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Bugs Britannica

by Peter Marren

Bugs Britannica
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As with Flora and Birds, Bugs is not a biological guide but a richly illustrated cultural one, seen through the eyes of writers, musicians, artists and naturalists. The book is structured along a roughly evolving path, from simple cell life-forms; amoeba, worms, crustaceans (proof, say the authors, of just how far you can go on very little) to bugs we all might recognise; spiders, butterflies, bees and back into the water to meet molluscs and 'almost-fish'.

The book works so triumphantly because author Peter Marren has examined bugs in the dusty corners of our houses and gardens as well as traversing mountains, lakes and fields. In addition to the fascinating habits of the bug world, he also includes the eccentric behaviour of the bug obsessives themselves.


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