I got the advance copies of my fieldwork book a few days ago. It’s very exciting, although the number of typos and other things that have already made it to the errata page is a bit embarrassing. The web site was also left off the book frontpiece for some reason. It’s here.
Some of my colleagues and I have been considering the relative advantages of this book over some of the others on sale. The form factor is one point in its favour. It is small enough to fit in a backpack, and the paper is light enough that it won’t add a whole bunch of weight to field packing. It has some blank pages at the end for notetaking, and errata noting. However, the covers are strong enough that this book could be used for killing insects and possibly small snakes. It has a pretty good ‘wipeoff’ cover too. So, while no replacement for a towel, it will do in an emergency.