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The Armchair Naturalist: How to be Good at Nature without Really Trying

by Johnson P. Johnson

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A great book that reminded me of my interest in natural history. It's written very well, full of mild humour and quiet instruction. Johnson doesn't lecture, but he illustrates and explains clearly and amicably. The art is pleasant and very skillful, and he alternates topics fairly well to avoid you losing interesting. A fine book for readers of any age. Best for patchwork reading, not something to plunge through. ( )
  Shimmin | May 14, 2013 |
Nice nature micellany, perfect bathroom reading, and almost entirely appropriate in other parts of Europe as well. ( )
  lavonardo | May 1, 2011 |
Really enjoyable; reminded me of my childhood days fishing for newts at Buriton pond and chasing butterflies on Portsdown Hill.
  jon1lambert | Oct 22, 2008 |
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Illustrated throughout, and containing insider know-how and shortcuts to brilliance, this book will transform you into an expert on anything Mother Nature may throw at you, from furry animals to fir trees, cows to cowslips, blue tits to bluebells, toads to toadstools, and much more besides.… (more)

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