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Wasps The Astonishing Diversity of a Misunderstood Insect

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By: Eric R Eaton(Author)
256 pages, 150+ colour photos and colour illustrations
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  • Wasps ISBN: 9780691211428 Hardback May 2021 Available for pre-order : Due May 2021
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The ultimate visual journey into the beautiful and complex world of wasps

Wasps are far more diverse than the familiar yellowjackets and hornets that harass picnickers and build nests under the eaves of our homes. These amazing, mostly solitary creatures thrive in nearly every habitat on Earth, and their influence on our lives is overwhelmingly beneficial. Wasps are agents of pest control in agriculture and gardens. They are subjects of study in medicine, engineering, and other important fields. Wasps pollinate flowers, engage in symbiotic relationships with other organisms, and create architectural masterpieces in the form of their nests. This richly illustrated book introduces you to some of the most spectacular members of the wasp realm, colourful in both appearance and lifestyle. From minute fairyflies to gargantuan tarantula hawks, wasps exploit almost every niche on the planet. So successful are they at survival that other organisms emulate their appearance and behaviour. The sting is the least reason to respect wasps and, as you will see, no reason to loathe them, either. Written by a leading authority on these remarkable insects, Wasps reveals a world of staggering variety and endless fascination.

- Packed with more than 150 incredible colour illustrations
- Includes a wealth of eye-popping infographics
- Provides comprehensive treatments of most wasp families
- Describes wasp species from all corners of the world
- Covers wasp evolution, ecology, physiology, diversity, and behaviour
- Highlights the positive relationships wasps share with humans and the environment

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Eric R. Eaton is a writer, editor, and consultant who has worked as an entomologist for several leading institutions, including the Smithsonian and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. He is the lead author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America and the coauthor of Insects Did It First. He runs the blogs Bug Eric and Sense of Misplaced.

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By: Eric R Eaton(Author)
256 pages, 150+ colour photos and colour illustrations
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"[A] highly informative and beautifully illustrated book."
– Marc Bekoff, Psychology Today

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