I purchased this book for my daughter who is doing a Level 3 Animal Care course. She has not put it down since receiving it and says that it is really going to help her with her studies. The pictures are stunning and the descriptions are easy to understand. This is a fantastic book, not just for people who are studying but also for the animal enthusiast in general. This is a very large and heavy book so it would not be iedeal to carry around at college all day, more for reference at home. Highly recommended.