So you are out for a walk, or in your garden, and you want to identify an insect. This book will do the job. It's very compact, has great photo's and is easy to read. Now, it's not an encyclopaedia, so don't expect one. Also, it's an insect book, it covers insects (ie six legs), so don't expect any spiders or critters with more than six legs. One small but useful feature is that it tells you exactly which insects are native.