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Pocket guide - IF you have BIG pockets!,
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This review is from: Field Guide to African Wildlife (National Audubon Society) (Hardcover)
Following on from a previous review I decided to purhcase this book. Sadly its not very pocket sized - unless you have huge pockets!!! Its thickness or depth is 4cm which is huge!
Also the paper that the text is printed on is very thin - almost like tissue paper - the kind of paper used for the new testaments that the Gideons used to give us at school!
Yes the illustrations are very good - there are about 600 pages of colour illustrations, but sadly also a further 1,000 yes 1,000 text pages.
Im sure this is a very informative and comprehensive book, but I wouldnt call it a pocket guide & will be sending it back shortly as its simply too big & I doubt its ability to survive long whilst on safari in Africa as the pages are so delicate!
So im giving it a 3 star rating as Im sure its a great and detailed encylopedia, but I need something I can pop into my camera bag or top pocket