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Re:jettisoning Rataj & Horeman
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re:jettisoning Rataj & Horeman
- From: Paul Krombholz <krombhol at teclink_net>
- Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 05:46:59 -0600
- In-reply-to: <200301281033.h0SAXLcd032436 at otter_actwin.com>
- References: <200301281033.h0SAXLcd032436 at otter_actwin.com>
From: David Whittaker <dwhitt at sympatico_ca>
>...... I think that it's time to put my Rataj & Horeman up
>for auction and purchase the Kasselmann book.
Rataj & Horeman's attempts to revise Echinodorus and Cryptocoryne
taxonomy have not been accepted, and Kasslemann is now the aquatic
plant author who is in touch with the latest taxonomic thinking.
However, I think that the Rataj & Horeman book is still worth
keeping. It has nice photographs, and many odd-ball plants (such as
Pilularia) that are not in many other books. Often their advice on
growing a certain species is based on their experience and seems to
be right on target. R&H seems to be transitional from the old
fashioned to the modern aquarium plant book.
I keep all my old aqaurium books even if they are really outdated,
such as Encyclopedia of Water Plants, 1967, by Jiri Stodola. Now,
there is a book that is really only of value as a collector's item.
Paul Krombholz in moderating central Mississippi having one of the
driest Januaries on record.