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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
This is written more like a novel than an information type book. Written as authors experiences in nature that led him to “know” how to red nature. Not what I thought it was at all. Was hoping for a glossary type book.
It wasn't what I expected, I thought the book was going to be more in easy to read tips and other information on Reading Nature's signs. I wasn't expecting to read about the author's life experiences. I found it to be boring.
Well, it's not bad, but it's just not interesting, considering how exciting can the subject matter be... The narrative is very choppy, and hard to follow - it's like a recording of an old guy telling everything he learned over the years in one 10 hour session non-stop. There are interesting bits and pieces, but at some point you just stop caring and zone out. The way it's organized makes it very hard to find anything, so doesn't work as a reference book either. Lack of vivid colour illustrations in a book which talks a lot about noticing things in nature is counterproductive...
Really wanted to like it, but it's just not that good. Would be way better with quarter of information, but better organized and illustrated.
I wanted to love this book but I HATED it! I couldn’t get past the first two and a half chapters.
I can tell the author has a great deal of knowledge and experience, but the way the book is written, I couldn’t learn from any of it! It’s disorganized, half-finished thoughts on every page, lots of anecdotes that don’t really add any information, very few clear points, it doesn’t flow...
Reading it for tips on reading nature was frustrating - like untangling a knot of string or picking the good bits out of a crushed pecan...
I ordered the book, there is nothing wrong with it, except for me it's too long, too many chapters, I don't want to read a novel and a story line. I was hoping for something a little smaller in reading wit pointing out specific plants and things that everyone might encounter in their yards. I'm probably not gonna read it and just thumb through it looking for specific things.
I'm surprised that no one else has mentioned the small, pale, tightly spaced print that makes this hard to read. The contents though, make it definitely not worth the effort. The title and cover illustration make the book look as though it would be a jaunty succinct exploration of nature but inside the cover this book has a distinctively old fashioned look and is densely written with very few illustrations. Unfortunately, I purchased two of these as presents for my teen and almost teen grandsons, both nature lovers, and am so disappointed.
I was hoping that The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs would be more concise and specific. The author rambles on and on like he is telling a story rather than giving easily referenced information about plants, etc, that I could use.