An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Shows and describes the characteristics of beetles

McMillan Palgrave
A Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 1997

A Library Journal Best Reference Book of 1996.


Book News
Provides a truly engaging look at the magnificent, yet poorly understood and often maligned creature, highlighting the absolutely essential role that beetles play in the dynamics of nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. Exquisitely detailed color photographs of jewel-like beetles from all over the globe. 9.5x11.5". Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Holtzbrinck
A Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 1997

A Library Journal Best Reference Book of 1996.


Blackwell North Amer
An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles contains specific information about the anatomy, development, and life cycles of beetles around the world; chronicles their 250-million-year evolution; and traces human fascination with beetles throughout history. Answering questions ranging from "How many beetles are there?" (estimates range from 350,000 to 8 million species) to "Where do beetles live?" (virtually everyplace imaginable) and displaying more than 120 stunning full-color photographs and black-and-white drawings, An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles is an authoritative reference in a breathtakingly beautiful volume, one that will leave every reader with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and - yes - fondness for these amazing creatures and their place in nature.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 1996
ISBN: 9780805037517
0805037519
Branch Call Number: 595.76 EVA
Characteristics: 208p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29cm
Additional Contributors: Bellamy, C. L.

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