- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: DK (1 Feb. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405349980
- ISBN-13: 978-1405349987
- Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 1.3 x 19.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 324,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Trees (RSPB Pocket Nature) Paperback – 1 Feb 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
The second issue is that many European species are included - to the degree where ID is really tricky as there are so many different options to choose from. Only once you notice the small distribution map for each entry does it become clear that at least 75% of the butterflies covered in the book never really appear in the UK. I highlighted all butterflies I was likely to see in my area with a highlighter pen. Still, a book just about the UK would have been more helpful.
Finally, almost all butterflies are listed as 'widespread'. I've since learnt that this is really not the case - some are quite rare (e.g. the white admiral - I wouldn't really class that as 'widespread' in the literal sense of the word. Maybe a more detailed classification would be more useful?
I'm now going to buy other reference books in my attempt to ID butterflies, as this particular book just isn't clear enough!
All in all a good purchase.
I wanted a publication with good colour illustrations and a reasonable overview of
the butterfly's life cycle without being too academic.
Recommend this book as a good reference for the amateur butterfly spotter!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Looked for this book for a while and very pleased I got it. Perfect pocket reference guidePublished 9 days ago by Philippa
Great guide for me as just like to know what's about our garden, I will learn with this guide and maybe provide some habitats to help with species survival.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent guide for a beginner like me. Great illustrations and just the right size for a small bag!Published 6 months ago by blinkster
Just what I needed to start learning about trees and identifying them in their natural habitatsPublished 10 months ago by J. C.