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Production quality terrible but good artwork and information
on 18 November 2015
The quality of the artwork and information was excellent. However the actual manufacture of the book was absysmal and I wonder if it could ever be considered as "fit for purpose". It is a field guide and therefore is going to be in constant use in the home, in the car, in andf uot of a rucksack or deep pocket, might get a little damp, be dropped etc. My copy collapsed within two days with the contents comig away from the cover which had minimal gluing, Then the glue on the spine of the contents started to deteriorate and the grouped "sheaves" of the book started to separate.
Fortunately the bool was only required for 9 days on a safari type holiday. It was not badly treated, did not get wet, was not dropped but was used quite heavily.
In comparison to my other field guides it is essentially unusable and I am considering requesting a refund once I have extracted the bird list from it.