BN.com Gift Guide

Smithsonian Handbooks: Butterflies & Moths

( 2 )

Overview

The clearest recognition guides available

Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make the Smithsonian Handbook of Butterflies and Moths the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to butterflies and moths of the world. Packed with more than 600 full-color photographs of over 500 species, this handy pocket guide is designed to cut through the complex process of identification to enable you to recognize a ...

See more details below
Paperback (Revised)
$16.96
BN.com price
(Save 22%)$22.00 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (21) from $4.70   
  • New (8) from $12.87   
  • Used (13) from $4.68   
Sending request ...

Overview

The clearest recognition guides available

Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make the Smithsonian Handbook of Butterflies and Moths the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to butterflies and moths of the world. Packed with more than 600 full-color photographs of over 500 species, this handy pocket guide is designed to cut through the complex process of identification to enable you to recognize a species instantly.

Thoroughly researched and expertly written, each species entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the chief characteristics and distinguishing features of each butterfly and moth. A distribution map, showing the geographical range of the species, as well as color-coded bands, providing at-a-glance facts for quick reference, complete every entry. For beginners and established enthusiasts alike, the Smithsonian Handbook of Butterflies and Moths explains what a butterfly or moth is, how butterflies and moths are classified, how to observe them, and how to record species you have seen. The book provides a visual identity key that photographically lists the families you will find in each region, and guides you to the correct entries. A concise glossary explains all technical and scientific terms used in the book.

Author Biography: David Carter is an entomologist at the Natural History Museum, London, where he has worked for nearly 40 years specializing in Lepidoptera. At the museum, he has also managed part of the vast National Collection of World Insects. His many books on the subject include the Observer's Book of Caterpillars, Butterflies and Moths in Britain and Europe, The Photographic Guide to Identifying Butterflies, and the Collins Field Guide to Caterpillars of Britain and Europe. He has also produced technical manuals such as Pest Lepidoptera of Europe and Care and Conservation of Natural History Collections, as well as many scientific papers. David lives with his wife Brenda in Surrey, England. They have four grown-up children.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789489838
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Series: Smithsonian Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 117,818
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 10
Author's Introduction 6
How This Book Works 9
Butterfly or Moth? 10
Life Cycle 12
Early Stages 14
Survival 16
Conservation 18
Observation 20
Rearing 22
Butterfly Garden 24
Zoogeographical Regions 26
Butterflies 36
Hesperiidae 36
Papilionidae 46
Pieridae 62
Lycaenidae 76
Nymphalidae 106
Moths 188
Thyatiridae 188
Drepanidae 189
Uraniidae 190
Geometridae 192
Lasiocampidae 204
Eupterotidae 210
Anthelidae 212
Bombycidae 214
Brahmeidae 216
Saturniidae 218
Sphingidae 236
Notodontidae 246
Noctuidae 252
Agaristidae 266
Lymantriidae 267
Arctiidae 273
Castniidae 284
Sesiidae 286
Limacodidae 287
Zygaenidae 288
Cossidae 291
Hepialidae 294
Glossary 298
Index 299
Acknowledgments 304
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted July 8, 2014

    For those of us who love hiking and identifying the beauty of ou

    For those of us who love hiking and identifying the beauty of our planet, or just sitting in a comfy chair exploring the wonders of the world, this is a lovely informative book to have. The pictures of real specimens are clear and detailed, the text is concise and very readable. It's a joy to browse as well as study.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)