Bugs Britannica Hardcover – 6 May 2010
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"...a colourful, illustrated chronicle of why insects are important."--The Times
"The information in it was so wide-ranging and so well written that I am sure it would be a great buy for anyone with an interest in the so-called lower forms of animal life, natural history or just in the smaller creatures, good, bad or indifferent, that you find in the garden"--Gardens Illustrated
"Bugs Britannica is a celebration of the life that swarms at our feet and in the air."--The Scotsman
"The insect world is teeming with wonder in this outstanding cultural guide to the interaction of invertebrates and man."--Sunday Times
"...rare turns of phrase, gentle humour and quaint anecdotes about often-overlooked creatures"--BBC Wildlife Magazine
"Gorgeously produced and illustrated... each bug and its accompanying text is so fascinating that I wanted to read them all."--Charlotte Sleigh, Sunday Telegraph
"A cultural natural history - a record of what we think about invertebrates and how they...continue to influence our lives."--Bristol Evening Post
"Bugs Britannica is full of amazing facts and figures... A book to savour like a fine wine."-- TheTravelEditor.com
"Marren...lights up every invertebrate family, writing with zesty humour and sympathy... It is quite magnificent"--The Independent
"The book works...magnificently"--Eastern Daily Press
"A veritable feast and inspiration to delve into"--Highland News
"A sumptuous new book... its 500 gorgeous pages are comprehensive in their scope"--Manchester Evening News
"The book is a delight of illustration, information and anecdote about the world of invertebrates."--Current Biology
"It is easy to lose hours in this book."--The Guardian
"Enormous fun... The book is a delight, a rich but digestible potage of the arcane and the unexpected."--Country Life
"a delightful book"--The Spectator
From sea squirts to slugs to swallowtails, the third, fabulous and gorgeously illustrated book in Richard Mabey's series, a companion volume to the bestselling classics Flora Britannica and Birds Britannica.See all Product description
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Unless you are at all phobic about creepy crawlies, you will find loads to fascinate and delight in here.
Be warned though, like its sister volumes, Birds Britannica and Flora Botannica it is a mighty tome so you won't be taking this one to the beach or on the train with you, but a "Coffee Table Book" it ain't. It's not for show, it's a dipper into, it's a book for losing yourself in, it's a book you will love if you are in any way interested in the fauna of this country. Sometimes the smallest characters have the best tales to tell.
Species covered include simple life,worms,crustaceans,smallinsects,grasshoppers and crickets,true bugs,butterflies,moths, flys,beetles,shelled life, spiney-skins and "not quite bugs"-in fact pretty well everything that is not animal or bird.
Very well written with a sense of humour and easy to read.
Each species has a short essay with scientific,Welsh,Irish and Scotish names.
A true remarkable book that is well worth the money.I hope the authors have more books in them.
This book is a companion to Flora Britannica and Birds Britannica.
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