An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles is an authoritative reference in a breathtakingly beautiful volume one that will leave every reader with a deeper understanding appreciation and yes fondness for

  • Title: An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles
  • Author: Arthur V. Evans Charles L. Bellamy Lisa Charles Watson
  • ISBN: 9780520223233
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles is an authoritative reference in a breathtakingly beautiful volume, one that will leave every reader with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and yes fondness for these amazing creatures and their place in nature In terms of numbers, beetles are the most successful creatures on earth about 350,000 species of beetles have been descriAn Inordinate Fondness for Beetles is an authoritative reference in a breathtakingly beautiful volume, one that will leave every reader with a deeper understanding, appreciation, and yes fondness for these amazing creatures and their place in nature In terms of numbers, beetles are the most successful creatures on earth about 350,000 species of beetles have been described since 1758 They range from tiny to gigantic, occupy sundry habitats, and eat everything plants, animals, and their own remains An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles provides an engaging look at these magnificent yet poorly understood creatures and highlights the absolutely essential role they play in the dynamics of nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth And, as this book beautifully demonstrates, the aesthetics of beetle design are amazing The fantastic colors and shapes of these creatures warrant the gorgeous color photography lavished on them in this book.

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    1. "There is a story, possibly apocryphal, that an English cleric asked the noted evolutionist J.B.S. Haldane what could be inferred about the Creator from the works of nature. Haldane is reported to have replied, "An inordinate fondness for beetles."'

    2. I loved this book. It was nonfiction and technical but done in such a way as to be an easy and enjoyable read. The photos were gorgeous, and the text was engaging for anyone who loves insects I would highly recommend it.

    3. I have had this book for awhile but picked it up again to read and to wonder over the photos of such gorgeous "bugs". Incredible barely begins to describe the variety and color combinations of these creatures. I went back to this book after having seen "Avatar". I was fascinated with the animal creations of James Cameron in this movie and had heard that he used many books such as these to take inspiration from for his world of "Pandora".

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