This info came across the VCPS listserver & even though it comes across as blatant spam, anyone who has seen some of his other books & enjoys Nepenthes will cough up the bucks ... The email also had 21 beautiful color pics of Neps - however, I don't know how to share those pics w/o hosting each individually (& I don't think that's too kosher...). Here's a link to the books on his website (with lots of pics...)
As always - if the info posted below is not appropriate - mods - please feel free to delete.
> Dear valued customers,
> After four years of intense field work, research, writing and editing, we are proud to announce the launch of our latest title - Pitcher Plants of the Old World.
> This two volume series provides the first detailed examination of the wild ecology and natural diversity of all 119 recognized species of Nepenthes as well as Cephalotus – for the first time and in unparalleled detail.
> Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume One consists of the following chapters; Introduction, Carnivorous Plants of the World, The Pitcher Plants of the Old World, The Evolution of the Pitcher Plants of the Old World, Trapping Processes, Infauna, Nepenthes of Borneo and Nepenthes of Peninsular Malaysia and Indochina.
> Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume Two comprises Nepenthes of the Philippines, Nepenthes of Sumatra and Java, Nepenthes of Sulawesi, Nepenthes of New Guinea and the Maluku Islands, Nepenthes of the Outlying Areas, Nepenthes Hybrids, Cephalotus follicularis, Ongoing Exploration and Discovery, Habitat Loss and the Threat of Extinction and Cultivation and Horticulture.
> This 1,100 page work contains 800 images depicting the full beauty of Nepenthes and Cephalotus in the wild. Dozens of the Nepenthes species documented in Pitcher Plants of the Old World represent spectacular, newly found and recently rediscovered pitcher plant species. A few have not previously been studied or even observed since they were discovered (in some cases more than a century ago). One new species is scientifically described in Volume Two for the very first time.
> Pitcher Plants of the Old World is a focused study that provides a unique examination of this fascinating and very beautiful group of plants.
> Both volumes will go to press in approximately four weeks and will be released very soon thereafter. We anticipate a public launch during late April and will send further updates to you over the coming weeks.
> If you would like to receive the very first copies of this exciting new work, as soon as it is printed – we invite you to place an advance order atwww.redfernnaturalhistory.com . We are in the process of updating our site with information relating to the launch of this book, and also it’s content.
> Attached is a sample of the imagery of this work.
> My very best regards to you
> Stewart McPherson
.... and from a follow-up email on the listserver:
Several people have written wishing to know the listings of Nepenthes species in each volume of Pitcher Plants of the Old World - please find this information below .
Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume One
Nepenthes of Borneo
Nepenthes of Peninsular Malaysia and Indochina
N. sp. Trang
N. sp. Phanga Nga
Pitcher Plants of the Old World Volume Two
Nepenthes of the Philippines
Nepenthes of Sumatra and Java
N. sp. Junghuhnii
Nepenthes of Sulawesi
N. sp. Sulawesi
Nepenthes of New Guinea and the Maluku Islands
N. sp. Misool
N. sp. Papua
Nepenthes of the Outlying Areas