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Beetles
Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any other type of living thing. This astonishing species diversity is matched by a similar diversity in shape, form, size, life history, ecology, physiology and behaviour. Beetles occur everywhere, and do everything. And yet they form a clearly discrete insect group, typically characterised by their attractively compact form, with flight wings folded neatly under smooth hard wing-cases. Almost anyone could recognise a beetle, indeed many are intimately associated with human society. Groups like ladybirds are familiar to us from a very young age. Large stag beetles and handsome chafers are celebrated for their imposing size and bright colours. The sacred scarabs of the ancient Egyptians were given iconic, if not god-like, status and even though the exact religious meanings may be fading after three millennia, their bewitching jewellery and monumental statuary inspire us still. ISBN: 9780008149529 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any other type of living thing. This astonishing species diversity is matched by a similar diversity in shape, form, size, life history, ecology, physiology and behaviour.

Beetles occur everywhere, and do everything. And yet they form a clearly discrete insect group, typically characterised by their attractively compact form, with flight wings folded neatly under smooth hard wing-cases. Almost anyone could recognise a beetle, indeed many are intimately associated with human society. Groups like ladybirds are familiar to us from a very young age. Large stag beetles and handsome chafers are celebrated for their imposing size and bright colours. The sacred scarabs of the ancient Egyptians were given iconic, if not god-like, status and even though the exact religious meanings may be fading after three millennia, their bewitching jewellery and monumental statuary inspire us still.

ISBN: 9780008149529

By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.

£64.99 £52.99 Buy from NHBS
Beautiful Beetles 300-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Beautiful Beetles 300-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Thoughtfully crafted with large pieces, this 300-piece interlocking jigsaw puzzle combines child-friendly artwork, superb colour reproduction, and sturdy construction to delight young puzzle solvers for years to come. WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years. Box size 8 ½ x 10 ½ x 1 ¾ in. Puzzle size 24 x 18 in.
By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Thoughtfully crafted with large pieces, this 300-piece interlocking jigsaw puzzle combines child-friendly artwork, superb colour reproduction, and sturdy construction to delight young puzzle solvers for years to come.

WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.

Box size 8 ½ x 10 ½ x 1 ¾ in. Puzzle size 24 x 18 in.

By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.

£6.50 Buy from NHBS