THE NEW FIELD BOOK OF FRESHWATER LIFE by Elsie B. Klots

THE NEW FIELD BOOK OF FRESHWATER LIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A Putnam Nature Field Book, Elsie Klots' book of freshwater life is presented as ""the most comprehensive guide to the recognition and study of the aquatic plants and animals of North America north of Mexico."" Microscopic organisms, liverworts and mosses, the higher plants, sponges, hydras and jellyfish, moss animalcules, worms, crayfish and shrimp, spiders and mites, insects, snails, limpets and mussels, lampreys and fishes, salamanders, frogs and toads, turtles, snakes and alligators are studied by classification in turn, subdivided into groupings by families. Characteristics are given and behavior (locomotion, respiration, food-getting and reproduction) where applicable is described. Appendices inform as to collecting equipment, the preservation of specimens, and provide keys to the genera of frequently collected insects.

Pub Date: July 29th, 1966
Publisher: Putnam