Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by Mike P » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:14 am

You are right Lindsey it does seem odd. I would write to the distributors and ask for an explanation. I would guess it's the difference between sending one large box of books to one location verses sending a large number of single copies to diverse locations.
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by Keith L » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:32 pm

My supply of the book was sent direct from the printers in Singapore to me in the UK.

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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by Aiko » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:26 pm

Am I assuming rightly that anyone from Europe who ordered directly from the Little Sphaeroid Press has not received the book just yet? It's quiet up here about this.

By the way, some information new to me that I had found on the website of the Little Sphaeroid Press:
Eight planned volumes, penned by mesemb expert Steven Hammer, will appear on a 12 to 18–month schedule and be individually compact and affordable.
So one volume every year to year-and-a-half. Good to know.
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by ralphrmartin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:40 am

Mine arrived (from the US) this morning. Can't wait to read it...
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by Jim_Mercer » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:40 am

ralphrmartin wrote:Mine arrived (from the US) this morning. Can't wait to read it...
(tu) :stup: :grin:
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by BrianMc » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:34 pm

Mine has just arrived.
A few little extras as well :smile:

Slight crushing on the top of the spine, but otherwise intact.

A quick flick through shows very clear and beautiful photos and illustrations!

Distribution maps showing localities of individual species rather than a genus as a whole is fab and something which I have not been able to find elsewhere! (tu)
Looking forward to the read :wink:
Especially interested in Mesembs. small Aloes and South African miniatures.
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by Apicra » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:57 pm

My subscription copy has arrived too :smile: with my council tax bill :sad: but the freebies are most welcome :smile:. Presumably opened by customs, because it slid out onto the doorstep when pick up! Corner bumped :sad: .

Initial reaction: very white! That white dust jacket will get grubby quickly. Very nice presentation throughout.

One error is obvious: Beukesfontein has been mis-plotted, so the distribution of Didymaotus & Tanquana prismatica has been moved from the Succulent Karoo into Fynbos - way out!

I'm looking forward to a lot of good reading and perhaps re-labelling. Few new taxa though.

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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by cactuspip » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:53 pm

Just been handed my copy by the postman.

Looking at the rotten weather outside I know what I shall be doing this afternoon. :lol: (tu)
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by ralphrmartin » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:03 pm

The photos are superb. Now I have to read the text... :wink:
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by Aiko » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:31 pm

Mine is in too!
Pretty pictures, indeed.
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