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

Insects Their Natural History and Diversity With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America 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 ph

  • Title: Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America
  • Author: Stephen A. Marshall
  • ISBN: 9781552979006
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 TheMeticulously 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 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.

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    1. If you like insects, I would be surprised if you don't love this book.My favourite insect book.Start/finish dates are fictitious as I can't really remember when I bought it and I use it more for reference but may well have read all the text albeit in random order. Thousands of gorgeous photographs and excellent narratives of natural history of so many insect taxa (and other arthropods, though less detail).It is always out on my desk; I've never seen the need to put back on the shelf.

    2. The best resource anyone looking to identify North American insects could possibly invest in. I ADORE this book. It has helped me identify insects to the species level numerous times for many important things (ex. alerting a scientific reserve about gypsy moths, figuring out what was eating our experimental plants and subsequently doing a project on the herbivory, etc.)

    3. This book is not only far more comprehensive than field guides for insects in this area, but also contains delightful text describing characteristics of the families, many genera and species of insects.

    4. If you're interested in biodiversity and the grand scale of how different and beautiful life can be, this is a great way to begin looking at the insect world. Detailed pictures and descriptions and a taxonomic key.

    5. This volume is a powerful is a “must-have” identification tool for anyone eager to identify or learn about insects in North America. For the enthusiast this book will be one of the most frequently used in their personal library.

    6. This was selected as an Outstanding Reference Source for 2007. For the complete list, go to ala/ala/mgrps/divs/rus

    7. One of the best insect guides I have used. Excellent key in the back, and many wonderful photos. A must have for anyone serious about insects.

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