Fireflies, Honey, and Silk (BOK)

Dr. Gilbert Waldbauer

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The ink our ancestors wrote with, the beeswax in altar candles, the honey on our toast, the silk we wear - This enchanting book is a highly entertaining exploration of the myriad ways insects have enriched our lives - culturally, economically, and aesthetically. Entomologist and writer Gilbert Waldbauer describes in loving, colorful detail how many of the valuable products insects have given us are made, how they were discovered, and how they have been used through time and across cultures. Along the way, he takes us on a captivating ramble through many far-flung corners of history, mythology, poetry, literature, medicine, ecology, forensics, and more. Enlivened with personal anecdotes from Waldbauer's distinguished career as an entomologist, the book also describes surprising everyday encounters we all experience that were made possible by insects. From butterfly gardens and fly-fishing to insects as jewelry and sex pheromones, this is an eye-opening ode to the wonder of insects that illuminates our extraordinary and essential relationship with the natural world.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Dr. Gilbert Waldbauer
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520268074
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 14,6cm x 19,7cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 342 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør James Nardi Emner og form Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders