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Super Bug Encyclopedia: The Biggest, Fastest, Deadliest Creepy-Crawlers on the Planet (Super Encyclopedias) (Hardcover)
Come face to face with the most incredible insects on Earth, where you’ll experience the microscopic world of bugs in mind-blowing depth and detail.
Super Bug Encyclopedia showcases a huge variety of these tiny creatures at close range, making them millions of times bigger than their true size to give you the complete picture. From ants to wasps and centipedes to spiders, experience amazing anatomy and athleticism and find out who comes out on top for strength and speed. You’ll meet the hawkmoth with the longest tongue of any insect and discover the velvet worm that squirts sticky slime to snare prey. Stand clear as the African bombardier beetle blasts out a sizzling hot chemical attack and race alongside the glorious green tiger beetle that lives life in the fast lane.
This stunning visual feast incorporates jaw-dropping photography, at-a-glance facts, amazing statistics, dashboard-style profiles, and expert information to give you an unprecedented insight into the complex life of creepy crawlies.
Did you know bugs are the most successful creatures on our planet? Or that insects took flight 150 million years before the first bird? Find out all this and much, much more inside as you become the ultimate bug hunter.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.
"This installment of the Encyclopedia series follows Super Nature and Super Human, both of which were crowd-pleasers." — The Florida Times-Union
"[A] visual feast with engaging content." — School Library Journal (Starred Review)