Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles

Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles


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By now you've probably heard that bees are disappearing—but they aren't the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This middle grade nonfiction explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of insects. Exploring human causes, like the Baltimore electric company that collected fireflies to attempt to harness their phosphorescent lighting source, to natural occurrences, like the mysterious colony collapse disorder that plagues bee populations, master nonfiction storyteller Mark Kurlansky shows just how much bugs matter to our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781547600854
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 514,880
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books, including A World Without Fish for young readers and Milk, Salt, and Cod for adults. He has received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Bon Appetit's Food Writer of the Year Award, the James Beard Award, and the Glenfiddich Award. He lives in New York City. www.markkurlansky.com


New York, NY

Date of Birth:

December 7, 1948

Place of Birth:

Hartford, CT


Butler University, B.A. in Theater, 1970

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Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LadyBooksalot 5 months ago
In this book by Mark Kurlansky, he tackles a topic that is on one hand familiar to young kids yet the information contained between the covers may not be. As an educational tool, it works well but with a few pictures in color, it would have more appeal to kids who are used to playing games on their iPhones. Besides it’s use in the classroom, I can envision a presentation by an entomologist at the local public library. I received a free book from NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.