Among beetles, tiger beetles are some of the favourites of nature-loving people. Large, active, and colourful, tiger beetles are as watchable as birds, and easily as fascinating. Well-loved naturalist John Acorn offers a fun and fascinating look at some of Alberta's smaller citizens.
John Acorn is a writer, broadcaster and entomologist. He lives in Edmonton with his wife Dena and son Jesse.
Well known for his television series Acorn: The Nature Nut, the author draws on his experience to give us a colorful and informative examination of tiger beetles, masterfully expelling scientific jargon along the way and replacing it with more user-friendly terminology... Overall, "Tiger Beetles of Alberta" is an engaging, reasonably priced book aimed at non-professionals." -- Great Plains Research Vol 13 No. 2, 2003.