Insects Through the Seasons

כריכה קדמית
Harvard University Press, 1998 - 289 עמודים
The remarkable success story of insects, unparalleled in evolution, is the story told in this delightful and eminently readable book. How do these often tiny but indefatigable creatures do it? In a nontechnical style that will appeal to readers young and old, to amateur naturalists as well as curious browsers, Gilbert Waldbauer pursues this question from hot springs to Himalayan slopes, from lightless caves to the Great Salt Lake, from roadsides to forests, scrutinizing insect life in its many manifestations. As we pass through the seasons, we learn of the incredible diversity of mechanisms by which insects attract and court their mates (and ensure their fidelity!), provide for their offspring, satisfy their often highly particular food requirements, and avoid becoming food themselves. We see the sexy side of a mosquito's buzz, the unexpected meaning of a tiger moth's chirp, the antics of a butterfly besotted with fermenting fruit.
 

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INSECTS THROUGH THE SEASONS

ביקורת משתמש  - Kirkus

Waldbauer (Entomology/Univ. of Illinois) loves bugs, and he wants you to love them, too. Or at least to be fascinated enough to stop and look before squashing them underfoot. This thoroughly ... קרא סקירה מלאה

Insects through the seasons

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Waldbauer (emeritus entomology, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) sets out to trace the life cycle of insects chronologically through the year, with particular focus on the showy cecropia moth ... קרא סקירה מלאה

תוכן

The Most Successful Animals on Earth
11
Finding and Courting a Mate
25
After the Courtships Over
53
Caring for Offspring
77
Defense against Predators
107
The Parasitic Way of Life
142
Recognizing Food
171
Taking Nourishment
194
Coping with the Seasons
216
Silken Cocoons
237
Winter
254
Acknowledgments
278
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מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל

מונחים וביטויים נפוצים

מידע על המחבר (1998)

Gilbert Waldbauer is Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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