Insects

Insects

Paperback Collins Gem

By (author) Michael Chinery, Photographs by Bob Gibbons

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 76mm x 118mm x 16mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 2 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007146248
  • ISBN 13: 9780007146246
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 240 col illus, With index
  • Sales rank: 89,588

Product description

The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. This is the perfect pocket guide for nature enthusiasts keen to identify the most commonly seen insects in Britain and northern Europe. Authoritative text and beautiful photographs show the distinguishing features of each insect to aid identification. Features information on size, habitat, geographical range and months when they can be spotted, as well as names of similar species with which each insect could be confused, and details of the differences between them. This new edition builds on the strengths of the unrivalled original, now expanded to include over 240 insects.

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Author information

Michael Chinery is a well-known naturalist and the author of numerous books on insects and garden wildlife, including Collins Nature Guide Garden Wildlife, The Natural History of the Garden and Collins Wildlife Trust Guide: Butterflies of Britain and Europe. For several years he ran field courses to introduce people of all ages to plant and animal life and now lives in Suffolk with his wife Jill.

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' ... is a gem.' Carmarthen Journal