This book is very informative and has great step-by-step guides in it that are easy to follow. It also provides a break down of the equipment/tools you will need and how to use them and tells you the equipment you can do without. The only reason I give it four stars instead of five is because the pics are black and white and a little hard to distinguish in same places. You can figure it out though. Otherwise, a great book for anyone looking to start taxidermy and learn it from the basics up.
got this book wanting to learn more into taxidermy on small animals. Well this book works for that! IT tells you the tools you would need, it tells you how to skin and flesh, it tells you how to mount them. It really is a very helpful book. It has pictures in the book also. I just wish they were in color and there were just a few more photos in there. But other than that, its a must buy book :)
This is a good book especially for beginners and is even good reference material for experienced alike. IMHO nothing beats a good DVD to learn from from watching repeatedly until the content sinks in and/or watch it while working on a animal as well. As others have stated this book round have been nicer and a bit easier to understand the pics had thru been in color. For that reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 rating. It does have done good ideas in it so I say it's a worthwhile read and additional to anyone's taxidermy library.
It was well printed. I couldn't not find any defects. It was very informative but could at times bore someone if they were not truly interested. It had lots of illustrations to help explain things which was very nice. This would be a great buy for someone wanting to learn about taxidermy without having any previous experience with it.
This books is an awesome way to get started into taxidermy. We're starting out with squirrels and will work our way up. So far it looks like it will take you from entry level animals like squirrels, and moves up to larger game too. Well worth the money if you want to start into taxidermy.