Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@outlook.com) is an independent consultant located in Alexandria Virginia. His services and capabilities are described here. Application areas include project, program, and data management; market assessment, digital strategy, and program planning; change and content management; social media; and, technology adoption. Follow him on Google+. He also publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain.

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America

Book Review by Dennis D. McDonald

I bought this at my local birding store on Fern Street, One Good Tern, here in Alexandria VA. I figured if they only carried one insect guide it would be the one they thought best, and I was right. I had read all the field-guide-to-insect book reviews and had come away totally confused.

Everyone admits right from the start that you can’t possible cover all North American insects in a single portable volume so I was expecting great selectivity in whatever I chose. This one is very easy to use and to browse, and it’s packed with useful information about insect groups.

My only complaint: I’ve become spoiled by the quality of images on my iPhone 4S and I take and post a lot of nature photographs. The color illustrations in this book are good but lack the detail of a high-quality digital display. But overall this is a great field guide.

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME

Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME

Drew Gilpin Faust's THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING: DEATH AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Drew Gilpin Faust's THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING: DEATH AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR