Who loves the Maltese flora in Malta

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Who loves the Maltese flora in Malta

Post by MWP admin » Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:23 am

Mar 2006


Person A:
"How many Maltese do you think are interested in Maltese flora? "

Person B:
"There might be few dozens"

Person A:
"Only that little, I think there are hundreds!"

Person B:
"Naahh!"


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Post by robcar » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:38 pm

Person A is living a nice, sweet dream, unaware of the real world outside - I would say very few dozens

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Post by sandra » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:38 pm

Well I guess we should ask Mr Weber to tell us how many copies of his new book he sells..that should give us an idea!

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Post by jackpot » Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:00 am

Book distributers never will inform authors about this due to their more successful business :(
But from the simple 1st book I know that commonly tourists buy it... (the editor=distributer in this case would say that 100 tourists bought it and 5 Maltese!!), even I know it is on no. 1 or 2 on their bestseller list since 3 years! :twisted:

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Post by jackpot » Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:11 am

Back to the question: "How many Maltese do you think are interested in Maltese flora? "
I know how you can find out: Everyone of you leave a book of the Maltese flora in your car (good visible) and then we number the broken cars... :D
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Post by IL-PINE » Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:17 pm

Well, seeing the active members of the forum, and maybe the same number of people not entering the forum, there are maybe a dozen?

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Post by sandra » Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:36 pm

I like your sense of humour Jackpot :lol:


To get back on the book.. yes.. unfortunately local publishers will never tell you how much they actually sell.. at least thats what happened in my case... through contacts I had a rough idea which was absolutely not what the publisher told me :x I have no idea whether this is reflected abroad though.

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:40 pm

Sandra, which book you published :?: :?:

Back to the original post, what is your estimate of poeple interested in wild plants Jackpot?
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Post by sandra » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:39 pm

Nothing to do with plant biodiversity. It is a workbook for biology form 3 students. Ive had a form 4 version ready since ages and have done already 2 trials with students printing some 150 copies and then selling them to students to get back my costs (they did sell fast though!). I'm a bit wary of publishing such books at the moment, as they require a lot of work and there are a lot of copyright problems due to photocopies etc.

I actually prefer writing articles and features in magazines and would like to publish more academic work. So far I had the opportunity to present a paper during a local conference and co-author a chapter which is in print. Im actually considering leaving the island just like you if I get an opportunity. I wish to go into a more research or academic oriented post.

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:53 pm

Malta se tispicca il-gzira tal-hamalli u l-emigranti afrikani jekk mhux se tqum fuq saqajha, u imbagahd mhux tuzzana imma absolute 0 ikun hawn li jhobbu l-ambjent u l-flora!!!
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I will wait another year Sandra and see what opportunities will come to me. as wolf and others say, the later one stay, the more difficult is to leave...
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Post by wolf » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:00 pm

re your question MWP perhaps a hundred people are interested in local flora - definitely not more ...relly really interested people i wud say about 40-50

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Back to the original post, what is your estimate of poeple interested in wild plants Jackpot?
What is your opinion JackPot? Have you made an estimate in your thoughts?
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Post by jackpot » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:42 pm

MWPadmini: No, as a foreigner I think I do not have to comment seriously this topic.

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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:48 pm

Well, I have taken a photograph of a very rare species!
The Maltese Botanist :lol:
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Post by jackpot » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:14 pm

Wow, a little bit strange the fact that a tourist like me know exactly not only the person but also the location (585m northwest of the church of Marsaskala) :D :D :D

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:59 pm

Pine! what a nice pic of me and my passion - I dont have any such photo in my 15,000 archive from 2001 ! ! ! Save it since I would like to print it in my family album later on. I was with Finland T-Shirt too!


Thanks for the delightful surprise

Jackpot:I am informed that this species was reported first time 10yrs ago so it is quite new. Wolf has mentioned it 1 year ago too on the forum. By the way, if you have some GPS second hand (or black market 8) ) for sale tell us!

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Post by robcar » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:52 pm

Nice pic - looks like you are in some sort of National Geographic photographer or field researcher in dense forest groundcover not a Maltese botanist in a field near M"Scala :!: - I guess that it is some sort of Persicaria that you are photographing - What is the species?

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Post by IL-PINE » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:32 pm

Heh, actually I have two photographs of the MWP administrator probing in the savannah! :)
I'll send them via email MWP

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Post by jackpot » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:40 pm

robcar: it is Polygonum lanigera (as Edwin told me), but I think the name seems to be not yet accepted...

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