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Not Just About George

Advantages: More diverse than the title would have you believe
Disadvantages: None - unless you really do have a tortoise fixation

Sometimes we find books on our shelves that we've been meaning to read for a long time, and by the time we get around to reading them they may have lost their original purpose. It would be easy to assign this category to Henry Nicholls' tale of (probably ...

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Review of Lonesome George - Henry Nicholls

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A guide to your gardens other tenants..

Advantages: Clear and colourful photos, includes advice to attract wildlife to your garden
Disadvantages: None for me

I have always been interested in wildlife, probably because I grew up living in or near the countryside. However, since I got my allotment and started working as a gardening trainee, my interest has really grown. I felt confident at recognising most birds ...

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Review of Collins Complete Guide to British Garden Wildlife - Paul Sterry

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Fabulous resource for watching the wildlife

Advantages: quick and easy to use - before the strange species moves off!
Disadvantages: missing caterpillars and other young

I have been trying not to write a review for a while but to learn more from the experts – but then I saw this book. The Complete British Wildlife by Paul Sterry is our wildlife bible, bought at £12.99 10 years ago but now RRP £14.99. I could not help mys ...

polo2 05.07.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Collins Complete British Wildlife - Paul Sterry

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Our beautiful wildlife in a book

Advantages: Photos are excellent
Disadvantages: Some things hard to identify, such as caterpillars are not shown

If what you need is a comprehensive guide to all types of wildlife- birds, trees, plants, lichens, marine life, insects, all in one book, then this is the book for you. Despite owning several good, more detailed books on various aspects of wildlife, I wan ...

alish 26.10.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Collins Complete British Wildlife - Paul Sterry

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Excellent pocket guide

Advantages: small size
Disadvantages: drawings, not photographs

This little book is excellent for people who like to name the animals and birds that they see in walks in the country side. This book covers everything from flowers and insects to birds and mammals. Marine life is covered too. Each different specie ...

markos3 10.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Collins Complete British Wildlife - Paul Sterry

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