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A Peterson Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico by Donald J. Borror, Richard E. White

Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides—their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time.
 
Detailed descriptions of insect orders, families, and many individual species are illustrated with 1,300 drawings and 142 superb color paintings. Illustrations - which use the unique Peterson Identification System to distinguish one insect from another - include size lines to show the actual length of each insect. A helpful glossary explains the technical terms of insect anatomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395911709
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/28/1998
Series: Peterson Field Guides Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 216,244
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Donald J. Borror has worked as a professor of entomology at Ohio State University. With Dwight M. DeLong, he is coauthor of An Introduction to the Study of Insects, a widely used textbook. Dr. Borror recorded The Songs of Insects, one of the Sounds of Nature disks in the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology series, with Richard D. Alexander.
 


Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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A Peterson Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
RobinBaker More than 1 year ago
This PagePerfect Nook Book is imperfect. It has been scanned in so poorly the text is nearly impossible to read - the text is faded and uneven (looks like a 10th-generation Xerox copy). Shame on the publisher!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The drawing are black and white... and text is blurry and difficult to read. Was counting on the Peterson name. Shame on me for not reading sample in the store first. And shame on you if you purchase it too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very poor quality text. You could not read it well at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this title for my 3 year old son, but, I just can't put it down! Now we go around the yard looking for insects to identify. I love it and it's easy to use. Mommy