'Anybody who looks through this wonderful book will never look at
a creepy-crawly in the same way again.' -- Workshop on the Web, September 1, 2006
âConsists of approximately 100 large beautiful colour photographs of beetlesâ¦A book to enjoy...â -- British Journal of Entomology and Natural History, September 2005
From the Publisher
As the authors explain in their introduction, beetles were deified in Ancient Egypt, used for necklaces and brooches by the Amazonian Indians of Peru, and worn live, tethered to gold chains, by fashionable ladies in Victorian times. Today beautiful beetles are so much in demand by international collectors that the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia, and New Guinea have begun major insect breeding programs to supply the growing market. The photographs shown here provide ample evidence of why beetles have been such a valuable commodity to such various cultures.