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Misleading book title and description of content
on 28 December 2012
First of all this is an excellent book, but not what I expected. I was expecting from the words printed on the book's cover and the description of the book in the Amazon review that the book is a photographic guide, but it is very far from this and is not a photographic guide at all. The cover says "The Ultimate Photographic Guide...", so what would you expect if you are a buyer? Probably lots of photographs.
This book is little more than a re-packaging of the also excellent RSPB - Birds of Britain & Europe as far as the bird pictures and are concerned. It is 100% the same. The bulk of the pictures (whilst good) are illustrations, with small supporting photos, i.e. small in both size and quantity! The bird guide description for each species is also 100% the same.
This book is therefore not the "ultimate photographic guide" so is misleading in its description.
If you want a proper photographic guide try the Collins Complete Guide to British Birds which is 100% photographic.