The Beetles of North America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Nature - 368 pages
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Detailed descriptions of 111 families of North American beetles, especially those that are economically important, over 600 drawings and 65 superb color paintings portray representative species, Perterson identification system pinpoints key recognition features, pictorial key on endpapers helps you quickly find the family to which a beetle belongs.

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Great book for identifying and helping with collections! I love the beetle section! :)


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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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