Crickets and Katydids, Concerts and Solos

3.6 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9780674175778: Crickets and Katydids, Concerts and Solos
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Octavo, 1992, PP.140, A Companion Volume To G. W. PIerces 1948 Classic Songs Of Insects

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Richly written, elegantly organized, and beautifully illustrated with Abigail Rorer's graceful line drawings, this charming reminiscence succeeds on every level. It illuminates the habits of New England's 40 or so orthopteran insects and teaches us to appreciate their adaptations and variation. It reminds us to attend to the world around us; to listen to its jubilant songs, breathe in the 'winey evanescence' of fallen apples and savor the caress of cool air flowing from the fringes of a shady hardwood forest. It recalls the pleasures of being young, of finding new facts and seeing new patterns in the mosaic of nature, and captures the ineffable sensations of a fine New England summer. (John R. Alden Smithsonian Magazine)

This book is the product of Vincent Dethier's experiences studying the natural history and singing behavior of crickets and katydids. The book chronicles the emergence of orthopteran species over the summer season and their contributions to the chorus in fields and woods. The details of these insects' lives are fascinating, but I was even more impressed with the true theme of the book: the making of a scientist...This is a beautifully written natural history book. (Elizabeth Braker Ecology)

[This book] can be enjoyed by anyone with even a passing interest in crickets and their repertoires. Dethier's writing is beautiful, almost poetic. (Jonathan Beard New Scientist)

From Library Journal:

Known for his ability to present complex scientific information clearly and entertainingly, Dethier introduces crickets, katydids, and grasshoppers (locusts), whose sounds, though familiar, are largely ignored by all but specialists. He writes of his experiences in the late 1930s, when as a graduate student he served as field assistant to the late George W. Pierce, famous for his work on insect sound production and detection. Dethier takes us on an informative and entertaining summer's tour of insects in the Franklin, New Hampshire area and acquaints us with their habits and songs. Not intended as an exhaustive treatment or field guide, his book does list important references of the past century and gives keys to species and their songs. Rorer's charming black-and-white drawings adorn the text. Admirers of Dethier's previous works, e.g., To Know a Fly (1962), will welcome his latest effort.
- Annette Aiello, Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst., Panama
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780674331631: Crickets and Katydids, Concerts and Solos

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  067433163X ISBN 13:  9780674331631
Publisher: Harvard University Press, 1992
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Vincent G. Dethier; A.A. Ammons, foreword
Published by Harvard University Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0674175778 ISBN 13: 9780674175778
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Dan Pope Books
(West Hartford, CT, U.S.A.)

Book Description Harvard University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Harvard University Press, 1992. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New, in dust jacket. A perfect unread copy. 0.0. Seller Inventory # 278

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Dethier, V. G.
Published by Harvard Univ Press, Cambridge (1992)
ISBN 10: 0674175778 ISBN 13: 9780674175778
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Z & Z Books
(Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Harvard Univ Press, Cambridge, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Cambridge: Harvard Univ Press, 1992. Illustrated, 140 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. Seller Inventory # 010807

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.89
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Dethier, Vincent G.
Published by Harvard University Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0674175778 ISBN 13: 9780674175778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Harvard University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0674175778_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Dethier, Vincent G.
ISBN 10: 0674175778 ISBN 13: 9780674175778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ABC
(Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # DH29pg1to676to1061-30563

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Vincent G. Dethier
Published by Harvard University Press (1992)
ISBN 10: 0674175778 ISBN 13: 9780674175778
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Harvard University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0674175778

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Dethier, Vincent G.
ISBN 10: 0674175778 ISBN 13: 9780674175778
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0674175778

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 65.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds