Saturday, December 2, 2017

New Title

1) Cranshaw, Whitney and David Shetlar. Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Second Edition). 2017. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 704 pages. Price: $35.00 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: This second edition of Garden Insects of North America solidifies its place as the most comprehensive guide to the common insects, mites, and other “bugs” found in the backyards and gardens of the United States and Canada. Featuring 3,300 full-color photos and concise, detailed text, this fully revised book covers the hundreds of species of insects and mites associated with fruits and vegetables, shade trees and shrubs, flowers and ornamental plants, and turfgrass―from aphids and bumble bees to leafhoppers and mealybugs to woollybears and yellowjacket wasps―and much more. This new edition also provides a greatly expanded treatment of common pollinators and flower visitors, the natural enemies of garden pests, and the earthworms, insects, and other arthropods that help with decomposing plant matter in the garden.
     Designed to help you easily identify what you find in the garden, the book is organized by where insects are most likely to be seen―on leaves, shoots, flowers, roots, or soil. Photos are included throughout the book, next to detailed descriptions of the insects and their associated plants.
     An indispensable guide to the natural microcosm in our backyards, Garden Insects of North America continues to be the definitive resource for amateur gardeners, insect lovers, and professional entomologists.
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for those with an interest in the garden insects of North America.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ian,

    I just recently discovered your blog. I enjoy it very much, since I too am a book lover.

    I know most of your books are on birds, but I notice there are some insect guides as well. I thought I would point out my new dragonfly field guide, Common Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Pacific Coast.

    Here's a link to a post on my Dragonfly Whisperer blog about the book:

    Here's another sample of the book:

    Finally, here's a link to the Amazon page with a blurb about the book from the publisher:

    The book is deigned for beginners, and presents newly discovered dragonfly behavior. If it fits in with your blog that would be great—if not, no problem.

    Best wishes,

    Jim Walker


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