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Handbook of the Mammals of the World

Discussion in 'TV, Movies, Books about Zoos & Wildlife' started by Hix, 7 Jan 2009.

  1. lintworm

    lintworm Well-Known Member

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    You can say a lot about the series and they are generally very good, but the editing is pretty disastrous with extreme inconsistency between chapters....
     
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    Anyway, I just got the information that my copy is currently at the Swiss customs, so I should receive it very soon....
     
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    When I returned home the new HMW was waiting for me. At 700 pages it is not a huge book in comparison to some of the other volumes, but it is still big and packed full of info with great plates (though somewhat cramped) and outstanding photos.

    It really is a pity that they decided not to include skull/jaw drawings for e.g. moles and shrews as this is often the only means of identification.... Something else that struck me is that some pictures of Hoffmann's two-toed sloth from Costa Rica are simply referred to as Choloepus spec. allthough they are the only Choloepus to occur there and the pictures clearly show that species. Additionally a Tamandua picture from the Singapore Zoo is labelled as Tamandua spec. whereas it seems to show Tamandua tetradactyla nigra.

    On the other hand the taxonomy of the book seems very much up to date, with the split of Silky anteater into 7 species and a split of Checkered sengi in two species already covered.

    By just flicking through I already have a new species on my most-wanted list: the Hairy long-nosed armadillo and I learnt that armadillos eat penguins! Though one third of the book consists of shrews, the rest of the book is extremely diverse.
     
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    Hang on. What?!?!?!?
     
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    My copy arrived today; excellent as expected :) although I do have reservations regarding the accuracy of a claim the captive lifespan record for Sunda Colugo is 17.5 years!

    My only gripe is that there appears to have been a printing error in my copy which has near-uniformly cut all of the page numbers off, sometimes omitting them entirely.
     
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    Inform Lynx and you should be able to get a new copy :p
     
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    Perhaps someone else has the Missing Lynx.
     
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    Lynx website advises that HMW9 will be published in September 2019. Unlike other volumes it has multiple illustrators.
     
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    One of my HBW editions had some pages missing. I ordered it via the Natural History Bookshop, so I rng them and they said return it and it will be replaced. So I did and it was.
     
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    The pre-publicatio offer for HMW9 is to begin on May 15
     
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    I love this set but its too expensive.
     
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    Lynx website now has sample plates and photographs for HMW9
     
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    Release date has now been rescheduled to mid October
     
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    The final volume was published a week or two ago :) has anyone received their copy as yet?
     
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    Distribution should have started this week, so it would be a bit quick.
     
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    Received mine a couple of days ago, although I’ve been a bit busy so regret to say I’ve not opened it yet :oops:
     
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    Yes,mine came on 21st
     
  18. lintworm

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    So much for Lynx Edicion e-mails saying distribution would start this week :p
     
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    Hopefully I won't have too long to wait then - although that said, I haven't even received the aforementioned email saying distribution would start this week :p so perhaps I should chase my order up to make sure it hasn't slipped through the cracks!
     
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    Quite a few bats slip through cracks