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Useful information let down by poor illustrations
on 10 November 2012
The book contains the kind of information you'd find on a basic physical geography course; generally dealing with large-scale features. On that basis it's fine, if a little broad-brush - probably best read in concert with another volume such as Oliver Rackham's History Of The Countryside to cover smaller features.
The real disappointment, though, is in the illustrations. I have two others in this series and in both cases the imagery is excellent. However the pictures in this volume are, dare I say, a bit amateurish. They get the info across but they really don't add very much. I could have forgiven this if they had been the author's own work, but apparently a separate illustrator was engaged.
A shame, as it lets down a generally useful work.