I wanted to add my 2 cents....I have been using it for the purpose of finding material to illustrate. And also as a bug enthusiast, it's been a very good book for seeing the most beautiful and weirdest bugs ever. As someone commented here, the pictures are very beautiful and high quality. AND HUGE. The book is a sight for sore eyes. :) Amazing colors...an illustrator student's heaven. So, my star rating comes from the visual looks of this book and I don't have anything to comment on the text part.