Why Every Fly Counts: A Documentation About the Value and Endangerment of Insects


  • Author: Reckhaus, H.
  • Date Pub: 2017 07 (July)
  • ISBN: 9783319587646
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  • Published bySpringer-Verlag - more

  • Unique current overview of the relationship between humans and insects
  • Well-researched numbers and correlations
  • Highlighting the value and threats of insects, while showing their growing endangerment
  • Fascinating facts, contexts and background information
  • Why Every Fly Counts is a volume in Springer's Fascinating Life Sciences series. This interdisciplinary series brings together the most essential and captivating topics in the life sciences. They range from the plant sciences to zoology, from the microbiome to macrobiome, and from basic biology to biotechnology. The series not only highlights fascinating research; it also discusses major challenges associated with the life sciences and related disciplines and outlines future research directions. Individual volumes provide in-depth information, are richly illustrated with photographs, illustrations, and maps, and feature suggestions for further reading or glossaries where appropriate.

    Why Every Fly Counts discusses the beneficial and harmful effects of insects and explains their development and significance for biodiversity. Threatening pests or threatened beneficials? Biting midges are wonderful insects. The animals are so tiny and uniquely shaped that they are particularly good at pollinating the small and tight flowers of the cocoa tree. Without them, there would be much less chocolate. We associate other insects more with the damage that they cause. Mosquitoes and wasps bite us. Moth larvae damage textiles and contaminate foods. Ants undermine our paths and flies are just a pain. But what exactly is our relationship with insects? Are they more beneficial or harmful? What role do they play in the world? What are the effects of climate change: Will the number of insects continue to increase?

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    X11, 111 pages
    19 colour photos and 19 colour illustrations, tables
    235 x 155 mm

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