Super Bug Encyclopedia: The Biggest, Fastest, Deadliest Creepy-Crawlers on the Planet (Super Encyclopedias)

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Product Description Come face to face with the most incredible insects on Earth, where you’ll experience the microscopic world of bugs in mind-blowing depth and detail. Super Bug Encyclopedia showcases a huge variety of these tiny creatures at close range, making them millions of times bigger than their true size to give you the complete picture. From ants to wasps and centipedes to spiders, experience amazing anatomy and athleticism and find out who comes out on top for strength and speed. You’ll meet the hawkmoth with the longest tongue of any insect and discover the velvet worm that squirts sticky slime to snare prey. Stand clear as the African bombardier beetle blasts out a sizzling hot chemical attack and race alongside the glorious green tiger beetle that lives life in the fast lane. 

This stunning visual feast incorporates jaw-dropping photography, at-a-glance facts, amazing statistics, dashboard-style profiles, and expert information to give you an unprecedented insight into the complex life of creepy crawlies.

Did you know bugs are the most successful creatures on our planet? Or that insects took flight 150 million years before the first bird? Find out all this and much, much more inside as you become the ultimate bug hunter. From School Library Journal Gr 5 Up—Striking visual content and a wealth of facts and statistics highlight more than 70 profiles of nature's most interesting arthropods. Animals are grouped by broad categories such as anatomy, physical features, hunting, threats to humans, and life cycles. Each spread is devoted to a different species, with particular emphasis on a notable feature, such as the trap-jaw ant's lethal bite or the see-through wings of the glasswing butterfly. Most include a stunning image of the insect along with smaller, captioned photos or diagrams. Varied page layouts and a mixture of backgrounds provide fresh visual looks with each page turn. Articles include an introductory paragraph; an "At a Glance" list covering size, habitat, location, and diet; and a "Stats and Facts" feature, which provides more specific details, such as a graph of the mole cricket's burrowing depth. The large photographs, many of which fill most of a spread, are frequently spectacular: a vivid close-up of the green tiger beetle's head and an amazing view of a cicada nymph shedding its skin are among many first-rate examples, though a few photos lose impact because of the gutter. Cutaway views showing internal physiology and well-chosen spot images add further specific visual content. The index guides readers to individual species within the topical structure, though its usefulness is slightly marred by inconsistency. Though not a comprehensive arthropod encyclopedia, this is a visual feast with engaging content. VERDICT This selection has high appeal for browsers and will be useful for report writers.—Steven Engelfried, Wilsonville Public Library, OR Review "This installment of the Encyclopedia series follows Super Nature and Super Human, both of which were crowd-pleasers." — The Florida Times-Union "[A] visual feast with engaging content." — School Library Journal (Starred Review) About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including


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