Re: NANFA-- Who's got my fish book?

Christopher Scharpf (
Wed, 09 Aug 2000 19:00:20 -0400

>I'm confused. A while back there had been a mention of a 2nd edition of
>Becker's FISHES OF WISCONSIN said to be due to come out in June. June has
>come and gone, and there is still no mention of such a book _anywhere_.


The funding fell through and the project's been scrapped. However, I spoke with
the editor at University of Wisconsin Press a few weeks back and she said that
a) maybe there will be an extremely small (read: expensive) press run some time
this year, and b) the entire text of the book may be up on the Wisconsin Sea
Grant website. I have not been able to confirm the latter.

>In June, Chris told us about the release of WISCONSIN FISHES 2000: STATUS
>AND DISTRIBUTION. Is this the book that we had been expecting? According
>to the review on the website, the authors basically intended to catch us up
>on changes since the publication of Becker's book.

This book was originally intended to be published with the Becker reprint as an
addendum. When the funding fell through, the addendum was published as a
stand-alone volume. (I believe a couple of autographed copies will be available
at the NANFA auction next week.)

If and when I find out more, I'll let you know.

Chris Scharpf

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