2003, 464 pages, 431 color, 108 b/w photos, 48 drawings. Celebrates the small creatures that have emerged triumphant on the planet in an exciting, highly readable style. Beetles eject defensive sprays as hot as boiling water; female moths hold their mates for ransom; caterpillars disguise themselves by fastening petals to their bodies; termites emit viscous glue to rally fellow soldiers. This award-winning book is filled with descriptions of ingenious experiments and illustrated with photographs combining scientific content and delicate beauty. Paperback; 8-1/4 x 9-1/2″.
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