RE: NANFA-- water bugs

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Thu, 5 Dec 2002 10:25:47 -0600

I like both books - and would recommend a third:

Elsie B. Klots' "The New Field Book of Freshwater Life," G.P. Putnam's and
Sons, New York, 398 pp. My edition is dated 1966.

The Klots book is about the size of a Peterson field guide and is jam-packed
with natural history information: habitat, food habits, reproduction,
morphology. The writing is clear and precise, and frequently poetic.
Illustrations are mostly line drawings, but there are some black-and-white
photographs, and a few color plates. There is also a chapter on collecting

I have seen this book a number of times in used book stores. My copy was

>>>Another useful book that we
used in that class is Needham and Needham's "A guide to the study of
freshwater biology". It is not that big, has some good keys, but
does not have a lot of natural history info.<<<

>>>To meet the pocket guide demand, I recommend the Golden Guide "Pond
While simplistic, this little guide has always been very useful to me and
$5-6, you can afford to replace it occasionally.<<<
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