Natural Histories

Natural Histories

Innumerable Insects : the Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on Earth

Book - 2018
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INSECTS (ENTOMOLOGY). A fascinating look at the world's most numerous inhabitants, illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. To date, we have discovered and described or named around 1.1 million insect species, and thousands of new species are added to the ranks every year. It is estimated that there are around five million insect species on Earth, making them the most diverse lineage of all life by far. This magnificent volume from the American Museum of Natural History tells their incredible story. Noted entomologist Michael S. Engel explores insects' evolution and diversity; metamorphosis; pests, parasites, and plagues; society and language; camouflage; and pollination-as well as tales of discovery by intrepid entomologists.
Publisher: New York : Sterling, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781454923237
1454923237
Branch Call Number: 595.7 ENGEL
Characteristics: xvii, 214 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm

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