NOW AVAILABLE IN: ITALIAN – FRENCH & RUSSIAN LANGUAGE – SOON IN GERMAN LANGUAGE
Finally the new book Bleher’s Biotopes – Expeditions to Aquatic Habitats, Aquatic Biotopes in nature, and How to do in Aquaria – is available starting Saturday 18 October, 2014 in limited numbers, later more. The book has 460 pages and thousands of photos; it includes the description of about 50 countries and the status of their aquatic environment today, including detailed description of 500plus rivers and lakes with approximately 2500 fish species mentioned and shown (with many new ones), and nearly 500 different aquatic plant names. Bleher mentions also the taxonomic problem of some names and gives GPS data on almost all biotope locations, the years of visit and when he discovered the species and/or introduced it.
This book contains histories and field records of nearly half of Heiko Bleher’s 910 filed trips, shows the worldwide destruction of aquatic habitats – past and present – and records many species extinct in nature because of mans endless pollution, damming, destroying the basis of all life forms: The freshwaters. This book is a timeless document for todays and for future generations; a definite must for anyone who wants to know about aquatic nature past and present.
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Congratulations, a great achievement. Thank you.
Felicitaciones y muchas gracias Heiko , seguramente con este libro podremos realizar muchos proyectos.
Habe letzte Woche Dein neues Buch bekommen, es ist wirklich fantastisch.
Good Evening Heiko I just finished reading your latest Book I enjoyed it a lot, to hear what type of conditions these fishes come from so very cool, Here are some pictures you might enjoy or remember hoping to see them someday in your book.
Heiko a magnificent book and great read – it is easy to reference with so much information and for me all the more real for having shared our recent adventure.
I got my signed copy too, thank you Heiko Bleher , and it’s the best book on biotope’s I ever saw and I don’t think another one of this quality and accuracy will ever be printed. In 10-20 years your books Heiko will become the bibles of any fish keepers that want to give their fish a “home” resembling the part of the river/lake that they came from.
Just amazing Heiko Bleher. I loved it from beginning to end.
I’ve got it and I enjoy it a lot. Very usefull with my tank setup.
I wish you all Merry Xmas.And in this special time I would like to write few words about someone who is already well known to all of us, This person is Heiko Bleher. A great man, great father, an outstanding individual of the scientific world, the greatest traveller and discoverer of our time, an outstanding expert of fauna and flora of the whole world. Finally he is trully devoted animal friend and defender. I respect him much and he is a guiding light for myself. For us, paludarists and aquarists he is a great authority figure. His travels’ reports and updates are inspirational and thanks to them we are able to see how the landscapes we are recreating in our tanks really look like. I could write lot more however it still wouldn’t be enough, because Heiko Bleher is like „never ending story”
Un enorme trabajo!!! Muchas gracias Sr. Heiko , le deseo que pase una muy buenas fiestas en familia!
Yes I enjoy it every minute of it.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The best book ever!
You deserved to be happy, you did a lot for it, and still doing. Moments like this are very valuable, you earned it. May your legacy go around the world like to be seen here.
¡ud es un maestro Heiko, muchas generaciones (incluso la nuestra) han aprendido de sus experiencias y viajes, intentaremos que, al menos nuestros hijos imiten ése camino y aprendan sobre la Madre Naturaleza, cómo cuidarla y respetarla ,,, un abrazo a la distancia!!!
What you done is very appreciate by millions which you can not see one by one by it happen. Salute for what you have done for our beauty of nature education and for the books that you written.
This book looks very promising and I’m going to order it. Does it make sense to also buy the two magazines “Bleher’s Biotopes 1 and 2” or is there content include in the book?
the two magazines biotope locations biotope not the same as the big book, and the magazines do not have specifically texts and photos of how to do in aquaria. In addition the big book shows the type locality and explains in detail what lives there – everything and near 500 of them.
thanks for your fast reply. In that case I will go for the new book first.
It’s an awesome book. Congratulations Heiko! The stories you have also included are a brilliant read. Thank you my friend.
Thank you Heiko Bleher for your wonderfull book.
This is still my favorite christmas present! Great work! I really enjoy reading it.
“So one can compare past and present and what is history” I like its.
Phenomenal book, Heiko…I’m “wading” through it as part of our upstate NY winter…
New York, USA
I can lose myself in the pictures for hours. Hoping one day I can go to the amazon myself.
Got my copy back in November also had the privilege of meeting this great man & his work.
Every aquarist – especially natural , wild lover and biotopes lovers – should read this book.
This book is the “Bible of biotopes”.
It’s a great read!
Heiko thank you very much for your new book I received last week. It’s really impressive and I’m going to prepare a big rewieve in next issue of Magazyn Akwarium.
… come sempre il libro e’ stupendo!!! e lo custodiro’ gelosamente cosi come faccio per tutti gli altri! mi piace perché curato nei minimi dettagli!
We ordered this book on Jan. 18 but haven’t yet received it. We live in the US. Can you help? thanks
your order was shipped January 22 but in this form (MBag economy) you can not track the shipment. I’m sorry.
Wait another week and possibly let me know.
Natasha, Rossella, Heiko,
I just wanted to say thank you, I received my books on Friday.
Heiko thank you for your kind words and replying about the fish I asked about. I have plans for future nano aquaria so this was really useful. The books are amazing.
