How Insects Work: An Illustrated Guide to the Wonders of Form and Function--From Antennae to Wings

Marianne Taylor (Author)
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Description

The extraordinary inner-workings of the world's amazing, adaptable insects
A tiny textbook to learn on your own

How Insects Work goes beyond the typical field guide to show us not only what insects look like but why. Arguably the most successful land animals--still going strong after five mass extinctions--insects have evolved a spectacular array of real-life superpowers to help them thrive in virtually every environment: Bumblebees' wingbeats leave a faint electrical signal at each flower they visit to show that the nectar's already been taken (see page 57), and houseflies defy gravity with tiny leg hairs that stick to the smoothest wall or ceiling (see page 69). In this in-depth, photo-filled handbook, discover the ways insects are even more astounding than you know--inside and out:
  • Evolution
  • Exoskeleton and Body Segments
  • Senses
  • Circulation
  • Digestion
  • Respiration
  • Reproduction
  • Metamorphosis
  • Movement
  • And much, much more!

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Experiment
Publish Date
April 28, 2020
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.8 X 8.3 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781615196494
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About the Author

Marianne Taylor is a birdwatcher, dragonfly-finder and mammal-seeker from Kent, England. She is the author of a number of books for Bloomsbury, including some of our best-selling RSPB titles, such as British Birds of Prey, Where to Discover Nature and Naturewatch.