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Big book + small typeface makes reading harder than it should be (September 2015 Collins paperback edition) - buy it on Kindle
on 12 October 2015
A scholarly and captivating read; this is an excellent book, full of Rackham's accumulated wisdom. The book's ongoing theme is the premise that ancient woodland is not the same the conservationist's much aspired to' Wildwood', untouched by human hands. The style is compelling, but slightly haphazard; fascinating, but not a casual read for most.
I would be delighted to recommend this to anyone with an interest in Woodland biology, Trees and the landscape, if only it could be published in a more user friendly form, it would happily merit 5 stars.
At 442 pages with another 150 or so pages of figures and pictures, this is no lightweight paperback. Big paperbacks are never easy to handle, but putting all the type into 10 points (rather than the more normal 12 point) makes reading this delightful book overly hard work, which is a pity.
This will be a much more pleasant experience on a Kindle (as a book lover, I hate to say this....)