LET'S LOOK AT INSECTS by Harriet E. Huntington


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Truly, an insect has a body which is intricate and wonderful."" The summation is fitting.: in the look-see format of the author's earlier albums (a full-page photo-opposite a page of text), this is an introduction to insects per se, their patterns of growth and their parts. Different kinds of insects are introduced simply to illustrate the structure and function of the parts and their unique capabilities (e.g. the long back legs of the grasshopper that enable it to jump away from its enemies or after its prey, the strong spiked rear legs of the Jerusalem cricket that it uses to kick at its enemies). Each of which can be clearly seen in the accompanying close-up--and it's this graphic confrontation of fact with the evidence for it that gives the book a particular instructability. No matter how many threshold entomologies you have, Let's Look. . . is worth looking at.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1969
Publisher: Doubleday