The Encyclopedia of Butterflies - John Feltwell
- Производитель: Entomon
- Модель: NC-3664
- Наличие: Предзаказ
USA, Macmillan General Reference, October 1, 1993, 288 pp. in full color, hard cover with jacket, size 23 x 29 cm, good condition
A superb collection of more than 1,000 individual specimens, this authoritative visual encyclopedia includes all the world's most common butterflies. Photographed at the Florida Museum of Natural History, which houses one of the world's largest butterfly collections, this book features more than 1,000 full-color portraits of these fascinating “jewels of creation.” All the major butterfly families are covered in detail, including taxonomy, structure, life cycle, and migration. The encyclopedia is organized according to the most up-to-date, internationally recognized system of classification, and employs useful symbols that indicate at a glance each species' range, size, family group, and conservation status.
The author also discusses the current recognition of butterflies as indicators of a healthy environment and details which species are protected by the various conservation authorities. It even includes a practical section on butterfly watching, with invaluable tips on where to find butterflies and how to observe and photograph them in the wild.