Dive into the world of creepy-crawlies in this Encyclopedia of Insects for kids and families.
Did you know that insects make up 90% of life forms on this planet? And that, for every single human, there are literally trillions of insects of millions of different species? Learn how these incredible creatures are critical to the ecology of Earth in this insect encyclopedia packed with over 250 bug profiles, from graceful moths and butterflies to noisy crickets and cicadas to underappreciated wasps, cockroaches, and termites.
Every insect is looked at in fascinating detail by natural history expert Jules Howard, and painted by evolutionary biologist and illustrator Miranda Zimmerman. Organized by scientific order, each entry includes:
Encyclopedia of Insects also highlights how, despite their great numbers, insects are threatened by the destruction of their habitats and climate change, offering a hopeful message by outlining concrete steps you can take to help insects recover and thrive.
From the cutest and most beautiful, to the deadliest and most disgusting, there’s something for everyone in this book that highlights the importance of the insect world. Plus, find out what actually makes an insect, an insect—with guest entries from the non-insects: centipedes, spiders, woodlice, and snails.
Get to know the unsung heroes of the natural world so you can spread the world about how amazing and precious they are.
And for those budding zoologists looking to satisfy their curiosity about the rest of Earth’s creatures, be sure to check out Encyclopedia of Animals, from Jules Howard and Jarom Vogel.
Jules Howard is an author, zoology correspondent, and science presenter. As well as writing regularly for The Guardian and BBC Wildlife Magazine, Jules appears regularly on TV and radio, including BBC Breakfast. He has written numerous books for both adults and children on the natural world.
Miranda Zimmerman is an illustrator with a background in evolutionary biology. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.