Their Natural History and Diversity : With A Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America

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Baker & Taylor
A guide to insects, with examples chiefly from the area east of the Mississippi and north of Georgia, covers species in twelve families and groups, as well as non-insect arthropods, and provides information on collection techniques.

Firefly Books Ltd

Meticulously researched and illustrated with color photographs, Insects is a landmark reference book that is ideal for any naturalist or entomologist. To enhance exact identification of insects, the photographs in this encyclopedic reference were taken in the field -- and are not pinned specimens.

Insects enables readers to identify most insects quickly and accurately. The more than 50 pages of picture keys lead to the appropriate chapter and specific photos to confirm identification. The keys are surprisingly comprehensive and easy for non-specialists to use.

Insects features:

  • Detailed chapters covering all insect orders and the insect families of eastern North America
  • A brief examination of common families of related terrestrial arthropods
  • 4,000 color photographs illustrating typical behaviors and key characteristics
  • 28 picture keys for quick and accurate insect identification
  • Three indexes -- common family names, photographs, general index
  • Expert guidance on observing, collecting and photographing insects.

Almost 80 percent of all named animal species are insects and closely related arthropods. This book is required reading for anyone interested in entomology.

A comprehensive reference on insects featuring an easy identification guide using 28 picture keys, 4000 color photographs taken in the field, expert advice on observing insects and more. Details all insect orders and families of eastern North America.

Book News
In this comprehensive view of a bug's life, Marshall (entomology, U. of Guelph) introduces students to the study of entomology. He describes the biology of each insect group and discusses common or especially interesting genera and species. The text covers all insect orders and the insect families of eastern North America and briefly examines common families of related terrestrial arthropods. Marshall offers expert guidance on observing, collecting and photographing insects and includes 4000 color photographs illustrating typical behaviors and key characteristics. Marshall's enthusiasm and the detailed photographs do justice to the diverse and fascinating world of insects. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781552979006
Branch Call Number: REF 595.70974 Mar
Characteristics: 718 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)


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