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An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

By: Arthur V Evans (Author), Charles L Bellamy (Author), Lisa Charles Watson (Illustrator)

208 pages, Col photos

University of California Press

Paperback | Mar 2000 | #107076 | ISBN: 0520223233
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NHBS Price: £28.95 $35/€33 approx
Hardback | Dec 1996 | #68912 | ISBN: 0805037519
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About this book

Please note: not to be confused with the 2013 book by Paul Spencer Sochaczewski by the same title.

Provides an engaging look at these magnificent, yet poorly understood, creatures and highlights the absolutely essential role that beetles play in the dynamics of nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on earth. The book contains specific information about the anatomy, development, and life cycles of beetles around the world; chronicles their 250-million year evolution; and traces human fascination with beeetles throughout history. Includes over 120 stunning full colour photographs and black/white drawings.

"These two scientists not only display some of the most spectacular specimens, but also give fascinating accounts of the strange life cycles and morphologies of these often ignored arthropods."
E Magazine

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Arthur V. Evans is a free-lance author and photographer living in Richmond, VA. Charles L. Bellamy works for the Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, Calif. Dept. of Food & Agriculture, Sacramento. Lisa Charles Watson is an award-winning photographer who works in New York City.

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