Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides)

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides)

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides)

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides)
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Portability

5/10

    Quality

    6/10

      Features

      8/10

        Usability

        6/10

          Completeness

          9/10

            Pros

            • great all-in-one guide
            • helpful illustrations of the anatomical parts necessary for identification
            • color photographs of each species
            • comprehensive guide to BOTH dragons and damsels in the eastern region of North America

            Cons

            • pictures are where this book is wanting. They are quite small and often do not show the primary field marks that are described in the text
            • heavy and somewhat hard for a beginner to use

            “Dennis Paulson’s Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East is a great all-in-one guide to the 336 species in the eastern United States and Canada. The book contains helpful illustrations of the anatomical parts necessary for identification, in addition to large color photographs of each species. Also included is a glossary and index for quick navigation. Especially useful is the natural history section, which notes each species’ unique behavior for better identification.”

            Review of Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides)
            March 3, 2016
            FGR Team (FieldGuideReview.com)


            Publisher’s Description:

            This is the first fully illustrated guide to all 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of eastern North America–from the rivers of Manitoba to the Florida cypress swamps–and the companion volume to Dennis Paulson’s acclaimed field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of the West. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East features hundreds of color photos that depict all the species found in the region, detailed line drawings to aid in-hand identification, and a color distribution map for every species–and the book’s compact size and user-friendly design make it the only guide you need in the field. Species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Paulson’s authoritative introduction offers a primer on dragonfly biology and identification, and also includes tips on how to study and photograph these stunningly beautiful insects.

            • Illustrates all 336 eastern species
            • Features hundreds of full-color photos
            • Includes detailed species accounts, line drawings to aid identification, and a color distribution map for every species
            • Offers helpful tips for the dragonfly enthusiast

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