Naturalist Teale draws attention to the breathtaking variety of adaptive mechanism to be found in the world of insects. ""Biographies"" of the eleven most common orders of insects reveals migratory traits, reproductive patterns, uses of sensory organs, etc. Once again Teale has lived up to his reputation for charm and technical clarity. The ambush bug, bombardier beetle, and robber fly all come under careful scrutiny. Anyone interested in entomology will naturally gravitate toward this.