Wilson's book on birds of the ACT

To: "Muriel Brookield" <>
Subject: Wilson's book on birds of the ACT
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 14:00:47 +1000
Hi Muriel,
Whilst I agree with you about this book, I also think the book has a special and unusual role to answer the uncommon question. It also has a real feel of honesty to it, that is part of its charm. It is what it is and nothing more or less. This in contrast to Birds of Canberra Gardens, that is trying to be too many things and doesn't achieve at being any of them. Steve Wilson's book is a little naive in places, for example Figure 1 on page 5 provides identical information to Figure 2 on page 7, so one or both of these was unnecessary and could have been replaced by a table, but that is a very minor critique. Last I knew Steve & Nonie were in their long term house in Kambah (and always very pleasant to visit). So I guess they have moved.
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