Inordinate Fondness for Beetles by Arthur V. Evans
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Inordinate Fondness for Beetles
By Arthur V. Evans

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

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Inordinate Fondness for Beetles by Arthur V. Evans

Book Description

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles is an authoritative reference in a breathtakingly beautiful volume, one that will leave every reader with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and--yes--fondness for these amazing creatures and their place in nature. In terms of numbers, beetles are the most successful creatures on earth: about 350,000 species of beetles have been described since 1758. They range from tiny to gigantic, occupy sundry habitats, and eat everything--plants, animals, and their own remains. An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles provides an engaging look at these magnificent yet poorly understood creatures and highlights the absolutely essential role they play in the dynamics of nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. And, as this book beautifully demonstrates, the aesthetics of beetle design are amazing. The fantastic colors and shapes of these creatures warrant the gorgeous color photography lavished on them in this book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520223233
ISBN-10: 0520223233
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 229mm x 16mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Handy, authoritative, and easy to read, the latest in the expanding series of pocket-sized guides is perfect for beginners, families, budding entomologists, and those who know and trust National Geographic's science and nature books.

Beetles of Eastern North America by Arthur V. Evans Beetles of Eastern North America, Paperback (June 2014)

A guide to the beetles of the United States and Canada east of the Mississippi River. It covers 1,400 species in all 115 families east of the Mississippi River. It presents information on identification, natural history, collecting, and geographic range for each species and family.

What's Bugging You? by Arthur V. Evans What's Bugging You?, Hardback (April 2008)

We are told from the time we are children that insects and spiders are pests, when the truth is that most have little or no effect on us - although the few that do are often essential to our existence. This title suggests we take a closer look at our slapped-at, stepped-on, and otherwise ignored cohabitants. It brings together fifty stories.

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Author Biography - Arthur V. Evans

Arthur V. Evans is a free-lance author and photographer living in Richmond, VA. Charles L. Bellamy works for the Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, Calif. Dept. of Food & Agriculture, Sacramento. Lisa Charles Watson is an award-winning photographer who works in New York City.

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