Saturday, December 22, 2012

Indiana University Press titles

The following titles are now available through Indiana University Press:


1) Antonio, Thomas M. and Susanne Masi. The Sunflower Family in the Upper Midwest. 2001. Hardbound: 419 pages. Price: $50.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: This beautiful book features 544 photos as well as range maps for each of the 150 treated species. The maps cover the six states of the upper Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) with species arranged alphabetically by flower color and floret type. Several habitat shots are full-page, providing the reader with a view of associated plant species and a feel for where to find them. This is an eye-catching book suitable for display or reference.




2) Belth, Jeffrey E.. Butterflies of Indiana: A Field Guide. 2012. Paperback: 328 pages. Price: $20.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: This field guide to Indiana’s rich butterfly fauna covers all 149 species of butterflies and their close relatives, the skippers. Over 500 color photographs illustrate the undersides and uppersides of most species and highlight the variations found among them, both seasonally and between males and females. For beginners and experts, Butterflies of Indiana also offers an introduction to the natural history of butterflies. The simple and intuitive design of this guide and its wealth of features make it a faithful companion for butterfly watchers, collectors, gardeners, birders, and naturalists.



3) Curray, James R.. Dragonflies of Indiana. 2001. Hardbound: 303 pages. Price: $38.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: Including one or more images of all 97 known species of dragonflies, over 250 color photos, and numerous line drawings and range maps, this guide to the dragonflies of mid-continental North America will be a useful companion throughout the region. Dragonflies of Indiana includes sections on key identification features, anatomy, life history, habitats, behavior, and flight seasons of dragonflies; the history of dragonfly study in Indiana; and the conservation value of dragonflies. It will be appreciated by all who take wonder in the shimmer of dragonfly wings on a summer day.



4) Homoya, Michael A.. Orchids of Indiana. 1993. Hardbound: 276 pages. Price: $48.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: All 43 of the orchids now growing in Indiana are represented in this handsome volume of detailed descriptions, range maps, and color photographs, appealing to naturalists and orchid lovers everywhere.



5) Rothrock, Paul E, Sedges of Indiana and the Adjacent States: The Non-Carex Species. 2009. Hardbound: 270 pages. Price: $49.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: This attractive publication is as relevant to gardeners as it is to natural areas biologists and plant taxonomists. The states covered by this guide include: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.


RECOMMENDATION: Of the above books, I like the Dragonflies and Butterflies ones the best!





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