How to Read an Insect


The essential guide to insect behaviour, perfect for the inquisitive gardener or nature lover

ISBN: 9780750997102 Author: Piper, Ross Publisher: The History Press Publication Date: 17th June 2021 Imprint: The History Press Cover: Hardback Dewey: 595.715 (edition:23) Pages: 224 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

A beautifully illustrated look at the lives and mind-boggling behaviours of insects.

How to Read an Insect takes you on an unforgettable tour of the insect world, presenting these amazing creatures as you have never seen them before.

This stunningly illustrated guide puts a wealth of fascinating behaviours under the microscope – from elegant displays of courtship to brutal acts of predation. Along the way, Ross Piper charts the evolution of insects and reveals everything you need to know about how they nest, feed, reproduce and defend themselves. He concludes by discussing the impact of the human world on insects, and what we can do to prevent their decline in numbers.

Featuring a wealth of breathtaking colour photos, illustrations and graphics and drawing on the latest research on insect behaviour, Piper explores both exotic insects and those you will find in your own back garden.

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