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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
compact easy to use format, the ideal pocket size travelling companion.

authoritative text describing key identification features

full colour photos illustrating over 195 butterflies and some 50 important moth species

thumbnail outlines of each family group enabling quick identification.

Great book, recommended.
Published on 29 Jun 2008 by J Cattermole

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1.0 out of 5 stars Distinctly lacking!
I have four major problems with this book.

1) There are no colour pictures of the eggs, catapillars or pupa.

2) The text is arranged in one big block for each species, so if you are out in the field you can't quickly glance at the text, you have to scan the whole block. Consistantly arranged bullet points are much better for this type of book...
Published on 18 July 2008 by Mr. S. J. Oxley


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1.0 out of 5 stars Distinctly lacking!, 18 July 2008
This review is from: A Photographic Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Europe (Photographic Guides) (Paperback)
I have four major problems with this book.

1) There are no colour pictures of the eggs, catapillars or pupa.

2) The text is arranged in one big block for each species, so if you are out in the field you can't quickly glance at the text, you have to scan the whole block. Consistantly arranged bullet points are much better for this type of book.

3) Most butterflies/moths are shown with either wings open or closed rather than both.

4) Many species are sexually dimorphic ( that is, the male and females look different) which the book does not always illustrate. The male brimstone for example is bright lemon yellow while the female is white with pale green underside colouring.

The photos are quite good and each species does have one at least, but this is its only saving grace. I suspect that cost of production has probably taken its toll on this book. Really, each species should have its own page with all the information mentioned above.

I have not read the book from cover to cover so I cannot critisize the main text as of yet. Whether I shall bother or not I don't know.

Buy this only if you can get it dirt cheap as I did. If I'd paid full price for it, I would have sent it back.

Sorry Mr Sterry (author) but this needs more work!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, 29 Jun 2008
This review is from: A Photographic Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Europe (Photographic Guides) (Paperback)
compact easy to use format, the ideal pocket size travelling companion.

authoritative text describing key identification features

full colour photos illustrating over 195 butterflies and some 50 important moth species

thumbnail outlines of each family group enabling quick identification.

Great book, recommended.
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