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kb57

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Europe
You are listing quite a number of features that would most likely keep me from buying the particular product. I have never seriously considered to use Apple products because I just can't get over the way they are (or more importantly used to) patronize customers. That includes, naturally, excluding competitors, thus allowing to keep prices artificially high. For a while, I loved their designs though. Meanwhile things are all look-alikes anyway.
Off topic I know, but I shared your dislike of Apple's walled garden principle. However Windows leaves me increasingly frustrated - I love the way that Apple computers can do simple things like switching themselves on and off within a reasonable timescale.
 

kb57

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Europe
Illustrations look great, presumably this is essentially an update on Hilty & Brown? What do the QR codes do?
Sorry, I should've looked upthread - I just checked for myself with the phone and computer screen, and see it brings up the eBird entry for the species...
 

Melanie

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So the interesting thing is if it is better than Swash and Still (which also has reptiles)?
Niels
Swash and Still is a photo guide. With Birds and Mammals of the Galapagos you have the same quality as with the other Lynx field guides. That means a short species entry, an illustration, and the QR code. Lynx has of course the HBW/HMW taxonomy that means you probably won't have the Least Vermillion Flycatcher in Swash and Still. And according to the reptiles I think it might be better to buy a book about the Galapagos tortoise or the Land iguanas.
 

njlarsen

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Barbados
It is correct Swash and Still does not have the latest taxonomy, including a couple of splits of the finches. When I visited Galapagos, those were not yet made, and in all other ways, the Swash and Still guide was excellent.

Niels
 

Melanie

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I don't know whether this is an error, but Nesoryzomys narboroughi is listed as VU in the IUCN Red List (or in the HMW Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of the World) and not as CR like in this book.
 

Mysticete

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United States
Swash and Still is a photo guide. With Birds and Mammals of the Galapagos you have the same quality as with the other Lynx field guides. That means a short species entry, an illustration, and the QR code. Lynx has of course the HBW/HMW taxonomy that means you probably won't have the Least Vermillion Flycatcher in Swash and Still. And according to the reptiles I think it might be better to buy a book about the Galapagos tortoise or the Land iguanas.
It's probably not the tortoise or iguanas you need guides for though, it's all the smaller herps like lava lizards, racers, and so forth
 

njlarsen

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Returning to this: I need proof that the new guide is as good as the photo guide to separate the finches. Hint: the only thing that matters is the bill.

Niels
 

Andy Adcock

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England
Colombia arrived yesterday, a much needed upgrade in terms of illustrations at least, not had a proper chance to have a look yet.
 

kb57

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Europe
My copy of Hilty arrived today from NHBS, my first Lynx guide. Very impressive book - illustrations a bit more 'lifelike' and less stylised than Ayerbe Quinones, as well as being larger and including written ID information. The tradeoff is of course being larger and heavier.
I wish I'd had either of these books in Colombia a couple of years ago, but the Lynx guide is the one for armchair dreaming of a future return.
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
I got this email today

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Greetings!
After 32 years of hard work and dedication, the Founders of Lynx Edicions have decided to pass the publishing house on to new leaders who will continue to build on their strong foundation. Two current members of the Lynx team have accepted this challenge enthusiastically, creating a book publication services company, named Alada ("winged") . Alada will provide services to Lynx Edicions, including the management of Lynx’s complete collection of titles and the publication of new books with the Lynx name, logo and high standards. Thanks to Alada, the various Lynx book collections will continue to grow and other new titles will be developed in line with Lynx’s current trajectory.

All the details for the official transition on 1 July 2021 are being planned carefully to ensure that is it as smooth as possible for our customers, and hopefully you won’t even notice anything. If you do not wish to be contacted by Alada, on behalf of Lynx Edicions and following the same respectful measures as always, you can indicate this choice by clicking the link below:

I do not wish to receive information about Lynx's publications through Alada

The Lynx Edicions website and Customer Services contact email will remain the same and customers will enjoy the same personalized care as always. W e remain at your full disposal for any queries or doubts you may have.

www.lynxeds.com

[email protected]

We look forward to providing the community with their favourite Lynx books and to publishing more titles that will hopefully turn out to be favourites as well! Thank you very much for your continued support!
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Received Madagascar a few days ago and now have an e-mail that Seabirds is in the post.

Not a Lynx title but I've also received an email to say that 'Ecology and Natural History', the latest New Naturalist title, is on it's way.
 
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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

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