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Ever been glued to a crocodile? The most embarrassing stories of fieldwork scientists illustrated in a book!
Ever been glued to a crocodile? The most embarrassing stories of fieldwork scientists illustrated in a book!
Ever been glued to a crocodile? The most embarrassing stories of fieldwork scientists illustrated in a book!
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    1. Missing avatar

      Jennifer 1 day ago

      @Jim - I was wondering if there have been any updates on the art booklet that was to be sent out separately?

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      Jennifer on November 13

      Hi, I was wondering if there have been any updates on the art booklet that was to be sent out separately?

    3. Thomas Humphrey on October 26

      @Jim - have sent you a message

    4. Jim Jourdane Creator on October 26

      @Thomas you can use the form in fieldworkfail.com or https://makisapa.com/pages/about

    5. Thomas Humphrey on October 25

      @Jim where can I find your email address?

    6. Jim Jourdane Creator on October 23

      @Thomas Hi Thomas, I never received your address. I can't ship a book without that ! I tried to contact you many times. Send me an email with your address please, I guess my emails directly arrive to your spam box.

    7. Thomas Humphrey on October 23

      I still haven't received mine in UK :(

    8. Tracey Cress
      Superbacker
      on October 14

      @Caitlin Thompson - Jim contacted me privately and expedited a new copy to me which I picked up yesterday. It's fantastic - thanks again Jim! If he hasn't already I'm sure he will contact you.

      I don’t know if it is Canada customs, Canada Post or the originating shipping service but post delays for me are not out of the ordinary on things I’ve Kickstarted. Hence why it took me so long to ask about my copy.

    9. Caitlin Thompson
      Superbacker
      on October 11

      @Tracey Cress - I'm in Ontario too and I have not received mine either. :(

    10. Jim Jourdane Creator on October 5

      @Tracey Yes! I answer you by email

    11. Tracey Cress
      Superbacker
      on October 5

      Has anyone in Canada received their book yet? I'm still waiting in Ontario.

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      Philipp Boersch-Supan on September 28

      Thanks for the clarification, Jim! Looking forward to receiving #2!

    13. Jim Jourdane Creator on September 25

      @Philipp Yes! Your other book should arrive soon

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      Philipp Boersch-Supan on September 25

      Received the parcel today in Florida! What a beautiful book!

      (Sadly I received only a single book, instead of the two I pledged for. I am aware there's a survey coming, but just wanted to check whether you might have shipped each book individually?)

    15. Emily King on September 18

      Got mine today in Hawaii! My students are so thrilled to have a story from our state!

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      Sonia Koval
      Superbacker
      on September 15

      Nevermind -- I found it in an update of 4 months ago!
      (oops)
      Looks great on my big screen.

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      Sonia Koval
      Superbacker
      on September 15

      Hi Jim -- did the eBooks go out somewhere yet or did I miss a notice?
      Thanks!

    18. Jim Jourdane Creator on September 15

      @Shanna @Alex @Eugene I'm happy you finally received them! Thanks for the patience!

    19. Eugene on September 14

      Recieved @California. There was no reason to worry indeed!

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      Alex Boehm on September 13

      I got my signed copy in Idaho today. My unit will appreciate this! It's nice knowing the woes of field work are universal.

    21. Shanna Schopmeyer on September 9

      Mine was finally delivered yesterday! (Arizona) It's amazing and I'm so happy to have gotten it! I think that it may have been delayed because of the weather along the coast. There are facilities in Houston that international shipments can go through (though usually they go through LA). It's just my best guess. Hopefully more of the west coasters will start getting theirs soon too!

    22. Shanna Schopmeyer on September 9

      Mine was finally delivered yesterday! (Arizona) It's amazing and I'm so happy to have gotten it! I think that it may have been delayed because of the weather along the coast. There are facilities in Houston that international shipments can go through (though usually they go through LA). It's just my best guess. Hopefully more of the west coasters will start getting theirs soon too!

    23. Jim Jourdane Creator on September 8

      @Eugene : I've been contacted by other backers from California, so you're not the only one... I hope it will arrive soon!
      @Emily : Thanks for your patience!
      @Susan: I'm glad you like it !!

    24. Eugene on September 8

      No book at California- should I worry?

    25. Susan Shepard on September 6

      Got my book the other day. I LOVE IT! Thank you so much. It's wonderful!

    26. Emily King on September 3

      In Hawaii and still haven't received the book yet. Trying to be patient! So excited!!

    27. Tina Klassen
      Superbacker
      on September 1

      My book was delivered today. I love the artwork, and the shiny bits on the cover are a nice touch. This book looks great.

      Thank you for putting it together and giving us backer a behind the scenes peak at the process.

    28. Vessy on September 1

      The book looks great and is so much fun to read. Thank you!

