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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor in several respects, 15 Jun 2011
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This review is from: Collins Complete British Animals: A photographic guide to every common species (Collins Complete Guide) (Collins Complete Guides) (Paperback)
Disappointed (and returned mine straight away). Poor layout making it unclear for looking things up quickly (e.g. when "in the field"). Photos are horrible - circular on a cluttered background that confuses the eye - a classic example of how not to lay things out. Description says two pages per species but only some species get this. Some have just a brief paragraph. All the wasted space with circular photos could have been used so much better (e.g. more varied photos) and much clearer. When you see many of the amateur efforts at wildlife photography you have to wonder what Collins are playing at.

The old Collins Field Guides were excellent (and I have loads) but this is rubbish. Looks rushed-out top printers because some marketing person thought they could make some money with no real effort of cost. Collins should be well embarrassed by this book. In the past they have done so much better (not sure what their current non-"Photo Series" is like because the one I would want is "out-of-print" !!).

Come on Collins - you can do much much better than this (and have done).
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