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James Purchase wrote:
>.......Did they cite any reason for the continued delay? Considering how
>fast >some publishers are able to get books into print these days, the
>continued >delays with this particular book is crazy. Can it not be handed
>off to another
>company which might be more capable?
Roger S. Miller wrote:
>It would be faster and more rewarding to buy a German-language copy and
>learn to read the original.
I got myself a German dictionary and Grammar book and pretty much did that
with Aquarienpflanzen. The two semesters of German I had about a hundred
years ago in college helped a little bit, but not very much. Learning
another language is hard! I have the greatest respect and admiration for
all those Europeans and Asians who have become so proficient in English. I
am sure that English is absolutely horrible to learn as a second language.
Since Amazon---in the middle of September--- still says that the book will
be available in August, I decided to order the book from Krieger, the
actual publisher, and I got an acknoledgement from them which said the book
would be available next March.
This book will not be a translation of Aquarienpflanzen, rather, a new
edition with more plants, more pictures, and revised text.
Aquarienpflanzen, published by Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., was done with
meticulous attention to quality and detail. The quality of pictures in the
best I have seen in any book. Let us be optimistic and hope that the
delays are because Krieger is being equally meticulous.
Paul Krombholz, in central Mississippi, with pleasant, cool, September