Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America

Front Cover
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007 - Nature - 391 pages
2 Reviews
Many insects are difficult even for the experts to identify. In the new Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, readers will find a wealth of information on the amazing observable behaviors of insects and their fascinating life histories. Naturalists Kenn Kaufman and Eric R. Eaton use a broad ecological approach rather than overly technical terms, making the book accessible and understandable for everyone. The lively and engaging text emphasizes the insects that are most likely to catch our attention but includes information on all groups that can be recognized. The guide is lavishly illustrated, with more than 2,350 digitally enhanced photographs representing every major group of insects found in North America north of Mexico. Comprehensive yet compact, authoritative yet easy to understand, this is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to know more about the fascinating and diverse insects of North America.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

This is one of the easier to use field guides for insects; I utilize it heavily in my Ecology class, because my students are able to figure it out quickly, and there is a large variety of insects included. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - billsearth - LibraryThing

I have three insect guides. This one has a lot of the common names and a lot of good pictures. It lacksalmost allreference to where each insect is found. A typical distrubution is listed as "in the ... Read full review

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

KENN KAUFMAN, originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series, is one of the world's foremost naturalists.

Bibliographic information