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A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press

Herbert S. Zim and Alexander C. Martin; Revised by Jonathan P. Latimer and Karen Stray Nolting, with David Challinor, Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution; Illustrated by Dorothea and Sy Barlowe

St. Martin's Press

Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.