July 1982 – vol. 75, issue 7, pp 316–316 The bird book that we need 'The market for general field guides covering hundreds of species, from divers to sparrows, has surely now been met in Europe . . .' (Brit. Birds 65: 410). In the decade that has followed, the appearance of half-a-dozen such books has proved the market to be considerably more elastic than anticipated, even if it has sometimes seemed that 'there is a conspiracy amongst pu... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.