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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat for readers. More in depth and informative, less illustration.
Reviewed in Canada on January 24, 2020
Lots of detail... more for the 'reader' less for a casual 'almanac story' enthusiast. Reads like a continuous novel versus many "quick tip" nature books. Would do well with some added illustrations... but VERY informative!
This is British. Not as helpful for Canada and Britain. However, I was able to get some things out of it. Had I known it was British, I probably would not have purchased. What little I can apply to Canada is not worth the price of the book. Not going to return it though as it is interesting . . . and one never knows when a trip to Britain comes up! lol
I was looking forward to exploring the details of outdoor signs. However, the writer is so full of himself I get frustrated every time I pick it up and now it just sits on my shelf. Too much personal narrative, not enough details.
Save your money, and purchase Harold Gatty's classic, "How to Find Your Way Without a Map and Compass" instead. The Gatty book does not spend any time bragging or pontificating or relating boring stories like Gooley does here. Gatty just tells you what you need to know, and more, in an interesting engaging, and most importantly a straightforward manner. Yes, the Gooley book has a nice cover, but the body of this book is a lot of blah, blah, blah... get to the point already!