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Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. the Ones Who Run Our World.

Extraordinary Insects: Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. the Ones Who Run Our World. (Paperback)

By Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne

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A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures who keep the world turning. Out of sight, underfoot, unseen beyond fleeting scuttles or darting flights, insects occupy a hidden world, yet are essential to sustaining life on earth.... Insects influence our ecosystem like a ripple effect on water. They arrived when life first moved to dry land, they preceded - and survived - the dinosaurs, they outnumber the grains of sand on all the world's beaches, and they will be here long after us. Working quietly but tirelessly, they give us food, uphold our ecosystems, can heal our wounds and even digest plastic. They could also provide us with new solutions to the antibiotics crisis, assist in disaster zones and inspire airforce engineers with their flying techniques. But their private lives are also full of fun, intrigue and wonder -musical mating rituals; house-hunting for armies of beetle babies; metamorphosing into new characters; throwing parties in fermenting sap; cultivating fungi for food; farming smaller species for honey dew and always ensuring that what is dead is decomposed, ready to become life once again. Here, we will discover life and death, drama and dreams, all on a millimetric scale. Like it or not, Earth is the planet of insects, and this is their extraordinary story.
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ISBN 9780008316372
Released NZ 6 Apr 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780008316372
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Mudlark
Released 6 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne
Category Dinosaurs & The Prehistoric World
Natural History: Insects & Spiders
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 595.7
Weight 280g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Insects - Popular works, Evolution Biology - Popular works
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade