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Butterflies Through Binoculars : The West - A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Western North America
Butterflies Through Binoculars : The West - A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Western North America
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Author(s): Glassberg, Jeffrey
ISBN No.: 9780195106695
Pages: 384
Year: 201708
Format: Trade Paper
Price: £46.79
Status: Out Of Print (Not available from Oakleaf Books)

"Books like these could open the world of butterflies to much more of the general public.Overall, I like this guide''s arrangement.Binoculars supplies descriptions and, most important, scientific names and range maps on pages that face the photographs, which saves a lot of page turning.Lastly, Butterflies Through Binoculars has a wonderful section on conservation." -- Paul R. Ehrlich, Science"Bird watching has been popular for many years, but now it''s time for butterfly watching to take the spotlight! With the help of this ''Butterflies Through Binoculars'' this latest trend in nature study is made understandable through text and photographs."--Y.E.


S. Quarterly"Prayer answered! Six hundred twenty-five color photographs of butterflies in the wild! Color range maps that show where each species occurs, and when! Descriptions, punctuated with the diagnostic field marks in boldface! Timelines of peak flight abundance! And a quirky author''s voice throughout that communicates Glassberg''s infectious love of his subject, something that makes this more than a field guide: it''s a field companion."--Bird Watcher''s Digest"The best way to find out if a nature guide is any good is to test it in the field.Our test of Butterflies through Binoculars: The West out in the laboratory of Big Bend National Park proved that it''s an exceptionally useful field guide. Those who seek to know the kind of butterflies flitting over hill and dale will want to own a copy."--Gary Clark, Houston Chronicle"Books like these could open the world of butterflies to much more of the general public.Overall, I like this guide''s arrangement.Binoculars supplies descriptions and, most important, scientific names and range maps on pages that face the photographs, which saves a lot of page turning.


Lastly, Butterflies Through Binoculars has a wonderful section on conservation." -- Paul R. Ehrlich, Science"The most comprehensive.with 1,136 photographs of all the butterflies west of a line stretching from Houston to southeast Saskatchewan, including Hawaii.Glassberg is a first rate photographer, and nearly every picture is sharp and shows true colors.Glassberg also eliminates one of the problems of many field guides by putting all the information--key features, abundance, habitat, food, range map, and comments--on the same page as the photo. Layout alonemakes this book superior to any previous attempts at a comprehensive field guide to butterflies."--The Seattle Times"Discovering the majesty of butterflies--from the plains of middle America to the Pacific coast and from southwestern Canada to Hawaii--is made easy in this brilliantly organized guide.


In the introduction, Glassberg offers tips for watching butterflies, provides succinct explanation of their biology, and reveals measures to conserve these delicate creatures. Over 1,000 stunning photographs capture live butterflies in the wild and show their relative size,which aids in identification.Range maps, color-coded to indicate the number of broods in each region, inform butterfly watchers where they should look for each species."--Science News Books"Simply put, Jeff Glassberg''s Butterflies Through Binoculars: The West is the best field guide for identification of living, flying western butterflies.Glassberg has made western butterflies ever more recognizable and accessible, producing an excellent guide for observation in the field that will entice more people to become butterfly watchers. So get one, use it, and enjoy it."--American Butterflies Magazine"Bird watching has been popular for many years, but now it''s time for butterfly watching to take the spotlight! With the help of this ''Butterflies through Binoculars'' this latest trend in nature study is made understandable through text and photographs."--Y.


E.S. Quarterly"[The Butterflies through Binoculars series] may do for butterflies what Roger Tory Peterson''s landmark handbooks did for birds in the 1930s."--The Village Voice"The best way to find out if a nature guide is any good is to test it in the field.Our test of Butterflies through Binoculars: The West out in the laboratory of Big Bend National Park proved that it''s an exceptionally useful field guide. Those who seek to know the kind of butterflies flitting over hill and dale will want to own a copy."--Gary Clark, Houston Chronicle.


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