National Geographic Backyard Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America (Paperback)

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An accessible visual guide to the top 150 insects and spiders, this guide combines readable text, representative photographs, and explanatory illustrations to highlight key features of body shape, life cycle, and behavior. Organized by scientific taxonomy, the book offers navigational devices for quick identification and practical information about attracting—or repelling!—these creatures. Noted entomologist Arthur Evans has selected the top 150 creatures of interest, from luna moth and ladybug to black widow spider, Rocky Mountain tick, and millipede. Backyard Guide to the Insects and Spiders of North America introduces them all with enthusiasm and authority. 

With the handy size, logical organization, and visual richness, this volume will prove a valued title in the backpack or home library of every nature lover and outdoor enthusiast.

About the Author

ARTHUR V. EVANS is an entomologist, author, lecturer, photographer, and broadcaster. He has written and cowritten many books, including An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles, The Field Guide to Beetles of California, Beetles of Eastern North America, and National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America. He holds a doctoral degree in entomology and works as a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution. He explores the human-insect relationship on What's Bugging You?, a weekly radio feature on Richmond, Virginia's NPR station and on his Facebook page, Dr. Art Evans, Entomologist.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781426217821
ISBN-10: 142621782X
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English