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by Jeffrey Glassberg

eBook Butterflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to the Boston-New York-Washington Region epub
  • ISBN: 0195079825
  • Author: Jeffrey Glassberg
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Biological Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 17, 1993)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1534 kb
  • FB2 size 1255 kb
  • Formats lrf txt lit azw


for anyone who wonders what that butterfly he just spotted might be called. Altogether a welcome addition to the carry-along library most nature lovers seem to accumulate. -Michael Levy, The Buffalo News. The first of its kind. There is much to be appreciated about this book.

His new book, Butterflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Butterflies in the Boston-New York-Washington Region, published this year by Oxford University Press, is the first to focus on netless butterflying.

His new book, Butterflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Butterflies in the Boston-New York-Washington Region, published this year by Oxford University Press, is the first to focus on netless butterflying In 1999, Robert Robbins, then chair of the Department of Entomology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, stated that "Glassberg’s butterfly guides h. .

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Butterflies Through Binoculars : A Field Guide to the Boston-New York-Washington Region. by Jeffrey Glassberg. unlike other guidebooks which offer many photos of butterflies not native to the regioon you are in. Excellent photos and the reduced subject area result in quick identifications.

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Find nearly any book by Jeffrey Glassberg. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Butterflies through Binoculars: A Field Guide to the Boston-New York-Washington Region: ISBN 9780195079838 (978-0-19-507983-8) Softcover, Oxford University Press, 1993.

Personal Name: Glassberg, Jeffrey. Publication, Distribution, et. Oxford ; New York Glassberg field guide series. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -360) and index. Oxford ; New York. Oxford University Press, (c)2001. Physical Description: x, 374 p. : ill. (some co., col. maps ;, 21 cm. Series Statement: Glassberg field guide series. Uniform Title: Butterflies through binoculars field guide series. Rubrics: Butterflies West (US) Identification Butterfly watching

This is an illustrated guide to the 160 species of butterfly that inhabit the Boston-Washington corridor. It provides field marks for identification, demonstrates how to identify subjects by means of key characteristics, and lists butterfly-watching areas near major urban centres.
Comments: (7)
Thundershaper
As someone who is used to birding field guides such as Sibley's and Peterson's, there is no other guidebook to butterflies as handy as Jeffrey Glassberg's regional guides. The emphasis on field marks and portrayal of both sides of the wings are invaluable to identification in the field or from photographs. It was written quite a while ago now and the section on photography is outdated; I hope to see it updated and republished some day. Every amateur naturalist in the West should have a copy of this on their shelf or in their backpack. I wish there was a similar guide to moths, but that's a much larger collection of species!
Boraston
I love this book! It has real photographs! (How they captured those was truly a marvel!) The only thing: I wish it wasn't just for WESTERN butterflies. I am sure that they could do the whole country instead of just the West, as I am sure that most would overlap. I am learning to identify the ones near me... If only the maps would show where they would be nationwide, instead of stopping exactly at the Mississippi River!. Now I have to buy the Eastern book, but I live WEST. (We were east all summer, and I had that with me from AZ to FL to WV, to MD, to NJ, and back.) However, as the Whole Earth Catalog said on the back cover, "This is the best butterfly book available". Just wish they combined the Eastern book and the Western book, and clarify the butterflies on the US maps located on each picture. That would have been much better and practical when traveling. I would have gladly paid more to get the combination book!
Sharpbringer
A quick summary for anyone who doesn't want to read my ramblings. This is a great identification reference. It is intended only as an identification guide. And as that, it is excellent. But with so many butterflies described, the casual butterfly observers may want a smaller book / chart with only local species for easier lookup (perhaps in addition).

First, it is important to know what this is. It is a field guide to aid in identification of butterflies and skippers, with very good photos for that end. The photos may not be artistically pleasing to everyone, but they are taken in such a way to best present the butterfly for identification. Unique identification characteristics of individual species are pointed out when they will aid in the identification. Size and geographical distribution is also given. On each photo the author also tells you how large the photo is compared to a real specimen.

This is not a butterfly reference book. You will not find detailed information about the butterflies in this book. Instead, you will be able to identify what you find, and then use the name to look up more details on that butterfly in another book / the Internet.

This is also not a coffee table book with large glossy photos of butterflies. Due to the sheer number of species described in the book, each photo is rather small, and as mentioned earlier, may not be artistically pleasing to everyone. Little attention is paid to the background, since that is not very important to identification. When the plant the butterfly frequents is important to the identification, it will be mentioned in the text.

The sheer number of butterflies in this guide can be overwhelming to the casual observer. I don't know if I'll ever see more than 1% to 2% of the butterflies listed here. Since the butterflies are not sorted by region, getting a less comprehensive book with local species only may be easier for the casual observer. This book stays at home, while I carry a small laminated "quick guide" to common local butterflies.

I don't observe them through binoculars (the book does have a short section on that as well), I photograph them. There's a short section on butterfly photography that, while mainly focused on film photography, does contain some good tips.

The only thing I have not been able to identify definitively so far with this book are skippers.
Steelraven
A while back I wrote a review of the Peterson Series "Field Guide to Western Butterflies", which I had used in the field during the 4th of July Butterfly Count in the Organ Mountains of New Mexico. I gave it five stars as I thought it the best field guide to actually use in the field. The rival Audubon guide to butterflies left me cold because it simply does not show enough detail for identifying hard species. I thus dismissed photo guides because of this bad experience, thinking that artists did better work in illustrating these beautiful insects. I was wrong! There is a way to produce a photo guide to butterflies that actually works and Jeffrey Glassberg has done it! This is the best field guide that I have ever seen for butterflies. The photos, mostly taken by the author, are simply superb! The best thing that Glassberg has done is to standardize the photos so you can compare the same characters. This is a major innovation and must certainly have taken a lot of time. The placing of maps and descriptions opposite the photographic plates is also a major change from the other popular guides. It sure saves a lot of page flipping!

I am often laughed at because I still use a 35 mm SLR for photographing insects, but Glassberg's photos (all with a 35 mm SLR) show why it still may pay. Digitals are, I know, the coming thing and will soon overtake SLRs, but most digitals still cannot match an old Nikon FM2n with a 55 mm macro or an Olympus with a 90 mm macro, both of which I use.

Glassberg's remarks about how much space digital shots take up (5 MB roughly for a decent high resolution) are probably dated because of gigabyte technology which allows as much as 200 shots at a time, even at high resolution. However, I still like the feel of a SLR and many digitals (but not the more expensive ones) are boxy and difficult to hold. I get irritated with the automatic focus that often keeps me from getting the shot of an easily disturbed subject.

Those aside; if you are at all interested in butterflies and can afford only one book, get this guide! It is the new standard for photo guides and it will be hard to ever beat it.
Gaeuney
Best butterfly book ever. I wish they would put out a new edition because it's getting hard to find.
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