Andrew - interestingly, I have the opposite experience with Slater. The two
most recent editions I've had (heavily used, read by the kids in the car,
left in the boot all day) have held up superbly.
2009/10/3 Andrew Wood <>
> Can anyone comment on whether the new Slater is better bound, and hence
> more robust, than recent copies of the old one? There are only two
> small-format guides, so it is a shame the one which I think has the better
> content (Slater), and certainly the more accurate illustrations, stands up
> so badly to use. My birding companion has gone through two Slaters, both of
> which have fallen apart, in the last few years, whereas my compact Morecombe
> is still in one piece. Before I heard about the new edition, I was about to
> buy her a new copy of the old Slater and get it professionally rebound
> before giving it to her as a present - do I still need to?
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