Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North AmericaBook - 2003
Millions of birdwatchers, gardeners, and hikers are discovering the pleasures of identifying butterflies. The ideal guide for nature lovers everywhere is this exciting addition to the Kaufman Focus Guide family, the only single-volume pocket guide that offers a complete and accurate reference to North American butterflies. Modeled on the best-selling Birds of North America, the first Kaufman Focus Guide, Butterflies of North America follows the groundbreaking method of field guide illustration pioneered by Kenn Kaufman, using digital images based on photographs for the ultimate in accurate, lifelike illustrations. The photographs, taken by Rick and Nora Bowers and more than sixty other top nature photographers, are digitally edited to clearly show the field marks necessary for quick and easy identification in the field. This innovative field guide is detailed enough to be valuable for experts, while the layout is designed for ease of use even by beginners. The pictorial table of contents and quick one-page index lead the user rapidly to the correct section of the book. The text is clear and informative, and the illustrations are the most comprehensive of those in any such guide, with more than 2,300 butterflies in natural postures.