Guide to HANZAB volumes
"Philip Veerman" <>
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:12:02 +1100
Thanks to all those who have sent the species index to HANZAB. Sure that is
useful to find a species. The books have a species list. I know that.
However before I get more of the same, that is not at all what I was asking
about. I was asking for an easily accessible one page list of which main
bird groups are in which volume, so that I know which book to take off the
shelf. E.g. something that quickly tells me that Rails are in Volume 2, as I
do not always intrinsically know that they are not in part 1 or 2 of Volume
1. Then I can flip through the book or (rarely) use the index. Tony
understood with his "what you need to do is to go through each volume in
turn and make a list of the bird groups in each. Type up the list, break it
into sections per volume and stick a label on the shelf front below each
I could do it, it should only take me about an hour. I was just wondering if
someone else had already done this. If I get around to it I'll send it out.
From: Tony Russell
Sent: Friday, 26 December 2014 12:20 PM
To: 'Philip Veerman'
I often refer to HANZAB but frequently take the wrong one of the shelf
first. With the plastic covers they stick together and eventually that
creates excess use. Yes I know bird groups well but tend to forget the
sequence (which is after all largely arbitrary in terms of arranging orders
and some families mainly within the Passeriformes) in a linear sequence. The
spine says bird groups X to Y as end points but those in between those X & Y
groups can be hard to recall. I haven't found in HANZAB and wonder if
someone has done a one page list of the main groups (e.g. families) as
listed in each volume, that I can copy and tape on my bookshelf?
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