RE: NANFA-- Pennak's Invert Book

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 08:57:54 -0600


I don't know where Hazel Green is but....if you are anywhere close to
Stevens Point, I would recommend that you look around there for a used
Pennak. Try the University bookstore (actually text rental) where they use
to have great deals on no longer used textbooks. That's where I got my copy
and I only paid $1 for it!!! Of course that was several years ago.

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Haas
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 6:24 PM
Subject: RE: NANFA-- Pennak's Invert Book

Thank you VERY much, Jan. Off to the bookstores!

Travis Haas
Hazel Green, Wisconsin

At 08:55 AM 1/22/01 -0600, you wrote:
>Travis -
>My guess is that Pennak excluded aquatic insects in his 3rd edition chiefly
>to avoid overlap with new edition of Merritt and Cummins' "Aquatic Insects
>of North America." Also, a modern taxonomic AND natural history update for
>all aquatic invertebrate groups would be an extraordinary (and possibly,
>undoable) amount of work for a single individual.
>I recommend Pennak's 2nd edition. Original editions are very common, but
>due to their age (they were published in 1953), nomenclature is way
>out-of-date. The second edition is also readily available, not too
>expensive (I checked and found one for $30 at Bibliofind - you can find
>dust-jacketed copies in bookstores sometimes for less), and the taxonomy is
>not too dated. Also, it covers all groups and is very well written!

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