Dragonflies (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 106)

Dragonflies (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 106)

by Philip Corbet, Stephen Brooks

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Dragonflies are among the most ancient of living creatures – few insect groups fascinate as much or are more immediately recognisable.In this seminal new work, Philip Corbet and Stephen Brooks examine the behaviour, ecology and distribution of dragonflies in Britain and Ireland, placing emphasis on the insects' habitats and also on measures needed to conserve them.Published in 1960 – with Philip Corbet as contributing author – volume 41 of the New Naturalist series provided the first in-depth study of the biology of British dragonflies, helping to inspire many people to take an interest in these intriguing insects. In this new volume, Corbet has teamed up with Stephen Brooks, offering a fascinating outlook on the natural history of dragonflies. The authors have combined their knowledge and experience to help illuminate the relevance of British dragonfly species, placing them in the overall context of natural history from a broader, worldwide perspective.Illustrated with beautiful photography throughout, New Naturalist Dragonflies explores all aspects of the biological significance of dragonfly behaviour, thus revealing the beauty and hidden complexity of these powerful, agile, flying predators.

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ISBN-13: 9780007405237
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/17/2011
Series: Collins New Naturalist Library , #106
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 559,587
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Philip Corbet (1929-2008) acquired a fascination and deep affection for dragonflies as an undergraduate exploring the Berkshire countryside. His professional experience as an entomologist, research administrator and university teacher, in Uganda, Canada, New Zealand and Scotland, allowed him to observe dragonflies in widely different environments. He authored and co-authored numerous publications on dragonflies, including the first ‘New Naturalist Dragonflies’ in 1960.

Stephen Brooks has worked in the Department of Entomology at The Natural History Museum, London, since 1979. He is author of the Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland and has written many scientific articles on dragonflies. He is a member of the British Dragonfly Society and has been editor of the BDS Journal and a member of the BDS Conservation Group.

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Dragonflies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
reimerb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent book on behaviour and ecology of dragonflies. Although focused on British species, this book nonetheless updates Corbet's earlier masterwork with the latest scholarship.