Insects : a very short introduction / Simon Leather.

Author
Leather, S. R. (Simon R.) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2022.
  • ©2022
Description
xxviii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.

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Series
Very short introductions ; 709. [More in this series]
Summary note
Insects are a fascinatingly diverse and beautiful group of animals. They are found on all continents, in caves, underground, inside other insects, in rivers, lakes, puddles, and in our houses. To date, over a million insect species have been named. In this Very Short Introduction, Simon Leather explores insects' evolution, behaviour, and development, highlighting their pivotal role in supporting ecosystems across the planet. He considers the threats of environmental change, including climate change, to insects globally and the potentially catastrophic impact of insect population declines.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-141) and index.
Contents
  • 1. In the beginning
  • 2. Prolific procreators
  • 3. On the move
  • 4. Living together
  • 5. Aquatic insects
  • 6. Mimicry, crypsis, and blatant advertising
  • 7. Against the odds
  • 8. The good, the bad, and the ugly
  • 9. Ecological Armageddon--insects in decline?
ISBN
  • 9780198847045 ((pbk.))
  • 0198847041 ((pbk.))
OCLC
1322198335
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