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This handy guide to the most common, important and showy North American insects will help the novice begin a fascinating study. Includes:
A key to insect groups
Mature and immature forms
How insects grow and develop and what they eat
How to find and observe them
Full color pictures, nontechnical language, and up-to-date range maps make this a gem of a guide for beginners at any age.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
The Golden Guides, Iíve found, are a joy to get a quick overview of one subject or another. The fact that theyíre pocket-sized also makes them great. In this volume, Zim et al. present the great wide world of insects, being careful to avoid most non-insect arthropods (though giving them a shout-out when necessary). I learned quite a bit from the few pages this book contained, especially that most of the scary-looking decoration that bugs have isnít for ruining our lives if we try to pick them up. Itís mostly for show. Good to know next time I want to pick up a rhinoceros beetle! I think that this book would make an excellent gift to a child interested in the world of insects, and that it would make a fantastic springboard into a long-term interest, if not career, in entomology (the bug one, not the word one). Itís also fine for adults as well.
Review: Insects: A Guide to Familiar American InsectsUser Review - Goodreads
For their size and compression of info, the Golden Nature Guides are truly little gems with really good illustrations. You can't go wrong starting here.