Rupert Witherow

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (48 of 50)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,558,890 - Total Helpful Votes: 48 of 50
A Cold War: Front-Line Operations in Bosnia 1995-1&hellip by Brigadier Ben Barry
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
In a detailed account of an extraordinary situation, Brigadier Barry describes his experience enforcing and maintaining peace on the ground in the dynamic twilight of Bosnia's civil war. The passive phase of the war saw one of the widest geographical spans covered by a battalion-sized force in modern times. The challenges faced were only made harder by unusually harsh winter conditions.

Whilst strongly endorsing both Les Howard's and MD Mortimer's reviews, there is more to add. This is a very personal and idiosyncratic diary of command, exposing the rapidly evolving environment, relationships, political and strategic tensions that Brigadier Barry had to balance and work… Read more
Sphingidae Mundi: Hawk Moths of the World by Bernard D'Abrera
This treatment of the Sphingidae is THE photographic reference. More or less every known species is reproduced in full colour at the highest standards, with essential taxonomic data. That's it: page after page of the Natural History Museum's finest as D'Abrera has become renowned for.
Insects: Amazing Images of Fascinating Creatures by David Bellamy
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Technicality: This review is titled after the book, as the other 4 reviews liked by Amazon are clearly for a different book - likely a field guide, which this book isn't.

It's a big book: Bigger than A4, an inch thick and weighs a kilo; it's not a field guide! It is a nice coffee-table production primarily showing exactly what it claims, great photos of wierd and wonderful bugs, including plenty of butterflies and moths.

There is some text, enough to explain what each image is, but whilst full of strange and wonderful facts and pictures, don't consider this to be any form of searchable reference. It is a great book to have on the shelf for arousing an interest and… Read more

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