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Mike VanValen
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A couple of plugs

Post by Mike VanValen » June 7th, 2010, 8:19 pm

Discovering Amphibians : Frogs and Salamanders of the Northeast

A neat little book with some great field stories, by fellow CT herper, John Himmelman.

A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

A true guide for the field. If you have to bring a book to Costa Rica, bring this one. Authored by field herper extraordinaire and my friend, Twan Leenders.

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Re: A couple of plugs

Post by Mike Pingleton » June 17th, 2010, 4:18 pm

That the same John Himmelman who wrote the great backyard moth book? Cool!

-Mike
Mike VanValen wrote:Discovering Amphibians : Frogs and Salamanders of the Northeast

A neat little book with some great field stories, by fellow CT herper, John Himmelman.

A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

A true guide for the field. If you have to bring a book to Costa Rica, bring this one. Authored by field herper extraordinaire and my friend, Twan Leenders.

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Re: A couple of plugs

Post by Mike VanValen » August 5th, 2010, 6:16 pm

Yes.

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Re: A couple of plugs

Post by spinifer » August 5th, 2010, 7:19 pm

I know Twan, excellent at tropical herp ID. I captured one of the frogs pictured in his book for him. I thought his book was out of print though? He should definately do a second edition.

Here is my plug:
Amphibians and Reptiles of Delmarva

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Re: A couple of plugs

Post by brick911 » August 6th, 2010, 10:49 am

I have the book spinifer posted. It is a great book, and with spin's help on the new edition, kick's even more butt.

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Re: A couple of plugs

Post by justinm » August 6th, 2010, 11:16 am

If I google Delmarva I find that it's either Maryland, Delaware or Virginia. Sorry but such an esoteric book could be tough to market.

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Re: A couple of plugs

Post by brick911 » August 6th, 2010, 11:57 am

The book is actually about the Delmarva Peninsula which if you look at a map, is the peninsula situated between Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay. I don't know about how they have fared marketing the book, but it is esoteric - I agree. I'm speaking completely on assumption, but I would think the book was a labor of love, and the specific group of people that seek it out will be delighted. Roger Conant sings its praises. Check it out if you get a few extra bucks. It is really well done.

Bob

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Re: A couple of plugs

Post by justinm » August 7th, 2010, 5:59 am

Conant must have sang its praises, he passed away some time ago.

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Re: A couple of plugs

Post by brick911 » August 7th, 2010, 10:09 pm

I should have been more clear. He is quoted on the back cover and had nice things to say. Hence, I was speaking from the present perspective.

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