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Title Natural histories. Innumerable insects : the story of the most diverse and myriad animals on earth / Michael S. Engel ; foreword by Tom Baione.
Author Engel, Michael S., author.
Publication New York : Sterling, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Description xvii, 214 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Call # 595.7 E
Series American Museum of Natural History. Natural histories.
Note At head of title: American Museum of Natural History
"Featuring illustrations from one of the world's great rare book collections."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-205) and index.
Contents Introduction: Inordinate insects -- Entomology : the science of insects -- Grappling with diversity -- Earliest of the six-legged -- Insects take to the skies -- Complete metamorphosis -- Pests, parasites, and plagues -- It takes a village -- The language of insects -- Hiding in plain sight -- The world abloom.
Summary INSECTS (ENTOMOLOGY). A fascinating look at the world's most numerous inhabitants, illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. To date, we have discovered and described or named around 1.1 million insect species, and thousands of new species are added to the ranks every year. It is estimated that there are around five million insect species on Earth, making them the most diverse lineage of all life by far. This magnificent volume from the American Museum of Natural History tells their incredible story. Noted entomologist Michael S. Engel explores insects' evolution and diversity; metamorphosis; pests, parasites, and plagues; society and language; camouflage; and pollination-as well as tales of discovery by intrepid entomologists.
Subject American Museum of Natural History. Library -- Catalogs.
American Museum of Natural History. Library. (OCoLC)fst00523501
Insects -- Pictorial works -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Insects -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Insects.
Entomology -- History.
Insects in art -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Zoological illustration -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Natural history illustration -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Rare books -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Entomology. (OCoLC)fst00912735
Insects. (OCoLC)fst00974074
Insects in art. (OCoLC)fst00974195
Natural history illustration. (OCoLC)fst01034333
Rare books. (OCoLC)fst01090104
Zoological illustration. (OCoLC)fst01184682
Genre Bibliographies.
Catalogs.
History.
Illustrated works.
Bibliography -- Catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01423688
Catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01423692
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Baione, Tom, writer of foreword.
American Museum of Natural History. Library, issuing body.
American Museum of Natural History, issuing body.
Alt Title Innumerable insects : the story of the most diverse and myriad animals on earth
ISBN 1454923237 (hardcover)
9781454923237 (hardcover)

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