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Smithsonian Handbooks: Insects, Spiders, and Other Terrestrial Arthropods is a handbook about insects, myriapods, and arachnids written by George C. McGavin. It provides information about several insects, their order their family, how many species it has, its size, and feeding habits.

Back of the book[]

DK's Smithsonian Handbook of Insects, Spiders, and other Terrestrial Arthropods combines crystal-clear photographs and illustrations with precise annotation to make identification sure and simple. This authoritative, systemstic, and clear photographic approach marks a new generation of identification guides.


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Book Description[]

ritten by noted entomologist George C. McGavin, this comprehensive handbook covers all 29 orders of insect as well as spiders and terrestrial arthropods. It’s packed with hundreds of annotated photographs and illustrations to help you discern the many types of insects and gives you a brief description of each insect family with main characteristics, including life cycles, the environment in which they thrive, and a photographic guide to assist you in categorizing the insect group. It’s an indispensable handbook for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.


Print length[]

256 pages





Publication date[]

October 1, 2002