Dragonflies

Dragonflies

by Steve Brooks, S. J. Brooks
     
 

Dragonflies and damselflies have lived on earth for hundreds of millions of years, and there are thousands of different species living in watery environments throughout the world. But few people will have looked beyond the flash of blue, red, green or yellow to consider the lives of dragonflies.

These masters of aerial combat are the best fliers in the animal

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Overview

Dragonflies and damselflies have lived on earth for hundreds of millions of years, and there are thousands of different species living in watery environments throughout the world. But few people will have looked beyond the flash of blue, red, green or yellow to consider the lives of dragonflies.

These masters of aerial combat are the best fliers in the animal kingdon. Harmless to humans, yet a dreaded predator in the insect world, dragonflies swoop after prey, fight rivals, hover like helicopters as they defend territory, and engage in elaborate courtship displays. Brooks explains how ferocious larvae bloom into masters of aerial predation and reveals the beauty and complex lives of these intriguing insects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588340641
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Smithsonian's Natural World Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
805,430
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Steve Brooks is a research entomologist with The Natural History Museum, London.

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