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Fun,Useful and Attractive,
This review is from: Birdsong: 150 British and Irish birds and their amazing sounds (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)This is definitely not a field guide, and watch out if your bookshelves are narrow- it might poke out becoause of the player, but overall this is an attractive addition to a bird library. The photos are all very clear and well taken and as they are mostly full page, dedicated to a certain bird, there is plenty of room to display these. The notes are also clear, detailed and, for once in this type of book, enjoyable to read; many descriptions starting with a small scene rather than launching into a plain description. The player is the fun part. With reasonable sound quality for something so small, it is enjoyable simply to flick through the pages and select the song; adding to the overall experience. As an aid to identification I expect it will be of use too, although I haven't yet had cause to try it.
I think it's the fun factor that sells this over other similar books. To sit in an armchair on a rainy day, enjoy the pictures and listen to the songs is a small pleasure that I am enjoying thoroughly.
An attractive and worthwhile book, with a fun add-on.