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Dragonflies and Damselflies of Europe: A Scientific Approach to the identification of European Odonata without Capture

Field / Identification Guide

Series: WBA Handbooks Volume: 7

By: Carlo Galliani(Author), Roberto Scherini(Author), Alida Piglia(Author)

352 pages, 600+ colour photos, colour distribution maps

World Biodiversity Association

Paperback | May 2017 | #236470 | ISBN-13: 9788890332364
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £56.99 $75/€65 approx

About this book

Language: English

A simple but detailed guide for beginners who want to increase their knowledge of the dragonflies of Europe. This book contains pictures and photographs of all European species with a stable population in our continent, with chapters on their anatomy, biology, behaviour, distribution and flight time; In addition, there is basic information about occasional species with only a few sightings. All in all, 143 species are described with over 600 photographs and data on their state of conservation.

"[...] When judging the present work it is impossible not to compare it with the book of Dijkstra and Lewington [...] the real strength of this book [...] is in photographs. These allow one to appreciate the jizz of the species and get some indication of behaviour to a far greater degree than is usually possible with artwork. [...] Whether readers would wish to purchase this work if they already possess Dijkstra & Lewington may depend a little on personal preference regarding illustration style, but the photographic format certainly has much to recommend it . The book is definitely a valuable contribution to the study of European dragonflies."
– Adrian Parr, Atropos 61, 2018

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