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Butterflies Through Binoculars: The West

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Awards

Winner of the 2001 National Outdoor Book Award, Nature Guidebook Category

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Featuring an extensive array of photographs, this field guide offers a comprehensive display of all the magnificent butterflies of the western region, stretching from the plains of middle America to the Pacific coast, and from southwestern Canada all the way to the Hawaiian islands.

Jeffrey Glassberg's acclaimed Butterflies Through Binoculars series has essentially revolutionized the way we view butterflies. This new volume, the latest addition to the series, offers expert guidance in locating, identifying, and enjoying all the butterflies of the West. In fact, together with its companion volume Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East, every type of butterfly from the continental United States is described and, in most cases, photographed. As a complement to its outstanding instruction in spotting both rare and common butterfly species, the volume also includes range maps, advice on food plants, wing areas, flight times, and a host of other butterfly facts. Moreover, each stunning photograph contains identification marks, shown clearly for ease in positive identification. From butterfly biology to butterfly conservation, this useful and practical field guide provides all the necessary information to make your butterfly experience a success. Whether you are a butterfly enthusiast, a birder, a conservationist, or a nature lover in general, this volume is the most indispensable item to have on your search for western butterflies.

Review:

"Bird watching has been popular for many years, but now it's time for butterfly watching to take the spotlight! With the help of this Butterflies Through Binoculars this latest trend in nature study is made understandable through text and photographs." Y.E.S. Quarterly

Review:

"Prayer answered! Six hundred twenty-five color photographs of butterflies in the wild! Color range maps that show where each species occurs, and when! Descriptions, punctuated with the diagnostic field marks in boldface! Timelines of peak flight abundance! And a quirky author's voice throughout that communicates Glassberg's infectious love of his subject, something that makes this more than a field guide: it's a field companion." Bird Watcher's Digest

Review:

"The best way to find out if a nature guide is any good is to test it in the field....Our test of Butterflies through Binoculars: The West out in the laboratory of Big Bend National Park proved that it's an exceptionally useful field guide. Those who seek to know the kind of butterflies flitting over hill and dale will want to own a copy." Houston Chronicle

Review:

"Books like these could open the world of butterflies to much more of the general public....Overall, I like this guide's arrangement....Binoculars supplies descriptions and, most important, scientific names and range maps on pages that face the photographs, which saves a lot of page turning....Lastly, Butterflies Through Binoculars has a wonderful section on conservation." Paul R. Ehrlich, Science

Synopsis:

This field guide offers a comprehensive display of all the magnificent butterflies of the western region, stretching from the plains of middle America to the Pacific coast, and from southwestern Canada all the way to the Hawaiian islands.

Jeffrey Glassberg's acclaimed Butterflies Through Binoculars series has essentially revolutionized the way we view butterflies. Featuring an extensive array of photographs, this new volume offers expert guidance in locating, identifying, and enjoying all the butterflies of the West. In fact, together with its companion volume Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East, every type of butterfly from the continental United States is described and, in most cases, photographed. As a complement to its outstanding instruction in spotting both rare and common butterfly species, the volume also includes range maps, advice on food plants, wing areas, flight times, and a host of other butterfly facts. Moreover, each stunning photograph contains identification marks, shown clearly for ease in positive identification.

From butterfly biology to butterfly conservation, this useful and practical field guide provides all the necessary information to make your butterfly experience a success. Whether you are a butterfly enthusiast, a birder, a conservationist, or a nature lover in general, this guide is the ideal accompaniment to your search for western butterflies.

Synopsis:

Highly informative and featuring an extensive array of photos, this field guide offers a comprehensive display of all the magnificent butterflies of the western region, stretching from the plains of middle America to the Pacific coast and from southwestern Canada all the way to the Hawaiian islands. 1,052 photos.

About the Author

Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg is President of the North American Butterfly Association and editor of American Butterflies magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195106695
Author:
Glassberg, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Jeffrey
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Butterflies
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Life Sciences | Invertebrate zoology | Entomology
Subject:
Butterflies -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Butterfly watching - West (U.S.)
Subject:
Animals - Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Nature Studies-Insects
Series:
Glassberg Field Guide Series
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1076 color photos
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
5.3 x 8 x 0.9 in 1.338 lb

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Product details 384 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780195106695 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Bird watching has been popular for many years, but now it's time for butterfly watching to take the spotlight! With the help of this Butterflies Through Binoculars this latest trend in nature study is made understandable through text and photographs."
"Review" by , "Prayer answered! Six hundred twenty-five color photographs of butterflies in the wild! Color range maps that show where each species occurs, and when! Descriptions, punctuated with the diagnostic field marks in boldface! Timelines of peak flight abundance! And a quirky author's voice throughout that communicates Glassberg's infectious love of his subject, something that makes this more than a field guide: it's a field companion."
"Review" by , "The best way to find out if a nature guide is any good is to test it in the field....Our test of Butterflies through Binoculars: The West out in the laboratory of Big Bend National Park proved that it's an exceptionally useful field guide. Those who seek to know the kind of butterflies flitting over hill and dale will want to own a copy."
"Review" by , "Books like these could open the world of butterflies to much more of the general public....Overall, I like this guide's arrangement....Binoculars supplies descriptions and, most important, scientific names and range maps on pages that face the photographs, which saves a lot of page turning....Lastly, Butterflies Through Binoculars has a wonderful section on conservation."
"Synopsis" by , This field guide offers a comprehensive display of all the magnificent butterflies of the western region, stretching from the plains of middle America to the Pacific coast, and from southwestern Canada all the way to the Hawaiian islands.

Jeffrey Glassberg's acclaimed Butterflies Through Binoculars series has essentially revolutionized the way we view butterflies. Featuring an extensive array of photographs, this new volume offers expert guidance in locating, identifying, and enjoying all the butterflies of the West. In fact, together with its companion volume Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East, every type of butterfly from the continental United States is described and, in most cases, photographed. As a complement to its outstanding instruction in spotting both rare and common butterfly species, the volume also includes range maps, advice on food plants, wing areas, flight times, and a host of other butterfly facts. Moreover, each stunning photograph contains identification marks, shown clearly for ease in positive identification.

From butterfly biology to butterfly conservation, this useful and practical field guide provides all the necessary information to make your butterfly experience a success. Whether you are a butterfly enthusiast, a birder, a conservationist, or a nature lover in general, this guide is the ideal accompaniment to your search for western butterflies.

"Synopsis" by , Highly informative and featuring an extensive array of photos, this field guide offers a comprehensive display of all the magnificent butterflies of the western region, stretching from the plains of middle America to the Pacific coast and from southwestern Canada all the way to the Hawaiian islands. 1,052 photos.

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