Bugs: Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes and Other Closely Related Arthropods

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Creepy, crawly and ever present, bugs scare and fascinate people of all ages. This book magnifies the amazing habits and bizarre physical features of insects and other small creatures to brilliant proportions.

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Inc., New York 1999 Hardcover First Edition. 111 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. There are some small tears, wear and nicks in the dustjacket. ENTOMOLOGY. ... Discover details about insect behavior, their physical features and ways of life that are totally different from our own. You'll learn what is and is not an insect, how they evolved, how they help and harm humans, and the fascinating details of their lives from birth to death. Colorful features focus on each significant order of the insect world from giant dragonflies, feisty cockroaches, attacking praying mantises and burrowing spiders to pinching earwigs, microscopic aphids, swimming beetles, fleshy caterpillars and elegant butterflies. (Key Words: Bugs, Frank Lowenstein, Sheryl Lechner, Entomology, Behavior, Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes, Arthropods, Insects, Dragonflies, Cockroaches, Praying Mantis, Spiders, Earwigs, Aphids, Beetles, Caterpillars, Butterflies). Read more Show Less

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Overview

Creepy, crawly and ever present, bugs scare and fascinate people of all ages. This book magnifies the amazing habits and bizarre physical features of insects and other small creatures to brilliant proportions.

Their habits and habitats; their social lives, sex lives and life cycles; their sense, food, behavior; their enemies and allies are all covered.

Full-color spreads offer a macroscopic view of insects' tiny world and take readers into their survival-of-the-fittest environment. From the common ant to rare wood spiders, praying mantis' and monster dragon flies, the bugs are pictured in their natural habitats, hunting, courting and burrowing.

Lavishly illustrated with dazzling action shots, Bugs goes way beyond standard zoo photography in this huge 13 1/2"x13 1/2" format book - the same as Heavy Equipment and Pickup Trucks.

The text describes every detail - from mating habits and homes/hiding places to defense mechanisms - highlighting the most fascinating trait of each critter. A special box in each section gives significant scientific statistics: life span, time of the year that you might see them, size, species, genus and various other distinguishing characteristics.

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YA-The large size of this book and the wealth of glossy, full-color photos (over 300) give an initial impression that it belongs in a children's collection. The actual text, however, is substantial and offers detailed information and observations on a multitude of entomological topics, including "Evolution: 375 million Years of Evidence," "Insects in History and Prehistory," "Growth and Metamorphosis," and "Insect Sex." The photos magnify to breathtaking proportions the amazing habits and physical features of dozens of the world's insects, pictured in their natural habitats-hunting, courting, burrowing, and eating. The authors successfully share with readers their own fascination with and respect for these small creatures. Whether looking eye to compound eye with a fly, examining the scales on a tiger swallowtail butterfly's wing, or coming literally face to face with a praying mantis or tarantula, readers will be mesmerized by the startling camera shots. Interesting trivia, quotes, and statistics are sprinkled liberally throughout in attractive sidebars and boxes. Although there is no index, this book is easy to use, in part because of the large headings and copious pictures. The presentation of the material and the exceptional photos will attract, absorb, and engage any teen.-Becky Ferrall, Stonewall Jackson High School, Manassas, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579120689
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Edition description: ILLUSTRATE
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 13.78 (w) x 13.90 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheryl Lechner has been a freelance writer and editor since the 1980s. Her profiles and feature articles deal with topics such as women's rights, film, health, and the environment and have appeared in such publications, as Sierra, Audubon, Reform Judaism, the Boston Globe and Berkshire Living. She has worked as a reporter at three newspapers and served as a political and press staffer for city council members and a governor. Her original screenplay The Lobster Trap deals with issues of integrity and entrapment in the world of politics.

Frank Lowenstein's first published writing was a review of activist singer U. Utah Philips’s 1982 concert in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has since published dozens of articles on environmental, economic, and scientific issues. He serves as Director of Forest Health Programs for The Nature Conservancy’s Global Forest Partnership. He shares a home in western Massachusetts with co-editor Sheryl Lechner and their three sons.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

SURPASSINGLY STRANGE CREATURES

WHAT IS (AND IS NOT) AN INSECT

Evolution: 375 Million Years of Evidence

Beyond Six Legs: Traits of Insects And How They Are Classified

Things That Are Not Insects: The Other Arthropods

A Closer Look At Spiders

A Gallery Of Spiders

PIECES OF THE PUZZLE: How Insects Relate To People And The Rest Of The Planet

Insects In History And Prehistory

Insects And Humans Today

The Romance Of Insects And Flowers

What Eats Insects And What Insects Eat

Covering The Landscape

Insects On A Changing Planet

The Conservation Of Rare Insects

THE LIFE OF AN INSECT

Birth

Growth and Metamorphosis

Insect Sex

The Anatomy Of An Insect

Senses

Communication

Flight And Movement

Offense And Defense

Insect Societies

Up Close & Personal

THE ORDERS OF HEXAPODS

Introduction

Simple Insects: The Parainsecta And Wingless Insects

Mayflies (Ephemeroptera)

Dragonflies (Odonata)

Rock Crawlers (Grylloblattaria)

Walkingsticks And Leaf Insects (Phasmida)

Grasshoppers, Crickets And Locusts (Orthoptera)

Mantids (Mantodea)

Cockroaches (Blattaria)

Termites (Isoptera)

Earwigs (Dermaptera) and Web-Spinners (Embiidina)

Stoneflies (Plecoptera) and Zorapterans (Zoraptera)

Lice: Barlice and Booklice (Psocoptera) and Chewing

And Sucking Lice (Phthiraptera)

True Bugs (Hemiptera)

Aphids, Cicadas And Their Relatives (Homoptera)

Lacewings And Their Relatives (Neuroptera) And Thrips (Thysanoptera)

Beetles (Coleoptera) and Twisted-Wing Parasites (Strepsiptera)

Scorpionflies (Mecoptera) and Fleas (Siphonaptera)

Flies (Diptera)

Caddisflies (Trichoptera)

Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)

Ants, Bees And Wasps (Hymenoptera)

Frequently Asked Questions

REFERENCES

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

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