Monday, May 05, 2008
Ohhh, one day when she's an author...paybacks. ;-)
How about a suboc book modeled off of the "Alterna" book by Merker. I know there isnt as many cool suboc locales as alterna but you could still do Panther, Big Hill, Lajitas, Peppers Hill, 118 blonde, black gap, Pandale, Davis Mts., NM, etc.
Im sure you have enough natural history, habitat info, etc. to provide a little bit of writing but the books focus would be comprised of top class images of subocs.
Or if you wanted to make it a little bigger you could include subocs, bairdi, and triapis to cover a few more SW rats.
You should get my book and read it. There are TWENTY FIVE locales depicted in The Complete Suboc in a Localities chapter that's about 30 pages long, including normals, blondes, green blondes, oranges, w/c albinos etc. I think Merker's only has like 12, and I'm not knocking his book in ANY way, shape, or form...Gerold's book is amazing.
Yeah, we beat you to that idea.
When I first met up with Bob Ashley and Russ Gurley to discuss the layout for the book, we had considered doing a coffee-table type of photo-oriented, natural history book -- similar to Gerold's. But, ultimately, it was decided that there was a much greater need for a complete, well-rounded natural history/captive husbandry/localities/morphs/breeding/diseases type of book.
Next time you post, don't be so obscure. (Post your name!)