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Customer Reviews from Amazon.com for Green Iguana-The Ultimate Owner's Manual
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Reviewer: Tina Sorberg from Sweden
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This book made a whole new difference to me, I had so many questions before I bought it. How does the skeleton look like? How does the heart and lungs function? These are just two of many questions I had and I got almost all of them answered when I bought the book. The book really fills you up with so much information about the Iguanas that you never knew of. The book is very easy to read and understand and with the stories from other Iguana owners makes it fun to read. Buy it, if you you're thinking of being an Iguana owner or if you already are and don't have it.


Reviewer: annieb from Chicago, IL
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I was getting an iguana for my fiancÚ as a gift. I had NO idea what I needed to buy or how to care for an iguana. I looked through many other books & finally found this one. It will explain, from beginning to end, everything you could ever want to know about iguanas! From deciding if it is the right pet for you, to very detailed care specifications. So many people buy iguanas, not knowing what kind of housing requirements it needs or what kind of food could be toxic to them. I've known of iguana owners who have let their pet run free through the house, never once giving it appropriate lighting or food. Sadly enough, their iguanas died. Our iguana is now about 3 months old and has been so much fun! We took it to its first vet appointment (which I read is a must!) and the vet says it's one of the healthiest one's she's ever seen! Because of this book, I was able to know what to look for when picking out a healthy iguana and am very careful on what I feed it. I have also learned that it can sometimes take up to 2 years to figure out if your iguana is male or female (that's why I keep using "it"). I not only recommend this book, but it is a "must read" for anyone who is thinking about owning an iguana! Signed--Newfound Iguana Lover.


Reviewer: msfroggercr from FONTANA, CA
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THIS BOOK IS GREAT! IT'S THE BEST AND MOST INFORMATIVE BOOK I'VE BEEN ABLE TO FIND! IT CONTAINS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CARING FOR YOUR IGUANA. A REALLY "MUST HAVE" FOR IGUANA OWNERS.


Reviewer: Carla Westman from Ishpeming, MI
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The best book about iguana care ever! Mr. Hatfield has made this book easy to read and loaded with information on the care requirements of green iguanas in great detail...from diet, housing, training and so much more! Not only can you refer to this book, but also, Mr. Hatfield has extended an offer for a free annual news letter that he will be sending to everyone who has purchased his book...including up to date new info. on specific care, his travels and observation of iguanas in the wild, veterinary info. and more! He truly cares a great deal for these creatures as does everyone who purchases this book. The Ultimate Owner's Manual has more than twice as much information in it as the 3 iguana care books I already own! It is a MUST HAVE for anyone that is even considering owning a green iguana!


Reviewer: Christina Lemes from Loxahatchee, Florida
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This book is really great. It has everything you ever wanted to know about iguanas. The book is easy and entertaining to read. The author's method of putting the book together was great and I especially like the anecdotes by other iguana owners that are throughout the book. It allows the reader to learn about other iguana owner's experiences with their pets. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and keep it handy as a reference whenever I need it. I highly recommend it.


Reviewer: lmitchell01 from Texas
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Thank you, Mr. Hatfield, for writing "Green Iguana." Knowing absolutely nothing about caring for iguanas, but suddenly finding ourselves caregivers for not one, but two, hatchlings, my son and I began researching for help on the Internet. A few weeks later we received our first purchase to help guide us ... your book. We were able to immediately determine some of the problems we were encountering. By resolving these problems, we now have 2 healthy, separated iguanas. We were on the verge of losing one of them and it took us weeks to return her to a healthy state. The information in your book not only saved her life but really both of their lives (as we would surely have continued making ignorant mistakes). We only wish for one thing more ... a video! We'd love to "see" some healthy iguanas being cared for. If you are a new iguana care-giver, look no more! Every question you have is answered in this book ... plus information you never guessed to ask!


Reviewer: James McKinley from San Diego, CA
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This book offers the most comprehensive overview of all aspects of Iguana care and ownership I have yet found. It offers chapters on choosing the right Iguana, Food and Dietary requirements, habitat requirements, what to do if your Iguana is sick, taming and training Iguanas, among many other useful subjects. It is well written, well researched, and up to date. If you own, or are thinking about owning an iguana, you need this book.


