INSECTS DID IT FIRST
by Gregory S. Paulson & Eric Eaton
2018, 156 pages, black and white line drawing illustrations by E. Paul Catts.
Insects Did It First is a fascinating and enjoyable account of more than eighty insect “firsts”. Velcro, bungee jumping, air-conditioning, and chemical warfare are just a few of the many “firsts” covered in this book. Written by two professional entomologists the informative text is illustrated with humorous anthropomorphized insects.
The book is written for a general audience, but it is also of special interest to professional entomologists as well as enthusiasts, teachers and students. Paperback; 6 x 9”.
About the Authors – Gregory Paulson – Dr. Paulson’s career in entomology has been devoted to the applied side of the science. He is especially interested in developing alternatives to pesticides for insect control. He has studied ant population structure in the forests of Pennsylvania. Recently retired, he is a professor emeritus of biology at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.
Eric Eaton – Mr. Eaton is a writer and photographer specializing in natural history. He has worked as an entomologist at the Cincinnati Zoo and on private contract for the Smithsonian Institution, and for several state and federal agencies. He is the principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, #3333, and writes the blog Bug Eric.
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