“Beetles of the World” by Maxwell Barclay and Patrice Bouchard celebrates the incredible diversity of beetles, which constitute approximately a quarter of known animal species on Earth. With nearly 400,000 formally described species, this book offers concise accounts of major beetle families and subfamilies. It delves into their anatomy, life cycles, ecological roles, habitats, and interactions with humans, emphasizing their crucial role in the global ecosystem. The book features 300 captivating color photographs, family profiles with distribution maps, and a comprehensive introduction highlighting the remarkable diversity and history of beetles.
|Number of Pages||240|
|Publisher||PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|Dimensions||17.1 × 24.1 cm|