• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
Dragonflies: Magnificent Creatures of Water, Air, and Land (Hardback)
  • Dragonflies: Magnificent Creatures of Water, Air, and Land (Hardback)
zoom

Dragonflies: Magnificent Creatures of Water, Air, and Land (Hardback)

(author)
£30.00
Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 01/05/2015
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
A gorgeous tribute to the magic and mystique of dragonflies, with intimate photographs of their entire life cycle Almost without our noticing, dragonflies dart through our world, flying, seeing, hunting, mating. Their lives are as mysterious as their gossamer wings are beautiful. In this book Pieter van Dokkum reveals many of the dragonfly's secrets, capturing the stages of this striking insect's life cycle in unprecedented close-up photographs. He documents scenes of dragonfly activity seldom witnessed and rarely photographed. The book begins on a moonlit summer night, when an alien-looking larva crawls out of the water and transforms into a fully formed dragonfly. In the following chapters we witness dew-covered dragonflies sparkling in the morning sun, then a pair of mating dragonflies moving through the air in a twelve-legged, eight-winged dance. In the final chapter, one generation dies as the next prepares to leave the water and begin its own winged journey. Each stage is documented through van Dokkum's inquisitive lens and accompanied by information on various species of dragonflies and damselflies, their metamorphosis, and their ecological importance as insect predators.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300197082
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 191 x 254 x 26 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Hidden Life of Trees
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
Blue Planet II
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
Around the World in 80 Trees
Added to basket
Wild Signs and Star Paths
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Ghosts of the Tsunami
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
No. More. Plastic.
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Living Mountain
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds
Added to basket
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Running Hare
Added to basket
The Lost Words
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Secret Life of Cows
Added to basket
How To Read Water
Added to basket
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Added to basket
The Seabird's Cry
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.