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The Resource The book of caterpillars : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, edited by David G. James

The book of caterpillars : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, edited by David G. James

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The book of caterpillars : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world
Title
The book of caterpillars
Title remainder
a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world
Statement of responsibility
edited by David G. James
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The weird and wonderful world of insects boasts some of the strangest creatures found in nature, and caterpillars are perhaps the most bizarre of all. While most of us picture caterpillars as cute fuzzballs munching on leaves, there is much more to them than we imagine. A caterpillar's survival hinges on finding enough food and defending itself from the array of natural enemies lined up to pounce and consume. And the astounding adaptations and strategies they have developed to maximize their chances of becoming a butterfly or moth are only just beginning to be understood, from the Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar that resembles a small snake to the Eastern Carpenter Bee Hawkmoth caterpillar that attempts to dissuade potential predators by looking like a diseased leaf. The Book of Caterpillars unveils the mysteries of six hundred species from around the world, introducing readers to the complexity and beauty of these underappreciated insects. With the advent of high-quality digital macrophotography, the world of caterpillars is finally opening up. The book presents a wealth of stunning imagery that showcases the astonishing diversity of caterpillar design, structure, coloration, and patterning. Each entry also features a two-tone engraving of the adult specimen, emphasizing the wing patterns and shades, as well as a population distribution map and table of essential information that includes their habitat, typical host plants, and conservation status." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
595.7813/92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL542
LC item number
.B66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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James, David G.
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  • Caterpillars
  • Caterpillars
  • Caterpillars
Label
The book of caterpillars : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, edited by David G. James
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a caterpillar? -- Research and conservation
Control code
2017013376
Extent
656 pages
Isbn
9780226287362
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017013376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps.
Label
The book of caterpillars : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, edited by David G. James
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a caterpillar? -- Research and conservation
Control code
2017013376
Extent
656 pages
Isbn
9780226287362
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017013376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps.

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