This book has been put together as a result of an in-depth study of glow worms over a nine year period. It provides an insight into the fascinating lives of the common and lesser glow-worm, and some of the research has never before been recorded.
John and Lynda's review
by John and Lynda in United Kingdom
We thought this book gave a great insight to the interesting life of a glow worm. The photographs are brilliant and the information is written clearly. Well worth a read!
Good things come in small packages
by Chris Balcombe in United Kingdom
John Horne is clearly devoted to his subject, and this book is a little gem. I'd previously only thought of glow worms as the little-seen flying beatles in hedgerows sometimes glimpsed on an evening stroll. This book lifts the lid on their entire lifecycle, and is packed with facts, some revealed for the first time, thanks to Mr Horne's extensive studies. The book has numerous macro photographs and beautiful colour illustrations. Highly recommended.
by Robin Scagell in United Kingdom
This book is packed with information about glow worms, much of it based on John Horne's own observations. These little glowing beetles are a magical sight on a summer's evening, and are surprisingly widespread, yet as the author shows, there is still plenty of room for further study. The writing style is clear and engaging, and the superb photos and artworks make it particularly useful as people often have problems with distinguishing the larvae from the adult glow worms. Though I have studied glow worms myself for many years, this book still told me things that I didn't know.