Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders: An Essential Guide to Inspects and Spiders of North America and the World

Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders: An Essential Guide to Inspects and Spiders of North America and the World

by Rod Preston-Mafham, Ken Preston-Mafham
     
 

The Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders describes and illustrates fifty-one groups of insects and spiders. In addition, two articles introduce the basic biology and natural history of insects and spiders, respectively. Their form and natural history are more varied than any other group of animals alive today. The beauty of butterflies, moths, and dragonflies isSee more details below

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The Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders describes and illustrates fifty-one groups of insects and spiders. In addition, two articles introduce the basic biology and natural history of insects and spiders, respectively. Their form and natural history are more varied than any other group of animals alive today. The beauty of butterflies, moths, and dragonflies is in marked contrast to the alien-looking forms of some bugs, scorpions, and spiders. There are hoverflies that look like bees, ants that look like wasps, and even nonpoisonous butterflies that deter predators by resembling unrelated butterflies, which are, in fact, poisonous to their predators. This book provides a fascinating exploration into this remarkable group of animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592234288
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
08/09/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.76(h) x 1.03(d)

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