Insects are quite literally the largest subjects in the natural world, with more than 1 million species known. Using the simple observation that every picture is worth a thousand words, the 1,000+ photographs in this book are all presented with a caption that starts the process of discovery. When so many different lifestyles are possible, simple facts about what an insect does, why, where and how, can turn into novel and often weird tales. This wonderfully illustrated book is essentially a photographic guide to the fascinating diverse insect families of the world and is arranged accordingly. It encompasses all key families, including the likes of butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, ants, bees, and so on. There are usually two to four images per page, while some flagship species receive a full page. Each stunning photograph, taken of wild insects in their natural surroundings, is accompanied by useful text on identification, interesting features and geographical distribution. Insects of the World will be an essential reference for bug enthusiasts everywhere, from children fascinated with creepy crawlies right through to academics.
Paul Zborowski is an entomologist and photographer based in the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Queensland. He has studied and photographed insect behavior around the world and now concentrates on maintaining a macro photo collection.