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Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the ultimate beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these hand-held guides.
Including information on the natural history, habitat, and distribution of beetles, this addition to the Pocket Naturalist Guides series beautifully showcases more than 120 of the most common insect species of the Coleoptera order. North American beetles, from the ladybug beetle and the giant stag beetle to the bombardier beetle and the harlequin bug, are included in this helpful reference.
The jewels of the insect kingdom, there are over 400,000 species of beetles worldwide. Beetles is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the emerging entomologist. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 120 of the most common North American species. It includes information on their natural history, habitat and distribution. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide is a great source of portable information in the backyard or out on the trail. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.