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Inside Guides: Amazing Bugs
     

Inside Guides: Amazing Bugs

by Miranda MacQuitty
 
Amazing Bugs shows the anatomy of all those children's favorites, such as worker bees and praying mantis. The insects are visualized from the inside out in models designed by entomologists, combined with stunning photography and authoritative text. Full color.

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Amazing Bugs shows the anatomy of all those children's favorites, such as worker bees and praying mantis. The insects are visualized from the inside out in models designed by entomologists, combined with stunning photography and authoritative text. Full color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
the inside story The DK Inside Guides demonstrate, with abundant photographs, "how things work from the inside out," as each volume proclaims on the cover. Amazing Bugs lays open a locust and cross-sections a bee; Animal Homes takes readers inside a termite tower, a cocoon, an ant hill, a shell, a tidal pool and other homes; Super Structures offers slices of skyscrapers, bridges, airports and off-shore oil rigs; and Incredible Earth shows the workings of a geyser field, a volcano, a glacier, a coral reef and more. The books feature numerous models commissioned for this project.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
One of the "Inside Guides" that lets readers get a close up look at a variety of bugs and also imparts plenty of facts. MacQuitty opens with an overview and some interesting details about insects and then takes a general look inside and outside the body. She provides information on the common bloodsuckers such as black flies, lice and mosquitoes, of which there are more than 3,000 kinds, and she also gives particulars about insect flight, jumping, sounds, and lots more. The close-up photographs are better than any science fiction monsters could ever be! There is a glossary, index and table of contents.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Both of these series entries feature the familiar DK layout, with a great many full-color photographs and illustrations accompanied by succinct captions. Bugs looks at such diverse insects as the mosquito, wasp, and bee by literally dissecting them. Other sections focus on how insects breathe, see, and mate. In Animal Homes, the various dwellings of many creatures are discussed, including nests, cocoons, compost heaps, and sand. Each two-page spread shows the habitat under discussion, with informative captions describing its structure. Information is also provided about the animals, birds, or other life forms that live in the featured environment. Some of the pictures are fascinating. One of the most interesting is that of a rotting log, which shows such varied creatures as voles, toads, beetles, and mites all living together. Both titles are well done, but their usefulness for reports is marginal. Nevertheless, these are great browsing books, certain to be popular with nature lovers, and good starting points for more in-depth research.-Melissa Hudak, North Suburban District Library, Roscoe, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789410108
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/1996
Series:
Insider Guides Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
11.26(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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