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Paperback Peterson First Guide to Insects Book

ISBN: 0395906644

ISBN13: 9780395906644

Peterson First Guide to Insects

(Part of the Peterson First Guides Series)

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Book Overview

A simplified version of the full-sized field guides makes it easy and fun to get started in the field. Peterson First Guides are the first books the beginning naturalist needs. Condensed versions of the famous Peterson Field Guides , the First Guides focus on the animals, plants, and other natural things you are most likely to see. They make it fun to get into the field and easy to progress to the full-fledged Peterson Guides.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Great Reference Guide

I am always curious what things are, bugs, birds, etc., and this guide works great for me. There are larger, more complete guides available, however, I have yet to find a bug I couldn't find in this text. It is small and lightweight, perfect for camping or a hike in the woods. It fits great in my glove box where it stays for fast identification.

Bugs in your pocket

Like to know what knid of insect that was but all those big heavy books are a pain to carry. This little book is just the thing for your walk or trip. It is easy to look up an insect with over 200 common insects of North America inside. It makes a great gift too, kids or adult will all enjoy this handy little book. Don't get just one!

Not quite what I thought it was

This is a great book for common name identification of a wide variety of insects. However, I could not find any scientific names; not even the names of the different orders or families.

Best beginners' guide

I have quite a few `bug' guides and the Peterson guides are always my favorite. The drawings are excellent, the writing is clear, and I like the behavioral and collecting notes added. There are more flashy guides with more pictures but they tend to be more limited - you can only put so many pictures in a book. They also usually cost much more. This is the book I would buy for someone wanting to learn more about the entire insect world and begin identifying the bugs they find. If their interest grows I would simply move up the full version of the same book.

Perhaps the best field guide to the insects of North America

This is a great book for both the beginner as well as those who are at the intermediate level of their study of insects. It makes for a good first exposure to the taxonomic key. I professor who I knew who taught entomology at Loyola University in Chicago had this book as one of the course texts for his students. I am sure he is not alone. Illustrated with both line drawings and photographs it is the standard work on insects of North America.
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