Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007 - Nature - 391 pages
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Many insects are difficult even for the experts to identify. In the new Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, readers will find a wealth of information on the amazing observable behaviors of insects and their fascinating life histories. Naturalists Kenn Kaufman and Eric R. Eaton use a broad ecological approach rather than overly technical terms, making the book accessible and understandable for everyone. The lively and engaging text emphasizes the insects that are most likely to catch our attention but includes information on all groups that can be recognized. The guide is lavishly illustrated, with more than 2,350 digitally enhanced photographs representing every major group of insects found in North America north of Mexico. Comprehensive yet compact, authoritative yet easy to understand, this is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to know more about the fascinating and diverse insects of North America.

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Review: Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America (Kaufman Field Guides)

User Review  - Anna Nesterovich - Goodreads

Who told the authors it can be called a "field guide"??? Which way the redactors were looking? It's as terrible as it can possibly be. Something like "This family has 31 species, but we will only ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bob Peterson - Goodreads

Most field guides to the insects are not particularly useful simply because the sheer number of species exceeds what any guide can cover. This book, though, is the exception. It is a highly useful ... Read full review

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ERIC EATON is a writer and naturalist who has studied insects for most of his life.

Kenn Kaufman is a legend among birders. At sixteen he hitchhiked back & forth across North America, traveling eighty thousand miles in a year, simply to see as many birds as he could; he came back to tell the story in "Kingbird Highway." A field editor for "Audubon" & a regular contributor to every major birding magazine, he is the youngest person ever to receive the Ludlow Griscom Award, the highest honor of the American Birding Association. His books include "Lives of North American Birds" & the "Peterson Field Guide to Advanced Birding." He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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