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Insects & Spiders (Nature Company Discoveries Libraries)

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ISBN 10: 0783548818 / ISBN 13: 9780783548814
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[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: Reprint ] Publisher: Time Life Medical Pub Date: 8/1/1997 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 64 Reprint edition. Bookseller Inventory # 3181757

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Bees and ants and beetles and moths--these are just a few of the creatures who make up some of the oldest and most successful species in the world. This beautifully illustrated volume takes readers into the world of insects and spiders: their habitats, their anatomy, and their methods of defense--and attack.

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This entry in the Nature Company Discoveries Library lumps spiders together with their arthropod cousins in this comprehensive look at insects, derivative of the Eyewitness series and format. Insects and bugs (in the strict sense, insects with mouthparts that pierce and suck)--from the more common butterflies, bees, beetles, bedbugs, stink bugs, and pond-skaters, to the New Zealand weta, the cockchafer, and the hazelnut weevil--are showcased in full-color splendor, engaged in motion, metamorphosis, mating, and making contact. Little attention is paid to insect ancestors and evolution, but plenty of emphasis is given to present-day worldwide species and their behaviors. Insect peculiarities are highlighted in boxes headlined ``Did You Know?'' and ``Strange But True,'' sure to capture the attention of young readers. Especially dramatic is a four-page fold-out of two male hercules beetles locking horns in a fight for the female, and a full-sized photograph of a swarm of hungry locusts on the move in Africa. The magnified compound eyes of the horsefly and the martian-like heads of praying mantises stare with an alien presence that is eye-catching. The layout is teeming with features of note--young entomologists will not walk away hungry. (charts, diagrams, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-13) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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