From Library Journal
This guide complements Alexander Klots's classic Field Guide to the Butterflies (1951). Largely following the sequence Klots sets up, it covers 512 species occurring west of the 100th meridian from Coahuila, Mexico, to the Arctic, and including Hawaii and Alaska. Research through 1983 has been incorporated. Excellent short opening chapters on studying butterflies, conservation, life cycle and physical structure, and zoological classification lead into the guide's species accounts, with photographs grouped in the center of the book. Many species included occur throughout the United States, making it a worthwhile addition to most library collections. Laurie Tynan, Huntingdon Cty. Lib., Pa.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.