Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe: 2nd Edition
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About the Author
Klaas-Douwe 'KD' B Dijkstra developed an interest in natural history as a child living in Egypt. The discovery of the first Anax ephippiger in The Netherlands in 1995 incited an active involvement in Dutch dragonfly work. In that year, KD also developed a passion for Africa. He published The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Eastern Africa: Handbook for all Odonata from Sudan to Zimbabwe in 2014 and African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online in 2016; a book on Madagascar is forthcoming. KD has held positions in Suriname, South Africa and the UK, and is currently working on freshwater biodiversity conservation and awareness at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in The Netherlands.Asmus Schröter is an expert in European dragonfly fauna with a special interest in identification, ethology and biogeography, especially that of mountain regions and the Subarctic. For the last decade his interest has focused on the dragonfly fauna of the south-eastern corner of the Western Palaearctic, resulting in numerous publications. He is Executive Editor of the international odonatological journal Notulae Odonatologicae. Over forty years, Richard Lewington has built up a reputation as one of Europe's finest wildlife illustrators. He first became interested in insects as a child when he inherited a cabinet of insects from his father. He studied graphic design at the Berkshire College of Art, and since leaving in 1971 has specialized in natural-history illustration. His meticulous paintings of insects and other wildlife are the mainstay of many of the modern classics of field-guide art, including The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland, Guide to Garden Wildlife and Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland. He has also designed and illustrated wildlife stamps for a number of countries. In 1999 he was awarded Butterfly Conservation's Marsh Award for the promotion of Lepidoptera conservation, and in 2010 the Zoological Society of London's Stamford Raffles Award for contribution to zoology.