This not insubstantial book started life as four smaller volumes on Trees, Flowers, Mountains Valleys & Streams and Sea & Sky. It was pretty obvious from the outset that a bind-up was the obvious way to go from there and here it is.
Terry is very good at explaining what he does and even if some of the finished results may not win prizes at an exhibition, you can always see what’s going on and what the author has done. The flowers section is particularly good at showing flowers in a landscape rather than as an individual subject in themselves and fulfils a long-felt need that other flower books simply don’t cover.
If you’ve already got the individual books, then you won’t need this but, if you only have two, then this one is cheaper than completing your collection. I suspect that if you’ve already discovered Terry Harrison, you’ve been buying his books as they come out. If not, this is a very good place to start. Although he’s not everyone’s cup of tea, Terry is an excellent guide for the beginner because he explains things fully and concisely and, more importantly, he won’t lead you into bad habits you’ll have to unlearn later.