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The Lives of Beetles: A Natural History of Coleoptera

Arthur V. Evans, 0691236518, 9780691236513, 978-0691236513

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English | 2023 | PDF

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A richly illustrated introduction to the incredible world of beetles

With  some 400,000 species, beetles are among the largest and most successful  groups of organisms on earth, making up one-fifth of all plant and  animal species. No other animals exhibit such a dazzling range of size,  form, and color. Mostly small, sturdy, and compact, beetles are  incredibly well-equipped to find food, reproduce, and avoid predators.  Additionally, their collective roles as herbivores, hunters, and  recyclers are critical to the sustainability of terrestrial ecosystems.  In this lavishly illustrated book, beetle expert and author Arthur Evans  presents an inviting and comprehensive introduction to the fascinating  lives of the world’s beetles.

Universal in scope, The Lives of  Beetles is packed with the latest scientific findings, presented in an  accessible way. Individual chapters cover beetles’ structure and  function; evolution, diversity, classification, and distribution;  communication, reproduction, and development; feeding habits; uses in  medicine, science, and technology; and study and conservation. Each  chapter concludes with nine stunningly illustrated profiles that  highlight the lives of some of the world’s most beautiful and  interesting species. The book also features an up-to-date family  classification, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading.

We  need beetles for the ecological services they provide, the  technological innovations they inspire, and the scientific insights they  reveal, so it is essential that we all get to know beetles better and  strive to conserve their habitats. The Lives of Beetles is the perfect  place to begin this journey of discovery and understanding.