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Dragonflies & Damselfies

A natural history

By (author) Dennis Paulson
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Ivy Press, Lewes, United Kingdom
Published: 14th Mar 2019
Dimensions: w 242mm h 217mm d 23mm
Weight: 1g
ISBN-10: 1782405631
ISBN-13: 9781782405634
Barcode No: 9781782405634
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"A thoroughly entertaining and informative read." - BBC Wildlife Dragonflies are often called birdwatchers' insects. They are large, brightly colored, active in the daytime, and with complex and interesting behavior. Like butterflies, they appeal even to people who don't think highly of insects in general. They have been with us since the dinosaurs lived, and they continue to flourish. Their ancestors were the biggest insects ever, and they still impress us with their size-the largest is bigger than a small hummingbird. There are over 6,000 species of Odonata known at present, and you need only to visit any wetland on a warm summer day to be enthralled by their bright colors and fascinating behavior.

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"A comprehensive look at a creature with admirable survival instincts and the presence of which on the river makes the
fisherman's day." * The Field * "With their dazzling colours and impressive aerial acrobatics, dragonflies and damselflies are always a joy to see. Paulson's book will surely inspire even greater wonder in them." * Outdoor Photography * "Richly illustrated, this is a great introductory guide to the biology of dragonflies and damselflies." * Natural History Book Services *