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Insects of Algonquin Provincial ParkBy Steve Marshall
Friends of Algonquin Park, 1997
This book is very cheap and useful for anybody living near to Algonquin Provincial Park. Although it is a short book its 8X11 size makes it difficult to take out into the field.
Steve Marshall nine year later hugely expanded the book to create his "Insects: Their Natural History And Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America"
Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal SurvivalBy Bernd Heinrich
Harper Perennial, 2009
Reprint edition of original 2002 hardcover edition which can be purchased via Amazon.com via private sellers here
This is a fascinating book which deals with how animals prepare, adapt, and survive freezing temperatures. Although bird, mammal and amphibian species are also covered, there is plenty of information on arthropod winter survival strategies.
INSECTS OF THE SOUTHWEST: Arizona, New Mexico, So. CaliforniaBy Douglas D. Copeland
Self published by author, 2009
This is a neat photo book. There is no written information, but rather 715 color photographs of dragonflies, beetles, and moths mostly from Southern Arizona. It is an excellent book to have if you are interested in Southwestern insects. Somewhat like having a miniature museum at your fingertips sans collection info.
Available from bioquip (bioquip.com) for $25
A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande BosqueBy Jean-Luc E. Cartron, David C. Lightfoot, Jane E. Mygatt, Sandra L. Brantley, and Timothy K. Lowrey
University of New Mexico Press, 2008
An excellent field guide to plants, invertebrates, herps, and mammals of the Bosque region of New Mexico. Available from UNM press (unmpress.unm.edu)