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

Postby Thomas Reich » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:30 pm

Knowing Bobby personally and the other authors from reading in this forum, I expected a high-level book and set the bar high. After having a rather quick look I can already say that you did not disappoint but even excel my expectations. Big compliments! If I were one of the authors I would be proud myself, too. It's hard to imagine how much work and enthusiasm you put into this book.

Two points to consider when planning a revision:

One thing to criticize is, in my opinion, the hardly visible separation of the different chapters within the species accounts. The titles (families) and subtitles should be bigger or just more accented. Of course this is not an issue for experienced herpers who are well versed in the taxonomy of the European herpetofauna, but could be a problem for people that are not that much into this subject to orient themselves.

The printing of very dark animals should be brightened a bit in order to better see the structures of the animal (for example some of the crested newts or the black morph of Pordarcis lilfordii).
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Will Atkins » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:59 am

My copy arrived today - fabulous effort, will evidently replace all the other lesser guides!

Only one suggestion - should the inevitable and well-deserved second edition have a special 'pull-out' section for Great Britain? :lol:
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:36 pm

What are the chapters in this book?
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:55 pm

Michal Szkudlarek wrote:What are the chapters in this book?

Simply checking out the preview pages answers that question, I believe.

I want to thank all for their comments and remarks! In the end, the reprint of the hardcover will not be a revised version, but I will continue to collect your comments for as long as I am able, so feel free to keep them coming. ;)
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:26 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:You can now look inside our book at Amazon =>
https://www.amazon.com/Amphibians-Repti ... 1408154595

In the mean time, this has been restricted to text pages only... :(
The entire index is still in it, though.
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:47 am

Another review :mrgreen:

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

Postby Alexandre Roux » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:46 pm

Just to let you know that it still isn't available here in France. We're still waiting and feel really ashamed to be in such a retarded country...
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:52 pm

Alexandre Roux wrote:Just to let you know that it still isn't available here in France. We're still waiting and feel really ashamed to be in such a retarded country...

the publisher does not send this book to france?! i think poland is more retarded yet i managed to order that book and now im waiting for it to come :)
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Alexandre Roux » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:43 pm

Michal Szkudlarek wrote:
Alexandre Roux wrote:Just to let you know that it still isn't available here in France. We're still waiting and feel really ashamed to be in such a retarded country...

the publisher does not send this book to france?! i think poland is more retarded yet i managed to order that book and now im waiting for it to come :)


Well I ordered it in April but Amazon still doesn't have it
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Re: A&R guide Speybroeck et al. - review it!

Postby Frédéric Seyffarth » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:49 pm

Hey Alexandre,
I got mine since july...you should be able to find it with every big website like ama... or hsb.... and others.
I find it great, with accurate maps and recent taxonomy.
Drawings are really good!
It's my "evening reading" since i have it ;-)
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