Reviewer: ulakidaq from Cantwell, Alaska United States
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Practically grew up with iguanas in the tropics. Your book is the answer to all the questions I had about caring for them here, in captivity and in Alaska of all places! I read hundreds of articles, books, and sifted through tons of info on "Iguana" sites on the Net, and I say your book is the absolute best to date, because it strikes a balance between hard scientific data and "hands-on" experience with iguanas in captivity and in the wild. Looking forward to receiving your newsletter.


Reviewer: Phil from Arvada, Colorado
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This book was the most incredible book I have ever read on any reptile ever! The information gathered by the author is immense and extremely useful. I cannot believe how much information is inside and how ALL aspects of the Green Iguana is covered. It reads like a fun story with big words! This book is helping me take great care of my iguana and I am sure it is helping iguanas all around the country and world! If I had the chance, I would thank the author for making this dictionary on the Green Iguana.


Reviewer: Jennifer McCart from Wyandotte MI
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I really enjoyed this book. It is quite long but reads like a novel so it moves along quite fast. The author has gone above and beyond attempting to give the reader information. He has done his homework. The sections are very detailed. There is a section in the back with blue prints and info how to replicate his ideas. I have read many other iguana books and none has offered this level or quality of information. If you want a healthy iguana or want one period GET THIS BOOK!


Reviewer: A reader from Seattle, WA
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This book offers everything there is to know about iguanas. I had an iguana for two years and I wanted to read up on some more information, and this book HELPED me on so many things. I MEAN EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW, IS IN THIS BOOK!!! I thought I knew everything, and was a iguana expert, but when I read this book I was so wrong. This book is easy to read for anyone, and he breaks it down to you what exactly you need to take care of your iguana. No matter how long you had an iguana, or if you are thinking of getting one, YOU NEED TO GET THIS BOOK!!!


Reviewer: Sybille Linn from Sumner, WA
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I absolutely love this book. I learned so much about the proper care of iguanas. It is easy and lots of fun to read. I highly recommend it to anyone that owns iguanas or is thinking about acquiring one.


Reviewer: breakpoint from Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
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A must read book if interested in reptiles (specially in iguanas!) or if you are planning on buying one! It is that complete work that covers all the possible aspects of this green creatures. It has a great stories and tips of other iguana owners...


Reviewer: Alexandra Wilder from Charleston, SC
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I found an iguana roaming around my apartment building and I had no idea how to care for him, so I decided to head to ... buy a book on iguanas. I found Mr. Hatfield's book and read its reviews that other customers had written. I decided to buy the book. I received it and I was hooked. I never imagined that it would be such an amazingly informative book. Every question that I had about iguanas it answered, and then some. It was straight forward and reads more like a novel than a reference book. I fully recommend this book to anyone interested in iguanas, whether they already own one, or are looking to acquire one. They are an amazing animal, and this book captures what makes them so special. Thank you Mr. Hatfield.


Reviewer: Melinda Zobel from Sioux City, IA
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I bought this book based on the reviews of others and it is everything they say it is. I was an owner stupid enough to buy an iguana before I knew what I was getting into, but Hatfield's book has the answer to my every question. When my iguana's head started shedding, I looked it up in the book. Hatfield said he may try to rub his head against rough objects in his cage. Moments later, I looked up, and there he was, rubbing away. The book gives information on every imaginable topic, and the writing is accessible and witty. Hatfield drew from surveys of iguana owners, so it gives the perspectives of different people and different igs. It has been an invaluable resource for learning about my new friend.


Reviewer: A reader from Illinois
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This book has so much information on iguanas it is amazing. From their diet, to housing, to taming, to medical problems, this book has it all. It is over 600 pages long, but it is very easy to understand. It is not like a textbook. The information is clear and concise. For example, in the "Medical Troubleshooting" section, the author lists the name of the medical condition, describes what it is, then tells you the possible causes and the possible solutions. It also has pictures of iguanas in color, from hatchlings to males in breeding season. It even has a picture of an iguana skeleton. The pictures are impressive. The author spent over 10 years researching iguanas for this book, and as an iguana owner himself, he has much love and respect for these creatures. This book is definitely worth your money. If you or someone you know has an iguana, please get this book. So many captive iguanas suffer from poor health because their owners are uneducated about their needs. This book will save many iguanas' lives.


