- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: DK (1 Feb. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405349972
- ISBN-13: 978-1405349970
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.3 x 19.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Insects and Spiders (RSPB Pocket Nature) Paperback – 1 Feb 2010
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Given the vast number of insects, this book offers a very good overview and for the size, I doubt if it could be improved. However, since it is too generic, I am not too sure that this is of much benefit to identify exact species. It seems to fall between two stools insofar that it affords quite a useful range of information whereas if you have a particular interest in beetles, spiders or wasps, it is far from comprehensive and a more specialist book on each genus would then be a far better option. As in introduction, I thinks this get 10/10 but probably only 6/10 as a practical field guide. All in all, an interesting and sometimes fascinating book.
A very neat, compact reference book. Excellent quality with good colour photographs. My son loves finding bugs and attempting to identify them and this has proven a big hit. All in all, very good value for money.
The books is very well illustrated, each page has up to seven or eight photographs and drawings including a picture of the insects' habitat. There are also brief notes including comments on the insects' various stages, and often significant features are labelled in the photographs.
As a novice when it comes to insects I am not qualified to comment on the content other than to say I do find it very informative, and in format a very practical book, tall and narrow, 19 cm x 10 cm, it will fit comfortably into ones pocket and so is ideal for use in the field. But as a designer I am qualified to comment on the presentation, and here I find the overall page presentation not so practical; there is a great deal on each page and the resulting layout is confusing and difficult to read - the type is small ans some very small, and to compound the problem the smaller type is invariable presented against and coloured background making reading even more difficult especially in less than ideal lighting conditions. The general layout can appear chaotic making it hard to find the information your are looking for, I would have preferred a much more ordered and consistent page layout so I knew exactly where to look on each page for the information I seek. (So it's really four or five stars for content, but just one or two stars for presentation.)
Nice clear pictures and details and excellent small reference to be able to identify those little creatures around the garden and countryside.
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Find an unusual specimen and this book will help the amateur identify it more accurtelyPublished 10 months ago by The South Lincs Geoff Brown