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Backyard Guide to Insects & Spiders of North America

Field / Identification Guide

By: Arthur V Evans(Author), Jared Travnicek(Illustrator)

256 pages, colour photos, illustrations

National Geographic Society

Paperback | Apr 2017 | #234669 | ISBN-13: 9781426217821
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $17 / €15 approx

About this book

An accessible visual guide to the top 150 insects, spiders, and other crawling creatures combines readable text, representative photographs, and explanatory illustrations to highlight key features of body shape, life cycle, and behavior. Organized by scientific taxonomy, Backyard Guide to Insects & Spiders of North America 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 Insects & Spiders of North America introduces them all with enthusiasm and authority. This is the perfect gift for nature-loving families and beginning naturalists.

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Arthur V. Evans, D. Sc., has written extensively on insects, publishing nearly 30 scientific papers and more than 100 popular articles and books. He explores human-insect relationships weekly in the popular WCVE Richmond Public Radio segment, What's Bugging You? He is the author of the National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America and Beetles of Eastern North America.

Jared Travnicek is a medical illustrator with an MA in Medical and Biological illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is based in Indianapolis, IN, where he works as a neurosurgical illustrator.

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