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AMAZING INSECTS
Images of Fascinating Creatures - Product Details

AMAZING INSECTS
Images of Fascinating Creatures
by Michael Chinery

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Catalog #9349, Amazing-Insects

2008, 288 pages, 250+ color photos. Welcome to the world of insects. With engaging and informative text, along with more than 250 stunning photographs, this book offers a remarkable view of the world's most numerous and astonishing creatures. Topics include:
  
  • An introduction to the orders of insects
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  • Insects up close and personal
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  • Insects on the move
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  • Food and drink
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  • Camouflage and defense
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  • Lifecycles of insects
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  • Insect homes and habitats
  • The informative, expert text accompanying each image describes the insect, including interesting facts, previously unknown details, unusual anatomical adaptations and behaviors, illustrating just how vital a role these small creatures play in the larger world. Many of the spectacular, large color images were taken in the wild. Others use scanning electron micrograph (SEM) technology at super-magnifications and high speed to show in great detail the fantastic shapes and lives of a wide variety of insects. Examples are:
      

  • The stalk-eyed insect, with branch-like eye "stems", each as long as its body and holding an eye at the tip
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  • An aphid in flight with its neon-orange eyes aglow
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  • The long, sickle-shaped jaws of a soldier army ant, used by some South American native groups to suture wounds
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  • The secret of one butterfly's beautiful colors as revealed in its cheese-grater wing scales
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  • The "laughing" face of a hornet
  • Flexicover; 8 x 10-5/8".

    9349 Chinery, Amazing Insects

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