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READ & DOWNLOAD Planet of the Bugs FREE READ â Planet of the Bugs Scott Richard Shaw Ø 1 FREE READ Nd fauna contributed to insects’ success but also how in return insects came to shape terrestrial ecosystems and amplify biodiversity Indeed in his visits to hyperdiverse rain forests to highlight the current insect extinction crisis Shaw reaffirms just how crucial these tiny beings are to planetary health and human survival In this age of honeybee die offs and bedbugs hitching rides in the spines of library books Planet of the Bugs charms with humor affection and insight into the world’s six legged creatures revealing an essential importance that resonates across time and space. The First StepsFrom the earliest invasion of land to today s uncounted millions the Arthropods have dominated our planet On land the jointed foot clan is mostly represented by the insects and this is their story In Planet of the Bugs biologist Scott Richard Shaw takes the reader on the ultimate field trip back to those first steps through the long eons of deep time and forward to our modern world for an in depth look on how the insects have come to rule the landscape For me this was a very satisfying read on paleontology and evolutionary biology with the focus on insects and related Arthropods If you are a dedicated science reader you may find yourself covering some familiar ground just told from a different viewpoint The author s writing is for the most part geared for the layman reader with less technical jargon but out of necessity you will find plenty of scientific names for the geologic ages and the insects discussed many of them have no common names Dr Shaw has spent his career studying insects both modern and fossil forms so any speculation he does is based on his extensive knowledge of this field In gathering material for Planet of the Bugs and his own personal research Dr Shaw was aided by several of his students and with the collaboration of various colleagues from around the world I especially liked his writeup on the Yanayacu Cloud Forrest of Ecuador and of the many specialists who work at the research station there This excellent book is not just about bugs it s also about geological time and how all life forms change to fit into a constantly changing environment Covered too is the human impact on our biosphere and what the future may hold for not only insects but for all life forms including Man Written in clear layman friendly proses with just a touch of humor Planet of the Bugs is well worth the time of anyone interested on how our world work and how small changes can lead to unforeseen results I highly recommend this book I had no technical or downloading problems with this Kindle editionLast Ranger Deciding to Be Christian knowledge of this field In gathering material for Planet of the Bugs and his own personal research Dr Shaw was aided by several of his students and with the collaboration of various colleagues from around the world I especially liked his writeup on the Yanayacu Cloud Forrest of Ecuador and of the many specialists who work at the research station there This excellent book is not just about bugs it s also about geological time and how all life forms change to fit into a constantly changing environment Covered too is the human impact on our biosphere and what the future may hold for not only insects but for all life forms including Man Written in clear layman friendly proses with just a touch of humor Planet of the Bugs is well worth the time of anyone interested on how our world work and how small changes can lead to unforeseen results I highly recommend this book I had no technical or downloading problems with this Kindle editionLast Ranger

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READ & DOWNLOAD Planet of the Bugs FREE READ â Planet of the Bugs Scott Richard Shaw Ø 1 FREE READ Dinosaurs however toothy did not rule the earth and neither do humans But what were and are the true potentates of our planet Insects says Scott Richard Shaw millions and millions of insect species Starting in the shallow oceans of ancient Earth and ending in the far reaches of outer space where Shaw proposes insect like aliens may have achieved similar preeminence Planet of the Bugs spins a sweeping account of insects’ evolution from humble arthropod ancestors into the bugs we know and love or fear and hate today Leaving no stone unturned Shaw explores how evolutionary innovatio. This book is not for the scientifically illiterate If you don t know what a pronotum is or are unwilling to look up the meaning of the word ecdysis in the middle of reading a paragraph this is not the book for you There s nothing WRONG with that that s just your style of readingIf you like science and have a passing familiarity with insects and some related terminology this is an interesting look at how early proto insects might have come about and their subseuent species explosions It s uite enjoyable as well since it answers uestions about insects you might not have thought to ask yet The explanation of wasp venom evolution was especially cool because Dr Scott Shaw explains how ovipositors are designed how insect eggs had to change and how probable venoms evolved from simpler fluids used to eject the egg It was fascinatingAs an aside Dr Shaw I assume he s a doctor nowhere on his book does he mention it however seems to like and admire insects than vertebrates Likeother people kind of vertebrates I giggled and rejoiced because I totally get that but his freuent irritation at the mislabeled epochs of time got a trifle irritating Still bugs are awesome and this book was fun to read and expanded my horizons significantly If you re not intimidated by Latin this is a fascinating peek at the evolution of insects Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark know and love or fear and hate today Leaving no stone unturned Shaw explores how evolutionary innovatio. This book is not for the scientifically illiterate If you don t I Love You Almost Always know what a pronotum is or are unwilling to look up the meaning of the word ecdysis in the middle of reading a paragraph this is not the book for you There s nothing WRONG with that that s just your style of readingIf you like science and have a passing familiarity with insects and some related terminology this is an interesting look at how early proto insects might have come about and their subseuent species explosions It s uite enjoyable as well since it answers uestions about insects you might not have thought to ask yet The explanation of wasp venom evolution was especially cool because Dr Scott Shaw explains how ovipositors are designed how insect eggs had to change and how probable venoms evolved from simpler fluids used to eject the egg It was fascinatingAs an aside Dr Shaw I assume he s a doctor nowhere on his book does he mention it however seems to like and admire insects than vertebrates Likeother people Gloom Town kind of vertebrates I giggled and rejoiced because I totally get that but his freuent irritation at the mislabeled epochs of time got a trifle irritating Still bugs are awesome and this book was fun to read and expanded my horizons significantly If you re not intimidated by Latin this is a fascinating peek at the evolution of insects

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READ & DOWNLOAD Planet of the Bugs FREE READ â Planet of the Bugs Scott Richard Shaw Ø 1 FREE READ Ns such as small body size wings metamorphosis and parasitic behavior have enabled insects to disperse widely occupy increasingly narrow niches and survive global catastrophes in their rise to dominance Through buggy tales by turns bizarre and comical from caddisflies that construct portable houses or weave silken auatic nets to trap floating debris to parasitic wasp larvae that develop in the blood of host insects and by storing waste products in their rear ends are able to postpone defecation until after they emerge he not only unearths how changes in our planet’s geology flora a. This is an interesting look at the evolution and rise of insects from the Cambrian to the present day Professor Shaw details the roles that arthropods and specifically insects have played in evolution and how these creatures affected the evolution of plants and other animal species He takes a look at why oil was was only formed during the Carboniferous era Why dinosaurs grew wings to catch insects Why insects don t live in the ocean Why the age of fishes is a misnomer I also found the author s Buggy Universe Hypothesis rather interestingThe book is easy to read but makes extensive use of scientific insect terminology so if that bothers you this is not a book for you

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Planet of the Bugs
  • Scott Richard Shaw
  • en
  • 02 July 2019
  • 9780226163611