After the bird guides were complete in the early 2000s, I searched for another topic to delve into. I wanted to work on another field guide, and one that would be challenging and also a field where I thought I could make a contribution. Unexpectedly, I found that tree study had a lot of similarities […]
Sibley Guide to Trees
This book covers all of the species that meet these two criteria (more or less): Regularly grow into a treelike form. It is important to understand that there is no clear distinction between trees and shrubs. To qualify as a tree a plant simply has to grow tall on a single stem, but many species
A “flexibound” binding is a flexible cover that is thicker than a typical paperback and extends beyond the page edges. It is intermediate between the traditional “paperback” and “hardcover” styles, and many sellers simply list it as one of those categories, causing some confusion.
I see Sibley Guides for sale elsewhere as “paperback”, “hardcover”, and “flexibound”? Which one should I buy?
They are all the same (with one exception). The Sibley Guides to Birds and Trees have only one binding, called “flexibound”. It is a flexible cover, thicker than a typical paperback and extending beyond the page edges. It is intermediate between the traditional “paperback” and “hardcover” styles, and many sellers list it as one of