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Coléoptères du Monde: Une Encyclopédie [The Book of Beetles]

Art / Photobook Flora / Fauna
By: Patrice Bouchard(Author), Denis Richard(Translated by)
656 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
Coléoptères du Monde: Une Encyclopédie [The Book of Beetles]
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Language: French

More than one fifth of all known life forms on this planet are beetles. They are extraordinarily visually diverse: renowned British geneticist JBS Haldane, when asked what could be inferred about God from a study of His works, replied, An inordinate fondness for beetles. Coléoptères du Monde uncovers 600 significant examples, selected as part of a genome program. They are shown in glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving offering a side or open-winged view. Each profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, and a commentary revealing notable characteristics, related species, and a diagnosis of the specimen's importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, behaviour, and scientific significance. Arranged taxonomically, this essential reference reveals the variety and importance of beetles for the first time.

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La diversité de formes, de tailles et de coloration des coléoptères, étonne et fascine, au fur et à mesure des découvertes. Représentant à eux seuls plus d'un quart des espèces animales, avec 400 000 espèces décrites – et des millions d'autres restant à découvrir –, leur abondance est aussi surprenante que leur diversité.

Cet ouvrage approche l'incroyable profusion de ces insectes au travers de 600 espèces, fédérées en quatre chapitres, correspondant à leur classification évolutive. Dans chacun d'eux, elles sont présentées selon leur famille et leur sous-famille. Chaque page présente une espèce et en localise la distribution, la positionne par rapport aux espèces voisines, en précise la situation taxonomique et renseigne sur sa rareté, sa biologie et son intérêt scientifique. Une splendide iconographie et une mise en page soignée mettent en valeur chaque coléoptère en grandeur réelle, accompagné d'un grossissement adapté permettant d'apprécier les détails les plus ténus.

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Art / Photobook Flora / Fauna
By: Patrice Bouchard(Author), Denis Richard(Translated by)
656 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
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