Insects: A Portrait of the Animal World

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New Line Books, 2006 - Nature - 72 pages
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The world of insects is a fascinating realm, comprising the largest class - over two million species - of animals on earth. In this book, the basic orders of insects are detailed, followed by a general description of insect anatomy and structure. Then, there are considerations of life cycles and reproductoin, food and feeding, movement, self-defense, and unusual lifestyles. Beetles, bees, ants, butterflies, moths grasshoppers, termites, and many more creatures are discussed with examples from around the world, all illustrated with 86 brilliant full-color photographs and an engrossing narrative.

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Paul Sterry has written and illustrated more than 50 books, including the bestselling Collins Complete Guide to British Birds and Collins Complete Guide to British Trees.

Trained as a zoologist, Paul has been a wildlife photographer for over 20 years and regularly undertakes research expeditions. He has worked as a Research Fellow at Sussex University studying freshwater ecology. Paul is a keen birder and conservationist.

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