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Buzz, sting, bite : why we need insects / Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson ; translated by Lucy Moffatt ; illustrations by Tuva Sverdrup-Thygeson.

Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne, (author.). Moffatt, Lucy, (translator.). Sverdrup-Thygeson, Tuva, (illustrator.).
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  • ISBN: 9781982112875
  • ISBN: 1982112875
  • Physical Description: xix, 235 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in 2018 in Norway by J.M. Stenersens Forlag as Insektenes Planet."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-224) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Small creatures, smart design: insect anatomy -- Six-legged sex: dating, mating and parenting -- Eat or be eaten: insects in the food chain -- Insects and plants: a never-ending race -- Busy flies, flavorsome bugs: insects and our food -- The circle of life - and death: insects as janitors -- From silk to shellac: industries of insects -- Lifesavers, pioneers and Nobel Prize winners: insights from insects -- Insects and us: what's next?.
Summary, etc.:
Insects comprise roughly half of the animal kingdom, and they live everywhere. Most of us think life would be better without bugs. In fact, life would be impossible without them. Without the pinhead-sized chocolate midge, cocoa flowers would not pollinate. The fruit fly is essential to medical and biological research experiments. Insects turn dead plants and animals into soil. They control organisms that are harmful to humans. Sverdrup-Thygeson shows us that there is more variety among insects than we can even imagine, and the more you learn about insects, the more fascinating they become. -- adapted from jacket
"An enthusiastic, witty, and fascinating introduction to the world of insects and why we--and the planet we inhabit--could not survive without them. Insects comprise roughly half of the animal kingdom. They live everywhere--deep inside caves, high in the Himalayas, inside computers, in Yellowstone's hot springs, and in the ears and nostrils of much larger creatures. There are insects that have ears on their knees, eyes on their penises, and tongues under their feet. Most of us think life would be better without bugs. In fact, life would be impossible without them. Most of us know that we would not have honey without honeybees, but without the pinhead-sized chocolate midge, cocoa flowers would not be pollinated. No cocoa, no chocolate. The ink that was used to write the Declaration of Independence was derived from galls on oak trees, which are induced by a small wasp. The fruit fly was essential to medical and biological research experiments that resulted in six Nobel prizes. Blowfly larvae can clean difficult wounds; mealworms can digest plastic; ants have been essential to the development of antibiotics. Insects turn dead plants and animals into soil. They pollinate flowers, including crops that we depend on. They provide food for other animals, such as birds and bats. They control pests that are harmful to humans. Life as we know it depends on these small creatures. But recent years have brought disturbing reports of extensive declines in insect numbers and diversity, which could have serious consequences for us and the planet. With ecologist Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson as our capable, entertaining guide to the insect world, we'll learn that there is more variety among insects than we can even imagine, and the more you learn about insects, the more fascinating they become. Buzz, Sting, Bite is an essential introduction to the little creatures that make the world go round."--Dust jacket.
Language Note:
Translated from the Norwegian.
Subject: Insects.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General.

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