss of diversity in languages.
 

Lerxst

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Has anyone in the USA that ordered All the Birds of the World actually gotten it yet? I ordered it in September and have yet to see it.
 

Swissboy

Sempach, Switzerland
Supporter
Switzerland
A 2nd edition of Indonesia already?

A much sexier cover shot though!


While I agree about the "sexier" look of the cover (in fact, I think it is a stunner), I also think it is a cheater! There is that one rare Bird-of-paradise that occurs in a fraction of the area that the book tries to impress with. It is hardly representative for the whole area, though.
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
While I agree about the "sexier" look of the cover (in fact, I think it is a stunner), I also think it is a cheater! There is that one rare Bird-of-paradise that occurs in a fraction of the area that the book tries to impress with. It is hardly representative for the whole area, though.
There is another one Robert but it's a bit less impressive as the name suggests, Paradise Crow Lycocorax pyrrhopterus
 

pbjosh

missing the neotropics
Switzerland

With the new edition in preparation - https://www.lynxeds.com/product/birds-of-the-indonesian-archipelago-2/ - and due soon, the old one might be less attractive. I'm certainly keen for the new edition but one thing catches my eye, under product details it lists "Product Format: Hardback" which I hope is not the only offering. Hardback books in the field get destroyed, a plasticized soft cover is vastly preferable, and the hard cover is my only real complaint with otherwise excellent the first edition! I carried mine around Malaysia/Indonesia for 2 months and it is in wretched condition.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
I tried to have a look but the site is down

'Error establishing a database connection'​


The only change I can see that's mentioned in the new edition are 'improved' range maps, surely there must be more to it?
 

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