Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever

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Welcome to the hidden world of the most popular bugs on Earth. Opening the beautiful and accessible pages of this book is like turning over a series of stones under which you'll find a fascinating array of the world's coolest creepy-crawlies. 

This fully photographic book profiles bugs, beetles, wasps, bees, ants, caterpillars, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, flies, crickets and grasshoppers, and centipedes and millipedes. These profiles are accompanied by Did You Know? ...

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Overview

Welcome to the hidden world of the most popular bugs on Earth. Opening the beautiful and accessible pages of this book is like turning over a series of stones under which you'll find a fascinating array of the world's coolest creepy-crawlies. 

This fully photographic book profiles bugs, beetles, wasps, bees, ants, caterpillars, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, flies, crickets and grasshoppers, and centipedes and millipedes. These profiles are accompanied by Did You Know? facts and fast facts including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat. Front matter includes a How to Use spread and thematic spreads covering topics from prehistoric insects to bugs around the world. In short, this book includes everything a young fact-hound needs to discover the weird, wacky, diverse, and fascinating world of bugs. 

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 2–6—This dense yet fascinating book provides information on just about any bug one can imagine (with individual profiles on 83 different species). Budding entomologists will learn about bug life cycles, scientific classifications, communication methods, feeding habits, and much more. The book is broken down into several clearly labeled sections, and a "How to Use This Book" chapter, along with the detailed table of contents, helps readers navigate through the information. Blocks of texts are used on each page but are not overwhelming, and the language is clear and engaging. Eye-popping color photographs, diagrams, text boxes with supplemental material, and a running fact stream across the bottom of every page also help students learn as much as they possibly can about these creepy-crawlies. Features such as "Talk with an Entomologist" and "How You Can Help" provide other perspectives and allow children to recognize their own role in the life of bugs and our ecosystem. Through the extensive index, researchers can look up topics easily, but the book also lends itself to browsing or just flipping through for fun. A highly recommended work.—Rita Meade, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
From the Publisher
Selected as a 2014 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council

This is fantastically creepy fun for nonfiction lovers…The Ultimate Bugopedia is a bug lover's dream.” –NC Teacher Stuff blog

“This outstanding book is a must for all library collections and will delight bug-obsessed readers everywhere!” –Booklist

Children's Literature - Tina Chan
Everything readers want to know about bugs is in this one-volume work. Over 400 insects from around the world are included, from familiar insects such as the beetle and mosquito to unique insects such as the icebug and magnetic termite. With concise and forthright entries, facts include common and scientific names, whether the insect has wings, what it eats, size, habitat, and geographic location. Also contains an interview with entomologist Bill Lamp at the University of Maryland in College Park to share what entomologists do and to provide tips for studying bugs. Over 4,000 species of insects are in danger of becoming extinct. Readers learn how to help prevent this by completing actions such as creating a butterfly garden, using compost, picking up the trash, and planting a bee garden. A glossary and further resources list are included. Magnified color photographs of insects and colorful pages attract readers to the world of insects. Reviewer: Tina Chan; Ages 7 to 10.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426313769
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/22/2013
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 117,433
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

DARLYNE MURAWSKI is a versatile nature photographer and writer with years of experience as a research biologist working with bugs. Her articles have appeared in National Geographic Magazine and many international publications, children's magazines and calendars. She has traveled the world to showcase the lives and ecology of small critters - including butterflies, moths, fungi, parasites, spider webs, marine worms, horseshoe crabs, mollusks, and glass-shelled diatoms. NANCY HONOVICH is an editor and children's writer and with more than 10 years experience creating content for a wide variety of subject areas and across medias.
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