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Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
By Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney
Stackpole Books, 2010
ISBN: 0-8117-3624-5
Cite: 359486
A guide to the things bugs leave behind, rather than to the bugs themselves. 900+ photos and 18 chapters:

- 1 - Eggs and Egg Cases - 2 - Pupae and Exuviae - 3 - Parasitism, Predation, and Other Causes of Death
- 4 - Sign on Vertebrates [Includes a section on bites, stings, etc. on humans, mostly written by John Carlson]
- 5 - Droppings, Secretions, and Protective Coverings without Foreign Materials
- 6 - Webs and Other Silken Constructions - 7 - Cocoons - 8 - Coverings, Cases, Retreats, and Nests Made from Foreign Materials
- 9 - Sign on Algae, Fungi, and Plants - 10 - Leaf Mines - 11 - Leaf Shelters - 12 - Galls
- 13 - Sign on Twigs, Stems, and Stemlike Structures - 14 - Sign on and in Wood - 15 - Sign on Rocks and Shells
- 16 - Burrows and Mounds - 17 - Molelike Excavations and Simple Surface Trails - 18 - Tracks and Trails

Check this page for supplementary information, corrections, etc., which will be added as time permits. I have also started a blog, here, with content that complements what you will find in the book.

A huge "thank you" to everyone at BugGuide for helping to make this book possible!

wonderful
I would just like to let the other amateurs without a formal background in science know that this book is wonderful for amateurs, even for precocious kids. It is so well written, easy to understand and packed with info.

spent a day in bed with it; plan to spend another.
[HP, RH, & MH are specifically asked NOT to reply to this comment]

 
HAHA!
Is that an invitation? ;) (Couldn't think of anything witty to say at the moment, anyways.)

 
good!!!!
let's keep our witticism at gutterminds.org, shall we?
but seriously, guys -- the more i dig thru the book, the more i fall in love with it.
(again: show restraint! :))))))))

 
I love the book, as well.
I love the "fresh off the press" smell... and all the wondrous information contained in it! (That's restraint isn't it?) I went on a hunt for this so-called gutterminds.org, but it doesn't seem to exist. HP is already present, but I wonder if I should alert RH of this conversation? Hee, hee. ;)

 
YES, THAT'S RESTRAINT! MUCH APPRECIATED
made up the dot frikkin org, of course

A "must buy" for anyone serious about studying insects!
I just received my copy and (as others have already said) this is simply a fantastic book! Lots and lots of great-looking photos and really compelling accompanying text. A wonderful accomplishment by Charley and Noah (and also John Carlson who provided a fascinating chapter). Can't say enough good things about this book and sincerely hope that it will find a home in the libraries of many BugGuide contributors.

It's out and it's terrific!
I received my copy on Saturday and was absorbed for the rest of the weekend...and at nearly 600 pages, the book will keep me absorbed for many future weekends, weekdays, and weeknights! As we on BugGuide have pleasantly come to expect from our interactions with Charley, it is full of information and insights for deciphering the telltale signs of invertebrate activity (including their interactions with plants, a special interest for me). Great job, Charley, I do look forward to solving more entomo-botanical mysteries together!

YES!
New release date!

We have received new release date information related to the order you placed on January 21 2010. The item(s) listed below will actually ship sooner than we originally expected based on the new release date:

Charley Eiseman, Noah Charney "Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species"
Previous estimated arrival date: May 11 2010 - May 17 2010
New estimated arrival date: April 12 2010 - April 16 2010

Just pre-ordered my copy, too!
Looks like you're now a celebrity in our world! :) Will my copy come with an autograph? (*tee-hee*) And just like John mentioned, I, too, enjoy learning things from your comments...so I can't wait for a whole book!

Congratulations, Charley!
Just ordered my copy and looking forward to it. I have learned so much just from your BG comments that an entire book will be a real boon!

Way to go, Charley!
Way to go, Charley!

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