Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Insects and Spiders, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787692433
  • ISBN-13: 9780787692438
  • DDC: 595.7
  • Shipping Weight: 4.20 lbs ( 1.91 kgs)
  • 400 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2005 | Published

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Overview

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Insects and Spiders offers readers comprehensive and easy-to-use information on Earth's bugs. Entries are arranged by taxonomy, the science through which living things are classified into related groups. Each entry includes sections on physical characteristics; geographic range; habitat; diet; behavior and reproduction; insects, spiders and people; and conservation status. Family entries are followed by one or more species accounts and a range map and photo or illustration for nearly every species. Entries conclude with a list of books, periodicals, and Web sites that may be used for further research.

Each volume of Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Insects and Spiders includes a pronunciation guide for scientific names, a glossary, an overview of insects and spiders, a list of species in the set by biome, a list of species by geographic location, and an index. The two volume set has 250 full-color maps, photos, and illustrations to enliven the text, and sidebars provide additional facts and related information.

Reviews

"For a quick overview of the world's birds, articles here provide that introduction. Each volume has the same Reader's Guide, a 14-page pronunciation guide for scientific names, a 13-page glossary and a "Getting to Know Birds" section which provides bibliography of books, periodicals and Web sites. Chapters begin with the name of the class, order and number of families. Each entry describes the physical characteristics, geographic range, habitat, diet, behavior and reproduction, relations with people, and conservation status and ends with a brief bibliography of books, periodicals and Web sites. In addition to the text, a map of the world points out the locations of the species. Beautiful color photographs will help students recognize the birds. Insert boxes offer additional information. The back matter of each volume has the species list by biome and geographic range. Highly recommended for middle and high school." --Reviewed by Blanche Woolls, Oneota Reading Journal, July 2005

— Voice of Youth Advocates

"These three volumes are informative, accessible, attractive, and a good resource for budding scientists." --ARBA, March 2007

— ARBA