Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe: 2nd edition

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Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe: 2nd edition Author: Illustrator: Richard Lewington Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Pages: 336 Illustrations and other contents: 1,000 illustrations, line drawings ad photos Language: English ISBN: 9781472943958 Categories: , , , Tag:

The first edition of the Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe was a ground-breaking identification guide that led to an increase in Odonata recording across Europe.

This second edition includes fully revised regional guides and identification texts, updated distribution maps and conservation statuses, illustrated accounts for five species that have been discovered in the region since the first edition, updated checklists and taxonomy, new photographs throughout, as well as an introduction to larvae identification. Each species is lavishly illustrated with artworks of males, females and variations, as well as close-ups of important characters.

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A superb guide and a magnificent achievement. This book could scarcely have been better Birding World Nowhere will you find as much information on identification of European, north African and Turkish Odonata as in this book ... The detailed descriptions of the species and the brilliant colour pictures will enable you to determine most of the species without any problems. The book is indispensable. -- Martin Schorr International Dragonfly Fund

Author Biography

Klaas Douwe 'KD' B Dijkstra developed an interest in natural history as a child living in Egypt. The discovery of the first Anax ephippiger in The Netherlands in 1995 incited an active involvement in Dutch dragonfly work. In that year, KD also developed a passion for Africa. He published The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern Africa: Handbook for all Odonata from Sudan to Zimbabwe in 2014 and African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online in 2016; a book on Madagascar is forthcoming. KD has held positions in Suriname, South Africa and the UK, and is currently working on freshwater biodiversity conservation and awareness at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in The Netherlands. Asmus Schroeter is an expert in European dragonfly fauna with a special interest in identification, ethology and biogeography, especially that of mountain regions and the Subarctic. For the last decade his interest has focused on the dragonfly fauna of the south-eastern corner of the Western Palaearctic, resulting in numerous publications. He is Executive Editor of the international odonatological journal Notulae Odonatologicae. Over forty years, Richard Lewington has built up a reputation as one of Europe's finest wildlife illustrators. He first became interested in insects as a child when he inherited a cabinet of insects from his father. He studied graphic design at the Berkshire College of Art, and since leaving in 1971 has specialised in natural-history illustration. His meticulous paintings of insects and other wildlife are the mainstay of many of the modern classics of field-guide art, including The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland, Guide to Garden Wildlife and Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland. He has also designed and illustrated wildlife stamps for a number of countries. In 1999 he was awarded Butterfly Conservation's Marsh Award for the promotion of Lepidoptera conservation, and in 2010 the Zoological Society of London's Stamford Raffles Award for contribution to zoology.