By now you've probably heard that bees are disappearingbut 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 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
Hometown:New York, NY
Date of Birth:December 7, 1948
Place of Birth:Hartford, CT
Education:Butler University, B.A. in Theater, 1970
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.