Smithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects

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Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Smithsonian Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.1 X 7.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781588346865

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About the Author

BLANCA HUERTAS is the Senior Curator of Lepidoptera at the Natural History Museum, London. GAVIN BROAD is the Principal Curator of Insects at the Natural History Museum, London.

Reviews

PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
"Curators from the Natural History Museum in London present a fascinating gallery of insects in this richly photographed work. [...] It is rewarding just to peer at the handsome photographs and to discover, for instance, that the Goliath beetle resembles an Art Nouveau brooch, or that the leaf beetle is downright cute. The text accompanying each photograph is rarely longer than five sentences and offers facts about, among other topics, distribution (the ubiquitous stink bug is "almost cosmopolitan" in its dispersion around the world) and size (the Atlas moth sports a 10-inch to 12-inch wingspan), as well as humor (lantern bugs are "supposed to taste like bacon, " according to aficionados in Madagascar). [...] this book of little creatures will be a welcome arrival for amateur entomologists."