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      Sonia Koval
      Superbacker
      on August 31

      Got mine today too -- really fun stories (& some good advice!) and love the drawings.
      I'll enjoy reading through it a time or two before gifting it on to... haven't decided yet which young relative will be the lucky one. :-)

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      Aaron Morris on August 31

      Received mine a while ago but kept forgetting to pop in here. Totally awesome, love it. My kids love the illustrations and the stories are great. Thanks for such.

    31. Elizabeth on August 30

      Just wanted to say I received my book and I love it so much. This is my favourite Kickstarter campaign - Jim: you are one awesome artist and guy. I hope you have nothing but success in life. Thanks again for running such a fantastic campaign and creating this wonderful book that I will cherish forever.

    32. Jim Jourdane Creator on August 30

      @Andrew @Alex and @Lisa: Thanks for the good news!! :)

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      Lisa on August 30

      I received my items in New York. Fantastic! What a personal pleasure it has been to be on this journey with you. Thank you very much!

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      Alex Boehm on August 27

      Jim, it arrived here in Idaho Saturday. Thanks again for putting this all together. My field crew is going to love this.

    35. Andrew Hurwitz
      Superbacker
      on August 25

      My book arrived in So Cal. Thank you so much, Jim! Merci beaucoup!

    36. Jim Jourdane Creator on August 24

      (and no problem for asking me the question, I recognize the books take a lot of time to arrive in the US... I've been told "12 workable days" as estimate time by the Postal office, and it's been a month now... but at least they seem to arrive now!)

    37. Jim Jourdane Creator on August 24

      @Alex : The book has just began to hit the US, a few backers started to received it 2 days ago, so I guess others will arrive during the next days !

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      Alex Boehm on August 24

      Jim, I hate to be that guy but have you any idea when the books well hit the US? Lots of folks are saying good things so I don't want to get left out. Thanks,
      Alex

    39. Jim Jourdane Creator on August 21

      @Victor : Il aura mis le temps! Merci pour le message !
      @Antonio: I'm the one who should thank you for your support and patience!
      @glint: Many ants and monkeys in the book, not enough mosquitoes. I should add stories with mosquitoes in a second volume !

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      Victor on August 21

      Le livre vient d'arriver en parfaite état a San Sebastien (ESP).
      Merci beaucoup,
      Victor

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      Antonio on August 19

      Received it today in The Netherlands. It looks fantastic. Jim, thank you for this beautiful book (and for the campaign and your updates).

    42. Glint on August 19

      Oh and sign me up for a Fieldwork Fails part 2.

    43. Glint on August 19

      West Australian delivery arrived!
      MY kids (and I) LOVE the little personalised message by the author. And the whole book is just brilliant. Thank you so much.

      As far as I can tell, after reading this book, Ants seems to be the sworn enemies of field workers and they are possibly in cahoots with the monkeys and alligators.

      Shifty buggers....

    44. Jim Jourdane Creator on August 16

      @Floris : no idea, in every country it's different, and it seems to have little relevance to the distance. In Netherland - usually quite fast for delivery - most seem to have not received the book yet, I don't understand neither why it takes so long...

      @Junelle : Thank you!

    45. Floris on August 16

      I still didn't receive my book (the Netherlands) do you know why I have to wait this long?

    46. Junelle Ward on August 16

      Just got mine in NZ! It looks amazing :D

    47. Jim Jourdane Creator on August 14

      @Nocerino
      Effectivement, les contributeurs français ont reçu dans leur grande majorité le livre, il me semble. Je vais voir si d'autres sont dans le même cas ! L'adresse est rue Eugène Jumin, c'est bien cela ?

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      Nocerino on August 14

      Bonjour,
      Apparemment la plupart des backers français ont déjà reçu le livre, mais je n'ai pas eu cette chance. Avez-vous entendu d'autres personnes, résidant en France, dans la même situation ? (pour info : je réside à Paris).
      Désolé pour le dérangement : j'ai lu avec attention le PDF et j'ai très hâte de découvrir le livre !

      Bravo encore pour ce projet et merci beaucoup pour ce beau travail.

    49. Jim Jourdane Creator on August 14

      @Eva: Really sorry about the damages! I already started to use better cardboard enveloppes to ship the books because unfortunately you're not the only one to have received the book with some corners damaged, even with the cardboard protection I used. I'll offer something to all people with damaged books, when everybody will have received their packages. But thanks for your nice message!

      @Andy Thanks! I'm glad she enjoyed the book :)

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      Eva on August 14

      My copy arrived some days ago. And I think the book is absolutely lovely. The whole family enjoyed it. If you ever decide to make a sequel I will instaback it.
      I just have a tiny comment, unfortunatelly, all four corners of the book was a little bit smashed in the mail (because that is the only way the Swedish mail company knows how to do it). It is just aesthetics, but in the future I suggest that you use a cardboard protection just a cm or two wider.

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