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Re: NFC: Out of Print Book

I think it is important to keep in mind who the audience is.  I don't think
it is aimed at advanced fishkeepers, but rather those wanting to get started
with north american native fish.

I thought the species guide was pretty diverse and didn't notice much of a
bias, other than excluding fishes that are impractical for most small

Differing opinions, I guess.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kristine Weisbrod Massin" <kwmprairie at hotmail_com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: NFC: Out of Print Book

> I have it...I actually got it from Barnes & Noble just a few months ago.
> Are you sure they don't have a back-stock of it?  Otherwise you may want
> check with Powell Books (out of Oregon) or abe books (only online).  Both
> are great used booksellers/brokers for just about anything you can think
>   Both can be accessed online.
> I wouldn't search all that hard for this book.  It was cheap & and had
> pretty okay info for the complete novice fishkeeper with a big budget.
> Decent pictures.  I thought it was extremely incomplete though and the
> author's biases toward and against certain fish (largely based on his
> of 'pretty') are pretty blatant.
> can you tell I was dissappointed with this book ;)
> If you're just looking for native fish books, I'd go to ABE books
> (www.dogbert.abebooks.com) and run a search.  You can really pick up some
> fantastic deals there.  I've ordered a lot of things & always had great
> -kris
> >From: "spituch" <spituch at mail_ev1.net>
> >Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
> >To: <nfc at actwin_com>
> >CC: <spituch at ev1_net>
> >Subject: NFC: Out of Print Book
> >Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 07:13:26 -0500
> >
> >Hi all,
> >
> >Someone mentioned to me the book "Native North American Fishes for
> >the Home Aquarium (Barrons 1998) by David M. Schleser, which is
> >out of print.
> >
> >Is anyone familar with this book?  Is it worth searching for?
> >Does anyone have an extra copy that they would like to sell?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Steve Pituch, in TX
> >
> >PS. Apparently it has a Red Shiner (Cyprinella Lutrensis) on the
> >cover similar to the ones I have recently caught.
> >
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