+44 1803 865913
By: Richard Conniff
222 pages, 16 b/w illus
Set of evocative essays, each devoted to an individual invertebrate - whether the giant squid or slime eel, or fire ant or tarantula - which is full of good science and a fullsome wit.
`Almost every animal he focuses on either torments, frightens or disgusts people, and for Conniff, who delights in discovering a scientist who keeps a basement full of spiders, that is at least half the fun. But he knows his science, too. He includes vivid descriptions of dragonfly aerodynamics and earthworm sex, and appends a good bibliography of books and scholarly articles to back up each chapter. If you do not mind the raucous writing, this is an entertaining introduction to a dozen interesting animals.' Jonathan Beard, New Scientist
There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!
Your orders support book donation projects
I am not an easy shopper to please, but NHBS goes beyond my highest expectations in every way
Search and browse over 110,000 wildlife and science products
Multi-currency. Secure worldwide shipping
Wildlife, science and conservation since 1985