In 2005, noted German natural-history publisher Matthias Schmidt invited freshwater aquarist and tropical adventurer Hans-Georg Evers, below, to join with him in creating a new and very distinctive aquarium magazine dedicated to freshwater and brackish water species and systems.
They set out to combine hands-on, cutting-edge aquarium advice with definitive and lavishly illustrated reports on fishes, invertebrates, and aquatic plants, field trips to tropical destinations, and the latest in husbandry and breeding breakthroughs by expert aquarists from around the globe.
With the guidance and involvement a team of pioneering freshwater aquarists and international aquatic scientists, AMAZONAS Magazine was launched by Matthias’ highly respected publishing house Natur und Tier-Verlag in Muenster, Germany.
In its first six years, the magazine has won accolades and enduring respect for the quality of its content, its production values, and its ability to bring together as contributors the leading aquarists and tropical aquatic biology experts from Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and many other far-flung places.
As Editor of AMAZONAS, Hans-Georg Evers, has developed a worldwide following among both aquarium enthusiasts and tropical fish breeders and researchers. He makes frequent trips to tropics for field trips with local collectors and scientists to visit the source waters for aquatic species that make their way into the freshwater aquarium trade.
Launching with the January/February 2012 issue, the English-language edition of AMAZONAS: Freshwater Aquariums & Tropical Discovery appeared and has rapidly attracted subscribers in more than 100 countries and distributors in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
The English-language AMAZONAS is published by Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC, a Vermont, USA-based company founded by four aquarists and aquarium professionals, including Editor & Publisher James M. Lawrence, who serves a similar role in publishing CORAL, The Reef & Marine Aquarium Magazine.
In his role with MICROCOSM, Ltd., Lawrence has worked with many respected aquarium authors and photographers to produce a library of award-winning books, including a number of aquarium bestsellers.
Editor & Publisher English | James M. Lawrence
International Publisher | Matthias Schmidt
Editor-in-Chief | Hans-Georg Evers
Designer English | Linda Provost
Designer Germany | Michael Kolmogortsev
SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD | Dr. Gerald Allen, Svein A. Foss, Raymond Lucas, Dr. Paul V. Loiselle, Dr. John E. Randall, Julian Sprung, Jeffrey A. Turner
SENIOR EDITORS | Matthew Pedersen, Stephan M. Tanner, Ph.D., Michael J. Tuccinardi
CONTRIBUTORS | Juan Miguel Artigas Azas, Dick Au, Devin Biggs, Heiko Bleher, Eric Bodrock, Jeffrey Christian, Morrell Devlin, George Farmer, Ian Fuller, Adeljean L.F.C. Ho, Jay Hemdal, Neil Hepworth, Ted Judy, Ad Konings, Marco Tulio C. Lacerda, Neale Monks, Rachel OLeary, Mark Sabaj Perez, Ph.D., Ret Talbot, Sumer Tiwari, Steven Waldron
Translator | Stephan M. Tanner, Ph.D.
Designer | Anne Linton Elston
Associate Editors | Louise Watson
Alexander Bunten, Bayley R. Freeman
EDITORIAL & Business Offices | Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC140 Webster Road | PO Box 490Shelburne, VT 05482Tel: 802.985.9977 | Fax: 802.497.0768
Business Manager | Judy Billard | 802.985.9977 Ext. 3 | firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVERTISING SALES | James Lawrence | 802.985.9977 Ext. 7 | email@example.com
Accounts | Linda Bursell
Newsstand | Howard White & Associates
Printing | Dartmouth Printing | Hanover, NH
Amazonas, Freshwater Aquariums & Tropical Discovery, is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December by Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC, 140 Webster Road, PO Box 490, Shelburne, VT 05482.
Periodicals postage paid at Shelburne, VT, and at additional entry offices. Subscription rates: U.S., $29 for one year. Canada, $41 for one year. Outside U.S. and Canada, $49 for one year.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: AMAZONAS,PO Box 361, Williamsport, PA 17703-0361
ISSN 2166-3106 (Print) | ISSN 2166-3122 (Digital)
Amazonas is a licensed edition of AMAZONAS Germany, Natur und Tier Verlag GmbH, Muenster, Germany.
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