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  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Beetles (Coleoptera)

The Book of Beetles A Lifesize Guide to Six Hundred of Nature's Gems

Art / Photobook Flora / Fauna
By: Patrice Bouchard(Editor)
656 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
The Book of Beetles
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  • The Book of Beetles ISBN: 9780226082752 Hardback Dec 2014 Usually dispatched within 5 days
    £52.50
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Please note that the version published in Europe by Ivy Press is now out of print, so we are offering the version published in the US by The University of Chicago Press.

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. The Book of Beetles 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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Art / Photobook Flora / Fauna
By: Patrice Bouchard(Editor)
656 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
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