The Songs of Insects

The Songs of Insects

Book - 2007
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The Songs of Insects is a celebration of the chirps, trills, and scrapes of seventy-seven common species of crickets, katydids, locusts, and cicadas native to eastern and central North America. The photographs in this book will surprise and delight all who behold them. Many of the insects' colors are brilliant and jewellike, and they are displayed beautifully here. This book and accompanying CD provide a unique doorway to enjoyment of the insect concerts and solos that dominate our natural soundscape during the summer and autumn. The text includes information on the natural history of insects, identification tips, and an appreciation of insect song. A seventy-minute audio CD features high-quality recordings of the songs of all species, track-keyed to the information presented in the text.

Baker & Taylor
Introduces the sounds produced by crickets, katydids, and cicadas found in eastern and central North America, including a sonagram that gives a visual representation of the sounds and recorded examples of the songs mentioned.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007
ISBN: 9780618663972
Characteristics: 227 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Hershberger, Wil


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