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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Kevin Byrnes » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:54 pm

I know it is rather late to point this out now and you are probably aware of it already but Cyren's,Galan's and Pena de Francia are listed as Wall lizards in the illustration.
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:31 pm

Kevin Byrnes wrote:I know it is rather late to point this out now and you are probably aware of it already but Cyren's,Galan's and Pena de Francia are listed as Wall lizards in the illistration.

Better spotted too often than unseen, so thanks!
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Kristian Bell » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:18 am

Hi Jeroen,

Any chance it is possible to acquire a signed copy?

Cheers, Kris
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:40 am

Kristian Bell wrote:Hi Jeroen,

Any chance it is possible to acquire a signed copy?

Cheers, Kris


Well... I hope you'll forgive me not signing and sending these off personally. I'm afraid the best I can offer is hunting me down. ;)
So, if you're ever in Belgium...
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Postby Berislav Horvatic » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:55 am

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Well... I hope you'll forgive me not signing and sending these off personally.
I'm afraid the best I can offer is hunting me down. ;)
So, if you're ever in Belgium...

Well, it's not always easy having become a celebrity... But you tough it out, obviously. Keep on like that.

(Once I "hunted down" Andréas Meyer, the first author of "Auf Schlangenspuren usw." to sign me my copy
of his book, but it was easy - I waited in ambush, in my hometown Zagreb, till the Swiss team came for
a visit, eager to find Vipera berus bosniensis... Of course I was a good host and guide, but also did not
forget to take the book with me to the field... So, that's an easy option I would recommend to anybody...
Only requires some patience and good luck.)
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:31 am

Berislav Horvatic wrote:
Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Well... I hope you'll forgive me not signing and sending these off personally.
I'm afraid the best I can offer is hunting me down. ;)
So, if you're ever in Belgium...

Well, it's not always easy having become a celebrity... But you tough it out, obviously. Keep on like that.

(Once I "hunted down" Andréas Meyer, the first author of "Auf Schlangenspuren usw." to sign me my copy
of his book, but it was easy - I waited in ambush, in my hometown Zagreb, till the Swiss team came for
a visit, eager to find Vipera berus bosniensis... Of course I was a good host and guide, but also did not
forget to take the book with me to the field... So, that's an easy option I would recommend to anybody...
Only requires some patience and good luck.)


:lol:

In my defence, I'm making it even easier if you like salamanders, as I'll do the guiding (estimating that we're not talking hordes). Other option was the SEH meeting in Salzburg and maybe, just maybe, Vienna ÖGH January.
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Berislav Horvatic » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:00 pm

Well, the Swiss team was no "horde", for sure... And they had had a hearty recommendation from Herbert Billing,
whom I deeply respect as a friend, teacher, guru... As I said to Andréas, "For me, the word of Herbi is the word of
God... so I simply have no choice but to be the best host I can..."

Maybe this rather emotional statement of mine could also be instructive to various newcomers to this forum,
who readilly ask about best localities to find this or that... without introducing themselves properly and/or
quoting a reliable authority who could guarantee they deserve it.
In this particular case, I knew very well who Andréas Meyer is and what he does, and I would have most gladly
helped him out anyway, but Herbi’s warm recommendation just added the “final touch”... the irresistible one.
That's how it goes, in practical life. We're a small community, after all.
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Kristian Bell » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:
Kristian Bell wrote:Hi Jeroen,

Any chance it is possible to acquire a signed copy?

Cheers, Kris


Well... I hope you'll forgive me not signing and sending these off personally. I'm afraid the best I can offer is hunting me down. ;)
So, if you're ever in Belgium...


I'll look into it. My next short holiday is likely to be late October - whats the herping like in Belgium at that time of year? :?
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:58 pm

If rainy, very decent mander time. I'm near Ghent.
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:07 pm

Got my advance order of the Dutch translation. For sale online from January 30th.

French version (Delachaux et Niestlé) available online from February 1st.

:mrgreen:
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