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High hopes - abysmal quality,
This review is from: Nature's Calendar: A Month-by-Month Guide to the Best Wildlife Locations in the British Isles (Hardcover)
For each month of the year, this book features 10 suggested locations which are each described over one or two pages with photos and a small map.
The book would be easier to dip into if each location had a concise heading telling you why you would go there. For example, North Uist is recommended for October but you have to read through three long paragraphs to discover why (I think that late spring would be better anyway). The descriptions that I have read seem to be the result of a single visit to the place in question.
The real disappointment is in the quality of the paper and the printing. The matte paper has a cheep feel to it and seems to have affected the colour and contrast of the photos. The photos don't look sharp either.
I would not recommend this book as a present as it may well disappoint.
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Initial post: 6 Dec 2007 11:41:57 GMT
Mr. And Mrs M. Brown says:
The book is a disappointment in terms of quality and the conciseness of the text.
Posted on 23 Sep 2008 12:58:56 BDT
J. Inglis says:
Poor quality reproduction seems to be a trend in BBC books lately. I had one of my photos published in the `Coast` book, and the photo was nothing like the original in terms of vibrancy, sharpness, and colour. They need to sort this out!
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