An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

By: Evans, Arthur V.; Bellamy, Charles L.

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Book Condition: Very Good


Slight marking to text. A great many large and beautiful color photos. 208 pages.


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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.

Title: An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

Author: Evans, Arthur V.; Bellamy, Charles L.

Categories: Insects,

Publisher: U.S.A., University of California Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 0520223233

ISBN Number 13: 9780520223233

Binding: Oversize Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Insects

Size: XL

Seller ID: 140984