Insects of the World

An Illustrated Guide to the World's Most Abundant Creatures

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

Marketing & Publicity
  • • Ideal for adults and children, experts and beginners.
  • • Truly topical due to insects being constantly in the news due to plummeting populations
  • • Comprehensive coverage of all the world’s insect families, with more space devoted to particularly engaging families such as dragonflies, butterflies, ladybirds and bumblebees