The Book of Beetles : A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred of Nature's Gems Hardback
More than one fifth of all known life forms on this planet are beetles.
They are extraordinarily visually diverse: renowned British geneticist JBS Haldane, when asked what could be inferred about God from a study of His works, replied, An inordinate fondness for beetles.
The Book of Beetles uncovers 600 significant examples, selected as part of a genome program.
They are shown in glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving offering a side or open-winged view.
Each profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, and a commentary revealing notable characteristics, related species, and a diagnosis of the specimens importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, behaviour, and scientific significance.
Arranged taxonomically, this essential reference reveals the variety and importance of beetles for the first time.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 656 pages
- Publisher: The Ivy Press
- Publication Date: 01/11/2014
- Category: Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders
- ISBN: 9781782400493