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The Anatomy of Insects & Spiders: Over 600 Exquisite Forms

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Publisher Comments:

The gossamer wings of a dragonfly, the scarlet carapace of the lady beetle, the spectacular shape of the hawkmoth. The insect world teems with exotic forms and inspired renowned devotion in illustrators of the late 19th century. In a volume as jewel-like as its subject, The Anatomy of Insects and Spiders presents page after page of select engravings, woodcuts, and drawings from the Victorian era, the golden age of insect illustration. Meticulously rendered, they are paired with observations from early naturalists. The notes may describe the classification of the insect, how its body is constructed, its behavior and preferences, or its habitat. Arranged by insect type and covering all the families from bees and moths to ants and flies, The Anatomy of Insects and Spiders reveals detail that is normally seen only under a microscope. A natural for admirers of insect society, this charming volume is both a distinctive introduction and lively armchair companion.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-281) and index.

About the Author

Claire Beverley is an entomologist currently working on her PhD at Christ Church University College in Canterbury, UK. She is a member of the Royal Entomological Society.

Dr. David Ponsonby is a senior lecturer in biology at Canterbury Christ Church University College. He is also an honorary fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811839839
Subtitle:
Over 600 Exquisite Forms
Author:
Shokeid, Moshe
Author:
Ponsonby, Dr David
Author:
Beverley, Claire
Author:
Ponsonby, David
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anatomy
Subject:
Insects
Subject:
Spiders
Subject:
Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
Subject:
Insects -- Anatomy.
Subject:
Spiders - Anatomy
Subject:
Entomology
Series Volume:
1248
Publication Date:
20030201
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.58x5.56x1.10 in. 1.11 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Biology » Entomology and General Invertebrates
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Insects » Entomology

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