Beetle Battles

One Scientist's Journey of Adventure and Discovery
Product Number: EB00742265
Released: Dec 24, 2019
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250147127
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
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What does it take to be a scientist in the field? Doug Emlen is a scientist. He studies beetles. Specifically, he studies the evolution of beetle weapons-how their horns and armor change to better suit them in different environments. This book starts with a mystery: Doug wanted to know why a particular type of beetle developed a massive evolutionary weapon. He wanted to know how these changes happened and what advantages these enormous weapons gave the tiny dung beetles. So, he went to visit. Part travel diary and part scientific exploration, Beetle Battles takes you deep into the South American rainforest to monitor beetles in their own habitat. Packed with color photographs, extensive back matter, and entertaining anecdontes, this book will make beetle fans out of all its young readers.

Author(s): Douglas J. Emlen
Original Publish Date: Dec 24, 2019

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