Re: Amano book yet again
I am resending the following post. I wrote it on the WordPerfect at
work and some of you might have trouble converting it.
>I am one of many aquarists who like the book "Nature Aquarium World"
>by Takashi Amano. There is a wealth of information in it that could
>be used by many people all around the world in their setups. If only
>he could have given us some more information on those setups.
>There have been several postings and subsequent discussions about the
>second book by the above mentioned author. It has apparently the same
>title and NO ADVERTISEMENTS!! Yes, I am really not too crazy about ads.
>I have noticed some postings by other members of the list making the
>remarks against advertising. BTW, we have to understand that without ads
>this book will be substantially more expensive. Neil paid $80 in Japan
>for it. It's too bad he didn't get some more...I for one, would not
>hesitate a second,to shell-out this amount for a quality book I know
>Amano can produce.
>And if for some reason we get this book again from TFH(with lots of
>ads in it) I don't want to pay more than $30, if that.
>On a lighter note, somebody posted a note that he would open a page
>on the WWW where he will keep scanned images of the tanks from aquarists.
>I think this is a superb idea. I would like to carry it a little fur-
>ther though.Suppose an organization like the AGA(of which I am a member)
>would add a page to their web site(are you reading this Neil?) where
>all the people with the planted tanks would send in the scanned images
>of their aquariums and some info about them, for all the others to
>see. Most people that don't have access to the color scanner should
>send their photos to the members that do. From being on this mailing
>list for a few months, I know at least one member that will like the
>idea. Am I right George? :-) Finally, we would be able to quantify the
>statements "I have a densly planted tank" and such!!!