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Weird Insects

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"This book provides a sneak peak into the diverse and often hidden world of nature's strangest insects."

Insects account for more than half of the more than 17,000,000 named species of living things. This fascinating book reveals a rare and close up look at the odd beauty of some of the strangest of these tiny creatures. Despite their large numbers, the world of these parti
Paperback, 64 pages
Published August 22nd 2013 by Firefly Books
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Ok. The book says that some people keep the little guy (8 inches long) on the cover as pets. I'll pass on that. But seriously, this was a pretty awesome book. The photography was insanely close-up; to the swollen thighs of the Thick-legged Flower Beetle to the male genitalia of the Scorpionfly. Ouch! You have to see that one. The markings and colors of these insects are beautiful and come in handy to keep predators at bay.There are polka dots, eyes, hot pink and shiny rainbows, like the Rainbow ...more
Brenda Kahn
Absolutely amazing up-close and in your face photographs of a variety of insects from around the world. Set against a white background, with just a paragraph of info, the details really stand out. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing the scale and there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the order of the insects. There are no sources nor are there suggestions for further reading, so not useful for report writers but your browsers will love it. Wow, these photos are amazing.
The amazing photos make this look like a fantasy beastiary (a book of imaginary creatures), but these are real bugs. Real close-up pictures of real bugs in their six-legged, spiny, mandibled, poison-spiked glory. How could these have not come out of someone's twisted imagination? Or at least outer space?
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Marathon County Public Library MCPL
Weird insects will amaze anyone remotely interested in insects. The book provides a magnifying glass look at insects from around the world. Each page is filled with a stunning and vibrant photo against a white page. Each page also lists insects’ common and scientific name as well as interesting facts about the insects’ characteristics and behavior. Budding naturalists will pore over the pictures and information. Insectaphobes beware.

Katie Z. / Marathon County Public Library
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I loved the large, full colored images of the insects and found the small paragraph of information on each insect interesting. This book does a good job of showing interesting insects that don't normally appear in your regular insect books.
Beautiful photos! I wish there was some sense of scale.
Stunning photography! This is a very interesting and quick read about a lot of creepy crawlies throughout the world. The format is fabulous - the use of white backgrounds really shows off the insect.
Beautifully photographed buggies from around the world!
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