Nature Made Ridiculously Simple Paperback – 13 Dec 1984
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This book is guaranteed to lighten up even the most depressing and gloomy day.
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Miles Kington classifies everything into ten subclasses (usually). There are ten types of tree, ten types of flower, ten types of bird and so forth. There is also a clever procedure by which one can arrive at the proper class of ten to use on *anything* that fills an obvious gap elided by so many smug Audubon and National Geographic guide authors who assume that the guide book owner already knows how to tell a bird from a tree, something anyone over the age of thirty can tell you from experience shouldn't be taken for granted.
This means that you can now point out some tree and confidently identify it to a prospective mate as a Faux Walnut (or whatever it looks like) without fear of being wrong. After all it's not like he or she is going to check, and the important thing about the tree is that it provide shade for the coming events and hide the couple from unwanted observation.
I was given this book about thirty years ago and have never looked back (there's no point: I've already confidently identified everything now behind me while it was still in front of me).
I recommend Nature Made Ridiculously Simple to all.