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on 15 January 2012
This book has been taken from the original, scanned in to a computer, software has been used to try to recognise the text and then the book reprinted based upon what the software thinks was in the original. There is no evidence of it having been proof read.
The result is a very poor quality book with a minimum of 20 typos and on some pages at least 100 typos.
The technical terms associated with the anatomy of a honey bee mean that the software cannot differentiate between similar words but with different meanings. You cannot decipher or even attempt to decipher the text because the critical drawings or illustrations from the original book have been left out as the software can't tell the difference between illustrations and smudges! It is an anatomical reference book with no drawings and thousands of typos.
As a reference text this book is wholly unsuitable.
They say an infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of typewriters and an infinite amount of time would eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Two monkeys with one typewriter and a bottle of Jack Daniels could knock this book up in an afternoon. Save your money
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on 29 December 2012
I bought a copy of this last year. I was expecting an equivalent of the original, which is full of line drawings. These are really essential to the purpose of the book. However the copy I received was a modern book just containing the text without a single image. As a result it was of no value. It looked as if it had just been compiled by a device designed to extract text from other books, with no editorial input.
I sent it back (but never heard anything...)
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on 25 November 2011
Fine as far as it goes, but I did not realise there was a 1956 version which is twice as long and more uptodate and detailed. Unfortunately that one is quite expensive. It probably accounts for why this reprint is cheap. The scan of the original is not brilliant and some letters near the spine are missing on some pages. I bought it for a beekeeping exam but this 1910 edition did not have some of the necessary figures.
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on 7 March 2016
Don't buy this book - it is useless. I bought to study for BBKA Module 5. Its of no use whatsoever. Read other reviews - they all say the same!
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on 11 November 2012
Excellent reference for anyone interested in Bee Keeping! As a neophyte student of the art of apiculture, I find it a good complement to my textbooks.
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on 17 April 2012
An excellent reprint of the original book by Snodgrass. I am studying for one of the beekeeping exams at the moment - this book is a great help in getting to grips with the external structure and internal workings of the honeybee. The book was delivered very quickly, in excellent condition.
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on 31 October 2015
I am coming to a bee exam and the prompt delivery and soundness of book does help this
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on 22 November 2015
Excellent product just what I wanted
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on 30 August 2014
very good book
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