Date Released - Oct, 27, 2018
This book is based on our research paper published on Sept, 20, 2018 to PLOS ONE - an online
peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the "Public Library of Science."
The paper was purposely submitted to a journal that is "open access", meaning that readers are not required to pay a monthly, yearly or a one time fee to view and download the paper. The paper may also be freely shared. This was done specifically to make this information readily available to all who are interested - not only to researchers but to owners and breeders, those who deal with the inheritance of Merle through generations of pedigrees.
The paper may be viewed by following the link provided below.
My book will expand upon information in the research paper, approached in a way that it is easy to understand and follow.
Langevin M, Synkova H, Jancuskova T, Pekova S (2018) PLoS ONE 13(9): e0198536. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198536
Received: May 10, 2018; Accepted: August 9, 2018; Published: September 20, 2018
Copyright: © 2018 Langevin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The book is 133 pages and has over 250 example photos. For detailed contents please see the "Contents" page.
The book is available as a PDF and also a hard copy printed version release June, 14, 2019.
Read Tracy Libby's review in the "Australian Shepherd Journal" Sept/Oct 2019 issue.
Printed Book - Released June, 14, 2019
The book is professionally printed as a softcover - 8.5" x 11" - perfect bound, 133 pgs in full color.
The cost is $45/US and will be mailed via small packet air at a cost of $10/US for orders within North America and $20/US for Worldwide shipping.
This cost will also include the PDF version of the book to be sent via WeTransfer upon receipt of your order.
All 300 printed books have been sold as of June, 30, 2019.
Update: Second Printing Released Aug, 28, 2019
As of Oct, 26, 2019 there are 34 printed books left available from the second printing.
Cost - $10/US
This includes any revisions that may be published in the future as any new genetic information becomes available.
Proceeds from the book go towards DNA testing already done and any future testing.
The file size of 26 MB is too large to be sent through most email servers so will be sent via "WeTransfer".
The download link is available on the WeTransfer site for 28 days and may be downloaded onto numerous devices in the same household - cell phone, tablet and/or computer.
If for any reason the book is not downloaded before the link expires or is deleted from a device there is no problem sending a new download link.
Once I have received your order you can expect an email from
WeTransfer with your download link by the end of that day. The link will be sent to the email your PayPal account is set-up with unless a different email is specified. Please check in junk and spam folders.
The PDF is currently available in English, Czech, Hungarian and German and will be translated into several more languages.
Contact - Mary Langevin
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