Find what you're looking for withPeterson Field Guides--their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time. Detailed descriptions of insect orders, families, and many individual species are illustrated with 1,300 drawings and 142 superb color paintings. Illustrations - which use the unique Peterson Identification System to distinguish one insect from another - include size lines to show the actual length of each insect. A helpful glossary explains the technical terms of insect anatomy.
A Field Guide to Mammals of North America The most comprehensive, in-depth, and current guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.
Beautifully illustrated, packed with authoritative information, and filled with unique features for easy identification in the field or quick reference at home. * Meticulous, full-color illustrations depict more than 700 different species of wildflowers * Plants are grouped by botanical families, facilitating quick comparisons among similar species * An easy-to-use chart, arranged by flower color and overall structure, provides a handy reference to the featured descriptions * At-a-glance identification capsules pinpoint the characteristic textures, shapes and color of the leaves, stems, and flowers of each species, as well as its habitat, scent, and blooming time * Distinguishing features are highlighted on every illustration * Special insets feature close-up illustrations of fruits, flowers, berries, leaves, and seedheads * Continental maps display the range of each species * Unique habitat symbols provide a handy shortcut for narrowing down possible identifications.