April 1995 – vol. 88, issue 4, pp 190–192 Not long ago, the choice of field guide for use in Britain and Europe was limited to just two or three. The choice now is much wider; but it is not easier. Several are very good indeed, but the ideal, perfect, easy-to-use, wholly accurate, compact, easy-to-carry, succinct, well-illustrated, up-to-date, comprehensive field guide has yet to be published. Perhaps the above criteria are incompatible, ... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.