The Science Times Book of Insects

The Science Times Book of Insects

Book - 1998
Rate this:
Over the course of evolution, insects have learned to live in every extremity of the earth, from the scorching sands of the Sahara to the snow-mantled wastelands of Antarctica, and have inhabited the planet three thousand times longer than humans. Collected here are the most curious and entertaining articles on the world of insects from award-winning New York Times writers, including Natalie Angier, William K. Stevens, Jane E. Brody, Malcolm W. Browne, and Carol Kaesuk Yoon. Such wonders are revealed as the deadly love affairs of an Australian spider; the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight as demonstrated by a giant, smoke-spewing moth; and the industrious fungus-farming, leaf-cutting ants of the Amazon. From the mysterious monarch butterfly to the lowly dung beetle, there is much for humans to learn from these ancient survivors.
Publisher: New York : Lyons Press, c1998
ISBN: 9781558217027
Characteristics: viii, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wade, Nicholas


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at CALS.

Try searching for The Science Times Book of Insects to see if CALS owns related versions of the work.

Suggest for Purchase

To Top