The New York Times Book of Insects

The New York Times Book of Insects

Book - 2003 | Rev. and expanded
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wonders are revealed as the deadly love affairs of an Australian spider; the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight as demonstrated by a giant, smoke-spewing moth; and the industrious, fungus-farming, leaf-cutting ants of the Amazon. From the mysterious monarch butterfly to the lowly dung beetle, there is much for humans to learn from these ancient survivors. Book jacket.
Over the course of evolution, insects have learned to live in every extremity of the earth, from the scorching sands of the Sahara to the snow-mantled wastelands of Antarctica, and have inhabited the planet three thousand times longer than humans. Collected here are the most curious and entertaining articles on the world of insects from award-winning writers for The New York Times, including Natalie Angier, William K. Stevens, Jane E. Brody, Malcolm W. Browne, and Carol Kaesuk Yoon. Such
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2003
Edition: Rev. and expanded
ISBN: 1585747920 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 595.7 NEW 2003
Characteristics: viii, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wade, Nicholas


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