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Title:
Bugs : a close-up view of the insect world
Author:
Maynard, Christopher.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, color portraits ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789479693

9780789479709
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

It's a weird world out there... dazzle your friends with wacky facts and more from this mega new series. Did you know... The longest insect tongue is a whopping 28 cm -- designed for sipping nectar from deep inside orchids. Honeybee queens use powerful scents to reign supreme over the worker bees. One species of cockroach can live for an incredible 90 days without food. A full-color, fun, and informative series, Secret Worlds offers a chance to get your teeth deep into a wide range of fascinating subjects from nature, history, and science. Every title has: Easy-to-read narrative text written by a specialist who combines expert knowledge with an entertaining and fresh style. Superb color photography that entices the reader into the subject world with close-up views and dramatic shots. Weird World feature boxes that reveal a wealth of wacky facts. Tried-and-tested websites to check out the latest info. A mega reference section with even more facts and figures for the enthusiast. Suitable for children aged ten and up -- as well as every other family member who is curious about the subject.


Author Notes

Christopher Maynard is the author of over 50 children's books. He is also the editor and writer of children's magazines. He won the Rhone-Poulenc Science Junior Book of the Year in 1996 for The World of Weather, and Informania. Another book of his, Sharks, was runner up for the TES Senior Information Book Award in 1998. He also writes for exhibitions and websites.

(Bowker Author Biography) Christopher Maynard is the author of over 50 children's books including Science Fun at Home, Bichos, Sharks, and The Best Book of Dinosaurs. He won the Rhone-Poulenc Science Junior Book of the Year in 1996 for The World of Weather, and Informania. He is also the editor and writer for several children's magazines and writes for exhibitions and websites.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
What are Bugs?p. 8
Bugs by the Billionp. 16
Where Insects Livep. 20
On the Movep. 28
Homemakersp. 36
Proud Parentsp. 44
Good Sensep. 52
Shape and Colorp. 58
Feeding Frenzyp. 64
Insect Warsp. 72
Insects on Trialp. 80
Reference Sectionp. 85
Indexp. 94
Creditsp. 96