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Academic Resources, a handy hint.

After I graduated I lost access to the academic resources provided by the university, the most important of these to me was academic publications. Academic journals commonly cost from $25-$30 for access to a single article, and a year long subscription can easily cost from $140 to $200. 112 more words

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Vivarium and Aquarium Keeping for Amateurs. A.E. Hodge. 1923

This post is on a book on keeping reptiles and amphibians from the 1920s, Vivarium and Aquarium Keeping for Amateurs, first published by H.F. & G Witherby in 1923 by A.E. 455 more words

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Up until now

I graduated in May 2014 and since then I’ve been trying to find work within the field of Ecology. It’s a tough industry to break into, but I’m optimistic. 96 more words

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Keeping Reptiles and Amphibians. Alfred Leutscher. 1976

This is the book that many wished Alfred Leutscher’s earlier Vivarium Life, in its two editions, could have been. It is a description of how to keep these animals. 300 more words

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The Way of a Serpent. T.H. Gillespie. 1937

In the 1930s in Britain there was little in the way of books published for the amateur herpetologist. There were however, the monthly magazine The Aquarist and Pondkeeper (incorporating The Reptilian Review) 393 more words

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Living with Reptiles. Kathleen Pickard Smith. 1961

Apart from what she said in her book, I knew nothing about Kathleen Pickard Smith until I found her obituary in The Independent written by the gardening writer, Barbara Abbs. 598 more words

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Tortoises, Terrapins and Turtles. Ivor and Audrey Noël Hume. 1954

This 112-page book in the Foyles Handbooks series was published in 1954 when Audrey and Ivor Noël Hume were both 27. Over the preceding few years the mass importation of tortoises for the pet trade had started up after the foreign currency restrictions that were introduced to protect the £ Sterling after the second world war were eased. 946 more words

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