Insects Through The Seasons

Insects Through The Seasons

by Gilbert Waldbauer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674454898

ISBN-13: 9780674454897

Pub. Date: 02/11/1998

Publisher: Harvard University Press


They appeared on earth 400 million years ago, long before the first reptile, bird, or mammal. They make up about 75 percent of the 1.2 million currently known species of animals. As many as 30,000 of them coexist and interact in one square yard of the top inch of a forest's soil. The unparalleled success of insects is the story told in this highly entertaining

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They appeared on earth 400 million years ago, long before the first reptile, bird, or mammal. They make up about 75 percent of the 1.2 million currently known species of animals. As many as 30,000 of them coexist and interact in one square yard of the top inch of a forest's soil. The unparalleled success of insects is the story told in this highly entertaining book. How do these often tiny but indefatigable creatures do it? Gilbert Waldbauer pursues this question from hot springs and Himalayan slopes to roadsides and forests, scrutinizing insect life in its many manifestations. Insects through the Seasons will educate and charm the expert, the passionate amateur, and the merely curious about our most populous and tenacious neighbors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674454897
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/11/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
0.64(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

First Things

The Most Successful Animals on Earth

Finding and Courting a Mate

After the Courtship's Over

Caring for Offspring

Defense against Predators

The Parasitic Way of Life

Recognizing Food

Taking Nourishment

Coping with the Seasons

Silken Cocoons

Winter

Selected Readings

Acknowledgments

Index

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