Please if you could let me know of any future publications.
Just received your Biotope book in the mail today! It’s absolutely beautiful. I love all the pictures and great text, very well put together. Thank you for all the wonderful work you’ve done over the years putting something like this together.
Wisconsin, Washington County, USA
Yes, I received it, I forgot to thank you!! Excellent book, by the way… a great reading. I read with special interest your trips to Mozambique… it is a country that I would like to explore ichthyologically someday…
Riberrao Peto, Brazil
I went to the museum today and found a wonderful surprise – a copy of your book “Bleher’s Biotopes”. Thanks so much for sending the book and also for including photos and stories of our early adventures in New Guinea (and also the more recent Aru trip). This brings back some great memories for sure. The book is fantastic and a wonderful tribute to your exciting life of fish collecting. The number of places you have visited is staggering and I know the places mentioned in the book is only the tip of the iceberg. It makes me realize my own freshwater universe, Australia and New Guinea, is so tiny compared to yours. There is an extraordinary amount of fish knowledge in the pages of this book. Thanks again for this great gift.
I like your book very much and would like to get a review of it published in PFK. This I should be able to do.
It is refreshing to see so many different African biotopes in the book, when so many others just do one generic west African biotope and it is invariably wrong.
If you into biotopes then look no further! Beautiful pictures and books at great affordable prices. Super quick delivery as well.
Luca, Milano, Italy
Unbedingt lesen !!!!!
Roland, Hamburg, Germany
The glory of the past, a present, and a future.
Mi piace. Ricco di particolari … è eccezionale.
Congratulations my friend the book is great smile emoticon you were only one to write such book in the whole world smile emoticon great great job worth every cent I spend smile emoticon take care.
Thank you Heiko Bleher for the lovely message you inscribed in my copy of Bleher’s Biotopes, which arrived at my home two days ago in a big green sack, sealed by the Italian Postal Service. I am thoroughly enjoying this amazing book, especially the stories from Nigeria of four decades ago! Wow, fantastic and amazing!
New York, USA
Books like this are a dream come true. The best source material out there for designing your own biotope aquariums! Huge amount of information from biotopes in south and central America, Asia, Africa, and Australasia areas.
Sehr geehrter Hr. Bleher,
nochmals vielen Dank für das ausgesprochen gelungene Buch „ Bleher’s Biotopes“. Ich habe Ihr Buch durchgesehen und bin fasziniert von den schönen Photos und den Texten – das ist Ihr Lebenswerk!
Man erkennt die mühsame Arbeit und die Liebe, die in diesem Buch steckt.
This is a wonderful book, I recommend it to everyone!
Dear Heiko Bleher, Thank you so much for your autographed books. I love reading about your worldwide aquatic explorations and adventures. Through your richly informative books, I am awed by your amount of knowledge and experience with discus and aquatic fish. I will definitely recommend your books to anybody who has the passion for aquatic fish and planted biotopes. I hope one day I will be able to join you on one of your wildlife aquatic biotopes explorations! Wishing you all the best!
Regarding the book, it’s just amazing. But I always loved your books, so maybe I’m not very nonpartisan. All I can say it that is gives the envy to put more aquaria at home and set some aquarium-biotopes inspired by your book. I put a picture of the book on my Facebook page. Feel free to share it:
Feeling ill but this is helping. So much valuable information on rainbowfish. Thank you for the kind message Heiko Bleher. If you ain’t got Bleher’s Biotopes go buy it, you won’t regret it.
Love, love, love the book. I’ve shown it to everyone but took it home because I’m jealously guarding it.
Hey, I took that photo wink emoticon. Thank you Heiko, your Biotope book is awesome smile emoticon
I love your work Heiko. A real credit to you.
Nemingha, New South Wales, Australia
I refer to Bleher’s Biotopes all the time. It is a wonderful resource !
It is a great book, I really enjoy reading it and find myself pick it from my bookshelf again and again. Same with your Discusbooks, which are great books for everyone interested in all things aquatic, nature, history….great work!
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Its going to take me a long time to read Heiko Bleher, so much information. Its the Holy Grail in hardback wink emoticon Happy new year to you and yours my friend and all the best for 2016.
It’s a great book. A lot of work went into it.
I love my copy, thanks Heiko
I’m not surprised Heiko Bleher. I know how much hard work you had to do in gathering all the information that’s in this book and all your other publications.
One of the greatest aquarium and nature books I own. Incredible information. I strongly recommend it.
Ich hab das Buch ist nur zu empfehlen
Dear Heiko, I was finished to read your BLEHER’S BIOTOPES book. I’m sure you’ve already heard it many times but its really wonderful and amazing. Nobody has been written something like this before and I’m pretty sure nobody will in the future. Reading your fascinating book I started to think about the possibility of translation it to Polish. In Poland biotope aquarium become more and more popular and in my opinion many people would like to buy it, especially if it would be printed in Polish. Of course I would be honored to translate it. It would be a huge work but I’m sure the book is worth it.
Got my copy back in 2014 and its an educational & amazing book
Great book (as usual for your book) Heiko!!
Rome – Italy
I have my copy here in Canada … you signed it for me at the Ohio Cichlid Extravaganza last November … Thank you smile emoticon
I enjoy the book a lot. Thanks for the great work!