Hardcover. London, Academic Press, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 624 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Previous owner's name written on front flyleaf. Cover boards bound in green, gilt title on spine and front cover. A touch of foxing to edges, otherwise clean inside. Binding tight. In very good shape.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 46 pages. Hardcover. Full color illustrations by Bill Peet. Small stain at top right corner of front cover. Shallow diagonal crease on rear endpaper. Dust jacket with lower corner clipped, areas of darkening, tape repaired tears - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. New York , Dodd, Mead & Company, 1st, 1962, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 55 pages. Green cloth cover with gilt lettering and design. Some wear to edges and spine. Dust jacket has some wear to edges and spine, with very slight foxing in one corner. Endpages are green paper with illustrations. Includes a notes section, explaining the importance of the ancient Latin poem "Batrachomuomachia," which, when translated into English, also reads "The Battle of the Frogs and Mice," and was a parody on "The Iliad," estimated to be written nearly 300 years after Homer's lifetime. An interesting combination of an ancient text and a children's tale. Inside is nice and bright, clean, and contains many beautiful b&w illustrations drawn by Fred Gwynne throughout.
Hardcover. New York, Academic Press, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 562 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A clean copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Foxing to top page block. Previous owner's name written on front fly leaf. A tight copy.
Hardcover. Berkley, CA, University of California Press, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 233 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket unclipped and pristine. B/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine. Binding tight. Clean inside and out. In excellent condition.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, The University Press, 1st, 1905, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, paper-covered boards with green cloth spine, paper label. 117 pages, engraved frontis, portrait of author, 45 fine color lithographed (chromolithographs) plates, other illustrations from photos, index. The author described and illustrated butterflies he believed were new to science. Fine chromolithographic plates by J. Henry Blake (printed by B. Meisel, Boston) illustrating previously unfigured species from the author's collection, mainly from Bolivia. SIGNED BY WEEKS and dated on the front fly leaf. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 208 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Slight fraying at corners of dust jacket and faded spine. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf, otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan Publishers, 2nd, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 513 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A copy with minor wear to dust jacket edges, closed tear on front and crease on rear dust jacket. Previous owner's name written on front fly leaf. Light foxing to top edge page block.
Hardcover. Capetown SA, Tafelberg, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, lightly worn dust jacket. 273 pages, color plates throughout. The standard reference on the subject. Clean copy.
Softcover. Stanford CA, Stanford University Press;, reprint, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 584 pages. The only field guide to cover all North American butterfly species, this monumental work is also a complete natural history, fully describing the biological and ecological world of butterflies in general. It is without question the most important book on butterflies in several decades, and the most complete treatment of a major butterfly faun ever published. The book is written at several levels of detail, most of it accessible to anyone, and employs the minimum of technical terms necessary for ensuring scientific accuracy. Extensive introductory material-a book in itself-stresses butterfly biology and ecology: structure, flight, metamorphosis, hibernation, physiology, roosting, migration, mating, egg laying, intelligence, social behavior, larval and adult foods, enemies, mimicry, variation, evolution, habitats, distribution, and conservation. The main text is arranged in phylogenetic sequence, and characteristics or behavior common to all members of a family, subfamily, or tribe are discussed at those levels. The skippers, a large group often excluded, are treated in full. Several unique features make identification easier and more certain than with any other field guide. First, every species (and many subspecies) of butterfly ever recorded north of Mexico (or in Bermuda or Hawaii) is treated at length and illustrated in color. Over 1,800 butterflies representing all 679 species (males, females, uppersides, undersides, subspecies, etc.) are illustrated on 42 full-page plats. Another 136 color photographs illustrate the various life forms in natural habitat: eggs, larvae, pupae, and the more familiar and more spectacular adults.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, pages. Dr. Piotr (Peter) Naskrecki is a Polish-born entomologist, photographer and author, currently at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA.) His research focuses on the evolution of sound-producing insects, and the theory and practice of nature conservation. As a writer, Piotr strives to promote appreciation and conservation of invertebrate animals - insects, arachnids, and their kin - by capturing both their beauty and roles as vital, often critically important members of the Earth's ecosystems. Piotr Naskrecki is a master photographer and an enormously knowledgeable biologist and ecologist. In this beautifully printed book, he captures the finer details of the some of the unusual animal life and adaptations that you find in tropical rain forests, savannas, and deserts. He also provides well written, informative supporting text.