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on 22 July 2008
I love this book - a gorgeous collection of images of crop circles of every kind. All the photographs are large and clear and colourful. There's one per page except where one takes up two pages. Each crop circle has a little keynote giving the date, location, and dimensions - just enough information and no more. There is an interesting introduction to the whole phenomenon at the beginning of the book, but from there on in it's a collection of photographic art. Perfect to dip into and refer back to time and time again. It's got the "Wow" factor!
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on 19 September 2009
Lucy Pringle lets these photos speak for themselves - she simply notes the place, the pattern, and the "medium" - ie whether the artwork was produced on wheat or barley. Virtually no attempt to explain or analyse or compare - just allow them to sink in and let the images work their own magic. She picks 90 of the best aerial photos of works from 1993 to 2006 - with some close-ups as well. Some of the formations were so amazing that I gasped - I had never seen some of these in the press. A beautiful book and a great gift.

If you want more information after this, buy Freddy Silva's book "Secrets in the Fields" - a very calm and methodical academic research into the phenomenon with lots of detail that will help you understand what is going on. And it ain't two guys with a plank and a chain, be very assured of that.
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on 30 October 2012
This book has a wide variety of full size images which is great, unfortunately they are taken with a low resolution and so appear a bit grainy and blurry. Nowhere near the standard of imagery you normally see in books, it really does ruin it a bit. The book is still ok if you want the images as reference or to draw from, but don't buy this book if you are looking for a good coffee table book that looks beautiful.
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on 5 February 2012
Avoids most of the crankiness associated with crop circles and just gives us lots of super pictures. Even if you leave aside the "mysteries" there is some real artistic skill involved in creating these beautiful and unusual creations, which appear in various locations but are particularly associated with Wiltshire.
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on 30 October 2010
This is a really great book. It is largely pictorial but contains some high quality aerial and ground shots of the crop circles. You really get a sense of the scale of the formations with this book and some of the images span two pages. In the introduction there are some interesting facts about crop circles and the author puts them into a worldwide context in terms of the other continents that they occur in. There is no particular bias with this book so the reader is free to look at the images of the circles and reach their own conclusions - or not as the case may be :)
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on 7 September 2011
Crop circles are enigmas. Are they created by strange natural phenomena, extra-terrestrial visitors or mischievous hoaxers? What is not in doubt is their strange beauty and geometric complexity when viewed from the air. Each summer, Lucy Pringle takes to the air and photographs these mysterious creations, many of them hundreds of feet across, and has now brought together a selection of her favourites in this book. There are circles and swirls, fractals and Mandelbrot patterns, spiders' webs and labyrinths, atomic clocks and Mayan calendars. This is 'land art' to rival anything by Richard Long or Andy Goldsworthy.
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on 19 September 2011
The book is mainly photographic, I was hoping for more of an opinion based book with some ideas behind who or what creates them. However, the photos are awesome and I rate the book highly for anyone interested in the subject.
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on 11 April 2014
love this book, it is is fantastic condition, it arrived very quickly and the images are big and clear and exactly what i was lookin for. not a lot of info in the book but photographs are good.
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on 8 February 2016
While4 I wanted the photos, I would have liked a bit of text. Virtually none.Perhaps that enhances the mystery.
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on 10 December 2014
Almost unreadable. Chat about the author's feelings interspersed with swear words.
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