Reviewer: Jaleh M. Pett from Chesapeake, VA
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Hatfield's book is the product of intense and painstaking research. It reads like a novel and is gripping even if you don't own an Iguana. No question goes unanswered, and it makes other herp books seem like they were written for children. Definitely the definitive treatise on the Green Iguana. Features great testimonials from a broad cross section of Iguana keepers from across the country. Don't miss this one!


Reviewer: ayse from turkiye
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Hi, I'm an iguana owner from turkiye..here ,noone knows about these animals, before deciding to feed her, i searched any kind of information from the net..it worked a little, because i was confused in some arguments..then i searched a good book on the net, and i found this amazing book..even if i'm not so good in english, i really can read it finely...i'm still reading (not finished 600 pages)...especially FEEDING is told very clearly, now i can prepare much various and correct diets for her.


Reviewer: Crystal Davis from Texas
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Being a beginner iguana care giver I researched on iguana care, and have read many books on the subject. Green Iguana: The Ultimate Owner's Manual is the only book I could not put down. It has much more then just the basics.


Reviewer: Kathy R. Bowers from Chattanooga, TN
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This book has excellent sections on feeding and heating and lighting. There is also good advice within the taming and training sections. The book contains many quotes from other iguana owners, therefore the author is not the only source of information. I found this book to be very enlightening and I refer to it often. I would recommend it to anyone even considering getting an iguana. It was so helpful that I told my vet about it, the pet store, and even a stranger I met in the reptile section of the pet store. This book is a wealth of knowledge in an area of information previously not available to the common iguana pet owner.


Reviewer: Jennifer Christiansen from Chicago, IL
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Hatfield's manual is indeed the "ultimate." Anything you ever wanted to know about iguanas (male and female) are in this comprehensive manual. While one could simply use the index to "trouble shoot," this monster manual is actually an interesting read. In a society that continues to view Iguanas as unique, yet disposable, it is a relief to have a manual that I can truly rely on for my iguana. Hatfield includes not just basic husbandry, but also iguana fetishes, stories, personal experiences, various behaviors, and much more! It is a must have for any one who has the pleasure of having an iguana as a member of their family.


Reviewer: Keith Van Zile from Palm Beach, FL
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If you own an Iguana or are considering buying one, do yourself a favor and buy this book. You'll find that this book will change the way you view your pet. You'll become a more educated and understanding caretaker - and your iguana will benefit from it.


Reviewer: jeepcafe from Jacksonville, FL
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The best manual for raising, breeding, and housing iguanas. I own two iguanas, and consult this book often, learning new information every time. Please, please consult this book before you decide to own an iguana.


Reviewer: Amber Dean from Alaska
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This book is great and has tons of useful information. I would recommend this book to anyone who has or is planning on getting an iguana!


Reviewer: DW DICKERSON from Dana, NC
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I bought this book thinking to myself, "I spend $32 some odd dollars on a book about Iguanas and I don't even read that often." I was sure I wasted my money until I got the book and begin perusing its pages. It is full of love and heart felt concern for the green fellow...I no longer have my Iguana, but I will NOT buy another one until I have completely read this book and have been saturated with Mr. Hatfield's wisdom. This book is clear on what you should expect before you buy your iguana, what you should do after you buying it, and what you should expect for its lifetime. Hatfield is also sending out a free yearly newsletters to further update you on any changing information he may get. If you buy any Iguana book it should be this one. Buy it...Buy it...Buy it!


Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer
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This book is the only book about the giant green iguana that I will recommend. In the whole book, there was no bad or outdated information. It's a beautiful, sensitive book written by a man who obviously loves iguanas. This book is entertaining, reading almost like a novel. I have read the entire thing 3 times, and I'm always checking something in it. If you have an iguana, or want one, this book is a must have. I can't stress it enough.


Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer
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This is the best book I have ever read on Iguanas. It is very insightful and has its funny points about the Iguana's personality. If you ever want to own a iguana, buying this book is the best thing that you could do for your new found green friend.


Reviewer: A reader from GLENDALE,CALIFORNIA
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This was a great book, about keeping iguanas. I wish all books were like this.


Reviewer: A reader
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There is a lot is misinformation out in the world about caring for iguanas. This book sets the record straight. It is obvious that James Hatfield really cares and has done lots of research. This book has really helped me out with my own iguana, and I would recommend it to iguana owners and enthusiasts. If you buy one book on iguanas, this should be the one.


Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer
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This book is great! It covers all aspects of iguana care, including socializing and domesticating iguanas. I love that it includes quotes and stories from actual iguana owners, as well as information from vets and researchers. I refer to it as my "iguana bible." You will too!


Reviewer: A reader
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The author's passion for iguanas is clearly visible. I enjoyed reading it, even though I am only considering getting an iguana... and I plan on reading it again as soon as I bring my green friend home. I really love this book.


Reviewer: Alejandro Cotter from Kansas
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I thought that I knew everything about iguanas when I bought mine. Wrong! I lived in Costa Rica for 22 years and they always fascinated me, and I thought that a green iguana would be my companion pet for college in USA. This book made a great difference to us both, and has indeed showed me right from wrong, do's and don'ts, and basics from housing and feeding, to special care and domestication. If you are interested in owning an iguana, please read this book first, and you will have a much healthier and happier pet.


Reviewer: strumk from Indiana
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I'm not entirely done reading it but I know that I am thoroughly impressed. I've been looking for a good book on iguana breeding, which is hard to find. This book discusses it in great length and has fully prepared me for what to expect. He has written this book in an easy to read format, so that it is enjoyable and not just informative. He obviously loves his pet very much and wants everyone else to have as much success with theirs.


Reviewer: Marian Briones from Fremont, California
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This book is very readable - I have read it cover to cover twice. It is a must for anyone thinking about getting an iguana and anyone who already has one. It lets you know the commitment which is required for these "cute little lizards" which can get up to 6 feet long. The author has done extensive research in South America, studying their native habitat. This book is known for its accurate information regarding feeding and care.


Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer
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This book has helped me with my iguanas in every way! The massive amounts of information has literally saved my iguanas' lives. I recommend it for every iguana owner!


Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer
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I only wish this book was available when I first got my igs. It is packed full with valuable information and reads extremely easy and not like a text book. Everyone else I know who has an iguana has said that if there was one book to own for iguanas this one is it!


Customer Comments from Barnes & Noble.com for Green Iguana-The Ultimate Owner's Manual
Barnes & Noble.com customer rating is in stars (5 = the best)


Reviewer: seanana@mindspring.com
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Excellent book to update yourself on iguana info. The info on Iguana care has changed through the years and James Hatfield has written the perfect book. It is very easy to read and very entertaining. You would expect for an iguana book to be very dry. James does a great job of keeping your attention! Great Book!


Kathleen Allen
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I bought this book because I got a new ig. - a female. We have 4 males but I knew nothing about a female. I needed lots of help. I have enjoyed the info. in this book and have learned quite a bit more than I already knew, which I thought was a lot. I like reading about others that have igs and their stories that are in this book. It is nice the author included this. It adds a lot to the book.


Reviewer: Becky, an Iguana Owner
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I have read many books on Iguanas and this one is by far the best I've come across yet. I read it from cover to cover and use it as a manual for daily care. Anyone who owns an Iguana should also own this book.


Reviewer:Stephen - Iguana lover!
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This is the best book to get for Iguana care. It covers everything from basic feeding to housing and much, much more! A must read for every Iguana owner, and a must read for a soon to get Iguana owner!


Reviewer: the proud mom of three Iguanas
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This is a great book to teach present owners and soon to be owners of this green wonder. A real must have and an easy read for all. Funny and heart warming stories.


