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Our nature field guides list ranges far and wide in its coverage of the natural world. At its heart lies the Princeton Field Guides series, comprising close to fifty highly illustrated, authoritative titles exploring the birds, mammals, plants, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects of specific countries and regions, written by expert naturalists and illustrated by the world’s leading wildlife artists.
The list also includes award-winning photographic field guides, large-format references looking at a wide range of topics, illustrated bird checklists, and groundbreaking apps. Throughout, the emphasis is on quality, range, and comprehensive scope.
New & Noteworthy
How I fell in love with natural history, with Olivia Messinger Carril
To celebrate the arrival of summer, we asked several of our naturalist writers and scholars to respond to the following question: How did you fall in love with natural history? This week, we hear from Dr. Olivia Messinger Carril.
Arthur V. Evans on The Lives of Beetles
With some 400,000 species, beetles are among the largest and most successful groups of organisms on earth, making up one-fifth of all plant and animal species.
On spiny ants and the rising tide
In the mangrove forest mudflats Down Under, a worker ant cautiously extends her antennae. What is the expansive substance before her? Tap, tap, tap. Water!
Laurence Packer on Bees of the World
The archetypal bee is the western domesticated honey bee (Apis mellifera)—which is just one among over 20,500 different species of bees. Few realize there are so many species or that our honey bee is such an unusual one.
James B. Nardi on
The Hidden Company That Trees Keep
You can tell a lot about a tree from the company it keeps. James Nardi guides you through the innermost unseen world that trees share with a wondrous array of creatures.