Buzz, Sting, Bite

Buzz, Sting, Bite

Why We Need Insects

Book - 2019
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An informative introduction to the world of insects discusses the extensive variety of insects and their role in pollinating crops and flowers, providing food for other animals, and controlling organisms that are harmful to humans.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781982112875
Branch Call Number: 595.7 SVERDRUP-THYGESON
Characteristics: xix, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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WCL_Kiirstin Dec 30, 2019

A very fast and light overview of fascinating facts about insects. Recommended for just that. The writing is chatty and engaging, and the author is very knowledgable. Good intro-level book; those who are more familiar with the topic, or excited about further reading after this, might wish to delve deeper into specific species with something like Thor Hanson's "Buzz" or specific insect superpowers in David Barrie's "Supernavigators."

Dec 05, 2019

Fun read and interesting stories delivered in a somewhat manic manner...... ex. there is a mosquito in the underground Tube in London, England that has evolved from the original species in our lifetime. Darwin thought it would take much, much longer.

Nov 15, 2019

After reading this book, you may never want to squish a bug again!

Aug 12, 2019 an easy-to-read humourous format.

Aug 10, 2019

What a great book about bugs! I only wish it had pictures of the bugs. it was hard to picture what insect she was writing about without them. If you don't know a lot about insects this is the book for you. Why do we need fruit flies?? She tells you. Will never look at bugs the same way.


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