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INNUMERABLE INSECTS
The Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on Earth - Product Details

INNUMERABLE INSECTS
The Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on Earth
by Michael S. Engel

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Catalog #4032, Innumerable Insects Catalog #4032, Innumerable Insects Catalog #4032, Innumerable Insects Catalog #4032, Innumerable Insects

2018, 232 pages, all color. To date, we have discovered and described or named around 1.1 million insect species, and thousands of new species are added to the ranks every year. It is estimated that there are around five million insect species on Earth, making them the most diverse lineage of all life by far.

This magnificent volume from the American Museum of Natural History tells their incredible story. Noted entomologist Michael S. Engel explores insects’ evolution and diversity; metamorphosis; pests, parasites, and plagues; society and language; camouflage; and pollination—as well as tales of discovery by intrepid entomologists. It features more than 180 illustrations from the Rare Book Collection at the Museum’s Research Library. They reveal the extraordinary world of insects down to the smallest, most astonishing details, from butterflies’ iridescent wings to beetles’ vibrant colors. The high quality of the illustrations on the printed page is far better than what you may find on web searches.

We highly recommend adding this book to your collection. It will be a great gift for anyone with an interest in the natural world, art, or history. And - it is very reasonably priced. Hardcover; 9 x 10".

About the Author:
Dr. Michael S. Engel is a Research Affiliate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He is also University Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Senior Curator of Entomology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

From a Review:
"The images . . . are the stars of this work, which will delight every entomophile who turns its pages.” — Publishers Weekly

4032 Engel, Innumerable Insects

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