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    Dragonflies (Leather / fine binding) By (author) Philip S. Corbet, By (author) Stephen Brooks

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    DescriptionDragonflies are among the most ancient of living creatures - few insect groups fascinate as much or are more immediately recognisable. This edition is limited to 250 copies and exclusive to newnaturalists.com In this seminal new work, Philip Corbet and Stephen Brooks examine the behaviour, ecology and distribution of dragonflies in Britain and Ireland, placing emphasis on the insects' habitats and also on measures needed to conserve them. Published in 1960 -- with Philip Corbet as contributing author -- volume 41 of the New Naturalist series provided the first in-depth study of the biology of British dragonflies, helping to inspire many people to take an interest in these intriguing insects. In this new volume, Corbet has teamed up with Stephen Brooks, offering a fascinating new outlook on the natural history of dragonflies. The authors have combined their knowledge and experience to help illuminate the relevance of British dragonfly species, placing them in the overall context of natural history from a broader, worldwide perspective. Illustrated with beautiful photography throughout, New Naturalist Dragonflies explores all aspects of the biological significance of dragonfly behaviour, thus revealing the beauty and hidden complexity of these powerful, agile, flying predators.


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    Title
    Dragonflies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip S. Corbet, By (author) Stephen Brooks
    Physical properties
    Format: Leather / fine binding
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Weight: 1,430 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007288885
    ISBN 10: 0007288883
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    BIC subject category V2: PSVT7, WNCN
    DC22: 595.733
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070000
    Edition
    Special edition
    Edition statement
    Limited ed
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Philip Corbet (1929-2008) acquired a fascination and deep affection for dragonflies as an undergraduate exploring the Berkshire countryside. His professional experience as an entomologist, research administrator and university teacher, in Uganda, Canada, New Zealand and Scotland, allowed him to observe dragonflies in widely different environments. Stephen Brooks has worked in the Department of Entomology at The Natural History Museum, London, since 1979. He is author of the Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland and has written many scientific articles on dragonflies. He is a member of the British Dragonfly Society and has been editor of the BDS Journal and a member of the BDS Conservation Group.
    Review quote
    'A valuable and engaging update of the classic New Naturalist volume on the Odonata.' BBC Wildlife Praise for the New Naturalist series: A History of Ornithology by Peter Bircham: 'Bircham has found for himself a distinctive ecological niche by dwelling on the evolving science, rather than ornithology as social process or field activity ! he has produced a thorough and valuable contribution to the field' Mark Cocker, The Guardian The Isles of Scilly by Rosemary Parslow: 'This is a fully rounded and wonderfully detailed natural history of England's only ocean archipelago. It works on several levels, as a guide, as a wildlife encyclopaedia and as a lyrical celebration of a special place. Rosemary Parslow has written a classic book to add to the remarkable swell of New Naturalist masterpieces in recent years.' British Wildlife