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Metamorphosis: Astonishing insect transformations

by Soskin, R.

  • Hardback £15.00
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  • Catalogue No : 38798
  • ISBN : 9781408173756
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 256
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury
  • Illustrations : col photos

Description:

Illustrates some of the dramatic transformations insects undergo in their life cycles and explore why evolution has arrived at these remarkable solutions to survival. The aim of the book is to show remarkable transformations, some of which most people could never see in a lifetime. Divided into two main sections: Insects that undergo partial metamorphosis such as dragonflies, grasshoppers and bugs. Here the young resemble the adult, changing gradually with each moult. Insects that experience a complete metamorphosis such as butterflies, moths, beetles, bees, wasps, ants and flies. In these species the young bear no resemblance to the adult in appearance, habitat or diet, until they pupate. The author spent two years on this unique project to photograph a range of selected species at each stage of development – from egg, to larva, to pupa and finally fully formed adult.

Condition

Fine in d/w.

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