/ NEW REVIEW: Nature of Snowdonia - a field guide
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Thanks for posting this review. I shall have to inform Father Christmas, it sounds like a really worthwhile book. Congratulations to the author.
One very minor gripe from Pedant's Corner, I think you might inadvertently have done the author a disservice when you wrote "Mike's ... prosaic style [is] more 'knowledgeable uncle' than 'abrupt geography teacher'". I imagine that's a typo and that "prose style" was intended.
But, as far as I am aware, that is also one of the definitions for the word 'prose' - so the sentence you suggest could also be equally misconstrued.
I had intended to use the word prosaic in the sense of meaning a block of writing in prose form, as opposed to poetic form. Which, as far as I know, is one of its meanings. But I am no expert.
I am ready to stand corrected.
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy the book. I did.
On the strength of Jack's review (I read it earlier this week) I bought both Nature of Snowdonia and Rock Trails Lakeland by Paul Gannon from Pesda this week.
Great books which are already increasing my understanding of two of my favourite mountain areas.
My personal thoughts are that its a really good book. It is suitable for anyone with an intrest in the nature within snowdonia(and how it was formed), but wants a simple non-scientific book.
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