Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Nature - 128 pages
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A simplified version of the full-sized field guides makes it easy and fun to get started in the field.   Peterson First Guides are the first books the beginning naturalist needs. Condensed versions of the famous Peterson Field Guides, the First Guides focus on the animals, plants, and other natural things you are most likely to see. They make it fun to get into the field and easy to progress to the full-fledged Peterson Guides.

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Does not make buzzing sound as advertised.

User Review  - Nobuzz - Walmart

We bought this to replace a book we had. The website shows the book that includes the buzzing noise. That is not what we received. Read full review

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There was no soundchip as shown in the picture. That was the reason for buying to replace one thAt stopped working. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Christopher Leahy writes natural history guides, focusing particularly on New England. He writes for both the experienced and novice naturalist. Most of his books are published in the well-known Peterson Field Guide series by Houghton Mifflin. His introductory works include Peterson First Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-Central North America and Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America. His advanced guides include The Birdwatcher's Companion: An Encyclopedic Handbook of North American Birdlife. His other titles include The Nature of Massachusetts.

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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