Authoritative text crystal-clear photography and a systematic approach make this handbook the most comprehensive recognition guide to the insects spiders and other terrestrial arthropods of the world. Packed with photographs and illustrations of more than 550 insect families it is designed to cut through the process of identification enabling you to recognize insects easily. It features a photo-encyclopedic approach. Focusing on over 300 of the main insect families, "The Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Insects Spiders and Other Terrestrial Arthropods" tackles the incredible diversity of this class. All 29 orders of insect are examined as well as a representative selection of spiders and other terrestrial arthropods from around the world. Identification is made easy. Written for beginners and enthusiasts alike, each entry combines a concise description with annotated photographs and illustrations to highlight the insect's chief characteristics including physical features life cycle habitat and larval stages. In addition there is an explanation of what an insect is and a practical photographic identification key to the main insect group which guides the reader to correct entries.
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Dorling Kindersly publishing is known for their beautiful and informative books, covering a huge range of topics, including science and nature. This DK insect handbook's lush photos and thorough information make it an excellent beginning resource for the insectophile. While not comprehensive enough to replace an entomology handbook, and not specific enough to be a perfect field guide, Insects rests comfortably in the handbook territory. Its sturdy binding and quick reference features make it a natural to take along on family outings. Each page is lavished with full-color photo layouts showing close-up detail of major insect and arachnid groups, and the accompanying text provides basic information on life cycles, ranges, special habits and features, and trivia. The author, George C. McGavin, is a respected entomologist specializing in insect ecology. For quick identification of major bugs and arachnids, as well as tips on how to observe terrestrial arthropods in nature, this handbook can't be beat. --Therese LittletonAbout the Author:
George C. McGavin, PhD., is a lecturer in Zoology at Oxford University and Assistant Curator of the Hope Entomological Collections at the Oxford University Museum. He has contributed many pieces to scientific journals, lectured widely, and has contributed extensively to the Oxford History of Natural History and The Encyclopedia of Insects. He specializes in the study of hemiptera, the interaction of insects and their host plants, and the insect faunas of tropical caves and forests. He is currently involved in the Mkomazi Ecological Research Program in northern Tanzania, which seeks to explian patterns of species distribution and diversity in order to devise and foster conservation management planning for the area. Louis N. Sorkin is an arachnologist and board--certified entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Descripción DK, 2000. Flexibound. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110751307726
Descripción DK. FLEXIBOUND. Estado de conservación: New. 0751307726 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0305238
Descripción DK, 2000. Flexibound. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0751307726