The Hidden World: How Insects Sustain Life on Earth Today and Will Shape Our Lives Tomorrow

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Available for Pre-order. Due February 2023.
The Hidden World: How Insects Sustain Life on Earth Today and Will Shape Our Lives Tomorrow Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Welbeck Publishing Group
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Pages: 288 Language: English ISBN: 9781802794939 Categories: , , , , , , ,

From renowned expert George McGavin, this is an eye-opening look at the weird and wonderful world of insects that reveals how they created our world and how they could shape our future. If you are at all interested in life on our planet, then you need to know about insects. Insects started their conquest of the Earth four hundred million years ago. They were the first animals to appear on the land and the first to take to the air. Insects make up an enormous part of the planet’s ecological machinery that sustains a vast network of species and supports the lives we lead today. Despite the significance, we know little about their lives. We don’t even know how many species there are. In this fascinating new book, entomologist and broadcaster George McGavin uses his wealth of knowledge and experience to take us on a an exciting journey into the incredible world of insects – you’ll never look at them in the same way again. Interviewing other famous biologists and naturalists, such as David Attenborough, along the way, he looks at exactly how insects became the most successful and enduring animal group the world has ever seen and how they have changed the course of our own history. The Hidden World reveals how complex our relationship with insects really is, and in the process, shows how these future-proofed and highly adaptable animals are the key to our own survival.

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Author Biography

Dr George McGavin is an academic entomologist, television presenter and author of numerous books. With several insect species named in his honour, he is one of the UK's foremost entomologists and leading authorities on the natural world. Over the years, he has travelled from tropical forests and savannahs to caves in the pursuit of various insects. After leaving Oxford University, where he taught for 25 years, George became a broadcaster, presenting many documentaries such as Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest Survivor, The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History, and the multi award-winning After Life: The Strange Science of Decay.