The "New York Times" Book of Insects
Over the course of evolution, insects have learned to live in every extremity of the earth, from the scorching sands of the Sahara to the snow-mantled wastelands of Antarctica, and have inhabited the planet 3000 times longer than humans. Collected here are the most curious and entertaining articles on the world of insects from award-winning "New York Times" writers, including Natalie Angier, William K. Stevens, Jane E. Brody, Malcolm W. Browne and Carol Kaesuk Yoon. Such wonders are revealed as the deadly love affairs of an Australian spider; the aerodynamic secrets of insect flight as demonstrated by a giant, smoke-spewing moth; and the industrious fungus-farming, leaf-cutting ants of the Amazon. From the mysterious monarch butterfly to the lowly dung beetle, there is much for humans to learn from these ancient survivors.
- 176.8 x 238.3 x 19.1mm | 435.46g
- 01 Jul 2003
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- The Lyons Press
- Guilford, United States
- Revised, Expanded ed.
- b&w illustrations
About Nicholas Wade
Nicholas Wade, a science reporter for The New York Times, was the editor of Science Times from 1990 through 1996. He is the author of The Ultimate Experiment, The Nobel Duel, Betrayers of the Truth (with William J. Broad), and A World Beyond Healing, and editor of all the Science Times books. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
"I am delighted with this collection. The writing is crystal-clear andentertaining, the detail accurate, and the selection of topics wide enough tocompose a virtual entomological textbook. Read it, and an insect will neverbe a bug to you again." --Edward O. Wilson, Pulitzer-Prize winning co-author of "The Ants"