21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Better than the best!,
This review is from: RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe (Flexibound)
At a time where everyone appears to be promoting the Collins Field Guide (which is indeed wonderful!) some healthy competition has arisen in the form of Rob Hume's amazing new work.
I was given my first birding book at the tender age of 10, and the author's name has always stuck with me as a mark of "What I fink birding is about".
Much has been made about the limitations of photography in a field guide but this book combines so well with the colour plates, and the information is handled concisely; at the same time I have yet to find myself asking "but what about..."
This is a gorgeous book, whether you are a serious birder or just as a nice gift for a curious ten (or ninety) year-old!