paper, 160 pp., $19.95
To stir interest in the subject, aquatic biologists share stories of their adventures in entertaining essays for readers who are curious about stream insects. After first explaining that the health of a stream can be determined by studying the insects that live in this precious natural resource, editors Li and Barbour have cleverly organized these writings of experts by the taxonomic order of their subjects and provided an illustration and information about characteristics of each species. Supplementary materials further enhance the educational value of this work.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden