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RSPB Pocket Nature Wildlife of Britain [Paperback]

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 April 2009 Rspb Pocket Nature

Discover over 1,000 species of animal, plant and fungi found in Britain

From the humming-bird Hawk moth to the False Deathcap Fungi, spot common British animal, plant and fungi species with this pocket-sized guide. In-situ photographs and no nonsense notes will help you identify them in the field quickly and accurately.

Maps show you what animals, plants and fungi to find where and species are categorised so you can plan your spotting and make the most of your surroundings, whether you are on a holiday browse or serious quest. An ideal guide for all the family.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 April 2009)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1405328606
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405328609
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 10 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 7 Jun 2009
Nice layout, great photography and just the right amount of info on each entry. Granted, the text is not as detailed as a Collins Field Guide, but given the number of species covered this would be impossible without turning the book into some unwieldy carbuncle. A great little guide to throw in the backpack on a day out, simple as that.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good reference book to keep in the car 26 July 2009
Whilst this is hardly a pocket book, it is compact enough to pack into a haversack for a day out. Quite comprehensive coverage of anything you are likely to see on a day out and enough detail for the average nature lover who only wants to be able to try to identify, birds, fungus etc.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wildlife of britain 18 Mar 2010
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a very informative and easy to read book. it covers trees,fungi,birds animals,flowers and grasses,fish, insects, moths and butterflies. it's a good reference book for those with a general interest in british wildlife. the ideal companion for a day in the countryside. it's not a book for your pocket, but will fit neatly in a rucksack.it covers most nature topics, good value for money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top Pocket Guide 23 Oct 2010
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I bought this book to help me in my work as a mountain leader and canoe guide. I needed something that was informative and portable enough to take out with me on the hills or down a river. Though not quite as 'pocket able' or portable as I would like it is still packable. I would have liked it in more of an A5 type guide book size as I find this size easier to pack and use. These minor gripes apart it is a great book. It is very informative and well laid out, it is also full of quality diagrams of the most common species of British wildlife. There are around a 1,000 species of animal, plant and fungi found in the book and I found that the book was great as a field guide to identify species giving you just about enough information to be going on with. I have given it a four star rating only because I cannot give it 4.5 stars. I would detract half a star on account of it being advertised as a pocket guide book and I think it falls short of that...however it has helped me enormously as a field guide and I would advise anybody to buy the book if they want a quality field manual on British wildlife. Excellent read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 24 May 2011
Slightly too large to be considered pocket sized but that is the only fault I can find. My 5 and 2 year old have spent ages researching bugs, birds and fauna on walks and hols. Good pictures. Just the right amount of information to help identify. Highly recommended for any age from 0 to 90
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great wildlife Guide 4 Aug 2013
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It covers almost all wildlife I am likely to come across in the UK. Great to have it all in one book. Illustrations are really good. Obviously the bird section is not as detailed as the Collins Guide to Birds (of which I have a copy-excellent guide to British and European birds) but you can't expect that from an all in one guide. Some illustrations have features pointed out with arrows to help with identification 'in the field'-very helpful. It saves carrying loads of books in my rucksack when out and about photographing wildlife. If I do carry a second book it is the Collins Guide to Birds. Would definitely recommend. It is not a hardback so some care needed bending the pages over but I guess its a book to be used so don't worry too much about that. The only section which is hard to navigate when trying to identify a particular species is flowers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent reference book 30 July 2013
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This is a great guide and simple to use wildlife reference book. A little on the heavy side for a handbag but if you have a day sac for a walk it is perfect
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great beginners book 24 July 2013
This is a great book for someone who wants a starting point for identifying wildlife, whether in the garden or out and about. It covers a wide range of categories - trees, wildflowers, insects, birds, etc, etc. Obviously in a book this size it can't be comprehensive, but the coverage is fantastic for a single book. I've found that as my interest has deepened I've bought a few more specialist books, but I didn't really know what areas I'd become particularly interested in until I'd used a more general book like this, and I still like to carry it with me on a walk or have it to hand if I'm in the garden, while I have some more specialist books at home. The pictures are all photos, which are mostly clear, but I think drawings can make identification easier and I did find some wild flowers difficult to identify from the photos in this book, but when that happens I normally take photos and then double check with other books or internet when I get home. Its worth knowing that, despite being called a "pocket" guide, this is quite a heavy volume, a couple of centimetres thick and weights around 700g, which might be off putting for some people if you are looking for something lightweight, but I find it fine for carrying in a backpack. On the whole I would recommend this as a good general nature identification guide, either for someone starting out in this hobby, or for someone with a general interest, and it's good value for money too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wildlife Book
Book arrived in a brown cardboard package which was open at one end - the glue was not sufficient to close it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by E. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars RSPB book
I love it; it's interesting, helpful and well written, exactly what it was supposed to be. My daughter saw it & bought one
Published 1 month ago by Fran
5.0 out of 5 stars So much information
We bought this book after seeing it, and using it, in a holiday cottage in the Lake District. It has so much information about what you can see around you that we keep this one in... Read more
Published 2 months ago by S. Farnaby
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book to Carry with You
A fabulous book of the wildlife and flora/fauna of Britain. I take it everywhere with me and have already identified several mushrooms and two butterflys that I had not been able... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stephen Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
A relly good book. Well layed out and quick and easy to find things. I would recommend this to friends and family
Published 3 months ago by Sandy Young
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need
Excellent book - typical DK product. Great pictures and informative text. Covers all aspects of British wildlife. Easy to use field guide. Highly recommended.
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Mark A. Wigston
5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem
This book is well laid out with clear pictures. Very useful and a joy to use when I take my son for rambles in our local fields so that he can learn the nature of our beautiful... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Stephanie Bird
5.0 out of 5 stars So useful
I bought this book from a book club through work and was so impressed with it I had to buy another for my grandson who uses it so much
Published 6 months ago by mrs c johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab - love it
Bought for sister as a birthday present, but actually it is such a great tht i am going to put it on my wish list!
Published 8 months ago by Karen Jewell
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
I first saw this book in a cottage that I rented in East Sussex two weeks ago and once home ordered it for my own holiday cottage in Sedbergh
Published 8 months ago by Ruth Lamb
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