Over 2,000 of the most commonly observed and most distinctive insect species of Britain and western Europe, from all orders and most families, are illustrated in this essential pocket guide. The text summarises key identification points, and introductory sections for each group covered give useful guidelines on the characteristics of the orders, families and genera covered. This is the most comprehensive guide available on the insects of this region and will be of great use to all naturalists with an interest in insect life.
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Michael Chinery is the UK's leading writer on insects.Review:
Were I forced to limit my selection of natural history books to a shelf of 10, choice number one would be "Insects"... This modestly sized volume contains such a vast amount of readily accessible information couched in understandable terms and is in my hands pretty well every day.' Eastern Daily Press (September 2007) 'The best general field guide to insects on the market.' British Wildlife (August 2007) 'An extraordinary and marvellous book - get one today and start really enjoying the wildlife in your garden.' Organic Gardening 'an invaluable guide to the bugs in your garden...this pocket guide features more than 2000 of the most distinctive insect species of Britain and Western Europe.' Garden (December 07) 'a suberb, comprehensive guide with excellent colour illustrations, which make an often overlooked animal group instantly accessible.' Guardian Unlimited (November 07)
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Book Description London: A & C Black, (2007, 2007. second edition).Octavo, paperback,320 pp.,colour illustrations. Over 2,000 of the most commonly observed and most distinctive insect species of Britain and western Europe, from all orders and most families, are illustrated in this essential pocket guide. Bookseller Inventory # 21564