Search | Catalog | Check Prices | Quotes | Order | My Cart | My Account | Contact Us

AN INORDINATE FONDNESS FOR BEETLES - Product Details

AN INORDINATE FONDNESS FOR BEETLES
by Arthur V. Evans & Charles L. Bellamy

Product Photos (Click on photo to enlarge)
Catalog #3531B, An Inordinate Fondness

1996, 208 pages, 98 breathtaking full-page color photo plates, 27 b/w drawings. From ladybugs to scarabs, this is an authoritative reference and visual celebration of the most successful creatures on earth: about 350,000 species of beetles have been described since 1758. They range from tiny to gigantic, occupy sundry habitats, and eat everything--plants, animals, and their own remains. The book highlights the absolutely essential role beetles play in the dynamics of nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth, and beautifully demonstrates the aesthetics of amazing beetle design.  The fantastic colors and shapes of these creatures warrant the gorgeous color photography lavished on them in this book.

Authored by leading Coleopterists, text describes the essential role beetles play in the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems. It also provides specific information about anatomy, development, and life cycles of beetles, chronicles their evolution, and traces human fascination with beetles throughout history. Paperback; 9 x 11".

3531B Evans, An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

$38.95 Add this product to cart