Reviewer: John Meola
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the successful keeping of green iguanas (Iguana iguana). It outlines in plain English all of the requirements necessary to keep these animals, including habitat, food and medical diagnosis and care. It definitely is a must-read for anyone contemplating the purchase of a green iguana, for such animals require far more care and maintenance than a typical house pet such as a cat or dog. While it relies a bit too much on anecdotal reports from iguana owners, the reduction of biological and medical terminology does make the book accessible to the average pet owner who has recently bought an iguana or is contemplating buying one. This book definitely should be purchased BEFORE one buys an iguana, but it should certainly be in the library of anyone who has an iguana now.

Reviewer: Louie
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This manual is very 'user friendly' and is a must-have if you are planning to have an iguana for a pet, or if you already own an iguana. The book covers what to look for from purchasing a pet, what to do when you get him/her home, the diet, the importance of heat, how to tame your iguana, how to achieve trust in each other, how to choose a vet, to building the ultimate habitat. As I read the manual I felt more at ease and not alone, as there were actual quotes from other owners that had already experienced the learning process I was going thru. I recommend this as a 'must-have.'


Reviewer: IgMaster, owner of The Iguana Club Web Site
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I highly recommend this book for anybody. New owners and the experienced alike will find everything there is to know (and more) about the proper care and handling of their Green Iguana. As the owner and webmaster for the Iguana Club Web Site, I can't stress enough, the importance of knowledge. Knowledge is power and this book is the gateway to helping you come to better know your pet and how to take the best possible care of them. Buy it! Your Iguana will love you for it.


Reviewer: Kris, A reviewer
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This is a very handy book to have. Great practical information, organized well. The author included information on how to build the ultimate cage and neat little devices to allow the ig to turn its heater on and off. If you want to have a healthy, happy ig friend, this is a great resource.


Reviewer: Jack Wathey
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This is by far the most complete and authoritative book I have yet seen on iguana care. The author is a carpenter by profession, but he clearly has the talents and mindset of a biologist. He has extensively studied iguanas in the wild and in captivity, and he has good connections in the relevant circles of biologists and herpetology hobbyists. He clearly presents the best available information on such subjects as anatomy, physiology, proper nutrition, disease symptoms and treatments. Unlike most other books on iguanas, this one does not pontificate on subjects for which a clear scientific answer is not really known. The book is also full of practical advice on how to care for a green iguana as a pet, including plans for an indoor iguana habitat, lists of useful products, a 95-page chapter devoted entirely to medical trouble-shooting, and more than 60 pages on taming and training an iguana. The style is clear, lively and a delight to read.


Reviewer: Kathy, A reviewer
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This informational book on Iguanas is exceptional! I have never found so much information on 'just' the Iguana in any one book by itself. This is a book that I refer back to again and again because it answers all my most important questions and it seemed to cover every topic imaginable on the Green Iguana.


Reviewer: The IguanaMan, an active Iguana enthusiast
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This book is the absolute best anyone could read! This is the book I have been waiting for. If you own a Green Iguana, then you owe it to yourself and your iguana to buy this book!


From Miscellaneous Web Locations


"Green Iguana - The Ultimate Owner's Manual by James W. Hatfield III is by far the best ig book I have read on iguana keeping. It is very comprehensive and covers everything in detail. The book was plainly written by a dedicated iguana owner, for the dedicated iguana owner. This should be considered the bible of iguana manuals."
Mike Lozano, iguana owner
[taken from America Online]



"I thought I would mention about a great boon on green iguana care - it's the very best book out there in my opinion and I've looked at several different ones, but none to this magnitude."

Monski, iguana owner
[from iguana chat room]



"I HAD to let you know I invested in buying Green Iguana-The Ultimate Owner's Manual. Its the best investment I have made yet!!! There is not a thing that this book does not cover."
Ali and Kurt
[from an iguana chat room]



"There is an excellent book, Green Iguana-The Ultimate Owner's Manual, by James Hatfield, that is well worth investing in. The book is very well written so it is entertaining, and contains just about everything you need to know to raise a happy, healthy ig. It is published by Dunthorpe Press and is definitely a good investment."
Jo-Ellen Smith
[from an iguana chat room]




 
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