NANFA-L-- New Regional Book for GA & SC

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Fri, 25 Mar 2005 16:43:22 -0600

Irate wrote --
>>>Georgia is the only
holdout in the proverbial piscene rainforest which does not have a state
book.... even MISSISSIPPI beat 'em to the punch, and we've got a lot less
money to spread around than Georgia does. I suspect it's been a funding
Shortfall.....why have a book on the Savannah River basin if a more
comprehensive publication
is in the works?<<<

I think there are others (South Carolina, Florida) for which there are papers
or regional publications, but no definitive (recent) state level book.
Funding is not necessarily the limiting factor. These books take an
extraordinary amount of time, effort, and personal resources...especially if
previous books have not been written, local studies have not been done, and
adequate museum records are lacking. Ross et al.'s Mississippi book was
nearly 20 years in the making. I have not seen the Savannah River book, but
regional or drainage-specific works in general are very useful for detailed
or finer-scale coverage of ecology and zoogeography.

- Jan Hoover
Vicksburg, MS

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