Bugs Up Close

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Kids Can Press Ltd, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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We live on a bug planet. Not only are insects the most numerous species on Earth, they've survived for 400 million years and show no signs of slowing down. Take a look outside: little creatures are creeping, jumping and flying everywhere. Did someone say little? Not in this book. In these eye-popping, oversized pages, bugs say cheese big time! Through Paul Davidson's powerful camera lens, see a fly the size of a man's shoe, the 30,000-odd lenses in a dragonfly's eyes, the hair on a bee's legs and much more. Bug-loving science writer Diane Swanson delivers fascinating info about buggy lives, buggy eating and lots of buggy bits, such as antennae, wings and weapons, that help make insects the most widespread animals on Earth.
  

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User Review  - francescadefreitas - LibraryThing

This is a loosely organised, basic about bugs - their body parts, and a little bit about their life cycles and behaviour. The text isn't astonishing, but the close-up photographs are eye-catching and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bree - Goodreads

This is a great teaching book. It grossed me out while keeping the kids wanting more. the pictures are so detailed, the information is very detailed, the size of the book is perfect. Read full review

Contents

Insects
4
Bodies
6
Exoskeletons
8
Spiracles
10
Legs
12
Wings
14
Mouthparts
16
Eyes
18
Signals
24
Eggs
26
Metamorphosis
28
Colors
30
Shapes
32
Weapons
34
Size
36
Success
38

Antennae
20
Hair
22

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About the author (2007)

Diane Swanson is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books for children, especially nature and science. Originally from Alberta, she now resides in Victoria, British Columbia. She writes a bug column for YES magazine and is buggy about bugs.

Paul Davidson is with Phillips, the world's third-largest auction house, located in London. He is a regular contributor to Antique Collecting Magazine.

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