The Book of Indian Butterflies describes 734 species of butterflies that commonly occur in the Indian subcontinent. Most descriptions are illustrated with color images of specimens from the Bombay Natural History Society's collection as well as with color photographs of butterflies from across the country in their natural habitats. The book also includes color photographs showing the life history of different butterfly groups and their adaptation techniques. Besides highlighting the rich biodiversity of India's butterfly fauna, this book is a highly enjoyable guide for nature lovers. Isaac Kehimkar discusses the biology and identification of butterflies, as well as butterfly watching, photography, and rearing. Written by an expert in the field, The Book of Indian Butterflies is a comprehensive and updated guide to India's butterflies.
Butterflies Of Peninsular India Represents The First Fascicle In This Series. This Important New Work Of Reference Is Also A Joy To Look At And A Pleasure To Read, Combining Comprehensiveness, Consistency Of Style And Beauty To This Degree. Ancillary Information On Distribution, Ecology And Behaviour Will Help Design Field Exercises And Projects Focussing On First-Hand Observations Of Living Organisms. This Essential Source Of Visual And Factual Reference Is An Indispensable Book For Everyone Who Cares About Nature, And Will Stimulate Popular Interest In The Broader Spectrum Of India S Biological Wealth.
This comprehensive field guide to the wildlife of Central India covers 850 species including - 75 mammals - 433 birds - 156 butterflies - 84 dragonflies - 18 amphibians - 84 reptiles Highlights: - Over 900 top quality species images - Simple yet informative maps of the region - Up-to-date taxonomic data - Information based on the experience of the authors who have been field naturalists in this very landscape for many years. The visual treat of the images captured by 100 of India's top wildlife photographers, combined with simple descriptions and user-friendly design, will surely arouse the curiosity of all wildlife enthusiasts and help them explore further the treasures of the jungle.
The most comprehensive single-volume field guide to Madagascar's wildlife The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar is one of the world's great natural treasures and ecotourism destinations. Despite being an island, it is home to nearly an entire continent’s variety of species, from the famous lemurs to a profusion of bizarre and beautiful birds, reptiles and amphibians. Wildlife of Madagascar is a compact and beautifully illustrated photographic guide, and an essential companion for any visitor or resident. With an eye-catching design, authoritative and accessible text and easy-to-use format, it provides information on identification, distribution, habitat, behaviour, biology and conservation for all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies likely to be seen. The most comprehensive single-volume field guide to Madagascar’s wildlife Attractive layout features more than 900 stunning colour photographs Covers the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies, and some of the other invertebrates and plants, most likely to be seen Provides key information about identification, distribution, habitat, behaviour and conservation Introductory sections provide background information on Madagascar and its unique environments
An easy-to-use identification guide to 280 bird species most commonly seen in Malaysia (including the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and Singapore, perfect for resident and visitor alike.High quality photographs from some of Malaysia's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits, and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography, and the main birdwatching sites. The only guide to include a complete check-list to the birds of Malaysia.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia
Author: Timothy P. Spira
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways. Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press
Completely updated new edition. A treasure trove of information and suggestions on where and how to look for Florida's most interesting natural features and creatures. Florida's Special Places: unique environments and habitats such as the Everglades, coral reefs, sinkholes, salt marshes, and beaches Flora and Fauna: fascinating species that inhabit Florida such as alligators, birds of prey, and native plants How everyone can help protect Florida's priceless natural resources Glossary explains unfamiliar words Take this book on your next walk in the woods.