In this book, Dr George McGavin tells us how insects make the world work. He explains their role in natural ecosystems, and highlights some of the amazing things they can do. We learn about the different types of insects, and see how they have adapted to live in every corner of the planet. This is an informative and entertaining exploration of these tiny creatures’ extraordinary lives.
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for readers fascinated by the natural world and all of its creatures. Dr George McGavin provides an in-depth look at the role of insects in our planet’s ecology, demonstrating their importance to both human and animal populations. Through colourful anecdotes and interesting facts, he shows just how amazing these tiny creatures can be.
- Explores the extraordinary lives of insects
- The author could have included more information about each type of insect.
- The writing is a little dry in places.
- Some readers may find the topic boring.
Learn more about the author
Dr George McGavin is an entomologist and author. He has written several books on insects, including “All Creatures Small and Great”.
“This book is a great introduction to the world of insects for anyone, from seasoned entomologists to kids just learning about critters. It covers everything from why bugs are so important ecologically to some of their more amazing features (e.g., being able to walk on water), and does it all in an engaging way.”
“An enjoyable read for anyone with an interest in nature or the natural world. Dr George McGavin is a gifted storyteller, and he brings each of his subjects to life with passion and enthusiasm.”
“This book is a fantastic introduction to the incredible world of insects. George McGavin’s enthusiasm for these creatures is infectious, and he provides readers with a wealth of fascinating facts about their lives.”
“Informative and entertaining exploration of these tiny creatures’ extraordinary lives.”