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Buzz, sting, bite : why we need insects

by Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne (Author)

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Insects comprise roughly half of the animal kingdom. They live everywhere-deep inside caves, 18,000 feet high in the Himalayas, inside computers, in Yellowstone's hot springs, and in the ears and nostrils of much larger creatures. There are insects that have ears on their knees, eyes on their penise... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Small creatures, smart design: insect anatomy
  • Six-legged sex: dating, mating and parenting
  • Eat or be eaten: insects in the food chain
  • Insects and plants: a never-ending race
  • Busy flies, flavoursome bugs: insects and our food
  • The circle of life and death: insects as caretakers
  • From silk to shellac: industries of insects
  • Life-savers, pioneers and nobel prize-winners: insights from insects
  • Insects and us: what's next?