Bugs & Slugs: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Invertebrates (Pocket Naturalist Guide) (Other)
This is the long, catalog/marketing description of the product.It's often said that everyone goes through a "bug phase" -- typically during childhood -- when they develop an immense interest in insects and other invertebrates. Given the astounding diversity of these life forms, it can be overwhelming for those looking to learn more about their identification features and fascinating lives. The 12-panel folding pocket guide Bugs & Slugs is the perfect educational tool for those looking to cut through the clutter and get acquainted with 140 common species of beetles, bugs, flies, aquatic insects, and spiders. It includes representatives from the eight major groups of insects, many different types on non-insect invertebrates, and tips for identifying species. Laminated for durability, this rich collection is a portable and handy companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and "bug" enthusiasts in the midst of their "bug phase" or keen to return to it. Made in the USA.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.