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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book
The day this wonderful book arrived I listened to a discussion on Radio 4 about the future of publishing where one of the participants concluded that paper book publishers should focus on producing beautiful books. This is a beautiful book. Well worth £40, a big book, robustly engineered and full of exquisite drawings and well written and compelling narratives. John...
Published 6 months ago by bearmwga

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but...
Perhaps expectations were unreasonably high and the book was a little disappointing. Would have appreciated more of the very good illustrations.
Published 4 months ago by J. Farrant


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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book, 10 April 2014
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This review is from: The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover)
The day this wonderful book arrived I listened to a discussion on Radio 4 about the future of publishing where one of the participants concluded that paper book publishers should focus on producing beautiful books. This is a beautiful book. Well worth £40, a big book, robustly engineered and full of exquisite drawings and well written and compelling narratives. John Evelyn would have been proud.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Tree Books in years, 14 May 2014
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This book has been long awaited, a combination of digestible text, written in a informative way, outlining details which include specie history, uses and common traits, without the lack of personality often delivered in a guide. The book is a real achievement for author, publishing team.
The drawings are exquisite, real masterpieces.
This book is a must for any naturalists.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book of the Year, 5 May 2014
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This review is from: The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover)
In the same way that Richard Mabey's "Flora Britannica" and Mark Cocker's "Birds and People" were such obvious choices for book of the year, surely Hemery and Simblet's magnificent production "The New Sylva" is similarly a shoo-in for such an award. A truly wonderful publication. Absolutely brilliant. And what a superb riposte to the dreary world of eBooks. A stunner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 29 April 2014
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This book is simply a work of art and a piece that any tree lover should own. Well thought out and entirely accessible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow what a book, 2 May 2014
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An excellent book for those interested in trees and artwork. The colour of the paper tends to diffuse the quality of the illustrations which in real life are so much clearer.
Thoroughly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's an amazing piece of work, 14 July 2014
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Wow! I thought it was a steepish price but SO much work has gone into this - it's not! It's an amazing piece of work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Horticultural MUST HAVE, 8 Jun 2014
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A superb book, so much information and quite wonderful illustrations, a must for all tree lovers. A perfect Birthday or Christmas gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a book for all lovers of trees, 23 May 2014
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The most beautiful book on trees I have ever seen!
Beautifully bound, exquisite illustrations, and plenty of useful information, on all the trees you have in the UK
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic and informative book, 18 July 2014
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A fantastic and informative book, a must for all true arboriculture fanatics and all who are interested in our nations trees. Very well written and illustrated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book, 17 July 2014
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A truly lovely book with fabulous illustrations, beautifully printed on good quality cartridge paper. Well worth the money.
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