Fascinating Insects of Southeast Asia


L.E.O Braack
2010. Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd
Softcover, 22.8cm x 15.3cm, 130 pages
100 colour photographs
ISBN: 9789814276498

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Product Description

With over 750,000 species identified to date, Insects are the most diverse group of organisms on the planet. This photographic survey offers an insight into the immense diversity by describing in layman’s terms the extraordinary range of insects that roam the jungle floors and skies of Southeast Asia. Fascinating Insects of Southeast Asia takes readers on a tour through the world of ants, termite legions, bees and beetles, while bringing to light the beneficial role of these mostly maligned and poorly understood creatures.

About the Author

Dr. Lawrence Edward Oliver (Leo) Braack worked as a specialist scienfist in parasitology/entomology/general invertebrates and tropical diseases in South Africa for more than 20 years. In the course of writing this book, he made many trips to Southeast Asia to research and photograph the prolific insect diversity of the region. He is currently the Director of the Southern Africa Wilderness Programme for Conservation International.

Table of Contents

Just How Important are Insects?
Insects and Disease
The Crop Pests
The Pollinators
The Silk Producers
Bees and Honey
Insects in Legends and Symbolism
The Major Insect Groups
The Smaller Insect Groups
Index of Common Names
Index of Scientific Names
Substantiating Literature

Additional Information

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 22.8 x 15.3 x .8 cm