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Planète Collemboles: La Vie Secrète des Sols [Planet Collembola: The Secret Life of Soil]

Art / Photobook
By: Jérôme Cortet(Author), Philippe Lebeaux(Illustrator)
252 pages, colour photos
Publisher: BIOTOPE
Planète Collemboles: La Vie Secrète des Sols [Planet Collembola: The Secret Life of Soil]
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Language: French

Collembola or springtails, a lineage of hexapods that no longer belongs to the class Insecta, are everywhere. Mainly in soils, but also in litter or on flowers. Sure, they are small (a few millimeters), but if one takes the trouble to look into their habitat, one discovers an amazing world of diversity of shapes and colours. Like the rest of the small soil fauna, springtails play an important role in its fertility, and their presence, absence or community composition provides guidance on the quality of the environment: they are valuable bio-indicators.

Throughout these pages, Jérôme Cortet unveils the life of these endearing little creatures, and the extraordinary photographs of Philippe Lebeaux take the reader on an exotic journey. Welcome to Planet Collembola!

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Ces petits animaux proches des insectes sont présents partout. Dans les sols principalement mais aussi dans la litière ou sur les fleurs. Certes, ils sont petits (quelques millimètres) mais si on se donne la peine de se pencher sur leur habitat, on découvre un monde étonnant de diversité de formes et de couleurs. Comme le reste de la petite faune des sols, les collemboles jouent un rôle important dans la fertilité de ceux-ci et leur présence, leur absence ou la composition de leurs communautés donnent des indications sur la qualité de l’environnement : ce sont de précieux bio-indicateurs.

Au fil des pages, Jérôme Cortet lève le voile sur la vie de ces attachantes petites bêtes et les extraordinaires photographies de Philippe Lebeaux nous entraînent dans un voyage des plus dépaysant. Bienvenue sur la planète collemboles !

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Art / Photobook
By: Jérôme Cortet(Author), Philippe Lebeaux(Illustrator)
252 pages, colour photos
Publisher: BIOTOPE
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