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« on: October 17, 2007, 10:44 AM »
Hi all,

As some of you may remember last year I sent out an email proclaiming that I was writing a book on Spain. A few days after sending the mail, I stopped.

The good (?) news is that I've started again with a completely different format from my original idea.

What it won't be is a guide to sites. There are other guides which cover this and every time I start writing a guide to a site (ie something which is actually useful) I fall asleep. I'll do this when I've finished this book.

The book is basically essay based, similar to the iberianature web but much better researched and checked, and more complete. I find the difference between writing for the web and writing for print remarkable. You always know with the former you can correct it. And I make assertions far too often without checking them properly. Space is also an issue. You can write as much as you want on the Net, whereas writing for print you are constantly hacking down at the text - which makes for clearer writing too.

More soon
Nick
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http://iberianature.com/barcelona/history-of-barcelona/spanish-civil-war-tour-in-barcelona/
Spanish Civil War Tours in Barcelona
http://www.iberianature.com/
A guide to the environment, climate, wildlife, & nature of Spain
The Amazon/Forum Bookshop - lend us a hand
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/shop/index.htm
And also now The Natural History of Britain
http://iberianature.com/brita

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 13:50 PM »
Greetings Nick,
Que la Fuerza te acompañe!" (En. anyone?  :technodevil:)
If you need any help checking sources (simple stuff), I'm sure there's folks here at iberianatureforum with (relative) time at their fingertips. And/or moral support (such as: How's it going?) :dancing:
Regs.,
Technopat
Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also:
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php/topic,266

Offline John C

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007, 10:30 AM »
I'm impatiently looking forward to both books.   Personally I can't help thinking what is really needed are a set of regional guides to each province (starting with Andalucia naturally!) since the topic is so vast and endlessly fascinating.  Let's just hope that between rampant golf course building, illegal housing and wind farm construction there's something left by the time they appear!

John

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007, 11:55 AM »
Thanks John...yes, I'd thought of a series of regional guides after. Who knows.
Nick
http://iberianature.com/barcelona/history-of-barcelona/spanish-civil-war-tour-in-barcelona/
Spanish Civil War Tours in Barcelona
http://www.iberianature.com/
A guide to the environment, climate, wildlife, & nature of Spain
The Amazon/Forum Bookshop - lend us a hand
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/shop/index.htm
And also now The Natural History of Britain
http://iberianature.com/brita