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From the Publisher"...a truly spectacular book. ...The wealth of information this attractively illustrated book presents will make it a valued reference..."
-P. K. Lago for CHOICE, September 2003
"The best insect book I have come across in my career...the right balance of scholarly information, depth and engaging interest..."
-Michael Majerus for NEW SCIENTIST, August 2003
"...This comprehensive survey of the insect world will provide...depth well beyond the usual smattering of identification guides."
-LAWRENCE LOOKS AT BOOKS, Gale Group
"...this book should be on the shelf of every biologist and naturalist. It is a gold-mine of fascinating information..."
-Paul R. Ehrlich, President, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University
"This comprehensive work is a definitive account of the most diverse...and least appreciated and understood groups of animals..."
-Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
"The editors have recruited an impressive team of international experts...an invaluable work of reference."
-Sir Richard Southwood, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford
"More than 250 individual articles are clearly and concisely written...a must for all biological libraries and individual biologists."
-Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Gardens
"The Encyclopedia does a remarkable job of combining basic information...with an engaging sense of the sheer wonder of insect diversity."
-Lord Robert May, University of Oxford; President, The Royal Society