Synopses & Reviews
The Songs of Insects is a celebration of the chirps, trills, and scrapes of seventy-seven common species of crickets, katydids, locusts, and cicadas native to eastern and central North America. The photographs in this book will surprise and delight all who behold them. Many of the insects' colors are brilliant and jewellike, and they are displayed beautifully here. This book and accompanying CD provide a unique doorway to enjoyment of the insect concerts and solos that dominate our natural soundscape during the summer and autumn. The text includes information on the natural history of insects, identification tips, and an appreciation of insect song. A seventy-minute audio CD features high-quality recordings of the songs of all species, track-keyed to the information presented in the text.
About the Author
Lang Elliott is the author of many book/CD packages, including Common Birds and Their Songs, Music of the Birds, and The Songs of Wild Birds. He is the owner of NatureSound Studio, which he created in order to celebrate the sounds of nature. He has traveled widely throughout North America, gathering photographs and recordings for his works.Wil Hershberger has been president of local chapters of the National Audubon Society and the Maryland Ornithological Society as well as a founder and officer of several photographic societies. He has published recordings and images since 1998. In 2006, his image of a katydid was honored as "Highly Commended" in the Shell/British Broadcasting Company Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.