Nick Baker's Bug Book: Discover the World of the Mini-beast! (The Wildlife Trusts) (Paperback)

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A new edition of this popular title. We are all fascinated by, and often wary of, the tiny creatures that creep and crawl in our gardens or lurk in the dark corners of our homes, but how much do we really know about insects and their relatives? For instance, could you identify the larvae of a ladybug, which each eat fifty aphids a day? And did you know that some species of snail are hairy?

This book aims to encourage our understanding of all types of bugs that can be found in our back gardens and beyond--worms, snails, ants, wood louse, centipedes, flies, grasshoppers, beetles, bees, wasps, spiders, and butterflies (to name but a few)--by offering practical information and fun activities for the whole family. Learn how to determine the sex of a spider, how to look after ants in a homemade formicary, and even how to rear your own dragonflies!

Packed with details on essential equipment for bug watching and collecting, clear annotated diagrams on bug anatomy, and amazing full-color close-up photographs, as well as astonishing facts on insect behavior and identification, this book is essential reading for budding entomologists of all ages.

About the Author

Nick Baker has presented a number of wildlife programmes including The Really Wild Show, Nick Baker's Under the Skin, Weird Creatures with Nick Baker and most recently Autumnwatch and Springwatch in the Afternoon. He has also written a number of well-received books, including The New Amateur Naturalist.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781472913791
ISBN-10: 1472913795
Publisher: Bloomsbury Natural History
Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: The Wildlife Trusts