Books

Here are some of the books I have written and/or illustrated.BOTT cover

Bats of Trinidad and Tobago is one of the finest books thus far published on bats,”   Dr. Merlin Tuttle says in his foreword. What more can I say!

Co-authored  with Geoffrey Gomes,  I illustrated the species identification plates in the second half of the book.  This book is available from www.batgoods.com in the USA, in stores in Trinidad and from nhbs.com in Europe.

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Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America was one of my long, long projects, as I wrote and illustrated the book.

Never mind that the book cover says fourth edition, it was, as also stated on cover – all-new!  It has 66 full-color plates, many of which include animals I caught and drew direct from life in various locales around the USA and Canada. You can get it on Amazon.

My REALLY long project was my first big book, A Field Guide to the Mammals of Cencabookcoverwebtral America and Southeast Mexico.  In many ways this was a crazy book to do. It took about 8 years to complete and during that time I earned much less than the average peach-picker. But it was a great learning experience. I think it contains some of my best paintings, and I am really happy when I travel in the region and see people carrying well-used copies. Available on Amazon.

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I have also illustrated another 12 books, bats of world golden_maybe more, which I will slowly add. Here is the Golden Guide to Bats of the World, published in 1994, first with a nice painting then with a photo when reissued in 2000. On a recent royalty statement I calculated that I have to live another 187 years to pay off the rather small advance!

Then I also illustrated Bats of Papua New Guinea, published in 1998. You can get it from Conservation International.

 

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