05 October 2008

Mollusk book wins an award

mollusksbookThe Mollusks: A Guide to Their Study, Collection, and Preservation edited by C. F. Sturm, T. A. Pearce, and A. Valdés has won the "Best Adult Nonfiction" award for 2008 given by the Florida Publishers Association. The news was sent around yesterday by Charlie Sturm, the principal editor of the book.

My review of the book is here.

Charlie also indicated that he expects that the sales of the book will reach 1000 copies in December. He is already planning a revised edition, but not until 2016! So, if you haven't bought your copy of the current edition or recommended it for your institution library, this is a good time to do so. Remember, this is a not-for-profit publication (the editors and the contributing authors only got a free copy each for their efforts); the proceeds from the sale support the scientific programs of the American Malacological Society. The table of contents and ordering information are available here.

I will, however, also note that the 2 chapters I contributed to the book are available freely for downloading. The links are in this post.

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