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A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Glassberg, Jeffrey
This is a revised second edition of the most detailed, comprehensive, and user-friendly photographic field guide to the butterflies of North America.Written by Jeffrey Glassberg, the pioneering authority on the field identification of butterflies, the guide covers all known species, beautifully illustrating them with 3,500 large, gorgeous color photographs – the very best images available.
This second edition includes more than 500 new photos and updated text, maps, and species names. For most species, there are photographs of topsides and undersides, males and females, and variants. All text is embedded in the photographs, allowing swift access in the field, and arrows point to field marks, showing you exactly what to look for. Detailed, same-page range maps include information about the number of broods in each area and where strays have been recorded. Color text boxes highlight information about habitat, caterpillar food plants, abundance and flight period, and other interesting facts. Also included are a quick visual index and a caterpillar food plant index. The result is an ideal field guide that will enable you to identify almost every butterfly you see.
Grounds for Pleasure: Four Centuries of the American GardenArtist/Author: Otis, Denise
ONE COPY ONLY THEN NOT BEING RESTOCKED. From the United States’ oldest landscaped gardens, such as Middleton Place in South Carolina, to such 20th-century masterpieces as Thomas Church’s Donnell Garden in Sonoma, this volume presents gardens of historical importance and beauty. Archival images, drawings based on archaeological excavations and old maps, and photographs provide a view of the private garden in America from pre-Columbian times to the 21st century.
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Common Spiders of North AmericaArtist/Author: Bradley, Richard A. and Steve Buchanan.
Spiders are among the most diverse groups of terrestrial invertebrates, yet they are among the least studied and poorly understood groups. This beautifully illustrated volume is the first comprehensive guide to all 68 families of spiders in North America and illustrates 469 of the most commonly encountered species. Species descriptions include identification tips, typical habitat, geographic distribution, and behavioural notes. A concise illustrated introduction to spider biology and anatomy provides the key for understanding spider relationships. This book is a critical resource for curious naturalists who want to understand this ubiquitous and ecologically critical component of our biosphere.