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Field Guides & Natural History  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Insects: General

The Pocket Book of Insect Anatomy

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By: Marianne Taylor(Author)
224 pages, 250 colour photos and colour illustrations
NHBS
Part of a double act, The Pocket Book of Insect Anatomy sees Marianne Taylor delve into insect anatomy in a book full of beautiful anatomical illustrations and informative chapters on insects evolution, behaviour and anatomy.
The Pocket Book of Insect Anatomy
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  • The Pocket Book of Insect Anatomy ISBN: 9781472976871 Flexibound May 2020 In stock
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About this book

Insects live alongside us in great profusion – sometimes even in intimate proximity. Their importance to the ecosystems of our world, and to our own survival, cannot be overstated. But it can be challenging to relate to them as fellow living beings when their bodies' structure and function are so dramatically different from our own.

This excellent RSPB guide to insect anatomy aims to demystify the way that insects live, from the fine detail of their internal processes to the way they co-exist with all other forms of life. Insects exhibit dizzying diversity across their millions of species. Among them are mighty hunters, voracious plant defoliators, deep divers, high-fliers, master builders and devoted parents. Within the vast nests of honey-bees, ants and termites, we see them come together to form a huge, complex, multifaceted living machine. All this variation and potential has come about through evolved modification of a simple but perfectly elegant body plan.

Each chapter of The Pocket Book of Insect Anatomy tackles a particular body system or aspect of insect biology, from respiration to digestion, movement to metamorphosis. Using a step-by-step approach, the book breaks down structures and processes and explores the myriad ways these are expressed in different insect groups. Separate pages delve into particular aspects of insect biology and ecology, such as how their colours are formed and the biology behind their remarkable migratory behaviour.

Featuring numerous diagrams and more than 200 colour photos, this user-friendly guide is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about these extraordinary animals that – in terms of numbers, if not size – dominate our planet today.

Contents

Introduction
1 - Ancestors and evolution
2 - The Skeleton
3 - The Muscles
4 - The Nervous System
5 - The Senses
6 - The Circulatory System
7 - The Respiratory System
8 - Embryonic Development
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Biography

Marianne Taylor is a writer, illustrator, and wildlife photographer. She’s written more than twenty nature books for adults and children, many illustrated with her own artwork or photographs. She also writes for Birdwatch, the Independent, BBC Wildlife, Country Life, Nature’s Home, and The Lady.

Popular Science New SPECIAL OFFER
By: Marianne Taylor(Author)
224 pages, 250 colour photos and colour illustrations
NHBS
Part of a double act, The Pocket Book of Insect Anatomy sees Marianne Taylor delve into insect anatomy in a book full of beautiful anatomical illustrations and informative chapters on insects evolution, behaviour and anatomy.
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