How to Read an Insect: A Smart Guide to What Insects Do and Why


Available for Pre-order. Due November 2022.
How to Read an Insect: A Smart Guide to What Insects Do and Why Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: The History Press Ltd
Illustrations and other contents: 150 Illustrations, color Language: English ISBN: 9781803991610 Categories: , , , ,

A beautifully illustrated look at the lives and mind-boggling behaviours of insects. How to Read an Insect 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 puts a wealth of fascinating behaviours under the microscope – from elegant displays of courtship to brutal acts of predation. Along the way, Ross Piper charts the evolution of insects and reveals everything you need to know about how they nest, feed, reproduce and defend themselves. He concludes by discussing the impact of the human world on insects, and what we can do to prevent their decline in numbers. Featuring a wealth of breathtaking colour photos, illustrations and graphics and drawing on the latest research on insect behaviour, Piper explores both exotic insects and those you will find in your own back garden.

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Author Biography

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.