A rough History of Field Guides

  • Interesting stuff.

    I recall many of the Shell guides/books from my younger days, and I still have possibly one of the early Collins books, though very tatty now.

    I note no mention of Readers Digest, who I thought were often very forward with publications like that, and likewise the Automobile Association, who often teamed up with Readers Digest. Though not a comprehensive book, it was very informative. I thought I still had my original copy, but it seems not, unless its been put somewhere safe. I do have a later edition, and the photo included of the original edition is one I found on the web.

    I initially thought this was published in conjunction with Readers Digest, but a quick search on the wb suggests not. But it was still a good book to have back then.

    That was most probably my very first nature book.


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