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"An Introduction to MOTHS and MOTHING" (2023)

A book by David G. Barker

An Introduction to MOTHS and MOTHING stands out as an unusual book in the body of literature devoted to moths. The book is subtitled Featuring the Moths of the Devils River, and the book is entirely illustrated with moths all photographed at one site located along the middle stretch of the Devils River in Val Verde County, Texas. Many of these moths can be found all over Texas and a surprising number are found throughout the country. The book is 243 pages in length. The book is image-rich, illustrated with 820 pictures and 13 beautiful full-page patterns created from the colors and patterns of moths.

The first half of the book is a general introduction to moths—the small, fluttery, nocturnal, lepidopteran insects found world-wide. It is rich with information on how to observe, photograph and identify moths. Mothing is to moths as birding is to birds, and people everywhere are participating in mothing. The second half of the book is a record of the moths photographically recorded by the author over a five year period at one place along the Devils River in 106 plates of images.

This book is written and illustrated for all ages and for all levels of interest. It is an excellent book for kids interested in animals and natural history. It is a great book for all ages of people interested in observing the natural world.

It is also available in a Limited leather-bound edition

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VOLUME III "PYTHONS OF THE WORLD"

The Pythons of Asia and the Malay Archipelago (2018)

A book by David G. Barker, Mark Auliya, & Tracy M. Barker

This volume in the Pythons of the World series includes an informative account for each of the 29 species and three subspecies of pythons found in Asia and the Malay Archipelago. The Malay Archipelago encompasses the nations and territories of the Indo-Pacific islands bounded on the north by Asia and on the south by Australia, including Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Philippines.

It is also available in a Limited leather-bound edition

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VOLUME II "PYTHONS OF THE WORLD"
BALL PYTHONS
The History, Natural History, Care, and Breeding (2006)

A book by David G. Barker & Tracy M. Barker

This is the most detailed and comprehensive book ever written about one species of snake-and not just any snake either. Ball pythons are among the most common snakes in captivity worldwide and for good reason. Ball pythons are hardy, small snakes with meek temperaments and a dazzling array of colors and patterns. Throughout history, these charming reptiles have been special to the humans who know them. It is also available in a Limited leather-bound edition.

Pythons of the World, Volume II



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