Dragonflies & Damselfies

A natural history

Dragonflies & Damselfies
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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405634
Publisher: Ivy Press
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Description

"A thoroughly entertaining and informative read." - BBC Wildlife

Dragonflies are often called birdwatchers’ insects. They are large, brightly colored, active in the daytime, and with complex and interesting behavior. Like butterflies, they appeal even to people who don’t think highly of insects in general. They have been with us since the dinosaurs lived, and they continue to flourish. Their ancestors were the biggest insects ever, and they still impress us with their size—the largest is bigger than a small hummingbird. There are over 6,000 species of Odonata known at present, and you need only to visit any wetland on a warm summer day to be enthralled by their bright colors and fascinating behavior.

The author

Dennis Paulson is an international expert on dragonflies, having written the major field guides to North American species and more than 50 scientific papers on the group. With a PhD degree from the University of Miami, he has watched and photographed his favorite animals on all the continents. Now retired from his position as Director of the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound, he continues to spend his time in teaching and research.

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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405634
Size: 8.268 in x 9.449 in / 210 mm x 240 mm
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