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Whay joy… the new edition has arrived.

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We shall expect great things from you now!
Begin here
There are 655 Species entries in the New (proposed) Dictionary…Just checked

Oooh! This looks like enticing bait to slowly, slowly, catchy Rigsby :open_mouth:
Thanks for the alert JoC :+1:
Mind you, were I to add this to a ‘Christmas list’, I can hear the groans of the long suffering already “what!? not another obscure book only of interest to about 5 people!”

Surely a book has only to be of interest to the person owning it? Let the other 4 buy their own copies.

Just because a book has less ‘reach’ doesn’t make it less valid. In fact, you could argue the reverse is true’.

I agree without reservation.

Secondhand books from Somerfield books.

Our latest Second-Hand Catalogue is now out with a mix of Botany, Trees, Ecology, Natural History and Plant Hunters.

A PDF of the catalogue is also available here.

Some bargains here in their Damaged book sale.

This one must surely appeal to some ispotters « Micro-Moth Field Tips A Guide to Finding the Early Stages in Lancashire and Cheshire – A Chronological Guide from January to December. 2nd edition« .

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Yes, it is interesting. And he has just produced a volume 2. Somewhere, probably NHBS, you could buy both at a discount.

Milne Bay nudibrachs, published March 2022.
Here’s the cover of Vol two. I wish Milne Bay were nearer…

Jim’s websites, which I often cite on nudibrach posts, are good and he also sends out occasional email newsletters with news & new finds. His email is on this Scottish site.

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I’m a little surprised to admit it but I loved reading Leif Bersweden’s first book “The Orchid Hunter”. I put it off for ages because I had heard about one or two marks of immaturity in references to kindly and knowledgeable others… but it’s still a great easy read, and filled with genuine and infectious enthusiasm for botany and botanising. He has another book out this month, “Where the Wild Flowers Grow”. I think he’s good for botany (and, of course, by extension, all natural history) and we need people like him and Joshua Styles and Mya-Rose Craig if there’s to be any hope for the future.

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Mya-Rose Craig; the wikipedia entry tells of a remarkable Bristol woman. Mya-Rose Craig - Wikipedia
An honorary doctorate from Bristol uni at the age of 17…
Thank you for the alert.

I visited Milne Bay, many years ago - but I was only interested in birds then. An amazing place!!

Wow - she’s seen half of the world’s bird species and she’s only 20! I’m over 70 and I have barely seen 10%. Let’s hope that there are still 10,000 species by the time Mya-Rose is 70.