A Walk Around the Pond: Insects in and Over the Water
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BeschreibungHelps you discover the diverse inhabitants of the freshwater world.
InhaltsverzeichnisA First Look 1. Who's Who in the Water 2. Where They Live 3. The Breath of Life 4. Finding Food and Eating 5. Going Places 6. The Next Generation 7. On Being Eaten 8. How Not to be Eaten 9. Coping with the Climate 10. Our Friends and Enemies Selected Readings Acknowledgments Index
PortraitGilbert Waldbauer is Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Pressestimmen"An entertaining yet highly accurate and informative account of the lives of aquatic insects. Familiar as they are, their lives take bizarre turns unknown to most laypeople... This book is sure to fascinate." - Annette Aiello, Library Journal "In North America alone, there are more than 10,000 aquatic and semiaquatic insect species that live parts of their lives in fresh water. How did they evolve to survive both on land and in water? Waldbauer... attempts to explain the feat while providing a who's who of these remarkable insects, including mayflies, dragonflies, true bugs, beetles, and mosquitoes." - Science News "While telling of the hidden lives of these insects, Waldbauer also reveals evolutionary and ecological details, moving the book beyond the 'gee whiz' level. Readers will be inspired to take a closer look at their favorite pond or stream." - Nancy Bent, Booklist"
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HARVARD UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 286 Seiten