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Description - Wasps: The Astonishing Diversity of a Misunderstood Insect by Eric R. Eaton

Wasps are far more diverse than the familiar yellowjackets and hornets that harass picnickers and build nests under the eaves of our homes. These amazing, mostly solitary creatures thrive in nearly every habitat on Earth, and their influence on our lives is overwhelmingly beneficial. Wasps are agents of pest control in agriculture and gardens. They are subjects of study in medicine, engineering, and other important fields. Wasps pollinate flowers, engage in symbiotic relationships with other organisms, and create architectural masterpieces in the form of their nests. This richly illustrated book introduces you to some of the most spectacular members of the wasp realm, colourful in both appearance and lifestyle. From minute fairyflies to gargantuan tarantula hawks, wasps exploit almost every niche on the planet. So successful are they at survival that other organisms emulate their appearance and behaviour. The sting is the least reason to respect wasps and, as you will see, no reason to loathe them, either. Written by a leading authority on these remarkable insects, Wasps reveals a world of staggering variety and endless fascination.

  • Packed with more than 150 incredible color photos
  • Includes a wealth of eye-popping infographics
  • Provides comprehensive treatments of most wasp families
  • Describes wasp species from all corners of the world
  • Covers wasp evolution, ecology, physiology, diversity, and behavior
  • Highlights the positive relationships wasps share with humans and the environment

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691211428
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2021
Country of Publication: United States

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