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A beautifully illustrated look at the lives and mind-boggling behaviors of insectsWhat Insects Do, and Why takes you on an unforgettable tour of the insect world, presenting these amazing creatures as you have never seen them before. This stunningly illustrated guide explores how insects live, ranging from elegant displays of courtship to brutal acts of predation, and provides insights into the marvelous diversity of insects all around us. Along the way, Ross Piper discusses insect evolution, reproduction and life cycles, feeding strategies, defenses, sociality, parasite-host interactions, human impacts on insects, and more.
- Features a wealth of breathtaking color photos, illustrations, and graphics
- Explores the remarkable lifestyles of exotic insects as well as those in your own backyard
- Draws on the latest research on how insects live
About the Author
Ross Piper is an entomologist, zoologist, and explorer. He has also been a presenter and on-screen expert for the BBC and Sky. He is a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and a visiting fellow at the University of Essex. His other books include the acclaimed Animal Earth. Twitter @DrRossPiper