A Walk around the Pond: Insects in and over the Water

A Walk around the Pond: Insects in and over the Water

by Gilbert Waldbauer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674027657
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 04/15/2008
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 856,967
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gilbert Waldbauer is Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

A First Look     1
Who's Who in the Water     9
Where They Live     29
The Breath of Life     57
Finding Food and Eating     75
Going Places     103
The Next Generation     125
On Being Eaten     151
How Not to Be Eaten     179
Coping with the Climate     205
Our Friends and Enemies     229
Selected Readings     249
Acknowledgments     271
Index     273

What People are Saying About This

This book is a good deal more than just 'a walk around the pond.' Even readers who have studied aquatic insects for many years will find much that is new and interesting in these pages. The book is a total immersion in the lives of these amazing insects and the creatures, including ourselves, who interact with them.

Sy Montgomery

With breathtaking wonders on every page, A Walk around the Pond will change forever how we think of some of our commonest insects--and indeed, how we think about the almost unimaginably strange and thrilling planet we also, too often, take for granted. This book belongs on every naturalist's bookshelf. --(Sy Montgomery, columnist and author of The Curious Naturalist)

Sidney W. Dunkle

This book is a good deal more than just 'a walk around the pond.' Even readers who have studied aquatic insects for many years will find much that is new and interesting in these pages. The book is a total immersion in the lives of these amazing insects and the creatures, including ourselves, who interact with them. --(Sidney W. Dunkle, author of Dragonflies through Binoculars)

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