DK Eyewitness Books: Insect

Editor/Author Mound, Laurence
Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-7566-3004-1
Category: Science - Biology
Image Count: 435
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Learn why bees make honey, how to identify insects, why leafcutter ants build underground nests, and how mosquitoes spread disease with Eyewitness Insect. Discover how a wasp's compound eyes work, which insects have ears on their knees, how a butterfly can smell with its wings, and much, much more!

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Table of Contents

  • The parts of an insect
  • What is an insect?
  • The first insects
  • Wings and flight
  • Through an insect's eyes
  • Touch, smell, and hearing
  • Legwork
  • Mouthparts and feeding
  • Battling beetles
  • Complete metamorphosis
  • Incomplete metamorphosis
  • Beetles
  • Flies
  • Butterflies and moths
  • Bugs
  • Wasps, bees, and ants
  • Other insects
  • Living with plants
  • Hide and seek
  • How to avoid being eaten
  • A watery life
  • Building a nest
  • Insect architects
  • Social ants
  • Honeybees and hives
  • Helpful and harmful
  • Looking at insects
  • Did you know?
  • Insect classification
  • Find out more
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments