Butterflies through Binoculars: The East A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Eastern North America

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Overview


This magnificent field guide greatly expands on Butterflies Through Binoculars: The Boston-New York-Washington Region--identified by Defenders of Wildlife Magazine as "the first to focus on netless butterflying" and called " a clear winner" by the Audubon Naturalist. Glassberg here shows us how to find, identify, and enjoy all of the butterflies native to the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada. This guide:
*Combines the immediacy and vividness of actual photographs of living butterflies with the traditional field guide format
*Emphasizes conservation over collection
*Includes 630 color photographs, arranged on 72 color plates, of butterflies in the wild
*Provides adjacent color maps that show where each species occurs in a given locality and for how much of the year
*Supplies entirely new field marks for butterfly identification
*Demonstrates how to identify subjects by way of the key characteristics butterflies are likely to display in their natural settings
*Shows how species can be recognized both from above and below
*Explains how to differentiate between males and females.
For butterfly enthusiasts, for bird watchers who want to add a new dimension to their hobby, for anyone who is simply interested in exploring the wilds of their own back yard, this new field guide offers hours of delightful help and instruction.
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"The life blood of Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg's new field guide are the superb photographs of living butterflies. Over 300 species of butterflies occurring in the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada are covered. The uniformly high quality of the photographs is instantly obvious....Glassberg and all those who helped him are to be commended on having produced a truly state of the art field guide."--News of the Lepidopterists' Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195106688
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: Butterflies [or Other] Through Binoculars Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 671,367
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg is President of the North American Butterfly Association and editor of American Butterflies magazine. He lives in Morristown, New Jersey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2002

    Butterflies Through Binoculars-Or Else!

    ?Glassberg here has written and illustrated a beautiful guide for North American butterfly lovers. The detailed pictures allow for a clear identification of most of the species encountered within a region. He stresses ecological stewardship, and butterfly conservation. However he fails greatly to stress the importance of a strong scientific understanding of butterflies. He speaks strongly against collecting and discourages others from doing so. Collecting is a critical part of understanding butterflies, their life cycles, morphology, taxonomy and systematics. I believe he should encourage people to become interested in the science of lepidoptera, not the political battle for butterfly liberation. However strong the author¿s ideology might appear, this book does not fail to remain a cornerstone in my library. It is easily used and well appreciated by any lepidopterist, hobbyist, or passer-by.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2000

    A Superior Field Guide

    This is a superior field guide whether one is collecting or watching. Its up to date not only on the butterflies but the texts are full of good, pithy and timely stuff not only on the butterflies but conservation and other issues. Glassberg is riding on a wave of new enthusiasm about butterfly watching, an activity for which he has been a major advocate. This book deserves to be near the top of sales lists just as are Bob Pyles narrative Chasing Monarchs and Kurt Johnson's recent Nabokov's Blues. Lots of good butterfly watching and then reading about this great subject.

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