An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

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University of California Press, 2000 - 208 páginas
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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. In terms of numbers, beetles are the most successful creatures on earth: about 350,000 species of beetles have been described since 1758. They range from tiny to gigantic, occupy sundry habitats, and eat everything--plants, animals, and their own remains. An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles provides an engaging look at these magnificent yet poorly understood creatures and highlights the absolutely essential role they play in the dynamics of nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. And, as this book beautifully demonstrates, the aesthetics of beetle design are amazing. The fantastic colors and shapes of these creatures warrant the gorgeous color photography lavished on them in this book.
  

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I loved this book. It was nonfiction and technical but done in such a way as to be an easy and enjoyable read. The photos were gorgeous, and the text was engaging for anyone who loves insects I would highly recommend it. Leer reseña completa

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Phenomenal photographs of Beetles, and fascinating information about them. Leer reseña completa

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Índice

PROLOGUE
9
A QUESTION OF NUMBERS
11
THE BEETLE BLUEPRINT
31
THE BEETLESYESTERDAY AND TODAY
73
ITS A BEETLES LIFE
95
BEETLES AND HUMANS
137
BEETLEPHILIA
161
MAJOR WORLD BEETLE COLLECTIONS
194
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES DEDICATED TO BEETLE STUDY
197
SELECTED REFERENCES
198
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
202
INDEX
203
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Sobre el autor (2000)

Arthur V. Evans is a free-lance author and photographer living in Richmond, VA. Charles L. Bellamy works for the Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, Calif.
Dept. of Food & Agriculture, Sacramento. Lisa Charles Watson is an award-winning photographer who works in New York City.

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