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Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders

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ISBN 10: 1552976122 / ISBN 13: 9781552976128
Published by Firefly Books, 2002
Condition: Good Hardcover
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1552976122 This item is over sized and may require additional postage to ship. Dust jacket shows some creasing at the top and bottom of the spine. The covers are clean and shiny, with light bumping to the corners and the top and bottom of spine. The spine is solid and firm. Interior text block is straight and firmly attached to the spine, and free of markings. Jacket Condition: Good. Size: 4to - over 9 3/4 in - 12 in tall. Year: 2002. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-075688

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Title: Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders

Publisher: Firefly Books

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Combining authoritative, easy-to-read essays with accurate illustrations and full color photographs, this encyclopedia covers all of the families that encompass the million-plus species of insects and spiders. A unique and thoroughly current volume, it includes:

  • Specially commissioned articles written by a team of scientists, zoologists and expert researchers
  • Insightful and up-to-date information on insect and spider biology and behavior
  • The latest scientific findings and interpretations
  • Features that explore and discuss in depth topics that are of particular interest and importance, for example, Beetles as Agents of Biological Control

In addition to a comprehensive text, each species entry also has a Factfile for quick retrieval of essential data:

  • Scientific Order and Population
  • Distribution and Habitat
  • Size, Color and Features
  • Reproduction, Life Cycle and Longevity
  • Conservation Status

Scientists, zoologists and expert researchers have contributed specially commissioned articles. These specialists, all experts in their fields, are actively involved in conducting frontline scientific or behavioral research. The inclusion of their latest findings and interpretations sets this title apart.

About the Author:

Christopher O'Toole works in the Hope Entomological Collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History where he runs the Bee Systematics and Biology Unit. His research has taken him to the deserts of the Middle East and North America and the savannahs of South America and Africa. He has collaborated on natural history films about insects, most recently the six-part BBC TV series Alien Empire, for which he wrote the accompanying book, and has written 14 additional books on insect behavior and natural history, including Bees of the World (with Anthony Raw) and Bumblebees.

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