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Five stars and two stars
on 28 August 2014
Apologies for an ambiguous title, but it is the only way I can express my feeling for this book.
The content is superb, unquestionably five stars. Drawings are excellent and information is unrivalled (bar Couzens' 'Brids ID and Insights' another great book that is smaller, but better organised). If you want a book to clarify whether this is a Black Tern, a white-winged Black or a Whiskered Tern, this is the one
So why two stars? Simply because the binding for this book is simply not fit for purpose. A chunky book with high quality paper that needs to live in the pocket or the car glove box deserves a quality binding, not thin and very flimsy cardboard, especially when the price is the wrong side of £20. If this was the quality of the ubiquitous Collins Bird Guide, I would not be complaining, but this really is poorly bound. What a shame Bloomsbury!