Re: HANZAB 4 pre pub offer

Subject: Re: HANZAB 4 pre pub offer
From: "" <>
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 1998 09:41:29 +1000
> >As HANZAB builds to a complete coverage of all our bird species,  no
> >serious ornithologist,  ecologist or natural historian can afford to be
> >without their own set.
> >
> >Volume 4 of HANZAB will be published during March 1999.   Birds Australia
> >is now offering this volume at the special pre-publication price of $295,
> >or all four volumes for $1250.

Ronald Orenstein wrote:
> And at that price, who can afford to be with it?  I'm not criticizing - the
> book is surely worth it, but are there any plans for a paperback or CD-ROM
> edition, or an eventual 2-volume boildown such as the one done for Cramp
> and Simmons?

I agree. This is a landmark publication but I must confess that The 
Handbook of the Birds of the World is the one I am buying and HANZAB 
is the one I am ordering for our library (where I can readily consult 
it when necessary). A summary version accessible to the eager birding 
masses would be great.


Andrew M. Fisher

Environmental Studies Unit
Charles Sturt University - Mitchell
Panorama Avenue, Bathurst NSW 2795 AUSTRALIA
Phone: 02 6338 4151
Fax:   02 6338 4078

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