A Natural History
|26 x 286 x 225 mm (H x W x D)
|Reed New Holland
|3 Aug 2010
|Biology, life sciences / Zoology & animal sciences / Zoology: Invertebrates / Insects (entomology)
This new edition of Australian Insects, with updated scientific names, records the physical attributes and lifestyle developments that have made life on this continent possible for insects.
Insects are survivors. Since their evolution some 365 million years ago, they have penetrated almost every habitat on Earth. Today in Australia there are over 100,000 species crawling, flying, hopping and hurrying across the continent. Australian Insects reveals worlds that we often glimpse at but rarely stop to consider.
Bert Brunet is an acutely observant photographer, illustrator and writer, and a naturalist of considerable standing. He has twice won the Zoo Le Souef Memorial Award, a national prize presented for contributions to entomological scientific research. His first book, The Silken Web, won the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, highly acclaimed Whitley Award in 1994. Australian Insects: a Natural History is Bert third book. It is the culmination of his insatiable curiosity with how Australia insects have adapted to survive the natural forces of this ancient land.