The Book of Beetles: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred of Nature's Gems by Patrice Bouchard
English | December 17th, 2014 | ISBN: 022608275X | 517 Pages | EPUB | 130.40 MB
When renowned British geneticist J. B. S. Haldane was asked what could be inferred about God from a study of his works, Haldane replied, “An inordinate fondness for beetles.” With 350,000 known species, and scientific estimates that millions more have yet to be identified, their abundance is indisputable as is their variety. They range from the delightful summer firefly to the one-hundred-gram Goliath beetle. Beetles offer a dazzling array of shapes, sizes, and colors that entice scientists and collectors across the globe.