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Metamorphosis
Author: Rupert Soskin

ISBN: 9781408173756
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 June 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.8 x 22.5 x 2.4
Description:
A unique project to photograph creatures that transform their bodies as they grow at every stage of the process.

Insects truly are the ugly ducklings of the natural world. How does something as beautiful as a butterfly begin life as little more than a fancy maggot? Or something as elegant and delicate as a lacewing hatch out looking like a minuscule escapee from a horror movie? What are the circumstances that require a creature to transform from one body shape into another, a shape that is often so utterly different from the first that you would be forgiven for thinking they were completely unrelated organisms?

This book illustrate some of the dramatic transformations insects undergo in their life cycles and explore why evolution has arrived at these remarkable solutions to survival. The aim of the book is to show remarkable transformations, some of which most people could never see in a lifetime.

The book is divided into two main sections:
Insects that undergo partial metamorphosis such as dragonflies, grasshoppers and bugs. Here the young resemble the adult, changing graduall...

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