Book of Beetles: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred of Nature's Gems (Book of Series)

^ Book of Beetles: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred of Natures Gems (Book of Series) Í PDF Read by ^ Patrice Bouchard, Arthur V. Evans, Maria Lourdes Chamorro, Yves Bousquet eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. Book of Beetles: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred of Natures Gems (Book of Series) They are shown in glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving offering a side or open-winged view. The Book of Beetles uncovers 600 significant examples, selected as part of a genome program. 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. Each profi

Book of Beetles: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred of Nature's Gems (Book of Series)

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Rating : 4.90 (834 Votes)
Asin : 1782400494
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 656 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-09-05
Language : English

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The result is a work that is nothing short of magnificent.”. Each is photographed at its actual size, then in a magnified version—from the tiny beaver beetle, all the way up to the enormous and aptly named royal goliath beetle. "Profiles 600 of the most stunning, most wonderfully adapted beetles around

They are shown in glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving offering a side or open-winged view. The Book of Beetles uncovers 600 significant examples, selected as part of a genome program. 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. 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.

"Beautiful pictures and descriptions of some wonderful creatures." according to Robert C Ross. The Coleoptera includes more species than any other order, constituting almost 25% of all known types of animal life-forms; about Beautiful pictures and descriptions of some wonderful creatures. Robert C Ross The Coleoptera includes more species than any other order, constituting almost 25% of all known types of animal life-forms; about 40%, about 400,000, of all described insect species are beetles. New species are found frequently, and scientists estimate that there are still between a million and a hundred million more to be found.With such a gigantic number to pick from, only 600 examples is obviously a tiny sample -- or the editors have to be forgiven for missing your own personal favorite. (My favorites are a pair of dung beetles that we watched for half an hour i. 0%, about Beautiful pictures and descriptions of some wonderful creatures. Robert C Ross The Coleoptera includes more species than any other order, constituting almost 25% of all known types of animal life-forms; about 40%, about 400,000, of all described insect species are beetles. New species are found frequently, and scientists estimate that there are still between a million and a hundred million more to be found.With such a gigantic number to pick from, only 600 examples is obviously a tiny sample -- or the editors have to be forgiven for missing your own personal favorite. (My favorites are a pair of dung beetles that we watched for half an hour i. 00,000, of all described insect species are beetles. New species are found frequently, and scientists estimate that there are still between a million and a hundred million more to be found.With such a gigantic number to pick from, only 600 examples is obviously a tiny sample -- or the editors have to be forgiven for missing your own personal favorite. (My favorites are a pair of dung beetles that we watched for half an hour i. The six hundred most beautiful beetles in the world This extraordinary book collects the pictures of and information about 600 beautiful beetles, arranged in four groups (Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, and Polyphaga). They come with a variety of shapes and spectacular colors. My favorites are the frog-legged leaf beetle (p. 575), the pilolabus viridans (p. 591), and the giraffe-necked weevil (p.593). The metallic-like surfaces of many of the beetles photographed in the book originates from microstructures that reflect light at certain angles rather than from pigments (hence the term structural colors). This book. Coleopterists will love this book. Derek S. Sikes I know a thing or two about beetles and this book is incredible. It's almost as if you're being given a private tour of one of the world's most diverse beetle collections by those who know the most about these fascinating animals. Its engaging format will attract the attention of young children while its scientific content will appeal to anyone who works with insects. Bouchard et al went to pains to cover the higher diversity of the Coleoptera as evenly as possible - this book is not just about the big and glamorous, but the small and brown (and strange and obscure

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