Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden EcologyBy Eric Grissell
Timber Press (OR), 2001
An interesting book. Mostly it is an introduction to insect diversity and ecology for gardeners, but later chapters talk about some tricks for attracting insects. Much of the book is really trying to convince traditional gardeners that the presence of insects is not necessarily a bad thing. The photographs (by Carll Goodpasture) are excellent, and reproduced beautifully.
Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North AmericaBy Eric Eaton, Kenn Kaufman
Houghton Mifflin, 2006
Hooray! Eric's book has appeared on Amazon.com with a tentative publication date of January 2006. And here's the description from the Amazon site:
"Many insects are difficult even for the experts to identify. In the
new Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, readers
will find a wealth of information on the amazing observable behaviors of
insects and their fascinating life histories. Naturalists Kenn Kaufman
and Eric Eaton use a broad ecological approach rather than overly technical
terms, making the book accessible and understandable for everyone.
The lively and engaging text emphasizes the insects that are most
Bugs in the System: Insects and Their Impact on Human Affairs (Helix Books)By M. Berenbaum, May R. Berenbaum
Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 1996
Lots of information related insects and entomology, with a focus on the intereaction between bugs and people. Many chapters of the book are devoted to the various insect species, both good and bad, that have had particular significance in human history. It is written in a very readable style with a nice touch of humor. Over 350 pages.