Cover image for Natural histories. Innumerable insects : the story of the most diverse and myriad animals on earth / Michael S. Engel ; foreword by Tom Baione.
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Natural histories. Innumerable insects : the story of the most diverse and myriad animals on earth / Michael S. Engel ; foreword by Tom Baione.
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Innumerable insects :

the story of the most diverse and myriad animals on earth
ISBN:
9781454923237
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
xvii, 214 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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At head of title: American Museum of Natural History

"Featuring illustrations from one of the world's great rare book collections."
Contents:
Introduction: Inordinate insects -- Entomology : the science of insects -- Grappling with diversity -- Earliest of the six-legged -- Insects take to the skies -- Complete metamorphosis -- Pests, parasites, and plagues -- It takes a village -- The language of insects -- Hiding in plain sight -- The world abloom.
Abstract:
INSECTS (ENTOMOLOGY). A fascinating look at the world's most numerous inhabitants, illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. To date, we have discovered and described or named around 1.1 million insect species, and thousands of new species are added to the ranks every year. It is estimated that there are around five million insect species on Earth, making them the most diverse lineage of all life by far. This magnificent volume from the American Museum of Natural History tells their incredible story. Noted entomologist Michael S. Engel explores insects' evolution and diversity; metamorphosis; pests, parasites, and plagues; society and language; camouflage; and pollination-as well as tales of discovery by intrepid entomologists.
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